Jason I am not sure what you mean by being a "fact" Burnside is using words very cleverly. Never the less it is not Burnside who has authority over the Dateline. It is as far as I understand the civil government. This is no only Tonga who had this question to deal with other Pacific islands also had the dateline changed and are keeping Sabbath on a Sunday fully sanctioned by the SPD. Do you think that as long as the Division sanctions the compromise it is blessed by God? I do not think so, because God is not mocked.
WELL, IF THEY REST 6 DAYS AND TAKE ONE OFF THEN THAT IS THEIR SABBATH I GUESS. IN LEVITICUS THERE ARE OTHER DAYS OF THE WEEK WHICH ARE ALSO CALLED SABBATH, THE WORD IMPLIES, REST.
The International Date Line, established in 1884, passes through the mid-Pacific Ocean and roughly follows a 180 degrees longitude north-south line on the Earth. It is located halfway round the world from the prime meridian—the zero degrees longitude established in Greenwich, England, in 1852.
The International Date Line functions as a “line of demarcation” separating two consecutive calendar dates. When you cross the date line, you become a time traveler of sorts! Cross to the west and it’s one day later; cross back and you’ve “gone back in time."
Despite its name, the International Date Line has no legal international status and countries are free to choose the dates that they observe. While the date line generally runs north to south from pole to pole, it zigzags around political borders such as eastern Russia and Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
I have never heard of Seventh-Day Adventist Sunday before but I have done a little research on it and I believe that countries should work with the own time seeing that the time varies from country to country and I believe why it is so is because the sun sets at different time in different areas of the would.
Therefore I would encourage the worshipers to act according the time of the country/when the sun sets and rises.