Hi Lonely Angel! (and Hi to you all!)
It’s a Seventh Day Adventist site and about typical of this propaganda except that “POGM” is a bit more vitriolic than the “average” anti-Catholic.
The vast majority of it is either intentional misrepresentation or outright lies that either take very little research to refute or are as unrefutable as any off-the-wall conspiracy theory because they consist of assertions and allegations without substantiating sources or facts.
One quote that I thought was interesting was this:
Before investigating the prophetic symbols that describe the characteristics of Antichrist, we need to understand that the Word of God tell us how to define symbols in prophecy. 2 Peter 1:20 says that, “…no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” According to the Word, Christians are told not to give our own opinion of what a prophetic symbol means. We must allow the Word of God to define it’s own symbols. Our private interpretations are useless. Truth is, there are 404 verses in the book of Revelation. Were you aware that out of those 404 verses, 278 of them carry the bulk of the prophetic message of that book? Did you know that all 278 of those verses can be found almost word for word in all the other books of the Bible? In other words, THE BIBLE DEFINES ITSELF PERFECTLY! Don’t let anyone give you their “opinion” or “interpretation.” Let the Word define the Word! That’s an easy way to expose false teachers. Just hear what they say, and then open a Bible and see if what they say matches up with what the Lord says regarding a certain symbol.
Why? Because they pull 2nd Peter 1:20 out of context and then use it to base their private interpretation of the symbols that they speak of. IOW, they tell us to apply it to everyone else, but don’t do so themselves.
Another messed up point is that they consider the whole book of Revelation to be prophetic, when in fact some of it is visionary of past events. (Case in point, Chapter 12 which switches back and forth from visions of the past to prophetic vision all over the place, making it confusing.) That’s the way both Daniel and St. John saw things though and we know they are inspired canon because the early church confirmed them as such.
The SDA has a long history of vitriolic hatred for our most holy faith and you can give yourself a massive migrane reading their stuff. I once spent a couple of days marking up the margins of a copy of “The Great Controvery” by Ellen G. White and got through about the first 5 chapters (having made my notes in red ink) before I said “forget this garbage” and tossed it in the nearest round file. The fact is that most of the stuff is rhetorical nonsense and either very bad scholarship or flat out lies. (Yes, I’m being nice here…)
The best answer to all this kind of stuff is to simply know why you believe what you believe, and there are many good sources for that can help. One of the best I have found is The Beginning Apologetics Series and is a GREAT value for the little bit it costs. That and a couple of highliters and you’ll be in pretty good shape. Also John Martignoni’s Bible Christian Society has great MP3 Bible studies and links to the notes to them as well as other resources. You can’t go wrong.
Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum.