With both branches of congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives being dominated by Republicans, many fear the prospect that the 8 years of progressivism and liberal policies and legislation brought in under the Obama Administration, will be repealed and replaced, especially under Donald Trump, who has pledged to do just that, and speedily. While many are fearing this, a more alarming reality that threatens every American’s constitutional rights exists and that is that there has been a consistent and significant increase of Roman Catholics in congress over the past 50 years. “The percentage of Catholics in the U.S. Congress has been steadily rising for the past 50 years, a Pew research study finds. The number of Protestants in Congress has dropped from 75% in 1961 to 56% today, while the share of Catholics has increased from 19% to 31% in the same time frame…The Congress has remained unvaried overall from a religious standpoint. The 115th Congress counts 91 percent of members who identify as Christians, comparable to the 95 percent of Christian members in 1961-62. The new Congress will count four more Catholic members compared to the previous one. The total number of Catholics in the 115th Congress is 168…Today one third of the House members identify as Catholic and 24 percent of members of the Senate.” Imagine that, a country that was established as a result of and response to Roman Catholic tyranny and in defiance of a Church and State Union, today has a significantly high representation in American politics as lawmakers. Roman Catholics are proudly gloating about this and widely publicizing the findings, carrying them on nearly all Roman Catholic websites, as if to say that America is no longer a nation run by protestants or even a nation that respects its constitutional amendments, one of which reads,“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
This research is quite telling and reveals the certainty that the time has come for America to speak as a dragon. Of the percentages given in the research, those who were accounted for are the individuals that openly profess a religious affiliation, while others who are Jesuits are not considered, not to mention the professed Protestants or other representatives who are essentially Roman Catholic doctrinally and in their thinking and are willing to follow every suggestion at Pope Francis’ behest. When assuming a political office, politicians, especially those of the Roman Catholic faith, acknowledge that the claims of the church or the Pope supersede those of the position he/she holds is sworn into as a politician. It must also be considered that 5 (formerly 6 before the death of Antonin Scalia in 2016) of the 9 Supreme Court Justices are professedly Roman Catholic, that is 67%. The three other justices identify as Jews, which means that there is not one Protestant on the bench. This is the branch of government that judges and interprets laws.
The prophecy of Revelation 13 is about to be completely fulfilled. Revelation 13:11 depicts the rise of the United States of America as a beast having lamblike horns but speaking as a dragon. “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” This beast, the United States, forms an image to the first beast, the leopard-like beast, Roman Catholicism, described in Revelation 13:1-10. In forming this image to the Papacy, America acknowledges Roman Catholic authority and by legislation will have her decrees enforced, principally the National Sunday Law; thus the Mark of the Beast will be imposed upon all, “both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond” (see Revelation 13:11-18).
“The lamblike horns and dragon voice of the symbol point to a striking contradiction between the professions and the practice of the nation thus represented. The ‘speaking’ of the nation is the action of its legislative and judicial authorities…The prediction that it will speak ‘as a dragon’ and exercise ‘all the power of the first beast’ plainly foretells a development of the spirit of intolerance and persecution that was manifested by the nations represented by the dragon and the leopardlike beast. And the statement that the beast with two horns ‘causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast’ indicates that the authority of this nation is to be exercised in enforcing some observance which shall be an act of homage to the papacy.”
The next occurrence in the prophecy to be fulfilled is for America to speak as a dragon through her laws; the image has already been set up and is only awaiting life. When the popular demand from the American people is for the enforcement of a National Sunday Law, combined with the economic, environmental and immorality crises, the lawmakers will most assuredly draft it into law and it will be overwhelmingly passed to the utter repudiation of the principles of the constitution. “The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected. In the soon-coming conflict we shall see exemplified the prophet's words: ‘The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.’ Revelation 12:17.” Time is almost finished, for at such a time the character of God’s people will need to be perfected so that they can live in the sight of a holy God without a Mediator and not be consumed.
 White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 442
 White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 592
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