"Satan's Throne" (Two views from June 2009)
Believe it or not, in 1987 I, along with dozens of others, was told by a Worldwide Church of God minister that Joseph Tkach, Sr. stated that he felt that this was Satan's throne (cf. Revelation 2:13). This particular throne is black and the bottom of its legs are about 5 feet off of the ground. What we now see was built over some type of old seat (some claim that the Apostle Peter sat on the original seat). No one allegedly has ever sat in it as it now looks.
Officially, it is known as the Cathedra Petri. I have heard a legend that the final pope (perhaps the one predicted on Malachy's 12th century list of future pontiffs, "Peter the Roman") will sit on it (some consider that he will be an antipope, and thus a henchman for Satan--see also Is this Satan's Throne?).
Articles of possibly related interest may include:
Is this Satan's Throne? Is the Cathedra Petri really Peter's seat or might it be something else?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about "the Beast"? Who is the king of the North?
What Do Roman Catholic Scholars Actually Teach About Early Church History? Although most believe that the Roman Catholic Church history teaches an unbroken line of succession of bishops beginning with Peter, with stories about most of them, Roman Catholic scholars know the truth of this matter. This eye-opening article is a must-read for any who really wants to know what Roman Catholic history actually admits about the early church.
Location of the Early Church: Another Look at Ephesus, Smyrna, and Rome What actually happened to the primitive Church? And did the Bible tell about this in advance?
Apostolic Succession What really happened? Did structure and beliefs change? Are many of the widely-held current understandings of this even possible?
Which Is Faithful: The Roman Catholic Church or the Church of God? Do you know that both groups shared a lot of the earliest teachings? Do you know which church changed? Do you know which group is most faithful to the teachings of the apostolic church? Which group best represents true Christianity? This documented article answers those questions.
back to History of Early Christianity.