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How Was the Sabbath Changed?

If Christ and His followers did not change the Sabbath, how then did the “change” come about? The Roman Catholic Church answers the question for us:

“The [Catholic] Church changed the observance of the Sabbath to Sunday by right of the divine, infallible authority given to her by her founder, Jesus Christ. The Protestant, claiming the Bible to be the only guide of faith, has no warrant for observing Sunday. In this matter the Seventh Day Adventist is the only consistent Protestant.” – “The Question Box,” The Catholic Universe Bulletin, August 14, 1942, p.4.

Eusebius, one of the Church Fathers, wrote about the “change”: “All things whatsoever that it was duty to do on the Sabbath, these we have transfered to the Lord’s day.” – Commentary on the Psalms, Eusebius, cited in Commentary on the Apocalypse, Moses Stuart, Vol. 2, p. 40.

Under the heading,  “Change of the Sabbath,” one Catholic Catechism contains this interesting material:

Question: Which is the Sabbath day?

Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.

Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?

Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transfered the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” – Peter Geiermann, The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957 ed.), p.50.

Centuries ago Daniel the prophet was shown in vision the rise of a power which would “think to change times and laws.” (Daniel 7:25.) We should not, then, be surprised when the papal power appears on the stage of action and confirms that it was , indeed, the Catholic Church that has “thought to change” God’s law – His Ten Commandments, including God’s seventh-day Sabbath.

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