Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit has banned all sporting activities in his diocese and is making a call to reclaim Sunday for God. He wants all people to respect the “Lord’s Day” and to make Sunday a day set apart for God, family and for acts of mercy. 
How do we convey a sense of urgency to our people concerning the signs of the end times? How do we impress upon the consciousness of the Adventist people that our world is becoming darker while our Savior’s coming is drawing nearer? As we see the prophecies fulfilling we are called to illuminate the world with truth and to bear a testimony with regards to the Sunday movement.
“I do hope that the trumpet will give a certain sound in regard to this Sunday-law movement” (Publishing Ministry, p. 222).
“The law of God, through the agency of Satan, is to be made void. In our land of boasted freedom religious liberty will come to an end. The contest will be decided over the Sabbath question, which will agitate the whole world” (Evangelism, p. 236).
“There is a prospect before us of a continued struggle, at the risk of imprisonment, loss of property and even of life itself, to defend the law of God” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 712).
The Lord is giving us time today to spread His message by warning all of the impending doom that Sunday laws will bring. The angels of God are holding back the winds of strife while other angels are sounding the warning message of heaven, “Fear God, and give glory to Him… Babylon is fallen is fallen … If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God” (Revelation 14:6-12).
But how many millions are dying without anyone telling them the truth about God’s down-trodden law and broken seventh-day Sabbath? What are we doing with the little probationary period we have left? Will we show men and women the banner of Christ upon which is written the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus (Revelation 12:17; 14:12; 22:14)?
The Sunday movement is growing. Strongly worded resolutions are being drawn up in support of Sunday closing. The advancing agitation for Sunday enforcement is destined to overtake our world by storm – for its progress is being championed by so many world-wide.
“It is time for the whole Christian world to search the Scriptures for themselves; for in the pulpits all through our land the law of God is made void by precept and example. The papal power has thought to change the law of God by instituting a Sabbath for the world and the Christian church; and this spurious Sabbath is exalted and revered, while the Sabbath of Jehovah is trampled beneath unholy feet. But will the Lord degrade his law to meet the standard of men? Will he accept a man-made institution in place of the Sabbath which he has sanctified and blessed? No; the convenience or profit of men is not to supersede the claims of God; for he is a jealous God. He does not alter his precepts to gratify the desires of the ambitious or the covetous. ‘Thus saith the Lord’ should be sufficient to settle all controversy” (Review and Herald, March 18, 1884).
The prospect of warning the world is indeed a huge feat; however, the Lord imparts wisdom and opportunities to all those who feel the burden of seeing this work carried forward.