The United States Will Pass a Sunday Law – When our nation shall so abjure the principles of its government as to enact a Sunday law, Protestantism will in this act join hands with popery.–5T 712 (1889).
Protestants will throw their whole influence and strength on the side of the papacy. By a national act enforcing the false sabbath they will give life and vigor to the corrupt faith of Rome, reviving her tyranny and oppression of conscience.–Mar 179 (1893).
Soon the Sunday laws will be enforced, and men in positions of trust will be embittered against the little handful of God’s commandment-keeping people.–4MR 278 (1909).
The prophecy of Revelation 13 declares that the power represented by the beast with lamblike horns shall cause the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the papacy–there symbolized by the beast like unto a leopard. . . . This prophecy will be fulfilled when the United States shall enforce Sunday observance, which Rome claims as the special acknowledgment of her supremacy. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth, and even in free America rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance.–GC 578, 579, 592 (1911).
Arguments Used by Sunday-Law Advocates Satan puts his interpretation upon events, and they think, as he would have them, that the calamities which fill the land are a result of Sunday breaking. Thinking to appease the wrath of God these influential men make laws enforcing Sunday observance.–10MR 239 (1899).
This very class put forth the claim that the fast-spreading corruption is largely attributable to the desecration of the so-called Christian sabbath and that the enforcement of Sunday observance would greatly improve the morals of society. This claim is especially urged in America, where the doctrine of the true Sabbath has been most widely preached.–GC 587 (1911).
When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result. The enforcement of Sundaykeeping on the part of Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the papacy. In the very act of enforcing a religious duty by secular power, the churches would themselves form an image to the beast; hence the enforcement of Sundaykeeping in the United States would be an enforcement of the worship of the beast and his image.–GC 445, 448, 449 (1911).
“Then the Catholics bid the Protestants to go forward, and issue a decree that all who will not observe the first day of the week, instead of the seventh day, shall be slain. And the Catholics, whose numbers are large, will stand by the Protestants. The Catholics will give their power to the image of the beast. And the Protestants will work as their mother worked before them to destroy the saints” – EGW, Spalding and Magan Collection, (SpM 2.1)
When our nation shall so abjure the principles of its government as to enact a Sunday law, Protestantism will in this act join hands with popery.–5T 712 (1889).