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The Mark of the Beast is not attending church on Sunday!

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 13:47
by FrankTClark
The Mark of the Beast is not refraining from work on Sunday or even attending church on Sunday. This may be a particularly effective time for witnessing and missionary work. The Mark of the Beast is refusing to follow all of God's Law beginning with a refusal to follow God's command to refrain from work on the seventh-day Sabbath and failure to attend a holy gathering with fellow believers.

Leviticus 23
1 IAUA said to Moses,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them about the Holy Days of IAUA, which you will proclaim to be holy gatherings. These are My Holy Days.
3 You will work six days but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a holy gathering, you will do no work on that day. It is the Sabbath of IAUA wherever you live.

Work of a humanitarian nature or providing support for guidance to salvation is not wrong on the Sabbath. Pastors, missionaries, elders, and deacons often work on Sabbath. Words of guidance from our Savior.

Mark 3:4 He said to them, 'Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?' They held their peace.

The purpose of a holy gathering is also not to simply sit and listen to a sermon. We must fellowship together, particularly by studying and discussing together in Sabbath School. How many skip Sabbath School so they can just sit and listen to a sermon? How many sit at home and listen to a sermon on TV? There may be times and situations when this is all that is practical. A person needs to carefully consider and discuss this with God.

However, it is possible to refrain from work on the seventh-day Sabbath and attend a holy gathering but still be in danger of receiving the Mark of the Beast by refusing to follow all of God's Law. Failure to grow in truth and practice obedience will weaken our ability to recognize error, avoid temptation, and withstand persecution.

Revelation 14
9 A third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, 'If any man worships the beast and his image, and receives 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 undiluted into the cup of his indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

Are you in danger of receiving the Mark of the Beast and don't even know it?