The Mark of the Beast

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:17

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What the Mark of the Beast Is - John was called to behold a people distinct from those who worship the beast or his image by keeping the first day of the week. The observance of this day is the mark of the beast.—Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 133 (1898). EGWhite. 

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“He causeth all, both small and great, ... to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads” (Revelation 13:16). Not only are men not to work with their hands on Sunday, but with their minds are they to acknowledge Sunday as the Sabbath.—Special Testimony to Battle Creek Church (Ph 86), 6, 7 (1897). EGWhite

Sunday keeping A Mark:

"Distinctive of the Roman Catholic Church, Sunday Mass observance became a mark of a practicing Catholic." Source: Dictionary of the Liturgy, Rev. Jovian P. Lang, OFM., Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1989, ISBN 0-89942-273-X, page 604.

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The mark of the beast is the papal sabbath.—Evangelism, 234 (1899). EGWhite

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When the test comes, it will be clearly shown what the mark of the beast is. It is the keeping of Sunday.—The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:980 (1900). EGWhite

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[pg. 397] The attendance at [Sunday] Mass is the mark of a practical Catholic. One who fails to attend is not worthy of the name. While all mortal sins involve great malice, there is attached to this sin a peculiar and unique malice. Other sins like anger or lust are usually the result of great passion which clouds the reason and shakes the will. But missing [Sunday] Mass is done in cold blood — calmly, deliberately, willfully. [pg. 398] ... It is one of the surest ways of losing one's religion and dying in mortal sin. ... [pg. 401] ... Destroy the sanctity of the Sunday and you throw civilization back into the darkness and mire of pagan materialism. You turn back the hands on the clock of progress. [pg. 403] ... Conscious of her divinely appointed mission to speak as the voice of God to all mankind, she [the Catholic Church] commands the worship of God and demands the attendance at Sunday Mass of every Catholic worthy of the name.

Source: The Faith of Millions, by the Reverend John A. O'Brien, PH.D., Copyright 1938, published by Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington Indiana, pages 397-398, 401, 403.

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Sundaykeeping A Mark:

p.36. The Sunday assembly is the privileged place of unity: it is the setting for the celebration of the sacramentum unitatis which profoundly marks the Church as a people gathered "by" and "in" the unity of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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p.63. ... Christians, called as they are to proclaim the liberation won by the blood of Christ, felt that they had the authority to transfer the meaning of the Sabbath to the day of the Resurrection.

Source: Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Dies Domini, 31 May, 1998.

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When the Mark of the Beast Is Received - No one has yet received the mark of the beast.—Evangelism, 234 (1899). EGWhite

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Sundaykeeping is not yet the mark of the beast, and will not be until the decree goes forth causing men to worship this idol sabbath. The time will come when this day will be the test, but that time has not come yet. The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:977 (1899). EGWhite

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God has given men the Sabbath as a sign between Him and them as a test of their loyalty. Those who, after the light regarding God's law comes to them, continue to disobey and exalt human laws above the law of God in the great crisis before us, will receive the mark of the beast.—Evangelism, 235 (1900). EGWhite

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And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. Revelation 16:2