Is Sunday the True Sabbath of God?
Since the only point in Mr. Gamble’s controversy with the Seventh-day Adventists on the Sabbath question is whether Sunday or Saturday is the seventh day of the week, what we have already presented covers that whole ground, and is a full reply to his claim. Yet it seems proper that we should touch, at least briefly, other items in his book. STSG 18.2
It is certain that, in the effort to make it appear that Sunday is the seventh day of the week, Mr. Gamble has fallen into error, although he says, “I have been demolishing the theory ... that Sunday is the first day of the week.” P. 172. That Sunday is the first day of the week is not a theory. It is a fixture in the experience of the human race. And to demolish that requires far more than simply that a man shall set up the plea that Sunday is the seventh day, as a means of avoiding the observance of the day which God chose, and requires to be observed as the Sabbath of the Lord. In order to demolish the truth that Sunday is the first day of the week, he would have to demolish not only the literature and the language of the English-speaking portion of the human race, but of all the other nations. And, to do that, he would have to abolish the race itself. STSG 18.3