What else does the prophecy say the little horn would do?
"And he shall think to change the times and the law." Dan. 7: 25, third clause, R.V.
NOTES-"The little horn, further, shall think to change times. The description applies, in all its
force, to the systematic perversion of God's words by which all promises of millennial glory are wrested
from their true sense, and referred to the dominion and grandeur of the Church of Rome. The orator of the
Pope, for instance, in the Lateran Council, declares that in the submission of all nations to Leo the
prophecy was fulfilled: 'All kings shall fall down and worship Him; all nations shall serve and obey Him.'
The same antichristian feature appears in those advocates of the Papacy who would clear it from the guilt
of actual idolatry, because 'it is part of that church from which the idols are utterly abolished.' Thus are the
times changed; but only in the vain 'thoughts' of dreamers who see false visions and divine lying
divinations; because the visible glory of Christ's kingdom remains still to be revealed."
."The First Two Visions of Daniel," Rev. T. R. Birks, M.A., London, 1845, pages 257, 258.
' Although the Ten Commandments, the law of God, are found in the Roman Catholic versions of
the Scriptures, as they were originally given, yet the faithful are instructed from the catechisms of the
church, and not directly from the Bible. As it appears in these, the law of God has been changed and
virtually re-enacted by the papacy. Furthermore, communicants not only receive the law from the church,
but they deal with the church concerning any alleged infractions of that law, and when they have satisfied
the ecclesiastical authorities, the whole matter is settled.
The second commandment, which forbids the making of, and bowing down to, images, is omitted
in Catholic catechisms, and the tenth, which forbids coveting, is divided into two.
As evidence of the change which has been made in the law of God by the papal power, and that it
acknowledges the change and claims the authority to make it, note the following from Roman Catholic
publications:"Question.-Have you any other way of proving that the church has power to institute festivals of
"Answer.-Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists
agree with her-she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the
observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority."-"A Doctrinal
Catechism," Rev Stephen Keenan, page 174. Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, Archbishop of New
"Ques.-How prove you that the church bath power to command feasts and holy days?
"Ans- By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and
therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts
commanded by the same church.
"Ques.-How prove you that?
"Ans.-Because by keeping Sunday they acknowledge the church's power to ordain feasts, and to
command them under sin: and by not keeping the rest by her commanded, they again deny, in fact, the
same power."-- 'An Abridgement of the Christian Doctrine," composed in 1649, by Rev. Henry Tuberville,
D.D., of the English College of Douay; New York, John Doyle, 1883, page 58.
"Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday, to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile
work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read
the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of
Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify." "The Faith of Our Fathers," by James Cardinal Gibbons, Baltimore, John Murphy & Co., 1893, page iii.
All Roman Catholic writers agree in this teaching. See page 133.
Upon what basis has Christ taught us to ask forgiveness?
Of what were the works of Abraham an evidence?
While at the high priest's house, how did Peter deny Him?
Whom did Christ say the Holy Spirit would glorify?
Why did Adam call his wife's name Eve?
9. What prophetic period extends to the time of the cleansing of the sanctuary, or the investigative judgment?
When Elijah was about to take a forty days journey, how was he strengthened for it?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle