Nations Follow America's Lead
all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery,
and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell
down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set
up. Dan. 3:7.
History will be repeated. False religion will be exalted. The first day of
the week, a common working day, possessing no sanctity whatever, will be set
up as was the image at Babylon. All nations and tongues and peoples will be
commanded to worship this spurious Sabbath. This is Satan's plan to make of
no account the day instituted by God, and given to the world as a memorial
enforcing the worship of this day is to go forth to all the world.
the land of religious liberty, shall unite with the papacy in forcing the
conscience and compelling men to honor the false Sabbath, the people of every
country on the globe will be led to follow her example.
nations will follow the example of the United States. Though she leads out,
yet the same crisis will come upon our people in all parts of the world.
will be stirred to their very center. Support will be withdrawn from those
who proclaim God's only standard of righteousness, the only sure test of character.
And all who will not bow to the decree of the national councils and obey the
national laws to exalt the Sabbath instituted by the man of sin, to the disregard
of God's holy day, will feel, not the oppressive power of popery alone, but
of the Protestant world, the image of the beast.
of distress before God's people will call for a faith that will not falter.
His children must make it manifest that He is the only object of their worship,
and that no consideration, not even that of life itself, can induce them to
make the least concession to false worship. To the loyal heart the commands
of sinful, finite men will sink into insignificance beside the word of the
eternal God. Truth will be obeyed though the result be imprisonment or exile