Jesus is our perfect example in everything we do as Christians. With regards to God’s Sabbath, almost all of Christendom is in direct opposition to God’s call to honor His true Sabbath.
Quite interestingly, it was on the Sabbath-day that Jesus chose to declare to the world who He was and what His mission was all about. It was indeed on the Sabbath that He declared to the world His ministry of redemption, liberation,healing, and reconciliation. Such are the blessings of the Sabbath. The record reveals: And he (Jesus) came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:16-19). This record alone is evidence enough regarding Jesus’ attitude towards the Sabbath. How men can conjecture that Jesus abolished the Sabbath is beyond reason and without Scriptural foundation. Contrary to popular teachings, Jesus never violated, abolished, or changed God’s Sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first. He declared: ” The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27-28).
Jesus, being his/her example, the committed Christian should do likewise by honoring God on His blessed Sabbath-day. By so doing he/she would be in the company of their Savior as they answer His call: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30). The book, God’s Sabbath Truth, highlights Jesus’ teaching and practice on the Sabbath. Know the truth, get your copy today.
Contrary to the perfect example of Jesus Christ, the Church of Rome is relentless in its pursuit to establish Sunday as an international day of worship. The world wide movements in this direction are rapidly intensifying. Here in the United States of America, the Religious Right, The Lord’s Day Alliance, National Back to Church Sunday, and other organizations are uniting their efforts to combat the moral decline of the nation. They are coming together with Roman Catholics and other Evangelicals to return the nation back to honoring God by reestablishing the sacredness of Sunday.
The God of creation also has a movement. It is led by His Holy Spirit who speaks to us through His ambassador John: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” (Revelation 14:6-7). This is a call for all men to worship God, our Creator, by honoring and embracing His seventh-day Sabbath which He gave as part of His Eternal Law, the Ten Commandments.
Hence, there arises a controversy and each must choose whose side their on…. the God of Creation or the Pope of Rome. In fact, the Bible predicts a tectonic conflict of apocalyptic proportions over God’s Sabbath-day versus Rome’s tradition of Sunday sacredness. (Revelation 12:17, 13:11-18)
Famed nineteenth century Bible commentator, Ellen G. White, warns and persuades us, “The Sunday movement is now making its way in darkness. The leaders are concealing the true issue, and many who unite in the movement do not themselves see whither the undercurrent is tending. Its professions are mild and apparently Christian, but when it shall speak it will reveal the spirit of the dragon. It is our duty to do all in our power to avert the threatened danger” (5 T 452).
The question is: ” Will you follow the perfect example of your Savior, honor God’s seventh-day Sabbath; or will you follow the Pope of Rome and the tradition of Sunday sacredness? There is no middle ground. Now is the time to choose.