A remarkable Prophecy Foretold it
For as long as we can remember, we have noticed that most people go to church on Sunday, the first day of the week, -- and, also we have been familiar with the fact that there is in the Bible a Divine command, stating that, "The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." Some claim that Christ made the change, -- that the old Sabbath passed away at the crucifixion, but this has already been shown to be without foundation.
The early change of the day and who should attempt to make it, can be clearly shown.
Daniel the Prophet Makes a Startling Revelation
The earthly power that would attempt to make this change is definitely pointed out. In the seventh chapter of the book of Daniel is where this prophecy is found.
The prophet Daniel in vision, sees four great beasts coming up out of the sea. In verse 17 these beasts are symbols of four great kingdoms, which should arise and rule the earth. The first was a lion and represented Babylon. The second was a bear and represented Medo-Persia, which succeeded Babylon. The third was a leopard and represented Greece, which overthrew Medo-Persia. The fourth was an extraordinary ten horned monster, and represented Rome, which followed Greece. In verse 24, the ten horns of the beast are explained as meaning ten kingdoms into which Rome was to be divided.
Among these ten horns another came up, and in coming up destroyed three of the first horns, and took their place. The ten kingdoms represented by the ten horns were the kingdoms, of the Alemanni, the Franks, the Burgundians, the Suevi, the Vandals, the Anglo-Saxons, the Visigoths, the Ostrogoths, the Heruli, and the Lombards. The three which were destroyed by the little horn which rose later, were the Vandals, the Heruli, and the Ostrogoths. The seven which remain are known as Germany, France, Switzerland, Portugal, England, Spain and Italy. It was this three horn power, which "waxed exceeding great," who sought to change God's law.
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