The Beast, the Image, and the number 666

The BEAST-the IMAGE-the Mark-the NUMBER 666-which is the number of a man! [Revelation 13].

This most popular man is known to the world as the “VICAR” which is short for “VACARIUS FILII DEI” and Dei is short for Deity. Put together means ‘In Place of the Son of Deity.” meaning Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This papal title is incorporated into the Cannon law of the Roman Catholic Church. He represents the power of that religious system.

Not a microchip
God is making His greatest threat against humanity, not for a tattoo or microchip implant or any other technicality, but morality versus immorality. The seat of our morals is in our foreheads known as the the frontal lobs where we make decisions. The battle is over our minds. The man of sin is claiming to be God is seen seated in God’s temple or church and said to be revealed in the last days [2.Thess.2]. The issue in Revelation 13 and 14 is over true and false worship.

Roman names were represented by Roman numerals:
V =5; I =1; C =100; A =0; R =o; I =1; U =5; S =o; equals =112
F =0; I =1; L =50; I =1; I =1; equals =53
D=500; E =o; I =1; equals =501
112+53+501 summery= 666.

Protestantism and Antichrist
Protestantism had long ago identified the biblical Anti-Christ in the person of the Roman Papacy. The Tiara or triple crown of the pope claims to be ruler of heaven [top crown], ruler of earth [center crown], and ruler of the lower region or hell by the lower crown. This blasphemy is seen in 2.Thessalonians2 where he is seated in the temple or church claiming to be God. The church of Rome has made the claim of the change of the Sabbath her ‘Mark’ of authority.

What is the beast and its ‘mark?.’ Another question: “Is the 7th day Sabbath found in the New Testament? A: Yes, plenty of times. John the Revelator said that he was in the Holy Spirit on the “Lord’s Day.” [Revelation 1:10]
Which is the Lord’s day? Jesus says: “I am the Lord of the Sabbath day” and it is for all mankind [Mark 2:28].
Jesus also said, that it would be easier for the universe to disappear than the tiniest part of the 10 Commandments of which the Sabbath or Lord’s day is the central part [Matthew 5:17-19] [Exodus 20:8-12].
Jesus came to give the 10 Commandments fuller meaning by quoting two of them and James also uses the very same two of the Ten Commandments to say that if we only violate or transgress one of this law of liberty, than we are guilty of having broken all ten [James 2:10-12] and faces us in the judgment.
Why? Because the holy moral and spiritual law of the Ten Commandments points out our sins [1.John 3:4] and the apostle had not known what sin was except for this law that said you must not covet [Romans 7:7-12].

What is
the New Testament Covenant? The new Testament Covenant consists of God Himself writing love for His holy moral and spiritual law inside our hearts and minds [Hebrews 8 & 10].
Jesus also claims the title of the God of the Old Testament, namely, “The Great I Am” or self-existing One [John 8:58; Romans 10:4] who gave us the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai and the 7th day Sabbath in Eden at creation week [see Genesis 2:1-3] for all mankind. In the new heaven and the new earth, will be only Sabbath keepers [Isaiah 66:23].

Some are unable to be saved
Every day Sabbath keepers will be excluded because of their laziness. The Devil has himself transformed into an angel of light [2.Cor.11:14,15] and now counterfeits the new birth and deceives the fallen and rebellious Christians. God is also adding a strong delusion to this because they did not receive the love of the truth [2.Thess.2]. They do not love God because God says, if you love Me, keep My commandments [John 14:15; 1.John 2:4; 5:3] If we do not keep God’s commandments, the truth is not in us, says John. This connects with 2.Thess. 2 who do not have the love of the truth. These Christians want to keep on sinning and therefore our Savior sees them as unsaveable from sin [Matthew 1:21]. For they are part of the great apostasy prophesied in 2.Thess2 and 2. Timothy 3:5 having a form of godliness but can no longer endure sound doctrines 4:3 but accumulate teachers that give them what they want to hear.

Christ’s Sabbath is for sanctification
The Seventh-day Sabbath is given to us for our sanctification and Christians that keep on sinning are opposed just as the people of the world are and God sees no difference. God says, they honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me and keeping the tradition in place of my commandments [Matthew 15:8,9].
Because the Roman mother church has led all Christians astray and away from the true Lord’s day into keeping Sunday, made it so attractive to the world. The Bible says that there remains a keeping of the Sabbatismos [Hebrews 4] and the Gentile Christians kept the Sabbath holy [Acts 13:42,44] And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made [Acts 16:13]
Papal Rome claims the change of the Sabbath because of hatred for the Jews. She even boasts of the change [see Augsburg confession of faith] by the Lutherans. In the council of Trent, Catholics for many years searched for an answer to Luther’s reform. What finally tipped the scales, was a bishop standing up and said that the Protestants claim to go by the Bible only and yet agreed to the change of the Sabbath for which there is no biblical authority. The change of the Sabbath is our ‘mark’ of authority in religious matters.”

They say religious because the church of Rome is not just religious but also political. “Friendship with the world is enmity with God.” [James 4:4] therefore all state churches are enemies of God. We must obey the state [Romans 13] but not a church state [Acts 5:28,29]. The coming great tribulation will show it. It will be the Sunday law and then becomes the dreaded ‘mark of the beast 666’ for which God gives out the greatest punishment ever and not just in the seven last plagues.
The name Pope or Papa meaning Father, is a religious title forbidden by the Gospel [see Matthew 23:11] and therefore the apostle Peter could have never ever been the first Pope. Jesus never said that on Peter He would build His church, but on Peter’s reply given him from heaven. Peter’s writings long after this event confirms this.

Vicar of Rome
The Pope is the leader of his church and known as the “Vicar” which is short for his Latin title “Vicarius Filii Dei” which means in place of God’s Son. God’s representative here on earth is the Holy Spirit and not a human figure. The Latin and Roman letters have numeral values which add up to the number 666 which is the number of a man [Revelation 13:18].

The man of sin
He is the very man of sin standing revealed in the last days according to 2.Thess.2 by all Protestant Reformers as the biblical Anti-Christ being seated in God’s temple or church. By his title and also by his tiara or triple crown full of blasphemy. Since the change of the Sabbath is claimed to be the ‘Mark’ of authority over Christ, it is the ‘Mark’ of the beats power 666. From the book of Daniel chapters 7&8 we learn that a ‘beast’ is a power or nation or its leader. Papal Rome took over from the Roman Empire and was therefore very powerful.

Protestants returning to Rome
Question” “What is it that of late all Evangelicals have in common with Roman Catholicism? A.: Firstly, denying all that the Protestant Reformers believed about Anti-Christ. Secondly, the mother church or great whore [Rev.17] made Mother Mary immaculate so that Jesus could not sin and so put Jesus out of our reach so that we cannot follow Him. Evangelicals have come up since with the idea that Jesus had the nature of unfallen Adam and so believe much the same as the Romans do, only from a different angle.

Christ’s nature
In His humanity Christ partook of our sinful, fallen nature. If not, then He was not made like unto His brethren. [Hebrews 2:17]Was not in all points tempted like as we are [4:15]. Did not overcome as we have to overcome, and is not, therefore, the complete and perfect Saviour man needs and must have to be saved.

The idea that Christ was born of an immaculate or sinless mother, inherited no tendencies to sin, and for this reason did not sin, removes Him from the realm of a fallen world, and from the very place where help is needed.

On His human side, Christ inherited just what every child of Adam inherited, a sinful nature. On the divine side, from His very conception He was begotten and born of the Spirit. And all this was done to place mankind on vantage-ground, and to demonstrate that in the same way everyone who is born of the Spirit may gain like victories over sin in his own sinful flesh. Thus each one is to overcome as Christ overcame. Rev. 3:21. Without this birth there can be no victory over temptation, and no salvation from sin. John 3:3-7. If we are to escape the corruption that is in the world through lust, we must become partakers of the divine nature..purged from our sins and making our calling and election sure [2.Pet.1:4,9,10.] By our baptism [immersion] we died to sin and self and rose with Christ [Romans 6].

Victory over sin
Bible Readings for the Home, Copyright Review and Herald Publishing Association, all editions 1914-1949, Pacific Press Publishing Association, page 174.This powerful pioneer Adventist statement on victory over sin is obviously a thorn in the side of contemporary new theology Seventh-day Adventists.

The new note that was placed in Bible Readings in 1949 reads as follows: Jesus Christ is both Son of God and Son of man. As a member of the human family it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren in the likeness of sinful flesh.

Just how far that likeness goes is a mystery of the incarnation on which men have never been able to solve. Bible Readings for the Home, Copyright Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1959 edition, Pacific Press Publishing Association, page 143. Frooms’s Explanation of the Expunged Note in Bible Readings.

Men never been able to solve? Yes, it has been solved, if only believed! Our Lord Jesus was born of the Holy Spirit and therefore had a jump start. Soon as we are born again, we also have access to the power of the Holy Spirit. Since demons do the rebirthing also, those deceived will have power, but not the moral power and love of the truth.
Where Jesus had the advantage, is, that He never indulged into sin and therefore had no tendency to sin. Rewiring the brain has been discovered that if a person stops swearing for more than 30 days, the path of the brain is altered and it is easy from then on to overcome this particular sin. With the power of the Holy Spirit offered us, we can overcome sin.

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. Romans 8:3

Many deceivers
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 2 John 1:7

The Church of Rome has been guilty of this for a very long time by making Mother Mary immaculate so that it was impossible for Christ to sin and so no one should even bother to try in following Jesus as the saviour form sin.

Fallen Protestants or Evangelicals now have much the same believe for which there is no biblical basis. They now confess that Jesus had the nature of unfallen Adam. So both faiths deny that Christ came into the flesh.

We Adventists believe what the Bible says, namely, that Jesus took upon Himself our nature in every respect: Therefore, it was necessary for Jesus to be in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that He could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God.—Hebrews 2:17.[NLT]

For verily, He took not on Him the nature of angels, but He took on Him the seed of Abraham. Heb.2:16 [KJV].
The next Scripture seem to be written not just for the church of Rome: Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh.—Romans 1:3 [KJV].
Modern version may say something like this: This good news about His Son, who came as a man, born into king’s David royal family line. No wonder that modern versions of the Bible are often called perversions.

Solid biblical reasons why the implanted microchip cannot be the “Mark of the Beast 666”
Firstly, what is the “mark” and what is the Beast? They say that history always repeats itself. We now want to look at a biblical mark GOD had set on Cain for persecuting and murdering his brother Abel. God set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.-Genesis 4:15
Note: It was GOD Himself who put this invisible mark on this murderer to protect him from revenge. Only the guardian Angels could see it. Cain was a false worshipper. He disagreed with true worship the way GOD had stipulated it and when his brother reprimanded him for it, he got angry. But GOD was giving him a second chance. Today Brothers and Sisters, it is not any different. God told us to worship Him on His holy Sabbath day. False Brethren came and changed that day from Saturday to Sunday. First it was only on Ishtar or Easter that the resurrection was celebrated once a year like mothers day for instance, but then it was decided by Rome it should become a weekly affair.

The claims of Rome
Hence the Church of Rome claims that the change of the day of worship from CHRIST’s Sabbath day to that of the papal Sunday Sabbath, is her “MARK” of power and authority in religious matters. Question: “Is this particular “Mark” connected with a Beast? a “Beast’ is a symbol for for Kings and their empire [see Daniel 8:20] and “Vatican State” with the Pope as leader demanding to be worshipped by having visitors bow down before him. Like Dr. Martin Luther used to say, there is a pope living in every human heart, Yes, we need to overcome our sinfulness by partaking of the divine nature.

The chair of St. Peter
Just imagine yourself seated in the papal chair which supposes to be the chair of St. Peter. All the statesmen from other countries coming to pay you homage and call you your holiness. Then you see them bowing before you. They allowed kissing his hand. Peasants are not allowed. Any upper class may get an interview with you and they only allowed to kiss your feet after bowing down to you. How would you feel? You would think more of Anti-Christ than of Christ. The real Jesus would not be appealing to you.

Just as in ancient Babylon when its King Nebuchadnezzar made up a golden image on the plain of Dura to aggrandized himself and be worshipped and draw worship away from GOD, so the pope in Rome does the same.

John the Revelator
Living six hundred years later than Daniel viewed those same powers but from a different perspective. He was looking both backward and forward. Though Rome was the ruling power, nevertheless so much of Greek civilisation was preserved in the empire that we speak of it as Greco-Roman.
The prophetic symbol in Revelation 13 combines the ten-horned head of Rome with the leopard body of Greece. But the Beast also embodies features of the former kingdoms of Persia and Babylon, for it has the feet of the bear [Persia] and the mouth of the lion [Babylon]. Both Daniel and John the Revelator emphasised the ten horns – the subsequent divisions of Rome.

2. The three Hebrew Worthies that refuse to bow down to the image in violation of GOD’s second commandment which forbids the making and worship of images and idols, so the three angel’s messengers of Revelation 14 also refuse this same idolatry set up by the Church of Rome.

3. The Church of Rome took out the second of the Ten Commandments in order to bring in false worship of idols and images and even those underground such as Limbo, purgatory and hell forbidden by this same command. In order to make up the number Ten again, they split the last into two and moved up the number. So whereas the sacred Sabbath day was the fourth, it now became the third and so on.

4. The Prophecies of Daniel 7:25 and 2.Thess.2 could not be fulfilled unless the little horn grew exceedingly big when placed on the worldly thrones of the Caesars and be also seated in the Temple or Church of GOD claiming to be god! This is clearly established by the Bishop of Rome calling himself by the title of our GOD, namely, “HOLY FATHER” and the attributes of GOD “INFALLIBILITY” and then also attempting to change GOD’s law of the Ten Commandments further in the time element from Saturdays to Sundays and from sunset to the darkest hour of midnight.

5. While the first “Beast” of Revelation 13 is identified by emerging out of the sea, which symbolizes a sea of people [see Rev.17:15], the second “Beast” is seen coming out of the “earth’, or sparsely populated area. While the “Vatican State” fits the first, the “United States” fits the second. Native Indians dwelled in tents like Nomads and never had permanent dwellings.

6. The fall of “Babylon” cannot be complete until America makes an “Image” to the first Beast by calling on the long arm of the civil law to enslave the conscience of its citizen and as the Prophecy foretold, to become a worldwide affair. The second Beast will enforce this false worship of the first Beast 666 with its idolatrous mass, images and idols, saint-worship, papal worship, false Sabbath and all other counterfeits, sun-monstrance, halo’s, day of the sun, occult powers etc. In uniting church and state they will have become a perfect image to the beast-the apostate church that persecuted for 1260 years. Hence the name ‘image to the beast.’

7. The manual of “Spiritualism” lists speaking in tongues, miracles, signs and wonders and the Bible mentions this as false prophets and false Christ’s [Matth.24:24; 2.Thess.2:9]. Satan transformed as an angel of light opposing the three angel’s messages of Rev.14 is making fire come down from heaven as on the day of Pentecost [Rev.13:13] and deceive if it were possible the very elect of GOD by those miracles [v.14].
8. The implanting of microchips is not what violates the 10 Commandments, but the setting up of the papal image is. In a recent poll in a forum, it was voted that Rev.12:17 is not referring to the Ten Commandments of GOD but to the law of love. But Rev.12:17 and Rev.14:12 is definitely referring to GOD’s holy law defining false worship.

9. The new Testament teaches that when we have disregard for one of the 10 Commandments, then are we as guilty as having broken all ten [James 2:10-12; Matthew 5:17-19]. Protestantism has shown in the past that it does not care about observing a false Sabbath or a substitution for real Baptism by accepting Rome’s counterfeit of sprinkling. Does it not mean that they do not wish to be fully immersed into Christ???

10. Murder is another one of the 10 Commandments violated by the persecuting church/state relationship. James says that friendship with the world is enmity with GOD [James 4:4] and so the great Whore of Revelation 17 is just that, an enemy of GOD.

11. Another biblical example on binding the 10 Commandments on the forehead and the right hand is found early in the Bible : “And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in thy mouth”…… serve the Lord thy GOD with all thy heart and all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord”.—Ex.13:9; Deut.10:12; 11:18; 6:6,8.

12. Here are several statement from the Roman Catholic Church: “Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D.336), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.”—Peter Geiermann,The Convert’s Catechism of catholic doctrine,sec.ed.,1910,p.50

More proof
“It was the Catholic Church which, by the authority of Jesus Christ, has transferred this rest to the Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) Church.”—Mgr.Sfgur,”Plain talk About the Protestantism of Today,”p.213

“Because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the Church’s power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin: and by not keeping the rest [of the feasts] by her commanded, they again deny, in fact, the same power.”—Henry Tuberville,D.D., “An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine” (Roman Catholic),p.58

” But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible [Catholic version], in observing the Sunday, in keeping Christmas and Easter, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the Pope.”—Our Sunday Visitor, Feb.5,1950

Note: That if JESUS wanted to change His holy Sabbath [Mark 2:27,28; Matthew 12:8; Luke 6:5] He could have done it Himself, but that would be sin under which the Roman Catholic Church has put us now!

“As the Sabbath is of divine institution, so it is to be kept holy unto the Lord. Numerous have been the days appointed by men for religious services; but these are not binding, because of human institution. Not so the Sabbath. Hence the fourth commandment is ushered in with a peculiar emphasis—-Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.’…..The abolition of it would be unreasonable.—Charles Buck, “A Theological Dictionary,”1830 ed.,p.537

“Sunday was a name given by the heathen to the first day of the week because it was the day on which they worshipped the sun….the seventh day was blessed and hallowed by GOD Himself, and…..He requires His creatures to keep it holy to Him. This commandment is of universal and perpetual obligation………The Creator ‘blessed the seventh day’ —-declared it to be a day above all other days, a day on which His favour should assuredly rest……
…… long than as man exists, and the world around him endures, does the law of the early Sabbath remain. It cannot be set aside so long as its foundations last………It is not the Jewish Sabbath, properly so-called, which is ordained in the fourth commandment.
In the whole of that injunction, there is no Jewish element, any more than there is in the third commandment, or in the sixth.”—-Eadie’s Biblical Cyclopedia, 1872 ed.,p.561

The Mark of the Beast
The “MARK” of the “BEAST” is received in the “forehand” or “hand”; that is, it affects either the mind of man or his work. Rev. 13:16; 14:9

The seal of God
GOD’S “seal” is found only in the “forehead” or mind, “I saw another angel……..having the seal of the living GOD.” “Hurt not the earth…..till we have sealed the servants of our GOD in their foreheads.” Rev. 7:2,3.

GOD’S seal is in His name, sign, or character. 144 000 “were sealed” having the FATHER’S name written in their foreheads. Rev. 14:1; 7:4.

A seal, or signature, is always used in connection with law or legal documents. See Dictionary. Also Daniel 6:5.

GOD’S “seal”, name, sign, or character, is found in His holy law- the only document GOD ever wrote Himself. “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among My disciples.” —Isa. 8:16.

Of all GOD’S law, the fourth commandment [the Sabbath of CHRIST] alone shows: [1] Lord Thy GOD [name] [2] made or created [Office-Creator] [3] Heaven and earth [Territory]–the three essential elements of a “SEAL”.

GOD Himself calls His Sabbath a perpetual “sign” or “seal” “It [the Sabbath] is a sign between Me and Israel forever. I gave them My Sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them that they might know that I am the Lord.” Ex.31:17; Eze. 20:12.
The apostle Paul in Romans 4:11 shows the sign or seal is used interchangeably.

The New Testament Israel
The word “Israel” means overcomer as a prince with GOD, overcoming self and sin [Romans chapter 6]. The literal nation of ancient Israel is now become the spiritual nation of CHRIST and the New Testament: “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion (Zion) the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.” (Rom.11:26).
The context of this chapter makes it very plain that Paul was not talking about Israel after the flesh. Who is Israel who will be saved? Paul had just finished spelling it out in verses 16-25. he described how the Gentiles would be grafted into the olive tree representing the Jewish people. As the Gentiles (represented by the wild olive tree) were grafted in, they began to partake of “the root and fatness” of the Israelites (verse 17). “The natural branches, ” or Jews (verse 21), were cut off because of unbelief, and believing Gentiles were accepted as spiritual Israel.
In Galatians 3:29 Paul said, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
The picture grows clearer still as we read Romans 9:6-8. “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children:…That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.”
So it is faith that makes one a spiritual Israelite, not the accident of physical birth. In the new birth that places Jew and Gentile into the spiritual family of God, all of whom will be saved.

The old testament prophet Jeremiah foretold of the new testament heart-religion:
“Behold the days come, says the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which My covenant they broke, although I was an Husband to them, says the Lord:
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel: After those days (of the cross of Christ), says the Lord, I will put My law in their inwards parts and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Note: there can be no doubts that God’s people are those who belong to Christ because it says that if those ordinances depart from Me (sacrificial ordinances fulfilled in Jesus) Israel shall also cease from being a Nation before Me for ever, see Jer.31:36 That Nation rejected God by rejecting Jesus, the very Image and Son of God.
“And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know Me, from the least to the greatest of them, says the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
This is the new testament covenant copied directly to Hebrews 8:10-12 and 10:16 and there is a lot of confusion over these verses simply because British Israelism keeps insisting that God is not finished yet with physical Israel.

In the New Testament, it was never a question of which day to keep holy, but how to keep it. JESUS countered the extra by-laws the Pharisees had added to CHRIST’S Seventh Day Sabbath.

The worshippers of the Beast powers stand in contrast to those who worship GOD by keeping His commandments including GOD’S Sabbath.

Sabbath-Sunday Bill Survey Shows Support in Israel

2 Tishrei 5768, 14 September 07 04:07 by Hillel Fendel
( MK Zevulun Orlev (NRP) has announced the findings of a poll showing 56% support amongst Israelis for his proposed legislation making Sunday a day of rest and allowing some public transportation and entertainment on the Sabbath.

Orlev’s bill would change the official approach to Sabbath as the country’s day of rest. Though businesses and government offices would continue to be closed, places of entertainment would be permitted to open – and public transportation, now banned in most cities on the Sabbath, would be available. The bill stipulates that such transportation and entertainment would be carried out with maximum sensitivity to the religious public.

A survey commissioned by Orlev finds that 56% of the public support his initiative, while 30% object. The poll was carried out by Brain Base (Maagar Mochot) Institute, headed by Prof. Yitzchak Katz.

Orlev’s bill, which he proposed last week, also calls for a second day of rest during the week – Sunday – during which businesses and offices would be closed. This would enable Sabbath-observant families to spend more time together, Orlev explains. Work hours lost to Sunday would be made up largely by increasing the workday on Mondays through Fridays from 8 to 9 hours.

The survey divides the respondents into religious categories, such as secular, hareidi-religious, etc. However, it lumps together the religious-Zionist public with those who consider themselves “traditional,” i.e., minimally observant. The poll finds that 64% of this joint “sector” supports the new bill.

The two groups were combined in the poll, despite the expectation that the two would not have similar views of the issue. Other findings of the poll show, in fact, that support for the bill increases as level of religious observance decreases. For instance, 64% of the secular public supports the bill, compared to only 6% of the hareidi-religious public.

Asked to explain, Orlev’s spokesman Moshe Inbar told Arutz-7 that the breakdown was determined by the pollster, “in consultation with me.” Inbar said that lumping the two sectors together is in keeping with the NRP’s new policy of “opening its gates” to the traditional community.

Arutz-7: “But information is missing from the poll, in that we do not know how many of the mainstream NRP voters – the religious-Zionist public – supports this bill.”

In response, Inbar first suggested that “you can commission your own poll,” but then added, “You can extrapolate from the other findings…”

Orlev said his bill was formulated with the help of leading religious-Zionist rabbis, and does not openly permit activities that are forbidden by the Torah, “but rather does not mention them.”

MK Yitzchak Levy of the National Union party said the bill paves the way for further deterioration in the character of the Sabbath in the State of Israel. The National Union and the NRP joined forces for the last national election, merging into one electoral list.– Copyright

Note: sign or seal is interchangeable-Rom. 4:11 1.Cor.7:19.