Seal of God and the Mark of the Beast
up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. Isa. 8:16.
The living righteous will receive the seal of God prior to the close of probation.
or seal, of God is revealed in the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath,
the Lord's memorial of creation. . . . The mark of the beast is the opposite
of this--the observance of the first day of the week.
keeping is not yet the mark of the beast, and will not be until the decree
goes forth causing men to worship this idol Sabbath. The time will come when
this day will be the test, but that time has not come yet.
has yet received the mark of the beast. The testing time has not yet come.
There are true Christians in every church, not excepting the Roman Catholic
communion. None are condemned until they have had the light and have seen
the obligation of the fourth commandment. But when the decree shall go forth
enforcing the counterfeit Sabbath, and the loud cry of the third angel shall
warn men against the worship of the beast and his image, the line will be
clearly drawn between the false and the true. Then those who still continue
in transgression will receive the mark of the beast.
light of truth has been presented to you, revealing the Sabbath of the fourth
commandment, and showing that there is no foundation in the Word of God for
Sunday observance, and yet you still cling to the false Sabbath, refusing
to keep holy the Sabbath which God calls "my holy day," you receive
the mark of the beast. When does this take place? When you obey the decree
that commands you to cease from labor on Sunday and worship God, while you
know that there is not a word in the Bible showing Sunday to be other than
a common working day, you consent to receive the mark of the beast, and refuse
the seal of God.
In a little
while every one who is a child of God will have His seal placed upon him.
O that it may be placed upon our foreheads! Who can endure the thought of
being passed by when the angel goes forth to seal the servants of God in their