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Call For National Sunday Law Swells into Loud Cry

December 6, 2016

 

Consider the result of many people unitedly, simultaneously and repetitively making a collective call. Whoever is being petitioned will, sooner or later, be brought to the point of acknowledging the call, and will either have to listen and fulfill the desires of the petitioners or put in place a system to silence the call.  The proclamation of the third angel’s message, the final message of warning and mercy, that warns against the worship of the beast and its image and reception of its mark (Revelation 14:9-12), will swell into a loud cry, lighten the earth with the glory of God and cause many to leave the ranks of Babylon, when her sins reach unto heaven and her wickedness exposed, and join with the commandment-keeping people of God (Revelation 18:1-5).  As glorious as this event is, it is to be preceded by another “loud cry” of sorts; a counterfeit loud cry that will contribute to Babylon’s sins reaching the limit of God’s forbearance.

 

The call that is now swelling to a loud cry that very soon can no longer be ignored by politicians, is the cry for Sunday exaltation. This cry is indeed swelling, from the north, the south, the east, the west, from the young, the old, the Catholic the Protestant, from the rich, from the poor, this cry is not only becoming louder but it is becoming infectious.  The claim for the institution of a government-enforced Sunday law is set forth as the great solution to the societal ills plaguing humanity—the declining economy, global warming, the increasing immorality, the increase of disease, the wars and crimes etc. Just as it was prophesied, the popular demand for a Sunday observance will not be ignored by legislators and statesmen; they will answer the call give the people what they want in order to appease them and retain their popularity and positions. 

 

“The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected. In the soon-coming conflict we shall see exemplified the prophet's words: ‘The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.’ Revelation 12:17.”[1] 

 

Week after week, from both religious news presses and secular presses come publications advocating Sunday observance, which not only goes contrary to God’s true Sabbath but also utterly repudiates liberty of conscience.   November 27, a letter was penned and published in The Colombian entitled, “Remember the Sabbath, keep it holy,” wherein it is stated “It’s sad that we, as a nation, are no longer recognizing one of the Ten Commandments: Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. These Sunday activities will have detrimental effects on our society and on our families that will be far-reaching. It is sad that we have become such a secular and non-faith society.”[2] Notice that the author, Ron Child, calls Sunday the Sabbath, a claim that has no foundation in the Holy Bible, but goes back to Roman Catholicism.  It is the purpose of Roman Catholicism to regain world dominance and have decrees enforced and intuitions sustained, especially in America, a country that became an asylum for Protestants fleeing her tyranny; and sadly Protestants are lobbying to have Sunday exalted in the nations by mandating it. 

In the same week, an article came out urging recognition for Sunday rest by Bishops in the European Union. The headline reads, “EU Bishops back pillar of social rights, call for recognition of Sunday rest.” The letter concludes thus: “The bishops added: The economic and financial crisis has shaken the firm belief of Europe growing together. It has showed that without cooperation and dialogue at EU and global level, the nation state alone is no longer able to address the pressing social and economic challenges of our societies. In a globalized economy, COMECE therefore hopes that the European Pillar of Social Rights will renew social convergence in Europe and contribute to the creation of a culture that ‘drives globalization towards the humanizing goal of solidarity.’”[3]

These varied appeals for Sunday sacredness are becoming louder and more frequent and forcing legislators to react, and as the call for a National Sunday Law is swelling, those who are living the principles contained in the three angels’ messages should be lifting up their voices in its proclamation, so that they can be a part of the true and final loud cry message and movement. 

“To secure popularity and patronage, legislators will yield to the demand for Sunday laws. But those who fear God, cannot accept an institution that violates a precept of the Decalogue. On this battlefield will be fought the last great conflict in the controversy between truth and error. And we are not left in doubt as to the issue. Today, as in the days of Esther and Mordecai, the Lord will vindicate His truth and His people.”[4] 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] White, Ellen.  The Great Controversy (1911), page 592

 

 

[2] http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/nov/27/letter-remember-sabbath-keep-it-holy/

 

[3] https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=30022

 

 

[4] White, Ellen.  Conflict and Courage (1970), page 245

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