Sunday Sabbath Is A Catholic Fiction
Question - Which is the Sabbath day?
Answer - Saturday is the Sabbath day.
(note: to be precise, Hebrew Sabbath = Friday sundown to Sat. sundown).
Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."
"Sunday is a Catholic institution, and can be defended only on Catholic principles.
From the beginning to the end of Scripture there is not a single passage, which warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first."
-Catholic Press (Sydney) August 25, 1900
"If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath Day.
In keeping the Sunday Protestants are following a law of the Catholic Church. "
-Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the Cardinal in a letter dated February 10, 1920
"Protestantism, in discarding the authority of the Roman [Catholic] Church, has no good reasons for its Sunday theory, and ought logically to keep Saturday as the Sabbath."
- John Gilmary Shea, in The American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883.
"Reason and common sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives: either Protestantism and the keeping holy of Saturday, or Catholicity and the keeping holy of Sunday.
Compromise is impossible."
- The Catholic Mirror, December 23, 1893
"The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
The Catholic church says, 'No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week.'
And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!"
-'Father' Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, History of the Sabbath, p. 802
"Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever did, happened in the first century.
The holy day, the Sabbath, was changed from Saturday to Sunday.
"The day of the Lord" was chosen, not from any direction noted in the Scriptures, but from the Church's sense of its own power... People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole authority, should logically become Seventh-day Adventists, and keep Saturday holy."
-(Saint Catherine Church Sentinel, Algonac, Michigan, May 21, 1995.)
"The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ."
"The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ."
-Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap. (The Pope can modify divine law.)
-Ferraris' Ecclesiastical Dictionary
"The Sunday...is purely a creation of the Catholic Church."
-American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883
"Sunday...It is the law of the Catholic Church alone..."
-American Sentinel (Catholic) June 1893
"Sunday is our MARK or authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact."
-Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.
Armenia was the first officially Christian nation keeping the 7th day Sabbath as the memorial of creation ever since the Second Century.
The Muscovite Russian Church was the first evangelized by missionaries from Asia Minor: "They solemnize Saturday (the old Sabbath)"
- Samuel Purchase, His Pilgrims, vol.1, p.350.
Council, Moscow, 1503:
"The accused (Sabbath-keepers) were summoned; they openly acknowledged and defended the new (Sabbath-keeping) faith. The most prominent of them,...were condemned to death, and burned publicly in cages, at Moscow, Dec 17.1503
- H. Sternberfi, Geschichte der Juden
"Moreover, this same Pope Gregory had issued an official pronouncement against a section of the city of Rome itself because the Christian believers there rested and worshipped on the Sabbath."
- Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers
"Some have suffered torture because they would not rest when others kept Sunday, for they declared Sunday to be the holiday and law of Antichrist."
- Sebastian Frank, AD 153
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