Catholic acknowledges change of Sabbath dares others to follow Bible

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Roman Catholics acknowledge that the change of the Sabbath was made by their church, and declare that Protestants by observing the Sunday are recognizing her power. In the Catholic Catechism of Christian Religion, in answer to a question as to the day to be observed in obedience to the fourth commandment, this statement is made: “During the old law, Saturday was the day sanctified; but the church, instructed by Jesus Christ, and directed by the Spirit of God, has substituted Sunday for Saturday; so now we sanctify the first, not the seventh day. Sunday means, and now is, the day of the Lord.”

As the sign of the authority of the Catholic Church, papist writers cite “the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; … because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the church’s power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin.”-Henry Tuberville, An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine, page 58. What then is the change of the Sabbath, but the sign, or mark, of the authority of the Roman Church-“the mark of the beast”?

The Roman Church has not relinquished her claim to supremacy; and when the world and the Protestant churches accept a sabbath of her creating, while they reject the Bible Sabbath, they virtually admit this assumption. They may claim the authority of tradition and of the Fathers for the change; but in so doing they ignore the very principle which separates them from Rome-that “the Bible, and the Bible only, is the religion of Protestants.” The papist can see that they are deceiving themselves, willingly closing their eyes to the facts in the case. As the movement for Sunday enforcement gains favor, he rejoices, feeling assured that it will eventually bring the whole Protestant world under the banner of Rome.

Romanists declare that “the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the [Catholic] Church.”-Mgr. Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today, page 213. The enforcement of Sundaykeeping on the part of Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the papacy-of the beast. Those who, understanding the claims of the fourth commandment, choose to observe the false instead of the true Sabbath are thereby paying homage to that power by which alone it is commanded. But 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.

But Christians of past generations observed the Sunday, supposing that in so doing they were keeping the Bible Sabbath; and there are now true Christians in every church, not excepting the Roman Catholic communion, who honestly believe that Sunday is the Sabbath of divine appointment. God accepts their sincerity of purpose and their integrity before Him. But when Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of God, to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome and to the power which enforces the institution ordained by Rome. He is worshiping the beast and his image. As men then reject the institution which God has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome-“the mark of the beast.” And it is not until the issue is thus plainly set before the people, and they are brought to choose between the commandments of God and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression will receive “the mark of the beast.”

The most fearful threatening ever addressed to mortals is contained in the third angel’s message. That must be a terrible sin which calls down the wrath of God unmingled with mercy. Men are not to be left in darkness concerning this important matter; the warning against this sin is to be given to the world before the visitation of God’s judgments, that all may know why they are to be inflicted, and have opportunity to escape them. Prophecy declares that the first angel would make his announcement to “every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.” The warning of the third angel, which forms a part of the same threefold message, is to be no less widespread. It is represented in the prophecy as being proclaimed with a loud voice, by an angel flying in the midst of heaven; and it will command the attention of the world.

In the issue of the contest all Christendom will be divided into two great classes-those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, and those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark. Although church and state will unite their power to compel “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond” (Revelation 13:16), to receive “the mark of the beast,” yet the people of God will not receive it. The prophet of Patmos beholds “them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God” and singing the song of Moses and the Lamb. Revelation 15:2, 3.


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  1. Catholic faith is the greatest satanic cult and occult on earth; the wide way to destruction, pope is the Beast of rome, the AntiChrist, the AntiTruth…25’He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in TIMES and in LAW; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. 26But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and DESTROYED FOREVER. 27Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’ Daniel 7:25-27

    1. The Sabbath day is neither Friday Saturday or Sunday, these were established by denominations, the correct way to find the first day of the month is in the Bible, the original calendar, in the account of the Exodus and several other places eg: storing the manna for instance, worth checking it out, not that anything can be done about it on this side of the timeline.

    2. Actually, the account of Exodus only proves the account of Genesis. It is the “seventh” day of the week, and has nothing to do with any “original” calendar. Denominations had nothing to do with the Sabbath since it was created before any denominations came along afterward and brought their own translation. God had made it specifically clear it would be sunset the 6th day (Friday) until sunset the 7th day (Saturday). This is the Biblical sabbath regardless of any other ideology. Sadly, many will come to see this truth when it is too late.

  2. Jesus taught us that the greatest commandment is Love, is criticizing catholic a sign of love?
    There are many churches who do not worship on Saturday. Why do you choose catholic for criticism ?
    Jesus taught us that his mission on earth was love. Does criticizing catholic fulfill Christ,s mission of love

    1. Jesus promoted love but He frowned at falsehood and misconception of the Word of God. if Jesus were around physically today He wouldn’t have taken lightly the fact that some Christian movement decided to go contrary to the commandments of God by changing the day of worship. Mind you, Jesus said if u love me, you will keep my commandments. 1Corinthians 13:6 also said that love frowns at falsehood but rejoices in the truth. Thanks.

    2. Criticizing catholic alone is because they re d reason y d other churches re worshiping on sunday,because they all broke out from d catholic churrch.we re criticing becoz of d love we have 4 others so dey won’t go d wrong way,

    1. No one is preaching hatred here, these are only facts. Catholic church is introducing itself as a christian church, but its teachings contradict the Bible and all the people should now that in order not to be decieved.
      I can not understand those people who are confusing preaching of the truth with hatred. Jesus said: “If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15) Let´s talk about that kind of LOVE to Jesus my dear friend.