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In response to my article on the True Sabbath (2012.06.05) I received the following article from Gerry Easton:
SABBATH TO SUNDAY
The following statements were made by church authorities and are documented.
“Question – Have you any other way of proving that the church [Roman Catholic] has power to institute festivals of precept?
“Answer – 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”. [A Doctrinal Catechism, by Stephan Keenan, pg. 174].
“The Catholic church”, declared Cardinal Gibbons, “by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday”.
Again the question is asked to them :
“Question – Which is the Sabbath day?
“Answer – Saturday is the Sabbath day.
“Question – Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
“Answer – We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea [A.D. 364], transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday”. [The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, pg. 50. third edition].
Another startling admission.
“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 sanctify”. [Cardinal Gibbons, in Faith of Our Fathers, pg. 111].
The First Sunday Law.
In 321 A.D. Constantine, yielding to the suggestion of church leaders passed the first Sunday law. It reads as follows;
“Let all the judges and town people, and the occupation of all trades rest on the venerable day of the sun”.
Edict of March 7, 321 A.D. Corpus Juris Civilis Cod., lid. 3, tit, 12, lex. 3.
This is further confirmed by the [Encyclopaedia Britannica, ninth edition, article “Sunday”] which states as follows:-
“The earliest recognition of the observance of Sunday as a legal duty is a constitution of Constantine in 321 A.D. enacting that all courts of justice, inhabitants of towns, and workshops were to be at rest on Sunday [Venerabili die Solis], with an exception in favour of those engaged in agricultural labour”.
The original of this Sunday law in Latin is in “The Codes Justiniani”, [Codes of Justinian], lib,3, 12, lex.3.
Also confirmed in Latin and English in the following:-
“History of the Christian Church’ by Phillip Schaff, vol. 3, 3rd period, chapter 7, sec. 75, pg 380, footnote1.
“A Manual of Church History”, [Philadelphia: The American Baptist Publication Society, 1933], rev. ed., vol.1, pg. 3056 -307.
“The Prophetic faith of Our Fathers”, [Washington D.C.: Review & Herald Publishing Assoc., vol.1, pg. 376 – 381].
Where does the Roman Catholic Pope feature in this? A quote from the Catholic decree : Decretal, de Tranlantic Episcop, Cap.
“The Pope has power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ”. “The Pope has authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ”.
“The Pope can modify divine law”. Ferraris’ Ecclesiastical Dictionary.
In Daniel 7 : 25, we are warned about this power that would ,- “think to change times and laws”.
Who do you follow, the Heavenly Father and His commandments, or man’s commandments and man’s traditions?
Again the Bible warns us that the majority will be in the wrong.
Revelation 12 : 9. “And the great dragon was caste out, that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, WHO DECEIVES THE WHOLE WORLD - - -”.
May the truth set you free.
There is further information on my websites about this and much information on the Internet.
You might also like to purchase the book “The Truth About the Sabbath” by Jim Pinkoski on Amazon at:
The Seventh Day Adventist movement has this revelation and defend it loyally so there is plenty of information for those interested in Yah’s truths.
Referring to the information above it is important to note that about the same time (300+ AD) the same people and particularly the Emperor Constantine, instituted a number of other teachings which are fundamental to the Christian Church today including declaring the Bible to be a particular authority, the deity of Jesus, the Trinity and making Monogamy law thereby outlawing Yah’s form of union of more than one woman to the same man.
The Roman Church changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday and this article cites some references to evidence that this took place.
May Yah bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace.
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