"Question. - How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days?
"Answer. - By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church." Abridgement of Christian Doctrine, page 58.
"Question. - Have you any other way of proving that the church has power to institute festivals of precept?
"Answer. - Had she not such power, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no scriptural authority." Doctrinal Catechism, page 351.
To whom do people really pay homage? "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey?" Rom. 6: 16.
What kind of worship does the Saviour call that which is not according to God's commandments? "But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matt. 15:9.
What was the difference between Elijah's faith, and that of the other prophets of his day? "Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men." 1 Kings 18:22.
Who was the Baal of the heathen Hebrews? "Baal, or Bel, the principal god of the Phoenicians, Chaldeans, and Carthaginians, is regarded as a personification of the sun... The worship of Baal prevailed among the Jews in the time of the prophet Elijah and earlier," Johnson's Universal Cyclopedia, art, Baal.
What appeal did Elijah make to the people? "How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him, "but if Baal, then follow him." 1 Kings 18:21.
NOTE. - If one becomes a servant to whoever he obeys, and he obeys the dictates of the Roman Church, knowing them to be such, would he not, in the sight of Heaven, be regarded as a servant of that church instead of a servant of God? How appropriate, then, are the words of Elijah (with a slight change) to those who learn the origin of Sunday observance: "How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him; but if the Roman Church, follow it."
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