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The Third Angel’s Message
*** Against whose
worship are the dwellers of earth warned by the third angel?
third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship
the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in
his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God.” Rev. 14:9.
*** What beast
had been seen coming up out of the sea?
“And I stood upon the sand
of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads
and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the
name of blasphemy.” Rev. 13:1.
*** What power
was given to this beast?
was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and
power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and
nations.” Rev. 13:7
*** What was the
result of his overcoming the saints?
that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written
in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the
world.” Rev. 13:8.
*** What did the “mother of harlots” do to
saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the
blood of the martyrs of Jesus.” Rev. 17:6.
*** And what did she succeed
in accomplishing by her course?
inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her
fornication.” Rev. 17:2.
beast of Rev. 13, and the woman of Rev. 17, are identical. They are
symbols of the Roman Church. She put to death millions of saints, and
finally so nearly overcame the whole world that even “the kings of
the earth” were subdued, and made to pay her homage and worship.
*** What other
beast was seen to arise after the one last described?
“And I beheld
another beast coming up out of the earth; and
two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” Rev. 13:11.
symbol represents the United States of America. For confirmation of this,
see reading on “The Last Nation Noticed in Prophecy.” page 226.
*** What is the
two-horned beast to do?
to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the
beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” Rev. 13:14.
*** What will the
two horned beast require all under its jurisdiction to receive?
causeth 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.
*** What will be the result?
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.” Rev. 13:17.
*** How much
power is to be given to the image of the beast?
“And he had power to
give life unto the image of the beast, that
the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as
would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Rev. 13:15.
image of the beast is to have the same power as the beast itself has had
to kill those who will not obey its dogmas.
*** After uttering His warning
by the third angel against all this, what does God offer instead, as that
which will manifest the patience of the saints?
the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments of
God, and the faith of Jesus.” Rev. 14:12.
*** What does the
Bible set forth as the “commandments of God?”
Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire;... and He declared unto
you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even ten
commandments; and He wrote them upon two tables of stone.” Deut. 4:12, 13.
*** Were these ten commandments the complete law of God?
words the Lord spake unto all your assembly in
the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick
darkness, with a great voice; and He added no more. And He wrote
them in two tables of stone.” Deut. 5:22.
*** Why should the law of God
committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for
sin is the transgression of the law.” 1 John 3:4.
*** How much of
the law should one keep to be called a commandment keeper?
shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty
of all.” James 2:10.
*** How does the
apostle illustrate his meaning in this statement?
“For He that said,
Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.
Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a
transgressor of the law.” James 2:11.
keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus will be proof
against worshiping the beast and his image, and receiving his
mark, then it is plain that those who do worship the beast do not keep
the commandments. It is also established by this that the great
religious controversy of the last generation is to be over the commandments of God.
*** Why will the
remnant church be persecuted?
“And the dragon was wroth with the
woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep
the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
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