JESUS LORD OF THE SABBATH
The very latest opposition to Christ's Seventh-day
Sabbath is coming from the Bible society in Australia. They trying to tell
us that the Sabbath is not moral like the other nine. Question: "How can
sacredness or holiness be immoral? The keeping of an entire day holy to the
Lord requires full consecration to Him. Sunday is not the genuine Lord's day
and require nothing of us, but makes us transgress and disobey the entire
law."--See James 2:10-12.
The veneration of Sunday was a pagan practice adopted from the Roman religion. In the early centuries after Christ, it was incorporated into Constantine's new state church. Most Christian denomination have "inherited Sunday sacredness as a legacy from the Roman Catholic church and are unaware that the papacy claims spiritual authority over all who observe Sunday as the "Christian Sabbath." The Bible predicts that the beast will extend his authority beyond "Christians" to include every nation, kindred, tongue and people [Revelation 13:16]. When the inhabitants of the world are forced to honor Sunday and papal authority above the Bible Sabbath, those who comply will receive the Mark of the Beast.
In mercy, God sends a worldwide warning about the terrible, eternal consequence of tis decision:
....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." [Revelation 14:9,10].
If the beast is the papacy, what is the Mark of the Beast? The Roman Catholic Church claims to have changed the Sabbath from the seventh day to the first day of the week:
"Of course, the Catholic church claims that the change was her act. It could not have been otherwise, as none in those days would have dreamed of doing anything in matters spiritual and religious without her, and the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters."---The Catholic Mirror, 23 September 1893.