Monday, March 19, 2018
What is His Mark?
If you’ll remember, last week we talked about what an image is; today, we shall speak of the Beast’s Mark, which is another term for image. It is a “a recognizable sign or symbol used to indicate, e.g. ownership…; evidence of the influence or involvement of somebody or something; a distinctive and identifying feature or characteristic; signifying sign of power, position and/or great authority.” Encarta Dictionary: English (North America).
“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. 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. 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 he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven…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…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…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 13:2-14
I have covered a lot of this material before; see my blogs dating from February 1, 2017 - April 14, 2017, to better understand all of this. However, the Mark or Image of this Beast is Sunday Worship; and all of Protestantism acknowledges it as such. Following is a statement issued by the Catholic Church to Protestants, which asks them why they keep Sunday as the weekly day of worship. It is taken from a little booklet entitled: Rome’s Challenge to Protestantism
”Rome’s Challenge: Most Christians assume that Sunday is the biblically approved day of worship. The Roman Catholic Church protests that it (The Roman Catholic Church), transferred Christian worship from the biblical Sabbath (Saturday) to Sunday, and that to try to argue that the change was made in the Bible is both dishonest and a denial of Catholic authority. If Protestantism wants to base its teachings only on the Bible, it should worship on Saturday.” http://biblelight.net/chalng.htm
Please click on the above link and read it directly for yourself. I am not just making this up. The Protestant world is so deceived that the bulk of the Evangelicals’, Lutherans, Methodists, and other Protestant churches have returned to the Catholic Church and given up the protest. Presently, a worldwide thrust is being put in place that will cause people around the world to worship on Sunday to honor the Beast. Their deadline is by 2020, for all of this to take place. We will talk more about it next week. Please keep reading: this information is vital to your ultimate salvation.