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    March 1894

    “Rome’s Scheme for the United States and the World, and the End of It. (Continued .)” The Home Missionary, 6, 3, pp. 52-56.

    ATJ

    (Continued.)

    TURN to the thirteenth chapter of Revelation and read, beginning with the first verse, so that when we reach the particular verse that we are to study, you may see the point that is in it for yourself. The prophet says:—HOMI March 1894, page 52.1

    “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”HOMI March 1894, page 52.2

    And back in the previous chapter, verse 9, it is said that “the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil and Satan.” “And the dragon [that is, the Devil] gave him his power, and his seat and great authority.” “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed; and all the world wondered after the beast.”HOMI March 1894, page 52.3

    Now you know well enough that the only power that ever arose after that was written, that excited worldwide wonder, was the papal power, succeeding to pagan Rome. That Scripture was written in the days of pagan Rome, and there was to come after that a power that would excite the attention and the wonder of all the world. And the only power that did so was the papal power.HOMI March 1894, page 52.4

    “And they worshiped the dragon [the devil] which gave power unto the beast; and they worshiped the beast.” Mark it; they worshiped. That is in the past tense. They worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” Again, it was the only power that ever arose after that passage was written, of which it could be said that it was universal, and that called forth such astonished inquiries as these: Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? The papacy was the only power of such universal sway that ever was in the world after this Scripture was written, after pagan Rome passed away. She made and unmade kings and emperors by her power and at her will. She gave kingdoms and nations to this king or that, as best suited her purpose. Ireland to-day is groaning under the power of England, solely because the pope gave Ireland to the king of England. That was when it could be said, and was said, “Who is like unto him, and who is able to make war with him?”HOMI March 1894, page 52.5

    “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months [1260 days, and each day for a year, prophetic time]. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”HOMI March 1894, page 53.1

    All of that is in the past tense. Now the next verse: “All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him.” The word in the previous verses is, They did it. This verse points to the future, and says: They shall do it.HOMI March 1894, page 53.2

    “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.”HOMI March 1894, page 53.3

    This scripture is a sketch of the history of the papacy as to what it has done, and what it is to do. And what it is to do is to get all that dwell upon the earth to worship it. That shows that Rome’s power over the world is to be regained. And the fulfillment of it here is the very scheme that Leo XIII has mapped out for the people of the United States that through the United States government he proposes to bring “all humanity” back into his hands, and under his sway. And by this scripture everybody in this world may know that that scheme of Leo’s will succeed, so far as Rome’s idea goes. After this success, however, there comes what Rome does not expect.HOMI March 1894, page 53.4

    But I want you to see that it is stated again, yes, twice more, so that the scripture has abundantly shown all this beforehand, that we may all know of it and escape it. Turn to the seventh chapter of Daniel 21st and 22nd verses:—HOMI March 1894, page 53.5

    “I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 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.”HOMI March 1894, page 53.6

    Every kingdom in this passage shows that the “until” refers only to the end of the world. Therefore it shows that the papacy is to make war with the saints until the very end of the world. Now since shortly after the Reformation, and by the power and influence of the Reformation and its principles, the power of the papacy to war upon the people of God, was much weakened and finally broken. And especially since 1870, she has had no governmental authority or power in her own hands to make war with the saints of God anywhere on the earth. Yet there stands the record that she is going to do it until the day that the saints enter into the kingdom of God. And that is at the end of the world. For it is when “the Ancient of days come,” and this is certainly at the coming of Jesus Christ; for it is written:—HOMI March 1894, page 53.7

    “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.”HOMI March 1894, page 53.8

    And in the 25th verse of the 8th chapter of Daniel, it says:—HOMI March 1894, page 53.9

    “He shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many; he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”HOMI March 1894, page 53.10

    That is, he shall be broken by the power of God at the coming of the Lord, in the glory of his power. And thus says Daniel, he made war with the saints of the Most High and prevailed against them until the Ancient of days came, until the Lord comes and the kingdom of God is set up,—until the time comes that the saints possess the kingdom; and until the time comes that judgment is given to the saints of the Most High. And it is written, “Judge nothing before the time until the Lord come.” And that is the end of the world. Therefore this passage shows that the papacy is to regain power and use it against the people of God till the end of the world. And so again it is seen that this very scheme here laid out by Leo XIII,—through the United States to bring back to the papacy Europe and all humanity,—was pointed out by the Lord nearly 2500 years ago. And in it, too, he pointed out the end of the world. And therefore it is, and is true, that the end of the world is in these things, and is the end of these things, that the papacy is doing before the eyes of the people of the United States and of the world. Now another one. Turn to the 18th chapter of Revelation, beginning with the first verse:—HOMI March 1894, page 53.11

    “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.”HOMI March 1894, page 54.1

    Back in the 17th chapter this Babylon is described, and you know what the description is,—a woman sitting upon a scarlet-colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.HOMI March 1894, page 54.2

    “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.”HOMI March 1894, page 54.3

    That is the Babylon here described,—the whole combination, mother and daughters.HOMI March 1894, page 54.4

    “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her; for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”HOMI March 1894, page 54.5

    These last words are the ones which we are to study just now.HOMI March 1894, page 54.6

    She is not saying that now. Ever since 1870 she has been lamenting her widowhood, she has been bemoaning her afflictions, she has been hourly pouring out her sorrows, and lamenting before the world in what a sad condition she is. And Cardinal Gibbon’s book expresses that same thing, as to how the pontiff “is made to drink deep of the chalice of affliction,” how he is “at this moment” “a viritual [sic.] prisoner in his own house,” and “in the houses of his enemies,” and so on. And all the affliction there can possibly be about it, and all the sorrow that can possibly be in it, is that while it is thus, the papacy has no power to wield against those who will not bow to her will. The finest palace on the earth is the pope’s; wealth untold is pouring in from all over the world all the time, to line with gold the cup from which he “drinks deep” his sorrow and afflictions.HOMI March 1894, page 54.7

    But that is the condition of things, and that Babylonish woman is sorrowing; she is lamenting loudly. And the fact is that she is a widow. As stated awhile ago, ever since 1870 when Victor Emmanual entered Rome and made it his capital, and took from the church her temporal dominions,—from that time she has not been able to sit as a queen; and from that time she has had no husband. Consequently from that time she has had sorrow, and has lamented it aloud before the world, so that now she cannot say and is not saying in her heart that she is a queen and no widow. But this Scripture says that she will say in her heart, “I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see now sorrow.” That shows therefore that the time does come when she can say and does say this again.HOMI March 1894, page 54.8

    There was a time when she could say it. There was a time when every kingdom in Europe was her husband, and she was living in adulterous connection with all of them at once. Then it could not be said by any means that she was a widow. Through these she rule the world as sovereign queen of all. But now she is no queen; now she is a widow; now she is lamenting; now she is sorrowing. The time comes however again when she says, “I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.” This shows that she will draw all of her husbands back. And then she will be so gald that she has once more the power to do as she did before, and persecute to the death all who will not do his bidding, that she exultingly exclaims in her heart, “I sit a queen, and am no widow.”HOMI March 1894, page 54.9

    And “she glorifies herself” again “and lives deliciously,” and the next verse but one, says “the kings of the earth lived deliciously with her.” At that time when she again glorifies herself and lives deliciously, the kings of the earth are again living deliciously with her, and committing fornication again with her. So that the whole plan, the whole chapter, shows that she gets back all her husbands, and then with them lives deliciously, and glorifies herself and exults over it all, and says “I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.” And that very scheme Leo XIII has mapped out, and is carrying on by Satolli in the United States for all the world, to-day. And it was also mapped out here by the Lord 1800 years ago, that all may know of it beforehand and escape the fearful consequences of it.HOMI March 1894, page 54.10

    Well then what follows? The record goes on, so I read it without any comment now:—HOMI March 1894, page 54.11

    “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her; for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.”HOMI March 1894, page 55.1

    There is a controversy between her to-day and the people who will worship God in spite of her; there is a controversy between her and those who will follow the word of God in spite of her. And that controversy continues until the last day, and to those who contend against her it is promised:—HOMI March 1894, page 55.2

    “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name [a complete victdory over the whole wicked combination], stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.”HOMI March 1894, page 55.3

    And it is so. On which side in this controversy do you stand?HOMI March 1894, page 55.4

    Let us read a little more of this judgment upon her. It is all here:—HOMI March 1894, page 55.5

    “Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.”HOMI March 1894, page 55.6

    And we too shall see her funeral, thank the Lord. “Come out of her my people,” saith the Lord.HOMI March 1894, page 55.7

    “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more.”HOMI March 1894, page 55.8

    No, sir. She declared a boycott—she and the “Protestant” churches; mother and daughters declared a boycott upon everybody, that they should not buy nor sell unless they would keep Sunday—and it has already begun. To her boycott the merchants surrendered and made capital out of their Sunday observance, to get the trade of Babylon. But, lo! it is written, the day comes when they find that the boycott will do them no good, “for no man,” not even Babylon herself, “buyeth their merchandise any more.” I would rather stand the boycott and have nothing, and be on the Lord’s side, than to surrender to the boycott and have nothing either.HOMI March 1894, page 55.9

    And this, too, it was pointed out that she would do:—HOMI March 1894, page 55.10

    “And he [the beast, the papacy] had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”HOMI March 1894, page 55.11

    And she bids the image of the beast to issue that decree that they ought to be killed.HOMI March 1894, page 55.12

    “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”HOMI March 1894, page 55.13

    That is the boycott that is to be carried on. Nobody can buy or sell the merchandise of the earth without surrendering to Babylon and keeping Sunday, so as to get her traffic. But the day comes when God rises up, and she fails, and no man can either buy or sell her merchandise any more. Surrender to the boycott will do no good. Nothing will do but to leave her altogether. Cut loose from her skirts, and from the skirts of the Protestants that are hanging to her skirts. “Come out of her my people,” saith the Lord. “Come out of her, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive no of her plagues.”HOMI March 1894, page 55.14

    We have before given the literal facts from the official records, and have read the statement of all the parties, that the Protestant churches of the United States required Congress to set up Sunday instead of the Sabbath, and require by law the keeping of the Sunday of the papacy instead of the Sabbath of the Lord. They took the Sabbath of the Lord out of the fourth commandment, and put the Sunday of the papacy in its stead. They thus definitely by a governmental act, set up the sign of Rome’s authority, which is Sunday, in the place of the sign of God’s authority which is Sabbath; and now propose to compel all the people of the United States, even at the point of bayonet, to wear Rome’s badge, instead of leaving them free to wear the Lord’s, just as they choose, and just as the Lord leaves them free. So that no there is a controversy between the Lord and the papacy with apostate Protestantism as to whether men shall wear the badge of Rome, or whether they will wear the seal of the living God, which he puts upon them who will receive him,—a controversy as to whether they will receive the seal of God, or shall receive the mark of the beast, or his name, or the number of his name. And there is going to be a great company that will gladly receive and wear the seal of the living God, and so have the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark and over the number of his name, and stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Thank the Lord. And of those who receive the mark of the papacy and surrender to her boycott to keep their business, no man buyeth their merchandise any more.HOMI March 1894, page 55.15

    “The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, and cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.”HOMI March 1894, page 56.1

    Her power covers all the realm of traffic, you see. That is how no man can buy or sell except those who do her bidding.HOMI March 1894, page 56.2

    But she loses it all, for—HOMI March 1894, page 56.3

    “The fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing. And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.HOMI March 1894, page 56.4

    “Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.”HOMI March 1894, page 56.5

    Thank the Lord! There is her funeral. And we are going to see it. And we are not going to weep there. God has written the requiem long ago, and it is soon to be sung.HOMI March 1894, page 56.6

    A. T. JONES.

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