The Latest News: National and International Sunday Law

October22

Views on the Prophetic Fulfillment

March29

Sunday Laws in an Age of Freedom

James D. Standish JD, MBA (2005)


From the article:
As I write this piece, John G. Roberts has just been confirmed as the next Chief Justice of the United States. Many Adventists will have noted with interest that Roberts is reported to be a conservative Roman Catholic. Some will speculate that this could be the justice who brings in the Sunday law. In this, Roberts is not new. For generations now, some Adventists have seen every president from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter, from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, as possible harbingers of imminent Sunday legislation. And yet, here we are, well over a hundred years since The Great Controversy was penned, and there seems to be no national Sunday law in sight.

http://www.adventistsaffirm.org/article/165/previous-issues/volume-19-number-3/sunday-laws-in-an-age-of-freedom

The Progression of Sunday Laws

May31

“Sunday Alliance” ACTION DAY Planned for 3rd March in German Communities (February 2011)


Is this prophetic or what?  It’s called “Free Sunday”. Hmm….what’s so free about being forced to comply?

From the article:

“Free Sunday celebrates it’s birthday. 1690 years ago, on 3 March 321 (A.D.) the Roman Emperor Constantine declared Sunday a day off. This marks the beginning of the “state” Sunday protection. 1690 years later, the free Sunday is threatened by Sunday work and Sunday commerce.”

Google translator for the article (below):

The article is in German. You can go to the article through the link, copy, close out the page upper right hand “x”, click on google translator link and paste into the box on the left. It will translate it for you. Or, at least I can do it that way. I hope it works for you.

https://translate.google.com/

http://www.bergstrasse-evangelisch.de/aktuell/Aktuell%2011/aktuell11-032.html

December 13, 2014 (not quite six months ago)


German Unions, Churches Win Sunday Shopping Fight


From the article:

Last month, Germany’s top court ordered the state of Hesse to stop letting libraries, video stores and lottery sellers operate on Sundays.

It’s a little strange when you read the article because it doesn’t exactly sound like the people want this but the churches do. Or, am I reading it wrong?

But…..the courts are “ordering” it to be done. Interesting, huh?

http://www.timeslive.co.za/businesstimes/2014/12/13/german-unions-churches-win-sunday-shopping-fight

2015: The “Protecting Sunday” Tactic

May31

Declaration Signed in Poland by Catholics, Orthodox and Evangelicals to Protect Sunday (January 2015)


From the article:

“A significant part of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Churches was a joint appeal for respect for Sunday. Signed up to the present in Poland Churches of all traditions: Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic. Church leaders remind workers and employers that the free Sunday is essential to deepen their faith, family life and human health. Authorities representing the right to call so its protection, noting that forcing believers to work on Sunday violates the right to freedom of religion.”

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.niedziela.pl%2Fartykul%2F13490%2FZa-tydzien-podpisanie-ekumenicznego-listu&edit-text=&act=ur


EU Catholic Bishops meet with EU Commission President and Vice-President to Discuss ‘Work Programme’ (March 2015)


From the article:

“During their Spring Plenary Assembly from 18 to 20 March 2015 in Brussels, the bishops of COMECE had the opportunity to meet with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and his First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, and to discuss the work programme of the Commission for the coming years … this meeting between EU Catholic Bishops and President Juncker and Vice-President Timmermans was a clear signal of a strong interest of the EU Commission to pursue the dialogue with Churches … the Bishops also met with two high level civil servants of the Commission.”

http://www.comece.org/site/en/activities/plenaryassemblies/2015/article/7213.html


Anchor Sunday as the Weekly day of rest Common in the European Union (March 2015)


Translated:

http://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&ei=bRFoTfytJoKw8QOU4fS7BQ&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.freiersonntag.at/%26hl%3Den%26prmd%3Divns&rurl=translate.google.co.uk&sl=de&u=http://www.freiersonntag.at/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D191:paeu-konsultationsonntagalswoechentlichenruhetagverankern%26catid%3D55:presse%26Itemid%3D105


US Senator asks for a Bill to Mandate SUNDAY Church Attendance! (March 2015)


It wasn’t so long ago that saying such a thing would be almost unthinkable.

Has everyone forgotten that people were persecuted and killed because they wouldn’t comply with the “state” religion of the day, during the “Dark Ages”….Catholicism. 

Liberty of conscience WAS (past-tense) considered ultimate freedom to choose or not choose, as you were inclined to do in the U.S.



 Did she apologize? Nope.

Is is just me or did she seem to be “testing the waters”?


Nostalgia, but No Apologies: Senator Explains Church Law Comment


From the article:

Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, on Wednesday explained – but would not apologize – for a comment made Tuesday during a committee hearing saying Arizona should pass a law that people should have to go to church.

http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2015/03/26/nostalgia-but-no-apologies-senator-sylvia-allen-explains-church-law-comment/#ixzz3blY6zDSJ

From Wikipedia:

Sylvia Allen Controversy

Allen was fined in 2004 for violation of Arizona’s Clean Elections law.

During her tenure as a county supervisor, Allen attempted to interfere with an internal investigation into the conduct of her son-in-law, a detention officer, with female inmates in the Navajo County jail, where he worked. K.C. Clark, the Navajo County Sheriff, threatened to arrest her if she continued to interfere. In March 2015, Allen filed a senate bill that would provide detention officers, like her son-in-law, with greater protections from disciplinary investigations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Allen


Chile Enacts Law to Guarantee Workers Sundays Off Trade


Translated:

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.icndiario.com%2F2015%2F03%2F31%2Fchile-promulga-ley-para-garantizar-descanso-dominical-a-trabajadores-del-comercio%2F&edit-text=&act=url


Protest March Organized by Business and Trade Unions on the Streets of Athens, against Sunday trade (April 2015)


http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?to=&from=&a=http://www.rizospastis.gr/story.do?id=8387871


Lord’s Day Alliance USA says: Sunday is a ‘MARK’ of Christian Unity (April 2015)


 As in “Mark of the Beast”?

http://www.ldausa.org/lda/sunday-as-a-mark-of-christian-unity/


Catholic Bishops in Uraguay push for ‘Workers Rights’ …. meaning Sunday Rest! (April 2015)


Translated:

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?to=&from=&a=http://www.news.va/pt/news/bispos-uruguaios-tutelar-os-direitos-dos-trabalhad