FORGET NOT THE SABBATH DAY: A REQUIREMENT FOR ETERNAL LIFE

Posted: November 11, 2010 in Blog Talk Radio: Religion Exposed, The Holy Feast Days

Should I keep the Sabbath Day?

It is amazing how religious organizations have established their own doctrine contrary to the Bible. What’s even more amazing is that they use the very same Bible to provide ambiguous scripture, suggesting that the Sabbath Day is no longer valid. The Enemy (Satan) has caused so much confusion within these various organizations that many members just accept Sunday as doctrine without requiring proof. Church leaders use a variety of scripture to suggest that Sunday is today’s Sabbath.  They do so by providing the Church member with a number of events that took place on the 1st day of the week (Sunday). (Mark 16:9; John 20:1; John 20:19; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2). Just because the disciples broke break and collected some monies on the 1st day of the week, does not justify a new Sabbath. Some will say Christ rose on the 1st day of the week as another reason.  Even in his death, he honored the Sabbath Day, choosing to rise on another day. They took down his Body before the Sabbath Day and he rose after the Sabbath Day. (John 19:31; John 20:1-9)There are a number of different ways that I can approach this topic. I can show historically that the Sabbath Day was changed by the Catholic Church from the 7th day to the 1st day of the week. What’s even more astonishing is that they don’t even hide it.  Nearly all Christian church’s today (Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist, COGIC, Apostolic, etc. adopted many of the same principals of the Catholic Church, including the change of the Sabbath Day.  Let’s look quickly at some statements made over the years by some in the very same organization that was responsible for the change around 325 A.D.

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I will expand on this subject from a historical standpoint in a later post, but for now let’s look at what the primary source (The Bible) says about the subject. Here is the bottom line; the Sabbath Day was never done away with by Christ or any of his Apostles. The sad part about this teaching is IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN WITHOUT OBSERVING THIS DAY THE WAY IT WAS INSTITUTED! That may sound a little harsh but the Bible says let God be true and every man a liar. (Romans 3:4)

The Sabbath Day was commissioned by God to be an EVERLASTING covenant. The problem is, the Sabbath Day as God instituted it was changed well over 1500 years ago. Since you were not around when these changes started to take place, most assume that Sunday was a norm. Make no mistake; there is no right or wrong day for worshipping God. He is worthy to be praised every day. However, there was only 1 Day that God set aside, consecrated as his Holy Sabbath Day.

Genesis 2:3 (King James Version)

3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Genesis 2:3 shows us that the 7th day was not like the first 6. God esteemed this day higher than any other day. He sanctified it which means to set aside and make Holy. Scripture therefore is crystal clear that the 7th day IS the Sabbath Day:

But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God (Ex.20:24)

If you ask any of your religious teachers about committing murder, adultery, stealing, worshiping other god’s, they will quickly turn to the scriptures citing the 10 commandments; Thou shalt not steal; Thou shalt not commit adultery; though shalt not kill, etc. But have you ever noticed that they never address the 4th Commandment “REMEMBER the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy. I recently heard TD Jakes speak on the Sabbath and he stated that the word remember is referring to the past. Nonsense! The commandment goes on to say “to keep it Holy”. This was an everlasting covenant (Ex.31:16) Was the commandments just for the Jews (Israel) or for the entire World? When God called a people unto himself through Jacob, (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), it was through them, the Children of Israel, that all the families of the Earth were to be blessed.

Genesis 12:3
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 28:14
And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

He gave the secrets to the Nation that HE created (2King 17:34) and through them, he was going to reveal his secrets. It was the nation of Israel responsibility to give these secrets to the entire world:

Deuteronomy 29

1These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb

29The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

When God created the world in six days he continued on by creating a day that was for all man to rest because this is what he did.(Gen 2:2-3) At this point he had not called a people to be his own. If one is to suggest that the Sabbath day was for the Children of Israel, they might as well suggest that the entire commandments were for the Children of Israel as well. The Sabbath Day attaches the world to the Children of Israel, but that subject is for another post.

So you say that you are a Christian?

Doesn’t Christian mean to be Christ like? Doesn’t that word mean to be a follower of Christ and his disciples and to do all the things that he taught? When a ruler asked Christ “What must I do to inherit eternal life, Christ began quoting the commandments. (Luke 18:17-20). In Luke 10:26 it states you must do what is written in the Law. (This should help those that say the law is done away with.) Part of the commandments is “Remembering the Sabbath Day”

So did Christ keep the Sabbath Day? Well let’s see what scripture says:

Luke 4:16 (King James Version)

16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

It was his custom to keep the Sabbath Day. Others who misinterpret Col.2:14 suggest that Christ nailed the Sabbath to the Cross. But if you read further it was talking about those things that were against the Church. Another problem with that statement is that after the death of Christ, we can still see the saints celebrating the Sabbath day including his Apostle Paul:

Acts 17:2 (King James Version)

2And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Paul was a righteous man and filled and with the Holy Ghost (Acts: 13:9;19:6) and God was with him. (Acts 27:24). If you are against the Sabbath Day, then you shouldn’t plan on going to heaven because scripture tells us that the Sabbath Day will be observed in the New Heaven and New Earth.(Isa.66:22-23)

Don’t fall for the trick

The Bible talks about the Sabbath in both a positive light as well as a negative one. Understand this, there were a number of Jews that broke away from the true Church and began celebrating the Sabbath and other feast days by their own traditions.i.e.  pharisees and sadducees(M’t 15:9; Mark 7:7; Col 2:22)Therefore, it was no longer considered God’s Sabbath but their Sabbath. So many Ministers lump all the Sabbath’s together and are quick to point out the negative things that were said against the Sabbath day. Did Christ talk against the Sabbath Day? YES. But according to THEIR TRADITIONS. (notice that the Bible refer to these days as YOUR Sabbaths, HER Sabbaths) Did the Jews accuse Christ of breaking the Sabbath? YES. Again it was according to their traditions. (John 5:10,16,18) When you read the scripture, it is important to discover who is talking and who they are talking to. Christ NEVER went against the Laws or Prophets (M’t 5:17); and he definitely did not go against the words that were handed down to Moses from his Father.

John 14:15
If ye love me, keep my commandments.

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