The religious bodies all over Christendom will become more and more closely united in sentiment. From the pulpits of the popular churches will be heard the statement that the world is being punished because Sunday is not honored as it should be. They will point to calamities on land and sea--to the storms of wind, the floods, the earthquakes, the destruction by fire--as judgments indicating God's displeasure because Sunday is not sacredly observed.It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity.
(Even today, in our time, ministers are discussing the Sabbath with their congregations and seeking to impress their minds with the thought that God's designation of the 7th day as the Sabbath was intended only for the Old testament and the Jews and was just a shadow or schoolmaster lesson. Check out the video at the bottom of this page.)
The rulers of our nation will, by legislative enactments, enforce the Sunday law, and thus God's people will be brought into great peril. When our nation, in its legislative councils, shall enact laws to bind the consciences of men in regard to their religious privileges, enforcing Sunday observance, and bringing oppressive power to bear against those who keep the seventh-day Sabbath, the law of God will, to all intents and purposes, be made void in our land; and national apostasy will be followed by national ruin.
Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected.
Yet this very class put forth the claim that the fast-spreading corruption is largely attributable to the desecration of the so-called "Christian Sabbath," and that the enforcement of Sunday observance would greatly improve the morals of society. Laws enforcing the observance of Sunday as the Sabbath, will bring about a national apostasy from the principles of republicanism upon which the government has been founded.
The words you have just read refer to prophecies in the Bible about the United States that will be fulfilled. (Revelation 13:11-18)
If you don't think obedience to the 10 commandments can become a significant issue here in America, wake up and catch up. Check out the 10 commandments commercial and some other clips below. You can download them and review them at your leisure with Windows Media player.
or check out www.tencommandmentsday.com
and while you're at it, take note of some of the members and supporters of the 10 commandments commission....http://www.tencommandmentsday.com/index55.html?http://www.tencommandmentsday.com/support.html
JOHN IN REVELATION 13:11 SAYS: "AND I BEHELD ANOTHER BEAST COMING UP OUT OF THE EARTH; AND HE HAD TWO HORNS LIKE A LAMB, AND HE SPAKE AS A DRAGON."
The beast coming up out of the earth represents the United States from its beginning as a nation up until now. The two horns represent the two principles of power that caused America to prosper as a republic. The two principles are civil and religious liberty. The speaking as a dragon is a prophecy showing the change that will occur in the character of America as it becomes a persecuting, liberty crushing power.
We will turn to the Bible and discover what it teaches regarding the national Sunday law that will be enforced in America.
In the next post....