Probably the strangest view of the mark of the beast can be found among the Seventh Day Adventists. Because they are so unscripturally obsessed with the Saturday Sabbath, they have dreamed up a new way to oppose the worship of God on Sunday. They think the mark of the beast is Sunday worship!
Two Different Sabbatarians Express Their Errant Mark of the Beast Doctrine
Below are two actual emails we received from sabbatarians, with the first being an SDA person. (All cap emphasis is his):
The mark of the beast is not a chip or anything of that sort. The Bible say in Rev. 14:6-12,
The real mark of the beast will not be a credit card or a chip. It will be a certain day. There are 7 days in a week, out of those there are two special days which are the mark of the lamb and mark of the beast. SUNDAY is the beasts mark of authority while SATURDAY is the LORD's true day. please believe me for you would be denying God's truth by which he sent mention tell you these things before they have come to pass. Save as many as possible, warn them of the mark. By your hand may the number of those who enter Hell decrease while the number of those who enter Heaven increase by your hand. So don't worship on SUNDAY, if you do then that is a sign you love, serve and worship Satan. Worship on SATURDAY (Friday Sunset to Saturday Sunset, the biblical sabbath) and you will prove that you love, serve and worship the eternal God.Not only are both of those extreme and unscriptural, they are also also very dangerous for the SDA. Why is it dangerous for them to believe Sunday worship is the mark of the beast? When the real mark of the beast is finally issued, the SDA people will take the mark of the beast not recognizing it to be what it is, because they have been deceived into thinking it is Sunday worship.
What then is the change of the Sabbath, but the sign, or mark, of the authority of the Roman Church -- 'the mark of the beast'? [Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, 1950 ed., p. 448.]NOTE: It is also very easy to disprove the false concept that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast. Since one must have the mark of the beast to buy or sell (Rev. 13:16,17), then if one can buy or sell without Sunday worship, then Sunday worship can’t be the mark of the beast.
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