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.
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. (The website of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church currently features articles that support keeping Sunday as “the seventh day” in islands east of the 180th Meridian. 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.
Adventists have confused their beliefs with old Jewish traditions, customs and Laws and are trying to live by Laws and Covenants consistent with the Old Testament. What they cannot seem to see is that with the coming of Jesus, God wiped out all the Laws except for the Jews. With the death of Jesus God blinded all Jewish minds to the fact of who Jesus was, cursed the Jews, and disseminated them throughout the world. The entire purpose of the New Testament deals with all these facts for the Gentiles and to receive Gods saving Grace is all that mattered. The Old Testament deals only with Hebrews. The Adventists are trapped in their beliefs by only following that great Old Testament.
Wow! That above comment is certainly not showing the love of God. What does John 3:16 tell us?
The Sabbath was established at the end of creation long before there were any Jews and will continue into eternity.
The Jewish people lost their position as God’s chosen people but may still come individually to Christ.