The Mark of the Beast


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The 144,000 take a stand against a great power. A beast symbolically represents this power in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13. I am only going to give a brief introduction and overview of this beast. I am not going to repeat what other sources have covered in detail. Daniel first introduces the beast.

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.

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.
Daniel 7:7-8,25

Revelation continues, in more detail, describing the proud words, and the blasphemy of the beast. Revelation repeats the length of time for the domination of the beast.
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.
Revelation 13:5-6

From these next verses we see the blasphemies of the beast to change times and laws become a mark of the beast. This mark occurs when civil legislation attempts to enforce religious observance. The mark in the hand is when you obey the requirements. The mark in the forehead is when you believe in the blasphemy.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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.
Revelation 13:16-17

Warning! Papal Rome is an apostatized religious system mingled with political power created by Satan. Do not apply what I am saying to people in the Roman Catholic Church. Do not confuse the difference between the errors of the power system and the people in the church we love.

State of the Dead - Immortality

This is the first lie of Satan.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Genesis 3:4

This is a sample of Roman Catholic teachings of the immortality of the soul from the Catechism.

The term "flesh" refers to man in his state of weakness and mortality. The "resurrection of the flesh" (the literal formulation of the Apostles' Creed) means not only that the immortal soul will live on after death, but that even our "mortal body" will come to life again.
The Profession of Christian Faith

Additional online materials research links:

Christian Funeral

Christ descended into Hell


Second Commandment - Idol Worship

One of the most flagrant blasphemies of Papal Rome is the worship of idols. The Catechism changes the meaning of the first and fourth commandment, cleverly ignores (abolishes) the second commandment, as recognized by other churches, and splits the tenth commandment into two parts.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Exodus 20:4-6

Fourth Commandment Sabbath - Sunday

The worst blasphemy is the changing of God's weekly day of rest and worship. Instead of being a sign of God's creation, Papal Rome moves it to the day of pagan Sun worship. Nowhere in the Bible is there any instruction to begin worship on the first day of the week.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 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.
Exodus 20:9-11

Pope John Paul II released a lengthy letter in 1998 detailing the importance of Sunday legislation. An example quote from section 67:

Therefore, also in the particular circumstances of our own time, Christians will naturally strive to ensure that civil legislation respects their duty to keep Sunday holy. In any case, they are obliged in conscience to arrange their Sunday rest in a way which allows them to take part in the Eucharist, refraining from work and activities which are incompatible with the sanctification of the Lord's Day, with its characteristic joy and necessary rest for spirit and body.
Apostolic Letter Dies Domini

The Catholic Catechism calls for Sunday legislation.

In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians should seek recognition of Sundays and the Church's holy days as legal holidays. They have to give everyone a public example of prayer, respect, and joy and defend their traditions as a precious contribution to the spiritual life of society. If a country's legislation or other reasons require work on Sunday, the day should nevertheless be lived as the day of our deliverance which lets us share in this "festal gathering," this "assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven."
Catechism of the Catholic Church

Passover - Easter

The earliest change made by Papal Rome was moving the Passover from a fixed day in God's calendar to the next Sunday in the popular calendar. Papal Rome corrupted the day into a day of observing pagan customs disregarding the true observance.

4 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.
Leviticus 23:5

The Passover is part of the statutes of God. The Ten Commandments are only a summary of God's law. The statutes are the details of God's law. The importance of the statutes was lost in the Dark Ages. Currently most believe they are no longer binding. Only the animal sacrificial system ended at Golgotha. The 144,000 and all those saved at the end of time will obey all the commandments, statutes, and judgments found in the Torah.

God's Holy Days - Catholic Holy Days

Many people know this truth. Even the SDA church has fallen short in accepting new light on old Bible truths. The Dark Ages of Catholic Apostasy have destroyed and perverted so much of Bible Truth. Even the SDA church has not completely come out of the darkness.

4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Revelation 18:4

The church rightfully rejected the pagan and Catholic Sunday worship, which Papal Rome substituted for the weekly Sabbath (Saturday) worship. Yet, they have failed to reject the pagan and Catholic holidays, which Papal Rome substituted for the seven yearly Sabbath Holy Days. It is not enough just to try to ignore the pagan holidays. Some pastors even encourage people to enjoy the pagan holidays while they preach against God’s Holy Days. The seven yearly Sabbaths are part of the statutes of God (the Law of Moses) found in Leviticus 23 and other places in the Bible.

God's Holy Days

Weekly Sabbath (7th day of the week)
Unleavened Bread (15th day of the 1st month)
Unleavened Bread (21st day of the 1st month)
Pentecost (50 days after the 15th day of the 1st month)
Trumpets (1st day of the 7th month)
Day of Atonement (10th day of the 7th month)
Tabernacles (15th day of the 7th month)
Last Great Day (22nd day of the 7th month)

Catholic Holy Days

Weekly Sunday (1st day of the week)
Easter Sunday (Sunday after Passover)
Pentecost Sunday (7th Sunday after Easter)
Nativity of the Lord (December 25, Christmas)
Epiphany of the Lord (January 6)
Ascension of the Lord (Forty days after Easter)
Body and Blood of Christ (9th Thursday after Easter)
Holy Mary the Mother of God (January 1)
Mary Immaculate Conception (December 8)
Assumption of Mary (August 15)
Saint Joseph (March 19)
Saint Peter and Saint Paul (June 29)
All Saints (November 1)

The Law of the Catholic Church defines their Holy Days.

Canon 1246 §1. Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of obligation. The following days must also be observed: the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Epiphany, the Ascension, the Body and Blood of Christ, Holy Mary the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her Assumption, Saint Joseph, Saint Peter and Saint Paul the Apostles, and All Saints.
Code of Canon Law of the Catholic Church

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