Here is the wording on the picture, followed by some context for the quotes and Scriptures (all-caps added for emphasis):

“One of authority came forward and said … ‘THE SABBATH TRUTH is to be proclaimed. It is the truth for these last days.’ The words found in EXODUS 31:12-18 were repeated with great solemnity.” (Manuscript Release No. 760: The Integrity of the Sanctuary Truth, p. 2, by Ellen G. White)

“… Verily MY SABBATHS ye shall keep: for it is a SIGN between me and you …” (EXODUS 31:13 KJV)

“… Hallow MY SABBATHS; and THEY shall be a SIGN between me and you, …” (Ezekiel 20:20 KJV; Deuteronomy 11:1)


“Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, ALWAY.” (Deuteronomy 11:1 KJV)


“The Cath. Church abolished, NOT ONLY THE SABBATH, BUT ALL THE OTHER JEWISH FESTIVALS.” (Letter by T. Enright CssR, Bishop of St. Alphonsus Church, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1905)

“Instead of THE SEVENTH DAY, AND OTHER FESTIVALS appointed by the old law, the church has prescribed the Sundays and holy days to be set apart for God’s worship; …” (The Catholic Christian Instructed in the Sacraments, Sacrifices, Ceremonies, and Observances of the Church By Way of Question and Answer, RT Rev. Dr. Challoner, p. 204)

“In the time of the end EVERY DIVINE INSTITUTION is to be restored. The breach made in the law at the time the Sabbath was changed by man, is to be repaired.” (Prophets and Kings, p. 678, by Ellen G. White)


“I had been very sick, and yet had tried to speak to the people, and the Lord had strengthened me greatly. I had not knowledge of my words. The Lord spoke indeed through me. After I had given my last talk, my sufferings were so severe as to become almost unendurable.

“A list of appointments had been sent out for me to fill on my way from Salamanca to Battle Creek. It seemed impossible for me to fill these appointments. I went to my room and bowed in prayer. I had not been able to utter a word of prayer before the room was lighted up with the glory of God and scenes passed before me. I saw an assembly in a room in Battle Creek, and one standing up held up the Sentinel and said, ‘The Sabbath question must be cut out of this paper; then the circulation will be largely increased and the truth will come before thousands.’

“ONE OF AUTHORITY CAME FORWARD AND SAID solemnly, ‘Bind up the testimony and seal the law among my disciples.’ Then came the reproof, decided, firm, and cutting: ‘THE SABBATH TRUTH IS TO BE PROCLAIMED. IT IS THE TRUTH FOR THESE LAST DAYS.’ THE WORDS FOUND IN EXODUS 31:12-18 WERE REPEATED WITH GREAT SOLEMNITY.

“I cannot now repeat all the things connected with the meeting, but I know that the steps which had been anticipated were not taken. The working of the Spirit of God was in that meeting.

“That night was a most solemn one for me. There came to my mind the truth that we have been proclaiming since the passing of the time in 1844, when the message came to us regarding the mistake we were making in keeping the first day of the week. We had Bible evidence and the testimony of the Spirit of the Lord that we were keeping a day that bore no sanctity, and that in so doing we were transgressing the law of God. This message we have borne ever since; and I solemnly asked, Are our people now to cut out the Sabbath message from the Sentinel and heed the advice and counsel of worldly men, keeping the Sentinel from carrying this most important truth to the world?” (Manuscript Release No. 760: The Integrity of the Sanctuary Truth, pp. 2,3, by Ellen G. White)


“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, VERILY MY SABBATHS YE SHALL KEEP: FOR IT IS A SIGN BETWEEN ME AND YOU throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.” (Exodus 31:12-18 KJV)


“I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; And HALLOW MY SABBATHS; AND THEY SHALL BE A SIGN BETWEEN ME AND YOU, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.” (Ezekiel 20:19,20 KJV)


“The Cath. Church abolished, not only the Sabbath, but all the other Jewish festivals.” (Letter by T. Enright CssR, Bishop of St. Alphonsus Church, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1905)

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“Q. Has the [Catholic] church power to make any alterations in the commandments of God?
A. … Instead of the seventh day, and other festivals appointed by the old law, the church has prescribed the Sundays and holy days to be set apart for God’s worship; and these we are now obliged to keep in consequence of God’s commandment, instead of the ancient Sabbath.” (The Catholic Christian Instructed in the Sacraments, Sacrifices, Ceremonies, and Observances of the Church By Way of Question and Answer, RT Rev. Dr. Challoner, p. 204)


“The work of restoration and reform carried on by the returned exiles, under the leadership of Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah, presents a picture of a work of spiritual restoration that is to be wrought in the closing days of this earth’s history. The remnant of Israel were a feeble people, exposed to the ravages of their enemies; but through them God purposed to preserve in the earth a knowledge of Himself and of His law. They were the guardians of the true worship, the keepers of the holy oracles. Varied were the experiences that came to them as they rebuilt the temple and the wall of Jerusalem; strong was the opposition that they had to meet. Heavy were the burdens borne by the leaders in this work; but these men moved forward in unwavering confidence, in humility of spirit, and in firm reliance upon God, believing that He would cause His truth to triumph. Like King Hezekiah, Nehemiah ‘clave to the Lord, and departed not from following Him, but kept His commandments. . . . And the Lord was with him.’ 2 Kings 18:6, 7.

“The spiritual restoration of which the work carried forward in Nehemiah’s day was a symbol, is outlined in the words of Isaiah: ‘They shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities.’ ‘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 61:4; 58:12.

“The prophet here describes a people who, in a time of general departure from truth and righteousness, are seeking to restore the principles that are the foundation of the kingdom of God. They are repairers of a breach that has been made in God’s law–the wall that He has placed around His chosen ones for their protection, and obedience to whose precepts of justice, truth, and purity is to be their perpetual safeguard.

“In words of unmistakable meaning the prophet points out the specific work of this remnant people who build the wall. ‘If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honorable; and shalt honor Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.’ Isaiah 58:13, 14.

“IN THE TIME OF THE END EVERY DIVINE INSTITUTION IS TO BE RESTORED. THE BREACH MADE IN THE LAW AT THE TIME THE SABBATH WAS CHANGED BY MAN, IS TO BE REPAIRED. God’s remnant people, standing before the world as reformers, are to show that the law of God is the foundation of all enduring reform and that the Sabbath of the fourth commandment is to stand as a memorial of creation, a constant reminder of the power of God. In clear, distinct lines they are to present the necessity of obedience to all the precepts of the Decalogue. Constrained by the love of Christ, they are to co-operate with Him in building up the waste places. They are to be repairers of the breach, restorers of paths to dwell in. See verse 12.” (Prophets and Kings, pp. 677,678, by Ellen G. White)