National Sunday Law

A review of
"National Sunday Law"
By A. Jan Marcussen

INTRODUCTION

Jan Marcussen, Mark Finley and other SDA teachers twist God's word as I will show below, in order to force the prophecies of E.G. White to appear true. She has created much division within the body of Christ with her false prophecy that there will one day be a law forcing you to worship Jesus on Sunday (National Sunday Law)! I have received several letters from SDA's who believe that the Christian church will persecute the SDA's and kill them for worshipping on Saturday, making (in their deceived minds) their Christian brothers and sisters into their persecutors! Here is a quote in a letter sent to me from one of these misdirected brothers in the SDA church:

Tell me something, Are you determined to prepair the way for satan''s big deception? Because if you are then get ready burn!!!!!!!!! I will be praying for you and God gives you a change of heart like he did Paul for persecuting christians."

“Satan's big deception” he is referring to, is the “National Sunday Law” and the persecution of the SDA's by their Christian brothers who worship Jesus on Sunday! Never once do these SDA's consider the fact that Satan has already deceived them by causing them to divide and separate themselves from the rest of Christ's body, which is what Paul charges the Corinthian church in chapters 1-3! Jesus said: A house divided cannot stand! The truth is, the Christian church will be persecuted for the sake of the name of Jesus Christ, NOT whether or not you keep Saturday Sabbath! The proof is seen in atheistic Communist countries, where Christians of every denomination who professed Christ, were persecuted and put to death! Our enemy, the ones who want us dead, are the Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and atheistic zealots to name a few! Not the saints that worship Jesus Christ on another day of the week!


While the mentality of the SDA member is being programmed to see their Christian brothers as their persecutors and executors, they haven't noticed who is terrorizing the Christians as prophesied! Anyone who would turn on the evening News could figure this out quickly! Have you seen any news of the "National Sunday Law"? None! On the contrary, anything that represents "God" or "Jesus" is being removed from America, which is becoming a godless, heathen nation! Can you imagine the Muslims, Hindu's, Buddhists and atheists being forced to worship "Jesus" on Sunday? Wake up and smell the coffee! Do you really believe the Evangelical Christian church's are going raise up an army to kill the unsaved, heathen nations in order to force them to worship Jesus on Sunday?


Pastor Beaten by Radicals While Police Watch
Brought to you by The Voice of Martyrs
Pastor M. Aharon

While distributing Christian literature, Pastor M. Aharon, was mercilessly assaulted by a group of militant Hindus. He was assaulted for converting Hindus and Muslims to Christianity. His face was covered with blood from heavy blows to his mouth and nose. He survived the brutal attack at the hands of Hindu radicals in the town of Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh, located about 300 miles east of Bombay in central India.

During this violent incident, a mob of over 100 Hindu radicals cheered and yelled in support of the attack on Pastor Aharon, inciting the rest of the crowd to turn against him. Police stood by as the extensive attack was being carried out, and the constables even prevented the pastor from escaping. Only after Aharon could barely hold himself up did police begin to escort him from the tumultuous scene. They carried out their attack plan as a secret mission to keep other pastors from spreading the gospel in India.

Pastor Aharon, who has led 700 Hindus and Muslims to Christ and has established 12 churches in this community, has outraged radical Hindus and Muslims. When a VOM contact asked Pastor Aharon what was going through his mind during the attack, he said, "I remembered Christ and many others persecuted for their faith in the last twenty centuries."



May I wake you up to the truth?! What we DO see in the evening news each night, is the terror of the Muslims that are killing anything that represents Christ or the God of the Jews! In other news, which we do not hear on the evening news, you will read of the persecution of the saints in foreign countries by the Hindu's, Buddhist's and other idol worshipping sects! You can read more at "Voice of the Martyrs" web page to see what the Christian brothers and sisters are enduring for the sake of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ regardless of which day of the week they worship Him!


                                                                    Origins of the National Sunday Law.


This sign on East Ridge, put up by the SDA Church, is one of several billboards with this message around Chattanooga, TN! Can you imagine every Muslim being "forced" to worship Jesus on Sunday?

An interesting note about the above billboard; the Lord's Day is NOT the Sabbath Day (see this link for a complete study)!  Although the Jewish Sabbath is Saturday, The Lord's Day is Sunday, (the 8th day) the day of Christ's Resurrection, and has always been Sunday! Here is a quote from one of the earlist church fathers, Ignatius:   

....no longer observing the Sabbath, but living in the observance of the Lord's Day, on which also our life has sprung up again by Him...  let us therefore no longer keep the Sabbath after the Jewish manner, and rejoice in days of idleness; for “he that does not work, let him not eat.” For say the [holy] oracles, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread.” But let every one of you keep the Sabbath after a spiritual manner, rejoicing in meditation on the law, not in relaxation of the body, admiring the workmanship of God, and not eating things prepared the day before, nor using lukewarm drinks, and walking within a prescribed space, nor finding delight in dancing and plaudits which have no sense in them. And after the observance of the Sabbath, let every friend of Christ keep the   Lord's Day as a festival, the resurrection-day, the queen and chief of all the days [of the week]. Looking forward to this, the prophet declared, “To the end, for the eighth day,” on which our life both sprang up again, and the victory over death was obtained in Christ,     (Ignatius, A.D. 30-107, 2nd Bishop of Antioch and personal disciple of the Apostles)

SDA DOCTRINE IS BUILT UPON SAND!

Is Sunday worship "The Mark of the Beast" as 7th Day Adventists teach? Can you imagine this? The SDA teachers say “If you worship the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, you will be thrown in the Lake of Fire!” I suppose that SDA's might want to forbid anyone to worship on any other day of the week also. By definition, the SDA's teach that God has determined our salvation by which day of the week we worship HIM! Anyone who loves Jesus can see through this deception! Are we ONLY to worship the Lord on Saturday? According to the SDA's, if you worship the Lord on Sunday, your condemned to hell as a lawbreaker for taking the Mark of the Beast, since anyone who takes the Mark of the Beast will be cast into the Lake of Fire!


Rev. 14:11      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.

Please note that Sunday worship is NOT mentioned in this scripture!

For a cult to build a false doctrine, it is necessary to build a foundation first. Without the foundation being established, they cannot proceed to build the rest of the house. The foundation then, supports the walls and roof of the house. Although the house may look structurally sound on top, if the foundation is on sand “it will fall!” In order to build their house, they will spend a tremendous amount of effort to establish their foundational basics for the student of their error.

They try to convince you that the bag of "flour" is "cement"! The "peanuts", they will try to convince you, are "stones"! And so on! So you lay your foundation with "flour mixed with peanuts" and then you build your house upon this fragile and worthless floor!

This is exactly what we find in A. Jan Marcussen's book “National Sunday Law.” In chapters 3,4 and 5, he repeats “Stop! If you haven't read chapter 2, “The Beast Identified,” Don't read this chapter.”    Why does he tell you not to read the other chapters without reading chapter 2 first? Because it is important for Jan to first build his foundational precepts in order for the rest of the theory to work! It is vitally important that Jan is able to convince you that the Catholic Church is the Beast so that he can further convince you that the “Mark of the Beast” is Sunday worship!

In this study, I will focus on Chapter 2, the foundation of his theory!

It might help to study the following web page that explains the Origins of the Romans Catholic Church for a true understanding of the date of its historical birth! The quotes of the early church fathers I have shown on these web pages (such as the one below the photo shown above),  pre-exist the Roman Catholic Church era!

Defining the word "MARK"

G5480    charagma    Thayer Definition:
1) a stamp, an imprinted mark
1a) of the mark stamped on the forehead or the right hand as the badge of the followers of the Antichrist
1b) the mark branded upon horses
2) thing carved, sculpture, graven work
2a) of idolatrous images

BY definition, the word "MARK" which will be received by which those who worship the Beast, is a physical mark of identification which will be "stamped, branded, carved or sculptured" upon the persons hand or forhead! The "Mark" must be visable so that the person that is "Marked" cannot buy or sell without it! The SDA teachers twist the definition and apply it to a day of worship, which cannot be branded on a hand or forhead, which is NOT what the scriptures say!

THE BEAST CANNOT BE THE WHORE TOO!

Although Jan has a lot of good history information about the kingdoms of the book of Daniel, his problem begins when he tries to force its definitions in order to structurally attack the Catholic Church as being the Beast AND also as the Harlot of the book of Revelation.

He has never once, in his assumptions and presumptions and formulations ever considered that the Beast and the Harlot CANNOT be the same entity!

Rev. 17:16-18
    And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. [17] For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. [18] And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.


This verse alone is enough to pull out an important structural beam that will cause this house to fall since it is the “Mark of the Beast” that is Jan's Roof, which he claims is Sunday Worship! Without this support, the Sunday Worship Law and the entire doctrine folds up and collapses. The Mark of the Beast, in Rev. chapter 13, is identified as a physical mark given to those who will worship an idol made in the image of the beast, like the statue of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel chapter 3, NOWHERE does Rev. 13 point to a "spiritual mark" and nowhere does it speak of Sunday worship!
In regards to the Beast and the whore in Rev. 17:16-18, the 10 kingdoms will surrender their kingdoms to the will of the beast and these together will destroy the Whore! Now the Whore could be the Catholic church, but for Jan Marcussen's theory to work, his WHOLE foundation must remain structurally sound, otherwise the house of his theory will fall with a great crash! Chapter 2 of Jan's book defines the Beast as the Catholic church. Yet the Beast will destroy the Whore!

The key point Jan wants to attack, is that if he can convince you that the Catholic church is the Beast, then the Beast changed “times and laws” (Dan. 7:25), and the law that was changed is the 4th Commandment and therefore, in conclusion, Sunday Worship is the “Mark of the Beast”.  But if the Catholic church is NOT the Beast, then the whole house falls to the ground.

 In my other studies, you will find that Sunday is in fact, considered a Sabbath day to be practiced “forever” in scriptures (Lev. 23:39,41) and the early church fathers came together on Sunday to worship long before the creation of the Catholic Church which was sometime after 300 AD.

For a complete discussion on all the details concerning Sunday worship by a former SDA Pastor, please go to Sabbath!

Returning to the Catholic church and the Beast, there are many other false religions and prophets who claim to be Christ. So then the claim of being “God” or “Christ” can fit a multitude of others than the Catholic Church alone.

Although the Catholic church has committed blasphemy with its position of the Pope as “Christ on Earth” or “Vicar of Christ”, in order to build their case, on page 9, Jan (as well as Mark Finley in “Studying Together”) both proclaim that anyone who claims to have power to forgive sins commits blasphemy! This is an attempt to pinpoint the Catholic church amongst the others. But scriptures elude this intention of these false teachers.

Here is my response to Marks teaching.


Luke 5:21     Mark writes “If any human being claims he has the power to forgive sins, he commits blasphemy.”

Luke 5:21
    And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

Interesting to note, Mark Finley is speaking the words of the Pharisees!  Jesus and Paul the apostle speak contrary to the words of Mark Finley and the Pharisees!

John 20:23    Jesus said:
    Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

2 Cor. 2:10    Paul said:
    To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;

 PROPHETIC YEARS, 1 YEAR = 1 YEAR

Another attempt, and their most critical proof, is to calculate the number of years of the reign of the Catholic Church.
On Page 19, Jan gives the number of 1260 years from Daniel 7:25 in order to calculate how long the Catholic church will rule.

But I want to show you the error in these numbers. Daniel 7:25 says

Daniel 7:25
    And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Their ONLY real proof to point the finger at the Catholic church as the Beast, is to define "a time and times and the dividing of time" as it is vital to get to the year 1798 AD from the year 538 AD (1,260 yrs) which the SDA's claim is when the Catholic church received her power until the power was ended. Needless to point out, Sunday worship had already been practiced from the earliest days of the church so the Pope had nothing to do with which day the saints gathered to worship our Lord Jesus Christ, which they would have to place within the years 538-1798 AD!

But I would like to focus on their manipulation of prophetic years!

In truth, in Daniel 7:25,  3 ½  years = 3 ½ years NOT 1,260 years.

In order to make their calculation work, they do a reverse calculation from years, to days and then back to years again. 3 ½ years equals 1,260 days, and NOW we turn them BACK into years again to equal 1,260 years. This is scriptural manipulation wouldn't you agree?

In Appendix 2, Jan suggests that a year equals 360 days. Please forgive me if I have missed something here, but a year has 365 days, not 360, thus adding 17.5 years to their calculations equating to 1277.5 years, not 1260.

Also in Appendix 2, Jan compares the same 1,260 days with Rev. 11:3, but the problem is that in Rev. 11:3, it can ONLY be defined as a literal 1,260 days not years, as this scripture speaks of the two witnesses (Whom early church fathers of the church identify as Enoch and Elijah and others claim may be Elijah and Moses). These two witnesses prophesy for 1,260 days and when they are finished, the Beast will kill them. Their dead bodies will lay in the streets of Jerusalem and ALL the world will see their dead bodies (on TV?) for 3 ½ days. The world will see them rise from the dead and ascend into heaven. This takes place during the 6th trumpet of the great tribulation.

I can foresee that, for Jan to correct this error, he will no doubt attempt to spiritualize these two witnesses and create a 1,260 year old pair of witnesses. Yet everyone on earth will see their dead bodies laying on the street for 3 ½ days (which Jan would have to convert to 3 ½ years to be consistant).  Then the world will see them rise from the dead and stand on their feet. For the whole earth to look upon their corpses for 3 ½ days, they MUST be 2 men! They cannot be 2 groups of people who existed for 1260 years since their ministry takes place during the 6th trumpet of the great tribulation!

May I ask you, is there ANY scripture that can be taken “literally” by the SDA's? The Jehovah's Witness cult (which took its doctrine from the SDA church) does the same manipulation to confirm their heresies, turning every scripture that conflicts with their doctrine and making it "Symbolic" instead of literal!

Jesus prophesied he would be in the belly of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights (Matt. 12:40) Can you tell me, did this mean 3 years or 3 days?  WHO makes the decision when we should take a scripture literally and when to take it symbolically? Of course, the SDA teachers have decided to make this decision only when it explains and fits their false teachings.

Since Rev. 12:14 uses the same terminology as in Daniel 7:25 “time and times and half a time”, my further study will prove that this too, is a literal 3 and a half years!

Scripture proves "prophetic years" are a literal interpretation!

In Biblical prophecy 1 day equals 1 day and 1 year equals 1 year! In Appendix 2, Jan points to the scriptures in Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6 for his redefining the years and he says "For this reason ALL time prophecies must be first broken into days." (Caps mine)

If "ALL time prophecies must be first broken into days" , then that means that NO time prophecy can be taken literally. If you will follow me on this topic, I will soon prove his statement to be false by scripture!  

In the context of these verses in Ezekiel and Numbers, they were both defined and used by the Lord to meet out the punishment for Israel and the Lord clearly defined what they represented without any guesswork by the reader.

In Numbers, Israel was to be punished 40 years for their 40 days that they searched the land.

Numbers 14:34
    After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.

In Ezekiel, he was to lie on his side for 390 days to represent his punishment to Israel in years and 40 days for the punishment of Judah in years.

Ezekiel 4:6
    And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.

There is NO confusion, nor is there ANY assumption in the above prophecies and the identification of each day for a year! Both scriptures clearly define the day representing a year, or year representing a day for their punishment, but neither is used for interpreting other prophetic scriptures elsewhere! It is Biblical heresy to take these two scriptures and apply them as a standard to other prophecies and assume that a day equals a year!

Nor do you find in ANY scripture, where there is freedom to manipulate prophecy by turning years, into days, and then, with the many added days, turn them BACK into years again!  ie:  3 years = 360 days = 360 years.
Thus 3 years = 360 years?

Daniel interpreted scripture literally!

If you will review the following Old Testament prophecy, and its fulfillment, you will notice that Daniel interpreted the prophetic year as a literal “year”, not symbolically broken down into days and then again into years!

Prophecy:

Jeremiah 25:11-12     And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.  And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.

Prophecy fulfillment:

Daniel 9:2     In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

This literal interpretation by Danial came to pass as seventy years.  70 years = 70 years


How many years was Abraham told that his descendents would be in captivity?

Genesis 15:13
    And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

So then, how many years did 400 prophetic years equal?

Exodus 12:40-41
    Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. [41] And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.

Acts 7:6
    And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.

Galatians 3:17
    And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

With various explanations for the extra 30 years by the commentators, you will note that a Biblical prophecy of 400 years, actually equals 400 years!

An SDA calculation would be:
400 x 360 (dys) = 144,000 years
Which calculation would you trust?

I have met many cults who manipulate scriptural numbers to support false doctrine. Such as the Bahai faith, for example, whom have used the same deceptive maneuvers to create a date that supports the coming of their messiah, “Baha Ulla”. Anyone can create a date to support their false doctrine using Biblical numbers and manipulating them.


IDENTIFYING THE BEAST

Although Jan would like to manipulate the scriptures to create his own interpretation of the Beast, and cause this beast to be recognized as the Catholic church, I would like to show you some scriptures that disqualify the Catholic church from being the beast itself. She may be the whore, but cannot be the beast. Since the entire foundation of the house which Jan built to support the idea that Sunday worship is the “Mark” of the beast, is laid with weak support of false assumptions, misinterpretations and manipulations of scripture, if the foundation collapses, so does the house of his theory.


Rev. 17:16-18
    And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. [17] For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. [18] And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.


The Beast hates the Whore and makes her desolate! The Beast CANNOT be the Whore also! The Catholic church can only be one OR the other (or neither), but she CANNOT be both! The Catholic church does not qualify as the Beast!

2 Thes. 2:3-4
    Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

This  “Beast” is NOT the Catholic church. It is a MAN, who will sit in `the Temple of God” claiming to be God!  The Temple of God is NOT the Vatican!   It is in Jerusalem and has NOT yet been rebuilt!

All the world will “worship” this man. May I encourage you to read ALL of Rev. chapter 13, and you will see that it is a MAN, and as of yet, he has not been revealed.


Daniel 11:30-32
   For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he 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. [31] And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. [32] And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.


This Beast (Antichrist) will not be known until the Temple in Jerusalem is rebuilt, and the sacrifices of the Jews begin again. (2 Thes. 2:3-4) Then, he will take away the daily sacrifice, He will cease the Jews from offering sacrifices as he himself sits in the Temple of God claiming to BE God.   This has NOT yet happened!

Daniel 11:36-38
    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. [37] 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. [38] But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

The Beast, this King or Antichrist is a MAN, NOT an organization or church! He is not the Pope as he will speak against the God of gods and he honors the God of forces (War). He does not even regard any god. The Pope, although deceived by false doctrine, contrary to your teachers words, does regard Jesus Christ.  NONE of these features of the above scriptures revealing the Beast, identify the Roman Catholic Church. I've never heard the Pope deny Jesus Christ!
This identification sounds more like a Muslim, yet he will not even regard the god of his fathers. So the beast cannot even be a Muslim, nor a Pope.

This man, the Beast, has no desire for woman. He is a man of WAR!

He will commit abominations in the holy place, which is NOT in Rome. It is Jerusalem, and has not yet been built!.

Jesus alluded to this scripture in Daniel when he said:

Matthew 24:15
    When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Once again, it will be in Jerusalem not Rome. Rome is not the Holy Place.


In Conclusion:

The Sunday Law has been a successful maneuver of the SDA's to skillfully manipulate the saints from many denominations to fearfully leave their home church and join the SDA's for the sole purpose of not offending God. The fear of breaking the 4th commandment has placed many saints to fall into legalism as the false teachers of the SDA church have twisted the gospel and the scriptures to create what appears to be a sound structure, but built on the SAND of a shaky foundation. To the unlearned who love the Lord, young Christians who want to please the Lord and not offend the Lord in any way, have found themselves being placed into the bondage of a legalistic church, sheep in the hands of Pharisees who now control their lives and their walk in Christ. The end result, is that these misdirected sheep then see their Christian brothers in other church's, as their persecutors and enemies. A house divided cannot stand, and Satan, using the deception of SDA teachers, has effectively divided the body of Christ!


See the MAN, who will be the BEAST! It is NOT the Catholic church!

Rev. 13:1-18
    And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. [2] And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. [3] And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. [4] 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? [5] And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. [6] And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. [7] And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. [8] And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. [9] If any man have an ear, let him hear. [10] He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. [11] 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. [12] 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. [13] And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, [14] 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. [15] 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. [16] And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: [17] And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. [18] Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


MARK FINLEY DECEPTIVE COMMENTS

Here are some of Mark Finley's false doctrines to gain support for the above false teaching of the Sabbath as being the mark of the Beast.

Rev. 14:7     Mark Finley in "studying together" writes “Calls us to true worship of the Creator on the Sabbath.”

Rev. 14:7
    Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

Do YOU see anything at all about the Sabbath in this verse? How did Mark identify the Sabbath as part of Rev. 14:7 when it doesn't exist!


Rev. 14:9-11     Mark writes “Calls us to avoid the counterfeit Sabbath on Sunday”.

Rev. 14:9-11
    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, [10] 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: [11] 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.

Do YOU see ANY mention of the Sabbath or Sunday in these verses?  

The word for “Mark” - “Charagma” from the same as Greek 5482 (charax); a scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue) :- graven, mark.

The Mark of the Beast IS NOT a day of worship! Do You see ANY mention of the Mark meaning “Sunday Worship”!  Chapter 13 clearly identifies that it is an idol or statue which they worship in order to receive a mark, not a day of worship!

Rev. 13:14-15
    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. [15] 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.

Anyone who would take the time to read through these scriptures can clearly see that the Mark of the Beast has NOTHING at all to do with Sunday worship, but rather that it is a Mark, (scratch, Stamp) given to those who will worship an image or statue of the beast himself!

Sunday worship has NOTHING at all to do with worshiping an idol.

Rev. 14:12     Mark writes “Calls us to keep God's commandments as a sign of loyalty to Him.”

Rev. 14:12
    Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Mark would love for us to believe this scripture is speaking of the Commandments given by Moses, but the New Testament commandment is this:

1 John 3:23
    And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

John 13:34
    A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

1 John 4:21
    And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

2 John 1:5
    And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Romans 13:8-10
    Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. [9] For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [10] Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Matthew 24:12-13
    And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. [13] But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

This last verse has a direct link to Rev. 14:12 which Mark deceptively claims is talking about the Sabbath. It has to do with our love for one another, NOT what day we worship the Lord our God, Jesus Christ!

Rev. 14:12
    Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.



Are YOU walking in love towards your brothers and sisters in Christ? Or are YOU with the Pharisees of the SDA church, dividing the body of Christ and condemning your brothers in Christ because they worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.... on Sunday!?

Our REAL ENEMY is the spirit of darkness that is behind the terrorism of the Muslims, the Buddhists, the idol worship of Hindus, the atheists and wickedness of godless people to name a few! Lets win them to Jesus Christ through repentance from sin and salvation by bowing their knees to the living God, and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord! Let's stop fighting each other!

Col. 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:

Romans 14:4-6
    Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. [5] One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. [6] He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.