Sunday Law News: 2012
Vatican Works with Unions to Stop Sunday Shopping in Italy (December 2012)
"The Roman Catholic Church, trade unions and small business associations have joined forces in a bid to save Sundays."
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers to Close on Sundays in New Jersey (December 2012)
"Beginning Sunday, Dec. 9, all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) centers will be closed on Sundays. The centers will continue serving the community during their regular hours on all other days."
A Growing Movement in America Seeking to Keep "A" Sabbath (November 2012)
"More and more holidays are becoming days of shopping and other business, and Sundays long ago ceased to be quiet days of rest and worship. A Kentucky doctor and author is part of a growing movement in the opposite direction. The doctor's prescription: Keep a Sabbath."
The Hungarian Prime Minister just the other day said that this economic disaster was due to the people abandoning Christian principles (source). And as the disasters and troubles keep mounting, this movement for a sabbath rest will continue to grow, until the Papacy has her way and the Sunday law is enforced - "for the better of society". Keep watch! And get ready!
Article: Link - Also see here.
'Earth Sabbath' Helps Activists in America Tend Spiritual Side Of Environmentalism (November 2012)
"Earth Sabbath celebrations are now held in a handful of North Carolina cities, including Chapel Hill, Durham and Asheville. Their purpose is to salve and energize the spiritual lives of environmental activists and others who grieve for the damage to the earth and its resources."
Can you see the many ways they are using to reach the world with the coming Sunday "sabbath" law?
Sunday Alliance is Formed in Switzerland (November 2012)
"Good news from Switzerland! On 13 June 2012 the Sunday Alliance Switzerland was founded. The Alliance for a work-free Sunday in Switzerland was initiated by the trade union Unia ... The organisations stated at the press conference in June 2012 that Sunday ... needs to be protected as the day of rest and of social gathering."
There are many trade unions, churches and organisations pushing for a Sunday law now in many different countries. And their goal will be realised one day soon.
Why Shutting up Shop on Sunday is Good for Everyone (September 2012)
"The reason Christians argue for a day off is because it's good for people to have a rest, not for some abstract or particularly religious reason."
They have been using this new angle for some time now, to condition those outside the faith and get them ready for the coming Sunday law.
Proposed 'Sundays Off' Makes it Past Israel Prime Minister (September 2012)
"A proposal to extend the weekend past Shabbat into Sunday has made it past the prime minister, sources in Jerusalem said this week. There is nothing new about a shorter work week in many Western industrialized nations, but in Israel, the six-day work week is a standard."
We can now see how the mark of the beast could be accepted by the Jewish people. Satan is the arch deceiver, and he is going to deceive the whole world into accepting the mark. Apart from God's true remnant people.
Reformed Political Party in Netherlands Want to Shut all Shops on Sundays in Order for Citizens "to go to Church" (September 2012)
"The party, which bases itself on strict Christian principles and has never had a woman in parliament since its founding in 1918, advocates a no work Sunday, unless the work is an act of charity or an essential service."
Eurozone Demands Six-Day Working Week for Greece - A Move Towards Sunday Law? (September 2012)
"Greece's eurozone creditors are demanding that the government in Athens introduce a six-day working week as part of the stiff terms for the country's second bailout."
This demand means that workers will be "forced" to work on the seventh day sabbath, not Sunday, because Greek law already forbids working on Sunday (see here - last sentence). And it is interesting that this has now come about after the recent high level meeting between Religious leaders and the Presidents of EU.
We know that it will be America (earth beast) that causes the world to take the mark of the beast, but we can certainly see the "workings" and "ways" that Satan will eventually bring about the Sunday law.
News item for this: Link
National "Back to Church Sunday" Event for September 2012 (July 2012)
This is a movement (in it's 3rd year) in which thousands of churches are getting together to get their respective communities to attend church on Sunday. And it is just another way to get the masses to accept the Sunday law when it is enforced.
Friends, are you getting the truth about the Sabbath out there? Are you getting the 3 angels messages out there? The world needs to hear and see the truth!
Landmark Decision: Austria Court Supports Ban on Sunday Shop Opening (July 2012)
The prohibition of shop opening on Sundays and public holidays in Austria has been decided as "not unconstitutional" by the Constitutional Court in Austria, saying that "the ban is justified by public interest in protecting and preserving the weekend rest."
So they have deemed it as "not unconstitutional", and for the better of society. I think we will be seeing this kind of reasoning in America and the rest of the world someday soon.
UK: Make Sunday a Day of Rest - Ban HGV's on Motorways (June 2012)
"The incoming president of the Institute of Highway Engineers risks the wrath of truckers - but may earn the adulation of weekend motorists - as he calls for the UK to consider banning HGVs from its motorways on Sundays."
Can you see the many different ways that Rome is going to use to bring in the Sunday Law? Remember, this isn't just going to be a law for professing Christians. It will be a law for ALL mankind. As it says in Revelation 13:16 ...'And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.'
Time Out "on the Sabbath" Necessary to Help 'Save Our Souls' (June 2012)
"It is a good question for any era, because it invites us to pause and check what life really is all about. It is particularly pertinent to New Zealand today, since for many people workplace goals and pressures are constantly undermining the ideal of a healthy work-life balance."
By the way, the "sabbath" in this article is Sunday, not the 7th day. Can you see what they are pushing at? We are getting this thrown at us all the time now ... "better for family" .. "better for society" .. "better work-life balance" .. etc, etc. And are they right? Yes, of course they are, as having a day of rest each week is what God intended for us. The problem is, as we know, they are pushing for the wrong day!
Young People from Cologne Make a Website Dedicated to Sunday Rest (June 2012)
"We, the people, our personalities and our relationships, shall be at the centre of society. However, relationships cannot be sustained without caring for them. The Sunday is dedicated to this, it is the day of promise and recovery for our week."
Notice how the main focus has shifted to "the better of society"? Which of course reaches those outside the church also.
News Article: http://www.europeansundayalliance.eu/site/home/article/124.html?SWS=788c3686ed3cee3af88660f5dd8dc5b8
Sundays Must be a Day of Rest Dedicated to God and Family, Pope Says (June 2012)
"By defending Sunday, one defends human freedom, he said during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square June 6 ... Humanity has no future without the family ... Sunday is the day of the Lord and of man, a day which everyone must be able to be free - free for the family and free for God."
The Vatican is really pushing for the Sunday law now and making the all important link with "family", so that it reaches those outside the faith also. And with the world in the state it is, we are getting close to the time when the Sunday law will be embraced by the people of the world in order to help bring peace. Are you getting ready? Time is short friends.
Lagos State Government Enforce Ban on Sunday Markets (May 2012)
"The Lagos State Government has said it will start enforcing the Trading on Sunday (Prohibition) Bye-Law, which bans opening of markets on Sunday on the Island."
News article: http://www.punchng.com/news/lasg-to-enforce-ban-on-sunday-markets/
Sunday to be a Day of Rest in U.S. Town, Harveyville (May 2012)
This happened back in March after a tornado hit the town. Did they designate Sunday as the day of rest partly because of the disaster? Maybe. The spirit of prophecy does tell us that Sunday laws will spring up because of natural disasters.
"It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced." (E.White, The Great Controversy, p.590)
News Article: http://www.kctv5.com/story/17074775/sunday-designated-as-day-of-rest
A Community in Brooklyn, U.S.A., to Report Any Restaurants Breaking the Sunday Blue Law (May 2012)
"Department of Consumer Affairs inspectors - deployed after requests from CB1 members - began cracking down on restaurants that serve food and drink outdoors before noon on Sundays in violation of a rarely enforced city blue law that has prohibited the practice since 1971. The Sunday ban was put in place to promise peace and quiet out of respect for restaurant neighbors on what some view as a day of rest, city officials said."
One thing to remember about this. The earth beast in Revelation 13 (America) calls for the people to make the image of the sea beast (Papacy). So America will call for the people of the world to make the image of the Papacy. And what is happening in this situation above? The community leaders are calling for the PEOPLE to make sure the Sunday blue law is enforced within their community. Just a small example of what will become a worldwide issue one day soon.
Lord's Day Observance Society in U.K. Pushing for Sunday to be a day of Worship and Rest (April 2012)
"Today, the organisation - previously known as the Lord's Day Observance Society - under the name of Day One Christian Ministries campaigns for Sunday to be a day of worship and rest; our day of rest is increasingly under threat as retail businesses, sports events and entertainment seek to make Sunday just another day to make money."
It's interesting that they even quote what we Sabbath keepers quote, and that is the fact that God ordained the sabbath day at creation. They just miss the important fact that it was the SEVENTH DAY that God blessed and sanctified. Not the first day of the week.
A Call to Americans - Let's Make Sunday a Day of Rest, For God's Sake (April 2012)
"This is an invitation to Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Atheists, Agnostics, Buddhists, and Christians. One day a week. Rest. For God's sake."
One day a week rest! I'm sure that appeals to ALL people. And soon Rome will have THEIR day enforced! Time is short my friends. Are you ready?
News article: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/04/22/let-make-sunday-day-rest-for-gods-sake/?intcmp=features
Christian Leaders Welcome Weekly Rest Day for Maids in Singapore (April 2012)
"Pastors and Christian leaders in Singapore have expressed their support for a new requirement by the Ministry of Manpower of a weekly rest day ... The idea of a day of rest finds strong support from the Christian teaching of Sabbath, said the theologian. God rested on Sabbath and he commands us to observe Sabbath ... Sabbath is still Sabbath, he expressed. And our human body is such that we all need rest for physical refreshment and spiritual renewal."
Of course, we know that the "sabbath day" they are pointing to is Sunday!
A Bill Passed That Would Ban All Commercial Activities on a Sunday at Kailua Beaches in Honolulu (April 2012)
This Bill will go into effect in July 2012. As you will see from the news pages, social reasons are being pushed now for Sunday laws to be introduced. Which obviously appeals to everyone. Maybe this is how Rome will introduce the Sunday law worldwide, in this very troubled world we live in now. The signs of the end times show we are living in the last days. And Satan knows this!
UK Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls Says "Keep Sunday Special" Campaign is Important (March 2012)
In a tv interview, Mr Balls, the Shadow Chancellor in the UK Government said that the campaign to keep Sunday special as a day of rest is an important campaign.
Maids in Singapore Get One Day Off a Week (March 2012)
"Worker and human-rights groups praised the change Tuesday, saying it will bring Singapore closer to international labour norms."
This is a move that is happening all around the globe today, in readiness for the Sunday law to be enforced.
Activists in 12 Different European Countries Call for Sunday as Day of Rest (March 2012)
This was the planned event for 4th March which took place across Europe.
Municipal Council in Freiburg (Germany) Voted Against Any Shop Opening on Sundays (February 2012)
"Shops remain closed on Sundays in 2012 in several german cities. This is the result of the decisions in the municipal Councils that were taken recently in some german cities."
News page: http://www.europeansundayalliance.eu/site/newsevents/goodnews/article/118.html
Jewish Rabbis to Meet and Discuss the Possibility of Making Sunday a Day Off in Israel (February 2012)
So how are the Jews going to be reached with the Sunday law? Wonder no more! The fact that they are even discussing it, shows that the door is open.
Virginia Lawmakers Preserve Ban on Sunday Hunting (February 2012)
Just a little example that shows the "blue laws" are still on the books in America.
Glenn Beck Announces "WE ARE ALL CATHOLICS NOW" Movement (February 2012)
I found this very interesting in that this is a call for the people "to reach out to Congressional leaders to encourage the passage of legislation." Now this is all done at the moment for the sake of "religious liberty". But once the people have been "trained" to use their voice in getting Congress to pass what THEY want, then the screw can be turned and the "religious" leaders will get the people to call for the Sunday law.
"Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions." (E.G.White, Great Controversy, p.588)
News page: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-announces-we-are-all-catholics-now-campaign-to-fight-contraception-mandate/
A CALL FOR ACTION!! 4 MARCH 2012: EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY (February 2012)
"The European Sunday Alliance calls on all members and supporters to take action on Sunday, 4 March 2012, as the EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY."
"the Alliance calls on members, supporters and all citizens to make our common demand visible on Sunday, 4 March 2012!"
News Item: http://www.europeansundayalliance.eu/site/newsevents/breakingnews/article/107.html
Rick Santorum Wants to Impose Christian Law Upon America! (January 2012)
"Santorum wants to impose conservative Christian law upon America ... Plainly put, Rick Santorum wants to convert our current legal system into one that requires our laws to be in agreement with religious law, not unlike what the Taliban want to do in Afghanistan."
And the "religious laws" that will soon be imposed upon America will include the Sunday law. We are fast approaching the last days. Get ready my friends!
News article: http://articles.cnn.com/2012-01-05/opinion/opinion_obeidallah-santorum-sharia_1_rick-santorum-santorum-two-santorum-one?_s=PM:OPINION
Declaration From COMECE Bishops Pushing for Work-Free Sunday (January 2012)
"it is the task of government to provide guaranteed market-free times and living spaces where people can search for ways to meet these needs. It is right that market activity is restricted on official public holidays and Sundays, because on those days, for national, cultural or religious reasons, peace and quiet and time to collect one's thoughts take precedence over economic activities."
They are really pushing the "social reasons" for having Sunday off each week now, which will reach those outside the faith. And with the economic problems of nations all over the world, getting Sunday protected as a work-free day for the sake of "stability, peace and family", will be much easier to secure.
Document: A EUROPEAN COMMUNITY OF SOLIDARITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
Workers in Portugal May be Forced to Work 25 Saturdays Each Year (January 2012)
This would be a clear tactic of the enemy to put pressure on workers to work on the sabbath and only have Sunday off.
News item: http://www.dn.pt/inicio/economia/interior.aspx?content_id=2248712 (You will need to Google translate this news)
Also see: http://www.dn.pt/inicio/economia/interior.aspx?content_id=2247564
A French Retail Company is Ordered to Close 31 Shops on Sundays After TRADE UNIONS Appeal (January 2012)
"FEC FO and the unions of employees and managers of commerce sector from Val d'Oise and from Paris referred the BRICORAMA case to the Pontoise Court. After this action, BRICORAMA was sentenced by the court to close 3 shops in Paris and 28 shops in Ile de France on Sundays. Otherwise Bricorama would be obliged to pay a fee of 30.000Euros by day of misconduct."
Notice how it is the TRADE UNIONS who got involved with this and caused this action! And what did Ellen White say? ... "The trades unions will be one of the agencies that will bring upon this earth a time of trouble such as has not been since the world began." (E.G.White, Last Day Events, p.116)
News Article: (scroll down to see it) http://www.europeansundayalliance.eu/site/newsevents/breakingnews?SWS=2767ce843060f02e0d0076a8bfb633c2
The "Sabbath" to Make a "Comeback" in 2012 in America (January 2012)
Faith leaders were asked for predictions for 2012. Look at one of the things that was stated ...
"Sabbath becomes trendy! Fourth Commandment makes a comeback! Sabbath named Time’s person of the year! A new movement sweeps the country. They call themselves 24/6. Worn out by being tethered to the grid 24/7, sick of being accessible all hours of the day, inundated by updates, upgrades, and breaking news, AMERICANS FINALLY REBEL, DEMANDING, "WE NEED A DAY OFF." People all over the country go offline for 24 hours every week. The simple break from the frenetic pace results in lowered cholesterol rates, fewer speeding tickets, and a reduction in marital strife. Peace, tranquility and contentment spread like wildfire."
This "sabbath" as we know will be Sunday!
News Article: (See point number 9) http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/01/12-faith-based-predictions-for-2012/