ADDRESSING THE ERRORS OF THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS ON THE MARK OF THE BEAST
I have listened to the Seventh day Adventist perspective on the mark of the Beast and read about it over the internet. They simply believe that the mark of the Beast is a marked day of worship. According to them, there shall be a time when Sunday law shall be imposed on everyone to worship only on Sundays and not on Saturdays. And that persecution shall arise against those who do not comply. To them, that’s the mark of the Beast.
First, Seventh Day Adventist needs to understand that when God created the days of the week and appointed the seventh Day as the day of rest and a holy day, He was not using the Gregorian/Roman Calendar as we use today. God’s Lunar Calendar is different from what we have today, and so by what we have, we accept Saturday as the 7th Day, and Sunday, the 1st day of the week.
Second, after the resurrection of the LORD Jesus Christ, the early Church met everyday to worship the LORD. It was not clear what calendar they used, but they followed the principle that was laid out in the scripture. So,
… they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved (Acts 2:46-47 (KJV)’
And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ (Acts 5:42).
On their Sabbath day, the 7th day of the week, they observed it as commanded by the LORD. They met in their Synagogues and studied the word and worshiped. On the 1st day of the week, they met and celebrated the resurrection of the LORD through worship services. This is because, it is recorded that Christ was raised from the dead on the 1st day of the week: Sunday:
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher (Jn 20:1).
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you (Jn 20:19).
Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come (1Corinthians 16:2).
So, the first day of the week is called the LORD’S Day.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, (Rev 1:10).
This therefore, clears the confusion the enemy is creating through the Seventh day Adventist that microchip is not the mark of the Beast, but the day of worship. As we observed from above, God accepts our gatherings to worship Him every day including Sunday worship services. We must however, set aside one day of the week as holy unto Him, the day we dedicated completely unto Him. Christians, have set apart Sunday as the LORD’S Day and so, based on God’s commandment of keeping His Sabbath Holy, they chose not to buy, sell or do any work on that day to honor the LORD’s sanctification of that day. We thus, see that most businesses are closed that day because it is a holy day (holiday).
We are however, to take a step further to consider God’s laws concerning His holy day. Since we chose Sunday as our Sabbath Day for the LORD: we are to fully dedicate it to Him and see that we do not do any work that day but observe it as He commanded including meeting to worship Him that day.
So, the SDA’s perspective of the mark of the beast is wrong. They are using this wrong information to confuse the world. This is very dangerous because, anyone that receives the microchip implant is doomed for eternity in the lake of fire.. refer to Part 1 of this article.
His Priestly Bride.
Archbishop Gloria Grace