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Canon 14. They are deprivation of Christian burial, exile, imprisonment, confiscation, and DEATH. To all these punishments, the Council of Trent, in conformity with the third and fourth Councils of Lateran, subjects Protestants, in the year 1837, as the due reward of their heresy. THOSE WHO WILL NOT WORSHIP THE COUNCIL OF TRENT ARE TO BE KILLED. "And he had power to give life (breath or spirit) unto the IMAGE OF THE BEAST, that the IMAGE OF THE BEAST should both speak and cause that as many as would not worship the IMAGE OF THE BEAST should be killed."
THE MARK OF THE POPE.
THE MARK OF HIS NAME. THE NAME AND NUMBER OF THE POPE IN HEBREW, GREEK AND LATIN.
AND HE CAUSETH ALL, BOTH SMALL AND Great, RICH AND POOR, FREE AND BOND, TO RECEIVE A MARK IN THEIR RIGHT HAND, OR IN THEIR FOREHEADS; AND THAT NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, SAVE HE THAT HAD THE MARK, OR THE NAME OF THE BEAST, OR THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME. HERE IS WISDOM. LET HIM THAT HATH UNDERSTANDING COUNT THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST: FOR IT IS THE
NUMBER OF A MAN;
AND HIS NUMBER IS SIX HUNDRED, THREESCORE AND SIX."-Verses 16, 17, 18.
A NEW CREED IMPOSED
CREED AND OATH OF POPE PIUS IV.
UPON ROMAN CATHOLICS. THE
AND HE CAUSETH ALL, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT, RICH AND POOR, FREE AND BOND, TO RECEIVE A MARK IN THEIR RIGHT HAND OR IN THEIR
THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST, in other words, the Council of Trent, did not speak' in vain. Not only was a Catechism of the Council prepared, in which all should be instructed, "both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond;" but a profession of faith was drawn up under the sanction of Pius IV. In this profession of faith, sometimes called the creed and oath of Pius IV. the creed of the Council is concentrated. The most approved and authentic summary' says Dr. Doyle of the creed of the Roman Catholic Church will be found in the decrees of the Council of Trent, and in the Profession of Faith of Pope Pius IV. and in what we call the Roman Catechism, or Catechism of the Council of Trent.'
Whoever subscribes to the creed and oath of Pius IV. professes himself a Roman Catholic, and 'receives a mark' whereby he is known to be a Roman Catholic, as certainly as if the words ROMAN CATHOLIC' were written in conspicuous characters 'in his right hand or in his forehead.' Whoever subscribes to that creed professes himself a worshipper of the Beast and his Image, i. e. of the Pope and the Council of Trent. This will be best seen by an examination of the creed. We shall then understand in what respect it is A MARK OF THE BEAST.
THE PROFESSION OF FAITH OF PIUS IV.
'I, N. N. with a firm faith, believe and profess all and every one of those things, which are contained in that creed, which the Holy ROMAN Church maketh use of; viz. I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,' &c. (as in the Nicene Creed) Amen.
'I most steadily admit and embrace Apostolical and Ecclesiastical TRADITIONS, and all other observances and constitutions of the same church.
'I also admit the Holy Scriptures ACCORDING TO THAT SENSE which our Holy Mother, the Church, has held and does hold, to whom it belongs to judge of the true sense and interpretation of the Scripture ; neither will I ever take and interpret them otherwise than according to the unanimous consent of the Fathers.
'I also profess that there are truly and properly SEVEN SACRAMENTS of the new law, instituted by