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Now lets let look at who points the finger at the Pope and lays claim that Catholic Church changed it:
QUESTION: Which day is the Sabbath?
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 in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."
QUESTION BOX by Father Conway, P. 179:
"What Bible authority is there for changing the sabbath from the seventh to the first day of the week?
"Who gave the Pope authority to change a command of God?
ANSWER: "If the Bible is the only guide for the Christian, then the Seventh-day Adventist is right in observing Saturday . . . but Catholics learn what to believe and do from the Catholic Church WHICH MADE SUNDAY THE DAY OF REST."
PLAIN TALK ABOUT PROTESTANTS, P. 213: "It is worth while to remember that this observance of Sunday, in which after all, the only Protestant worship consists' not only has no foundation in the Bible, but is in flagrant contradiction to its letter, which commands rest on the Sabbath, which IS SATURDAY. It was the CATHOLIC CHURCH, WHICH HAS TRANSFERRED THIS REST TO SUNIDIAY. Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay in spite of themselves, to the AUTHORITY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH."
KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC, Feb. 9, 1893: "The Catholic Church by virtue of her divine mission, CHANGED THE DAY FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY."Protestants who claim that they do take the Bible, should give proof for their doctrines from its pages. "
EDIFYIING INSTRUCTION IN THE CATECHISM, by K. A. Dachel, pp 23, 24, (Lutheran):
"When God gave the third (the Lutherans did not change their catechisms either and the second commandment is left out as in the Catholic Catechism) commandment ... he designated definitely the seventh day, which already had been sanctified by Him at creation, as this rest day. And as Christ says that He had not come to destroy the law (Matt. 5:17) so he has also in the words' of His last prophetic speech (Matt. 24:'20) which has reference to the destruction of Jerusalem, expressly emphasized the sabbath, or Saturday as the still valid rest day, by saying: "Pray that your flight toe not on the sabbath." For this' reason many godly Christians have solemnly upbraided the Christian church for keeping Sunday instead of Saturday; The church can have no right to change God's commandment, and, if in the catechism the whole commandment had been, embodied verbatim in its entire wording from Exodus 20:8-11 then we should still keep the Saturday holy, and not the Sunday."
"Is there any command in the New Testament to change the day of weekly rest from Saturday to Sunday? - None." ( Manual of Christian Doctrine - ( Protestant Episcopal ) page 127 )
"It is quite clear that however rigidly or devoutly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath ... The Sabbath was founded on a specific, divine command. We can plead no such command for the obligation to observe Sunday. There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday." ( Dr R W Dale ( Congregationalist ) in his book Ten Commandments, page 127-129 )