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History Of The Sabbath And First Day Of The Week
by John Nevins Andrews
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The history of the Sabbath embraces a period of 6,000 years. The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord. The acts which constituted it such were, first, the examples of the Creator; secondly, His placing His blessing upon the day; and thirdly, the sanctification or diving appointment of the day to a holy use. The Sabbath, therefore, dates from the beginning of our world's history. It is the object of this volume to note the record of the Sabbath in secular history and show the several steps by which the Sunday festival has usurped the place of this ancient Sabbath.
About the Author
John N Andrews (1829-1883) born July 22nd, was the son of Edward Andrews, a believer in the Advent message who lived in Paris, Maine. Soon after the disappointment of 1844, the Sabbath truth came to the Andrews home through T M Preble's article in The Hope of Israel, and seventeen-year-old John believed at once. A few years later he was traveling with Elder and Mrs James White, preaching and writing.
His contribution as a writer matched his other achievements. Beginning as a corresponding editor of the Review and Herald, he produced a large quantity of periodical and book material. He was on the editorial staff of the Signs of the Times from 1875 to 1881. Elder Andrews at once became prominent, and later served as president of the General Conference, 1867-1869. He became the first Seventh-day Adventist foreign missionary by going to Switzerland in 1874, to preach, write, and organize the Central European Mission. He was founder and editor of Les Signes des Temps. He died in Basle, Switzerland on Oct 21, 1883.
Author of Three Messages of Revelation 14.
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