The CHANGE of the SABBATH is the SIGN or MARK of the AUTHORITY of the CATHOLIC CHURCH. Those who, understanding the claims of the FOURTH commandment, choose to observe the FALSE sabbath in the place of the true, are thereby paying homage to that power by which alone it is commanded. The MARK of the BEAST is the PAPAL SABBATH, which has been accepted by the world in the place of the day of God’s appointment. Ev 234.1
NO ONE has yet received the mark of the beast. The testing time has not yet come. There are TRUE Christians in EVERY church, not excepting the Roman Catholic communion. None are condemned until they have had the light and have seen the OBLIGATION of the FOURTH commandment. But when the DECREE shall go forth ENFORCING the COUNTERFEIT SABBATH, and the LOUD CRY of the THIRD ANGEL shall WARN men against the WORSHIP of the BEAST and his IMAGE, the line will be clearly drawn between the FALSE and the TRUE. Then those who still continue in transgression will receive the MARK of the BEAST. Ev 234.2