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Ellen White not a few times predicted that Sunday worship would one day be enforced by law, and that obedience to the fourth commandment would be prohibited. In 1882 she claimed to have foreseen these events in vision 36 years before (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 137). Indeed, by 1851 a vision along these lines had been committed to writing, a vision received in June 1850 (Experience and Views, p. 55; Early Writings, p. 64).
The following is one of her many statements on this topic, a selection first published in 1884, and then revised and republished in 1888 and 1911:
By the 1880's, it wasn't hard to see how such a scenario just might occur. In that decade Seventh Day Baptists and Seventh-day Adventists were imprisoned and fined for working on Sunday, while Sunday keepers could often work on Sunday unhindered. Then in 1888 came a national Sunday law bill introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Blair. The Women's Christian Temperance Union circulated a petition in support of passage of this bill, and that petition drive reportedly obtained 13 million signatures, or roughly 20% of the population of the country at the time.
Thus her prediction almost came true over a century ago, but the controversy gradually died down, and though there have been rumblings over the decades since, we still have not seen a national Sunday law. How could such a thing ever occur in today's climate?