Dear Apostolic friends,
Are you aware that the Seventh-Day Adventists use the same argument against worshiping on Sunday that you use against Christmas?
In fact, you already have taken the mark of the beast and are in cahoots with the anti-Christ if you practice worship on Sunday instead of Saturday, according to Ellen White’s boys.
You see, the worship of the Sun is pagan. Constantine worshiped the unconquered Sun. Constantine gave us worship on Sunday. Sunday is pagan. You are pagan if you worship on Sunday. You just think you are worshiping Jesus as your Lord and Savior. In reality, the paganism of ancient Sun worshipers like Constantine is mystically transferred to you and everyone else who worships on Sunday, which means that all the worship on that day actually goes to the Sun. There is even a colossal government conspiracy to make all Christians accept Sunday worship instead of Saturday worship, thus forcing everyone to unwittingly become pagans and worship the Sun.
To all who read this and think I am making this up: you either haven’t talked seriously to a seventh-day advocate or you haven’t talked to them long enough. (And for the sake of all those who didn’t recognize the use of sarcastic literary license, Constantine in fact did NOT give us Sunday worship – the early church actually gathered for worship on “the first day of the week”.)
Men like Herbert W. and Garner Ted Armstrong for years have pushed ideas like this in their World-Wide Church of God organization.
So, if I worship on Sunday I am a pagan worshiping the Sun god.
If I worship on Monday then I must be a pagan worshiping the Moon god (wouldn’t Allah just love that?).
Tuesday, too, derives its identity from the mists of pagan antiquity.
The list goes on and on, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – yea, even the Adventists’ beloved day of worship, Saturday, has paganism smeared all over its pristine face (Saturn’s day, no less). O consistency! Thou art a jewel…. I still can’t understand why I am a pagan subject of the anti-Christ because I worship on the Day of the Sun, but it’s perfectly fine and indeed ordained of God to worship on the Day of Saturn. What am I missing here?
But let us not stop here. Let’s go on to Calvary, to a hill far away on an old rugged cross. Oh no, my brother! For shame! It’s not a cross, because a cross is pagan. It’s a stake! Anyone who possesses or displays the sign of the cross is a pagan. Surely you knew that?! The ancient sign of life, the mystic tau – if you have it on your church pews everyone who sits on them is a pagan. If you have it on your pagan steeple you become a double-dipped pagan!
Birthdays are pagan, too. The only people that celebrated birthdays in the Bible were evil men.
And while I’m on the subject, you shouldn’t let your little girls play with dolls. In fact, any graven image is idolatrous and pagan. Really, photographs are not even right – they are images! Down with images!
By the way, I sure hope you don’t use magic markers. Magic is of the devil. You are of the devil if you use magic.
Why does it not bother more of us that there are those among us who believe we have to borrow from the teachings of clearly cult-leaning movements such as the Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the World-Wide Church of God in order to “super-size” the Truth? Why do we allow men to preach from Alexander Hislop’s The Two Babylons as though it were divinely inspired and possessing equal weight with Holy Scripture?
We must beware lest we desecrate the purity of the Gospel by adding to it the “commandments of men”. Otherwise, we have cursed ourselves just as surely as those who have granted to themselves the right to take away from the Gospel whatever they please.
Rev. Tim D. Cormier
02 September, 2004
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