"The prophecies of the
Apocalypse show that Satan will imitate the Church of Christ to deceive
mankind; he will set up a church of Satan in opposition to the Church of
"Antichrist will assume
the role of Messias; his prophet will act the part of Pope, and there will
be imitations of the Sacraments of the Church. There will also be lying
wonders in imitation of the miracles wrought in the Church. (p.119)
"And, there seems to be no
reason why a false Church might not become universal, even more universal
than the true one, at least for a time." (p.155)
Rev. E. Sylvester Berry, D.D.,
The Church of Christ, An Apologetic and Dogmatic Treatise.
Herder, St. Louis and London, 1927 & 1941.