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"SUNDAY"

IS NOT
THE SABBATH
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WHAT IS THE 4TH COMMANDMENT?

Exodus 20
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a

sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you,
nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals,
nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the LORD made the
heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the
seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Even though Christians are not under the
Jewish Law to observe the Sabbath -
It is still very interesting to note
that even this aspect of Jewish worship
was also corrupted by the Powers of Rome.

Is there anything that Rome hasn't


corrupted? It seems like it.

If you look at a calendar you will immediately


notice that the 7th (seventh) day of the week
is Saturday and NOT Sunday.

But Romans were pagan "sun" worshippers.


So it should not surprise you
that they decided to make "sun" day
their holy day for sabbath worship.

Even big holidays, like "EASTER" is forced onto Sunday


for honoring the goddess Ishtar
and her cute rabbits and fertility eggs.
The move from Saturday to Sunday
for Holy day worship - is just another aspect of
Apostasy - that was conjured up by the
Fallen-away Church in the hands of
Roman corruption under the leadership of Constantine.

"The Church made a sacred day of Sunday …


largely because it was the weekly festival of the sun;
for it was a definite Christian policy
to take over the pagan festivals
endeared to the people by tradition,
and to give them a Christian significance."

- Source: Arthur Weigall,


The Paganism in Our Christianity,
p. 145. 1928 - G. p. Putnam’s Sons,
New York, N.Y.
The 7th Day
The Seventh day was designated by Jehovah God - as his day of rest.
“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;
and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had
rested from all his work which God created and made.” (Gen. 2:2-3).

The debate rages over whether the Sabbath day,


or day of rest, falls on Saturday or Sunday.
Most Christians observe it on Sunday.
Some say it is on Saturday.
The Jewish Sabbath is observed on Saturday, as well.
Honoring the day of rest is one of the Ten Commandments.
Christ himself had to answer to authorities
for gleaning wheat from a field on the Sabbath.
And the argument wages on as it has for nearly two thousand years:
when exactly is the Sabbath day?

Interesting to Note
Even though Christians are no longer under the
Jewish Law as set out by decree - the principals still remain.
It is very interesting to note that the law on the Sabbath was set out
as part of the original Ten Commandments given to Moses.

The "sabbath law" was classified along with major sins,


like stealing, murder, and adultery.

One writer put it this way -


"The command to observe the Sabbath
is essentially as moral and immutable
as the commands to abstain from stealing,
killing or adultery."
-Sabbath, The Day Changed:
The Sabbath Preserved
by Dr. A. A. Hodge
This article is not addressing the importance
of observing the ten commandments -
nor is it addressing any importance
to observing the Sabbath.

But rather to show the reader,


just how thoroughly corrupt the Christian Faith
had become under the authority and rulership
of Rome and the extent of the "Great Apostasy".

Dies Solis (Sunday)


"Dies solis" means the day of the sun,
from which we get the word "Sunday".

Sun worship among pagans was marked


by the use of the halo, or nimbus,
which originated with the pagan Greeks
and Romans to represent their sun god, Helios.

Later artists adopted it for use in Christian images.

The halo is actually just the sun behind the person's head,
as shown in the illustration below.

It's easy to recognize once one realizes what it is,


although it's also often stylized to make it less obvious.

Originally, the use of the halo or nimbus


was a very devious way of mixing idolatrous
sun worship with Christianity
by converts who were not all that converted,
the pagan halo became a very misleading tradition
in Christian art.
The use of the halo or nimbus
was a very devious way of mixing
idolatrous sun worship with Christianity

A Pagan Corruption
of the Christian Faith
"The influence of Sun-worship
with its "Sun-day," provides a more
plausible explanation for the
Christian choice of Sunday."
-Source -
FROM SABBATH TO SUNDAY:
A HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION
OF THE RISE OF SUNDAY OBSERVANCE
IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY - Chapter 8
SUN-WORSHIP AND THE ORIGIN OF SUNDAY
Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D.,
Andrews University
"Chaldean astrolatry and Babylonian star
and sun worship, imposed itself upon the
whole Roman world under the empire.
Sun-worship was the final form
which Roman paganism assumed."
-Source: Franz Cumont,
Astrology and Religion
Among the Greeks and Romans
New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
1960 - pp. 73, 74.

"Cults of the sun had attained great vogue


during the second, third, and fourth centuries.
Sun-worshippers formed one of the big groups
in that religious world in which Christianity
was fighting for a place. Many of them became
converts to Christianity and carried into their
new religion remnants of their old beliefs.
Even our Christmas falls on the date of the
festival of a popular sun-god in Rome."
- Source: Gordon J. Laing,
Survivals of Roman Religion
(New York: Longmans, 1931), p. 192.
Pagan Origin
of Sunday Worship
"This word "Sunday" is of heathen origin.
It indicates a day dedicated particularly
to the worshipful recognition of the "sun"deity.

Obviously the exact name indicates


the day devoted to the worship of the sun.
In pagan use the name "Sunday" gives special
emphasis on the sun-god's worship.
When in the Roman Empire the sun gained prominence
as the symbol of highest divinity this
constituted a preparation for the political
and ecclesiastical identification of the
Lord’s Day for Sun-day… With the expansion
of Christianity in Europe the day for special
Christian worship falling on that of sun worship
the name was simply taken over. It has no direct
reference to the Hebrew Sabbath. And, of course,
there is no connection between the origin of
the name and Christian practice."
-Source: W. O. Carver,
Sabbath Observance, 1940 - p. 19.
"The church took the pagan philosophy
and made it the buckler of her faith.

She took the pagan, Roman Pantheon,


temple of all the gods, and made it
sacred in the form of saints; and so
it stands to this day. She took the pagan
Sunday and made it the Christian Sunday.
She took the pagan Easter and made it
the feast we celebrate during this season.
The pagan Sunday was, in a manner, an
unconscious preparation for Easter day."
- Source: William L. Gildea,
"Paschale Gaudium," The Catholic World,
58 (March, 1894), 809. [FRS No. 100.]

"It is you, at all events, who have even


admitted the sun into the calendar of the week;
and you have selected its day "Sunday",
in preference to the preceding day,
as the most suitable in the week.
By resorting to these customs, you
deliberately deviate from your own
religious rites to those of strangers."
- Source: Tertullian, Ad Nationes,
bk. 1, chap. 13, trans. in ANF,
Vol. 3, p. 123.
Sunday Worship -
The Compromise with Pagans
Was Obvious
"Modern Christians who talk of keeping
Sunday as a "holy" day, as in the still
extant "Blue Laws" of colonial America,
should know that as a "holy" day of rest
and cessation from labor and amusements
Sunday was unknown to Jesus…"
- Source: Walter Woodburn Hyde,
Paganism to Christianity
in the Roman Empire, pp. 257, 258, 260.
1946 - University of Pennsylvania Press

"Sunday worship - It formed no tenet of the


primitive Church and became "sacred" only in
course of time. Its observance was legalized
for the Roman Empire through a series of decrees
starting with the famous one of Constantine
in 321, an edict due to his political and
social policies rather than for religious ones."
- Source: Walter Woodburn Hyde,
Paganism to Christianity
in the Roman Empire, pp. 257, 258, 260.
1946 - University of Pennsylvania Press

"Sunday, like other pagan festivals


such as Christmas, came gradually into being,
as a fit day for worship. Now dies Solis,
sacred in various solar cults, was to play
a role as the Christian Sunday as Christmas did a little later."
- Source: Walter Woodburn Hyde, Paganism to Christianity
in the Roman Empire, pp. 257, 258, 260.
1946 - University of Pennsylvania Press
SOME CLERGY ADMIT IT
Toronto, Oct. 27 (1949).—Rev. Philip Carrington,
Anglican Archbishop of Quebec, sent local clergymen
into a huddle today by saying outright that
there was nothing to support Sunday being kept holy.

Carrington defiantly told a church meeting


in this city of straight-laced Protestantism
that tradition, NOT the Bible,
had made Sunday the day of worship.

He quoted the biblical commandment which said


the seventh day should be one of rest, and then
stated: "That is Saturday."

"Nowhere in the Bible is it laid down that


worship should be done on Sunday,"
the Archbishop told a hushed, still audience.
- Source: News Item, Albertan
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada), Oct. 28, 1949.

**THE TRUTH WAS MADE KNOWN TO YOU.


IT’S YOUR CHOICE TO BELIEVE OR DENY, ACCEPT OR REJECT,
FOLLOW MEN OR FOLLOW GOD, KEEP THE TEN OR BREAK THE TEN. **

WE ARE NOT UNDER ANY LAW MADE BY MAN, BUT UNDER THE LAW OF GOD.
AND EVERYTHING IN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD
WILL JUST SUM UP INTO ONE.. …LOVE!
LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD, WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. THIS IS THE FIRST & GREATEST COMMANDMENT.
SECOND IS TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF.
ALL THE LAWS OF THE PROPHETS HANG TO THESE TWO.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE OF GOD, IF YOU KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.

John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my Commandments.”


John 15:10, “If you keep my Commandments, you shall abide in my love;
even as I have kept my Father's Commandments, and abide in his love.”
1 John 2:4, “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his Commandments,
is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep his Commandments:
and his Commandments are not grievous.”