Pope Decrees Sunday Universal Day of Rest

Pope Decrees Sunday Universal Day of Rest

Advocating for Sunday to be protected as a day of relaxation, the Pope argues that the abandonment of this tradition negatively affects families and friendships, and questions whether working on Sundays truly represents freedom.

This article explores the Pope’s defence of Sunday rest as crucial for society, and how this event fits into Bible prophecy in the end times.

Key Takeaways

  • Pope Francis supports the traditional day of relaxation for Catholics and advocates for Sunday as a protected day of rest.
  • He highlights discussions in the European Union about restricting work on Sundays and argues that opening stores on Sundays does not benefit society.
  • The Pope claims that the abandonment of not working on Sundays negatively affects families and friendships, emphasizing the social benefits of not working on Sundays.
  • Pope Francis questions whether working on Sundays is true freedom and advocates for reconsidering the practice, citing the negative impact of working on Sundays on society.
  • Revelation 13 prophecy warns us that a global law will be enforced in the end times for religious purposes

Why Sunday is Important. Or is it?

Sunday is considered crucial for society, as Pope Francis argues that it provides a day of rest for Catholics and highlights the potential negative impact of working on Sundays on families, friendships, and society as a whole.

Pope Francis supports the traditional day of relaxation for Catholics and questions whether working on Sundays is true freedom. 

He advocates for reconsidering the practice of working on Sundays, emphasizing the social benefits of not working and the ethical choice it represents for believers and non-believers alike.

The Pope does not reference religious reasons for not working on Sundays, focusing instead on the negative impact of working on Sundays on society. Or at least, that’s what he claims.

This stance is particularly significant given the ongoing conflict between EU legislators and Catholic leaders regarding the traditional role of Christianity in Europe and the potential removal of laws requiring business closures on Sundays.

Conflict with EU Legislators

The conflict between EU legislators and Catholic leaders arises from the clash between the traditional role of Christianity in Europe and the increasingly secular culture. Europe has a long history of Christian influence, and many laws and practices reflect this heritage.

However, with the rise of secularism, there is a push to remove laws that require business closures on Sundays. 

This clash has created tension between EU legislators, who advocate for a more secular society, and Catholic leaders, who argue for the preservation of Sunday as a day of rest.

The outcome of this conflict remains uncertain, as the EU continues to debate the issue. 

The clash between traditional Christian values and a more secular culture poses a significant challenge for both sides and finding a resolution that satisfies all parties involved may prove difficult.

Bible Interpretation

Independent interpretation of Pope Francis’ statement in Molise, Italy includes references to the traditional Adventist interpretation of Revelation 13, the proposed law requiring Sunday observance in the United States Congress in the 1890s, and the 1998 Apostolic Letter, Dies Domini.

Adventist interpretations of Revelation 13 associate the Sunday law with the enforcement of an unbiblical religious system, when everyone “small, and great, rich and poor, free and bond” will be forced to accept the mark of the beast (Sunday worship by law) with great economic restriction consequences, and ultimately a death decree. (Revelation 13:15-17).

These interpretations imply a connection between Pope Francis’ defence of Sunday rest and the potential enforcement of a Sunday law, through a coalition of Christian leaders. To be more specific, with the help of the Protestant Leaders from the USA, the second beast of Revelation 13.

When Will the Sunday Law Be Enforced?

According to prophecy from Revelation 13, when the two beasts will unite (Papal Rome + United States of America), a decree will be given for everyone to keep Sunday holy. 

While the Bible does not give us a date, this event will happen in the near future! 

Various environmental and moral reasons will be invoked for such a law. Signs, miracles and wonders from Satan and his fallen angels will be performed and people will be deceived in masses.

And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 

And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 

And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 

Revelation 13:12-14 KJV 

The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. 

Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance.  

Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected. In the soon-coming conflict we shall see exemplified the prophet’s words: “The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17.

Ellen White – The Great Controversy, page 592


Using logical arguments and appealing to family, freedom, and relaxation, Sunday is being exalted as being a much-needed day of rest. 

This pagan day of worship that has nothing to do with the Bible is exalted higher and higher. 

God already established a day of rest, and a day to strengthen our relationship with Him. That is the seventh day of the week, Saturday, according to the Bible, called the Sabbath! (Exodus 20:8-11)

But the enemy of God and mankind, Satan, is using his deceiving powers to draw multitudes into damnation. 

His final card will be the exaltation of Sunday, a normal day, that has nothing to do with God or His commandments! 

He knows that he only has to make us break one of the ten commandments and we are lost! (James 2:10)

Whoever will accept this false day of worship and go along with it when the decree goes forth will be lost for eternity and will suffer the wrath of God through the plagues and the second death in the lake of fire. (Revelation 14:9-11, 20:9-10).

May God open our eyes to see through the deception of the enemy, and not fall for it! But instead, choose to honour God and His commandments and we will be saved for it is written:

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 

Revelation 22:14 


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