Monday, February 10, 2014

#911: A. Jan Marcussen


A. Jan Marcussen is a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) and minister, best known for his book National Sunday Law. “National Sunday law” denotes the conspiracy theory that the United States government is on the verge of enacting a national blue law declaring Sunday a day of rest and worship. According to the idea, the Pope is also the Antichrist and – the clincher – the mark of the beast is worship on Sunday. Thus, to sum up Marcussen’s views, dark forces controlled by the Vatican are conspiring to enact a national Sunday law in the United States, and when this happens it will be the trigger that unleashes the coming fulfillment of the Bible prophecies in Daniel and Revelations (keep in mind that Seventh-Day Adventists consider the Sabbath to be Saturday).

The idea is actually not new but part of the foundation of SDA – it’s founder, Ellen G. White, wrote extensively on the conspiracy, and SDA minister Alonzo Jones published a book on it in 1889. At present, many SDAs believe that a national Sunday law is a clear and present danger to their religious freedom, and coincides with the fear that the Antichrist will unleash great persecution of Sabbath-keepers just before the Second Coming of Christ, which is of course just around the corner. In Marcussen’s book this idea shows up e.g. as a conspiracy to bring back the death penalty so Sabbath-keepers can be executed once the national Sunday law is enacted. (There is of course a bit of nationalism involved: it is the introduction of such laws in the US that will bring about the end times – laws declaring Sundays a day of resting have existed for hundreds of years in large parts of the rest of the world outside of the US, but that doesn’t really matter.)

Marcussen’s book has been showing up since 1983 in various places (from laundromats to phone booths), and, in particular, unsolicited in the mail. Despite its easy availability it has failed to convince many people outside of the SDA movement. Lately the conspiracy has evolved to encompass Obama and global warming as well (here, but don’t visit if you are sensitive to bad color schemes). The idea presented in the latter is that global warming is a conspiracy to make people stop working on Sundays – allegedly to “reduce emissions” – thus ushering in the end times. So it goes.

Marcussen publishes a free newsletter twice a month that highlights advancements in Sunday exaltation, and leads campaigns to prevent enforcing Sunday as a national day of rest and worship. He has also been tied to billboards warning that the Antichrist is the papacy. In his book Marcussen establishes that connection by numerology (i.e. a numerological connection between the Pope’s title Vicarius Filii Dei and the number 666).

Diagnosis: Blabbering dimwit; tireless, but so out of touch with reality that he is unlikely to cause much harm.

5 comments:

  1. Back in the early nineties, I was shopping at a local hobby store and came across a copy of the "National Sunday Law" book. IIRC, the complete title was "Towards a National Sunday Law".

    The people at the store seemed relieved that I was willing to take it off the hands. Wish I still had it; the book is insane.

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    1. Just got a copy of the book in snail-mail, Mister DNA. Let me know if you want me to snail-mail you my copy. lol!

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  2. I pray for him. I hope that he realizes his false teachings are leading souls away from Christ. As Christ said it would be better to tie a milestone around you and be thrown into the sea than to lead one of my little ones astray. Look at the multitude of Saints the Catholic Church has given us brother! The fruit is good bro! Look throughout the world! Look at the slums of India....where Mother Theresa labored....look at Padre Pio who suffered the stigmata. Brother you have no leg to stand on! Your theories are lame and baseless. Use the books as fire kindling to warm the homeless!

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    1. A. Jan Marcussen speaks the Truth.

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    2. A. Jan Marcussen speaks the truth. Go to www.amazingdiscoveries.org, click on the word "Watch", then click on "Video on Demand", then watch every DVD lecture, from start to finish, in every one of the following video lecture series before you make a judgement as to truth or error. Then reassess whether or not 1st day Sabbath keepers are truly in line with the true Word of God, as printed in the Kings James version Biblical word of God, not the watered down version of Bibles that are out there today.

      "Total Onslaught"
      "Rekindling the Reformation"
      "Repairing the Breach"
      "In the Stream of Time"
      "From Crete to Malta"
      "Clash of Minds"

      Man has admitted changing the Biblical Sabbath written in stone by the finger of God. The seventh day of the week has been divinely preserved as Saturday ever since the beginning of time on this planet earth, that is a fact. Thank God for men who are exposing the "ERROR" and "DECEIT" the Great Deceiver has perpetrated in to the minds of men today. He deceives the very elect. Jesus said, "I come not to change the law but to fulfill the law." The Ten Commandments are as real for mankind today as they have ever been, with the 4th Commandment being God's mark of authority as the Creator of ALL things Universal. Wake up world, God says; "Come out of her my people and be ye not partakers of her plagues." "Her" being Babylon. Babylon being the false Christ of this planet, the one who says he is God on Earth. Remember, forgiveness of sin is by the spilt blood of Jesus Christ our Saviour ONLY. There is no other means where by we may be forgiven. NO MAN OR HUMAN BEING IS HOLY. NO MAN OR HUMAN BEING HAS THE AUTHORITY TO FORGIVE SINS. Read 1st John 1: 5-9 and 1st John 2: 1-2 (kjv), those verses sum it up pretty clear. The world is being deceived. Matthew 7: 13-14 (kjv) explains where the majority of the world will go if they do not pray for and find the TRUTH.

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