Yahoo’s report of the Met Gala had photos of numerous women wearing crowns with commentary on the crowns of kings, popes and Catholicism, mentioning the crown of thorns that Christ wore, but with no comment on the disparity. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination (5-8-18)

Maybe it’s significant that the world’s #1 best-selling book includes crowns in identifying the sea beast of Revelation 13 and early Americans saw the beast as representing the papacy. says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author on current events and The Alpha & Omega Bible Code. He explains…

Beasts in the Bible represent governments or kingdoms (dominion of kings), but they are represented by fierce beasts of prey because of taxation, war and bad laws that do not represent the equality and wisdom of biblical laws.

The sea beast had a mouth like a lion and feet of a bear; it looked like a leopard and had the total of seven heads and 10 horns from the beasts of Daniel 7 where a horn grew out of the 4th beast (Roman Empire) to become great,
The imagery of Revelation 13 combines lion, bear and leopard, and dragon as each kingdom assimilated the previous one and the papacy survived them all with worldwide influence now--10 horns with crowns suggest completeness. Clues in Revelation 17 can only fit the papacy.

Verse 5 calls it Babylon, a term meaning confusion, with a call to come out of her and partake not of her sins and receive not of her plagues, Revelation 18.

Throughout history, Rome has used force to secure conformity to its teachings that claim biblical tradition, but a look at Christ’s famous sermon on the mount discounts traditions, “In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men,” Matthew 7:7.
In that sermon, He said “when you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do” (Matthew 6) and in a closing message, He said, “Call no man father,” Matthew 23:9.

The government in Christ’s time was corrupt and oppressive; with crying abuses,—extortion, intolerance, and grinding cruelty. But He didn’t try to change the government or interfere with those in power. Not because He was indifferent to the woes of men, but because the remedy did not lie in merely human and external measures. To be efficient, the cure must reach men individually, and must regenerate the heart.
The church ignores His example. We might wonder if the devil could be using the church failure in putting tradition over Bible truth and forcing its teachings on all.
Conservative historians estimate 50-100 million martyrs throughout the ages, most recently seen in Rwanda when UN troops could easily have stopped the genocide of Protestant Tutsis, but it was not in the interest of Rome, so the command was given to “stand down” and let local (pro-Catholic) government handle it. (YouTube documentary on Rwanda)

A New World Order by the UN will be like the papacy which is why Revelation 13 describes the beast (UN government) as an image of the previous papal beast in verses 14-16 and it compels false worship that bring plagues, Rev 14

Evangelical Christians fail to see that “Antichrist” can mean in place of Him. When people pray to dead saints and go to a priest they call “Father” and believe that he can forgive their sins or get them out of purgatory (a word not found in the Bible), this is a religion of replacement--in place of Christ or anti-Christ.

This is not against sincere Catholic believers who worship God with mistaken views. God winks in times of ignorance, but commands repentance in times of judgment when more information is available. Acts 17:30,31.

Readers can get more information in The Alpha & Omega Bible Code that’s available for no charge Sunday, May 13 at

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Richard Ruhling is an author on current events and Bible prophecy with numerous titles under his name at