If it was, the other nine commandments were; and we are at liberty to go forth and break them all, as well as to break the fourth.
I saw that God had not changed the Sabbath, for He never changes.
Seventh Day Adventists believe in the Saturday Sabbath because of White’s scholarship and prophecies. She had no idea what the history of the Sabbath actually was, and changed her story as she went along.
Surprisingly even some of our leading evangelists believe, on the basis of Ellen White’s statements, that Sundaykeeping began in the early part of the fourth when church leaders urged Constantine to promulgate in 321 the famous Sunday Law.
But what’s interesting is that White had a second and contradictory prophesy.
You see, she also claimed that it was the big, bad pope, not Constantine, who changed the date from Saturday to Sunday.
But the Pope had changed it from the seventh to the first day of the week; for he was to change times and laws.
In the early part of the fourth century the emperor Constantine issued a decree making Sunday a public festival throughout the Roman Empire. The day of the sun was reverenced by his pagan subjects and was honored by Christians; it was the emperor’s policy to unite the conflicting interests of heathenism and Christianity.
They were jealous for the honor of God, and believing that His law is immutable, they zealously guarded the sacredness of its precepts. But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead.
For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn ; and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples, He taught them these things, which we have submitted to you also for your consideration.
He was urged to do this by the bishops of the church, who, inspired by ambition and thirst for power, perceived that if the same day was observed by both Christians and heathens, it would promote the nominal acceptance of Christianity by pagans and thus advance the power and glory of the church.
We already know that this is false: that Christians were already worshiping on Sunday well before Constantine.