Pope demands Sunday to be a day of Rest!!!

Pope demands Sunday to be a day of Rest!!!

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:

“By defending Sunday, one defends human freedom… Sunday is the day of the Lord and man, a day which everyone must be able to be free — free for the family and free for God”

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:

Thomaston, Georgia
May 22, 1954

Pope Pius XII
Rome, Italy

Dear Sir;
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

180 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois
(Under the Blessing of Pop Pius XII)
Dear sir:
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.

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  1. September 4, 2012
    It is a good way to separate the wheat from the chaff. That sounds cruel but these guys are doing it on purpose.
  2. September 6, 2012
    Thank you for this article. Another great eye opener that I can forward on to many sleeping people. The papacy does not even attempt to hide the fact that they have tampered with God's word. How can anyone read this & still continue with Sunday worship?
    • November 27, 2012
      Easily... and it comes from scripture. In the New Testament there are ONLY 2 references to the Sabbath (Col.2:16; Heb.4:4), in both these passages the apostle Paul clearly explains that this day is not a required day to be observed by Christians. Hebrews in the Old Covenant were under obligation (Mosaic Law), in the New Covenant neither Jews nor Gentiles are. There is no command after the death and resurrection for the Church to keep the Sabbath as an obligation to Christ. What people are doing unfortunately is hating on one another over what Paul would call "the little things". If you are making following Christ an issue of abiding in what day to worship, you have turned it into a works based faith, effectively making Christianity more akin to works based Judaism, completely missing the point of the Gospel. It matters not when you worship... Does anyone on this site think God is going to hold them accountable to what day they worship Him in church? My understanding through READING the Bible is that I am to glorify Him with my life at all times in everything I do, no matter where I am. (1 Cor 10) Let's not sit dogmatically on Old Law doctrine pointing our fingers at one another, instead let us be renewed by Him who the Father sent, understanding that salvation comes through Jesus: the way, the truth, and the life. If you are convicted to worship on Saturday, Sunday, or Tuesday then do so unto the Lord. If you have Christ in your life then take joy in the Freedom it gives you: from sin, death, and the tireless bickering over what Old Test "works" we should still perform... Last thought, I notice that those arguing for Saturday Sabbath as what the Bible proclaims are not arguing for Daily burnt sacrifice, the selling and purchasing of slaves,The Assembly during the Feast of Tabernacles,Levitical services in the Sanctuary,Grape-gleanings for the poor, all taught in the Bible.... In the same places as Saturday Sabbath.
      • November 28, 2012
        Ever read Luke 23:56? Acts 13:42-44? Acts 16:13? Acts 17:2? Acts 18:4? i John 3:4? Revelation 12:17? Revelation 14:12? Matthew 15:13? Mark 7:7? Isaiah 66:22-23?
      • November 28, 2012
        Amen brother. may Jesus our Lord and Savior continue to bless you and your family.
      • November 28, 2012
        Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (How could it be any more clear?)
  3. September 18, 2012
    This man shows the arrogance of Satan whom I'm sure is orchestrating this entire movement by the Pope/Vatican. Getting close to the time our Lord Jesus Christ will be separating the sheep from the goats. Roger Slonaker
  4. September 19, 2012
    The first paragraph in the above article says ". In a most revealing fashion on June 6, Pope Benedict XVI declared to an enthusiastic... Is this June 6 of 2012? Or of a previous year.
  5. September 29, 2012
    i do not understand then why do we go to Chruch on sunday mornings instead of saturday mornings ? ( explain please :) )
    • October 18, 2012
      Exactly my sister. For more information, I would encourage you do do the Bible study at http://www.amazingfacts.org/Bible-study/free-online-Bible-school.aspx. God bless.
    • November 8, 2012
      :) :) :) It's always nice when one wakes up. "... so... why do we go to church on sunday?..." I LOVE IT :) Bless you, Sister. Follow the word always. Just be ready to be hassled for it, but know that befor they persecuted you, they persecuted Him. Hugs and Love. God bless, little sister.
  6. October 22, 2012
    Nicole. It is good that the Lord is leading you to ask that very question. The fact is that God currently has sheep in many pastors. There are many Christians that worship on the first day which is not the Bible Sabbath because they do not know any better. But once we know, then we must be willing to act on it. Sunday is Satan's attempt to counterfeit the Holy Day that the Lord sanctified, or set apart, for us to spend quality time focused on worshiping him. It is a memorial that we realize that He is the God who created us. By getting man to unknowingly or knowingly render their worship on another day, Satan is attempting to deceive man. And the Bible tells us that if it were possible, he would deceive even the very elect. We have to study his word carefully and He will reveal the truth to us in His word. Once we know the proper way and proper day of worship, we act on that. In Exodus 20 (The ten commandments) the fourth command (Sabbath Command) is the only one that begins with the words remember the Sabbath day. God knew that we would need to be reminded. And Hebrews 4:8 tells us of another day that did not come from Jesus (Sunday) In fact Rev 14:11 says that there will be no rest day or night (Sabbath day or Sabbath night) for those that worship the beast and take his mark. Check out sabbathtruth.com for more information on the Sabbath and how it was changed, as well as the other wonderful videos on this site. God Bless.
    • November 27, 2012
      Ummmm - "Nicole. It is good that the Lord is leading you to ask that very question." I think it was Nicole's own brain that lead her to ask that question - the lord does not lead anyone to do anything. Its each persons decision to do what they do - unless the lord is telling people to steal, rape, murder, etc. Ummmm - the lord is leading me to the mall today to buy a new i-Phone, I better hurry!
  7. November 8, 2012
    So I've always been keen to this and I've actually stopped going to Church on Sunday but I work every Saturday... I would love to just walk out of my job but then... I'm out of a job. Any work around to this?
    • November 9, 2012
      Hey P Flame - here's how I see it, as one seeking the truth, knowing Jesus is truth, and that the bible is truth...here's the verses that came to mind as I read your post, and as I seek answers to similar questions as you have... Matthew 6:33 - King James Version (KJV) 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:26-30 - King James Version (KJV) 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Read the gospels. What would men and women do that excited Christ, and in a sense, earned His respect? FAITH
    • November 27, 2012
      I am an adventist and have been for 15 years, it wasn't easy at 1st but I kept faith. In the last year my wife and I have really stepped up and put all our faith in God, I dont worry about things like I used to..we started to pay our tithe even though my wife was worried that we wouldnt make it financially, I told her to trust in God and he will provide for us. I cant even begin to tell you how many times we have been blessed this year...its amazing. Trust in God and he will always be there for you. We may not have everything we want at times but we have everything we need and I thank God every day for that.
    • November 27, 2012
      The world has changed just as man did as he crawled out of the ocean. If you have to work on Sundays, go to church on another day or evening service. You have to put food on the table and pay the rent, dont lose your job until you can find one that gives you M-F hours. You an still pray at home or even at work on Sundays to worship your religion. Being in a brick and mortar building doesnt mean you are not worshiping your faith. That can be done any place and any time.
    • November 27, 2012
      Plazmic Flame: No workplace can require you to do things that conflict with your religious observances. At most workplaces there are exceptions made to work scheduling in order to respect your religious rights (which is not so different from cases where there are students who aren't scheduled to work during their class times). Potential employers also cannot formally reject your application based on your unavailablity to work during Sabbath hours (that probably doesn't apply to weekend only positions). I personally have never been required to work during Sabbath observance hours at any job I have held, of various fields -full and part time. I always noted the need to have sunset Friday to sunset Saturday off in all applications and during interviews, but have been willing to work Sundays and also after sunset on Saturdays. God has been faithful in providing work for me always, with very understanding employers who have been willing from day one to work around my Sabbaths.
  8. November 9, 2012
    To Plazmic Flame: God always rewards faith, never doubt. God calls the Sabbath, "My Holy Day" in Isaiah 58:13 and says to stop trampling it. In Exodus 20:8 He says, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy." Remember means do not forget. But Satan has most of the Christian world keeping his counterfeit. In Genesis 2:2, 3 God blessed the 7th day, sanctified it and made it holy. No one can keep Sunday holy for it is not holy to begin with. The scripture says we ought to obey God rather than men. Put God first and He will reward your faith..
  9. November 17, 2012
    I am glad to see people seeking the truth and asking questions. God has given me the opportunity to begin witness to people at my job. I work for Cook Children Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX, and little by little a co-worker has been asking questions. I have given her the book Steps to Christ and magazine Signs of Times. She really enjoys the material and my next step is to share with her the truth about the Sabbath. Please keep me in your prayers that the Holy Spirit will speak through me and not my will be done but our Father in heaven. We just had a Bible study group tonight and we were talking about everything that is currently going on and people are dorment, our people, our churches and so much division and new thought and ideas being brought into our temples. God is calling his children to stand up and stand firm and not to waiver. This is just the beginning of the things to come.
  10. November 24, 2012
    Your topic is very interesting, can you send me more info on the topic of the Sabbath? Thank you very much d. stickney
  11. November 26, 2012
    The pope is clearly a false prophet. He claims to be God's messenger on earth. This is obviously not true. Jeremiah 23:16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. We should stone him.
  12. November 27, 2012
    I was born in Mexico and as you may or may not know, most of Mexico is very catholic. I was raised catholic and until recent years I started having doubts about the catholic church. Those doubts have been growing a lot and more have come to me lately. Like this Sabbath issue. Due to my "giving God for granted" past and my way to behave in life, I recently was reborned and my path is now in God's will. I have been reading the Bible a lot and not only this Sabbath issue has come to my mind but also some others like pork meat, divorce, etc. I am a divorced person and I truly feel sometimes as if I were doomed. I want to marry again and have a happy family. But this question and some more have shaken my head and I'm trying to deal with them one by one and learn to be a good God's servant. Now I can say that I'm not catholic since I'm not currently following a religion. I guess I'm not a religious man but a God's man instead.
  13. November 27, 2012
    I find it interesting that everyone is stuck on the actual word "Sabbath". I live for God daily as well as my family. I go to church Sunday morning, evening and Wednesday night. God has been so great to me and my family. We have gone through some of the most difficult trials only to praise God through it all and glorify Him in the end. We are a Pentecostal people. God has blessed me with a business that I can spread the Gospel daily to those who don't know Him and enjoy in fellowship with those who do. Iron sharpens iron. I rest on Sunday. It is my Sabbath. Im not offended that the SDA worship on Saturday. I agree, Sabbath translates to Saturday. But, regardless to which day you choose to make your Sabbath, the fact that you set aside a day of rest is the key. I hope that you all are not implying that those who go to church on Sunday are sinning and going to Hell. That would be a mistake and create an even greater division in the Church. that's what the enemy wants. We have to look at the Big Picture. Christ died for all of us that we may be saved. Please don't miss God and his greater purpose by dwelling on small technicalities. In the end, Jesus is Victorious! God Bless you all
    • November 28, 2012
      RE: "regardless to which day you choose to make your Sabbath." God already chose the day. Don't believe me? Ask this fellow in Numbers 15:32-36. You don't get to choose.
    • November 30, 2012
      There isn't a "choice" option, the Bible is very clear on what day is the Sabbath. Even the Catholics agree "(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" If you follow the Bible ONLY then you should be an Adventist, all others should be Catholic. This is what the article by the pope was saying to me. Revelation 12:17 Mathew 24:11-13 John 3:3-4 John 14:15 Revelation 14:12 1 Corinthians 7:19 And of course there is this little tidbit way back at creation: 1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then (GOD BLESSED THE SEVENTH DAY AND SANTIFIED IT) , because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. Genesis 2:1-3 When you say that it doesn't matter what day, you are saying that the blessing of God on the seventh day is meaningless. You are also saying that you know better than God what is right for you. And that causes you to put yourself in the very place of God. To close read Mathew 7:21-23 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Pay close attention here, these are good "Christians" that are NOT going to be saved in the end because of "lawlessness".
    • December 2, 2012
      The command is to rest on the Seventh-Day Sabbath in remembrance of our creator and Saviour. We can and should worship God every day of the week, with every waking breath. There is nothing wrong with "Sunday worship". The problem is with not honouring the Sabbath in the way that God commanded in the Ten Commandments, which is to rest. Nowhere in the command does it say that you must go to church on this day and only this day. However, that being said, it was the custom of Jesus to go to the Temple every Sabbath day, and a part of His mission was to give us a visual example of how we should live. .
    • February 25, 2013
      "the fact that you set aside a day of rest is the key" Where does the Bible give indicate that setting aside "a day" is "the key" ? Please show me and I will pick and choose. So far I know that "THE Sabbath" is specific. Read Exodus 20 vs 8.
  14. November 27, 2012
    I agree with Denis, very interesting. I am not Seventh day adventist, but I am a fellow brother in His Body, a saved believer in Christ. This has been a subject of interest to me, and I certainly agree, Saturday would be the traditional Biblical "sabat", the seventh day of the week. However, I don't see the sever importance of a believer's day of choice. Romans 14:5 says "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." This verse (and others in scripture) I believe rebut the Catholic magazines asertions. I know that this is certainly scripture familiar to my Seventh Day brothers and sisters, and I am curious about your theological understanding of it. Thank you in advance for responses...
    • November 28, 2012
      The verse is not speaking of the weekly sabbath. It is speaking of "disputable matters" (14:1) and fast days (14:2-3, 6).
    • November 29, 2012
      The Sabbath should be kept (along with the other 9 Commandments) because God Himself Spoke them, and Wrote them with His Finger upon the tablets of stone which He Told Moses to bring up the mountain.to their 'meeting'. Different from the 'ordinances', which God also Spoke and MOSES wrote down, not on stone. This is the origin of the phrase 'set in stone'...) When Moses broke the stone tablets in rage at the blasphemy of the Children Of Israel, God Commanded Moses to make new tablets of stone and bring them up the mountain, and The Lord Spoke the Ten Commandments AGAIN and Wrote them AGAIN on stone With His Finger (Deut. 5:22). Do you think it was IMPORTANT To Him that we had this information of His Will? I do. This is found in Exodus- Ch. 19, 20 (the Ten Commandments are in v. 3-10, repeated in Deuterotomy 5, and with extra emphasis on the Sabbath in Deut. 31:12=18) He Also Engraved the Commandments upon our (humanity's) hearts. (That is why even ungodly KNOW it is wrong to steal, disrespect their parents, commit adultery, etc., even if they do it anyway.)
  15. November 27, 2012
    The days of the week are a man made phenomenon. The calendar that we use, that sets up which day is Saturday and which day is Sunday was created post-Jesus. In fact, it was created by the Roman Empire, the same Empire you blame for blaspheming which day we worship God on. What day you celebrate sabbath doesn't matter, what matters is that you do. Everyone's work schedule is different, but most people's work begins on Monday, making that for all intents and purposes the first day of the week (and again, days of the week are man made, not God made and therefore arbitrary), which means acknowledging Sunday as the sabbath is Biblical. Theologian and Pastor - Josh
    • November 28, 2012
      God made the weekly cycle, Bro. God made the sabbath and told us about it. Jesus observed the same weekly cycle that Sabbatarians observe today. Daniel 7:25 forewarns us of a change in God's law in regard to time(s).
    • November 29, 2012
      Hi Reverend Josh. The Jews have kept The Sabbath for thousands of years. It is central to their understanding of God, and they have not lost the proper day of the week, despite changes in the calendars, diasporas, etc. It is Saturday. Look on nearly any monthly calendar (like the cute ones with puppies and kittens of mountain views or tropical beaches) and you will see the seventh day in the week is Saturday.
    • November 30, 2012
      Are you saying that the Jews are wrong? They have been keeping the Sabbath from their begining and are still on the 7nth day.
    • December 2, 2012
      Do you compromise on the Creation story? It seems to be a big thing now in churches to open the door to evolution through "gap theory", etc, and discount the Biblical account in Genesis. That's why I ask. However, if you hold true to Genesis, and even if you don't, you can see that God created the week when He created everything else. If you compromise on the meaning of Genesis to open the door to atheistic evolutionary theory, then God still created the week because Genesis was written long before the Roman Empire created the calendar. And the Roman Empire based the existing week, created by God.
  16. November 27, 2012
    Why exactly do you think that the Catholic Church proposes that Sunday is to be a day of rest? You have to at least admit that they are working based on some principle of reason. They are not just doing it because "Satan told them to".
    • November 28, 2012
      Yes read please read and understand this Rev 133 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 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: 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. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. http://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/media/e/1472/t/The-Dragon-and-The-Woman--Pt.-1.aspx
  17. November 27, 2012
    Why do you hate the Catholic church so much? Sure they have made mistakes but the are a man run institution and man is to perfect. The reason the pope has made sabbath on Sunday is because we are not focusing on the old testament but the new, it doesn't say in the new testament that sabbath should be on Sunday but it is because that is the day our lord jesus Christ resurrected, the most joyous and special day of them all. I love all my brothers and sisters who are believers of out lord Jesus Christ, why attack one another?
    • December 1, 2012
      What did Jesus do the day before HE was resurrected?
  18. November 27, 2012
    Each day is the Lord's day. We are to worship always. See scriptures below from the New Testiment. Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. Romans 14:5-6 In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who refuse to eat certain foods also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God. Colossians 2:16-17 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
    • December 2, 2012
      Amanda, I would like you to read Col. 2:16-17(KJV) and tell us which of the 10 Commandments are a "shadow of things to come?" Paul was referring to the ceremonial laws and the feast days... "eat, drink, sabbath days"
  19. November 27, 2012
    You might want to study early church history a bit before you call Sunday a "false day of worship". After all, shouldn't every day of the week be a day of worship? At first, early Jewish Christians continued to observe Sabbath regulations and to worship on the Sabbath (Acts 13:13-15, 42-44; 18:1-4). But they also met for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday (Acts 20:7; 1Co 16:1-2), called "the Lord's Day" (Rev 1:10), since Jesus rose on a Sunday. St. Ignatius of Antioch, in about AD 107, confirms that Sunday was the main day of worship for the early Church: "They have given up keeping the Sabbath, and now order their lives by the Lord's Day instead -- the Day when life first dawned for us, thanks to Him and His death." St. Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, honored the Church's practice of celebrating the Lord's Resurrection every Sunday by decreeing, in AD 321, that every Sunday would be a holy day. For Orthodox Christians, Saturday is still the Sabbath, the day on which the Church especially remembers the departed, since Christ rested in the tomb on Great and Holy Saturday. May God bless each of you in your search for the truth.
    • November 28, 2012
      Acts 20:7 is what we would call a Saturday night meeting. Paul was going to leave the next morning, Sunday, to walk from Troas to Assos, something like a 17 mile walk. So much for Sunday morning services...
    • November 28, 2012
      thank you for this answer! very informative.
    • November 28, 2012
      http://www.sabbathtruth.com/ http://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/media/e/1472/t/The-Dragon-and-The-Woman--Pt.-1.aspx
  20. November 28, 2012
    God wants us to worship him EVERY day not just Saturday or Sunday :) He is worthy to be praised.
    • November 28, 2012
      Yes, worship Him daily. And rest on the day He asked you to do so. The seventh day of the week.
    • November 28, 2012
  21. November 28, 2012
    Want to know the Truth on the Sabbath, Go to www.sabbathtruth.org Click on the yellow "Sabbath History" tab on page Then from the "Sabbath History tab click on the drop down button click on "OTHER DENOMINATIONAL STATEMENTS ON THE SABBATH". Then choose your church preference from the left and read its page on the right. After that Click on the Catholic link under listings of faiths on left and read its page on the right! You will find truth in these pages at the website!!!
  22. November 28, 2012
    Where in the bible does it say to worship on the Sabbath Day / 7th day of the week ? “On the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made” (Genesis 2:2, 3). Because God rested on the seventh day, he designated it a holy day to be remembered for all time. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy,” He says in the fourth commandment. “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God” (Exodus 20:8-10). But on which day are we to rest? Language reflects the customs of the culture that speaks it. Nearly every culture, from Babylon through modern times, rested on the seventh day. As languages developed, the name for the seventh day of the week remained “rest day.” In the mid 19th century, Dr. William Meade Jones created this “Chart of the Week,” listing the name for the seventh day in 160 languages, including some of the most ancient (shown below). Babylonian, in use hundreds of years before Abraham or the giving of the Ten Commandments at Sinai, calls the seventh day of the week sa-ba-tu, meaning “rest day.” Even today more than 100 languages worldwide, many of them unrelated to ancient Hebrew, use the word “Sabbath” for Saturday—and none of them designate any other day as a day of rest. Though the world’s language groups have evolved so as to be unintelligible from each other, the word for the seventh day of the week has remained fairly recognizable. Sabbath predates Judaism. For the thousands of years since Judaism began, an entire nation of Jews has kept track of the weekly cycle and observed the seventhday Sabbath, sometimes even without a calendar. Nevertheless, many rationalize that it’s impossible to verify which day of the week is actually the biblical Sabbath because Pope Gregory XVIII changed the calendar. The Julian calendar, instituted by Julius Caesar around 46 B.C., calculated the length of the year as 365 ¼ days. In reality, the year is 11 minutes less than 365 ¼ days. So by the 1580s, the calendar and the solar cycle were ten days off. In 1582, Gregory changed the calendar so that Friday, October 5, became Friday, October 15, creating the Gregorian calendar we use today. But it did not confuse the days of the week; Friday still follows Thursday, Saturday still follows Friday, and so on and so forth. Exodus 16 recounts a series of weekly Sabbath miracles over a period of forty years. God reiterated the Sabbath at Sinai (Exodus 20:8-11), and the Jews were still observing the seventh day when Jesus was born. Jesus kept the Sabbath (Luke 4:17; 23:54, 56; 24:1) until his death, which Luke indicates occurred on the day before the Sabbath: "Going to Pilate, [Joseph of Arimathea] asked for Jesus’ body. Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin” (Luke 23:52-54). Luke goes on to describe the actions of the women who followed Jesus. “The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. http://www.sabbathtruth.com/portals/20/documents/chart-of-the-week.pdf Is A Change Possible? Was the Sabbath changed from the seventh day of the week to the first day? Well, yes and no. Let’s deal with the “no” first. God, “with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17), does not change (Malachi 3:6). The Israelites received two laws from Moses: the law of Moses, that of ordinances and ceremonies; and the Law of God, embodied in the Ten Commandments, which is an expression of God’s character. If God does not change, neither will His Law. “My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips” (Psalm 89:34). “I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it” (Ecclesiastes 3:14). “The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness” (Psalm 111:7, 8). God gave His Law to the Israelites at Mt. Sinai. Amid thunder and lightning, a thick cloud covered the mountain, and a trumpet blasted. Smoke billowed up as from a furnace and the whole mountain shook as the trumpet grew louder and louder. Moses led the Israelites out of their camp to meet with God, and every one of them trembled. Then God spoke (Exodus 19:16-19, 20:1). If this Law were to be changed, it would be reasonable to expect God Himself to announce it, and give reasons for its alteration, amid the same amount of ceremony. Yet there is no indication in Scripture of such an announcement. What About the New Testament? In the New Testament, the seventh day of the week is called the Sabbath; it is mentioned 58 times. The first day of the week is mentioned eight times. It is simply called the first day of the week, and it is always differentiated from the Sabbath. This in itself is evidence for the continued validity of the seventh-day Sabbath. The gospel writers record Jesus and the apostles going to the synagogue on Sabbath as their “custom” (Luke 4:16 ). Jesus said, “I have kept My Father’s commandments” (John 15:10). The women who went to anoint His body after his death “rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment” (Luke 23:56). Nearly all of the incidents reported of the apostles’ preaching occurred on the seventh-day Sabbath. Of all the accusations the Jews made against the apostles, never once did they accuse the apostles of breaking the Sabbath. Some teach that after Christ’s death and resurrection, the Old Testament law was done away with and a new covenant took its place. But Jesus Himself said, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled” (Matthew 5:17, 18). The law of Moses, which foreshadowed Christ’s sacrifice, was indeed made irrelevant, but Paul maintains that the Law of God is to be kept, though we now be under grace. “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid; yea, we establish the law” (Romans 3:31).
  23. November 28, 2012
    HOW DID IT HAPPEN AND WHO CHANGED IT ? Yet for nearly 2,000 years now, millions of Christians have worshiped on Sunday. So was the Sabbath changed from the seventh to the first day of the week? Let’s look at the “yes” now. “The Son of Man is Lord also of the Sabbath” (Luke 6:5). Here Jesus staked His claim and forbade anyone to meddle with the Sabbath. Yet He knew there would be those who would claim the power to change God’s Law. Through Daniel he warned of just such a man. Describing a “little horn power” (Daniel 7:8), Daniel says, “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws” (Daniel 7:25). Paul made a similar prediction: “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God, or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4, 7). Paul warned that this blasphemy was already at work, and that it would come not from an outside influence, but from within the church (2 Thessalonians 2:7, Acts 20:28-30). Sure enough, not long after Paul’s day, apostasy appeared in the church. About 100 years before Christianity, Egyptian Mithraists introduced the festival of Sunday, dedicated to worshiping the sun, into the Roman Empire. Later, as Christianity grew, church leaders wished to increase the numbers of the church. In order to make the gospel more attractive to non-Christians, pagan customs were incorporated into the church’s ceremonies. The custom of Sunday worship was welcomed by Christians who desired to differentiate themselves from the Jews, whom they hated because of the Jews’ rejection of the Savior. The first day of the week began to be recognized as both a religious and civil holiday. By the end of the second century, Christians considered it sinful to work on Sunday. The Roman emperor Constantine, a former sun-worshiper, professed conversion to Christianity, though his subsequent actions suggest the “conversion” was more of a political move than a genuine heart change. Constantine named himself Bishop of the Catholic Church and enacted the first civil law regarding Sunday observance in A.D. 321. On the venerable day of the sun let the magistrate and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however, persons engaged in agricultural work may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain growing or for vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost. —Schaff’s History of the Christian Church, vol. III, chap. 75. Note that Constantine’s law did not even mention Sabbath but referred to the mandated rest day as a “the venerable day of the sun.” And how kind he was to allow people to observe it as it was convenient. Contrast this with God’s command to observe the Sabbath “even during the plowing season and harvest” (Exodus 34:21)! Perhaps the church leaders noticed this laxity as well, for just four years later, in A.D. 325, Pope Sylvester officially named Sunday “the Lord’s Day,” and in A.D. 338, Eusebius, the court bishop of Constantine, wrote, “All things whatsoever that it was the duty to do on the Sabbath (the seventh day of the week) we (Constantine, Eusebius, and other bishops) have transferred to the Lord’s Day (the first day of the week) as more appropriately belonging to it.” Instead of the humble lives of persecution and self-sacrifice led by the apostles, church leaders now exalted themselves to the place of God. “This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world” (1 John 4:3).
  24. November 28, 2012
    The Catechism Recall the ceremony with which God made known His Law, containing the blessing of the seventh-day Sabbath, by which all humanity is to be judged. Contrast this with the unannounced, unnoticed anticlimax with which the church gradually adopted Sunday at the command of “Christian” emperors and Roman bishops. And these freely admit that they made the change from Sabbath to Sunday. In the Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, we read: Q. Which is the Sabbath day? A. Saturday is the Sabbath day. Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, (AD 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday…. Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday? A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on a Sunday. Q. By what authority did the Church substitute Sunday for Saturday? A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ bestowed upon her! —Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., (1946), p. 50. In Catholic Christian Instructed, Q. Has the [Catholic] church power to make any alterations in the commandments of God? A. ...Instead of the seventh day, and other festivals appointed by the old law, the church has prescribed the Sundays and holy days to be set apart for God’s worship; and these we are now obliged to keep in consequence of God’s commandment, instead of the ancient Sabbath. —Rt. Rev. Dr. Challoner, p. 211. In An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine, Q. How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days? A. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church. Q. How prove you that? A. Because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the church’s power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin; and by not keeping the rest [of the feasts] by her commanded, they again deny, in fact, the same power. –Rev. Henry Tuberville, D.D. (R.C.), (1833), page 58. In A Doctrinal Catechism, Q. Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept? A. Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her. She could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority. –Rev. Stephen Keenan, (1851), p. 174. In the Catechism of the Council of Trent, The Church of God has thought it well to transfer the celebration and observance of the Sabbath to Sunday! –p 402, second revised edition (English), 1937. (First published in 1566) In the Augsburg Confession, They [the Catholics] allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord’s day, contrary to the decalogue, as it appears; neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the ten commandments. —Art. 28. God warned that a blasphemous power would “seek to change times and laws,” and the Catholic Church openly admits doing it, even boasts about it. In a sermon at the Council of Trent in 1562, the Archbishop of Reggia, Caspar del Fossa, claimed that the Catholic Church’s whole authority is based upon the fact that they changed the Sabbath to Sunday. Does this not fulfill the prophecies of Daniel and Paul? “For centuries millions of Christians have gathered to worship God on the first day of the week. Graciously He has accepted this worship. He has poured out His blessings upon Christian people as they have sought to serve Him. However, as one searches the Scriptures, he is forced to recognize that Sunday is not a day of God’s appointment… It has no foundation in Scripture, but has arisen entirely as a result of custom,” says Frank H. Yost, Ph.D. in The Early Christian Sabbath. Let us ask the question again: Was the Sabbath changed from the seventh day of the week to the first? The Bible is clear: “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy” (Genesis 2:3). “Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy” (Exodus 20:11). If God intended for another day to become the Sabbath, He must have removed the blessing from the seventh day and placed it on the day which was to replace it. But when God bestows a blessing, it is forever. “…You, O Lord, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever” (1 Chronicles 17:27). “I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot change it” (Numbers 23:20). Your birthday, a memorial of your birth, can’t be changed, though you may celebrate it on a different day. Neither can the Sabbath, a memorial of creation (Exodus 20:11), be changed, though some may celebrate it on a different day. God instructed Moses to construct the earthly sanctuary, all its furniture, and the ark according to “the pattern” he was shown. (Exodus 25:9, 40) The ark was called the “ark of the covenant” (Numbers 10:33, Deuteronomy 10:8, Hebrews 9:4), and the “ark of the testimony” (Exodus 25:22), because in it Moses placed the tablets of stone on which God wrote His Law. (Exodus 25:16, 31:18) John, in Revelation 11:19, describes the scene before him when “the temple of God was opened in Heaven.” John saw the ark of the covenant in the heavenly sanctuary. David wrote, “Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89). It is safe to assume that God’s Law remains, contained within the ark of the covenant in the heavenly sanctuary. When God says, “The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God” (Exodus 20:10), that ends all controversy. We cannot change God’s Word for our own convenience. “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15).
    • December 2, 2012
      Very thorough and well written. Thank-you!
  25. November 28, 2012
    Yes! It won't "be long" now... The "man of sin"/the antichrist, sitting at the heart of the Vatican, will do his do, for Satan...Let us ALL bind together, pray for one another, fasten our characters, and PREPARE to leave the cities...just awaitng Christ's return. Amen!
  26. March 11, 2013
    Sabbath is the only true day of worship! Seventh-day of every week! No man is above the Lord of Host!
  27. August 14, 2013
    I have never understood why most Churches have there services on Sunday instead of Saturday.

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