Error discovered - The secret of lawlessness
Some four years ago (when my depression started) I began reading a lot on the internet, for example at the sites of the Seventh Day- Adventists, there where a lot of things that started me thinking. Things about the book of Daniël: see below:
Daniël 7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, [and] told the sum of the matters.
Daniël 7:2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
In Daniël 2 there are four empires mentioned: the statue with the head of gold: Babylon, the chest and arms of silver: Medo-Persië, abdomen en thighs of copper: Greece, shanks of iron: Roman Empire.
In Daniël 7 the four empires are compared with four animals:
Daniël 7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
Daniël 7:4 The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
Babylonia (at the ruins of Babel there are often lions)
Dan 7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and [it had] three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
Medo-Persië conquered three (3 ribs) important empires:
Babel, Egypt, Lydië.
Dan 7:6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
A Leopard, with the speed, he conquered Greece (Alexander the Great) en the four heads, Greece broke in four parts to his four generals.
Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns.
The Roman empire, teeth of iron, hard as iron, the quantity and the kind of weapons they fought with. They were merciless. The Roman emperor Constantine became a “Christian”, and slowly the power in this area went into the hands of the Roman catholic church, with at the head, the bishop of Rome: the pope. The Roman empire started to decay. The ten most important tribes of Europe started to gain more power.
Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
The little horn, that began small, in the year 538 ripped out the last three horns: The East-Goths, received a lot of power (they were Arians, just like the Vandals en the Hercules, and Rome wanted to take their power away)
Dan 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.
Dan 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Dan 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld [even] till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
There were popes who said: we take the place on earth of God Almighty, rather great words! He has a three double tiara (crown), not only dominion over the earth, but over heaven and hell also.
Dan 7:12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
Dan 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
Dan 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.
Dan 7:15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of [my] body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
Dan 7:16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
Dan 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, [are] four kings, [which] shall arise out of the earth.
Dan 7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
Dan 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth [were of] iron, and his nails [of] brass; [which] devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
The fourth animal, the Roman empire was iron, hard as their weapons of iron, breastplates, helmets of iron.
Dan 7:20 And of the ten horns that [were] in his head, and [of] the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even [of] that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look [was] more stout than his fellows.
The esteem of the pope was “greater” in the world then that of a president. He also had a three double crown, not only political power, but power of heaven and hell.
Dan 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
In the inquisition there were a lot of people tortured and executed, there were Gods people, the Jews, and true Christians, certainly there were saints among them.
Dan 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
That’s what the Roman empire did.
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Those three tribes again, those Arians.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Change time: first he Roman catholic church changed the biblical calendar in the Julian calendar, then in the Gregorian calendar.
De Biblical Feasts were changed in other sometimes Pagan festivals, like Christmas, Pentecost, Easter, and Ascensionday, etc. The concilie of Trente: the sabbath, is changed into the “day of the Lord”, from saturday tot Sunday. The second commandment was totally abolised. A time is 360 days, a time, times en a part of time is 1260 days, or years: a day is as a thousand years: 2 Peter 3:8.
538 – 1798 (the power of the pope was taken in 1798 by General Berthier, a general of Napoleon). Is 1260 years, but the wond was deadly, but relived in 1929, when Mussolini gave the Vatican their own political power, a little state, een little horn, religious and political power again.
Dan 7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end.
Dan 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
Dan 7:28 Hitherto [is] the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
Daniël 8 vers 8-14
Dan 8:8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
The goat=Alexander the Great (vers 20).
Dan 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant [land].
It came forth from the four compass-directions, the little horn, and truly Rome did spread that way and toward the pleasant land, Israël.
Dan 8:10 And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
The host of heaven: the righteous. Rome persecuted: people who did not agree with the doctrines of the church, Jews, Protestants. Even atheist who did not want to convert.
Dan 8:11 Yea, he magnified [himself] even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice] was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
Yeshua/Jezus is our High priest (daily sacrifice). Only by his intervention sin can be forgiven, but the church took this from him, the Tamid, by the confession, sin forgivenis by the church. And the idol ship of statues of saints and the worship of Maria. Rome destroyed the Temple: the building itself and the body of Yeshua/Jezus and the people of God, the Jews.
Dan 8:12 And an host was given [him] against the daily [sacrifice] by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
The purity of the faith was darkened en the truth casted to the ground and they succeeded.
Dan 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain [saint] which spake, How long [shall be] the vision [concerning] the daily [sacrifice], and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
I think that again the Temple and Gods people is meant. I would take 2300 years for that to change. Gods people would return to the land that God promised them.
Dan 8:14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
2300 Years after the devastation of the first Temple the sanctuary is cleansed, the foundation of the state of Israel.
After reading all these things I was convinced, that the Roman catholic church had changed things, and even the Protestant church, with changed a lot for the better, still failed in restoring the true faith of the Bible.