Mark of the Beast I

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Posted by Rand Winburn on March 08, 2001 at 12:51:56:

The Roman Catholic Church admits to giving the infamous Mark of the Beast. All references below are from the Church Magisterium.

Nova Vulgata:
Rev. 13:16-17 "Et facit omnes pusillos et magnos et divites et pauperes et liberos et servos accipere characterem in dextera manu sua aut in frontibus suis, et ne quis possit emere aut vendere, nisi qui habet characterem, nomen bestiae aut numerum nominis eius. "

Characterem = mark of the Beast Antichrist.

This mark is given in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and holy orders.

The Council of Trent confirms:
The Seventh Session
CANON IX.-If any one saith, that, in the three sacraments, Baptism, to wit, Confirmation, and Order, there is not imprinted in the soul a character, that is, a certain spiritual and indelible Sign, on account of which they cannot be repeated; let him be anathema.

Original Latin Trent text reads:
"Si quis dixerit, in tribus sacramentis, baptismo scilicet, confirmatione et ordine, non imprimi characterem in anima, hoc est signum quoddam spirituale et indelebile, unde ea iterari non possunt: a. s."

This Mark is alleged to be indelible, given through the sign of the cross on the subject's forehead by the right hand of the priest or bishop.

Coincidence or prophecy fulfilled?

Rand Winburn
Protestant Reformation Publications