The Law of God


Thou shalt have no other gods before me.


Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.


Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.


Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.


Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.


Thou shalt not kill.


Thou shalt not commit adultery.


Thou shalt not steal.


Thou shalt not bear false witness against
thy neighbour.


Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. Exodus 20:3-17

My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing
that is gone out of my lips
. Psalm 89:34

The Law of God


Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Matthew 4:10


Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:21 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. Acts 17:29


That the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 1 Timothy 6:1


But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day. Matthew 24:20 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. Mark 2:27, 28 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Hebrews 4:9, 10 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. Colossians 1:16


Honor thy father and thy mother. Matthew 19:19


Thou shalt not kill. Romans 13:9


Thou shalt not commit adultery. Matthew 19:18


Thou shalt not steal. Romans 13:9


Thou shalt not bear false witness. Romans 13:9


Thou shalt not covet. Romans 7:7


Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. Romans 3:31 They … rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 23:56


For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.  Isaiah 66:22, 23

The Law of God


“I am the Lord thy God: thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.”

[It will be observed that the second commandment as found in the Bible is left out.]


“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord
thy God in vain.”


“Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.”

A Doctrinal Catechism, (Catholic) page 174, has the following question and answer: —

“Q. – Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?”

“A. – Had she not such power . . .  she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.”


“Honor thy father and thy mother.”


“Thou shalt not kill.”


“Thou shalt not commit adultery.”


“Thou shalt not steal.”


“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”


“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.”


“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”
                        — (Butler’s Catechism, page 28.)


Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thess. 2:3, 4


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

The number indicated by the letters of HIS NAME. 20th Century New Testament.

“Verse 18, Six Hundred Sixty Six. The numeral letters of HIS NAME shall make up this number.” Note of Revelation 13:18, Douay (Catholic) Bible.

“The method of reading generally adopted is that known as the GHEMATRIA of the rabbis, which assigns each letter of a name its usual numerical value, and gives the sum of such numbers as the equivalent of the NAME.” Word Studies in the N. T., Marvin R. Vincent, D.D., notes on Revelation 13:18.

“The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the VICAR OF GOD.

“The Pope is of such lofty and supreme dignity that, properly speaking, he has not been established in any rank of dignity, but rather has been placed upon the very summit of all ranks of dignities ....

“He is likewise the divine monarch and supreme emperor and king of kings.


“What are the letters supposed to be in the Pope’s crown, and what do they signify, if anything?

“The letters inscribed in the Pope’s miter are these: VICARIUS FILII DEI, which is the Latin for ‘VICAR OF THE SON OF GOD.’ Catholics hold that the church, which is a visible society, must have a visible head. Christ, before His ascension into heaven, appointed St. Peter to act as His representative. ... Hence to the Bishop of Rome, as head of the church, was given the title, ‘VICAR OF CHRIST.’” Our Sunday Visitor, April 18, 1915 (Catholic Weekly).


“Reason and sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives; either Protestantism and the keeping holy of Saturday or Catholicity and the keeping holy of Sunday. Compromise is impossible.” Cardinal Gibbons in Catholic Mirror, Dec. 23, 1893.


Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding COUNT THE NUMBER of the beast: for it is the NUMBER OF A MAN; and HIS NUMBER is SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE AND SIX. Revelation 13:18

One of the Pope's titles is Vicarius Fili Dei, which means Vicar of the Son of God. Its numerical equivalent is 666.

V 5 F 0 D 500
I 1 I 1 E 0
C 100 L 50 I 1
A 0 I 1
R 0
I 1
U 5
S 0
112 + 53 + 501  = 666


The Greek expression Latenios, (Latin manor church) also has a numerical equivalent of 666.

L 30
A 1
T 300
E 5
N 50
O 70
S 200


Give Solemn Warning to All Peoples

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the EVERLASTING GOSPEL to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and TO EVERY NATION, and KINDRED, and TONGUE, and PEOPLE, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory TO HIM; for the hour of his judgment IS COME: and WORSHIP HIM that MADE HEAVEN, AND EARTH, AND THE SEA, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the 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, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who WORSHIP the BEAST and HIS IMAGE, and whosoever receiveth the MARK OF HIS NAME. Revelation 14:6-11


“If any MAN WORSHIP the BEAST and HIS IMAGE, and receive HIS MARK in his forehead, [affections] or in his hand [actions].” (Revelation 14:9; See also Ecclesiastes 9:10; Romans 7:25)

“The OBSERVANCE of SUNDAY by the Protestants is an HOMAGE THEY PAY in spite of themselves to the AUTHORITY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.” Plain Talk for Protestants, page 213.

“Ques.—How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days?

“Ans.—By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of, and therefore they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other Feasts commanded by the same church.”

“Ques.—How prove you that?

“Answer—Because by keeping Sunday they acknowledge the church’s power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin.” Douay Catechism, p. 59.

“If the Bible is the only guide for the Christian then the Seventh-day Adventist is right, in observing the Saturday with the Jew. ... Is it not strange, that those who make the Bible their only teacher, should inconsistently follow in this matter the tradition of the Catholic Church?” Question Box, 1915 Ed., p. 179.

“The Catholic Church for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.” Catholic Mirror, Sept., 1893.

“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act. ... And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” H. F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.


“WE hereby agree ... that such Sabbath (Sunday) observance laws for the District of Columbia may be looked upon not only as model Sabbath observance laws for America, but as model Sabbath observance laws for the rest of the world.” Christian Statesman, Sept., 1927.

“We insist upon the challenge,‘All must rest, that all may.’ We stand by the battle cry, ‘No special privileges and no seventh day subsidy.’ If the Sabbath (Sunday) laws need adjusting to ‘works of necessity’ of the twentieth century, we will alter and adjust them ourselves.” Christian Statesman, March, 1927.


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