A False Issue – The Day-line
(From Signs of the Times, Warburton, Victoria, Nov 26, 1906. High-lighting added by editor.) IN the year 1844 a movement denominated the “third angel’s message,” took its rise. Commencing in a small way, it has at the present time assumed … Continue reading →
The Eden Day-Line Theory
(Source The Bible Echo, January 28, 1901. High-lighting added by Sabbath Issues editor.) WE are living in times when not only many old errors are being revived and strenuously advocated, but when many new and strange theories are being advanced … Continue reading →
Is the 180-degree Meridian a God-ordained Date Line?
Apologists for the South Pacific Division have suggested that the 180th Meridian, as we know it, was God-ordained to be the one place on earth where each day begins, regardless of any local reckoning. (See Samoa and the International Date … Continue reading →
Do We Really Need a Date Line?
In discussing the Sabbath, especially in the South Pacific, folks frequently question how it can be God’s holy 7th day on one island, while the first day of the week, for instance, is taking place on a nearby island at … Continue reading →
SDA Church Dispute Heads to Court
Last month leaders of the SDA church in the South Pacific Division (SPD) met again in Australia with pastors from Samoa and Samoan pastors representing Samoan churches in New Zealand and Australia. The bible conference discussed the impasse in Samoa … Continue reading →
Catholic Chancellor Confirms Sunday As the Day of the Resurrection
In an article regarding casinos in Samoa in the Samoa Observer Online, March 12, 2013, Father Ioane Ono, Chancellor of the Catholic Church in Samoa, confirmed that in Samoa Sunday is currently recognized as the day of the resurrection, that … Continue reading →
Where Did We Get Our IDL?
While most people seem to believe that the International Date Line was created by the 1884 Meridian Conference, and that it has something to do with the 180-degree meridian, history seems to indicate that there is no truth in either of … Continue reading →
Facts and 7th-day Sabbath Worship in Samoa
Since December 29th 2011, Samoa’s change from American to Asian Time has created confusion for Samoan Seventh-day Adventists (SDA’s) because they were told by the Seventh-day Adventist South Pacific Division (SPD) that after December 29, 2011, the 7th-day Sabbath is … Continue reading →