LESSON 18 THE CHANGE OF THE SABBATH SUNDAY OBSERVANCE

LESSON 18

THE CHANGE OF THE SABBATH

SUNDAY OBSERVANCE

 

1]      What did Daniel the Prophet say the blasphemous religio-political power that came out of the Roman kingdom would do to God’s times and laws?

Daniel 7: 24-25

 

2]      When Paul spoke of the same power what did he call it?

2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4

 

3]      What power has claimed authority to change God’s law?

Ans. The Catholic Church.  Proof: “A Doctrinal Catechism”, by Rev. Stephen Kennan, page 174, we quote:

        “Question. Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals or precepts?”

        Ans. Had she not such power, she could not have done that 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”.

 

 

 

Do protestant writers acknowledge the same fact?

Ans. Proof “Neither Christ, nor his Apostles, nor the first Christians celebrated the first day of the week instead of the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath” – New York Tribune, May 24 1900 (Baptist).  “The observance of the first instead of the seventh day rests on the testimony of the Church, and the Church alone”.Hobart Church News(Episcopalian) July 2, 1894.  Archdeacon Farrar (Church of England) writes, “The Sabbath is Saturday, the seventh day of the week”.  The Christian Church made no formal, but gradual and almost unconscious transference of the one day to the other.” – The Voice from Sinai, p.163, 167.).  Dr. E.T. Hiscock (Baptist) in the New York Examiner, Nov 16, 1893, wrote, “There was and is a command to “keep holy the Sabbath day”, but that Sabbath was not Sunday.  It will, however, be readily said and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week.  Where can the record of such a transaction be found?  Not in the New Testament – absolutely not”.

 

5]      What did Jesus say of such Church tradition?

Matthew 15: 6,9

6]      Who first enjoined Sunday-keeping laws?

Ans. Constantine the Great in 321 A.D.

[Encyclopaedia Britannica – “Sunday”]

7]      What was this edict?

Ans. “Let all judges and town folk and the occupation of all trades rest on the venerable day of the sun….. (Corpus Juris Civilis Cod., lib 3, tit. 12,3).

 

 

8]      When did the apostate church settle this matter?

Ans. The seventh-day Sabbath was… solemnized by Christ, the Apostles, and primitive Christians, till the Laodicean Council did, in a manner, quite abolish the observance of it. The Council of Laodicea (A.D, 364)… first settle the observance of the Lord’s  day.  “See Prynne’s “Dissertation on the Lord’s Day Sabbath”, page 163.

9]      In the face of such bold blasphemous arrogancy what course should we pursue (Rev. 18:4).

10]    Is Sunday the Lord’s Day and is there any command in the Bible to keep it?

Ans. Absolutely not.  The Sabbath is the Lord’s Day (Exodus 20: 10; Isaiah 58: 13; Mark 2: 27-28).

Sunday observance comes to us from Pagan Sun Worshippers and solemnised only by the apostate, harlot, Babylonian church.  Read about her in Revelation 17: 1-6 and Revelation 18.

 

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