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Defending the TRUE Godhead
Exposing Satan's Greatest Deception on God's Remnant Church


SDA Leadership and Laity
Promote Mark of the Beast
Ignorantly!!!!

Chapter 28

“The word of God is to be our study. …Very many are content with a supposition in regard to the truth. They are content with a surface work, taking for granted that they have all that is essential. They take the sayings of others for truth, being too indolent to put themselves to diligent, earnest labor, represented in the word as digging for hidden treasure. But man's inventions are not only unreliable, they are dangerous; for they place man where God should be. They place the sayings of men where a "Thus saith the Lord" should be.” {COL 109.1}

Never has there been a more perfect time for the fulfillment of Isaiah 58:1, 12
58:1 “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”
58:12 “And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”

Watching the leadership of Adventism, the supposed watchmen on the wall, boldly failing at their posts of duty, by taking this denomination that God raised up to be a light to the world, step by step, year by year and decade by decade into the most regrettable apostasy from God given truths, has been near unbearable for any true historic SDA.

“Cry aloud and spare not.” We are no longer to be concerned about offending anyone by upholding and speaking the truth. We are to lift up our voices like trumpets, the most piercing of all instruments, and “... show my people their transgression.”

Who are the “my people” we are to show their transgressions to? Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:” It is any sincere searcher for truth who is in the churches of Babylon, under the influence of the wine of Babylon. Revelation 18:4 “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, …” God will call them to come out!

“…and the house of Jacob their sins.” Who is the House of Jacob? Today it is the Seventh-day Adventist Church, clothed in a garment of deception through apostasy from the truth.

In verse 12 it says, “And they that shall be of thee (these are the ones who have not strayed from God’s blueprints) shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, (Of course we are speaking about the breach made in God’s Ten Commandments, with the removal of the second commandment and the replacement of God’s seventh day Sabbath with a pagan day of worship dedicated to the sun god.

“… thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; … The restorer of paths to dwell in.” Engaged in this work will be those remnant believers in the robe of Christ’s righteousness, who will raise up the foundational pillar doctrines along with the fundamental principles God gave our early pioneers, thereby establishing the authenticity of such with unquestionable authority. And of course these historic Seventh-day Adventists are non-Trinitarians, just like the early Adventists. Any Adventist today who claims to be a historic SDA and professes the Trinity in any of its forms is laboring under a great deception. To be a historic SDA, in addition to our foundational pillar doctrines given with unquestionable authority; so it was that God led our pioneers to have a correct understanding of the Godhead; that being One true God the Father and His only begotten Son, begotten in eternity, and endowed with His Omnipresent Holy Spirit, a shared Spirit, whom Ellen White identified as the third Person of the Godhead. To be a historic SDA one must embrace the pioneer’s position and reject the Trinity in any form whether it is a Triune God, Tri-Theism, or a Godhead with three separate and distinct Beings.

The question now is how does the SDA Leadership and the deceived laity ignorantly promote the mark of the beast? The answer lies only in a correct understanding of what the Seal of God and what the Mark of the Beast really is. If you ask any SDA what the seal of God is, they will answer with what they have been taught. They would say the seal of God is the Sabbath. Likewise if you asked them what the mark of the beast is they would answer Sunday worship. In that case BOTH answers would be WRONG.

First of all, no one will receive the mark of the beast until the National Sunday Law is the law of the land. Secondly, the sealing of the living is a future event.

Now why is the Sabbath not the Seal and why is Sunday worship not the Mark? To put it plainly, the Sabbath is the SIGN of those who worship the Father. Ezekiel 20:12, “Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.” So the Sabbath is a what? A sign between the LORD and the people that they may know that it is the LORD that sanctifies them. Now who is the LORD spoken here? When you see the LORD spelled in all caps, it is Jehovah in English or Yaweh in Hebrew. It is the Father.

Indeed those who are sealed are faithful keepers of the fourth commandment, but the sign is not the seal, it is the sign of those who worship the true God. What then is in the forehead of God’s true and faithful people that causes them to be sealed?

In Revelation 7:2 we see the sealing angel, telling the four angels who are holding the four winds, to continue to hold until the servants of God had been sealed. The Sabbath cannot be the seal for long have these of the 144,000 been Sabbath-keepers. There is a far more important issue regarding worship and Who is being worshiped.

That is also true regarding those who will receive the Mark of the Beast. Sunday worship is only the SIGN of the Beast’s followers, or those who will become the beasts followers when they change sides, but Sunday worship is not the Mark.

The Seal and the Mark is all about WHO you are worshipping and what is the basis of all your worship? In the case of the 144,000 we read this in Revelation 14:1, “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.” These people are the only group who have attained total victory and thereby have vindicated the throne of God before all of the universe. You see, the 144,000 are not confused, for they know, as Jesus stated in John 17:3, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

They know the eternal Father as the only God who had no beginning. They know Jesus, the sent of the Father, as the only way to the Father, for it is recorded in John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” There is NO other way to the Father but through the Son of the Living God.

When Jesus was talking to the woman at the well He said this in John 4:23 “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” In the last days there will be this group of people who are worshiping who? The Father and they will be specially sealed with the seal of the Living God, who is the Father and they will have the Father’s name in their foreheads.

The 144,000 know that Jesus was begotten far back in eternity and His personality had beginning of days, and once He came forth from the Father, He was One with the Father from that point in eternity onward, a time that precedes creation. They reject the false teaching that Jesus first became the begotten Son at Bethlehem.

Jesus Himself, told the disciples of His origin in John 16:27, 28 “For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: ...” Jesus knew the disciples believed He was begotten of God for He stated so to His Father in John 17:8 “For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.”

The 144,000 know that Jesus truly is the literal Son of God and was the Son of God long before the earth existed and before Lucifer and the angels were created. Proof is found in “The Story of Redemption” in the chapter describing “The Fall of Lucifer.” It says this in the first paragraph:

“Lucifer in heaven, before his rebellion, was a high and exalted angel, next in honor to God's dear Son. … yet Christ, God's dear Son, had the pre-eminence over all the angelic host. He was one with the Father before the angels were created. Lucifer was envious of Christ, and gradually assumed command which devolved on Christ alone.” {SR 13.1}

The Lord must have known that there would be those that would deny that Jesus was begotten in eternity before creation, so He had God’s prophet record the fall of Lucifer and emphasized that Jesus was God’s Son, well before the rebellion by Lucifer. Here in the second paragraph we read eight separate times that Jesus is God’s Son.

“The great Creator assembled the heavenly host, that He might in the presence of all the angels confer special honor upon His Son. The Son was seated on the throne with the Father, and the heavenly throng of holy angels was gathered around them. The Father then made known that it was ordained by Himself that Christ, His Son, should be equal with Himself; so that wherever was the presence of His Son, it was as His own presence. The word of the Son was to be obeyed as readily as the word of the Father. His Son He had invested with authority to command the heavenly host. Especially was His Son to work in union with Himself in the anticipated creation of the earth and every living thing that should exist upon the earth. His Son would carry out His will and His purposes but would do nothing of Himself alone. The Father's will would be fulfilled in Him.” {SR 13.2}

The 144,000 solidly reject the false teaching of a Trinity for they know with absolute certainty that there are only two Divine Beings in the Godhead, and that their shared external Omnipresent Spirit, called the Comforter, is the third Person of the Godhead.

Therefore the eternal Father is the Name in their foreheads, for that is WHO they worship and why they are sealed.

Now let’s talk about the Mark of the Beast. As previously stated, Sunday worship is NOT the Mark; it is only the SIGN of those who will receive the Mark. We know the Father is the WHO that is worshipped as far as the Seal is concerned. But who or what is the WHO that is the name in the Mark?

In Revelation 13:1 it says this, “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” So this beast from which the Mark will come has the name of blasphemy. We need to dig deeper now and find out from the great Whore of Babylon, the Roman Catholic Church itself, what is this name of blasphemy that is both the name that is worshipped and is the basis of all their worship. The name of blasphemy. What is blasphemy? Blasphemy is to make a mortal person God, which He is not, or for a man to claim the prerogatives of God which do not belong to any mortal. That is blasphemy. And of course the Pharisees accused Jesus of blasphemy on two occasions; one where they said that He is a man claiming to be God and another time when, being a man, claimed to forgive sins. Well as the Son of God He committed no blasphemy in either case. Think about this for a moment; the name the beast carries is blasphemy against God. God’s people have the name of the God they worship in their foreheads, the true and Living God the Father. The beast’s followers have the name of the god they worship in their foreheads, the name of blasphemy. Let’s focus now for the name of blasphemy that we are looking for, as it would be connected to their primary basis of all their worship.

Some people are not aware of this but the Catholic doctrine of Sunday worship is NOT their primary doctrine. What is the PRIMARY doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church?

It is the TRINITY. That is the basis of all their worship.

We turn to their own writings for this admission: Let’s read it in the: Catechism of the Catholic Church
234 The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the “hierarchy of the truths of faith.”

Look at this quote from the Handbook for Today’s Catholic, page 16. “The mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the Catholic Faith. It is the mystery of God in himself. Upon it are based all the other teachings of the Church.”
So by this statement, they would say that even Sunday is based on the Trinity. As a matter of fact that is what Rome says is the reason for keeping Sunday. So you see the Catholic Church knows that it is more important who you worship than when you worship.

So there will only be two groups which will comprise all worshipers. On one side is a smaller group, the true non-Trinitarian worshipers, who keep God’s sign, the seventh day Sabbath and have the Father’s name in their foreheads. They will be sealed.

On the other side will be a much larger group who practice the sign of the beast, Sunday worship. They have the name of the beast in their foreheads, the Trinity. That would be the Triune Trinity or the Tri-Theism Trinity or a Godhead of three separate and distinct Gods. Satan doesn’t care which deception they prefer, just as long as they embrace and defend it. What is truly sad is that many Seventh-day Adventists today embrace one of these three Trinity choices. When the National Sunday Law is the law of the land, they will follow the leadership who will go along with the law of the land forsaking God’s Sabbath for the sabbath of Satan.

So any Seventh-day Adventist promoting a Trinity doctrine is promoting the Mark of the Beast. “Many a star that we have admired for its brilliance will then go out in darkness.” {LHU 164.3}

For an in depth study of this subject, it is recommended that you study the video on chapter 24 by Nader Mansour. A downloadable PowerPoint presentation is available under that video, along with presentation scripts. http://www.defendingthetruegodhead.website/Chapter_24.html


For an in depth study of this subject, it is recommended that you watch the video on chapter 24 by Nader Mansour. A downloadable PowerPoint presentation is available under that video, along with presentation scripts.
 
Chapter 24