"Go ye therefore..."

Christians are given a Bible message for the last days.
It is found in Revelation Chapter 14:6-12.
It tells us to worship God as Creator
and keep His 10 Commandment law
out of love for Him.

Three Angels Messages of Revelation 14

King James Version

6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive 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 without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Vs 6. Angels are God's messengers. By His grace, the gospel of Jesus Christ has gone to every nation, kindred, and tongue on this earth! Every language group is being reached via television, radio, missionary, or some other means. it is only a matter of a short time before Jesus will come. When everyone on earth has had a chance to accept or reject Christ, the end will come. This is the essence of the great controversy between Christ and Satan.

Vs 7. The judgment hour has come. We are to worship the Creator God. There is an investigative judgment going on right now!

Vs 8. Ancient Babylon fell thousands of years ago. Babylon simply means confusion. In Genesis 11 the story is told of how the people were of one language and they tried to build a tower to heaven to avoid any future floods. This was an attempt at salvation by works, and the Lord woul d not allow it. He confused their language - hence the word Babylon. The word fornication is used in reference to impure doctrine. The church is the bride of Christ. Christianity in general has strayed away from true doctrine. Only a remnant have the doctrine that is pleasing to Jesus Christ. Most will just follow tradition. See Mark 7:7.

Controversy began as far back as Adam and Eve. Cain relied on the fruits of his own labor, self-righteousness, and wanted to substitute his own way instead of the way God had commanded him. Abel obeyed God implicitly and incurred the wrath of Cain. God told each one of them to bring a lamb, but Cain substituted fruit and vegetables that he had grown. In other words, Cain substituted the fruits of his own labor instead of accepting the sacrifice. This, you will discover, will always be the mark of the dragon. He tries to substitute, or make a counterfeit, for the exact truth of God. Persecution for obeying God began almost immediately in the human family.

In fact, values are so mixed up today that something Jesus said will hold true to the letter. It will be as in Christ's day See John 16:1-2.

So, those who hate Christians, and those Christians who hate Sabbathkeepers, will unite in persecuting those who keep the Sabbath. At the same time, the message is going out in Revelation 14:6-12 to come out of Babylon (Babylon means confusion)and worship God the way He wants us to worship Him.

Unfortunately, religious ideas are very mixed up today. And many just say leave me alone. Athiests will want to persecute Christians just for being Christians and the majority of Christians are Sundaykeepers who will not want to be reminded of the Sabbath. Sabbathkeepers are considered troublemakers and legalists, and eventually the great controversy will revolve around true worship or false worship with the Sabbath at the center of the controversy. See Revelation 13:16-17.

The number of his name will also be the number of a man. Undoubtedly this refers to the man who heads the beast power. The ancient method of deriving the number of a name is to take the numerical value of all letters and add them up to get the sum. If we want to apply this test to the papacy, we must find the official name of the pope, who is the head of his church. It is interesting to note that there is an official Latin title for the pope, a title which has been granted by the Church itself. This title is found repeatedly in the publications of Rome. But in the weekly Catholic newspaper, "Our Sunday Visitor", of April 1915, we have the interesting statement that the letters of the official title are inscribed in the pope's miter. Here is the actual quotation: "The letters inscribed in the pope's miter are these; Vicarius Filii Dei, which is the Latin for 'Vicar of the Son of God.' Catholics hold that the Church, which is a visible society, must have a visible head; Christ, before His ascension into heaven appointed St. Peter to act as His representative. Hence, to the Bishop of Rome as head of the church, was given the title, 'Vicar of Christ.'" At present, the pope's miter does not contain the Latin title, but the words are incorporated into the coronation ceremonies of each newly crowned pope. What is the number of his name? By getting the numerical value of the Roman numerals of the title Vicarius Filii Dei, we actually come the number 666. Notice how it is worked out below as each letter is given its numerical value:

 V = 5         F = 0      D = 50
 I = 1         I = 1      E = 0
 C = 100       L = 50     I = 1
 A = 0         I = 1
 R = 0         I = 1
 I = 1
 U or V = 5
 S = 0
 _____           _____     _____
  112      +   53      +   501

SOURCE: http://www.preparingforeternity.com/beastdragonwoman.htm

Please note that the beast of Revelation 13 symbolizes a gigantic antichrist power that attempts to displace God entirely. The Bible describes this in Revelation 13:1-7.


NOTE: Jesus dealt with the term blasphemy in two specific instances.
The first is John 10:33.

A reality check is in order here. "The priest holds the place of the Saviour Himself, when, by saying, 'Ego te absolvo' {I thee absolve}, he absolves from sin....To pardon a single sin requires all the omnipotence of God....But what only God can do by His omnipotence, the priest can also do by saying 'Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis....Innocent III has written: 'Indeed, it is not too much to say that in view of the sublimity of their efforts the priests are so many gods."
Dignities and Duties of the Priest, Alphonsus de Liguori, p 34-36.

"Thus the priest may, in a certain manner, be called the creator of his Creator...."'The power of the priest' says St. Bernadine of Sienna, 'is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread requires as much power as the creation of the world.'
ibid, pp32,33.

These developments are already on the horizon. Those who refuse to accept the false day of worship will face fines, boycott, prison and finally, the threat of death. With the priest tradionally having the power to 'create his Creator' there will be overwhelming public opinion against Sabbathkeepers. When the Sabbath question is thus made a national issue, people will be forced to accept one side or the other. Every single person will have to make a decision. The mark of the beast will then be placed upon all who choose to disobey the commandment of God to keep the Sabbath day holy. By accepting the mark of allegiance to the papacy (Sunday), they reject the mark that God claims as His sign of authority - the seventh-day Sabbath.

Daniel chartThe only reliable source in discussing the future is the Bible! The prophet Daniel wrote about our day under inspiration from God 2,600 years ago. A historical timeline appears on the left. We are now living in the time of the toes of the figure! It is not the purpose of this web site to historically identify the beast power. There are other web sites that do that such as http://www.amazingfacts.org. The focus here is how end time events will unfold in the United States.

There is a concerted effort on the part of many, particularly in the news media, to belittle and mock Christianity. Christianity has been hijacked into some social justice mission with focus on the here and now. Admittedly, that is important, but, according to the Bible, that is a side issue, however important it is. All social issues will be resolved when Jesus comes! Issues related to the antichrist are not clarified because the ones trying to promote the end time events ideas are drowned out by social justice seekers or just ignored as some kind of crazy person who should be ignored or persecuted.

Several years ago three Rwandans were convicted of war crimes. One of them named Nahimana, broadcast inflammatory music and speech against the Tutsi in the country by calling them "cockroaches" among other things. He was sentenced to life in prison! They were convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, under the auspices of the United Nations, of "causing the death of thousands of innocent civilians". What about this country in this era of political correctness? How long will it be before those who call the papacy the antichrist will be persecuted for hateful words! In fact, WorldNetDaily reported on April 30, 2004 that the governor general of Canada signed into law a measure that declared preaching against homosexuality as hate speech, punishable under Canada's genocide and hate-crimes legislation.

In a move more reminiscent of a banana republic, Houston pastors recently were ordered


Bible Texts

There is probably no subject in Sacret Writ that has evoked more passion and opinion than that of the antichrist. People are entitled to their own opinion but not to there own facts. Facts are stubborn things. Facts about Bible matters must be considered by the Bible and the Bible only. There are only four verses in all of Scripture that use the word antichrist. All of them are in the New Testament. In fact, all of them are in the books that John wrote.

1 John 2:18 (KJV)
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

1 John 2:22 (KJV)
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

1 John 4:3(KJV)
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

2 John 1:7 (KJV)
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.


There is an obvious conclusion that antichrist means against Christ. Certainly that meaning can be gained from the texts. But, there is a deeper meaning that needs to be gleaned. The diabolical trick of antichrist is not to place the bad in the room of the good, but the good in the room of the glorious work of Jesus Christ. The deeper answer lies in the preposition 'anti'.

The word means "in the place of", giving the impression of substitution. 1 Timothy 2:6 (KJV) "6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time". There is a meaning here of substitutionary ransom. The Greek word for ransom is 'lutron'. The meaning of the verse is substitutionary ransom.

There are many ways of substituting man and his experience in the place of Christ and His unique saving experience. The Christian church has adopted many anthichrist ideas over the years:

Sanctification in the place of justification.

The personal righteousness of the believer in the place of the vicarious righteousness of Christ.

Our new life in the place of His sinless life.

Our experience in the center in the place of His.

Our love for God in the place of His love for us.

Our surrender instead of Christ's.

Our victorious life in the place of His.

Our attainment instead of His atonement.

Statements from the Church itself

But, the biggest one is the fact that the Catholic Church claims that the pope actually takes the place of God on earth and the Catholic Church changed the day of worship from Sabbath to Sunday! Unam Sanctam (Rome: 1302)

Cardinal Sarto, who became Pope Pius X, as quoted in Publications of the Catholic Truth Society Volume 29 (Catholic Truth Society: 1896): 11: "The Pope represents Jesus Christ Himself..."

In 1512 Christopher Marcellus said this to Pope Julius II:
Take care that we lose not that salvation, that life and breath which thou hast given us, for thou art our shepherd, thou art our physician, thou art our governor, thou art our husbandman, thou art finally another God on earth.
Christopher Marcellus addressing Pope Julius II during the Fifth Lateran Council which began in 1512, as quoted in Alexander Hislop, The light of prophecy let in on the dark places of the papacy (London: William Whyte and Co., 1846): 91 and Letters between a Catholic and a Protestant on the doctrines of the Church of Rome originally published in Borrow's Worcester Journal (Worcester Journal, 1827)

In a letter written in November, 1893, C.F. Thomas, chancellor to Cardinal Gibbons, replying to an inquiry as to whether the Catholic Church claims to have changed the Sabbath, said: "Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act... and the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things."

The {Catholic} Church took the pagan philosophy and made it the buckler of faith against the heathen....She took the pagan Sunday and made it the Christian Sunday.... There is, in truth, something royal, kingly about the sun.... Hence the Church in these countries would seem to have said, 'Keep the old, pagan name.'.... Thus the pagan Sunday... became the Christian Sunday. The Catholic World, March, 1894 (Eastern Issue).

Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland said this: "It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ's cross.
"Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross" (Zenit, September 20, 2004)


There is almost universal agreement in Christendom that Sunday is the correct day of worship. Protestant churches bowed down to the Roman church centuries ago. With the exception of Seventh-day Baptists and Seventh-day Adventists, there is universal agreement on this issue.

The United States is completely unique in human history with regard to individual freedoms guaranteed by its founding documents, among them is the freedom to worship according to dictates of conscience. Nobody has the right to force their will on others. But, the Bible says that will happen at the risk of death.

middle of the roadThe history of the United States is the story of mixed results. The freedom that exists is to be found nowhere else on earth at any time in history. But, prejudice of all kinds has marred the experience. The picture on the left may seem silly, but there is truth in it. There has never been a time when the majority has been right and true Christians will be held accountable for their faith. See Matthew 7:13-14.

The time is coming soon when circumstances will force Christians to make a choice over the Sabbath or suffer imprisonment or death. There will be no middle ground. See Revelation 13:15

Elijah confronted the people centuries ago in the same manner that the Three Angels Messages of Revelation 14 confront people today. See 1 Kings 18:21

Baal was a sun God. It was worshipped as a substitute God. Today, the image made to the beast power, Sunday, has become a normal day of worship in the Christian world. A remnant worship the Sabbath day as Jesus did in Luke 4:16 "And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read." And those today who keep the Sabbath will be in the minority and be persecuted. Some calamity in the environment or economy will come upon people in the United States, and the remnant will be blamed.

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Additional Notes


The antichrist has changed times and laws (Daniel 7:25).

"The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty, for it is the point of truth especially controverted. When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve Him not. While the observance of the false sabbath in compliance with the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of allegiance to a power that is in opposition to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God’s law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator. While one class, by accepting the sign of submission to earthly powers, receive the mark of the beast, the other choosing the token of allegiance to divine authority, receive the seal of God"
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