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In 1590, a Jesuit named Francisco Ribera (1537-1591) had begun to write commentaries explaining away those scriptures that plainly taught of the Catholic Church as an element of the Antichrist system. Specifically, Ribera wrote a commentary in 1590 that placed a whole new spin on Daniel 9:27. Ribera became the first theologian in over 1500 years to teach that the “he” in Daniel 9:27 who confirmed the covenant and put an end to sacrifice was actually antichrist and not the Messiah.
It had been the uniform teaching of the church since the death of Christ that the “he” who had put an end to all sacrifices on the Cross was Jesus Christ. But the Jesuits needed to create a NEW concept of antichrist, one that was not so easily identified with Rome. By creating the concept of a seven year tribulation, transported way into the future, Ribera was able to divert attention from the most blatant antichrist that had his seat in Papal Rome (George E. Ladd, “The Blessed Hope,” Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Copyright © 1956, pp. 37-38
Ribera's primary apparatus was the seventy weeks. He taught that Daniel's 70th week was still in the future. Does this supposition sound familiar? This is exactly the scenario used by Hal Lindsey and a multitude of other current prophecy teachers. (Robert Caringola, “Seventy Weeks: The Historical Alternative,” Abundant Life Ministries Reformed Press, Copyright © 1991, p. 35).
above citation taken from Michael Bunker, “Swarms of Locusts,” Copyright © 2002, Refugio Publishers, Smyer, TX, pp. 52, 52
We are much further along than most people realize. Look at the current global situation. We are in an information war; however, can your moral conscience recognize the truth amidst a sea of lies put forth by:
Are you really paying attention. Are you WATHCHING!
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