Sunday Law 2 from www.modernmanna.org food for some serious thought here.
|The Pope, Vicarius Filii Dei, and 666|
|Exposing a Jesuit Infiltrator|
|Health Reform, The Temperance Message, and Wine Drinking.|
Last week, I told you that I am troubled when any leader, whether the Pope of Rome or an American President, forces people to rest on a day that most of the world recognizes as a religious day, in this case Sunday. Every person should reserve the right to follow the convictions of his own conscience, and rest on the day he chooses as the Lord's Day, whether that day is Friday, Saturday or Sunday. It should be their religious right, and never forced.
Pope Benedict XVI wants to make it law that people living in Europe must rest on Sunday, which may seem mild to you since Europe has always recognized Sunday as a special day, and closed most businesses on that day. But why is he wanting to enforce this by law? And what gives him the right to do so? Never forget, the Bible tells of a time when the Beast will force people to worship. Is the Pope testing the waters?
Friends, I cannot keep quiet any longer, and what I am about to reveal may shock many of you. It might even involve somebody you know. So PLEASE, understand what I am about to share has nothing to do with Catholic people, whom I love, and who make up much of my own family. It also has nothing to do with whether a person is saved or not because they belong to a certain church or religious denomination. It has to do with a system that surfaced blending paganism and Christianity! It has to do with the papacy, and its agents infiltrating other Protestant denominations. Let's study this together.
Is it possible the woman in Rev. 17, the little horn in Daniel 7, and the first beast in Rev.13 are all depicting or symbolizing the same power? Let's take a closer look as we study our Bibles. Remember, it is important, when studying the Bible, to let the Bible interpret itself, and to pray for the Holy Spirit to show you the deep things of God (see 1 Cor. 2:9-13).
Now open your Bibles with me to Revelation 17:9. Here John gives a very important clue who the beast is: "And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth." In the Bible, a woman symbolizes a church. The Old Testament prophets repeatedly represent an apostate people or church as a licentious woman (cf. Ezek. 16:15-58; Jer. 6:2; 3:3, 8; Hosea 2:5; 3:1).
Can you think of a church that "sits" on seven hills? The Catholic Encyclopedia states: "It is within the city of Rome, called the city of seven hills, that the entire area of Vatican State proper is now confined." The Catholic Encyclopedia (Thomas Nelson, 1976), s.v. "Rome." The symbolism of the "woman", (since we are defining the beast, it must also be an apostate church), is confirmed by the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Next, let us turn in our Bibles to Daniel 7:3-7. Notice the prophet Daniel uses four beasts to describe the four successive powers, or kingdoms, in history that ruled the world. They are: Babylon (lion), Medio-Persia (bear), Greece (leopard), and Rome (the dreadful beast with 10 horns and iron teeth). Turning to Daniel 7:23 we find he Bible interpreting itself and another important clue. It says: "The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth." So a beast symbolizes a kingdom.
Now turn in your Bibles again to Daniel 7:8. It reads: "I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them [the 10 horns of the fourth beast which is Rome] 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." Daniel 7:8 gives more clues as to who the little horn is. He has "eyes like the eyes of a man", and arises amongst the ten horns, or the ten divisions of Rome: "Out of the ruins of political Rome, arose the moral empire in the 'giant form" of the Roman Church." A. C. Flick, The Rise of the Medieval Church, p. 150.
Continuing in Dan. 7:8. "Daniel further elaborates that this "little horn" 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 or 1260 years (A day stands for a year in Bible prophecy. See Numbers 14:34, forty days = 40 years; Ezekiel 4:6)." Now consider the following with me as we look at history from various writers.
1) "Three horns were plucked up by the roots." Did Papal Rome "pluck up" or overthrow three powers to establish herself? The answer is yes. History proves that the Roman papacy, in fact, defeated three barbarian nations to establish her supremacy - the Heruli, the Vandals, and the Ostrogoths, the sole Arian power of significance to hinder the hegemony of the Papacy in the West (see Thomas Hodgkins, Italy and Her Invaders, vol. 3, ch. 15). The prophecy continues:
2) The horn had eyes and a mouth speaking great things. Let me quote an Italian Franciscan canonist of the eighteenth century named Lucius Ferraris to answer this point. (By the way, my mother's maiden name, was Ferrari - no relation.). He was born in Northern Italy. He was also professor, provincial of his order, and consultor of the Holy Office. He writes:
"The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God...
"The Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of the earth and of the lower regions ...
"The Pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power, to whom has been entrusted by the omnipotent God direction not only of the earthly but also of the heavenly kingdom...
"The Pope is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws...
"The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth with most ample power of binding and loosing sheep.
"Whatever the God Himself, and the Redeemer, is said to do, that his vicar does, providing that he does nothing contrary to the faith. Papa II, Prompta Biblioteca, Vol. VI, pp. 25-29.
Amazing, isn't it? What greater claims can a mere mortal make? So there you have it. The symbolism of the little horn is also confirmed by an eighteenth-century canonist from the Franciscan Order of the Roman Catholic Church.
Now turn in your Bibles to the Book of Revelation Chapter 13: 5, 6. Here John gives us more clues as to whom this beast power will specifically blaspheme: "There was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies...and "he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven."
The Pope, as you have already seen, assumes divine titles. Now let me elaborate how this power, which the Bible says is an apostate church that arose out of Rome, a religio-political power, blasphemes God and "them that dwell in heaven."
The head of the Roman Catholic church is called the Pope, which means papa, or father in Latin; next, he assumes the title Potifex Maximus, which means "the greatest or most-important bridge builder." Friends, only Jesus, the Son of God, has the right to bridge fallen man to God! He is the ladder that connects heaven with earth. The Bible says: "There is one God, and one Mediator, the man Christ Jesus." 2 Timothy 2:5. Lastly, one the Pope's titles, in Latin, is Vicarius Filii Dei, or vicar, or official ruling representative, of the Son of God on earth. Fellow students, search your Bible for the Holy Spirit is Christ's true vicar on earth. (See John 14:16-18, 26; 16:7. 8, 13, 14). Hence, the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, or Tiara, as king of heaven, and earth, and the lower regions. The official liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church used is: "Receive the tiara adorned with three crowns and know that thou art Father of princes and kings, Ruler of the world, Vicar of our Savior Jesus Christ."According to the Vatican web site, this interpretation of the triple crown is found in the Pontificale Romanum Clementis VIII, Editio Princeps (1595-1596).
In addition to these blasphemous titles, the Pope and his priests assume the power to forgive sins, which only Jesus Christ can do as our High Priest Who ministers for us in the heavenly sanctuary (remember the beast would blaspheme the tabernacle). Please note, the Bible defines blasphemy as anyone other than Christ who claims to have power to forgive sins (see Matt. 9:1-6)!
Thus, we have seen from Catholic authors, how the Pope, a mere mortal, is Papa, Potifex Maximus, and Vicarius Filii Dei. And, by assuming these titles he "Blasphemes his name, his tabernacle (as the false "High Priest"), and them that dwell in heaven": the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, just as John warned many years ago.
Please bare with me as I interject something you might find very interesting, regarding the title Vicarius Filii Dei, one of the titles used for the Pope. I must say I do not agree with the position taken of a former professor of Theology and Church History at Andrews University, Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi, and his lengthy presentations that downplay one of the Pope's titles, Vicarius Filii Dei. The title, which by the way, calculates to the number 666 when applying Roman numerals to the letters, is not an official title used by the popes of Rome according to Bacchiocchi's position. I will cite some of Bacchiocchi's evidence. Pay close attention, please.
Our Sunday Visitor has for years been the largest Roman Catholic newspaper in America. On November
15, 1914, it stated on page 3: "The title of the Pope of Rome is Vicarius Filii Dei. This is inscribed on his mitre." The following year, Our Sunday Visitor, on April 18, 1915, stated: "The letters inscribed in the Pope's miter are these 'VICARIUS FILII DEI' which is the Latin for 'VICAR OF THE SON OF GOD.' Catholics hold that the church, which is a visible society, must have a visible head. Christ, before his ascension into heaven, appointed St. Peter to act as His representative... Hence to the Bishop of Rome, as head of the church, was given the title, 'VICAR OF CHRIST'." Our Sunday Visitor, (Catholic Weekly) "Bureau of information," Huntington, Indiana, U.S., April 18, 1915.
Later, on August 3, 1941, the same publication, for a second time, clearly denied the facts they first maintained. So they say it is an official title (Bacciocchi agrees) for the Pope, and on his miter, but then recant after protestant religions started applying Roman numeral to the appropriate letters that equal 666. So, I ask, "How hard would it be to hide the miter in the Vatican? And why would the papacy produce the miter and continue to incriminate itself? Could they have calmed the storm by publishing retractions for the 1914 and 1915 articles in Our Sunday Visitor, and deceive the public?"
Whether we will ever see the miter doesn't really matter, for even Samuele Bacchiocchi, in his presentations on Vicarius Filii Dei and the Papal Tiara, admits the title was used: "Our study has shown that the title Vicarius Filii Dei was used since the eighth century in important documents to boost the temporal power of the papacy, but it has not been the most common title." The Saga of Vicarius Filii Dei on the Papal Tiara, p. 32.
Student of Bible prophecy, please be a faithful Berean and study for yourselves to see whether these things are so. The papal tiara presented to Pius IX (seen in picture on right) by Belgium in 1871. The complete inscription (including text on the unseen sides) are:
IESV CHRISTI VICARIO INFALLIBILI
ORBIS SVPREMO IN TERRA RECTORI
REGVM ATQVE POPVLORVM PATRI
which translates to:
"To the Infallible Vicar of Jesus Christ
To the Supreme Governor of the World on Earth To the Father of Nations and Kings."
Friends, I have spent days reading and studying Samuele Bacchiocchi's articles on Vicarius Filii Dei, and they trouble me deeply. Bacchiocchi, who graduated from the Gregorian Pontifical University near the Vatican in Rome, Italy, and who was awarded a gold medal by Pope Paul VI for the distinction of summa cum laude (Latin for "with highest praise") for a book he wrote called Sabbath to Sunday. This forces me to ask: "Why would the Pope award him a gold medal for a book that could weaken the position of the Catholic Church on keeping Sunday Holy? And why would the book be endorsed by the Society of Jesus - the Jesuits?"
I believe it is because Bacchiocchi has an agenda. Please bare with me and consider the fact he graduated from the Pontifical (Papal) Gregorian University (Italian: Pontificia UniversitÓ Gregoriana, also known as the Gregorianum) . It is a pontifical university located in Rome, Italy. Heir of the Roman College founded by St Ignatius of Loyola over 450 years ago, the Gregorian University was the first Jesuit University. Containing faculties and institutes of various disciplines of the humanities, the Gregorian has one of the largest theology departments in the world, with over 1600 students from over 130 countries.
I have met Samuele Bacchiocchi on two occasions, which he may or may not remember. The first was in an airport while we both waited for our connecting flights. The second was when he spoke at the Galt SDA Church.
Prior to my attending his meeting that afternoon, I stayed up all night reading his book, Sabbath to Sunday. I immediately I noticed it was endorsed by the Society of Jesus, and prefaced by a Jesuit priest. More shocking was the fact his this book, which evidently was his thesis and had earned him a gold medal from the Pope, never once acknowledge The Lord's Day is the 7-day Sabbath, Saturday. When I confronted him openly, in front of 200 muffled people, you could have heard a pin drop. His eyes narrowed, like a vulture who was carefully watching his prey, and he answered, "Very good observation, young man, it doesn't." After a couple more questions, he abruptly concluded his meeting, and said, "No more questions," and sat down. I had heard enough from him to make me choke on my pasta.
Friends, I am an Italian also. I attended Catholic schools for 12 years, and was an altar boy. In fact, many of my family live in Italy. My mother's maiden name was Ferrari, like the car, and both her parents were born in Italy. One time, the Diocese of Sacramento sent me a strong letter from the Bishop's office, and asked how "I could turn with such venom on my own ancestry!" Their reaction-letter came because some loyal Christians and I had passed out literature to thousands of Christians, from all denominations, who had attended their Catholic ecumenical meeting at ARCO arena. You guessed it, our literature esposed the beast power of Revelation 13.
Bacchiocchi's message, that afternoon in Galt, really troubled me. He had the audience laughing from his cute, Italian humor, and mesmerized by his fantastic stories. What really troubled me was when he said, "Friends of mine from the Lord's Day Alliance especially enjoy the special Sabbath sauce we make for the spaghetti when they eat at my house." In case you are unaware, the Lord's Day Alliance is the premier organization pushing for a National Sunday Law. I also recall, that afternoon, something said about them holding a chair at Andrews University (something about that???). As I left, I wondered how many at this meeting had drunk of the wine of Babylon?
I will never forget the SDA pastor who chastised me in the street after the service. "How dare you!", he spat: "How dare you confront Dr. Bacchiocchi like that! Do you know who he is?" I answered: "You are so proud because you have a man who Graduated from the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome teaching theology at Andrew's University (he is now retired as of 2000). Have you ever thought that Rome may be laughing at you, because they have their man right where they want him - educating the the students at Andrew's University." I remember thinking, another dumb dog that would not bark, but this one is blind too."
Needless to say, I later got my reward for trying to protect the sheep. It wasn't a medal from the Pope, like Samuele Bacchiocchi received, but rather my being disfellowshipped for not following constituted church authority. In fact, the same fervent pastor (the dumb dog who would not bark) was the same pastor who stood up at the hearing, and swayed the congregation with by his closing arguments to have me excommunicated!
Yes, it was a hard time, but the Lord helped me through it. Do you know what it is like to stand for truth and to be rejected by those you love and are trying to protect? God, as He has many times, comforted me and reassured me. He said: "Danny, preach the word and leave the consequences with me." He turned a sad situation into a very positive one by directing me to the words of His Son: "Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward [is] great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. Luke 6:22. I understand that often times God uses men and they don't even realize it, and in ways they may not fully understand. The good news is, years later, Doug bachelor welcomed my family and I into the Sac Central Church in Sacramento on profession of faith. God has his 7,000!
In Bacchiocchi's articles attempting to dishonor and discredit, as "unofficial", the Pope's title, Vicarius Filii Dei, Bacchiocchi enthusiastically states, "Our...church has shown courage in rejecting the traditional numeric interpretation of the number 666, proposing instead a symbolic interpretation based on several possible meanings of the number 6. Shortly we will take a closer look at the symbolic interpretation.
"The new challenge our church faces today is to examine the implications of the symbolic interpretation by taking a fresh look at the unity that exists among the mark, the name, and the number of the Beast."
Friends, isn't that convenient! It seems like Bacchiocchi's effort to chip away at the fundamentals of our faith is working. Watch out for his new, "symbolic interpretation" of 666, and the mark of the beast. You can be sure it will focus on Islam! It seems he, or they, are using President-elect Barack Obama's apparent association to Islam to their advantage. He is a card being played in Bacchiocchi's hand. I suspect he is attempting to gradually lead you away from your traditional beliefs regarding the papacy in Bible prophecy, to his current teachings on the papacy and Islam, and, then, he may drop the papacy, perhaps altogether, and make Islam the sole fulfillment of the beast and the mark of the beast. I can see his emphasizing the number 666 as man's ultimate separation from God, just like the Catholic priests did when I was attending Catholic schools. Please remember, the Sabbath wasn't changed to Sunday overnight. History tells us both days were recognized for a time before the Sabbath was finally dropped altogether. Clever man!
Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi, a man who was instrumental in bringing many in the 7th-Day Church of God to honor Sunday, and whose friends include leaders of the Lord's Day Alliance, the premier organization pushing for a National Sunday Law, wants to discredit the title Vicarius Filii Dei, for he knows well the prophecy and warning of Revelation 13:18: "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six." 666!!!
I believe, as do many others, that Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi is a chameleon just like the Jesuit priest, Francisco Ribera, who was specifically hired to concoct a bogus interpretation of prophecy and futurism in order to divert attention away from the interpretation that the Catholic Church is the beast of Revelation and the Pope is the Antichrist. His directive was to divert the minds of the people to look to the future, and a person who will suffer a deadly wound to the head and miraculously be healed. It is obvious to me that Dr. Bacchiocchi is continuing in the footsteps of Ribera and doing the same bale-like work all over again! No wonder Jack Chik produced a letter, of which I own a copy, from ex-Jesuit, Alberto Rivera, stating that Samuele Bacchiocchi is indeed a Jesuit.
In an article written by Greg Szymanski, February 20, 2007, "Nury Rivera came forward with conviction and courage Monday on international radio, saying her husband was assassinated by the evil Jesuit Order. 'They poisoned him and I am 100 per cent sure of that,' said the widow of the late high level Jesuit priest, Fr. Alberto Rivera, killed in the early 1990's after defecting from Vatican treachery and trying to tell the truth about the real intentions and satanic practices of the Jesuit Order. Fr. Rivera became a Jesuit priest, worked in the Vatican and eventually assigned the deceptive job of infiltrating U.S. Christian churches with the intent to destroy Protestant pastors while controlling doctrine favorable to Rome." For more incredible and shocking information about Alberto Rivera see ALBERTO. This brings us to the next despicable characteristic of the beast.
4) He makes war with the saints. The papacy acknowledges that "it has persecuted, and defends such acts as a legitimate exercise of power presumably granted her by Christ. The civil authorities were enjoined by the popes, under pain of excommunication to execute the legal sentences that condemned impenitent heretics to the stake." Joseph Blotzer, Inquisition, Vol. VIII, p. 34. The term Inquisition, in case you do not know, can refer to any one of several institutions charged with trying and convicting heretics (or other offenders against canon law) within the Roman Catholic Church.
Beware, dear student, on July, 1998, the Vatican released Pope John Paul II's 104-page Apostolic Letter entitled Dies Domini - On Keeping the Lord's Day Holy! The letter is a blanket attack on the Fourth Commandment, the Seventh-Day Sabbath, and the Creator Himself! Point 67 of Dies Domini actually states: "Christians will naturally strive to ensure that civil legislation respects their duty to keep Sunday Holy....Sunday must be sanctified! On the same day, The Denver Post quoted Rome as saying: "A violator should be punished as a heretic."
Remember the call from Pope Benedict XVI to enforce Sunday as law in the EU. Watch out America! It's coming! He is testing the waters just like his man Bocchiocchi, and it will not be long before the Sunday Laws are forced in America. Remember I said this. Prior to becoming the Pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger held the position in the Vatican as head of The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith which was formally known as The Holy Office of the Inquisition and his job was to defend the faith. It was also his job to write encyclicals for Pope John Paul II. Now, who do you think wrote Dies Domini? Right! It was Joseph Ratzinger, who some call the Pope of the Inquisition. Foxe's Book of Martyrs details the suffering and death of Protestants executed during Queen Mary's attempt to turn England back to Rome. The Bible gives yet another clue. The Bible says:
5) He shall reign for 1260 years. (A day stands for a year in Bible prophecy, see Ezekiel 4:6; Num. 14:34). The Pope reigned supreme from 538 AD to 1798 AD, exactly 1260 years, until he was taken captive by General Berthier, the head of the French army, and taken prisoner to France where he soon died. The armies of Napoleon in Italy placed the Pope at the mercy of the French revolutionary government. As a matter of fact. Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi teaches that 538 AD is not a correct starting date for the 1260 year prophecy. He says Islam is as much a fulfillment of the first beast of Revelation 13 as is the papacy. Are you listening? He has been testing you for a long time, and now he is getting bolder as he leads you from one false position to another! Stay away from his tainted sauce, for when poison is mixed with good food, my friend, you take it unawares.
The Papacy suffered the "deadly wound" mentioned in Revelation 13:2, but the rest of the verse says "his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." Furthermore, Revelation 13:8 says: "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
The wound has been healing, friends, ever since 1929 when a significant event occurred when the Lateran Treaty was signed by Gasparri and Mussolini restoring power to the Pope, who was given the rule of Vatican City, a section of the city of Rome about 108.7 acres in extent. I have a copy of the article from the San Francisco: ""The Roman question tonight was a thing of the past, and the Vatican was at peace with Italy... In affixing the autographs to the memorable document, "Healing the wound of many years," extreme cordiality was displayed on both sides" The San Francisco Chronicle. Feb. 11, 1929. (For more see Wound Healed. Here is the postcard commemorating the signing of the Lateran Treaty.
Amazing, I wonder how many saw the connection in light of Bible prophecy?
Pope Benedict XVI, on September 9, 2007, called for "Sunday Worship as a Necessity for All." See Sunday Worship. Then on November 18, 2008, the same site reported that 'The Vatican wants a clause in EU law that would force every citizen in the European Union to rest on Sunday on September 9, 2007. See Sunday Law. Put the two messages from the two sites together, and it is not difficult to foresee a coming Sunday Law that forces rest and worship on Sunday.
John's prophecy in Revelation 13:3 says all the world "wondered", after the beast. Times have certainly changed. Protestant America, which was built upon the separation of church and state, and which had once protested the establishment of the papal power in this country, now welcomes her with open arms. In 1951, President Harry Truman asked the Senate to approve his nomination of an ambassador to the State of Vatican City, and America was plunged into a vortex of agony and protest. Truman finally withdrew his request after "hardly a Protestant church in the country failed to express its opposition formally and often acrimoniously," (Church State and Freedom, p. 302.
But, in 1984, things had change. President Ronald Reagan nomination of William A. Wilson as ambassador to Vatican City was quickly approved by the Senate, 81-13. The next event was unbelievable because of its swiftness with which it happened and the players involved. This event was the demise of Communism in Poland through the conspiring efforts of President Reagan and Pope John Paul II. Then in Special Double Issue of Time for December 26, 1994/January 2, 1995, John Paul II was featured once again on its cover as "The Man of the Year", and on October 9, 1995, issue of U.S. News featured John Paul II on its cover with the caption, "Honor thy Father".
And then there was St. Louis, January 26 and 27, 1999, when Pope John Paul II met with President Clinton who addressed him as Holy Father and bowed down and kissed his ring. Forty foot-soldiars and I courageously passed out 60,000 FREE BOOKS called Is the Virgin Mary Dead or Alive? (offer at the end of this article) to at least 40,000 of the 104,000 people exiting the largest indoor mass on American soil held in the Trans World Dome. Unbelievable! Prophecy is fast fulfilling before our eyes. Surely, all the world is wondering after the beast, and the deadly wound doesn't even have a scar! Where are the reformers today, especially when Rome is at the door, and in the camp?!
Oh, I almost forgot, someone sent me an email this week from Wikipedia that said, "During the Reformation, Martin Luther noted that "Benediktos" added up to 666 in Greek gematria, and he thought it might refer to a Pope named Benedict or to Benedictine monks. Gematria or gimatria, is a system of assigning numerical value to an alphabet (the word "gematria" is generally held to derive from Greek geōmetriā, "geometry), if you take the name Benedict, as in Pope Benedict XVI, and translate it to the Greek, Benediktos, it equals 666, just as does Vicarius Filii Dei when applied to Roman numerals. I figure, even if Bacchiocchi were right about the title, Vicarius Filii Dei, the number 666 now applies to one man!
Βε ν ε δ ι κ τ ο σς TOTAL
2 5 50 5 4 10 20 300 70 200 = 666
Take time now and weigh the evidence for yourself. Visit these two wesites for incredible evidence proving Dr. Bocchiocchi is wrong in his position against Vicarius Filii Dei and other points of Theology: Bacchiocchi Rebuttal and Vicarius Filii Dei. Also to view Tiaras of the popes see Tiaras. The information will blow your mind.
In closing, PLEASE take heed to the following prophecy: "As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position, and join the ranks of the opposition. By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side. Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren. When Sabbath-keepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and by false reports and insinuations to stir up the rulers against them." The Great Controversy, 1888, p. 608.
P.S. I just sent out a bundle of Is the Virgin Mary Dead or Alive?, which I authored, for free to hundreds of people. It goes even deeper into the information I shared above. Over two and one half MILLION copies are in print, and it has been translated into seven langauges that I know of, including Arabic. If you DO NOT HAVE A COPY ALREADY and would like one, just send your name, address. city, and zip code, and l will mail you ONE copy for FREE. Please specify English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Modern Manna Ministries