The Parliament Magazine has run a story saying “Sunday work is a danger to our health and safety”. The Magazine defines herself as an active and engaging forum for discussion on the latest developments in EU politics and policy, featuring regular contributions from prominent European policymakers and our experienced editorial team. About.
Let’s dig into the article.
“Six years ago, 72 organisations initiated the first European conference on a work-free Sunday. Together with more than 400 conference participants, we launched an official appeal to the European Council, the Parliament and the Commission.
“Our message to the institutions was this: We stand for a work-free Sunday for all European citizens, establishing Sunday as a work-free day within the working time directive. The conference was the cornerstone of the creation of the European Sunday Alliance in 2011. We subsequently decided to establish an interest group in the European Parliament, which I have the honour of co-chairing.
“My Danish colleague Ole Christensen has launched a draft report on the EU strategic framework on health and safety at work 2014-2020. To my mind, the most eye-catching figure he extracted is that every year, more than 4000 workers die due to accidents at work, and 150,000 fatal work-related diseases are contracted annually.
“By using data from EU surveys on living and working conditions and interviewing more than 43,000 workers across 35 countries it can be shown that Sunday working is associated with an increased risk of accidents, illnesses, health problems, and negative effects on social participation and interaction.
“This is most likely due to the fact that Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, leisure activities and social participation. There is a decisive difference between a Sunday and any other work-free day.
“On Sundays, we have the unique possibility to relax and spend time together with our families and friends. Therefore, Sunday and the work-life-balance are both crucial factors in the debate on health and safety at work.”
Get that? The guy is describing the Sabbath of the Lord and yet he is not talking about the Sabbath of the Lord. By declaring Sunday a work free day, in essence, employers will require another substitute, Sabbath. So while you are forced to work on Sabbath, you are also forced to rest on Sunday. No employers will soon be allowed to offer jobs on Sunday, it is a health hazard.
God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh, sanctifying this day, and setting it apart from all others as holy to Himself, to be observed by His people throughout their generations. But the man of sin, exalting himself above God, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself to be God, thought to change times and laws. This power, thinking to prove that it was not only equal to God, but above God, changed the rest day, placing the first day of the week where the seventh should be. And the Protestant world has taken this child of the papacy to be regarded as sacred. In the Word of God this is called her fornication [Rev. 14:8].–7BC 979 (1900).
In the warfare to be waged in the last days there will be united, in opposition to God’s people, all the corrupt powers that have apostatised from allegiance to the law of Jehovah. In this warfare the Sabbath of the fourth commandment will be the great point at issue, for in the Sabbath commandment the great Lawgiver identifies Himself as the Creator of the heavens and the earth.–3SM 392 (1891).
“Verily My Sabbaths ye shall keep,” the Lord says, “for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you” (Ex. 31:13). Some will seek to place obstacles in the way of Sabbath observance, saying, “You do not know what day is the Sabbath,” but they seem to understand when Sunday comes, and have manifested great zeal in making laws compelling its observance.–KC 148 (1900).
They are working in blindness. They do not see that if a Protestant government sacrifices the principles that have made them a free, independent nation, and through legislation brings into the Constitution principles that will propagate papal falsehood and papal delusion, they are plunging into the Roman horrors of the Dark Ages.–RH Extra, Dec. 11, 1888.
It is our duty to do all in our power to avert the threatened danger. . . . A vast responsibility is devolving upon men and women of prayer throughout the land to petition that God may sweep back this cloud of evil, and give a few more years of grace to work for the Master.–RH Extra, Dec. 11, 1888.
Let not the commandment-keeping people of God be silent at this time as though we gracefully accepted the situation.–7BC 975 (1889).
We are not doing the will of God if we sit in quietude, doing nothing to preserve liberty of conscience. Fervent, effectual prayer should be ascending to heaven that this calamity may be deferred until we can accomplish the work which has so long been neglected. Let there be most earnest prayer and then let us work in harmony with our prayers.–5T 714 (1889).
There are many who are at ease, who are, as it were, asleep. They say, “If prophecy has foretold the enforcement of Sunday observance the law will surely be enacted,” and having come to this conclusion they sit down in a calm expectation of the event, comforting themselves with the thought that God will protect His people in the day of trouble. But God will not save us if we make no effort to do the work He has committed to our charge. . . .
As faithful watchmen you should see the sword coming and give the warning, that men and women may not pursue a course through ignorance that they would avoid if they knew the truth.–RH Extra, Dec. 24, 1889.