Bob Thiel, the non-ordained self-appointed false prophet of the Continuing Ed Church of God declares that Saudi Arabia changed it's calendar so that sabbath keepers can keep the law. Say what???????? As if Saudi Arabia gives a rats ass about keeping changing its days so Jews and COG members can have the day off. Bob then goes on to say this was prophesied in the Bible and is another sure sign of the end times.
In an interesting move, Saudi Arabia decided to change the weekend starting today:
In a surprising announcement on Sunday, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah issued a royal decree shifting the nation’s weekend from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday beginning this Friday, June 28.This is an interesting move for many reasons, including the fact that it would make it easier for any Sabbath-keepers who may be working in Saudi Arabia to keep it. In the days of the old Worldwide Church of God, I knew several members who were contract workers in Saudi Arabia (Muslims themselves attend mosque on Fridays, which is why that is part of the normal weekend in Islamic dominated nations).
As the Guardianreports, the world’s top oil exporter is switching its national weekend to align calendars with the other five members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Saudi Arabia was the only member with a Thursday and Friday weekend after Oman transitioned to the regional week schedule last month…Afghanistan and Yemen are the only two countries left with a Thursday-to-Friday weekend. http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/06/25/saudi-arabia-redefines-the-weekend/#ixzz2XQHncWSc.
But the other reason to mention this is that there is a biblical prophecy that another king will “intend to change times.” Notice:
4 The ten horns are ten kingsThe above king is the final King of the North (Daniel 11:40).
Who shall arise from this kingdom.
And another shall rise after them;
He shall be different from the first ones,
And shall subdue three kings.
25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time. (Daniel 7:24-25)