This blog, conceived in mid-February 2012, is intended to high-light the meaning of the seventh-day Sabbath and issues connected to keeping the Sabbath around the world. At the time, the dilemma of seventh-day Sabbath-keeping Adventists in the South Pacific was an urgent issue. We want to examine the arguments, remembering that if we cannot learn from history, we are likely doomed to make the same mistakes again. 1

Our philosophy is that “error is never harmless.”

Sabbath Issues features papers in favor of seventh-day Sabbath keeping on the same day of the week and the same day of the month as Seventh-day Adventists, Seventh-day Baptists and other Sabbatarians keep the Sabbath in the rest of the world. These papers are intended to balance papers written in favor of keeping Sabbath on some other day or according to some other patterns. (At that time, the website of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church was featuring articles that supported keeping Sunday as “the seventh day” in islands east of the 180th Meridian. The content seems to be no longer available.  Other websites advocate following a “luni-solar” calendar for determining the correct day to keep as Sabbath.)

Sabbath Issues also features stories of believers who have had to deal with “Sabbath Issues” in their lives in various parts of the world.

The Samoan Sabbath Dilemma on Sabbath School Net first high-lighted the dilemma of Samoan Seventh-day Adventists who were directed to keep Sunday after the country’s government chose to change its time zone from the east of the Date Line to the west of the International Date Line.

We solicit information, papers and blog articles from all parts of this planet. We are particularly interested in publishing personal testimonies and conversion stories that involve the seventh-day Sabbath of the Lord.

Have you found the Lord of the Sabbath to be faithful in difficult circumstances? Then write out your story and share it with us. It may be the very thing to encourage another child of God.

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” (Rev. 12:11 NIV)

If you have something to offer, please use the “Contact” link in the menu at the top of this page. You may either send us an outline of a proposed article or a complete story. You will not be able to submit pictures, but you can supply these later.


  1. The translation is also quoted like this: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason1905. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man. The quotation has been paraphrased and used multiple times by many well-known people including Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King.


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