What is a Protestant ? When did the first “protest” begin ? What was the impact of Luther understanding the “just shall live by faith” have on the early Roman Catholic Church ? If we are Protestants, has Jesus made it clear from the Bible what day of the week is the true Sabbath ?
The following are quotes from the Catholic church regarding Protestants who believe the Bible as their only rule of faith yet still keep Sunday as the Sabbath:
“People who think that the Scriptures should be the only authority, should logically become Seventh-day Adventist and keep Saturday holy. ” – Catholic Church Michigan Centinal, Pastors Page, 21 May 1995
Regarding the change from the observance of the Jewish Sabbath to the Christian Sunday, I wish to draw your attention to the facts:
(1) That Protestants, who accept the Bible as the only rule of faith > and religion, should by all means go back to the observance of the Sabbath. The fact that they do not, but on the contrary observe the Sunday, stultifies them in the eyes of every thinking man.
(2) We Catholics do not accept the Bible as the only rule of faith. Besides the Bible we have the living Church, the authority of the Church, as a rule to guide us. We say, this Church instituted by Christ, to teach and guide men through life, has the right to change the Ceremonial laws of the Old Testament and hence, we accept her change of the Sabbath to the Sunday. We frankly say, “yes, the Church made this change, made this law, as she made many other laws, for instance, the Friday Abstinence, the unmarried priesthood, the laws concerning mixed marriages, the regulation of Catholic marriages, and a thousand other laws.”
(3) We also say that of all Protestants, the Seventh-day Adventists are the only group that reason correctly and are consistent with their teachings. It is always somewhat laughable to see the Protestant Churches, in pulpit and legislature, demand the observance of Sunday of which there is nothing in the Bible.
With best wishes, Peter R. Tramer, Editor,
THE CATHOLIC EXTENSION MAGAZINE
180 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois
(Under the Blessing of Pop Pius XI in 1934)”
For further information of the Great Controversy over the Catholic Sunday as a day of worship versus the Protestant biblically supported seventh-day Saturday Sabbath, please click here – http://www.ministryofhealing.org/everlasting-gospel/third-angels-message/ .