reply to post by Hydroman
You are on the right track here hydroman, knowledge about what the mark of the beast is will increase as we approach the end and experience the great
test. By gaining a full understanding of what God's Seal is and rejecting it for the alternative you will be renouncing your allegiance to Jesus.
Some foundational texts to look at
Ezekiel 20:12 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.
Ezekiel 20:20 Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God."
Is it possible to worship someone other than the Lord, of course it is....
Exodus 31:17 It is a sign (Hebrew - 'Owth') 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
SIGN: Hebrew: 'owth', meaning - sign, token, ensign, mark, a distinguishing mark, signal, banner, remembrance
look up the word meanings here
Now the question needs to be asked, does God have a sign/mark to signify you are His people....obviously the above texts say it is keeping the
Why does God tell us who are facing this final last days test to 'Worship Him who made the Heavens, the Earth, the sea and the springs of water'
(Revelation 14:7).....he is telling us don't worship/pay homage/bow down to someone else, that He is our creator and to worship Him.
Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed
the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
What is this verse in Exodus telling us? It is saying I am the Lord your God that created you, in this commandment you will find God giving his
authority as the law giver that he rules over the whole universe because he created it. He is saying by keeping the Sabbath you are acknowledging that
you accept me as your Lord.
So too the beast power has told us what it's mark is. These are official quotes from the Catholic Church:
“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, September 1, 1923.
“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act...And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical
authority in religious things.” — H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.
This is what the beast power says keeping the Sunday means....
“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 the Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope.” — Our Sunday
Visitor, February 15, 1950.
“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.
They are saying, by keeping the Sunday you are accepting the authority and paying homage to the Pope. The same authority that says,
"The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate law, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ." - Decretal De Translat.
The Pope who says his word is above the Bible, is above the Word of God.
God is telling us in this last end days test, choose who you give authority to in your life, God your creator or the laws of man who says he is above
By worshiping on Sunday......('Webster's International Dictionary, 19th edition' - Sunday...so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the
sun, or its worship ) you are actually paying a homage to the ancient pagan Sun gods whose false religion Lucifer/Satan was the originator of. In a
sense, by choosing the Sunday, when the world wide Sunday law comes in place, you are actually choosing to follow Satan. God does not judge those
currently who are not following the sabbath command, only when you know it is important to God in your heart that he will expect you to keep it from
then on or also from the time of the tribulation onwards when it will be made known to the masses that it is important to God.
I suggest you watch this vid to have the concepts more fully explained to you www.youtube.com...
It is also wise to look into the movements that are setting this all in motion to create a Sunday law, also look into the United Nation's World
Council of Churches involvement in bringing about this worldwide law
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