If you have not read part 1 and 2 of this study, please do not read part 3 until you do so, since it can only cause unnecessary confusion. “Let all things be done decently and in order.” -1 Corinthians 14:40.
Now we have concluded on who the antichrist is, where he reigns, and what his intentions are, but we’re not done. The following information will reveal THREE very important things you still need to know:
(1) A second beast rises up “out of the earth” in Revelation 13: 11. This “second beast” is the one who will help the first beast enforce by law a decree that will cause ALL to receive a MARK on either their hands or forehead.
(2) The “Mark of the Beast” which will be forced upon all on the earth.
(3) The “Seal of the Living God,” what is it?
We will find out what the Seal of God is first. After you will know that the Beasts Mark is the complete opposite. Also, you learned in part 1 and 2 of this study that the Roman Catholic Church is the antichrist system being spoken of in prophecy. As we continue in this study, you will find not only that the bible tells us what his Mark is which will be forced on people, but also that he himself ADMITS that this is his Mark! No secrets here!
The chapter of Revelation 14 has three very important angel messages to the entire world. The word angel (greek aggelos) means, “messenger.” Therefore, these angels have messages for us all. What is the message of the First Angel? It is four-fold:
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach on the earth, and to every nation, kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, (1) Fear God, and (2) give glory to him; for the hour of (3) his judgment is come: (4) worship him that made heaven and earth and the sea, and the fountains of water.” Rev. 14:6-7
Let’s examine this:
(1) Fear God:
To fear God means to seek his wisdom and knowledge by the study of his words, and also to obey his commandments:
(1) My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
(2) So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
(3) Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
(4) If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
(5) Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God
(13) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
(2) Give him glory:
To truly give God glory is by believeing in, and accepting Jesus Christ as your personal saviour:
(27) To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
(3) His Judgment is come:
The bible teaches all will go through a judgment; believers are no exception:
(17) For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
(4) He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people
(14) For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
(17) I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
This angel's message is very important... because it takes place at a time when God is judging the world.
(4) Worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea:
We notice that this angel quotes from a simular passage elsewhere in the bible. Lets read it together:
“Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy, six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God… for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, but rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hollowed it.” Exodus 20:8-11
The Sabbath was always a "sign" between God and his people (Ezekiel 20:20 - more on this sign later). The commandment says, “in six days the Lord made heaven and earth and the sea.” The Sabbath commandment calls God the “creator” of all things, and in keeping it you claim to worship that creator. Without the Sabbath commandment the moral law of Ten Commandments could be reffering to any god.
Bundled up, therefore, the entire message of the first angel is to "Fear God by obeying him, accepting his Son, and keeping the Sabbath as a sign that he is the one that you are worshipping, because the Judgment hour has begun." The battle in the whole scenerio in Revelation 13-14 is over worship, so its no wonder that God calls his people to keep the Sabbath. It set's them apart as the ones worshiping the real God. While God knows the intents of the heart, others, like the angels, dont. Their outword manifestations will reveal to all the worlds that these are those... "who keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus." -Revelation 14:12.
What is the message of the Second Angel? Let's read it together:
“And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication” Revelation 14:8
We learn in part 1 and 2 that Babylon is that “whore” of Revelation 17, who is the same as the first beast of Revelation 13:1, and the fourth kingdom of Daniel 2 and 7. This kingdom is the Roman Catholic system, and the papacy is that little horn, the leader. Now this angel is telling you that this Church is fallen, and you that you should not have anything to do with her!
What is the message of the Third Angel?
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God.” -Revelation 14:9.
In order for you to avoid the “beasts” mark of authority, you will first need to know one more thing. You already learned that the beast resides in Rome and it is the Roman Catholic system and the Popes and Priests who lead it. But what is his Mark?
Lets find out what God seal of authority is first and you will learn that the antichrist's mark is just the opposite.
The bible says:
“Bind up the testimony, SEAL the LAW among my disciples.” -Isaiah 8:16
So the “Sign” or Seal” is contained within his law, but which law? (the words seal, sign and mark have the same meaning -Romans 4:11). Well which law within God’s moral law is the “sign” of God’s approval? Let’s let the bible tell us:
“Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a SIGN between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.” -Ezekiel 20:12
“And hollow my Sabbaths: that they shall be a SIGN between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God” -Ezekiel 20:20
The bible teaches that true Christians, are known as “spiritual Israel.” Romans 2:28 reads, “…he is not a Jew which is one outwardly; but he is a Jew which is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart." See also Romans 9:6-8 and Galatians 3:29. So the above verses, in our time, apply to real Christians, who are spiritually "Israelites."
God says that it is the SABBATH that is his sign. But why? Again, because it is the Sabbath that proclaims God as the CREATOR.
Within the Sabbath commandments we find THREE elements that mark it as an official SEAL. These are:
If these three elements are not present in a seal then it is not valid. Present Bush would sign a document into law like this:
(1) NAME: George W. Bush
(2) TITLE: President
(3) TERRITORY: The United States of America
Within God’s Sabbath law, we have these same three elements. Watch this:
“Remember the Sabbath day…for in six days the…
(1) Lord (his name – 'I am the Lord, that is my name' -Isaiah 42:8)
(2) made (his title which is 'creator' –Isaiah 45:18)
(3) heaven and earth and the sea (his territory –Isaiah 66:1)"
See Exodus 20, verse 11.
More evidence that the fourth commandment is God's seal of approval is found within the very Hebrew word translated "Sabbath." Inside this word is found the phrase “Father’s Sign.” Let's take a look (grab your concordance):
The Hebrew word is “shabbath.” Breaking it apart, we find that this word is made up of two words, “ab” and “ath.” Look up the word “ab” in your concordance. It is the same as “abba” and it means, father:
ab: (Chaldee); corresponding to H1: - father.
The Hebrew word “ath” is the same as “oth” and it means sign:
oth: Probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: - mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.
In other words, the word “Sabbath” means, “The Father’s Sign.”
When you read from Revelation 12 to 22 you’re given the idea that Satan’s main attack is on God’s commandment keeping believers. Revelation 12:17 says, “And the Dragon (Satan – verse 9) was wroth with the women (Women represents a church –Jer. 6:2) and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony (Testimony of Jesus is the “spirit of prophecy –Rev. 19:10) of Jesus Christ.”
Then we have an angel reminding us to remember the Sabbath commandment in Revelation 14:7... after this we are told about the “patience of the saints” who “keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” -Revelation 14:12. Finally, it is written in Revelation 22:14:
“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
Now that you know this, read Revelation 14:1. It says that God’s people are marked on their foreheads with the father’s name. What is the father’s name? We read it, “I am the LORD, that is my name” -Isaiah 42:8. This is one of the elements of a true seal! Remember, the very word “father” is in the midst of the word Sabbath . This is the reason why God will use the Sabbath to seal his people, because by placing his name within their minds he proclaims them as his own, and declares that these are they which truly manifest the charactor of the father, because the law is the charactor of God in "written" form. Jesus Christ is the law in "living" form. And the manifestation of the law of God, through the LIFE of Christ in the individual (2 Corinthians 4:10-11), is what qualifys them as being the "sons of God."
Here’s a question, is the sign literal?
Yes, literal as in the angels and God will see it. But remember that the seal is placed "in" the forheads. So to man’s eyes, its not a literal seal on the forehead, but you will know if someone is sealed with the Sabbath sign by their very actions and thoughts on Sabbath keeping:
“The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his” -1 Timothy 2:19.
The above verse shows that when God's people are marked, God "knoweth them that are his." Again, in Revelation 13 and 14, when speaking about the Seal of God and the Mark of the Beast, notice how it says they are marked “in” their foreheads, and not “on.” Look closely at Revelation 14 verse 1 and 9. The forehead represents your mind and heart, how you think and what you believe. Proverbs 23:7 says:
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (see also Romans 7:25, Ezekiel 3:8-9).
This is what God is interested in, what you believe and who you will obey, whether him or someone else. The “law” says God, is to be in our “Minds” just as the seal is placed in the forehead in Revelation 14:1 and Revelation 7:3. Hebrews 10:16 says:
"I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their MINDS will I write them.”
The forehead contains the “frontal lube” which contains our conscience. The reason why you receive the “Seal” of God, which is his holy law, specifically his Sabbath, is because you LIVE IT. The Mark of the Beast is placed “in” the hand (see Revelation 14:9). The hand represents “work.” Ecclesiastees 9:10 says:
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest." (see also Job 37:7, Micah 2:1 and Nehemiah 4:17).
So, will you use your “hand” to violate God’s Sabbath when this “Mark” is enforced by the beast? Or will you “believe” with your heart and mind by worshiping him that made “heaven and earth and the sea?”
We have so far learned that:
(1) God’s Seal is his holy Sabbath.
(2) The Antichrist resides in Rome, and his false system of worship is the Roman Catholic Church. He has a ‘Mark’, which will be placed in the mind (remember, forehead represents the mind and heart) meaning that he will try to lead people into believing in his sign instead of God’s seal.
(3) In Revelation 13 and 14 God’s seal is placed in the forehead, but the Beast wants it either in the forehead or in the hand. In other words, it does not matter whether you believe (forehead) in the Beast's mark or not... but if you violate God's Sabbath through your works (hand) that will be enough for him.
But, what is this Mark? The leader of this antichrist system, the Popes and the Priests, will tell you themselves!
Remember how we proved in part 2 how that the Roman Catholic Church has, and admits to, changing God’s Sabbath day? Notice now what they say about Sunday, the day they have replaced the Sabbath with:
“Sunday is our MARK of authority… the church is above the bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” -Catholic Record of London, Ontario September 1, 1923.
“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act. And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters.” -Thomas, H.F., Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons (In answer to a letter regarding the change of the Sabbath.)
"Is not yet too late for Protestants to redeem themselves. Will they do it... will they indeed take the written word only, the Scripture alone, as their sole authority and their sole standard? Or will they still hold the indefensible, self contradictory, and suicidal doctrine and practice of following the authority of the Catholic Church and wear the SIGN of her authority? Will they keep the Sabbath of the Lord, the seventh day, according to Scripture? Or will they keep the Sunday according to the tradition of the Catholic church, - page 31, Rome's Challenge
Amazing! The "beast" claims his Mark is SUNDAY observance! Do you follow his Mark with your hand... a.k.a... actions? Do you have it and believe it with your forehead... a.k.a... mind and heart?
Besides locating his MARK from the beast himself, can it be shown from the bible that SUNDAY is the Mark of the beast? Absolutely! Let’s do that now, and afterwards, we need to find out about this “second” beast which came up out of the earth in Revelation 13:11, which will be the one who will “enforce” by law all to receive the first beast's Mark of authority.
With God’s seal being the Sabbath, the Beast's seal is the very opposite... Sunday. The bible says:
“That no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:17
Now some might say because of this verse and the following verse that the Mark of the beast is 666. But this can not be. The number 666 is definitely connected to the “Mark of the Beast” and also to the “name of the beast,” but 666 is not the Mark itself, simply because of the next verse, verse 18, which tells us that 666 is the number “of a man.” We showed in part 2 how the names and titles of the popes of Rome equal 666.
Now notice that it says in Revelation 13:17 that with out this Mark no man will be able to “buy” or “sell.” Most christians undertand that Satan ALWAYS counterfeits the Lord God, simply because he has always wanted to be God... "I will be like the most high." -Isaiah 14:14. Where have you heard such expression before, about not buying or selling? Of course... the SABBATH commandment. God makes it clear that NO BUSINESS TRANSATIONS ought to be done upon his holy day:
(8) Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
(9) Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
(10) But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.
Nehemiah made it clear that no buying or seeling was allowed upon the Sabbath day:
(16) There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
(17) Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?
(31) And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
Buying and Selling is strickly prohibited upon the Sabbath. Satan, in counterfeiting God, through the Beast FORCES all to not “buy or sell” either... but not upon God's holy day... upon the beast's holy day! We know Satan has his own counterfeit everything, including churches, prophets, etc. Is it a strange notion to see how Satan will also counterfeit the Sabbath, seeing how this is the only commandment that shows clearly who the true God is... and he wants to be that god? There shouldn't be a surprise, for Rome has done this very thing in the past:
“Whereas a damnable heresy [Sabbath worship] has for some time lifted its head in the parts about Toulouse, and already spread infection through Gascony and other provinces, concealing itself like a serpent in its folds; as soon as its followers shall have been discovered, let no man afford them refuge on his estates; neither let there be any communication with them in buying and selling: so that, being deprived of the solace of human conversation, they may be compelled to return from error to wisdom.” -Pope Alexander iii at the Council of Tours in a.d. 1163. Click HERE.
Some will ask, “If a certain day will be the Mark of the beast and not a ‘chip,’ how then will people know if you are obedient to the beast if you walk into a store to purchase something?” This is a good question. Let us always keep in mind the following points: first, the whole issue in Revelation 13 and 14 is on “worship.” This is what the enemy wants. By refusing to cease from work on Sabbath and doing work on Sunday, it will become obvious to others that you are a faithful Sabbath keeper. Our actions are what determine how we think. By simply being asked, a true christian will give an honest answer, and refuse to go along with the spurious sabbath. Also, a chip... or some type of identification card can certiantly be used to identify the people of God. A chip or I.D. card can be a tool used by the beast to identify who is obedient to him and who is not. A good example of this is the Holocaust. How do you think the Nazis identified who the sabbath keeping Jews were? There was an ID everyone was supposed to have, on it was printed whether you were a Jew or not. But more obvious was the fact that every Jew had to wear a six-point star on their clothing so everyone knew who they were. Those who were faithful Jews, so to not offend God (because if you didn’t have a star on your clothing, you were automatically considered a non-Jew) wore it faithfully and were persecuted! It was their decision (in their mind) to remain faithful to God, that caused them to be honest and wear (thir actions -hand) the identification. So, yes a card or some type of identity chip can certainly be used, but Revelation 13 or 14 does not give the slightest hint that the Mark will not in any way be electronic.
Now we've learned that the MARK of the antichrist system will be a counterfeit of God's mark... a false sabbath. Sunday.
Who is the second beast of Revelation 13:11? Lets read and dissect these verses together:
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and they which dwell therein to worship the first beast, who’s deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven in the sight of all man. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast which had the wound by the sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the of the beast should both speak and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark…” -Revelation 13:11-17
Notice that this second “beast” and the “image” are not the same power. The beast tells those that “dwell upon the earth” to make the image. Remember in part 1 we learned that a beast in bible prophecy represents a “kingdom” -Daniel 7:23. So besides the kingdom of Rome, which is at this stage at the “feet” of the image in Daniel 2, partly strong and party weak (Daniel 2:42), this is another kingdom that comes up. Look around you; is Rome the same world dominating power it was years ago? No, it’s half strong and half weak. This is one clue in identifying this second kingdom; it means that this second kingdom is around today, since Revelation 13 shows that this second beast rose up “after” the first beast.
Let’s keep looking for more clues.
Notice as verse 11 continues, how it says that this second beast, or kingdom, came up out of the “earth.” If wet “sea, waters” represents many people... a highly populated area (Revelation 17:15), then “earth” which is not wet, but dry, is just the opposite. This means that this kingdom rises up in the very opposite form. Not highly populated, and not conquered by war as a “highly populated area” would be, like Rome. This kingdom would have to be “discovered.” That’s clue number two.
Lets notice one more clue.
Verse 11 continues, “…he had two horns like a lamb…” What does a lamb represent in the bible? Jesus Christ! When John the Baptist saw Jesus, he said, “Behold, the lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world!” -John 1:29. That means that this kingdom has to be a Christian nation with Christian principles. Can you guess with these three easy clues who this kingdom is?
Clue #1:This Kingdom has to be a young kingdom, and is around in the time that the Roman kingdom is partly strong and party weak: our days.
Clue #2: This kingdom has to be a “discovered” kingdom, not an already existing kingdom conquered by another.
Clue #3: This kingdom has to be a Christian kingdom with Christian principles.
The only kingdom that fits these descriptions is the United States of America!It exists today as a powerful nation, which was discovered early in the 1700’s and was established upon Christian principles. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence of this country reflect Christian principles such as Freedom. And a “two horned lamp” reflects gentleness, mercy and peace. All other countries look towards protestant America for hope, knowing that in it are found these principles. But a change takes place within this country:
“…he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and they which dwell therein to worship the first beast, who’s deadly wound was healed.”
This country will have a change in character! This is not easy information to share, but we must expose Satan’s lies and inform the world of these soon approaching events.
“…And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven in the sight of all man. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast which had the wound by the sword, and did live...”
Notice something that protestant America does. It performs miracles, and it does it in the sight of the antichrist beast. Almost as if the Popes have this country under tight supervision. Notice closely one of the miracles this country does. It causes fire to come down from heaven in the sight of all man. Is this literal fire? Remember, the book of Revelation is written in symbols. This means that this has to mean something. Well, what does fire represent? Many will say fire can represent God, since God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29), but take note that this country is deceiving people, and God is not a deceiver. So this fire has to represent “tongues” as James 3:6 puts it. Where else in the bible do you remember a story where “tongues” of fire came down from heaven? That’s right, Pentecost!
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord is one place… And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind…and there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire… and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues.” Acts 2:1-4
Wow! That means that this country will, since its intentions are deceptive, make a “false” movement of TONGUES contrary to that of the true tongues movement of Acts 2! This has already happened in America! In the early 1800’s, a movement began within the churches of America where people began to speak in tongues. This movement is still around today and we mainly find it in Pentecostal churches. They claim they have the gift of tongues, but begin to speak gibberish. However, they do not realize that the true gift of tongues are supposed to be real “intelligent” languages, used only to teach others of different races the truth about Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 14:7-9; Acts 2), which will thereby edify the church!
This false tongues movement isn’t the only deceiving miracle that Protestant America performs. Miracles such as healing the sick and claiming to have visions through false teachers like Benny Hinn and more, will help in this movement to push Sunday legislation for so-called “peace.” But, “when they shall say Peace and Safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them…” -1 Thessalonians 5:3.
Do you know what else this means? That the protestant movement of America is in on all the deceiving! Notice this, Protestant America now tells those, by the means of these deceiving miracle, that everyone should make an “image” to the beast! Read Revelation 13:14. What is an image? Well the “beast” we learned is the Popes of Rome and his False religious system of worship, this means that the USA is telling its people to make an image, or to copy, the Roman church. An image is a copy of the real thing, a likeness (see Exodus 20:4, Genesis 1:26). When you look into the mirror, you’re looking at an image of the real thing, which is yourself. So that means, since the Roman Catholic Church is religious, this image is religious also. What is the opposite of the Catholic Church? Protestants! This is making sense now, Protestant America, with her false miracles, will become the ‘image’ of the beast, and will deceive the people to unite for the purpose of enforcing the Mark of the beast (Rev. 13:15-16), which we learned is Sunday observance! The Catholic Church being "the Mother” Rev. 17:5, and Protestants being her daughters “…of Harlots” because she holds to her same doctrines (like Sunday observance, immortality of the soul, etc). It’s no secret that the Catholic Church claims to be the Mother church.
“As is the mother, so is her daughter.” -Ezekiel 16:44.
But why are the Protestants becoming the image of the beast? Are they becoming the image of the beast now? Take a look at these following quotes and you be the judge:
“As the years went by, I (ex-Jesuit Alberto Rivera) would infiltrate hundreds of churches and organizations.”
“Around 1550 A.D., the Jesuits began infiltrating every religion and denomination. They are still doing it today in a much more sophisticated way, thanks to the Ecumenical/Charismatic movement and some fundamentalist churches.” –ALBERTO, pg. 18.
Believe it or not, Kathryn Kuhlman was used to infiltrate and fool the protestant Christians into unity with the Catholic System with the ever popular “Love Gospel.” Billy Graham was also used. See Double-Cross pg. 27-29, by Alberto Rivera, and SMOKESCREENS chapter 8 by Jack T. Chick.
According to Ex-Jesuit Dr. Alberto Rivera, all Protestant churches have been infiltrated by Jesuits for the purpose of introducing false doctrines and to unite all protestant churches with the Roman Catholic church under a One World Religion system, also known as the World Council of Churches, which nearly ALL the protestant churches are now a part of along side with religions such as Buddhism, Shinto and Satanism! In the book "Alberto" by Alberto Rivera, on page 18 and 28, he gives us a list of denominations targeted by the Jesuit priests:
Churches of God, Episcopalian, Methodist, Lutherans, Plymouth Brethren, Church of Christ, Nazarenes, Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist, Baptist, United Evangelicals, Assembly of God, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness and much more!
Unfortunatly, Adventism was one of the very first churches attacked because of her strong stance against the Popes of Rome and it’s push for world domination. Seventh Day Adventism has been claiming through strong biblical evidence that the Roman Catholic Church is antichrist. Praise the Lord that there are still those churches still preaching the Three-Angels Message and the present truth about the Antichrist and Rome. Other churches like Lutherans and Calvinists who, at first also stood up against the Pope, now keep silent on the issue. Nearly all protestants have been internally quieted through the "love gospel" in order to keep these truths away from the public. The unbiblical idea that the Antichrist was either the emporer Nero or Antiochus Epiphanies has lead thousands to keep their eyes away from the activities of Rome. But neither one of these fit all 16 of these Identification Marks!
Can you imagine this country enforcing a National Sunday law? You think it’s impossible? Well think about these two things:
It’s an idea that to the unlearned it seems like a great opportunity to help unite the people, stop violence and usher in world peace. Thanks to terrorism, thousands of murders throughout the year, millions of money lost in pornography, thousands of pedophiles, corruption in the legal offices; because of these and more, people are begging for peace and many are willing to do anything for it, even alter the constitution! If Satan can scare the American people enough, they’ll beg for this! This idea to enforce a national day to unite everyone under the banner of “peace and safety” seems great. Since this is a supposed Christian country anyway, everyone should go to church on Sunday, if not, then take the day off and do no work therein, but work the Sabbath! And have you noticed the “religious” influence the Christian world has on the court systems? The national Sunday law is a religious law, and Christians (especially Catholics) are involved in politics!
See, people think that the Sabbath law is abolished, and that in keeping it we are causing the wrath of God to fall on the human race, like earthquakes and tsunami’s. Because people who don’t have an understanding of the Sabbath think that by continuing the keeping of it you insult the sacrifice Jesus did for us all on the cross. That’s not true! Jesus NEVER abolished the Sabbath law (Matthew 5:17-20) he kept the Sabbath law and gave us an example to follow (1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:6) we keep the Sabbath along with all other laws no nailed to the cross out of LOVE (John 14:15; 1 John 5:3) and we are commanded to continue in Sabbath keeping (Hebrews 4:9)!
Peace is a great idea, and we should strive for it. But we can only have true peace on earth when we unite under the true banner of THE TRUTH.
Notice the Article below, and keep in mind that they believe the Sabbath to be “Sunday.”
Sabbath-breaking 'caused tsunami'
Christian minister calls disaster 'divine visitation' on Lord's Day
Posted: February 13, 20054:00 p.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
Rev. John MacLeod (photo: Grampian TV)
4A Christian minister claims the tsunami of Sunday, Dec. 26, killing at least 160,000 people, was direct result of "pleasure seekers" breaking God's Sabbath.
In the February issue of his church magazine, Rev. John MacLeod of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland writes: "Possibly ... no event since Noah's flood has caused such loss of life by drowning as the recent Asian tsunami. That so many of our fellow creatures should have perished in so short a time, and in so awful a fashion, was a divine visitation that ought to make men tremble the world over."
He continued: "Some of the places most affected by the tsunami attracted pleasure-seekers from all over the world. It has to be noted that the wave arrived on the Lord's day, the day God set apart to be observed the world over as a holy resting from all employments and recreations that are lawful on other days."
The tsunami, a series of tidal waves sparked by a subsea earthquake off Sumatra, arrived on Sunday morning, the day after Christmas, in countries including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
MacLeod said: "To rule out the hand of God in this ... is to forget that He is in sovereign control of all events. If the sparrow falling to the ground is an event noted, and ordered, by Him, how much is this the case when the souls of so many thousands are parted from their bodies?"
The 74-year-old minister, now living in the London area after spending 35 years in Stornoway, Scotland, concluded: "Do not worldliness, materialism, hedonism, uncleanness, and pleasure-seeking characterize our own generation to a great extent and does not this solemn visitation in providence reminds us that He remains the same God still? God is no idle spectator of what is happening here in time and treats men with the sharpness and severity in order that they may know their vices."
Sunday legislation is actually not a new thing in this country. History shows that this country already had Sunday laws in in the past. They were called “blue” laws, and most of these blue laws are still in the court books today.
"Every man and woman shall repair in the morning to the divine service and sermons preached upon the Sabbath (Sunday), and in the afternoon to divine service, and catechizing, upon pain for the first fault to lose their provision and the allowance for the whole week following; for the second, to lose the said allowance and also be whipped; and for the third to suffer death." -Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politique, & Martial For the Colony in Virginia: established by Sir Gates, Knight, Lieutenant - General, the 24th of May, 1610
“Ever since 1888, there has been a continual push for Sunday to be the official day of rest. Especially in 1961, when the Supreme Court Chief Justice, Warren Recesses, upheld Sunday laws as being Constitutional in the United States!” -Braunfeld vs Brown, 366 U.S. 599 (1961); also see Dateline Sunday, p 42, by Warren Johns.
"It seems to be plain that by these laws, the states compel one, under the sanction of law, to refrain from work or recreation on Sunday because of the majority's views on that day. The state by law makes Sunday a symbol of or adherence." - Justice William O. Douglas McGOWAN ET AL. v. MARYLAND SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES 366 U.S. 420 May 29, 1961, Decided
"The Lord's Day Alliance of the United States was founded in 1888 to maintain and promote the Sabbath (Sunday) as a day of rest, worship, Christian education and spiritual renewal... I, Joe Frank Harris, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim the day of February 12, 1989 [Sunday], as a special day for THE LORD'S DAY ALLIANCE OF THE UNITED STATES as they celebrate their 101st anniversary, and for placing emphasis on the importance of observing Sunday as the Lord's Day." -Copy of A Proclamation: By the Governor of the State of Georgia, signed and sealed on January 25, 1989, by Governor Joe Frank Harris.
These blue laws are in effect today, just not nationally, only in some areas here and there, like Virginia, where on Sunday it is against the law to hunt on Sunday.
The Emperor Constantine, the first Pope, was the first to enforce Sunday observance by Law:
“Let all the judges and town people, and the occupation of all trades rest on the venerable day of the sun.” -Edict of March 7, 321 A.D. Corpus Juris Civilis Cod., lib. 3, tit. 12, Lex. 3.
“The earliest recognition of the observance of Sunday as a legal duty is a constitution of Constantine in 321 A.D. enacting that all courts of justice, habitants of towns, and workshops were to be at rest on Sunday (venerabili die Solis), with an exception in favor of those engaged in agricultural labor.” -Encyclopedia Britannica, 9nt edition, article “Sunday.”
"This Sunday law constituted no real favoritism to Christianity... It is evident from all his statuatory provisions that the Emperor during the time 313-323 with full consciousness has sought the realization of his religious aim: the amalgamation of heathenism and Christianity." -Dr. A.Chr. Bang - Kirken og Romerstaten (The Church and the Roman State) p.256. Christiania, 1879.
"They [the Protestants] deem it their duty to keep the Sunday holy. Why? Because the Catholic Church tells them to do so. They have no other reason.... The observance of Sunday thus comes to be an ecclesiastical law entirely distinct from the divine law of Sabbath observance.... The author of the Sunday law...is the Catholic Church." -Ecclesiastical Review, February 1914.
So we see that its not impossible for this to happen, it has happened before in other countries, it has happened here in American, and as prophesied, it will happen once again, this time NATIONALLY.
Is it close? Do leaders want this national Sunday law? Are also Christian leaders pushing for it? Read the following quotes and judge for yourselves:
"All businesses, including gasoline stations and restaurants, should be closed every Sunday... by force of legislative fiat through the duly elected officials of the people." -Harold Lindsell, Editor of Christianity Today -May 7, 1976
“Ever since 1888, there has been a continual push for Sunday to be the official day of rest. Especially in 1961, when the Supreme Court Chief Justice--Warren Recesses, upheld Sunday laws as being Constitutional in the United States! -Braunfeld vs Brown, 366 U.S. 599 (1961); also see Dateline Sunday, p 42, by Warren Johns.
How about some more recent quotes:
“If we believe that religion is true, we should be reintroducing a criminal penalty for those who fail to attend church on Sunday” -Daily Independent 4-11-98 -Sara Maitland "On the issues of belief”
“The National Assembly has voted in favour of legislative changes that demand the closure of shops on Sundays. The lawmakers decided unanimously, with 63 votes, to implement the will of the Slovenian voters, who decided at a referendum last September that shops should be closed on Sunday, bar a few exceptions. …By adopting the bill of changes to the trading act, the National Assembly set down that as of 15 September shops have to be closed on Sunday. Shops with "essential food products" are an exception, as they will be permitted to open ten Sundays a year. Moreover, there will be no limits for shops at petrol stations, hospitals, hotels, airports, border crossings, train and bus stations of area not exceeding 80 sq. metres.” -Source: Slovene Press Agency STA (For additional articles in this region as well as this one, see this… http://www.gzs.si/eng/news/sbw/past.asp?idi=319 )
“The European Union has set up the policy that every member-state must have one day of rest during the week. But the policy explicitly states that the designated day needs to be Sunday, since for reasons of “religious pluralism” a nation’s government might choose another day. In Italy, the designation of Sunday as a “day of rest” was first set in 1993. That policy was changed in 2000, however, when – in order to grant more flexibility for employers – the nation required only that every employer provide workers with a 24-hour rest period each week. But by August 2003, under the new European policy, Italy will again be required to fix a certain “day of rest.” In an interview with the daily Corriere della Sera, Bishop Giancario Bregantini – who heads a committee dealing with social issues for the Italian bishops’ conference said… “How can you overlook the fact that Sunday is a special day for millions of Europeans?” -The Catholic World Report, February 2000.
"Without saying so explicitly, the Ten Commandments set the only order that will bring world peace... The next obligation that a citizen of God's world order owes is himself. "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy," is a command for a personal benefit of each citizen..." -Pat Robertson, The New World Order, p. 233,236
(NOTE: Pat Robertson keeps Sunday as the Sabbath. And did you notice how his idea of world peace is Sunday observance? And how the name of his book is called New World Order? Think about that…).
“Christians will naturally strive to ensure that civil legislation respects their duty to keep Sunday holy” –Pope John Paul II Dios Domini p 112
“The Pope is calling for global Sunday observance.” -From the Brook, July-Sept 1998 Vol. 4, No. 3
"It is so dangerous when people are divided over language, ethnicity, and religion." Hakismana said Wednesday. His parents and six siblings were killed in Rwanda's 1994 civil war; and he subsequently devoted his life to promoting peace. "People need this world Sabbath, the whole world needs it." -January 25, 2001 Detroit Free Press.
(Note: Did you notice how TRAGITY plays a key role in all this? In promoting PEACE, this gentleman insists the WORLD needs the Sabbath, which to him is on Sunday.)
“What Protestant pulpit does not ring almost every Sunday with loud and impassioned invectives against Sabbath violation? Who can forget the fanatical clamor of the Protestant ministers throughout the length and breadth of the land, against opening the gates of the World's Fair on Sunday? The thousands of petitions, signed by millions, to save the Lord's Day from desecration?” Rome's Challenge to Protestants [From the Catholic Mirror of Sept. 2, 1893].
“In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians should seek recognition of Sundays and the Church's holy days as legal holidays. They have to give everyone a public example of prayer, respect, and joy and defend their traditions as a precious contribution to the spiritual life of society. If a country's legislation or other reasons require work on Sunday, the day should nevertheless be lived as the day of our deliverance which lets us share in this "festal gathering," this "assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven." – Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c1a3.htm#I
“Why is the civil recognition of Sunday as a feast day important? It is important so that all might be given the real possibility of enjoying sufficient rest and leisure to take care of their religious, familial, cultural and social lives. It is important also to have an opportune time for meditation, for reflection, for silence, for study, and a time to dedicate to good works, particularly for the sick and for the elderly.” -Compendium OF THE CATECHISM OF THECATHOLIC CHURCH, chap. 1, question 454, http://www.vatican.va/archive/compendium_ccc/documents/archive_2005_compendium-ccc_en.html
Pope Benedict payed the USA a visit some months ago. At a meeting with cardenals, he was told that one of the major priorities for them is on Sunday observance:
"The episcopal conference has recently identified the strengthening of marriage and of family life as one of five priorities for our common attention in the next several years. The other four are protecting the life and dignity of the human person at every stage of life's journey; handing on the faith in the context of sacramental practice and the observance of Sunday worship; fostering vocations to ordained priesthood and consecrated life; and profiting from the cultural diversity of the church here, especially from the gifts of Hispanic Catholics." -Cardinal Francis E. George to Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of the bishops at their meeting at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 04/16/2008 7:24 PM ET http://www.uspapalvisit.org/speeches/text02_nationalshrine_george.%20htm
Notice the context is set within legislation. By "marriage" is implied protecting marriage by "law" against homosexual marriage, and by "protecting life" is of course meant the protecting of babies against legal abortion. Following these... is their concern for Sunday observance.
Now notice this cartoon below that appeared in the newspaper, and keep in mind that according to Jack Chick and Ex-Jesuit Alberto Rivera, the newspaper media is controlled by Catholic Jesuits (see SMOKESCREENS by J.T.C.):
Original source of above cartoon = http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/hi.asp?date=20050611
(Note: As time goes by, things change. The links provided in this booklet might or might not have been changed ever since they have been released).
Time To Depart
Can you imagine Christians killing Christians? Can you imagine a country forcing you to go against your beliefs? Remember, this “lamb” like country will soon “speak as a dragon, and exercise the power of the first beast.” It has already begun; all it needs is to become national by the complete unity of the religions. The mark of the Beast will soon be enforced by civil law as prophesied in the bible, and soon you will be faced with having to make a decision to either obey God’s law, or to obey man’s law. My friends, this is not a joke. This is serious. The devil means business, he wants to destroy as many souls as possible and he is cleverly doing it through his false system of worship. Jesus pleads that we depart from fellowshipping with such apostate organizations:
“Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” -Revelation 18:4
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” -2 Corinthians 6:17
God lovingly says:
“As I live says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his ways and live: turn ye turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die?” -Ezekiel 33:11.
A new inquisition is on the horizon. We invote you to become aware of the warnings contained within the late Dr. Alberto Rivera’s videos and books for this fact. He was in insider in the Vatican, and was being trained along with many other Jesuits on how to infiltrate this countries legal systems, banks, universities/collages, and religious churches in order to fool the people into uniting for the one purpose of submitting to that catholic system and receive her mark, if not suffer death. They couldn’t care less what you call yourself; Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist, it does not matter, as long as you do not unite with her and her ideas. Friends, beware of this dreaded mark and this religious masterpiece Satan has cooked up. If you find your church orginization compromising the truth, and uniting with the "whore of Babylon" of Revelation 17, the Catholic Church, remove yourselves from that place. We are called to be "seperate." God’s true commandment keeping people are in separate churches, home churches, away from these satanic influences. Jesus said:
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” -Matthew 18:20.
The way to salvation is through the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is nothing we can do to gain salavtion... except believe in him and receive his free gift of salvation. Your life with him, and your love for him, will manifest itself through you by your actions. This is the first angels message! To come to the father through his son, and obey his word!
Jesus boldly says, “I am the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the father, but by me” John 14:6
Many dont seek Jesus because he asks that we turn from our pleasure loving sins and walk perfectly in God’s sight through him. Yet there is none other like Jesus. No other God can compare to him, because no other god has shown such love to his creations. Only Jesus can relate to your pains, sufferings, trials and temptations. Because he went through it all while on earth, and suffered death on the cross. No other god can understand us like Christ can... no, not Allah, Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad or Confucius. Only Jesus!
“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13
Jesus died the death we all deserve because of our rebellion against God’s moral precepts. But he came to offer a way out, a way to eternal life, and that way is through him. We can only appear in the presence of the father in perfect righteousness. Yet since ours is as filthy rags, God has given us his righteousness through in the form of his only begotten Son. He conquered both sin and death, so that we may live with him!
“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then shall he (Jesus) answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” Zechariah 13:6
Are you a believer already and have read this information for the first time? Then the Lord is calling you to return to him in humble obedience to his laws, and while believing on Jesus, allow his transforming power to change your mind to live the perfect life he wants you to live. Those truly saved and living under grace are obedient to him who gave him that grace, Jesus Christ the creator of the “heavens the earth and the sea” –Colossians 1:16! Will you be among those in these last days, classified as those who are obedient to God’s law? Will you have the seal of the father placed in your forehead?
“Here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12
Are you someone who does not know Jesus as your personal savior? “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38. Believe in him who died and was risen after three days for your salvation, let him change your every way of living and thinking for the greater good, obey his every word, read his bible, and pray without ceasing so that you fall not into deception.
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The warnings written in this booklet are for all who read it. Will you heed these warnings? Will you follow Christ? Will you live forever?
The choice is yours… make the right decision today!
“Multitudes, Multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near, in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:14
"Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons." (Referring to prophecies in Revelation and Daniel.) -Taken from Works by Cranmer, Vol. 1, pp. 6-7.