Why did God command Israel to hallow the Sabbath?


"And hallow My Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the
Lord your God." Eze. 20: 20.
NOTE - As the Sabbath was given that man might keep God in mind as Creator,' it can readily be
seen that a power endeavoring to exalt itself above God would first try to cover up or remove that which
calls man's special attention to his Creator. This could be done in no other way so effectively as by setting
aside God's memorial-the seventh-day Sabbath. To this work of the Papacy Daniel had reference when he
said, "And he shall . . . think to change times and laws." Dan. 7: 25.

To whom are those who suffer exhorted to commit their souls?
In view of God's great love to us, what ought we to do?
What event is closely associated with the establishment of God's everlasting kingdom?
13. In this same prophecy, how is the Church of Rome, the Papacy, designated as the antitype of ancient Babylon?
7. What reason does God give for the Sabbath's being an everlasting sign between Him and His people?
Under what striking symbol was all this foretold?
What was given these martyrs?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle