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"After these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen . . . For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication . . . Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Rev. 18:1-4
"Babylon is fallen, 'because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.' What is that wine? - Her false doctrines. She has given to the world a false sabbath instead of the Sabbath of the fourth commandment." Review & Herald, Dec. 6, 1892

"The substance of the second angel's message is again given to the world by that other angel who lightens the earth with his glory. These messages all blend in one, to come before the people in the closing days of this earth's history." Selected Messages, Vol. 2, p. 116
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Scripture contains a fascinating prophecy of the work to be accomplished by the final generation: "They that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in" (Isaiah 58:12). Today, this prophecy is being fulfilled. Truths long forgotten are being revealed, proving that Saturday is not the true Sabbath of the Bible, nor Sunday the true day of Christ's resurrection.

Theologians and scholars disagree over the origin of the modern week. Most theologians claim the seven-day week has cycled continuously since Creation, with the lunar calendar being used only for calculating the Israelites' annual feast dates. Scholars, however, maintain that continuously cycling weeks are a relatively recent innovation within calendrical practices because all ancient societies used lunar calendation in which the weekly cycle started over at each new moon.

The truth is revealed when lunar calendation principles are compared with historical and astronomical facts. Scripture reveals that the seventh-day Sabbath always fell on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of the lunar month. Archeology has supplied remnants of early Julian calendars from the time of Christ. These calendars show the late emergence of a continuously cycling eight-day week. The rise in popularity of the Persian cult of Mithras within pagan Rome led to the eventual adoption of a seven-day week which started on dies Saturni (Saturn’s day or Saturday.) Not until the Council of Nicæa in the fourth century CE was the modern seven-day week standardized, beginning on Sunday.

Writings of Roman historians and early Christians confirm that while many Christians in Rome readily accepted pagan (Julian) calendation for worship purposes, other Christians and the Jews continued to calculate their Sabbaths, new moons and annual festivals by the original luni-solar calendar. Some Christian sepulchral inscriptions include both lunar and Julian dates. Jewish scholars and historians date the Jewish change of calendar to the intense persecution following the Council of Nicæa when the Romans prohibited luni-solar calculation.

The United States Naval Observatory provides extremely accurate calculations for astronomical new moons and full moons between 25 BCE and 38 CE. The Julian dates assigned these primary phases of the moon prove that the lunar months do not align with the Julian months. Furthermore, modern use of Julian calendation to find BCE dates applies them to the modern seven-day week, which was not in use at that time!

When lunar calendation principles, established by scripture and archeological records are compared with the facts of history and the lunar calculations of the United States Naval Observatory, the assumption that the modern seven-day week has cycled continuously since Creation is proven false. Neither the original seventh-day Sabbath nor the true First Day of Christ's resurrection can be found using the modern calendar. If it is important to worship on a specific day, than it is also important to know which calendar to use. The day on which one worships reveals which God/god one is worshipping: Yahuwah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, or Lucifer, the arch-rebel and god of this world. Each God/god has His/his own calendar by which to be worshipped. The day on which one worships is the pledge of allegiance to the God/god who claims the worship of that day on His/his own calendar.

It is hoped that the material on this website will be of benefit to the student of scripture who wants to know Truth. The research for the articles, books and videos on 4 Angels' Publications comes from a wide variety of sources not all of which it is possible to list. Original source documentation is as follows:

  • The Grace Amadon Collection, Center for Adventist Research, Andrews University:
    1. Astronomical tables and charts
    2. Millerite publications
    3. Millerite, Rabbinical and Karaite calculation of New Year
    4. Millerite and Rabbinical calculation of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
    5. Scientific research (Newton, Schoch, Gerhardt, et al.)
    6. Modern and ancient Karaite calendation practices
    7. Biblical/Mosaic calendation as preserved in history and archeology
    8. Comparative chronologies of Neobabylonia, Persia, Egypt and Israel
    9. Ancient Egyptian, Aramaic and Babylonian calendation
    10. Various calendars in use during Persian period (Assuan papyri)
    11. Personal correpondance with astronomers, scientists and leading scholars from North America, Europe and the Middle East
  • The Jenks Memorial Collection of Adventual Materials, Aurora University:
    1. Millerite charts (30+)
    2. William Miller's personal papers:
      1. Journals
      2. Sermons
      3. Sermon notes
      4. Letters
      5. Articles
    3. Millerite and early Adventist publications
    4. Pamphlets, tracts, sermons, sermon notes, various manuscripts and articles
  • The Archives and Statistics Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists:
    1. Report of the Committee on Historical Basis, Involvements, and Validity of the October 22, 1844, Position
    2. Millerite Understanding of Moon’s Translation Period
    3. The Karaite Rules for Translation
    4. Instances of Short Translation Periods (Citations of Astronomical Authorities)
    5. Lunar Tables for 1842-1845: Compiled by Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, England, and copied at U. S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C.
    6. Testimony of Leading American Almanacs for 1844 on Time of October New Moon
    7. Conjunction of October 11, 1844
    8. Uniform Witness of Millerites to "Change of Moon" on "Evening of October 11"
    9. Jewish Feast Cycle (1843 and 1844)
  • United States Naval Observatory
  • Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office
  • Journal for Calendar Reform, various issues from 1930s-1950s

The original calendar established by God at Creation was a luni-solar calendar.  The Jews and early apostolic Christians kept the Sabbath by this calendar until the 4th century A.D. when it was outlawed by civil legislation.

"He appointed [Hebrew: created] the moon for seasons [mo’ed: religious assemblies]" Ps. 104:19.

"The present Jewish calendar was fixed in the fourth century."  Letter by Louis Finkelstein, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, to Dr. L. E. Froom, Feb. 20, 1939.

An accurate knowledge of the 2300-day prophecy of Dan. 8:14 proves that the weekly cycle of the Gregorian calendar is different from the weekly cycle of the original calendar established at Creation.