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The saying “some things never change” may not be applicable in all cases. However, when referring to the abominable pontifical pomp of the Bishop of Rome, words never rang more true. In a most revealing fashion on June 6, Pope Benedict XVI declared to an enthusiastic audience of 15,000 pilgrims in St Peters Square of Vatican City that “Sunday must be a day of rest for everyone”. Siting the necessity of spending time with family and with God as the basis for his blasphemous assertion for the need of reverencing this false day of worship, The Pope went on to say:
No matter how emotionally invoking his sentiments about the family and God may be, they are 100% contradictory to the infallible Word of God. According to Genesis 2:1-2 and Exodus 20:8-11, The Sabbath, the Lord’s special day of rest, is the seventh day of the week and not the first.
And the last time I checked, the seventh day is Saturday my friends, and not Sunday. Jesus himself said in Mark 2:28 that he is “Lord of the Sabbath”. Which, once again means that, Saturday (which is the seventh day of the week) and not Sunday (which is the first day week) is the LORD’S DAY.
So, why would the supposed infallible Pope make a statement like this? Surely, somewhere within the gold trimmed marble precincts of the Vatican one of those priests own a Bible? Surely the Pope, whom can speak several different languages fluently, can decipher the old english wording of the KJV? Or perhaps, one of the alter boys, while preparing for mass, has stumbled upon this profound and concretely established Biblical truth? The reality is, Pope Benedict XVI, and the whole lot of the College of Bishops, know exactly what Bible teaches on this issue. However, they could care less.
According to the words of the revered Cardinal Gibbons:
“You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctified.” James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp.72,73
“A day which we nerves sanctified”? The overt audacity of the Roman Catholic Church to assert an authority to declare anything holy above the unquestionable sovereignty of that Living God, and that which He has sanctified, is evidence enough to identify that this Perverse Religious system, and its vicar, are the culprits identified in the book of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 as “the man of sin….who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
Revelation 13:11-17 has already forewarned us that IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE, the United States of America, the beast that come out of the earth having two horns like a lamb and spake as a dragon (Rev 13:11), will bestow upon the Papacy, The first beast of Revelation 13:1-5, the civil power it needs to enforce its deadly dogmas upon society, Thereby healing its deadly wound (Rev 13:3). And when this transpires, and it will, we are warned:
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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.” (Revelation 13:15-16)
In closing, take a look this of inquiry to Pope Pious XII, and its response from the editor of the CATHOLIC EXTENSION MAGAZINE:
May 22, 1954
Pope Pius XII
Is the accusation true, that Protestants accuse you of? They say you
changed the Seventh Day Sabbath to the, so-called, Christian Sunday:
Identical with the First Day of the week. If so, when did you make the
change, and by what authority?
Yours very truely,
J. L. Day
THE CATHOLIC EXTENSION MAGAZINE
180 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois
(Under the Blessing of Pop Pius XII)
Regarding the change from the observance of the Jewish Sabbath to the
Christian Sunday, I wish to draw your attention to the facts:
(1) That Protestants, who accept the Bible as the only rule of faith
and religion, should by all means go back to the observance of the Sabbath.
The fact that they do not, but on the contrary observe Sunday, stultifies
them in the eyes of every thinking man.
(2) We Catholics do not accept the Bible as the only rule of faith.
Besides the Bible we have the living Church, the authority of the Church,
as a rule to guide us. We say, this Church instituted by Christ, to teach
and guide men through life, has the right to change the Ceremonial laws of
the Old Testament and hence, we accept her change of the Sabbath to Sunday.
We frankly say, “yes, the Church made this change, made this law, as she
made many other laws, for instance, the Friday Abstinence, the unmarried
priesthood, the laws concerning mixed marriages, the regulation of Catholic
marriages, and a thousand other laws.
(3) We also say that of all Protestants, the Seventh-day Adventists are
the only group that reason correctly and are consistent with their
teachings. It is always somewhat laughable to see the Protestant Churches,
in pulpit and legislature, demand the observance of Sundays of which there
is nothing in the Bible.
With best wishes
Peter R. Tramer, Editor
Food for thought? I say, Indeed.