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"WHAT IS THE SUNDAY LAW?"



Pastor Selara R. Mann, Jr.

Exacting Truth Ministries

Summary:

Edict of Constantine “On 3 March 321 (AD), Constantine I decreed that Sunday (dies Solis) will be observed as the Roman day of rest: On the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits because it often happens that another day is not suitable for grain-sowing or vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.”

At the Council of Laodicea in 363-364 AD, the keeping of the “true sabbath” was outlawed and the encouragement of resting on Sunday-”the Lord’s Day”- was encouraged.

Canon 29 reads as such: “Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord's Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ.”



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