Video description: Most Christians attend church on Sunday (“the first day of the week”), yet their own Bibles teach that Saturday (“the seventh day”) is the true day of worship. See Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 58:13,14. Surprisingly, Jesus Christ kept the seventh-day Sabbath (Luke 4:16), said He was “Lord even of the Sabbath day” (Matthew 12:8), and His own followers still kept that Sabbath after He died on the cross (see Luke 23:56). Not only that, but Jesus never mentioned “the first day of the week” (Sunday) even one time. We appeal to all open-minded searchers for truth to watch this short video to discover the facts, not fiction.
If you’re a Seventh-Day Adventist, let me preface this post with understanding.
When you’re in the only church denomination that teaches the historicist prophecy fulfillment explanations, which believes that it’s the remnant church of Messiah who has a special gift of prophecy, who is called to proclaim the three-angels message to the world; it’s easy to feel set-apart and it’s a challenge to see a different perspective.
But let me remind you that we will stand before our Righteous Judge to give an account of what we believe and what we teach. I pray that you’re the kind of person who wants truth, even if you have to find out that you’ve been misled.
Seventh Day Adventist pastor Steve Wohlberg seems like a genuine, nice man. I learned a lot from his End Times Delusions study series when I began studying Bible prophecy.
That said, the SDA Church is teaching prophecy fulfillment concepts which are off-target, and serve to mislead historicists and deflect blame away from the false prophet Jesuit Superior General.
SDA Church Pastor Steve Wohlberg says “Whether you realize it or not, one of the hottest topics facing the Christian world concerns what day is the true day of worship.”
Steve asked “Is it Sunday, the day that most Christians go to church? Or is it Saturday, a day when God’s ancient people kept for thousands of years, which goes all the way back to the creation of the world?”
Steve’s statement is based on the Seventh Day Adventist Church teaching that Saturday is the true Sabbath and that Sunday church is the mark of the beast.
First of all, it’s absurd to think that the Heavenly Father is going to harshly condemn people for going to church to praise Him, pray to Him and learn about Him; because they supposedly did it on the wrong day.
Secondly, people don’t go to church on Sunday because the pope told them to, so there’s no direct connection to revering the antichrist beast pope.
Thirdly, observing the Sabbath isn’t about just going to church, it’s about taking a day of rest from normal activities; and spending the day reading Scripture, praying, spending time with family and friends, and resting in the Father. So it’s odd, and telling, that the SDA Church doesn’t talk about those things in their explanations regarding Sunday church goers. Instead, they just focus on going to church on Sunday.
Fourthly, you will see that Saturday hasn’t always been the 7th day of the Roman week, and there’s no way to prove that the 7th day of creation aligns with Saturday on today’s pagan Roman calendar. And do we really think that the antichrist beast pope would conveniently align the Scriptural Sabbath with their pagan calendar? No!
Lastly, and most importantly, is that Saturday is not the Scriptural Sabbath, and the antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General are using the SDA Church to push a false dichotomy between Saturday and Sunday, to hide the Scriptural calendar.
SDA Church Pastor Steve Wohlberg points to the fourth commandment, to remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy, and that the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord. He says that the 7th day is Saturday.
The Scriptural calendar is not compatible with the pagan Roman calendar, so Steve is making a false association.
We are commanded to keep the Scriptural calendar, which starts in spring, not in the middle of winter like the pagan Roman calendar.
Genesis 1:14 declares that the sun and moon determine the Scriptural calendar, not just the sun like the Romans do on their pagan calendar.
The Scriptural calendar is not compatible with the pagan Roman calendar as Scripture declares that there are ‘new moon days’ on the calendar which are not accounted for in the continuously-repeating ‘six work day / one Sabbath day’ cycle that the SDA Church proclaims.
It’s amazing to me that the SDA Church stakes its reputation on Saturday being the Sabbath, but it’s basing its explanation on the Roman calendar and not the Scriptural calendar.
We are to follow the Scriptural calendar and Sabbath, not the pagan Roman calendar of the antichrist beast popes!
SDA Church Pastor Steve Wohlberg says that Jesus Christ kept the true 7th day Sabbath, not Sunday.
Messiah kept the seventh day Sabbath, but it was not on Saturday. During Messiah’s ministry, there was no such thing as Saturday or Sunday.
The Romans observed an 8-day week with the days named after letters in their alphabet. It wasn’t until later in the first century that they also started to observe a 7-day week, but Saturday was the first day of the week.
From the 1st century until the 4th century, Saturday was the first day of the Roman 7-day week.
Then Constantine officially switched to the 7-day week and changed it to make Sunday the first day. By that we can see that Saturday has not always been the seventh day of the Roman week, so it doesn’t make sense to proclaim that Saturday has always been the seventh day of the week.
With Constantine’s declarations that people, including Jewish leaders, must follow the 7-day week with Saturday as the 7th day; He pushed people away from the Scriptural calendar and Sabbath.
This was part of the falling away from Scriptural truth that the Apostle Paul warned about in 2 Thessalonians 2.
SDA Church Pastor Steve Wohlberg points out that Jesus never mentioned the first day of the week, which is Sunday, even one time throughout His entire ministry.
This is a false association! Messiah kept the Scriptural calendar, not the pagan Roman calendar. Messiah didn’t point to Sunday because there was no such thing. And He didn’t point to Saturday either.
Many of Messiah’s healings were on the Scriptural 7th day Sabbath day, to expose the manmade traditions of the Jewish leaders, so He didn’t mention the first day of the week much.
But it’s not true that Messiah never pointed to the first day of the week, as He proclaimed that He would rise on the third day.
- He died on the 14th day of the first Scriptural month of the year, on the spring Passover.
- He was dead in the grave on the High Sabbath Feast of Unleavened Bread, on the 15th day.
- And He rose again on the third day, on the Feast of First Fruits, which falls the 16th day of the Scriptural calendar, which was the first day of the next week.
It’s amazing to me that Seventh Day Adventists base their argument around the pagan Roman calendar of the antichrist beast popes!
SDA Church Pastor Steve Wohlberg cites The Catholic Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1946) which answers the question “What day is the Sabbath day?” It answers that “Saturday is the Sabbath Day.”
But this is a false dichotomy of the enemy, to make the debate about Saturday versus Sunday, which hides that the Sabbath is not on an set day of the pagan Roman calendar.
The Catholic Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1946) asks the question “Why then do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday.” It answers “We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.”
It’s true that the Roman bishops changed the first day of the week from Saturday to Sunday, but the Scriptural Sabbath is not either of those days.
It’s amazing to me that the Seventh Day Adventist Church knows that the popes are the son of perdition and antichrist beast of Revelation, but they blindly trust a quote from the Roman Catholic Church!
The harlot church of Rome is lying about Saturday and Sunday, to hide the Scriptural calendar and Sabbath.
SDA Church Pastor Steve Wohlberg says ‘if you want to learn the ‘controversial facts’ get their The Truth About The Sabbath book.
The controversial fact is that there was no such thing as Saturday or Sunday during Messiah’s ministry, so the SDA Church is making false associations.
The controversial fact is that Saturday was the first day of the Roman week from the 1st century until the 4th, so there’s no way to proclaim that Saturday has always been the 7th day of the Roman week, let alone the Scriptural week.
The controversial fact is that Scripture declares new moon days, which are not accounted for on the sun-based pagan Roman calendar, which makes the concept of a continuously-repeating ‘six work day / one Sabbath day’ cycle invalid.
The controversial fact is that a day doesn’t start when the sun goes down, as the SDA Church teaches. A Scriptural day starts when the sun rises.
The format of a day is clearly revealed in Genesis 1.
It declares that the time of the light is daytime and the time of the darkness is nighttime.
“And Elohim called the light ‘day’ (Yom) and the darkness He called ‘night.’ (Laylah) And there came to be evening (Ereb) and there came to be morning (Boqer), one day.”
Day = Yom (H3117) — From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day(as the warm hours)
Night = Laylah (H3915) — From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity: – ([mid-]) night (season).
Evening = Ereb (H6153) — From H6150; dusk: – + day, even (-ing, tide)
Dawn = Boqer (H1242) — From H1239; properly dawn (as the break of day); generally morning: – (+) day, early, morning, morrow.
Elohim is declaring the proper order: Day + Night = 1 full day. Light + Darkness = 1 full day.
It’s proclaiming that Day (dawn to dusk) + Night (dusk to dawn) = 1 full day.
The work of creation was done during the Day and then there was rest at Night, and that makes up one full day.
The narrative of the 2nd-6th days declare what Elohim created during the Day, and then the narrative for the 2nd-6th days ends in “And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the (second-sixth) day.”
Daytime creation events + Nighttime rest (from evening to morning) = 1 full day.
Doesn’t that line up with a natural order of things; that a day would start when the sun begins to rule the sky? Doesn’t that make more sense than the Jewish Babylonian tradition, that a day starts when the sun goes down?
The only time that observance of a Sabbath is declared to start in the evening is on the Feast of Atonement. But if a day starts at the evening of the day before, then Elohim would have simply said to observe that Sabbath all of the 10th day, meaning during the whole 24 hour period.
But it’s not declaring to start the observance on the 10th day at evening, but on the 9th day at evening. It’s saying to observe it from the evening of the 9th day, all the way through the end of daytime of the 10th day, which is from one evening to the next.
It’s making a unique declaration for that solemn Sabbath day, because the norm is to observe the Sabbath rest during the daytime, from dawn until dusk.
It’s amazing to me that the Seventh Day Adventist base their identity on keeping the Sabbath, but they don’t understand when a Scriptural day starts.
Stop following Jewish fables!
SDA Church Pastor Steve Wohlberg points to Luke 23:56, saying that Christs’ followers rested on the Sabbath day according to the commandment.
No doubt Messiah’s followers obeyed this commandment, but it wasn’t on Saturday. It as on the High Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which falls on the 15th day of the 1st month of the Scripture calendar.
Stop being misled by the false prophecy fulfillment explanations of the Seventh Day Adventist Church!
The SDA Church seems to have been created by the General in Rome or infiltrated by the Jesuits, as their teachings mislead historicists and deflect blame away from the false prophet Jesuit Superior General.
Read the Seventh Day Adventist False Prophecy Fulfillment Teachings article.