Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff. – Pope Boniface, 1302
Do you confess?
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, in whom, by the appointment of the Father, all power for the calling, institution, order or government of the church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign manner; neither can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof, but is that antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God; whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) Chapter XXVI:4 Of the Church
If you have spent anytime reading this blog there should be little doubt that I lean toward Historicism and I try to encourage my brothers and sisters to “seek the old paths” on prophetic understanding. Recently I was discussing biblical prophecy with a friend and the question was posed, “is there exegetical proof for the proclamations and confessions of the Reformed churches concerning Rome and Antichrist?” I have not been gifted the ability to teach and I recognize that, but I can encourage others to pray, read and study the scriptures to find the answers. Articulating the Historicist view better than I could ever do is H. G. Guinness. If you take the time to study Daniel and Revelation with the help of men such as Luther, Calvin, Knox, Elliott and Guinness you will find the clutter of modern futurist and preterist arguments convoluted and simply wrong. Below are a list of free eBooks in pdf, epub and other formats by E. B. Elliott and H.G. Guinness:
Titles by Elliott:
Titles by Guinness:
Yours in the Lord,