All through the history of the world, the truth has not always been fully accepted by the religious leaders. In the OT, the prophets of God were persecuted and rejected for their warnings by the kings and the religious leaders of the temple. And at Jesus’ time, the religious leaders did not accept His teachings and crucified Him instead. John comments saying, “Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him?” (John 7:48).
Since the early church the mystery of corruption was working inside the church to defile the message (2 Thessalonians 2:7-9) and soon paganism was adopted and the truth once again was abandoned. And during the Dark Ages, the reformers tried to reform the religious leaders of the church who have totally rejected salvation by faith, persecuted the saints, burned the heretics and hid the scriptures. The church was so corrupt that the truth was trampled and millions of martyrs died for their faith in the scriptures.
Today, although some did not get the chance to know the Sabbath truth yet this truth is not new it is as old as creation “And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made” (Genesis 2:2, 3).
Jesus, all the prophets and the disciples observed the seventh day Sabbath (Saturday). But the Catholic Church changed the observance of the seventh day Sabbath to the first day of the week. And the Church admits that this change has no biblical authority. For more on the change of the Sabbath, check this link: https://bibleask.org/bible-answers/97-the-change-of-the-sabbath/
But for all the truth seekers, Jesus promised, “when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come” (John 16:13). And the believers will certainly follow His voice “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).
For more on the Sabbath, check lessons 91-102 at: https://bibleask.org/bible-answers/
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