Adventist Today said that ‘Sunday laws’ is invention of Ellen White

On August 21, 2023, the Adventist Today website featured a “Question and Answer” behind the name “Aunt Sevvy”. The full article is found below…”

“Dear Aunt Sevvy, Where I come from, Adventist pastors seem to love preaching about the Sunday Law, in both church services and evangelistic meetings. I always wonder why they preach about this. We have no Sunday laws here. No verse from Genesis to Revelation mentions the phrase “Sunday Law.” Why do they emphasize this so much? Signed, Don’t see it”

Aunt Sevvy answered…

“Dear Don’t see it: The Bible records that early Christians did suffer persecution, because the Roman Empire looked unfavorably on foreign religious movements. The Bible also correctly warned that future Christians would meet opposition for their beliefs just as did Jesus himself—and of course many have and still do.

But the notion that the Seventh-day Adventists will be singled out for persecution for keeping the Sabbath because Sunday laws will have made it illegal to go to church on Saturday is an invention of Ellen White—in particular, her book The Great Controversy

The actual biblical “proofs” for this are insubstantial. Daniel 7:25 refers to a figure who “will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws,” which Adventist apologists say is about changing Sabbath to Sunday. That passage is then connected with Revelation 13:16-17 where, say interpreters, the Mark of the Beast is the pope persecuting Adventists for not worshiping on Sunday.

But the Sabbath isn’t identified as the problem in either text. And in fact we see today so little opposition to Sabbath keeping in the real world that a single instance of it is noteworthy.

While Aunty loves the Sabbath, and finds it of great value to her life, she agrees with church leader and writer Reinder Bruinsma when he says that

the expectation that in the end of time a universal Sunday law will be enforced by the civil authorities, upon the insistence of the public and at the demand of the “apostate” churches, seems to be more and more unrealistic. … In reality the overall trend is towards less, rather than more, strict Sunday keeping. In the western world the Sunday of church worship is rapidly being replaced by a Sunday of amusement and shopping.

Aunty doesn’t spend a moment worrying about Sunday laws—or any other end-time events. She believes that if you nurture trust in God, and sincerely try to be like Jesus in your behavior toward others, God will take care of the rest. – Aunt Sevvy”

By Adventist Today under the name of Aunt Sevvy stating that Sunday laws is “an invention of Ellen White”, claiming proofs “unsubstantial” and “unrealistic”, and “doesn’t spend a moment worrying about Sunday laws” are actually fulfilling the very last deception of Satan’s plan in undermining and denying Ellen White as the end-time prophet. Sister White exposed Satan’s plan when she stated the following:

  • It is Satan’s plan to weaken the faith of God’s people in the Testimonies. Next follows skepticism in regard to the vital points of our faith, the pillars of our position, then doubt as to the Holy Scriptures, and then the downward march to perdition. When the Testimonies, which were once believed, are doubted and given up, Satan knows the deceived ones will not stop at this; and he redoubles his efforts till he launches them into open rebellion, which becomes incurable and ends in destruction.” 4T 211.1
  • The very last deception of Satan will be to make of none effect the testimony of the Spirit of God. “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Satan will work ingeniously, in different ways and through different agencies, to unsettle the confidence of God’s remnant people in the true testimony.” Letter 12, 1890

The following quotes also exposes the Adventist Today as one of the “clergy” who will ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves.

  • “The Lord has a controversy with his professed people in these last days. In this controversy men in responsible positions will take a course directly opposite to that pursued by Nehemiah. They will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but they will try to keep it from others by burying it beneath the rubbish of custom and tradition. In churches and in large gatherings in the open air, ministers will urge upon the people the necessity of keeping the first day of the week.” Review and Herald, March 18, 1884 (1RH 405)
  • “Men in responsible positions will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but from the sacred desk, will urge upon the people the observance of the first day of the week, pleading tradition and custom in behalf of this man-made institution.” ST January 17, 1884, par. 12
  • As the controversy extends into new fields, and the minds of the people are called to God’s down-trodden law, Satan is astir. The power attending the message only maddens those who oppose it. The clergy put forth almost superhuman efforts to shut away the light, lest it should shine upon their flocks. By every means at their command they endeavor to suppress the discussion of these vital questions.” Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4 p. 425 (1884)

Sunday laws is not an invention of Sister White as Adventist Today falsely claimed because we have a lot of documented proofs and evidences here showing that Sunday laws has been a topic for so long especially as we are now coming close to the end. Sadly, because the SDA church under the General Conference has apostatize from the platform of the eternal truth, they will join the majority and choose the easy and popular side.

  • “As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third message, but have not been sanctified through it, abandon their position, and take refuge under the banner of the powers of darkness. By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side.”

But those who are honest and true ministers and members will leave that apostate church and join the remnant:

  • I saw that God has honest children among the nominal Adventists and the fallen churches, and before the plagues shall be poured out, ministers and people will be called out from these churches and will gladly receive the truth. Satan knows this; and before the loud cry of the third angel is given, he raises an excitement in these religious bodies, that those who have rejected the truth may think that God is with them. He hopes to deceive the honest and lead them to think that God is still working for the churches. But the light will shine, and all who are honest will leave the fallen churches, and take their stand with the remnant.” {EW 261.1}

After all these, let me ask: Are you ready? Are you sure?!

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