(The Jesus of Mormonism, is an entirely different person, as official publications clearly reveal. The Mormon ‘Savior’ is not the second person of the Christian Trinity, since Mormons reject the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, and He is not even a careful replica of the New Testament Redeemer. In Mormon theology Christ, as a pre-existent spirit, was not only the spirit brother of the devil (as alluded to in the Pearl of Great Price, Moses 4:1-4 and later reaffirmed by Brigham Young in theJournal of Discourses, 13:282), but celebrated his own marriage to ‘Mary and Martha, and the other Mary,’ at Cana of Galilee, ‘whereby he could see his seed, before he was crucified’ (Apostle Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, 4:259; 2:82). The Mormon concept of the Virgin Birth, alone, insults God and distinguishes the Mormon ‘Christ’ from the Christ of the Bible.) Copied.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:4).
We have discovered that the dragon is Satan, and that all the Gentile heads derived their power from him. It has always been Satan’s ambition to receive worship and total power. He will have that for a brief time through a man who will sell himself completely to him and Judas did. Satan will receive worship through the one willing to represent him. By worshiping the one, they ignorantly worshiped the other.
That man is called:
Antichrist (1 John 2:18).
- Assyrian (Isaiah 10:20-27; Isaiah 30:18-33; Isaiah 31:4-32:20; Micah 5:3-15).
- King of Babylon (Isaiah 14:4).
- The little horn (Daniel 7:8, 24; Daniel 8:9,23).
- The King of Fierce Countenance (Daniel 8:23).
- The Prince that shall come ( Daniel 9:26-27).
- King of the north (Daniel 11:5-45).
- Man of sin (2 Thes. 2:1-12).
- Son of perdition (2 Thes. 2:1-12).
- The Wicked (Isaiah 11:4).
- That Wicked (2 Thess. 2:8-12).
- The Beast (Daniel 7:11; Rev. 13).
The image of a seven-headed beast is formed from the masses, and is a “snapshot” of all seven kingdoms in one picture. They do not exist simultaneously, yet, except in the vision and in character. This is illustrated in the vision of Nebuchadnezzar. “Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” (Daniel 2:37-43).
At the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s vision only one head was in existence – Babylon. The other three, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome, came years later. The vision in the book of Daniel did not reveal the two heads which preceded Babylon, but they are seen on John’s beast: Egypt and Assyria.
The beast which existed in John’s day, while he was on the island of Patmos, was the 4th, kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar’s vision. The same kingdom is the 6th head on John’s vision.
“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. 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.” (Revelation 13:2-3).
Scripture is clear that there are evil angels behind each of the seven heads who are also classified as beasts. In the Book of Daniel we see that angels rule over the kingdoms of men. They represent them and fight battles for them. While Daniel was in prayer, an angel came to strengthen him and inform him that God had heard his prayers. He would have arrived sooner, but was hindered by an evil angel (beast) called “the Prince of the kingdom of Persia.” Michael, the archangel, who represents God’s people, Israel, was sent to aid the angel (Daniel 10:13, 21).
After further encouragement, the ministering angel told Daniel that he must now go and continue his fight with the prince of Persia. Furthermore, he said, the prince of Grecia would come soon after he departed (Daniel 10:20). These are angelic creatures who are the unseen princes of the Gentile kingdoms. They too are seen a “beast.”
Dake says concerning this prince, “The prince of Grecia is the satanic ruler prince of the Grecian Empire that caused Alexander the Great to be so successful in 13 years as to destroy the Medo-Persian Empire completely. This prince of Grecia is the spirit now confined to the abyss who will come out in the last days and cause the human Antichrist to revive the old Grecian Empire, so that they all can oppose Jesus Christ at Armageddon.”
As the kingdoms of this world were destroyed, God restrained these satanic angels to different confinements. Some were confined in the EuphratesRiver; others were assigned to the pit (Revelation 9:1-3, 14; 11:7). One of the princes, which come out of the pit, is the angelic prince of Grecia, and is called a beast (Revelation 11:7; 17:8).
This beast will empower the Antichrist. He will make war on the two witnesses and kill them. It is this Grecian beast that will be raised from the pit, whose deadly wound was healed, and will lead a revised Roman Empire, through the Antichrist.
The Antichrist’s kingdom is symbolized by the leopard to show its swiftness; the bear shows its cruelty; and the lion shows its dominion and power. The whole kingdom was energized by Satan.
One should note that the dragon also has seven heads and ten horns. This shows how interconnected Satan and his earthly kingdoms are. The Antichrist has great power and authority. These are delegated to him by Satan and directed by the beast, the prince of Grecia, from the pit.
The Antichrist will take over the ten kings, and their kingdoms within the boundaries of the old Roman empire, and thus acquire their wealth and their armies. He will rule with absolute power and will be a military dictator. Those under his leadership will see him as invincible and believe that no power can conquer him. How wrong they are.
“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. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” (Revelation 13:5-6).