Sunday observance that will not apply with equal force and to its fullest extent in sustaining the various other 'holy days' appointed by 'the church.'" Listen to the argument of a Roman Catholic:-- "The word of God commandeth the seventh day to be theSabbathof our Lord, and to be kept holy: you [Protestants] without any precept of Scripture, change it to the first day ofthe week, only authorized by our traditions. Divers English Puritans oppose against this point, that the observation ofthe first day is proved out of Scripture, where it is said 'that the first day ofthe week.' (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10) Have they not spun a fair thread in quoting these places? If we should produce no better for purgatory and prayers for the dead, invocation ofthe saints, andthe like, they might have good cause indeed to laugh us to scorn; for where is it written that these were Sabbath days in which those meetings were kept? Or where is it ordained they should be always observed? Or which is the sum of all, where 338
is it decreed that the observation ofthe first day should abrogate or abolish the sanctifying ofthe seventh day, which God commanded everlastingly to be kept holy? Not one of those is expressed in the written word of God." Whoever therefore enters the lists in behalf ofthe first-day Sabbath, must of necessity do this-- though perhaps not aware ofthe fact--under the banner ofthe Church of Rome. Notes: 1. Decline and Fall ofthe Roman Empire, chap. 15. 2. Book ii. chap. i. sect. 1. 3. Eccl. Researches, chap. vi. p. 51, ed. 1792. 4. The Modern Sabbath Examined, pp. 123, 124. 5. Rose's Neander, p. 184. 6. Hist. ofthe Popes, vol. i. p. 1, Phila. ed., 1847. 7. Historyof Romanism, book ii. chap. i. sects. 3, 4. 8. Lectures on Romanism, p. 203. 9. Commentary on Prov.8. 339
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