GCSDA Corruption #40

"Tongans are scrupulous observers of the Wesleyan Sabbath, and it is possible to be arrested for fishing on Sunday. Even the Seventh-day Adventists, who elsewhere take Saturday as their Sabbath, here observe the Sabbath on Sunday. The local Adventist pastor explained his church’s stand to me.

" ‘When God made the world, He made the day go from west to east,’ he said. ‘On the map, the so-called Date Line actually makes a jog to the east here. We maintain that what is called Sunday in Tonga is actually Saturday, since we are really on the eastern side of the Date Line [if it ran in a straight line]."—Luis Marden, "The Friendly Isles of Tonga," National Geographic, March 1968, p. 358.