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    FIRST SUN-day LAW ENACTED by Emperor Constantine -
    March, 321 A.D.


    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 so suitable for grain-sowing or for vine-planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.

    (Given the 7th day of March, Crispus and Constantine being consuls each of them for the second time [A.D. 321].)

    Source: Codex Justinianus, lib. 3, tit. 12, 3; trans. in Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3 (5th ed.; New York: Scribner, 1902), p. 380, note 1.


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    Transition from Pagan to Christian[p. 122]


    This legislation by Constantine probably bore no relation to Christianity; it appears, on the contrary, that the emperor, in his capacity of Pontifex Maximus, was only adding the day of the Sun, the worship of which was then firmly [p. 123] established in the Roman Empire, to the other ferial days of the sacred calendar…

    [p. 270]

    What began, however, as a pagan ordinance, ended as a Christian regulation; and a long series of imperial decrees, during the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries, enjoined with increasing stringency abstinence from labor on Sunday.


    Source: Hutton Webster, Rest Days, pp. 122, 123, 270. Copyright 1916 by The Macmillan Company, New York.

    Yes, the title Pontifex Maximus is pagan, derived from the Sun worshipping Roman Empire, and the source of the papal title of Pontiff.

    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH DECRESS SUN-day sacredness-COUNCIL of LAODICEA (343-381?)

    Can. 29. “Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday, but shall work on that day; but the Lord’s day they shall especially honour, and, as being Christians, shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If, however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out [Greek anathema] from Christ.”



    Webster's Dictionary

    anath*e*ma (noun)[Late Latin anathemat-, anathema, from Greek, thing devoted to evil, curse, from anatithenai to set up, dedicate, from ana- + tithenai to place, set -- more at DO]First appeared 1526


    1 a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority

    b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed -- usu. used as a predicate nominative

    2 a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunicationb : the denunciation of something as accursedc : a vigorous denunciation : CURSE

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    YHWH's command:


    Ex.20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of YHWH thy Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

    20:11 For in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YHWH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

    RNKJV



    Hummmm! let me see now.Who do you think you should obey???Proven blantant Idolaters or YHWH!

    May YHWH have mercy on us all!
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