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Lord's day History

[This will be updated from time to time.]

We are so thankful for our readers from all around the world. We hope you will find what you are looking for and will decide to choose God's side in the soon coming days of conflicts in matters of conscience. Remember the Old and New Testament belong together. If that is a problem for you, keep on praying for God to help you understand and God certainly will help you in mighty ways. for He promises that. (Daniel chapter 10; Isaiah 58:13,14; Joel 2:1; Jeremiah 29:19; 30:2)

Hear ye, hear ye (Isa. 6:9), these words of wisdom:

"When religion is good, it will take care of itself. When it is not able to take care of itself, and God does not see fit to take care of it, so that it has to appeal to the civil power for support, it is evidence to my mind that its cause is a bad one."" Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Dr. Price.

What is this Sunday Law agitation all about? . . . Help, I work Sabbaths! Help is there provided!

Who should we believe?

What should we believe?

  1. We can follow the idea that a national Sunday law is just a hoax.
  2. We can follow the idea that a national Sunday law is a fact.
  3. We can follow the idea to suspend judgment until more is known.
  4. If there will be Sunday laws, where in the Bible do we find that?

This third view is best for new comers at least.

Some may have concluded that this matter of an approaching Sunday Law is utter foolishness so we shall try to update these pages on new developments - especially what people in Europe say about it.

They may say that the idea of a Catholic/Ecumenical conspiracy to coerce the U.S. Congress to enact a National Sunday Law would be totally impossible for years to come. Yet, even now, signs are growing that stringent Sunday laws are imminent. Many have been praying that it would not be during winter season. In early February, 2011, Rome calls upon all the Protestants to unite - meaning come back to Rome. It appears God's mercy has spread before us spring and summer for these changes. We may not be able to keep up with all the quickly coming changes. Be ready now. We are not to touch the unclean and are to be "separate." 2.Cor. 6:17. First they get people used to no businesses open on Easter Sunday, than on all Sundays (Germany), then Sunday church going laws. Don't do it. It is better to obey the Lord (1.Sam.15:22) than to receive the mark of the beast. They are flexing their muscles on issues like home schooling.

Before a stringent `Sunday law' can be enacted, they have to attack the U.S. Constitution. This January 2011 `USA Today' told America the prevailing attitude in the echelons of our elected government. It reveals the contempt among a number of congressmen and senators, the lawmakers of our once great land. Due to the fact that a majority of the congressmen are members, at least in their thinking, of the Roman Catholic Church, the inventor of Sunday sacredness, that the following types of remarks were made when asked about our Constitution. Some call it an "obscure, inscrutable tract from an ancient civilization." Others lied when they stated it to be "too confusing for everyone to understand," it "is just plain wacky," or they said, "I just don't worry about the Constitution." The unfaithful members of our lawmaking bodies have gone the way of Jesuit Rome; don't they realize that Canon and Sharia law are even wackier, more inscrutable and antique? They hardly know what they are doing. Satan has them in his hands and God will judge them to stand before His court where they will be sentenced for their unfaithfulness as workers in the land that is the Lord's vineyard. There are still a few precious moments for all people to repent before it is too late and probation closes. Both the Bible and Prophecy have predicted that this is exactly what is going to take place! The working out of religious and secular events, combined with natural disasters, clearly indicate that we are living at the end - and that such a law is imminent. [GC 433-450, 563-592, 603-612.] - - Yet we must not be known to call false alarms. A true Sunday law has to have two things working together, the announcing and/or agitating of it, and the actions of government capable of putting it together. For it to come about it needs the following:

  1. the pastors, government legislators must choose between one good thing vs. another good thing, and deceive the people to ignore plain scripture and get the people to choose one over the other they want to win;
  2. they hardly can pretend that such a law will not cost human lives, so for it to pass and to please Rome, they must be prepared to regard human lives as cheap;
  3. since the majority of the judges, senators and congressmen are already taking a particular side on this issue, only conscientious objectors could vote it down, which is hardly to be anticipated. So they will pit Canon law (since the Constitution is practically dead, we lost our `habeas corpus', right to a fair trial and representation in Oct/Nov 2007, and a few months later law was passed which would make it an offense to preach certain Bible truths) against God's law.
  4. Judges will decide over the State Governors and the US President if someone dies or lives, like they did with Terri Schiavo a few years back. {`Wall Street Journal,' March 24, 2005}

The land will then be like before the Flood when ". . . the overwhelming majority was opposed to the truth, and enamored with a tissue of falsehoods. The land was filled with violence. War, crime, murder, was the order of the day. Just so will the conditions in the world be before Christ's second coming." {Gen. 6:11; Matth. 23:37-39}.


Where in the Bible do we find the three Sunday Laws?
We read: "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And 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. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." Rev. 13:11-15.

  1. The line in blue `Italics' is the first `national' Sunday law;
  2. The purple underlined line is the second `world wide' Sunday law;
  3. The brown bold line is the third `death decree' Sunday law. [40]

Explanation: The 7th day Sabbath is the memorial day when God rested from creating the world - it is so to speak the world's birthday. Since life cannot result from lifeless matter but only from already existing life, only the Almighty Creator God who chose to reveal Himself in written form after sin entered our planet, is capable of producing life. Since we cannot change the order of events during Creation Week, we cannot change which day to keep holy, for only God can sanctify time and make it holy. God created man like all his creatures, to choose for themselves whom they would serve. Thus God gave the Sabbath to the human race, so He can know who will truly serve Him, even if he or she does not fully comprehend or understand one of His laws. Man himself cannot change God's law and His Sabbath because

  1. the 7th day is God's Sign Post of His Creatorship.
  2. the resurrection day of Jesus on the first day of the week is already memorialized by baptism once in the life of each follower of Christ (Romans 6:3-5), but may be preached about often to bring people to Christ.
  3. There is not even one text in the Bible that commands us to keep the first day of the week (Sunday) sacred or holy; Sunday is never called the Sabbath or the Lord's Day; not even in Rev. 1:10 where in a particular instance the phrase `Lord's day' means (Biblically speaking) either (a) the Day of the Second Coming of Christ, Isaiah 13:9; Rev. 14:14ff, or (b) the 7th day Sabbath, Matthew 12:8; Isaiah 56:4,5.
  4. Sunday church going is only commanded by imperfect man (see here, First day reasons, or search).

Thus, the 7th day Sabbath is not only one day in seven, it is the crowned, sanctified and specially set aside Day of The Lord your God. (On why `Creation is true' click these various links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 which show what God says about His day, His seal, vs. the world's day or mark.)

What is `the beast'? Click here to find out.

What is `the image'? Click here to find out.

What is the Final Outcome?

"`If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.' Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus." Revelation 14:12, ESV. - We are to let the world know, if you pass a national Sunday Law, it will be followed by the judgments of God and much will be ruined. So tell it to as many as you can for people need to know this ahead of time.

Thus we see, God's people will in the end be with God for they remain faithful, for we know we can say "No" when sin presents itself. Thus, this is a call for all who read this to consider the situation and choose life instead of the second, eternal death from which there is no resurrection, John 3:36; 2.Thess. 1:9; Matthew 10:28.

The First Sunday Law is in effect since 1888.

Yes, its true. The first Sunday law is hinted at where we read, "Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus (Lucifer), Thus saith the Lord God: Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God." Eze. 28:2; ... and, "... give me understanding, that I may know the testimonies (the Bible). It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law." Psalm 119:125,126. Notice how acurately the Bible describes the head of the power which is pushing Sunday laws today especially in Eze. chapter 28!!! Then much later Sunday laws came about by 1888 in America. We read, ". . . The time is not far distant when the laws against Sunday labor will be more stringent, and an effort should be made to secure grounds away from the cities, where fruits and vegetables can be raised. Agriculture will open resources for self-support, and various other trades also could be learned. This real, earnest work calls for strength of intellect as well as of muscle. Method and tact are required even to raise fruits and vegetables successfully. And habits of industry will be found an important aid to the youth in resisting temptation." {FE 322.1}

And we know that during those early years some of our brothers were arrested, even put in chain gangs, or in prison.

But since it happened so long ago, our predecessors in faith have since relegated it down to insignificance it seems. - Like it doesn't count for any period fulfilling of the three Sunday laws. - But were they right in reacting that way?

"The prophets to whom these great scenes were revealed longed to understand their import. They "inquired and searched diligently: . . . searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify. . . . Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you; . . . which things the angels desire to look into." 1 Peter 1:10-12.

And so we recall what Jesus said to his followers about what would happen to Jerusalem, which was literally fulfilled. And that, we know, was meant to be a pattern which also would apply to the end of time; to our days. And we look back to the 1880's, and see how the `Roman armies have quitted the city, so God's people could flee to safer ports, but then - in the days of Titus - they came back, surrounded the city and destroyed all people, the temple and the city. - That is a picture lesson for us to remember. We ought not to be caught in the city.

". . . To us who are standing on the very verge of their fulfillment, of that deep moment, of what living interest are these delineations of the things to come, for us today --events for which (since our first parents turned their steps from Eden), God's children have watched and waited, longed and prayed!
"At this time, before the great final crisis, as before the world's first destruction, men are absorbed in the pleasures and the pursuits of sense. Engrossed with the seen and transitory, they have lost sight of the unseen and eternal. For the things that perish with the using, they are sacrificing imperishable riches. Their minds need to be uplifted, their views of life to be broadened. They need to be aroused from the lethargy of worldly dreaming.
{Ed 183.1-3}

"Through the apostles, God gave the Jewish people a last opportunity to repent. But they turned away from every entreaty. In the arrest, the trial, and the imprisonment of his witnesses, God manifested himself. He gave them words to speak, and a tongue and voice with which to vindicate the truth and acknowledge him as the Son of God. They were men of whom the world was not worthy, yet their judges pronounced on them the death sentence. They were not allowed to live and serve their God. By killing them, the Jews crucified afresh the Son of God.

So it will be again. But it is over the seventh-day Sabbath that the battle will be fought. The authorities of this world will rise up in their pride and power to make laws to restrict religious liberty, for a few historical remarks about this click here. They will assume a right that is God's alone, and, like Nebuchadnezzar, will think that they can force the conscience, which only God can control. Even now they are making a beginning, and this they will carry forward till they reach a boundary over which they can not step. Then God will interpose in behalf of his loyal, commandment-keeping people." {RH, December 20, 1898 par. 2-3}

"The decree enforcing the worship of this day is to go forth to all the world. In a limited degree, it has already gone forth. In several places the civil power is speaking with the voice of a dragon, just as the heathen king spoke to the Hebrew captives." {7BC 976.8}

But God's people must remember, "Let all things be done decently and in order." 1.Cor. 14:40.

"For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited." Isaiah 54:4.

"But fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid." Jeremiah 46:27.

When the protection of human laws shall be withdrawn from those who honor the law of God, there will be, in different lands, a simultaneous movement for their destruction. . . .
The people of God--some in prison cells, some hidden in solitary retreats in the forests and the mountains--still plead for divine protection, while in every quarter companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels, are preparing for the work of death. . . .
With shouts of triumph, jeering, and imprecation, throngs of evil men are about to rush upon their prey, when, lo, a dense blackness, deeper than the darkness of the night, falls upon the earth. Then a rainbow . . . spans the heavens, and seems to encircle each praying company. . . .
{FLB 347.2-4}

"The crisis is now upon us. The battle is to be waged between the Christianity of the Bible and the Christianity of human tradition. Is there not a criminal neglect in our present sleepy condition? There must be a decided advance movement among us. We must show to the world that we recognize, in the events that are now (1888/1889) taking place in connection with the National Reform movement, the fulfillment of prophecy. That which we have, for the last thirty or forty years, proclaimed would come, is now here; and the trumpet of every watchman upon the walls of Zion should raise the alarm." {RH, January 1, 1889 par. 3}

So, it appears by 1888 the first Sunday law was already in effect, and today, we are very close to transition from the 2nd to the 3rd Sunday law. - And I feel so inadequate not to have seen this until now. I only kept wondering why, if America is to start the Sunday laws, which it has, but over 120 years ago. Today the second, worldwide Sunday law is in full swing, especially in Europe.

"The decree enforcing the worship of this day is to go forth to all the world. In a limited degree, it has already gone forth. In several places the civil power is speaking with the voice of a dragon, just as the heathen king spoke to the Hebrew captives.
Trial and persecution will come to all who, in obedience to the Word of God, refuse to worship this false sabbath. Force is the last resort of every false religion. At first it tries attraction, as the king of Babylon tried the power of music and outward show. If these attractions, invented by men inspired by Satan, failed to make men worship the image, the hungry flames of the furnace were ready to consume them. So it will be now. The papacy has exercised her power to compel men to obey her, and she will continue to do so. We need the same spirit that was manifested by God's servants in the conflict with paganism." {ST May 6, 1897; 7BC 976.8-9}

The following is happening for some time now,

"Satan will arouse indignation against the minority who refuse to accept popular customs and traditions. Men of position and reputation will join with the lawless and the vile to take counsel against the people of God. Wealth, genius, education, will combine to cover them with contempt. Persecuting rulers, ministers, and church members will conspire against them. With voice and pen, by boasts, threats, and ridicule, they will seek to overthrow their faith. By false representations and angry appeals, men will stir up the passions of the people. Not having a "Thus saith the Scriptures" to bring against the advocates of the Bible Sabbath, they will resort to oppressive enactments to supply the lack. To secure popularity and patronage, legislators will yield to the demand for Sunday laws. But those who fear God, cannot accept an institution that violates a precept of the Decalogue. On this battlefield will be fought the last great conflict in the controversy between truth and error. And we are not left in doubt as to the issue. Today, as in the days of Esther and Mordecai, the Lord will vindicate His truth and His people." {PK 605.3}

We are now living for a number of years in the wranglings and mandating the world-wide, family Sunday-rest, Sunday law, since the church wants you to show up in their pews.

The Push is On
Since the forming of our nation, power was structured from down on up, now it gets more and more being structured from up on down again. Men do not seem to learn, that this always leads to disasters, may be because they missed that one class, when such a message was presented. This year seems to be slated to work toward that `from up on down' to completion. Mother eagle is calling all her chicks. They were taught they must come and roost - no exceptions allowed. Yet some chicks grew out of blind obedience already, and they do fly, and they won't come, they will be confronted, they will do .... what they learned to do. You see, mother eagle is getting a little too old, and the young ones follow another call now, that from the King of all Creation.

Push and Education
With the many violent shootings and near shootings in our school system, just in the US alone, we may look at some factor or factors which may be contributing to it, and to mind came this report from three years ago: Vancouver, 10-31-11 -- "Two dozen men and women from Occupy Vancouver and the Occupy the Vatican movement, most of them aboriginal, faced assaults and a human blockade from members of the Catholic Knights of Columbus yesterday outside Holy Rosary Cathedral, while trying to peacefully occupy it and enforce a legal eviction order against the Roman Catholic church for its murder of thousands of residential school children." - And to mind comes the record of this worldwide entity, how they are against the type of education that makes people into Protestants, the teaching of Bible subjects, free thinking, liberty and certain inalienable rights, and how much they have stifled such education in their past, and we may wonder and just wonder, if such innuendoes are behind what has been going on.

The Primary Bible Text to Keep Sunday holy
How would those who keep Sunday defend their day to worship on? - The primary text used says,
2:6 "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: . . .
2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. . . .
2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. . . .
2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.
2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.
2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
2:21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
2:23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. "
Col. 2:6-23, read the whole text yourself.

Those who defend Sunday keeping may present this text (or texts) and argue that it shows that the law of God was nailed to the cross when Jesus died, and thus the Sabbath was nailed to the cross. And many times they may stop reading at the end of verse 14. But when you read it more carefully in context and weighing all the pronouns and words, what does it really say?
It says, "the handwriting of ordinances" was nailed to the cross.

Yet, as far as the Ten Commandments are concerned, it says what God wrote them with, "And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God." Ex. 31:18. There are only two more texts which have to do with God writing something, they say, "In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote." Dan. 5:5, and "This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not." John 8:6. - It is not hard to realize, while our fingers are part of the hand, they are not the hand itself and it is fair to differentiate between "handwritings" and `wrote with his finger'.
The other word we must consider is the word "blotting out" or `wiped out'. This references those types of ceremonial, feast day laws - "the sacrifices and oblations" - which Daniel confirms were to cease, and thus were "nailed" to the cross. The weekly 7th day Sabbath was not among them since it originated before sin, as the memorial of Creation.
The last phrase we consider is the "ordinances" or `decrees' which were a shadow against or contrary to us.
Obviously the Apostle Paul refers in verse 16 to food offerings. Those types of food and drink offerings which were indulged in on certain feasts throughout the year, and which we find discussed by Moses in Leviticus chapter 23, where some of these feast days were called `sabbaths' (small `s') which could fall on any day of the week.

July of 2012 Sunday Directed Efforts
This time the action is occurring in Austria.
There, as part of the second, worldwide Sunday law occurrences, we have active promotion of Sunday rest being brought before the public (offline) as the Austrian equivalent of the Supreme Court (VfGH) decided on July 11, 2012, "Even if societal changes are occurring, can the prohibition be justified because of the public interest in the safeguarding and establishment of rest on weekends." - Next a sociologist made his view known, saying that time for rest cannot be delayed or pushed up an additional timespan, which he says, studies proof. Well, similar studies have also proofed otherwise in other studies. He said, "If someone works on a Sunday, another day is not a substitute for it." That is exactly what they claimed before, when confronted with keeping the 7th day, the Sabbath of the Lord God, as a day of rest. Then they said, `Why on Sabbath? Sunday is just as good.' - But now they claim it must be on Sundays - not even mentioning the Sabbath of the Lord God who these have said other times, that they worship him. Do they give their god the whole day? Naa, they say between 10:00 AM and 22:00 PM is good enough. - But the Austrian Court said, that Sunday legislation is not unconstitutional in their country. - Similar issues were brought before American Courts of law and from these we can learn a number of things that ought to be considered whereever such legislation is being agitated.

June of 2012 Sunday Directed Efforts

The Vatican issued more statements regarding the keeping of Sunday as necessary for "rest, freedom, God and the saving of our soul" in the families of the world. In fact the goal of Vatican II for people was stated to be, "to have a fully human existence." Which means, in other words, you are not saved by Christ, you are saved from your miserable existence by the papacy, by giving you the kingdom of heaven here on this earth. And the Bible says in the days of the prophet Ezekiel in which Magog appears to be an anti-Christian power which exists over all these long ages into the time of the end, "And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken." Ezekiel 39:6-8. God affirms here in no uncertain terms that He is the one who stills all human needs and desires, "And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely." Rev. 21:6.

The legalistic aspects of man's Sunday keeping are being elevated while the true sanctified 7th day of God is ignored and relegated to a regular working day, against what God says in His Word, as long as you read it in Bibles which are not falsified by Rome. - It appears more and more that worldwide, escalating disasters - wars, storms, floods, fires, earthquakes - may produce the prophesied attempts to mandate the enforcement of such laws by Magog, supposedly in order to stem their destructive force, when we know that the Bible warns that it will increase them, and then scapegoats will be blamed for them, for we read,

"Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth." Jeremiah 25:32.

"It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law." Psalm 119:126.

"Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wreath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." Rev. 12:12.

As men depart further and further from God, Satan is permitted to have power over the children of disobedience. He hurls destruction among men. There is calamity by land and sea. Property and life are destroyed by fire and flood. Satan resolves to charge this upon those who refuse to bow to the idol which he has set up. His agents point to 7th day Sabbath keepers as the cause of the trouble. "These people stand out in defiance of law," they say. "They desecrate Sunday. Were they compelled to obey the law for Sunday observance, there would be a cessation of these terrible judgments."
Calamities will come--calamities most awful, most unexpected; and these destructions will follow one after another. If there will be a heeding of the warnings that God has given, and if churches will repent, returning to their allegiance, then other cities may be spared for a time. But if men who have been deceived continue in the same way in which they have been walking, disregarding the law of God and presenting falsehoods before the people, God allows them to suffer calamity, that their senses may be awakened.
"We have a work to do for the ministers of other churches. God wants them to be saved. They, like ourselves, can have immortality only through faith and obedience. We must labor for them earnestly that they may obtain it. God wants them to have a part in His special work for this time. He wants them to be among the number who are giving to His household meat in due season. Why should they not be engaged in this work?"{6T 77.3}
"Our ministers should seek to come near to the ministers of other denominations. Pray for and with these men, for whom Christ is interceding. A solemn responsibility is theirs. As Christ's messengers we should manifest a deep, earnest interest in these shepherds of the flock." {6T 78.1}
The judgments will be according to the wickedness of the people and the light of truth that they have had. If they have had the truth, according to that light will be the punishment.

"Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing? Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all? Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?" Amos 3:3-8.

In another statement we read along to what Paul wrote,
"Now we exhort you brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient toward all man." 1.Thess. 5:14.
"The time is nearing when the great crisis in the history of the world will have come, when every movement in the government of God will be watched with intense interest and inexpressible apprehension. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another--fire and flood and earthquake, with war and bloodshed." [9T 97.1]
"I am bidden to declare the message that cities full of transgression, and sinful in the extreme, will be destroyed by earthquakes, by fire, by flood. All the world will be warned that there is a God who will display His authority as God. His unseen agencies will cause destruction, devastation, and death. All the accumulated riches will be as nothingness. . . .
Calamities will come--calamities most awful, most unexpected; and these destructions will follow one after another. If there will be a heeding of the warnings that God has given, and if churches will repent, returning to their allegiance, then other cities may be spared for a time. But if men who have been deceived continue in the same way in which they have been walking, disregarding the law of God and presenting falsehoods before the people, God allows them to suffer calamity, that their senses may be awakened. . . .
The Lord will not suddenly cast off all transgressors or destroy entire nations; but He will punish cities and places where men have given themselves up to the possession of Satanic agencies. Strictly will the cities of the nations be dealt with, and yet they will not be visited in the extreme of God's indignation, because some souls will yet break away from the delusions of the enemy, and will repent and be converted, while the mass will be treasuring up wrath against the day of wrath."
[Ev 27.2-4.]

We have no time to lose. Troublous times are before us. The world is stirred with the spirit of war. Soon the scenes of trouble spoken of in the prophecies will take place. The prophecy in the eleventh of Daniel has nearly reached its complete fulfillment. Much of the history that has taken place in fulfillment of this prophecy will be repeated, (... meaning by that the historical results of verse 30's past fulfillment will occur once again. Therefore the history repeats, not the prophecy - the horn rulers will regain their power after the wounding). In the thirtieth verse a power is spoken of that "shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant." Scenes similar to those described in these words will take place. We see evidence that Satan is fast obtaining the control of human minds who have not the fear of God before them. Let all read and understand the prophecies of this book, for we are now entering upon the time of trouble spoken of in Dan. 12:1-4." [Dan. 11: 31-36; 13MR 394.1-2.]

Satan puts his interpretation upon events, and they [leading men] think, as he would have them, that the calamities which fill the land are a result of Sunday-breaking. Thinking to appease the wrath of God, these influential men make laws enforcing Sunday observance. They think that by exalting this false rest-day higher, and still higher, compelling obedience to the Sunday law, the spurious sabbath, they are doing God service. Those who honor God by observing the true Sabbath are looked upon as disloyal to God, when it is really those who thus regard them who are themselves disloyal, because they are trampling under foot the Sabbath originated in Eden.

January of 2012 Sunday Directed Efforts

A) This declaration from `COMECE' formulated by bishops says, "It is the task of government to provide guaranteed market-free times and living spaces where people can search for ways to meet these needs. It is right that market activity is restricted on official public holidays and Sundays, because on those days, for national, cultural or religious reasons, peace and quiet and time to collect one's thoughts take precedence over economic activities."

B) Elsewhere it was written, "To ring in the New Year, CNN's Belief Blog asked experts in religion, faith leaders, and a secular humanist about how the forces of faith and faithlessness will shape the world in 2012. One of them said, `Sabbath (he means Sunday) becomes trendy! Fourth Commandment makes a comeback! Sabbath named Time's person of the year! A new movement sweeps the country. They call themselves 24/6. Worn out by being tethered to the grid 24/7, sick of being accessible all hours of the day, inundated by updates, upgrades, and breaking news, Americans finally rebel, demanding, `We need a day off.' People all over the country go offline for 24 hours every week. The simple break from the frenetic pace results in lowered cholesterol rates, fewer speeding tickets, and a reduction in marital strife. Peace, tranquility and contentment spread like wildfire." Jamie Korngold, Rabbi and author of `The God Upgrade.'

C) We also learn from the offline "European Sunday Alliance, saying, "March 4, 2012: European day for a work-free Sunday! Call for action! March 4, 2012: `EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY." - The `European Sunday Alliance' calls on all members and supporters to take action on Sunday, March 4, 2012, as the `European day for a work-free Sunday.'"

D) We also learn offline, Jamaica's Gleaner. In this website the headline says, "Churches, Unions, Say No to Sunday Workday."

E) Then we learn, the offline DGB Presse in Germany says, "Churches and Trade Unions urge for better protection of Sunday."

March 2013 Sunday Directed Efforts

March 1, 2013 - It appears the European Union (or disunion?), is clamoring for new efforts to make Sunday a day, as if it was a Sabbath.

Israeli Government all Organized to Keep Sunday instead of Sabbath - March 22, 13 or close to it the Israeli government engineered their `government' to dance according to Rome's flute, not the Lord's. Apparently they do it because of fear. Having abandoned faith in the only true God long ago, they are at their wits end; they have no contact with the God of Abraham anymore, since they crucified Christ and rejected Him at the stoning of Stephen, Acts 6:9-7:60. While Israel as a nation was rejected by God, individuals are not, they still can be saved if they accept Christ as their Savior and the Old and New Testament as the Word of God. So, please, ye sheep in Israel, bethink yourselves and come to your senses. God still reigns, but you have followed false teachers for so long, you must relearn the principles of the Most High.

April 2013

The new head of the European major church, counts on his sheep not to check his pronouncements with what the Bible teaches. He assumes most will just accept what he says, without questions being asked, for that is against church policy. Well, the Bible teaches it is each Christian's duty to check every thing with what the Bible says, so we will not be deceived. So, all ye sheep out in the world, do not follow another sheep until you know it is not a cover underneath which may be a fox or a wolf. Remember, traditions of churches are always suspect to be false, because Jesus warned us not to follow the traditions of man,
7:6 "Isaia prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition." Mark 7:6-9. For you see, it is one thing what man will do, but quite another what God will do. Sunday keeping is a commandment of man.

Protestants of America Abandon their Protestantism

How does it look elsewhere?

F) The offline Huffington Post website reports on February 6, 2012, that a city judge is sentencing people to either jail, or one year of going to church - Thus he is repudiating the U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause which forbids the government from forcing anyone to attend church. Fifty-six congregations are participating in the effort, and Pastor Robert Gates of the `Christian Life Church' predicts that this tearing down of the Constitution will "succeed." What does the Bible say? "But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces." Daniel 11:38.

Thus we see, Protestants have come full circle and are back in obedience to the Roman Church which they were born off. That the Bible calls fornication. Israel committed fornication. She did it by having illicit relationships with the kings of the earth. Protestants did it, by not staying separate from a disobedient, supposedly Christian church. On the other hand, 7th Day Sabbath keeping is about cultivating a closer, spiritual relationship with Jesus, the Lord of the Bible Sabbath.

"Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians (unbelievers in God's ways), because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith." Ez. 16:28,29.

Protestantism started out well, but then shut off their eyes from plain, basic truths in the Bible. Like the archbishop of Rheggio said it at the council of Trent.

And so we have it, that Rome ...

"And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces (This church and its offspring abandon Christian love): and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, . . . But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain (February 2012, Vatican demands that the Jerusalem Temple Mt be placed under Pope's rule); yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him." Daniel 11:36-45.

From all these events we can tell that this self-exalting king will prosper and practice and regain control of the world for a season. He plans to rule the whole world, restart religious persecution, like the wicked kings of Israel did, and undo all that Protestantism in its spiritual heydays has done. Alas, they fail to acquaint themselves with what God will do. This religious power block existed for 1260 years, between 538 - 1798, when its head was imprisoned and it was greatly weakened until in our days it has received nearly full strength as in its former existence. The reformers, like Dr. Martin Luther, and all those after him, inflicted great loss of membership in the church that ruled Europe until his days when God set a standard against Rome.

Therefore, as this deluge is breaking upon us, let us be men and women of great faith to God and His kingdom, rather than to the kings of this world. There is a report from the life of Jesus, that shows how faith in Jesus, the Son of God, can defeat all the powers of darkness. We learn from this, how the Prince of life and the prince of the powers of darkness had met on the field of battle. ... Angels of light and the hosts of evil angels, unseen, were pressing near to view the conflict. For a moment, Jesus permitted the evil spirit to display his power, that the onlookers might comprehend the great deliverance that was to follow.
"And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto you my son, which has a dumb spirit; And where ever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
He answered him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him?
And he said, Since childhood.
And often times it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes."

Jesus said, "Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." Jh. 5:19 There is no lack of power in Jesus to accomplish what the child's father asked. It all depends on the father's faith.
"And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help, Lord, mine unbelief.
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him, and enter no more in to him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose."
Mark 9:17-27.

The great powers today, unless they convert and accept Jesus, what, according to the Bible, will be their future like?

"And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." Daniel 8:23-25.

We too can grasp this prophecy and the previous promises and exercise our faith and believe in the written word of God and when we do that, we can never be defeated. You can never perish while you use your faith like that - never. [75]

Protestants Fulfill Prophecy

There is scheduled to be a nation wide, 1000 churches revival via high tech media among the once protesting churches to harvest souls. The problem is, the radio pastor of `Harvest Church' in Riverside, CA, who is apparently spearheading this, preaches many errant doctrines about how to be one with Jesus. That may remind us of our own need to know our doctrines so we can detect falsehood.

That reminds us of what Paul, in his second letter to the Thessalonians, points to the special working of Satan in spiritualism as an event to take place immediately before the second advent of Christ. Speaking of Christ's second coming, he declares that it is "after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders." 2 Thessalonians 2:9.
Before the final visitation of God's judgments upon the earth there will be among the people of the Lord such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times. And, yes, some may complain that we have so much on prophecy, and apocalyptic prophecy at that. They may want us to stop presenting it, because many think its irrelevant in today's age. Well, here is the other side of the coin. Were the preachers of Bible time wrong in preaching prophecy?. . . Preachers like Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, John the Baptist, Jesus, and the apostles? Looking at it more closely, we must certainly preach about all the books in the Bible, including prophecy, prophetic fulfillments and future events, like they did for those who complain have no message of God. It is the powers who stand to lose attraction when looked at under prophetic eyes, who are against it. They forget that "peace and safety" is a state of mind the Bible warns against, 1.Thess. 5:3.

The Spirit and power of God will be poured out upon His children. At that time many will separate themselves from those churches in which the love of this world has supplanted love for God and His word. Many, both of ministers and people, will gladly accept those great truths which God has caused to be proclaimed at this time to prepare a people for the Lord's second coming. The enemy of souls desires to hinder this work; and before the time for such a movement shall come, he will endeavor to prevent it by introducing a counterfeit. In those churches which he can bring under his deceptive power he will make it appear that God's special blessing is poured out; there will be manifest what is thought to be great religious interest. Multitudes will exult that God is working marvelously for them, when the work is that of another spirit. Under a religious guise, Satan will seek to extend his influence over the Christian world.
Young men and women will be lifted up, and will regard themselves as wonderfully favored, called to do some great thing. There will be conversions many, after a peculiar order, but they will not bear the divine signature. Immorality will come in, and extravagance, and many will make shipwreck of faith. {Maranatha, 160}

The Sins of Sunday Keeping

In years past, Protestants believed that someday the Jews would become (Protestant?) Christians. So far it never happened and here is a major reason why.

The Jews were emotionally pleased by some Protestants - the Seventh Day Baptists - to keep the Sabbath holy. For when they looked about in Christendom, they saw nothing but Sunday keepers. That was a great stumbling block to them. Why are they asked to believe in Christ to be the Messiah, and yet Christians violated the Sabbath? For the Jews, not being ignorant of the perpetuity of the Sabbath, say, if Christ were not a Sabbath-breaker, why are Christians breaking the Sabbath every week? And yet, they declare to believe in the divinity of Christ, who never taught or broke the Sabbath as the holy seventh day of God?

For you see, in their Jewish thinking, if Christ, like these Protestant Sunday keepers, were a Sabbath breaker then he was a sinner, and if a sinner, what benefit can we expect by the death of an evil doer? And thus, can you see, what evil consequences follow the non-observance of the Lord's holy Sabbath?

Dear Reader, does not your heart and mind tremble before the Lord in the perusal of these lines? why is it that `the offense of one little one' deserves so great a punishment (Mt. 18:6)? What will be the doom of Sabbath-breaker (after warning) whose weekly disobedience so much dishonors Christ, and stumbles all the Tribes of Israel? How vain are the Protestants petitions for Israel's conversion, whose law breaking practice so much obstructs the glorious work? , "Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling blocks out of the way of my people." (Isa. 57:14) Awake, awake Saints, the seventh seal is opened, and the seventh-day Sabbath breaks through those Romish fogs that long obscured it, under the Heathenish title of Saturday, or Sunday. The same blasphemous Horn that robbed us of the Holy Scriptures, has long deprived us of the Holy Sabbath, telling us that it was Jewish. [Paraphrased after T. Tillam] - And as this old reformer T. Tillam said it, "The fourth Commandment must stand firm, the Heaven and Earth must fall sunder; the Lord will rather waste Kingdoms. and the whole Christian world with fire and sword, then let one tittle of his Law perish: the land must rest when God's Sabbath cannot, etc."

Jeroboams Changing of the Law of God

Just like the little horn power `thought to change times and laws' (Dn. 7:25), so Jeroboam, whose northern ten tribes of Israel are a similitude of the ten horns of the terrible beast described in Daniel 7, changed God's `Day of Atonement' ordinance from the 15th day of the 7th month to the 15th day of the 8th month, for we read in God's book of records, "And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. . . .the fifteenth day of the eighth month." 1.Kings 12:32,33. This change implemented by this heathen king was a change of the expressly stated ordinances and laws of God, just like the Roman Church, at the time of the ten ruling horn powers in Europe, sinned against God by changing Gods sacred and holy seventh day Sabbath to the eighth day. Not only that, they too blasphemed God like Jeroboam (in that he, not being an ordained priest, offered sacrifices and incence on the altar), in that they desecrated God's sign of His Creatorship of heaven and earth and changed it to the day the pagans kept, as if it was holy, and that with pride in their benumbed senses, disregarding the fact that God will bring them before His bar of justice at the end of the world.

Summer 2007 world dominion directed efforts

2007 -- July 10, Pope issues document that declares Catholicism to be the one true faith above all other Christian churches. It says, `Not all of God's children worship in the right place.' He declares the universal primacy of the Catholic Church over all other Christian denominations. `There is just one true church', he states, `all others are just but poor imitations.' - Has he read how Revelation chapter 12 describes this one true church? Probably not, because in order to press their agenda, they had to place themselves above the authority of the Word of God in the minds of those who believe in them.

Fall 2007 official statements

2007, Nov. 28, an official statement was issued. "The human being has dignity and a transcendent dimension, and this is why, an independent, moral authority such as the holy sea, has a role to play in international organization, says an official of the Vatican Secretary of State." He also says, "The Catholic Church is the only religious institution that can enter into diplomatic relations and is the only one that interests itself in international rights, acting through the holy sea, an independent sovereign subject of singular characteristic. The Holy Sea is the holy father himself in as much as he is an independent, universal and spiritual authority together with the organization of the Roman Curia that collaborates with him in his mission he defined. The holy sea thus requires a particular status such as that given, by the definition of `sub sui' jans', meaning the holy sea defines for itself its judicial organization and does not receive it from the outside, and as such, can enter into relationship with other states.(See here on that.) If the holy sea wishes to place itself as `an independent interlocutor of the states as to express and authorize judgment of the problem that effect lives', it is because `it thinks that it represents a dimension of man, that although it is decisive in the lives of society, is not fully under the jurisdiction of the states and does not end in them,' he said. `If man did not transcend the material dimension, there would not be sufficient reason for the respect of his dignity to be over and above national interests,' observed Monsignor Parolin. `This pre-existence and independence of the dignity of the individual, and more concretely, his transcendent dimension, is the ultimate justification for the existence of a sovereign moral authority independent of the states.' As a consequence, the holy sea, and its international activity without interfering in the realm and responsibility proper to the state, proposes itself as the guardian of the human person and religious liberty."

What does this agent of the Vatican mean?

He carefully chose the most encrypted vocabulary words that he could think of in an attempt to make the papacies evil, even what it denies, appear to be like some hot cinnamon that you will just gobble up and swallow. But here is the mayhem of their statements: They are saying there is more to human beings than our physical body and strength, and this other part of man the papacy defines as our dignity; and it is this dignity we all have by right, because we are human beings. It is also the same dignity that we have that they respect the right of other human beings. This `other' dignity contains another very essential element, another important piece that transcends, which means in itself, and goes above and beyond the civil power of the state to govern or rule over. And not only that, but the papacy also claims, that this other dimension, of our own dignity, also transcends, also goes beyond and above our own ability to govern and to rule over."

He says the NWO must be a fusion of both, church and state, and over this `church and state', which will be a global governing structure, there must be a sovereign moral authority established to govern over the transcendent dimension of humanity and that `transcendent dimension' is nothing more than our God given freedom of speech (gone) and choice, our freedom of conscience which God Himself does not take the authority to subvert.

And it is because for these reasons, that the papacy insists, that the governing bodies of this world must establish a sovereign, moral, governing institution to rule over this dimension of man. Thus the papacy and the holy sea insist that they are the only independent, sovereign, moral authority on the face of this globe that have the ability to hold this position.

And now that the current head is `retiring', he says, on account of health, but his predecessor didn't on account of his health, and therefore the reason is another, perhaps things require that a new head be chosen, and if their past helps us to make a guess, they might this time have a second, `anti-head', in order to blame each other for the terrible things done, and so be more wicked than before.

Question: `What is it that the papacy is proposing to the governing bodies of this world, why they should give them the power to ruler over us?'

The Vatican demands for the pope to be the king of your conscience! Thus, he wants to lord it over your freedom of conscience, your freedom of choice, your religious liberty. The papacy wants to rule over the conscience of all of humanity.

So, what are we to do?

They first thing I did, was, I looked up under the word `conscience' in the Bible, our only rule in this life on earth. In the KJV it occurs 29 times. I present only the most relevant scriptures.

"And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day." Acts 23:1.

"And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men." Acts 24:16.

"Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another." Romans 2:15, KJV.

The same in another Bible version,

" Their conduct shows that what the law commands is written in their hearts. Their consciences also show that this is true, since their thoughts sometimes accuse them and sometimes defend them." Rom. 2:15, GNB.

"I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, ..." Rom. 9:1.

"Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake." Rom. 13:5.

8:7 "Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8:8 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ."
1.Cor. 8:7-12.

"For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward." 2.Cor. 1:12.

"But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God." 2.Cor. 4:2.

1:5 "Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. . . .
1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:"
1.Tim. 1:5-7, 19.

"Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled." Titus 1:15.

"Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly." Hebr. 13:18.

We are Responsible for Our Own Conscience

We learn from all these scriptures taken together, that each individual human being is responsible for their own conscience - what goes in and out of their thinking mind. That is so, because we all must appear by our life's record before the judgment bar of God to be proofed for eternal life or not. Thus, remember, we are the masters of our own destiny, not some pope or church or any other worldly power. The proof is that Jesus Christ died for you as an individual to save you from sin and its death sentence, so you can choose life and be a child of God. The papacy denies Christ and what He did for the human race. Do not follow their false doctrines, and their self-agrandizing, selfish plans.

Therefore, let us remember this, In the mind of the papacy, religious liberty is merely endured until the opposite can be carried into effect without peril to the Catholic world.

This is the mind of antichrist.

Fall 2011 Sunday Directed Efforts

Pope to promote peace with world rel. leaders "The Leader in Rome has invited 300 religious leaders to a meeting in Assisi in Italy to repudiate violence in the name of God" amid growing tensions fueled by fundamentalist (Protestant denominations) across the world." - Such a smaller scale meeting took place in Assissi before in January of 2002. Daniel the prophet said long ago that this beast in Rome "by peace shall destroy many" (Daniel 8:25) How does he do this? As historic records show, all modern wars are the direct result of Vatican infiltration in opposing countries that refuse to bow to the pope and his NWO agenda which was established on July 7, 2009. The Antichrist through his agencies then uses this bloodshed he causes as a way to gather all religions into his camp in an "interreligious council" to stop the wars "violence in the name of God." After all, Daniel also said in that same prophecy that through his policies, "craft will prosper in his hand!" (Dan. 8:25). Therefore, mark this, the only way to escape the antichrist is to have your sins washed away by the blood of Jesus.

Mark this, on November 9, 2011, the government plans to proof to everyone that it, including Rome, controls all television and radio media, for on that day will both be shut down to ostensibly test an emergency preparedness notification system. Of course, it means they want to make sure the controlling of this is in fact in their power. While emergency tests have been conducted all throughout my history, I don't remember such a simultaneous event for these two media. - What could initiate the need to use this emergency system? - The violence that erupted during a protest on Tuesday, October 26, 2011, like most events in the electronic media age, was probably captured on cameras. - Since law enforcement prefers no pictures we ought not be surprised when martial law will come to such cities when one day it reoccurs.

10-25-11 -- Rome clamors for a World Central Bank and a `World Global Authority' to be set up. Now we know why `Occupy Wall Street' had to happen, to get the powers that are, to go ahead and set up such a Central Bank for without it they cannot control our buying and selling, or enforce Sunday Laws. Therefore, be yea ready to meet the Lord not any more long from now.

Summer 2011 Sunday Legislation Efforts

According to a news website based in Sweden, the US Senate, "in a stunning move that has civil libertarians stuttering with disbelief, the U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America. This bill, passed late last night (Friday) in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a "battleground" upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity." - - That means we see prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes. -- "By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation [the United States] will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near." {Mar 190.2}

Lately there are strenuous efforts under way to create a more favorable attitude among nations and peoples and churches for Sunday keeping, in the name of rest, family well-being, frienships, freedom and health. Here is a brief account of the occasions in which was promoted. . . .

  1. In June, 2011, legislation to display the Ten Commandments on a monument of the State Capitol grounds in Louisiana was passed.
  2. Why is there enmity against the 7th day Sabbath? There may be several reasons but one we bring out now is because the enemy of God sees that day as a vital link between man and God. It is his purpose to destroy this day so far as its sacredness is concerned, for it points to the Almighty Creator God, Sustainer, Redeemer and Saviour of mankind. He knows that if he can lead the professed people of God to turn away from the holy observance of this day in body and heart it will not be long before he can enslave them and lead them as he will.
  3. The Sabbath test will be the great test of loyalty; for it is the point of truth especially controverted.[50] When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve Him not. While the observance of the false sabbath in compliance with the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of allegiance to a power that is in opposition to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God's law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator. - It will be the last act in the drama between what is false and what is true.
  4. It will be seen as the easy way out of a world which offers steadily declining reasons for hope that world conditions and man will improve.
  5. June 3, the vice president and the head of Rome met without nearly any news media reporting the event. That was the case with R. Reagon just before the Berlin wall came down, could it be that the stage is set for the wall separating church and state will come down soon this time? Probably so.
  6. The national `back to church Sunday' slated for Sept. 18, is increasingly advanced and could be a great success for Sunday keepers.
  7. June 20, Brussels, Belgium - The Vatican through its Bishop's Conference supported European Union is also being urged to unite to keep Sunday as the `day of rest.' Various committees are involved to achieve this goal through Sunday legislation. That means Rome is trying to shape Europe and cause the world to respect her institutions, even if it is by law. Rome says, `People cannot be sanctified except on Sunday,' while God says, "Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them." - "And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God." Ezekiel 20:12,20. That means that anyone who believes that the Lord is God, will be keeping God's Sabbath day holy. Rome continues, `. . . that Christ transferred Sabbath sacredness to Sunday, that only those who keep Sunday belong to Christ, that only on Sunday does the risen Lord make himself present among his followers,' while God's word says nothing of the kind, but instead it says, "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev. 14:9-12. Thus this third angel's message is about presenting God's warning what it means to fail to seek righteousness by faith - a closer bond with the Kingdom of God - which sanctifies us, to allow His Word to transform our heart and character so we will enjoy living in the Kingdom of God where there is no sin; and enjoy walking with Jesus, because He never sinned and redeemed us to imitate His character and refrain from sinning any more. Thus the Sabbath does not make us holy but it is a sign that God makes us holy on His chosen day, the one that comes after every `good Friday'. The links have more details about the "image", 1, 2.
  8. July, The leader of the Vatican met Food and Agricultural Organization delegates denouncing speculation in commodities markets and demanding a global response to high food prices based on solidarity, not profit. {L'Observatore Romano} - Soon he will be asking that food be withheld from people who refuse to receive the mark of the beast, for it was prophesied where it reads, "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." Rev. 13:16,17. - To receive the mark of the beast means, those are refusing every occasion God provided in our world's darkest hour to develop a transformed heart - one which obeys every word of God with joy and gladness, and seeks a relationship with Jesus which He develops with those who truly love Him, by doing all the words that He says (Eze. 44:5; Luke 6:46). While there are also other opportunities to be with Jesus, His holy day is especially designed for it. Thus, we develop the `mark of the beast' ourselves inside of us. Are you planning now to be ready to pass through the end time crisis which will test us more severly than any other group of His people who have ever been tested, so you will receive the seal of God, Rev. 7:1-4? Paul's seal (Eph. 1:13) has to do with God's assurance to Christians of all ages, so that, if they continue to have a right relationship with Jesus they will be saved, for our salvation is conditional on true, obedient faith; it is `a settling into the truth.'

Notice the disregard for the word of God for convenience sake. They do not really believe that there is a God at all.

Fourth Commandment is A Sabbath Puzzler

"Regardless of which translation will be used when government, school, etc. post the Ten Commandments, we will always have a problem with the fourth one (Sabbath).[100]

When last did you really read the entire fourth commandment? Unless we go along with the Roman Catholic change from Saturday to Sunday (as most of our mainline churches do), it will only be applicable to the Jews and Seventh-day Adventists.

Why not change the "seventh day" to "the first day"? "Catholics believe in the superiority of the church over the Scriptures, and therefore we can change the commandments to fit our needs."
- - Rev. Elardus Erasmus

There was a town in the Swiss Alps that was half Catholic and half Cathari (Waldensian). The Cardinal who was leading the Catholic Troops, sent word back to the Pope, about that half and half situation. He wanted to know what to do. The Pope's reply was, "Kill them all. Let God Sort Them Out." Not long ago that saying was on T-Shirts worn by the 82nd Airborne Division. That is how history repeats itself (Eccl. 3:15) and America will do what that cardinal did. Even their own members may not be safe. We are reminded, unrepented unbelief is a sin that can't be forgiven.

The `Nay' sayers to God

Way back in time things happened which repeat themselves even today. From these we can draw lessons on why and how God will end the reign of sin in our generation.

6:5 "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;br> 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. . . . .
7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him."
Genesis 6 & 7.

Thus we learn that Noah obeyed all things God commanded, for he stood out from among all those who perished in the flood because they followed other voices which brought on violence and corruption on every side for they separated themselves from the will of God on purpose. Yet, amazingly enough, before the Flood God's faithful people were in the minority (just 8 people), after the Flood, they were in the majority - so it will be again in the end, 1.Peter 3:20; Luke 13:23.

So will it be in the end.

Will there be anymore any "Peace and Safety" in our days? 1.Thess. 5:3.

No, because true peace and safety comes only from God, 1.Tess. 1:1. It is a result of keeping the commandments and sayings of God and not of man. Israel of old and their city of Jerusalem were destroyed. Why were "... Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are (prisoners) among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD." Lamentations 2:9?

Today we would say, the city where once good people worshiped the Lord in true faith, has been destroyed when the citizens turned against God by not obeying and keeping the Ten Commandment Law of God, including the holy seventh day Sabbath of God, and as a result of that those pastors, priests, bishops, archbishops and heads of all those churches which started disobeying God, have no more genuine knowledge of God and nothing to say to anyone on God's authority for the Lord does not communicate with them anymore, for they live their lives in disobedience to Him, who is the only one who can save errand man from sin and eternal death. That it is what it means when the Bible says, `her prophets find no vision from the Lord.' All the encyclicals, pastoral letters and such, are just papers which encourage people to remain in disobedience until judgment day.

I saw that all heaven is interested in our salvation; and shall we be indifferent? Shall we be careless, as though it were a small matter whether we are saved or lost? Shall we slight the sacrifice that has been made for us? Some have done this. They have trifled with offered mercy, and the frown of God is upon them. God's Spirit will not always be grieved. It will depart if grieved a little longer. After all has been done that God could do to save men, if they show by their lives that they slight Jesus' offered mercy, death will be their portion, and it will be dearly purchased. It will be a dreadful death; for they will have to feel the agony that Christ felt upon the cross to purchase for them the redemption which they have refused. And they will then realize what they have lost—eternal life and the immortal inheritance. The great sacrifice that has been made to save souls shows us their worth. When the precious soul is once lost, it is lost forever.

I have seen an angel standing with scales in his hands weighing the thoughts and interest of the people of God, especially the young. In one scale were the thoughts and interest tending heavenward; in the other were the thoughts and interest tending to earth. And in this scale were thrown all the reading of storybooks, thoughts of dress and show, vanity, pride, etc. Oh, what a solemn moment! the angels of God standing with scales, weighing the thoughts of His professed children—those who claim to be dead to the world and alive to God. The scale filled with thoughts of earth, vanity, and pride quickly went down, notwithstanding weight after weight rolled from the scale. The one with the thoughts and interest tending to heaven went quickly up as the other went down, and oh, how light it was! I can relate this as I saw it; but never can I give the solemn and vivid impression stamped upon my mind, as I saw the angel with the scales weighing the thoughts and interest of the people of God. Said the angel: "Can such enter heaven? No, no, never. Tell them the hope they now possess is vain, and unless they speedily repent, and obtain salvation, they must perish."

A form of godliness will not save any. All must have a deep and living experience. This alone will save them in the time of trouble. Then their work will be tried of what sort it is; and if it is gold, silver, and precious stones, they will be hid as in the secret of the Lord's pavilion. But if their work is wood, hay, and stubble, nothing can shield them from the fierceness of Jehovah's wrath.

I saw that many measure themselves among themselves, and compare their lives with the lives of others. This should not be. No one but Christ is given us as an example. He is our true Pattern, and each should strive to excel in imitating Him. We are co-workers with Christ, or co-workers with the enemy. We either gather with Christ or scatter abroad. We are decided, wholehearted Christians, or none at all. Says Christ: "I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth."

I saw that some hardly know as yet what self-denial or sacrifice is, or what it is to suffer for the truth's sake. But none will enter heaven without making a sacrifice. A spirit of self-denial and sacrifice should be cherished. Some have not sacrificed themselves, their own bodies, on the altar of God. They indulge in hasty, fitful temper, gratify their appetites, and attend to their own self-interest, regardless of the cause of God. Those who are willing to make any sacrifice for eternal life, will have it; and it will be worth suffering for, worth crucifying self for, and sacrificing every idol for. The far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory swallows up everything and eclipses every earthly pleasure. {CCh 41.3-42.3}

"I saw evil angels contending for souls, and angels of God resisting them. The conflict was severe. Evil angels were corrupting the atmosphere with their poisonous influence, and crowding about these souls to stupefy their sensibilities. Holy angels were anxiously watching and waiting to drive back Satan's host. But it is not the work of good angels to control the minds of men against their will. If they yield to the enemy, and make no effort to resist him, then the angels of God can do but little more than hold in check the host of Satan, that they shall not destroy, until further light be given to those in peril, to move them to arouse and look to heaven for help. Jesus will not commission holy angels to extricate those who make no effort to help themselves.

If Satan sees that he is in danger of losing one soul, he will exert himself to the utmost to keep that one. And when the individual is aroused to his danger, and, with distress and fervor, looks to Jesus for strength, Satan fears that he will lose a captive, and he calls a reinforcement of his angels to hedge in the poor soul, and form a wall of darkness around him, that heaven's light may not reach him. But if the one in danger perseveres, and in his helplessness casts himself upon the merits of the blood of Christ, our Saviour listens to the earnest prayer of faith, and sends a reinforcement of those angels that excel in strength to deliver him.

Satan cannot endure to have his powerful rival appealed to, for he fears and trembles before His strength and majesty. At the sound of fervent prayer, Satan's whole host trembles. He continues to call legions of evil angels to accomplish his object. And when angels, all-powerful, clothed with the armory of heaven, come to the help of the fainting, pursued soul, Satan and his host fall back, well knowing that their battle is lost. The willing subjects of Satan are faithful, active, and united in one object. And although they hate and war with one another, yet they improve every opportunity to advance their common interest. But the great Commander in heaven and earth has limited Satan's power." {`Counsels for the Church,' 1991, p. 319.1-3}

Swiss Sunday Rest Law of 1947 and changes by 2003

"The Sunday law mirrors the societies circumstances as they existed in 1947. So it was not permitted on public days of rest to do the following:

a) To go out hunting
b) To engage in professional and profitable fishing,
c) To engage in profitable collection of berries
d) To engage in prize-fighting
e) To move on that day to a new house
f) Expositions of all types
g) Singing and shooting
h) Exercises and inspections of the fire department
i) shooting and gymnastic events and training for them
j) playing of cards, bowling, javelin street jousting, etc.

Later these explicit restrictions were discontinued and instead a more flexible form of law adopted which states, that the following is not permitted:

a) On public holidays (church holy days) it is not permitted to disturb the rest which would spoil the character which the particular day of rest deserves.
b) The appointed Directorate can issue exceptions if a need is proven and the majority interests of rest are not affected.

Punishment could include arrest or a fine of 5000 Swiss francs, (Art. 9).

As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ. The church has long professed to look to the Saviour's advent as the consummation of her hopes. Now the great deceiver will make it appear that Christ has come. In different parts of the earth, Satan will manifest himself among men as a majestic being of dazzling brightness, resembling the description of the Son of God given by John in the Revelation, (Rev. 1:13-15). The glory that surrounds him is unsurpassed by anything that mortal eyes have yet beheld. The shout of triumph rings out upon the air: "Christ has come! Christ has come!" (Matth. 24:4, 24-27) The people prostrate themselves in adoration before him (Acts 8:10), while he lifts up his hands and pronounces a blessing upon them, as Christ blessed His disciples when He was upon the earth. His voice is soft and subdued, yet full of melody. In gentle, compassionate tones he presents some of the same gracious, heavenly truths which the Saviour uttered; he heals the diseases of the people, and then, in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed. He declares that those who persist in keeping holy the seventh day are blaspheming his name by refusing to listen to his angels sent to them with light and truth. This is the strong, almost overmastering delusion. Like the Samaritans who were deceived by Simon Magus, the multitudes, from the least to the greatest, give heed to these sorceries, saying: This is "the great power of God." Acts 8:10. {GC 624.2} - And one wonders if the hugely great `Light House' of Santo Domingo will play any part in this, for it can put light plays in the sky with its large roof top lighting equipment pointed straight up into the sky.

What is Lip Service Religion?

"If thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day." Isaiah 58:10.

There is a spurious experience that is prevailing now everywhere in regard to the love of Jesus--that we must dwell on the love of Jesus, that faith in Jesus is all we need--but these souls must be instructed that the love of Jesus in the heart will lead to humility of life and obedience to all His commandments. "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." 1 John 2:4. The love of Jesus that goes no farther than the lips will not save any soul, but be a great delusion.

Some who claim to love Jesus are deceivers and all their religion is lip service. It does not transform the character. It does not reveal the inward working of grace. They do not show that they have ever learned in Christ's school the lessons of meekness and lowliness of heart. They do not show by life or character that they are wearing Christ's yoke or lifting Christ's burdens. They are not reaching the standard given them in God's Word, but a human standard. Their life is not pure like Christ's life. They are not being refined and ennobled by His Spirit. The way of truth they have not known, and they are of that number who will say, "Lord, Lord, open unto us. We have taught in the streets. We have done many wonderful works." But Christ will say of them, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matthew 7:23.

Those who reject the truth of the Bible do it under a pretense of loving Jesus. Those who love Jesus will reveal that love by being obedient children. They will be doers of the Word and not hearers only. They will not be continually pleading, "All that we have to do is to believe in Jesus." This is true in the fullest sense, but they do not comprehend, they do not take it in its fullest sense. To believe in Jesus is to take Him as your Redeemer, as your Pattern. All who love Jesus must follow His example. They must connect themselves with Jesus as closely as the branch is connected with the living vine. They are abiding in Jesus and Jesus is abiding in them and they are doers of His Word, partakers of His divine nature.

Uniting Efforts
According to a report, efforts are underway to bring religion and politics together to call on God in prayer for the nation: "The event will feature U.S. House Chaplain, a Rabbi, some three members of congress/senate, Christian Broadcasting personalities, an entertainer and a news service CEO." - - Will God hear their prayer? Have they investigated Scripture under which conditions God will hear our prayers? [Jan 15 2013. See www.wnd.com/2013/01/washington-plans-meeting-to-call-on-god.html]
The Destruction of Jerusalem & Last Events Before Jesus Comes Again
Jesus spoke about prevailing patterns just before and during the destruction of Jerusalem as reflecting what will occur at the end of time. Jesus said,

24:1 "And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple.
24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."
Matth. 24:1-5.

How can we protect ourselves from such deceptions? By consulting issues of faith on the basis of what the Bible says; for we know, wherever men neglect the testimony of the Bible and instead turn away from those plain,

  1. soul-testing truths which require
  2. self-denial and
  3. renunciation of the world,

... there we may be sure that God's blessing is not bestowed. And by the rule of Christ, "Ye shall know them by their fruits" (Mt. 7:16), it is evident that these efforts are not of the Spirit of God.
When Christ spoke of the destruction of Jerusalem, that took place because the Jewish nation had rejected the Savior of the world; in the end, the rejection of the Law of God will be the cause of the destruction of the world. It is the special characteristic of the beast power, and therefore of its image, to break the commandments of God, for it says, "He shall think to change times and the law" Dan. 7:25. When we present the claims of the Sabath, many reason from the worldling's standpoint. Say they: "We have always kept Sunday, our fathers kept it, and many good and pious men have died happy while keeping it. If they were right, so are we. The keeping of this new Sabbath would throw us out of harmony with the world, and we would have no influence over them. What can a little company keeping the seventh day hope to accomplish against all the world who are keeping Sunday?" It was by similar arguments that the Jews endeavored to justify their rejection of Christ. Their fathers had been accepted of God in presenting the sacrificial offerings, and why could not the children find salvation in pursuing the same course? So, in the time of Luther, papists reasoned that true Christians had died in the Catholic faith, and therefore that religion was sufficient for salvation. Such reasoning would prove an effectual barrier to all advancement in religious faith or practice. {GC 454.2}
Popular revivals are too often carried by appeals to the imagination, by exciting the emotions, by gratifying the love for what is new and startling. Converts thus gained have little desire to listen to Bible truth, little interest in the testimony of prophets and apostles. Unless a religious service has something of a sensational character, it has no attractions for them. A message which appeals to unimpassioned reason awakens no response. The plain warnings of God's word, relating directly to their eternal interests, are unheeded. {GC 463.2}
Ten Basics Every Christian Must Know

  1. The world and the stary sky were created within six 24 hour days.
  2. Does readiometric dating show that rocks are millions of years old? No! This dating method requires assumptions about the content of the original rocks and the decay rate in the past. Since the Bible is clear about the earth's age of a few thousands of years, the popular assumptions are wrong.
  3. The animals were created after their kind mentioned ten times in Genesis 1. That means they did not evolve from one common ancestor. Today's species show the potential variation that God designed within the original kinds, but this variety remains limited - - cats are still cats, and dogs are dogs.
  4. Genesis 1 states that God specially created the first male and female in His own image. Jesus Christ restated that the first couple were created `at the beginning,' not from apes. Despite some anatomical similarities among all animals, it is easy to distinguish humans.
  5. God made the stars on the fourth day. Can stars be millions of light years away if God created them only some 6000 years ago? We have much to learn, but several astrophysical models can account for this. Interestingly, the big bang is a major light-travel problem of its own.
  6. A Global Flood! - Did Noah experience a local flood which left only a few sediment layers, as floods do today? - God's record is clear, the water covered the entire globe and killed all the animals on earth. Such unique conditions are the only way to explain worldwide fossil layers thousands of feet deep.
  7. Did dinosaurs live at the same time as humans? Genesis 1 states that God created every "kind" of land animal on the same day as Adam. Later Noah had representatives of every kind on the ark, led by God's power aboard the ship. That required only about 50 dinosaur family kinds on board.
  8. As far as the human "kind" is concerned, the families scattered from Babel brought different combinations of genes with them. But their physical differences were trivial. We all have the same basic brown pigment, and we belong to one race ... the human race ... decended from Adam.
  9. Because we have eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we commited sin for which God had warned our first parents. This sin brought alienation from God and all the suffering and troubles we see around us from which God wants to save us through Jesus Christ at the soon end of the world.
  10. While sin separated us from direct communication with God, the gospel we find in the word of God, shows the way to salvation.

Why Sunday Laws?
God never forces anyone, He rules by love, yet, at the same time we must know that we live on His earth, that He specially designed and made for man to live on before sin flooded God's universe. Sin could happen because God gives all His conscious created beings the freedom of choice. He made many worlds with creatures similar to us, who never violated their choice to use it against what God told them. Our earth became the only world God made, where Satan succeeded to infect man with sin, a choice which leads to death, since sin can not coexist with a God of love for all His Creation, since sin destroys and cannot coexist with light and truth.

Countdown to the Sunday Law

The monster Tornado of Sunday, May 19, 2013 which touched down over Moore, Oklahoma, with 200 mile/hr winds, one mile wide, devastating a large section of the town - homes and schools - as of Tuesday morning, May 21, 51 were known dead, including 20 children, but they are still counting, (May 22, now they say, 15 adults and 9 children died, 24 in all. Such events will be instrumental for calls for prayer, then calls for coming to church and pray, then calls for coming to church each Sunday, then calls for making it a law to come to church each Sunday . . . thus we have a Sunday Law. - What does the Lord want people to do? God loves all people, but He has announced His conditions under which we can be saved and be part of His kongdom. Jesus said only thieves will try to enter in some other way, John 10:7-11.
The Christian Coalition - 1995
"The idea that there can be some kind of alliance between the Christian Coalition and the RCC is nonsense." - Reed said Catholics and evangelical Christians could find common ground in opposing abortion, opposing pornography, supporting school choice and beliefs."
Justice Sunday Message:
`People hold the power.' Sutoon, first vice president of the Nashville based Southern Baptist Convention, the nations largest Protestant body, closed with five sentences:

  1. It's a new day.
  2. Liberalism is dead.
  3. The majority of Americans are conservative.
  4. You can count on me for showing up and speaking out.
  5. And - let the church rise.

[Jeannine F. Hunter, 259-8287, August 15, 1995.]

These occurrences we have been presenting for a long time.

"The history which the great I AM has marked out in His word, uniting link after link in the prophetic chain, from eternity in the past to eternity in the future, tells us where we are today in the procession of the ages, and what may be expected in the time to come. All that prophecy has foretold as coming to pass, until the present time, has been traced on the pages of history, and we may be assured that all which is yet to come will be fulfilled in its order." {Ed 178.3}
"Protestantism shall give the hand of fellowship to the Roman power. Then there will be a law against the Sabbath of God's creation, and then it is that God will do His "strange work" in the earth." [7BC 910 (1886); LDE 130.1]
"When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result." {GC 445.1}
"The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected. In the soon-coming conflict we shall see exemplified the prophet's words: "The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." Revelation 12:17. {GC 592.3}

Put under Pressure

They have finally figured out what they must do to make it work. When the home front, their own back yard, buckles under, the rest is than much easier.

His brother, an SdA for 52 years, caused the family to expel him from the family and cut off all contacts. Then it was revealed that he would avenge himself on the church, and that very soon - a global law is coming very soon to make Sunday the day of rest and, he said, I'm going to order that it is approved." - This account reminded me again what I remember from my days in school in Europe, that the previous leader (when he still had a bit lower office) before the one he had not long ago, had written a hostile letter to our conf. people. So, I have no problem with this newest account.

Recent Media Driven Events Illustrate How Easy it is to Sway the Public to Accept Unjust Opinions

His trip to Brazil cost some 53 million in money, while in that country most people can hardly get enough to eat per day. The wrong turn put him into the path of the poor of the country, and they made some noises pointing out the extreme between them and him, but his system has never really helped the poor despite all the moneys they collect.

In the US the jury judged him innocent, but some vented their angry response, fueled by false news media reports, who apparently don't know that security guards carry a weapon not for looks, but are expected to use them on their job, when the employee decides he needs to use it, regardless of skin color. So, folks, stay out of their way, don't be found in patrolled areas off hours, if at all possible. Children are to be at home by nightfall and do their assignments, not roam around where ever, and for what ever. At least that was the rule in my home, and most of the time I abided by it. - But the media and some shadowy figures managed to cause chaos in a few places, but those same media hushed up the riots in some cities, when large groups of some people invaded businesses and nothing was said. - This shows how easy it will be for the media to sway mass opinion when Sunday laws are to be enforced, and some don't comply. They will be publicly decried, and unjustifiably so in those soon coming days.

A Hefty Increase in Fuel and Food Prices may be just Before Us

News headlines suggest that fuel prices may increase and food costs may go up some 40%. Are you ready for the cashless society? Are yuu ready for the authorities being able to cut you off from food, retirement, just about anything at their whim? Well, it is about here, and in tandem with it will be the Sunday law.

Speeding it all up

January 2, 2014 -- It appears that we may see quickening pace to number only days in order to make this (God's) world into one where a NWO will rule. The mightiest leaders are just about on course with increasing the speed to achieve their goal. Therefore, let us pray daily that we may be ready for anything and not loose our faith, and love for our neighbors whom God also loves, to fulfill His directives given us in His word.

Fall of 2014 - Watch what may be decided at the Vatican meeting between the heads of all religions in the world and Rome in October 2014.

Early part of 2015 - Whatever they discuss and decide on will be carried out in 2015, most likely leading to the break down of the US dollar and our economy, the resulting unrest, riots, revolution and violence, followed by the national Sunday law to blame someone for what is happening' so the one at fault can go free in the eyes of most people. Such a Sunday law will result for a period of no buy, no sell (Rev. 13:17), and the putting on of the `mark of the beast' on all those who obey the orders of the earthly powers, and the `seal of God' on all of those who obey God despite the danger. That will then lead to many killings in our country and then world wide, until God stands up and shakes the earth terribly, and the plagues fall, and people shall seek to hide in the rocks from the appearane of the sign of the Second Coming of Christ in might and power.

Patronizing Rome
The 16th Century Reformation
We are nearly there

See this video Amazing Facts Reunion GC ch. 35.
About the true meaning of the video we read the following words written down long ago, "Romanism is now regarded by Protestants with far greater favor than in former years. In those countries where Catholicism is not in the ascendancy, and the papists are taking a conciliatory course in order to gain influence, there is an increasing indifference concerning the doctrines that separate the reformed churches from the papal hierarchy; the opinion is gaining ground that, after all, we do not differ so widely upon vital points as has been supposed, and that a little concession on our part will bring us into a better understanding with Rome. The time was when Protestants placed a high value upon the liberty of conscience which had been so dearly purchased. They taught their children to abhor popery and held that to seek harmony with Rome would be disloyalty to God. But how widely different are the sentiments now expressed!" {GC ch. 35).

Today (03-01-14) I heard these recent developments. The RCC says, the reformation is over. But that appears only in cleverly directed RCC propaganda, for doctrines are important and Luther was not the only one who taught scriptural principles like, `we are saved by grace (in what Christ did for the human race) alone'. It was not Luther alone who believed that, most of the reformers confirmed the same and hundreds of thousands of people did believe so. No, the protest is not yet over at all; but it is for most half hearted Christians, for they do not study out the details. God's word calls us to come out of Rome. He also said, diversity is divine, division is diabolical. Saying the latter, is contradicting what the Bible teaches, for we read, "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebr. 4:12. In other words, Jesus came to bring a sword, not a brush to smooth things all over. Why? Because in God's kingdom is no sin, no talking behind someone's back, no evil surmising. There are no falsities. No lies. No, oh we all be fine up there (like in the ecumenical movement). No, we have to expose all sinful trends while we are still on earth, expose them so we can overcome them and be rooted in the word of God, not follow some smooth talking clergy, but at the same time we are to be patient and loving in everything we do. Christians can unite only under the guidance of "TRUTH", not feelings of charisma or feelings of glory, glitter and power playing. The Bible teaches that the truth sanctifies and shall make us free (John 17:19; 8:32), ". . . when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. . . . Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." John 16:13; 17:17. Just loving God and neighbor does not fulfill the keeping of the commandments. They say the many killings of those who believed differently was because of misunderstandings, but it was not, it was more so because of their Augustinian doctrines. It is deeply inside the character of that religion, which cannot be stilled unless those killings can continue. And no, Joseph was not someone like Papa. Joseph would not trespass any of the 10 commandments, the RCC violates them all. The speech cleverly draws you out to agree with antichrist. An Italian author Manzoni wrote, I've never seen God begin a miracle without finishing it well." - He appeals to wayward Protestants to come home. All Protestants used to believe we must come home only to the principles as taught in the Bible, not to another church entity, which still has the same spirit she always had.

Speaking in Tongues

Kenneth Copeland of the Assembly of God Church, very mislead, speaks in an unknown tongue. (03-01-14; Video), which no one, not even he himself, can understand. I speak in tongues every day - in English and German - both of which many people understand. The same way it was in the days of the apostles in Jerusalem, for it says,
"And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem ... devout men, out of every nation under heaven. ... the multitude ... were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled." Acts 2:4-6.
Reading this we learn that the apostles were able to speak to those present. That must mean one of them spoke in Greek, the other in Syrian, another in Arabic, and so on. They actually spoke fluently in the `other' languages of the countries the visitors to Jerusalem had come from. That was a great surprise, because they knew, these apostles did not know their tongues/languages through practice or studying them. Therefore, God blessed His messengers and gave them the gift to be understood by all those people from other nations, and 3000 of them converted to become followers of Christ. It was not at all an event of pretending or babling and muttering, making sounds, led by evil spirits - with no one knowing what was said.

So, you tell me, who truly speaks in tongues? Those who either know more than one language or whose real, life language, God had translated so others could understand the sermon. But in the case of Kenneth Copeland, bowing to Rome, mixes in a scripture for effect. He quotes, "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." Eph. 4:13. If he would have continued reading, he or someone might have noticed that Paul describes the church Kenneth paid homage too is the one condemned and warned about in the following verses for they displayed cunning craftiness throughout their history; also lasciviousness and uncleanness with greediness. Bible believing Christians will among themselves not grieve the Holy Spirit. They will let all bitterness, wrath, anger, malice and clamoring, and evil speaking, be put away from among them. They will be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." (Eph. 4:31-32; adapted) - If K. Copeland would have continued reading to at least Eph. 5:3ff, he would have had a chance to realize how important the 10 commandments are to God.

Rome and Pentecostals

The head of the RCC has attended a Pentecostal church for whatever up-front reason. But we are reminded of the following words when we read about such events:

"... Apostasy in the church will prepare the way for the image to the beast.

The Bible declares that before the coming of the Lord there will exist a state of religious declension similar to that in the first centuries. ... "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." 1 Timothy 4:1. Satan will work "with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness." (Just think of statements made by singers of popular music and other public forum individuals.) And all that "received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved," will be left to accept "strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11. When this state of ungodliness shall be reached, the same results will follow as in the first centuries.

The wide diversity of belief in the Protestant churches is regarded by many as decisive proof that no effort to secure a forced uniformity can ever be made. But there has been for years, in churches of the Protestant faith, a strong and growing sentiment in favor of a union based upon common points of doctrine. To secure such a union, the discussion of subjects upon which all were not agreed--however important they might be from a Bible standpoint--must necessarily be waived." {GC 443.4-444.2}

Commenting on her visit to the cathedral at Milan, we read "... How the Roman Church can clear herself from the charge of idolatry we cannot see. True, she professes to worship God through these images; so did the Israelites when they bowed before the golden calf (Exodus 32). But the Lord's wrath was kindled against them, and many were slain. God pronounced them impious idolaters, and the same record is made today in the books of heaven against those who adore images of saints and so-called holy men.

And this is the religion which Protestants are beginning to look upon with so much favor, and which will eventually be united with Protestantism. This union will not, however, be effected by a change in Catholicism; for Rome never changes. She claims infallibility. It is Protestantism that will change. The adoption of liberal ideas on its part will bring it where it can clasp the hand of Catholicism." [RH, June 1, 1886 par. 12]

Law of God
ATJ pp. 127 - 183

National Sunday Law - A. Jones's Corner

We save the previous copy only for a while, just in case.
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The section on the `Authority of Sunday Laws, 'Pages 167 to the end, are now permanently posted.

Notes & References
[40] `I read Rev. 13:15-17, and found nothing about a Sunday law in there.' So, what are you talking about?
It becomes clear scriptures like this require a bit more explaining since there are symbols and expressions used, unfamiliar to many today. To get to it quicker we start with the third law which is fully matured. We found the third law tucked away in the words, "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." Rev. 13:15, KJV. Other Bibles say, "It was then permitted to breath life into the beast's image, so that the beast's image could speak and [could] have anyone who did not worship it put to death." Rev. 13:15, NAB. The OT prophets warned already for unrighteous laws and decrees, Isa. 10:1 (also GC 448, 449).- - What is a beast? A beast is a powerful animal. In the Bible nations are meant by it. Thus the Babylonian Empire was a lion, the Medo-Persians were a bear, Greece a leopard, and the Roman Empire a terrible, nondescript beast for the reason of its increased violence which it displayed throughout its existence in actual history. Now, history shows that the Roman Empire had three successive phases or stages: (1) The Imperial (pagan emperors) Stage, (2) The Ecclesiastical (papal) Stage, (3) The `little horn' (parallel to the 2 horned lamb) stage. The `imperial stage' was that of the emperors - from Emperor Augustus, 30 B.C. to Emperor Romulus Augustulus who was in power from 475- 476 A.D. During these ca. 500 years, Rome had some 80 Emperors, sometimes more than one at the same time. It could get quite chaotic and dangerous for many were self-willed, unruly personalities. The Ecclesiastical Stage began after Romulus Augustulus the empirical system of government collapsed by 476 A.D. because of the ineptitude of the kings, for they could not govern or control themselves. Now the bishop of Rome, for lack of anyone else, became the head of state and became known as Pope. While these men were supposed to be guided by religion, they too exhibited similar trades the emperors had displayed. The world learned from this that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The `little horn' stage means - since horns grow out of the head of an animal, and in the Bible nations are spoken of as animal kingdoms, such a horn growing out of a kingdom, will be the leadership, the top man - actually a succession of men just like the Kaisers, or Emperors had some 80 of them over 500 years. By the year 538 A.D. the papacy had reached absolute power like the emperors used to have - it practiced and prospered, Dan. 8:12. The popes name at the time was Silverius. After him came some 251 popes between 538 to 2011 = 1473 years.
What is the image of the beast? An image is a copy of something. In Rev. 13:15, the image can both, `speak' and `cause'. That means it can declare its opinions through laws, which are then enforced upon its citizenry. - - Now, is this beast talking about the imperial (govnmt.) phase rather than the ecclesiastical (church) phase or stage (after 538 A.D.)? How can we know for sure which one? The Bible says that the power would do three evil things: (1) It would crush out many mens life over a 1260 years period.Roman Empire divided (2) It would do the persecuting of Bible believing Christians because of its prevailing false doctrines on the nature of man and our conscience, its false doctrine on what happens to man at death, their idea that man has an immortal soul, and the distorted Catholic view of hell fire universal death (hell fire). (3) The `little horn' would reach its great power after three of the ten powers which divided up the Roman Empire, were uprooted - which was completed in 538 A.D. Thus, this horn power came after all the emperors of Rome - it would have leaders at its head and a mouth speaking great things - things that effect the lives of all under its rulership, Daniel 7:8. Since it opens its mouth in blasphemy, that means it would speak against our God in heaven and make himself god - it is therefore (primarily) a religious (ecclesiastical) power. Today we observe how man (the pope) deifies himself in evolution and thus is on the way to derive a concept of sacrifice which would be nothing else but murder (since Satan is behind it all). [See murderous sacrifices among pagan gods in `Religious Doctrines and Dogmas', Encyclopedia Brit., 15th edit. Vol. 16, p. 324] These details go beyond what the Roman Emperors did during their days. They persecuted, but they did not rule anymore after the three red nations of the ten divisions of Rome (Vandals, Heruli, Ostrogoths, Suevi, Visigoths, Burgundians, Lombards, Franks, Allemani, Saxons, ) were overcome. Therefore, real history gives us the correct interpretation who the beast is and the `little horn', which grew very big. Thus we know that the disciple/prophet John, who wrote Revelation, was given by God in Heaven, guidelines for the whole history from what Daniel prophesied in his days, to John's days, and on, till the very end of the world, close to which we have come in our days. We talk now about the `image of the beast.'
Identifying the Image: But since it is an `image' that does this, not the beast itself, what is it talking about? Well the `image' is also called the `daughters' (offspring) of the beast (Rev. 17, see chart of comparison).
Old secular artists renditions of the deeds of some of these ten nations.
Reference #40 continued
But what about Sunday Laws, where do they come in?
Daniel says that the Roman beast power will "think to change times and laws" (Dan. 7:25). The whole context shows that the power that does that `thinking' is the `little horn' power which is diverse, subdues kingdoms, and speaks great words against the Most High, (Dan. 7:24,25). After you get acquainted with the literature (encyclicals, canon laws), you will realize that there is only one power in the world which fulfills all criteria of this system of power described in the Bible. - - Since the horn power "thinks to change times and laws" it thought to change something that has to do with time specified by laws - the 4th law, God's Sabbath Commandment - is such a law which that power changed to Sunday as it admits many times in its history that it did try to change the day of worship for all the world forever.

Oct. 2011. - One of its next stratagems seems to be to produce a new catechism kind of book for 2012. We read, Catecheses for the 7th world meeting of families to be released. In these Vatican Cathechesis scheduled for May 30 to June 3 2012, Rome hopes to push forward what they call the Seventh Day Sabbath. As we know, the true Seventh Day is not Sunday. It is Friday Sundown to Saturday Sundown. It has been a memorial of Creation for 6000 years. It reminds us that all of creation was brought forth by our God each and every week. But prophecy has declared long ago that the Beast in Rome will look to change the Sabbath to their own day so as to lure the world into false worship. During the Inquisition the Vatican has killed 500 mill. Christians that refused to bow to their false god "the eucharist." And in this published Cathechesis we see them once again bringing this false god forward. In the article they even go so far as to link their idol with their false sabbath when they say, "The Sunday Eucharist is the center of Sunday and the celebration." The stage is being set as we speak brothers and sisters. Anyone that denies Antichrist is purposely working towards spreading Sunday laws world wide is now proving themselves to be the very scoffers prophecy speaks of in the written Word of God.

The Maturing of the Contrasts
Those who live in the period of time, when all this will take place, will have to decide and be prepared to remain true to God under all circumstances because the beast power is daily astir with new power to engage in the struggle to control the whole world and make its mark the sign of its authority vs. the Lord's sign. But God's people remember and know the Word of God where it says, Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples." Isaiah 8:16. - We see at this point that we have here the contrast between the `Seal of God' on the one hand, and the `Mark of the Beast' on the other. These two signs are growing up among all people in the whole world simultaneously toward full maturity and each person will be either faithful to the one or to the other. Most will accept the `Mark of the Beast' because (1) they do not want to lose their income, their house, their job (Rev. 13:16,17), (2) they do not want to be persecuted, (3) they want to remain among the popular crowd, (4) they actually believe the beast is right, (5) since they do not comprehend these Biblical matters, (6) since they never listened to the preaching of the messages and so become easy prey, for the love of God and His word is not in them.
How do Churches become Babylon?
However, the `little horn' grown strong and powerful does it not alone, it has daughter churches which grew out of it. So we ask, which churches grew out of the papal system? Well, history shows that certain Protestant churches grew out of it. They had some differences with the system in Rome, but also some similarities and so they tended to talk to each other to see if their common ground would lead them back together; for a long time it did not, but right in our days it did. The Protestant denominations heads agreed with the head in Rome to work together to save their tottering and failing church memberships, to not lose their jobs and get paid. The most telling common ground is that they both believe Sunday is now the holy day to keep and that the souls of men go to heaven at death. War, oppression, conformity to the world, religious formalism, the worship of mammon, the pursuit of pleasure, and the maintenance of very many errors of the mother church, identify with sad and faithful accuracy the great body of Protestant churches as aligned in agreement with the great Babylonian system. Both in their history engaged in persecuting those who they labeled to be heretics. All religions which do that exhibit the spirit of the dark power which dwells in their heart, for the Bible does not allow man to do violence to their fellow man who happens to disagree with them (Luke 3:14; Ex. 20:13), for God's true church on earth is a chaste, pure virgin, 2.Corinthians 11:2. The church which is joined in friendship with the world, is called in the Bible a harlot. It is this unlawful connection with the kings of the earth that constitutes her to be the great harlot of the Book of Revelation (the Apocalypse), Rev. chapter 17. That is why the Jewish Church, at first was married to the Lord God (Jeremiah 2:3; 31:32), and became then a harlot (Ezekiel 16). When this Jewish Church apostatized (fell away) from God, it was called Sodom (Isaiah 1), just as "the great city" (Babylon) is so called in Revelation chapter 11. This unlawful union with the world of which Babylon is guilty, is positive proof that it is not the civil power that persecutes others on account of religious views, but governments persecute only when led to it on account of religion. That people who claim to be Christians belong to such world/church mixed bodies, shows that she is professedly a religious body, but their heart is not at one with the Lord God. Churches are to lead people to Christ only, not to play politics. For these reasons, it is very evident that the Babylon of our apocalyptic days is the professed church united with the world, and that Babylon is fallen.

[50] The Greatest Test -What happens is that God, in effect, is planning to parole prisoners from planet earth and release them into the society of other worlds where there has never been any sin, and where we may be sure that the inhabitants do not ever want to have any sin. God therefore needs a test for the purpose of predicting human behavior. What kind of test would meet His requirements?

  1. Such a test would have to be applicable to all people in all places on earth.
  2. It would have to be applicable to people of all ages.
  3. It would have to be applicable to people in all conditions of ability, education, talent, and wealth.
  4. It would have to be reasonable and fair.
  5. It would have to be unique, so that motivation would be clear.

There is only one thing that is available to all people of all ages and all conditions in all parts of the earth, and that is time. Everyone's day has 24 hours; everyone's week has seven days, and so on. This fact is true of nothing else but time. The use of time for a test is therefore strongly indicated. But how? To have a test involving time spent in work, or study, or even in recreation would be unfair. Not all persons can do these things, even should they so desire. What else is left?
Time spent in rest. This test could be fair. Not everyone can work, or study, or even play, but everyone can rest. But what about the question of motivation? People rest for different reasons. Some even rest so they can be more efficient in doing evil. Time spent in rest then falls a little short of meeting the need for a universal test.
Let us reflect about this test for a moment. People rest for different reasons, even bad reasons, but they do not restrict themselves to a particular time for resting. If we see them doing so, we may be sure that the reason is their desire to do the will of their Creator. Motivation would then be clear.
Now we are beginning to understand what the Sabbath is all about, It is indeed a sign, just as we read in Ezekiel 20. It provides a time for rest, for fellowship, and for worship. But more than this, it meets the need of a test for predicting human behavior. If we faithfully comply with the Sabbath commandment, we are demonstrating what we will do when the reason for God's commandment is not altogether clear to us.
Human reason can recognize the need for rest, but not on a particular day. As far as human reason is concerned, resting could be done on any day, or even on portions of days. The command to rest upon the seventh day is not based on human reason and, unlike the other commandments, makes no appeal to human reason. It is founded upon the revealed will of God, and nothing else. It therefore provides a very clear and satisfactory answer to the question, `What will this person do when he does not fully understand the reason for God's commandment?' It is an effective test for predicting human behavior and for deciding who is safe to save.

[75] Jesus answers, "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." There is no lack of power on the part of Christ; the healing of the son depends upon the father's faith. With a burst of tears, realizing his own weakness, the father casts himself upon Christ's mercy, with the cry, "Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief."
Jesus turns to the suffering one, and says, "Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him." There is a cry, an agonized struggle. The demon, in passing, seems about to rend the life from his victim. Then the boy lies motionless, and apparently lifeless. The multitude whisper, "He is dead." But Jesus takes him by the hand, and lifting him up, presents him, in perfect soundness of mind and body, to his father. Father and son praise the name of their Deliverer. The multitude are "amazed at the mighty power of God," while the scribes, defeated and crestfallen, turn sullenly away. {DA 428.6,7}

[100] Why is the `Sabbath of the Lord thy God' a puzzler? When we look at the word - Sabbath', what do we see? We see the word `abba'. What does that mean? The word `abba' is an Aramaic word. Jesus uses it in his prayer in the `Garden of Gethsemane,' Mark 14:36. It is the word that we find right in the middle of the Ten Commandments in the center of the fourth commandment where it says, "the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God", and in the center of the word `Sabbath' is the word `abba', in Hebrew just written as the letter `bet' , which is preceded and followed by the only sounded letter aleph , making the Aramaic word "abba". It means, `our kind heavenly father.' That is how important the Sabbath ought to be to all who claim to be Christians, and yet this holy day of God was given the most demeaning names to cast it aside as a divinely ordained day throughout history in violation of the 3rd commandment for the 4th commandment contains the name of God which they are taking in vain.

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