Two Laymen React to News of Adventist Sunday Keeping in Samoa — 7 Comments

  1. Praise God for He is not a God of confusion but of Order. I appreciate and like the article written by Robert Vincent and John Wallace regarding the situation in Samoa. May the Holy Spirit continue to lead and encourage His people in Samoa and other parts of the world to consider seriously the 7th day Sabbath. God is God! A righteous man will be remembered. He will have no fears of bad news. His heart is steadfast trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure. He will have no fear. In the end he will look in triumph on his foes. Psalms 112v6-8. To the Samatau Sabbath Keepers and people of Samoa, look unto God not the South Pacific Division, for in God you will find Triumph. God’s blessings

    • It is coming up to three years since Samoa realigned the IDL. Still there are 300 faithful Seventh-day Adventists living there who refuse to keep Sunday with the official SDA Church. They are heroes who will be proven right one day. They faithfully keep the Sabbath although they have been abandoned by the Church they love. Some of us think about them every day. We continue to hope and pray that the Samoas-Tokelau Mission will have the courage to return to keeping Sabbath on Saturday like the rest of the SDA Church. Please pray with us!

    • The calendar isn’t new. Its the same calendar as before. The suggestion by SPD leaders that the calendar was changed is misleading. Check for youself: Before the change to the dateline the 1st of January 2012 would have been Sunday. After the change the 1st of January was Sunday. No change to the calendar. The SDA Church leaders have created their own calendar to fit their error.

  2. I do not understand how the South Pacific Division can condone Sunday worship! No matter where we are, the Sabbath is the day between Friday and Sunday- Sabbath/Saturday.

    Those many who were baptized as Sunday worshippers have been led astray by the church and I see it as wrong. How sad it is for such a beautiful race of people like the Samoans .

    • Interesting that our fundamental statement on the Sabbath doesn’t say which day it is. Our Church tried to bring that to the GC Session in San Antonio for a rewording to make it clear -“sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.” But it was blocked by our Union after being supported by our Conference!

  3. Well, It’s five years to the day when Samoa skipped a day and the Adventist Church went into confusion. The faithful few still remain loyal to the Church which has marginalised them, and the STM & SPD still defend the decision to keep Sunday.
    What do we need for action?
    Publicity or prayer?

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