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From Sabbath To Sunday: Who Changed The Sabbath From Saturday to Sunday

In the 1970’s an Italian Seventh day Adventist Church minister of religion, Samuele Bacchiocchi, enrolled at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome to study the history of the Sabbath. He was the first non Catholic to ever study at the university with it access to the best collection of ancient christian manuscripts in the Christian world.

His main study was on How the change from Saturday to Sunday in early Christianity. He spent five years examining the most ancient christian documents available. The results of his study were presented in his dissertation titled From Sabbath to Sunday in English. This dissertation was translated and adapted from this Italian doctoral dissertation to a book titled, From From Sabbath to Sunday: A Historical Investigation of the Rise of Sunday Observance in Early Christianity. This was published by the Pontifical Gregorian University Press. From Sabbath to Sunday has the distinction of being the first book written by a non-Catholic ever to be published by a Pontifical press with the Catholic imprimatur (approval).

In his study, Samuele Bacchiocchi discovered that the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday was the result of an interplay of social, pagan, political and christian factors. The change was not merely a change of names or of numbers, but rather a change of meaning, authority and experience. It meant eventually that the holy day was turned into a holiday after all the restrictions applying to the Sabbath were removed.

I urge to purchase this book and learn for yourself about this change. This book is simply the best that there is out there on the change of the Sabbath. Hundreds of Scholars from different Christian persuasions have praised this study even though they may not agree with everything in the book. This book is a must for all Christian truth seekers.

Below is a video, where Dr Samuele Bacchiocchi presents his findings and how he found himself at this university.

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