No, the beast from the sea/antichrist will be one man, as will the beast from the earth, his sidekick, the false prophet. gabriel called him the prince of the people that shall destroy Jerusalem, Paul called him THE man of sin, & Rev calls him THE beast.
The RCC is the harlot that tries to ride (control) the beast from the sea, which is both the man & his empire in Rev. 17. While the papacy & RCC once held great power, they were never masters of most of the world. They never ruled Asia nor the western hemisphere.
The rapture will occur just before the great trib starts. The antichrist will likely be in power, & he will have an explanation for the disappearance of millions of people, which the world will accept.
You are quoting RCC doctrine here. Please reread my earlier post. The problem with the post-protestant church is that it has become ignorant of the interpretations of the protestant reformers and too eager to embrace Catholic doctrine, which has everyone spinning their wheels (as it was designed to do).
NO INTERPRETATION of Revelation is complete without a parallel examination of the book of Daniel. In Daniel the use of animals as prophetic symbols is established. The form continues in Revelation.
In short the meaning is thus: an animal is always meant to refer to a system, a nation or an organization.
Consult a legitimate interpretive work of literature here NOT some clown on YouTube.
Thus the anti-Christ beast of Daniel and Revelation is a RELIGIOUS SYSTEM, not a man. For instance, Revelation 13:1 says a beast with many horns would rise out of the sea. (We're not talking about Darth Maul here. We're looking at a religious system with many horns/leaders.)
Revelation 17:15 interprets the sea as " multitudes and nations and tongues
" The meaning is clear. The anti-Christ beast is a religious SYSTEM. What type of system will it be? Again in Revelation 13:1 it is stated the beast system has blasphemous names on its heads or horns. A head or horn is a representation of a leader. In Daniel 7:25 we read of blaspheme against the Most High. Who would do such a thing? The last interpretation comes from the Roman Catholic church itself.
"The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in heaven and earth.
" - Barclay Cap. XXVII, p. 218. Cities Petrus Bertrandus, Pius V.
Please note that the use of blaspheme is granted by the SYSTEM, not the head or pope. The Pope is thus described by his own religious system as god.
In Revelation 13:3 we read the prediction that one of the heads or horns of the beast (Pope of the RCC) would be slain, but that it would later be healed. Here are a few items from history to prove a point...point being that the anti-Christ horn/head is the Pope
, not some distant future figure invented by the Jesuits.Feb 20, 1797 - Pope Pius VI arrested by French General Berthier and the Vatican property confiscated. Pius died in prison two years later
- the head of the beast dies
.1929 Lateran Accord - a treaty that recognized the pope as the sovereign of Vatican City was granted by fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. The Vatican was paid $100 million for real estate seizures and allowed to reinstate its property holdings in Rome. An article appeared in TIME magazine celebrating the reinstatement of the papacy. The head miraculously is healed.
AGAIN in Daniel 7:25 we read that the beast will "change the appointed times and laws
The forth commandment says to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy (separate the day unto God). That day is SATURDAY, but the RCC changed it to Sunday. Why? They did it simply because they could, and post-protestant churches follow in lock step with Catholic doctrine without even asking why or consulting their Bibles
. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.
” -Rev. Peter Geiermann C.SS.R., The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50
Again the predictions of Daniel come to pass. The beast, RCC, will change the appointed times and laws.
The first thing a protestant does when he or she enters their church on Sunday morning is to SIN, because Sunday is NOT the sabbath.Saturday belongs to God
and should be observed as Holy/belonging to God. Sunday belongs to the NFL -
everybody knows this.
Catholics spurn God's law and protestants either don't know any better or don't care. "You have to work hard to be stupid.
" - John Wayne
Last but not least is the RCC's corruption of the idea of the rapture. Key point here and often argued among people who only follow YouTube talking heads instead of studying the Bible. Saints are taken when Christ comes to earth the second time.
Who are the saints?
The point is hotly debated among protestants who are unaware of RCC theology and assertion. The saints are members of the Roman Catholic church. Everyone else is excluded.
(That means protestants, dear reader.
There's much more to this intellectual boon-doggle, but for the most part its grossly misunderstood by people who mistakenly claim they know the Bible (or history or RCC doctrine that forms the basis of what post-protestants fervently defend.)
I can go on and on with this (and will probably be forced to do so by brainwashed people who refuse to study their Bibles).
that's me, hollering from the choir loft...