economics, social science that seeks to analyze and describe the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth.
Production – control and regulate
Distribution – control and regulate
consumption – control and regulate
- Social Rights
4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you.
Revelation 13:17 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.
Buy and sell = new economic system
Mark = you can participate
No mark = you cannot participate
What is the mark?
"Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act... And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things." H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons. Nov. 11, 1895
"Sunday is our MARK of authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact" Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.
"Social disorder, war, injustice and violence" can only be countered " by renewed appreciation and respect for the universal moral law [Sunday observance], that only by recognizing that law can the world have "dignity, life and freedom" with "conditions of justice and peace" in all the communities of the world, and that the promotion and defense of this law is what "must govern relations between nations and peoples in the pursuit of the common good of the human family...within the international community." (Address of Pope Benedict XVI to H.E. Mr Francis Rooney, New Ambassador of the United States of America to the Holy See, Saturday, November 12, 2005.)
"Every man and woman shall repair in the morning to the divine service and sermons preached upon the Sabbath (Sunday), and in the afternoon to divine service, and catechizing, upon pain for the first fault to lose their provision and the allowance for the whole week following; for the second, to lose the said allowance and also be whipped; and for the third to suffer death."!!! Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politique, & Martial For the Colony in Virginia: first established by Sir Thomas Gates, Knight, Lieutenant - General, the 24th of May, 1610
"…there is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p 3).
Jeremiah 12:5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies. -Psalm 60:12
I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. -Psalm 119:32
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? -Galatians 5:7
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. -Hebrews 10:36
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 3:14
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. -1 Corinthians 9:24
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. -Matthew 24:13
2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, -Hebrews 12:1
How are we going to face this new economic system?
Links to Headlines:
1. Red Pope Francis Calls for “New Economic System” that Guarantees “Food, Health, Economic and Social Rights”
2. Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christians unite in prayer in Valletta, Malta.
3. Peace with Justice Sunday
4. PEACE WITH JUSTICE SUNDAY PASTOR AND LEADER KIT
5. Just Peace Sunday