Olli Dürr Sabbath is confirmed by the Roman Catholic Church

Sabbath is confirmed by the Roman Catholic Church

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By far the largest proportion of Protestants follow the Catholic institution of Sunday observance. This is justified on the basis of the Bible, so the claims. But there is nothing of this in the Scriptures. However, even the Rom. Catholic Church confirms the true Sabbath.

Catholic Church even condemns error of Protestants

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Papacy doesn’t let the butter be taken from its bread – Rome changed the Sabbath

It would be a miracle if the Rom. Catholic Church let themselves be carried away to decide on fundamentally important questions of faith in favor of Christians who are faithful to the Bible. Tradition is above the gospel. But if there is an opportunity to point out a mistake on the part of the Protestants, this opportunity is used immediately. This was also the case in 1893 by “Catholic Mirror”. The Rom. Church refers to the “thread” of the Protestants, because they refer to the Bible to justify their practiced Sunday observance. An affront to Rome, since moving the Sabbath to Sunday is an act of the Rom. Catholic Church has been. In doing so, however, this church clearly affirms that the Sabbath was changed by none other than itself. There is no biblical justification. This applies to the Sabbath as well as to the “Christian” holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

Catholic Mirror 02 September 1893

Catholic Mirror 02 Sep 1893 A

“The Adventists are the only body of Christians with the Bible as their teacher, who can find no warrant in its pages for the change of day from the Seventh to the First. Hence their appellation, ‘Seventh-Day Adventists’. Their cardinal principle consists in setting apart Saturday for the exclusive worship of God, in conformity with the positive command of God Himself.”

Catholic Mirror 02 Sep 1893 B

“The Gosples planily evince to Him this fact; whilst, in the pages of the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles and the Apocalypse, not the vestige of an act canceling the Saturday arrangement cen be found.”

Catholic Mirror 02 Seb 1893 C

“Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.” No Poretestant living today has ever yet obeyed that command, referring to follow the apostate church referred to than nis teacher, the Bible, which, from Genesis to Revelation, teaches no other doctrine, should the Israelits and Seventh-Day Adventists be correct.

Catholic Mirror 09 September 1893

Catholic Mirror 09 Sep 1893 A

In the Old Testament reference is made one hundred and twenty-six times to the Sabbath, and all these texts conspire harmoniously in voicing the will of God, commanding the seventh day to be kept, because God Himself first kept it, making it obligatory on all as “a perpetual covenant”.

Catholic Mirror 09 Sep 1893 C

The Bible being the only teacher recognized by the Biblical Christian, the Old Testament failing to point out a change of day, and yet another day than Saturday being kept “holy” by the Biblical world, it is surely incumbent on the reformed Christian to point out in the pages of the New Testament the new Divine decrees repealing that of Saturday and substituting that of Sunday, kept by Biblicals since the dawn of the Reformation.

Catholic Mirror 09 Sep 1893 C

In one instance, the Redeemer refers to himself as “the Lord of the Sabbath,” as mentioned by Matthew and Luke, but, during the whole record of His life, whilst invariably keeping and utilizing the day, “Saturday), He never once hinted at a desire to change it. His Apostles and personal friends afford to us a striking instance of their scrupulous observance of it after His death.

Catholic Mirror 09 Sep 1893 D

Thus, it is impossible to find in the New Testament the slightest interference by the Saviour, or His Apostles, with the original Sabbath, but, on the contrary, an entire acquiescence in the original arrangement.

Catholic Mirror 09 Sep 1893 E

Hence, the conclusion is inevitable, viz: that, of those who follow the Bible as their guide, the Israelites and Seventh-Day Adventists have the exclusive weith of evidence on their side, whilst the Biblical Protestant has not a word in self-defense for his substitution of Sunday for Saturday.

Catholic Mirror 23 September 1893

Catholic Mirror 23 Sep 1893 A

“The Sabbath instituted in the beginning and confirmed agagin and again by Moses and the Prophets, has never been abrogated. A part of the moral law, not a part or tittle of its sanctity has been taken away.”.

Catholic Mirror 23 Sep 1893 B

The Bible and the Sabbath constitute the watchword of Protestantism; but we have demonstrated that it is the Bible versus their Sabbath. We have shown that no greater contradiction ever existed thon their theory and practice.

Catholic Mirror 23 Sep 1893 C

What Protestant can, after perusing these articels, with a clear conscienc, continue to disobey the command of God, enjoining Saturday to be kept, which command his teacher, the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, records as the will of God?

Catholic Mirror 23 Sep 1893 D

The Catholic Church for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her Divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday. We say by virtue of her Divine mission because He has so called Himself “the Lord of the Sabbath,” an whom all Christians pretend to believe, commanded all, without exception, to hear His Church, under penalty of being classed by Him as ‘the heathen and the publican.’.

Catholic Report 1 September 1923

Catholic Report 1 September A

The Bible still teaches that the Sabbath or Saturday should be kept holy. There is no authority in the New Testament for the substitution of Sunday for Saturday. Surely it is an important matter. It stands there in the Bible as one of the Ten Commandments of God. There is no authority in the Bible for abrogating this Commandment, or for transferring its observance to another day of the week.

Catholic Report 1 September 1923 B

For Catholics there is not the alightest difficulty, “All power ist given Me in heaven and on earth; as the Father sent Me so I also send you,” said our Divine Lord in giving His tremendous commission to His Apostles. “He that heareth you heareth Me.” We have in the authoritative voice of the Church the voice of Christ Himself. The Church is above the Bible; and his transference of Sabbath observance from Saturday to Sunday is proof positive of that fact. Deny the auhority of the Church and you have no adequate or reasonable explanation or justification for the substitution of Sunday for Saturday in the Third – Protestant Fourth – Commandment of God.

In these statements there is once again a whole package of presumption and blasphemy.

Saint Catherine Catholic Church – May 21, 1995

It is often said that the Roman Catholic Church has changed. These voices usually come from those who feel very comfortable in ecumenism and believe that they have an important voice within this jointly organized rebellion against God. However, the Church of Rome has not changed a bit and, even when it comes to the Sabbath, remains adamant that it is the “only divine authority on earth.” Such voices even in 1995.

Saint Catherine Catholic Church

The Church has always had a strong sense of its own authority. ‘Whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven’, Jesus said.
Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath, was change from Saturday to Sunday. ‘The Day of the Lord’ (dies Dominica) was chosen, not from any directions noted in the Scriptures, but from the Church’s sense of its own power. The day of resurrection, the day of Pentecost, fifty days later, came on the first day of the week. So this would be the new Sabbath. People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole authority, should logically become 7th Day Adventists, and keep Saturday holy.

Disclosures from Pope Pius XI.

Pope Pius XI obviously felt compelled to get to the heart of the connections between the biblical Sabbath and Sunday in his letter of May 22, 1934.


Regarding the change from the observance of the Jewish Sabbath to the Christian Sunday, I wish to draw your attention to the facts:

1. That Protestants, who accept the Bible as the only rule of faith and religion, should by all means go back to the observance of the Sabbath. The fact that they do not, but on the contrary observe the Sunday, stultifies them in the eyes of every thinking man.

2. We Catholics do not accept the Bible as the only rule of faith. Besides the Bible we have the living Church, the authority of the Church, as a rule to guide us. We say this Church, instituted by Christ, to teach and guide men through life, has the right to change the Ceremonial laws of the Old Testament and hence, we accept her change of the Sabbath to the Sunday. We frankly say, “Yes, the Church made this change, made this law, as she made many other laws, for instance, the Friday Abstinence, the unmarried priesthood, the laws concerning mixed marriages, the regulation of Catholic marriages, and a thousand other laws“

3. We also say that of all Protestans, the Seventh-day Adventist are the only gropu that reason correctly and are consistent with their teachings. It is always somewhat laughable to see the Protestant Churches, in pulpit and legislature, demand the observance of Sunday, of which there is nothing in the Bible.

Easter and Christmas too

The transfer of the Saturday Sabbath to Sunday was not the only independence of the Roman Catholic Church. In addition to the Sabbath, the traditionally celebrated Easter and Christmas holidays also involve such arbitrariness that deviates from the Gospel. This explains the newspaper “Our Sunday Visitor” from February 5, 1950.

Our Sunday Visitor 05 February 1950

But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible, in observing the Sunday, in keeping Christmas and Easter, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the Pope.

The focus of Easter is the sun and the goddess of fertility – Info
The Christmas celebration on December 25th is dedicated to the “sun god” Mithras – Info

Conclusion: Sabbath is still valid

Rome would certainly disagree with the statement that the seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath is still valid. The Catholic Church acts in its self-understanding with the “full authority” of Jesus Christ. However, this pride will bring them down one day, as can be read in Chapter 18 of Revelation. Since, based on the detailed explanation, it is now clear that the Sabbath change is not of a biblical nature, but is arbitrary, all that remains is the statement that the seventh day is still valid without restrictions, and that for every human being.

A copy of Catholic Mirror is also included at wikisource

Bible verses from King James Version

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