Friday, October 8, 2010

*BEST OF DTB #28* The Catholic Defender identifies the Woman of Revelation 17

What does the seven heads and ten horns refereed to by St. John mean (Rev 17:7)"? This is a loaded question that rouse some very interesting opinions.
The Catholic Church may point to the seven heads as being identified with the early Roman Emperors.
Nero being the 1st Beast of Rev 13:1. St. John says, "Here is a clue for one who has wisdom. The seven heads represent seven hills upon which the woman sits. They also represent seven kings; five have already fallen, one still lives, and the last has not yet come...(Rev 17:9-10)".
If Nero and other Roman Emperors make up the seven kings, then you can identify the seven hills with Rome. This is possible to make this connection. This also helps identify who the "Whore of Babylon" (Rev 17:1-6) is.

Along with the Beast of Rev 13, there is a false prophet (Rev 13:11) who is identified with two horns of a lamb but speaks like a dragon. During the time of St. John's writing the book of Revelation, the only religious body that could fit this description would be Jerusalem.
The Woman is identified as having intercourse with the kings of the earth, she plays the harlot, she is seated on a scarlet beast (Rome) wearing purple and scarlet adorned with gold, precious stones and pearls (Exodus 28:6, 35:22).
She has a golden cup filled with abominations (Jeremiah 51:7). She is responsible for the blood of the saints (Acts 12).
During the time of St. John, the only possible role of this woman is Jerusalem. Rome is the beast. If there is a secondary prophecy found in this text of scripture, if the seven kings are representative of kingdoms, it's possible that could be Assyria, Egypt, Babylon, Medopersia, and Greece are the 5 fallen kingdoms, the power at the time would be Rome.
This fits perfectly with the Dream of King Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2:1-45) and Daniel (Daniel 7:1-27). The Question remains, who is the Kingdom that is to come? Anti-Catholics build theories that it is the Catholic Church. This is error!
Jesus established the Catholic Faith and was who St. John represented as an Apostle in union with the other's. If the Anti-Christ comes from an revised "Roman" Empire, the Euoropean Union fit's the bill. If there will be another powerful Roman Emperor, that still is yet to be seen.

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