Is a wide spread Sunday Law about to be passed? For many years now, the Roman catholic church has been pushing for Sunday laws to be passed, to force everyone into keeping Sunday as the day of rest (Sabbath Day). These Sunday laws have been enforced before and they will be again soon.
The Coming Sunday Law
There will be a law that is passed by the beast of Revelation 13 that will cause those who accept it to receive the mark of the beast. That law and mark will be the mark of the Roman Catholic Church, the sunday law. Now, the majority of the "Christian" world already keep Sunday as their Sabbath day, and maybe you are thinking, "well, that wouldn't be a bad thing if a Sunday Sabbath was enforced." If so, then please study about the Bible sabbath day.
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The Roman Emperor Constantine enforced the first Sunday law, and it was through him amalgamating paganism and Christianity, with help from the Roman Catholic Church that the majority of the Christian world now keep Sunday as the Bible sabbath. See the following quote…..
"On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country, however, persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain-sowing or for vine-planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost." (Given the 7th day of March, Crispus and Constantine being consuls each of them for the second time [A.D. 321].)
The roman catholic church also issued Sunday laws during their reign, until their power was taken from them in 1798 by the French. But now, working through civil power, they are pushing the Sunday law again, and have been for some time.
Note the following quotes:
At the Council of Laodicea in 363, the Church of Rome - today known as the Roman Catholic Church - declared: "Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honoring the Lord's Day [Sunday]; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ."
So they wouldn't even accept resting on the TRUE Sabbath Day (7th day) that was instituted by GOD Himself.
"This organization proposes in every possible way to aid in preserving Sunday as a civil institution. Our national security requires the active support of all good citizens in the maintenance of our American Sabbath. Sunday laws must be enforced." -Quoted as "principles contained in the Constitution" of the original orginization (then called the American Sabbath Union), cited in The Lord's Day Alliance, Twenty fifth Report (1913), p6.
On July 5, 1998, Pope John Paul II, made public Dies Domini, stressing the importance of adhering to the Catholic tradition of Sunday worship. John Paul II stressed three points, including the importance of following "from Sunday to Sunday in the footsteps of Mary", the importance of Sunday being "it is the day of the sun" as followed by 4th century Roman law and reminding American politicians the importance of passing civil legislation respecting "the duty" to keep Sunday Holy.
"Without gathering together on Sunday to celebrate the Eucharist, we cannot live. How much more necessary it is today to reaffirm the sacredness of the Lord's Day and the need to take part in Sunday Mass!... May the "Day of the Lord" that could well be called "the lord of days" regain all its importance." (LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI TO CARD. FRANCIS ARINZE 27 November 2006)
NOTE, SUNDAY LAW ENFORCED: The Sunday law has recently been enforced in Croatia. Type 'Sunday law in croatia' into a search engine, and you will find news articles confirming the following:
News article 12 January 2009 …….Under pressure from the church (Roman Catholic), Croatia banned shops from working on Sundays and retailers immediately began firing workers, the Slobodna Dalmacija daily said on January 8. Large retail chains started first, in the first week of the year, saying they conducted one-fifth of their business on Sundays. The Getro chain has let go 200 employees and Magma toy stores did not renew annual contracts with 155, the report said. Small, single stores are also expected to follow suit. If only three percent of the workforce in retail trade is let go, that means 10,000 people in Croatia," the country representative of the Italian mall chain Emmezette said. The conservative Premier Ivo Sanader's cabinet had been preparing the controversial law banning work on Sundays over the previous four years. The law was pushed through under pressure of the Catholic Church, which is the vastly dominant confession and very influential in Croatia."
And now this law is being pushed through the European Union to be enforced right throughout Europe. See following:
This EU document dated 2.2.2009 Calls on the Member States and the EU institutions to protect Sunday, as a weekly rest day, in forthcoming national and EU working-time legislation.
Download above document here: http://www.endtimesprophecy.co.uk/EUSundayLaw.pdf
Here is a quote from the 'catholic news agency' on the proposed EU law:
Brussels, Belgium, Feb 16, 2009 (CNA).- "The secretariat of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community has welcomed a proposed EU law that would safeguard Sunday as a day of rest from work. According to L'Osservatore Romano, the secretariat issued a statement praising the measure proposed by five EU parliamentarians to recognize the value of "Sunday rest as part of the 'cultural patrimony' and 'European social model."
The Roman Catholic Church have been working hard for many years now behind the scenes to bring about a Sunday law and they won't stop until it is a reality. The Seventh Day Adventist Church have been warning the world about this and preaching the truth about end times Bible prophecy for over a century, but people would not accept it as truth. It's now happening before our very eyes!!
We need to reject this law strongly, expose the little horn antichrist system and proclaim God's Bible truth about His true Holy Sabbath Day.
Please do not think that because you are part of a church that keeps the seventh day Sabbath that you are saved. Or that all you need to do is to wait for the Sunday law to be enforced, before giving your all to Jesus. You need to give Christ your all NOW! Do not wait. Being in the SDA church will not save you. The only way to be saved is through a true, obedient and loving relationship with Christ Jesus. "Keep the commandments of God AND the faith of Jesus". Get ready now, do not wait, because if you wait until the Sunday law comes, you may find that you are unable to go through the end time tribulation to come upon us and fall away.