Love Under Fire


The Warning of the Third Angel

The third angel's message contains the most fearful warning ever addressed to mortals. People will not be left in darkness about this important matter. The warning will be given to the world before God's judgments come, so that all may have opportunity to escape them. The first angel makes his announcement to “every nation, tribe, tongue, and people.” The warning of the third angel will not be less extensive than that. It will be proclaimed with a loud voice and will command the attention of the world. LF 185.7

The message will divide the world's population into two great classes—those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, and those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark. Church and state will unite to compel “all” to receive “the mark of the beast,” yet the people of God will not receive it. The prophet saw “those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God” (Revelation 15:2). LF 186.1