NEW YORK’S SAD 14:12).

The same book of Revelation describes another CATASTROPHE PREDICTED "woman" that is not of Christ; it is a rich, arrogant and perse“I have no light in particular in cuting church, as we will see: regard to what is coming on New York, REVELATION CHAPTER 17 only I know that one day the great [All print in brackets is buildings there will be supplied by us] thrown down. . .” 1. And there came one of the seven angels “On one occasion, when in New which had the seven vials, and talked with York City, I was in the night season me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will called upon to behold buildings rising shew unto thee the judgement of the great story after story toward heaven. These whore [impure church] that sitteth upon buildings were warranted to be many waters: [see verse 15; she controls fireproof, and they were erected to multitudes & nations.] glorify their owners and builders. The 2. With whom the kings of the earth have scene that next passed before me was committed fornication [political alliances], an alarm of fire. Men looked at the and the inhabitants of the earth have been lofty and supposedly fireproof buildmade drunk with the wine of her fornicaings and said: ‘They are perfectly tion [mysteries, traditions & false docsafe.’ But these buildings were trines]. consumed as if made of pitch. The fire 3. So he carried me away in the spirit into engines could do nothing to stay the the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon destruction.” a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of Revelation: No Mystery The above prophetic quotes were blasphemy, having seven heads and ten made in 1906 and 1909! They are so horns. [See verse 9.] Many are taught and believe that the exact that we cannot ignore them! 4. And the woman was arrayed in purple book of Revelation is a mystery; Is this Because of this terrible incident, true? What does the book of Revelation say and scarlet colour [the colors in the attire many religious and political leaders of her leadership], and decked with gold about what is in it? have said that America must get back and precious stones and pearls, having a The very first verse calls the book a to God, this too was predicted, in golden cup in her hand [the vessels of her “revelation,” not a mystery! “The Revelastartling detail, by God’s last day rituals] full of abdominations and filthiness prophet in the free book we send to all tion of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto of her fornication: of those seeking light in this dark hour him, to shew unto his servants things which 5. And upon her forehead was a name writmust shortly come to pass.” Rev. 1:1 of Earth’s history. ten, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, Our Lord desires that we would know THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND Has America strayed form God? If what events will “come to pass,” and has so, what is behind this? ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Many are advocating the keeping of given John these visions in order to show 6. And I saw the woman drunken with the God’s law, but there is an unknown blood of the saints, and with the blood of His servants what to expect! story behind all of it. It is a battle the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I The next thing that we see about the between good and evil; between Christ prophecies contained in this book is: wondered with great admiration. [a murand Satan. The final great struggle has “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that derous & persecuting church] begun and America is in the middle 7. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore hear the words of this prophecy, and keep because she is one of two major didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mysthose things which are written therein.” 1:3. players in the end. Revelation and the tery of the woman, and of the beast that book of Daniel give exact details as to And again at the end of the book, “the Lord carrieth her, which hath the seven heads God of the holy prophets sent his angel to how it all will happen. and ten horns. shew unto his servants the things which As you read this, there are some 8. The beast that thou sawest was, and is must shortly be done...Behold, I come truths contained within that might not; and shall ascend out of the bottomquickly: blessed is he that keepeth the startle you: Please be a noble Berean less pit, and go into perdition [She will sayings of the prophecy of this book.” 22:6- fully recover from her mortal wound to her and check the facts out for yourself it’s easy to do! 7. How could we possibly get a blessing or former brilliance, before final destruction; Many will choose to live in darkness “keep those things...written” if we couldn’t compare text with Rev. 13:4.]: and they that just because they don’t like the truth dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose understand them? The truth is, if we don’t “and for this cause God shall send names were not written in the book of life understand, it is our own fault - the them strong delusion, that they should Revelation is an open book: “Seal not the from the foundation of the world, when believe a lie.” 2 Thess. 2:11. they behold the beast that was, and is not, sayings of the prophecy of this book: for Please keep in mind that we are just and yet is. the time is at hand.” 22:10 presenting the facts, we did not write 9. And here is the mind which hath wisWe must study and understand the the Bible or history. dom. The seven heads are seven mounRevelation of our Lord to us! tains, on which the woman sitteth. [MounThe meaning of each symbol in the WHO IS THE BEAST, THE DRAGON, tains represent spiritual nations; seven is revelation is defined in the Bible. We are not the number of completion. She is already AND THE WOMAN? In prophetic language the symbol of a to use our own interpretations: “no bringing together with a great ecumenical Woman represents a church, as we find prophecy of the scripture is of any private movement the various denominations. in Jeremiah 6:2 or Ephesians 5:24-27. interpretation.” 2 Pet. 1:20. She will have power over all of the aposAlso in the book of Revelation The tate churches.] Church is described to us by the symbol of a "woman," the 10. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and pure and only church of Christ, that "keeps the command- the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must conments of God and has the faith of Jesus" (Rev. 12:6, 13-17; tinue a short space.

11. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. [The eighth king is the revived beast and will see destruction.] 12. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings [world powers at large], which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast [still future]. 13. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength [One world order] unto the beast. 14. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. 15. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. [She controls them through world governments.] 16. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. [They will finally turn against her.] 17. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom [One world order] unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18. And the woman [the church] which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. [With prophetic insight into the future, John was unmistakably hinting at the church of Rome and the nations that she would have power over.] WHO IS THE ANTI-CHRIST? We will follow the Bibilical description with historical FACTS. Please keep in mind that there are many wonderful Catholic Christians - salvation is an individual action. We are here discussing a religio/political system and its forms of worship, not the Catholic people! 1.) Out of the ten nations of divided Europe there shall arise another power "diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings." Dan. 7:8, 24. Out of the ten political kingdoms (ten horns in Daniel's prophecy) of the Roman Empire, which appeared between AD 351 & 476, there arose a different kind of kingdom, the spiritual kingdom of the papacy. The "Pagan Roman Empire," was to be replaced by the "Holy Roman Empire" ruled by the papal see. How can we be sure that this is the power discussed? Easily! How can we be sure that this is the power discussed? Easily! Before this power would rise to it’s supremacy, three of the ten king-

What is a beast and a horn in prophecy?
In Daniel 7, verses 3 thru 8, Daniel describes four great beasts that come up out of the sea. As he looked in awe at the scenes presented, we read, “I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.” vs. 15. He then asks for the interpretation of these symbols: “I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.” vs. 16. We now get the interpretation of the term “beast” in prophecy: “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth,” and “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth.” vs. 17 & 23. Thus a beast in Daniel and Revelation is a kingdom or nation. Horns represent political powers within a beast. The tens horns on the fourth beast are the ten divisions of the Roman Empire. Of these ten, the prophet Daniel says, “...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.” Dan. 7:8. The Heruli, Vandals and Ostrogoths were strongly Arian nations. Arianists opposed the teachings of the Catholic church - all three were erradicated. The description given to this “little horn” also matches the description of the antichrist of Revelation 13. “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies” Rev. 13:5. The Bible warns that at the end of time church and state will unite in opposition to God’s law.

doms that stood in its way would fall. Of the ten kingdoms of Rome, the Heruli, Vandals, and the Ostrogoths were overthrown. These three kingdoms were "Arians." With these three out of the way in 538 A.D., the Papal See would begin her reign under the auspices of Emperor Justinian. (See John Mosheim, Ecclesiastical History & Gibbon’s Rome) 2.)"He shall speak great words against the most High" & "blasphemies." Dan. 7:8, 25. Rev. 13:5. The popes have assumed infallibility which belongs only to God. (They claim spiritual infallibility. See Converts Catholic Catechism, pg. 30). They profess to forgive sins, which belongs only to God. They go against God by giving indulgences for sin (as if anyone can prepay to commit a favorite sin). The pope claims the title of "In Place of the Son of God." This is blasphemy! 3.) "And think to change times and laws" Dan. 7:25. Of the ten commandments, the Catholic church has deleted the second, which deals with idolatry. This was done, of course, because they venerate various "relics" and "icons." They "transferred the solemnity" of the Sabbath (which they hold as the third commandment instead of the Biblical fourth) from Saturday to Sunday (See Converts Catholic Catechism pg. 50). Eusebius, Constantine's friend and eulogist, says, "All things whatsoever that it was duty to do on the Sabbath, these we have transferred to the Lord's day." (See Eusebius, Psalm 92) Lastly, the church divided the tenth commandment into two to keep the number the same! (Who on earth should think they could change God's laws?) 4.) Shall rule for 1260 years. Dan. 7:25 & Rev. 13:5. (prophetic time is read a day for a year. See Eze. 4:6 & Num 14:34). Did she rule for 1260 years? Yes! By the edict of Emperor Justinian, dated 533 A.D., the Bishop of Rome was made ruler of all churches and was backed by secular law authorities to enforce his dogmas. This decree didn't go into effect until 538 A.D., when the last of the Arianists, the Ostrogoths, were driven from Rome. This supremacy lasted until General Berthier entered Rome, declared Rome a republic and took the pope prisoner. He suffered his deadly wound. This happened in 1798, right on time! 5.) Will suffer a deadly wound that would be healed. Rev. 13:3. Was the wound healed? Almost! In 1929, with the signing of the Lateran Treaty, the Pope regained sovereign rule over Vatican City. Interesting that it should be signed by a Fascist dictator (Benito Mussolini) that wanted to restore the Roman Empire, who had allegiance to Hitler! No wonder the Vatican refuses to release its WWII files to the Jews! In fact, the history of

the 20th century is replete with unholy alliances like the ones mentioned above, i.e., the Ustashe of Croatia,Tojo and more recently, Pinochet! 6.) Will "wear out the saints of the Most High." Dan. 7:21 & 25. Rev. 13:7. Can anyone doubt that this is true of the Papacy? The Inquisition, the persecutions of the Waldenses; the papacy may be appealed to in proof that this is applicable to that power. If anything could have "worn out the saints of the Most High" could have cut the saints off from the earth so that evangelical religion would have become extinct, it would have been the persecutions of the papal power. In the year 1208, a crusade was proclaimed by Pope Innocent III against the Waldenses and Albigenses, in which a million men perished. From the beginning of the Order of the Jesuits, between the year 1540 to 1580, nine hundred thousand were destroyed. One hundred and fifty thousand perished during the thirty years of the Inquisition. In the low countries fifty thousand persons were hanged, beheaded, burned, and buried alive for the crime of heresy within a space of thirty eight years, resulting from the edict of Charles V against the Protestants. Eighteen thousand suffered by the hand of the executioner in a space of five and a half years during the administration of the Duke of Alva. Indeed, the slightest acquaintance with the history of the papacy will convince any one that what the Bible says of "making war with the saints" and "wearing out the saints of the Most High" is strictly applicable to that power, and will accurately describe its true character. The practices mentioned above are known as Genocide! Christ says, "I stand at the door and knock." He wants our allegiance to be founded upon love not force! 7.) Will have the “number of a man” - 666. Rev. 13:18. The title of the Pope reads: “Vicarius Filii Dei”, that is, “In place of the Son of God.” Other than the fact that this is blasphemy (calling yourself God), in the languages of the Bible, Latin, Hebrew and Greek, the various descriptive titles identifying the Papacy add up to 666. (Letters without numerical value are considered 0 in the latin language).

A Deadly Wound

In the language of the New Testament, Greek, we have: (An “accented” Ê=8 - a regular E=5) HÊ LATINÊ BASILEIA = The Latin Kingdom H=0 Ê=8 K=30 A=1 T=300 I=10 N=50 Ê=8 B=2 A=1 R=200 I=10 K=30 E=5 I=10 A=1 TOTAL=666 ITALIKA EKKLÊSIA= Italian Church I=10 T=300 A=1 K=30 I=10 K=20 A=1 E=5 K=20 K=20 =30 Ê=8 R=200 I=10 A=1 TOTAL=666 LATEINOS = Latin Speaking Man K=30 A=1 T=300 E=5 I=10 N=50 O=70 R=200 TOTAL=666 In Hebrew, it comes out the same:

Revelation 13:3 reads, “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.” In 1798 the Papacy was to receive its deadly wound by the French General, Berthier. The pope was siezed and died in exile; Rome was declared a republic and the papacy had lost all the power of statehood that it had gained through the centuries. Prophecy tells us that at the same time there was “...another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” This beast that came up out of the earth around 1798 is the United States of America. The U.S. would become the world superpower. (The two horns represent secular and religious power, which are supposed to be seperate in our country, giving us liberty of conscience; will this remain?) The U.S. Constitution went into effect on March 1, 1798; the same time that the papacy received its death blow. In 1800 the papacy was reestablished by the election of a new pope on March 14, but she would not regain statehood until 1929 with the signing of the “Lateran Treaty.” Her wound had begun to heal! Historically, the papacy was very antagonistic towards the Protestant U.S. Says Pope Pius IX, “The absurd and erroneous doctrines or ravings in defense of liberty of conscience are a most pestilential error - a pest, of all others, to be most dreaded in a state.” 8-15-1854. Have times changed!? On June 7, 1982, Pope John Paul II, said to be the most seen and popular man in history (...all the world wondered...), and President Ronald Reagan formed an alliance to bring about the fall of the Soviet empire, the first such alliance in history between the Protestant U.S. and the papacy! All of Reagan’s key administration people were devout Roman Catholics. (TIME, 2-24-92). Of the second beast, the Protestant U.S., we read, “...he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Rev. 13:12. The V=5 I=1 C=100 A=0 R=0 I=1 U=5 S=0 U.S. will enforce the dogma of Rome, the mark of Vicarius = 112 her power! Is it just a coincidence that the leaders F=0 I=1 L=50 I=1 I=1 of the two key players at the end of time, Ronald Filii = 53 Reagan and Pope John Paul II, would suffer a D=500 E=0 I=1 deadly wound that would be healed only six weeks Dei = 501 TOTAL=666 apart?

Romiith= Roman Kingdom r=200 z=6 n=40 h=10 h=10j=400 TOTAL=666 Please notice that these are the same three languages used by Pontius Pilot to identify Christ. It is not just a coincidence that these same languages would identify the antichrist! Revelation 13 tells us that this same beast power and an image to it (apostate Protestantism) will reign at the close of this earth's history. So, has the Papacy changed its ideas? Malachi Martin, a Vatican insider, wrote in Keys of this Blood (1991)...that John Paul II"served notice that he intended to take up and effectively exercise once more the international role that had been central to the tradition of Rome...For 1500 years and more, Rome had kept as strong a hand as possible in each local community around the wide world" (pg 22). John Paul scans "the society of nations with a new eye toward a purpose that is as old as the papacy itself" (Pg 24). Care to guess what this purpose might be? World dominion, to "wield the dual power of authority and control over each one of us as individuals and over all of us together as a community" (Pg. 14). SATURDAY IS THE SABBATH...THE 7TH DAY...THE LORD'S DAY Beware of Sunday ... the Counterfeit Sabbath ... THE MARK OF THE BEAST! It will be enforced as the day of rest & worship by a National Sunday Law! Ex. 20:20; Daniel 7:25; Matthew 12:8; Luke 23:56; Revelation 13:16-17 & 14:7-12. "The Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath Day" (Matt. 12:8). "The Seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God" (Fourth Commandment Exo. 20:811). "And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother

of James...very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre..." (Mark 16:1-2) Everyone knows that Sunday was the resurrection day. "The Sabbath was past" when it dawned. Thus it established that the Sabbath is Saturday, the day Christ’s resurrection on Sunday. "And that day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how His body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment" (Luke 23:54-56). Notice that Luke, a non Jewish biblical writer, approximately 37 years AFTER the resurrection of Christ, still called the Sabbath (the seventh day of the week) a Commandment of God. "And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures." (Acts 17:2). "And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks." (Acts 18:4). "For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day...And God did rest the seventh day from all his works, ...they shall enter into my rest, seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and THEY TO WHOM IT WAS FIRST PREACHED ENTERED NOT IN BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, Today, after so long a time; as it is said, TODAY IF YE WILL HEAR HIS VOICE, HARDEN NOT YOUR HEARTS. For if Jesus had given them rest, THEN WOULD HE NOT AFTERWARD HAVE SPOKEN OF ANOTHER DAY. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his

Above left - A Catholic procession in Spain; Above right A symbol of hatred, the KKK. They both profess Christianity, both have put many to death in the name of “purity.”

The popes are said to be “infallible” on issues of “morals and faith.” How does this measure up to their track record? How are their morals? Recently, Pope John Paul II made an apology for the past errors of the Roman Catholic church. TIME magazine’s Lance Morrow had this to say [in part], “To err (for example, by burning your religious enemies at the stake, or standing by silently as millions of Jews go to the ovens) may be human. “When an ordinary catholic enumerates his sins in the sacrament of penance, he must be specific - about how often he committed an offense, against whom, with what premeditation. He must declare his remorse and a determination not to commit the sin again. He must, if possible, make restitution to the injured...It is not enough to say ‘bless me, father. Mistakes were made.’ “But as head of the Roman Catholic Church, John Paul has one foot in the dimension of history (where mess, error, violence, fanaticism and stupidity florish merrily) and the other foot in the dimension of eternity (where, he must insist, the holiness and infallibility of the church...must remain intact). It is awkward: How does infallibility own up to its fallibilities and yet remain infallible? The popes solution: by being vague about the actual sins and by attributing them, in any case, to men and women who are catholics and not the church itself.” The Petrine Office? Peter was not the rock upon which the church was founded. The gates of hell did prevail against him when he denied his Lord with cursing and swearing. The church was built upon One against whom the gates of hell could not prevail - Christ! In yet another place, we find that the gates of hell prevailed against Peter. “But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.” Gal. 2:1112. (Also, note that James, not Peter was in charge of the church at Jerusalem, and made a decision and a decree for church policy. Acts 15:13, 19.) Peter himself, writing by inspiration, refers to Christ and His followers: “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house..” 1 Pet. 2:3-5. Says Paul, “Other foundation can no man lay than is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 3:11. And also, “...that Rock was Christ.” 1 Cor. 10:4. “The keys of the kingdom of heaven” are the words of Christ. All the words of Holy Scripture are His, and are here included. These words have power to open and to shut heaven. They declare the conditions upon which men are accepted or rejected. Instead of appointing one to be their head, Christ said to the disciples, “Be not ye called Rabbi;” “neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.” Matt. 23:8, 10. The Lord “is the Rock, His work is perfect.” “Blessed are they that put their trust in Him.” “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm.”Duet. 32:4; Ps. 2:12; Jer. 17:5.

own works, as God did from his. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief." (Hebrews 4:4-11). In the New Testament there are no less than 59 references to the Sabbath day. The book of Acts records 84 Sabbaths on which the Apostle Paul and his associates held religious services. Yet there is not ONE word in the entire Bible instituting Sunday sacredness. Keep in mind, Paul was now a Christian! Once a Jew accepts Christ, he is a Christian - a spiritual Jew! (Rom. 2:28-29 & 9:6-8). "He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth NOT His Commandments, IS A LIAR, and THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM." (1John 2:4). "If ye love Me KEEP my commandments." (John 14:15). "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet OFFEND IN ONE POINT, he is GUILTY OF ALL." (James 2:10). The law that the Bible refers to here, is the law of the TEN COMMANDMENTS, which God wrote with His finger. (James 2:8-11, Matthew 5:19-21, Exodus 31:18, Deuteronomy 10:1-4). "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the Commandments." (Matthew 19:17). God blessed the SEVENTH DAY AND SANCTIFIED IT." (Genesis 2:3). "He hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it." (Numbers 23:20). "For thou blessest, O Lord, and it shall be blessed forever." (I Chronicles 17:27). "Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven." Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? And in Thy Name have cast out devils? And in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: Depart from Me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:21- 23). "FIRST DAY" BIBLE

TEXTS in I Corinthians 16:1, 2, says, "Now concerning the collection Millions of conscientious Christians attend church every for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, Sunday, the first day of the week. They do so believing that even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of somewhere, somehow, someone changed the day of worship. you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there Either that, or they aren't aware that God set aside the seventh be no gatherings when I come." Verse three tells us that he day, not the first day of the week, as His holy day. It is true, a will bring the offering to Jerusalem. Paul requested of those in change has been made, but by whom? We've discovered that Corinth to have a collection all ready when he would come to God made the Sabbath during the first week of earth's history. take it to the poor saints in Jerusalem. The first day of the He set it aside as a weekly appointment between man and week was the best time for people to set some money aside Himself as a blessing, a refreshment, the day to especially because later in the week it would be spent. That's true today remember, honor and worship Him as our Creator and King. If as well! Paul requested this so that he would not have to wait God changed His mind about His special appointed day with for collections to be gahtered. us, wouldn't He have recorded so moCATHOLICISM SPEAKS The Law of God mentous an adjustment in the Bible? "Question: Have you any other way There are only eight texts in the New of proving that the (Catholic) Church has Old Testament Testament that mention the first day of power to institute festivals of precept?" 1 the week. Please look at them carefully: “Thou shalt have no other God’s before me.” (TO CREATE HOLY DAY) "Answer: Had Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:1,2; Mark 16:9; she not such power, she could not have 2 Luke 24:1; John 20:1; John 20:19; Acts “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven substituted the observance of Sunday, image, or any likeness of anything that is in 20:7,8; I Corinthians 16:1,2. the first day of the week, for the obserheaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, The first five texts simply state that or that is in the water under the earth: Thou vance of Saturday, the seventh day, a the women came to the sepulchre early shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve change for which there is no Scripture on the resurrection morning, and that them: for I, the Lord thy God am a jealous authority." Stephan Keenan, A DoctriGod, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon Jesus rose up from the dead. nal Catechism, p. 176. the children unto the third and fourth Now look at John 20:19 in your Bible. "Protestants accept Sunday rather hate me; and showing It tells us that Jesus appeared to the dis- generation of them that of them that love, and than Saturday as the day for public wormercy unto thousands ciples later on the resurrection day. It ship after the Catholic Church made the keep my commandments.” says that the reason they were assembled change...But the Protestant mind does 3 was "for fear of the Jews," who at any “Thou shalt not take the name of the lord thy not seem to realize observing God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him moment might grab them and treat them Sunday, they are accepting the authorguiltless that taketh His name in vain.” to the same fate as their Master. They ity of the spokesman for the church, the 4 had seen their beloved Master die on Fri- “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Pope." Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, day, and now they're hiding with the door Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; 1950. locked. (John 20:19) Jesus mentioned "We observe Sunday instead of Satbut the seventh day is the sabbath of the nothing of a change in the Sabbath day. Lord thy God: In it thou shalt not do any work, urday because the Catholic Church thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy The seventh text is Acts 20:7. It says, transferred the solemnity from Saturday manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy "and upon the first day of the week, when to Sunday." Peter Geiermann, CSSR, A cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy the disciples came together to break gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven Doctrinal Catechism, 1957 Edition, p. 50. bread, Paul preached unto them, ready and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and "Sunday is a Catholic institution, and to depart on the morrow and continued rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord the claims to its observance can be deblessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.” his speech until midnight. And there fended only on Catholic 5 were many lights in the upper chamber, “Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy principles...From beginning to end of where they were gathered together." This days may be long upon the land which the Scripture, there is not a single passage was a night meeting - the dark part of the that warrants the transfer of weekly pubLord thy God giveth thee.” 6 first day of the week. In Bible reckoning lic worship from the last day of the week “Thou shalt not kill the dark part of the day comes before the to the first." The Catholic Press, 7 light part. "And God called the light day, Sydney, Australia, August, 1990. “Thou shalt not commit adultery” and the darkness He called night. And HER MARK 8 the evening and the morning were the THE MARK OF THE BEAST “Thou shalt not steal” 9 first day." (Genesis 1:5) The dark part "The OBSERVANCE of SUNDAY by the always comes first. So a Biblical day is “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy Protestants is an HOMAGE THEY PAY neighbor” from sunset to sunset. The seventh day in spite of themselves to the AUTHOR10 begins at sunset on Friday evening. The “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, ITY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH." first day begins at sunset Saturday thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor Monsignor Louis Segur, Plain Talk evening. Paul was together with his his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his about the Protestantism of Today, p. 213. ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy friends on the dark part of the first day of "The Catholic Church, for over one neighbor’s” the week (equvilent to our Saturday thousand years before the existence of night). This was a farewell get-together. He preached until a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the midnight, until poor Eutychus fell out of the window (Acts day from Saturday to Sunday." The Catholic Mirror. 20:9). Verse thirteen shows that Paul spent that Sunday morn"Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change ing traveling to Assos. Again there's nothing here concern- was her act, and the act is a MARK of her ecclesiactical ing a change of the Sabbath. The New English Bible trans- authority in religious things." H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of lates this text: "On Saturday night, in our assembly for the Cardinal Gibbons. breaking of the bread, Paul who was to leave the next day, "Sunday is our MARK of authority. The Church is above addressed them, and went on speaking until midnight." (Acts the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance 20:7). is proof of that fact." The Catholic Record, London. The remaining text that mentions the first day of the week, PROTESTANTISM SPEAKS Presbyterian: "There is no word, no hint in the New Tes-

tament about abstaining from work on Sunday. The obser- A MESSAGE OF LOVE AND WARNING FROM GOD: vance of Ash Wednesday, or Lent stands exactly on the REV. 14:6-12 same footing as the observance of Sunday. Into the rest of "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, havSunday, no divine law enters." Canon Eyton, on The Ten ing the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell Commandments. on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, Southern Baptist: "The sacred name of the Seventh day and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give is Sabbath. This fact is too clear to require argument (Exo- glory to Him; for the hour of His judgement is come: And dus 20:10 quoted)...On this point the plain teaching of the worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea and Word has been admitted in all ages. Not once did the dis- the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel ciples apply the Sabbath law to the first day of the week - saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because that folly was left for a later age, nor did they pretend that she has made all nations drink of the wine [false doctrines] the first day supplanted the seventh." Joseph Judson Tay- of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel follor, The Sabbath Question, pp. 14:17, 41. lowed them, saying with a loud voice, if any man worship Baptist: "Of course I quite well know that Sunday did the beast [the mother church now enthroned, rides on the come into use in early Christian history as a religious day, beast] and his image, [separated daughters and supporting as we learned from the Christian fathers and other sources. her Sunday legislation] and receive his MARK in his foreBut what a pity that it comes branded with the MARK of head, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the paganism and christened with the name of the SUNGOD, wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the then adopted and sanctified by the Papal apostasy, and cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protand brimstone in the presence of the estantism." Dr. E.T. Hiscox, report of holy angels, and in the presence of the The Law of God his sermon at the Baptist Minister's Lamb: And the smoke of their torment as changed by man Convention in New York Examiner. ascendeth up for ever and ever: and THE ORIGIN OF SUNDAY SACREDthey have no rest day nor night, who (the Papacy) NESS - THE FIRST SUNDAY LAW worship the beast and his image, and 1 Sunday wasn't kept as a “Christian I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange whosoever receiveth the MARK [SUNholy day” until after the "Sabbatical DAY WORSHIP] of his name. Here is gods before me. (The second commandment is omitted) Edict"given by Emperor Constantine in the patience of the saints: here are they 2 321 AD. It was at this time that the reignthat keep the commandments of God name ing Pope "transferred the solemnity" of Thou shalt not take thevain of the Lord thy God [INCLUDING SATURDAY WORSHIP] i n the Sabbath from the seventh day to the and the faith of Jesus." 3 first. Eusebius, Constantine's good Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day. friend and eulogist in Rome at the time {Q. Have you any other way of proving that the BABYLON - COME OUT OF HER MY this transpired, wrote, "All things what- Church has power to institute festivals of precept? PEOPLE A. Had she not such power...she could soever that it was duty to do on the substituted the observance of Sunday, thenot have What most people don't seem to first day Sabbath, these we have transferred to understand is the plain warnings given of the week, for Saturday, the seventh day, a the Lord's Day." (Eusebius Commentary change for which there is no scriptural authority.” against following false doctrines. Christ on the Psalms - Psalm 92). tells us that most of the world will be {A Doctrinal Catechism, p. 174} 4 Constantine made Christianity legal deceived and follow after a system of Honor thy father and thy mother and on par with the state religion, which false doctrines at the end time. Rev. 13:3 5 was of course, sun worship. In 321 AD says, "All the world wondered after the Thou shalt not kill Constantine made his first religious law beast." That is to say, most people will 6 dealing with Sunday sacredness. It was follow the ways of death. God shows Thou shalt not commit adultery 7 called the "Venerable day of the Sun." us what is to come and exorts us to Thou shalt not steal A few years after this law was passed "come out of her, my people." Rev. 18:4. 8 by Constantine it was to become part of This is the final warning, the very last Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy the church canon at the council of invitation of mercy that God offers to neighbor Laodicea. His Sunday law then became mankind. 9 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife an enforced Christian institution! Babylon, in prophecy, represents 10 No early Christian ever even hints confusion and defiance to God's will. Thou shalt not covet neighbor’s that you should not keep the Sabbath! {The tenth commandmentthysplit in twogoods The ancient Hebrews referred to Babyis to keep In 177 AD Irenaeus, in his book enlon as "balal," a word which means conthe numbers the same} titled Against Heresies, teaches about fusion. Babylon itself was established Christ and the Sabbath and states the following: "For He by Nimrod who built the tower of Babel in defiance to God's did not make void, but fulfilled the law." This clearly shows will, a monument to apostasy. God put a stop to this by that the early Christians knew that they had to keep the law confounding the languages of men. "Therefore is the name of God, including the Seventh-day Sabbath. Sunday keep- of it called Babel; because the LORD did confound the ing was clearly a "Roman and Alexandrian" practice as late language of all the earth" Gen. 11:9. as the 5th century and is shown to be such by Socrates. Revelation 18:1-8 "After these things I saw another anSocrates was a church historian in the Roman Empire. In gel coming down from heaven, having great power, and the his book Ecclesiastical History, Book V, ch. 22 he states, earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily "For although almost all churches throughout the world with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is celebrate the sacred mysteries on the sabbath of every week, fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold yet the Christians of Alexandria and Rome, on account of of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful some ancient tradition, have ceased to do this." bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine [her false doctrines & traditions] of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings [nations' leaders] of the earth have committed

fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed has been rejected. rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard OBJECTIONS ANSWERED another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY We all realize that we are saved by grace through faith in PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye Christ Jesus! There is no question of that. receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto Many feel that we are now living in the dispensation of heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her grace. The truth is, grace began at the fall of man. Genesis 6:8 even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double ac- says, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Noah cording to her works, in the cup which she hath filled fill to her was not a sinless man, or he would have been translated like double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deli- Enoch. Noah was saved by grace! ciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in Some say that we no longer use or need the teachings her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no contained within the Old Testament. However the early Chrissorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, tian church was established on the precepts of the Old Testaand mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned ment. Simply, there was no New Testament for the Apostles to with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her." teach from! Remember, “Paul, as his manner was, went in unto ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT NOT them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with The Law of God ORDAINED OF HEAVEN them out of the scriptures,” Acts 17:2. What "And all the world wondered after the scriptures? The only ones available, the Old New Testament beast." Rev. 13:3. Protestant churches are Testament! (Notice also that Paul, as did all 1 now linking with the Catholic Church. We of the New Testement writers, kept the “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and are putting aside our differences and unitSabnbath!) Him only shalt thou serve.” Matt. 4:10 ing under the banner of false "love". Paul stated that the Bereans “were 2 Revelation tells us that, "These have “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” more noble than those in Thessalonica, in one mind." There will be a great universal that they received the word with all readi“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of bond of union, one great harmony, a con- God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is ness of mind, and searched the scriptures federacy of Satan's forces which shall like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by daily, whether those things were so.” Acts “give their power and strength unto the art and man's device.” 17:11. What scriptures? The Old Testament! beast.” (See Rev. 17:13-14) The apostate 1 Jn. 5:21; Acts. 17:29 Now, since the Christian church was Protestant churches will use secular au3 set up on the teachings of Christ (which “the name of God and his doctrine be not thorities to enforce their dogmas, thus were based in the Old Testament) and the blasphemed.” 1 Tim. 6:1 forming an "image to the beast." Warfare Old Testament scriptures, we must take into 4 will be waged in the last days, and there consideration this text from Isaiah. “To the will be united, in opposition to God's “For he spake in a certain place of the seventh law and to the testimony: if they speak not people, all the corrupt powers that have day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh according to this word, it is because there is day from all his works. And in this place apostatized from allegiance to the law of no light in them.” Isa. 8:20. (Christ’s own again, if they shall enter into my rest. Seeing Jehovah. In this warfare the Sabbath of words would be tested by the scriptures that therefore it remaineth that some must enter the fourth commandment will be the great therein, and they to whom it was first preached He inspired!) point at issue; for in the Sabbath com- entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he Paul could not and did not teach mandment the great Lawgiver identifies limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, contrary to the Law of God. He says, “Do we Himself as the Creator of the heavens and after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye then make void the law through faith? God the earth. will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Rom. 3:31 WHY THE FINAL WARNING? So, are we still under the law? NO! if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not Fearful is the issue to which the world afterward have spoken of another day. There Paul says, “For sin shall not have dominion is to be brought. The powers of earth, remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. over you: for ye are not under the law, but uniting to war against the commandments For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath under grace.” Rom. 6:14. of God, will decree that "all, both small ceased from his own works, as God did from Ah! Thank God! But lets read further and great, rich and poor, free and bond" his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that on and let Paul clear up the matter himself. (Revelation 13:16), shall conform to the rest, lest any man fall after the same example of (15)“What then? shall we sin, because we unbelief.” Heb. 4:4-11. customs of the church by the observance are not under the law, but under grace? God 5 of the false Sabbath. All who refuse comforbid.” (16) “Know ye not, that to whom ye “Honor thy father and thy mother.” Matt. 19:19 pliance will be visited with civil penalties, yield yourselves servants to obey, his 6 and it will finally be declared that they servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether “Thou shalt not kill.” Rom. 13:9 are deserving of death. On the other of sin unto death, or of obedience unto 7 hand, the law of God enjoining the “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Matt. 19:18 righteousness?” Obedience to what? The Creator's rest day demands obedience law of God! 8 and threatens wrath against all who transPaul further states in Rom. 6:1-2, “Thou shalt not steal.” Rom. 13:9 gress its percepts. “What shall we say then? Shall we continue 9 With the issue thus clearly brought be- “Thou shalt not bear false witness” Rom. 13:9 in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. fore him, whoever shall trample upon 10 How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any God's law to obey a human enactment re“Thou shalt not covet.” Rom. 7:7 longer therein?” So, now we need to define ceives the mark of the beast; he accepts sin. the sign of allegiance to the power which he chooses to obey Here is the Biblical definition of sin: “Whosoever instead of obeying God. The warning from heaven is: "If any committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the man worship the beast and his image, and receive HIS MARK transgression of the law.” I John 3:4. What law? The 10 in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine commandments! Is there still sin? YES! How do we know what of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into sin is? Paul says, “Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I the cup of His indignation." Revelation 14:9,10. had not known lust, except the law had said , Thou shalt not But not one is made to suffer the wrath of God until the covet.” Rom. 7:7. truth has been brought home to his mind and conscience and In the New Testament we read about laws being nailed to

the cross; is this a contradiction? NO! committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and Lets look at Colossians 2:13-17, “And you, being dead in the adulteress shall surely be put to death.” Lev. 20:10. There your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he are no such penalties attached to the 10 commandments! Again, quickened together with him, having forgiven you all tresthe 10 Commandments are not against us, particularly the passes; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was Sabbath - it was made for man! against us, which was contrary Contained within the laws of Moses were many Sabbath to us, and took it out of the days, Feast days, and Holy way, nailing it to his cross...Let no man therefore judge you in days. These were all nailed to the cross. Of course this did not meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new include the Decalogue nor the moon, or of the Sabbath days: Sabbath within, which was Which are a shadow of things instituted at creation! to come; but the body is of Some say that this verse is Christ.” where Christ did away with the This scripture is dealing 10 commandments: “Think not with a different law than the that I am come to destroy the one Paul was discussing with law, or the prophets: I am not the Romans, or else this is a come to destroy, but to fulfill.” contradiction. Since it can’t be Matt. 5:17. The false notion is a contradiction, we need to that the word “fulfill” means to understand what law he is do away with or to bring it to an talking about. end. “And it came to pass, To this I ask, “Has righA call to return to Apostolic purity when Moses had made an end teousness been done away “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste of writing the words of this law places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and with?” Everyone knows it in a book, until they were hasn’t! But look at this scripthou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of finished, that Moses comture: Jesus said, referring to His paths to dwell in.” Isa. 58:12. manded the Levites, which bear baptism by John, “Suffer it to be All of the prophecies throughout the Bible are written for our the Ark of the Covenant of the so now: for thus it becometh us time - the time of the end: “...they are written for our admonition, Lord, saying, Take this book to fulfil all righteousness. Then of the law, and put it in the side upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1 Cor. 10:11. he suffered him.” Matt. 3:15. The above prophecy from Isaiah tells us that God’s last day “Fulfill” then, can not mean of the ark of the covenant of bring it to an end, but rather, to the LORD your God, that it may people would have to restore the “paths to dwell in.” Over the centuries, with the mixing of paganism and Christian- establish it. be there for a witness against Some say that the verse, “A thee.” Deut. 31:24-26. ity, the ways of righteousness have be lost. A breach of contract new commandment I give unto First the law of 10 comhas occured in our covenant relationship with God. What is this mandments was kept inside the breach? Says Isaiah: “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also Ark (see Deut. 10:5), secondly, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a it was written on two tables of delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not love one another” (John 13:34), stone by the finger of God! doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking replaces the 10 commandments. This was the moral law, the law thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I Actually, this was not a new law; look at Leviticus 19:18: of God. will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed “...thou shalt love thy neighbor The other law, actually a thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord as thyself..” This is not actually book of laws, was written by hath spoken it.” Isa. 58:13-14. a new commandment at all! So Moses, and it was kept in the The only commandment that begins with the word “Rememwhy did Jesus call it new? side of the Ark. These were the ber” has been replaced and forgotten. Simple! The Jews were keeping laws of ordinances, the “laws The seventh day Sabbath is the “seal of God.” In it, just as in the law because they feared of Moses.” Keep in mind also that the ten commandments are any governmental seal, we see His name: “the Lord thy God”; His temporal loss and what their neighbor might think! God not against us, especially the dominion: “heaven and Earth”; and His office: “Creator.” Sabbath, it “was made for Of God’s last day people we read, “Here is the patience of the desires that His children keep man.” Mark 2:27. saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the His law because of love! Keeping the law due to love of What was this law of faith of Jesus.” Rev. 14:12. their Lord would be new to ordinances for? “Wherefore It is not enough just to believe, we must keep God’s comthem! then serveth the law? It was mandments. “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. God does not want us to added because of transgresworship Him out of fear, if that sions, till the seed should come Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my were the case, He could have to whom the promise was works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the destroyed Satan and his angels made; and it was ordained by devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, long ago, and all the universe angels in the hand of a that faith without works is dead?” James 2:17-20. would keep God’s laws for fear, mediator.” Galatians 3:19. not for love. Added because of transgresGod’s laws are not laws of restriction (as the Jews then and sions of what? The moral law of God! If there was no law, there Christians now believe); they are “Laws of love.” Christ says, could be no transgressions, no sin. How was it against them? There were instant penalties for “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with going against it! Look at this text from Leviticus. “And the man all thy soul, and with all thy mind. And the second is like unto it, that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two command-

ments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matt. 22:37,39,40. stank.” (vs. 20). On the sixth day however, they were to gather What about the “New Covenant” and the “Old “twice as much bread.” (vs. 22). This they could bake up and it Covenant”? There is a widespread misunderstanding of what would keep. (See vs. 24). Speaking of the manna, Moses constitutes a covenant. informed them thus, “Six days ye shall gather it; but on the A covenant is defined as, “an agreement between persons seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.” or parties.” (ala Webster). A law is not a covenant, therefore a (vs. 26). This event happened before Sinai! covenant is not a law! Webster defines law as, “a divine comThe Jews have kept the Sabbath all throughout history mandment, or a revelation of the will of God; collectively, the from that time, thus eliminating the possibility of not knowing whole body of God’s commandments.” (2nd def. in Collegiate which day is the holy Sabbath day! version). In many languages, such as the Spanish Sabado, the name God and the children of Israel made an agreement: “Now for the seventh day is Sabbath! therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, What did the New Testament and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a Christians do regarding the Sabbath? peculiar treasure unto me above all Paul kept the Sabbath: “And Paul, as people: for all the earth is mine:” Ex. 19:5. his manner was, went in unto them, and Their reply was, “All that the LORD hath three Sabbath days reasoned with them spoken we will do.” Exo. 19:8. out of the scriptures.” Acts 17:2. The How did the law fit in? If they would people that he was instructing in this keep His precepts, they would be His chapter were Gentiles. We read in verse 4, peculiar people. This two party agreement “And some of them believed, and is a “covenant.” consorted with Paul and Silus: and of God has now made a new agreement devout Greeks a great multitude....” It is (covenant) with us (which had to be obvious that the Gentiles of the early explained to the Hebrews who still wanted Christian church kept the seventh day to keep the ceremonial laws contained in Sabbath. (See also, Acts 13:42,44 & 18:4). ordinances): “For this is the covenant that It is well to keep in mind, that once a Jew I will make with the house of Israel after has accepted Christ, he is a Christian! those days, saith the Lord; I will put my Remember, “For he is not a Jew, which is laws into their mind, and write them in one outwardly...But he is a Jew, which is their hearts: and I will be to them a God, one inwardly.” Rom. 2:28-29. Paul was a and they shall be to me a people:” Heb. Christian. 8:10. If we then are grafted in, that is , The new covenant is written “not in have become God’s people, should we not tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the In Egypt kingship and the rule of the “establish the law”? heart” (2 Cor. 3:3) and is ratified by the I John 2:3 & 4 reads, “And hereby sun god were thought to be inseperable. blood of Christ (as opposed to the blood The king was represented as the divine we do know that we know Him, if we keep of animal sacrifices in the old covenant). His commandments. He that saith, I know son of the sun god with a human mother; Him, and keepeth not His commandments, They could not keep the law of God Satan ever mimics the true, mixing truth in their own power then, and we can not is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” do it now, save in the power of Christ! Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto and error. As Satan has immitated Were the ten commandments in force Christ’s first advent, he will personate you, ‘Before Abraham was, I am.” John at creation? Yes! For without the law 8:58. Christ’s second coming. Believing in Adam and Eve could not have sinned. “I Am” wrote the 10 commandments immortality of the soul, the Egyptians, as with His own finger! (See Exodus 3:14) It Eve coveted and stole (Gen. 3:6). Cain in many other sun worshipping religions, was He, Christ Jesus, that led the Jews killed Abel and then lied about it. God called these actions sin in Gen. 4:7-9. were buried with great riches to take with out of bondage, just as He wants to lead Remember, “Sin is the trans-gression of modern Israel out of bondage today! He them into the afterlife. the law.” 1 John 3:4. In contrast, God’s people knew that admonishes us thusly, “If you love me, THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH keep my commandments.” John 14:15. they were mortal and left all that they had The first time we see the Sabbath In Hebrews as Paul talks of the as an inheritance to their children. mentioned is in the creation narrative. Sabbath, he is warning them against “And on the seventh day God ended disregarding or “lightly esteeming” it. his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day Hebrews 4:4-11: “For he spake in a certain place of the seventh from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested works. And in this place again, if they shall enter into my rest. from all his work which God created and made.” Gen. 2:2-3. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and Notice that it says He “blessed and sanctified” the seventh they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of day. Sanctified, as we should all know, means set aside for Holy unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To use. At Creation God set aside a certain day, long before there day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his was a Jew, for man to rest from his earthly duties and devote our voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, time to Holy things. then would he not afterward have spoken of another day? How do we know which day is the original Sabbath day? There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he After being in bondage, the Jews knew little of the Althat is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own mighty. It is interesting that one of the first things that He works as God did from His. Let us labor therefore to enter into taught them was about keeping the Seventh day Sabbath holy. that rest, lest any man fall after that same example of unbelief.” This lesson is described in Exodus 16. Many try to say that Jesus broke the Sabbath. This is For food the Lord sent manna. The Israelites could gather ridiculous! That is what the Pharisees thought! The Jews had “an omar for every man...” (vs.16). If they gathered more than multitudes of trivial laws on keeping the Sabbath Holy. These they needed and tried to save it for morning, “it bred worms and

were the doctrines of men, not of God! giveth up the ghost, and where is he? As the waters fail from Jesus said, “For the Son of man is Lord even of the the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: So man lieth Sabbath day.” He further states, “It is lawful to do well on the down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not Sabbath days.” Matt. 12:8 & 12. awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.” Jesus had to take on our fallen human nature and live a The above scriptures tell us that, “Thou will return unto the sinless life in order to make an atonement for us. He “...was in ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Heb. 4:15. dust shalt thou return.” Gen. 3:19. That is, He did not transgress the law, for sin is transgression If we went straight to heaven to be with Christ at our death, of the law! He could not break the fourth commandment and why would He have to come back to the earth for us? Why still be without sin. would we read this, “For the Lord himself shall descend from As I ponder the writings of the many faiths opposed to heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with keeping the seventh day Sabbath, I am brought to remember the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” (Paul these texts in Ezekiel 8. was comforting the Thessalonians concerning their deceased “Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S loved ones. He wanted them to know that they also were to be house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat with Christ; see preceding verses). women weeping for Tammuz. [today called Lent] Then said he “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; again, and thou shalt see greater they that have done good, unto the abominations than these. And he resurrection of life; and they that brought me into the inner court of have done evil, unto the resurrecthe LORD’S house, and, behold, at tion of damnation.” John 5:28-29. All the door of the temple of the LORD, will wait in the grave until Christ between the porch and the altar, were returns! (Resurrection of the dead is about five and twenty men, with their mentioned 35 times!!) If we’re backs to-ward the temple of the already in heaven, why would we LORD, and their faces toward the need to be resurrected? That would east; and they worshiped the sun be impossible! toward the east.”Eze. 8:14-16. “And the LORD God formed man Throughout history, God has of the dust of the ground, and had His people keep the memorial to breathed into his nostrils the breath His creative powers; alas, they were of life; and man became a living seduced over and over again by the soul.” Gen. 2:7. The dust of the various cults of sun worship. ground (body) plus the breath of life How can we even consider that equals a soul and, “the soul that God would want us to keep the day sinneth, it shall die.” Eze. 18:4. “Sin on which the heathen worshiped as is the transgression of the law.” I His Holy Day? God wants us to be John 3:4. His peculiar treasure, different from All through out the ages immorthe world! tality of the soul has been perpetuIt is amazing that the practice ated by the Sun worshipers. Upon of Sunday worship should replace death God’s people had given all God’s Sanctified Day! that they had as an inheritance while “...from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.” the Sunday keepers deified the dead Mark 7:7-9 reads, “Howbeit in Lev. 23:32 vain do they worship me, teaching and buried them with unimaginable for doctrines the commandments of riches for the after-life. The Bible counts days from sunset to sunset: men. For laying aside the command- “And the evening and the morning were the first day.” It is amazing that we are still so ment of God, ye hold the tradition of Gen. 1:5. Thus, the seventh day Sabbath starts on what superstitious! Side by side, these men...Full well ye reject the comtwo belief systems have been we call Friday evening at sunset and ends at sunset on mandment of God, that ye may keep Saturday evening. handed down. Most people still your own tradition.” worship on the Day of the Sun, and Along with the false sabbath, it is also Satan’s design that believe in immortality of the soul. we should believe in immortality, that the dead go straight to Being a Seventh-day Adventist minister, we work harder on heaven or hell - that we “shall not surely die.” the Sabbath than on any other day of the week! Our rest is from Psalm 115:17 reads, “The dead praise not the Lord, neither secular labors, and the time is devoted to Holy things! any that go down in silence.” (If you were in heaven, wouldn’t His commandments are not grievous: God’s people love what you praise the Lord?) the Lord has done! It is no problem to keep the Sabbath holy; Psalm 146:4: “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his it’s a gift from heaven! God pours out special blessings on the earth,: in that very day his thoughts perish.” (If you were Sabbath that are not available on other days. burning in hell, wouldn’t you be thinking about what wrongs Christ has made every provision for our salvation. Christ came you had done?) and died that we might obtain victory over our sins. He came to Eccl.. 9:5-6: “For the living know that they shall die: but the save us from our sins not in our sins! dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; Revelation, in speaking of God’s last day saints says, “Here is for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandhatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any ments of God, AND the faith of Jesus.” Rev. 14:12. more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the SWEETWATER sun.” SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Eccl.. 9:10: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with ASSOCIATION thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor PO Box 771 wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” Athens, TN. 37371 Job 14:10-12: “But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man

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