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Study for the Month of January 2015 The Image of the Beast-Part V (Page 3)

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     “What then is the change of the Sabbath, but the sign, or mark, of the authority of the Roman [not Christian] Church—‘the mark of the beast.’

     “The Roman Church has not relinquished her claim to supremacy; and when the world and the Protestant churches accept a sabbath of her creating, while they reject the Bible Sabbath, they virtually admit this assumption. They may claim the authority of tradition and the Fathers for the change; but in so doing they ignore the very principle which separates them from Rome—that ‘the Bible, and the Bible only, is the religion of the Protestants.’ The papist can see that they are deceiving themselves, willingly closing their eyes to the facts of the case.

      As the movement for Sunday observance gains favor, he [the papist] rejoices, feeling assured that it will eventually will bring the whole Protestant world under the banner of Rome. Read more

Study for the Month of January 2015 The Image of the Beast-Part V

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Study for the Month of January 2015

The Image of the Beast-Part V

By Nathaniel Fajardo

Whole Gospel Ministries

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Spirit of Prophecy References on the Image of the Beast, Mark of the Beast

This is a reference issue for the reader on what Ellen G. White wrote regarding the Image of the Beast, the beast and the mark of the beast, when and how it is received. It is not exhaustive but certainly clearly represents her exhaustive Bible-based teachings on the subject as well as that of the other respected Protestant scholars and writers before and after her time.

We firmly subscribe to and propagate the truths of her writings to as many and as quickly as we can through our limited sphere and means, seeing the shortness of time, believing that “our reward is in heaven.” This follows the alphabetical listing of the Comprehensive Index to the Writings of Ellen G. White, Volume II, Pacific Press Publishing Association, Boise, Idaho, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Prepared Under the Direction of the Board of Trustees of the Ellen G. White Estate. Read more

Study for the Month of January 2015 The Image of the Beast-Part V (Page 2)

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    “But what is the ‘image to the beast’? and how is it to be formed? The image is made by the two-horned beast, and is an image to the beast. It is also called an image of the beast.

    “Then to learn what the image is like and how it is to be formed we must study the characteristics of the beast itself—the papacy.

    “When the early church became corrupted by departing from the simplicity of the gospel and accepting heathen rites and customs, she lost the Spirit and the power of God; and in order to control the consciences of the people, she sought the support of the secular power. The result  was the papacy, a church that controlled the power of the state and employed it to further her own ends, especially for the punishment of ‘heresy.’ Read more