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Sunday is the Christian Sabbath

Updated on February 12, 2016

Introduction

This article will debate the claim that the Saturday Sabbath is the Christian Sabbath.

When someone belongs to Jesus Christ, it is not important that they be circumcised or not.  The important thing is faith - the kind of faith that works through love. (Galataians 5:6 KJV)
When someone belongs to Jesus Christ, it is not important that they be circumcised or not. The important thing is faith - the kind of faith that works through love. (Galataians 5:6 KJV)

The Genesis Sabbath

Most supporters of Saturday as the day of worship, argue that nowhere in the bible is it mentioned that Sunday should be the day of worship, and that there is no reference that the Sabbath was changed from the seventh day to the first day.

Thus to start this article I will focus on the first Sabbath, the Genesis Sabbath.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. (Genesis 2: 3-4 KJV).


The book of Genesis shows the origin of the Sabbath day - namely Saturday. The Genesis creation story mentions that God completed his creations in six days, and that He rested on the seventh day.


He did not give the seventh day to Adam and Eve as a day of rest. He merely told them not to eat of a certain tree while He (God) rested.

Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in there is, and rested on the seventh day: wherefore the Lord Blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8-11).

Remember the Fourth Commandment

In Exodus, when the children of Israel were in the wilderness, God sent twice as much on Friday for Friday and Saturday.

And it came to pass that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. (Exodus 17:22).

And Moses said,
Eat that today for today is a Sabbath unto the Lord, today ye shall not find it in the field, Six days ye shall gather it but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath in there shall be none" Exodus 17: 24 - 25 KJV).

Thus, returning to the fourth commandment, God told them to remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. He used the word remember to remind them that on Saturday, He would be resting, and that they were not to go back to the practices of Egypt. He had just taken them out of bondage in Egypt, and the children of Israel religious beliefs at the time were based on religious practices of the Egyptians, which were contrary to God's way of doing things. They did not know Him, nor did they have any knowledge of the Genesis creation.

God had just taken them out of bondage, killed the first born, parted the Red Sea and provided food for them to eat in the desert. This should convince them not go back to the practices of Egypt.

Most supporters of the Sabbath today, tend to think it is a day to dress in your Sunday best and go to church on a Saturday. They completely ignore the fact that servants and animals, are to keep this day as a day of rest also. Advocates of the fourth commandment, completely ignore the first commandment which states:

I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before. (Exodus 20:2 KJV).


And Simon Peter answered and said, "thou art the Christ the Son of the living God". (St. Matthew 6:16 KJV).

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou Simon Barjona for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (St. Matthew 16:17 -19 KJV).

Church built on Simon Barjona

Jesus told Peter that He would build His church upon this rock. Christians today are aware of this fact, yet how many Christian churches today are built upon Peter?


When Jesus asked his disciples, who do men say that I am, the disciples replied, some say thou art John the Baptist, some Elias and others Jeremias or one of the prophets. He asked him, but who do you say that I am.


Also in the book of Revelation:

And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts and in the midst of the elders stood a Lamb as if had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. (Revelation 5:6 KJV).

And they sung a new song saying, Thou are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof, for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nations. (Revelation5:9 KJV).

Here in Revelation we see that they sing a new song to the lamb.

Before Jesus came, the churches were not singing songs to Jesus. Therefore, after his death, resurrection and the kingdom coming with power, we now sing to Jesus, and not God (the Father) as the ancient Israelites did. Thus the day was also changed from Saturday to Sunday. Remember, in the commandment, God did not tell the Israelites to worship on a Saturday, He commanded them to keep it holy.

I went to an agricultural fair in Florida. I went to see a "pig show" at this event. At first it appeared to me it as just a bunch of people and pigs in a staged area. Curiosity got the better of me, and I asked the person beside me to explain what was going on. She told me that each owner and pig had a tag, and continued to point out what each letter and number on the tag represented. She then showed me a sign above the judge's station signaling which owner and pig were being judged. She next told me that after showing the pig to the judge, the owner had to guide the pig along a marked course within a certain time. If the participant completed the course within the allotted time, he/she and pig were placed to wait in a safe area for the second round. In the second round they were judged individually, and whoever finished the course in the fastest time was declared the winner.

And he said unto them, "The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath, Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath." (St. Mark 2: 27-28 KJV).

The Sabbath was not made for man

This seventh day was not created for man, and I will explain why. In Mark 2:27 states


God did not tell Adam and Eve to rest on the seventh day. He God rested on the seventh day and sanctified it, thus the Sabbath was made for God. The notion that God does not need to rest, does not eliminate the fact that God rested on the seventh, nor does it justify that man does not need a day of rest. The question is whether man's rest day is on a Saturday.

God (the creator) rested on Saturday. He sanctified it, and made His day of rest forever. To God this pattern is now routine. He wakes on a Saturday morning knowing He has nothing to do but rest. This cannot be disputed. He tells man Saturday is my rest day, do not disturb, I will not be working, and I suggest man take it as a day of rest also.

However, today it has become a day to worship God. Later God sends a promised Messiah. When Jesus got baptized, the spirit descended in the form of a dove and a voice from heaven saying

And lo a voice from heaven saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (St. Matther 4:3 KJV)


This indicates a transfer of power from the Father to the Son.

Christianity is an off-shoot of the religion of Judaism. It is often commented by Sabbath keepers that most Sunday worshipers merely accept their church's teaching, and do not prove the origin of things. When Peter, Paul and the apostles preached, the gospel of Jesus Christ was not popular as it is today. Most converts at the time, were confused as to what to believe and practice.

In Romans14:5 Paul writes:

One man esteemeth one day above another, another esteemeth every day alike, Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. (Romans 14:5)


Does this mean that Christ changed the Sabbath rest? No, because God still rests on the seventh day. The Sabbath can still be observed as a day of rest and worship, and Sunday observed as a day of worship. The weekend today consists of two days Saturday and Sunday, a day of rest and a day of worship. Let us forget about the Sabbath for a brief period, and focus on who God gave the Sabbath rest. This in itself could cause another debate.

Hebrews 4

Hebrews 4 speaks of a Sabbath rest.

Seeing then it remaineth that some are to enter into it, and they, to whom it was first preached, did not enter because of unbelief: Again he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, Today, after so long a time, as it is above said: Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, he would never have afterwards spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a day of rest for the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, the same also hath rested from his works, as God did from his." ( Hebrews 4:6-9 KJV)


Note: The book of Hebrews was written to the Hebrews and not to the Gentiles like the books of Paul.

Abraham and Circumcision

Circumcision of the foreskin was a covenant made with God, Abraham and his descendants.,

"This is My covenant which ye shall keep, between Me and you and thy seed after you: Every man child among you shall be circumcised; and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt Me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he who is born in the house or bought with thy money must needs be circumcised; and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the uncircumcised man child who flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken My covenant. (Genesis 17: 10-14 KJV).

The command to keep the Sabbath day holy was not given as a covenant to Abraham, even though the Sabbath already existed.

In the book of Galatians the Galatians were told that circumcision was necessary for salvation. Paul refers to Abraham and seed, not seeds, meaning one which is Jesus Christ.

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises mad. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. (Galatians 3:16 KJV)

The covenant was between Abraham and his seed, which is Christ. Some of the Jews at the time did not accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus the scripture in Hebrews 4 is referring to the Jews and not the Gentiles. Paul tells the Gentiles in Galatians that:

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anythin, nor uncircumcision but a new creature (Galatians, 6:15 KJV)

Paul writes to the converts in the letter to the Colossians.

Let no man, therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: (Colossians 2:16 KJV)

Paul's mission

One of Christ's main mission was to redeem man from the curse of law. Jesus Christ called Paul to preach to the Gentiles. The Gentiles were not under the law, therefore they were not necessarily under Peter either.

In the book of Galatians 17, Paul says that after his conversion, he did not associate with the disciples but went to Arabia, however in the book of Acts, it speaks of him preaching in the Damascus and meeting with the disciples after he got back his sight. If the Galatians version of the story was false, the Galatians would not have accepted his message.

In Acts 28;17 it states:

And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together; and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people of customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem in the hands of the Romans. (Acts 28: 17 KJV)

Here Paul is saying that he had not broken the customs of the Jews. Paul was circumcised and he kept the Sabbath, because he was a Jew. These customs were not relevant to the Gentiles. The weekend today consists of two days - Saturday a day of rest, and Sunday a day or worship.

In Colossians Paul is telling the new converts not to let anybody judge them in meat or drink or in respect of an holy day or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days. Paul uses the word therefore, which means that Paul had given the converts some rules to live by, or some explanation before he made the statement.

Paul writes to the Galatian converts that the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ that we might be justified by faith, but after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ that we might be justified by faith, But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster, For ye are the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3: 24-26 KJV)

In this letter Paul is explaining, that when the children of Israel were taken out Egypt, God was forced to give them certain commands in order to bring them back to Him. The law was the schoolmaster, but now that Christ is come, we do not need the laws because all has been fulfilled.

Jesus Christ's death and resurrection was not merely to die and rise from the dead, but also to defeat death and hell. This is the reason He says in revelation that He has the key to death and hell.

I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Revelation 1:18 KJV)

In conclusion, I put forward this question; if God called Moses today to take the Jews out of bondage, what would the fourth commandment be? Could the Jews lead an organized Godly life among the Sunday worshiping Gentiles with this commandment?

Share your thoughts or give further proof that Sunday is the day of worship

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      MyChristianMyths 9 months ago from N.E. Tennesee

      Hey K&T, I have a quick question. You said that Jesus came to do away with the commandments and

      "improve" things.

      Can you please give me a list of the spiritual rules that you personally believe modern day Christians have to follow?

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Mychr. You did answer my question and thank you for replying back.

      It's very true we all have a belief, but in the days to come it would certainly be very vital for each person to examine who and what they support in ones choice of a religious faith.

      This is a critical time that will change into the true light of rather we are supporting our King Jesus in the true light , or Satan's propaganda which envolve pagan and symbolic worship mixed in the churches.

      We must all understand if any worship is contaminated with crosses , holidays that started from deity worship , and Holloween from worshipping the day of the dead. Symbols and clothing worn that represents fertility ,

      Your worship is not getting through.

      I use to be one of these practicers

      But I learned that just because you offer something to God does not mean he accepts it.

      The main thing we all must keep in mind and it will free you from deception is

      Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit, and those worshipping him (must) worship with spirit and truth.”

      There is no room for errors and mistakes

      and false doctrins.

      If they exist and you know it is incorrect then you certainly would not want to be as these words warn.

      Re 19:20 And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur.

      Simply means religions and none will be judge by the one who created our existence.

      In speaking the truth I only hope that many will really examine their place of worship.

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Thank you celafoe I appreciate your comments of truth.

      When I left in peace it was based on this scripture.

      Ro 12:18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men.

      2Ti 2:24 For a slave of the Lord does not need to fight, but needs to be gentle toward all, qualified to teach, showing restraint when wronged,

      We are to be peacable with all people as written.

      Also there was a time I also believed many things spoken ,

      The door is still open ,The Heavenly Father spirit can still help many to learn the truth before the end ,which is wrapping up.

      I hope you understand celafoe .

      Thank you for the question !

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      mychristianmyths 10 months ago

      Hey K&T, Yes, you are right. The purpose of posting on HP is to share our personal beliefs and hopefully stir up some good conversations.

      I'm never irritated about sharing my faith. My passion for Jesus can sometimes get the best of me. If I come across as demanding, then I'm sorry.

      I respect people that have strong beliefs, even if I might disagree in part. Especially if we can agree that finding Jesus is always the final answer.

      I do need to go pack now because we're leaving to enjoy the rest of the Sukkot week with our friends in NC, now that the flood waters are passable.

      I hope that you enjoy your week also.

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      charlie 10 months ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

      K&T- you said it all, correctly and in context. It was wasted on a man so deceived he cannot understand truth, but others will be greatly blessed by it.it is so sad the vast majority professing to be Christian have no true understanding of scripture. Such as the law was temporary. The law was given ONLY to the jews. The law was FULFILLED at the cross and NO LONGER IN EFFECT. The 10 commandments were given only to the jews, as part of the law and are no longer effective and on and on.

      Reading your coments has blessed me much to see someone with such a correct understanding f scripture, there are few on here.

      I do have one question? Why did you leave him in peace? Jesys cam not to bring peace but a sword between false doctines, such as his and truth he is not deserving of peace as he is a spreader of what Jesus is against. I leave him more confusion and never peace until he sees truth not doctrines of men

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      You are correct about what is ones buisness but when you post and share a view here on HP you are sharing your business here, which invites others to comment on your posted replies.

      Its seems you are irritated with the replies of your comments on the subject.

      I leave you in peace.

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      mychristianmyths 10 months ago

      Hey K&T, To answer your question, my wife and I do keep the 7 Feasts of God listed in Leviticus 23 and the other Torah Sabbaths.

      You make keeping a Sabbath seem like such a big deal, but it's not. The Torah has been written in our hearts now by Jesus.

      If we can get beyond religion, then the importance of the Sabbath is spending intimate time with God. Something that the hustle and bustle of everyday life does not usually allow.

      People keep looking to the letter of the law and forgetting about the "heart" of the law.

      To me personally, keeping a Sabbath, especially when I have other commitments can be as simple as taking momentary breaks during the day and just thanking God for His goodness and mercy.

      If I chose to eat a BLT sandwich for lunch, I would not fear lightning coming down out of the sky and killing me, or going to hell. I don't eat BLT's because of choice, not law.

      God doesn't expect us to take unpaid day's off from work and jeopardize our livelihood because a certain day is a Sabbath. That is being under bondage to the law. I keep saying over and over that it is a heart issue, not a law issue.

      We don't have to get dressed up in some special garb and take animal sacrifices to the priest in the temple. We just need to be thankful to Jesus, our new High Priest and advocate to God the Father.

      As a matter of fact last night at Sundown started the Fall Feast of Sukkot which is an 8 day celebration.

      We would have already been with some close friends in NC enjoying Sukkot together, except for the recent hurricane flood waters.

      We do have a Hebrew Roots calendar which we got from Lion Lamb Ministries, founded by a man named Monte Judah. It does have the Feast Day's and other Sabbaths clearly marked for us.

      Don't wrap up keeping the Feasts and Sabbaths in the same ball as salvation. Salvation is about asking Jesus to forgive your sins and live in your heart. It is actually entering into a marriage contract and becoming the Bride of Jesus.

      Keeping the Commandments, including the Sabbaths and Torah appointed Feasts of God, is something that you do to please your spouse after your marriage.

      You seem to be under the teaching belief that grace replaces the 10 commandments. If that's so then Jesus would call you "lawless," without Torah.

      If that's true, then there's really nothing more that I can say. I've told you what I believe and why and you disagree, that's fine.

      What you personally believe and accept as truth K&T is your business and your responsibility, not mine.

      We are free now from the "curse" or consequence for breaking the law, if we have Jesus in our hearts and repent and then ask His forgiveness when we sin.

      Without God's commandments to follow, then we become a law to ourselves. We decide personally what sin is or is not and then expect God to agree.

      Taking my fate upon myself is not something I'm going to do. I am not going to tell God what sin is, I'll let Him tell me.

      I'm also not going to dance and sing, "Ding dong the witch is dead" concerning the Torah.

      To me following the commandments of God are a natural thing to do. Because the Torah has been written on my heart now, not just on tablets of stone.

      I really do love Jesus and I'm extremely thankful for all that He's done for me, so pleasing Him is easy and natural.

      Sometimes deep rooted hurts in our heart keep us from letting love and trust happen. I thank Jesus every day that He is greater than all that.

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Some things you say make sense .and a few things are true ,and some is a ball of confusion that makes no sense at all.

      But I will reply on what is true Jesus was our last sacrefice. There is no need to sacrifice animals for our sins. And we are not blood Jews. So we never had the ten Commandments as Gentiles as direct orders to obey.

      Again Jesus death created a new covenant not just for one race but globally are humans can recieve the coverage of a future paradise to live forever.

      You still never answered why you are not observing all the required sabbaths with the weekly they work togather.

      If this one you claim to so important then so would the other sabbaths be equally.

      Next I agree in what the bible says in Hebrew and Greek since the Jews killed Jesus and then tried to cover evidence by erasing certain documentation from the scrolls. The thing is Jesus and his disciples had already made copies of the truth as they went door to door. And people also directly had Gods son in their midst who revealed truth.

      So the truth went to all the Jewish nations first.

      Then later it was time for Gentile nations through Apostle Paul to continue the work door to door.

      That work has not stoped but will soon end.

      As being preached all over the world.

      Mt 24:14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

      Nations of all races have the opportunity to live under Jesus Kingship.

      Jesus last words had nothing to do with a sabbath but he said this command.

      Mt 28:19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit,

      These words are living proof of the truth of the Heavenly Father's power and purpose coming true.

      Who preach to people the way Jesus showed us earth wide in this time period .

      Jesus did not say as he assended up in Heaven to keep a sabbath .No but loudly and clearly instructed the words at

      Matthew 28:19.

      King James Version

      1Sa 15:22And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

      Many refuse the truth.

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      mychristianmyths 10 months ago

      Hey K&T, You have several different topics all rolled up into one large ball. Let's try to unravel it a bit. I am currently working on a new hub article concerning being free from the law of sin and death which is in much more detail.

      First you need to separate God's written Torah, from the Oral Law of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

      Jesus called the Oral Law, written down into a book called the Talmud, the "traditions of man." Jesus said those religious traditions are the only thing that makes God's Word (the Torah & Prophets) "null and void." At that time only the Old Testament existed.

      The Talmud is the backbone of Orthodox Judaism which is still practiced today, but not by me.

      The term "null and void" refers to whatever we believe to be true becoming what we will then adhere to and then follow. Nothing trumps God's Word, but if it's not believed to be true, then people won't follow and obey it.

      The Oral Law of the Pharisees added to and took away from the Teachings of Moses. Two things that God said should never be done.

      The Pharisees that Jesus confronted, mixed the Talmud teachings with the Torah. Thus adding to and taking away from the truths and commandments which God declared to be righteous and Holy.

      Jesus never broke God's "Torah", which in Hebrew means God's teachings and instructions. He did however break the Oral Law many times and got in trouble with the Pharisees for doing so. Jesus taught His disciples not to follow the teachings (leaven) of the Pharisees.

      Jesus did not die sacrificially to make the "Teachings and instructions of God, translated into our Bibles as "law" go away.

      Jesus died to redeem us from the "consequences" that happen when we willfully break the commandments of God.

      Those "consequences" are referred to in the Bible as the "curse of the law."

      Look up the words "Lawless, or lawlessness" and you will see that it refers to being "without Torah, or outside of the teachings of the Torah." That term is used a lot in the New Testament.

      Point being that man cannot righteously keep the commandments of God through his own good works. Jesus showed us that out by pointing to issues of the heart. It all points to the need of a personal Savior, to become born again.

      Don't you suppose that if Jesus really died to do away with law, the Torah, that after He rose again from the dead and spent the next 40 days ministering to His friends and disciples, that someone would have had an "aha" moment?

      Don't you suppose that Jesus Himself would have shouted out "Hurray boys and girls, the law is gone now, it's all done away with!" My Bible does not say that Jesus did that.

      The "law of sin and death" is in reference to how sin, starting with Adam, causes "spiritual death" or a separation in the relationship between man and God. A consequence for breaking God's commands.

      Thankfully we now have an advocate who we can turn to when we sin. Jesus became our human sacrifice to atone for the sins of mankind.

      Jesus became our new High Priest and through His shed blood we are now granted access to the Father. Our broken relationship with God, caused by the first Adam is now restored through Jesus, the second Adam.

      Instead of making animal sin offerings, we can now pray and personally ask that our sins be forgiven.

      God's Grace is not just a New Testament revelation. Grace was the "animal skins" that God covered the nakedness of Adam and Eve with.

      Grace was also the "sacrificial ram" that God supplied when He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. A test of Abrahams love and trust.

      Grace was the animal, sin offering sacrifices that God allowed His people to make in atonement for their sins. Prior to final sacrifice for sin that Jesus made for us.

      Grace can be found all throughout the OT teachings, if we study and pray for understanding. Grace always points directly to Jesus, our Messiah and Savior.

      Sometimes we just need to pray hard and ask God to remove the religious scales from our eyes. Ask Him to reveal to us the deeper mysterious of His Word.

      For nearly 30 years I followed the traditional Christian teachings of grace and law. Coming to what I believe to be truth today came with much prayer and study. Or perhaps as Paul says, "much fear and trembling."

      When my personal relationship with God is concerned, I would not be upset to have God tell me that I exceeded the minimum requirements. I would be very upset however, to be found lacking.

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Also KJV I will give scripture in ,but he has contaminated the scripture with cross. A pagan fertility symbol . Jesus died on one piece of wood a stake in Hebrew it is Sturose.

      But to get to the point it is very clear at

      Colossians 2:14 King James Version

      14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

      King James Version

      Col 2:16

      16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

      So no more judgment about the Sabbath was established after Jesus death .

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Yes I do because Jesus paid the price to improve the situation.

      My question to you is why are just promoting one sabbath when they are all connected as sabbaths as listed.

      When Jesus was here people over imphsize the sabbath with human customs , like if a man fell down a hole in the ground if you got him out you violated the Sabbath day.

      Jesus warned of this.

      If you want to observe that is a personal decision but not demand since their is no one in a priestly temple to judge you and stone you as a Jew.

      If you are not a Jew then you do this in vain.

      If you are a Jew you still do it in vain because Jesus is the Messiah who released humans or Jews from the law as stated.

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      mychristianmyths 10 months ago

      Hey K&T, I don't really understand what you are asking me.

      Do you believe that the Commandment to keep the Sabbath has been done away with entirely?

      If so, then please explain to me when and why you think that all happened.

      Or is the problem with what day the Sabbath is observed?

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      The problem also that needs addressing is this fact ,if you feel the Sabbath should be kept then what about the other sabbaths that also are connected to the weekly ?

      Notice the list !

      The weekly Sabbath was made an integral part of a system of sabbaths when the Law covenant was formally inaugurated at Mount Sinai a short time later. (Ex 19:1; 20:8-10; 24:5-8) This sabbatical system was composed of many types of sabbaths: the 7th day, the 7th year, the 50th year (Jubilee year), Nisan 14 (Passover), Nisan 15, Nisan 21, Sivan 6 (Pentecost), Ethanim 1, Ethanim 10 (Atonement Day), Ethanim 15, and Ethanim 22.

      It's no way you can just take one law of a sabbath and disregard the other parts of its meaning.

      Also you would have to know the Jewish calendar to keep these all up.

      Some one has mislead many down an unessarry path of human doctrins.

      Please answer Why ?

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      The thing is yes it's very clear that the Heavenly Father rested on a seventh day in his own time table.

      His days are not ours for he is eternal , he always have existed.

      Human years can not be equal to his.

      Next after saying he rested there is nothing quoted that Adam and Eve rested on a 7th day. IT was only to the Israelites the ten Commandments was given that they were to observe the Sabbaths.

      Due to a contract after the Heavenly Father released them from Pharoah and he departed the red sea for them to escape .And they agreed to be his people.

      Just because God rested on a 7 day of his own years , there is no where written in that same book and chapter his creations were to observe and this on command .

      What you have is a doctrine that people created a religion based on .

      And it is not required .

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      mychristianmyths 10 months ago

      Hey Angele, you make a great point about God resting on the Sabbath day, at least that is undisputable.

      I have no idea why Jewish folks would apologize unless they felt convicted for not doing their Sabbath day rest at home. If you are talking about a Saturday church function, then I especially can't see how they were breaking the 4th Commandment.

      In the Torah, Exodus 20:8-11, describes God's Sabbath;

      8Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

      9Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:

      10But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger-(gentile) that is within thy gates:

      11For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

      I have heard it taught that if a person is an Orthodox Jew then their Sabbath day rules and regulations jump up to well over 1,000 different statutes.

      Just trying to learn, remember and then keep that many rules in one day seems like work to me.

      Personally, I believe that some folks love to worship rules and regulations more than God. Especially when they seek righteousness through their works, rather than their Messiah. Religion versus relationship.

      The Hebrew Roots Torah teachings basically tell us that yes, we are suppose to rest on the 7th Sabbath day, keep it Holy and enjoy our quiet time with God.

      I believe that how we decide to keep the Sabbath day Holy is a matter of our own personal responsibility before God. Ultimately we all answer to God, not man.

      On Friday evening before dinner, my wife likes to first light 3 candles. One for creation, one for redemption and one for restoration- when Jesus returns to rule over His Kingdom.

      When my wife feels led, she will often read a psalm or other scripture reading. Then she prays and thanks the Lord for His love and provision during the previous week and invites the Lord into our home to spend the Sabbath day with us.

      Then I say grace and bless the meal. Our whole little Shabbat evening service usually takes 5 minutes or less. It honors God and is fun to do, but that's just us.

      If a person works hard for 6 straight day's, then the thought of a relaxing day of rest is very inviting.

      The term "work" can be interpreted different ways. One Hebrew Roots teaching is not to do the same thing that you do every other day to earn your living. Some occupations don't allow a person that freedom.

      Sometimes we are invited out to dinner for special occasions, or out of town vacationing, or staying in other peoples homes who don't believe like we do.

      Thanks to Jesus, His grace covers all those situations and more. We can always find quiet moments if we try, and share our love and thankfulness with God.

      On Shabbat, we try to spend quality family time together. We share thoughts and revelations, read, pray, listen to Torah teachings, take a walk, take a nap, or do other little fun things- like writing this response. We try and make it a day of Shalom--peace and quietness before the Lord.

      When I hear the term "legalism, or legalistic" my first thought is something that is being forced down my throat whether I like it or not.

      What really pleases God is seeing us do something because we want to. "I'll do it if I have to!" is a statement of defiance, not a commitment of love.

      We all have to make our own peace with God. Jesus died to take away our hurts and forgive our sins. His grace covers our mistakes and misconduct.

      The Torah, God's teachings and instruction, was given to become our delight. The Sabbath day rest is part of that delight, enjoy.

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      Angele Parris 10 months ago

      When it comes to arguing about the Sabbath, the Seventh-Day Adventists will quote many "Sabbath scriptures", ask for proof where the day was changed and who authorized the change.

      I have been to functions where Jews apologize for being at the event on a Saturday. How are they breaking the fourth commandment?

      Whether agree or not God did rest on the Sabbath day.

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      mychristianmyths 10 months ago

      Hey K&T, Thanks for your comment, I see that you do study and do your homework, that's honorable.

      Realizing that the traditions of man have brought corruption to what we were all taught to be the purest form of religious worship is extremely hard to receive.

      To comprehend what the early church was really like, we need to allow ourselves to go backwards in time. Try and picture who the early believers were.

      First, they were all Hebrew people, raised to believe Hebrew Torah teachings, mixed with the Oral Law. Jesus referred to the Oral Law as the "traditions of man."

      Jesus said that "The only thing that makes the Word of God null and void, are the traditions of man." Not because traditions are greater, but because people practice what they believe to be true.

      Jesus the Messiah taught His followers to stop listening to the corrupt "traditions of man." Jesus followed and taught from the Torah and the prophets. The great commandment is the very "heart" of the Torah, it is about love, respect and kindness.

      The Book of Acts says that the early believers in Jesus were first known as "The Way." Everyone shared and nobody went without. They met daily to worship, pray and study in each others home. The Holy Spirit was very powerful in them.

      There were no Bibles, they studied from OT scrolls written in Hebrew to show themselves approved to God, mainly Torah scrolls. They also went to the Synagogue's on the Sabbath.

      When I first started learning about the Hebrew Roots of my Christianity, I was very upset. Jeremiah 16 shows a good prophetic example of the "church" being scattered and then drawn back in by God again.

      Jeremiah 16:19, especially speaks to the future gentile church: O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

      Our world is in deep trouble and about to enter into terrible days. The church, the true believers in Jesus need to stop "Straining over knats and swallowing camels."

      If we are to be a light in the coming darkness to the lost, then we need to start asking God, where do we go from here?

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Thank you UnchristainMyths

      For bringing out the truth that Constitine was a sun worshipper.

      And really look how much damage he has caused humans.

      Mixing pagan and christain , which Jesus warned us about.

      He warned us because he knew that our worship to Jehovah could be blocked on his end due to contamination of other god worship.

      That is why we must check what traditions or customs that have the mixter that could just be our worship is in vain.

      The cross is start , there are more.

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      charlie 10 months ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

      NO, I follow Christ and scripture my heart is like yours and can not be trusted.

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      MyChristianMyths 10 months ago from N.E. Tennesee

      Follow your heart Celafoe.

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      charlie 10 months ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

      I did not have a question I stated a fact. Either the NEW TESTAMENT as it is commonly called is A NEW CONTRACT OR IT IS NOT. Scripture says the law was a temporary fix and only last until the messiah (Jesus) would come and FULFILL IT ALL

      Jesus says He made all things new by bringing the Kingdom of God to earth and I believe Him, not weak minded men that cling to and devise false doctrines to maintain their positions so they dont have to work. Jesus calls them hirelings, the lowest class of worker

      NEVER in the scripture does the jewish sabbath apply to Christianity, which is made up of ALL races, whosoever will having been made God's chosen People through the work of the SON of the One True God.

      Try as you will you cannot change What Jesus did or make the OT acceptable for Christ's followers. It was in effect Only til the Messiah come and FULFILL IT ALL. HE DID and it therefore is of none effect.

      Matt 11:12-15

      And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

      NKJV

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      MyChristianMyths 10 months ago from N.E. Tennesee

      Hey Celafoe, You make an excellent point and you are correct. There is nothing in the Bible about a Christian, Sunday Sabbath.

      The term "Christian Sabbath" that I used was a metaphor. I was not speaking Biblically, but referring to when Constantine the Roman Emperor established the politically motivated new state religion which became Christianity. It was actually Catholic in the beginning, and overseen by the Pope, who was not Peter.

      Constantine was a Mithras, or "Sun god" worshipper, not a believer in Yahovah, the God of the Bible. Sun-day became the newly established day of worship to honor Mithras, the Sun god. Doing so actually dishonored Yahovah, the God who Created the heavens and the earth.

      The change of worship day's was just one more thing that established Constantine's anti Semitism toward Hebrew believers. You really need to Google that story and read it for yourself.

      The term Sabbath day Biblically, throughout the entire Bible only refers to Saturday, the 7th day of the week. Our current, modern Gregorian calendars do happen to agree with the Biblical calendars that set Saturday as the 7th day of the week.

      So when you read the term Sabbath day anywhere in the Bible, Old or New Testament, it does refer to Saturday, not Sunday.

      There is no Bible verse that say's God's Sabbath day, established in the Torah and followed by Jesus Himself, was ever done away with.

      Jesus never disputed the Sabbath day worship. Jesus did however, rebuke the Pharisee's because of their "Oral law," which He called the "traditions of man."

      The Oral Law of the Pharisee's adds to and takes away from God's Torah. The very thing which God tells us in the end of the OT as well as the NT, not to ever do.

      So I hope that answers your question.

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      charlie 10 months ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

      to make it short and scriptural THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CHRISTIAN SABBATH, it is solely OT and Hebrew

      I challenge you to show me one verse in the NT that connects it with Christianity in any way

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      MyCM, thanks for sharing your personal view , what an interesting pass you have had and many I myself can relate to.

      I do not know where you feel anger or resentment in my comment because it does not exist. Could it be you are reading your own emotions in my reply .

      or because I use ! to express a word more then others its misunderstood.

      If I am upset about something I will tell you directly so no offense here at all , sorry you misunderstand that.

      Second I have no sad story to tell about Advantist . I still have a school friend I love deeply and we keep in touch.

      Adventist has not helped me learn the truth that was what was missing.

      The things I learn and share with people here on HP and other places is the truth thats the difference.

      My question if you know Jesus died on a stake or sturose why did you use cross in your comment ? It misleads people and that is the problem I have .

      Speak the truth always even in your comments here.

      But thank you you did address it later.

      Next your personal choice was to come on HP and comment , so was mine.

      I spoke the truth , you responded ,

      You owe your choice to the Heavenly Father not me. So there is no way I could be angry about you and your choice I do not know your heart only the Father does.

      But I do believe he reaches out to help many get things in the right perspective

      so they can not say he did not provide the truth. He has for many years.

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      MyChristianMyths 10 months ago from N.E. Tennesee

      Hey K & T, I was just visiting your hub page and was glad to see that you were writing about the Hebrew names of God, that inspired me. I liked your article.

      I am sorry to appear argumentative, that wasn't my purpose. You are obviously a person with a lot of Bible knowledge and that's great.

      I wish every believer would take the time to gain more personal knowledge rather than believe everything they hear just because the person speaking has on a black robe and white collar.

      I have a good friend who was raised as an Adventist and I'm sure you both could share some interesting stories about your childhood.

      My childhood was about being a good Lutheran. I went through 2 years of confirmation classes, learning all about the life of Jesus, then joined the church. I was never saved then because my pastor wasn't saved and thus never taught us the importance of it.

      At the age of 33 I did ask Jesus into my heart. Not at a Billy Graham crusade, or church meeting, but kneeling down all alone in front of my TV. With tears in my eyes I prayed the sinners prayer along with Pat Roberson while watching the end of the 700 Club program. That has never been a regret.

      Two years later I joined a Full Gospel, Holy Spirit filled Pentecostal church and enjoyed the next 20 years very much.

      I went through being a deacon, elder, then was raised up and ordained. I did learn a lot about God, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit. But knew there was more.

      At a point in time years later, I finally started to go back and learn more about the Hebrew Roots of my Christianity.

      You asked me, Am I an ancient Jew? I had already told you that I am a Hebrew Roots Christian believer.

      Paul talked about who a Jew really was. He said that it is not about the outward man, circumcision of flesh, or place of birth that God looks at, but the heart.

      But yes, in my heart I am a "spiritual Jew," just like every other born again believer in Yeshua, or Jesus is according to Paul. Most Christians never deal with their spiritual Judaism, they try and hide it.

      You are right by telling your friend "celafoe" to be careful in not being misled by people trying to preach a false doctrine, I agree 100%.

      I was giving my personal input, about my personal beliefs and choices, be they right or wrong, only God knows. We all have to come to our own conclusions and then be held responsible for what we personally choose to believe is truth.

      I sense great passion in your heart K&T, but there seems to be a tinge of anger in your words at times. My Adventist friend has shared some hurtful spiritual things that he went through as a child. Perhaps we all carry some hurtful memories deep in our hearts.

      I can understand why the Saturday Sabbath is possibly a sore topic for you, being raised up as an Adventist. For me it was the opposite. Trying to reason why I should change my Sabbath Day from Sunday to Saturday took me a long time to reason with. Being retired I try to enjoy both day's now when I'm able.

      If we look at the Old and New Testaments as being one book for the Jew and one for the Gentile believer, then there will always be strife. We need to look at the Bible as one complete book.

      Law without grace is not good. But neither is grace without law, it will produce lawlessness. In Hebrew "lawless- means without Torah." Jesus speaks about that. So I decided to personally consider law with grace.

      It took me a long while to decide why I should even want to learn more rules and regulations. Especially since a modern day Christian can seemingly ignore the OT and nobody cares.

      As I studied the Torah, The first 5 books of Moses in the OT, I realized that many of the statues, some say as many as 613, were not applicable to me.

      I am not a priest, or a shepherd or farmer, child or woman, etc., some cover adoption, real estate, restitution and yes, even debt forgiveness.

      For the record I actually have chosen to forgive one person in particular a very large debt, rather than put a court judgment against them, because God told me to.

      Many of those very same Torah statutes are what our current legal system is founded on. Was anyway before "touchy-feely" became the new wave of our progressive culture.

      Through the grace of Jesus, I have been able to look at the OT teachings and instructions to be guidelines that God wants me to follow. I consider them to be the long version of the original 10 Commandments.

      I try and keep the statutes that I can, not because it's mandatory as a Christian, but because I want to. In doing so, I believe that I do show my love and trust for God. Not just by my words, but through my actions also, like the Book of James tells us.

      But yes, it also means making some additional personal sacrifices at times. For example choosing to not eat pork, which is bad for you anyway.

      Did not our Lord Jesus make the biggest sacrifice for us?

      If or when we fail to keep the Torah, we can now plead the blood and thank God for the Grace that Jesus brought us. There is now no condemnation if we are in Christ Jesus.

      I believe that when Jesus died, it was to remove the curse of "sin and death" from us. I believe that curse came from the original sin in the Garden of Eden. Sin caused a spiritual separation between man and God.

      I believe that yes, Jesus did die hanging on a "stake, or stauros" as K&T insightfully pointed out. Jesus was our final "Lamb of God," or "Passover Lamb" sacrifice.

      In doing so Jesus rent, ripped, the veil of separation between mankind and our Heavenly Father caused because of sin.

      I believe the sacrifice of Jesus did negate the need of having to go to our local priest and have him offer up an animal sacrifice for every personal sin that we now commit.

      We can now do that personally through prayer. We can now come face to face with Jesus, our new High Priest in the Kingdom of God.

      So there you have my whole story. I make no excuses for what I believe after a 38+ year quest for truth. I certainly make no demands that anyone else believe in or follow my beliefs. Nor do I get angry if they don't agree with what I personally believe.

      Don't fear or hate the fact that maybe God might ask us to do just a little more than what modern Christianity say's is mandatory.

      Instead, consider the remote possibility of receiving even more blessings than you ever expected, just because it's your choice to follow the Torah, teaching and instructions of God.

      I cannot quite understand why it is so hard for some people to relate to a person like me who loves God enough to want to please and bless Him by my choice.

      Why does my personal choice to do that make you angry?

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      To add there is scriptures that directly say we are not under the mosaic laws.

      But Jesus improved that he was the last sacrefice lamb. No need for temples of burnt offerings.

      Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

      This scripture Cleary says it all.

      But can you accept what's written or are you stuck with doctrines of men ?

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Each person must be accountable for his choice ! The truth must also be followed , I use to be an Adventist at a young age.

      There are some postives things , but not according to what Jesus requires today.

      Some things revert you back under the laws Jesus freed us from.

      Some do not apply to Gentile people and yet we all are mixed. Not acient Jew.

      Next we do not live by the Jewish calander that has changed later by its priest.

      It was God who said quick calling things Unclean which I have made clean. Acts 11:9 Gentiles and other races are accepted as future citizens of Gods Kingdom.but were no way obligated to keep the mosiac laws , but to follow the improved laws Jesus improved.

      Again how can one keep one sabbath law and not do the other sabbath laws

      This should tell you some one is leading you on personal choices and opinions

      Not by Jesus.

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      charlie 10 months ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

      k&t- excellent artice true according to SCRIPTURE but not to the hireling church system. they do not understand the covenants and believe they have to follow their apostate leader so eat whatever slop they are fed

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Well as I read your comment , why do you pick and chose what to follow, why not do all the Jewish laws , all the Sabbaths of land and forgiving of large debts.

      Where is your laws of burnt offerings with lambs .

      You want to hang your whole worship on one day of rest ! You can but you miss out on many other things Jesus says do as a command. Are you an acient Jew ?

      Are you giving your burnt offerings to a priest that is in a temple similar to Jesus ?

      I don't think so.

      And one last thing .if you believe in the word of God you need to learn some Hebrew and Greek .Jesus died on a stake one piece of wood or stake called Sturose. Not two pieces that is a pagan Eyptain symbol known as a cross and phallic, or fertility symbol look it up.

      The truth is certainly in every little detail

      people take for granted.

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      mychristianmyths 10 months ago

      Hey Kiss & Tales, It sounds like you've already made up your mind about the Sabbath and it's doubtful that anything I say will change that.

      If the 4th commandment was done away with when Jesus was nailed on the cross, then obviously the other 9 were also.

      We can't just pick and choose which commandments, if any, we think God wants us to follow. I understand salvation very well and realize that being "born again" is the way to it, not keeping the law.

      I personally believe that grace was given to help us keep the commandments, not as an excuse not to.

      Jesus said that "If you love me, then keep my commandments." I do love Him and so keeping His commandments is not hard or grievous to me. I enjoy pleasing God.

      When I fail, I repent, ask forgiveness and go on. The Holy Spirit convicts my heart when guilty. My personal relationship with God is built on love and trust, not guilt and punishment.

      Jesus kept the Torah, the teachings and instructions of God given to us by Moses and I try my best to keep the applicable instructions also.

      For the record my wife and I do rest on God's Sabbath and enjoy the day very much.

      If something important comes up on the Sabbath and needs doing, then we take care of what needs to be done. We do not feel "law bound" to stay in our chairs until the sun sets. We know about grace also.

      We are not orthodox Jews, nor do we care to convert, we are Hebrew Roots Christian believers. Learning the many teachings of our spiritual ancestors is fun to us, not painful.

      If you believe that keeping the commands of God puts you under a curse, then I'm sorry. My Bible says that keeping His commands brings me spiritual blessings.

      I guess we'll both find out for sure on Judgment Day exactly what God really did expect. See you there.

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      Kiss andTales 10 months ago

      Parris I think you will find some valid points here.

      Sabbath

      What is the Sabbath?

      The word “sabbath” comes from a Hebrew word meaning “to rest; to cease.” It first appears in the Bible in commands given to the nation of ancient Israel. (Exodus 16:23) For example, the fourth of the Ten Commandments says: “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it sacred. You are to labor and do all your work for six days, but the seventh day is a sabbath to Jehovah your God. You must not do any work.” (Exodus 20:8-10) The Sabbath day ran from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. During that time, the Israelites could not leave their locality, light a fire, gather wood, or carry a load. (Exodus 16:29; 35:3; Numbers 15:32-36;Jeremiah 17:21) Violating the Sabbath was a capital offense.—Exodus 31:15.

      Some other days in the Jewish calendar, as well as the 7th and 50th years, were also called sabbaths. In Sabbath years, the land was to lie uncultivated and Israelites could not be pressed to repay debts.—Leviticus 16:29-31; 23:6, 7, 32;25:4, 11-14; Deuteronomy 15:1-3.

      Do people observed these other sabbaths as well ? I don't think so.

      The Sabbath law applied only to the people subject to the rest of the Law given through Moses. (Deuteronomy 5:2, 3;Ezekiel 20:10-12) God never required other people to observe a sabbath rest.

      Misconception: God instituted the Sabbath when he rested on the seventh day.

      Fact: The Bible says: “God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” (Genesis 2:3, King James Version) This verse contains, not a law to man, but a statement of what God did on the seventh creative day. The Bible does not mention anyone observing a sabbath rest before the days of Moses.

      Misconception: Christians must keep the Sabbath, since Jesus kept it.

      Fact: Jesus observed the Sabbath because he was a Jew, obliged from birth to obey the Law of Moses. (Galatians 4:4) After Jesus died, this Law covenant—including the Sabbath—was taken away.—Colossians 2:13, 14.

      We are a mixed race of people this would not apply to us today. We are not acient Jews.

      Misconception: The Christian Sabbath is on Sunday.

      1 .Fact: The Bible contains no command for Christians to devote Sunday, the first day of the week, to rest and worship. For early Christians, Sunday was a workday like any other. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia states: “It was not until the 4th cent[ury] that Sunday began to take on sabbath characteristics, when [the pagan Roman emperor] Constantine decreed that certain types of work should not be done on Sunday.” 

      What, though, of passages that seem to indicate that Sunday was a special day? The Bible says that the apostle Paul shared a meal with fellow believers “on the first day of the week,” Sunday, but this was only logical, since Paul was leaving the next day. (Acts 20:7) Similarly, some congregations were told to set aside funds on “the first day of every week,” Sunday, for relief work, but this was just a practical suggestion for personal budgeting.

      Parris please consider that this makes sense.

      We are not under obligation to keep a sabbath even on Sunday.

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      MyChristianMyths 10 months ago from N.E. Tennesee

      The author of this above article has made some great points to be considered.

      My next door neighbor is a staunch Baptist, and a good friend who loves Jesus. He and I got into the discussion of the Sabbath day a while back.

      I shared my beliefs with him based on my scriptural knowledge of what the Sabbath day is. Yes, God did declare His Sabbath to be the 7th day of the week, or our current calendar day Saturday.

      There is no place in the Holy Bible that tells us that God suddenly changed His mind and moved His Sabbath up to Sunday, the 1st day of the week.

      My neighbor listened carefully and then retorted back to me, "Well does that mean that going to church on Sunday is a sin?" I thought for a moment and then responded back, "Absolutely not."

      I referred to what Romans 14 tells us. We can declare that a particular day will become holy to the Lord for us personally. Say for example a day that we are going to set apart as a special day of personal prayer and fasting.

      I believe the Lord will accept and acknowledge that day to be holy to Him and be glad, which is good. Then I told my neighbor that from the same Roman's 14 aspect, "Declaring a particular day of the week such as Sunday to be Holy to the Lord and going to church to worship on that day is great. It does not however, change God's Sabbath from still remaining on Saturday, the 7th day of the week."

      If you read through the Bible carefully you will find that Jesus, His disciples and Paul all worshipped in the Synagogue on the Saturday Sabbath day.

      Constantine declared that God's Saturday Sabbath was to be discontinued and that Sunday was to become the new official Christian Church Sabbath, not God.

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      Kiss andTales 15 months ago

      Revelation 7:15

      15 That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them.

      Written is day and night not a pacific day of the week.

      What is written is the correct answer.

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      charlie 15 months ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

      according to scripture EVERY DAY is the day to worship Christ. only in the churches of men is there an assigned day, true believers worship in Spirit and truth EVERY DAY IN EVERY PLACE

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      Kiss andTales 19 months ago

      I think we can worship God where ever and when ever it is possible,

      Notice what is written.

      Re 7:15 That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them.

      This is true one side of our planet may have a different time zone but there time may allow worship when it is possible,

      When the earth on the otherside may allow worship also at it time this allows

      24 hour thanks and praise to the Heavenly Father around the globe

      Did Able have a set day ?, did Job ? Did Daniel in the Lions den held against his will he still prayed as he always did with out a temple.

      Also consider

      2Co 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, should be torn down, we are to have a building from God, a house not made with hands, everlasting in the heavens.

      Since we are not Jews under the Mosiac Laws , but under Jesus undeseved kindess

      We can worship our Father everday when ever possible.

      What matter is our love and devotion should never waver or stop it should be deep with in our hearts everyday.