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  • ECT: Mark of the Beast

    We see the Beast of Revelation, which is a conglomerate of the pagan entity of nations before it and gets its power from evil. So what is the mark of the beast, some think it is a bar code or a tattooed number, maybe a computer chip under the skin, or is it something subtler? It’s one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted prophecies in all of the Bible, yet it is important to understand it. In studying the mark of the beast, we must show what the Bible tells us and compare with history and what it shows us.

    Revelation 13:1-8 King James Version (KJV)
    1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
    2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
    3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
    4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
    5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
    6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
    7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
    8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    And compare to Daniel 7:


    Daniel 7:1-8 King James Version (KJV)
    1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.
    2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
    3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
    4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
    5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
    6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
    7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
    8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.


    Revelation 13 clearly unveils the identity the beast and we see it’s an exact parallel to Daniel 7. Martin Luther, and the other Protestant reformers, correctly identified the beast power and the antichrist power as the Roman papacy. And you can go check history and you will see the confirmation of this truth, and how it was taught and maintained in the Protestant Reformation.


    If you look at the comparison between Daniel and Revelation, you see in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 the parallels. You see clearly how the beast power would rise out of the Roman Empire. That it would be a worldwide religious power that would persecute the people of God down through history by the uniting of church and state. That this entity would reign, according to verse 5 of Revelation 13 and others, for a prophetic 42 months, or 1260 years.

    It would force a change and an acceptance of human teachings or traditions to substituted for the Word of God. We see what will happen to those who follow the beast in Revelation 14:

    Revelation 14:9-12 King James Version (KJV)
    9 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.
    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 of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    The Bible clearly tells us of a conflict there is in progress between God and the devil.

    Isaiah 14:12 King James Version (KJV)
    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    Luke 10:18 King James Version (KJV)
    And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

    Ezekiel 28:14 King James Version (KJV)
    Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    Revelation 12:3-9 King James Version (KJV)
    3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...
    7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him

    The war has raged through after Lucifer rebelled against God. With the angels who joined him, he attempted to seize control of the universe. God and the loyal angels had no choice but to eject Lucifer and his angels from heaven. Lucifer, or the dragon was determined to control the universe, and through many lies has won the support of the majority of earth’s people in his rebellion. God gives mankind freewill and leaves all free to choose, so people who are on earth will have aligned with either Satan or God.

    The final battle is between worship as we see in Revelation, which points out that God has a sign that will identify His people. Satan also has an sign, which we see as the mark of the beast, that will identify those who support him. Satan will work through this earthly power, symbolized in Revelation by the beast, to impose his mark.

    Last edited by Hobie; June 17, 2020, 04:54 AM.

  • #2
    We look to see what entity is prepared for worldwide control and fitting the prophecy of the Bible.

    It would become a strong political power (Revelation 13:3, 7).

    It would become a very powerful religious organization (Revelation 13:3, 8).

    It would be guilty of blasphemy (Revelation 13:5, 6). The papacy is guilty of blasphemy because her priests claim to forgive sins and her popes claim to be Christ.

    It would war with and persecute the saints (Revelation 13:7). The papacy did persecute and destroy millions of saints during the Dark Ages.

    It would reign for 42 months (Revelation 13:5). The papacy reigned for 42 prophetic months, which equals 1,260 years, from A.D. 538-1798. And Times time and half a time also the same time span.

    We can see how the papacy fits the identification point. The beast with the “mark” is the papacy. No other power in history could possibly fit these divine descriptive points. Now that we have positively identified the beast, we can discover her mark, or symbol of authority. But first, let’s look at God’s sign of authority.

    What is God’s mark, or symbol, of authority? “I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them” (Ezekiel 20:12). “It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth” (Exodus 31:17). “He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also” (Romans 4:11).

    In these texts, God is saying that He gave us His Sabbath as a sign of His power to create and His power to sanctify (convert and save) us. In the Bible, the words seal, sign, mark, and token are used interchangeably. God’s sign, the Sabbath, represents His holy power to rule as Creator and Savior. Revelation 7:1–3 says it will be written upon the foreheads (or minds) of His people. True Sabbath keeping signifies that a person has surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and is willing to follow wherever Jesus leads. Since the symbol, mark, of God’s authority and power is His holy Sabbath day, we find that the symbol, or mark, of God’s challenger, the beast, involves a holy day.

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    • #3
      What does the papacy say is her symbol, or mark, of authority? Notice the following section from a Catholic catechism:

      “Question: Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?

      Answer: Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her—she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.”

      The papacy is here saying that it “changed” Sabbath to Sunday and that virtually all churches accepted the new holy day. Thus, the papacy claims that Sunday as a holy day is the mark, or symbol, of her power and authority.

      Did God predict such an attempted change, we find in describing the antichrist in Daniel 7:25, God said it would “intend to change times and law.”

      So how has the papacy tried to change God’s law In three ways:
      In her catechisms she has (1) omitted the second commandment against veneration of images, and (2) shortened the fourth (Sabbath) commandment from 94 words to just eight. The Sabbath commandment (Exodus 20:8–11) clearly specifies Sabbath as the seventh day of the week. As changed by the papacy in its catechism, the commandment reads, “Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.” Written thus, it can refer to any day. And, finally, she divided the tenth commandment into two commandments.

      And here we find how the papacy attempted to change God’s times:
      (1) She attemped to change the time of the Sabbath from the seventh day to the first day. (2) She also attemped to change God’s “timing” for the beginning and closing hours of the Sabbath. Instead of counting the Sabbath day from sundown Friday night to sundown Saturday night she adopted the pagan Roman custom of counting the day from midnight Saturday night to midnight Sunday night.

      God predicted these “changes” would be attempted by the beast, or antichrist. Now notice the following section from a Catholic catechism:

      "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 transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."

      Here is another Catholic statement: "The Church is above the Bible and this transference of Sabbath observance from Saturday to Sunday is proof positive of that fact."

      Q. Have you any other proofs that they(Protestants) are not guided by the Scripture?

      A. Yes; so many, that we cannot admit more than a mere specimen into this small work. They reject much that is clearly contained in Scripture, and profess more that is nowhere discoverable in that Divine Book.

      Q. Give some examples of both?

      A. They should, if the Scripture were their only rule, wash the feet of one another, according to the command of Christ, in the 13th chap. of St. John; —they should keep, not the Sunday, but the Saturday, according to the commandment, "Remember thou keep holy the SABBATH-day;" for this commandment has not, in Scripture, been changed or abrogated;... Rev. Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism; New York in 1857, page 101 Imprimatuer...https://www.sabbathtruth.com/sabbath...d/982/catholic


      The papacy is saying in these references that its successful change of Sabbath observance to Sunday worship is proof that its authority is greater, or "above," Scripture.

      How could anyone in good conscience attempt to change God’s holy day?

      Answer: We ask the papacy, “Did you really change Sabbath to Sunday?” She replies, “Yes, we did. It is our symbol, or mark, of authority and power.” We ask, “How could you even think of doing that?” While it’s a pertinent question, the question the papacy officially asks Protestants is even more pertinent. Please read it carefully:


      “You will tell me that Saturday was the Jewish Sabbath, but that the Christian Sabbath has been changed to Sunday. Changed! But by whom? Who has authority to change an express commandment of Almighty God? When God has spoken and said, Thou shalt keep holy the seventh day, who shall dare to say, Nay, thou mayest work and do all manner of worldly business on the seventh day; but thou shalt keep holy the first day in its stead? This is a most important question, which I know not how you can answer. You are a Protestant, and you profess to go by the Bible and the Bible only; and yet in so important a matter as the observance of one day in seven as a holy day, you go against the plain letter of the Bible, and put another day in the place of that day which the Bible has commanded. The command to keep holy the seventh day is one of the Ten Commandments; you believe that the other nine are still binding; who gave you authority to tamper with the fourth? If you are consistent with your own principles, if you really follow the Bible and the Bible only, you ought to be able to produce some portion of the New Testament in which this fourth commandment is expressly altered.”

      Here is a site with even more...
      "The Catholic Church claims responsibility for the change from seventh-day to first-day Sabbath. Here is an explanation from The Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 Article 3 (1994):

      Sunday – fulfillment of the Sabbath. Sunday is expressly distinguished from the Sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonial observance replaces that of the Sabbath...

      The Sabbath, which represented the completion of the first creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ...

      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.

      And here are various Catholic sources claiming the change was the doing of the Roman Catholic Church:

      Cardinal James Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (Ayers Publishing, 1978): 108:

      But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.

      The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957): 50:

      Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
      A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
      Q. Why Do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
      A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.

      Chancellor Albert Smith for Cardinal of Baltimore Archdiocese, letter dated February 10, 1920:

      If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day by God is Saturday. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic Church.

      Stephen Keenan, Catholic—Doctrinal Catechism 3rd Edition: 174:

      Question: Have you any other way of proving the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?

      Answer: Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the 1st day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the 7th day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.I....

      Louis Gaston Segur, Plain Talk about the Protestantism of To-Day (London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 1874): 213:

      Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) Church.

      The Catholic Mirror (September 23, 1893):

      The Catholic Church, for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday...

      The Adventists are the only body of Christians with the Bible as their teacher, who can find no warrant in its pages for the change of day from the seventh to the first. Hence their appellation, "Seventh-day Adventists."

      Catholic Priest T. Enright, CSSR, Kansas City, MO:

      It was the holy Catholic Church that changed the day of rest from Saturday to Sunday, the 1st day of the week. And it not only compelled all to keep Sunday, but at the Council of Laodicea, AD 364, anathematized those who kept the Sabbath and urged all persons to labor on the 7th day under penalty of anathema.
      © Public Domain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:J...is,_1st_Bt.jpg


      Catholic Priest T. Enright, CSSR, lecture at Hartford, KS, Feb 18, 1884:

      I have repeatedly offered $1000 to any one who can furnish any proof from the Bible that Sunday is the day we are bound to keep...The Bible says, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy,” but the Catholic Church says, “No, keep the first day of the week,” and the whole world bows in obedience.

      Cardinal John Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine(London: Basil Montague Pickering, 1878): 373:

      The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and candles; votive offerings on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums; holydays and seasons…are all of pagan origin and sanctified by their adoption into the Church.

      Catholic Record (September 1, 1923):

      The [catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact....

      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.

      American Catholic Quarterly Review (January 1883):

      Sunday...is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.

      Catholic American Sentinel (June 1893):

      Sunday...It is a law of the Catholic Church alone...

      S.C. Mosna, Storia della Domenica (1969): 366-367:

      Not the Creator of the Universe in Genesis 2:1-3, but the Catholic Church “can claim the honor of having granted man a pause to his work every seven days.”

      “The Question Box,” The Catholic Universe Bulletin (August 14, 1942): 4:

      The (Catholic) Church changed the observance of the Sabbath to Sunday by right of the divine, infallible authority given to her by her Founder, Jesus Christ. The Protestant claiming the Bible to be the only guide of faith, has no warrant for observing Sunday. In this matter, the Seventh-day Adventist is the only consistent Protestant.......https://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-dec...atholic_Church

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      • #4
        The Beast is the pope's pet hybrid.
        Catholics are mass killers because they are all taught to love the taste of blood from their first mass.

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        • #5
          My two cents: Deu 6:6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
          Deu 6:7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
          Deu 6:8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
          Deu 6:9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

          Jews even today have phylacteries, boxes with scriptures tied to their foreheads and wrists (hands, head). They thought Deuteronomy was physical. The binding is meant spiritually, something to live by. I believe the mark echos against Deuteronomy and may be like phylacteries, real, but refer to spiritually following another than Christ.
          My New Years Resolution: 1 Peter 3:15
          Omniscient without man's qualification. John 1:3 "Nothing"
          Colossians 1:17 "Nothing" John 15:5 "Nothing"
          Mighty, ALL mighty (omnipotent). Revelation 1:8
          No possible limitation Isaiah 40:25 Joshua 24:15
          Infinite (Omnipresent) Psalm 145:3 Hebrews 4:13

          ? Yep

          Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think... Amen. -Ephesians 3:20 & 21

          ... when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. Titus 3:10 Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:11

          Separation of church and State is not atheism "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hobie View Post
            How could anyone in good conscience attempt to change God’s holy day?
            Because the Bible says it is fine. But since when did the SDA follow the Bible?

            Romans 14:1-13 NLT
            [1] Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. [2] For instance, one person believes it's all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. [3] Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don't. And those who don't eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them. [4] Who are you to condemn someone else's servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord's help, they will stand and receive his approval.

            [5] In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. [6] Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who refuse to eat certain foods also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God. [7] For we don't live for ourselves or die for ourselves. [8] If we live, it's to honor the Lord. And if we die, it's to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. [9] Christ died and rose again for this very purpose-to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.

            [10] So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. [11] For the Scriptures say,

            "'As surely as I live,' says the LORD,
            'every knee will bend to me,
            and every tongue will declare allegiance to God. '"

            [12] Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. [13] So let's stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.

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            • #7
              God has shown many that the mark if the beast is a microchip. And also could have to deal with the vaccine.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lowly one View Post
                God has shown many that the mark if the beast is a microchip. And also could have to deal with the vaccine.
                Why would it have to do with the vaccine?
                Oh how I love the Word of God!

                Don't just hear the word and believe it---do it.

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                • #9
                  I’m not sure but that’s what he’s told people

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                  • #10
                    Well, lets look at what is God’s mark, or symbol, of authority:

                    Ezekiel 20:12 King James Version (KJV)
                    12 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.

                    Here we see God is saying that He gave us His Sabbath as a sign of His power to create and His power to sanctify (convert and save) us. In the Bible, the Sabbath, represents Gods holy power to rule as Creator and Savior and has never been changed. Now lets look first at the mark on the forehead:

                    Revelation 7:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
                    1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
                    2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
                    3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

                    Revelation 7:1–3 says it will be written upon the foreheads (or minds) of His people. It will signify that they are owned by Him and have His character. We find Hebrews 10:16 and may others that it will be written in their minds or the forehead:

                    Hebrews 10:16 King James Version (KJV)
                    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;

                    Since the symbol, mark, of God’s authority and power is His holy Sabbath day, it seems likely that the symbol, or mark, of God’s enemy the beast might also involve a day and its mark of authority. Let’s see if it does:

                    Revelation 14:8-10 King James Version (KJV)
                    8 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.
                    9 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,
                    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:

                    So what does the Roman Catholic Church say is her symbol, or mark, of authority? Notice from Catholic catechism:

                    “Question: Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?

                    Answer: Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her—she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.”8

                    The papacy is here saying that it “changed” Sabbath to Sunday and that virtually all churches accepted the new holy day. Thus, the papacy claims that Sunday as a holy day is the mark, or symbol, of her power and authority. And they do not shy away from this...

                    "Protestants ... accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change... But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that ... in observing Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the pope." Our Sunday Visitor, February 5th, 1950. This Rock

                    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 transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday. -Rev. Peter Geiermann C.SS.R., The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50

                    Q. Should not the Protestant doubt when he finds that he himself holds tradition as a guide?
                    A. Yes, if he would but reflect that he has nothing but Catholic Tradition for keeping the Sunday holy; ... Controversial Catechism by Stephen Keenan, New Edition, revised by Rev. George Cormack, published in London by Burns & Oates, Limited - New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benzinger Brothers, 1896, pages 6, 7.

                    "The Church, on the other hand, after changing the day of rest from the Jewish Sabbath, or seventh day of the week, to the first, made the Third Commandment refer to Sunday as the day to be kept holy as the Lord's Day. The Council of Trent (Sess. VI, can. xix) condemns those who deny that the Ten Commandments are binding on Christians." The Catholic Encyclopedia, Commandments of God, Volume IV, © 1908 by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition © 1999 by Kevin Knight, Nihil Obstat - Remy Lafort, Censor Imprimatur - +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York, page 153.

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                    • #11
                      So we can see the mark of authority of the Papacy in the religious belief aspect on the forehead or (minds), but lets look at the mark of the beast on the hand or the secular aspect. We find the Pope is planning the implementation the secular aspect of the mark for even atheist is being laid out right before our very eyes.. A day of rest for 'Mother Earth' due to the nonreligious reasons, for 'climate change' and now more urgent to the conflicts and pandemics swirling among us.

                      If you go through the May 2020 Popes encyclical letter, 'Laudato Si', you find is suggested to be enforced by the nations.

                      Pope Francis updated May 2020 plan is to rally Nations behind Climate Change and Sunday law.

                      The encyclical is called Laudato Si, and is the Pope's encyclical on climate change, which looks on the surface as just reducing carbon emissions, carpooling, planting trees and recycling, etc....But in the encyclical, the Pope suggest also a worldwide day of rest, Sundays with keeping a better environment.

                      The implication here is that we need to have a law mandating rest on Sunday, so it appears that his agenda on climate change includes giving Sunday rest and worship mandated by law to improve the environment.. The Pope is asking the world to join this rest, take a look..

                      In his May 2020 encyclical updated letter 'Laudato S?i'.
                      "...As part of this year's anniversary activities, a 'Laudato Si' Action Platform will also be launched, with various institutions committing to a 7-year project aimed at reaching total sustainability in the spirit of Laudato S'i.
                      Among the goals of the platform, according to the Vatican's department for Integral Human Development, are adopting simpler lifestyles and developing ?ecological economics? based on sustainable production, fair trade, using less plastic and adopting a more plant-based diet to reduce meat consumption, as well as a broader use of public transport in order to reduce pollution.
                      According to their communique, the Vatican's development office intends to launch the platform in early 2021 by inviting several institutions to begin the 7-year project. The following year, they will encourage a new group to join, with the hope of doubling the number of entities committing to the 7-year plan.

                      In this way we are planning to grow a Laudato Si ' inspired network that continues to expand and grow exponentially each year,' they said, noting that this initiative will continue for each consecutive year of the new decade, with the goal of arriving at the 'critical mass' needed in order to lead a 'radical societal transformation' inspired by Pope Francis in Laudato Si......"https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2020/05/...year-long-cele...

                      The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. And so we come to the notion of rest, or more accurately, Sabbath:
                      237. On Sunday, our participation in the Eucharist has special importance. Sunday, like the Jewish Sabbath, is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with the world. Sunday is the day of the Resurrection, the 'first day' of the new creation, whose first fruits are the Lord's risen humanity, the pledge of the final transfiguration of all created reality. It also proclaims '(humankind's) eternal rest in God'.[CCC 2175] In this way, Christian spirituality incorporates the value of relaxation and festivity. http://w2.vatican.va/content/frances.../documents/pap...

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                      • #12
                        This is being pushed by many strange alliance of forces, and now the Pope is bringing it to a head...

                        "The 10:10 movement supported by the Guardian is a wonderful way to empower ordinary people to participate in the great movement of mitigating global warming. We cannot wait until governments are enlightened enough to legislate and cap the carbon emissions. Matters are urgent. We have to act now, without any delay. The power of public opinion and citizen action will have a strong impact on the climate conference taking place in Copenhagen.

                        One thing we can easily do to achieve this goal: we can declare Sunday to be a fossil fuel-free day or a low-carbon day or at least an energy-saving day. We can start this week, this month or in 2010. We can start individually and collectively. The long journey to cut carbon dioxide emissions can start in the here and now."

                        https://www.theguardian.com/environment/cif-green/2009/sep/17/low-c...

                        "Pitch

                        Once A Week, Give Our Beautiful Planet A Day Of Rest. A Green Sabbath Day.

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                        Green Sabbath is a non-religious, non-political, and non-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness and to encourage people to help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources and improve planet health by observing at least one carbon footprint-free day each week--on any day of the week. We call it symbolically A Green Sabbath day.

                        " https://www.climatecolab.org/contests/2015/harnessing-the-power-of-...

                        They are even having children write the articles...

                        "In the current hazardous state that we are in, more proactive measures have to be taken. It is not impossible to lower the global temperature or slow its increase. Stopping everything for one day could save our jobs, our planet and our future.".. http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-fresh-talk-doolittle-gre...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lowly one View Post
                          I’m not sure but that’s what he’s told people
                          You should check out everything you are told by looking for it in the Bible.

                          The Internet makes that easier than ever before.
                          Oh how I love the Word of God!

                          Don't just hear the word and believe it---do it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by God's Truth View Post

                            You should check out everything you are told by looking for it in the Bible.

                            The Internet makes that easier than ever before.
                            Well, the news is coming out so fast, that its as plain as the proverbial nose on a face. We are charged to follow Gods truth not traditions or doctrines of men, and his commandments stand as Jesus said:

                            John 15:10 King James Version (KJV)
                            If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

                            We have to be careful that we not be turned by any man or his ideas from Gods truth:
                            Colossians 2:4-8 King James Version (KJV)
                            4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
                            5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
                            6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
                            7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
                            8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

                            Colossians 2:18-22 King James Version (KJV)
                            18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
                            19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
                            20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
                            21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
                            22 Which all are to perish with the using after the commandments and doctrines of men?

                            The Sabbath is the "sign" of God's people, however a individual can be a Sabbath keeping Christian and still have the Mark of the Beast. How so, well by following it in its false practices of worship, which is really worship of the Beast. Lets look at the text closely...

                            Revelation 14:9-12 King James Version (KJV)
                            9 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,
                            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 of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

                            Worshiping on Sunday or holding it sacred is a direct way of worshiping the Beast, but there are other ways which we must be careful to avoid, such as this 'day or rest' for 'Mother Earth' which opens the door to following the Beast power.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hobie View Post

                              Well, the news is coming out so fast, that its as plain as the proverbial nose on a face. We are charged to follow Gods truth not traditions or doctrines of men, and his commandments stand as Jesus said:

                              John 15:10 King James Version (KJV)
                              If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

                              We have to be careful that we not be turned by any man or his ideas from Gods truth:
                              Colossians 2:4-8 King James Version (KJV)
                              4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
                              5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
                              6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
                              7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
                              8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

                              Colossians 2:18-22 King James Version (KJV)
                              18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
                              19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
                              20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
                              21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
                              22 Which all are to perish with the using after the commandments and doctrines of men?

                              The Sabbath is the "sign" of God's people, however a individual can be a Sabbath keeping Christian and still have the Mark of the Beast. How so, well by following it in its false practices of worship, which is really worship of the Beast. Lets look at the text closely...

                              Revelation 14:9-12 King James Version (KJV)
                              9 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,
                              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 of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

                              Worshiping on Sunday or holding it sacred is a direct way of worshiping the Beast, but there are other ways which we must be careful to avoid, such as this 'day or rest' for 'Mother Earth' which opens the door to following the Beast power.
                              The Sabbath day was a shadow of Jesus. We are to rest in the Lord by being put in him after obeying, and in him or no shadows. We are to obey Jesus all day every day, and have his thoughts not our thoughts. We are not to do the purification works of the law to clean ourselves, but to have faith that his shed blood on the cross cleans us. We are to be holy every day and treat every day as holy. We are not to do evil works but what is good.
                              Oh how I love the Word of God!

                              Don't just hear the word and believe it---do it.

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