“There are many, even of those engaged in this movement for Sunday enforcement, who are blinded to the results which follow this action” (Testimonies, Vol. 5 p. 711).
Polish and Italian lawmakers are moving forward this year to secure Sunday closing laws in their respective communities, with more nations soon to follow.  Those backing these Sunday laws claim that the motives are to help the working class families get a break from work. But the churches, led by Rome, are seizing this opportunity in securing Sunday as the day of rest to get people in Church. This is the real motive.
European lawmakers claim that Sunday rest is a “secular” solution to help working families spend more time together; but it is important to realize that Sunday laws have historically always served a theological prerogative, not a social one. To Rome, Sunday closing laws are a matter of obeying the church’s commandment. And instead of allowing people to follow their own conscience as to what day is the Biblical Sabbath – Saturday or Sunday – the civil government is basically doing Rome’s bidding by making this decision for us without our consent.
Laws are being passed in Europe as we speak that will compel all men and women to close everything down on the first day of the week, even though God’s commandments say “the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God” (Exodus 20:10). Those aware of the long history of Sunday laws, starting in 321 A.D., know that these movements happening in Europe today are bringing us one step closer toward enforcing Rome’s religion.
This Sunday movement will only continue to grow as more and more nations adopt these radical Sunday measures. The Biblical predictions found in Revelation 13 and 17 are coming alive before our very eyes. Rome is busy fulfilling her role by compelling all classes to observe her institutions. And what are the secular governments doing? They are lining up behind her. Let also the commandment-keeping people rise up to the challenge and accomplish their divinely appointed duty:
“The people of our land need to be aroused to resist the advances of this most dangerous foe to civil and religious liberty.” (Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, p. 382).
“It is our duty to do all in our power to avert the threatened danger” (Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 452).