This has been a topic of study for me recently especially with the latest encyclical by the Pope and his upcoming visit to the U.S. This encyclical sets up the mandate that many believe will come to enforce Blue Laws, which is also known as the Sunday Law - first created by the Roman Catholic Church in 321 AD, officially it was some time after that when it was enforced. This law, is a direct breaking of the 4th commandment, which is the keeping of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is the 7th day of the week, which is Saturday - however, most of the world perceive Sunday as the Sabbath. The Holy Sabbath which is Saturday was changed to Sunday by the Catholic Church. It is interesting to note the reason given by the Pope for the recommendation for enforcing the "Sabbath" is due to climate change and how the increasing storms, and various and disastrous climatic related events are directly connected with the sin of man. Enforcing the "Sabbath" would give the people and the planet a day of rest as ordained by God. The only problem being that the Sabbath is not Sunday but it is Saturday. It is also interesting to note that Obama stated that the U.S. would be the leader in this effort, implying that America would be the first nation to enforce this practice on it's people, in essence forcing the people to break the commandment of God. Catholic Record Sept 1 1923 "Sunday is our mark of authority... The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact." The Roman Catechism 1985: "The civil authorities should be urged to cooperate with the church in maintaining and strengthening this public worship of God, and to support with their own authority the regulations set down by the church's pastor. For it is only in this way that the faithful will understand why it is Sunday and not the Sabbath day that we keep holy." Catechism of the Catholic Church - Paragraph 2188, 1994 Edition: "In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians should seek recognition of Sundays and the Church's holy days as legal holidays. It is time that we demonstrate our Catholic vitality and engage the public policy debate. We have the power and the people to embark on this movement - a movement that will benefit all Americans."
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Upholding God's Sabbath is one of those commandments.
Acts 5:29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men."
The traditions of men nullify the Word of God.