The Roman Catholic Church is depicted in scripture by various delineations and symbols, and based upon the Bible specifications given, the papacy fulfills each description to the very letter. One of the representations that the Bible assigns to the Roman Catholic Church is the “little horn that became stout” of Daniel 7 and 8.
“And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time” Daniel 7:20—25.
Many identifying characteristics are given in the above scripture that point unequivocally to the Roman Catholic power, however the distinguishing mark that will be examined is the one that states that this power would “think to change times and laws.” It cannot be denied or refuted that the Roman Catholic Church has assumed the authority to change God’s laws and she boastingly admits of such.
The Roman Catholic Church has taken upon itself the authorization to expunge the second commandment entirely from the Decalogue; and in order to preserve the number, divide the tenth commandment into two. Additionally, the Roman Catholic Church supposedly transferred the solemnity/sanctity of God’s seventh-day Sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first. From its own Converts’ Catechism of Catholic Doctrine: