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SDA church in Samoa to worship on Sundays

SDA church in Samoa to worship on Sundays

Updated 14 August 2012, 16:46 AEST

The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Samoa has decided it's official day of worship will be Sunday.

This follows a disagreement over what day constitutes the sabbath when Samoa recently changed days by moving the international dateline to the east, so as to be on the same day of the week as Australia and New Zealand.

The sabbath day is a central part of SDA beliefs, so having some congregations worshipping on a Sunday and others on a Saturday was a serious theological challenge.

Ben Tofilau, the Chief Financial Officer of the Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church, tells Bruce Hill a panel of biblical researchers has now decided the issue, and almost everyone has accepted it.

Presenter:Bruce Hill

Speaker:Ben Tofilau, the Chief Financial Officer of the Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church

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