Image of the Beast

Revelation 13:15 - He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

Benediction of Jacob
Genesis 27:29 - Let peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you. Be master over your brethren, And let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, And blessed be those who bless you!

Benediction of Judah
Genesis 49:8 - Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's children shall bow down before you.

2 Corinthians 4:4 - whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Colossians 1:15 - He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Hebrews 1:3 - who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

The Image of the beast is the Pope. He is properly the idol of the Catholic Church. He represents in himself the whole power of the beast, and is the head of all authority, temporal as well as spiritual.

He is nothing more than a private person, without power and without authority, till the corrupted clergy, by choosing him pope, give life unto him, and enable him to speak and utter his decrees, and to persecute even to death as many as refuse to submit to him and to worship him.

As soon as he is chosen Pope he is clothed with the pontifical robes, and crowned and placed upon the altar, and the cardinals come and kiss his feet, which ceremony is called adoration. They first elect and then they worship him.

He is The Principle of Unity to the Ten Kingdoms of the Beast, and causes, as far as he is able, all who will not acknowledge his supremacy to be put to death.

The great ascendency which the popes have obtained over the kings of the Latin world by means of the Romish hierarchy is sufficiently marked in the history of Europe.


Revelation 18:4 - And I heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.