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- "He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape."
- "But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps."
- "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:"
- "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".
- "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."
The Beast Identified.
The Beast Declares HER MARK
The Beast Identified.
The Beast Declares HER MARK
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.
The light that we have upon the third Angel's message is the true light. The mark of the beast is exactly what it has been proclaimed to be. All in regard to this matter is not yet understood, and will not be understood until the unrolling of the scroll, but a most solemn work is to be accomplished in our world. YaHuWaH's command to His servants is “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Notice beloved, that the Spirit of Prophecy alerted us by Ellen G. White, that what we have come to know about the Beast is not 'All' there is! More about the 'Beast' will become known and understood, as the Scroll Prophecy and time Unrolls further. Beloved, the Scroll of Prophecy has unrolled forward since Ellen White. We hope you can be humble enough to exhibit 'Berean' attitude in this matter.
The Julian Calendar was introduced to the Roman Empire by Emperor Julius Caesar in 45 BC. Days of the week on the Republican and early Julian Calendars were assigned letters: A through H. It had eight (8) days in the week. But influences from the Persian mysteries led Rome to modify the Calendar to a Seven (7) day a week format with each day named after a planetary Elohiym. This Calendar dominated the world until agricultural seasons and Calendar months and dates became out of harmony with each other. Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 AD replaced it with a new one that had the same attributes as the Julian Calendar, except that Thursday, October 4, 1582 was followed by Friday October 15, 1582. This is the Calendar we all, Jew or Gentile, Natsariym (Christian) or Muslim, are constrained to use today!
Now, a couple of questions:
What Calendar were the Yahuwdiym using before the Romans imposed the Roman (Julian) Calendar on the Yahuwdiym? What Calendar did the Yahuwdiym of the Savior's day (4 BC - 31 AD) use?
At the Baths of Titus, in Rome, which were built A.D. 79-81, a Stick Calendar was found there which clearly shows Saturn, the Elohiym of agriculture, as Elohiym of the first day of the week. Dies Solis, or Sun's day, can be seen as the second day of the week. Luna, the moon-goddess wearing the crescent moon as a diadem, is the third day of the week. The weeks ends on Venus' day, dies Veneris, which corresponds to modern Friday, then the seventh-day of the week.
This Stick Calendar, in use in at least 81 AD, and there is no evidence of any other Calendar coming into use until, 1582, shows that throughout the days of our Savior which ended in 31 AD, this Calendar was the Roman Calendar. Could the Yahuwdiym have used a Calendar with its Sabbath as the First day of the Week - Saturday on the Stick Calendar was the First day of the week and Friday was the Seventh day! Could the Savior have used such a Calendar? Certainly not. If they didn't use the Roman Calendar, which one were they using? Certainly the Biblical LuniSolar Calendar. This Calendar remained in use by all Yahuwdiym until the Dispersion in 70 AD caused by the Roman destruction of Yerushalayim. It was then that the Sanhedrin, the Yahuwdiy Parliament, found it impossible to run the Calendar and tried to find a way to ensure all Yahuwdiym around the world of the Dispersion could find the Sabbath and worship on the same day. This was finally accomplished by Rabbi Hillel II. His Calendar is known as the Perpetual Calendar. This is the Calendar today being used by most Yahuwdiym though modified somewhat by the Gregorian Calendar.
But while the Majority of the Yahuwdiym took to the modified (Perpetual) Calendar, a small minority of the Yahuwdiy people, namely the Karaite Yahuwdiy Sect, continued till this day to use the Lunisolar Calendar.
"The Catholic Church has always been very open about her role in changing the Calendar. Modern Sabbatarians have assumed that Saturday was the Bible Sabbath, but the Catholic Church herself has never denied the role she played in rejecting the luni-solar Sabbath of the Bible and promoting instead worship on dies Solis, the day of the Sun." - WLC
Is an American Catholic author, radio host, apologist, the host of several EWTN television and radio series, and was the publisher of Envoy Magazine. He is the author of 16 books and booklets on Catholic themes, including the popular Surprised By Truth series of conversion testimony books. He served as vice president for eight years at Catholic Answers.
When the finger of accusation points at Rome for responsibility in the change of the day of worship from the Seventh day to the First day, what response do they give? Let us do a brief historical survey:
The decision of the Council of Nicaea to set aside Biblical calendation was merely confirmed by Constantine in royal edict. The bishops wanted to destroy any ties to Judaism. Antisemitism played a role, as can be seen in the previously quoted statement by Constantine: “Let us have nothing in common with this odious people [the Yahuwdiym] ...
Patrick Madrid, in a radio interview on January 5, 2006, made a point of this:
There was a distinct break between the Old Testament requirements: the rituals and Mosaic covenant demands dealing with the Sabbath worship and animal sacrifices, and that sort of thing. And they wanted to show that Natsarenity (Christianity) was distinct from Judaism. It came from Judaism, but it was distinct from it. Patrick Madrid, comments on “Open Line,
In endeavoring to show this distinction, not only was the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath transferred to the Julian Sunday, but all of the annual feasts which, up until that time were still observed, were replaced with popular pagan festivals, giving them a Natsariym (Christian) slant and incorporating Natsariym (Christian) names.
To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Natsarenity (Christianity), Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Natsariym (Christian) and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skillful adjustment of the Calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Natsarenity (Christianity) - now far sunken in idolatry ... to shake hands.
T. Enright, Bishop of St. Alphonsus Church, clearly states:
It was the Catholic Church which made the law obliging us to keep Sunday holy. The church made this law long after the Bible was written. Hence said law is not in the Bible. The Catholic Church abolished not only the Sabbath, but all the other Yahuwdiy festivals.
In this same letter, Enright offers $1000 “to any one who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound, under grievous sin, to keep Sunday holy.” There is no denying that the Catholic Church is responsible for the change.
The Commandments, or Decalogue ... Written by the finger of Elohiym on two tables of stone, this Divine code was received from the Almighty by Mosheh amid the thunders of Mount Sinai ... Christ resumed these Commandments in the double precept of charity - love of Elohiym and of neighbor; He proclaimed them as binding under the New Law in MattithYahuw , xix and in the Sermon on the Mount (MattithYahuw, v). He also amplified or interpreted them, ... The Church, on the other hand, after changing the day of rest from the Yahuwdiy 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 YaHuWaH's Day. The Council of Trent (Sess. VI, can. Xix) condemns those who deny that the Ten Commandments are binding on Natsariym (Christians).
It is not really fair to accuse Roman Catholics of dishonesty when all along they have said that their church changed the day of worship to Sunday. Following is a sampling of the numerous statements made by Catholics honestly stating that they are responsible for the Calendar change that transferred worship to dies Solis:
The Sunday...is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.”American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883. “Sunday...is the law of the Catholic Church alone...” American Sentinel (Catholic), June 1893. “Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles...From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.
They [the Protestants] deem it their duty to keep the Sunday holy. Why? Because the Catholic Church tells them to do so. They have no other reason ...The observance of Sunday thus comes to be an ecclesiastical law entirely distinct from the divine law of Sabbath observance ... The author of the Sunday law ... is the Catholic Church.
Because this change occurred so long ago, people today have forgotten the facts of history. It is impossible to find the Biblical Sabbath via a pagan Calendar; therefore, Saturday cannot be the true Sabbath. Not knowing this, Saturday Sabbatarians have assumed that Saturday is the Sabbath from which worship was removed. It is true that there are plenty of quotes from Catholic writers that refer to Saturday as “Sabbath”:
“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.
Sunday is founded, not of scripture, but on tradition, and is distinctly a Catholic institution. As there is no scripture for the transfer of the day of rest from the last to the first day of the week, Protestants ought to keep their Sabbath on Saturday and thus leave Catholics in full possession of Sunday.” Catholic Record, September 17, 1893. “Protestantism, in discarding the authority of the [Roman Catholic] Church, has no good reasons for its Sunday theory, and ought logically to keep Saturday as the Sabbath.
Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath, was changed from Saturday to Sunday. 'The day of YaHuWaH' was chosen, not from any direction noted in the Scriptures, but from the Church's sense of its own power ... People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole authority, should logically become 7th Day [sic.] Adventists, and keep Saturday holy.
Is not every Natsariym (Christian) obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? 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.” James Cardinal Gibbons,
The facts of history having been forgotten by most people, many Catholic writers have used planetary week terminology (i.e., “Saturday”), which could be considered deceptive. It is also likely that many of the Catholic writers themselves were unaware of the full history behind the modern week. Catholic scholars have always known the truth, though. As conservative Catholic scholar and apologist Patrick Madrid stated:
[The] Calendar that we follow, including Seventh-day Adventists, is not only a Calendar that was devised by the Catholic Church, but also it is a Calendar that's based upon the solar year, not the lunar year. And the Yahuwdiy Calendar that was observed in the time of Mashiach ... follows a lunar Calendar, which is several days short of the solar year. So the great irony is that even the Seventh-day Adventists themselves are not worshiping on exactly the same Sabbath day as the Yahuwdiym of the time of Mashiach." Patrick Madrid on “Open Line,
Over the centuries, as the facts of history have been forgotten, Saturday has been assumed to be the Biblical seventh-day Sabbath. However, when the Julian Calendar was being enforced upon Natsariym (Christians) for ecclesiastical use, no one at the time confused dies Saturni with Sabbato. All knew that they were two different days by two distinct Calendar systems. An excellent example of “Saturday” being knowingly or unknowingly substituted for “Sabbath” is found in the cannons of the Council of Laodicea.
After the edict of Nicæa, apostolic Natsariym (Christians) continued to worship by the luni-solar Calendar. The Council of Laodicea was convened approximately 40 years later to enforce the acceptance of “YaHuWaH's Day” in place of the lunar Sabbath." "In order, therefore, to the accomplishment of her original purpose, it now became necessary for the church to secure legislation extinguishing all exemption, and prohibiting the observance of the Sabbath so as to quench that powerful protest [against worship on Sunday]. And now ... the “truly divine command” of Constantine and the council of Nicaea that “nothing” should be held “in common with the Yahuwdiym,” was made the basis and the authority for legislation, utterly to crush out the observance of the Sabbath of YaHuWaH, and to establish the observance of Sunday only in its stead.
Canon 29 of the Council of Laodicea demanded:
Natsariym (Christians) shall not judaize and be idle on Saturday, but shall work on that day; but YaHuWaH's day they shall especially honor, and, as being Natsariym (Christians), shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If however, they are found judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ.
Roman Catholic bishop, Karl Josef von Hefele (1809-1893), states that the word “Saturday” is supplied in modern translations. Von Hefele is a very credible authority on the original word choice used at the Council of Laodicea. A German scholar, theologian and professor of Church history, he was educated at Tϋbingen University. One of his greatest works was History of the Councils of the Church from the Original Documents. As a bishop and theologian, he certainly had access to original documents in the Vatican archives!
According to von Hefele, the original word used in both the Greek and the Latin was actually “Sabbath.” The word “anathema” (accursed) was used in place of “shut out.” The Latin version clearly does not contain any reference to dies Saturni (Saturday) but instead uses Sabbato, or “Sabbath”:
It bears repeating: Natsariym (Christians) at the time of the Calendar change were not confused over Saturday being the Sabbath. Everyone knew that 'dies Saturni' had recently been moved from the first day of the pagan week to the last day of the pagan week, while Sabbato was the seventh day of the Yahuwdiy luni-solar Calendar with which no one in power wished to be associated. Again, these were two different days on two distinct Calendar systems. Eusebius of Caesarea, a church historian contemporary with Constantine and his frequent flatterer, is often quoted regarding the Sunday legislation of the time. It is generally believed that he was the priest that finally baptized Constantine shortly before his death. At the opening ceremonies of the Council of Nicaea, Eusebius sat to the right of Constantine and gave the opening address.(Catholic Encyclopedia, “Eusebius of Caesarea,” www.NewAdvent.org.) Eusebius was very clear that the exaltation of dies Solis was over the Yahuwdiy Sabbato and not over the pagan dies Saturni.
All things whatsoever it was duty to do on the Sabbath, these we have transferred to YaHuWaH's day, as being more appropriate, and chief, and first, and more honorable than the Yahuwdiy Sabbath.
It was at this time that Sylvester I, Bishop of Rome during the Council of Nicaea, attempted to rename the days of the pagan week by the Biblical week-day names. “This was the era of Constantine the Great, when the public position of the Church so greatly improved, a change which must certainly have been very noticeable at Rome.
The Full text of Patrick Madrid's comments on EWTN and the audio of the radio broadcast may be obtained Herereturn To The Top
THE MARK OF THE BEAST
- And I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads names of blasphemy.
- And the beast I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.
- And I saw one of his heads, as having been slain to death, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the Earth marveled after the beast.
- And they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast And they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to fight with him?”
- And he was given a mouth speaking great [matters] and blasphemies, and he was given authority to do so forty-two months.
- And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against Elohiym, to blaspheme His Name, and His Tent, and those dwelling in the heaven.
- And it was given to him to fight with the set-apart ones and to overcome them. And authority was given to him over every tribe and tongue and nation.
- And all those dwelling on the Earth, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the slain Lamb, from the foundation of the world shall worship him.
- If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
And he causes all, both small and great, and rich and poor, and free and slave, to be given a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads, and that no one should be able to buy or sell except he that has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
Daniy'el, The Prophet
After this I looked in the night visions and saw a fourth beast, fearsome and burly, exceedingly strong. And it had great iron teeth. It devoured and crushed, and trampled down the rest with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.
“I was thinking about the horns, then saw another horn, a little one, coming up among them, and three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots before it. And see, eyes like the eyes of a man were in this horn, and a mouth speaking great [words].
I drew near to one of those who stood by, and asked him the certainty of all this. And he spoke to me and made known to me the interpretation of the matters:
'These great beasts, which are four, are four sovereigns which rise up from the Earth' .
And concerning the ten horns that were on its head, and of the other [horn] that came up, before which three fell - this horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke great [words], whose appearance was greater than his fellows."
“I was looking, and this horn was fighting against the set-apart ones, and was prevailing against them,
Daniy'el 7:22 until the Ancient of Days came, and right-ruling was given to the set-apart ones of the Most High, and the time came and the set-apart ones took possession of the reign.
“This is what he said, 'The fourth beast is the fourth reign on Earth, which is different from all other reigns, and it devours all the Earth, tramples it down and crushes it.
'And the ten horns are ten sovereigns from this reign. They shall rise, and another shall rise after them, and it is different from the first ones, and it humbles three sovereigns,
and it speaks words against the Most High, and it wears out the set-apart ones of the Most High, and it intends to change appointed times and law, and they are given into its hand for a time and times and half a time.
You have heard of the Beast of Revelation and its fearsome 'Mark' before. You may have heard about or seen movies of it and not sure what to make of it or you may have written it off as fiction. Or you may be a student of scripture in which case you know better about this most important Biblical subject. Why is it 'Most Important?' It is 'Most Important' because of the most fearful warning in the whole Bible:
"And a third messenger followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark upon his forehead or upon his hand,"
"he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of Elohiym, which is poured out undiluted into the cup of His wrath. And he shall be tortured with fire and Sulfur before the set-apart messengers and before the Lamb".
“And the smoke of their torture goes up forever and ever. And they have no rest day or night, those worshiping the beast and his image, also if anyone receives the mark of his name.
A warning so dire, must attract our attention. It has my attention. Elohiym has never dealt with men without tempering HIS justice with mercy. But this time, HIS WRATH will be 'UNDILUTED'! Beloved, it is a fearful thing to have the mark of the beast whether on your forehead or on your arm. But we wonder if you want to have such a dangerous stigma without knowing that you have it. We do not think you want to. And that is why we have dedicated this effort, this website and this web-page to you.
There is another warning in scripture that we must be mindful of and it is this:
“And you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Yisra'ĕl. And you shall hear a word from My mouth and you shall warn them for Me.
“When I say to the wrong, 'O wrong one, you shall certainly die!' and you have not spoken to warn the wrong from his way, that wrong one shall die in his crookedness, and his blood I require at your hand.
“But when you have warned the wrong to turn from his way, and he has not turned from his way, he shall die in his crookedness, but you have delivered your being.
First task must be to identify this entity named the "Little Horn" in Daniy'el and the "Beast" in Revelation. Surely you noticed the similarities in the prophecies:
- Ten horns
- The attributes of a lion, a bear, a leopard and some unique ones.
- A name of blasphemy and Speaking Blasphemies, 'great words'
- Overwhelming the Set-apart ones (the Saints)
- Reigning for 'a time, two times and the dividing of time' or 'forty and two months'.
One of the Angels in Daniy'el's vision made our task easier. He began interpreting the symbols we have seen.
- 'Beast' means a 'King' or 'Kingdom' - 'Empire'
- 'Horn' also means a 'king' or 'kingdom' within a parent 'kingdom'. A Nation.
- “This is what he said, 'The fourth beast is the fourth reign on Earth, which is different from all other reigns, and it devours all the Earth, tramples it down and crushes it. Daniy'el 7:23
- The Fourth 'reign' or 'king' or 'Beast' was Imperial Rome. Counting backward then, the Third was the Greek, the Second, the Medo-Persian and the First, was the Babylonian empire.
- Ten Horns on the head of Imperial Rome. The Ten Horns were joined by a "little One". But it became bigger than the first ten! Uprooted 'three horns' and became fatter.
Additional Identifying details from both Prophecies
- The 'ten horns' of course do not reign until the 'fourth beast' falls.
- The Little Horn was not a power at the collapse or Rome and the emergence of the Ten Horns. There would have been Eleven.
- He rises during the chaos following the fall of the 'fourth beasts'.
- He 'intends to change times and laws'
- He reigns unchallenged for 'a time, two times and half a time'.
- The Ancient of Days interrupts his progress before the beginning of the Investigative judgment
- He derives his power, throne and authority from the Dragon (Satan).
- He is worshiped
- The worship he receives is passed on to the Dragon whom he is working & fronting for.
- He has a Name, a Mark and a Number and the number is the calculated value of his Name.
- He marks people whose names are not in the Book of Life, on their 'foreheads' or on their 'arms'.
- Eventually joins the 'lamb-horned' beast to Sentence the Saints to death in a Universal Death Decree.
- He reigns unchallenged for 'forty-two months'.
Now, for a few Questions and Answers:
Who were the Nations that rose from the Ashes of the collapse of the Roman Empire?
- Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Alemanni, Burgundians, Suevi, Franks, Vandals, Heruli, Anglo-Saxons and the Lombards
Who was the new power that rose to threaten the ten horns?
- The Church of Rome and its Bishop
Who overthrew three of the Ten Horns - Vandals, Ostrogoths, and the Heruli?
- The Bishop of Rome using the Armies of Escapee Caesars then operating out Constantinople.
Who set about to institute their understanding of Scripture and annihilated every one who deferred with them?
- The Bishop of the Church in Rome.
When was the Church of Rome given the mandate to legislate for the church and by whom?
- 538 AD. By the Decree of Emperor Eusebius who made the 'Bishop' the 'Head of the holy churches'
At what date did the 'Ancient of Days' interrupt the rule of the Bishop of Rome, by allowing the 'Deadly Wound' to be inflicted? And how long was it from 538 AD to that date?
A. 1798 AD. By Napoleon Bonaparte of France. It was a period of 1,260 years. Namely, 1798 AD minus 538 AD.
Notice that Daniy'el stated that the 'Little Horn' shall be unchallenged for 'a time, two times, and half a time'. A 'time' is a prophetic year. (See Daniy'el 4:32.). So the 'Little Horn', was to rule for a period of 3 and a half prophetic years unchallenged. The prophetic day equals a 360 literal days. (See the story of the flood in Genesis 7 and 8.) There, 5 months equaled 150 days. Twelve months equal 360 days. A time equal 360 days. 31⁄2 times equal exactly 1260 days. 1260 prophetic days equal 1260 literal years.
(See Yechezkiy'el 4:6) The prophecy stated that the Papacy shall last 1,260 years and receive a deadly wound. The End of the first Papal Supremacy. But the wound shall heal according to Yahuwchanon, to enable the setting up the Second Papal Supremacy which shall continue until the second coming of the Savior. Also note that Revelation stated that the 'Beast' shall reign for forty-two months. 42 multiplied by 30 days in each prophetic month equal 1,260 prophetic days. And since one prophetic day equals one literal year, The 'Beast's first unchallenged reign would last for 1,260 years! The same as Daniy'el stated.
From AD 538 when Eusebius's Decree making the Papacy the 'head of all holy churches', to AD 1798, when Napoleon abolished the Papacy after imprisoning Pope Pius VI to death in Valence, France, is a period of 1,260 years to the minute!
When did the Investigative Judgment begin in Heaven?
- On October 22, 1844 (As prophesied by Daniy'el in Chapter 8 verse 14.
In what sense was the last Horn different than the first Ten Horns?
- The first Horns were purely political entities. But the last Horn, the 'little One' was a Religious entity playing in the political field. A religious body with 'Sovereignty'.
- Sovereignty over territory now known as the Vatican.
Who is the head of the Vatican?
- The Pope whose institution is known as the PAPACY.
Who then is the 'Beast' of Revelation 13, or the 'Little Horn' of Daniy'el 7?
- The PAPACY headed by the Pope - Inescapably.
The Mark of the Beast
Now, if the Papacy is the "Beast', the 'little Horn', then, what is its Mark?
Now, being set up by Satan to oppose YaHuWaH and His Son YaHuWshuaH, we can say without fear of contradiction that whatever the Papacy's Mark is, it will be the opposite of YaHuWaH's Mark. So, then, what is YaHuWaH's Mark?
And I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, to know that I am יהוה who sets them apart. 'And set apart My Sabbaths, and they shall be a sign between Me and you, to know that I am יהוה your Elohiym.'
YaHuWaH's Mark is the 7th Day Sabbath. In HIS Law, it says, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy, six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the Seventh day is the Sabbath of YaHuWaH your Elohiym. So, following our logic, the Mark of the Beast must then be the Beast's own sabbath. In the Beasts Law, which day is the sabbath? Sunday is the Sabbath according to the Beast! The MARK OF THE BEAST IS SUNDAY AS A DAY OF WORSHIP. Let us hear from the Beast as to what its Mark is:
Sunday is our mark of authority ... .
What is His Name?
We all describe the Institution as the 'Papacy'. But what is the name of the Head of the institution? If you would look at the Pope's Tiara (Triple Crown), you would see an inscription on it. That inscription reads in Latin, Vicarius Filii Dei If the Bible is true, then reckoning this name should give us the number of his name - 666 as stated in Revelation 13. So then, let us reckon the name.
In Roman Numerals, being Latin,
No language, No Words, No combination thereof, can change the facts of Prophecy or History. The Papacy is the Beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniy'el 7-9, the Man of Sin of Thessalonians Chapter 2.
Spirit of Prophecy
This symbol [the beast], as most Protestants have believed, represents the Papacy... .
And the Revelator declares, also referring to the papacy: "All that dwell upon the Earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life." Revelation 13:8.
The infliction of the deadly wound points to the downfall of the papacy in 1798. After this, says the prophet, "his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." Paul states plainly that the "man of sin" will continue until the second advent. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8. To the very close of time he will carry forward the work of deception. And the Revelator declares, also referring to the papacy: "All that dwell upon the Earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life.
The special characteristic of the beast, and therefore of his image, is the breaking of Elohiym's commandments. Says Daniy'el, of the little horn, the papacy, “He shall think to change the times and the law.” [Daniy'el 7:25, Revised Version.] And Paul styled the same power the “man of sin,” who was to exalt himself above Elohiym. One prophecy (Yahuwchanon's) is a complement of the other (Daniy'el's). Only by changing Elohiym's law could the papacy exalt itself above Elohiym; whoever should understandingly keep the law as thus changed would be giving supreme honor to that power by which the change was made. Such an act of obedience to papal laws would be a mark of allegiance to the pope in the place of Elohiym.
In (Revelation) chapter 13 (verses 1-10) is described another beast, "like unto a leopard," to which the dragon gave "his power, and his seat, and great authority." This symbol, as most Protestants have believed, represents the papacy, which succeeded to the power and seat and authority once held by the ancient Roman empire. Of the leopard-like beast it is declared: "There was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies... . And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against Elohiym, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 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." This prophecy, which is nearly identical with the description of the little horn of Daniy'el 7, unquestionably points to the papacy.
When the early church became corrupted by departing from the simplicity of the gospel, and accepting heathen rites and customs, she lost the Spirit and power of Elohiym; and in order to control the consciences of the people she sought the support of the secular power. The result was the papacy, a church that controlled the power of the State, and employed it to further her own ends, especially for the punishment of “heresy.” ...
Learn More about the Calendar change at this wonderful Adventist Website. You will learn more about Grace Amadon, the Lady of Integrity who feared Eloah and remained faithful to her calling and dutifully recorded the epochal events of the Church's discovery of the Biblical Calendar and True Sabbath and the Disastrous work of burying the priceless treasure. A shocking adventist rejection of genuine, fundamental biblical truth!Return To Tab Top
Adventism's New Theology And View
Full Blown Apostasy
There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church."
Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint...that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative Protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned."
The enemy of souls, has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result?—The principles of truth that Elohiym in His wisdom has given to the remnant church would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The Fundamental principles that has sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath, of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the Elohiym who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but Elohiym being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which without Elohiym, is worthless. Their foundation would be built upon the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.
I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The Saints then will be an obscure people, little known to the Catholics; but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hated us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the Saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people; that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday.
In the main today, the Roman Catholic church tries very hard to deny their use of the 'Name' 'Vicarius Filii Dei'. But have a look at this facsimile document from the Catholic's 'Our Sunday Visitor' Newspaper.
Look for these words in the above facsimile copy of Our Sunday Visitor of Sunday, November 15, 1915.
The words referred to are these "Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six." The Title of the Pope in Rome is Vicarius Filii Dei. This is inscribed on his Mitre; and if you take the letters of his title which represent Latin numerals and add them together they come to 666.
This "argument" was presented to Ernest R. Hull, the Jesuit Editor of The Examiner of Bombay, India, A most prolific Jesuit Priest and author of many Catholic books and periodicals, 1863 - 1952, and he answered in the following manner:
Almost every eminent man in Christendom, who has enjoyed the privilege of possessing enemies, has had his name turned and twisted till they could get the number 666 out of it. In past history there have been numberless beasts or anti-Christs, all of whose names counted up to 666. I fancy that my own name, especially in Latin form, might give the number of the beast:"
= 1 + 50 + 500 + 5 = 556
= 5 + 50 + 50 = 105
666 is The Number Of A Man. Earnest R. Hull is right, the number of his names in Latin adds up to 666! The Bible refers to a 'title as name', not personal name! The Name of the Beast is "Vicarius Filii Dei". Every Pope took the same title and retained their personal names, which often is not their birth-names. Still, Earnest Hull,
- has not lived or reigned for 1,260 years.
- did not make war on three of the nations that survived the fall of pagan Rome,
- was not the one who uprooted or defeated the three Arian powers.
- has not personally persecuted and overcome the Saints of the Most High.
- has not, to the best of our information, blasphemed the Most High or those who dwell in Heaven.
- had nothing to do with abandonment of the Divine Calendar and the imposition of the papal Calendar on the world.
- was not responsible for the transfer of the solemnity from the Seventh day to the First day.
The Bible is extremely clear about this. Whoever accomplishes all the above and the other specifications detailed in Daniy'el chapter 7 and Revelation chapter 13, and Thessalonians 2, and the number of whose title adds up to 666, is the Beast, the Antichrist, the Little Horn, the Man of Sin, the Son of perdition. So even if his name sums to 666 and those of a million others do the same, they DO NOT meet the full specifications of the Prophecy.
History cannot be wiped or wished or bullied away! The Papacy alone in all history, fulfills 100% of all the Bible's specifications required for the horrible title: THE BEAST! In addition, there are Anti-Christs, yes. But those are not the subject here. We are only interested here in the THE ANTICHRIST, not Antichrists.
If you think that any of the Quoted Statements above, are stray comments by bungling Church leaders, take time and read these Official books:
- The Original Questions On Doctrine. The wholesale sellout of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- QOD on the Savior's Incarnation . You must pay close attention to the issues in this book.
- Dennis Priebe's analyses of the questions on doctrine
- The Movement of Destiny by Leroy Froom The official attempt to explain the Questions of Doctrine
- Colin Standish QOD Colin Standish represents among the best of true Adventism.
- George Knight QOD . George Knight looking at this Fatal book, and Andrews University's current efforts to revise this toxic book.
- With Cloak And Dagger
- The Dismantling of SDA Church
The chronology of the dismantling of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is detailed in these books:
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