JESUIT ORIGNS OF
By Rand Winburn
these New Testament last days which comprise the Church Age, the last age
before the return of Christ to judge the world, Christ and His Apostles were
not sparse in their warnings to Christians respecting the false Christs –
Antichrists – and false prophets, Antichrist’s ministers, who would arise
working signs and wonders to deceive, if it were possible, even the very Elect.
Included in their signs and wonders would be false doctrines which pertain to
the End Times and Revelation. Satan realized the necessity of perverting the
Doctrine of Last Things – eschatology – because much of eschatology pertains to
the rise and reign of Antichrist, the head of Satan’s counterfeit Church, whom
the world and unregenerate professing Christians do not recognize as evil.
Satan would like to keep it that way.
Paul’s 2nd Epistle to the Thessalonians, always considered a key prophecy pertaining to
Antichrist, begins chapter two with the subject of Christ’s return. His
disciples had received a false report concerning this doctrine. They were told
by unknown persons that Christ’s return was about to occur. Paul calls the
report a deception, completely false, perpetrated by deceivers with the
intent to mislead. Like the Spirit-taught teacher he was, Paul spells out the
order of events which must take place before Christ will return:
(1) Before Christ
comes, there must first come an apostasy, or falling away from the
truth, verse 3.
(2) Then must come the Man of Sin, Antichrist, verse 3.
(3) But before the Man of Sin can be revealed, that which hinders,
restrains and withholds the coming of the Man of Sin must first be taken out of
the way, verses 6-7.
Futurists pervert this elementary truth and sequence. They claim Christ comes
first for His Church – the ‘secret’ Rapture, snatching Christians out of the
world, taking away the restraining influence of Christianity and the Holy
Spirit, and then will the Man of Sin be revealed to the rest of the unbelieving
world. These false prophets teach Christ returns a 3rd time in judgment, exactly seven years later.
to these errors are additional falsehoods necessary to carry out their
The Antichrist is not the Pope of Rome.
The Antichrist is one, single individual.
The Antichrist will only arise at the end of the
world, during the last seven years.
The Antichrist will claim to be the Messiah,
misleading the Jews who receive him.
The Antichrist will sit in the rebuilt Temple in
Jerusalem proclaiming himself God, demanding worship.
The Antichrist will create a New World Religion.
The Antichrist will usher in a period of Great
Tribulation unheard of in the annals of history.
The symbolism in the Book of Revelation is to be taken
the vast majority of professing Christians do not know the origin of these
treacherous teachings. To reverse this ungodly trend, this present writer has
gathered together several key sources which teach Futurism for the purpose of
tracking the history of its teachings as to the meaning of the Book of
(1) 1582 Jesuit Rheims Bible Annotations which
teach the foundations of Futurism.
(2) 1590 Jesuit Ribera
Revelation Commentary, long known to be the first Futurist commentator
of the Revelation.
(3) 1867 J. N. Darby Synopsis of
the New Testament – Revelation, the acknowledged ‘father’ of
Dispensational Futurism, the most popular form taught today.
(4) 1909 Scofield Reference
Bible Annotations, the reference Bible which single-handedly promoted
the lie of Futurism with greater success than all publications which came
(5) 1973 Hal Lindsey Revelation
Commentary. This false teacher is the ‘father’ of modern-day Futurism.
All subsequent commentators follow his lead.
(6) 1982 Jack Van Impe
Revelation Commentary. Van Impe is a leader in the Futurist movement,
with a huge television audience.
(7) 1999 Tim LaHaye Revelation
Commentary. LaHaye is the king of the latest crop of false prophets to
arise in our generation. His Left Behind books have been purchased by
millions of deceived.
(8) In an Appendix, 1581
Futurist Treatise by Jesuit Cardinal Bellarmine, allegedly proving the
Pope is not the Antichrist. (1974 reprint, by Scolar Press, of a 1613
translation by Michael Walpole.)
offset the teachings of these false prophets, this present editor has compiled
a representation of Protestant Reformation commentaries on the Revelation which
answer Jesuit Futurism and the false annotations of the Jesuit Rheims Bible.
Thomas Cartwright, A Confutation of the Rhemists Translation,
Glosses, and Annotations of the New Testament, so far as they contain manifest
Impieties, Heresies, Idolatries, Superstitions, Prophanesse, Treasons,
Slanders, Absurdities, Falsehoods, and other evils.
William Fulke Revelation Commentary, Prælections upon the Sacred and
Holy Revelation of St. John, Translated from the Latin by George
(3) 1607 William Perkins, A
Godly and Learned Exposition or Commentary upon the three first Chapters of the
(4) 1644 David Pareus, A
Commentary upon the Divine Revelation of the Apostle and Evangelist John.
(5) 1847 E. B. Elliott Revelation Commentary, Horæ
addition, an Appendix reveals the Jesuit origin of the two-stage return of
Christ. Another Appendix compares the Futurist teaching of II Thess. 2 to that
of the Protestant Reformers.
is the sincere prayer of this present editor that our Lord would open the eyes and
ears of the Elect to the true interpretation of His all-important last message
to His Elect Bride.
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