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The Catholic Church have enforced many things by death over the centuries but it was never technology, it was ALWAYS their DOCTRINE, that was enforced by the death of millions. This is what the book of Revelation also reveals.
Note the Roman Catholic Church's following quotes are some of their false Doctrines.
“The belief in the Bible as the sole source of faith is unhistorical, illogical, fatal to the virtue of faith, and destructive of unity.” — The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XIII, “Protestantism”, Section III A - Sola Scriptura (“Bible Alone”), Nihil Obstat, February 1, 1912 by Remy Lafort, D.D., Censor, Imprimatur. John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York. “We confess that the Pope has power of changing Scripture and of adding to it, and taking from it, according to his will.” — Roman Catholic Confessions for Protestants Oath, Article XI, (Confessio Romano-Catholica in Hungaria Evangelicis publice praescripta te proposita, editi a Streitwolf), as recorded in Congressional Record of the U.S.A., House Bill 1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S. Butler, Feb. 15, 1913.
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“The Saviour Himself is the door of the sheepfold: ‘I am the door of the sheep.’ Into this fold of Jesus Christ, no man may enter unless he be led by the Sovereign Pontiff; and only if they be united to him can men be saved, for the Roman Pontiff is the Vicar of Christ and His personal representative on earth.” — Pope John XXIII in his homily to the Bishops and faithful assisting at his coronation on November 4, 1958. “Indeed, there is but one universal Church of the faithful outside of which no one at all is saved.” — Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215; Denz. 151. “He is a heretic who does not believe what the Roman Hierarchy teaches.” — The American Textbook of Popery, p 164 (quoting from the “Directory for the Inquisitors”).
What does the Catholic Church say should be done to heretics? A heretic is anyone who obeys God instead of the pope. And, has a King James Holy Bible and keeps all Ten Commandments always. Heretics were burned at the stake with their bible tied around their neck and feed to the lions for sport in the Colosseum in Rome! Eye witness reports are available in Foxe's Book of martyr's.
“When confronted with heresy, she (Catholic Church) does not content herself with persuasion, arguments of an intellectual and moral order appear to her insufficient, and she has recourse to force, to corporal punishment, to torture.” — The Rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H.M.A. Baudrillart, quoted in The Catholic Church, The Renassance, and Protestantism, p 182-183.
“The church may by divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their person, and condemn them to flames. In our age, the right to inflict the severest penalties, even death, belongs to the church. There is no graver offense than heresy, therefore it must be rooted out.” Public Eccliastical, Vol. 2, p.142.
“A heretic merits the pains of fire....By the Gospel, the canons, civil law, and custom, heretics must be burned.” — The American Textbook of Popery, p 164 (quoting from the “Directory for the Inquisitors”).
Pope Innocent IV in 1252 approved torture and ordered civil authorities to burn “heretics” in the “Ad exstirpanda” Bull. This torture was reinforced by Popes Alexander IV, Clement IV, Nicholas IV, Boniface VIII and others from 1254 - 1303. Roman Catholic documents revealed that they murdered around 68,000,000 protesters from 1100 to 1800 AD when the inquisition stopped.
A note about and for Catholics
Our humble apologies to all Catholics but genuine love demands the identification of the antichrist that enforces the mark of the beast so that no honest person will be deceived for eternity is at stake. While identifying the Roman Catholic Church as the antichrist power, we hasten to remind all sincere Christians that many of Christ’s true followers are still members of this Church. They are unaware of the great deception under which they worship. The Saviour died for them as well as people of all other faiths. The present is surely the time for love to be expressed in sincere action as these precious saints are called out of apostasy into the light of God’s saving truth.
The Mark of the Beast and Antichrist
Many people today have been given this mindset of a one man antichrist and this theme of some evil and sinister mark of the beast. Well prepare yourself for the real bombshell. The talk of a one man antichrist, a rebuilt temple and seven years of tribulation is totally false and MANUFACTURED prophecy with the intent on deceiving the Christian populous on the real truth of antichrist. As you have already discovered, the Protestant reformation, which resulted in the vast assortment of Churches that we have today is the result of these early Protestants discovering that the Roman Catholic Church is the antichrist power spoken of all through Daniel, Revelation, 1 John and other books of the Bible. It is a major topic. Why? Because this is a very sinful apostate Church that is responsible for something that does truly matter to God.
How did the Catholic Church respond to the Protestant reformation and the fact that they had been identified as antichrist? In 1545 the Catholic Church held the council of Trent and responded with the Counter Reformation in an attempt to have the finger pointed at either Nero or a fictional future antichrist. See futurism Bible prophecy, secret rapture and who is the antichrist today for more detail. So what does the Bible really say about antichrist and the origins? John said that in his time there were many antichrists and that anyone who denies Jesus came in the flesh is antichrist. 2 John 1:7. This for example would include a Church that denies Jesus came in the flesh by saying that Christ took on the sinless nature of Mary’s flesh. It may further shock you to know that John said that the origin of antichrist was from the early Church many centuries ago and not some future one man antichrist.
1 John 2:18-19 “Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there MANY antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from US, but they were not of US; for if they had been of US, they would no doubt have continued with US: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of US.”
So who is John referring to when he says us? John could not have emphasized any clearer that antichrist went out from the Church that he and the other apostles established and formed their own Church. This is definitely not an individual although certainly could be headed by an individual, especially when you consider that Revelation 13:18 says that 666 is the number of a man heading this beast power. John is also pointing out that antichrist means in place of Christ and not just against Christ. So which Church broke away from the early Church and makes this blasphemous claim? Who claims to be God on Earth and places himself in place of Christ?
“We hold upon this earth the place of God almighty.” — Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter, June 20, 1894.
“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, Himself, hidden under the veil of human flesh.” — Catholic National, July 1895.
“The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” — Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, “Cities Petrus Bertanous.”
“Remember and understand well that where Peter is, there is the Church; that those who refuse to associate in communion with the Chair of Peter belong to Antichrist, not to Christ. He who would separate himself from the Roman Pontiff has no further bond with Christ.” — Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, quoted in “Acts of Leo XIII: Supreme Pontiff”, Rome: Vatican Press, 1896, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 4: “The Book of Christians”, Chapter 4: “There is No Allegiance to Christ Without Submission to the Pope”)
It may also surprise you to know that the four verses below are the only ones in the entire Bible that mention the word antichrist. Have a close look at what they say and do not say. They certainly do not match that one man antichrist theory you hear about today and why should they? That false deception originated from the true antichrist itself being the Papal Church.
1 John 2:18 “Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”
1 John 2:22 “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”
1 John 4:3 “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
2 John 1:7 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”
The Number of the Beast 666 and Origin
The extraordinary truth about this mysterious number 666 and its origin is about to reveal just how wrong and ignorant the majority can be on Biblical topics and how Satan can and does keep many in the dark on extremely important issues. Remember this when you discover what the mark of the beast is. As we saw previously it is not 666 and is separate to the mark.
Revelation 13:17 “And 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.”
Note that the phrase the “Number of his name” refers to that mysterious number 666. So is 666 the devil’s number? Not even close! We also previously saw that the beast is not Satan and this number belongs to the beast power, which is the Papal Catholic Church. Thousands have speculated about this number but the Bible is clear. The Bible says it is the number of a man and this man is from the beast power, or in other words, from the Roman Catholic Church. Does the Catholic Church have a man at its head?
Revelation 13:18 “Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding COUNT the number of the beast: for it is the number of a MAN; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
Origins of 666 and why God calls the Catholic Church Babylon
Before looking further at 666 being the number of a man, let’s find out what the significance and origin of 666 is. We know the mark of the beast is about worship and that we are told not to worship the beast. We have also just seen that 666 is the number of a man heading this power, but why does God call the Catholic Church Babylon in the book of Revelation, and what is the origin of this mysterious number 666? See also number of the beast origin.
Very few people know the answer to these questions or why Revelation speaks about this number with such negative connotations. So here is an EXTREMELY BRIEF overview of the history and origin of the number 666, and why this number is now associated with the Roman Catholic Church and its leader. You are about to find out why worship is such a significant issue in regards to this number 666 and the mark of the beast.
Note first the significance of the Babylonians using the sexagesimal (base-60) number system from which comes 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute, 360 (60×6) degrees in a circle and 60 degrees in each angle of an equilateral triangle etc. 360 divided by 10 = 36 (more on this number in a moment) and 6 * 6 = 36. From this came that mysterious number 666, which is directly linked with the worship practices of ancient Babylon from around the time of Daniel. See also Daniel 3:1. Babylon worshiped gods that were associated with the sun, moon, planets and stars involved with astrology. Babylonians were the principle developers of astrology as we know it today and the pagan priests wore amulets called “Sigilla Solis” or “Sun Seal” which symbolized 36 constellations. In this system of worship, they had 36 supreme gods plus the god associated with the sun, which they believed to be the father of all the other gods and so was supreme over all. They believed that numbers had power over the gods they worshiped so they assigned numbers to their gods so that they could have power over them. They did this by counting their gods and assigning a consecutive number to each of the 36 lesser supreme gods, and then added up these numbers (from 1 to 36) and assigned the sum to the sun god. If you have not guessed by now, the sum of the numbers from 1 to 36 totals 666, which they assigned to the god associated with the sun. The calculation is below. See also Murl Vance quote.
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + 26 + 27 + 28 + 29 + 30 + 31 + 32 + 33 + 34 + 35 + 36 = 666
However, they feared their gods as they believed they were primarily evil and thought that one of them might strike them down sometime, so they made amulets with a 6 x 6 matrix with 1 through 36 on them which are called numeric matrixes magic squares today. The design of the amulets was to protect them from a god striking them down using his magic power so the amulets had to be as powerful as possible. In order to increase its power, they arranged these numbers in such a way that the sum of any given row, column or diagonal was 111, and therefore the sum of all six rows or all six columns was 666. This was supposed to provide extra protection including from the sun god since this god's sum was present on the amulet. The one above has the god of the sun standing on the lion. This indicated the sun's position in the constellation of Leo during the hot days of August. The back is inscribed “Nachyel,” meaning “intelligence of the sun” and the numbers 1 to 36.
The second illustration is also a solar seal, but it honours the star Basilisco, which was the diminutive form of the Greek basileus (king), thus meaning the same as the Latin regulus. Regulus is the only first magnitude star in the constellation of Leo. The sun and the moon are again clearly seen on this amulet and on the reverse side is the same arrangement of numerals with the actual figure 666 given as the total. See Murl Vance quote.
These amulets were usually made of gold being like the colour of the sun or baked clay tablets and were carried in yellow silk or hung around their neck, which they believed provided protection as long as they carried it with them.
This table as illustrated has the same arrangement of numbers as the above images in a 6 x 6 matrix and is also referred to in numerology as the magic square of the Sun. There are similar magic squares for Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury and the Moon, all of which have been known for centuries.
The creating of amulets with this number arrangement that belongs to astrology appears to have continued well past the time of Christ. Archaeologists have found amulets with Latin inscriptions, so we know that the Romans were indulging in this practice. Therefore, the number 666 came about from pagan worship practices of the Babylonians and their practice of astrology. The symbolism of sun worship is still used in many areas of the Catholic Church today, not always obvious but often packaged discreetly as to not be noticed by the untrained eye.
When the Medes and Persians conquered Babylon in 539 B.C, they came with their own religious practices and gods, so had no need of the priests of the Babylonian religious system. Although the Persians were sympathetic towards the Babylonian god Marduk and did accommodate the priests of this god for a while, it appears from history that they eventually fired the priests and used their own.
The Babylonian priests left Babylon (probably because they were out of work) and most of them went to Pergamum and some to Egypt where they taught their religious practices to the Egyptians. The Egyptians readily picked up these Babylonian religious concepts and further extended and developed some of the ideas we find in astrology.
The teaching of the Babylonian religious practices by the Babylonian priests and their direct descendants went on in the city of Pergamum for centuries afterwards. They taught astrology and the making of amulets with the numbers 1 to 36 on them in the special arrangements they commonly used. This continued until about the year 133 B.C. when the last king of the Attalid Empire, (Eumenes’ son, Attalus III) who had his capital at Pergamum, died without an heir and bequeathed his kingdom to Rome. Rome accepted the kingdom and set up the province of Asia, which included Ionia and the territory of Pergamum by 129 B.C. Sometime soon after this, the priests who were still teaching the Babylonian religious practices saw their opportunity and went to Rome.
The Romans often adopted the religious practices of other cultures, which also helped the empire survive as long as it did. The Babylonian priests rightly calculated that the Romans would be very willing to learn and follow their teachings. Soon all of Rome filled with their religious teachings and practices. It eventually became so pervasive that people called Rome the “New Babylon.” Early Christians also used the term Babylon as a veiled code word for a particular city, so as to avoid persecution from that pagan power. That city was also Rome. See also 1 Peter 5:13.
When the Christian Church came along, the practices and beliefs of the Babylonian religion followed right into the Church. Historians have said that it seemed almost the entire city of Rome converted virtually overnight to Christianity, but what actually happened is that the Babylonian religion was simply brought into the Church and the three supreme gods of the Babylonian religion were simply renamed as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Lesser gods became saints of the Church. The pagan Babylonian religious practices came into the Church right along with it. This made it easy for the followers of the Babylonian religion to convert to Christianity, but it certainly was not a genuine conversion. God condemns pagan religious practices, but they brought these practices into the Church anyway.
History also fully supports this. The pagan Babylonian priests had a chief priest who held the title Pontifex Maximus (translated to Latin meant that he was head pagan priest or literally the Greatest Pontiff). Most have heard the word “Pontiff” applied to the Pope and history explains where that term comes from. Originally, the king of the Attalid Empire held the title of Pontiff, and he passed it on to the Babylonian Priests before he died and they went to Rome. This title was given to Julius Caesar in 63 B.C. thereby making him the supreme priest of the Babylonian Religion and its gods. (This shows that the Babylonian priests arrived in Rome before the time of Julius Caesar or this event could not have happened.)
This meant that the Babylonian religion literally moved into Rome and took it over, becoming head of the Roman government. This title passed from emperor to emperor, all of whom served as chief priest of the Babylonian Religion from then on until 367 A.D, where the Roman Emperor Gratian became the first since Julius Caesar to refuse the title Pontifex Maximus. Before Gratian refused the title Pontifex Maximus, the young Emperor bestowed it upon Pope Damasus I, who became the first Pope in history to hold the title. This made him head of the Babylonian religion when he took the title of Pontifex Maximus. Damasus I was the head of the Christian Church in Rome, and took the title as head of the pagan Babylonian Religion and its collection of pagan gods. Did the Babylonian Religion move into the Christian Church? History says most definitely YES. So why does God call the Papal Church Babylon? The answer should now be clear.
Some dispute that Church leaders incorporated pagan Babylonian religious practices into the Catholic Church but even Catholic historians admit it. Cardinal Newman in his Development of Christian Doctrine, pages 372, 373 says that the Church incorporated many pagan religious practices into the Church.
He claims that the Church sanctified them and that made it safe to bring these practices into the Church. Every year Catholic Pilgrims kiss the feet of the Roman god Jupiter thinking they are kissing the image of Peter. God condemns idolatry in the second commandment, the making of images for worship, and even bowing down before images as part of an act of worship. Yet many images are in Catholic Churches and the Church teaches people to bow down before them. They may be praying to someone else but the act of bowing down before the image, regardless of what or who one is actually worshiping at the time is plainly what God condemns in Exodus 20:4-6.
The reason the Bible speaks so negatively about 666 is that it symbolizes the power of the person who has this number to have power over all the other gods, which in the case of the Papacy is their claim to be God and to have authority over God and his law, which are false claims. Because the Popes claim both to be God and to have authority over God, they believe that they can change the law of God to suit their own purposes. This is extremely serious to God and He knows it will also lead many to be lost for all eternity.
So the evidence presented here links 666 with ancient sun worshipping pagan Babylon and the Papacy of the Catholic Church, which is dominated by pagan practices and solar images and is referred to as Babylon in the book of Revelation. This is just a small part of the evidence that makes this relationship apparent. See mystery Babylon for more information.
One should now understand the relevance of why God calls the Catholic Church Babylon, and as you can see, there is nothing directly Satanic about the number 666, which comes out of Babylonian pagan worship. As a result, the Catholic Church has symbolically become Babylon and why we find that the head of this power has the number 666.
It was known a long time ago that various Papal titles such as “Vicarius Filii Dei” which means Vicar of Christ or substitute for Christ, being synonymous with Antichrist, i.e., assuming the power of God on earth, and it is The number of a man, which does add up to 666 in Roman numerals and Latin etc.
All the parallels are amazing such as the numbers on the amulet count to 666 and in the same way the Bible says to count the number of the beast, which also comes to 666. See an excerpt of an article on the known titles of the Pope calle “The number of a man ” .
So what has the Roman Catholic Church done that has most impacted God and His true Church? It is because of this issue that God is going to pour out His full wrath upon the Papal Church just before the Second Coming of Christ and what the final choice and climax that involves the mark of the beast will be all about. We saw how 666 came from pagan sun worship and their supreme god being the sun, but now 666 is also the number of the Pope’s name. Remember also that 666 symbolizes that the person with this number to have power over all the other gods, which in the case of the Papacy is their claim to be God and to have authority over God and even his law. So what is the mark of the beast and how does it relate sun worship?
What the mark of the beast is not is some sinister event placed at the end of time that resembles some science fiction movie with no real significance. It is the conclusion to something that the beast power has been affecting for a very long time that is especially significant to God. Revelation shows that the mark of the beast is unmistakably about worship, which is something that has been an ongoing issue for thousands of years. It is essentially a battle that has been raging between God and Satan over worship ever since there was war in heaven and Satan and a third of the angles were thrown out. (Revelation 12:7-9) Scripture informs us that Satan wanted to be worshipped as God and why for all of Church history and long before, Satan has been working towards obtaining this goal. (Isaiah 14:12-14) The mark of the beast is the climactic ending to this ongoing issue of worship and the entire world is going to have to decide once and for all whom they are going to worship.
It should come as no surprise that the beast power is in fact responsible for something that has affected the true worship of God for hundreds of years. This is why right before the return of Christ; God is basically going to say enough! The beast power will enforce their worship laws as they have done in the past, and it will be time for everyone to choose who they are going to worship and give their allegiance to. Those who worship God only will not be able to buy and sell and endure tribulation but God will protect many. Those who choose to worship the beast by their rules, which will be in opposition to God will ultimately perish. Those who worship the beast willingly receive the mark of the beast in their forehead, (mind) while those who do so under duress will receive the mark in their hand. (actions) After this God will destroy the beast power for its crimes against Him and His true Church.
Remember that Revelation 13:2 says that the dragon (Satan) gave power to the beast and he did this so he could rob God of the worship he desired and to receive that worship in place of God. This is why it will incur the full wrath of God, because if you worship the beast, you will effectively be giving your allegiance to Satan himself who was always behind this plan to deprive God of worship, which has gone on for most of Church history now. Most Christians have been deceived by our adversary’s plan and some have even inadvertently helped Satan achieve his goal.
There are a great multitude of Christian web sites that are fighting with all sorts of deceptions and lies to try and convince us that we do not have to worship God in the way He commanded.
Remember Cain and Able.
What would make these Christians do this and go to so much effort to do so?
Revelation 14:7 says to worship God who created the heavens and the earth and the sea and the fountains and the waters and verse 9-11 says not to worship the beast or we will incur the full wrath of God. It certainly sounds simple enough. Why would anyone want to worship the beast anyway? Surely all Christians would desire to worship God and would never worship the beast, or would they? Jesus said those who receive the mark are deceived, so could it be that the reason for this is because most of the world is already deceived on this issue? So what defines worship of God? And exactly how would we worship the beast?
Is there anything that God has asked us to do in reference to worship that most of the world has ignored? And if so, has the beast power done something that would be a counterfeit to what God asked of us in relation to worship so that they would receive worship in place of God?
The answer is found all through scripture for those with open eyes and is even staring us in the face in Revelation 14:7. The instruction to “worship God who created the heavens and the earth and the fountains and the waters” is only found in one other place in the Bible. It is found right in the middle of God’s law. While the second Commandment tells us who and what not to worship, the largest of the Ten Commandments is very significantly about the worship of God and in the way He Commanded. We are told that when we keep this Commandment, it is a sign, which is synonymous with a mark, that it is God we love and worship and that it is God that sanctifies us. And yet most of the Christian world fights with all their heart to bury this one Commandment. Well guess what? It is very important to God and it is just as much sin to disobey this Commandment as it is for any of the Ten Commandments.
God “is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33) or a foolish God that placed a law that is NOT Love and Eternal in with nine other laws that obviously ARE Love and Eternal. Deuteronomy 6:5 actually proves this stating that to LOVE God with all your heart, might and soul is to keep everyone of the Ten Commandments that had just been read 17 verses earlier!
Did you know that the Catholic Church have their own version of the Ten Commandments and have removed the second Commandment? This is about who and what we should not worship. But did you also know that by the death of millions that they changed the fourth Commandment to Sunday in honour of sun worship through paganism from Babylon.
Here is the relevance and link to 666. This is why most Churches today worship on SUN-day. Satan was behind the whole change and is the driving force behind all those who bend over backwards to attack this one Commandment and try and convince others that it does not matter. Why would so many be so desperate to convince us of this? Why are there hundreds of different excuses? Why isn’t there just one plain scripture that says this Commandment is gone? If one actually opens their eyes and looks at all the excuses, they will find that is exactly what they are. Excuses, disobedience. Who is behind this and why? Do we really think that Satan would not attack something as important as God’s Holy 10 Commandment law?
Satan worked through the beast power to change God’s day of worship to a day that actually goes all the way back to Babel and that day was used for satanic worship. Sunday worship was originally Satan worship 2000 years B.C. Have you ever noticed that Satan counterfeits most things of God? If God’s true day of worship is His sign and mark, then the mark of the beast and 666 as Satan’s counterfeit has to be referring to keeping of a false day of worship created by Satan and his mystery Babylonian system. Have you also noticed how occult symbols are usually reversed? What do Satan worshippers use for a cross? The occult symbol for a cross is an inverted cross and there is a very interesting place to find one. On the back of the Popes chair!
How many understand that God uses the 6:1 principle? That is, you have 6 of something normal and then on the 7th something special happens. Example: God created the world in 6 days and the on the 7th we have a very special day of rest and worship. Crops were grown for 6 years and the 7th year the land was to be rested. Slaves were kept for 6 years but on the 7th year you had to set them free. There are 6 weeks from Passover to the 7th week when we have Pentecost. There is 6 months from Passover to the 7th month when we have the Day of Atonement. We are currently approaching the end of 6000 years since creation and if Christ returns at the end of these 6000 years, we will then have the 7000th year period which is what the Bible calls the millennium. 6000 years + 1000 years (millennium) = 7000 years. None of this is by chance and is God’s plan. Have a look at the days of the week below.
The first six days are normal work days but day seven is the “Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Now remember that the occult uses the reverse symbol or is the opposite (in opposition) of God’s way. So if Sunday was always the plan of Satan for his day of worship and we know from history that it is, then his week would be the reverse of God’s. Instead of being the 6:1 principle it would be a 1:6 principle. So let’s reverse the week and see if this is the case.
As you can see, it is not really just two days side by side. It is the reverse of God’s week. It is the occult equivalent and this is not by chance and why Satan chose Sunday. Satan has always planned to do this and has done it slowly over time and deceived most of the Christian world. Why is it such a burden for Christians to set aside this day exclusively for the worship of God as a sign that we are His? So a sign and a mark are synonymous and Satan’s sign or mark is the occult reverse of God’s. Can you now see why this false day of worship is called the mark of the beast and why it is all about worship?
How many have noticed that Satan is busy trying to convince Christians that they do not have to obey the Ten Commandments at all anymore. Satan began with the easiest Commandment to attack, and the final stage of the change to God’s day of worship was achieved by giving the Papal Church their position and power and having them enforce it by law. The Seventh day was nearly murdered out of existence. Even Daniel 7:25 informs us that through persecution they would change God’s law. But do most Christians take note of this? No! The enemy is too busy keeping everyone in the dark on this issue ready for his grand climactic finale with 666 and the mark of the beast. This is what the great controversy is all about. Is it any wonder Satan attacks anyone who teaches obedience to the Sabbath and works so hard in the minds of Christians trying to keep them from discovering the real truth.
Note these quotes from the Roman Catholic Church on their views on being able to change the Ten Commandments of God. Note also what the Roman Catholic Church actually say their MARK is. Their statement is extraordinarily credible when you consider that their definition is also perfectly consistent with absolutely all other scripture in regards to the mark of the beast. I wonder if their use of the word MARK is coincidental. I would say not!
“We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God....dissolves, not by human but rather by divine authority....I am in all and above all, so that God Himself and I, the vicar of God, hath both one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do...Wherefore, no marvel, if it be in my power to dispense with all things, yea with the precepts of Christ.” — Decretales Domini Gregori ix Translatione Episcoporum, (on the Transference of Bishops), title 7, chapter 3; Corpus Juris Canonice (2nd Leipzig ed., 1881), col. 99; (Paris, 1612), tom. 2, Decretales, col. 205 (while Innocent III was Pope).
“The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws. The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth...” — Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.
What does the Roman Catholic Church say their MARK is?
“Sunday is our MARK or authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” — Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.
If Protestants would follow the Bible, they would obey and worship God on the 7th Day Sabbath,(Saturday). In keeping Sunday they are obeying the law of the catholic Church. "Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the Cardinal in a letter dated February 10, 1920
“Of course the Catholic church claims that the change [i.e. Sabbath to Sunday] was her act, and the act as a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” — H.F. Thomas, Chancellor to Cardinal Gibbons.
Now we know for sure. By their own admission, “The Beast”, (Roman Catholic Church) says their MARK of authority is changing God’s Forth Commandment law of the 7th Day, Saturday, (Sabbath Day) to Sunday, Sun –worship day.
Conclusion: The Beasts Mark is: Sunday Rest and Worship....
(The Mark ...of... the Beast).
The fourth Commandment is so significant to God that He used it as a test Commandment to see if His children would keep His whole law. God is going to do this again with the mark of the beast issue to find those who love Him enough to keep His law and obey Him only. The interesting part is how God tested His children to see if they would keep His Ten Commandment law. He tested them by seeing if they would keep the Seventh day or not. And did they? No, and God accused them of breaking His whole law. If they failed to keep His Seventh day Sabbath, as far as God was concerned they were not keeping any of His Ten Commandment law. Many think we can just keep nine Commandments, yet God says if we do not keep the fourth then we are not keeping the other nine at all. We also find this principle in James 2:10 which says, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.” As you can see, there is more to the fourth Commandment than meets the eye such as that it is an extremely significant SIGN that it is God we worship, love and give our allegiance to.
Exodus 16:4-30 “Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, THAT I MAY PROVE THEM, WHETHER THEY WILL WALK IN MY LAW, OR NO.
And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily… 26 Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. 27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. 28 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, HOW LONG REFUSE YOU TO KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS AND MY LAWS? 29 See, for that the LORD has given you the Sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide you every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.”
So why does the Sabbath define it is God we give our allegiance to? It is because it is very significantly about whom we worship and belong to and who makes us Holy. Note carefully the following verses.
Exodus 31:13-17 “Speak you also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a SIGN between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am the LORD that does SANCTIFY you. … 15 Six days may work be done; but in the Seventh is the Sabbath of rest, Holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel [Who is Israel today?] shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a PERPETUAL covenant. 17 It is a SIGN between me and the children of Israel FOR EVER: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the Seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”
Ezekiel 20:20 “And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a SIGN between me and you, that you may know that I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.”
The fourth Commandment is one of the eternal Ten because keeping this extremely significant SIGN identifies us as God’s children that He sanctifies and makes Holy. It also defines therefore that it is God that we worship and love and give our allegiance to. It is not a SIGN when we keep a secular day and profane God’s Sabbath. There is a lot more that could be cited but I hope this is enough to help one understand why this day is very important to God and why it is a sin against God for us to not keep His Sabbath day Holy.
The Mark of the Beast and Two Israels
Some will say that this perpetual (never ending) covenant that is a sign forever, (Exodus 31:13-17) applies only to the Israel of God and that much is definitely correct. But the question is; who is the Israel of God today?
Paul wrote, “They are not all Israel, which are of Israel” Romans 9:6. What does this text mean? Those “of Israel” refer to people belonging to the literal Jewish nation but just because people are “of Israel,” or Jewish, doesn't necessarily mean they are truly Israel indeed.
Paul said there is an “Israel according to the flesh” (1 Corinthians 10:18) and an “Israel of God” (Galatians 6:14-16) centred in Jesus Christ. The “Israelites … according to the flesh” (Romans 9:3-4) refer to literal Jews who can trace their blood line back to Abraham but who do not as yet believe in Jesus Christ as their Messiah. Paul wrote, “They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God.” Romans 9:8. Thus this group although it has a wonderful religious heritage is made up largely of people who spiritually “are not the children of God.”
In the New Testament sense, “the children of God,” applies only to those who have received Jesus Christ as Lord (John 1:12). “The Israel of God” (Galatians 6:16) refers to a composite group made up of both Jews and non-Jews who believe in the Crucified one, have died to self and been born again (see verses 14-15). This group is called “the Israel of God” because it is God centred, being made up of people who have a genuine experience with the Lord. Sadly, the majority of Israelis today don’t fit this description. Writing to non-Jews, or Gentiles, Paul wrote, “And if you belong to Christ, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise” Galatians 3:28-29. This passage teaches that a Gentile, if he “belongs to Christ,” is mystically injected into “Abraham's seed,” which according to Isaiah 41:8 is Israel. In Galatians 6, Paul summarized his doctrine by saying that anyone, circumcised or uncircumcised, who becomes a “new creature” through faith in Jesus, is now part of “the Israel of God”, verses 14-16. See also Romans 2:28-29; 9:6-8 and Galatians 3:28-29. Thus before the cross we had a literal Israel but now those that are Christ’s after the cross are a spiritual Israel. There are many who do not understand that those who belong to Christ are spiritual Jews and the Israel of God under the New Covenant. If we reject this truth then we cannot be under the New Covenant. Observe who the New Covenant was only made with. This came into effect when the Jews rejected God’s message from Stephen (Acts 6:8-7:60) and stoned him. This ended the 70 * 7 prophetic years, (see also Matthew 18:21-22) which God gave Israel to end their rebellion and sin against Him. (Daniel 9:24) Needless to say they did not and this is why at this time the Gospel now went to the Gentiles also. See the 70 weeks of Daniel for comprehensive detail on this prophecy.
Hebrews 8:10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:”
Is the Mark of the Beast Sunday Worship?
This teaching on the mark of the beast is often attributed as being exclusive to a Church known as Seventh day Adventists but there are in fact many Biblical Churches that understand and teach this truth. Are we saying that the mark of the beast is Sunday worship which most foolishly mock? Yes. The mark of the beast is exactly what the beast power said it is. Their ability to change the law of God and has most of the Protestant world obeying her. The fact that this happens to be Sunday worship is beside the point. It is about worshipping on a day commanded by man in place of worshipping on the day Commanded by God. Acts 5:29 says, “…We ought to obey God rather than men.” It is also about keeping man made traditions in place of God’s Commandments. Jesus made it very clear that He does not want us keeping the traditions of men in place of the Commandments of God. It is written: He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Mark 7:6-9.
In Daniel chapter 3, the king commanded all to bow down and worship the golden image when they heard the music. But Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused because it would mean disobeying the Commandments of God. This is what it is all about. Obeying God rather than man. It is about giving our allegiance to our heavenly Father and obeying Him only when it comes to His Commandments. Those that mock this truth are yet to explain why Revelation 14:12 shows that those who do not get the mark of the beast are those who endure tribulation but still keep the Commandments of God through faith in Christ. There is only one Commandment that defines the worship of God and this is the very Commandment that the beast (Catholic Church) changed and what they personally claim to be their mark.
Common Sabbath Commandment Misunderstandings
There is a lot of confusion over the fourth Commandment and it is beyond the scope of this document to cover the multitude of misunderstandings and excuses but below are a few common ones in very brief detail. Besides the fact that the Ten Commandments are to last as long as heaven and earth, one of God’s Commandments does not come to an end without the Bible SCREAMING the change at us. God’s law does not change on assumptions.
The Sabbath of the Lord is not a ceremonial sabbath that was practised because of sin. Breaking it or any of the Ten Commandments is sin. The ceremonial law was written in a book and why it was also called the “Book of the Covenant.” This is where God would have written it if it was for Israel only but God wrote it in stone with the other nine Commandments. Have you ever heard the expression “it is not written in stone?” Written in stone means forever. On paper and in a book is temporary. So put very simply, there were two specific laws. One was temporary and only for the Jews and was nailed to the cross. The other was written in stone and was eternal and for everyone. If the Sabbath of the Lord was temporary and only for the Jews, which law would you place the Lord’s Sabbath in? Would you place His Sabbath in the temporary law or the eternal law? And your answer is? And where did God place His Sabbath? Precisely! God placed His Sabbath exactly where it belonged.
He placed His Sabbath in the law that was eternal and for everyone! Unless you believe that God is a fool and the author of confusion, then this alone reveals the truth. God makes a distinction between His Sabbath and the ceremonial sabbaths in the Ten Commandments by exhorting, “But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God:” (Exodus 20:10, Deuteronomy 5:14). It is the Lord’s Sabbath! It did not belong to Israel. God further demonstrates this by calling His Sabbath, “My Sabbaths,” as in His weekly Sabbaths, (Exodus 31:13, Ezekiel 20:20) while calling the ceremonial sabbaths that were only for Israel, “Her Sabbaths.” (Hosea 2:11, Lamentations 1:7) Loving God with all your heart and your neighbour as yourself does not turn the Ten Commandments into nine or none. (Matthew 22:35) Jesus said ALL the law hang on these two Commandments as He quoted Deuteronomy 6:5, which is seventeen verses after the second reading of the Ten Commandments when no one can argue the fourth Commandment was being kept. The Sabbath has existed since creation (only reason we have a seven day week) before sin and Jews and God asked us to “remember” the day when He personally gave His law and ALL FLESH keep the Sabbath forever in the new Heaven and Earth. (Isaiah 66:22-23) Luke 23:56 says they “rested the Sabbath day according to the Commandment.” Luke was written 30 to 50 years after the cross. Jesus confirmed the Sabbath would still be kept when the temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. (Matthew 24:20) further proving the Sabbath was not changed in honour of the resurrection. See also New Testament Sabbath. Leading historians say the Sabbath was kept by everyone till at least 90-120 A.D.
When persecution for Judaism became so intense that some began keeping Sunday saying it was in honour of the resurrection to avoid persecution and death. Baptism is the memorial of the resurrection commanded in the Bible. God attested the correct day matters when he tested His children to see if they would keep His Commandments by testing if they would keep THE seventh day. (Exodus 16:4-30) We worship God everyday but if we kept the Sabbath everyday, we would not be Holy, we would be lazy. We should not mock God when He says the Seventh Day by telling Him He is wrong saying we can keep any day or the day does not matter. It is not the Sabbath of the Jews. There were no Jews at creation or when the Ten Commandments were given, and God is not a God of confusion that mixes temporary laws with eternal laws. The Ten Commandments are love and for everyone. The Ten Commandments and Sabbath were not nailed to the cross according to Colossians 2:16. Paul speaks of the ordinances (ceremonial law) which had yearly ceremonial sabbaths that were nailed to the cross. Galatians 4:10 does not say that we can observe any day or that the Sabbath was bondage. Paul refers to the ceremonial law here also that he called bondage, which it was, and this law did include Days, Times, Months and Years.
We cannot decide to keep or not keep the Sabbath based on Romans 14:5, which is about Jews and Gentiles judging one another and was over the yearly feast days of the ceremonial law. Note the following Commentary on Romans 14:5 and how it associates all three of these passages and with the ceremonial law. People's New Testament by B. W. Johnson. One man esteemeth one day above another. A second difference of opinion is now cited. Some, Jewish converts or Gentiles who did not understand that the old covenant was ended, believed that the Jewish [ceremonial] Sabbaths and new moons should be kept sacred. Compare Col 2:16, and Gal 4:10.
While comparing these two passages, note that the ceremonial law (Mosaic Law, Ordinances, Law of Moses etc) had meat and drink offerings, Holy feast (days), new moons (months) and sabbaths (yearly) that were Jewish only and ended at the cross. See also Adam Clarke and Albert Barnes Commentaries on Colossians 2:14-16, Albert Barnes and People’s New Testament Commentaries on Galatians 4:10 and Adam Clarke on Romans 14:5.
God’s law has not changed based on our assumptions such as, “Hey! That looks like a Sunday meeting so the Sabbath must now be Sunday.” The expression “lay by him in store” in 1 Corinthians 16:2 means putting aside at home. The needs were clothing and food etc, which would be taken from the field or storage and would not be done on Sabbath but left until the first opportunity after which would be Sunday. Acts 20:7 is not a Sunday meeting. It was after sunset and before midnight on the first day of the week. Bible days begin and end at sunset. This meeting was on what we call Saturday night. Breaking bread is done daily at every meal and is a term used by the Jews for having a meal together and so is not necessarily the Lord’s Supper. Acts 20:7 KJB “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.” Acts 2:46 KJB “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,”
Now we see why the “first day of the week” cannot possibly be the Seventh Day Sabbath.
The Mark of the Beast Symbolism
The following information should help one better understand that the mark of the beast is symbolic and that there is no doubt that the mark relates to God’s law. When we look carefully at Revelation, we discover that the mark of the beast is not the only thing placed in people’s foreheads. Amazingly, the forehead is mentioned many times apart from the 666 and the mark of the beast. The first time the mark of the beast is mentioned is in Revelation 13:16 and three verses later John saw a group called the 144,000 with the “Father’s name written in their foreheads” Revelation 14:1. This solitary verse places new light on the entire topic. One group gets the mark of the beast while the other group gets the Mark of God, that is, the name of God in their foreheads. Referring to the saved, the very last chapter of the Bible says, “They shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” Revelation 22:4. Hence both saints and sinners will all have something in their foreheads one day. Does this mean that God’s people will walk around with actual visible letters written on their foreheads? Of course not. The apostle John who wrote Revelation also saw a scarlet woman riding a beast. “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS” Revelation 17:5. No one doubts this is a symbolic prophecy. There will be no real prostitute riding a beast and therefore the writing of that mysterious name upon her forehead is also symbolic as the woman here symbolically represents a Church as the Church is the bride of Christ and this Church as we have just seen is the Catholic Church being Babylon symbolically. She gave birth to many Protestant Churches that ignorantly continued following her many false doctrines and that is why she is called the Mother of Harlots. See also Mystery Babylon or Mother of Harlots.
What about the mark the Lord set upon Cain? Was this a physical mark or was it symbolic? Genesis 4:15 reads, “And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.” Did Cain spend the remainder of his life with writing on His forehead and if so, why would anyone have acknowledged it? This is obviously also symbolic and as we have seen, the book of Revelation is also a highly symbolic book. We know the seal of God is symbolic so what about this mysterious mark? Could it be symbolic too? If the beast is symbolic, which we know it is, then it’s logical to assume that its “mark” must also be symbolic. In other words, just like the forehead represents the mind, and the hand represents the actions, even so must both the “beast” and his “mark” represent something too. The symbolism of hand and forehead in regards to 666 and the mark of the beast is not something found only in the book of Revelation and by no coincidence is also where God’s Ten Commandment law is symbolized. The enemy has so many with the mindset that the mark of the beast is something evil and sinister that most do not see or want to see the relevance of the real truth. There are between 18,000,000 and 30,000,000 Christians in the world that understand what is presented on this website. How many know about the origins of 666? It’s also the same with the rest of the facts. Why?
How does Satan keep so many in the dark?
Seventy years ago there was virtually no one teaching God’s law is abolished
Yet how many today teach that it is either no Commandments or nine Commandments? What do the majority believe the mark of the beast is? Answer: 666. As we have seen, this is wrong! Technology is probably the winner but as we have seen this is also not possible! How many consider that it could be associated with something that really does matter to God like His law? Millions of Christians do understand this but still the majority do not and why Jesus said that those who received the mark of the beast were deceived and that the beast would deceive the whole world. Not literaly the whole world of course. Clearly the real truth is something that people are avoiding, not considering or do not understand. It is by no coincidence that Moses speaking of the Ten Commandments told the Israelites, “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. ” Deuteronomy 6:5-8
And Deuteronomy 11:18 says, “Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. .”
Note how Deuteronomy 11:18 above relates fixing the words of God’s Ten Commandment law in our hearts and minds with being a sign upon our hands and forehead. Where does God now write His law under the New Covenant? Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my LAWS into their HEARTS, and in their MINDS will I write them;” So if the mark of the beast is truly linked with something that is immensely significant to God like His Ten Commandment law, then we would expect to find evidence of this in the passages associated with 666 and the mark of the beast in Revelation. The very next verse following the passage in Revelation 14 on the consequences of receiving the number 666 or the mark of the beast is a verse that describes those who do not get the mark of the beast. What does this group do so that they do not get the mark? Note that “patience” also translates to endurance and means those who endure tribulation.
Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
The evidence is overwhelming and you do not have to use an infinitesimal amount of speculation to come to this conclusion. Not only do we have this overwhelming evidence, but the verse before the warning says, “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Revelation 14:7
Remember that Greek Lexicons state that the phrase “worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” is a reference to the fourth Commandment and is the only other place it is found! The Mark is symbolic and this should be apparent by the fact that God also seals us with His Mark in our forehead and by the fact that we are sealed with His law and that the law is to be a sign upon our HANDS and FOREHEAD. This is not coincidence by any means. Do you really believe it is by chance that the MARK competes for exactly the same locations which symbolize our obedience to God’s law and especially when Revelation shows so distinctly that those who do NOT get the mark of the beast keep the Commandments of God? Every person on the planet will one day either get the Mark of God (seal) or the Mark of the Beast. You will find numerous times in the Bible that the forehead represents your heart and mind while your hands represent your actions. This is all symbolic as is 666 and the mark of the beast, which is something that is going to be a free will decision and will be something that God truly does care about. So what is imperative to God? What is the whole Biblical theme all about? It started when Adam and Eve sinned, which resulted in the need of a Saviour. The whole Old Testament is primarily about bringing forth the seed of Christ and God disciplining Israel, and for what? The very same thing. Sin! Idolatry, sun worship, murder, adultery and every other Commandment. So what do we find from Genesis to Revelation that has always been exceedingly important to God? The very reason Jesus died on the cross for us. It is because we broke His Ten Commandment law. Nothing is more important than that.
Genesis 26:4-5 “And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my Commandments, my Statutes, and my Laws.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep his Commandments: and his Commandments are not grievous.”
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
Quotes on the Mark of the Beast
Below are quotes from the Roman Catholic Church on what they claim their MARK to be, which also explains why most Churches now worship on Sunday. Revelation 13 tells us that Satan gave his power and authority to the Catholic Church. Why? Because it was Satan’s plan to have them complete the Sabbath to Sunday change. Why did Satan do this? The Sabbath is about who we give our allegiance to. If we love and obey God and keep His Seventh day Holy, we give our allegiance to God. But if we obey the law of the Catholic Church and keep their day, who do we give our allegiance to then? The Catholic Church answers this question below with two of their quotes. But looking deeper, who gave this Church power so God’s true day of worship could be changed? Read Catholic quotes on the Sabbath for more.
Who Made Sunday Holy?
“Question - Which is the Sabbath day?
Answer - Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Question - Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
Answer - We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” Peter Geiermann, C.S.S.R., The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd edition, 1957.
“Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath, was changed from Saturday to Sunday. ’The day of the Lord’ was chosen, not from any direction noted in the Scriptures, but from the (Catholic) Church’s sense of its own power...People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole authority, should logically become 7th Day Adventists, and keep Saturday holy.” St. Catherine Church Sentinel, Algonac, Michigan, May 21, 1995.
Who Do We Reverence by Keeping Sunday Holy?
“It was the Catholic church which...has transferred this rest to Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Therefore the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) church.” Monsignor Louis Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today, p. 213.
“I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the unholy Satanic Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, ’Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.’ The Catholic Church says: ‘No. Obey me, not God. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.’ And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the unholy Catholic Church.” father T. Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, February 18, 1884, printed in History of the Sabbath, p. 802. Hover here
Whose Day of Worship is Sunday?
“It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.” Priest Brady, in an address reported in The News, Elizabeth, New Jersey, March 18, 1903.
“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.
Does the Bible support the Sabbath to Sunday change?
“For example, nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the [Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible.” Catholic Virginian, October 3, 1947, p. 9, article “To Tell You the Truth.”
“Most Christians assume that Sunday is the biblically approved day of worship. The Catholic Church protests that it transferred Christian worship from the biblical Sabbath (Saturday) to Sunday, and that to try to argue that the change was made in the Bible is both dishonest and a denial of Catholic authority. If Protestantism wants to base its teachings only on the Bible, it should worship on Saturday.” Rome’s Challenge www.immaculateheart.com/maryonline Dec 2003
The Mark of the Beast & Mystery Babylon
A large percentage of Revelation refers to this apostate Church that very significantly changed the law of God and this is even evident from the description and colours seen in Revelation 17 in regards to Mystery Babylon. Here we see a WOMAN that symbolically represents a Church described as the GREAT WHORE, which is an apostate Church drunk on the blood of the saints. This is absolutely and unquestionably the Papal Church and we previously saw why God calls HER mystery Babylon. The blood of the saints and the martyrs of Jesus described in verse 6 are the 70,000,000 to 100,000,000 Christians they tortured and murdered falsely as heretics during the dark ages. Revelation 17:1-6 “…Come hither; I will show unto you the judgment of the GREAT WHORE that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed FORNICATION, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a WOMAN sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, the MOTHER OF HARLOTS and abominations of the earth. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”
More on the change to God’s Law by the Catholic Church
This woman (Church) is riding (in control of) a scarlet coloured (sinful) beast (kingdom). In other words this is the Catholic Church in control of a sinful kingdom being the Vatican. Why is she called sinful? Well for one reason because she changed the Ten Commandment law of God. The colours she is wearing are of course the same colours that the Priests of the Roman Catholic Church wear since they are one and the same. But did you notice that the colour blue is missing that the Levite Priests wore and that the colour blue represents the Ten Commandment law of God? Numbers 15:38-39 “Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to go a whoring:” Exodus 28:3-6 “And you shall speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen. And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work.”
The theme remains the same all throughout the Bible. This apostate Church changed the law of God and more specifically and most significantly the fourth Commandment. We need to grasp this fact because it is so extremely relevant in regards to the mark of the beast and in that they say their Mark was their power to change the fourth Commandment of God. We have also seen in Daniel 7:25 that they would think to change the laws of God. They think they have changed God’s laws but to God they remain unchanged. Daniel 7:25 “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.” Again we see mention of the tragic persecution of the saints as heretics during the dark ages but the most important issue in the entire Word of God still remains sin, which is breaking God’s law (1 John 3:4). It is so critically important that we do fully comprehend that the Catholic Church that adopted so much of this mysterious Babylonian religion changed the Ten Commandments and this is what we find is truly important to God from Genesis to Revelation. God cannot tolerate sin yet alone an apostate Church that changed His law and had most of the Protestant world follow her. This is why it is going to come to a climactic ending and this Church is going to receive the full wrath of God. Note that God has many faithful people in this Church as well as the Churches that came from her and this is why there is a final call for those that are God’s children to come out of her in verse four so that they do not partake of her sins and plagues.
The Call to come out of Babylon (Catholic Church)
Once again you see the emphasis on the “blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” Many of these died for keeping the Seventh Day Sabbath. If you did not agree with the Catholic Church and chose not to follow them or their false doctrine, the result was torture and death. Revelation 18:1-24 “…I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her… 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities… 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”
Confusion over the Mark of the Beast
One of the main reasons that the truth on the mark of the beast has not become more common knowledge is because most Christians do not understand or investigate the truth on what really happened to the fourth Commandment and tend to believe that the majority could not possibly be wrong. But is there another explanation as to how the majority could be wrong? There is and the simple answer is because Satan was very successful in nearly wiping out the fourth Commandment during the dark ages through the death of millions by the Catholic Church. Watch and listen carefully to this short true story of the death of a Sabbath keeper during the dark ages and find out how the fourth Commandment was nearly wiped out. It is exceedingly relevant of course that the fourth Commandment was nearly completely lost by the time the Protestant reformation began. As these Protestants discovered that antichrist was the Roman Catholic Church, they began all these new Protestant Churches but after so many centuries of persecution, they continued keeping the pagan day of the supreme Sun god (whose number was 666) for worship in ignorance and that is why Sun-day has such a stronghold today. It is always harder to restore a lost truth and even more so when people do not want to know because it would disrupt their lifestyle. God gave His only Son and yet so many constantly try to explain away one of His Commandments. How God must grieve when people do this.
Jesus said that those who get the mark of the beast are deceived and so the mark must be something people are deceived on now. If what I am telling you is correct, and it is, then this would make perfect sense. God would NOT allow something that receives His full wrath to be unclear and where most of the world would end up being deceived. Those who get the mark are deceived by choice because they are not acknowledging something that is important to God. And again this makes perfect sense when you consider that the majority are trying to turn God’s Ten Commandments into nine Commandments and some even into none. When you have the inconsistency of Christians teaching that it is either Ten, Nine or Zero Commandments, then you know something is very wrong and God’s law is obviously under attack. Can we wilfully sin and still enter heaven? (Hebrews 10:26-29) Christians need to realize that Satan is behind this and start investigating what the real truth is behind this Commandment that Satan found all too easy to attack and change in honour of something that God absolutely detested. Sun worship! This is how we come to have the pagan name SUN-day. See an interesting email response. Remember how God tested Israel (Exodus 16) even before He gave the Ten Commandments to see if they would keep His law or not? He tested to see if they would keep THE Seventh day or not. When they didn’t, God accused them of breaking His whole law. This is why it is also called the test Commandment and will be again for the mark of the beast. It is a SIGN that we do love and worship and belong to God and that it is Him that sanctifies us and makes us Holy.
When we keep the fourth Commandment it shows that we give our allegiance to Him. Most have missed that the Bible clearly tells us this and that this is how God feels, and why this is such a HUGE issue to God in that the Roman Catholic Church did change His Ten Commandment law, which has affected His Church in an enormous way for many centuries. Absolutely millions of obedient Christian Saints died over this. This is what is truly important to God. Our loving obedience and the fact that Satan through man changed HIS Law that defines sin. See also John 14:15. How could man ever believe that he could change the law of God and have God respond with something like, “no matter, do what ever you want to my law that defines sin, that is okay.” It is because the law of God was broken that we had need of a Saviour. If man could change the law of God, then why didn’t man just abolish the Ten Commandments and then we would not have needed a saviour and Jesus would not have had to die on the cross for us. No Ten Commandment law, then no sin. Problem solved! This of course is absolutely ludicrous, which we should all be able to see, but sadly, not the Catholic Church.
Mark of the Beast Conclusion
The majority of Christians and most in ignorance are not keeping this special Commandment and so God has been robbed of the worship He desires on the day that He blessed and sanctified at creation because of what Satan did through this Papal apostate Church. This is why it is coming down to a very climactic and final showdown on this issue of whom we are going to obey and give our allegiance to. In the end, God is going to seal those with His mark that keep His Ten Commandment law while those who do not obey God and follow the mark of the Catholic Church and give their allegiance to them, will get their mark. That is, the mark of the Catholic Church, or should we say the mark of the beast. Do you think God cares if we obey the commandments of man rather than His Commandments? You’d better believe He does.
Mark 7:6-9 says, “Jesus answered them, “How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you! You are hypocrites, just as he wrote: ’These people, says God, honor me with their words, but their heart is really far away from me. It is no use for them to worship me, because they teach human rules as though they were my laws!’ “You put aside God’s command and obey human teachings.” And Jesus continued, “You have a clever way of rejecting God’s law in order to uphold your own teaching.”
Keep in mind all the following points and information when you read the passage below on the mark of the beast. God calls the Catholic Church Babylon and we have now seen why. 666 is the number of a man from the Catholic Church and 666 comes from pagan god sun worship and the worship of God was changed to the day of the sun by the Catholic Church. So what is God trying to tell us about 666? What became of sun worship? SUN-day - Dies solis (Latin) which means “day of the sun.” Satan desired to be worshipped as God with his own day of worship and knows God detests sun worship because it is idolatry. But the next page on the history also reveals that Sunday was a day of Satan worship. Satan gave power to the Papal Church and instituted the day of the sun, being SUN-day as that is also his day. The Church ended up worshipping on the day of the SUN god instead of worshipping the SON, of God on His day. Satan is getting the worship he desires. See Isaiah 14:12-14. The mark of the beast is about worship and Satan through paganism and the Catholic Church robbed God of the worship He desired for MOST of Church history. If you are starting to see the bigger picture, than you should understand why this is coming down to a final and climactic event over the mark of the Catholic Church and whom we are going to worship. The fourth Commandment defines that it is God we worship and Greek Lexicons say that the phrase in verse 7 that says, “that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” is a reference to the fourth Commandment.
The Catholic Church changed this Commandment that defines who we worship and we are told not to worship the Catholic Church. How would we do that? What Commandment defined worship? Verse 12 says that those who do not get the mark are those who endure tribulation but still keep the Commandments of God.
There is no mistake or speculation in that the mark of the beast is about the Ten Commandments since those who do not get the mark endure tribulation but still keep them through faith in Jesus. Did the beast change the Ten Commandments? So those who do not get the mark worship God only and keep His Commandments. So once again, which Commandment defines worship and which Commandment defines who we should not worship? The Roman Catholic Church changed them both! Now without any speculation, read what this passage below really says in regards to the mark of the beast. See also the Roman Catholic Ten Commandments.
Revelation 14:7-12 “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. [Fourth Commandment reference] 8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon [Papacy] is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast [Papacy] and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead [mind], or in his hand [actions], 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience [endurance - means tribulation] of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Parenthesis are added.
Remember that Satan counterfeits most things of God. The mark of the beast is Satan’s counterfeit to the mark of God. Since the mark of the beast is in opposition to the seal of God being His mark, compare the following five points and see if they are in fact a counterfeit and in opposition.
3a. True day of worship comes form the worship of the Son of God. (pro-law)
3b. False day of worship comes from the worship of the Sun god. (anti-law)
4a. God’s Seal is found in His law and His disciples are sealed with His law.
4b. The beast say that their mark was their authority to change the law of God and have the whole Protestant world follow her. See Catholic Quotes.
5a. Keeping the The Ten Commandments is a sign between God and His people that we belong to God.
5b. The mark of the beast is in the same locations. Our hands and forehead!
(Deuteronomy 6:5-8; 11:18; Revelation 14:9)
Points 4 and 5 alone are very clear the mark is about the law of God. And for confirmation: Those who do not get the mark of the beast endure tribulation and keep the Commandments of God. (Revelation 14:12) So simple and clear! It is because so many have been deceived on the fourth Commandment truth that the majority are going to be deceived on the mark as Jesus said. See quote. If everyone discovered the truth on the fourth Commandment then most would easily see this truth. It is because most fight with all their heart, might and soul to avoid this one special Commandment that they do not. Remember that this is the Mark of the Catholic Church. What have they enforced over the centuries by the death of millions? It was always there religious viewpoint and millions died for keeping this Commandment. Are they going to do it again? They already are in some areas of the world where they can get away with it! Perhaps those rejecting this truth would like to explain why Revelation 14:12 says that those who endure tribulation (those who do not get the mark) keep the Commandments of God through faith in Christ. Does scripture show God cares about technology that one would receive His most fierce wrath for? What about breaking one of the Ten Commandments that defines He is our God and one Satan had an apostate Church change through paganism so that he could symbolically receive worship in place of God? Would this sin make God angry? Would you receive God’s fiercest wrath if you knowingly chose to follow the commandments of a persecuting power that received its position from Satan, when it is in TOTAL rebellion against God and His LAW? Would this really anger God? This is totally Biblical and not speculation and something that will be a free will decision. This is what the King James Holy Bible, the Word of God reveals from Genesis to Revelation, that God will not accept and it is also why God frequently punished Israel. The mark of the Roman Catholic Church according to them was that they were able to change the law of God and have deceived almost the WHOLE Protestant world to obey them. (Romans 6:16) So does one obey God or man, or should I say God or Satan? What SIGN are you going to follow? The SIGN of God or the SIGN that shows you are giving your allegiance to the beast? So why is the entire world deceived on the mark of the beast? The answer is simple. Because Satan has deceived the entire world into fighting to avoid one of God’s Commandments that proves we are His children!
Remember Sola Scriptura and 1st John 2:4, 1st John 5:3 and John 14:15
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