Which day is the true Sabbath?
The observance of a day, the duty to esteem one day above another, is due solely to God.
Accordingly, Jesus said to His disciples forever, “Ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.”
But the lessons in the book of Daniel teach to all people that no religious or ecclesiastical institution or rite has any right to any place in the law.
Nebuchadnezzar’s offense was in setting up his own idea and forming it into a decree and then enforcing it as the law.
God had said of Israel, “Lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.”
Their government was to be a theocracy pure and simple—God their only King, their only Ruler, their only Lawgiver.
God’s people must be called out of Egypt, in order that they and all the nations might be instructed in the great principles of the Gospel, of supreme allegiance to God, of the separation of religion and the State, of church and country.
Abraham, representing at that time the church of Christ, being thus totally separated by the Lord from every State and country on the earth, there is thus shown to all people, as an original truth of the Gospel of Christ, that there should be total separation of Church and State, and that the church of Christ can never have any country in the world.
It is certain that if these two commandments had always been observed by all men, there never could have been a state on the earth.
The separation of religion and the State is one of the most important questions that any people can ever be called upon to consider, as the union of religion and the State has caused more misery than any other thing in history.
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