Realization of Prophetic Visions
By Philip Mark Ames
The wild beast has seven
heads. These are the seven major persuasions embraced by believers in
Democracy. In Part 1 of this book, four religious beasts are identified. One of
these has four heads; each of the other three has one. So the total is seven.
These seven different religions greatly influence the voters. Therefore, they
are the seven minds of Democracy.
For example, a Lutheran who
believes in Democracy will trust his Lutheran-trained conscience for deciding
what is good and what is bad. These personal judgments will be reflected by how
he votes on various issues and candidates. The same process would be involved
in the vote-casting of Anglicans, Baptists, Presbyterians, Catholics, Moslems,
In Revelation 17:9, the
angel told John that the seven heads are seven mountains. The term
"mountain" had been used in previously-written Holy Scripture,
referring to a great religious government. The second chapter of Daniel
contains such an instance.
Actually, any amassing of doctrinal
laws and codes may be viewed as a mountain. For example, the Apostle Paul
speaks of the Mosaic Law covenant as being a mountain, specifically, Mount Sinai. (Galatians 4:21-25)
The most prominent and
influential adherents of each ideology have built up a doctrinal mountain for
dominating the believers. There are seven such faith-mountains which rise above
the masses to set the course of the democratic beast. Each includes more than
one sect. For example, Episcopalians and Methodists are part of the Anglican
mountain. Each of the seven mountains has its own foothills. So, the will of
the people is divided into seven major systems of thought. Democracy has seven
Written by: Philip Mark Ames - - -
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