Enforcement Of Sunday Observance Will Close Probation For The United States

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By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 451

When Protestant churches shall unite with the secular power to sustain a false religion, for opposing which their ancestors endured the fiercest persecution, then will the papal sabbath be enforced by the combined authority of church and state. There will be a national apostasy which will end only in national ruin. Evangelism, p. 235

The people of the United States have been a favored people; but when they restrict religious liberty, surrender Protestantism, and give countenance to popery, the measure of their guilt will be full, and “national apostasy” will be registered in the books of heaven. The result of this apostasy will be national ruin. Review and Herald, vol. 3, p. 44

It is at the time of the national apostasy when, acting on the policy of Satan, the rulers of the land will rank themselves on the side of the man of sin. It is then the measure of guilt is full. The national apostasy is the signal for national ruin. Selected Messages, Book 2, 373

As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the limit of God’s forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation’s iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to return. Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 451


This last great test at the end of time over worship centered in the Sabbath-Sunday crisis will be the testing issue, “the judgment of the living.” This test will determine the destiny of every single person and that of the societies and nations they make up. Thus as individuals and nations fully reject God’s law they will be closing their probation. As America and the nations of this world legislate into law the false against the true, then the cup of iniquity is filled, and God’s protecting hand is finally removed and as a nation’s apostasy is filled, national ruin will be the inevitable result.


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