Entering a Deeper Experience
Ezekiel 20:20. After the New Testament was finished and the Apostles had died, men tried to transfer the sacredness from the seventh day to the first day of the week. They tried to change the “time law.”
Roman Catholic: “It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sun- day. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.”—Priest Brady, in an address at Elizabeth, N.J., March 17, 1903; reported in the Elizabeth, N.J., News of March 18, 1903.
“You may search the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Sat- erday, a day which we never sanctify.”—Cardinal James Gibbon, The Faith of Our Fathers, chapter 8.
“If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day. In keeping the Sunday they are follow- ing a law of the Catholic Church.”—Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the cardinal, in a letter of February 10, 1920.
“We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”—Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Lette , June 20, 1894; The Great Encyclical Letters of Leo XIII, p. 304.
“Prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the Holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says ‘Remember the Sab- bath day to keep it holy.’ The Catholic Church says, No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week. And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the Holy Catholic Church.”—Priest Thomas Enright, CSSR, Presi- dent of Redemptorist College, Kansas City, MO, in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas Weekly Call, February 22, 1884, and the Ameri- can Sentinel, a New York Roman Catholic journal, in June 1893,