The Pope Promotes Sunday

By Curtis Rittenour | Posted August 17, 2015
Prior to his September visit to the United States, Pope Francis has laid bare his deep devotion and promotion of Sunday keeping. Pastor Doug examines the pope's recent radio address and asks, "Could this be yet another step in the fulfillment of last-day prophecy?" Find out!

Pastor Doug Batchelor has released a brand-new video analyzing Pope Francis’s revealing Vatican radio address delivered on August 12, 2015. In anticipation of his upcoming visit to the United States, the head of the Catholic Church is promoting a family theme that includes an emphasis on Sundaykeeping, which he says “is so sacred that it is the conduit for every grace of Christ.”

Such teaching is in conflict with Scripture, which clearly states that we should, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God” (Exodus 20:8, emphasis supplied). From the beginning, “God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it” (Genesis 2:3). The word “sacred” means “to set apart as holy.” No other day in the Bible is marked by the Creator as consecrated for worship.

In truth, it is the biblical Sabbath that reminds us of the grace of Christ who finished His work of salvation on the cross and rested in the tomb on the seventh day. The Sabbath calls us to rest from our works and remember God’s work of creation and redemption. Human leaders and church institutions are not vested with the authority to change God’s sacred law.

As we consider the panorama of prophecy, we more clearly see the signs of the times in which we live just before Christ returns. We encourage you to listen to Pastor Doug speak on this important topic by watching the video below—and please share this link with your friends and family.

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Curtis Rittenour
Curtis J. Rittenour is the senior writer at Amazing Facts International. He pastored for 25 years and has authored books, magazine articles, blogs, and seminars.

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