“The Papacy Is The Antichrist” is a classic work By Rev. J. A. WYLIE, LL.D. James Aitken Wylie (1808-1890) was a Scottish historian of religion and Presbyterian minister. He was a prolific writer and is most famous for writing The History of Protestantism.
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The following demonstration is rested on no narrow basis. Its two postulates, like two posterns, admit us into the edifice, but they are not its foundations. The whole economy of Redemption, and the whole course of History are the broad substructions on which the argument is based and built up; and the author humbly submits that it cannot be overturned, or the conclusion arrived at set aside, without dislocating and shaking the structure of both Revelation and providence. The same line of proof which establishes that Christ is the promised Messiah, conversely applied, establishes that the Roman system is the predicted Apostacy. In the life of Christ we behold the converse of what the Antichrist must be; and in the prophecy of the Antichrist we are shown the converse of what Christ must be, and was. And when we place the Papacy between the two, and compare it with each, we find, on the one hand, that it is the perfect converse of Christ as seen in His life; and, on the other, that it is the perfect image of the Antichrist, as shown in the prophecy of him. We conclude, therefore, that if Jesus of Nazareth be the Christ, the Roman Papacy is the Antichrist.
- Chapter I. The Term ‘Antichrist.’
- Chapter II. Antichrist portrayed before his Birth.
- CHAPTER III. Antichrist an enemy under a mask.
- CHAPTER IV. Antichrist no Atheist or Communist.
- CHAPTER V. The Two Mysteries of the Bible.
- CHAPTER VI. Unfolding of the Two Mysteries.
- CHAPTER VII. The pastor becomes a Monarch –Ten Centuries of climbing.
- CHAPTER VIII. The King with the Three Crowns -The Vicar.
- CHAPTER IX. The ‘All-Power’ of Christ and of Antichrist.
- CHAPTER X. ‘Signs and wonders’ of Christ and of Antichrist.
- CHAPTER XI. Antichrist’s ‘signs and wonders’ of Terror.
- CHAPTER XIII. The Culmination of the Parallelism- An Enthronization.
- CHAPTER XIV. Antichrist’s usurpation over Kings and Nations.
- CHAPTER XVI. Man of Sin and Son of Perdition.
- CHAPTER XVII. Antichrist -his Doom.
- CHAPTER XVIII. Does not the likeness fit?