This Revelation Timeline Decoded post is about a Facebook explanation from Dr. Stephen Pidgeon about The Beast Rising From the Sea.
This is one of the worst explanations of the sea beast of Revelation 13 that I’ve ever watched. Dr. Stephen Pidgeon overwhelms you with historical facts which are misapplied to the prophecy. He reads Hebrew and Greek passages which doesn’t help anyone who doesn’t speak those languages. He replaces words to create a whole new meaning for a passage. And the bottom line is that his long explanations about prophecy fulfillment are wrong.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon talked about a lot of things that have nothing to do with Revelation 13. It’s hard to summarize all of his explanations, so I’ll just focus on the main points that he made.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon says that the beast in Revelation 17:7-8 is the Third Reich.
Revelation 17 describes the harlot Roman Catholic Church which is led by the antichrist beast Popes of Rome. John couldn’t comprehend that a ‘Christian’ church would symbolically carry out the Babylonian Mystery Religion and that they would be drunk with the blood of the saints, so the angel helps John see how it came to be.
The purple and scarlet robes of the Roman Catholic priests, the golden cup of their blasphemous Eucharist ceremony, their slaughter of tens of millions saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition, leave no doubt as to who the harlot church of Revelation 17 is, and who the beast that she rides on is, the antichrist beast Popes of Rome who reigned in power for 1260 years during the sea-beast phase of the Roman beast kingdom.
Yet Dr. Stephen Pidgeon is not telling you that!
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon the seven kings of the Revelation 17 are Popes the last seven Popes of Rome.
Here’s a screen shot of his explanation.
Here’s Revelation 17:10-11 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
First all all, he removed John Paul I from the list, saying that he shouldn’t have been a pope. Sorry, that’s not how it works! The Roman Catholic church recognizes him as a pope. The reason that Dr. Stephen Pidgeon removed him is that it causes a problem with his explanation.
The passage says that the sixth king exists for only a short space, but Benedict XVI has been Pope since 2005 which is not a short space. He says that the Third Reich is the eight king.
Here’s the fulfillment of Revelation 17:10-11.
Messiah tells us that references in Revelation are according to what John saw at the time that it was written down, “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.”
At the time that John wrote Revelation, five forms of the Roman kingdom had come and gone; 1) Kings, 2) Consuls, 3) Dictators, 4) Decemvirs, and 5) Military Tribunes.
The sixth form of the Roman government was the Imperial head, commencing with Octavian, better known as Augustus Caesar. This form of government existed in John’s day and was in power until the last Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.
During the ‘short space‘ until the 8th head would arrive; the seventh head of the Roman beast was the Dukedom of Rome. Renowned historian Edward Gibbons tells us that Italy was divided unequally between the kingdom of the Lombards and the Exarchate of Ravenna.
John was being told that the antichrist beast Popes who lead the harlot church of Rome, would rise to power after the seven forms of government of the Roman Empire. The Popes of Rome were empowered by Eastern Emperor Justinian in 538 AD, which was a ‘short space‘ after the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 AD.
Read Revelation 17 – Mystery Babylon
How Dr. Stephen Pidgeon doesn’t understand this fulfillment is beyond me because the great theologians of history proclaimed it.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon says that Revelation 17:12-13 points to future fulfillment of ten kings.
The ten kings are pointing to the ten leaders of the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire. The Popes demanded that they bow to his authority.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon says that the lion of Daniel 7:4 is the British empire.
The four beasts of Daniel 7 are the same four beast kingdoms that were described in Daniel 2, only now more information is given.
The head of gold in Daniel 2, the lion of Daniel 7, was the empire of Babylon. The kingdom of Babylon was strong, courageous and fierce as a lion; and they used the lion as a symbol.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon that the bear in Daniel 7:5 is Russia.
The chest of silver in Daniel 2, the bear of Daniel 7, was the Medo-Persian Empire. Like a bear, their army was huge, up to 1.5 million people, and they overwhelmed the enemy with their size.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon that the leopard in Daniel 7:6 is the European Union.
The waist of brass in Daniel 2, the leopard of Daniel 7, was the Grecian Empire. Alexander the Great and his Grecian army were smaller, so they were able to move swiftly like a leopard and were agile in their battles.
Read The Beasts Of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon says that the ten horns of the fourth beast in Daniel 7 is comprised of the Pope, three from UK, three from EU and three from Russia.
The ten kings are pointing to the ten leaders of the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire. It’s the same ten horns in the sea beast narrative of Revelation 13.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon says that the little horn of Daniel 7:8 could be from the UK.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon says that the little horn of Daniel 7:23-25 is an end times leader.
Daniel told us in Daniel 7 that the Little Horn would rise up among the ten horns and that he would pluck out three of the horns. This was fulfilled when the Pope eliminated three of the ten Roman kingdoms (the Heruli, Vandals and Ostrogoths), because they would not bow down to his authority.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon says that Revelation 13:2 looks like the re-emerged Reich of the EU.
The sea beast phase of the Roman beast kingdom was led by the antichrist beast Popes of Rome, who controlled the Roman beast for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 A.D.
John is telling us the same thing as Daniel, that the Popes of Rome would reign for 1,260 years, and speaking blasphemies, proclaiming to be God and to forgive sins.
Read the sea beast of Revelation 13
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon changed the meaning of the deadly head wound in Revelation 13:3.
He rephrased it to say ‘And they beheld the first of his heads which died, and his deadly plaque was worshipped, and all the world admired and followed the venomous beast.’
He is changing the meaning of Scripture, which is forbidden!
The head that is being referred to is office of the Western Roman Emperor, which ended in 476 AD during the fourth trumpet judgment, thus the head was killed. The Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic power as a church/state, and they took the Emperor’s title of Pontifex Maximus, and the ‘deadly head wound‘ was healed.
The ten horns of the fourth beast of Daniel 7 foretold that the Roman Empire would split into ten civil kingdoms, and that a little horn, the Popes of Rome, would rise up among them, and pluck out three of the kingdoms that did not bow down to his authority. They subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms, the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals.
The restrainer that the Apostle Paul was referring to was the Roman Emperors, who held back the Popes from taking power. Once the last Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 A.D., the Popes rose to power, and were given civil and ecclesiastic authority over Rome; healing the deadly head wound, as they took the Emperors title of Pontifex Maximus, leader of the church and state. They sit among the followers of Messiah, which is the temple of God, and they proclaimed to be God.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon assigns the supposed plaque in Revelation 13:3 to the CV jab and that people ‘worship’ the media who promotes the CV. He says that people are worshiping the medicine pole, the medical community, and that you can’t make war with a syringe.
That is totally out of context with the passage, which is about the antichrist beast Popes reigning in power for 1260 years, from 538-1798 AD. If kings opposed the Pope, they were removed from power.
In this we see that his explanations serve to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast Popes of Rome and the historical fulfillment of prophecy. His explanations are a severe abuse of Scripture!
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon says that the US is Babylon.
Once again, he is deflecting blame away from Rome, as Babylon is pointing to Rome in which the Babylonian Mystery Religion is carried out.
Honestly, he is either too smart to understand prophecy fulfillment or he’s a Jesuit coadjutor! There really isn’t any middle ground as his explanations are severely flawed and they serve to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast Pope and the false prophet Jesuit Superior General. Sadly, many people are being misled by his explanations.
I’ve posted a Revelation Timeline Decoded study series which shows you the fulfillment of most of the prophecies in Revelation during the last 1,900 years; which proves that what Dr. Stephen Pidgeon is teaching is wrong.
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2 thoughts on “Stephen Pidgeon Revelation 13 Beast Rising From the Sea”
Stephen Pidgeon is right on .
No Laurie, Stephen Pidgeon is giving false explanations which are contrary to the great theologians of the 16th-20th century, who all taught the historical fulfillment of Revelation since the first century. I prove it out in my YouTube Revelation Timeline Decoded video series and in my book.
I pray that you will pursue truth not to defend a belief, for the enemy has worked hard to deceive the end times saints so that they don’t understand how the end-times will play out and they’re unprepared for Messiah’s return.