What means will be employed to compel all to receive this mark?
"And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of
his name." Verse 17.
NOTE - That is, all who refuse to receive this mark will be boycotted, or denied the rights and privileges of
business and trade, or the ordinary means of gaining a livelihood. Already this spirit has begun to manifest
itself in the movement to enforce Sunday observance. In a sermon preached in Burlington, Kansas,
Sunday, January 31, 1904, Rev. Bascom Robins said:"In the Christian decalogue the first day was made the Sabbath by divine appointment. But there is
a class of people who will not keep the Christian Sabbath unless they are forced to do so. But that can be
easily done. We have twenty million of men, besides women and children, in this country, who want this
country to keep the Christian Sabbath. If we would say we will not sell anything to them, we will not buy
anything from them, we will not work for them, or hire them to work for us, the thing could be wiped out,
and all the world would keep the Christian Sabbath."
Why cannot the natural man receive the things of the Spirit?
Why have all been reckoned under sin?
What blessed experience follows upon the acceptance of Christ as our righteousness?
How did Abraham respond to this command?
Because some thought He had come to destroy the law, what did Christ say?
What did the people say when they saw these things?
Will the Sabbath be observed as a day of worship in the new earth?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle