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It said: "Sunday should be abandoned as the Sabbath day because nobody wants to go to church at the weekend ... Britain is no longer a Christian country and most of the population would rather spend Sunday with their families."

This is a rather sad assessment. While Sunday is, in fact, not the biblical Sabbath (as it is an ancient substitute for the true Christian Sabbath, Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, as explained in our free booklet Sunset to Sunset: God's Sabbath Rest ), the grounds for Sunday's rejection in the above report have nothing to do with that. Indeed, the same thinking would also rule out the true Sabbath as a day of worship.

This development comes in the wake of years of declining adult and child church attendance. As an example, in the 20th century attendance at Sunday school collapsed from 55 percent to 4 percent of children. The team of clergymen producing this report recommended that the church rebuild itself by having meetings at other less-formal times.

The fact of the matter is that one of God's Ten Commandments tells us to remember and observe the Sabbath day, which comes on the weekend (Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15). Indeed, the Sabbath is the holy day that ends each week. And on it God commands His people to assemble before Him (Leviticus 23:3). One day, the whole world will learn this important truth and live by it (Isaiah 66:23). (Source: Daily Mail [London].)