18. What does the prophet say the two -horned -beast power will attempt to enforce upon all the
"And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand,
or in their foreheads." Rev. 13: 16.
NOTES - This mark is the mark of the beast, or the false Sabbath. See Rev. 14:9,10, and readings
on pages 138, 141. God's seal, or mark, is set in the forehead (Rev. 7:3; 14:1), the seat of the mind, the
Lord accepting only the worship of conviction and conscience. The mark of the beast, however, is said to
be received in the hand or forehead. Some are deceived and give assent to the false teaching with their
minds, receiving the mark in the forehead; others, coerced or indifferent, give formal, outward consent, and
so receive the mark in the hand.
Let the reader note this twofold aspect of the Sunday Sabbath, as expressed by one of the most
ardent and active Sunday-law advocates in the United States: "We, the Sabbath Union, W.C.T.U., all the
churches, and the Y.M.C.A., are laboring with all our might to carry the religious Sabbath with our right
arm, and the civil Sabbath with our left. Hundreds of thousands will receive it as a religious institution, and
all the rest will receive it as a civil institution, and thus we will sweep in the whole nation."-Rev. W. F.
Crafts, in Sunday Union Convention, Wichita, Kansas, September 20, 1889.
In what words is His impartiality proclaimed?
How are parents instructed to bring up their children?
16. Could the offerings commanded by the ceremonial law satisfy or make perfect the conscience of the believer?
Does the Papacy acknowledge that it has changed the Sabbath?
What is the object of the International Reform Bureau?
Would God have His people unite in these combinations?
What should one do if asked to inquire of a familiar spirit ?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle