is for Sabbath keepers
the sabbath day, to keep it holy. . . . The seventh day is the sabbath of
the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work. Ex. 20:8-10.
God has declared in His Word that the seventh day is a sign between Him and
His chosen people--a sign of their loyalty. . . .
day is God's chosen day. He has not left this matter to be remodeled by priest
or ruler. It is of too great importance to be left to human judgment. God
saw that men would study their own convenience, and choose a day best suited
to their inclinations, a day bearing no divine authority; and He has stated
plainly that the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord.
in God's world is under the laws of His government. God has placed the Sabbath
in the bosom of the Decalogue, and has made it the criterion of obedience.
Through it we may learn of His power, as displayed in His works and His Word.
. . .
not place themselves more decidedly in opposition to God's work and to His
law than by upholding a day that is without one evidence of sanctity, and
professing to worship Him on that day. Those who have corrupted the law by
substituting a false sabbath for the holy Sabbath of God, and who compel the
observance of this false sabbath, exalt themselves above God, and honor the
spurious above the genuine.
is claimed by professed Christians who ignore God's holy rest day for a spurious
sabbath. But God declares that the sanctification coming from Him is bestowed
on those only who honor Him by obeying His commands. The sanctification claimed
by those who continue in transgression is a spurious sanctification. Thus
the religious world is deceived by the enemy of God and man. . . .
sought out many inventions. They have taken a common day, upon which God has
placed no sanctity, and have clothed it with sacred prerogatives. They have
declared it to be a holy day, but this does not give it a vestige of sanctity.
They dishonor God by accepting human institutions and presenting to the world
as the Christian Sabbath a day which has no "Thus saith the Lord"
for its authority.
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