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The 7th Day Sabbath or Sunday Sabbath site seeks to look at this from a bible prophecy perspective, I trust that you will consider “What says the scripture” and have an open mind.  ( all bible verse are NLT unless noted)
The Scripture says “Be careful not to jump to conclusions before the Lord returns as to whether someone is faithful” 1 Cor 3:5 .  “Study to show thy self approved, rightly dividing the Word of truth” 1 Tim 2:14 (KJV).
Sabbath or Sunday is not about being saved by “Law” we are saved by Grace. Eph 2:8 Law & Grace.

Sabbath or Sunday is not about the “Law” being done away with, as Luke says “That doesn’t mean the Law has lost its force, in even the smallest point. It is stronger and more permanent than heaven and earth” Luke 16:16 & Matt 5:18.

  In the garden of Eden, God had said “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden  except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.” Gen 2:16-17  Mankind was given a Test    Satan said “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman.  “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”  Gen 3:4-5.

Satan was successful at that time, with Adam and Eve, he now, has lined up, the biggest deception of all time, that will come to an ultimate climax as the defining end time event.

 Bible Prophecy foretold what would happen.         ( all bible verse are NLT unless noted )

For a detailed Bible study on the Beasts of Daniel and Revelation
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1 Jh 2:18 Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared.Antichrist is not against  Christ, but as Christ, in place of Christ. click here for more

              So we can see from scripture three strong warnings

  1. Dan 7 :25 “He will try to change their sacred festivals and laws”

  1. 2 Thess 2:4  “defy everything that people call god and every object of worship”

  1. 1 Jh 2:18   “Antichrist is coming”

Who could this be? 

The early church began to break up in to three camps, based in Rome, Antioch and Alexandra

Rome and Anitoch

ANTIOCH  Catholic Encyclopedia

Antiochene tendencies have been characterized as Aristotelian (concerned with what is before them); Semitic (emphasizing the oneness of God); and historical (focusing on the incarnation of Christ). Understanding the meanings and origins of the words in the scriptures was important to exegesis of texts. Operation was, for these thinkers, the way to distinguish the persons of the Trinity.
         Antiochenes tended to place much emphasis on the humanity of Christ and saw a great need for human moral effort.


Alexandrian teachings moved toward speculation, philosophical discourse, and an allegorical interpretation of the Bible,  Clement of Alexandria (c 150 - c 230 CE) (born Titus Flavius Clemens) united philosophy and theology by using ideas from Greek philosophy (primarily Plato) to elucidate truths within Christian doctrine 

Alexandria was, in addition, one of the chief seats of that peculiar mixed pagan and Christian speculation known as Gnosticism. Basilides and Valentinus taught there. It is no matter of surprise, therefore, to find some of the Christians affected in turn by the scientific spirit. At an uncertain date, in the latter half of the second century, "a school of oral instruction" was founded. Lectures were given to which pagan hearers were admitted, and advanced teaching to Christians separately. It was an official institution of the Church. Pantænus  is the earliest teacher whose name has been preserved. Clement first assisted and then succeeded Pantænus in the direction of the school, about A.D. 


The Church fathers at the Council of Laodicea were not opposed to Sunday services but were opposed to Christians Judaizing the Sabbath (see 29th Canon), Judaizing is what they labeled Christians resting on the Sabbath day. At the Council of Laodicea, they published as doctrine that the practice of staying at home and resting on the Sabbath was sinful and anathema to Christ.

Sunday was the first day of the week according to the Jewish method of reckoning, but for Christians it began to take the place of the Jewish Sabbath in Apostolic times as the day set apart for the public and solemn worship of God. The practice of meeting together on the first day of the week for the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice is indicated in Acts, xx 7; I Cor., xvi, 2; in Apoc., i, 10, it is called the Lord's day. In the Didache (xiv) the injunction is given: "On the Lord's Day come together and break bread Catholic Encyclopedia  .


 Samuele Bacchiocchi writes: "That the Church of Rome was the champion of the Sabbath fast and anxious to impose it on other Christian communities is well attested by the historical references from Bishop Callistus (A.D. 217-222), Hippolytus (c. A.D.170-236), Pope Sylvester (A.D. 314-335), Pope Innocent I (A.D. 401-417), Augustine (A.D. 354-430), and John Cassian (c. A.D.  360-435).

The fast was designed not only to express sorrow for Christ's death but also, as Pope Sylvester emphatically states, to show 'contempt for the Jews' (execratione Judaeorum) and for their Sabbath 'feasting' (destructiones ciborum)Samuele Bacchiocchi, "The Rise of   Sunday Observance in Early Christianity," in The Sabbath in Scripture and  History, ed. Kenneth A. Strand (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald, 1982), p. 137; citing S. R. E. Humbert, Adversus Graecorum calumnias 6 (PL 143:937). See also  Bacchiocchi, From  Sabbath to Sunday (Rome: Pontifical Gregorian University Press, 1977), 185-198

St Justin is the first Christian writer to call the day Sunday (I Apol., lxvii) in the celebrated passage in which he describes the worship offered by the early Christians on that day to God. The fact that they meet together and offered public worship on Sunday necessitated a  certain rest from work on that day. However, Tertullian (202) is the first writer who expressly mentions the Sunday rest: Lord's  Resurrection ought to guard not only against kneeling, but every posture and office of solicitude, deferring even our businesses lest we give any place to the devil" "We, however (just as tradition has taught us), on the day of the ("De orat.", xxiii; cf. "Ad nation.", I, xiii;"Apolog.", xvi).

5th-century church historians, Socrates Scholasticus and Sozomen:

"For although almost all churches throughout the world celebrate the sacred mysteries [the Lord's Supper] on the sabbath [Saturday] of every week, yet the Christians of Alexandria and at Rome, on account of some ancient tradition, have ceased to do this. The Egyptians in the neighborhood of Alexandria, and the inhabitants of Thebais, hold their religious assemblies on the Sabbath, but do not participate of the mysteries in the manner usual among Christians in general: for after having eaten and satisfied themselves with food of all kinds, in the evening making their offerings they partake of the mysteries." Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History 5, 22 in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers/2 2:132.

"The people of Constantinople, and almost everywhere, assemble together on the Sabbath, as well as on the first day of the week, which custom is never observed at Rome or at Alexandria. There are several cities and villages in Egypt where, contrary to the usage established elsewhere, the people meet together on Sabbath evenings, and, although they have dined previously, partake of the mysteries." Sozomen, Ecclesiastical History 7, 19 in NPNF/2 2:390
made Sunday a civil rest day.His famous Sunday law of March 7th, 321 reads as follows: "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" Codex Justinianus3.12.3, trans. in Philip SchaffHistory of the Christian Church,5th ed. (New York, 1902), 3:380, note 1.

Growing distinction from the Sabbath In the light of these texts, the celebration of the day of the Resurrection acquired a doctrinal and symbolic value capable of expressing the entire Christian mystery in all its newness.

              It was this newness which the catechesis of the first centuries stressed as it sought to show the prominence of  Sunday relative to the              Jewish Sabbath.

 In effect, Sunday is the day above all other days which summons Christians to remember the salvation which was given to them in baptism and which has made them new in Christ.

               On Keeping the Lord's Day Holy (Dies Domini) John Paul II (Vatican Web Site, July 7, 1998)         

Sunday is a day which is at the very heart of the Christian life. From the beginning of my Pontificate, I have not ceased to repeat: "Do not be afraid! Open, open wide the doors to Christ!".(9) In the same way, today I would strongly urge everyone to rediscover Sunday:

This Christocentric vision sheds light upon another symbolism which Christian reflection and pastoral practice ascribed to the Lord's Day. Wise pastoral intuition suggested to the Church the christianization of the notion of Sunday as "the day of the sun", which was the Roman name for the day and which is retained in some modern languages.(29) This was in order to draw the faithful away from the seduction of cults which worshiped the sun, and to direct the celebration of the day to Christ, humanity's true "sun". Writing to the pagans, Saint Justin uses the language of the time to note that Christians gather together "on the day named after the sun",(30) but for believers the expression had already assumed a new meaning which was unmistakably rooted in the Gospel.
On Keeping the Lord's Day Holy (Dies Domini) John Paul II (Vatican Web Site, July 7, 1998)  

Catechism 2190 The sabbath, which represented the completion of the first creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ. English Translation of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America © 1997, United States Catholic Conference, Inc 

It is the duty of Christians therefore to remember that, although the practices of the Jewish Sabbath are gone, surpassed as they are by the "fulfillment" which Sunday brings, the underlying reasons for keeping "the Lord's Day" holy inscribed solemnly in the Ten Commandments — remain valid, though they need to be reinterpreted in the light of the theology and spirituality of Sunday:  On Keeping the Lord's Day Holy (Dies Domini) John Paul II (Vatican Web Site, July 7, 1998)

  As time has moved on people have accepted the Sabbath change and have lost sight or are unaware of the background of this issue. There was a time when Protestants and Catholics where very antagonistic to each other, I’m not suggesting that was  a good thing or that we should go back to those days, the point is that the Catholic Church had proudly stated they were responsible for the change, note these two comments.

1. The Catechism Simply Explained by Canon Cafferata, (first published in 1897)

Regarding the change to Sunday. “the apostles made no law on the matter, and the full transfer from Saturday to Sunday was a gradual process under the authority of the church. Those Christians who believe in the bible and the bible only must have some difficulty in explaining why they keep Sunday holy and not the Sabbath”

    2. Plain Talk About The Protestantism of Today by Monsignior Louis Segur ( published in 1868 page 213 ) said “The observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the Catholic Church


The history was accurately summarized a century ago by Chief Justice Terry of the Supreme Court of California in Ex parte Newman, 9 Cal. 502, 509:

The truth is, however much it may be disguised, that this one day of rest ( Sunday) is a purely religious idea. Derived from the Sabbatical institutions of the ancient Hebrew, it has been adopted into all the creeds of succeeding religious sects throughout the civilized world; and whether it be the Friday of the Mohammedan, the Saturday of the Israelite, or the Sunday of the Christian, it is alike fixed in the affections of its followers, beyond the power of eradication, and in most of the States of our Confederacy, the aid of the law to enforce its observance has been given under the pretence of a civil, municipal, or police regulation. Page 366 U.S. 420, 568

Sunday laws has always been a mixed bag. Some judges have asserted that the statutes have a "purely" civil aim, i. e., limitation of work time and provision for a common and universal leisure. But other judges have recognized the religious significance of Sunday and that the laws existed to enforce the maintenance of that significance.

"Our Puritan ancestors intended that the day should be not merely a day of rest from labor, but also a day devoted to public and private worship and to religious meditation and repose, undisturbed by secular cares or amusements. They saw fit to enforce the observance of the day by penal legislation, and the statute regulations which they devised for that purpose have continued in force, without any substantial modification, to the present time." 

The Maryland court, in sustaining the challenged law in No. 8, relied on Judefind v. State, 78 Md. 510, 28 A. 405, and Levering v. Park Commissioner,5 134 Md. 48, 106 A. 176. In the former the court said:

It is undoubtedly true that rest from secular employment on Sunday does have a tendency to foster and encourage the Christian religion - of all sects and denominations that observe that day - as rest from work and ordinary occupation enables many to engage in public worship who probably would not otherwise do so. But it would scarcely be asked of a Court, in what professes to be a Christian land, to declare a law unconstitutional because it requires rest from bodily labor on Sunday, (except works of necessity and charity,) and thereby promotes the  cause of Christianity. If the Christian religion is, incidentally or otherwise, benefited or fostered by having this day of rest, as it undoubtedly is, there is all the more reason for the enforcement of laws that help to preserve it." 78 Md., at 515-516, 128 A., at 407. Page 366 U.S. 420, 571

Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are a vital part of our nation's heritage   

The Ten Commandments have been the foundation upon which much of America’s legal system has been built. To deny this fact, one would have to rewrite American history.

Context That is why the Alliance Defense Fund is actively involved in funding and litigating cases in defense of the public display of the Ten Commandments – so that our nation’s system of laws and freedoms will preserved for generations to come. (Click Here ) 

 Rev 13:11 Then I saw another beast (America) come up out of the earth.  He had two horns like those of a lamb, but he spoke with the voice of a dragon

The speech given in 1820 by Daniel Webster as part of the Plymouth bicentennial, provides an interesting lens for many of the issues raised thus far. Webster, as an influential senator and an eloquent and powerful rhetorician, helped fix his reputation as a statesman by speeches such as the one given at Plymouth.

     This speech in particular suggests the sense of "peculiar mission" for America and Americans, their being "chosen not only for heaven but as instruments of a sacred historical design," and always (should they fail) being under the "threat of divine retribution" (Bercovitch, 7-8)

         Toward the end of his oration, Webster declares, We are bound to maintain public liberty, and, by example of our own systems,

         to convince the world that order and law, religion and morality, the rights of conscience, the rights of persons, the rights of property, may all be preserved and secured, in the most perfect manner, by a government purely elective. If we fail in this, our disaster will be signal (Webster, 112).

         Because the Pilgrims (along with the 1607 establishment of Jamestown) are a fact of U.S. beginnings, and because World War I had recently emphasized the undeniable role of the United States not only as a political world power, but as one which has "affected the entire course of western civilization, and largely helped to determine its fate, which, shaken and clouded by the most desolating of wars, is now trembling in the balance"; because of this, Lodge says, the Pilgrims "clearly" represent a decisive event


Rev13:12 He (Lamb like Beast) (America) exercised all the authority of the first beast (Papal Roman). And he required all the earth and its people to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed

 This wound was healed when the Latern Treaty, in 1929 restored Vatican city click link        •       Time 18th Feb 1929 Cardinal Gasparri has been Papal Secretary of State for 14 years, twice the length of the tenure of any Prime Minister in Europe. Last week he rose to the grand climax of his career by signing a document which liberates Pope Pius XI from his "imprisonment" in the Vatican and restores the Supreme Pontiff to temporal power

The Pope had "taken possession" of his Church of St. John Lateran, "Mother of all churches."St John Latern

Probably nobody living that day had ever before witnessed that ancient, elaborate ceremony, last performed 93 years ago by Pius IX.
The late Pope Pius XI quietly took over St. John's without pageantry after the Lateran Treaty of 1929.
More significant than its spectacular pageantry was the political meaning of this "taking possession." To Catholics throughout the world it marked a new militancy in the Vatican, a new deference from Mussolini. In Catholic eyes it was not so much a procession as a triumph.

The Rise and Fall of Anti-Catholicism (MONDAY, OCT. 15, 1979) By LANCE MORROW  Click here

         American non-Catholics last week seemed almost as happy as Catholics to have the Pope in their midst. No old sectarian angers darkened the pageant. Whatever doctrinal reservations may remain about the Pope of Rome lay quiet, at least for the moment.

         The spectacle was a startling confirmation of the substantial changes that have occurred in American attitudes toward the Roman Catholic Church and the papacy. One has only to imagine the nation's furious reception if Pope Pius XII had appeared in America 30 years ago: Congressmen would have introduced resolutions denouncing the visit; angry pickets would have greeted the Pontiff at every stop. It would have seemed unthinkable to invite him to the White House


Rev 13:3 I saw that one of the heads of the beast seemed wounded beyond recovery
but the fatal wound was healed!

The whole world marveled at this miracle and gave allegiance to the beast

 This growing allegiance between America and a Renewed Roman Catholicism,
  with the Ten Commandments and Sunday as a common bond linked with:
  Pentecostalism and a resurgent Christian movement in the USA 

                                                          The Reformation is over watch this video from 2015 (Click)

                                                           Pope speaks to the United States Congress 2016 (Click)

                               Pope Benedict XVI has called for the formation of a “true world political authority.

  He did astounding miracles, even making fire flash down to earth from the sky while everyone was watching” Rev 13:13.

Pentecostalism This newest movement is often referred to as "Power Evangelism," "Healing, Signs, Wonders and Miracles Evangelism," or the "Third Wave of the Holy Spirit."

 Ecumenical in scope and decidedly worldly in practice the three so-called "waves of the Holy Spirit" (Pentecostals, Charismatics and Power Evangelism teachers) have now blended into a powerful coalition which is rapidly spreading. This poses a great threat to the purity of the Church and the Gospel.    (Pentecostalism Charismatic) 

The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party click here a public information project of the Center for Religion,Ethics, and Social Policy, at Cornell University

  "Our job is to reclaim America for Christ, whatever the cost. As the vice regents of God, we are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government, our literature and arts, our sports arenas, our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors -- in short, over every aspect and institution of human society."

Project Jeremiah
Meanwhile, judges and others, who handle the law, do not know the Biblical and historical connection between God and law. And civil servants no longer consider themselves “ministers of God…for good…to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil" (Romans 13). In a day when “great men” have altogether “broken the yoke and burst the bonds" which connect us with Almighty God, we are in desperate need of a teaching ministry for pastors to restore the knowledge of the sovereignty of God over the affairs of men.

To address this need, I am implementing Project Jeremiah.Roy Moore,
Ten Commandments the former Alabama Chief Justice.

 Roy Moore, the former Alabama Chief Justice  who installed a 5,300-pound granite memorial to the Ten Commandments, complete with an open Bible carved in its top, in the state judicial building

The Dominionists are a strong voice. The godfather of the Dominionists is D. James Kennedy, one of  the most listened-to Presbyterian minister in the world today. (Check this link)
To implement their sweeping agenda, the Dominionists are working to remake the federal courts in God's image. In their view, the Founding Fathers never intended to erect a barrier between politics and religion. "The First Amendment does not say there should be a separation of church and state," declares Alan Sears, president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund, a team of 750 attorneys trained by the Dominionists to fight abortion and gay marriage. Sears argues that the constitutional guarantee against state-sponsored religion is actually designed to "shield" the church from federal interference -- allowing Christians to take their rightful place at the head of the government. We have a right, indeed an obligation, to govern," says David Limbaugh, brother of Rush

Its most common form, Dominionism, represents one of the most extreme forms of Fundamentalist Christianity thought. Its followers, called Dominionists, are attempting to peacefully convert the laws of United States so that they match those of the Hebrew Scriptures. They intend to achieve this by using the freedom of religion in the US to train a generation of children in private Christian religious schools. Later, their graduates will be charged with the responsibility of creating a new Bible-based political, religious and social order. One of the first tasks of this order will be to eliminate religious choice and freedom.

Dominionism is a form of Social Darwinism. It inherently includes the religious belief that wealth-power is a sign of God’s election. That is, out of the masses of people and the multitude of nations—wealth, in and of itself, is thought to indicate God’s approval on men and nations whereas poverty and sickness reflect God’s disapproval

• Tattooed across his sternum are military dog tags that read "Joel's Army." They're evidence of Bentley's generalship in a rapidly growing apocalyptic movement that's gone largely unnoticed by watchdogs of the theocratic right. According to Bentley and a handful of other "hyper-Charismatic" preachers advancing the same agenda,      JoelJoel's Army is prophesied to become an Armageddon-ready military force of  young people  with a divine mandate to physically impose Christian "dominion" on non-believers.

Dominionism & Dominion Theology are derived from Genesis 1:26 of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament): "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'" (NIV)

Most Christians interpret this verse as meaning that God gave mankind dominion over the animal kingdom. Dominion theologians believe that that this verse commands Christians to bring all societies, around the world, under the rule of the Word of God.

Dominionism's original branch is Christian Reconstructionism, a grim, Calvinist call to theocracy that, as Reconstructionist writer Gary North describes, wants to "get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God."

Papal Rome was the first beast, they forced you to believe their way or else, some day soon, the lamb like beast will do the same

MoralWe believe that the Ten Commandments are given by God and describe duties we owe to Him and to each other.  They are the basis of our virtue and morality.

We believe that the United States of America was founded on the laws of Nature and Nature's God, and that Almighty God is sovereign over the affairs of men, exercising jurisdiction over the family, church, state, and each individual.(amongest other statements)  (click Here for more) As a back lash to the failure of society and as attempt to placate an angry God,  ( as they see it) who they believe is punishing sinful man, a move to bring back morals and religion.

                                                                    Check out this link to Theocracy Watch (click here for link)

Emerging church

Christian Movement
The emerging church is a Christian movement of the late 20th and early 21st centuries that crosses a number of theological boundaries: participants are variously described as Protestant, post-Protestant, evangelical, post-evangelical, liberal, post-liberal, conservative, post-conservative, anabaptist, reformed, charismatic, neocharismatic, and post-charismatic. Emerging churches can be found throughout the globe, predominantly in North America, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. while others worship in traditional Christian denominations.
          Sunday denigration will be seen by the Churches as the reason for the troubles in the world,


Rev 13:14 He ordered the people to make a great statue of the first beast, who was fatally wounded and then came back to life. 15 He was then permitted to give life to this statue ( Sunday Worship) so that it could speak. Then the statue of the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die

When Sunday observance shall be enforced by law,
and the  world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of God,  to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome and to the power which enforces the institution ordained by Rome.

                                  He is worshiping the beast and his image.


        The claim has always been made that The Sabbath was for the Jews, this idea ignores the clear word of scripture :-

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