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Sabbath Facts

Many clergymen from churches which observe the first day of the week freely agree that there are no Bible grounds for Sunday observance.

James Cardinal Gibbons wrote, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification  of Sunday. The scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” – The Faith of Our Fathers (92d ed., rev.). p. 89.

The following interesting report appeared in a Canadian newspaper: “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 faced 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.

“Local parsons read his comments today with set, determined looks. They refused comment.”-News item, Albertan (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), October 28, 1949.

What Alexander Campbell, founder of the 2,000,000-member Disciples of Christ Church, wrote is of interest: ” ‘But,’ says some, ‘it [the Sabbath] was changed from the seventh to the first day.’ Where? when? and by whom? No man can tell. No, it was never changed, nor could it be, unless creation was to be gone through again: for the reason assigned must be changed before the observance, or respect to the reason, can be changed!!! It is all old wives’ fables to talk of the change of the sabbath from the seventh to the first day.” – The Christian Baptist, February 2, 1824.

Worth thinking about!

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