Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

"He [a historic power] shall speak words against the Most High [God; make pompous claims], shall wear out [persecute] the holy ones [Waldenses, etc], and shall attempt to change the sacred seasons [shape the course of history] and the law [God's Ten Commandments]..." (Dan 7:25).

“Then the dragon [Satan] was enraged at the woman [the Church] and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring — those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus [Rev 19:10]” Rev 12:17, NIV

“This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus” (Rev 14:12, NIV).

“Then I saw another beast [power] that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon [deceptive in appearance because it later changes character, becomes Satanic]. It exercises all the authority of the first beast [a historic persecuting power] on its behalf, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship [obviously it’s religious] the first beast [in other words, it effectively fulfills the previous powers desires], whose mortal wound had been healed [it revives from its previous fall from power]” (Rev 13:11,12).

“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world…’ ” (John 18:36, KJV).

“Many [Christians] will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?’ And then will I profess unto them, ‘I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity’ ” (Matt 7:22,23, KJV).

“For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins [we will not be covered by God’s grace], but a terrifying expectation of judgment...” (Heb 10:26,27, NASB).

Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you” (Deut 4:2, NIV).

An Interview With Satan

With a flurry, an air of arrogance, and pride written all over his sour face,
Satan (and his entourage) swept into the studio as if they owned the place.
He signalled to one of his henchmen to take his cape as he slid into a chair,
His body language threatening, his stare penetrating, his lips curled in a snare.

“Shall we begin?” he demanded more than questioned, fingers tapping impatiently,
His equally evil looking henchmen lurking in the background menacingly.
Thick eyebrows lifted in unison with his chin, clearly conveying, “I’m waiting,”
A nervous twitch or two, and a jiggling foot, his impatience accentuating.

Ray had not been looking forward to this interview — a most unpleasant task,
And had been very nervously mulling over exactly what questions to ask.
But duty and opportunity called, so he prayed for strength, wisdom and self-control,
Knowing that this interview would be no walk in the park, no carefree summer stroll.

Ray coughed into his fist. “May I call you Lucifer?” he asked diplomatically,
To which Satan gave a quick nod, barely interested in such formality.
‘Prince of Darkness’ would have suited him better, but he wasn’t going to argue,
For the more time he wasted being interviewed, the less wickedness he could pursue.

“What’s your main objective?” Ray began. Satan grinned at his cohorts. “Total control.
Nothing but world domination. I want the hearts and minds of every living soul.”
He chuckled to himself thinking of those already conquered, now lost in their graves,
And those currently hooked on his many snares — willingly intoxicated slaves.

“How will you achieve such, Lucifer?” “Via signs and wonders,” Satan replied, “Tricks, lies,
I’m already well on the way there, which most of earth’s inhabitants don’t realize.
Eventually my One World Government will have everyone within my reach,
And I, via certain pawns, will remove civil/religious liberty and free speech.”

“Christians won’t fall for that,” Ray chimed. Satan grinned again. “Quite the opposite is clear,
They’re already thinking that gaining power politically is God’s idea.
You see, unbeknown to them, they’ll be my Trojan vehicle, implementing my will,
But convinced that they’re doing God’s will,” and Satan laughed out loud at his guile and skill.

“I can fool Christians as much as non-Christians, get them on a track that will suit me,
And that’s exactly my plan, given many have an interest politically.
Many sincerely believe that Church and State should be combined, which aids me greatly,
For that’s how I’ve been successful before, but this time, I’ll be so universally.”

“With Church and State separate and working well, I’m limited in what I can achieve,
Hence why I’ve been busy conning Christians, who, if you told them this, such wouldn’t believe.”
Satan laughed out loud again. “Gullible aren’t they? So quick to forget history,
And that God said His kingdom is not of this world; won’t mix unholy with holy.”

Ray swallowed hard and thought about his next question sure to get a savage retort,
And he knowing only too well that each day a battle for our hearts and minds is fought.
“Why do you hate Christians so much?” Ray almost stammered, trying to keep eye contact
And bracing himself for the way in which he was sure that the devil would react.

Satan’s reaction caught him by surprise. “It’s more the committed Christians I hate,
That’s why I’ve used Christians to persecute Christians, or to even seal their fate.
Yes, it’s the committed ones that really anger me, those who’re faithful to their Lord,
Hence my attempts to annihilate them, which relevant history books record.”

“My plans haven’t changed one bit. Consult your Bible, Revelation chapter thirteen,
I’m after those Commandment keepers, Revelation chapter twelve, verse seventeen.
Check out Revelation chapter fourteen, verse twelve, if wishing more confirmation,
But rest assured I’m on their tail, and I’ll use Christians again without hesitation.”

“I’m confused,” Ray declared, “Weren’t those Christians who killed other Christians committed
“No, Ray, just zealously deluded,” Satan responded, “Biblically askew.
God never told the Israelites to slaughter their own, nor Christians theirs, let me say,
And going by God’s Word (New Testament more so) violence just isn’t Christ’s way.”

Ray battled to regain his composure, for such he hadn’t expected to hear,
At least not from the devil, who was looking more relaxed, though still sporting a sneer.
He clearly knows God’s Word, Ray thought to himself — after all, that’s how he can twist it,
And thereby take Christians off track, who wrong in God’s name then invariably commit.

“Truly committed Christians never persecute or kill,” Satan reiterated,
“It’s only Christians with a certain mindset who’re both blinded and agitated.
It’s the act of deluded zealots, or the ignorant who’ve put their trust in men,
Humans that I use to achieve my ends, and shortly, via a legislative pen.”

“Tell me,” Ray asked, still a little confused, “Don’t such Christians keep God’s Commandments
Satan laughed. “Might like to think so,” he said, “And I guess that to a degree they do.
But not as explicitly laid down — plus, men have made changes historically,
And let me add, when you violate one, you violate the lot, effectively.”

“So God’s Law still stands then?” Ray asked knowingly. “Of course! Why else did Christ come
and die?
Such is proof that it couldn’t be abolished, that its requirements still apply.
Hence why I’m after committed Commandment keepers, for they, uphold such correctly,
A Law I hate,” Satan snarled, “Hence why I’m trying to discredit it zealously.”

“Why so zealously?” Ray questioned. “It’s the standard of Christian conduct,” Satan replied,
“It shows how to live, convicts of sin — in other words, it’s how sin’s identified.
The less Christians realize this the better,” Satan spat, “Lest their God get more glory,
Besides,” Satan added, “The last thing I’m wanting is Christians living righteously.”

“But aren’t they covered by grace?” Ray again questioned Satan, though not ignorantly.
“Not if they ignore God’s Law,” Satan chortled, “Though many think they are, which suits me.
Lawlessness shows rebellion, that they’re not really genuine — simply a taker,
In other words, they don’t really want to conform to the desires of their Maker.”

“As I said before, such suits me, because these Christians may not live eternally,
They’re just living a lie, they’re simply caught up in a false sense of security.
If they consulted their Bible diligently, they would soon see differently,
For the blood of Christ doesn’t cover those who’re continuing to sin willingly.”

“Hebrews chapter ten, verses twenty six and seven, if I remember rightly,
It’s there in black and white, not that I should be mentioning all this actually.
You see, grace covers sinners, not sin, for God can’t excuse sin — He simply forgives,
And those He forgives are those in whom the fruits are seen, and in whom the Spirit lives.”

“After all, it’s the Spirit that sanctifies, changes, brings one into line with God’s will,
That’s how the requirements of God’s moral Law one is enabled to fulfil.
True Christians walk obediently — such is a love response, it shows a grateful heart,
Hence why the acceptance of God’s free gift of grace is just the beginning, a start.”

Satan was beginning to look uncomfortable. Now he changed tack, his sneer back,
And he leaned forward more menacingly, about to launch another verbal attack.
“The faithful ones know all this,” he spat again, “And preach it! That’s why I hate them so,
They’re a spanner in my works, as it’s information I don’t want Christians to know.”

“The more I can take with me the better,” Satan barked, to the approval of his mates,
“So folk can preach grace all day long, but woe the one who their life truly consecrates.
By that I mean, those who walk in harmony with God’s Law, and whom I truly hate,
For they’re the ones who will get what I won’t, nor those who nothing but grace propagate.”

“Yes, it’s those committed Commandment keepers I’m gunning for,” Satan reminded,
“Not those Christians who are lukewarm, worldly, willingly disobedient, blinded.
The latter I can use for my own ends, despite their professed Christianity,
And,” Satan added, “It’s often within their ranks that I work most successfully.”

Ray sensed the interview had come to an end as Satan had signalled for his cape;
He rose from his chair, and as he did, he snatched at the studio’s still whirring tape.
“Your word against mine,” he cackled, flinging the tape to his henchmen, “And don’t forget,
As far as my cleverness goes, and End-time plans, you haven’t seen anything yet!”

Despite Satan’s behaviour, and the presence of his henchmen, Ray couldn’t hold back,
For courage under fire was something this young Christian interviewer didn’t lack.
“No doubt you’ll get your way for a time, but how do you feel about your fiery end?
And going by God’s Word, which you seem to know so well, that time’s just around the bend.”

Satan spun on his heels, and if looks could kill, Ray would’ve gone to an early grave,
But thanks to his guardian angel no doubt, it was only a horrid close shave.
For the first time since his hurried entrance, Satan seemed lost for words, face red with rage,
And as he stood there lividly laser-eyed, that moment in time must’ve seemed an age.

The air was pregnant with expectation. “Like I said, you haven’t seen anything yet!!”
“Maybe so,” Ray replied, “But nor have you, for Christ will gain the upper hand, don’t forget.
You may have your successes, your time in the sun, and no doubt you’ll ensnare many more,
But your days are numbered, as are the days of all who aid you, and disregard God’s Law.”

“Not without a fight!” Satan bellowed. “A fight you won’t win,” Ray shot back, standing his
“For soon you will experience the wrath of the Lamb, and flaming fire will surround.”
Satan turned on his heels again, and midst profanities, left as quick as he came,
Furious that not just at the cross, but once again, Christ the victory would claim.

Dear friend, though saved by grace and grace alone, we’re told to walk according to God’s will,
For we’re His ambassadors, a light to the world, vessels the Spirit wants to fill.
Though sanctification is the work of a lifetime, that process begins today,
That is, the moment we accept Christ as our Saviour, and contritely, “Forgive me,” pray.

God’s Word clearly tells us that those who truly love Him will keep His Law willingly,
All of it, the Spirit enabling, God’s grace covering, granting eternity.
Though we can’t work our way to Heaven, we’re still to live obediently, lawfully,
And the only way to do that is, as laid down, joyfully and faithfully.

By Lance Landall

“He [a past power] shall speak words against the Most High, shall wear out the holy ones of the Most High [Waldenses, etc], and shall attempt to change the sacred seasons and the law [God's Ten Commandments]; and they shall be given into his power for a time, two times, and half a time” (Dan 7:25).

In AD 364, at the Council of Laodicea, (which was not a universal council but a Roman Catholic council), Sunday observance instead of Saturday was introduced as church law by the Bishop of Rome [Canon 29 of this council specifies Judaizing (keeping the 7th day Saturday Sabbath) as the reason for avoiding Saturday Sabbath observance].

"The day is not distant, and it may be very near, when we shall all have to fight the battle of the Reformation over again"
Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850)

"We must move as quickly as possible to a one-world government; a one-world religion; under a one-world leader."
Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations

For further understanding, clarification and relevant Bible texts, (over and above the texts in the yellow box), refer to the orange boxes titled Lawless Saints?God's Ten Commandments, Paraphrased- Expanded, and Mary, Mother Of Jesus.

2.  It's All Or None

As far as God’s Commandments go, we either keep the lot and exactly as laid down, or we ignore them,
And one thing that’s clear is, that those who don’t keep them, and as laid down, both God and the Scriptures strongly condemn.
Either God’s Ten Commandments still apply, or they don’t, and if they do, (which the Scriptures certainly convey),
Then they’re a complete package — in other words, each one's still valid, still to be kept, despite what some may say.

But hey, who could honestly think they’ve been done away with, are no longer the standard of Christian conduct,
Or just a casual grouping from which any one of them can be discarded or selectively plucked,
Or for that matter, be treated differently in some way to their Author’s original intention,
Which, once again, going by the Scriptures, would not only be an insult but a clear-cut contravention.


There’s nothing ceremonial about these Ten Commandments, and neither are they Jewish or outdated,
Hence why all throughout the New Testament their place and importance is repeated and accentuated.
After all, is it okay to misuse God’s name now, to lie, steal, covet, murder, commit adultery?
And please don’t tell me that that seventh-day Sabbath has no purpose anymore, as it does, actually...

That very Commandment being the only one that points out the Author of the Ten, and points to creation —
In other words, that declares who made this Earth, and why God’s worthy of time-cum-worship-cum-adoration.
Yes, an ever flying flag — a memorial, in fact — which God wants kept intact, for such shows loyalty,
As does keeping the whole ten, for to break one is to violate the lot, all being linked and in harmony.

By Lance Landall

Note: Collier's Encyclopedia — Saturday, seventh day of the week.

“Do we then overthrow [make void] the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law” (Rom 3:31, ESV).

“For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it”
(James 2:10, ESV).

More poems defending the seventh day Saturday Sabbath can be seen under my poem God's Ten Commandments, Paraphrased-Expanded, orange box poem list page.

3.  Seven Literal Days

God has always been and always well be, and hence why Peter is seen to say
That to such a being who isn’t time bound, a thousand years is like a day.
And thus there no link or reference here to the seven days of creation,
For they were literal twenty four hour periods, the Sabbath’s foundation.

Hence why God rested on the seventh day, blessing it and making it Holy,
And He resting again on the Sabbath after He expired on Calvary.
And why pre-Mount Sinai the Hebrews weren’t to collect manna on that same day,
Because the Sabbath is all about worship, one avoiding both work and play.

And thus all this being why the fourth Commandment refers back to creation,
Hence that “Remember” when via Mount Sinai Moses addressed God’s chosen nation.
And thus the days of creation each being a thousand years not making sense,
And why we’re to mind what we state, for misinterpretation is an offence.

By Lance Landall

All why the origin of the seven day weekly cycle is only found in God's Word.

4.  One Third Down, Two Thirds Up

The Sabbath's like the horizontal arm of the cross, it one third down, two thirds up,
And the other nine Commandments the vertical post, though death being Christ's bitter cup.
Thus there at the foot of the cross each Sabbath day we meet with our Saviour and Lord,
And via that quality time that’s spent with Him, our Redeemer and Creator laud.

Yes, one third down, two thirds up, His arms outstretched ’till He rested on the Sabbath day,
It so like our God to set an example, for He is the life, the truth and way.
And thus His Sabbath so positioned, it the heart of His Law, the heart of the cross,
Where justice and mercy met, an amazing grace that will never lose its deep gloss.

Yes, God’s Law not able to be done away with, you see, hence His taking our place,
And even in death He pointing to that Sabbath rest that everyone should embrace.
It so like His outstretched arms, one third down, two thirds up, where everyone can find rest,
And why He said to remember it, ’cause at creation it was hallowed and blessed.

All why the horizontal arm is attached to the vertical post of the cross,
It all part and parcel, hence those ten Commandments, for remove that "rest" and what a loss,
Hence why it was rooted in creation, honoured at Calvary and remains for us,
For who’s not in need of it, and who would forsake such quality time with Jesus?

And who would forsake those other nine Commandments? They as sound as they’ve ever been,
Each clustered around the fourth where ones loyalty is publicly and weekly seen.
And thus we with our own outstretched arms, one third down, two thirds up, worshipping our Lord,
His Sabbath the heart of our lives, the heart of His Law, the heart of the cross which bore

The “Lord of the Sabbath” who thus hallowed the seventh day to which all should be moored.

By Lance Landall

“Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it...For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows, “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works”...So then, a Sabbath rest still remains for the people of God...Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest...” (Heb 4:1-11).

5.  Why That Seventh Day Sabbath Still Stands

After He died, Jesus rested in the tomb according to the Commandment, and
Set another example of that Sabbath day rest that He had earlier planned.
Oh, what greater statement could He have made regarding that day’s continuity,
’Cause if He’d wanted it changed or removed, here was the perfect opportunity.

We all know that after the cross the Jewish ceremonial law passed away,
But not God’s moral Law, for here is what the book of Revelation has to say:
“Here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep [all] the commandments of God…”
Of which the Sabbath is the fourth one, a day that we’re to “remember,” said the Son.

Yes, it’s His day, He the “Lord of the Sabbath,” and hence why it is called the “Lord’s day,”
One that never changes with time or circumstances, but that always stays that way.
A stable, permanent marker, and one that is needed even more so today
Given Darwin’s nonsense, our godless society, and how many Christian’s stray.

“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and [then] He rested..,”
Pronouncing it a Holy day, and the reverent keeping of it requested.
It rooted in creation, and it a memorial of a fact that still stands,
Because both we and this world that we all live in are the product of Divine hands.

And this why the Sabbath was made for man, though it belonging to Jesus the Son,
Who blessed and hallowed the Saturday Sabbath after all the work that He had done.
Yes, only this day has that special uniqueness attached to it, and not Sunday,
Nor any other day, because only the seventh the correct facts can convey.

And they being: That we didn’t evolve, and nor the Earth, but were created, and
This being why the book of Revelation is calling us all to make a stand.
“Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come,” is right now!
“Worship Him who made the heavens and earth, the sea and springs of water;” surely our vow.

Yes, here’s that same reference to creation, and hence why we keep the seventh day,
Each Saturday reminding us of Who, when and why, the truth the life, and the way.
He who never changes, and whose Sabbath conveys both His seal and authority,
That He is this world’s creator and Ruler, and to whom we owe our loyalty.

Hence why the book of Hebrews says that a Sabbath rest remains, and it names that day,
Calling it the seventh day, which any encyclopaedia calls Saturday.
And yet, most keeping Sunday, the first day of the week, and hence God’s call to return,
We keeping that marker hallowed at creation, lest same follies of old we learn.

By Lance Landall

6.  It's All About The Son, Not The Sun

If you were God, and looking ahead could see that many would worship the sun,
(They either ignorant of, or having turned their backs on, Jesus Christ the Son),
What would you do, but surely make it clear right from the start who worship is due,
And thus not the sun, but the Creator of the sun, who idols forbids too.

And hence why we read, “In the beginning GOD,” who RESTED on the SEVENTH day,
Six days after having created everything, thus praise to come His way.
That Sabbath no small thing, but a constant reminder all throughout history
That the God who rested on it, made it too, and hallowed it in memory.

So who’d worship the sun, or keep another day instead of the seventh one?
Which wouldn’t help the original intentions of the Sabbath keeping Son,
But rather, it simply playing into the hands of those who worship the sun,
Not “the Lord of the Sabbath,” who on the first day, Sunday, His work had begun.

Those ancients who worshipped the sun, and who had their sun gods, wasted their time,
Even indulging in that tower of Babel that upward was seen to climb.
And so it is with those who worship God on another day but the right one,
Because God only hallowed one, the seventh one, all His work having been done.

And should the world install a universal rest day, it’s clear which day they’d choose,
That one tradition’s kept alive, and how today, God’s Sabbath men still abuse.
Yes, they somewhat like those ancients, but worse, it could be argued, given that they
Point to the Word of the Lord of the seventh day Sabbath to sanction Sunday,

Which they can’t and shouldn’t, and which surely those who truly know their Bible wouldn’t.

The Sabbath was kept before Mount Sinai, no manna collected on that day,
The seventh day sacred, set apart for Holy use, kept free from work and play.
Thus it not a later introduction, and hence God’s Law stating, “Remember,”
Lest it be forgotten, overlooked or trampled on, because oh, how men err.

Yes, Sunday’s as holy as my big toe, and the sun just something created,
Nothing but an object, and Sunday and sacredness simply not related.
No, God’s memorial hardly having been given the side shoe shuffle, and
The importance of keeping it, something that more than ever, we should understand.

And hence we stepping clear of idols made in the image of things, like the sun,
Or even Christ, because we’ve the real thing, direct access to the Father’s Son.
And thus any image of Him in the form of an idol more an insult,
And idols having always been the tools of pagan religions and the occult.

Yes, it’s all about the Son and not the sun, but “the Lord of the Sabbath,” who
Every seventh day, we’re reminded of, free from things that obstruct our view.
We gazing fully into our Creator’s eyes, immersed in His hallowed day
Which He set apart at creation, lest we look elsewhere or opt for Sunday.

And look else where most have, or opted for Sunday, calendars having changed too,
Monday the first day, Sunday the seventh day, thus things well and truly askew.
All what the Saturday Sabbath and fourth commandment were designed to prevent,
And hence why when our Creator said, “Remember,” that’s exactly what He meant!

By Lance Landall

7.  The Story Of Stories

Lucifer, an angel, threw a punch,

Jealously indulged in lies and treachery, led a revolt, eventually,
Pride, ego and ambition at play, he leading a third of the angels astray,

But God countered that nasty punch,

Threw Satan and his cohorts out of Heaven, couldn't allow anarchy within,
For we’re told that lawlessness is sin, and that selfish “me” where all problems begin.

The devil threw another punch,

Disguised himself as a serpent and fooled Eve. Sin entered which gave them cause to grieve,
Adam and Eve proving unfaithful, flattery having had too bigger a pull,

But God countered that nasty punch,

Provided a way out of their death sentence, would die instead as a consequence,
Such an amazing act of mercy, and with it, the promise of eternity.

The devil threw another punch,

Set out to ensure Christ’s death on Calvary, he thereby fulfilling prophecy,
It stating that he would bruise Christ’s heel, (but a bruise to his own head would thereby feel),

But Christ countered that nasty punch,

Rose from His tomb and offered His grace to all, would save those who’d turn and heed His call,
Walking in harmony with His will, for new creatures and those old ways hardly gel.

The devil threw another punch,

Enter a devilish Church and State power that God’s own sought to overpower,
They persecuted mercilessly — millions murdered — and why many sought to flee,

But Christ countered that nasty punch,

Along came the Protestant Reformation, enter Church and State separation,
That God-professing power disabled, it one that “anti-Christ” Scripture's labelled.

Well, Satan throws another punch,

Yes, enter a new persecuting power, one near the time of Christ’s coming hour,
One that’s a copy of the old one, one professing to be in sync with the Son,

So Christ also counters that punch,

Destroys that global power on His return, saves His faithful who for relief yearn;
All why we shouldn’t forget the past, for the greatest deception will be the last,

And then, no more nasty punches.

By Lance Landall

8.  Here We Go Again

Oh Protestantism, how fickle, foolish and forgetful you are, given your compromises and concessions, your overtures to Rome — my, how you’ve wandered so far, senselessly and perilously sought to roam — and now, given that you’re so full of surprises, which anyone who's observant enough realises, just what in fact are your professions?
And tell me, why are you courting Rome? — given that Rome’s no more in harmony with the Gospel than it’s ever been, and that its prideful goal has always been to reign supreme, which in its steady and stealthy growth, its growing influence on the world scene, and its call for a New World Order, (military backed, of course), is clearly seen.
Can’t you see how your clamouring for unity, and for a coming together universally, is just playing into the hands of a return to tyranny? For once you join hands in your political plans, and via the State, Rome’s substitute Sabbath day legislate, and having thus ensured that the Church is driving the State, you’ll find you’ve made an "image" to the “beast,” (whose ability and influence will have increased), and once again, despite you thinking you’re in control, it’ll be but that “beast” ruling Earth as a whole.
The persecuting pagan Roman Empire never really died, but continued on in ecclesiastical form, thus still threatening and forcing everyone to conform, but via those who the thrones of emperors occupied, and who via their religious-political and military might, torture and murderous appetite, withdrew the Bible from the people’s hands, thus withholding the light, and a time of great darkness filled the Earth for hundreds of years, until the sounds of heroic protestors reached the masses ears, and who light had discovered and truth thus recovered, which today we know as the Protestant Reformation, (and then Rome lay wounded) — but alas, there’s now been an accommodation, a wholesale doctrinal abdication, for Protestantism has lost its way, gone astray, sought what doesn’t pay, and midst its worldly, feelings based, people pleasing, intoxicated state, has unwittingly left open a once guarded biblically based gate, and now, with wolves having infiltrated, is nothing more than another Babylon, the repository of every form of heresy and carry-on, and is now mimicking the “beast” it once escaped from, its more godly lustre well and truly gone, hence its reaching for those forbidden halls of power, like those fools who built that early pagan tower, and whereby it’ll create an “image,” a copy of the past (yet still present) “beast,” whose fury at faithful upholders of truth will be unleashed, and whose control over all will eventually appal, for only then, will all on Earth awaken to their folly, regretting their compliance and complicity, and having been fooled by sweet promises that weren't in touch with reality, not to mention the behind the scenes skulduggery.
And all because Protestants too, are no longer in harmony with the Gospel, not that they’ve ever been totally faithful and true, for though they left Rome, they’ve carried it’s day ’round their neck like a bell, and it’s that very day, (Rome’s trump card, one could say), that more than any other thing, a concerted and combined effort will bring, whereby, a religious-political power will again control and dictate — in other words, Church and State —  ensuring that ambitions of the past are fulfilled, albeit a little late.
Yes, here we go again.

By Lance Landall

"One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast" (Rev 13:3, NIV).

“But since Saturday, not Sunday, is specified in the Bible, isn’t it curious that non-Catholics who profess to take their religion directly from the Bible and not from the church, observe Sunday instead of Saturday? Yes, of course, it is
inconsistent; but this change was made about 15 centuries before Protestantism was born, and by that time the custom was universally observed. They have continued the custom, even though it rests upon the authority of the Catholic Church and not upon an explicit text in the Bible. That observance remains as a reminder of the Mother Church from which the non-Catholic sects broke away like a boy running away from home but still carrying in his pocket a picture of his mother or a lock of her hair.”
John A. O’Brien, Faith of Millions.

For further illumination regarding Rome's substitute Sabbath day, Sunday, and what amounts to the hi-jacking of the Christian Church, see my page Things About God's Law That We Need To Know, purple box. This page contains so much more, and includes answers to those texts that many wrongly use in an attempt to prove that
a)  The biblical seventh day Sabbath, Saturday, (the fourth Commandment), has been exchanged for Sunday with God’s blessing,
b)  God’s Law, the Ten Commandments, was done away with at the cross.

The page
Things About God's Law That We Need To Know also contains an article titled Why I've A Problem With Catholicism, Not Catholics which is under the sub heading Is History About To Repeat Itself?

Observing Sunday (the first day of the week) instead of Saturday (the seventh day of the week) is acting like Cain who believed it was okay to offer fruits and vegetables instead of a lamb.