“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the Lord: whoever does work therein shall be put to death.” Exodus 35:2.
The Lord has a special message for His ambassadors to bear. They are to give the people the warning, calling upon them to repair the breach that has been made by the Papacy in the law of God. The Sabbath has been made a nonentity, an unessential requirement, which human authority can set aside. The holy day of the Lord has been changed to a common working day. Men have torn down God’s memorial, placing a false rest day in its stead. …
The last message of warning to the world is to lead men to see the importance that God attaches to His law. So plainly is the truth to be presented that no transgressor, hearing it, shall be excusable in failing to discern the importance of obedience to God’s commands.
I am instructed to say, Gather from the Scriptures the proofs that God has sanctified the seventh day, and let these proofs be read before the congregation. Let those who have not heard the truth be shown that all who turn aside from a plain “Thus saith the Lord,” must suffer the result of their course. In all ages the Sabbath has been the test of loyalty to God. “It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever,” the Lord declares. –Evangelism, pp. 225, 226.
Questions to think about:
What is and will be our main message to give to mankind in these last days?
Do we need to clarify to the people that “men have torn down God’s memorial, placing a false rest day in its stead”?
Was the Sabbath during all ages the test of loyalty to God?