The National Sunday Law
This is a warning against the coming national Sunday law which will affect your paycheck and put innocent people in jail.
The issue already went to Congress as the “Blair Amendment,” and almost got passed. It’s coming back.
What you are about to learn will shock you.
The nation trembles. Passenger jets explode into buildings. Mountains of fire, steel, smoke; and terrified, struggling people, fall to the street together as sky-scrapers crumble in the dust. Thousands perish. America is at war. A new kind of war fills our minds with pictures of strange faces, balls of fire, women screaming. Dust-filled people – like mummies – running from the cloud; jam the bridges.
“We’re at war,” the President said. The world will never be the same. Will terrorism, like some giant octopus engulf the world? Or will World War Three end it all!
We’re going to go now on an incredible journey behind the scenes and take a shocking glimpse. Something’s happening in our country. Something strange. Have you noticed the trends?
“Thirty-eight people looking out their windows in a quiet; respectable neighborhood of New York City, watched a murder that took a full half hour to commit, and did nothing about it!
“Thirty-eight people watched Catherine Genovese being stabbed again and again in front of her home, and didn’t care. They just leaned out their windows as if watching the late show, waited till it was over, and went back to bed!”
Since America was attacked, are things different now? Get ready for a shock. You’re going to go behind the scenes, and see awesome things that are happening – leading to a great crisis in our land.
It all starts on a stark, rocky island. Into the horizon stretches the vast expanse of the murky deep. One lone figure rests on a barren ledge of sheer rock. His name, John the Revelator. What he sees is fantastic! Strange beasts. Clashing armies. Nations rising.
It’s no surprise that the greatest nation on earth should be mentioned in prophecy. What John sees portends events shaping up in the United States that most definitely will affect you!
Watch closely now as the scene unfolds.
“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.” Revelation 13:11. A “beast” in prophecy represents a “kingdom.” Daniel 7:23
When a beast comes up out of the “sea,” it is represented in a prophecy as rising amid “many peoples and multitudes.” (a highly populated area). Revelation 17:15. To come out of the “earth” is just the opposite. So here we have a nation that is springing up out of a wilderness are. Instead of overthrowing other powers to establish itself, this nation would rise in territory previously unoccupied. It would be a country that’s discovered, not conquered. Differing from the often blood soaked nations of Europe, it would spring up quietly, peacefully, “like a lamb.”
Can you guess what nation of the New World arose into power, giving promise of strength and greatness, that would fit this description? Sure! The United States.
It sprang up like a plant from the ground. A prominent author of the past century speaks of “the mystery of her coming forth from vacancy,” and adds, “like a silent seed we grew into an empire.”
“‘And he had two horns like a lamb.’
The lamb-like horns indicate youth, gentleness, and represent civil and religious freedom. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution reflect these noble views. Because of these very principles, our nation became great. The oppressed and persecuted from all lands have looked to the U.S. with hope.”
But the beast with the lamb-like horns “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.” Revelation 13:12, 13
Keep your eyes open. As the drama unfolds, you will see miracles of a most amazing nature!
“…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.” Revelation 13:12-14.
Can you imagine the U.S. doing anything like that?! How could it possibly happen?
The lamb-like horns and then the dragon voice present a change of personality. A real change! The speaking of this country as a “dragon” denotes the use of force. This principle, as we shall see, was used by the Leopard-like beast (the first beast) of Revelation 13, which enforced religious observances by law! Such action by the U.S. government would be directly contrary to its grand principles of religious freedom. The Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
“Speak as a dragon” – our nation? Do you hear it stirring? Have you noticed attitudes becoming more intolerant and angry lately? Angry at crime? Angry at political, religious and social corruption?
In view of the horrifying trends of the time, it’s understandable why the nation is to “speak” that way. In one year, Americans spent $4 billion of pornography. Divorce affects tens of millions of homes, wrecking lives – and breaking hearts.
Mass murders, neglect of the aged, abuse of women and even of babies, sicken the heart. Men possessed, are taking the lives of men, women, and little children.
Millions of Americans, hooked on marijuana, “crack”, heroin, and other chemicals, peer at the world through differing degrees of “goony eyes”, and further appall society with their resultant behavior and crimes.
A recent report to the Federal Communication Commission states “Between the ages of 5 and 14 the average American child witnesses the violent destruction of thirteen thousand human beings on television” (4) A U.S. Senate subcommittee revealed that in one decade violence witnessed on T.V. skyrocketed and delinquency in real life grew nearly 200%!
Video movies too horrible to mention fill the living rooms and minds of young and old.
Prostitutes, homosexuals, and drug addicts, share AIDS and ARC (AIDS Related Complex) with the innocent. The poor sufferers give groans of despair as they perish in ever greater numbers. A group of them, LIFE Magazine reported, lying on the floor in a circle, and summoning some of their last remaining strength – laughed in sequence.
In the words of one commentator, “Surely America stumbles headlong toward the final precipice. Tripped on the downward road of immorality, it plunges with ever-increasing momentum toward the point of no return.”
Crime doubles every ten years. What about the economy?
The country is broke. It has gotten so far in debt that many wonder what will happen next. Many retired couples have either lost their food stamps and medic cards, or have had to divorce and live our of wedlock to keep them.
Political and religious corruption have caused even the constitution to come under attack! People are angry. The nation is angry. The shifting of values and anger of the times (in speedy fulfillment of prophecy) are echoed in words blurted out by a Jesuit priest, “I just don’t understand the reverence which everybody here seems to pay to the ‘Americun Constitushun.’ I want to hear some American get up and shout, Give us justice. Give us decency. And to . . . with the American Constitution.”
Is it any wonder that our nation will “speak as a dragon?” Little wonder that ministers across that land, in an effort to abort national doom, move millions to political action. The feeling is that something must be done. Leaders of the “electronic church” launched a campaign to arouse 50 million Christians! There’s a tremendous drive on to unite forces for the common good.
Pat Robertson, the preacher who founded the 700 Club, and who himself aspired to the very top of the political ladder, said, “Unless Christians desire a nation and a world reordered to the humanistic/hedonistic model, it is absolutely vital that we take control of the U.S. government away from the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.” He speaks of turning to G-d “to galvanize Christians to political action”
U.S. News & World Report declared, “A political holy war without precedent is in full swing in this country.”
The feeling is being spread that only if our nation comes back to G-d can we improve our sorry state of affairs. Leaders are saying that this can be accomplished if Christians unite. “Robert Grant, leader of Christian Voice urged: “If Christians unite, we can do anything. We can pass any law or any amendment. And that’s exactly what we intend to do.” On nation-wide T.V. he declared: “We can do anything, we can amend the Constitution. We can elect a president. We can change or make any law in the land. And it behooves us to do it. If we have to live under law, as well we should, we should live under moral and Godly law.” This is not the opinion of just one man.
In reply the executive director, H. Edward Rowe, wrote, ‘Legislation and proclamations by Presidents to urge it – yes!”
The dynamics make us wonder little that nation-wide papers and media messages plea to the masses that “It is the responsibility of government to decree the establishment of the national observance of Sunday.” And that, “There will be no relief from mounting economic disaster until a national Sunday law is strictly enforced.”!
It’s not surprising that in a hearing of the South Carolina legislature, demands by State Representative Anderson himself for a Sunday law to improve the state of society brought uproarious applause. Who can wonder that the United States President has revealed his willingness to do what no other U.S. president has been able to do – support legislation which would help collapse the separation of church and state!
“…and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him.” Revelation 13:11,12
We haven’t seen anything yet! Be prepared to learn some shocking facts. Here’s the big question now – who’s the first beast?
Now – who is the “beast?” What power:
1) Received its “seat” and authority from Rome. Revelation 13:4.
2) Rules the world for 1260 years (from 538 A.D. – 1798 A.D.).
3) Then received a “deadly wound” which later heals. Revelation 13:3.
4) Is both a political and a religious power, which is worshipped. Revelation 13:4.
5) Tampered with YAHUAH’s law. Daniel 7:25.
6) Has a leader who claims to be ELOHIYM on the earth and to be able to forgive sins. (which is blasphemy) Revelation 13:1.
7) Is a mother church (daughters have come out of her). Revelation 17:5.
8) Made war with the saints. Revelation 13:7.
9) Is a world power which is wondered at. Revelation 13:3,4.
10) Has “a man” at the head of it with the number of his name being 666. Revelation 13:18.
11) Has a dreaded “mark” which, if received, will cause a person to be cast into the lake of fire and lose eternal life. Revelation 14:9,10.
By now most of the people have guessed that it’s the Papacy. They’re correct. It’s the only power on the face of the earth that fits all of the Scriptural characteristics for it. But what about 666?
The Beast Described
Let’s take a close look at this thing to make sure there’s no mistake.
“And the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Revelation 13:2.
Emperor Justinian “gave” Rome to the Pope when he decreed that the Pope should be over all the Christian churches of the earth, and established the Papacy in 538 A.D., when the Emperor’s general Belisarius drove the Ostrogoths from Rome.
Rome gave him his “seat.” Scriptural prophecy predicted it hundreds of years before it happened!
From 538 A.D. the Papacy ruled for exactly 1260 years, until 1798 when something incredible happened. The Pope was taken prisoner! Napoleon’s general, Berthier, captured the Pope and took him to France!
A deadly wound. The Papacy had reigned exactly 1260 years. Could it have just been coincidence? Why did Berthier do it?
Napoleon wanted to rule the world. The Papacy stood in his way. I wonder if they knew that they were fulfilling prophecy in spite of themselves!
“… and his deadly wound was healed; and all the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3.
“In 1929, the Italian government recognized Vatican City as an independent state. Once again, the Pope was king. On March 9, 1929, he said, ‘The peoples of the entire world are with us.’ The San Francisco Chronicle published an account of the pact-signing on the front page of its newspaper. It actually read like this, ‘Mussolini and Gaspari Sign Historic Pact . . . Heal Wound of Many Years.’ That is fantastic! The Bible prophesied that its wound would be healed and the newspaper confirmed it in the exact same words.”
Though this great organization was not officially established till 538 A.D., the Apostle Paul saw forces at work that were preparing the way. What was going on back there that he could have seen? Here’s what happened.
After YAHUSHA went back to heaven, the early Assembly grew rapidly under the blessing of the RUACH HAQODESH. YAHUSHA had predicted the treatment that His people were to receive.
“They shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:9.
That was literally fulfilled. Look at this amazing account.
“Their execution was made into a game,” wrote Tacitus, describing the persecutions under Nero. “They were covered with the skins of wild animals and torn to pieces by dogs. They were hung on crosses. They were burned, wrapped in flammable material and set on fire, to illuminate the night.
“To escape death, they had but to repudiate Messiah and sacrifice to the emperor.” Some did, but many more were tortured to death rather than deny their Adonai.
“Paganism foresaw that should the Besorah (gospel) triumph, her temples and altars would be swept away; therefore she summoned her forces to destroy Followers of Messiah. Qodseshiym (Set-Apart Ones) were stripped of their possessions and driven from their homes. Great numbers sealed their testimony with their blood. Noble and slave, rich and poor, learned and ignorant, were alike slain without mercy.
“Beneath the hills outside the city of Rome, long galleries had been tunneled through earth and rock; the dark and intricate network of passages extended for miles beyond the city walls. In these underground retreats the followers of Messiah buried their dead; and here also, when suspected, they found a home. Many were ‘tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection’ Hebrews 11:35. They rejoiced that they were accounted worthy to suffer for the truth, and songs of triumph ascended from the midst of the crackling flames.”
Satan couldn’t wipe them out. For years emperors Nero and Diocletian slaughtered them by the thousands.
“You may kill us, torture us, condemn us,” said one Qosdeshiym (Set-Apart One) to his persecutors, “your injustice is the proof that we are innocent.” Tertullian, Apology, para. 50.
Until 313 A.D. it was against the law to be a Netseriym. Such a person was an automatic criminal. But the followers of YAHUSHA spread everywhere.
Satan could see that he had to change his tactics. He would come up with a better scheme. What could the devil think of to do better than killing them?
Make things easy – and infiltrate! Like a wise general he would corrupt the church from the inside.
Watch what happens.
A great shout goes up in the empire. Emperor Constantine has become a Christian! The Christians are euphoric.
No more being torn apart by dogs and lions, or used as dupes to be cut down in cold blood, or human torches to light up the arena for the gladiators. Now Christianity is the state religion! Things are going great. Or so it seems.
But little by little, as everyone relaxes and quits worrying about being tortured to death, something happens.
Gradually the leaders, for the sake of popularity and gain, let down the standards to make it easier for the pagans to come into the Assembly. But this brings in errors and pagan customs.
Not at all surprised by Satan’s scheme to corrupt His Congregation – from within, YAHUAH gives us fair warning. Listen to Paul’s shocking words.
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (of YAHUAH) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called YAH, or that is worshipped; so that he as YAH sitteth in the temple of YAHUAH, shewing himself that he is .” “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:” II Thessalonians 2:1- 4,7. Oh yes. He saw it coming! The mysterious work of corruption rapidly progressed after the death of the last Apostle.
Question: What happened?
After persecution ceased, Satan’s great device was to control the leaders of the Congregation. If he could inflate their ego; make them money hungry, the whole body would be affected. A popularity contest would be on to get as many heathen to accept Christianity as possible. The wealth and prestige of the Assembly would grow. Who cares if you have to change the Scripture somewhat to get them! Just introduce some of the heathen customs and rites into the Followers of Messiah, give them Christian names, and the heathen will flock in.
Of all horrors – that’s just what happened!
The Apostles had gone throughout the empire establishing Congreations in many cities. As time went by, smaller Assemblies were built in the surrounding country sides. The large centers were in Jerusalem, Rome, and Alexandria, Egypt. Rome finally emerged on top.
The next step in the plot was for church leaders to get control of the state to help enforce their decrees. They achieved this beyond their wildest dreams. The epitome of this came when in 538 A.D. the entire city of Rome was handed over to the Pope – the Bishop of Rome. For the next 1260 years, church leaders reigned with full civil authority. All just as predicted in prophecy!
But look at this shocker.
It says that the beast has “the name of blasphemy.” Revelation 13:1. “It became one of the leading doctrines of the church that its visible head is invested with supreme authority over bishops and pastors in all parts of the world. More than this, he took the very name of God! He was addressed as “Lord God the Pope” and declared to be “infallible.” (For documentation see Appendix 3). He demands the worship of all men.
Can you imagine Christians killing Netseriym?! A horrible thought.
Get this, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:” Revelation 13:7. “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of YAHUSHA: and when I saw her I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:6.
What a picture! No wonder John was so amazed. A stack of books could hardly contain the accounts of the 50 million Netseriym put to death as “heretics.” For possessing a Cepher (The Book), for believing that people ought to be free to worship YAHUAH according to their own conscience; for these and many other “crimes” men, women, and little children were tortured to death.
History comes through loud and clear that whole villages and towns were wiped off the map for not conforming to the state church and her leader.
“Dignitaries of the church studied, under Satan their master, to invent means to cause the greatest possible torture and not end the life of the victim. In many cases the infernal process was repeated to the utmost limit of human endurance, until nature gave up the struggle, and the sufferer hailed death as a sweet release ” Such was the fate of those who opposed the church of Rome. If given opportunity in the U.S. she would do the same today against “heretics.” Her boast is that she never changes. The rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H.M.A. Baudrillart, revealed the attitude of the church and her leaders toward persecution.
“When confronted with heresy,” he said, “she does not content herself with persuasion, arguments of an intellectual and moral order appear to her insufficient, and, she has recourse to force, to corporal punishment, to torture.”
The very existence of this people, holding the faith of the ancient Assembly, was a constant testimony to Rome’s apostasy, and excited the most bitter hatred and persecution. Their refusal to surrender the Scriptures was an offense that Rome could not tolerate. She determined to blot them from the earth.
Pope innocent VIII ordered – “That malicious and abominable sect of malignants,” if they “refuse to abjure, to be crushed like venomous snakes.”!
No charge could be brought against their moral character. Their grand offense was that they would not worship YAHUAH according to the will of the Pope. For this crime every humiliation, insult, and torture that men or devils could invent was heaped upon them.
They were hunted to death; yet their blood watered the seed sown, and it failed not of yielding fruit. Scattered over many lands . . . it will be carried forward to the close of time by those who also are willing to suffer all things “for the word of YAHUAH, and for the testimony of YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH.” Revelation 1:9.
Keep in mind that these atrocities happened long before we were born. But the warning against receiving the “mark of the beast” is certainly for us today. Soon, you’ll know what the beast’s “mark” is!
As we’ve learned, this power would “think to change times and laws.” Daniel 7:25.
How could it possibly do that?
Since the heathen were used to worshiping images, the church ripped out the second commandment which forbids image worship. They placed images in the churches! But instead of images of heathen gods, they simply used images of dead saints! The people were taught that these were merely to help increase their learning and devotion. But the result was far different.
It says that he would “think to change times and laws.”
Look at this shocking statement from an official decretal – “The Pope has power to change times, to abrogate (change) laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ.” Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop.
When I first read that statement my mouth fell open. I was amazed that the official statement of the Papacy was nearly a word for word quote from the Bible! Instead of leaving only nine commandments, they cut the tenth one in two, so there would still be ten.
Satan had caused the second commandment to be ripped out. But he wasn’t finished. The leaders changed the fourth one also!
The change of the fourth commandment was attempted gradually over a period of time so as not to arouse anyone. But the change is a masterpiece of Satan’s work.
Get ready for a shock.
The following mind-boggling statements were made by church authorities and are documented.
“Question – Have you any other way of proving that the church (Roman Catholic) has power to institute festivals of precept?
“Answer – Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her – she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no scriptural authority.”
Doctrinal Catechism. by Stephen Keenan,pg. 174. That’s incredible!
“The Catholic church,” declared Cardinal Gibbons, “by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.”
Again the question is asked to them: “Question – Which is the Sabbath day? “Answer – Saturday is the Sabbath day.
“Question – Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
“Answer – We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, pg. 50, 3rd ed.
Do church authorities acknowledge that there is no command in the Scriptures for the sanctification of Sunday?
They do! Look at this.
The Catholic Cardinal Gibbons, in Faith of Our Fathers. pg. 111, said, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.”
You see, in the Council of Trent (1545 A.D.), the church leaders ruled that “tradition” is of as great authority as the Bible! They believed that God had given them the authority to change the Bible any way they pleased. By “tradition” they meant human teachings.
YAHUSHA said, “But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Matthew 15:9.
Just as they had brought images into the church to make it easier for the pagans to come in, they changed the Sabbath of the Scripture for the same reason.
How did it all start?
The sun was the main god of the heathen even back as far as ancient Babylon. Since they worshiped the sun on Sunday, the compromising church leaders could see that if they changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday, it would accomplish several things. Number one – it would separate them from the Jews who were hated by many of the Romans and who, along with YAHUSHA, (Luke 4:16), had been worshiping on Saturday from the beginning (and still do today). Number two – it would make it much easier for the pagans to come into the church if the Christians met on the same day that the pagan world did.
It worked well. Pagans flocked in by the thousands. Satan’s plan of compromise was doing its baleful work. The change was attempted gradually but many of the true hearted, loyal Netseriym were alarmed. They came to the leaders and wanted to know why they had dared tamper with the law of Almighty YAHUAH! The church leaders knew this would happen – and they had an answer ready. It’s a masterpiece. If a person doesn’t know the Scripture well it sounds good.
The people were told that they were worshiping on Sunday now because YAHUSHA rose from the dead on that day.
There’s not even one verse in the Scripture that tells us to do this, but that’s what they were told. Isn’t it amazing! Maybe you’ve even heard that yourself!
When Emperor Constantine became a Christian, Christianity became the state religion you remember. As thousands of sun-worshipers flocked into the church, it wasn’t long before they had a dominating influence. Most of his top officials had been sun-worshipers. Because the Roman government was getting shaky, Constantine consulted with his aides and with the church officials in Rome.
“What shall we do? How can we unite and stabilize the government?”
The counsel of the church leaders was timely.
“Pass a Sunday law. Force everyone to cease work and honor Sunday.”
That was it! It would satisfy the sun-worshiping pagans, and unite pagans, Christians, and the Roman empire as never before.
The year is 321 A.D. Constantine, yielding to the suggestion of church leaders passes the first Sunday law! Here it is, straight out of the record:
”Let all the judges and town people, and the occupation of all trades rest on the venerable day of the sun” Edict of March 7, 321 A.D. Corpus Juris Civilis Cod., lib. 3, tit. 12, Lex. 3.
The Netseriym who would not compromise and dishonor YAHUAH found themselves in a dilemma. Satan had worked things around so that you were forced to honor the pagan “day of the sun” or pay the penalty. Even after the Emperor’s Sunday law, many Netseriym continued to honor and keep holy the seventh- day Sabbath that their Saviour had kept. YAHUAH knew what was going on and had predicted that the man of sin would “think to change times and laws.” Satan was about to pull off a world-wide hoax.
Scriptures were forbidden by the priests. As the years went by, the new generations (without Bibles) would forget all about the Sabbath of the ADONIA.
Not only that – from time to time, great church councils were held. In nearly every one, the Sabbath which YAHUAH had given as a memorial of His creation of the world was pressed down and Sunday was exalted. The pagan festival finally came to be regarded as the “Lord’s day” (by Pope Sylvester, 314-337 A.D.) and the church leaders pronounced the Scriptural Sabbath a relic of the Jews, and those who honored it, in obedience to the fourth commandment of YAHUAH, were pronounced to be “accursed.”
To rip out the commandment right in the center, put in Sun- day worship as a counterfeit, take the Scriptures away, and command the whole world to accept it – this was the king of all swindles!
You see, Satan hates the fourth commandment more than all others because it is the only one that tells who YAHUAH really is – the Creator of “Heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is.” Exodus 20:11. You could worship any god and keep the other nine (not kill, steal, etc.) but to keep the fourth commandment you must worship the Creator of the Universe Who Himself rested on the seventh day and commanded His people to do the same – in a love relationship with Himself.
As the centuries went by, the people, with no Scriptures forgot about YAHUAH’s Sabbath, and Sunday worship became firmly established. Many even today are ignorant on the subject.
In modern times, leaders who know what they are talking about will admit that men changed the Sabbath and not YAHUAH. Look at these startling statements from Protestant leaders:
Methodist – “The reason we observe the first day instead of the seventh is based on no positive command. One will search the Scriptures in vain for authority for changing from the seventh day to the first.” Clovis G. Chappell, Ten Rules For Living. pg. 61
Baptist – Harold Lindsell, former editor of Christianity Today. said, “There is nothing in Scripture that requires us to keep Sunday rather than Saturday as a holy day.” Christianity Today, November 5, 1976.
Episcopal – “The Bible commandment says on the seventh day thou shalt rest. That is Saturday. Nowhere in the Bible is it laid down that worship should be done on Sunday.” Philip Carrington, Toronto Daily Star, October 26, 1949.
Our Catholic friends know how the change came about. They say, “We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church in the Council of Laodicea, transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, Third edition, pg. 50.
The Catholic Press said, “Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observation can be defended only on Catholic principles … From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.
YAHUAH speaks of the seventh day 126 times in the Old Testament and 62 times in the New. The first day of the week is mentioned only eight times in the New Testament. A Catholic priest offered $1000 to anyone who could find one Scripture verse to indicate that Sunday is now holy and should be observed instead of the seventh day. No one responded. I have done the same, but received no response.
Satan has palmed off the biggest counterfeit in the history of man.
Look at this shocker – The Catholic authorities proclaim: “The Bible says, ‘Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.’ The Catholic Church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church!” Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, Mo., as taken from History of the Sabbath. pg. 802.
Amazing! No wonder the Scripture says: “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life.” Revelation 13:4,8.
Some ministers, who don’t have one Scripture text to show will say, “Don’t worry about God’s commandments, just worship God every day, or pick one day in seven.” Some highly educated ministers have even said, “Don’t worry about following the Bible, it’s out of date. You just live a good life, and everything will be all right.” Many ministers when asked why they meet on Sunday instead of the seventh day, will honestly say, “I know that Saturday is the seventh day Sabbath and the Scripture hasn’t changed it but if I were to tell the people that, I’d lose my job!”
But it was fear of losing his job and getting in trouble that caused Pilate to do what he did. Remember? When the people shouted, “If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend,” (John 19:12), Pilate was scared. If the people turned against him for letting YAHUSHA go, no telling what might happen. It would cost him his job! The record says, “And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered YAHUSHA, when he had scourged Him, to be crucified.” Mark 15:15.
Again I say – no marvel that the world wonders after and worships the beast – no marvel! To save their jobs or to save their necks people compromise.
I praise YAHUAH that many thousands who are learning these truths are honest enough to come back to the Scriptures and follow YAHUSHA all the way home. YAHUAH makes it so plain – even a child can understand.
Only those who love our Heavenly Father and His dear Son with all their hearts, will stand through the last days and not worship the beast or receive his “mark” By the way – the dreaded “mark of the beast” – what is it? Get ready for a shock.
Believe it or not, the Scriptures foretells that the atrocities of the dark ages are to be repeated! Society is being manipulated to the degree that in the near future, to receive the “mark of the beast” will be the popular thing to do! “And all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:3,4. Those who dare oppose this law will be seen as “rejects of society.” About the worst thing you can say about a person now days is to call him a member of a “cult” or a “sect.” Those who oppose the mark of the beast, will be seen as “cultists” of the worst kind. They’ll be worked with by the authorities. When fines and all manner of economic boycott have failed, then they will be sentenced to death. Revelation 13:15-17.
Men, women, and children from all walks of life will be fleeing for their lives and hiding in the most desolate areas, or, if caught, cast into jails to await the penalty. The war, strife, and terrible calamities of nature will be blamed on them. Like their Saviour, and millions of martyrs before them, they’ll be rejected by loved ones, mocked, and looked upon as the “poor fools who have brought all this trouble on us.”
As those loyal to YAHUAH are brought to court for their faith, the issues about YAHUAH’s true Sabbath will spread around the world. The truth of YAHUAH’s fourth commandment will be seen in contrast with the counterfeit day which the image of the beast is trying to enforce by law. Notwithstanding the strife, pleasure seeking, and chaos of this world, all will be led to receive either the “seal of YAHUAH” or the “mark of the beast.”
The global conflict has prepared the way for the coming of Messiah and His mighty host of angels during the last of the plagues.
You’ve learned some of Satan’s tactics and how he will swindle the world into accepting his greatest hoax. You’ve learned how to escape receiving the mark of the beast and something of YAHUAH’s great love and mercy in giving us the warning. Now you see that the corrupt woman of Revelation 17 named “Babylon,” is the great body of fallen Christianity which has become a mixture of truth and sun- worshiping practices from ancient Babylon. You can see that in Revelation 18:4, when YAHUAH says, “Come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues,” He’s calling you. It’s a love call. It’s YAHUAH’s last call to all born-again believers to separate themselves from organizations, no matter how friendly and kind the members may be, which are not obeying YAHUSHA fully and keeping all of YAHUAH’s commandments.
Very soon, all will have made their choice for the “seal of YAHUAH” or the “mark of the beast.” It’s not just a matter of two days, it’s a matter worship, of loyalty – either to YAHUAH, or to the beast power. Now – while YAHUSHA is pleading His blood for us in the Most Holy Place in heaven – now, when “the hour of His judgement is come” Rev. 14:7 – before our probation is closed forever, before every case is decided for life or death – even now, He is inviting us to surrender all to Him and have life and peace. Soon it will be too late.
Because the lovely YAHUSHA shed His precious blood for me on the Tree of Calvary, I choose, by the grace of YAHUAH, to follow Him all the way, keep all of His commandments, including His seventh-day Sabbath, and receive the “seal of the living ELOHIYM.” How about you? Will you choose to be true to Him too? I want to live with Him when He soon comes, don’t you? He says, “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Revelation 22:14.
Many nowadays are getting a hunger and thirst for truth. The honest are not content any more with a watered down mixture. They want the pure truth. Errors from the pulpit don’t just fly over their heads any more. I sincerely believe that you are an honest seeker for truth, otherwise you would never have read this far in seeking to know YAHUAH’s will.
May YAHUAH richly bless you and your family as you continue to study His marvelous word! “The grace of our ADONIA YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH be with you all. Amein.”
Edited by GWT