Readers Enlightened About the Sabbath
By Richard Rice
Pastor General’s Report, April 20, 1984
As people read our literature, many come to understand the truth about God’s Sabbath day. This profound new knowledge often stirs them to a deeper study of the subject. Some even begin to observe the Sabbath immediately in the best way they know how. Others are prompted to request more information through ministerial visits. Following are some of the letters we’ve received, which express reaction to discovering the truth about God’s Sabbath.
I am writing to tell you how much I have appreciated your books concerning the Bible. I just finished WHICH DAY IS THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH? and I feel so enlightened I just want to run out and tell everybody. This book made so many things that were unclear, clear. I am so happy! I feel that your ministry is getting down to the bare facts and that’s what the world needs.
C.L. (New York, NY)
I have just completed reading THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN IN PROPHECY. To express my joy in this revelation is something in which my vocabulary limits me. All who read this book surely must have their eyes opened! … When my employer returns from a trip, I’m asking for Saturdays off so that I can keep God’s Sab- bath. I fear for my job, but if it’s God’s law, then so be it!
S.B. (Livermore, CA)
I have just finished reading WHICH DAY IS THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH? Needless to say it is a provoking and challenging booklet that faces the existing churches of the world with a truth that is coptrary to their very doctrines; a truth that should deliver them, but may very well condemn them. At this present time I believe that there is a separation taking place. The righteous are being called from out of the presence of the wicked. Please send a minister who will explain the obligations and/or the requirements to join the Worldwide Church of God and partake of fellowship with you.
J.D. (Jersey City, NJ)
After hearing you speak on television I sent for and have received THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN IN PROPHECY, and have read it. When I got to the part about the Sabbath I was shocked. Sunday has always been “the Lord’s day.”
I went to see my priest to prove you wrong. I asked him what is the FIRST day of the week according to the Bible? He said, “Why SUNDAY, the Lord’s day.” I asked him, “Then which day is the Sab- bath day?” He said, “Saturday is the Sabbath day.” I asked him if Saturday was the seventh day of the week? He said, “Yes.” I said to him, “Then why don’t we worship on the Sabbath or Satur- day as we are told in the Bible?”
He told me that was Old Testament law which was changed by Jesus in the New Testament. He told me that Jesus gave His apostle Peter the power to make changes and “whatever Peter changed on earth was also changed in heaven” and that at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to the apostles, Peter changed the Lord’s day from Saturday to Sunday. I have read Peter and could not find anything about him changing the Sabbath day from Saturday to Sunday. What I have read shows me that it has not been changed and is still the seventh day. I have started going to church on Saturday instead of Sunday and am going to see one of your ministers.
P.G. (Astoria, NY)
I just completed reading WHICH DAY IS THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH. I found it to be quite interesting and enlightening, as well as confusing. I would like to get back into the church to fellowship with other Christians, but now that I have found out that Sunday is the wrong day to worship the Lord, where do I go? Please let me know where there is a Christian church in my area that I can attend on the true Sabbath day. I would like a representative to come out and talk to me.
B.H. (Los Angeles, CA)
I am writing this letter to ask you for some advice. I am 14 years old and the son of Lutheran parents who believe strongly in their faith. I was confirmed in the faith last year, but since then I have been receiving The PLAIN TRUTH, The GOOD NEWS, and The AMBASSADOR COLLEGE BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE. I also have 25 booklets from Mr. Armstrong. From them I have learned about subjects like: baptism, the trinity, the Lord’s Supper, the Sabbath, the feasts, “Christian” holidays, conversion, etc.
In the past two months I started keeping the Sabbath as best I could, as well as keeping the commandments. But I came into a prcblem. I can’t keep the Passover or the Days of Unleavened Bread because my parents would never let me. Will God accept that? Also, what about communion and when I go to church on Sunday? Will God forgive me? Please write back and explain what I should do.
K.H. (Forest City, IL)