Sabbath (Separate page)

         Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

             S a b b a t h          ( 21  RELATED  PHRASES )                           

       The  phrase  'The Sabbth'  appears  4,085 times  in  the  writings  of  Ellen White  - -    See original webpage

            +     The Holy Sabbath   (  )          >     The Sabbath of God    ( 5 )

            +     the Bible Sabbath   ( 66 )       >    True Bible Sabbath   ( 1 )     ♦    Those who honor the Bible Sabbath   ( 6 )

            +     Sabbath reform  ( 28 )   >   work of Sabbath reform  (  )  

       About the Sabbath
            +     The Sabbath shall direct the mind to  .  .  .     ( 3 )

            +     the Sabbatical year  ( 13 )     >   observance of the sabbatical year  ( 2 )

                              O b s e r v e    t h e   S a b b a t h         ( appears  xxx  times )                                                         

                 How to Observe the Sabbath

                 +     Observance the Sabbath   ( 129 )   >

                 +     Keep the Sabbath    (   )  

                 +    Preparation for the Sabbath  ( 15 )   >  preparation for keeping the Sabbath

                                 .  .  .  of   the   S A B B A T H          ( appears  xxx  times )                                                                      

                 +     Foundation of the Sabbath   (  )

                 +     Purpose of the Sabbath    ( 2 )

                 +     sanctity of the Sabbath  (  )

All these symbolical representations serve a double purpose. From them God’s people learn not only that the physical forces of the earth are under the control of the Creator, but also that under His control are the religious movements of the nations. Especially is this true with reference to the enforcement of Sunday observance. He who gave His people, through His servant Moses, instruction in regard to the sanctity of the Sabbath—as recorded in Exodus 31:11-18 — will in the hour of trial preserve those who keep this day as a sign of loyalty to Him. God’s commandment-keeping people believe that He will fulfill His promise to protect them. By actual experience they know that the Lord sanctifies them and grants to them the seal of His approval as commandment keepers. Those who read the Scriptures with an intense desire to know what the Spirit saith unto the churches, know that God lives and reigns. { 19MR 281.3 } 


                         .  .  .  on   the   S A B B A T H          ( appears  642  times )                                                        

                   +      On the Sabbath    ( 642 )     ►   Travel on the Sabbath  ( 19 )
                                                                         ►   Worship on the Sabbath  ( 8 )

                                                                         ►   Healing on the Sabbath   ( 1 )
                                                                         >    Labor on the Sabbath
                                                                         >    Closed on the Sabbath

                     Upon the Sabbath   ( 273 )    >   rested upon the Sabbath  (  )


              False  Sabbath

                     False Sabbath   (  ) 

                     Papal Sabbath     ( 22 )

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And I saw that if God had changed the Sabbath from the seventh to the first day, He would have changed the writing of the Sabbath commandment, written on the tables of stone, which are now in the ark in the most holy place of the temple in heaven; and it would read thus: The first day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. But I saw that it read the same as when written on the tables of stone by the finger of God, and delivered to Moses on Sinai, "But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and unbelievers; and that the Sabbath is the great question to unite the hearts of God's dear, waiting saints.   {EW 33.1} also {CET 93.1}


The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty, for it is the point of truth especially controverted. When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve Him not. While the observance of the false sabbath in compliance with the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of allegiance to a power that is in opposition to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God's law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator. While one class, by accepting the sign of submission to earthly powers, receive the mark of the beast, the other choosing the token of allegiance to divine authority, receive the seal of God.  Great Controversy, page 605.2


Questions about the Sabbath
Was the Sabbath abolished at the Cross?
"But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day." Christ, who made the Sabbath, did not abolish it, nailing it to His cross. The fourth commandment was not rendered null and void by His death. It was to be held sacred forty years after His death; even as long as the heavens and the earth remain, so long will it hold its claim upon the human family.  {ST, February 20, 1901 par. 12}
What is the true Sabbath?  ( 5 )

Chapters about the Sabbath
Desire of Ages - Chapter 29 
 ( page 281 - 289 )


        Note:     Numbers shown in ( ) is the  ( number of texts )  containing this phrase

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                                                   the   Sabbath


It was on the Sabbath that the Lord of glory appeared to the exiled apostle. The Sabbath  was as sacredly observed by John on Patmos as when he was preaching to the people in the towns and cities of Judea. He claimed as his own the precious promises that had been given regarding that day. "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day," John writes, "and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. . . . And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks One like unto the Son of man." Revelation 1:10-13.  {AA 581.4}


Like the Sabbath, the week originated at creation, and it has been preserved and brought down to us through Bible history. God himself measured off the first week as a sample for successive weeks to the close of time. Like every other, it consisted of seven literal days. Six days were employed in the work of creation; upon the seventh, God rested, and he then blessed this day, and set it apart as a day of rest for man.  {CE 190.1}


When the Sabbath commences, we should place a guard upon ourselves, upon our acts and our words, lest we rob God by appropriating to our own use that time which is strictly the Lord's. We should not do ourselves, nor suffer our children to do, any manner of our own work for a livelihood or anything which could have been done on the six working days. Friday is the day of preparation. Time can then be devoted to making the necessary  preparation for the Sabbath and to thinking and conversing about it. Nothing which will in the sight of Heaven be regarded as a violation of the holy Sabbath should be left unsaid or undone, to be said or done upon the Sabbath. God requires not only that we refrain from physical labor upon the Sabbath, but that the mind be disciplined to dwell upon sacred themes. The Fourth Commandment is virtually transgressed by conversing upon worldly things or by engaging in light and trifling conversation. Talking upon anything or everything which may come into the mind is speaking our own words. Every deviation from right brings us into bondage and condemnation.  {CG 529.3}


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