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Forty Bible Facts Concerning the First Day of the Week
How holy is Sunday in the Bible?... Who Changed the Day?...
We have now explained 40 plain Bible facts on Sunday-keeping.
There you have it , 40 Bible facts concerning Sunday, the day the Bible refers to as the first day of the week! So the question we need to ask is this: If the Bible never authorized Sunday as the weekly day of worship, WHO DID??
Before I answer this extremely important question, I want you to again review those 40 points above. Each and everyone of you should be reading your Bible to verify everything that I or anyone else tells you in regard to God's Holy Word and If you're going to believe in Jesus Christ, you Have to spend time in his word and realize that the Bible is the inspired word of God!... God's word is truth, it is as eternal as God himself! Accordingly, whoever turns against God's word commits a grievous error. Now I'll answer that question.
The, Uh, "CULPRIT"
The Church of Rome is the source of "Sunday Worship" in the christian world! So, please bear with me and I shall tell you how the Roman Catholic Church managed to do this!
The Roman Catholic church changed the weekly Sabbath from Saturday over to Sunday...
This change came about in the 200-400 A.D. time period! Around 200 A.D. there arose a dispute over picking one day during the year to honor Christ's resurrection and Rome picked a Sunday for this later, when lent was brought into the church, each Sunday during the forty days designated to honor the resurrection.
Then, in the 4th century, the Church made the decision to keep every Sunday in the year! And to stop christians from judaizing on the week, the powerful Roman Church passed laws to ensure Sunday observance on pain of death. Thus they forcefully annulled the Sabbth day! Now, remember: This is the same church that instigated the Inquisition, to ensure total obedience. It's a well known historical fact that 50-100 million supposed heretics were put to death by the chruch of Rome during the more than 12 centuries that they dominated Europe. So were is the proof the church changed the Day. In the Book of Daniel 7:25 it says And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Note* Not until 1965 did the church of Rome stop branding protestants as heretics. They now deem it fit to refer to protestants as separated brethern.
Here are some quotes from Catholic sources:
Recall the ceremony with which God made known His Law, containing the blessing of the seventh-day Sabbath, by which all humanity is to be judged. Contrast this with the unannounced, unnoticed anticlimax with which the church gradually adopted Sunday at the command of “Christian” emperors and Roman bishops. And these freely admit that they made the change from Sabbath to Sunday.
In the Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, we read:
Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, (AD 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday….
Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on a Sunday.
Q. By what authority did the Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ bestowed upon her! —Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., (1946), p. 50.
In the Augsburg Confession,
They [the Catholics] allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord’s day, contrary to the decalogue, as it appears; neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the ten commandments. —Art. 28.
In Catholic Christian Instructed,
Q. Has the [Catholic] church power to make any alterations in the commandments of God?
A. ...Instead of the seventh day, and other festivals appointed by the old law, the church has prescribed the Sundays and holy days to be set apart for God’s worship; and these we are now obliged to keep in consequence of God’s commandment, instead of the ancient Sabbath. —Rt. Rev. Dr. Challoner, p. 211.
Before we go any further I want to try to make some things clear as possible. This study is presenting some very firm principles of truth and to do this I have heavily dwell upon the positive and the negative aspects of various religious dogmas. Now, everyone knows that numberous bad things have taken place in the name of religion and christianity in our past history and for me to effectively tell all that I need to tell, some of you may think that I'm too blunt...
If this is the case, I'm sorry. It's a shame today that we all often seem to need to argue over so many things, religious of otherwise. What I want to ask of you while you read this study is to try to keep inmind this one thing: The main message of the Bible is Love! and please believe this, love motivates my urgency!
Now, I may raise my voice in this study, even shout, but I am only trying to impress upon you, the reader, that these things are extremely important.
Please don't see this as anger or meaness. Its a deep felt compassion, prodded on a bit by an all too human anxiety that may won't care, or listen to what I have to say.
Our planet is rapidly approaching the end times when the glorious second coming of Jesus will take place! And currently see our race as a child riding a tricycle towards the edge of a cliff, unknowingly. wouldn't you raise your voice to shout a warning? This study is a plea to everyone, all people everywhere. The bottom line to all of this is that God loved us, and wants to save you, but he won't be able to unless you love him and love his laws! If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:10-12
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Well Saints this is the end of todays study see you nexts week in part 5 Constantine's Sunday Blue Law. God bless everyone.