note v

Let us investigate the character of the little horn item by item as what the text enumerated so we could see the reason why it is fulfilled unmistakably to the papacy: 

1. Speak great words against the highest- 

"all ye are brethren" (Matt. 23:8), Christ said, but the statement below is opposite:

          "Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every    human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff." -- Bull of Pope Boniface VIII promulgated November 18, 1302 (click here for the full copy of the letter)

     And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins,.."   Luke 5:20,21,24   

2. Wear out the saints of the highest- The persecution headed by the Roman Catholic Church, direct or indirect, was already admitted by the number of books published by this church. The following are excerpts from several books gathered referring to the church's persecution:

3. think to change times and laws-  The issue of changing times and laws does not need so much argument for the Catholic Church herself admitted the fact.

              "The pope is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws... The pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as a vicegerent of God upon the earth." Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotica, "Papa" art. 2, translated.

Their list of the Ten Commandments is so different compared with what is enumerated in the Bible: 

3. they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. --In Daniel chapter 4:23, the word "time" denotes one year, two times could be signified by the plural, two years, and the dividing of time or half a time is half a year.  According to Cardinal H. Manning, "...for twelve hundred years the Bishops of Rome have reigned as temporal princes." Historically, the pope of Rome was taken captive by Gen. Bertier in 1798. Going back from A.D. 538 (the year when Belisirus drove out the Visigoths from Rome) to 1798, it will take 1,260 years, the space of time the Cardinal estimated. For more information, please click here.