Epoch Times Ties Rise Of ‘Deaths Of Despair’ To The Repeal Of Blue Laws

On January 3rd, 2023, the Epoch Times, a right wing conservative media outlet, posted this alarming article about why the lack of Sunday Laws and Religious decline are causing many suicides, drug overdoses, and deaths due to alcoholism. Here is what the article stated:

“The recent dramatic increase in “deaths of despair” (suicides, fatal drug overdoses, and deaths due to alcoholism) is directly connected to the decline in organized religion in the United States—and to the repeal of “blue laws” that once prohibited some commerce on Sundays in observance of the Christian Sabbath.”

“This is according to a 2022 study by economists Tyler Giles, Daniel Hungerman, and Tamar Oostrom called “Opiates of the Masses: Deaths of Despair and the Decline of American Religion.””

“The “Opiates of the Masses” authors attribute this in part to the repeal of so-called blue laws, an act they call a “policy-based shock to religiosity.” When centuries-old blue laws—enacted initially to preserve the Christian Sabbath as a day of rest—were repealed, businesses were permitted to remain open on Sundays. As a result, participation in religious services fell.”

“Using graphical analysis and difference-in-differences methods, the economists were able to map a direct connection between the repeal of these laws and the increase in deaths of despair.”

“Among middle-aged Americans, they found, the repeal of blue laws had a 5 percentage-point to a 10 percentage-point effect on weekly attendance at religious services and increased the rate of deaths of despair by two deaths per 100,000 people.”

“Although 77 percent of churchgoing Protestant Christians say they observe Sunday as a day of rest, only a small number of them refrain from shopping or attending entertainment events, according to a survey by Lifeway Research. One-third report avoiding paid work.”

Taking a Sabbath may be something people have to become even more intentional about.” said Scott McConnell, and executive director of Lifeway Research.

The Epoch Times uses scientific studies to back up the claim that Sunday Sabbath’s are a good thing. They said that there is a DIRECT correlation to the lack of Sunday Sabbath’s and ‘deaths of despair’. Confirmation after confirmation we have to show why Sunday Laws will be enforced as concrete law upon the nation of the United States, then upon the World. How many more signs do we need? How many more clues and hints do we need? It is becoming so clear to see what the real agenda really is.

Getting past the fluff of the matter, the Epoch Times and those involved in these scientic studies are saying that Sunday Laws are the answer to our world’s problems.

And why would they also mention the fact that when these blue laws were not being enforced that church attendance was down on Sunday if this isn’t truly about worship? We know what the Mark of the Beast will be and is about; WORSHIP!

Revelation 13:15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

Revelation 14:9 “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,”

Revelation 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

Revelation 16:2 “And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.”

Choose this day who you will serve; Christ and His true commandments, or Satan and his false, spurious Sunday Sabbath that originated from of the anti-Christian power of the Roman Catholic Church.



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