IS SUNDAY LAW MARK OF THE BEAST?
Sunday law mark of the beast? There is a claim by one organization, the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) that a Sunday Law is the mark of the beast. What does this mean?
It means that the Catholic Church who they say is the beast, will make Sunday worship into a law and outlaw other days of worship (more specifically, the Sabbath).
SUNDAY LAW IS NOT NEW
Now is there any truth to this claim? Well the first red flag is the fact that a Sunday law was previously enacted in 321 AD. consequently, if one studies the mark of the beast prophecies carefully, we will see that it is something unique that will happen in the end time at the consummation of time.
Here is the first Sunday law.
Constantine issued the first Sunday legislation by virtue of his power as Pontifex Maximus—the Supreme Pontiff (see chapter 11 entitled “The Development of Christian Persecution”). The concept of Pontifex Maximus can be traced back to ancient Babylon, but in Roman times it has its origin during the reign of Caesar Augustus from 23 b.c. to a.d. 14. Source.
Now here is the proclamation of declaring the day in honor of the sun:
Let all judges and all city people and all tradesmen rest upon the venerable day of the sun. But let those dwelling in the country freely and with full liberty attend to the culture of their field; since it frequently happens that no other day is so fit for the sowing of grain or the planting of vines; hence, the favorable time should not be allowed to pass, lest the provisions of heaven be lost. Quoted in Blakely, p. 269
There was also a series of Sunday laws over time in the United States. Read More.
However, the SDA will say, it will now take the whole world at once. Fair enough, won’t argue your point, as the rest of this post will disprove it. So let’s continue.
WHAT “WORSHIP” MEANS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
Now let us go straight to the error of the Seventh Day Adventists. They have failed to rightly divide the word. In so doing, they fail to take in to consideration what worship means. Our concept of worship is different from what the Bible calls worship.
Our concept of worship is
To understand what worship means in the bible, we first have to look at how simple it is to worship the beast. Remember, we are to use precept upon precept upon precept. line upon line upon line, here a little, there a little to solve the mysteries of the Bible.
So did you know that worship can be as simple as believing something or someone can help you?
Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Master, help me.
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Master, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
CHRISTIANS ALREADY WORSHIP THE BEAST WITHOUT SUNDAY LAW
That is how simple worship is. So thinking that a day of worship is the mark of the beast is totally out.
In fact, Christians who worship on Sunday do not have to worry about the mark of the beast, as they already worship the beast by accepting their Sunday day of worship. Remember, worship is as simple as this:
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?
By accepting this Sunday, the day of the beast, they have already defiled themselves because they honor the word of the beast over the word of the Most High who gave us his Sabbath command. In so doing, they already worship the beast.
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.
Hence, the SDA claim of a special Sunday law is already debunked.
But it gets worse for the SDA.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS WORSHIP THE BEAST
Unknown to the SDA, they also worship the beast. To worship the beast simply means giving honor to anything that the beast offers. They say the beast is the Catholic Church, but follow the following that were given to them by the Catholic Church:
- Jesus Christ
- The Lord
- Jesus is “God”
- Hierarchical Church
- Honoring (worshiping) the cross
By accepting these from the beast, which all originated in Babylon, the SDA worships the beast.
In addition, the SDA rejects the other Sabbaths of the Bible, the annual Sabbaths, known as the feasts. Their only emphasis is on the weekly Sabbath.
MARK OF THE BEAST IS PHYSICAL
Additionally, they fail to see that the mark of the beast is a physical mark and not a spiritual one. This is the error of much of Christianity, who are comparing the mark with spiritual things. However, if we look carefully, we can see the mark of the beast (physical) being separate from the worship (spiritual) of the beast.
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 (Sunday law is worship of the beast) and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name (receive a physical mark).
Sunday law is worship of the beast. Worship of the beast is separate from the physical mark of the beast, but receiving the physical mark of the beast also means you worship the beast!
MARK IN ONLY ONE OF TWO PLACES: THE WORD “OR”
Sunday law mark of the beast? To make this even more clear, we see that consistently throughout the prophecy, the mark of the beast is shown as being in one of two places (not in both places).
Rev 13:16 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:
The word “or” is a separator. It means literally one or the other: not both!
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than: – and, but (either), (n-) either, except it be, (n-) or (else), rather, save, than, that, what, yea. Often used in connection with other particles. Compare especially G2235, G2260, G2273.
Total KJV occurrences: 353
So it literally means either in the forehead or in the right hand as again stated in the following verse:
Rev 14:9 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,
Please find me somewhere in the prophecy where it tells of the mark in both the right hand and the forehead. As Sponge Bob would say: “Good luck with that!”
It doesn’t exist.
Now if it was spiritual as many Christians are claiming, then it would have to be taken in both the right hand AND the forehead.
The reason is that they say the forehead refers spiritually to control and the right hand refers to authority.
So if we spiritually yield control, then we would also spiritually be giving authority (both). Likewise if we spiritually yield authority, we would be spiritually yielding control (both: not one or the other).
So that is why the word “or” there tells us explicitly that the mark of the beast is definitely referring to something that is physical.
So is a Sunday law mark of the beast? This is one of the easiest things to prove on BeastMark.Org. The Seventh Day Adventists are looking to bring millions of its followers to accept the mark of the beast. By telling them that it is a Sunday law, many are going to ignore a physical mark and be deceived into defiling themselves.
How could they not see it? How can an organization of almost 300 million people not see this? That is because religion is top down control. It is programming at its best. The leaders send down doctrine and the “sheeple” follow, without questioning.
The leaders let you feel as if that organization is chosen so you never want to leave. If you wish to remain, you have to believe and repeat their programming. This is sending hundreds of millions of Christians to destruction, as this is the hallmark of much of Christendom.
Hence, the Seventh Day Adventists is yet another false religious organization. All of them are, as the Bible is not about a religion or denomination, it is about a people, the children of Israel.
However, all is not lost. Here is a pastor below who gets it and shows the danger lurking right ahead for all mankind.