The Vindicator Newspaper: Returning To The “Good ol’” Days Is Possible With Blue Laws

On December 11th, 2022, this response to a letter asking “Was there such a thing as the “good ol’ days?” was published on the Vindicator Newspaper in Ohio. The response went on to say:

“The answer is, “Yes!””

“The good ol’ days existed during the time when the center of life was family and church. When one knew all or most of the neighbors close by and throughout the community, and they looked out for each other.”

“You could leave your home with unlocked doors and not worry. Sundays were for rest and relaxation. Nonessential businesses were closed on Sundays according to Ohio’s Blue Laws.

“Today, it’s go, go, go, seven days a week. Sunday is “just another day.” If the computer takes 20 seconds to respond, we’re stressed. We want instant gratification on everything.”

“There always have been and always will be wars, conflicts and selfish desires. If we want the “good ol’ days” again in our life, we must reduce the time on the cellphone and internet and start putting God and others first.” [1]

It gets redundant seeing so many articles uplifting the first day of week and promoting it as a way to restore the nation and heal the land. But, God does say He will heal their land IF they repent:

2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

But here is the catch; how do we know what sin is? Sin is the breaking of God’s holy law:

1 John 3:4 KJV
“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

What is part of God’s Holy law? The fourth commandment seventh day (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) Sabbath that the whole world is taught to forget. Yet, in boldness upon the page it states “REMEMBER the sabbath day to keep it holy…” Exodus 20:8-11

And how many articles do we have to see to prove how true the below statement really is? The answer is many.

“Yet this very class put forth the claim that the fast-spreading corruption is largely attributable to the desecration of’ the so-called “Christian Sabbath,” and that the enforcement of Sunday observance would greatly improve the morals of society. Combining the temperance reform with the Sunday movement, they represent themselves as laboring to promote the highest interests of society; and those who refuse to unite with them are denounced as the enemies of temperance and reform. But the fact that a movement to establish error is connected with a work which is in itself good, is not an argument in favor of the error. We may disguise poison by mingling it with wholesome food, but we do not thereby change its nature. On the contrary, it is rendered more dangerous, as it is more likely to be taken unawares. It is one of Satan’s devices to combine with falsehood just enough truth to give it plausibility.” {SOP IV 404.2}



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