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GOD'S SABBATH OR MAN'S SABBATH

Updated on July 1, 2015

THE ORIGIN OF SABBATH: SATURDAY

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY TO KEEP IT HOLY

Exodu 20:4

God's great love for mankind is revealed after the creation of the world when He instituted the Sabbath on the seventh day of the week. The heavens and the earth were finished and on the seventh day God ended His work and rested on the seventh day. And God blessed the seventh day, sanctified it and rested (Genesis 2:1-3). This was the beginning of the Sabbath. God himself needs no rest for He is eternal, but man being made from the earth has limited strength.


God loved everything that He created and He knew that man needed rest after six days of work and He specified that man should have a Sabbath, which means rest as set apart for worship. God instituted the Sabbath because He loved man and He knew that man's endurance for work was limited and needed a rest after six days of labour.

At the time of creation of Adam and Eve, there were no Jews nor was there any Jew during the time of Abraham. It was just mankind and a Jew was originally a member of the kingdom of Judah, used later for adherents of the Mosaic Law. So, in essence, to call keeping the seventh day Sabbath a Jewish Sabbath is absolutely inaccurate. "The sabbath was made for man (mankind), not man for the sabbath" (Mark 2:27). God instituted Sabbath for mankind, but the Jews faithfully kept the Sabbath for about six millennium and that is why God blesses them.

Isaiah 58:13-14

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.


GOD'S SABBATH
GOD'S SABBATH
MOSES AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
MOSES AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

SABBATH INCORPORATED IN THE 10 COMMANDMENTS


The sabbath commandment is the fourth commandment out of ten. The first four commandments are concentrated on the love of God whereas the last six are on the love of man. If we keep all the ten commandments, we would love God and love man. If we break one of the commandments, we break the whole law (James 2:10).

  • Matthew 19:17 - But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
  • John 14:15 - If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 John 5:3 - For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:
  • James 2:10 - For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

We must keep all the Ten Commandments if we wish to enter into the kingdom of heaven.


THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE SABBATH


  • 1. To Let Man Remember God's Creation day of completing God's creation (Ex 20:8-11; Eze 20:20).
  • 2. To Allow Man to Obtain Physical and Spiritual Rest "Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: ... and the stranger, may be refreshed" (Ex 23:12).

  • The everlasting God does not faint and is not weary (Is 40:28).
  • 3. To Make Man Remember the Salvation of God
  • "And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God had commanded thee to keep the sabbath day" (Deu 5:15).
  • "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: To remember God's salvation of redeeming us from sin and death (Ac 26:18). Who forgiveth all thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies" (Ps 103:2,3).
  • 4. To Let Man Know That God Sanctifies Man "I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them" (Eze 20:12). God wants the people to sanctify the sabbath day (Neh 13:22; Is 58:13,14).
  • 5. The Sabbath Makes the Chosen Look Forward to the Eternal Rest The Sabbath is a type of the true rest in heaven. "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works; as God did from his" (Heb 4:9,10).
  • 6. There is no real rest in the world (Ps 90:10). Jesus can give us rest (Mt 11:28,29).The Sabbath was established by God as a memorial. "The days of our years threescore years and ten: and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away" (Ps.90:10).
  • Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
  • Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls (Mt 11:28-29).


JESUS CHRIST AND THE SABBATH


Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath.

  • (Mark 2:27-28; Luke 6:5)
  • 1. Jesus observed the Sabbath - The Lord Jesus "as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read."
  • (Luke 4:16) and "And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath (v.31).
  • 2. Jesus ceased working on the Sabbath
  • Jesus died on the Sabbath (Jn 19:31).
  • 3. Jesus Instructed the Disciples How to Keep the Sabbath
  • "It is lawful to do good on the sabbath days" (Mark 3:1-6).
  • "It is lawful to do well on the sabbath days" (Mt 12:9-14).
  • Jesus healed the sick on the sabbath (Mt 12:9-13; Jn 7:22,23; 5:5-18).


THE APOSTLES OBSERVED THE SABBATH


The apostles observed the sabbath even after the death of Jesus Christ.

Paul and Barnabas at Antioch

  • (Ac 13:14, 44)

Paul and Silas at Philippi

  • (Ac 16:13)

Paul and Silas at Thessalonica

  • (Ac 17:1,2)

Paul at Corinth

  • (Ac 18:4)



PUNISHMENT FOR NOT KEEPING SABBATH


The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years till all the adults died before reaching the Promised Land and only Joshua and Caleb were the only two adults who were able to enter the Promised Land..

They were guiltless in the eyes of God for they spoke the truth when they were sent to spy out the land of Canaan (Num 14:30,38; 26:65; 32:12). Their reports were positive.


MAN'S SABBATH: SUNDAY


Man's Sabbath was distinctly different from the love bestowed by God in instituting the Sabbath. Man's Sabbath was concentrated on his power over man.

Man's Sabbath was changed by a great conqueror, the Roman Emperor Constantine who wielded his power and decided to be different from the practising Israelites and called the day the Jewish Sabbath. It is untrue because God instituted the Sabbath when there were no Jews but Adam and Eve. Jews are the descendants of Judah. The Church of Rome usurped the power of God claiming it had the authority to change laws and commandments.

God's Sabbath started after God finished creating the heavens and the earth on the seventh day. He blessed the day and sanctified it. When Jesus was in the world, He kept the Sabbath and it was never repealed by Him or after His death by the disciples. Why was the Sabbath changed from the seventh day to the first day of the week?

For more than three hundred years after Jesus was born and died, the Sabbath was kept from eternity until today by the children of God who obeyed the Ten Commandments. In the year 321 A.D., the Roman Emperor Constantine enacted the law prohibiting the keeping of Sabbath. At that time, Rome was the conqueror and Israel was razed to the ground about 70 years after Jesus died.


EMPEROR CONSTANTINE
EMPEROR CONSTANTINE

CATHOLICS - SABBATH AND CATHOLIC CHURCH


Catholics - Sabbath and Catholic Church

.Expert:Marco - 7/12/2006

Question
I would like to know if this is true that the church claims it is above the bible?

The Church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact. Deny the authority of the Church and you have no adequate or reasonable explanation or justification for the substitution of Sunday for Saturday in the Third - Protestant Fourth - Commandment of God. As the Rev. Mr. Smith rightly points out: "The Jewish Sabbath is not Sunday, the Lord's Day. Christians are all wrong in speaking of the Sabbath as Sunday." The Christians who so speak are "Bible Christians," those who make the Bible the sole rule of Faith; and the Bible is silent on Sunday observance, it speaks only of Sabbath observance." Catholic Record, September 1, 1923.

"It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.” Priest Brady, in an address, reported in the Elizabeth, NJ ‘News’ on March 18, 1903. See This Rock

"Protestants ... accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change... But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that ... in observing Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the pope." Our Sunday Visitor, February 5th, 1950. See This Rock

Question: Which is the Sabbath day?
Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.

Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?

Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” -Rev. Peter Geiermann C.SS.R., The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50


GOD'S SABBATH OR MAN'S SABBATH?


Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:27-28; Luke 6:5). Blessings are given for observing the Sabbath.

The facts are laid out for you to decide. If you choose God's Sabbath, you should observe it on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. On the other hand, if Sunday is your choice, so be it. You have made your own choice. We all abide by the choice we make. Should you choose Saturday, you are fulfilling the commandment of God. However, you can choose Sunday and submit to the Catholic Church which admits to not basing its belief on the Bible but on the power of the Catholic Church. All the churches that worship on Sunday as the Sabbath are in fact following the dictates of the Catholic Church whether they care to admit it or not. Facts are facts and they are true and do not lie. Only 500 out of 38.000 denominations worship on the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath. In recent years, it had been reported that 60 congregations of the Methodist Church have changed back to worshipping the Sabbath on Saturday. Praise and thank the Lord for the change of heart for the better.

"To thy own self be true as the day follows the night", quotes Shakespeare. Follow God or follow Man in his weakness for power to suppress the masses and usurp the power from on high.

Praise and thank the Lord for the change in the 60 congregations of the Methodist Church. God gave them the courage to change. All glory to the only one and true Saviour of mankind.

Before you decide, there are more questions for you to consider. Keeping the Sabbath day is the fourth commandment of the Bible. However, the Catholic Church has it as the third commandment because the Church had obliterated the second commandment from their Bible. The question is would God accept the Christians who only keep Nine (9) out of the Ten (10) original commandments into His kingdom? Is Keeping Sabbath on the different substituted day acceptable to God? Is God doubled minded? Did God bless and sanctify two separate Sabbaths? Can you cite the verses which bless and sanctify Sunday in the Bible?

Would God be pleased with Christians who deliberately disobeyed Him if they know that it is wrong but do nothing to rectify it? Please give this your conscious deliberation. It is written in John 8:32: "And he shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

May the Lord give us wisdom of understanding to discern the truth. God blesses the pure in spirit and in truth.


THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

VIDEO ON 7TH DAY SABBATH - David Asscherick

God's Sabbath or Man's Sabbath

Do you know there is only ONE Sabbath in the Bible?

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Sunday is not Sabbath and is the Lord's Day as instituted by Constantine?

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If you do not keep the Sabbath, you are going against the Lord's Commandment?

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If whosoever keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all (Ja 2:10). Agree?

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      einron 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Deborah Sexton

      I have made my points on the article. I shall leave your article for those who would answer your comments. Thank you. Peace!

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      einron 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Deborah Sexton

      I leave your comments to whoever would want to reply. Thanks for writing!

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      Deborah Sexton 3 years ago

      Websense

      You said Quote “Paul emphasized that the law was a yoke of bondage from which the Christian had been set free. ” End Quote

      My Reply

      The Law Was Given For Blessings and Mercy

      You have not been set free from the Law

      1 John 5:3 "This is the love of God, that we keep His commandments"

      Deuteronomy 5:29 "Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!"

      Deuteronomy 7:12-14 "Then it shall come to pass, because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers. And He will love you and bless you and multiply you . . . You shall be blessed above all peoples"

      Only Paul thought it was a yoke, but the bible teaches differently, and so did Yahshua (Jesus)

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      Deborah Sexton 3 years ago

      Websense you said Quote "Today, NO ONE is keeping the Old Covenant Sabbath in the civilized world. The rules were so strict, that we would not be able to use electricity or gas(that makes other people work), cannot buy gasoline or anything (that makes other people work), cannot walk very far, would have to pack our refrigerated foods in ice for 24 hours, etc. Nobody does it! " End Quote

      My Reply

      My husband and I are Jewish and we keep the Jewish Bible Sabbath.

      Using gasoline and electricity does not make others work. Electricity and gasoline are pumped into your home automatically, and they don't work on Saturday.

      All Jewish people do it, so why are you saying no one does? Because you don't

      Ceremonial Sabbath? Different from other Sabbaths? This is not true and is ridiculous.

      Yahshua and the Apostles did keep the Sabbath

      Why do you think that Yahshua healed on the Sabbath?

      Or the Apostles picked corn to eat?

      No, it wasn’t because we no longer have to observe the holy day God set aside for us.



      Let’s take a modern day situation for instance.



      You are at a lake and you see a sign that says “No Swimming by ordinance 53745
 all violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law” 


      You surely would not want to jump in and start swimming because it is against the law.



      But, than you hear a muffled cry and see a tiny child drowning in the water.

      Do you ignore him because of the law and fear of being arrested? Or do you save the child?

      Naturally, you would save him and no one whose duty it is to enforce the law would prosecute you. You would have a higher chance of being arrested and convicted if you didn’t save him.



      It is Okay to do something good or merciful on the Sabbath.

      
It is not Okay to work late at the office or do your ironing at home.


      Don’t allow anyone to tell you it is.


      Don’t believe anyone who says as long as you set aside a day for yourself to rest that any day is fine.

      
God chose the day, and He chose the seventh day.

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      Deborah Sexton 3 years ago

      Websense you said Quote “Once we are spiritually reborn, Christ becomes our Sabbath Rest. We are no longer under the Old Convenant. It is much better for a true Christian to have Christ as our Sabbath Rest every day, instead of being under the Old Covenant where the Sabbath is a day of the week with it's rules about what we can do and cannot do” End Quote

      MY REPLY TO YOU WEBSENSE

      That is the silliest and most ridiculous man made doctrine..it is completely unbiblical.

      The bible teaches this nowhere.

      God doesn’t change, only doctrines change.

      To teach others this kind of garbage is blasphemy

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      Deborah Sexton 3 years ago

      I do believe in the Sabbath being the seventh day, I am Jewish.

      What I disagree with you about is that everything in the English bible is correct, and the word of God

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      Deborah Sexton 3 years ago

      Einron I know you wrote this 4 years ago, but I hope you stop by here to read this

      You said Quote “All your arguments are futile, though they may be well thought out and crafted with biblical acumen.

      Your ANSWER:

      2 Tim.3:16

      All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” End Quote

      MY REPLY TO YOU EINRON

      Many people have stated that every bit of the New Testament is the word of God and that they contain no errors. They attempt to prove this is true by quoting 2 Timothy 3:16 as you did

      Can’t you see why this verse does not prove there are no errors in the English Bible?

      At the time that 2 Timothy 3:16 was written none of the New Testament existed, and the Jewish Bible had not yet been translated into the English Old Testament.

      2 Timothy 3:16 was speaking of the Jewish Bible, and not the letters Paul wrote to one of the church’s which was 2 Timothy

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Thank you for clarifying the difference between God's Sabbath and man's Sabbath!

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      einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      VARGHESE

      Thank God that He gave you understanding to obey His commandments and will. Millions of people do not see this that they are being disobedient to God.

      God bless.

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      VARGHESE 4 years ago

      God blessed and sanctified the 7th day, no any 0therday, so if we follow man-made rules, we are disobeying God's commandments. Those who follow man-made rules, they keep Sun-day as holy. Be strong and deny self to live a life that pleases Almighty God. Amen

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      einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Akansassie

      God only sanctified the Sabbath, but every day we cannot sin and that is why I say we must be holy. If we sin, we must ask for forgiveness to keep us free from sin. Peace and blessings.

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      Arkansassie 6 years ago

      Hi Christalone! Thanks for your study above--all great verses! All true and glorious--so glad we are not measured by the law but by our relationship with Jesus.

      But your question on if everyday should be kept holy---In genesis 2 where the Bible says that God "sanctified" the sabbath, sanctified comes from the translation qudosh meaning "set apart as holy". There was only one day that was made holy, and man can only Keep holy what God has made holy. What power do I have to make something holy? zero!

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      einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      YOU WROTE:

      Can you pls explain these verses

      and what is difference between worshiping on a monday, tuesday, wednesday,thursday, friday, saturday, or sunday

      Everyday should be kept Holy

      ANSWER:

      You should keep the laws of God every day of the week. The only difference is the Sabbath Day, the 7th Day of the week because God decreed it to be a day of rest for the benefit of all people. God blessed, sanctified and rested on Sabbath as an example for us to follow. God is not tired that He should rest, but He did it for our sakes (Gen.2:2-3).

      Keeping the Sabbath is a sign of obedience to God.

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      Christalone 6 years ago

      Colossians 2:15-18 (King James Version)

      15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

      16Let 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:

      17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

      ........................................................

      John 5:16

      And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

      18Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

      Galatians 2:21

      I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

      Galatians 2:16

      Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

      Romans 7:6 (King James Version)

      6But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

      Can you pls explain these verses

      and what is difference between worshiping on a monday, tuesday, wednesday,thursday, friday, saturday, or sunday

      Everyday should be kept Holy

      Have a glorious day

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      einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Tiffany Latte

      Thanks that you think the commentary participation is great, lively and enlightening. Hopes more Christians are enlightened.

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      Tiffany Latte 6 years ago from USA

      Wonderful hub, commentary participation is great. This is a very lively and enlightening discussion. Keep writing.

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Tamarajo

      Probably! I would not worry if I were you. Look at your calendar, and you will find that Sunday is listed as the first day of the week. However, new calendars are now changing to depict Sunday as the 7th day.

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      Tamarajo 7 years ago

      I like your hub and I agree about the Sabbath that we need one and it is God's command. I also am in agreement that things certainly did get messed up and confused through the course of time and history but I do have a question concerning the Saturday Sunday debate. I do not ask this for argument sake at all. I really desire to know. My question is this. If the Hebrew religious calendar was based on the moon cycles and not a Gregorian calendar wouldn't the Shabbats fall on various weekdays of the Gregorian calendar? I have wondered about this for a long time. I knew that Sunday being instituted was not biblical but I am super curious how the Saturday thing works.

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      YOU WROTE:

      All your arguments are futile, though they may be well thought out and crafted with biblical acumen.

      ANSWER:

      2 Tim.3:16

      All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

      YOU WROTE:

      Stop trying to be elite and separatist.

      ANSWER:

      If quoting scriptures is elite, I am glad to quote them.

      Falsehood must be separated from the truth.

      If you think following Constantine's edict rather than God's law is correct, I am sorry for you.

      Read the whole article again, and the comments.

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      Rick 7 years ago

      I recently watched a movie, and I found one of the lines very appropriate to your apparent sabbath dilemma.

      Two separate jurisdictions. One of them wanted the evidence the other had. The answer was, " If I were to give you the info I have,you will use it to substantiate the opinion that you already have come to. "

      All your arguments are futile, though they may be well thought out and crafted with biblical acumen. You know that everything that was instituted before the Law is not now in effect for believers. Circumcision for example.

      Stop trying to be elite and separatist. You know what the scripture says. We are all one in Christ. Col.2:16, So don't let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moons or sabbaths. How about this. It actually means what it says!

      Our salvation is complete in Christ. There is nothing you or anyone else can add to what He has done. Saturday or Sunday is compulsory! All the sabbath keepers are doing is causing a schism in the body, as they do not understand the fulness of Christ. Could there be anything more sacred than the temple at Jerusalem? When Jesus was asked about the place to worship [ by the woman at the well ], His answer is,'.....the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem............... The time is coming, is indeed here now, when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth"

      Please worship the Father in spirit and truth on whatever day [ try everyday ] and find unity in the spirit of Christ rather than division through letter of the law.

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      brotheryochanan

      "The Sabbath is definitely a rule of rest that every christian who wants the deeper things of God must incorporate into their walk."

      Very true.

      God bless.

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Deborah Sexton

      Thanks for linking this hub. It great that someone believes about the Sabbath as I do.

      Unfortunately, many people still follow Constantine's edict. At least one hubber has decided to follow the 7th day Sabbath and wrote that two congregations are now following God's sabbath to the glory of God.

      Glad that Hubpages has given this opportunity to debate and change decisions.

      God bless.

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      brotheryochanan 7 years ago

      When paul was going on and on about the Law he was talking to the jews who lived by the Law. Paul was trying to engrain into their way of understanding that the way THEY served the Law was at an end and that The Jewish community could observe a more relaxed set of rules. But still, a set of rules does exist. God shows us and reveals to us personally what WE must do to abide in him. The Sabbath is definitely a rule of rest that every christian who wants the deeper things of God must incorporate into their walk. Abstaining from the appearance of evil encompasses a huge amount of area of which the Saturday Sabbath is embraced. Come friday at 6pm i cease from labor, turn on the mp3 player, raise the volume, hop into bed, and sing praises to god till i sleep. The rest of saturday my agenda is open to God, i won't go into details, and sunday, because the churches are open i zip off to pentecostal church and fellowship with brethren. Works for me!

      Thanks einron.

      Be with God according to the convincing of your heart and mind. Preach your word and don't worry about conflict if you take the upper road, it will all get sorted out in the end. Cheers!

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      Deborah Sexton 7 years ago

      Great hub full of truth. The Sabbath is from sunset on Friday till sunset on Saturday. Yet people use that time to party and do whatever. The Sabbath is desecrated this way, and people wonder why they aren't blessed. Constantine was a sun worshiper, hated the Jews and did not want to keep the same day as them. He caused many people to use Sunday (the firs day of the week) for rest. The Sabbath was made for man.

      I am linking to this hub

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      heart4theword

      Thanks for commenting! I know there is a lot to read and the good news is that Carrie has decided to change her views to that of observing the 7th day Sabbath on Saturday and I am ecstatic for the Lord had opened her understanding of the truth. She also stated that two churches have also changed their stance. God is wonderful, and in the last days, more and more people will revert to the Bible truth.

      God be blessed.

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Wow, there is much debate about this? So much, I didn't have time to read it all! Great Topic:)

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      YOU WROTE:

      Shall we only worship the lord on saturday? and forget the other days of the week?

      ANSWER: Certainly not! We should worship every day, morning and night. We cannot stop, but THE BIBLE SAYS GOD BLESSED THE 7TH DAY SABBATH (Gen. 2:2-3).

      What you are doing is worshipping in two different churches, One which has God's blessing, and the other which does not have God's blessing. It is your choice!

      YOU WROTE:

      Indeed we are all blessed to be able to even attend a church on any day of the week,

      ANSWER:

      Again, I must say you are BLESSING YOURSELF for saying "to be able to GO TO CHURCH ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK".

      GOD ONLY BLESSED THE 7TH DAY OF THE WEEK, SANCTIFIED AND RESTED. God did three things which He did not do to other days of the week.

      IT is YOUR OWN CHOICE. You are not hearing what GOD SAID, but doing your own way.

      To each his own way. Peace!

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      brotheryochanan 7 years ago

      yes you're right, by my statement twice blessed i am stating that i am (feeling or perceiving) a blessing twice. Is this no worship on sunday overflowing onto other days/nights of the week? Shall we only worship the lord on saturday? and forget the other days of the week? I think not. I think god honors that i do abide by saturday sabbath and the fact that i choose to attend sunday is not frowned upon by him. I am free to choose whatever day i want to fellowship with gods people, even if it is sunday, so long as i do the saturday sabbath seriously. If my church decides to get together on wednesday night, I will be blessed to go to that too and im sure god will use it for his honor and glory because i have not frowned upon his knowledge and preference for saturday, it is part of my cross to bear and i bear it happily. Indeed we are all blessed to be able to even attend a church on any day of the week, some countries cannot even attend one day of the week.

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      brotheryochanan

      You are still not twice blessed now because there is no verse in the Bible which says you are blessed by going to church on Sunday. God does not say so! When you said you are twice blessed, you are ONLY BLESSING YOURSELF, AND NOT GOD.

      Before I came to Canada, our church held services from Monday to Friday evenings and twice on Saturday. My family went to church every Monday to Friday evenings, and once on Saturday. Can I say I am blessed 6 times because I went to church 6 times a week? Certainly NOT! God only blessed the 7th day Sabbath.

      Peace and blessings to you.

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      brotheryochanan 7 years ago

      Keeping saturday as sabbath and holy is important indeed. I attend sunday church because that is when church is happening. We have no jewish mosques in duncan, vancouver island, canada, population 80,000 including surrounding area.

      Sunday is not my sabbath nor do i keep it holy, although i could, as well as monday, tuesday, wednesday, etc. but when would i get anything done? lol. I cut my grass on sunday and shop and go for eats with other christians at restaurants, but never on saturday. This is what i meant.

      I enjoy my pentecostal church but I dont impune my beliefs upon them, it doesn't matter what the church does, loosely speaking, so long as i have it right. I like to hear Gods prophecies and tongues and interpretations; often they have such a beautiful deep meaning. Of course i let the sabbath out of the bag so to speak if asked. :)

      I have my holy saturday unto the lord whereby i do no work and praise and worship, fasting wouldn't hurt judging by the winters onset of fat LOL and lol, but sunday i fellowship with christians and sing songs with them and listen to the sermon (I enjoy learning) and mow my lawn etc. Sunday is another day that i keep, a little less holy than all the other days but my sabbath is not sunday.

      If i were indeed not to attend on sunday i would be alone more so than i am already and the extra praise doesn't hurt and i would find myself attending 7th day adventist church. Hmmm i do live in a small town.

      God bless in the wisdom and knowledge that is in accordance to the will of our wonderful yahweh.

      Am i twice blessed now? :)

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      brotheryochanan

      Good that you keep God's sabbath. There is no blessing for going to church on Sunday. Cite me a verse if you can. You are not twice blessed. Sorry about that!

      God bless.

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      brotheryochanan 7 years ago

      I've always done saturday sabbath, from our friday 6pm to saturday 6pm and then i get to go to church on sunday too! Gods ways are twice blessed.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      The harlot certainly serves a purpose. When a Christian flees from the harlot, he has overcome the flesh, the temptation of evil. Praise the Lord.

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      malcolm777 8 years ago from new zealand

      the harlot serves a purpose, she gives milk, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached, eat the right meat, and the picture becomes clear, flee babylon!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      A true butterfly has the ability to fly and is a thing of beauty. A "Christian" (in name only) is a hollow tree that is without life which bears no fruits of the Holy Spirit. God has not yet accepted him because he lacks the qualification of entry into His kingdom.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      I've been having a discussion with the ultimate "grace" preacher, and yes, we are under grace when we are TRULY SAVED.  There are those who do the motions of walking the aisle, saying the sinner's prayer (maybe even a recited one), get water baptized, and even try to obey the 10 Commandments, but if they haven't been made a "new creation", they are as a caterpillar wearing wings, rather than truly being a butterfly.  When we are a butterfly, we fly as a butterfly.  God changes us; and indeed, we show that we are His by the works that faith produces.  If you can ask yourself "What Would Jesus Do?" and know that you are doing as He would do, you are right before God.  AMEN.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carriie bradshaw,

      It is not how much you know but how obedient you are to God. Look at Solomon and see how smart he was, but in the end because of his love for women, he fell forgetting about the Lord God.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Hosea 4:6 is powerful "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." We can spend our time learning all the things of the world, and you being college-educated would know what an effort it takes.  We need to keep in the Word or we will be led astray by every wind of doctrine out there! Some are fatal!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      We should all be like the Bereans, but how many read the bible every day. There are so many distractions in the world. God bless.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      lionswhelp,

      I have heard about Dr. Sam's book. I thought it rather odd that the Roman Catholic Church would even allow him to research. Probably the Catholics were very sure of their own position. Many main stream churches were blinded by the fact that they do not have to keep law and that meant the TEN COMMANDMENTS. Very few churches keep the 7th Day Sabbath, but in the last days, many will because they are seeking the truth and the truth will set them free. Amen.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      We should all be as the Bereans! Praise God!

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      lionswhelp 8 years ago

      Well, it is possible that Pope Paul the Sixth never read Dr. Sam's book! It was later after it was published that the dirt began to hit the fan, so to speak. After Dr. Sam's book was distributed throughout the Catholic world the complaints started to come in. That Dr. Sam's book showed to these Catholic people that they were keeping the wrong day. This played havoc with their church. This is kind of humorous when you think of it. Its always better to check things out for sure about what is said before commenting on something you have not read for yourself. Bereans would have checked it out to see what the Bible says about the Sabbath through Jesus Christ, Amen!

      The Lionswhelp

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE:

      Well, while there may be a "falling away" for many, some of us are indeed "falling back into the Lord's LOVE"! Amen!!

      ANSWER: 2 Tim.3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

      The good people will become better and vice versa, the worse becomes worse. The first shall be the last and the last shall be first.

      God bless.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE: If I were that Pope, I would have left the Papacy!

      ANSWER: Wishful thinking! It is no use thinking you wish to be somebody else and would do the right thing. It's impossible! Thank God you are who you are. Good night. It is nearly 1.00 am. God bless.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Well, while there may be a "falling away" for many, some of us are indeed "falling back into the Lord's LOVE"! Amen!!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      I could not finish writing the name of the author of the History of the Sabbath by J. N. Andrews, Copyright 1998 (548 pages). Third Edition Revised.

      The computer had to be shut down completely because I could not type the author's name. Isnt this weird? The book was a gift from the Sabbath Sentinel.a couple of years ago. I enjoyed reading the book very much.

      The book has 27 chapters, Chap. 1 The creation; Chap. 7 The Feasts; Chap. 8 The Sabbath from David to Nehemiah; Chap. 9 The Sabbath from Nehemiah to Christ; The Sabbath during the Ministry of the Apostles;

      Part !! - Secular History

      Chap. 12 Early Apostasy in the church; Chap. 13 The Sunday Lord's Day Not Treaceable to the Apostles; Chap. 14 The First Witness for Sunday; Chap. 19 The Sabbath and First-Day During the First Five Centuries; Chap. 23 Luther and Carlstadt; Chap. 24 Sabbath-Keepers in the Sixteenth Century; Chap. 26 English Sabbath Keepers; Chap. 27 The Sabbath in America.

      Praise the Lord for keeping some Christians throughout the 2000 years to worship God.

      All glory to God.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      I just thought it was odd that the Pope rewarded the man for the result of his study, but didn't use his "authority" to then change the Sabbath Day back to what it's always been?. Again, the "politics". If I were that Pope, I would have left the Papacy!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE:  Was it 31AD or 321AD as written in this hub, when the Sabbath was changed

      ANSWER:  It was 321 AD.

      YOU WROTE:  If it was the latter, it would mean the Christian churches (congregations) continued the Sabbath as has been for more than 4,000 years, even after Jesus died.

      ANSWER:  The Jews kept the SABBATH until now for six millenia.  The Gentile Christians started to keep the Sabbath during the time of the Acts of the Apostles until the year Constantine changed the Law in 321 AD, which means for about 300 years after Jesus died.  However, some did keep the Sabbath.  Not all Christians are the adherents of the Roman Cathollic Church.

      The Christians only have a history of about 2000 years while the Israelites have 6000 years.

      YOU WROTE:  I wonder why the Pope didn't change the day back, except that it was LAW in Rome still?

      I have received the history of THE SABBATH and FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK by J. N.  

      ANSWER:  Why would the Pople change the law back to what it was before when the Roman Catholic Church claimed she had authority to change the law and that the Church represents God on earth and have authority over matters on earth.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Right. The Law of Moses and Rabbinic laws ceased at the cross; amen.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      lionswhelp,

      YOU WROTE:  Besides what has already been said, Jesus made it plain that heaven and earth would have to pass away first before any of God's Laws were done away with, Matthew 5:17-19.

      ANSWER:  God's Laws will be done away with when God makes new heaven and new earth, after JUDGMENT DAY and after the whole world is judged and not before.

      YOU WROTE:  The Sabbath Day is not one of the least of the Commandments. It is part of the First Four on how to worship God.

      ANSWER:  The FOURTH COMMANDMENT is how to worship God. One cannot break any of the 10 COMMANDMENTS.

      YOU WROTE: The late Samuele Bacchiocchi the SDA researcher was invited to the Gregorian Universtity in Rome.

      ANSWER: It is correct.

      Have a nice day.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Was it 31AD or 321AD as written in this hub, when the Sabbath was changed? If it was the latter, it would mean the Christian churches (congregations) continued the Sabbath as has been for more than 4,000 years, even after Jesus died. Some of the laws did indeed cease from the Old to New Covenants. The Law of Moses (the Mitzvot) and Rabbinic laws, totaling over 613 laws, were fulfilled at Calvary. The 10 Commandments, God's Laws are eternal and even Jesus answered His disciples in Matthew, when they asked Him "which ones?" (which commandments we are to keep), that they were indeed the 10 Commandments.

      Jesus kept the Sabbath even in the timing of His death. They buried Him the afternoon before the Sabbath, and He didn't rise from the dead until the day AFTER the Sabbath. I've written a hub called "The Judeo-Christian Sabbath" that also documents these things.

      Great information about Samuele Bacchiocchi. I wonder why the Pope didn't change the day back, except that it was LAW in Rome still?

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      lionswhelp 8 years ago

      Besides what has already been said, Jesus made it plain that heaven and earth would have to pass away first before any of God's Laws were done away with, Matthew 5:17-19. The Sabbath Day is not one of the least of the Commandments. It is part of the First Four on how to worship God. It is also the only one that the Lord of the Sabbath said that we are to remember to keep it Holy, Exodus 20:8-11.

      The late Samuele Bacchiocchi the SDA researcher was invited to  the Gregorian Universtity in  Rome. He spent five years there and graduated with High honors. He had access to the Church archieves. His thesis was on Sabbath to Sunday. He did not find any evidence that the Sabbath was changed in 31 A.D. After Jesus Crucifixtion as some assume it was changed then to Sunday. He even showed the evidence to His instructor who acknowledged his find. Sam published his thesis in  his book " From Sabbath to Sunday." He was such a good student that the Pope in his day gave him a gold medal for his hard work. Today though the RCC refuses to admit that Sam ever attended that Jesuit University in Rome. His instructor was forbidden to even speak to him up to the day he died. If you would like a copy of his book contact: www.biblicalperspectives.com or write to his survivors at email: sbacchiocchi@qtm.net or samuele@andrews.edu

      Have a nice Sabbath Day,

      The Lionswhelp

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      Hallelujah!  Praise the Lord!  Are The Rock and Bayside, Pentecostal churches or otherwise?  Thank you.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Two Christian churches in my area. One's called The Rock and the other is Bayside! Whoo Hoo!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks Carrie.

      I am not sure that you said there are now 2 more churches going to observe the 7th Day Sabbath?

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      lionswhelp,

      Thank you for addressing iwill14jc and websense. I appreciate it very much.

      YOU WROTE: After all it is one of God's Feast Days Leviticus 23:1-4 that he gave us to keep forever, Zechariah 14:16, Isaiah 66:22-23. jesus never broke the Day He gave us in the beginning ,Genesis 2:1-3..If you say He did you are being led to tell a lie by people that wish to burden you with their legalism..

      ANSWER: How can one argue with God about GOD'S FEAST DAYS?

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      It is confirmed by at least three on this hub, and it is TRUTH. Amen!!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw.

      YOU WROTE: twill4jc and Websense, I invite you, humbly to read even my hub on the Judeo-Christian Sabbath and just look at the scriptures ~~ it opened my eyes WIDE. If God could do this for me, He can do this for you!

      ANSWER: Thanks carrie for addressing both twill4jc and Websense. Maybe another voice other than mine would be more welcome.

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      lionswhelp 8 years ago

      twilll4jc &websense,

      What do you mean Jesus did not keep the Sabbath? It sounds to me you are thinking like Jews who did not have the Holy Spirit to help them keep the Law in the Spirit, Romans 8:1-4. He is the Lord of the Sabbath, Mark 2:28! It is the wrong attitude of the Pharisees & Sadduces that gives the does and don'ts of what you can do or not do on the Sabbath.

      These were those legalistic Jews who were trying to keep the Law on their own merits and assumptions. They were so much into their legalism that they did not want to admit that the one who was doing His miracles on the Sabbath was and still is today the Lord of the Sabbath, Hebrews 13:8. Jesus shows that IT IS GOOD TO HEAL and do good on the Sabbath - to visit the sick and to eat a good meal. After all it is one of God's Feast Days Leviticus 23:1-4 that he gave us to keep forever, Zechariah 14:16, Isaiah 66:22-23. jesus never broke the Day He gave us in the beginning ,Genesis 2:1-3..If you say He did you are being led to tell a lie by people that wish to burden you with their legalism..

      The Lionswhelp

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      twill4jc and Websense, I invite you, humbly to read even my hub on the Judeo-Christian Sabbath and just look at the scriptures ~~ it opened my eyes WIDE. If God could do this for me, He can do this for you! I pray His truth is honored, as His Sabbath Day never changed. The ordinances of the Sabbath were done away with, but NOT the Sabbath DAY. This is what I learned! No judgment whatsoever, as truly we just have to see the proof in the Word (New Testament)!!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      twill4jc,

      THINGS TO CONSIDER

      Should we throw out the TEN COMMANDMENTS?

      How can any country rule without including the TEN COMMANDMENTS or part of the ten commandments?

      Even communist countries also had laws that relate to good behaviour between citizens.

      In Exodus 6:4, And I have also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan (Israel)...

      Is God going to negate His covenant with Israel in the Old Testament with regard to Israel?

      The Scriptures in the New Covenant are more concerned with the Holy Spirit written in the hearts of the believers rather than throwing out of all the commandments of God?

      But if ye will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be against you, as it was against your fathers  (1 Samuel 12:15).

      Are we to abandon God's commandment?

      It is true that we must rest on Jesus Christ for our behaviour, otherwise we cannot be saved. Once we become Christians, we rely on the Holy Spirit to help maintain and sustain our integrity.

      Would we not be regarded as lawless in society if we discard all laws? 

      Would the murderers not be convicted? 

      Jesus said in Matthew 5:17: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfil.

      The Bible does not say where Jesus said to discard all laws.

      Hebrews 8:8, 10: Jesus said, I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah... 

      I will put my laws into their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.

      This is what Jesus said in the New Testament that He would make a new covenant by putting the laws into their hearts.

      He did not say to discard all laws. Often the Bible speaks in parables and one must know how to discern the right meaning.

      Seven blind men when asked to describe what an elephant looked like, would give seven different answers.

      Jesus was sinless. He broke no law, but He showed us examples where He kept the law in a more humane way.

      If a person suffers from a heart attack, should he not seek a doctor?

      If a child falls into a well, do we let him drown and not lend a hand?

      The Jewish ordinances (613) regarding rules of keeping the commandments were discarded, but God's 10 COMMANDMENTS REMAIN FOREVER.

      The New Covenant law of LOVE GOD (FIRST 4 COMMANDMENTS) and LOVE MAN (6 COMMANDMENTS) were required in the NEW TESTAMENT.

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      twill4jc 8 years ago

      Websense is right, pretty much hit it right on the head! "Jesus did not keep the Sabbath - many times he did things that violated the very strict rules about what you can do on the Sabbath. Why?, because He was the Lord of the Sabbath, and for us believers, He will be our Sabbath Rest." Jesus is our Sabbath and when we get in Him we find rest! That can be on any day, anytime, and anywhere! M.T.W.THUR, F, SAT, OR SUN!!! God bless you!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      Thank you for informing me of your new hub. Right now I am rather busy as I am now involved with Twitter, and finishing my hub. I shall read it. God bless.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      I just posted the hub "The Judeo-Christian Sabbath" and also included this video!  I hope you will read it and confirm.  I am so in love with Jesus because even He overcomes our taught information that is incorrect, when we love Him and seek Him in the very Word.  Amen!!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      I have added the video of David Asscherick to the end of the hub. Thanks. It is fantastic. .

      YOU WROTE: WOW! Yet more revelation! I didn't realize that about the two commandments of love actually being summaries of the 10. Praise God! That's awesome! I will clarify this in my New Covenant hub, too! Thank You, Jesus! ANSWER: It shows you are actually seeking the Lord with your whole heart and that is why you are receiving more truths. Thank God!

      Some know the truth but because they are beholden to their church, they would not change for fear of losing their jobs. Sad but true. Others would not change due to pride.

      YOU WROTE: Compassionately, I believe the reason New Testament Christians (the Gentiles that became saved) were unaware of these 613 laws, as the only commandments they realize that were given in the Old Testament to Moses (Law of Moses as they're described) were the 10.

      ANSWER: You were compassionate in your reason for the New Testament Christians not knowing about the 613 ordinances.

      Luke 8:10

      Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parable; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

      YOU WROTE: Open our eyes, Lord ~ we want to see Jesus!

      ANSWER: "For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. [Matthew 7:8]

      All glory to God. Pray that more people would receive the message. Pray that God would give us strength, physically and spiritually.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      WOW!  Yet more revelation!  I didn't realize that about the two commandments of love actually being summaries of the 10.  Praise God!  That's awesome! I will clarify this in my New Covenant hub, too! Thank You, Jesus!

      Compassionately, I believe the reason New Testament Christians (the Gentiles that became saved) were unaware of these 613 laws, as the only commandments they realize that were given in the Old Testament to Moses (Law of Moses as they're described) were the 10. We have to come to the knowledge of the Jewish faith that existed much longer than the Christian faith has! Open our eyes, Lord ~ we want to see Jesus!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE: Well, I just learned A WHOLE LOT TODAY by the power of the Holy Spirit about what commandments were abolished in the Old Covenant. They were not God's Commandments (the 10), but rather the halkhah, which are 613 Jewish laws and ordinances (religious walk) we no longer are bound to!

      ANSWER: I have mentioned many times that what was abolished were the Jewish 613 ordinances, and not the 10 COMMANDMENTS. God's laws are perfect. Why should He abolish them? It is our own veiled eyes and stubborn hearts that cannot comprehend what God has spoken to us.

      Many churches still cannot see the distinction between the 10 COMMANDMENTS and the 613 Jewish expanded ordinances which were done away with. Praise God for revealing this to you because you really seek Him and He has opened your heart and eyes to see the glory of His wisdom. All glory to God!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE: The children of the TRUE God in these last days are recognized by keeping not only the 10 commandments, but the two additional ones.

      ANSWER: I do not know what two additional ones are mentioned. I do know that God's laws are perfect and man does not have to add to the perfection of God.

      The 10 Commandments can be divided into two sections; the first is to love the Lord with all your heart, mind and soul and the second is to love your fellow men. The two commandments are to love God and to love your neigbhours as yourself. When one loves oneself, one will not do harm to oneself.

      The first encompasses the first four commandments and the other six commandments . Love God and love Man. God bless.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      lionswhelp.

      YOU WROTE:  Like Soloman said: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His Commandements: for this is the whole duty of all of us both men and women, Ecclesiastes 12:13.

      ANSWER:  Solomon was the wisest man in his generation.  The saying is so true.

      YOU WROTE:  Yes some Sabbath Churches do go astray but usually Christ will correct them with some kind of severe trials.

      ANSWER:  Some Sabbath Churches do go astray.  Did not Isaiah 4:1 prophesied about Seven Women and One Man?  The prophecy was further explained in Revelation 2 and 3 that all churches are wrong in some ways and unless they change, they will be unsaved.

      The Bride of the Lamb is still not perfect yet.  If she is, then the marriage will be consumated.  We are all still awaiting for the second coming of the Lord.  The church is espoused to the Lamb, awaiting for the marriage.

      YOU WROTE:

      The 144,000 still need to be chosen they might be some of us or some may need more perfection and need the Tribulation, which can be the mixed multitude Revelation 3:14-22, Revelation 7:9-10, of people that might have the wrong day but still profess Christ because they were willing to give their lives for Christ sake.

      ANSWER:  The number 144,000 chosen is figurative.  Notice the first number is made up of all the named  tribes of Israel while the second set of numbers were made up of a great multitude. 

      Revelation 7: 4 records:  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

      Revelation 7:9 said: "After this (after naming the tribes of Israel) I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

      Note: a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds, and people. and tongues.

      Thank the Lord for this peaceful exchange of thoughts according to the Lord's will.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Well, I just learned A WHOLE LOT TODAY by the power of the Holy Spirit about what commandments were abolished in the Old Covenant. They were not God's Commandments (the 10), but rather the halkhah, which are 613 Jewish laws and ordinances (religious walk) we no longer are bound to! Praise God! I've updated my hubs on the End of the Old Covenant and the Joy in the New Covenant! Hope you get a chance to read them. I will write a hub soon on what I've learned about keeping the Sabbath and the proof all throughout the New Testament! Praise God, we never "arrive" to all of His knowledge, but when we LOVE HIM first and foremost, He will show us!!!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE: David Asscherick proves the Roman-Catholic Church is the antichrist institution, and they did indeed change the Holy Sabbath Day on earth, though it is still NOT CHANGED in Heaven! Watch and learn ~ AWESOME! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl6drcpxOwY

      ANSWER: David Asscherick did an excellent job of explaining why we must keep the 7th day Sabbath. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord and bless His Name.

      I hope more people will be led to keep God's Sabbath and not Man's Sabbath. Amen.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      The children of the TRUE God in these last days are recognized by keeping not only the 10 commandments, but the two additional ones.

      The 10 Commandments were first written by Moses on two tablets of stone, yet he broke the tablets in anger (De 9:17), but then GOD wrote the second set with HIS own finger (De 10:2) and they were placed in the arch of the Covenant.

      Looking at the Old and New Testaments, we see the following regarding the Sabbath Day:

      Exodus 20:11 "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

      Exodus 31:13: "You must observe My Sabbaths. This will be a sign between Me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy."

      Matthew 12:8/Mark 2:28/Luke 6:5: Jesus said, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

      Mark 2:27 "Then He said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath."

      Even Jesus was placed in the tomb on Friday.  His body remained in the tomb on the Sabbath and He rose on Sunday morning.

      The Apostles continued to keep the Sabbath holy after Jesus' resurrection! Acts 13:42 "As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath."  Acts 13:44 "On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord."

      Revelation 12:17 "Then the dragon was enraged at the woman (church) and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring--those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus." (Keep in mind, these are only God's Commandments, not man's commandments.)

      I understand that the Roman Emperor, Constantine and the Roman-Catholic Church indeed changed the Sabbath to Sunday.  There is no evidence in the Bible that the Sabbath was ever changed by God or His apostles.

      Ephesians 1:21 "He is far above all rulers, authorities, powers, lords, and all other names that can be named, not only in this present world but also in the world to come." God is above the Pope and the Catholic Church and any authority that changes God's Commandments.

      I wish more churches would stop imposing the "traditions of church leaders" and rather follow the Spiritual laws of God He has written on our hearts, confirmed in Matthew 15:1-3:

      "Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 'Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!' Jesus replied, 'And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?"

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      lionswhelp 8 years ago

      Hi again everyone,

      I'm back again. This is a very interesting hub. I like what 'no body' said about that eighty four year lady it is very interesting. I wonder if this the same grandmother that has brought over 1 million people to Christ?

      Systems are a problem if they are institutional,patriarch or just plain Matriarchal. Jesus restored equality back to us humans to fufill Genesis 3:15 which was egalitarian. This whole worldly system is one big test case for us humans to show that it is better to listen to God. Like Soloman said: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His Commandements: for this is the whole duty of all of us both men and women, Ecclesiastes 12:13.

      We have to also realize that we humans are not all on the same page and some get more lumps then others just like in Revelations 2 & 3. God is allowing us to physically be subject to the effects of sin. God wants to get rid of sin once and for all,. This is the big reason God has allowed these things for now.  Lets say 5 billions years for now someone might think of rebelling against God again, this is not very likely but it could happen? All they would need to do is check what happened to both humans and angels away back in the past. No way this will happen again though when sin is gone it will be gone along with death and Hades.

      Yes some Sabbath Churches do go astray but usually Christ will correct them with some kind of severe trials. I remember reading about the Cathri- Albigensian Church of the Middler Ages. Here was a church that kept the Sabbath and the Holy Days as far as I know but they were Gnostics who were following the teachings of Simon Magus, Acts 8:9-24. The big Gnostic teaching of that  day was dualism. Simon tried to buy the power of the Holy Spirit , who he thought was a power of God. Also in that Church  both men and women were required to practice celibacy to be in the ministry. They could not be married because one of the teachings of the Gnostics was no sex and no children. Plus they had some of Greek misogynistic teachings that women were a mistake of creation and needed to become like men through celibacy. They did however, practice sex rituals outside of marriage. Now you can see why Christ says he hated the teachings of the Gnostic Nicoliatans, Revelation 2:6 & 15-16.

      He and the Holy Spirit created man and women, Job 33:4, Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 2:18 - 25, and called it all very good.  It wasn't very long , after Christ died and was resurrected that men like Simon Magus began to teach another gospel and returned to patriarchy which can be very bad for every one and especially women. So hang in there ladies and keep the faith. Christ looks at our hearts and will allow Satan to try or test our faith to see if we still believe in and profess His name. The 144,000 still need to be chosen they might be some of us or some may need more perfection and need the Tribulation, which can be the mixed multitude Revelation 3:14-22, Revelation 7:9-10, of people that might have the wrong day but still profess Christ because they were willing to give their lives for Christ sake. I guess this is why we are warned not to judge one another unjustly, but still we must prove things to ourselves to make sure we are on the right track. I wanted to know why the Jews kept the Sabbath. I was shown why so now I keep it. There are many pitfalls to snare you or me away onto another day as some have gone. My faith is in God's Son not the preaching of men. Jesus was and still is the Lord of the Sabbath and Seventh Day of the week, Hebrew 13:8 - Christ is the same yesterday, today , and forever.; Malachi 3:6 - For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons (and daughters) of Jacob are not consumed.

      The Lionswhelp

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      The 10 Commandments were the only ones written on tablets made from the very sapphire stone of God's throne and were actually written by the finger of God Himself.  These are eternal commandments.  This video explains how the "Church" changed it ~ in several other videos, David Asscherick proves the Roman-Catholic Church is the antichrist institution, and they did indeed change the Holy Sabbath Day on earth, though it is still NOT CHANGED in Heaven!  Watch and learn ~ AWESOME!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl6drcpxOwY Remember though that God is not against PEOPLE, but SYSTEMS!

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      I believe the message of God's grace needs to be paramount, as in the Old Testament people indeed feared God's wrath and punishment when the laws were not kept.  Even today, the wickedness that's overtaken our government has caused 1) we are now the borrower instead of the lender; 2) terrorist attacks; 3) foreigners rising to power in this country; 4) plagues and natural disasters are higher than ever before.  However, in Christ we do not fear God because we are made holy because of His holiness.

      2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

      1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."

      When we accept Jesus Christ as our holy sacrifice, we dwell in a body of sin, but are made holy in Him.

      1 Corinthians 1:30 "You are partners with Christ Jesus because of God. Jesus has become our wisdom sent from God, our righteousness, our holiness, and our ransom from sin."

      Galatians 5:14 "For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

      Galatians 5:18 "But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law."

      Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentlness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

      Galatians 5:25 "If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit."

      God bless all who hear ~ amen.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      no body,

      YOU WROTE: I do believe in miracles today because God is alive.

      ANSWER: Thank God you believe in miracles. Miracles do happen as in the Bible. God bless. I do thank you for commenting.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      I have read The New Arrangement and now I am working on The Old and New Covenants which will be out soon. Thank for alerting me on the hub. God bless.

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      Robert E Smith 8 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I do believe in miracles today because God is alive. What is miraculous to us is just another day in God's will. He will have everyone that can be, to be saved. He loves and moves heaven and earth to reach a heart of a lost person. People who reject - it's not because God didn't try and sometimes with the show of great power and what we see as miracles. God is so cool to love us so. I have heard some incredible stories and series of "coincidences" that were not anything but God's amazing love and power shown to man.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      einron, I hope you will, if only for yourself, read this hub that brought water to my soul, and I pray to yours. Praise God! https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-New-A

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      no body,

      The True Jesus Church believes in the power of the Holy Spirit in the form of miracles. I have written some articles on the power of the Holy Spirit, e.g.

      Mormon Elder Healed, MIRACLES Across THE CONTINENTS, GOD chose a FAMILY of 5 MEMBERS to PREACH to a PARALYTIC. INSTANT HEALING: PARALYTIC ARM BY 4.

      The power to heal is not lost in this age. What happened in the Bible also happen now. Praise and thank God for His grace and mercy on those who believe in Him.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      lionswhelp,

      YOU WROTE;  Yes, this is very true. even though God does not condone Sunday worship the Holy Spirit stills works there especially when 7th Day Churches are not out spreading the truth the way they should.

      ANSWER;  True.  Look at Rev 2 & 3 and see what Jesus said.  All churches have some fault and they must change in order to be saved.  See hub on Seven Women and One Man (Prophecy: Isaiah 4:1)

      The True Jesus Church (Beijing, China) keeps the 7th Day Sabbath.

      The True Jesus Church (1917) is an indigenous Chinese Christian Church, non-denominational church and was the third largest Chinese Christian Church in China (Encyclopedia 1973) before the Communists took over China.  Now the Church in China has lost touch with the rest of the churches in the world.  However, it was reported to have a membership of 1.5 to 2 million adherents in 48 countries.

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      Robert E Smith 8 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Lionswhelp, My pastor has been to China twice with a Christian organization that our church has been supporting for a long time. You have to have a way in and a reason other than witnessing. He was followed and shadowed a great deal and with the help of others there was able to meet with a great many underground churches and pastors. One story he told is of an 84 year old woman that went right into the police station and began to witness to them. They called her crazy and threw her down the stairs. telling her never to come back. She slowly picked herself up and went back up the stairs into the police and began to witness again and after a couple more times those men got saved. I don't know how many but God is working in China.

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      lionswhelp 8 years ago

      Yes ,this is very true. even though God does not condone Sunday worship the Holy Spirit stills works there especially when 7th Day Churches are not out spreading the truth the way they should.

      A good example of this is a friend and member of Christians for Biblical Equality who is a Pentecostal Holyness minister related an occassion in China. He was visiting several years ago with leaders who represented 35 million Pentecostal Christians. He said the main trust of that work was being carried out by young women from the ages of 18-32. Many were hunted down by the Chinese Government and caught. They were beaten with iron rods and threatened with more harm. They were let go and guess what? They went right back to preaching Jesus and the coming kingdom of God from village to village and town to town.

       After meeting with these people my friend went back to his hotel. There were two Chinese Christian ladies waiting for him. They asked him to pray for their Churches. He said of course he would. He asked the first lady how many Churches she had? Her reply 2,000. Wow! Then he asked the second lady and she said 5,000. Wow! He thought to himself why am I praying for them, they should be praying for me and the churches I represent in the USA. There are many of these House Churches in China which have at least 50 people to a Church. So you see God's Word moves forward on faith. A big problem in China is lack of Bibles in the Chinese language. Their growth is amazing, when I first learned about them 14 years ago there were about 100 million or more Christians then. There must be at least another fifty million or many more since then. The Holy Spirit is on the move, if 7th Day Churches are slow to spread the gospel The Holy Spirit will find others to do the work. Yes the Spirit knows they keep Sunday but She can change that later. Its a matter of heart to do the Work.

      From about 1881 to the 1930's A.D. the Gospel was spread mainly to other parts of the earth, mainly China, Korea , Africa and every where possible by single white females. Now it is being spread by women of color and faith. Oh, yes, there are many men also but it is the House churches raised up by young women like the Baptist Lotti Moon, that have spread the name of Jesus Christ all over the face of the earth.

      Only a few weeks ago I was visiting a Baptist study on the Sabbath. Believe it or not one Pastor was speaking and teaching about God's Holy Days. In the afternoon I went to another lecture and one of their scholars was again talking about God's Holy Days. Something is up with the Baptist. I did mention to that Baptist pastor after the morning lecture that he left out one of the major Feast Days - The 7th Day Sabbath, Leviticus 23:1-4. He was a little startled but I left him alone to think about it.

      Also there is a Baptist web page in South Carolina that has a booklet on the Feast Days. If you do not believe me check it out: www.cuttingedge.org , and see for yourselves.

      i'm geting to windy and will sign off now. Keep the faith!

      The Lionswhelp

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE: Well, goes to show that even those who worship on Saturday can be a heathen,

      ANSWER: Not all who worship on Saturday are Christians.

      MATTHEW 7:21; LUKE 6:46 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father in heaven.

      We are judged not on our outward appearance, but on the heart. The so called Christian may go to church every Sabbath, but his heart may not be worshipping God.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      lionswhelp,

      YOU WROTE: It is also interesting to know that in Germany today the days of the week have been changed. Sunday is now the 7th Day and Monday is the first day of the week. Check it out it may have changed again.

      ANSWER: Thanks for reminding us of man changing the 7th day from Saturday to Sunday. Eventually, other calendars will follow and people will assume that Sunday is the 7th day of the week and not the 1st day.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      no body,

      YOU WROTE: Your hearts, my brothers and sisters, desire to do what is right. Jesus will show the way to one truly seeking to do right.

      ANSWER: Very true. We already have an example on the internet. All glory to God.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Well, goes to show that even those who worship on Saturday can be a heathen, in that they keep the "law" regarding this, but yet believe Jesus and the Holy Spirit were created by God the Father. My goodness! This is all interesting, for sure, though.

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      lionswhelp 8 years ago

      Actually Emperor Hadrian in 135 A.D. brought Sunday worship to Rome. Hadrian was so peeved at the Jews that he ran them out of the country. Along with them the 7th Day Christian were forbidden to worship on the 7th Day. Hadrian brought in Sunday the Day of the Sun which is the Day honoring Mithra a pagan deity. The Apostle Paul warned us about a different Jesus in, 2 Corinthians 11:1-4. Both Hadrian and Constantine were Sun god worshippers. This is a good study. The book , "TOO Long In The Sun," by Richard Rives goes into a lot of the details on this, see: www.toolong.com . Pope Gregory is responsible for his new calender that changed how we calculate years and months today. He still kept the 7 day week though. The Romans in Hadrian's Day made the 7th Day Sabbbath a fast day to discourage Sabbath keeping. The 7th Day Sabbath is a Feast Day mentioned in Leviticus 23:1-4.

      It is also very interestig to know that when Constantine was on his death bed he was baptized and Arian. Dr Arius was 7th Day. He is the one who taught that God the Father created Jesus and the Holy Spirit, kind of a Unitarian. Strange things happened here in the early Roman church. Some of Dr. Arius' disciples were Semi- Arians or Binitarian dualist who also kept the 7th Day Sabbath. It was Athenasius, Dr Arius' adversary, who taught the Trinity doctrine. He also was a 7th Day Christian. This is a very interesting story about how things came about and most stayed with Sunday in the Universal Church. The priest of Mithra were called "fathers."

      It is also interesting to know that in Germany today the days of the week have been changed. Sunday is now the 7th Day and Monday is the first day of the week. Check it out it may have changed again.

      The Lionswhelp

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      Robert E Smith 8 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Your hearts, my brothers and sisters, desire to do what is right. Jesus will show the way to one truly seeking to do right. He loves you and I love you. I will keep on praying that as we search from where we are individually, we can love one another and be patient with one another until we reach the right conclusions or we meet in the sky. Either way we will be together forever!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      carrie bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE:  I would like to address Lionswelp regarding the antichrist who will attempt to change days, times and seasons.  I strongly feel that this has not happened yet, in that we look at how time changed from B.C. to A.D. because of Jesus Christ, our Messiah. 

      ANSWER:  You are mistaken, carrie. 

      Lionswhelp WROTE: 

      lionswhelp  says:11 hours ago

      Jesus never changed it because we know He is the same yesterday today and forever, Heb. 13:8. The prophet Daniel said there would be those who  would changes days times and seasons, Daniel 7:23-25.

      Daniel 7:25:  KJV "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS:"

      The Bible does not mention change of seasons as Lionswhelp said.

      CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS

      Who changed the seventh day into the first day of the week?

      The Lord and His disciples did not abolish the sabbath at all.  Then, who substituted Sunday, so called "the Lord's Day", for the sabbath day?

      Emperor Constantine in March 321, A.D.. changed the date from Saturday to Sunday.

      The term 'the Lord's Day" did not appear in any civil legislation concerning Sunday until the year 387 A.D. ("Sunday", Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol XI, p.147)

      CHANGE OF LAW 

      Change of the Ten Commandments.

      The Jewish law of Sabbath keeping for four millennia in the OT.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      no body,

      Thanks for praying for carrie bradshaw as well. Praise the Lord. If we pray for the truth, God will listen to us. Please continue to pray for this to happen.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      WOW! I am SO BLESSED that the Holy Spirit's SWORD has come upon the hearts of the Methodists! Praise God! If He has done this, and done this in me, a Baptist/Pentecostal, He is able, Hallelujiah!! Our God Reigns! He is the King of Kings and we BOW before His precious throne, His precious feet, His precious Lamb. Oh, Lord, we pray for the nations You have called out of darkness into Your glorious light!

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Carrie Bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE:  I don't judge anyone who worships on Sunday either.

      ANSWER:  Of course, we are not judges of people.

      YOU WROTE:  If He leads them to worship on Saturday, there are few churches that do....I really enjoyed my worship today.

      ANSWER:  The Sabbath keeping churches may be few right now, but they are growing.  I read some time ago that 60 Methodist churches are changing back to Sabbath keeping.  This means "60 whole congregations".  In the end time, many people will keep searching for the truth.  When they do it, God will change their hearts.  Have faith. 

      I come from a non- denominational church in China (1917) that keeps Sabbath.  The True Jesus Church was the third largest Chinese Christian Church in China before the Communists took over (Encyclopedia Britannica 1973).  The churches in China do not keep in touch with the rest of the world.  Unconfirmed reports put the number at 1.5 million.  There are probably very much more. 

      Christianity in Israel is also supressed but the numbers of Messianic Jews are also rising.  Have no fear about the shortage of Sabbath keeping churches. At the beginning, some of the Messianic Jewish churches keep service on Sunday, but some have changed back to the original Sabbath service. Praise the Lord.

      In the end time, more people will return to the Lord God with their whole hearts.  Hallelujah!

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      My sister, I will not judge the breaking of any law to man because the law does not save us, Jesus does.  I do believe we should want to honor the 10 Commandments as written because it gives us a glimpse of God's heart, and when we love Him, we want to please Him.  Now, this scripture may mean that we are not to be judged as Jesus was, in that he healed on the Sabbath, but I really think we need to encourage those who believe to follow the things that are most pleasing to God, yet not judge them because the Word says "Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Colossians 2:16–17)   Praise be to God, the Most High.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      lionswhelp,

      YOU WROTE: Jesus never changed it because we know He is the same yesterday today and forever, Heb. 13:8. The prophet Daniel said there would be those who would changes days times and seasons, Daniel 7:23-25.

      ANSWER: I fully agree with you.

      YOU WROTE: Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe it.

      ANSWER: If any one does not regard the day, does not regard it to the Lord. He is guilty of the fourth commandment.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Yes, I feel like I am truly honoring HIS will, not my "tradition" of which I was raised.  Hallelujiah, we should remain open and teachable, because even though our words written in hubs come by man, we are to test the spirit.  If it's God in our walk, He says His word never returns void ~ His Word, not ours.  Also, when we teach the ways of the Lord and even believers are resistant, He says our labor is not in vain.  This was a move in my heart, and again I certainly don't say everyone is moved this way or that where the Sabbath is concerned.  For me, it is right in God's eyes and pleasing to Him.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Carrie Bradshaw,

      YOU WROTE: Hi einron and all, I am so excited. I wanted to tell you, sister, that in my heart I kept wondering why churches ever changed the worship day of the Old Testatment at all? Why even do that? I want to worship the Lord and have felt led to do so on Saturday.

      ANSWER: Because you ardently seek the Lord and really open your heart to Him, God opened your heart and took away the veil from your heart and eyes. Praise and glorify the Lord God. Thank you dear Lord for opening Carrie's heart and open her understanding. Hallelujah!

      Since I received your letter, I prayed to God for you, dear sister. I had a good Sabbath today, and your news made my heart soar. Praise be to the Lord.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      nobody, I indeed experienced such a beautiful worship as in the days of Jesus! Praise God!

      I would like to address Lionswelp regarding the antichrist who will attempt to change days, times and seasons.  I strongly feel that this has not happened yet, in that we look at how time changed from B.C. to A.D. because of Jesus Christ, our Messiah.  I believe the spirit of antichrist is already in the world, but because the Word says "Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Colossians 2:16–17)  In other words, "We ain't seen nothin' yet."  Be on your guard; the Lord is coming soon!

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      Robert E Smith 8 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the service. I was praying for you and hoping that you would feel at home amongst God's people. I look forward to talking to you about it and what you learn. God bless sis.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      I just know the more I fall in love with Jesus, I want to please Him...and His ways become our ways! It doesn't matter what any "church" says, but what His Spirit says from the time we're saved. He calls each as He shall. For me, I have been called to worship on His Sabbath, the very day He and His chosen did. I don't judge anyone who worships on Sunday either. God has them right where He wants them. If He leads them to worship on Saturday, there are few churches that do....I really enjoyed my worship today. It was beautiful and I felt so close to the Lord. Still do!!