Daniel 7:8 Three horns plucked by the roots
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Three Arian barbarian tribes were destroyed for the Pope to establish the Trinity in the 900 years of the Darkest Age
- The Triune God has no name
- Many antichrists enabled the Pope to replace Caesar
- Roman Catholicism is the ancient enemy of Bible Truth
- Vatican City is the little horn that has great power
- During 3 church ages the church fell from Scripture
- Religious deception and politics and big money
- Roman church arose on the Roman Empire's ruins
- Paganism enters the church dressed in church fig leaves
- Eliminating 3 barbarian tribes who opposed the Trinity
- A Dictator wants no opposition
The Triune God has no name
"Trinity" is not in the Bible. The Triune God has no name as you cannot find one name for three People.
Antichrist refers to beliefs that are not written in Scripture.
Once the unscriptural word Trinity was accepted as truth, this opened the door to more and more unscriptural ideas.
So, to effectively oppose the written Word, Trinity had to be accepted by almost all the church world.
Why were three non-Trinity horns (barbarian tribes) plucked up by the roots?
As the church degenerated into the darkest age of church history from AD 606 - 1520, they wanted no opposition as they forcefully fooled everybody into believing the Trinity. The nameless Trinity was the key concept that would take people away from Scripture.
Three People are each God. Yet there is only one God.
This kind of mental gymnastics occupied clever Greek scholars and produced a wealth of unscriptural statements like One-God-in-three-Persons and God-the-Son and Eternal-Sonship and Father-and-Son-of-the-same-essence, Etc. Nobody can understand this Trinity (if they are honest with themselves). Famous preachers like Billy Graham and Dr. David Reagan admit that they do not understand the Trinity.
But by claiming to believe and understand the Trinity, church-goers merely conform to a church rather than believing the written Word for themselves. Claiming to understand the mirage of One-is-three and the Three-are-One, churchgoers just generate an illusion of being clever. Defence of this error is not a great virtue as it lacks the moral courage to oppose a huge church system.
So, what hope did the poor, ignorant barbarians have when they stormed the Roman Empire or flooded it as refugees escaping from the vicious Huns. Being largely ignorant, they just accepted the mystical insight of the Roman Catholic church and never questioned the nameless Trinity. They talked about "the name of God" but never got around to asking what that name was. What really fooled them was thinking that "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" was actually, somehow, a name. Three People cannot have one name. Trying to find the name of the Triune God was an impossible mental tangle.
Christians were held captive by their church to serve a nameless God.
As the years went by the barbarian tribes gave up thinking for themselves and just accepted this unscriptural word Trinity. After all, there was no competition from an alternative opinion concerning the Godhead. After hundreds of years of this non-thinking acceptance, everyone just believed in Trinity. Especially when non-Trinitarians got ruthlessly eliminated.
That is what the elimination of the three horns on the single head of the Roman Empire beast was describing.
Even Calvin the great Protestant reformer burnt Servetus at the stake because he opposed the Trinity.
That was enough to scare people to remain Trinitarians. Churches today still ask people to leave if they do not believe in the Trinity.
DANIEL 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.
Iron teeth links this beast to the iron legs of Nebuchadnezzar’s Gentile image.
This vicious monster with one head and ten horns represented the Roman Empire.
“Brake in pieces”. The Roman Empire, in AD 395, was broken into two pieces. The Western Empire is shown in green and the Eastern Empire is shown in yellow-brown on the next map. This hastened the downfall of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476 and set the stage for the rise of the Roman Catholic church to replace the power vacuum left by the Western Roman Empire.
The Roman Catholic church has always been the forceful champion of the Trinity idea.
Many antichrists enabled the Pope to replace Caesar
The Roman Emperor was called Caesar.
That is what made this beast different to the other three beasts. The collapse of an Empire was to be expected. What was unique was the amazing rise of a worldwide church on the ruins of the Western Roman Empire, that absorbed the pagan beliefs and brutal cruelty of that Empire.
Babylonians, Medes and Persians, and Greeks had risen to power and then got defeated and faded off the scene. But the Popes were going to pick up the power that the Roman Caesars lost. A worldwide Roman Catholic church, starting in Italy, would spread and give the Pope even more power than what the Roman Emperors had.
Modern-day Christians are looking for some political ruler from the old Roman Empire to rise to rule the world as "The Antichrist" (no such term in the Bible). Meanwhile, during the last 2000 years, the Roman Catholic church has spread its financial and religious influence around the world.
I JOHN 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
Christ is the Word. Antichrist is any religious belief or spirit that is not written in Scripture.
"Many antichrists" involve religious deception, political involvement, and Big Business demonology. These threads have been interwoven by the Catholic church over the centuries.
The Bible never says "The Antichrist". So the final bad guy is the man of sin, the son of perdition.
II THESSALONIANS 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
The "son of perdition" is how Jesus referred to Judas Iscariot. Judas was an apostle, a church leader. The one who held the money bag. Church leaders are still very keen on holding the money bag.
The love of money has always undermined Christianity.
JOHN 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Church-goers do not talk about the "man of sin" also called the "son of perdition" because then they have to look for a church leader, not a political leader from the old Roman Empire. Nobody today wants to admit that the church is the source of error. So they fool everybody into looking for an unscriptural "the Antichrist". But there are many antichrists and they have been around for 2000 years. So we need to keep our eyes on the church systems if we are to understand Daniel.
The richest church organization on earth is Vatican City, the nerve centre of the Roman Catholic church.
So when the Devil gets kicked out of Heaven at the end, the obvious place that he will usurp will be the position of Pope. Satan has access to Heaven as the accuser of the brethren. That makes him the public prosecutor.
DANIEL 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
When the Bride goes up to Heaven for the Wedding Feast, Satan will be kicked out and will enter his superman on earth, whoever that man is. This man of sin, the modern-day Judas, will somehow flatter his way in so that he can become the Pope. They will not give him the honour of the kingdom which means that he will not be elected by the Council of Cardinals.
DANIEL 11:23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
Taking control of the vast amount of Roman Catholic church money, he has to make a league or covenant with the Jews for their stock exchange money. Then he will control the world's wealth.
He starts by taking control of the Vatican which has less than 800 people. So he starts small.
But taking over the Vatican will give him 1.4 billion Roman Catholic followers, huge political influence, and an amazing amount of money. Then he gets his military power from 10 dictators.
That is the end game.
Let us return to Daniel to see how everything got set up to produce the final man of sin and his world take over.
The very cruel Roman empire collapsed and its power was then recovered by the Roman Catholic church which was just as brutal and nasty as the Roman empire.
Roman Catholicism is the ancient enemy of Bible Truth
What was worse was that the Roman church totally corrupted the Bible teachings of the New Testament apostles. As a result, most Christians today happily believe unscriptural ideas that are not written in the Bible. Believing in doctrines that are not Scriptural like Trinity, Christmas, Good Friday, seven-year Tribulation, Eve ate an apple, Pastor is the head of the church, etc.
Protestants believe all these errors with great pride.
Gold, silver, and brass do not really rust but iron does. Rusting changes the form of iron. Like the solid iron legs of the Roman Empire that changed by becoming bits of iron that represented the Roman Catholic church in the feet that represented the 2000 years of church history.
In the Old Testament salvation belonged to the Jews.
Then at Calvary, salvation crossed-over to the Gentile church.
By claiming Peter to be the first Pope, the Catholic church admits that it started right at the beginning of church history.
Thus, Roman Catholicism is the only religious organization that has lasted throughout all of church history, all seven of the church ages.
Antichrist is a spirit that opposes and changes Scripture. It has always been around.
The succession of Popes can be referred to as the beast because they are the figureheads of the Roman Catholic church. Like Hitler was the figurehead of the Nazi party.
REVELATION 17:9 … when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
A Pope always “was” since the Catholics claim Peter as the first Pope. Peter never made this claim so he cannot be blamed in any way.
“And is not”. The Pope dies or abdicates (as has happened twice).
“And yet is”. A new Pope is elected.
This represents the succession of Popes.
The Popes form the longest line of rulers in the world. The papacy is thus a survivor of note. A formidable enemy.
Daniel has to describe how this powerful worldwide church was able to to get established on the ruins of the destroyed Roman Empire. That was a remarkable transformation.
Vatican City is the little horn that has great power
Amongst the tribes that destroyed the Roman Empire, the Pope was rising to power. Looking into the future, Daniel could see that eventually, Vatican City would be the hugely powerful and influential nerve centre of the 1.4 billion members of the Roman Catholic church.
The biggest modern-day collection of world rulers happened in 2005 at the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Such is the prestige of the Pope.
But Vatican City State is the smallest country in the world. Only about 150 citizens live there. The rest have dual passports as they are mainly overseas diplomats. The area of Vatican City is one square kilometer.
The symbol “little horn” brilliantly describes the tiny territorial size of Vatican City.
Daniel is intrigued. How did this tiny but incredibly influential state or world power come into existence and survive so long?
DANIEL 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 Roman Empire beast had 10 horns representing 10 barbarian tribes that destroyed the Roman Empire.
Five of these tribes, while opposing the Roman Empire, inadvertently played an important role in establishing the power of the Pope.
The other five, having defeated the Roman Empire, willingly played an important part in helping the Pope rise to power in Italy, then Europe, then worldwide.
So these 10 conquering tribes all played a role in building up the power of the Pope.
At one stage, in order to establish the Pope in Italy during the twenty years AD 533 - 553, it was necessary for the Eastern Roman emperor at Constantinople to destroy three powerful barbarian tribes so that they disappeared from history after their defeats. This was necessary because these three tribes did not believe in the Trinity. As far as the Pope was concerned, if you did not believe in the Trinity then you should be killed. Many Trinitarian church-goers have a similar total rejection of non-Trinitarians, but fortunately do not kill them. They merely shun them and perform character assassination.
These three tribes would be the three uprooted horns that enabled the Pope to establish a foothold in Italy.
More importantly, the Pope would then have over 900 years to establish the idea of a nameless Trinity.
In 1520 the Pope would lose a lot of his authority to Martin Luther's Reformation. But by that time Trinity was so ingrained in people's minds that even the great Luther never dared to tackle that error. That would be left to the United Pentecostals in the 1900s before William Branham (1947 -1965) gave clear-cut proof from Scripture that Jesus Christ alone is Almighty God.
As the Father, God was above the Jews. As the Son, He was Emmanuel, God with us. As the Holy Ghost, He is God in the church.
From the Pope's point of view, 900 years was plenty of time to keep repeating his Trinity lie. If you repeat a lie often enough, people become convinced that it is truth. Even Luther, the great man that he was, fell for that one. Rome is a formidable enemy that must not be underestimated.
Why this group of 10 horns or 10 barbarian tribes was chosen in this prophecy is because all 10 played a part in the rise of the Roman Catholic church which rose to power on the ruins of the Roman Empire.
During 3 church ages the church fell from Scripture
Church history has 7 church ages.
Age 1. The age of the apostles from AD 33 until AD 170. They had the truth from that apostles but after AD 100 men became bishops of a city and human leadership replaced the small church groups run by elders that were unorganized but Spirit-led.
Age 2. A terrible time of persecution by the pagan Roman Empire. Christians kept scattering and this stopped the rise of big churches.
Age 3. This was the downfall of the church. Roman Emperor Constantine stopped the killing in AD 312 and the grateful Christians allowed this ruthless politician to take over the church. He organized the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 to force the Trinity onto the church. In the process, God lost His name because you cannot find one name for three People.
Ambitious men now used political influence to rise to power as competitive Christianity was waged with all the hard-sell techniques of the marketplace. The third age ended in AD 606 when Pope Boniface III declared himself to be Universal Bishop. Head of all the churches. You cannot get much higher than that.
Constantine began persecuting those Christians who disagreed with the Trinity. By AD 450 Pope Leo I established that it was fine if the Catholic church killed dissenters. The ruthless religious killing machine got started that would finally take tens of millions of lives in the Dark Age when the Bible was banned. The brutal and murderous pagan Roman spirits began to successfully infiltrate the Roman Catholic church.
The third church age was a dangerous time to oppose the Popes.
The Roman Catholic church began to kill its opponents.
Constantine was emperor and brutally suppressed any opposition to the Trinity doctrine that he forced on the churches at the council of Nicaea in AD 325.
Who opposed this huge church organization as it began to form?
Not too many people. True believers found that if they disagreed with Rome then they would be cast out of the church and exiled. Then persecution would follow. By AD 450 Pope Leo I claimed that killing heretics was acceptable and turned the previously persecuted church into persecutors. The Roman Catholic church eventually killed tens of millions of people who disagreed with them during more than 1000 years of violence and persecution.
To gain wealth one needs a big organization that has centralized control.
When churches do a reality check today, it is always in terms of money collected and the number of church members. Those two factors are taken as the sign of God’s blessing.
The most efficient business model is to have one man in charge as the head of the denomination. The head of the system controls who preaches and can thus get everybody to be bent to his will. Opposition must be eliminated.
Religious deception and politics and big money
The Roman Catholic church grew in power by indulging in religious deception by changing the Bible into unscriptural beliefs. Then it got involved in the hatreds of political power-seeking. Finally, it grew large and wealthy as ruthless and greedy Big Business techniques ran the church.
There are seven parables in Matthew Chapter 13 that represent the seven church ages. The third parable representing the third church age of Pergamos (AD 312 – AD 606) has a small mustard seed (the small local churches that the apostles established) suddenly growing wild. Instead of being a small herb, it grows into a tree with branches. Thus, it becomes a big denominational organization that birds can lodge in. "Denomination" is an unscriptural word.
But in the first parable, the birds represented the Devil who gobbled up the seeds that fell on hard ground, representing hard hearts. Hard ground is trampled by many feet thus it is the popular opinion that is accepted by the majority.
MATTHEW 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
The birds are called the "wicked one". They are bad news. But by the third parable, the third church age, these wicked ones have risen to become the church leaders.
So, the birds destroy the influence of the seeds (the Word of God) in human hearts.
Religion and big money are a toxic mixture. Ask Judas.
Women, money, and fame are the main reasons for the downfall of ambitious preachers.
The bigger the organization, the more these stumbling blocks become available.
This causes the seed to grow wild and the plant to get bigger than what the plant should be. This unnatural growth of money and numbers of people (a host) requires the creation of artificial man-made rules to exercise control. The whole organization works best when a central dictator is raised up to be the focus of attention.
The wafer lifted up by the priest during the mass (what Protestants call the Communion) is called the "host".
This indicates that Satan functions best when he is in the majority and has a host of supporters.
The Roman republic, run by a group of senators, grew even bigger when it became an empire under the dictatorship of an emperor. The empire was split into 12 and later 14 regions, each known as a diocese that was governed and controlled by a vicar who had carefully limited authority.
The growing Catholic church copied this unscriptural pattern of political government.
Church dioceses, smaller in size than those of the Roman empire, were set up so that a bishop could control each region. This was because there were more bishops than there were Roman empire dioceses. Church dioceses were then clustered together in groups to form archdioceses which needed an unscriptural archbishop to be in charge. Notice how the big system is growing wild by getting out of the confines of Scripture.
Bishops and archbishops naturally took over civil and political responsibilities in their dioceses as the Roman administration began to collapse after AD 476 when the last Roman emperor, Romulus Augustulus, was pensioned off by the Heruli general Odoacer.
The diocese of Rome became more and more important because Rome was the capital of the empire and had more wealth than other areas.
The bishop of Rome was then known as the Vicar of Rome.
Roman church arose on the Roman Empire's ruins
The barbarian Goths (helped by the Huns) invaded and defeated the Romans in AD 378 and killed the Roman emperor Valens. This sent shockwaves through the Roman empire. The new emperor Theodosius wanted everybody to be in subjection to the Roman Pope as he thought that this would please God. This was a turning point.
The political emperor admitting that the Pope was his spiritual superior.
By boosting the Pope and eliminating the Pope's enemies, Emperor Theodosius thought that God would help him beat the barbarians. So the Huns, by attacking and killing the eastern Roman Emperor of Constantinople, inadvertently boosted the importance of the Roman Pope for the survival of the Western Roman Empire.
Barbarian refugees were entering the empire and taking over areas of land.
In AD 406 the Rhine river froze and barbarians crossed over the frozen river to attack Gaul (France). It initiated a wave of destruction of Roman cities and the collapse of Roman civic order in northern Gaul.
Landowners were scared of the barbarians seizing their land without compensation. Thus, they donated their properties to the church. The Catholic Church soon became the largest single landowner in the West. This was called the Patrimony of St Peter. These many estates, scattered throughout western Europe, required more artificial man-made rules and a church-controlled civil service organization.
The Roman church was becoming Big Business.
Cardinals were appointed to control the archbishops but were often chosen because they had the wealth to buy their position. Men had to be good at business if they were to get a Cardinal’s position.
The sheer size of all these estates was making the Roman church big in the business sense.
They had forgotten that Jesus had chased the money-makers out of the Temple of God.
When the Muslims in the 600s conquered the rival churches of Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Antioch then Rome became the leader of the western churches.
When the Muslims conquered Constantinople in 1453 then Rome became the most important and powerful church.
By that time the bishop of Rome was known as the Pope and also as the Vicar of Christ. VICARIUS CHRISTI. The Pope takes the place of Christ so that the Pope can be elevated above all the people.
This was the rise of competitive denominational Churchianity. Each church trying to be more important and more effective than the others.
This is opposite to the truth where Christ takes the place of the sinner on the cross, in order to die for the sins of the sinner.
Cardinals (unscriptural word) were then put in charge of archbishops. Finally, the Pope was the ultimate head of the cardinals.
Pope comes from Papas, meaning father.
That is why Jesus said, "Call no man your father".
MATTHEW 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Jesus was not referring to our natural fathers.
He did not want us to regard anybody as our spiritual father.
We are born again of the Spirit of God. This makes God our Father.
We cannot be born again by any man.
Jesus did not want us involved with this monster religious system that was growing huge in order to take over the world.
Look at the main titles of the Pope:
Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the Latin Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the Vatican City State.
Not one of these titles is Scriptural. That is how wild the Catholic church has grown.
Paganism enters the church dressed in church fig leaves
During the third church age (AD 312 – 606), in AD 382 the Roman emperor Theodosius who had refused the pagan title of Pontifex Maximus or Pontiff (which means High Priest of the Babylonian mysteries), then passed that title of Pontiff onto his uncle Damasus, who was bishop of Rome. Damasus had twice got his thugs to kill more than one hundred people in order to make sure that he was elected bishop of Rome.
Pope Leo I (440-61) called himself the pagan high priest, Pontifex Maximus, of the Babylonian mysteries. He also claimed that as Pope he had the authority of St Peter himself.
The Babylonian mysteries opened the door to a wide range of unscriptural beliefs as pagan ceremonies and festivals were given Christian names and then were adopted by the Catholic Church.
This encouraged pagans to join the Catholic church as they were able then to continue in their pagan superstitions.
Trinity, Christmas, Easter eggs and Easter bunnies, Mother and Child worship, regeneration by baptism, Justification by works, the sacrifice of the mass, extreme unction when someone dies, purgatory, prayers for the dead, idol processions, relic worship, clothing and crowning images, the rosary, holy water, lighting wax candles, worship of the sacred heart, the sign of the cross, priests, monks, nuns, monasteries, nunneries with their mother superior, baptizing babies, and confirmation. Pagan ancestor worship resulted in Catholics praying to dead saints as intercessors and praying to Mary.
A big error was removing the name of God because they cannot find one name for three Persons. The Triune God has no name.
That is how far the Popes had strayed outside the bounds of Scripture. Having started this process, they would continue the downward slide until they killed tens of millions of dissenters in the Dark Age.
Eliminating 3 barbarian tribes who opposed the Trinity
What enabled the Trinity to get such a hold on the churches?
For the 900 years of the fourth church age, the Dark Age, the Catholic Church had no opposition because the three barbarian tribes that were not Trinitarians had been destroyed by that time.
Arius was a churchman who did not believe in the Trinity. His non-Trinitarian beliefs spread to certain of the barbarian tribes. Three Arian barbarian tribes were involved with the Pope of Rome, the Vandals, the Heruli or Scirii, and the Ostrogoths.
The Heruli under Odoacer deposed the last western Roman emperor in AD 476 and ruled Italy. The Pope hated this state of affairs as the Heruli were Arian, not Trinitarian.
The Heruli ruled Italy and the Ostrogoths were their next-door neighbours.
There was no more western Roman empire. The eastern Roman empire is shown in yellow.
The eastern emperor of Constantinople then asked the Ostrogoths to march into Italy and eliminate the Heruli. In AD 489 Theodoric the Ostrogoth attacked and by AD 493 had eliminated Odoacer and his Heruli who then faded from history as a tribe.
But there was a problem. Theodoric and the Ostrogoths were also Arian.
But Theodoric was too powerful while he lived.
When Theodoric died in AD 526, the new emperor in Constantinople, Justinian, ordered his general Belisarius to first attack the Vandals in North Africa in AD 533. A nine-month campaign saw the Vandals defeated and scattered and they also disappeared from history as a tribe. The Vandals had been an Arian tribe. So that was the second Arian tribe to be uprooted.
(This campaign was similar to the Allies in World War 2. First, they attacked North Africa and beat the Germans there. Then they slowly fought their way up Italy.)
In AD 535 Belisarius attacked the Arian Ostrogoths in Italy. This campaign lasted almost 20 years and caused untold death and destruction in Italy. The Justinian plague from AD 541 to AD 542 devastated Europe and kept recurring to kill about 50 million people over the next two centuries. War, widespread famine, and disease killed millions. The Arian Ostrogoths disappeared from history and the huge death toll plunged Europe into the Dark Age where the Roman Pope emerged as the strongest ruler by converting the barbarians to his Trinity beliefs.
A Dictator wants no opposition
All Arian opposition to the Trinity had been wiped out when the Heruli, Vandals, and Ostrogoth tribes had been eliminated. For 900 years during the Darkness of the fourth church age (AD 606 - 1520) Trinity was taught and believed. So, when the Reformation started in 1520 the Protestants just assumed the Trinity was true and continued with that belief.
Today, in the unscriptural "Bible colleges", the next generation of church leaders train to pass their exams and qualify. That ensures that they just accept the Trinity without questioning it. If they questioned the Trinity they would fail the course. But they need the paid position of a church pastor. Who else except a church would employ a theological student? Only a church from the same kind of denomination or belief as the Bible College. If you train in a Seventh Day Adventist Bible school, then only a Seventh Day Adventist church will employ you.
DANIEL 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.
Eliminating the three Arian tribes cleared the space for the Trinity to triumph over the barbarian tribes.
The barbarian conquerors of the Roman Empire would finally be conquered by the Pope.
Rome ends up conquering its conquerors.
A little horn. A little power. The Pope was rising to power and developing the Vatican City state. It is the smallest state on earth and occupies only one square kilometer. Only 150 people have Vatican passports to live in the Vatican. About 650 other people live in different parts of the world as diplomats and have dual passports, one of which is a Vatican passport. Yet this tiny group is the nerve centre that runs the wealthiest organization on earth, the worldwide Roman Catholic church.
This church organization is totally committed to the Trinity and has persuaded most of the Protestants to believe in the Trinity as well. The Trinity and Christmas are two major issues that unite the Catholics and Protestants.
In 1913 the Oneness Pentecostal movement developed that disagreed with Trinity. These people were detested by the other churches.
Between 1947 and 1965 William Branham in America revealed a clear picture of the Spirit of God (God the Father) fully dwelling in the Man Jesus (the Son of God).
God was above the Jews as the Father, with the Jews as the Son (Emmanuel is God with us), and in the church as the Holy Spirit.
Father, Son, and HolySpirit mean above, with, and in mankind.
Jesus as a Man was not God. God is a Spirit, not flesh and bone. Thus, the Bible never says “God the Son”.
You are everything that is in you. Because the fulness of the Godhead dwelled bodily in Jesus, that made Him God.
COLOSSIANS 2:9 For in him [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
“God the Father” is never mentioned in the Old Testament.
God could not become “God the Father” until He had the perfect “Son of God”, Jesus, that God could dwell in and thus express Himself.
Thus, William Branham finished the revelation of the mystery of God.
REVELATION 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
The Trinity belief can never be finished because nobody can understand it. Studying the Trinity is like chasing shadows in the mist. More and more unscriptural statements keep piling up.
Famous Trinitarians admit that they do not understand the Trinity.
They cannot find one name for three Persons. So, the Triune God has no name.
They keep saying, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” but they have no clue what that name is.
Eliminating those three Arian or non-Trinitarian barbarian tribes means that for centuries the Trinity was accepted without there being any opposition.
No opposition is essential for a dictator.
Today, the Pope is the only dictator in Europe.
Protestant churches adopted the same Roman Catholic system. Each local church has one man as the church leader. The daughter churches return to the habits of the mother church.
EZEKIEL 16:44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.