Behold He Cometh
About This “For the prophecy came not in old
Publication time by the will of man: but holy men
of God spake as they were moved by
There are scores of different church the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:21.
organizations in the world, and they claim
For what purpose were the
to believe and teach the Bible. All have
some different doctrines, and all of them
“For whatsoever things were written
are teaching some man-made traditions.
aforetime were written for our learning,
The World Council of Churches and
that we through patience and comfort
other church organizations have been
working for years to unite all churches on of the scriptures might have hope.” Ro-
some common beliefs. To date this effort mans 15:4.
has not been completely successful. What did Christ say concerning the
This little booklet gives the teachings study of the Scriptures?
of the Bible on the essential topics of “Search the scriptures; for in them
Christian living. It also contains a study ye think ye have eternal life: and they
of the prophecies of future events. The are they which testify of me.” John
prophecy of Revelation 13:11–18 tells us 5:39.
“Behold, He cometh
that the United States of America would with clouds; and every How firm was the faith of the great
rise up as a nation of liberty and freedom— eye shall see Him.” Isaiah in God’s words?
a nation of people, by the people, and for Revelation 1:7 “The grass withereth, the flower
the people—a church without a pope and fadeth: but the word of our God shall
a government without a king. But, alas, it stand for ever.” Isaiah 40:8.
would speak like a dragon. Through What great blessing did Christ
spiritualism and false doctrines the people confer upon His disciples after His
will be deceived into believing a lie, that resurrection?
God has changed the Sabbath from “Then opened he their understand-
Saturday, the seventh day of the week, to The Value of Bible Study spires to a life of purity, patience, and ing, that they might understand the
Sunday, the first day of the week. They well-doing. It fills the heart with love scriptures.” Luke 24:45.
The Bible contains proof in itself of its
will demand that Congress change the for God and a desire to do good to oth-
divine origin. No other book can answer
ers, and thus prepares for usefulness
Constitution of the United States of the questions of the mind, or satisfy the
here and for a home in heaven. It
Power in God’s Word
America. Sunday laws will be enacted, and longings of the heart as does the Bible. It
teaches the value of a soul by revealing How did Christ reprove those
the penalty will at first be fines, then is adapted to every age and condition of
the price that has been paid to redeem who, though familiar with the letter of
imprisonment, and finally the penalty of life, and it is full of that knowledge which
death. The Bible calls it the MARK OF THE it. It makes known the only antidote for the Scriptures, failed to understand
enlightens the mind and sanctifies the soul.
BEAST. Every country on the face of the sin, and presents the only perfect code them?
In the Bible we have a revelation of the “Jesus answered and said unto them,
earth will make the same laws. of morals ever given. It tells of the fu-
living God. Received by faith, it has power Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor
The crisis of the ages is fast ture and the preparation necessary to
to transform the life. During all its history the power of God.” Matthew 22:29
approaching, and like a midnight thief it meet it. It makes us bold for the right,
a divine hand has been over it, and pre- Whom did Jesus pronounce blessed?
will take the world by surprise. The whole and sustains the soul in adversity and
world will be divided into just TWO served it for the world. “But he said, Yea rather, blessed are
CLASSES—Sabbathkeepers and Thus is the world, being provided with they that hear the word of God, and keep
For what is all Scripture profitable?
Sundaykeepers. the Word of God, preparatory to the giv- it. ” Luke 11:28.
“All scripture is given by inspiration
Dear reader, this little booklet is ing of the closing gospel message to all What kind of worship results from
of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
presented to help you make the right mankind, the ending of the reign of sin, false teaching?
for reproof, for correction, for instruc-
decisions in this life, so you will be and the advent of the Lord in glory. “And “But in vain they do worship me,
tion in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16.
prepared for the eternal life to come this gospel of the kingdom shall be teaching for doctrines the commandments
What was God’s design in thus of men.” Matthew 15:9.
ushered in by the soon appearing of the preached in all the world for a witness
giving the Scriptures? By what doctrines are some to be
Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. unto all nations; and then shall the end
“That the man of God may be per- misled in the last days?
For a more complete study of these come.” Matthew 24:14.
fect, thoroughly furnished unto all good “Now the Spirit speaketh
subjects, please write Cornerstone As a Guide, the Bible is without a rival.
works.” Verse 17. expressly, that in the latter
Publishing (see back page). It gives a calm peace in believing, and a
By whom were the men directed times some shall depart from
firm hope of the future. It solves the great
who thus spoke for God? the faith, giving heed to seducing
problems of the life and destiny, and in-
spirits, and doctrines of devils.” 1 opened unto you: for every one that asketh heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1. The Origin of Evil
Timothy 4:1. See 2 Peter 2:1. receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and By what means did God bring the
To what would men turn their ears? to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” How is the conflict between Christ and
heavens and earth into existence?
“For the time will come when they willMatthew 7:7–8. Satan described?
“By the word of the LORD were the
not endure sound doctrine; but after their Note—Prayer is the opening of the heart “And there was war in heaven: Michael
heavens made; and all the host of them
own lusts shall they heap to themselves to God as to a friend. Prayer does not and his angels fought against the dragon;
teachers, having itching ears; and they shall by the breath of his mouth. . . . For he
change God; but it does change us and our and the dragon fought and his angels, and
turn away their ears from the truth, and shall spake, and it was done; he commanded,
relation to God. It places us in the channel prevailed not; neither was their place
be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3–4. and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:6–9.
of blessing, and in that frame of mind in found any more in heaven. And the great
How may we determine the truthful- Through whom did God create all
which God can consistently and safely dragon was cast out, that old serpent,
ness of any doctrine? things?
grant our requests. called the Devil, and Satan, which
“Prove all things; hold fast that which “For by him (the Son) were all things
Under what condition does the psalm- deceiveth the whole world: he was cast
is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21. created, that are in heaven, and that are
ist say the Lord will not hear prayer? out into the earth, and his angels were
What are the Scriptures able to do for in earth, visible and invisible, whether
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7–9.
one who believes them? they be thrones, or dominions, or princi-
will not hear me.” Psalm 66:18. See Isaiah Note—This conflict began in heaven
“And that from a child thou hast known palities, or powers: all things were cre-
59:1–2; James 4:3. and continues on earth.
the holy scriptures, which are able to ated by Him, and for Him” Colossians
Whose prayers does Solomon say are With whom did sin originate?
make thee wise unto salvation through 1:16. John 1:3. See Hebrews 1:1–2.
an abomination? “He that committeth sin is of the devil;
faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timo- What was God’s object in making the
“He that turneth away his ear from hear- for the devil sinneth from the beginning.”
thy 3:15. earth?
ing the law, even his prayer shall be 1 John 3:8.
Through what are we to be sanctified? “For thus saith the LORD that created
abomination.“ Proverbs 28:9. From what time has the devil been a
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy the heavens; God himself that formed the
For whom did Christ teach us to pray? murderer?
word is truth.” John 17:17. earth and made it; he hath established it,
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, “Ye are of your father the devil, and
Who are the disciples of Jesus, and he created it not in vain, he formed it to
bless them that curse you, do good to the lusts of your father ye will do. He was
what gracious work does the truth do for be inhabited “ Isaiah 45:18.
them that hate you, and pray for them How did God provide inhabitants for a murderer from the beginning, and
those who receive it?
which despitefully use you, and persecute the world He had created? abode not in the truth, because there is
“If ye continue in my word, then are
you.” Matthew 5:44. “And the LORD God formed man of the no truth in him.” John 8:44.
ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall
How can we escape temptation? dust of the ground, and breathed into his Was Satan always sinful?
know the truth, and the truth shall make
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into nostrils the breath of life; and man be- “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from
you free.” John 8:31–32.
temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but came a living soul. . . . Genesis 2:7. the day that thou wast created, till iniq-
What is the nature of the word of God?
the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41. In whose image was man created? uity was found in thee.” Eze. 28:15.
“For the word of God is quick [liter-
How must one ask in order to receive? “So God created man in his own im- The statement in John 8:44, that he
ally, living], and powerful, and sharper
“But let him ask in faith, nothing wa- age, in the image of God created he him; “abode not in the truth,” show that Satan
than any twoedged sword, piercing even
vering. For he that wavereth is like a wave male and female created he them.” Gen- was once perfect, and in the truth. Peter
to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. esis 1:27. speaks of the “angels that sinned.” (see
and of the joints and marrow, and is a
For let not that man think that he shall re- All things were created by Christ.
discerner of the thoughts and intents of 2 Peter 2:4); and Jude refers to “the an-
ceive any thing of the Lord.“ James 1:6– “For by him were all things created,
the heart.” Hebrews 4:12. gels which kept not their first estate.” Jude
7. See Mark 11:24. that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
By what are believers made clean? 6. These angels were once in a state of
Note—Prayer is the key in the hand of visible and invisible, whether they be sinlessness.
“Now ye are clean through the word
faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse, where thrones, or dominions, or principalities, What further statement of Christ
which I have spoken unto you.” John
are treasured the boundless resources of or powers: all things were created by him, seems to lay the responsibility for the
Omnipotence.” and for him: and he is before all things, origin of sin upon Satan and his angels?
How may a young man cleanse his
Unto what are we exhorted to watch? and by him all things consist. And he is “Then shall he say unto them on the
“But the end of all things is at hand: be the head of the body, the church: who is left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into
“Wherewithal shall a young man
ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.“ the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and
cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto
1 Peter 4:7. that in all things he might have preemi- his angels.“ Matthew 25:41.
according to thy word.” Psalms 119:9.
How constantly should we pray? nence.” Colossians 1:16–18.
Importance of Prayer
“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalo- What scripture plainly states that it is Satan and Christ Con-
nians 5:17; “continuing. instant in prayer,”
How does the psalmist address God? Romans 12:12. creative power which transforms the be- trasted
“O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee liever? What led to Satan’s sin, rebellion, and
shall all flesh come.” Psalm 65:2. “For we are his workmanship, created downfall?
Creation and Creator in Christ Jesus unto good works, which “Thine heart was lifted up because of
Upon what conditions are we promised
Who created the heavens and the God hath before ordained that we should thy beauty, thou has corrupted thy wis-
earth? walk in them. “ Ephesians dom by reason of thy brightness.” Ezekiel
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek,
and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be “In the beginning God created the 2:10 28:17. “Thou hast said in thine heart, I
will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my “Then when lust hath conceived, it them upon two tables of stone.” “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven
throne above the stars of God: l will sit bringeth forth sin.” James 1:15. Deuteronomy 4:12–13. See also and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall
also upon the mount of the congregation, “Whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” Ro- Nehemiah 9:13–14. For the Ten Com- in no wise pass from the law, till all be
in the sides of the north: . . . I will be like mans 14:23. mandments see Exodus 20:1–17. fulfilled.” Verse 18.
the most High.” Isaiah 14:13–14. Note—We transgress or disobey God How comprehensive are these com- How particular is God concerning
Why was woe at this same time pro- when we lack trust or faith in Him. mandments? Christian conduct?
claimed to the world? “Fear God, and keep his command- “Whosoever shall keep the whole law,
“Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and The Results of Sin ments: for this is the whole duty of man.” and yet offend in one point, he is guilty
of the sea! for the devil is come down What is the final result, or fruit of sin? Ecclesiastes 12:13. of all.” James 2:10-12.
unto you, having great wrath, because he “And sin, when it is finished, bringeth What is the nature of God’s law?
knoweth that he hath but a short time.” forth death.” James 1:15. “Wherefore the law is holy, and the The Law and the Gospel
Revelation 12:12. How can man escape this penalty? commandment holy, and just, and good. What is the purpose of the law?
“I beheld Satan as lightning fall from “The wages of sin is death; but the . . . For we know that the law is spiritual: “By the deeds of the law there shall
heaven.” Luke 10:18. gift of God is eternal life through Jesus but I am carnal, sold under sin.” Romans no flesh be justifed in his sight: for by
Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23. 7:12, 14. the law is the knowledge of sin.” Romans
The Fall of Man What shows that the Ten Command- 3:20.
When did sin and death enter the The need of a Saviour ment Law, spoken and written at Mount What is the gospel declared to be?
world? To whom is this gift given? Sinai, is the law of liberty for the Chris- “I am not ashamed of the gospel of
“Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] “For God so loved the world, that he tian? Christ: for it is the power of God unto sal-
sin entered into the world, and death by gave his only begotten Son, that whoso- “Whosoever shall keep the whole law, vation to every one that believeth.” Romans
sin; and so death passed upon all men, ever believeth in him should not perish, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty 1:16.
for that all have sinned.” Romans 5:12. but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. of all. For he that said, Do not commit What does Christ promise of the new
With what words did God comdemn How is the gift received? adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou covenant?
Cain as a sinner? “He that believeth on him is not con- commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou “But now hath he obtained a more ex-
“If thou doest well, shalt thou not be demned: but he that believeth not is con- art become a transgressor of the law. So cellent ministry, by how much also he is
accepted ? and if thou doest not well, sin demned already, because he hath not be- speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be the mediator of a better covenant. . . . For
lieth at the door. . . . And he [God] said, lieved in the name of the only begotten Judged by the law of liberty. “ James this is the covenant that I will make with
What hast thou done? the voice of thy Son of God.” John 3:18. 2:10–12. the house of Israel after those days, saith
brother’s blood crieth unto me from the “But as many as received him, to them Can one know God and not keep His the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind,
ground. And now art thou cursed from gave he power to become the sons of commandments? and write them in their hearts.” Hebrews
the earth.” Genesis 4:7–11. God, even to them that believe on his “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth 8:6,10.
What additional curse came as the re- name.” John 1:12. not his commandments, is a liar, and the Why is the carnal mind enmity against
sult of the first murder? truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:4. God?
And how may we know that we love the
“And the Lord said unto Cain, . . . And What is sin? brethren?
“The carnal mind is enmity against
now art thou cursed from the earth, which How does bible describe it? God: for it is not subject to the law of God,
hath opened her mouth to receive thy “By this we know that we love the chil- neither indeed can be.” Romans 8:7.
“Whosoever committeth sin dren of God, when we love God, and keep
brother’s blood from thy hand; when thou transgresseth also the law: for sin is the Can man of himself, unaided by
tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth his commandments.” 1 John 5:2. Christ, keep the law?
transgression of the law. And ye know that
yield unto thee her strength.” Genesis 4:12. What is the love of God? “I am the vine, ye are the branches: he
he was manifested to take away our sins;
How were the earth itself and its veg- “For this is the love of God, that we that abideth in me, and I in him, the same
and in him is no sin. 1 John 3:4,5.
etation affected by Adam’s sin? keep His commandments.” Verse 3. bringeth forth much fruit: for without me
What is the result of willful sin?
“Cursed is the ground for thy sake; in How did Christ treat His Father’s
Father’s ye can do nothing.” John 15:5. See Ro-
“If we sin willfully after that we have
sorrow shall thou eat of it all the days of commandments? mans 7:14–19.
received the knowledge of the truth, there
thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it remainith no more sacrafice for sins, but “I have kept my Father’s command- Who did He say would enter the king-
bring forth to thee.” Genesis 3:17–18. a certain fearful looking for of judgment ments, and abide in his love.” John 15:10. dom of heaven?
What is the wages of sin? and firey indignation, which shall devour If one professes to abide in Christ, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord,
“The wages of sin is death.” Romans the adversaries.” Hebrews 10:26,27-29. how ought he to walk? Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of
6:23. “In the day that thou eatest thereof “He that saith he abideth in him ought heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17. “The The Law of God himself also so to walk, even as he Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21
soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Ezekiel How did God proclaim His law to His walked.” 1 John 2:6. How will men be rated in relation to
18:4. people? What did Jesus say of His attitude God’s
What is sin declared to be? “And the LORD spake unto you out of the toward the law? “Whosoever therefore shall break one
“Whosoever committeth sin midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the “Think not that I am come to destroy of these least commandments, and shall
transgresseth also the law: for sin is the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard the law, or the prophets: I am not come to teach men so, he shall be called the least
transgression of the law.” 1 John 3:4. a voice. And he declared unto you his cov- destroy, but to fullfill.” Matthew 5:17. in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever
What precedes the manifestation of enant, which he commanded you to perform, What did He teach concerning the shall do and teach them, the same shall
sin? even ten commandments; and he wrote stability of the law? be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:19. What shameful treatment did Christ of the twelve: after that, he was seen of “By the law is the knowledge of sin.”
Is the believer expected to go on in sin receive from the soldiers? above five hundred brethren at once; of Romans 3:20.
after this? “And when they had platted a crown of whom the greater part remain unto this What bears witness to the genuine-
“What shall we say then? Shall we con- thorns, they put it upon his head, and a present, but some are fallen asleep. After ness of the righteousness obtained by
tinue in sin, that grace may abound? God reed in his right hand: and they bowed the that he was seen of James; then of all the faith, apart from the deeds of the law?
forbid, How shall we, that are dead to sin, knee before him, and mocked him, say- apostles.” Verses. 5–7. “But now the righteousness of God with-
live any longer therein?” Romans 6:1–2. ing, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit out the law is manifested, being
What scripture cuts off all hope of jus- upon him, and took the reed, and smote Justification by Faith witnessed by the law and the prophets.”
tification by works? him on the head.” Matthew 27:29–30. How does God justify man? Verse 21.
“By the deeds of the law there shall no After He had been brought to the place How necessary is faith?
“That being justified by his grace, we
flesh be justifed in his sight: for by the law of crucifixion, what drink was offered “Without faith it is impossible to please
should be made heirs according to the
is the knowledge of sin.” Romans 3:20. Christ to stupefy Him? him.” Hebrews 11:6.
hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:7.
In what way are all believers in Jesus “They gave him vinegar to drink mingled What scripture shows that the right-
What is the means through which this
justified? with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, eousness which is received by grace
justifying grace is made available to the
“Being justifed freely by his grace through faith must not be made an excuse
he would not drink.” Verse 34. sinner?
through the redemption that is in Christ for continuing in sin?
In what prayer for those who crucified “Much more then, being now justified
Jesus.” Verse 24. “What shall we say then? Shall we
Him did Christ manifest the true spirit of by his [Christ’s] blood, we shall be saved
What spiritual interpretation did Christ continue in sin, that grace may abound?
the gospel—love for sinners? from wrath through him.” Romans 5:9.
give to the sixth and seventh command- God forbid. How shall we, that are dead
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; How is justification laid hold upon? to sin, live any longer therein? Romans
ments? for they know not what they do.” Luke “Therefore we conclude that a man is 6:1–2.
“Ye have heard that it was said by them 23:34. justifed by faith without the deeds of the
of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and who- Does faith do away with God;'s law law?
With what words did the chief priests law.” Romans 3:28. “Do we then make void the law through
soever shall kill shall be in danger of the and others mock Jesus while on the cross? What is the only way sinners may be faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”
judgment: but I say unto you, That who- “Likewise also the chief priests mock- justified, or made righteous?
soever is angry with his brother without a Romans 3:31.
ing him, with the scribes and elders, said, “Knowing that a man is not justifed by
cause shall be in danger of the judgment.” He saved others; himself he cannot save. the works of the law, but by the faith of Repentance
Matthew 5:21–22. “Ye have heard that it If he be the King of Israel, let him now Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Who are called to repentance?
was said by them of old time, Thou shalt come down from the cross, and we will Jesus Christ, that we might be justified “I came not to call the righteous, but sin-
not commit adultery: but I say unto you, believe him.” Matthew 27:41–42. by the faith of Christ, and not by the works ners to repentance.” Luke 5:32.
That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust What closed this terrible scene? of the law.” Galatians 2:16. How many are sinners?
after her hath committed adultery with her “ When Jesus therefore had received On what basis is there no possibil- “We have before proved both Jews and
already in his heart.” Verses 27–28. the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he ity of justification for the sinner? Gentiles, that they are all under sin.” Ro-
bowed his head, and gave up the ghost” “Therefore by the deeds of the law mans 3:9.
Sufferings of Christ John 19:30. there shall no flesh be justifed in his sight: What are fitting inquiries for those
What did the prophet say Christ for by the law is the knowledge of sin. “ convicted of sin?
would be called to endure? The Resurrection of Romans 3:20. “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
“He was oppressed, and he was af- How does the death of Christ bear “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Acts
flicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is
Christ testimony to this? 2:37; 16:30.
brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, “I do not frustrate the grace of God: What replies does Inspiration return
a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; for if righteousness come by the law, then to these inquiries?
he openeth not his mouth. He was taken and have the keys of hell and of death.” Christ is dead in vain.” Galatians 2:21. “Repent, and be baptized every one of
from prison and from judgment: and who Revelation 1:18. What is proved by any attempt to you in the name of Jesus Christ for the
shall declare his generation? for he was After His resurrection, what effect be justified by the law ? remission of sins.” “Believe on the Lord
cut off out of the land of the living: for the had this prediction upon His disciples? “Christ is become of no effect unto Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”
transgression of my people was he “When therefore he was risen from you, whosoever of you are justified by the Acts 2:38; 16:31.
stricken.” Isaiah 53:7–8. the dead, his disciples remembered that law; ye are fallen from grace.” Galatians What is the result of godly sorrow?
Did Christ know beforehand the he had said this unto them; and they be- 5:4. “For godly sorrow worketh repentance
treatment He was to receive? lieved the scripture, and the word which Why did Israel fail to attain unto to salvation.” 2 Corinthians 7:10.
“Then he took unto him the twelve, and Jesus had said.” John 2:22. righteousness? What did John the Baptist say to the
said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jeru- “For I delivered unto you first of all “But Israel, which followed after the Pharisees and Sadducees when he saw
salem, and all things that are written by that which I also received, how that law of righteousness, hath not attained them come to his baptism?
the prophets concerning the Son of man Christ died for our sins according to the to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? “O generation of vipers, who hath
scriptures; and that he was buried, and Because they sought it not by faith, but warned you to flee from the wrath to
shall be accomplished. For he shall be de-
that he rose again the third day accord- as it were by the works of the law. For come?” Matthew 3:7.
livered unto the Gentiles, and shall be
ing to the scriptures.” 1 Corinthians they stumbled at that stumblingstone.” What did he tell them to do?
mocked, and spitefully entreated, and
15:3–4. Romans 9:31–32. “Bring forth therefore fruits meet for re-
spitted on: and they shall scourge him, and
“And that he was seen of Cephas, then What is revealed by the law? pentance.” Verse 8.
put him to death.” Luke 18:31–33.
Confession and Why did Christ to go away? to be informed? “Therefore we are buried with him by
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is “Now concerning spiritual gifts, breth- baptism into death: that like as Christ was
Forgiveness expedient for you that I go away: for if I ren, I would not have you ignorant.” 1 raised up from the dead by the glory of
What promise is made to those who go not away, the Comforter will not come Corinthians 12:1. the Father, even so we also should walk
confess their sins? unto you; but if I depart, I will send him What gifts are given? in newness of life.” Verse 4.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful unto you.” John 16:7. “And God hath set some in the church, How fully are we thus united with
and just to forgive us our sins, Who is the Comforter, and what was first apostles, secondarily prophets, Christ in His experience of death and
and to cleanse us from all He to do? thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then resurrection?
unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9. “But the Comforter, even the Holy gifts of healings, helps, governments, di- “For if we have been planted together
What different results attend the cov- Spirit, whom the Father will send in my versities of tongues.” 1 Corinthians in the likeness of his death, we shall be
ering and the confessing of sins? name, he shall teach you all things, and 12:28. also in the likeness of his resurrection.”
“He that covereth his sins shall not bring to your remembrance all that I said Verse 5.
prosper: but whoso confesseth and unto you.” John 14:26, RV. Christian Baptism What question did the eunuch ask
forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Prov- What more is the Comforter to do? What ordinance is closely associated after Philip had preached Jesus unto
erbs 28:13. “And when he is come, he will reprove with believing the gospel? him?
What is God ready to do for all who [literally, ‘convince’] the world of sin, and “And he said unto them, Go ye into “And as they went on their way, they
seek for forgiveness? of righteousness, and of judgment.” John all the world, and preach the gospel to came unto a certain water: and the eunuch
“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready 16:8. every creature. He that believeth and is said, See, here is water; what doth hinder
to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto What other title does the Comforter baptized shall be saved; but he that me to be baptized?” Acts 8:36.
all them that call upon thee.” Psalm 86:5. have? believeth not shall be damned.” Mark In order to baptize the eunuch, where
Upon what did David rest his hope of “But when the Comforter is come, 16:15–16. did Philip take him?
forgiveness? whom I will send unto you from the Fa- How did the people respond to the “And he commanded the chariot to
“Have mercy upon me, O God, ac- ther, even the Spirit of truth, which preaching of John? stand still: and they went down both into
cording to thy lovingkindness: accord- proceedeth from the Father, he shall tes- “Then went out to him Jerusalem, and the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and
ing unto the multitude of thy tender mer- tify of me.” John 15:26. all Judea, and all the region round about he baptized him.” Verse 38.
cies blot out my transgressions.” Psalm What did Jesus say the Spirit of truth Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jor- ministry
At the beginning of His ministr y,
51:1. would do? dan, confessing their sins.” Matthew 3:5– what example did Jesus set for the ben-
When David confessed his sin, what “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, 6. efit of His followers?
did he say God did? is come, he will guide you into all truth: What did the apostle Peter associate “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to
“I acknowledged my sin unto thee and for he shall not speak of himself; but with baptism in his instruction on the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.”
mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will whatsoever he shall hear; that shall he day of Pentecost? Matthew 3:13.
confess my transgression unto the Lord; speak: and he will shew you things to “Then Peter said unto them, Repent,
and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.” come.” John 16:13. and be baptized every one of you in the The Gift of Giving
Psalm 32:5. What warning is therefore given? name of Jesus Christ for the remission of What did Christ say of the
What exhortation is based on the fact “Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, sins.” Acts 2:38. blessedness of giving?
that God has forgiven us? whereby ye are sealed unto the day of re- In connection with Christian
“I have shewed you all things, how that
“And be ye kind one to another, ten- demption.” Ephesians 4:30. baptism, what is washed away?
so labouring ye ought to support the weak,
derhearted, forgiving one another, even Is there a limit to the strivings of God’s “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and
and to remember the words of the Lord
as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Spirit? be baptized, and wash away thy sins, call-
Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to
Ephesians 4:32. “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not ing on the name of the Lord.” Acts 22:16. give than to receive.” Acts 20:35.
Through whom are repentance and always strive with man.” Genesis 6:3. See Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21.
What fast is most acceptable to God?
forgiveness granted? For what did David pray? By what means are sins washed
“Is not this the fast that I have chosen?
“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, “Cast me not away from thy presence; away?
. . . Is it not to deal thy bread to the hun-
whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him and take not thy holy spirit from me.” “Unto him that loved us, and washed
gry, and that thou bring the poor that are
hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Psalm 51:11. us from our sins in his own blood.” Rev-
Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance cast out to thy house? when thou seest the
Who moved upon the prophets to give elation 1:5.
to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” Acts When believers are baptized into naked, that thou cover him; and that thou
5:30–31. “For the prophecy came not in old time Christ, whom do they put on? hide not thyself from thine own flesh?”
by the will of man: but holy men of God “For as many of you as have been bap- Isaiah 58:6–7.
The Holy Spirit and spake as they were moved by the Holy tized into Christ have put on Christ.” What is one way in which we are
Ghost.” 2 Peter. 1:21. Galatians 3:27. commanded to honor God?
His Work “Honour the LORD with thy substance,
What is the fruit of the Spirit? Into what experience are those bap-
What precious promise did Jesus and with the firstfruits of all thine in-
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, tized who are baptized into Christ?
make to His disciples shortly before His crease.” Proverbs 3:9.
peace, longsuffering, gentleness, good- “Know ye not, that so many of us as
What part of one’s income has the
ness, faith, meekness, temperance.” were baptized into Jesus Christ were bap-
I will pray the Father, and he shall give Lord especially claimed as His?
Galatians 5:22–23. tized into his death?” Romans 6:3.
you another Comforter, that he may abide “And all the tithe [tenth] of the land,
Concerning what subject ought we How is such a baptism described?
with you for ever.” John 14:6.
whether of the seed of the land, or of the “For ye are bought with a price: there- upon the face of all the earth, and every “For the Lord himself shall descend
fruit of the tree, is the LORD’s: it is holy unto fore glorify God in your body, and in your tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yield- from heaven with a shout, with the voice
the LORD.” Leviticus 27:30. spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians ing seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Gen- of the archangel, and with the trump of
For whose support and for what work 6:20. esis 1:29. God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.”
was the tithe devoted in Israel? What is the body said to be? Note—In other words, vegetables, l Thessalonians 4:16.
“Behold, I have given the children of “ What? know ye not that your body is grains, fruits, and nuts. What comes to all men as the result
Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inherit- the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in When God chose Israel to be His of the fall?
ance, for their service which they serve, you, which ye have of God, and ye are people, what kinds of flesh food were ex- “In Adam all die.” 1 Corinthians
even the service of the tabernacle of the not your own? Verse 19. cluded from their diet by written instruc- 15:22. See Romans 5:12.
congregation.” Numbers 18:21. What effect does cheerfulness have tion? How much do we do after we die?
Of what is one guilty who withholds upon the health? Those called unclean: See Leviticus “ Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,
the tithe and freewill offerings? “A merry heart doeth good like a 11 and Deuteronomy 14. do it with thy might, for there is no work,
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have medicine.” Proverbs 17:22. nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom,
robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we How did the Saviour provide rest for Where Are the Dead? in the grave, whither thou goest.”
robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.” His disciples? How does the Bible represent death? Ecclesiastes 9:10.
Malachi 3:8. “And he said unto them, Come ye “But I wou!d not have you to be igno- Whose voice raises the dead?
Concerning what does the Lord ask yourselves apart into a desert place, and rant, brethren, concerning them which are “Marvel not at this: for the hour is
us to prove Him, and upon what condi- rest a while.” Mark 6:31. asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as oth- coming, in the which that all in the graves
tions does He promise great blessings? How are we exhorted to present our shall hear his voice, and shall come forth;
ers which have no hope.”
“Bring ye all the tithes into the store- bodies to God? they that have done good, unto the resur-
1 Thessalonians 4:13. See also
house, that there may be meat in mine “I beseech you . . . that ye present your 1 Corinthians 15:18, 20; John 11:11–14. rection of life; and they that have done evil,
house, and prove me now herewith, saith bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable “And many of them that sleep in the unto the resurrection of damnation.” John
the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you unto God.” Romans 12:1. dust of the earth shall awake.” Daniel 12:2. 5:28–29.
the windows of heaven, and pour you out What high purpose should control our
a blessing, that there shall not be room See Ecclesiastes 3:20; 9:10. In what words is the ultimate triumph
habits of life? Are the righteous dead in heaven over death and the grave expressed?
enough to receive it. And I will rebuke “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or
the devourer for your sakes, and he shall praising God? “O death, where is thy sting? O grave,
whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of “For David is not ascended into the where is thy victory?” 1 Corinthians
not destroy the fruits of your ground; nei- God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31.
ther shall your vine cast her fruit before heavens.” Acts 2:34. “The dead praise 15:55.
What warning is given against lead- not the LORD, neither any that go down After whose body will these
the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.”
ing others into intemperance? into silence.” Psalm 115:17. resurrected ones be fashioned?
“Woe unto him that giveth his neigh- Does one know of God when dead? “We look for the Saviour, the Lord
With what spirit should we give?
bor drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, “For in death there is no remembrance Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile
“Every man according as he purposeth
and makest him drunken.” Habakkuk of thee.” Psalm 6:5. body, that it may be fashioned like unto
in his heart, so let him give; not grudg-
2:15. What does one in this condition know his glorious body.” Philippians 3:20–21.
ingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a
cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7. Can drunkards enter the kingdom? about his family?
“Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, “His sons come to honour, and he
What has Christ said regarding giving?
. . . nor thieves, nor covetous, nor
“It is more blessed to give than to re- knoweth it not; and they are brought low,
ceive.” Acts 20:35. drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, but he perceiveth it not of them.” Job Institution
On what basis are gifts acceptable? shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Co- 14:21. When and by whom was the Sabbath
“For if there be first a willing mind, it rinthians 6:9–10. See Revelation 21:27. What becomes of man’s thoughts at made?
is accepted according to that a man hath, What is one of the evil results of in- death? “Thus the heavens and the earth were
and not according to that he hath not.” 2 temperance? “His breath goeth forth, he returneth finished, and all the host of them. And
Corinthians 8:12. “Be not among winebibbers; among to his earth; in that very day his thoughts on the seventh day God ended his work
As Christ sent His disciples out to riotous eaters of flesh: for the drunkard perish.” Psalm 146:4. which he had made; and he rested on
preach, to heal the sick, and to raise the and the glutton shall come to poverty.” Do the dead know any- the seventh day from all his work which
dead, what did He say to them? Proverbs 23:20–21. thing? he had made.” Genesis 2:1–2.
“Freely ye have received, freely give.” What may be said of the use of to- “For the living know that they shall die: “And God blessed the seventh day, and
Matthew 10:8. bacco? but the dead know not any thing.” sanctifed it: because that in it he had rested
Being a rank poison, tobacco is highly Ecclesiastes 9:5. from all his work which God created and
Good Health injurious. Do they take any part in earthly things? made.” Genesis 2:3.
What did the apostle John wish con- Note—”Tobacco is the most subtle “Also their love, and their hatred, What is the reason for keeping the
cerning Gaius? poison known to chemists, except the and their envy, is now perished; nei- Sabbath day holy?
“Beloved, I wish above all things that deadly prussic acid.” M. Orfila, a former ther have they any more a portion for “For in six days the LORD made heaven
thou mayest prosper and be in health, president of the Paris Medical Academy. ever in any thing that is done under the and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,
even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2. What was the original food provided? sun.” Verse 6. and rested the seventh day: wherefore the
Why should the health of the body “And God said, Behold, I have given When is the resurrection of the right- LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hal-
be preser ved? you every herb bearing seed, which is eous to take place? lowed it.” Exodus 20:11.
Note—The Sabbath is the memorial of sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to After the crucifixion, what day was or interpret even divine laws. . . . The pope
Creation. God designed that through save life, or to destroy it?” Verse 9. kept by the women who followed Jesus? can modify divine law, since his power is
keeping it man should forever remember “And they were filled with madness; “They returned, and prepared spices not of man, but of God, and he acts as
Him as the true and living God, the Cre- and communed one with another what and ointments; and rested the sabbath day vicegerent of God upon earth.” Translated
ator of all things. they might do to Jesus.” Verse 11. according to the commandment.” Luke from Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotheca
Which day is the Sabbath? “And the Pharisees went forth, and 23:56. (Ready Library), “Papa,” art, 2.
“The seventh day is the sabbath.” Exo- straightway took counsel . . . how they What day of the week is the Sabbath, The fourth commandment.
dus 20:10. might destroy him.” Mark 3:6. “according to the commandment”? “It [the Roman Catholic Church] re-
Was the Sabbath intended as a day for But the seventh day is the sabbath of versed the Fourth Commandment by do-
public worship? The Lord’s Day the “LORD” thy God.” Exodus 20:10. ing away with the Sabbath of God’s Word,
On what day does John say he was Note—It is evident, therefore, that the and instituting Sunday as a holiday.”—N.
“Six days shall work be done: but the
in the Spirit? Sabbath of the New Testament is the Summerbell, History of the Christian
seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day.” same as the Sabbath of the Old Testa-
convocation.” Leviticus 23:3. Church (1873), p. 415.
Revelation 1:10. ment, and that there is nothing in the New
Note—A convocation is an assembly “The Sunday, as a day of the week set
What day does the commandment Testament setting aside the seventh-day
of people. apart for the obligatory public worship of
say is the Lord’s day? Sabbath, and putting the first day of the
Of what else does God say He gave Almighty God, to be sanctified by a sus-
“The seventh day is the sabbath of the week in its place.
the Sabbath to His people to be a sign, pension of all servile labor; trade, and
LORD.” Exodus 20:10. By contrast with the worshipers of
or reminder? the beast, how are the worshipers of worldly avocations and by exercises of de-
What does the prophet Isaiah, votion, is purely a creation of the Catho-
“Moreover also I gave them my God described?
speaking for God, call the seventh-day lic Church. The American Catholic Quar-
sabbaths, to be a sign between me and “Here is the patience of the saints:
Sabbath? terly Review, January, 1883, pp. 152,139.
them, that they might know that l am the here are they that keep the command-
“my holy day.” Isaiah 58:13. “If Protestants would follow the Bible,
LORD that sanctify them.” Ezekiel 20:12. On what day must John have been ments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
How often will the redeemed Revelation 14:12. they should worship God on the Sabbath
in the Spirit?
congregate to worship the Lord? Day. In keeping the Sunday they are fol-
The seventh, if he referred to a day of
“For as the new heavens and new The Change of the lowing a law of the Catholic Church.”
the week at all.
earth, which I will make, shall remain Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Archdio-
Note—No other day of the week in all Sabbath
before me, saith the LORD, so shall your the Bible is claimed by God as His day. cese of Baltimore replying for the Cardi-
seed and your name remain. And it shall observance
How did Sunday obser vance origi- nal in a letter of Feb. 10, 1920.
Did Christ keep the Sabbath?
come to pass, that from one new moon nate? Many believe that Christ changed What kind of teaching have men
“As his custom was, he went into the
to another; and from one sabbath to an- the Sabbath, but, from His own words, we substituted for the words which are
synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood
see that He came for no such purpose. The spirit and life?
other, shall all flesh come to worship be- up for to read.” Luke 4:16. “I have kept my
Father’s commandments.” John 15:10. responsibility for this change must there- “Howbeit in vain do they worship me,
fore me, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 66:22–
23. Did Christ’s followers keep the Sab- fore be looked for elsewhere.
Christ’s teaching for doctrines the command-
bath after His death? In His most famous sermon, what did ments of men. . . . And he said unto them,
When, according to the Bible, does
“They returned, and prepared spices Christ say of the Law? Full well ye reject the commandment of
the Sabbath begin?
and ointments; and rested the sabbath day “Think not that I am come to destroy God, that ye may keep your own tradi-
“And the evening and the morning
according to the commandment.” Luke the law, or the prophets: I am not come to tion.” Mark 7:7–9.
were the first day. . . . And the evening
23:56. destroy, but to fulfil.” Matthew 5:17. “How long halt ye between two opin-
and the morning were the second day.”
“All men should honour the Son, even “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or ions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but
etc. See Genesis 1:5,8,13,19,23,31.
“From even unto even, shall ye celebrate as they honour the Father.” John 5:23. “I one tittle shall in no wise pass from the if Baal, then follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21.
and my Father are one.” John 10:30. law, till all be fulfilled.” Verse 18.
your sabbath.” Leviticus 23:32. See Mark
Note—Man here means” mankind”. “Whosoever therefore shall break one
Of what did Christ say the Son of of the least commandments, and shall
Did Christ, while on earth, keep the
man is Lord? teach men so, he shall be called the least God's Last
“As his custom was, he went into the
“The Son of man is Lord even of the in the kingdom of heaven.” Verse 19.
sabbath day.” Matthew 12:8. See Mark What did God, through the prophet
Message to a
synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood
up for to read.” Luke 4:16.
Who made the Sabbath?
Daniel, say the power represented by the
“little horn” would think to do?
Although the Lord, Maker, and an
Maker, “All things were made by him [Christ, “He shall speak words against the Jesus said, “And this gospel of the
Obser ver of the Sabbath, how was He the Word].” John 1:3. Most High, and shall wear out the saints kingdom shall be preached in all the
watched and spied upon on this day? What day immediately precedes the of the Most High; and shall think to world for a witness unto all nations; and
“And the scribes and Pharisees first day of the week? change the times and the law.” Daniel then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14
watched him, whether he would heal on “In the end of the sabbath, as it began 7:25, RSV. Reader, in this little booklet you have
the sabbath day; that they might find an to dawn toward the first day of the week.” a clear outline of the gospel of Jesus
What power has claimed authority to
accusation against him.“ Luke 6:7. Matthew 28:1. Christ, just as given in the Holy Bible,
change God’s law?
How did Christ meet their false ideas Note—According to the New Testa- without traditions or philosophy of men.
of Sabbathkeeping? ment, therefore, the Sabbath had passed “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God,
Note—”The pope is of so great author-
“Then said Jesus, . . . Is it lawful on the when the first day of the week began. and give glory to him; for the hour of
ity and power that he can modify, explain,
his judgment is come.” Revelation 14:7. describe the fallen churches: The good woman
God’s judgment began in heaven in “Because she made all nations drink of teaches God’s Holy
the year 1844. It began with the dead. the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” Word. See Revelation
The dead are not in heaven, they are Revelation 14:8. 14:5.
asleep in the grave, awaiting the resur- Belshazzar defied God in a drunken The evil woman
rection. “Some to everlasting life, and brawl: causes the world to be
some to shame and everlasting con- “They drank wine, and praised the forced by law to obey
tempt.” Daniel12:2. gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of man-made religious
Soon, no one knows how soon, the iron, of wood, and of stone.” Daniel 5:4. laws. See Revelation
judgment will begin for the living. “Babylon hath been a golden cup in the 13:15.
“Worship him that made heaven, L ORD ’s hand, that made all the earth The good woman
and earth, and the sea, and the foun- drunken: the nations have drunken of her keeps the command-
tains of waters.” Revelation 14:7 wine; therefore the nations are mad.” ments of God. See Revelation 14:12. “Behold a fourth beast, dreadful and
No man, pope, priest, or preacher Jeremiah 51:7. The evil woman will be destroyed by terrible, . . . and it had great iron teeth: it
can forgive sin. No man is to be wor- BABYLON IS A SYMBOL OF FALSE God. See Revelation 19:20. stamped the residue with the feet of it:
shiped. Jesus said unto him, “Get thee RELIGION, AND THE WINE IS A SYMBOL The good woman will stand with God and it was diverse from all the beasts that
hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt OF HER DOCTRINES. on the sea of glass. See Revelation 15:2. were before it; and it had ten horns.”
worship the Lord thy God, and him only “And there came one of the seven an- “I saw another angel come down Daniel 7:7. ROME ruled the world from
shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:10. gels which had the seven vials, and talked from heaven, having great power; and A.D. 168 to 538.
Mary, the mother of Jesus is in her with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I the earth was lightened with his glory. “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall
grave. She cannot help anyone. will shew unto thee the judgment of the “And he cried mightily with a strong be the fourth kingdom upon earth.” Daniel
Jesus said, “I and my Father are one. great whore that sitteth upon many waters: voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, 7:23.
Then the Jews took up stones to stone [the waters are people and multitudes, and is fallen, and is become the habitation of The Roman Empire was divided into
him. nations, and tongues Revelation 17:15] devils, and the hold of every unclean and ten kingdoms between A.D. 351 and 476.
Jesus answered them, Many good with whom the kings of the earth have hateful bird. “I considered the horns, and, behold,
works have I shewed you from my Fa- committed fornication, and the inhabitants “For all nations have drunk of the wine there came up among them another little
ther; for which of those works do ye of the earth have been made drunk with of the wrath of her fornication, and the horn, before whom there were three of the
stone me? the wine of her fornication. . . . kings of the earth have committed forni- first horns plucked up by the roots: and,
“The Jews answered him, saying, “And the woman was arrayed in purple cation with her, and the merchants of the behold, in this horn were the eyes like the
For a good work we stone thee not; but and scarlet colour, and decked with gold earth are waxed rich through the abun- eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great
for blasphemy; and because that thou, and precious stones and pearls, having a dance of her delicacies. things.” Daniel 7:8. This little horn is the
being a man, makest thyself God.” golden cup in her hand full of abomina- “And I heard another voice from beast of Revelation 14:9,
John 10:30–33. tions and filthiness of her fornication: heaven, saying, Come out of her, my THE PAPACY.
“I know the blasphemy of them which “And upon her forehead was a name people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, Before the Papal Church could have
say they are Jews [God’s true people], MYSTERY
written, MYSTER Y, BABYLON THE and that ye receive not of her plagues.” complete control of the state, she had to
and are not, but are the synagogue of GREAT
GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS Revelation 18:1–4. To come out of Babylon do away with three of the ten little horns,
Satan.” Revelation 2:9. ABOMINATIONS
AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EAR TH. EARTH. means to come out of the false churches. Heruli, Vandals, and the Ostrogoths. These
“And he saith unto me . . . for the time “And I saw the woman drunken with the “And the third angel followed them, Arian kingdoms were completely subju-
is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be blood of the saints, and with the blood of saying with a loud voice, If any man wor- gated by A.D. 538 and from this date the
unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him the martyrs of Jesus:” Revelation ship the beast.” Revelation 14:9. Papacy was to rule over the kings of the
be filthy still. . . . 17:1-6. earth for 1260 years. A.D. 538 to 1798.
“And behold, I come quickly; and my A WOMAN in prophecy is a symbol of Who is the beast? See chart.
reward is with me, to give every man ac- the church, both the good church and the “I beheld, and the same horn made war
The prophet Daniel had visions and
cording as his work shall be. . . .“For apostate church. with the saints, and prevailed against
dreams, and he saw “Four great beasts
without are dogs, and sorcerers, and The evil woman [false church] is called them. . . . And he shall speak great words
come up from the sea, diverse [differ
whoremongers, . . . and whosoever a whore. See Revelation 17:1. against the most High, and shall wear out
ent] one from another.
loveth and maketh a lie.” Revelation The good woman [true church] is called the saints of the most High, and think to
“The first was like a lion.” Daniel 7:3–
22:10–12, 15. a virgin. See Revelation 14:4. change times and laws: and they shall be
“And there followed another angel The evil woman fornicates with the given into his hand until a time and times
BABYLON, ruled the world from 606
saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen.” Rev- kings of the earth. See Revelation 17:2. and the dividing of time.” Daniel 7:21–
to 539 B.C.
elation 14:8. The good woman is married to Christ. 25.
“Another beast . . . like a bear . . .
See 2 Corinthians 11:2. “And the holy city [the true church]
raised up itself on one side.” Daniel 7:5.
Who is Babylon? The evil woman is dressed in purple shall they tread under foot forty and two
One side was stronger than the other.
and scarlet color, and decked with gold and months.” Revelation 11:2.
The book of Revelation takes names The MEDES AND PERSIONS, ruled the
precious stones. See Revelation 17:4. “And the woman [the true church] fled
and places and events from literal things world from 539 to 331 B.C. The Persians
The good woman is dressed in fine linen, into the wilderness, where she hath a place
in the Old Testament and uses these were stronger, they came up last.
clean and white. See Revelation 19:8. prepared of God, that they should feed her
names and events in a symbolic way in “Behold . . . another like a leopard.”
The evil woman teaches traditions, the there a thousand two hundred and three
the New Testament:“ Daniel 7:6. GREECE ruled the world from
filthiness of her fornication. See Revela- score days.” Revelation 12:6.
In Revelation Babylon is used to 331 to 168 B.C.
The following texts of Scripture give years.” Brief Bible Readings, p. 16. which there is no Scriptural authority.” Priest The French army, under general Berthier, en-
us the basis on which we are to reckon John Wycliff, a mighty man of God, was Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, tered Rome and took the pope prisoner. The
time.—1 day is equal to 1 year: despised by the papists so much that forty Chap. 2, 174. date: Feb. 10, 1798. The imprisoned pope
“After the number of days in which ye years after his death, his bones were ex- “Prove to me from the Bible alone that I died in exile the following year in Valence,
searched the land, even forty days, each humed and publicly burned. It was through am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is France. A great cry was heard, “Catholicism
day for a year.” Numbers 14:34. the writings of Wycliff that many errors of not such law in the Bible! It is a law of the is dead.” The Papacy had received the
“I have appointed thee each day for a Romanism were brought to light. holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, “deadly wound.” See Revelation 13:3. But
year.” Ezekiel 4:6. Huss and Jerome were both burned to ‘Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.’ we are told that the wound is to be healed,
“And they shall be given into his hand death tied to a stake. They would not The Catholic Church says, No! by divine and the time is soon coming when all the
until a time and times and the dividing of recant from preaching truth, so the Catho- power I abolish the Sabbath day and com- world will, “wonder after the beast.” I bid.
time.” Daniel 7:25. lic prelates had them consigned to the mand you to keep holy the first day of the In 1929 Cardinal Gasparre met Premier
“A time, and times, and half a time.” flames. (See Wylie, b3, ch 17). week. And lo! the entire civilized world bows Mussolini in the palace of St. John Lateran
Revelation 12:14. Concerning the Pope, Martin Luther down in reverent obedience to the command where the Treaty of the Vatican was signed,
Time = 1 year. wrote; “It is a horrible thing to behold the of the Holy Catholic Church.” Priest Tho- returning temporal power to the Papacy; and
Times = 2 years. man who styles himself Christ’s vicegerent, mas Enright, C.S.S.R, president of it was again made into a kingdom with its
Half a time = one half year.
year. displaying a magnificence that no emperor Redemptorist College, Kansas City, MO in own territory.
Using prophetic reckoning, 1 year or can equal. Is this being like the poor Jesus, a lecture at Hartfold, Kansas, Feb. 18,1884, But the deadly wound is not yet entirely
time = 360 days. or the humble Peter? He is, say they, the and in the American Sentinel, a Roman healed.
3 1/2 times = 3 1/2 X 360 = 1260 Lord of the world! But Christ, whose vicar Catholic journal of June 1893, 173. The wound was the separation of the
days he boasts of being, has said, ‘My kingdom No man can really change God’s Holy church of Rome from control of the state;
1 day = 1 year; 1260 days = 1260 is not of this world’. Can the dominions of Law; he only thinks he can. and when this wound is completely healed,
years. the vicar extend beyond those of his supe- Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to the Roman Catholic Church will control the
The true church was persecuted by the rior?” D’Aubigne, B, Ch.3. destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not civil magistrates. The United States of
Roman Catholic Church for 1260 years, A.D. Luther said: “I despise and attack it, [a come to destroy, but to fulfill. America will be the agent to bring this about.
538 to 1798. papal bull (writing) condemning Luther] as “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven “And I beheld another beast coming up
impious false. . . . I rejoice in having to and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in out of the earth; and he had two horns like a
bear such ills for the best of causes. Al- no wise pass from the law, till all be ful- lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Millions Martyred ready I feel greater liberty in my heart; for “And he exerciseth all the power of the
“That the Church of Rome has shed more at last I know that the pope is antichrist, filled.” Matthew 5:17–18. first beast before him, and causeth the earth
innocent blood than any other institution that and that his throne is that of Satan him- Paul writes, “Let no man deceive you
by any means: for that day shall not come, and them which dwell therein to worship the
has ever existed among mankind will be self.” D’Aubigne, B.6, Ch. 9. first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
questioned by no Protestant who has a com- except there come a falling away first. And
that man of sin be revealed, the son of per- Revelation 13:11–12.
plete knowledge of history. It is impossible
to form a complete conception of the multi- Attempted Sabbath dition;
tude of her victims, and it is quite certain Change “‘Who opposeth and exalteth himself Mark of the Beast
that no powers of imagination can adequately above all that is called God, or that is wor- “If any man worship the beast and his
The Papacy shall, “think to change times
realize their sufferings.” W. E. H. Leeky, His- and laws.” Daniel 7:25. “The pope is of such shipped; so that he as God sitteth in the image, and receive his mark in his forehead,
tory of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit great authority and power that he can modify, temple of God, showing himself that he is or in his hand, “the same shall drink of the
of Rationalism in Europe. Vol. 2:32, 1910 explain, or interpret even divine laws. The God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3–4. wine of the wrath of God, which is poured
edition. “The pope is of so great dignity and so out without mixture into the cup of his in-
pope can modify divine law, since his power
An excellent, though lengthy, article de- is not of man, but of God, and he acts as exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it dignation; and he shall be tormented with
scribing in detail the right of the Roman vicegerent of God upon earth.” Lucius Ferraris were God, and the vicar of God. The pope fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy
Catholic Church to do this, will be found in Prompta Bibliotheca, Popa Art. 2. by reason of the excellence of his supreme angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.”
the Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 12:266. dignity is called bishop of bishops. He is Revelation 14:9–10.
“Of course the Catholic Church claims
“For professing faith contrary to the that the change (of Sabbath to Sunday) was likewise the divine monarch and supreme THE MARK OF THE BEAST is SUNDAY
teachings of the Church of Rome, history her act. It could not have dreamed of doing emperor, and King of kings. Hence the pope worship enforced by law—This is a MARK
records the martyrdom of more than one anything in matters spiritual and ecclesi- is crowned with a triple crown, as King of of the Roman Catholic Church.
hundred million people. A million astical and religious without her. And the heaven and earth and of the lower regions.” The Catholic Church says; “Of course the
Waldenses and Albigenses [Swiss and ACT IS A MARK of ecclesiastical power in Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotlxeca, Vol Catholic Church claims that the change
French Protestants] perished during a cru- religious matters.” James Cardinal Gibbons 6, p 29. [Sabbath to Sunday] was her act. . . . And
sade proclaimed by Pope Innocent III in in a letter to J.F. Snyder of Bloomington, “And I saw one of his heads as it were the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical
1208. Beginning from the establishment Il. Nov. 11,1895. wounded to death.” Revelation 13:3. power.” Cardinal Gibbons, Nov. 11,1895.
of the Jesuits in 1540 to 1580, nine hun- “He that leadeth into captivity shall go The United States will soon restore Civil
QUESTION—”Have you any other way
dred thousand were destroyed. One hun- of proving that the Church has power to in- into captivity: he that killeth with the sword power to the Papacy.
dred and fifty thousand perished by the In- stitute festivals of precept? must be killed with the sword.” Revelation “And deceiveth them that dwell on the
quisition in thirty years. Within the space 13:10. earth by the means of those miracles which
ANSWER—”Had she not such power, she
of thirty-eight years after the edict of could not have done that in which modern We have already shown that the Papacy he had power to do in the sight of the beast;
Charles V against the Protestants, fifty religionists agree with her, she could not would rule over the earth for 1260 years— saying to them that dwell on the earth, that
thousand persons were hanged, beheaded, have substituted the observance of Sunday A.D. 538 to 1798. See chart. they should make an image to the beast,
or burned alive for heresy. Eighteen thou- the first day of the week, for the observance In 1798 the Reign of Terror continued which had the wound by a sword, and did
sand more perished during the adminis- of Saturday the seventh day, a change for in the French Revolution and the Roman live.
tration of the Duke of Alva in five and a half Catholic religion was set aside in France. “And he had power to give life unto the
image of the beast, that the image of the beast mouth of the false prophet. pal Rome].” Revelation 13:1–3. King and Pontifex Maximus, is Caesar’s suc-
should both speak, and cause that as many “For they are the spirits of devils, work- “The removal of the capitol of the Empire cessor.” Adolf Harnock, What is Christian-
as would not worship the image of the beast ing miracles, which go forth unto the kings from Rome to Constantinople in 330 left the ity? 1903, pp. 269-270.
should be killed. of the earth and of the whole world, to gather Western Church, practically free from impe- There are sincere Christians in every
“And he causeth all, both small and great, them to the battle of that great day of God rial power, to develop its own organization. church, including the Catholic Church, who
rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a Almighty.” Revelation 16:13–14. The Bishop of Rome, in the seat of the have worshiped God on Sunday. They have
mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that Ceasars was now the greatest man in the lived up to all the light that they have. They
“And that no man might buy or sell, save in the latter times some shall depart from West, and was soon forced to become the have served God to the best of their knowl-
he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, political as well as the spiritual head.” A.C. edge. They have not received the MARK OF
or the number of his name.” Revelation and doctrines of devils; Flick, The Rise of the Medieval Church, p. THE BEAST. But when SUNDAY observance
13:14–18. “speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their 168. is enforced by law, then whoever obeys the
The United States of America arose si- conscience seared with a hot iron; “Whatever Roman elements the barbar- laws of man and ignores the law of God, will
lently out of the earth around 1798, about “forbidding to marry, and commanding ians and Aryans left . . . under the protec- receive the mark of the beast. They will re-
the same time as the Papacy lost its power. to abstain from meats, which God hath cre- tion of the Bishop of Rome, who was the ceive the seven last plagues:
This great nation of America has two horns ated to be received with .thanksgiving of chief person there after the Emperor’s dis- “And the first went, and poured out his
like a lamb—a nation without a king and a them which believe and know the truth.” 1 appearance. . . . The Roman Church in this vial upon the earth; And there fell a noisome
church without a pope. A nation that boasted Timothy 4:1–3. way privily pushed itself into the place of and grievous sore upon the men which had
freedom of religion and a democracy where “This know also, that in the last days the Roman World Empire, of which it is the the mark of the beast, and upon them which
every citizen has a voice in civil affairs. But perilous times shall come. actual continuation; the empire has not per- worshipped his image.” Revelation 16:2.
alas this great nation will soon speak as a “For men shall be lovers of their own ished, but has only undergone a transfor-
DRAGON. selves, . . . having a form of godliness, but mation. It [the Catholic Church] is a politi-
The U.S. Constitution says, “Congress denying the power thereof: from such turn cal creation, and is imposing as a world em-
Seal of God
shall make no law respecting an establish- away.” 2 Timothy 3:1–2, 5. pire, because it is a continuation of the Ro- Not all will receive the Mark of the Beast:
ment of religion, or prohibiting the free ex- All who refuse compliance with this law man Empire. The pope, who calls himself “And I saw as it were a sea of glass
ercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of will be threatened with fines, jail sentences
speech, or of the press; or the right of the and finally death. Consider the following traditions of the Catholic Church and the year they began:
people peaceably to assemble, and to peti- “And cause that as many as would not
tion the Government for a redress of griev- worship the image of the beast should be A.D. 300—Prayers for the dead, and 1184—The Inquisition
ance.” killed.” Revelation 13:15. the sign of the cross 1190—Sale of indulgences
Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg ad- These Sunday laws will be passed in the 321—Sunday laws and enforced 1215—Auricular confession of sins to
dress says, “A government of the people, United States of America, then every coun- Sundaykeeping a priest instead of to God
by the people and for the people.” try on the face of the earth will follow—Old 375—Veneration of angels and dead 1220—Adoration of the wafer
The people of the United States made Mexico, South America, India, Asia, Europe, saints, and the use of images 1229—Bible officially forbidden to lay-
the Constitution which guarantees religious Russia, Africa and all the islands of the seas. 394—Daily celebration of the heathen men
freedom for all. The people of the United Every person in the whole world will have to mass 1251—The Scapular
States will soon change, and by vote, de- make the decision, whether to obey God’s 400—Persecution of Bible Sabbath- 1414—Cup forbidden to the people
mand that Congress change its Constitu- law or man’s law. keepers begins 1508—The Ave Maria to be said with
tion. The Bible tells us that through spiri- “And all that dwell upon the earth shall 431—Exaltation of Mary, as she is beads
tualism the whole world will be deceived. worship him [the beast], whose names are called the “Mother of God” 1524—Jesuit order founded
There will be terrible storms, earthquakes, not written in the book of life of the Lamb 450—Death sentence for Sabbath- 1545—Tradition officially declared of
famines, pestilences and disease. As time slain from the foundation of the world.” Rev- keepers equal authority with Scripture
comes to an end these occurrences will be- elation 13:8. 500—Priests dress differently 1546—Apocryphal books officially
come much worse, for which God's people “And the smoke of their torment 526—Extreme unction added
will receive blame. The spiritualists and ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have 593—Purgatory 1854—Immaculate conception pro-
many preachers will say that these terrible no rest day nor night, who worship the beast 600—Latin language alone in prayer claimed
things of nature will not cease until Sun- and his image, and whosoever receiveth the and worship, and prayers directed to 1864—Papal “‘Syllabus of Errors” con-
day sacredness is honored by all. The mark of his name.” Revelation 14:11. Mary, dead saints and angels demns freedom of religion, speech, con-
people will demand Sunday laws. The We may ask the question: How did Pa- 607—Title of Pope, or universal science, press, and scientific discoveries
United States will lead out in this, and all pal Rome come to have so much power? Bishop first used 1870—Infallibility of the pope
the world will follow. “And all the world “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, 709—Kissing the pope’s foot 1930—Public, and all non-Catholic
wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3. and saw a beast [Pagan Rome] rise up out of 750—Civil power of the pope schools condemned
“And deceiveth them that dwell on the the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, . 786—Worship of the cross, images, 1950—Assumption of Virgin Mary pro-
earth by the means of those miracles which . . and upon his heads the name of blas- relics, and bones claimed
he had the power to do in the sight of the phemy. 850—Holy water 1965—Mary was made the mother of
beast; saying to them that dwell on the “And the beast [Papal Rome] which I saw 927—College of Cardinals the church
earth, that they should make an image to was like unto a leopard, and his feet were 965—Baptism of bells Add to these many others: monks, nuns,
the beast, which had the wound by a sword, as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the 995—Canonization of dead saints hermits, monasteries, convents, lent, holy
and did live.” Revelation 13:14. mouth of a lion: and the dragon [Pagan 998—Fasting on Friday and Lent week, Palm Sunday, Holy water, Ash
“I saw three unclean spirits like frogs Rome] gave him [Papal Rome] his power, 1079—Celibacy of the priests Wednesday, All Saints Day, Halloween, fish
come out of the mouth of the dragon, and and his seat, and great authority. . . . And 1090—The rosary and mechanical day, flagellations, incenses, holy oil,
out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the all the world wondered after the beast [Pa- prayer with beads medals, charms, and on and on.
mingled with fire: and them that had gotten are they that keep the commandments God, PROTESTANTISM SPEAKS
PROTESTANTISM given to bring to their remembrance all things
the victory over the beast, and over his im- and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12. Congregationalist: “It is quite clear that whatsoever that He had said unto them, deal
age, and over his mark, and over the number The Sunday law is pictured as making war however rigidly or devotedly we may spend with this question. Nor yet did the inspired
of his name, stand on the sea of glass, hav- on God’s people. Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath. . apostles, in preaching the gospel, founding
ing the harps of God.” Revelation 15:2. “And the dragon was wroth with the . . The Sabbath was founded on a specific, churches, counseling and instructing those
Those who do not receive the Mark of the woman, and went to make war with the divine command. We can plead no such founded, discuss or approach the subject.
Beast, will receive the Seal of God. remnant of her seed, which keep the command for the observance of Sunday. . “Of course I quite well know that Sunday
“Saying, hurt not the earth, neither the commandments of God, and have the . . There is not a single line in the New Tes- did come into use in early Christian history
sea; nor the trees, till we have sealed the ser- testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17. tament to suggest that we incur any pen- as a religious day, as we learn from the Chris-
vants of our God in their foreheads.” Rev- “Blessed are they that do his command- alty by violating the supposed sanctity of tian Fathers and other sources. But what a
elation 7:3. ments, that they may have right to the tree of Sunday.” Dr. R. W. Dale, “The Ten Command- pity that it comes branded with the mark of
“Bind up the testimony, seal the law life, and may enter in through the gates into ments,” p. 106–107. Paganism, and christened with the name of
among my disciples.” Isaiah 8:16. the city.” Revelation 22:14. Lutheran Free Church: “For when there the sun-god, then adopted and sanctified by
The seal of God reveals the NAME, AU- Most churches, and other forms of wor- could not be produced one solitary place the Papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sa-
THORITY, AND DOMINION in His Holy Law: ship are not fully obeying the Bible. They in the Holy Scriptures which testified that cred legacy to Protestantism.” Dr. E. T.
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it mix truth with pagan, human traditions. either the Lord Himself or the apostles had Hiscox, report of his sermon at the Baptist
holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all “But in vain they do worship me, teach- ordered such a transfer of the Sabbath to Ministers Convention, in New York Exam-
thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath ing for doctrines the commandments of men.” Sunday, then it was not easy to answer the iner, November 16, 1893.
of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do Matthew 15:9. question: Who has transferred the Sabbath, We have quoted at length from Catholic
any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daugh- Sundaykeeping is a tradition of men. It and who has had the right to do it?” George sources which have made it clear that she
ter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor comes from pagan sun worship. The im- Sverdrup, “A New Day.” changed the Sabbath from Saturday, the
thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy mortality of the soul is not Biblical. Infant Presbyterian: “There is no word, no hint seventh day, to Sunday, the first day of the
gates: baptism is not taught in the Bible. Baptism in the New Testament about abstaining from week. They also affirm that they brought
“for in six days the LORD made heaven by sprinkling is not in the Bible. work on Sunday. The observance of Ash Sunday worship into the Christian Church
and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, “We Catholics, then, have precisely the Wednesday, or Lent, stands exactly on the for all men to observe.
and rested the seventh day: wherefore the same authority for keeping Sunday holy, in- same footing as the observance of Sunday. We have quoted from Protestant minis-
LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed stead of Saturday, as we have for every other Into the rest of Sunday no Divine Law en- ters and eminent writers, who have plainly
it.” Exodus 20:8–11. article of our creed, namely, the authority ters.” Canod Eyton, in “The Ten Command- stated that nowhere in either the Old or the
“It is a sign between me and the children of the Church. Whereas you who are Prot- ments.” New Testaments of the Bible is there a
of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD estants have really no authority for it what- “And where are we told in the
Anglican: “ single scripture for Sunday worship or Sun-
made heaven and earth, and on the seventh ever: for there is no authority for it Scriptures that we are to keep the first day day sacredness.
day he rested, and was refreshed.” Exodus [Sundaykeeping] in the Bible, and you will at all? We are commanded to keep the sev- Sunday is not holy. Sunday as a day of
31:17. not allow that there can be authority for it enth; but we are nowhere commanded to keep worship came from pagan sun worship.
“And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall anywhere else. Both you and we do, in fact, the first day.” Isaac Williams, “Plain Sermons “Why do ye also transgress the
be a sign between me and you, that ye may follow tradition in this matter; but we fol- on the Catechism,” pp. 334, 336. commandment of God by your
know that I am the LORD your God.” Ezekiel low it believing it to be a part of God’s Word, Methodist: “It is true that there is no posi- tradition? . . . Ye hypocrites, well did
20:20. and the [Catholic] church to be its divinely tive command for infant baptism. Nor is Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This
The seventh-day Sabbath is still God’s appointed guardian and interpreter; you fol- there any for keeping holy the first day of people draweth nigh unto me with their
holy day and obedience to God’s law will be low it [the Catholic Church], denouncing it the week. Many believe that Christ changed mouth, and honoureth me with their lips;
the final test for the SEAL OF GOD. all the time as a fallible and treacherous the Sabbath. But, from His own words, we but their heart is far from me. But in vain
“And I saw another angel ascending from guide, which often makes the command- see that He came for no such purpose. Those they do worship me, teaching for doctrines
the east, . . . Saying, hurt not the earth, nei- ments of God of none effect” [quoting Mat- who believe that Jesus changed the Sab- the commandments of men. . . .
ther the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed thew 15:6]. The Brotherhood of St. Paul, “The bath base it only on a supposition.” Amos “But he answered and said, Every plant,
the servants of God in their foreheads.” Rev- Cliflon Tracts” VoL 4, tract 4, p. 15. Binney, Theological Compendium, pp. 180– which my heavenly Father hath not planted,
elation 7:2–3. “It is well to remind the Presbyterians, 181. shall be rooted up.
“For as the new heavens and the new Baptists, Methodists and all other Chris- Episcopalian:
Episcopalian “We have made the change “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of
earth, which I will make, shall remain before tians, that the Bible does not support them from the seventh day to the first day, from the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both
me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Saturday to Sunday, on the authority of the shall fall into the ditch.” Matthew 15:3, 7–9,
your name remain. Sunday is an institution of the Roman one holy, Catholic, apostolic church of 13–14.
“And it shall come to pass, that from one Catholic Church, and those who observe Christ.” Bishop Seymour, “Why We Keep Sun- The final warning against the mark of the
new moon to another, and from one sabbath the day observe a commandment of the day.” beast will be a worldwide message. It will
to another, shall all flesh come to worship Catholic Church.” Priest Brody, in an ad- Baptist “To me it seems unaccountable
Baptist: be carried by radio, television and newspa-
before me, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 66:22–23. dress reported in the Elizabeth, N.J. News that Jesus, during three years discussion pers in every country on earth. God will give
“I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day.” of March 18, 1903. with His disciples, often conversing with every person a final choice, to obey Him, or
Revelation 1:10 PROTESTANTISM AGREES them upon the Sabbath question, discuss- to obey man’s laws, which are directly con-
What is the Lord’s day? Clergy, scholars, and eminent writers, all ing it in some of its various aspects, freeing trary to God’s law.
“And he said unto them, That the Son of of whom doubtless kept Sunday as a mat- it from its false [Jewish traditional] glosses, “And after these things I saw another an-
man is Lord also of the sabbath.” Luke 6:5. ter of church custom: but they, neverthe- never alluded to any transference of the day; gel come down from heaven, having great
The Lord’s day is the seventh day of the less bear witness that the Bible Sabbath is also, that during the forty days of His resur- power; and the earth was lightened with his
week—the Sabbath day. the seventh day of the week. [Saturday] and rection life, no such thing was intimated. Nor, glory.
“Here is the patience of the saints: here not Sunday. Sunday is not the Lord’s day. so far as we know, did the Spirit, which was “And he cried mightily with a strong
voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is God Will Tenderly servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, Thessalonians 4:16–17.
fallen, and is become the habitation of dev- saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, “He which testifieth these things saith,
ils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a Care for All Who Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy Surely I come quickly, Amen. Even so come,
cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Trust and Obey Him. ways, thou King of saints.” Revelation 15:1– Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20.
“For all nations have drunk of the wine of “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by 3. “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in
the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; “And a voice came out of the throne, say- the first resurrection: . . . They shall be priests
the earth have committed fornication with her, nor for the pestilence that walketh in dark- ing, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and of God and of Christ, and shall reign with
and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich ness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at ye that fear him, both small and great. him [in heaven] a thousand years.” Revela-
through the abundance of her delicacies. noonday. “And I heard as it were the voice of a great tion 20:6.
“And I heard another voice from heaven, “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and multitude, and as the voice of many waters, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:
saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye and as the voice of mighty thunderings, say- for the first heaven and the first earth were
ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall
be not partakers of her sins, and that ye re- ing, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent passed away; and there was no more sea.
not come nigh thee. . . .
ceive not of her plagues. reigneth. “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusa-
“Because thou hast made the LORD, which
“For her sins have reached unto heaven, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give lem, coming down from God out of heaven,
is my refuge, even the most High, thy habi-
and God hath remembered her iniquities. honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
tation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither
“Reward her even as she rewarded you, is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven
and double unto her double according to her shall any plague come nigh they dwelling.”
Psalm 91:5–7, 9–10. “And to her was granted that she should saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with
works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to
“And after these things I saw four angels be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for men, and he will dwell with them, and they
standing on the four corners of the earth, the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. shall be his people, and God himself shall
“Therefore shall her plagues come in one
holding the four winds of the earth, that the “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are be with them, and be their God.
day, death, and mourning, and famine; and
wind should not blow on the earth, nor on they which are called unto the marriage sup- “And God shall wipe away all tears from
she shall be utterly burned with fire: for
strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. the sea, nor on any tree. per of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
“Our God shall come, and shall not keep “And I saw another angel ascending from are the true sayings of God.” Revelation neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there
silence: a fire shall devour before him, and the east, having the seal of the living God: 19:5–9. be any more pain: for the former things are
it shall be very tempestuous round about and he cried with a loud voice to the four “And the dragon was wroth with the passed away.
him. He shall call to the heavens from above, angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth woman, and went to make war with the rem- “And he that sat upon the throne said,
and to the earth, that he may judge his and the sea, nant of her seed, which keep the command- Behold, I make all things new. And he said
people.” Psalm 50:3–4. “saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the ments of God, and have the testimony of unto me, write: for these words are true and
“In that day a man shall cast his idols of sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17. faithful.” Revelation 21:1–5.
silver, and his idols of gold, which they made servants of our God in their foreheads.” Rev- “And at that time shall Michael stand up, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye be-
each one for himself to worship, to the moles elation 7:1–3. the great prince which standeth for the chil- lieve in God, believe also in me,
and to the bats; Isaiah 2:20–21. “They shall hunger nor more, neither dren of thy people: and there shall be a time “In my Father’s house are many mansions:
“And the kings of the earth, and the great thirst any more; neither shall the sun light of trouble, such as never was since there was if it were not so, I would have told you. I go
men, and the rich men, and the chief cap- on them, nor any heat. a nation even to that same time: and at that to prepare a place for you.
tains, and the mighty men, and every bond- “For the Lamb which is in the midst of time thy people shall be delivered, every one “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I
man, and every free man, hid themselves the throne shall feed them, and shall lead that shall be found written in the book. will come again, and receive you unto my-
in the dens and in the rocks of the moun- them unto living fountains of waters: and “And many of them that sleep in the dust self; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
tains; God shall wipe away all tears from their of the earth shall awake, . . . to everlasting John 14:1–3.
“and said to the mountains and rocks, eyes.” Revelation 7:16–17. life.” Daniel 12:1–2. “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to re-
Fall on us, and hide us from the face of “Come, my people, enter thou into thy “Amid the reeling of the earth, the flash ceive power, and riches, and wisdom, and
him that sitteth on the throne, and from the chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: of lightning, and the roar of thunder, the voice strength, and honor, and glory, and bless-
wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of his hide thyself as it were for a little moment, of the Son of God calls forth the sleeping ing.” Revelation 5:12.
wrath is come; and who shall be able to until the indignation be overpast. saints. He looks upon the graves of the righ- Songs of triumph mingle with music from
stand? Revelation 6:15–17. “For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his teous, then, raising His hands to heaven, He angel harps, till heaven seems to overflow
“And I saw the beast, and the kings of place to punish the inhabitants of the earth cries: ‘Awake, Awake, Awake, ye that sleep with joy and praise. Love has conquered. The
the earth, and their armies, gathered to- for their iniquity: the earth also shall dis- in the dust and arise!’ . . . From the prison lost is found. Heaven rings with voices in
gether to make war against him that sat on close her blood, and shall no more cover house of death they come, clothed with im- lofty strains proclaiming, “Blessing, and
the horse, and against his army. her slain.” Isaiah 26:20–21. mortal glory, crying: ‘O death, where is thy honour, and glory, and power, be unto him
“And the beast was taken, and with him sting? O grave, where is thy victory ?’ 1 that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
“And I saw another sign in heaven, great
the false prophet that wrought miracles be- Corinthians 15:55.” The Great Controversy, Lamb for ever and ever.” Revelation 5:13.
and marvelous, seven angels having the
fore him, with which he deceived them that 644. “I ascend unto my Father, and your Father;
seven last plagues; for in them is filled up
had received the mark of the beast, and them “For the Lord Himself shall descend from and to my God, and your God.” John 20:17.
the wrath of God.
that worshipped his image. These both were heaven with a shout, with the voice of the The family of heaven and the family of earth
“And I saw as it were a sea of glass
cast alive into a lake of fire burning with archangel, and with the trump of God: and are one. For us our lord ascended, and for
mingled with fire: and them that had gotten
brimstone.” Revelation 19:19–20. the dead in Christ shall rise first: us He lives. “Wherefore he is able also to
the victory over the beast, and over his
“And the slain of the Lord shall be at “then we which are alive and remain shall save them to the uttermost that come unto
image, and over his mark, and over the
that day from one end of the earth even be caught up together with them in the God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make
number of his name, stand on the sea of
unto the other end of the earth: they shall clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25.
not be lamented, neither gathered, nor bur-bur- glass, having the harps of God.
“And they sing the song of Moses the shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 “Then shall the King say unto them on
ied.” Jeremiah 25:33. his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Fa-
ther, inherit the kingdom prepared for you “But I say unto you, Love your investigative judgment, preceding the Sec- coming? for since the fathers fell asleep,
from the foundation of the world.” Matthew enemies, bless them that curse you, do good ond Advent; the judgment of the lost world all things continue as they were from the
25:34. to them that hate you and pray for them and wicked angels by Christ and the saints beginning of the creation.” 2 Peter 3:3–
which despitefully use you, and persecute during the one thousand years following the 4.
you; that ye may be the children of your Second Advent; and the executive judgment, “For yourselves know perfectly that
The Love of God the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief
Father which is in heaven: for he maketh punishment of the wicked at the close of this
What is God declared to be? in the night. For when they shall say,
his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, period. The investigative judgment takes
“God is love. “ 1 John 4:8. Peace and safety; then sudden destruc-
and sendeth rain on the just and on the un- place in heaven before Christ comes, in or-
How great is God’s love for the world? tion cometh upon them. . . . But ye, breth-
just.” Matthew 5:44–45. der to ascertain who are worthy to be raised
“For God so loved the world, that he gave ren, are not in darkness, that that day
in the first resurrection, at His coming, and
his only begotten Son, that whosoever should overtake you as a thief.” I
believeth in him should not perish, but have The Hour Of God’s who among the living are to be changed in
the twinkling of an eye, at the sound of the
everlasting life.” John 3:16. Judgment last trump. It is necessary for this to take Christ’s
At His ascension, how was Christ’s
In what act especially has God’s infi- What startling message is given in return promised?
nite love been rnanifested? place before the Second Advent, as there will
Revelation 14:7? be no time for such work between the com- “And while they looked steadfastly to-
“In this was manifested the love of God “Fear God and give glory to him; for the ward heaven as he went up, behold, two
toward us, because that God sent his only ing of Christ and the raising of the righteous
hour of his judgment is come: and worship dead. The executive judgment of the wicked men stood by them in white apparel;
begotten Son into the world, that we might him that made heaven, and earth, and the which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why
live through him.” 1 John 4:9. occurs after their cases have been examined
sea, and the fountains of waters.” by the saints during the thousand years. See stand ye gazing up into heaven? this
Upon how many does God bestow His God’s
When is the hour of God’s judgment? same Jesus, which is taken up from you
blessings? Revelation 20:4–5; 1 Corinthians 6:1–3. The
“He said unto me, Unto two thousand investigative judgment is that which is an- into heaven, shall so come in like man-
“He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and three hundred days; then shall the sanc- ner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
and on the good, and sendeth rain on the nounced to the world by the angel’s message
tuary be cleansed.” Daniel 8:14. (see chart). of Revelation 14:6–7. Acts 1:10–11.
just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45. Will the inhabitants of the earth as
Note—The Jewish Day of Atonement What does Christ as the Advocate of
In view of God’s great love, what rnay a whole be prepared to meet Him?
was on the tenth day of the seventh month, His people confess before the Father and
we confidently expect? “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and
at which time the sanctuary was cleansed. His angels?
“He that spared not his own Son, but de- every eye shall see him, and they also
This Day of Atonement was looked upon by “He that overcometh, the same shall be
livered him up for us all, how shall he not which pierced him: and all kindreds of
the Jews as a day of judgment, and was, in clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot
with him also freely give us all things? Ro- the earth shall wail because of him.” Rev-
fact, a type of the investigative judgment in out his name out of the book of life, but I will
mans 8:32. elation 1:7. “And the kings of the earth,
heaven. The 2300 years, according to confess his name before my Father, and be-
In what one word is the character of and the great men . . . said to the moun-
symbolic prophecy, reaches to the cleansing fore his angels. “ Revelation 3:5. See Mat-
God expressed? tains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and
of the sanctuary in heaven, or the thew 10:32–33; Mark 8:38.
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for hide us from the face of him that sitteth
investigative judgment. The symbolic Note—During this judgement scene both
God is love.” 1 John 4:8. on the throne, and from the wrath of the
sanctuary service of the Jewish nation is the righteous and the wicked dead are still in
How enduring is God’s love for us? Lamb.” Revelation 6:15–16.
completely fulfilled in the work of Christ. their graves. The record of each one’s life,
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, Christ’s
Will Christ’s coming be a time of
As the atonement day of the former however, is in the books of heaven.
saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an ever- reward?
lasting love: therefore with loving kindness dispensation was really a day of judgment,
so the atonement work of Christ will include “For the Son of man shall come in the
have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3.
the investigation of the cases of His people
Christ’s Second glory of his Father with his angels; and
Can anything separate the true child
of God from the love of God? prior to His coming the second time to Coming then he shall reward every man accord-
receive them unto Himself. What promise did Christ make con- ing to his works.” Matthew 16:27. “And,
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, behold, I come quickly: and my reward
nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor What assurance have we that there will cerning His coming?
be a judgment? “Let not your heart be troubled: ye is with me, to give every man according
powers, nor things present, nor things to as his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12.
come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other “God . . . hath appointed a day, in which believe in God, believe also in me. In my
he will judge the world.” Acts 17:30–31. Father’s house are many mansions: if it To whom is salvation promised at
creature, shall be able to separate us from Christ’s
the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Paul’s
Was the judgment still future in Paul’s were not so, I would have told you. I go
day? to prepare a place for you. And if I go “So Christ was once offered to bear
Lord.” Romans 8:38–39. the sins of many; and unto them that look
Unto whom will the saints forever “As he reasoned of righteousness, and prepare a place for you, I will come
temperance, and judgment to come, Felix again, and receive you unto myself; that for him shall he appear the second time
ascribe praise? without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews
“Unto him that loved us, and washed us trembled.” Acts 24:25. where I am, there ye may be also.” John
Out of what will all be judged? 14:1–3. 9:28.
from our sins in his own blood, . . . to him What influence has this hope
be glory and dominion for ever and ever.” “And the books were opened: and an- Christ’s
What follows the signs of Christ’s
on the life?
Revelation 1:5–6. other book was opened, which is the book coming?
“And then shall they see the Son of “We know that, when he shall appear,
What is said of the tender compassion of life: and the dead were judged out of those
we shall be like him; for we shall see
of God? things which were written in the books, ac- man coming in a cloud with power and
cording to their works.” Revelation 20:12. great glory.” Luke 21:27. him as he is. and every man that hath
“But thou, O Lord, art a God full of com- this hope in him purifieth himself, even
passion, and gracious, longsuffering, and “Fear God, and give glory to him; for the Will talking of world peace create a
hour of his judgment is come.” Revelation false security? as he is pure.” l John 3:2–3.
plenteous in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15. When will Paul receive his
Why did Christ tell us to love our en- 14:7. “There shall come in the last days
emies? Note—There are three phases of the scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
“Henceforth there is laid up for me a
judgment mentioned in the Scriptures: the and saying, Where is the promise of his
The 2300 years was to reach, according to Daniel’s prophecy, “from the going forth of the A.D. 27—Jesus, anointed with the Holy Spirit at His baptism, began to preach and to teach. See
commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem,” to the time for the cleansing of the sanctuary. Matthew 3:16; Acts 10:38. From 457 B.C. to Christ the “anointed,” 483 years.
457 B.C.—Artaxerxes, king of Persia, commanded the restoration and rebuilding of Jerusalem. A.D. 31—Messiah “cut off’ in the midst of the week,” A.D. 31, after three and one half years of
(Daniel 9:24, Ezra 6:1,6–12). Beginning of the 2300 years. blessed ministry. See Dan. 9:27; Matthew 27:50–51. The remaining three and a half years of the
408 B.C.— The reconstruction and restoration of Jerusalem carried to completion during the seventieth week bring us to the close of the four-hundred ninety year period allotted to the Jewish
first 49 years of Daniel’s long time prophecy. The work was finished in 408 B.C. (Daniel 9:25). people.
crown of righteousness, which the Lord, heaven with power and great “When the Son of man shall 25:30–31; Haggai 2:21; Hebrews
the righteous judge, shall give me at that glory.” Matthew 24:30. come in his glory, and all the holy 12:26; Psalm 91:5–10.
day: and not to me only, but unto all What warning has Christ angels with him, then shall he sit How does Paul speak of this
them also that love his appearing.” 2 given concerning false views? upon the throne of his glory: and coming?
Timothy 4:8. “Then if any man shall say before him shall be gathered all “Unto them that look for him
unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or nations: and he shall separate shall he appear the second time
Manner of Christ’s there; believe it not. For there them one from another, as a shep- without sin unto salvation.” He-
Coming shall arise false Christ’s, and false herd divideth his sheep from the brews 9:28.
prophets, and shall shew great goats.” Matthew 25:31–32. What text definitely brings
At His ascension, how did the
signs and wonders; insomuch What will He say to those on the millennium to view?
angels say Christ would come
that, if it were possible, they shall his right? “And I saw thrones, and they sat
deceive the very elect. Behold, I “Then shall the king say unto upon them, and judgment was
“When he had spoken these
have told you before. Wherefore them on his right hand, Come, ye given unto them. . . . And they
things, while they beheld, he was
if they shall say unto you, Behold, blessed of my Father, inherit the lived and reigned with Christ a
taken up: and a cloud received him
he is in the secret chambers; be- kingdom prepared for you from the thousand years.” Revelation 20:4.
out of their sight. And while they
lieve it not.” Matthew 24:23–26. foundation of the world.” Verse What becomes of the living
looked stedfastly toward heaven as
How visible is His coming to 34. wicked when Christ comes?
he went up, behold, two men stood
be? What will HE say to those on “As it was in the days of Noe,
by them in white apparel; which
“For as the lightning cometh the left? so shall it be also in the days of
also said, Ye men of Galilee, why
out of the east, and shineth even “Then shall He say also unto the Son of man. They did eat, they
stand ye gazing up into heaven?
unto the west; so shall also the them on the left hand, Depart from drank, they married wives, they
this same Jesus, which is taken up
coming of the Son of man be.” me, ye cursed, into everlasting were given in marriage, until the
from you into heaven, shall so
Verse 27. fire, prepared for the devil and his day that Noe entered into the ark,
come in like manner as ye have
What takes place at the trum- angels.” Verse 41. and the flood came, and destroyed
seen him go into heaven.” Acts
pet sound? What will the Lord be to His them all. Likewise also as it was
“For the Lord himself .shall de- people at this time? in the days of Lot;...the same day
How did Christ say He would
scend from heaven with a shout, “The LORD also shall roar out that Lot went out of Sodom it
with the voice of the archangel, of Zion, and utter his voice from rained fire and brimstone from
“For the Son of man shall come
and with the trump of God: and Jerusalem; and the heavens and heaven, and destroyed them all.
in the glory of his Father with his
the dead in Christ shall rise first.” the earth shall shake: but the LORD Even thus shall it be in the day
angels.” Matthew 16:27. “Then
1 Thessalonians 4:16. will be the hope of his people, and when the Son of man is revealed.”
shall all the tribes of the earth
What separation will then the strength of the children of Is- Luke 17:26–30.
mourn, and they shall see the Son
take place? rael.” Joel 3:16. See Jeremiah
of man coming in the clouds of
dition at the close of the one thousand
“After that he must be loosed a little
season.” Verse 3.
The righteous dead are raised at
Christ’s second coming. When will the
rest of the dead, the wicked, be raised?
“The rest of the dead lived not again
until the thousand years were finished.”
As soon as the wicked are raised,
what does Satan at once proceed to do?
“When the thousand years are expired,
Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
and shall go out to deceive the nations
which are in the four quarters of the earth,
“THE HOUR OF HIS JUDGEMENT IS COME” Gog and Magog, to gather them together
538 A.D. - 1798 A.D. to battle: the number of whom is as the
sand of the sea.” Verses 7–8.
A.D. 34— Stoning of Stephen. From that time the gospel was preached to the Gentiles. See Dan. 9:24: Acts 7:54–58: 8:1. From Against whom do the wicked go to
457 B.C. to “the times of the Gentiles,” 490 years or seventy weeks.
make war, and what is the outcome?
A.D.1844 —The threefold message of Revelation 14:6-12 heralded to all the world, just before Christ’s second coming.
“They went up on the breadth of the
A.D. 1844 End of the 2300 years. Cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary in the hour of God’s judgement. See Daniel 8:14;
Revelation 14:7. earth, and compassed the camp of the
saints about, and the beloved city; and
The Millenium Begins What class only have part in the first laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, fire came down from God out of heaven
and devoured them.” Verse 9.
How many resurrections are resurrection? which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in him a thousand years, and cast him into What will be the character of this
the first resurrection: on such the second the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and death?
“Marvel not at this: for the hour is com-
death hath no power.” Revelation 20:6. set a seal upon him, that he should “Who shall be punished with everlast-
ing, in the which all that are in the graves
How long is Satan to be imprisoned deceive the nations no more, till the ing destruction.” 2 Thessalonians 1:9.
shall hear his voice, and shall come forth;
they that have done good, unto the res- on this earth? thousand years should be fulfilled.”
urrection of life; and they that have done “I saw an angel come down from Revelation 20:1–3. The Home of the Saved
evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” heaven, having the key of the bottomless What change is made in Satan’s con- For what purpose was the Earth cre-
John 5:28–29. pit and a great chain in his hand. And he ated?
“For thus saith the LORD that created
Beginning of the Millennium End of the Millennium the heavens; God himself that formed the
earth and made it; he hath established it,
he created it not in vain, he formed it to
1. End of seven last plagues 1. Christ and saints descend. be inhabited.” Isaiah 45:18.
2. Christ’s second coming 2. Holy City descends. To whom has God given the earth?
3. Righteous dead raised 3. Wicked dead raised. “The heaven, even the heavens, are
4. Wicked perish, Satan bound 4. Satan loosed the LORD ‘s: but the earth hath he given
to the children of men.” Psalm 115:16.
5. Righteous ascend to Heaven 5. Wicked destroyed For what purpose was man made?
The millennium is the closing period of God’s great week from heaven, the resurrection of the wicked dead, the loosing “Thou madest him to have dominion
of time—a great 1,000 year sabbath of rest to the earth and of Satan, and the final destruction of the wicked. over the works of thy hands; thou hast
to the people of God after the approximate 6,000 years of During the one thousand years the earth lies desolate; put all things under his feet.” Psalm 8:6.
human history. Satan and his angels are confined here; and the saints, with When man lost his dominion, to
It follows the close of the gospel age, and precedes the Christ, sit in judgment on the wicked, preparatory to their whom did he yield it?
setting up of the everlasting kingdom of God on earth. final punishment.
“For of whom a man is overcome, of
It comprehends what in the Scriptures is frequently spo- The wicked dead are then raised; Satan is loosed for a
ken of as “the day of the Lord.” little season, and he and the host of the wicked encompass the same is he brought in bondage.” 2
It is bounded at each end by a resurrection. the camp of the saints and the Holy City. Then fire comes Peter 2:19.
Its beginning is marked by the pouring out of the seven down from God out of heaven and devours them. The earth Note—Man was overcome by Satan in
last plagues, the second coming of Christ, the resurrection is cleansed by the same fire that destroys the wicked. The the Garden of Eden, and there yielded him-
of the righteous dead, the binding of Satan, and the earth, renewed, becomes the eternal abode of the saints. self and his possessions into the hands
translation of the saints to heaven; and its close, by the The millennium is one of “the ages to come.” Its close of his captor.
descent of the New Jerusalem, with Christ and the saints, will mark the beginning of the new-earth state. In tempting Christ, what ownership
did Satan claim? the nations.” Verse 2.
“And the devil, taking him up into an high Of what does John say the streets of
mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms the city are composed?
of the world in a moment of time, and the “And the street of the city was pure
devil said unto him, All this power will I give gold, as it were transparent glass.” Rev-
thee, and the glory of them: for that is elation 21:21.
delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I Why will this city have no need of
will I will give it.” Luke 4:5–6. the sun or moon?
Why did Christ say the meek “And the city had no need of the sun,
areblessed? neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall in- glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb
herit the earth.“ Matthew 5:5. is the light thereof. And the nations of
What was shown the apostle John in them which are saved shall walk in the
vision? light of it: and the kings of the earth do
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: bring their glory and honour into it.”
for the first heaven and the first earth were Verses 23–24. See Revelation 22:5; Isaiah
passed away; and there was no more sea.” 60:19–20.
Revelation 21:1. Who will be permitted to enter it?
How readily will their wants be sup- “Blessed are they that do his com-
plied? mandments, that they may have right to
“And it shall come to pass, that before the tree of life, and may enter in through
they call, I will answer; and while they are the gates into the city.” Revelation 22:14.
yet speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24.
What peaceful condition will reign “The great controversy
throughout the earth then? is ended. Sin and sinners
“The wolf and the lamb shall feed to- are no more. The entire
gether, and the lion shall eat straw like the
bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat.
universe is clean. One
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my pulse of harmony and
holy mountain, saith the LORD.“ Verse 25. gladness beats through
What seasons of worship will be ob- the vast creation. From
served in the new earth? Him who created all,
“For as the new heavens and the new Family Reunion In Heaven flow life and light and
earth, which I will make, shall remain be- gladness, and through-
of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned
fore me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed What will flow through the city?
out the realms of
and your name remain. And it shall comefor her husband.” Revelation 21:2. “And he shewed me a pure river of
to pass, that from one new moon to an- How many foundations has this city? water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding illimitable space. From
“And the wall of the city had twelve
other, and from one sabbath to another, shall out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” the minutest atom to
foundations, and in them the names of
all flesh come to worship before me, saith Revelation 22:1. the greatest world, all
the LORD.” Isaiah 66:22–23. the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” Verse What stands on either side of the things, animate and
14. river? inanimate, in their
The New Jerusalem What will be excluded from this city? “In the midst of the street of it, and on unshadowed beauty and
What did John see concerning this “And there shall in no wise enter into either side of the river, was there the tree perfect joy, declare that
city? it any thing that defileth, neither of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits,
God is love” The Great
“And I John saw the holy city, new whatsoever worketh abomination, or and yielded her fruit month: and the
Jerusalem, coming down from God out maketh a lie.” Verse 27. leaves of the tree were for the healing of Controversy, 678.
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