Today there is much talk of this Mark of the Beast that is mentioned in Revelation of the bible. Christians from many walks talk about this concept as being a microchip that will be implanted into the skin that will be required to buy and sell. The purpose of this page is to look closely at scripture to see what is presented. It is wise to remember what the scriptures say about gaining knowledge:
“Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine?….For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” ~ Isaiah 28:9-10
To begin, there are three different entities of evil mentioned in Revelation- The Beast, The False Prophet, and the Dragon. Any prophecy in the bible that has referenced a “beast”, has proven that it was referencing a form of world government. In other words, a massive world governing system that controls the people of the land. In the prophecy of Daniel 7 (which you can find on the “Daniel 7 Prophecy” page of this site), the angel explains exactly what this beast is:
“Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” ~ Daniel 7:23
Daniel 7 speaks of four beasts that will rule over the earth in thier times, or four “kingdoms” that will control the earth in their given times and seasons. The beast of Revelation is nothing more than the kingdom that will gain control over the entire earth in the end, which will in fact be influenced by Satan. This beast began with Rome and the Roman Catholic Church (See Identifying Antichrist Page), and via strong European influence is very close to devouring the entire world through the United Nations Organization. We now live in a time where we are seeing more and more every day, the sovereignty of nations being handed over to the UN. So we can hopefully now recognize (after studying “Identifying Antichrist” page) that the beast is this kingdom that is devouring the whole earth beginning in Catholicism, but what is it’s mark? Let’s take a look at what Revelation has to say about the Mark of the Beast.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” ~ Revelation 13:15-17
“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, 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: 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.” ~ Revelation 14:9-11
“And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.” ~ Revelation 16:2
“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” ~ Revelation 19:20
“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” ~ Revelation 15:2-3
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” ~ Revelation 20:4
So I think we can tell that receiving the Mark of the Beast is not a wise thing to do if you belong to God. We can see that if we receive the mark, we will suffer the wrath of God, we will be subjected to the plagues that will come upon the earth, and we will not be with Jesus, rather we will suffer the same fate as the beast, the false prophet, and eventually Satan himself will suffer. We can also see that in order to reign with Jesus in the Kingdom, we have to overcome the beast, and choose not to take this mark of the beast on our forehead or in our hand. You may be saying, this is great and all, but what is the mark? To understand what the mark of the beast is will require a general understanding of the entire story of the bible. To get this understanding there is a more specific synopsis on the “God’s New Covenant” page of this site.
To explain briefly here, God wanted to set up his kingdom on this earth, and chose the Israelites beginning with Abraham to do this because Abraham obeyed his laws, statutes, ordinances etc. Moses came 430 years after Abraham- he led the Israelites out of Egyptian captivity, confirmed the covenant made with Abraham and received God’s 10 Commandments, that were to be kept in the “Ark of the Covenant”, along with God’s ordinances and statutes. The main theme of the covenant was that as long as the people obeyed God’s commands, He would be their God, and they would be his people. Unfortunately the people constantly disobeyed God’s commands. God sent 12 judges after Moses to rule over the people, yet the people constantly turned to idols and desicrated his sabbaths. God then sent kings to rule over the people, only to find the same result… disobedience. God sent prophets to warn the people to obey or they would be punished, yet still their hearts were cold and they disobeyed. Then Jeremiah prophecied of a “New Covenant”, which would through the Holy Spirit write God’s laws into our hearts so that we would obey them. God sent Jesus his own son with the message “repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Repent, means stop sinning and turn your heart back to God and his ways, laws, commands etc. Again the people didn’t want to repent so they killed Jesus the son of God. Then the Apostles carrying the Holy Spirit were sent out with the same message- “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.” Yet again the people killed all but one of the Apostles.
When you examine the entire story, you will see that it is the story of a struggle. The struggle is between God’s laws, statutes and ordinances of the Kingdom, and man’s laws, ways, statutes, and ordinances. The majority of men throughout the history of the world don’t want to be ruled by God’s laws, they’d rather make up their own. This way they became respected, wealthy, noble, royalty, and even some believe themselves to actually be “Gods”. Nothing has changed in that man still struggles to have his own way while disregarding God’s ways. The same message of the bible is true today for all of mankind, but with so much more urgency- REPENT, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND! This means remorse for our disobedience to God’s laws- it means cleansing and rehabilitating ourselves through the blood of Jesus Christ, receiving the Holy Spirit, and writing God’s laws into our hearts (See “God’s New Covenant” Page). Only then will we be able to be obedient to these laws and statutes of God.
Now back to the Mark of the Beast. When God was giving his laws, statutes and ordinances in the Old Testament, something interesting is mentioned four different times:
“And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.” ~ Exodus 13:9 (THIS VERSE WAS REFERRING TO THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD & THE PASSOVER)
“And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt.” ~ Exodus 13:16 (THIS VERSE WAS REFERRING TO THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD & THE PASSOVER)
“And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.” ~ Deuteronomy 6:8 (THIS WAS REFERRING TO GOD’S 10 COMMANDMENTS, HIS STATUTES AND ORDINANCES)
“Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.” ~ Deuteronomy 11:18 (THIS WAS REFERRING TO GOD’S CHARGE, COMMANDMENTS, STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS)
Do you notice a trend here? When God gave his laws, commandments, statutes, ordinances and judgements, he said to put these upon their hands, and in their foreheads. In other words, put them into their minds and conscience, and also into their actions. This requires an obedience in thought and action to God’s will and commands. We are coming close to a time where this new and emerging government will come up with a set of man made laws. These man made laws will directly contradict God’s laws, and will cause any that are obedient to God’s laws to lose their rightful place in society. They will take away the right to buy and sell of those that remain obedient to God and His commandments. This same thing happened to Daniel when he was thrown into the lion’s den, and the three young hebrew boys who were thrown into the fiery furnace. They had to choose to either obey God, or obey man. The description of God’s chosen is made clear in Revelation- those that “keep” and “do” God’s Commandments and carry the testimony of Jesus (See “Why Follow God’s Commandments” page):
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” ~ Revelation 12:17
“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” ~ Revelation 14:12
“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” ~ Revelation 22:14
Contrary to the Mark of the Beast is the “Seal of God”. This is a seal given by the angel prior to the return of Jesus to those that are obedient to God’s commandments, as we can see in Revelation:
“And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” ~ Revelation 7:2-3
Ezekiel also had some insight into what this seal of God on our forehead will mean, as opposed to the Mark of the Beast. Below, Ezekiel reveals that this same method was used on Israel when God in His judgment destroyed Jerusalem via the Babylonian invasion. Back then, as well as in the end, every human being will take either the mark of the beast, or the seal of God. As you can see, the seal of God will provide protection for the saints that receive it from the plagues and death:
“And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:” ~ Ezekiel 9:2-5
Those that “sigh and cry for all the abominations that are being done” are those that received God’s seal. What is an “abomination”? This comes from the Hebrew word “Shuqquwts” meaning loathsome, hateful, wicked, sinful or vile. Sin defined by the scriptures is a violating of God’s Commandments (See Why Follow the Commandments page). These saints were found sighing and crying for all of the disobedience of God’s commandments that was around them. Again in Revelation, we can see that those with the “Seal of God” are protected from the wrath of God that will come upon the earth:
“And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.” ~ Revelation 9:3-5
THE MARK OF THE BEAST IN THE FOREHEAD
This is a mark in your conscience. It involves your mind, your thoughts, and the obedience of your thoughts. If you choose to believe in the laws that man will institute even though they contradict the Laws and Commandments of God, you have taken the Mark of the Beast in your forehead.
THE MARK IN YOUR HAND
This is a mark in your actions. It involves what you become obedient to. If you don’t believe in the laws of man that are coming-which will contradict God’s Commandments, but in order to avoid conflict you go along with these man-made laws so as to not stick out, you will receive the Mark of the Beast in your hand.
WHAT IS THE “IMAGE OF THE BEAST”?
So we can now understand that the beast originally was the world system governed by Rome and the Roman Catholic Church (See “Identifying Antichrist” page), and that in the end that same system will rule over the world- but what is the “Image of the Beast”? This can be seen in Protestantism. Though many Protestant churches were born out of the Catholic Church with the purpose of obeying the bible, they have been lured back to the same non-biblical doctrines that were brought by the Catholic Church- Sunday Worship, the same changed Catholic commandments, the same established Catholic holidays- Christmas and Easter, Infant Baptism & Confirmation, intercession for the dead, assigning “divine” or “holy” status to church leaders etc. These traditions were all born out of the beast/Antichrist system. The protestant movement and many protestant churches have formed an “Image” of the original beast (the Roman Catholic Church) in that they carry the same or similar non-biblical traditions and doctrines as the RCC. In the end, the Protestant churches along with the Catholic Church will pressure governments to put into law Sunday worship and various other religious laws that go against God’s true commandments of scripture. Bowing down to these laws would be the same as worshipping “the beast” or “the image of the beast”. Protestantism is already many years in the process of unifying on doctrine with the Catholic Church via the “Ecumenism Movement” (which originated in Rome) through the “World Council of Churches”, and is heavily active with the United Nations. Above, you can see the emblem of the WCOC, highlighting the word “Oikoumene”. This is a greek word that in ancient times was used to refer to the “known world.” Over time, the meaning changed and this word was used to represent the “Civilized World” and was synonimous with the “Roman Empire.” It is now being used to represent a “united Christian Church” through Eccuminsm once again under Rome’s influence. Their website even uses this term- www.oikoumene.org. There are now approximately 350 worldwide protestant churches that are current members of this organization, all being deceptively led by the Pope. Some member churches include- Baptist, Methodist, Pentacostal, Anglican, Lutheran, Orthodox, Reformed Churches, Mennonite, Presbyterian, Evangelical, various Free and Independent Churches and the Seventh Day Adventist Church to name a few. Above also is a picture of an October 27, 2011 meeting of the Pope with Christians, Jews, Muslims and many other denominations. The 2nd man from the left is the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Please note, that Pope Benedict XVI both organized and addressed this meeting of over 300 religious leaders from around the world, as he continues to gain control over their doctrines and people. Below is a quick chart to show you that those that split with the Roman Catholic Church are now again under the rule of the Papacy. This includes the Western Rites, Eastern Rites, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, and the Assyrian Church. You can also see that Protestantism, while it remains separated from the RCC, has formed an image of Catholicism through the WCC as outlined in this section. In Christianity we now have three general groups- “The Beast” (Catholicism), “The Image of the Beast” (Protestantism), and the Remnant that truly obey God’s commandments.
Stated on their own website on the “Background of the WCC” page:
“In 1937, church leaders agreed to establish a World Council of Churches, but its official organization was deferred by the outbreak of the second world war until August 1948, when representatives of 147 churches assembled in Amsterdam to constitute the WCC. Since then, a growing number of churches on every continent has joined in this search for Christian unity. They have built new bridges over ancient chasms separating believers from one another. WCC member churches today include nearly all the world’s Orthodox churches, scores of denominations from such historic traditions of the Protestant Reformation as Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed, and a broad representation of united and independent churches…….The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity appoints 12 representatives to the WCC’s Faith and Order Commission and cooperates with the WCC to prepare resource materials for local congregations and parishes to use during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The goal of the World Council of Churches is not to build a global “super-church”, nor to standardize styles of worship, but rather to deepen the fellowship of Christian churches and communities so they may see in one another authentic expressions of the “one holy, catholic and apostolic church”.“ ~ WCC & The Eccumenical Movement
Can you now see the “Image of the Beast” emerging? Their last statement- that their goal isn’t to “build a global super-church”, rather establish an “image” via “authentic expressions” of the “one holy, catholic and apostolic church” aka, the Roman Catholic Church. These expressions will be found in unified Sunday worship, and pagan holiday celebration among other non-biblical practices formed and established by the Roman Catholic Church. Also see this article from their website revealing the real “unity” that is transpiring:
COULD MORMONISM TAKE THE LEAD IN CREATING THE”IMAGE OF THE BEAST?“
There is a possibility that Morminism could play a major role in this “Image” of the Beast, especially when we look at the history of the movement. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), also known as the Mormon Church began with a self proclaimed prophet named Joseph Smith in the early part of the 1800’s. He claimed to receive divine revelations about the history of America by means of an angel who showed him two buried golden plates containing all of this information. He published this information in what is now called the book of Mormon. What ever happened to the golden plates? Who knows. Joseph Smith also ended up by “revelation” creating a “Council of 50”, men that were chosen to govern the kingdom of God, and advance the kingdom of God in “Political Ways”. As members of the council died, they were to be replaced. Their goal was initially to take over government and enforce the “laws of the kingdom” in preparation for the return of Christ and his Millennial reign. They were not only seeking to run the USA, but the entire world. Joseph Smith ran for President of the United States in the 1840’s and lost, and was assassinated several years later. The first assignment given to the Council of 50 by Joseph Smith after his loss, was to organize a mass migration of Joseph Smith’s followers to the west, and to establish their own formal government in Utah in 1849 (Hansen, Quest for Empire, 77-78; Quinn, “Council of Fifty,” 174-75). Joseph Smith later is noted for presenting another startling revelation when he said “My People are the constitution and I am their God” (Charles L. Walker Journal, 5 June 1870. Larson, and Larson, Diary of Charles L. Walker). This statement alone identifies Joseph Smith as a false prophet and a false christ. The workings of the Mormon church today is extremely secretive- due to the fact that only insiders are permitted to witness their secretive ceremonies and gatherings. The Council of 50 is also thought to remain in tact to present day under extreme secrecy.
Joseph Smith is also know for what is called a “White Horse Prophecy” that came after he lost the presidential election. The prophecy “predicted that the time would come, when the Constitution of our country would hang as it were by a thread, and that the Latter-day Saints above all other people in the world would come to the rescue of that great and glorious palladium of our liberty” (Conference Report, October 1912, p.10). Many Mormons view Mitt Romney as the possible fulfillment of this prophecy. The major concern with Mormonism comes with their doctrines, especially those noted by Brigham Young, the successor of Joseph Smith as the “President of the Kingdom”. The primary doctrine of concern is what is known as “Blood Atonement.” This is a doctrine that states that there are certain sins that Jesus’ blood cannot atone for (again contradicting the teachings of the bible), rather they require the blood of the man or woman that committed the sin, ie requiring their death. They taught that killing the sinner via blood atonement would grant the person salvation and eternal life. There are many records and quotes from the 1800’s that indicate that this was in fact practiced in Utah in the early years:
The doctrine of blood atonement was taught by Joseph, as indicated by Joseph Fielding Smith Jr. (10th prophet): “Just a word or two now, on the subject of blood atonement. What is that doctrine? Unadulterated, if you please, laying aside the pernicious insinuations and lying charges that have so often been made, it is simply this: Through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel. Salvation is twofold: General — that which comes to all men irrespective of a belief (in this life) in Christ — and, Individual — that which man merits through his own acts through life and by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel. “But man may commit certain grievous sins — according to his light and knowledge — that will place him beyond the reach of the atoning blood of Christ. If then he would be saved he must make sacrifice of his own life to atone — so far as in his power lies — for that sin, for the blood of Christ alone under certain circumstances will not avail. “Do you believe this doctrine? If not, then I do say you do not believe in the true doctrine of the atonement of Christ. This is the doctrine you are pleased to call the “blood atonement of Brighamism.” This is the doctrine of Christ our Redeemer, who died for us. This is the doctrine of Joseph Smith, and I accept it.” (McConkie, Bruce R., ed. Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. 1, pp. 133 – 135, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1954-1955)
Brigham Young clearly explained the doctrine of blood atonement in a sermon given on September 21, 1856: “There are sins that men commit for which they cannot receive forgiveness in this world, or in that which is to come, and if they had their eyes open to see their true condition, they would be perfectly willing to have their blood spilt upon the ground, that the smoke thereof might ascend to heaven as an offering for their sins; and the smoking incense would atone for their sins, whereas, if such is not the case, they will stick to them and remain upon them in the spirit world. I know, when you hear my brethren telling about cutting people off from the earth, that you consider it is strong doctrine; but it is to save them, not to destroy them… And further more, I know that there are transgressors, who, if they knew themselves, and the only condition upon which they can obtain forgiveness, would beg of their brethren to shed their blood, that the smoke thereof might ascend to God as an offering to appease the wrath that is kindled against them, and that the law might have its course. I will say further; I have had men come to me and offer their lives to atone for their sins. It is true that the blood of the Son of God was shed for sins through the fall and those committed by men, yet men can commit sins which it can never remit…. There are sins that can be atoned for by an offering upon an altar, as in ancient days; and there are sins that the blood of a lamb, or a calf, or of turtle dove, cannot remit, but they must be atoned for by the blood of the man.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 4, pp. 53-54); also published in Deseret News, 1856, p. 235)
On another occasion Brigham Young made this chilling statement regarding a person’s obligation to spill the blood of those who committed serious sins: “Now take a person in this congregation who has knowledge with regard to being saved…and suppose that he is overtaken in a gross fault, that he has committed a sin that he knows will deprive him of that exaltation which he desires, and that he cannot attain to it without the shedding his blood, and also knows that by having his blood shed he will atone for that sin and be saved and exalted with the Gods, is there a man or woman in this house but what would say, ‘shed my blood that I may be saved and exalted with the Gods?’ All mankind love themselves, and let these principles be known by an individual, and he would be glad to have his blood shed. That would be loving themselves, even unto an eternal exaltation. Will you love your brothers and sisters likewise, when they have committed a sin that cannot be atoned for without the shedding of their blood? Will you love that man or woman well enough to shed their blood? That is what Jesus Christ meant… I could refer you to plenty of instances where men have been righteously slain, in order to atone for their sins. I have seen scores and hundreds of people for whom there would have been a chance…if their lives had been taken and their blood spilled on the ground as a smoking incense to the Almighty, but who are now angels to the Devil…I have known a great many men who have left this Church for whom there is no chance whatever for exaltation, but if their blood had been spilled, it would have been better for them… This is loving our neighbor as ourselves; if he needs help, help him; and if he wants salvation and it is necessary to spill his blood on the earth in order that he may be saved, spill it…if you have sinned a sin requiring the shedding of blood, except the sin unto death, would not be satisfied nor rest until your blood should be spilled, that you might gain that salvation you desire. That is the way to love mankind.” (Sermon by Brigham Young, delivered in the Mormon Tabernacle, February 8, 1857; printed in the Deseret News, February 18, 1857; also reprinted in the Journal of Discourses, Vol. 4, pp. 219-220)
“If you want to know what to do with a thief that you may find stealing, I say kill him on the spot, and never suffer him to commit another iniquity. I will prove by my works whether I can mete out justice to such persons, or not. I would consider it just as much my duty to do that, as to baptize a man for the remission of his sins.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, volume 1, pages 108-109)
“If men turn traitors to God and His servants, their blood will surely be shed, or else they will be damned, and that too according to their covenants.” (Apostle Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, volume 4, page 375)
“The Mormons believe in blood atonement. It is taught by the leaders, and believed by the people, that the Priesthood are inspired and cannot give a wrong order. It is the belief of all that I ever heard talk of these things – and I have been with the Church since the dark days in Jackson County – that the authority that orders is the only responsible party and the Danite who does the killing only an instrument, and commits no wrong…. Punishment by death is the penalty for refusing to obey the orders of the Priesthood. I knew of many men being killed in Nauvoo by the Danites. It was then the rule that all the enemies of the Prophet Joseph should be killed, and I know of many a man who was quietly put out of the way by the orders of Joseph and his apostles while the Church was there. It has always been a well understood doctrine of the Church that it is right and praiseworthy to kill every person who speaks evil of the Prophet. This doctrine was strictly lived up to in Utah…” (Elder John D. Lee, Brigham Young’s adopted son and member of the Danites, John D. Lee Diaries)
Consider the case spoken of by John D. Lee, who was sealed to Brigham Young and was a member of Brigham’s secret Council of Fifty: “The most deadly sin among the people was adultery, and many men were killed in Utah for the crime. Rasmos Anderson was a Danish man who came to Utah…He had married a widow lady somewhat older than himself…At one of the meetings during the reformation Anderson and his step-daughter confessed that they had committed adultery…they were rebaptized and received into full membership. They were then placed under covenant that if they again committed adultery, Anderson should suffer death. Soon after this a charge was laid against Anderson before the Council, accusing him of adultery with his step-daughter. This Council was composed of Klingensmith and his two counselors; it was the Bishop’s Council. Without giving Anderson any chance to defend himself or make a statement, the Council voted that Anderson must die for violating his covenants. Klingensmith went to Anderson and notified him that the orders were that he must die by having his throat cut, so that the running of his blood would atone for his sins. Anderson, being a firm believer in the doctrines and teachings of the Mormon Church, made no objections… His wife was ordered to prepare a suit of clean clothing, in which to have her husband buried… she being directed to tell those who should inquire after her husband that he had gone to California. Klingensmith, James Haslem, Daniel McFarland and John M. Higbee dug a grave in the field near Cedar City, and that night, about 12 o’clock, went to Anderson’s house and ordered him to make ready to obey Council. Anderson got up… and without a word of remonstrance accompanied those that he believed were carrying out the will of the “Almighty God.” They went to the place where the grave was prepared; Anderson knelt upon the side of the grave and prayed. Klingensmith and his company then cut Anderson’s throat from ear to ear and held him so that his blood ran into the grave. As soon as he was dead they dressed him in his clean clothes, threw him into the grave and buried him. They then carried his bloody clothing back to his family, and gave them to his wife to wash…She obeyed their orders…Anderson was killed just before the Mountain Meadows massacre. The killing of Anderson was then considered a religious duty and a just act. It was justified by all the people, for they were bound by the same covenants, and the least word of objection to thus treating the man who had broken his covenant would have brought the same fate upon the person who was so foolish as to raise his voice against any act committed by order of the Church authorities.” (Confessions of John D. Lee, Photo-reprint of 1877 edition, pp. 282-283)
“In the past decade, potential jurors in every Utah capital homicide were asked whether they believed in the Mormon concept of ‘blood atonement.” (Salt Lake Tribune, November 5th, 1994, page D1)
“As a mode of capital punishment, hanging or execution on a gallows does not comply with the law of blood atonement, for the blood is not shed.” (Lds “apostle” Bruce McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1958, p. 314…word “hanging” was italicized in original)
“But under certain circumstances there are serioius sins for which the cleansing of Christ does not operate, and the law of God is that men must then have their own blood shed to atone for their sins.” (Mormon Doctrine, 1966, p. 92)
“With the restoration of the gospel and the setting up of the ecclesiastical Kingdom of God, the restoration of the true government of God commenced. Through this church and Kingdom, a framework has been built through which the full government of God will eventually operate. … The present ecclesiastical kingdom will be expanded into a political kingdom also, and then both civil and ecclesiastical affairs will be administered through it.” (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, page 338).
“Well, if I understand Elder McConkie [in the above quote], he was saying that, although earlier Church leader’s never believed, preached, or practiced blood atonement, we actually do believe in it and would practice it if we had the legal and political power to do so. (Even thought we didn’t when Brigham Young presided over the theocratic territory of Deseret.)” (Keith Norman, Mormon scholar, Sunstone, August 1990, page 11)
Bruce McConkie was a memeber of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles of the LDS Church up until 1985. This last quoted goal of the LDS church in bold, where “both civil and ecclesiastical affairs” are administered through a “Political Kingdom”, echoes how the Papacy operated for over 1,000 years. The Pope at one time possessed full civil and ecclesiastical authority over the world. This is also the wish of the Mormons. After reading these passages, you probably get a sense that these Mormon leaders were very similar to the papacy of the dark and middle ages in their thirst for blood and power. Remember, this wasn’t that long ago. This “law of blood atonement” is Mormon Doctrine as late as the late 60’s. Is it still the intention of the LDS, as it was the intention of their founders and many of their leaders over time, to take over government and enforce laws of the kingdom? One can only wait and see. Their doctrines are far from the doctrine of the bible, and the historic cruelty enacted upon their own brethren is almost inconceivable. Recently Mitt Romney made a run for the White House (and lost), and Harry Reid, also a Mormon, is the current Senate Majority Leader. There are currently 6 Mormon Senators, and 11 Mormon Congressmen, as well as prominent leadership in the political realm of many states. Please consider the vastly ornamented tabernacles and temples of the LDS Church, bearing a striking similarity to the cathedrals of the original Beast of Catholicism. Also consider that Mormons worship on the false sabbath (Sunday), rather than the biblical sabbath. The Latter Day Saints Church presents a possible avenue for the image of the beast to emerge, especially because of their secrecy, young dark history, doctrine of blood atonement, desire to enforce religious law, and activity in politics. We remain watching to see how government via the rule of religious laws will persecute those that remain obedient to God’s true commandments and carry the faith of Jesus.
WHAT IS THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME? – 666
“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” ~ Revelation 13:17-18
“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” ~ Revelation 15:2-3
To understand where 666 originated, one must look back to ancient Babylon. In Ancient times in Babylon, the people worshipped many gods. There were generally 36 gods that were given names, as the Babylonians split the 12 signs of the Zodiac giving each sign of the Zodiac 3 sections. To sum it up- Babylonian astrologers divided the starry heavens into 36 constellations. They numbered the gods from 1 to 36. These were represented by different amulets (As seen in the picture above) called “Sigilla Solis” the highest of which was known as the “Sun Seal.” These amulets were worn by pagan priests and were made of gold usually because if its yellow sun color. The bearer of these amulets was believed to receive beneficient powers. Above is a picture of two different examples of these amulets- the second of which is a solar seal that honors the star Basilisco. The sun and moon are clearly seen on this amulet, and on the reverse side is the same arrangement of numerals as were on the first amulet- the actual figure is given of the total “666.” Today this “Sun Seal” is referred to as a “Magic Square of the Sun.” Why is it magic? Because when you add any column horizontally or vertically, even diagonally, the total will always be the same- 111. The sum of the six columns either horizontally or vertically is 666. Also adding the numbers 1 through 36 will give you the number 666. In ancient times, the person who wore this magic square amulet/Sun Seal around his neck was believed to posess power over the gods, and they believed they would have special protection. So we can see, 666 is a number associated with ancient pagan sun-worship, which originated in the mysteries of ancient pagan Babylon itself. This same number (666) in Revelation is associated with the number of the beast, the Antichrist, and the harlot church of Mystery Babylon. In 133 B.C., the Babylonian solar cult was bequethed to Rome by Attalus III. There its symbols and forms were incorporated into the cult of Caesar and later into Roman Catholicism.
The sun god was believed to be the most powerful of all of the gods in that day. The worship of the biblically mentioned god Baal was also rooted in this belief of the sun god. What is really interesting, is what is known as “the planetary seal of the sun.” This was derived by the sun’s magic 666 square, with the seal touching every number theoretically within the square. The seal of the sun is shown here to the right. This symbol was a traditional occult symbol, and represented some type of sun worship and authority. This symbol also is seen in ancient statutes being worn around the neck of the ancient Egyptian god “Horus” the sun god. You may be interested to know that this symbol also can be seen in many cathedrals, statues, and even on the clothing of the Pope himself. All of this traces back to Babylon, the place where idolatry flourished. The ancient occult had other magic squares for the different planets. Saturn’s number was 45, Jupiter was 136, Mars was 325, the Sun was 666, Venus was 1,225, Mercury was 2,080 and the Moon was 3,321. Again, it seems that we are looking at the battle between God’s laws and commandments, and the laws of Satan via sun god worship. Sun worship is the main reason for a change in Christian worship to “Sunday” rather than God’s hallowed Sabbath day. We can see traces of this symbol all the way back to the ancient Babylonian Nimrod (also thought to be the sun god himself) in the early account of the bible. To the right is a picture of an ancient sculpture of Nimrod- son of Cush and the great grandson of Noah- A king of ancient Babylon (associated with the building of the tower of Babel), also carrying the Sun Seal around his neck. Nimrod had a reputation of being rebellious towards God. When you click on this picture, take a close look at Nimrod’s chest. This same Planetary Sun Seal- the seal of 666, that is found on Nimrod’s chest can be found on the Popes own clothing- as well as throughout many cathedrals built to to supposedly honor Jesus. This should be a startling realization for honest, truth seeking people, yet many remain asleep to these facts. Also notice the sun symbol in Nimrod’s wrist. This same symbol can be found on the Pope’s wrist, as shown here on Pope John XXIII. It’s as if the Papacy is directly modeled after Ancient Babylon. Through diligent study “Mystery Babylon” becomes less and less of a mystery. This same office of the Papacy that precided over millions of Christian deaths over the centuries, will again precide over the final beast rule directly or indirectly- which will govern the entire planet. The Pope is “The Man” bearing the number 666, in his wearing of the Sun Seal. This sun seal has been used in various other ways since 1200AD to represent countries and organizations, though many don’t know or understand the origin of the symbol. This collective evidence of ancient sun god worship permeating into modern Christianity points to a final test for all of mankind- A choice of worshipping the beast and Satan via sun worship (recognition of “Sunday” and other Catholic (Beast) traditions), verses worship for our true creator by obeying His never changing commandments, times, laws and the true Sabbath.
“In Egyptian Mythology, Horus is Lucifer.” ~ William Schnoebelen, Masonry: Beyond The Light, p. 197
There is also an actual Sun God symbol (different than the Sun Seal) that comes from Ancient Babylon. Below is an ancient tablet from the 9th Century BC. You can see in the middle of this tablet is the symbol for Shamash, the Sun God:
This same Sun God symbolism can be seen within Roman Catholicism engraved into their alters and linens. Below is a diagram used by the USA Catholic Church to design their alters- and as you can see, there is a Sun God like symbol (similar to the ancient shamash symbol) as the central theme. This is the Altar diagram from Ceremonial for the use of the Catholic Churches in the United States of America, Ninth Edition, revised by Rev. W. Carroll Milholland, S.S., published by H. L. Kilner & Co., 1926:
The design of St. Peter’s Square (the courts of The Vatican) also bears the circular sun symbol to a large proportation. At the center of the Babylonian Sun Circle is an Oblesque (also an ancient Babylonian symbol- Similar to the Washington Monument).
Notice the divisions of the globe on the UN Symbol background, also mimicking the ancient Sun God Circle with its 8 divisions and a circle in the middle incorporated into the design:
We present to you additional picture evidence:
The above picture comes from the Sagrada Familia Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona Spain. You can see this is the scene of Judas betraying Jesus, and beside them is another “Magic Square” representing 33- the age of Jesus when he died. These magic squares have been used as occultic symbols throughout Roman Catholic history. Below are several “Sun Symbols” used in Catholic worship. The sun is a central theme throughout:
Let’s take a look at other sun symbols in the church- first is the symbol of the Jesuit Order represented by an overwhelming Sun encompassing “IHS”:
Below is a “Monstrance” used by the Pope when blessing someone- with a predominant sun theme:
The Church of the Nativity, was a site in Israel designated by the Roman Catholic Church. You can see how they have even added Sun Symbolism to the supposed site of Christ’s birth:
Other Sun Symbols- We also encourage you to research on your own, there are literally hundreds of thousands of these symbols in Catholicism that can be found throughout the world.
SUN SIGNS IN PROTESTANTISM
There can be many signs of the sun seen also in Protestantism (the image of the beast). Because Protestant churches have been over time brought back under the false doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, they have also taken some of the RCC Symbolism of the sun, either knowingly or unknowingly. First is the Anglican Church Logo:
I think you get the point. Sun god worship has been worked into Christianty by the Roman Catholic Church through the enforcement of Sunday worship. The “Sun Seal”- 666 is born out of Ancient Babylon and has been carried on by the Papacy, and can be seen clearly in the symbols the Papacy has chosen to be adorned with. The kingdom of the fourth beast has been around a long time beginning with Rome. This kingdom has already changed God’s laws and times long before we were born (SEE “WHY FOLLOW THE COMMANDMENTS”, “GOD’S RULES”, “IDENTIFYING ANTICHRIST”, AND “GOD’S CALENDAR” PAGES OF THIS SITE). Sunday is not God’s true sabbath, and the world will be awakened to this truth towards the end. It is more important than ever that all of mankind learns and clearly understands God’s laws, ordinances, statutes and judgments. Today there is a call:
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” ~ Revelation 18:4
Again remember what the Book of Revelation says about the saints of the end times:
“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” ~ Revelations 14:12
“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” ~ Revelations 22:14
You can see here key characteristics of those that belong to God- they “keep” and “do” god’s commandments, and they carry the faith of Jesus. Remember- GOD’S LAW HAS BEEN CHANGED BY MAN MANY YEARS AGO (SEE “Why Follow the Commandments” and “Identifying Antichrist” pages). Again the call is REPENT- FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND! Don’t be partakers in her sins (sin means to disobey God’s laws and commandments). The final “Beast” of revelation is poised to bring a kingdom ruled by laws that contradict the laws of God. In this letter to the side, Pope Pius in 1934 even admits that the Roman Catholic Churched changed and enforced many non-biblical laws. Soon this new beast law will come upon the entire world and everyone will have to decide to either stand with God by keeping his laws and commandments, or to stand with the world and Satan in obedience to his laws. Today is a time of preparation for the mind/body, soul and spirit for the events that will soon come. We hope that this helps in your study of the Mark of the Beast and we pray that God guides you to His appointed path.
SUNDAY LAW & RELIGIOUS ENFORCEMENT IN GOVERNMENT- QUOTES
“Sunday is our mark of authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” ~ Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923
“The Sunday…is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.” ~ American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883
“Sunday…It is the law of the Catholic Church alone…” ~ American Sentinel (Catholic) June 1893
“By defending Sunday, one defends human freedom,” ~ Pope Benedict (St. Peter’s Square June, 6, 2012)
“The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority.” ~ Canon and Tradition, p. 263
“Sunday is an obligation for all the faithful which brings authentic freedom enabling them to live each day, that it is the Lord’s day, that it is a day to be sanctified, and those who do not keep it suffer the loss of an authentic sense of Christian freedom and the loss of being the children of God, that Sunday is the primordial holy day and is meant to be kept holy, a day of rest from work, which hopefully will also be recognized by civil society by law.” ~ Sacramentum Caritatis: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church’s Life and Mission, Given by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, February 22, 2007, the Feast of the Chair of Peter.)
“Without the Lord’s day, we cannot live, that meeting with the Lord only occurs on the specific day of Sunday, that life does not flourish without Sunday, and that Sunday is a day of rest, of freedom and equality for all the world.” ~ Eucharistic Celebration Homily of Pope Benedict XVI , Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Sunday, September 9, 2007
“Encouraged America to exercise its leadership within the international community based on the common moral law [Sunday holiness].” ~ Address of Pope Benedict XVI to H.E. Mrs. Mary Ann Glendon, New Ambassador of the United States of America to the Holy See, Friday, February 29, 2008
“This organization proposes in every possible way to aid in preserving Sunday as a civil institution. Our national security requires the active support of all good citizens in the maintenance of our American Sabbath. Sunday laws must be enforced.” ~ Quoted as “principles contained in the Constitution” of the original orginization (then called the American Sabbath Union), cited in The Lord’s Day Alliance, Twenty fifth Report (1913), p6
“On September 7, 1947, Pope Pius XII declared that the time for reflection and planning is past in religious and moral fields and the time for action has arrived. He said that the battle in religious and moral fields hinged on five points: Religious culture, the sanctifying of Sunday, the saving of the Christian family, social justice and loyalty and truthfulness in dealings.” ~ Evening Star (Washington D.C.), Sept. 8, 1947
“People cannot be sanctified except on Sunday, that Christ transferred Sabbath sacredness to Sunday, that only those who keep Sunday belong to Christ, that only on Sunday does the risen Lord makes himself present among his followers, that only these worship God properly, and that may Sunday regain all its importance.” ~ Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to Card. Francis Arinze on the Occasion of the Study Day in Honour of the 43rd Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, From the Vatican, November 27, 2006
“Saturday is no longer the worship day of God, only on Sunday can we become part of the body of Christ in the world, only by worshiping on Sunday can we avoid egoistic isolation and instead be united in a great community…a universal community becoming related to everyone in the world.” ~ Meeting with Diocesan Clergy of Aosta, Address of Pope Benedict XVI, Parish Church at Introd (Aosta Valley), Monday, July 25, 2005
“Only on Sunday can we experience a personal encounter with Christ.” ~ Apostolic Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to Brazil on the Occasion of the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Carribbean, Inaugural Session, Address of Pope Benedict XVI, Conference Hall, Shrine of Aparecida, Sunday, May 13, 2007
“Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles …. From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.“ ~ Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August, 1990
“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act… And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” ~ H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons. Nov. 11, 1895
“The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” ~ Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, History of the Sabbath, p. 802
“It has served us well, this myth of Christ” ~ Pope Leo X
“It was the Catholic church which…has transferred this rest to Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Therefore the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) church.” ~ St. Catherine Church Sentinel, Algonac, Michigan, May 21, 1995.
“The primitive Christians did keep the Sabbath of the Jews;..therefore the Christians for a long time together, did keep their conventions on the Sabbath, in which some portion of the Law were read: and this continued till the time of the Laodicean council.” ~ The Whole Works of Jeremey Taylor, Vol. IX, p416 (R. Heber’s Edition, Vol.XII, p.416)
“The seventh-day Sabbath was solemnized [i.e. observed] by Christ, the Apostles and the primitive Christians – until the Council of Laodicea did, in a manner, quite abolish the observance of it. The Council (A.D. 364) first settled the observance of the Lord’s Day” ~ Wm Prynne: Dissertations on the Lord’s Day (Sunday). Prynne was a 17th century Puritan
“No warrant from scripture for the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday “Neither did he (Jesus), or his disciples, ordain another Sabbath in the place of this, as if they had intended only to shift the day; and to transfer this honor to some other time. Their doctrine and their practise are directly contrary, to so new a fancy. It is true, that in some tract of time, the Church in honor of his resurrection, did set apart that day on the which he rose, to holy exercises: but this upon their own authority, and without warrant from above, that we can hear of; more then the generall warrant which God gave his Church, that all things in it be done decently, and in comely order.” ~ Dr. Peter Heylyn of the Church of England, quoted in History of the Sabbath, Pt 2, Ch.2, p7
“We have seen how gradually the impression of the Jewish Sabbath faded from the mind of the Christian church, and how completely the newer thought underlying the observance of the first day took possession of the church. We have seen that the Christian of the first three centuries never confused one with the other, but for a time celebrated both.” ~ The Sunday Problem, a study book by the Lutheran Church (1923) p.36
“The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance, and it was far from the intentions of the apostles to establish a Divine command in this respect, far from them, and from the early apostolic Church, to transfer the laws of the Sabbath to Sunday.” ~ Lutheran- Dr. Augustus Neander, The History of the Christian Religion and Church (1843)
“The [Seventh-day] Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. This Fourth Commandment [Exodus 20:8-11] begins with the word ‘remember,’ showing that the Sabbath had already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they admit that the other nine are still binding?” ~ Dwight.L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting, 1898, pp.46-47 [D.L. Moody, (1837-1899) was the most famous evangelist of his time, and founder of the Moody Bible Institute].
“Until, therefore, it can be shown that the whole moral law has been repealed, the Sabbath will stand.” ~ The teaching of Christ confirms the perpetuity of the Sabbath.”-T. C. Blake, D.D., Theology Condensed, pp. 474,475.
“I have long been decided in opinion that a free government and the Roman Catholick religion can never exist together in any nation or Country. Liberty and Popery cannot live together”. ~ John Adams
“I do not like the late Resurrection of the Jesuits. They have a General, now in Russia, in correspondence with jesuits in the U.S. who are more numerous than everybody knows. Shall We not have Swarms of them here? In as many shapes and disguises as ever … In the shape of printers, Editors, Writers, School masters, etc. If ever any Congregation of men could merit, eternal Perdition on Earth and in Hell … it is this Company of Loyola”. ~ John Adams
“I see a very dark cloud on America’s horizon, and that dark cloud is coming from Rome.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“The mormon and the Jesuit priests are equally the uncompromising enemies of our Constitution and our laws; but the more dangerous of the two is the Jesuit- the romish priest, for he knows better how to conceal his hatred under the mask of friendship and public deeds for the glory of God…. So many plots have already been made against my life, that it is a real miracle that they have all failed, when we consider that the great majority of them were in the hands of the skillful Roman Catholic murderers, evidently trained by Jesuits. But Can we expect that God will make a perpetual miracle to save my life? I believe not. ..My escape from their hands, since the letter of the pope to Jeff Davis has sharpened a million of daggers to pierce my breast, would be more than a miracle. But just as the Lord heard no murmur from the lips of Moses when he told him that he had to die, before crossing the Jordan, for the sins of his people; so i hope and pray that he will hear no murmur from me when i fall for my nations sake…” ~ Abraham Lincoln (The true history behind the Civil War, and Lincoln’s Assassination/Fifty Years in the Church of Rome)
NEWS ARTICLES ON SUNDAY LAW AND RELIGOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT
News streams in from all over the world of this movement to laws with regard to making Sunday an enforced day, yet many remain asleep that Sunday bears the mark of Rome/the Beast. If you come across articles that aren’t listed here, please feel free to send the to me so that we can post them. To the left, Pope Benedict XVI addresses the United Nations.
Racial & Religious Hatred Act 2006- England- Outlaws free speech on the topic of religion- could be interpreted to “outlaw the Bible and Quran”- Rules free religious speech that may be offensive to someone a “hate crime”.
“Foreign Political Interferance- Vatican Style” ~ John M. Swomley- He is an emeritus professor of social ethics at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also president of Americans for Religious Liberty and serves on the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union.