Two Confused Seventh-day Adventists

James and Ellen White
James and Ellen White Established the Seventh-day Adventist Church


In its latest weekly update, LCG had the following news item:

Everyone Doing what Is Right in their Own Eyes… Two Seventh-Day Adventists from California just wrote a book on how to properly count the Sabbath. They propose that the weekly cycle actually “floats” from month to month, starting over with every new moon. Because of this, most weeks in a month are seven days long, but one week each is longer—up to 13 days long, depending on how the new moon falls. Thus, the Sabbath could fall on any day of the week… even Sunday. This idea is not new and has proponents around the world (World Net Daily, August 22, 2008). However, proponents fail to take into account simple biblical examples, including the seven-day week established at creation, the command to work six days and rest on the seventh, the counting of the Feast of Pentecost “always” being 50 days and always ending on the first day of the week, etc. God warned against everyone doing what is right in their own eyes (Deuteronomy 12:8). He clearly identified the fact that the Jews would be keepers of the oracles of God—this includes the calendar (Romans 3:2). God directed that we look to the Church and not to individuals, for direction and judgment on foods, festivals, new moons and Sabbaths (Colossians 1:18, 2:16-17). When we rely on our own understanding and on our own hearts to lead us into the truth, we will always be led astray (Proverbs 3:5; 14:12; Jeremiah 17:9)—and the end result is confusion and chaos which is not God’s way (1 Corinthians 14:33). The Scriptures reveal that doing what is right in our own eyes only leads to problems (see Judges 21:25)

Of course, the above is NOT the position of the SDAs–the books is simply by two SDA members who have chosen to misinterpret the Bible. Faithful SDAs observe the Sabbath every seventh day, which is basically Saturday.

But sadly turning away from parts of the Bible seems to happen to some people of pretty much all groups.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Sabbath in the Early Church and Abroad Was the seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath observed by the apostolic and post-apostolic Church?
Is Revelation 1:10 talking about Sunday or the Day of the Lord? Most Protestant scholars say Sunday is the Lord’s Day, but is that what the Bible teaches?
Another Look at the Didache, Ignatius, and the Sabbath Did Ignatius write against the Sabbath and for Sunday? What about the Didache? What does the actual Greek reveal?
The Dramatic Story of Chinese Sabbathkeepers This reformatted Good News article from 1955 discusses Sabbath-keeping in China in the 1800s.
Is God Unreasonable? Some have suggested that if God requires Sabbath-keeping He is unreasonable. Is that true?
Is There “An Annual Worship Calendar” In the Bible? This paper provides a biblical and historical critique of several articles, including one by WCG which states that this should be a local decision. What do the Holy Days mean? Also you can click here for the calendar of Holy Days.
SDA/LCG Differences: Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 The Living Church of God is NOT part of the Seventh-day Adventists. This article explains a few prophetic differences, the trinity, differences in approaching doctrine, including Ellen White.

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