Black Africans have a unique proclivity toward accepting the seventh-day Sabbath. Historically, Ethiopia, and many other parts of black Africa have been bastions of Sabbatarianism. Their isolation, for centuries, from the corrupting influence of Rome has allowed Africans to maintain much spiritual independence. Today, Christianity in general, and Sabbath-keeping in particular, is exploding in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ethiopia (Abyssinia) is a nation defined throughout its existence by its fidelity to the seventh-day Sabbath. Today, the numbers of Sabbath-keepers are exploding in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Gabon, Congo, and elsewhere.
Sabbath Roots by Charles E. Bradford, is not just a book for black people, but for all of Gods children. We all have, or should have, Sabbath Roots in Africa. -- Giving & Sharing Newsletter
About the Author
Charles E. Bradford is a much-loved preacher, pastor, administrator in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. HIs dynamic pulpit ministry, clear thinking, and moral fearlessness have endeared him to congregations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; and New York City. For 11 years he served as President of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventists, the first African-American to hold that post.