60 ARGUMENTS FOR THE SABBATH!

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ARGUMENTS FOR THE SABBATH EXAMINED!



60 BIBLE FACTS

ABOUT KEEPING

THE SABBATH DAY

CLOSELY EXAMINED IN THE LIGHT 

OF THE WHOLE WORD OF GOD!



The CONTROVERSY among Christians is that some Christians believe and teach that we as Christians MUST without fail KEEP the SABBATH day as the JEWS in order to be saved. While other Christians believe and teach that the keeping of the Sabbath day is NOT taught in the NEW Testament.

So WHO is right and who is wrong? Are the Sabbath keeping Churches teaching SOUND BIBLICAL doctrine?

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Are the Sunday keeping Christians teaching SOUND BIBLICAL doctrine?


               WHAT DOES THE BIBLE ITSELF TEACH US?

In order to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH on ANY matter of controversy or debate among Christians we must closely examine ALL the evidence from all sides of the controversy in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God. 

Therefore this study in God's word is ONLY for those, who are TRULY seeking the TRUTH, the WHOLE truth, and NOTHING but the TRUTH. So if you are a Sabbath keeping Christian, who is NOT truly seeking the TRUTH, then this study in God word, his WHOLE word. will only do you good, if so be, that you are TRULY seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God himself. You see dear child of God, the word of TRUTH when NOT received and being mixed with FAITH did NOT profit Israel. So unless the truth is receive and believed by the hearer or reader, it will NOT profit them. So then, those, who are NOT TRULY seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God, then I implore you to at least CONSIDER this in depth study in God's word by praying and asking God to show you HIS truth and then meditate on what I have written to you by the leading of the Holy Spirit. To say this another way, please prayerfully consider the WHOLE matter before you draw your conclusion to remain a Sabbath keeper or to lay aside the Sabbath keeping teaching to follow the teaching of the New Testament church. 

For you see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, until YOU YOURSELF see the TRUTH of the whole word of God in his word, the Holy Bible, for YOURSELF, then you will be tossed to and fro by every wind of false doctrine that comes your way. God's word teaches us to search the word of God daily in order to KNOW if what we are being taught is the TRUTH.

Below are ALL the arguments from the Bible that I myself have found from a Sabbath Keeping church website, which they use to teach that we, as Christians, MUST without fail KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews in order to be saved. I say from the "Bible", because Sabbath keeping churches also use HISTORY to try and support what they teach. However, this particular study will be closely examining the arguments based upon the Bible, as their evidence for keeping the Sabbath day as the Jews in order to be saved. I will include some early church history as well, but only as CONFIRMATION to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us.

Normally, when exposing ERROR of those, who teach false doctrine, I usually take ONE point at a time and examine that point or argument completely before moving on to the next point, but in this particular study in God's word I want to list ALL 60 reasons I found on a Sabbath keeping church website first, and then go back and take them one by one to closely examine each one individually in the light of the whole word of God. Most all Sabbath keeping churches use these same arguments to support their teaching that all Christians must without out fail keep the Sabbath day in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. I chose this particular website, because it had more arguments than any other Sabbath Keeping website I researched.

Now the REASON as to why I want you, a seeker of the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God to read these 60 arguments used for supporting keeping the Sabbath day first all the way through all together is so that you can see for yourself just how convincing just ONE side of a controversy can be.  In other words, just because scriptures from the Bible are quoted to support a church doctrine does NOT make that church doctrine to be a SOUND Biblical teaching of TRUTH. This is why we need to CLOSELY examine each and every church doctrine in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God to see if what we are being taught is the TRUTH.

Therefore or for this very reason after you read these 60 reasons to keep the Sabbath all together as they are given on a Sabbath keeping church website, we will then closely examine all of the verses from BOTH sides of this highly controversial subject in to light of the WHOLE word of God taking them one argument at a time so that you, the reader and seeker of the TRUTH, can see for yourself what the Bible ITSELF teaches, when the WHOLE word of God is truly and sincerely considered.

So then, if so be, that you are a Sabbatarian or a Sabbath keeper I implore you to read the WHOLE matter before you draw your conclusion. Please understand and KNOW that I mean NO offense by the use of the word "Sabbatarian", which is only meant as a shorter way to say Sabbath keeping Christian. I personally attach NO negative intent of offense to my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, who are Sabbath keeping Christians. If you are TRULY seeking the TRUTH, then I assure you that God will indeed reveal HIS truth to you after you have read this study in God's word weighing ALL the evidence from both sides of this highly controversial subject with a prayerful heart and mind.


Here are 60 reason that Sabbath keeping churches give to try and support their church doctrine for keeping the Sabbath day as presented by a Sabbath keeping Christians. All the EMPHASIS is mine.

Now as you are reading these 60 reasons for keeping the Sabbath please take note that there are NOT actually 60 DIFFERENT reasons, but in TRUTH in some places several reasons must be combine together to truly form a single valid reason, which would then make these so called 60 reasons far less than 60 different reasons.

For example the first three reasons and possibly even the first four reasons given below in truth should have been put all together to form just ONE reason. This same process of separating the many points of just ONE reason has been repeated over and over in this argument of having SIXTY reasons to keep the Sabbath day. So already this Sabbatarian article that I got of the Internet starts out be DECEIVING it's readers by EXAGGERATING the true facts. Do they not know that exaggeration is LYING and that no LIAR shall enter into the city of God?

Also while you read these so called SIXTY reasons to keep the Sabbath day; KNOW and UNDERSTAND that no true born again Christian would ever DENY that the Sabbath has ALWAYS been on the SEVENTH DAY of the week. Of this TRUTH there is absolutely NO denying by any true born again Christian.

Thus these so called SIXTY reasons to KEEP the Sabbath day' dwindle down, and down, and down, because most of the Sabbatarian reasons below are arguments, which ONLY prove that the SEVENTH DAY is the Sabbath day and NOT sound Biblical teaching that instructs us, as Christians, to KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews. Again, all true born again Christians already AGREE that the SEVENTH DAY is INDEED the SABBATH DAY, but this does NOT prove that we as Christians must without fail KEEP the Sabbath day in order to be saved and receive eternal life in the world to come.

Here are the so called SIXTY reasons that I got off the Internet to try and prove that all Christians must KEEP the Sabbath day in order to be saved. Again the EMPHASIS is mine:


#1. Genesis 2:1-3 teaches us that after working for six days God RESTED on the SEVENTH DAY.


#2. The FACT that God RESTED on the SEVENTH DAY teaches us that God put his stamp on the seventh day as a day of REST. To illustrate this fact the day a person is BORN that day becomes their birthday. Therefore in same way that no one can CHANGE the day they were BORN neither can the SEVENTH DAY be changed to another day. In other words, when God rested of the SEVENTH DAY that day alone became the SABBATH day so man has no grounds to change the SABBATH, the day of REST to another day of the week.


#3. Therefore the Sabbath day must always remain on the SEVENTH DAY, because you cannot CHANGE the day you were BORN to another day that you were NOT born. God RESTED on the SEVENTH DAY.


#4. Genesis 2:3 God BLESSED the SEVENTH DAY.


#5. Exodus 20:11 God SANCTIFIED the SEVENTH DAY.


#6. Genesis 2:1-3 God made the SEVENTH DAY in the garden of Eden.


#7. God made the seventh day BEFORE the fall of mankind. Therefore the Sabbath day is NOT a TYPE or SHADOW of a future REST, because types and shadows were NOT introduced until AFTER the FALL of mankind.


#8. Mark 2:27 Jesus said that the Sabbath was made for MAN which means ALL of mankind INCLUDING the GENTILES.


#9. Mark 2:28 Jesus also said the he is the Lord of the Sabbath.


#10. Exodus 20:11 and Exodus 31:17 The Sabbath day is a MEMORIAL. Therefore God wants us to REMEMBER the SABBATH DAY by RESTING on the SEVENTH DAY of the week and NOT on the FIRST day of the week.


#11. Mark 2:27 and Genesis 2:1-3 The Sabbath day was given to Adam the HEAD of creation meaning that the Sabbath was given to ALL of mankind as a day of REST.


#12. Therefore the keeping of the Sabbath day was NOT a Jewish institution, because God established the SEVENTH DAY as a day of REST some 2,300 years BEFORE there ever was a Jew.


#13. The Bible never calls the Sabbath day the JEWISH Sabbath. But always calls the SEVENTH DAY the Sabbath of the Lord your God. So therefore be very cautious dear Christian how you STIGMATIZE God's Holy day of REST.


#14. There are many evident references throughout the patriarcal age. See Genesis 2:1-3, 8:10-12, 29: 27,28, etc.


#15. Exodus 16:4, 23-29 The Sabbath was a part of God's law BEFORE Mount Sinai.


#16. Exodus 20:1-17 Then God placed the keeping of the Sabbath day of rest in his MORAL law. So WHY did God place the commandment of keeping the SEVENTH DAY holy in the HEART of the MORAL law if the fourth commandment was to be DIFFERENT from that other nine MORAL commandments, which all Christian agree are IMMUTABLE and are NOT to be CHANGED or abolished?


#17. Deuteronomy 4:12,13 The SEVENTH DAY Sabbath was given by the VOICE of Almighty God himself.


#18. Exodus 31:18 Then Almighty God himself wrote the commandment of keeping the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath with his OWN finger.


#19. Deuteronomy 5:22 God himself ENGRAVED the commandment of keeping the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath in STONE, which teaches us of the Sabbath's imperishable everlasting nature.


#20. Deuteronomy 10:21 The commandment of keeping the SEVENTH DAY was sacredly preserved in the ark of the covenant being kept in the Holy of Holies.


#21. Exodus 34:21 God himself forbade WORK on the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath even in the most hurrying times.


#22. Ezekiel 20:12,13 God DESTROYED the Israelites in the wilderness because they profaned the Sabbath.


#23. Ezekiel 20:20 The Sabbath is a SIGN of knowing and worshiping the true God alone separating God's people for the heathens who worshiped false gods and idols.


#24. Jeremiah 17:24,25 God promised the Jews that Israel would stand forever if they keep the Sabbath day.


#25. Nehemiah 13:18 God punished his people Israel for breaking the Sabbath by bringing them under the captivity of the Babylonians.


#26. Jeremiah 17:27 God destroyed the Holy city of Jerusalem because of Israel's disobedience to keep the Sabbath day.


#27. Isaiah 56:6,7 God has promised special blessing to the Gentiles if they keep the Sabbath.


#28. Isaiah 56 Is a prophecy of the Christian or church age.


#29. Isaiah 56:2 God has promise to bless all who keep the Sabbath.


#30. Isaiah 58:13 God requires that his people call the Sabbath day “HONORABLE”. There beware you Christians who DISHONOR the Sabbath day by calling it the OLD JEWISH Sabbath or “a yoke of BONDAGE”, or any other dishonorable name.


#31. Isaiah 58:12,13 After the Holy Sabbath has been trodden down “it is to be restored” in the last days.


#32. ALL the holy prophets KEPT the Sabbath day.


#33. Luke 4:16 and John 15:10 Jesus KEPT the Sabbath day. Thus Jesus observed the SEVENTH CREATION DAY of REST following his Father's EXAMPLE to work six days and REST on the SEVENTH DAY. So then shall not we as Christian be safe in teaching that we are to follow the example set by BOTH almighty God the Father AND his SON Jesus to KEEP the Sabbath, the SEVENTH DAY of REST?


#34. The SEVENTH DAY is the “Lord's DAY”! See Revelation 1:10, Mark 2:28, Isaiah 58:13, and Exodus 20:10.


#35. Mark 2:28 Jesus is the “Lord” of the Sabbath day, which is to say as being “Lord” of the Sabbath day that Jesus loved, cherished and protected the Sabbath day as the man who is “lord” of his wife who he is to love, cherish and protect according to 1 Peter 3:6.


#36. Mark 2:23-28 Jesus defended and vindicated the Sabbath day as a merciful institution designed by Almighty God himself for man's GOOD.


#37. Matthew 12:1-13 So then rather than ABOLISHING the Sabbath day Jesus himself taught us HOW to correctly observe the SEVENTH DAY of REST.


#38. Matthew 12:12 Jesus taught his disciples to NOT do anything on the Sabbath day that was NOT “LAWFUL” to do.


#39. Matthew 24:20 Jesus taught his disciple to prayerfully regard the Sabbath day for forty years after his resurrection.


#40. Luke 23:56 The pious woman who was with Jesus carefully KEPT the Sabbath day AFTER the death and resurrection of Jesus.


#41. Acts 13:14. Thirty years AFTER the cross the Holy Spirit HIMSELF EXPRESSLY calls it the SABBATH DAY.


#42. Acts 13:27 The Apostle Paul who was sent to the GENTILES calls it the “SABBATH DAY” in 45 AD. So then, are we to say that the great Apostle Paul did NOT know what he taught us and believe MODERN teachers of today that teach us that the Sabbath day was fulfilled, ceased, or was abolished by Jesus at the CROSS are better and know more than the Apostle Paul?


#43. Acts 13:44 Luke the famous historian writer of the New Testament calls it the “Sabbath day” in 62 AD.


#44. Acts 13:42 The GENTILE converts call it the “Sabbath day”.


#45. Acts 15:21 The the great Apostle James in the first church council that took place in 49 AD in the presence of many believers calls it the “Sabbath”.


#46. Acts 16:13 It was customary for Christian believers to hold prayer meetings on the SABBATH DAY.


#47. Acts 17:2,3 The great Apostle Paul himself read the Scriptures in public meetings on the SABBATH DAY.


#48. Acts 17:2,3 It was the custom of the disciples to preach the gospel on the “Sabbath day”.


#49. The book of Acts ALONE gives us the record of EIGHTY FOUR meetings on the “Sabbath day”. See Acts 13:14,44, 16:13, 17:2, 18:4,11.


#50. There was never any dispute between the Christians and the Jews as to which day was the “SABBATH DAY”. This is absolute proof that Christians observed the SAME day of the week, which the JEWS observed, the SEVENTH DAY which has always been the SABBATH day and will always remain the Sabbath day.


#51. In all the accusations that the Jews brought against Paul not one single accusation was ever brought against Paul for NOT keeping the Sabbath day. This is absolute proof that Paul KEPT the Sabbath day to same as the Jews kept the Sabbath day. For how can we explain that the Jews never accused Paul of NOT keeping the Sabbath day if so be that Paul did not keep the Sabbath day?


#52. Acts 25:8 The great Apostle Paul HIMSELF declares that he KEPT the LAW, the law of the JEWS, the law of the temple and the law of Caesar saying that he had not offended in ANYTHING at all. So HOW could this be true if so be that Paul did NOT keep the Sabbath day as the JEWS?


#53. The Sabbath day is mentioned fifty nine times in the NEW Testament bearing the same name as in the Old Testament being kept on the SEVENTH DAY of the week.


#54. Not a single word in the New Testament is mentioned about the Sabbath day being ABOLISHED, having CEASED, having been done away, having been CHANGED, having been FULFILLED in Jesus or anything else that teaches us that we as Christians are NOT the keep the Sabbath day of REST the same as the JEWS. The Sabbath day has always been on the SEVENTH DAY of the week.


#55. God has never given his permission to WORK on the Sabbath day, the SEVENTH DAY of the week. So by what authority dear Christian do YOU WORK on Saturday the SABBATH DAY doing common labor and not RESTING on this the Lord's day thereby defying the commandment of Almighty God HIMSELF to honor the Sabbath day by RESTING from all your work?


#56. Not one single believer and follower of Jesus either before or after the cross ever WORKED for themselves to meet their own needs of the SABBATH day. Find just ONE single case and we will YIELD to the question to no longer dogmatically teach that Christians MUST keep the Sabbath day. But until then WHY should modern Christians NOT be taught to keep the Sabbath day of REST in the same manner as the early church and the JEWS?


#57. The is no Biblical record of God ever removing his BLESSING or his SANCTIFICATION of KEEPING the Sabbath, the SEVENTH DAY of REST.


#58. Isaiah 66:22,23 As the Sabbath was kept BEFORE the fall of mankind so shall it continually be observed in the restitution of all things for all eternity in the new heavens and the new earth.


#59. Exodus 20 The Sabbath day should never be taken lightly for God gave commandment of the SEVENTH DAY of REST out of his very own mouth and engraved it in STONE by his very own FINGER. During the ministry of God's very own SON Jesus emphatically stated in Matthew 5:17-19 that he did NOT come to DESTROY the LAW but that he came to FULFILL or ESTABLISH the law.


#60. Yes Jesus did condemn the Pharisees for being hypocrites and not truly loving God but rather were pretending to love God by their man made TRADITIONS by which those particular Jews made void ONE of the TEN commandments by the TRADITIONS of men.


The keeping of SUNDAY is a TRADITION of MEN!


You may be asking yourself is KEEPING the SEVENTH DAY SABBATH important?

In closing please closely consider Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that DO his COMMANDMENTS that they may RIGHT to the tree of LIFE and may ENTER through the gates into the city.”



In other words, Sabbath keeping churches throw out verse after verse in a rapid fire method without giving their flock a chance to process all this information that MAY SOUND Biblical to them especially in the WAY or manner it is presented by Sabbath keeping churches, who do NOT give their flock the WHOLE word of God. And then they leave you with a verse like Revelation 22:14 giving you, the hearer of their ONE sided teaching, the impression that the literal keeping of the SEVENTH DAY of the week is still yet clearly and plainly taught in the NEW Testament as a COMMANDMENT of God TO the CHURCH that we as BELIEVERS in Jesus MUST WITHOUT FAIL KEEP in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.

And in their so called SIXTY reasons to KEEP the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath, they argue that God gave this commandment to ALL of mankind and NOT just to the Jews ONLY, because there were no JEWS before the fall of MANKIND and the KEEPING of the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath day was given by God himself to MANKIND in the garden of Eden for ALL of MANKIND to KEEP for all eternity. In other words, it sounds to me that some Sabbath keepers are saying that NO man can be saved UNLESS they KEEP the SEVENTH DAY SABBATH as the JEWS kept it under the OLD covenant in the Old Testament.


But what does the Bible ITSELF teach us? And what I myself mean by the Bible ITSELF is the WHOLE word of God and NOT just verses taken OUT of the CONTEXT to try and prove a man-made teaching.


So then, let us now read these same so called 60 Biblical Sabbatarian reasons of why Christians MUST keep the SEVENTH DAY of REST on SATURDAY ALONE, and NOT ON any other day lest you might lose your reward of eternal life by NOT keeping the SEVENTH DAY by being like other so called “PAGAN” Christians, who keep the so called “pagan” SUNDAY, the FIRST day of the week to REST. But this time let us read the verses being kept in their CONTEXT, and then correctly interpret all these verses in the LIGHT of the REST of God word.

For you see dear child of God, Sabbath keeping churches only give you THEIR side of this highly controversial subject. So again, no matter of controversy can be judged correctly and without error, until ALL the evidence is closely considered prayerfully and SINCERELY wanting to know ONLY the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God even if it means that you have to throw out what you have been taught all your life as being FALSE teaching.


So then, let us now begin an in depth SOUND BIBLICAL study in God's word of truth on the matter of MUST Christians KEEP the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath as the Jews under the Old covenant in order to be granted the RIGHT to eat of the tree of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. Before we begin I would like to bring out one point, which is HOW can any one be SURE that the calendar we use today lines up with the TRUE SEVENTH day? For you see dear child of God SOME Sabbath keeping churches have gone as far as to watching the moon for themselves like the Old Testament saints did. But still how can western Sabbath keeping churches know for sure if they are to use Jerusalem TIME or American time? Just something to think about. Now on to the study.

In order to save some time by not repeating the SAME argument over and over, which this Sabbatarian writer CLAIMS are 60 different reasons I will combine all the so called separate or different arguments together into the ONE argument, because in truth sometimes as many as four or five so called different reasons are actually just ONE argument stated in four or five ways. And sometimes it takes ALL four or five statements listed AS different arguments to make just ONE argument. Remember the example that I gave to you at the beginning of this study where the first three reason were in truth just ONE and SELF SAME argument stated in three ways and thus each one of these statements of the SAME argument are NOT different arguments, but rather one single argument.

This strategy of making it SEEM that there are tons of arguments,when in truth there are far less is used by many teachers of false doctrines to make their teaching APPEAR to have many many verses to support their teaching. But again in truth they are breaking apart just one argument into many points to make it APPEAR like there are many, many different arguments.


So then, arguments #1-4 in truth are just ONE argument, but for the sake of giving the benefit of the doubt to Sabbatarians I will count #4 as a separate argument.

Here then are the first three arguments for Christians to keep the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath.



#1. Genesis 2:1-3 teaches us that after working for six days God RESTED on the SEVENTH DAY.


#2. The FACT that God RESTED on the SEVENTH DAY teaches us that God put his stamp on the seventh day as a day of REST. To illustrate this fact the day a person is BORN that day becomes their birthday. Therefore in same way that no one can CHANGE the day they were BORN neither can the SEVENTH DAY be changed to another day. In other words, when God rested of the SEVENTH DAY that day alone became the SABBATH day so man has no grounds to change the SABBATH, the day of REST to another day of the week.


#3. Therefore the Sabbath day must always remain on the SEVENTH DAY, because you cannot CHANGE the day you were BORN to another day that you were NOT born. God RESTED on the SEVENTH DAY.



Let us read Genesis 2:1-3, which does indeed clearly teach us that God HIMSELF RESTED from all his labor or work on the SEVENTH day of the creation week after that portion of his creation was FINISHED.


“Thus the heavens and the earth were FINISHED, and all the host of them.

2. And on the SEVENTH DAY God ENDED his work which he had made; and HE RESTED on the SEVENTH DAY from all HIS work which he had made.

3. And God BLESSED the SEVENTH DAY, and SANCTIFIED it: because that IN it HE had RESTED from all his work which God created and made.”


Please notice that God FINISHED ALL HIS work on the SEVENTH DAY in which he ENDED all his work. And then God BLESSED and SANCTIFIED the SEVENTH DAY in the fact that he HIMSELF RESTED IN or during the SEVENTH DAY when all HIS work was FINISHED. But in truth the LITERAL translation does not state that God RESTED, as in, PAST tense that God did absolutely NO work whatsoever ON or IN or DURING the SEVENTH day.

Here is the LITERAL translation of Genesis 2:1-3.

"And they are BEING finished the heavens and the earth and all the host of them 

2. and he IS FINISHING Elohim IN the SEVENTH day the work of him which he did and he is CEASING IN the day the seventh from all work of him which he did

3. and he is blessing do of the seventh and his is making holy him that in him he ceased from all of work of him which he created Elohim to to do of."


Now Sabbath keeping churches will dogmatically demand the the weekly Sabbath is NOT a shadow, figure, or type of anything that is to come, but anyone truly seeking the TRUTH can clearly see that Genesis 2:1-3 is a PROPHECY of the 1000 year long SEVENTH day in which Elohim will COMPLETE his work of his NEW CREATION. 

In other words, the SEVENTH day was NOT given the FORMULA from evening to morning was the seventh day like the first six days. This points to the SEVENTH day NOT being like the other six days. Again the LITERAL translation of Genesis 2:1 teaches us that IN or DURING the SEVENTH day God will be FINISHING his creation. Now when we compare this with the NEW Testament we see that WE, as Christians, will be given ETERNAL LIFE AT the second coming of Jesus, which is the CLOSING or the ENDING of the SIXTH day. 

This is speaking of Christians ONLY entering their COMPLETE REST during the 1000 year reign of Jesus where ALL other of humanity, who has survived the WRATH of God will enter into the SEVENTH day in their MORTAL bodies to WORK during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. This is why God said that the Sabbath was given to the children of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR GENERATIONS. We will cover this in greater detail further on in the study of God's word, but let us take it one step at a time and get back to Genesis 2:1-3. 

Nowhere in Genesis does God ever COMMAND, teach, suggest or even imply for Adam, Eve, their children, their children's children of ANY of the early patriarchs recorded in the entire book of the BEGINNINGS to KEEP the SEVENTH DAY of REST. In truth Genesis 2:1-2 is a PROPHECY of the SEVENTH 1000 year long day of God's REST during the 1000 year reign of his SON Jesus ruling FOR Yahweh during his God and Father's day of REST. This passage of scripture is ALSO a prophecy of OUR future rest, which BEGINS the very day we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, but will not completed until the 100 year reign of Jesus.

So the truth of the matter is that God did NOT give ANY COMMANDMENT for ANY of mankind to KEEP the Sabbath day UNTIL God gave the ten commandments to Moses to give to the children of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations as a TYPE or shadow pointing to our TRUE rest we have in Jesus, the SON OF the living God. We will get to that scripture when we get to argument #12 through argument #26, but for now let us move on the point number four.



#4. Genesis 2:3 God BLESSED the SEVENTH DAY.



First I want to point out that God blessed AND sanctified the SEVENTH day as a day of REST. This is what the word, SABBATH means. The word "Sabbath" means REST and NOT the SEVENTH DAY. The emphasis on the SEVENTH DAY by God is again God's hidden prophecy of the 1000 year day of REST, when BOTH God and his children will REST from all their labors for 1000 years, which to God,  a single day is as a 1000 years and a thousand years is as a single day.

Please read 1 Peter 3:8.


“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this ONE THING, that ONE DAY is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as ONE DAY.”


Let us read Genesis 2:3 again to see WHY God BLESSED and SANCTIFIED the SEVENTH DAY.


“And God BLESSED the SEVENTH DAY, and SANCTIFIED it: BECAUSE that IN it HE had RESTED from all his work which God created and made.”



Now while it is true that God has blessed and sanctified “A” seventh day of REST in the future, which will be a thousand year long day of REST, no where in this verse or in the entire book of Genesis do we find anywhere that God COMMANDS any of mankind to KEEP the seventh day of the week each and every week till they die in order to be saved, please God, or otherwise.

So again the COMMANDMENT to keep the SEVENTH day did NOT come UNTIL God gave his commandment to KEEP the Sabbath day holy to the children of ISRAEL.

Any other meaning given to these first four verses in Genesis chapter 2 are BIAS and are FORCED meanings that are READ INTO these verses to try and support a teaching that is NOT a SOUND Biblical teaching. Let us move on to point number five, which in truth should have been made part of point number four that we just covered, because it is the SAME point and not truly a different argument.



#5. Exodus 20:11 God SANCTIFIED the SEVENTH DAY.



As I just said this is basically the same argument that we just covered in point #4. The word “sanctified” means to separate, set apart, which carries the meaning of showing a difference. This word also means to make holy. So again God is PROPHESYING not only of HIS 1000 year day of REST, but also the 1000 year day of REST for all who believe on his SON Jesus as the Christ, who suffered and died for their sins where the SON said as he died on the cross “It is FINISHED”.

Please read John 17:4 and John 19:30 where Jesus declares to his Father that the WORK God gave his SON to do was FINISHED.

John 17:4.


“I have glorified you on the earth: I have FINISHED the WORK which you gave me to do.”


John 19:30.


“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”



It was PROPHESIED that the Messiah be given gall or vinegar to drink so Jesus could not have died until ALL the works of God concerning the cross were FINISHED.

Likewise our OWN works of righteousness are FINISHED, as in, they are no longer accepted by God being called filthy rags. However our good works and labors of righteousness done THROUGH God are not yet FINISHED. There is a vast difference between doing good works of righteousness in our OWN strength from doing good works of righteousness THROUGH the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit dwelling IN us EMPOWERING us to do HIS good works of righteousness. 

To say this another way, NOW being IN Jesus, we have become HIS workmanship and NOT our OWN. In other words, we have ENTERED INTO our REST being IN Jesus, but our COMPLETE rest is still yet future during the SEVENTH 1000 year day of creation. Please read Revelation 14:13, which does not take place until the second coming of Jesus, when we the faithful believers in Jesus shall enter into our full complete REST on the SEVENTH 1000 year DAY during the Millennial reign of Jesus.

Revelation 14:13.


“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, BLESSED are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may REST from their labors; and their works do follow them.”


Hebrew chapter 4 clearly teaches us that we as Christians do ENTER into our REST being IN Jesus our Lord and Savior, but we do not receive our FULL seventh day Sabbath day of REST, until the second coming of Jesus. We will cover this passage of scripture when we get to argument #7.

Let us move on to point number six.



#6. Genesis 2:1-3 God made the SEVENTH DAY in the garden of Eden.



What the Sabbath keeping churches want and need to do in order to even remotely support their teaching that Christ must without fail keep the Sabbath day, which was a commandment given by God to his people, the children of ISRAEL, is that they need to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that God gave ALL of mankind the Sabbath day BEFORE God gave the Sabbath day to the JEWS.

Therefore they keep quoting Genesis 2:1-3, which we have already covered and found absolutely NO sound Biblical evidence in the entire book of Genesis that God commanded, taught, suggested or even implied for ANY of mankind to KEEP the Sabbath day in ANY way. All we are taught in Genesis is that God HIMSELF rested on the SEVENTH DAY. The word Sabbath does not even appear in the entire book of Genesis. Can you not see dear child of God that Sabbath day keepers are manipulating the Scripture to try and force them to say what they themselves want and need them to say even to have a remote ground to impose the keeping of all the laws of Moses on Christians.

Again no true born again Christians would ever argue or deny that God created the SEVENTH DAY in the garden of Eden, but this fact does NOT prove that God gave ALL or even ANY of mankind a commandment to KEEP the SEVENTH DAY as a day of REST. This did not occur UNTIL God gave his people ISRAEL the commandment to keep the SEVENTH DAY SABBATH, which again was a type or shadow of our REST in Jesus and our yet future SEVENTH 1000 year day REST during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

Let us move on to point number seven.



#7. God made the seventh day BEFORE the fall of mankind. Therefore the Sabbath day is NOT a TYPE or SHADOW of a future REST, because types and shadows were NOT introduced until AFTER the FALL of mankind.



Says WHO? Just because someone simply SAYS that BEFORE that fall of mankind there are absolutely NO types, shadows or figures of yet future things is NOT proof that the Sabbath is NOT a type of shadow of our yet future 1000 year day of REST when Jesus comes again. Things recorded in the Bible as historical events are often TYPES or shadows of the TRUE, which is yet to come. Please notice that those who teach Sabbath keeping offer NO Biblical support to support their CLAIM that the seventh day is not a type or shadow of our future rest in Jesus. To dogmatically demand that types and shadows did not START until AFTER the fall of mankind is nothing more than an OPINION.


Let the Bible speak for ITSELF.


             The very days of creation themselves are TYPES, SHADOWS and FIGURES of the true yet to come.

             For example God DIVIDED the LIGHT from the DARKNESS on the FIRST day of the week or the FIRST 1000 years.

             And during that FIRST 1000 year day Adam ate from the tree of knowledge his eyes were open to DISCERN between GOOD and EVIL or LIGHT from DARKNESS. All through the Bible LIGHT is a figure of GOOD and DARKNESS is the shadow of EVIL.

            God divided the waters with a firmament on the SECOND day. It did not rain during the first 1000 year day. God changed the way that the ground was watered, when he made it rain for forty days and forty nights at the flood of Noah during the SECOND 1000 year day.

            God divided the waters and made dry ground appear on the THIRD day. During the THIRD 1000 year day God divided the Red sea and made DRY ground appear.

            God made two great lights on the FOURTH day, a greater light by day and a lesser light by night. During the FOURTH 1000 year day God sent two great lights out into the world. The greater light was Jesus and the lesser light was John the baptist.

            God created life in the waters on the FIFTH day. During the FIFTH 1000 year day the Holy Spirit represented by LIVING water was given to all who believe in Jesus.

            God created man on the SIXTH day. At the end of the SIXTH 1000 year day God's NEW creation of IMMORTAL RIGHTEOUS men and women will occur. We are IN the SIXTH day of creation presently.

            God RESTED from all his works on the SEVENTH day. During the SEVENTH 1000 year day WE, who believe NOW in this present world BEFORE the second coming of Jesus will REST with Almighty God the Father.

             Adam himself was used to make a comparison between the NATURAL and the SPIRITUAL showing us that one day yet in the future that the natural will take upon that divine spiritual nature of immortality.

             So do NOT let any Sabbath keeping Christian DECEIVE you dear child of God by saying that the Sabbath day is NOT a type or shadow of our future 1000 year day of REST and the REST we NOW have in Jesus.


             Let us see what the Bible ITSELF teaches us about the SEVENTH DAY of creation being a shadow or figure of our yet future REST during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

             Please read Hebrews 4:1-16.


Let us therefore fear, lest, a PROMISE being left us of ENTERING into his REST, any of you should seem to come short of it.

2. FOR (or because) unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did NOT profit them, NOT being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

          3. For we which HAVE BELIEVED do ENTER into REST (this speaks of the BEGINNING of our faith in Jesus as the ENTRANCE into our yet future REST in the 1000 year SEVENTH day of REST when Almighty God the Father HIMSELF shall REST on that SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST by committing his kingdom into the hands of his SON Jesus to rule and reign FOR him during the SEVENTH DAY of 1000 years.), as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the FOUNDATION of the world. (The writer of Hebrews in connecting the REST we have in Jesus with the SEVENTH DAY rest of creation when the works were FINISHED from the FOUNDATION of the world showing us that the SEVENTH DAY of creation was a type, shadow or figure of our yet future 1000 year day of REST beginning at the second coming of Jesus, which is yet future.)

4. FOR (or because) he spoke in a certain place of the SEVENTH DAY on this wise, And God did REST on the SEVENTH DAY from all his works.

5. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

6. Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered NOT in because of unbelief:

7. Again, he limits a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

8. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. (this is speaking of the Old Testament saints who are now under the altar in heaven awaiting their CHANGE to be clothed with their new glorified immortal body of flesh and bones like Jesus has now, which they nor us will receive UNTIL the second coming of Jesus that begins the SEVENTH 1000 year DAY of REST for all who believe on Jesus the SON OF the living God. )

9 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.

10. For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his. (presently only Jesus has entered into God's COMPLETE REST having FINISHED the works that his God and Father commissioned him to accomplish. In other words, Jesus is the only one to whom God has given ETERNAL LIFE up to this point in time. This verse is also showing us that we do not enter our full complete rest until our work of the gospel being preached unto all the world is FINISHED. Even those believers in Jesus who have gone on to be with the Lord have not yet receive eternal life and have not yet entered the SEVENTH DAY of REST, but rather the Bible says that they shall rest a little season until their brothers and sisters in the Lord have finished their work. This means that they are at rest now in heaven but they are awaiting their SEVENTH DAY of REST in the world yet to come during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Only those who are found to be that good and faithful servant shall enter the SEVENTH DAY of REST as God has promised. And those who are saved AT the second coming of Jesus will enter into the Millennium in the MORTAL bodies to be taught of the Lord.)

11. Let us labor THEREFORE to enter into that REST, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. (Again our labor or work is NOT our OWN works of righteousness, but rather what things we accomplish is THROUGH HIS strength and not our OWN lest there be room for boasting.)

12. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

          13. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14. SEEING THEN that we have a great high priest, that is PASSED into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God,(to enter into his REST) let us hold fast our profession.

15. FOR (or because) we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (This teaches us that our labor to enter into God's rest is more than preaching the gospel. We must also labor to live without sin, who is our example to follow who did no sin. Now some of you who are Sabbatarians may be thinking that breaking the fourth commandment is a sin and therefore we must labor to not break the Sabbath day. If this is you, then you have not truly heard a word that Hebrews chapter 4 is saying to you about the SEVENTH DAY of creation being a figure of the SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST, which we as Christians have been given an ENTRANCE by our FAITH in Jesus who is the AUTHOR and the FINISHER of our FAITH.)

16. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”



Jesus said to the Jews to come unto him for REST and to take HIS YOKE upon them, because his YOKE was EASY, Please read Matthew 11:28,29.


“Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST.

          29. Take MY YOKE upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find REST unto your souls.

          30. For MY YOKE is EASY, and my burden is light.”



The Bible ITSELF teaches us in simplicity that the law of Moses was a YOKE of BONDAGE and that neither the fathers nor those in the day of Jesus able to keep all the law of Moses.

Please read Galatians 5:1


          “Stand FAST therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the YOKE of BONDAGE.”


 Now please read Acts 15:10,11.


“Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a YOKE upon the neck of the disciples, which NEITHER our fathers nor we were able to bear?

11. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they”



This YOKE of BONDAGE is the KEEPING of all the LAW of MOSES contained in ordinances given to the JEWS under the OLD Covenant, which were done away with at the cross. So then, the keeping of the Sabbath day under the OLD Covenant was indeed a SHADOW of our TRUE REST that we have IN Jesus, which will be completed during our 1000 year day of REST beginning at the second coming of Jesus.

And beside all this sound Biblical evidence that proves to all who are sincerely seeking the TRUTH that the very days of creation are TYPES and SHADOWS PROPHESYING the TRUE, which was yet to come, their was NO WORK to REST from BEFORE the fall of mankind. God provided everything that mankind needed. WORK did not begin until AFTER the fall of mankind. So argument #7 falls way short of being even remotely a Biblical argument. Anyone can give their own personal opinion, but this does not make their own opinion to be the truth of God's word.



#8. Mark 2:27 Jesus said that the Sabbath was made for MAN which means ALL of mankind INCLUDING the GENTILES.


In truth, God never intended for the Sabbath, which means REST, to be a YOKE upon any of mankind. God RESTED from his works and he wants ALL of his creation to be able to REST as well including the LAND and NOT just mankind. But neither this verse in Mark 2:27, nor any other verse in the entire Bible proves that God has commanded ALL of mankind to KEEP the Sabbath for all eternity. Yes God did indeed command his people ISRAEL throughout THEIR generations to keep the Sabbath day, which again was a type or shadow point to our TRUE SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST. Also Jesus was talking to the JEWS teaching the Pharisees that they did not understand the true reason for the Sabbath day.

 The DISCIPLES of Jesus were NOT keeping the Sabbath day in the MANNER that the Pharisees expected every Jew to keep the Sabbath day. And when the Pharisees rebuked Jesus for allowing his disciples to dishonor the Sabbath day by doing WORK on the Sabbath day, this is when Jesus PROPHESIED that the Sabbath day was made for MAN, ALL of mankind, who believe on him. Jesus knew the scriptures spoke of him and he knew that God would turn to the Gentiles after Israel as a whole rejected God's REST of so great a salvation he was offering to Israel first to have in his SON Jesus. Jesus is our TRUE Sabbath, just as he is our TRUE Passover Lamb and our TRUE circumcision.

Please read Exodus 31:12-17.

“And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

13. Speak you also unto the CHILDREN of ISRAEL, saying, Verily my Sabbaths YOU shall KEEP: for it is a SIGN between me and YOU throughout YOUR generations; that YOU may know that I am the LORD that does sanctify you.

14. YOU (speaking to the children of ISRAEL; YOU) shall keep the Sabbath therefore (or for this very REASON that it is a SIGN unto you that I the Lord is the one who SANCTIFIES YOU, which is a shadow or type pointing to JESUS as the Lord's salvation for his people Israel to be SANCTIFIED by God and NOT by their OWN WORKS of the LAW); for it is holy unto YOU: every one (of YOU, speaking to the understood subject being, the children of ISRAEL. So every one of the children of ISRAEL) that defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever (of ISRAEL) does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever (of ISRAEL) does any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

16. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout THEIR generations, for a perpetual covenant. (TO the children of ISRAEL only and NOT to the church)

17. It is a SIGN between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”


So what part of this verse do you not understand? The KEEPING of the Sabbath day was given ONLY to the children of ISRAEL to keep as a SIGN that it is the Lord God who will SANCTIFY his people. A SIGN directs or points people to things. A SIGN is not the REAL thing, but something that is USED to point to that which is TRUE or REAL.

The Sabbath day was made for a SIGN to Israel FIRST that his people are HIS workmanship and not their OWN workmanship. It is God ALONE, who sanctifies his people. And God began his sanctification with his people ISRAEL, but yet NO man is justified by the LAW of Moses. The Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us in SIMPLICITY with no interpretation needed that the LAW was the SCHOOL master of the children of ISRAEL pointing them to JESUS. Gentiles were never under the LAW of Moses meaning the CEREMONIAL laws. But Gentiles did keep the MORAL laws through their God given CONSCIENCE.

Please read Galatians 3:16-25 where God's first covenant was made with Abraham by a PROMISE made by God to Abraham and where the LAW came four hundred years later.


Now to Abraham and his seed were the PROMISES made. He says not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is Christ. (so then the ONE seed was a type or shadow of the ONE sacrificial LAMB, Jesus the CHRIST who was prophesied to come)

17. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God IN Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years AFTER (after what? After the PROMISES where made to Abraham by FAITH), cannot dis annul, that it should make the promise of none effect. (In other words, Paul is making the same argument that Sabbath keepers make only in reverse. Sabbath keepers argue that God does NOT CHANGE therefore the LAW is still enforce today ALL the LAW of Moses. And Paul is saying NO the law of FAITH came FIRST some four hundred years BEFORE the LAW and therefore the LAW cannot dis annul the law of FAITH given to Abraham to continue through his seed pointing to Jesus the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God.)

18. FOR (or because) if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God (or Almighty God HIMSELF) gave it to Abraham by PROMISE (and NOT by the LAW).

19. WHEREFORE (or for what reason) then serve (you) the law? It was ADDED because of transgressions, TILL the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

20. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

21. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for IF there had been a law given which could have given life (eternal life), verily righteousness should have been by the law.

22. But the scripture has concluded all under sin, (WHY? Why did God conclude ALL under sin?) THAT (or so that) the PROMISE (the promise of eternal life) BY FAITH of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

           23. But before faith came, we (the children of ISRAEL) were KEPT under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. (the Gentiles who were not given the law were keeping the MORAL laws of God by the law of their conscience. ONLY the JEWS ever kept the CEREMONIAL laws of God. But even the Gentiles kept the MORAL laws of God. Please read Romans 2:13-15 “(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14.  For when the Gentiles, which have NOT the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having NOT the law, are a law unto themselves: 15.  Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)” The LAW was ADDED because of transgressions of God's WILL to help God's people Israel, but it was only added UNTIL the TIME that God's TRUE salvation came. Now mere common sense should teach anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that since ALL the MORAL laws were CLEARLY and plainly taught and reinforced in the NEW Testament that it was the CEREMONIAL laws that were ADDED, until Jesus came to FULFILL the ceremonial laws. And ALL the Sabbaths including the weekly Sabbaths were CEREMONIAL law.)

24. WHEREFORE (or for this very REASON of being KEPT by the law, but NOT SAVED by the law to inherit eternal life in the world to come) the law was our schoolmaster to BRING us unto Christ, that we might be justified by FAITH. (in other words, the ordinances of CEREMONIAL feast days, Sabbath days, circumcision and dietary restriction written in) law (was a shadow, type or figure pointing to Jesus the Christ)

25. But after that FAITH is come, we are NO LONGER under a schoolmaster.”


The fact is that the Gentiles were NEVER under the schoolmaster so Jesus was PROPHESYING and teaching us that the SEVENTH day or REST was made or set aside for ALL of mankind speaking of the SEVENTH 1000 year day of rest, which is ONLY reserved for those of us who BELIEVE in Jesus as our REST, or Savior. 

This is where Sabbath keepers MISS the TRUTH of God's word by COMBINING ALL the LAW together both the CEREMONIAL laws and the MORAL laws knowing in their hearts that God would never do away with his COMMANDMENTS. The fourth commandment is a CEREMONIAL law pointing to JESUS.

Why do you think that God gave such a SEVERE punishment to be stone to day for just picking up sticks on the SEVENTH day? It was NOT because of man WORKING of the seventh day, but rather that God was teaching his people Israel that if they did not ENTER INTO HIS REST, then they would be put to DEATH and cut off. So basically Jesus was prophesying to Israel that if they did not ENTER INTO his REST that he was offering them that God would then turn to the Gentiles or ALL of mankind and offer us this SAME REST to enter into through his SON Jesus. So again the Sabbath day is a ceremonial law given as a SHADOW of the TRUE point to Jesus as the ONLY way to ENTER INTO God's REST on the SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST.

 God will never do away with his MORAL commandments, but the keeping of the Sabbath day is NOT a moral law whereby if broken we sin against our FELLOW MAN.

When Jesus was asked by a young man as to what he needed to do to inherit eternal life Jesus told him to keep the commandments. And the young man asked WHICH ones? And Jesus answered him giving this young man only the MORAL commandments of what not do do against our fellow man.

Please read Matthew 19:16-19.


And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17. And he said unto him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.

18. He said unto him, Which? Jesus said, You shalt do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,

19. Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love you neighbor as yourself.”


All through the New Testament the teaching is about loving one another, esteeming others more than ourselves and if we say we love God and do not love our brother, then we lie and the truth is not in us.

Also ALL of the ten commandments are taught to us to keep EXCEPT the fourth commandment of keeping the Sabbath day. And it is NOT because God did away with the Sabbath, but rather Jesus FULFILLED the Sabbath day like Jesus became our CIRCUMCISION. So then, in truth Jesus has become our SABBATH.



#9. Mark 2:28 Jesus also said that he is the Lord of the Sabbath.


Actually when this verse is kept in it's CONTEXT it does NOT say that Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath, but rather that the son of MAN, speaking of ALL of mankind is lord OVER the Sabbath day the same that mankind has been given dominion over all things that God made FOR MAN. So of course Jesus being a human being, the Son of MAN, then he is also Lord OVER the Sabbath day. The word LORD, Lord, and lord mean Master. Let us read Mark 2:28 in it's CONTEXT.


Mark 2:23-28.


And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the Sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

24. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do THEY (speaking of the DISCIPLES of Jesus and NOT Jesus himself) on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful?

25. And he said unto them, Have you never read what David did, when he had NEED, and was an hungered, he, and they that were with him?

26. How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the show bread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?

27. And he said unto them, The Sabbath was MADE (created) for MAN (mankind), and not man for the Sabbath:

28 THEREFORE (or for this very REASON of the Sabbath being made FOR MANKIND) the Son of man (or the son of the HUMANS) is Lord ALSO of the Sabbath.”


God gave MANKIND dominion OVER all that he MADE or created and the Sabbath was made FOR MANKIND. Therefore the son of the humans is lord ALSO of the Sabbath day.

Regardless of who is the Lord of the Sabbath, Jesus did NOT find fault with his fellow MAN picking corn to eat on the Sabbath day. So in truth Jesus is saying that the Sabbath day should NOT lord OVER mankind, because mankind is lord OVER the Sabbath day also.

There is nothing in this verse that teaches us that we as Christians must without fail KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews under the OLD covenant. Let us move on to the next point given by Sabbath keepers to keep the Sabbath day.



#10. Exodus 20:11 and Exodus 31:17 The Sabbath day is a MEMORIAL. Therefore God wants us to REMEMBER the SABBATH DAY by RESTING on the SEVENTH DAY of the week and NOT on the FIRST day of the week.



Yes, God did indeed command the children of ISRAEL to REMEMBER to keep the Sabbath day holy in Exodus 20:8 and then in Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Almighty God HIMSELF gives us the REASON of WHY he commanded the children of ISRAEL to keep the Sabbath day holy to REST on the SEVENTH DAY from their works throughout all THEIR generations.

Deuteronomy 5:12-15.


Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD your God has commanded YOU (the children of ISRAEL).

13. Six days YOU shall labor, and do all your work:

14. But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates; that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you.

15. And REMEMBER that you WERE a servant (a slave in BONDAGE) in the land of Egypt, and (REMEMBER ALSO) that the LORD your God brought you out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out ARM (the ARM of Yahweh is a type of figure of Jesus being the ARM of the LORD, who will RULE FOR Yahweh during the SEVENTH day or 1000 year reign of Jesus): THEREFORE (or for this very REASON that I your Lord God SAVED you out of BONDAGE is WHY) the LORD the God commanded YOU to KEEP the Sabbath day.”


So again and again we see that the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that the Sabbath day was made as a type or a shadow of being made FREE from the BONDAGE of SIN to enter into REST in Jesus and then ultimately to enter into God's SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

Therefore dear child of God let us KEEP our Sabbath REST, which we have FOUND IN Jesus, who has become our Sabbath REST, and let us NOT turn back to the YOKE of BONDAGE being under the LAW of Moses given to ISRAEL under the OLD Covenant. Galatians 5:1 "Stand fast THEREFORE in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us FREE (Jesus our Sabbath REST has made us, who believe on him, free from the bondage of SIN and from the BONDAGE contained in the ordinances of keeping the CEREMONIAL laws under the OLD Covenant. Therefore let us stand fast in our Sabbath REST we have being IN Jesus, the SON OF the living God.), and be NOT entangled AGAIN with the YOKE of BONDAGE."


Now these were JEWS, who BECAME CHRISTIANS, were teaching other Christians both JEWISH Christians and Gentile Christians. And this teaching was to directed to the JEWISH Christians to not RETURN to the yoke of bondage under the law of Moses, because the Gentiles were never under the ceremonial law of Moses. Therefore to the Gentile Christians this teaching is so that Gentiles Christian NEVER become DECEIVED to be brought UNDER the law of Moses in the first place. And if they had been deceived to be brought under the bondage of the law, then this teaching was given for them to come OUT from under the LAW to never be ENTANGLED AGAIN with the YOKE of BONDAGE being UNDER the law of Moses. Please understand that Paul is NOT speaking of the law as being the MORAL law of the NINE commandments, but rather all the CEREMONIAL law of Moses, which INCLUDES the keeping of the SEVENTH day Sabbath, the dietary laws and so forth.

So then, in truth we as Christians do indeed keep the FIRST day of the week as a MEMORIAL TO our TRUE REST we have in Jesus being reminded that it was on the FIRST day of the week that our Lord was raised from the day giving us TRUE REST, PEACE and ASSURANCE that God will also RAISE US from the dead being IN his SON Jesus our SABBATH of REST.

God never CHANGED anything, but rather before the foundation of the world God HIMSELF CHOSE salvation to be IN his SON Jesus and NOT in the LAW. Please read Ephesians 1:3-6.


         "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places IN Christ:(and NOT is the KEEPING of the ceremonial laws of Moses) 
          4. A
ccording as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 

          5. Having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
          6.  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted IN the beloved."


So again yes the seventh day was given as a memorial, but it was given to ISRAEL for ISRAEL to REMEMBER being brought out of the bondage of Egypt, which was a type or shadow point them to Jesus, who would become their SABBATH REST like Jesus would become their Passover LAMB, who was SLAIN BEFORE the foundation of the world hundreds of years before the ceremonial laws were given under the OLD covenant and were so given only UNTIL the SEED came.

And AFTER the SEED, speaking of Jesus, came and died for our sins, and not only for our sins, but also the sins of the whole world, then Jesus became the Sabbath REST for all who BELIEVE. Thus, we as Christian, now keep the FIRST day of the week as a MEMORIAL of our LORD'S DAY of being RESURRECTED from the dead to immortal life being given us as our promise and our REST IN Jesus of being raised from the dead and given eternal life in the world to come. In other words, we are not actually IN the world to come, but we REST IN Jesus having a peace that passes all understanding that we will receive eternal life in the world to come and rejoice in of completed REST knowing that the second death will have NO power over us once we receive the END of our salvation.



#11. Mark 2:27 and Genesis 2:1-3 The Sabbath day was given to Adam the HEAD of creation meaning that the Sabbath was given to ALL of mankind as a day of REST.


We have already covered BOTH of these verses. In Mark 2:27 Jesus is teaching us that the Sabbath day was NOT made to lord OVER mankind, but rather that mankind is the lord OVER the Sabbath day just as God GAVE mankind to be lord over the earth. Once again the SEVENTH day is a type or shadow of us who believe on Jesus being made kings WITH Jesus over the earth during the SEVENTH 1000 year day. Mankind had REST in the garden of Eden, but LOST their rest AFTER the fall of man and had to labor by the sweat of their brow. Also Jesus was speaking to the Jews, which was BEFORE the cross and Jesus only became our Sabbath REST after the cross. Jesus bought back our rest from the enemy who stole our rest by deception to become the god of this present world. Jesus also bought back our lordship over the earth as well, but few Christians know and walk in their authority they have been given in the name of Jesus.

Again in Genesis 2:1-3 there is nothing in these verses or anywhere in the entire book of Genesis where God commands, teaches, suggests or even implies that MAN is to keep the Sabbath day. These verses say that God himself rested from his work.

In fact man did NOT do ANY servile work in the garden of Eden. ALL of Adam and Eve's needs were met by God. Eden was a paradise and man did not work by the sweat of his brow, until AFTER his fall. There are NO clear verses in the Bible anywhere that God commanded ALL of mankind to keep the Sabbath day. The ONLY people that God himself ever commanded to keep the Sabbath day was his people the children of ISRAEL. Any any verses that may SEEM to teach that ALL of mankind is commanded to keep the Sabbath day are INTERPRETED by those who are reading their own personal INTERPRETATION INTO those verses and dogmatically demanding that there is no other way to interpret those verse. But in TRUTH, there are OTHER ways to interpret those verses in question as you have already seen in this study giving you ALL sides of this controversial subject of keeping the Sabbath day as opposed to not keeping the Sabbath day. Let us continue to see what the BIBLE ITSELF truly teaches us when the verses in question are CORRECTLY interpreted being left in their context and viewed in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.



#12. Therefore the keeping of the Sabbath day was NOT a Jewish institution, because God established the SEVENTH DAY as a day of REST some 2,300 years BEFORE there ever was a Jew.


The Bible ITSELF teaches us that God himself rested on the SEVENTH day, which again is foreshadowing the Lord's 1000 year Sabbath day of rest still yet in the future, when Almighty God  the Father himself will rest during SEVENTH the 1000 year DAY, while his Son Jesus rules FOR him for that 1000 year long seventh day of the Lord. 

Also the keeping of the seventh day weekly Sabbath was given for ISRAEL to keep as a REMINDER of God bringing them out of the land of Egypt was NOT given to them in the creation week, but was given to them over 2000 years later when Moses was raised up by God to give his people ISRAEL the law as a SCHOOLMASTER UNTIL the SEED came. The seed being Jesus, who was of the seed of Abraham to who the PROMISE by faith was given.

Please read Galatians chapter 3.

O foolish Galatians, who has BEWITCHED you, THAT you should NOT OBEY the TRUTH, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

2. This only would I learn of you (or answer YOU dear reader and seeker of the TRUTH answer YOU me these things?), Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, OR by the hearing of FAITH? (Every true born again Christian KNOWS beyond any shadow of a doubt that we received salvation through Jesus by FAITH and NOT by the LAW of Moses under the OLD Covenant.)

3. Are you so foolish (THEN)? Having BEGUN in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh? (of course not for no flesh is justified by the LAW)

4. Have you suffered so many things in VAIN? If it be yet in vain. (Meaning that there is still time to repent and come out from the bondage of TRYING to be saved by the LAW of Moses under the OLD Covenant.)

5. He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he it by the works of the law, OR by the hearing of FAITH? (So ask yourself how many miracles of healing do you see being done in your Sabbath keeping churches? In other words, is the one ministering to you the LAW doing the same mighty works of healing and living without sin as Jesus did through the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him? Or does your Sabbath keeping church teach you that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have CEASED with the early church and are not for today?)

6. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.  

7. KNOW you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

8. And the scripture, FORESEEING that God would justify the heathen through FAITH, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In you shall ALL NATIONS be blessed. (so BEFORE Jesus, the ONE nation ISRAEL, was KEPT by the law UNTO the time when the SEED would come. So again, God never CHANGED or ABOLISHED anything, but rather FORESEEING that ALL of mankind was ORDAINED to be save through his SON Jesus, the LAW, speaking of only the CEREMONIAL law, was only ADDED UNTIL the time that Jesus came to die for all of mankind. But only those who BELIEVE on Jesus as the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God shall enter into the SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST to rule and reign with Jesus over the earth. All over of mankind who disobey the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ to REST in Jesus to be saved shall be cut off and perish in the lake of fire.)

9. So then they which be OF FAITH are blessed with faithful Abraham.

10. FOR (or BECAUSE) as many as are of the works of the LAW are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in ALL things which are written in the book of the LAW to do them. ( This verse has two meanings. #1. It is speaking of if one seeks salvation by the LAW, then they MUST keep ALL the law and if they break just ONE law, then it is GAME OVER, so to speak, because their is NO MORE sacrifice for sin. God NO longer ACCEPTS animal sacrifices. So CURSED is anyone foolish enough to even TRY to attempt keeping ALL the LAW of Moses, which NONE of the Jews except for Jesus was able to keep. #2. This is NOT speaking of keeping all the CEREMONIAL laws, dietary laws, the laws governing the manner of dressing, the keeping of the feast days and yes the keeping of the weekly Sabbath day, and so forth,  but rather the MORAL laws related to sinning against God by sinning against our fellow man, which are summed up as LOVE one another.)

11. But that NO man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by FAITH. (This is speaking of keeping ALL the law and the keeping of the MORAL laws if so be they are kept in ones OWN strength, which brings BOASTING and looking DOWN on our fellow brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ.)

12. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

13. Christ has REDEEMED us (or has become our ATONEMENT to FREE us from the BONDAGE of sin and) from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree:

14. THAT (or so that) the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through FAITH.

15. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; (or I make an analogy of how man makes a covenant with another man) Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man can dis annul, or ADDS thereto.

16. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. (In other word;s God made his covenant with ABRAHAM and confirmed it with Moses and in doing so.) He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of ONE, And to your seed, which is Christ.

17. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God IN CHRIST (his SON Jesus), the law (However), which was four hundred and thirty years AFTER, cannot dis annul (or ADD to the covenant made with Abraham), that it should make the promise of none effect.

18. For IF the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by PROMISE.

19. WHEREFORE (or for WHAT REASON) then serve the law? It (ALL the LAW given to Moses to give to the children of ISRAEL) was ADDED because of transgressions, TILL the SEED should come (or TILL Jesus the Christ, the SON OF the living God should come) to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

20. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

21. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for IF there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. (But the fact remains that the law was NOT given to make mankind righteous before God. Can you not see dear child of God that SALVATION was ordained by Almighty God HIMSELF to be IN his SON Jesus BEFORE the foundation of the world and the law was only added as a schoolmaster to POINT the Jews to JESUS. And when they reject him God PROPHESIED in his word that he would turn to the GENTILES and offer us so great a salvation. So again God did NOT CHANGE anything, but rather GRACE is the FULFILLMENT of PROPHECY to save the Gentiles and his people the Jews by FAITH in his SON Jesus as our atonement for sins.)

22. But the scripture has concluded all under sin, THAT (or so that) the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that BELIEVE.

23. But BEFORE faith came, we (the children of ISRAEL) were KEPT under the law (or kept under the BONDAGE of the law), shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

24. WHEREFORE (or for this very REASON) the law was our (the JEWS) SCHOOLMASTER to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25. But AFTER that faith is come, we are NO LONGER UNDER a schoolmaster. (or we are no longer under the LAW speaking of ALL the law of Moses contained in ordinances and the CEREMONIAL laws. Christians still must obey the MORAL commandments of God. Please read the study WITHOUT HOLINESS NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD!)

26. For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

28. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

29.  And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”


So then NO! A thousand times NO!  Reason #12 is NOT what the Bible itself teaches us in SIMPLICITY with absolutely NO interpretation needed to understand the TRUTH that the keeping of the Sabbath was indeed given ONLY to the JEWS as a SIGN for THEM throughout all THEIR generations for THEM to remember THEIR being brought out of the BONDAGE of EGYPT as a type or shadow of the coming of JESUS, who brought them out of the bondage of SIN. And when THEY, the JEWS, rejected so great a salvation, then God turned to the Gentiles, who were NOT his people. And all of this is PROPHESIED in the Bible. Therefore God has NOT CHANGED anything, but rather God has FULFILLED what he SAID or prophesied that he would DO. So YES the keeping of the Sabbath day was indeed a JEWISH institution given ONLY to the JEWS as you will clearly see if you CONTINUE to read the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God. Jesus IS our Sabbath REST in the same way that Jesus IS our Passover Lamb and our circumcision. God has NOT done away with the Passover feast, but rather God has FULFILLED the CEREMONIAL law of celebrating the Passover feast by his SON Jesus. NOW we, as CHRISTIANS, celebrate JESUS as OUR Passover.  Likewise we as Christians, REST IN JESUS as OUR Sabbath rest awaiting our SEVENTH day of a 1000 year day of rest in the Millennium.

Let us continue reading this study in God's word given you ALL the evidence from both SIDES of this highly controversial subject.


#13. The Bible never calls the Sabbath day the JEWISH Sabbath. But always calls the SEVENTH DAY the Sabbath of the Lord your God. So therefore be very cautious dear Christian how you STIGMATIZE God's Holy day of REST.



No the Bible does not name the Sabbath day using the specific name “JEWISH” Sabbath, but the word of TRUTH does indeed clearly and plainly teach us in SIMPLICITY with no interpretation needed that God gave the fourth commandment of keeping the Sabbath day holy as a remembrance to the children of ISRAEL, who are indeed JEWS, to keep throughout THEIR generations. Being a JEW is synonymous with being an Israelite of the house of ISRAEL and the keeping of the Sabbath was given to ISRAEL. Again Jesus is OUR Sabbath rest.


Please read Exodus 31:12-17.


“And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

13. Speak you also unto the CHILDREN of ISRAEL, saying, Verily my Sabbaths YOU shall KEEP: for it is a SIGN between me and YOU throughout YOUR generations; (speaking of the generations of ISRAEL) that YOU may know that I am the LORD that does sanctify you.

          14. YOU (speaking to the children of ISRAEL; YOU) shall keep the Sabbath therefore (or for this REASON that it is a SIGN unto you that I the Lord is the one who SANCTIFIES YOU, which is a shadow or type pointing to JESUS as the Lord's salvation for his people Israel to be SANCTIFIED by God and NOT by their OWN WORKS of the LAW); for it is holy unto YOU: every one (Of YOU referring to the understood subject of the children of ISRAEL. So every one of the children of ISRAEL) that defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever (of ISRAEL) does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. (There is not ONE single Sabbath keeping church that I myself am aware of that KEEPS this part of the COMMANDMENT of keeping the SABBATH day to stone those in their Sabbath keeping church to death that break the Sabbath day. Please read Numbers 15:32-36. "And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the Sabbath day. 33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. 34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him. 35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: ALL the congregation shall STONE him with stones without the camp. 36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.")

15. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever (of ISRAEL) does any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

16. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout THEIR generations, for a perpetual covenant. (to the children of ISRAEL)

17. It is a SIGN between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”



So YES in truth, the keeping of the Sabbath is indeed a JEWISH day given by God as a CEREMONIAL day to be kept by the JEWS ONLY foreshadowing their REST to come, which is Jesus. And if the JEWS did NOT enter their REST in Jesus then they will be cut off and NOT enter into the SEVENTH day or REST in the world yet to come. 

And yes Jesus was a JEW, who was born UNDER the LAW and therefore Jesus kept the custom of observing the Sabbath day. 

And yes the first Christians were ALL JEWS, who were also BORN under the LAW and thus as was their CUSTOM they also kept the Sabbath day before the cross , but after the cross it is not made perfectly clear to us in the word of God. Early on in the New Testament some verse can be INTERPRETED either way. BUT later on in the New Testament it is made perfectly clear that we as Christians are NOT to let any man JUDGE us in regard to keeping the Sabbath days. One thing that Hebrew roots Christians misunderstand is that the early New Testament church was still YET LEARNING what to do and not to do.

And yes the Bible itself teaches us that the disciples went into the synagogues on the Sabbath day, but they did so to PREACH the gospel. We will cover this more in depth further on in this study of God's word, but for now let us continue examining the Sabbatarians arguments to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews under the Old Covenant.



#14. There are many evident references throughout the patriarchal age. See Genesis 2:1-3, 8:10-12, 29: 27,28, etc.


Again we have already seen that Genesis 2:1-3 says nothing about God commanding, teaching, suggesting or even implying that MAN is to keep the SEVENTH day in any way, shape, or form.

And these other two references have nothing whatsoever to do with the Sabbath day, but rather only give reference to the number seven, as in, seven days. If anything at all Genesis 8 is a TYPE or figure of finding REST in Jesus. The earth was under the bondage of water and the dove found not REST for his feet until the waters of bondage were removed. So then, these verses POINT to our FUTURE REST, when we as Christians are taken UP into our ARK of safety, while the WRATH of God is being poured out on ISRAEL for their sin of UNBELIEF of NOT believing on Jesus as their REST taught to us in the book of Hebrews, which we will cover further on in this study of God's word of TRUTH. But for now let us take one point at a time.

Genesis 8:9-12.

Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

9. But the dove found NO REST for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. (the ark is a type or figure of the law which KEPT those who were in the ark safe. And OUTSIDE of the ark their was NO REST to be found. And OUT SIDE of the REST that Jesus gives us their is NO REST to be found. In other words, those TRYING to keep ALL the Law of Moses have NO REST.)

10. And he stayed yet other SEVEN DAYS (this verse says nothing about the start or the ending of the seventh day as to which day of the week the dove was sent out each time. Noah simply OBEYED God and sent the dove out, waited seven days and sent the dove of again); and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

11. And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

12. And he stayed yet other SEVEN DAYS (Again no mention of what day of the week or that Noah was RESTING on the day that he sent out the dove. I mean if anything Noah would be breaking the Sabbath day by causing his animals to WORK on the Sabbath day. And there is NOTHING in these verse that show us that Noah RESTED on ANY day of the week. We are not even told that this seventh day was on a SATURDAY. And mere common sense teaches us that it was most likely in the DAY time that Noah sent out the dove to FIND land for why would you send a dove out in the NIGHT time to find REST on dry ground?); and sent forth the dove; which RETURNED NOT AGAIN unto him any more.”


Now why do you suppose that the dove RETURNED NOT BACK again? Obviously the dove FOUND REST.  So then those RETURNING to the LAW of Moses to me obviously have NOT FOUND their TRUE REST in JESUS and have RETURNED to the LAW, which cannot not ever possibly give them the TRUE REST that can be found ONLY in Jesus the Christ, the SON OF the living God, who says to ALL come unto to me all you that are heavy laden and take upon you my REST.

Genesis 29:27,28.


“Fulfill her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.

28. And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.”


It is beyond me how anyone can interpret this verse to mean that Jacob kept the Sabbath day. In fact this verse tells us that Jacob WORKED the ENTIRE seven days of the WEEK  INCLUDING the SEVENTH DAY. In other words, Jacob WORKED ALL SEVEN days being a figure of a FULL SEVEN YEARS and did NOT work only six years while RESTING during the SEVENTH year waiting to be given Rachael as his wife. 

So again this Sabbatarian author is grasping at anything with the word SEVEN in it to TRY and make it APPEAR that there are far more reasons than there actually are, which to ME is DECEPTIVE teaching.

The TRUTH of the matter is that NO man ever KEPT the Sabbath day, UNTIL it was given as a commandment for the children of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations. No where in Scripture is ALL of mankind ever commanded to keep the Sabbath day.



#15. Exodus 16:4, 23-29 The Sabbath was a part of God's law BEFORE Mount Sinai.


The first point that I want you the reader and seeker of the truth is that the Sabbath keeping churches must prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Sabbath day was being KEPT by man BEFORE the actual law was given to the children of ISRAEL to Moses who received the ten commandments directly from God on Mount Sinai.

But you see dear child of God it was the children of ISRAEL, who were told by Moses, who was told by God, for them to gather bread that God would give them on a daily basis, BUT God gave them some RESTRICTIONS like he gave Adam and Eve in the garden. But WHY? Why did God give the children of ISRAEL those restrictions of HOW he himself wanted them to gather the bread that he was about to give to them every single day of the week?

Let us read in Exodus chapter 16 the verse given above as proof text to try and prove that Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved.

Exodus 16:3-5


And the children of ISRAEL said unto them (Moses and Arron), Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for YOU (Moses and Arron) have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

4. Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for YOU (Moses); and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may PROVE THEM, whether THEY will walk in my law, or no.

5. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”


Now the argument by Sabbath keepers using this verse is to try and prove that ALL of mankind worked SIX days and ALWAYS RESTED on the SEVENTH day even all the way back to Adam in the garden of Eden, and therefore Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day for God blessed and sanctified the SEVENTH day for all eternity NEVER to be broken lest that person SINS, who dishonors the Sabbath day. In other words, the bottom line is that Sabbath keepers must prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that God did NOT just give ISRAEL ALONE the SEVENTH DAY of REST and that God gave the SEVENTH DAY of REST to ALL of mankind and NOT just to ISRAEL ALONE so that they can convince Christians that they also MUST keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved.


             But is this what the WHOLE word of God truly teaches us?


NO the Bible ITSELF does NOT teach us as Christians that we must keep the Sabbath day in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. And if you read this study in it's entirety it is my prayer that your eyes will be opened to the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.

First of all in truth, God did indeed give the SEVENTH DAY for ALL of mankind to REST in the same way that God gave SALVATION to ALL of mankind to be SAVED, but not ALL of mankind will RECEIVE God's so great a salvation and therefore NOT ALL of mankind will ENTER into God's REST beginning with his Son Jesus and then completely receiving God's full REST in the SEVENTH 1000 year day of God. But this is NOT what Sabbath keepers mean when THEY say that God gave ALL of mankind the SEVENTH day Sabbath REST. They mean the KEEPING of the weekly Sabbath day.

Some Sabbath keeping Christians have come to the knowledge of the truth that Jesus is our Passover Lamb and thus they do NOT keep the feast of Passover KNOWING that Jesus FULFILLED the feast of Passover. But yet SOME Sabbath keepers, who have NOT come to this knowledge of truth dogmatically demand their followers to KEEP ALL the feast day Sabbaths as well as the weekly Sabbath days. So there are different degrees among Sabbath keepers as to how much of the Old covenant must be kept in order to be saved.

Secondly we have already seen in this study thus far that neither Adam nor any one else BEFORE the children of ISRAEL were ever commanded, taught, suggested or even implied to rest from all their work on the SEVENTH day of each and every week.

Now let us continue with the verse in question here in Exodus 16:3-5. In verse 3 we see that it was the children of ISRAEL, who God brought out of bondage from the land of Egypt, who were complaining that Moses and Arron brought them out into the wilderness to die of starvation. And it is the children of ISRAEL to whom this passage of scripture is speaking as a trial, so to speak, to see if they would walk in God's LAW before God would ENGRAVE his LAW on STONE to give to the children of ISRAEL.


In other words, neither BEFORE nor after Mount Sinai God gave his teaching, his instruction, his doctrine, his precept, his ordinance. his command, his LAW or whatever one chooses to call the keeping of the SEVENTH DAY to ANY of mankind, but rather the keeping of the Sabbath was given TO the children of ISRAEL ALONE as a shadow of their TRUE REST yet to come. To say this another way no matter WHEN the keeping of the SEVENTH day of rest was given this is the very FIRST place in the entire Bible where specific INSTRUCTIONS are given to ANY of mankind and the seventh day was given the name SABBATH day of rest. And the people TO WHOM these INSTRUCTIONS on HOW to keep the SEVENTH day as a Sabbath day of rest are GIVEN is TO the children of ISRAEL and NOT to ALL of mankind. 

So again this argument of ALL of mankind KEEPING the Sabbath BEFORE Mount Sinai does NOT prove that the Sabbath day was kept by ALL of mankind all the way back to Adam in the garden of Eden simply because God himself RESTED on the Seventh day from all HIS work.  In other words, one can argue or SAY anything, but just saying something does NOT make it to be SOUND Biblical truth. Please keep in mind that Adam and Eve did NOT WORK, while they were in the Garden for THEMSELVES for their OWN pleasure. They kept the garden FOR God, but all THEIR own needs were met by God. Now if working FOR God on the Sabbath day is SIN, then Sabbath keeping pastors ought not preach or teach God's word on the Sabbath day.

And I will prove to you my readers and seekers of the TRUTH, if so be, that you are TRULY seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God that in Genesis 16 is the VERY FIRST time the children of Israel ever heard of keeping the SEVENTH day of the week as a day of REST unto the Lord.

Let us continue to read the WHOLE matter of the CONTEXT of Exodus 16:4. After children of ISRAEL complained to Moses and Arron in verses 2 and 3, then God hearing their murmuring talked to Moses in verse 4 and told him what to say to the children of ISRAEL. God tells Moses that what he is going to do is being done in order to PROVE the children of ISRAEL to see whether or not they will obey his LAW or not.

Now some Sabbath keepers may INTERPRET the word “law” in verse 4 to mean God's yet future LAW that God himself with his own finger would engrave on STONE tablets on Mount Sinai, so that they can argue their point of the LAW of God not yet being GIVEN in Exodus chapter 16.

OR you can CORRECTLY interpret this verse to mean that the word “law” does indeed mean the LAW of God and that Almighty God was in the process of GIVING his LAW to Moses to give to the children of ISRAEL in this entire passage of Scripture. I will explain more of what I mean by God was in the PROCESS of instructing the children of ISRAEL to REST on the SEVENTH day and WHY God was teaching them to REST of the SEVENTH day as we get to those verses.

So then, as many of you may already know, the written word of God does not always give us every single detail of what happen, what was said, why it happened, exactly when it happened, how it happened, and so forth and therefore at times some parts of the Bible must be INTERPRETED. Well this is the case here where some parts of God's word in this passage of Scripture must be INTERPRETED as whether the children of ISRAEL were specifically TOLD or instructed for the very FIRST time to REST on the SEVENTH day, OR had the children of ISRAEL been FAITHFUL to OBEY God all their lives to keep the seventh day of REST that was handed down to them from Adam and Eve and then from Noah and his family after the flood.

In other words, did the children of ISRAEL ALWAYS rest on the SEVENTH day all their lives in perfect obedience never to work on the SEVENTH day, because this is what they had ALWAYS been taught from birth to do by previous generations, who handed down this commandment of God to them by ORALLY teaching them that which they received from father Abraham, who in turn received this teaching from Noah, who as well received this teaching handed down to him through many generations, who received this teaching from Adam who received it directly from God WITHOUT this teaching EVER WRITTEN down?

OR was God in the PROCESS of TEACHING the children of ISRAEL for the very FIRST time little by little over this SHORT period of TIME on HOW to work six days and then REST on the SEVENTH day and also teaching them WHY he is commanding them to REST every week on the SEVENTH day?

I myself believe that the CONTEXT teaches us the latter and this was the very FIRST TIME any of mankind ever heard anything about resting on the SEVENTH day.

Please bear with me and some of you will see the TRUTH that I am teaching you right off. Some may not see it right away and you will have to meditate on it for awhile before you see this truth, which is that is was over this short period of TIME in which God was in the PROCESS of PROVING or testing the children of ISRAEL on his ONE LAW to REST on the SEVENTH day and that God did NOT give this Sabbath day LAW to them ALL at once, but rather over TIME so that God could PROVE or test them to see if they would WALK in his LAW.


So then, from the context and also from the use of the word “PROVE” I myself see that this passage of scripture is teaching us that this was the very FIRST time that the children of ISRAEL were ever INSTRUCTED to NOT work on the SEVENTH day even though those SPECIFIC words are NOT used in verses 3-5. Thus these verses here in Exodus chapter 16, in truth, teach us with absolute certainty that the SEVENTH day Sabbath law was NOT given to ANY of mankind until it was FIRST given to the children of Israel over a period of TIME before God engraved this LAW of keeping the SEVENTH day holy on tablets of STONE with his own finger on Mount Sinai.

Let me explain what I mean by this.We are only told in verse 5 that ON the SIXTH day of gathering bread that they are to gather TWICE as much on the SIXTH day than what they gathered DAILY, which is then INTERPRETED by Sabbath keepers to mean that they did NOT gather any bread on the SEVENTH day right from the START, because the children of Israel ALREADY were KEEPING the Sabbath day of rest on the SEVENTH day each and every week.


However, this Sabbatarian meaning or interpretation, is READ INTO this verse, because that is what they need for this verse to mean. Otherwise if the children of Israel gathered bread seventh days a week, then this would prove that they did not rest on the seventh day from the time God gave a covenant of promise to Abraham.


Now reason that this argument is given at all is to try and prove that the seventh day was NOT God's LAW, because the LAW came on Mount Sinai AFTER Exodus chapter 16. In other words, Sabbath keeping churches are trying to prove that the Sabbath day was being KEPT BEFORE the LAW of God was given and THEY claim that the LAW of God was NOT given UNTIL Mount Sinai, which is true in a sense, but only when speaking of the ten commandments as the LAW of God engraved in stone with God's own finger.

Now to me this is a rather weak argument, because any spoken or written word given by Almighty God for his creation to do or not to do is God's LAW whether it is ENGRAVED in STONE or not.

Adam was told by God to NOT eat of just ONE tree in the garden and this concept of being “told” is translated as COMMANDMENT or God commanded Adam that he could eat of any tree in the garden EXCEPT ONE tree. Actually in truth the word translated as "commanded" carries to meaning of TEACHING or INSTRUCTING, as in, guiding one of what to do or not to do and HOW one is to do something. But none the less this was God's LAW given to Adam. No where was Adam ever told, taught, or instructed by God to REST on the SEVENTH DAY. We have already covered this, but I wanted you to see that whatever God says in the way of guiding us to do or not do something is his COMMANDMENT and his LAW whether or not it is ENGRAVED on tablets of STONE with the very finger of God or not.

Let us move on to the next point in verse 4 where God is saying that he is going to rain down bread from heaven to PROVE the children of ISRAEL to see if THEY will keep his LAW to do what he said to do or not.


Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I WILL rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate EVERY DAY, that I may PROVE THEM, whether THEY will walk in my law, or no.”


My point is how can Sabbath keeping churches teach that the keeping of the Sabbath was NOT God's LAW in Exodus chapter 16, when God himself says right here in Exodus 16:4 "MY LAW"? Also please notice that this verse says EVERY DAY, so it may very well be that at first, when God was just beginning to INSTRUCT the children of Israel HOW and WHY they are to keep the Sabbath day that the children of Israel gathered the bread from heaven EVERY SINGLE DAY SEVEN DAYS a week every week for a short period of time and it was only AFTER they disobeyed God by leaving some left over saving it for the next day just in case there was no bread tomorrow for them to gather.

Again all I am saying is that NOT EVERY single thing that happened was written down. Christians ask WHO did Cain and Abel marry? We are not told every detail of every single event in the Bible.

So again all I am saying is that verse 4 does indeed say EVERY day and, then CONTINUING in verse 5 we read where God says AND it SHALL come to PASS that on the SIXTH day they shall gather TWICE as much as they gathered DAILY. The Bible was not written down daily as one would write a diary, but rather was written down AFTER the fact as a RECORD of what took place. So the order of events is known before they are written down as a record. Thus it was already known that EVENTUALLY on the SIXTH day God would instruct the children of Israel to begin to gather TWICE and much on the SIXTH day after DAILY gathering bread EVERY DAY for perhaps several weeks seven days a week. The words, and it SHALL come to PASS are much too strong of words to be speaking of the SAME week meaning that they gather daily for six days. The language here strongly suggests to us that they gathers DAILY for more than seven days straight in a row and then the began to DOUBT whether or not their would be bread the NEXT day so some started to horde some bread to keep it for the next day just in case there was no bread or not enough bread for all to share. THEN God gave them some MORE instructions on exactly how they were to gather bread on only SIX days and REST on the SEVENTH day, because on the SIXTH day they would gather TWO days supply. How much GREATER faith would it NOW take seeing that they now KNOW that any left over for the next day will RUIN.


But some Christians, being only Sabbath keeping Christians, may INTERPRET this to mean that the children of Israel worked SIX days and RESTED on the SEVENTH day, because this is what they had been taught to do all their lives all the way back to Adam in the garden of Eden. And thus Sabbath keeping Christians INTERPRET this passage of scripture this way by reading into the text what they NEED the text to say in order to try and support their teaching that the Sabbath day was KEPT all the way back to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.

However, the CONTEXT here tells me differently and I believe that most of my readers and seekers of the truth will agree that God was in the PROCESS of TEACHING the children of Israel both HOW to work only SIX days and WHY God was teaching them to REST on the SEVENTH day for the very FIRST time. Keep in mind that the word of God ITSELF simply says initially that they gathered bread DAILY, EVERY DAY and not SIX days they gathered bread. And also that God said it SHALL come to PASS, which indicates a CHANGE in the manner in which they were PREVIOUSLY gathering bread DAILY EVERY DAY of the week before it would come to PASS that on the SIXTH day they would begin to gather twice as much. Remember that God is testing them. Tests are given ONE step at a time.

Let us now read the whole chapter of Exodus 16:1-36. I am taking a lot of time on this one argument given by Sabbath keeping churches, because it is a stumbling block to many, who are indeed truly seeing the truth from the NEW Testament, but yet they keep coming back to this chapter in Exodus where they have been dogmatically taught for so long that it means God gave the keeping of the seventh day Sabbath BEFORE the LAW.

As you read these verses I want you to see the ORDER in which things happen. I will give comments among these verses along the way to explain what they mean, when they are correctly interpreted in their CONTEXT.


Exodus 16:1-36.


And they (the children of Israel being led by Moses and Aaron) took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing OUT of the land of Egypt. (The children of Israel being RESCUED or saved from the BONDAGE of Egypt is a type or figure of God saving all of mankind from the BONDAGE of sin. Egypt is often used as a type for the world. The wilderness is a figure or type of us, as Christians, being tempted by the devil in this present world awaiting our SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST, which begins at the second coming of Jesus)

2. And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

3. And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. (In truth they were DOUBTING that it was God, who brought them out of the bondage of Egypt, for why would God deliver us just to die of hunger. But in a moment we will see that God will PROVE to the children of Israel that HE ALONE brought them out of bondage. You see they could have went straight to the promise land, but that is for another study.)

4. Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I WILL rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, THAT (or so that) I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not. (God has not yet told Moses the rate of how much they are to gather or how many days, but at this point in time God says, EVERY day they shall gather the bread that I rain down at a certain rate EVERY day. The word “PROVE” here has two meanings. The first meaning is given to us in the IMMEDIATE context of whether the children of Israel would walk in or KEEP his LAW that he was about to give to them for the FIRST time, and the second meaning that is given to us in the BROADER context, which is that God is going to PROVE to them that he alone is God and that it was HE alone, who delivered them from the bondage of Egypt. So then, in the next verse we see HOW God is going to PROVE to the children of Israel that HE alone brought them out of bondage.)

5. AND it SHALL come to PASS, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather DAILY. (So then, either God is teaching them all at once, OR God is teaching them to gather bread EVERY day for the present time and THEN God makes a change in how it will be yet in the future not many weeks from this time as to the rate they will be gathering  bread in the near future. In other words, is God merely instructing them one step at a time on how to gather the bread. The main point is this has never happened before and God is TEACHING them in the PRESENT tense of HOW they are going to gather the bread. I mean, if so be, that they ALREADY were in the HABIT of NOT working on the SEVENTH day, then God would NOT have needed to give them his INSTRUCTIONS on gathering TWICE as much bread on the SIXTH day so that they could REST on the SEVENTH day. Stay with me dear child of God and you will see this TRUTH for yourself directly from God's word,)

6. And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, THEN you shall KNOW that the LORD has brought you out from the land of Egypt:

7. AND in the morning, THEN you shall SEE the glory of the LORD; for that he hears your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that you murmur against us?

8. And Moses said, This SHALL be (or this is HOW it is going to BE. God has told me what he is going to do, which I already told you and THIS is what SHALL BE), when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD hears your murmurings which you murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.(In other words, the reason WHY God is going to do what he said he will do is to PROVE to you that HE has brought you out of Egypt and NOT US so quit complaining to me and Aaron.)

9. And Moses spoke unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for HE has heard your murmurings.

10. And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

11. And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

12. I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall KNOW that I am the LORD your God. (so then WHEN the children would SEE the quails in the evening and the bread from heaven in the morning, THEN they would KNOW that it was the LORD who delivered them from bondage, because God told them BEFORE it happened.)

13. And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.

14. And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.

15. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. (Because this has never happened BEFORE this time) And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat. (reminding them that this was the LORD'S doing which HE has given you to eat. Then Moses gives them the INSTRUCTIONS that God gave to him to tell the children of ISRAEL exactly HOW they are to gather the bread.)

16. THIS (which I am about to tell you) is the thing which the LORD has commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take you every man for them which are in his tents. (Now we know the RATE in which they were being TAUGHT to gather EVERY DAY)

17. And the children of Israel DID SO (meaning they followed the instructions to gather EVERY DAY a certain rate), and gathered, some more, some less.

18. And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

19. And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. (in other words, clean your plate and eat every bite and leave nothing left over for the next day to eat later. Maybe this is why I do not like LEFTOVERS.)

20. Notwithstanding they hearkened NOT unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them. (Now how many days this took before they disobeyed God's ONE commandment to NOT leave any over we are not specifically told. But the context does makes it pretty clear that this was the ONLY commandment that God gave thus far as he was TEACHING them HOW to work six days and REST on the SEVENTH day, which God had NOT YET taught them. All God has taught them thus far is NOT to leave any over to the next day. You will see WHY God commanded them to OBEY this ONE commandment to NOT keep any over until the next day in a moment. God want them to see that if they DISOBEYED even one thing that they were being TAUGHT that an undesirable consequence would occur. In this case the bread would STINK and their house would STINK because they DISOBEYED God o do exactly as he was teaching them.)

21. And they gathered it EVERY morning, (so EVERY morning tells us that it was MORE than just one day that they gathered bread DAILY and ALSO that they started OBEYING God to gather only that certain rate DAILY EVERY DAY.) every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. (Now they saw that we they OBEYED God the left over bread out in the field NOT gathered just simply melted and did NOT SINK. So now their getting a hold of the idea that it is best to OBEY God and do things HIS way.)

22. And it came to PASS (meaning that AFTER they had BECOME obedient to God after LEARN a CONSEQUENCE for NOT obeying God it was now time for God to ADD his second step), that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and TOLD Moses. (Now here we see AFTER they disobeyed what God specifically told them NOT to do, which was to KEEP some for the next day not knowing WHY until after they disobeyed God and found that the bread ruined and grew worms and STUNK, if it was not ALL eaten the same in the morning before the sun got hot. AFTER they learned their FIRST lesson God said, it SHALL come to PASS that on the SIXTH day they SHALL gather twice as much as ANOTHER TEST. It would not be a test if they were ALREADY doing this. PLUS it is much MORE a test now knowing that the bred is going to run and STICK to make their whole house STICK. So then it comes to PASS that the SIXTH day comes where they were told to gather TWICE as much and they had been gathering EVERYDAY on a DAILY basis the previous days and they came and TOLD Moses that they had gather the bread as they were told. To ME this is like the children of Israel came to Moses and said NOW WHAT do we do? We have OBEY God to do what he said, BUT we cannot eat this much food in just one day and it will not keep until tomorrow to eat for it will ruin and STICK up our whole house as it did before. And then they waited to hear what Moses was going to tell them next.)

23. And he said unto them, THIS IS THAT which the LORD has said, Tomorrow is the REST of the holy Sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which you will bake to day, and seethe that you will seethe; and that which remains over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. (So then, this is the FIRST time that the children of Israel were ever INSTRUCTED or taught about the REST of the holy Sabbath unto the Lord. God was just now TEACHING them for the very FIRST TIME how to work six days and then HOW to REST on the SEVENTH day by NOT going out of their home at all on the Sabbath day. They were probably thinking to themselves that we will go ahead and obey they Lord this time, but this extra bread we gathered today is going to grow worms and not keep until morning to eat but will STINK up our whole house again.. And some did not even bother to obey God to gather twice as much thinking that they would keep on gathering every day as they had been doing. or they did NOT want to have their house STINK again, so they went out on the seventh day to gather bread like before, but this time there was NO bread to gather. God was TEACHING them for the FIRST TIME to work six days only and how to rest on the seventh day. And if they did NOT obey, then they would suffer the CONSEQUENCE of going HUNGRY for that day)

24. And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did NOT STINK, neither was there any worm therein.

25. And Moses said, Eat that to day; FOR (or BECAUSE) TODAY is a Sabbath unto the LORD: to day you shall not find it in the field. (Now IF SO BE that the children of Israel had ALREADY been keeping the SABBATH day since they were born, then they would have already known what day it was and WHY they were INSTRUCTED by God to gathered twice as much food on the SIXTH day and they would NOT have had any need to be TAUGHT all of this. Keep reading and you will see that God is teaching them through Moses as WHAT to do and WHY God is telling them to do it for the very FIRST time.)

26.  Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. (Now God has purposely NOT rained down from heaven on the SEVENTH day from this time forward so that the children of Israel would learn NOT to work on the SEVENTH day, until it became a habit or second nature to them. This is the FIRST time in the Bible that the SEVENTH day is called the Sabbath unto the Lord. God was PROVING Israel to see whether or not they would walk in his LAW. So at first God gave them ONE commandment, which was NOT to keep ANY over unto the next morning. And they disobeyed that ONE commandment. THEN God commands them to gather TWICE as much on the SIXTH day and no doubt they were probably wondering WHY because now they knew that if they did not eat it ALL on the SAME morning that it would ruin and stink and have worms. But they went ahead and obeyed God anyway probably thinking that they would just go out and gather some more the next day. Other wise if they KNEW that that was not going to be any bread raining down from heaven on the SEVENTH day, they probably would have complained to Moses saying WHAT are we going to eat tomorrow seeing that what we are laying up for tomorrow will RUIN and not be fit to eat? But then tomorrow came and it did NOT ruin and Moses said to them to EAT and then Moses explained WHY God showed or TAUGHT them all of this. Any one with eyes to see can clearly see that this was the very FIRST time God TAUGHT or INSTRUCTED anyone to keep the seventh day of rest and that for the first time God ever NAMED this seventh day of rest the SABBATH day.)

27. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for TO GATHER, and they found none. (Now again IF SO BE that the children of Israel were ALREADY KEEPING the Sabbath day, because it was passed down to them to keep all the way from Adam in the garden of Eden, then they would NOT have gone out to WORK on the SEVENTH day to gather bread to eat. They would have ALREADY understood WHY they needed to gather TWICE as much on the SIXTH day. NONE of this would have been needed to be shown and taught to them if so be that they have always kept the SEVENTH day of REST. The point is some of the children of Israel did NOT believe God that if they gathered TWO days supply of food that it would KEEP and be fit to eat the next day so they DISOBEYED God by NOT gathering TWO days supply on the SIXTH day as they were being TAUGHT to do and thus they went out as before to gather their DAILY supply of food to eat, but there was no food to be found. Thus it is assumed that the disobedient went hungry that day to learn to OBEY God. The Sabbath was made for MAN and NOT man made for the Sabbath. God is teaching the children of Israel OBEDIENCE so that they will OBEY his words, WHEN in the future He will speak to them through his SON Jesus. The LAW was a SCHOOLMASTER TEACHING the children of ISRAEL about JESUS. Some learned their lesson and some did not. And when God same that the majority were NOT HEARING the words of his SON Jesus God turned ti the GENTILE to provoke his people to jealousy.)

28. And the LORD said unto Moses, How long REFUSE YOU to keep my commandments and my laws? (Remember that commandments also carries the meaning of TEACHINGS)

29. See, for (or UNDERSTAND WHY) that the LORD has given you the Sabbath, THEREFORE (or for this very REASON) he gives you on the sixth day the bread of TWO days;(not so that it would ruin, and NOT so that you would disobey me by not gathering twice as much on the sixth day and then go out to gather on the seventh day, but so you could REST on the SEVENTH day. So therefore) abide you every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. (God is TEACHING the children of Israel for the FIRST time to REST on the SEVENTH day, which is pointing to their FUTURE REST in JESUS. And once they FIND their rest in Jesus ABIDE or REMAIN in that place of REST. Then further on down in this passage of Scripture God will TEACH them WHY he has commanded them to REST on the SEVENTH day. Now here we see that God is teaching his people Israel to STAY IN their OWN HOMES on the SEVENTH day commanding them that NO man shall GOD OUT of his OWN place of REST on the Sabbath day. But yet no Sabbath keeping church I am aware of teaches their members to STAY in their OWN HOMES on the Sabbath day. Their OWN place of REST represents that is the NEW covenant where EACH individual person is responsible for BELIEVING in Jesus for THEMSELVES and no longer does God judge by NATIONS.)

30. So the people rested on the seventh day.(for the FIRST time)

31. And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna (In the NEW Testament Jesus calls HIMSELF the BREAD, which came down from heaven where bread in the New testament is symbolic for TEACHING): and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

32. And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commands, Fill an omer of it to be kept for YOUR generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.

33. And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for YOUR generations.

34. As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

35. And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan. (Now if you truly understand the word of God you will KNOW that the ONLY Sabbath that will be KEPT during the SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST will be the feast of Tabernacles, because all the other six feast days will have been fulfilled AT the second coming of Jesus EXCEPT for the feast of tabernacles, which is fulfilled by Almighty God HIMSELF coming down from heaven AFTER his SEVENTH day of REST during the 1000 year reign of his SON Jesus.)

36. Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.”


God commanded the children of Israel to REST on the SEVENTH day to REMEMBER how God brought them out of bondage in the land of Egypt. Another meaning of the word “PROVE” is to assay, which means to test by trials. So BEFORE God engraved his LAWS in STONE he PROVE the children of ISRAEL by giving them ONE commandment at a time knowing that they would sooner or later break the ONE first commandment he gave them, which was NOT to keep any bread unto the next day, but only gather what they could eat before the morning had ended meaning they were to eat all they gathered that morning before the sun grew hot.

Now it may very well be that the children of Israel might have disobeyed God the very first week, but I myself am seeing that they gathered many days EVERY day including gathering bread on the seventh day of the week as well for God had not yet given his instruction, his commandment or LAW for the children of Israel to REST on the seventh day. 

But no matter if you agree that it was many days including the seventh day that they gathered bread to eat before they disobeyed and you dogmatically demand that it was only a few days, because you have been dogmatically taught by your Sabbath keeping church denomination the children of Israel ALREADY kept the Sabbath day from the day of Adam, you must agree that they LEARNED that the bread would NOT keep unto the next day. And you must agree that AFTER the children of Israel were instructed to gather TWICE as much on the sixth day that only some of the children of Israel went ahead and obeyed God to gather TWO days of food on the sixth day, while others disobeyed God and went out on the SEVENTH day to gather bread to eat and found that there was none to gather. And these CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE FACTS tell me that this was the VERY FIRST time God taught or instructed ANY of mankind to REST on the SEVENTH day. And that those of mankind in which God TAUGHT one step at a time how to rest on the seventh day was the children of ISRAEL and NOT all of mankind.

All I am saying is that this was a lot to cram into just ONE week and it makes far more sense that Exodus chapter 16 took place over a longer period of time of more than just ONE week. Now I am not saying that it took years, but rather I am saying that it took longer than just one single week. Perhaps a month or two, may have been long enough before they began to doubt God to keep on raining down bread from heaven or they simply got lazy and gathered more than their certain RATE in which they were instructed to horde for themselves so they would not have to gather bread EVERY single day.

None the less once again is is made perfectly clear by God's word that the Sabbath day was given TO the children of Israel for THEIR generations as a ceremonial law to keep as a figure or type pointing to our REST we have in Jesus and our yet future REST of the SEVENTH 1000 year day. WHY do I say this? #1. In verse 4 God himself says that he is PROVING Israel to SEE if they would KEEP his LAW. #2. In Exodus chapter 16 we only see ONE of God's laws being given. And #3. All of Exodus chapter 16 is clearly and plainly written in a manner of God INSTRUCTING the children of Israel HOW to keep the seventh day Sabbath even given them the NAME "SABBATH" for the very FIRST time. So again the Bible ITSELF does NOT teach us that ALL of mankind kept the Sabbath all the way back to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden as Sabbath keeping churches dogmatically demand in order to try and prove that Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day as the Jews in order to be saved. 

Let us move on to the next argument given for Christians to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews.



#16. Exodus 20:1-17 Then God placed the keeping of the Sabbath day of rest in his MORAL law. So WHY did God place the commandment of keeping the SEVENTH DAY holy in the HEART of the MORAL law if the fourth commandment was to be DIFFERENT from that other nine MORAL commandments, which all Christians agree are IMMUTABLE and are NOT to be CHANGED or abolished?



The reason that God placed the CEREMONIAL LAW of keeping the Sabbath day in the midst or the heart of the MORAL LAW was to teach them that it was HE ALONE, who brought them out of BONDAGE in the land of Egypt. This was the REASON God gave his people Israel the commandment to keep the Sabbath day. In other words, a PRE gospel of salvation, so to speak, was being taught to them pointing to the TRUE gospel of salvation, which was yet to come. To say this another way Israel was being taught by the TEN commandments that if they KEPT ALL the MORAL law of God, then God would give them REST on the SEVENTH DAY, which was pointing to the seventh 1000 year day of the Lord, the 1000 year reign of Jesus. All ceremonial law points to Jesus. Jesus fulfilled the first four spring feasts at his FIRST coming and he will fulfill two more feast days AT his coming along with the final feast of tabernacles being fulfilled during his 1000 year reign being completely fulfill at the end of the Millennium when God himself comes down to TABERNACLE with man.

Please read Deuteronomy 5:15.


“And remember that you were a servant (or a SLAVE) in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD your God brought you out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: THEREFORE (or for this very REASON of bringing you OUT of BONDAGE) the LORD your God commanded YOU (the children of Israel) to keep the Sabbath day.”


The children of Israel were commanded by God to keep the Sabbath day of REST throughout THEIR generations to REMEMBER THEIR being brought out of bondage. And this was done as a type or shadow of a yet future deliverance by God of ALL mankind being brought out of the BONDAGE of SIN through FAITH in the Son of God who gives us REST. The NEW Testament reveals the OLD Testament and in the NEW Testament we learn that all who BELIEVE on Jesus ENTER into REST. 

WE as GENTILE Christians may not readily see this, but to a JEWISH Christian back in the day of Jesus, who had to OFFER ANIMAL sacrifices and keep ALL the CEREMONIAL law of Moses they indeed understood Jesus as their REST from having to KEEP ALL the law contained in ordinances, which they nor their father could NOT keep. All those ceremonial laws were AGAINST them and a great burden to bear and a YOKE of BONDAGE, but the yoke of Jesus was LIGHT and EASY to bear for all they now need to do was keep only NINE MORAL commandment, which are NOT grievous to bear.

It is NOT that God CHANGED anything or ABOLISHED anything, but rather God is simply doing what HE HIMSELF in his word PROPHESIED to do.

Jesus was the LAMB slain BEFORE the foundation of the world. Thus Jesus simply fulfilled the PROPHECY of God. Jesus was the fulfillment of the animal sacrifices, which were a CEREMONIAL LAW given as a type, a shadow, a figure, a schoolmaster teaching us, UNTIL the Messiah came to be that ONCE and for all time sacrifice for sin. So at the cross Jesus became the Passover LAMB of the early Jews, who believed on Jesus. The Bible it self says that Jesus is OUR Passover and that Jesus is called the LAMB of God slain BEFORE the foundation of the world.

Jesus was ALSO the fulfillment of the LAW of circumcision, which actually began with Abraham, but was also in the law of Moses contained in ordinances. Circumcision was given as a sign of be separated from the rest of the world unto God as his people, his children. Now we as believers on Jesus are CIRCUMCISED in our heart spiritually with the TRUE circumcision not made with human hands.

In other words, neither God nor his Son Jesus ABOLISHED any of these CEREMONIAL laws, but rather they were FULFILLED in Jesus.

And the same is true with the ceremonial law of keeping the Sabbath day of REST. Jesus has become our REST to all who BELIEVE on him. Like the dove in the days of Noah FOUND REST we as Christians have FOUND REST being IN Jesus our Lord and Savior. So do not be deceived by Sabbath keeping churches to be entangled again under the YOKE of BONDAGE of keeping all the law of Moses in order to be saved. The MORAL laws or the MORAL commandments of God are NOT grievous, but the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that NON but Jesus was ever able to KEEP ALL the law of Moses both MORAL and CEREMONIAL laws. And the keeping of the Sabbath day is a CEREMONIAL law that was FULFILLED in Jesus and like the SEVERE penalty of DEATH for NOT resting on the Sabbath day so is it ALSO for all who do NOT REST in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. 

This is why the fourth commandment was placed in the heart of the MORAL law of God and such a SEVERE penalty of DEATH was given to the children of Israel for disobeying God by NOT entering into HIS REST.



#17. Deuteronomy 4:12,13 The SEVENTH DAY Sabbath was given by the VOICE of Almighty God himself.


#18. Exodus 31:18 Then Almighty God himself wrote the commandment of keeping the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath with his OWN finger.



These two points and the next point that follows deal with the Sabbath being on the SEVENTH day of which there is no argument by any true born again Christian, who is looking for their yet future SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. All Christians know and agree that the Sabbath was given by Almighty God himself to be kept on the SEVENTH day. God rested on the SEVENTH day. But WHY? Why did God REST on the SEVENTH day?

Sabbath keeping churches teach that God made the SEVENTH day for man to KEEP as his LAW, but in truth God made man FIRST and then made then God RESTED on the seventh day from all HIS work as a shadow or type of man's yet FUTURE rest on God's seventh 1000 year day of REST. The JEWS do not yet see this truth, but today, we as Christians, know and understand that the ONLY way for ANY of mankind to ENTER INTO the SEVENTH 1000 year day of the Lord's REST is to be IN his SON Jesus the Christ. Now most all SUNDAY keeping Christians KNOW and UNDERSTAND that we ENTER into REST being IN Jesus and that Jesus is our TRUE spiritual REST and without Jesus no man shall enter into the SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST at the second coming of Jesus to be given ETERNAL LIFE where they REST from any fear of the final day of judgment to be cast into the lake of fire, which is the second DEATH.

So then, in TRUTH no true born again Christian is breaking the Sabbath day of REST no matter if they rest PHYSICALLY on ANY day of the week, because the seventh day of REST is a shadow pointing to our TRUE spiritual REST we have in Jesus. Many Christians have and still yet do REST PHYSICALLY on ONE day a week. Most Christian, who do rest physically one day a week do so on Sunday, the Lord's day, the day of his resurrection. But some Christians rest physically on any day of the week that their job does not require them to work. While other Christians do not rest physically on any day of the week as a matter of KEEPING a day of rest for they KNOW that there Sabbath of rest is IN Jesus.

Then the remainder of Christians are SABBATH day keeping Christians, who rest physically on SATURDAY, because based upon the calendar we use today Saturday is the SEVENTH day of the week. But some Sabbath keeping churches go all out to try and figure out the EXACT seventh day based upon the cycles of the MOON as opposed to using the SOLAR calendar.

Now to ME, if so be, a Christian sincerely believes that the MUST without fail KEEP a day to rest PHYSICALLY, then ANY seventh day will be acceptable in the eyes of God for HE knows your heart and true motive for keeping a day to rest physically. I agree that rest is good and that all Christians should at the very least set one day a week aside as unto the Lord. But in truth, the early Church met EVERY day of the week to testify of what God was doing in their lives and it was over time that the New Testament church SEEM to esteem Sunday the first day of the week as their MAIN day of gathering together unto the Lord knowing and understanding that the FIRST day of the week is the Lord's day in which Jesus was raised form the dead.

Again concerning the argument that God HIMSELF gave the Sabbath there is no question on this point, but this does NOT prove that God has commanded ALL of mankind to KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS, long BEFORE God gave instructions or taught the children of ISRAEL as to how to rest on the seventh day of the week.

My point is the very point that the Bible ITSELF makes, which is, that whatever day of the week one ESTEEMS ABOVE another day, then let it be between THEM and the Lord. Basically meaning that the church itself has no such commandment to esteem one day ABOVE another. Please read Romans chapter 14.

Romans 14:1-16.

"Him that is weak in the FAITH receive you, but not to doubtful disputations. 

         2.  For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs. (or NO kind of meat at all. While others eat ONLY the meats allowed UNDER the OLD covenant. In other words, some Christians, who are strong in FAITH eat ALL things that are food to eat, while others weak in FAITH eat ONLY things allowed under the OLD covenant under the LAW of Moses or they go all the way back to the garden of Eden to become complete vegetarians eating NO animal products of any kind. No cheese, no butter, no flesh of any animal not even fish or fowl.)
         3.  Let NOT him that eats despise him that eats not; and let NOT him which eats NOT JUDGE him that eats: for God has received him. (God has RECEIVED ALL Christians! So then,)
         4.  Who are YOU that JUDGES another man's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
         5.  One man (or one man-made doctrine) esteems one day ABOVE another: another esteems every day ALIKE. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
         6.  He that regards the day, regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks. (So know in your OWN mind as WHY you observe one day above another. If it is because of fear of NOT pleasing God, then are you TRULY regarding that day UNTO God? Here is what I mean by this. As being raised a Catholic, I was TAUGHT that if you missed going to church on Sunday willfully, then you would be committing a MORTAL sin worthy of being sent straight to hell. So I FEARED the punishment of going to hell as being the REASON of WHY I faithfully went to church every Sunday as a child growing up in the Catholic faith. But when I became a true born again Christian under the teaching of the Protestant Pentecost church, the Assemblies of God I received PEACE in my heart and in my mind that going to church on Sunday was NOT a requirement given by God himself, but rather it was a man-made doctrine mandated primarily by the Roman Catholic church. Now I know that this study is one whether or not we are commanded of God to keep SATURDAY, but I do have a point that I am making. And that point is that never even ONE time in my entire Christian life has the Holy Spirit HIMSELF ever convicted me of NOT keeping the Sabbath day. It was ONLY the FEAR of MAN'S teaching from the Roman Catholic church as to why I faithfully kept Sunday as a day of rest. But AFTER I learned the TRUTH form God's word that he himself does NOT command that we keep ANY day of rest I was made FREE by the TRUTH just as Jesus taught us that the TRUTH will make us free. And from that day to this very day I have never even one time ever been convicted by the Holy Spirit for not keeping the Sabbath day on the SATURDAY, the SEVENTH day of the week or for not attending church on Sunday to go camping or to an amusement park with the family from time to time. Please understand that I am NOT teaching my readers to quit going to church altogether, but rather that Sunday keeping was made for man and not that man was made for the sole reason of going to church on ANY day. The Bible itself teaches us that we are NOT to neglect the assembling of ourselves together and even more so as we see the day of our Lord approaching.)
         7.  For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.
         8.  For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, WE are the Lord's. (BOTH Sabbath keeping Christians, Sunday keeping Christians, AND no day keeping Christians are ALL the Lord's. So let us STOP JUDGING one another as to whether or not a fellow brother or sister IN the Lord is saved or not just because they keep a different day of the week UNTO the Lord or they do not keep any day above another UNTO the Lord. I mean just because some Christians who are STRONG in their FAITH do
not attend any day at church does NOT mean that they are not keeping each and EVERY day UNTO the Lord.)
        9.  For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
        10.  But why do YOU JUDGE your brother? Or why do you set at nought your brother? (Set at naught means why do you say your brother is NOTHING meaning that your brother or sister in the Lord is NOT SAVED because they EAT or because they do NOT EAT or because they esteem one day ABOVE another or because they esteem all days alike where no one day of the week is to be treated better than any other day of the week.) for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
         11.  For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
         12.  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
         13.  Let us NOT therefore JUDGE one another ANY MORE: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
         14.  I KNOW, and am persuaded BY the Lord Jesus, that there is NOTHING unclean of itself: but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean, to HIM it is unclean.
         15.  But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.
         16.  Let not then your good be evil spoken of:"


So then, Paul is teaching us here that Christians, who are strong in FAITH, are free to eat ALL kinds of MEAT, but they are to do so unto the Lord giving thanks and then any and all meat that was ONCE called UNCLEAN under the OLD covenant has now been CLEANSED by God himself to eat. BUT also do not use your LIBERTY to eat pork in front of other Christians, who you KNOW esteem what you are eating as UNCLEAN to THEM. At least be charitable and ask them if it offends them or not. Also please understand that praying at every meal is NOT a commandment of God and that God KNOWS your HEART. In other word's that unclean meats have ALREADY been cleanse by God once and for all time and it is NOT the mealtime prayer that cleanse to meat, but rather praying at mealtime is a way or manner in which we give THANKS to God for cleansing ALL things to us who BELIEVE. But SOME Christians have been DECEIVED to wrongly believe that God did NOT cleanse the MEAT that he once called unclean.

The same is true when it comes to keeping a day above another day. Those Christians, who are strong in FAITH, who do not esteem any day of the week above any other day, are NOT to use their liberty to cause a weaker brother or sister in the Lord to stumble and fall. And those weak in faith are NOT to JUDGED those Christians, who do not worship on the SAME day that your yourself ESTEEM above another day to be the ONLY day that is acceptable to God whether that day be Saturday or Sunday.

One group of Christians esteem SUNDAY as their day of worship and rest, while another group of Christians esteem SATURDAY as the ONLY DAY of the week, upon which, it is acceptable by God as the day of REST. Now BOTH groups of Christians keep the day that they themselves esteem above other days TO the Lord. So NEITHER group of Christians should JUDGE whether or not that the other group of Christians is SAVED or LOST by the DAY they esteem above all other days of the week. Also neither of these two groups of Christians should judge other Christians, who do not keep ANY day above another day, but have chosen to esteem EVERY day the same unto the Lord.

Personally, ALL days of the week should be kept holy unto the Lord and no one should call UNCLEAN that which God himself has CLEANSED. All Christian SHOULD know and understand that the SEVENTH day was sanctified, BECAUSE God set aside the TRUE SEVENTH 1000 year day as a day of REST for all, who BELIEVE on his SON Jesus. The Scriptures speak of JESUS.


#19. Deuteronomy 5:22 God himself ENGRAVED the commandment of keeping the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath in STONE, which teaches us of the Sabbath's imperishable everlasting nature.


Again this argument also deals with the SEVENTH day, but I want to address this Sabbatarian INTERPRETATION of God's commandment being engraved in STONE, where some Sabbatarians dogmatically demand means that the law of KEEPING the Sabbath day is for all eternity and will never end being of an imperishable nature like STONE.

Let us read the CONTEXT of God making the keeping of the Sabbath day a PERPETUAL covenant.

Please read Exodus 13:12-18, where this perpetual covenant is given TO ISRAEL to be kept throughout THEIR generations.


And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

13. Speak you also unto the children of ISRAEL, saying, Verily my Sabbaths YOU shall keep: for it (God's weekly Sabbath) is a SIGN between me and you throughout YOUR generations; THAT (or SO THAT) YOU may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

14. YOU shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto YOU: every one that defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. (Now you know dear child of God that Sabbath keeping churches do NOT put their members to death by stoning or any other way when a Sabbath keeping member of their church denomination fails to KEEP the Sabbath day. And by not keeping ALL the law of the Sabbath, the whole congregation is breaking God's commandment to stone to death those among them, who break the Sabbath day. In truth, Sabbath keeping churches do little more than having their church service on a Saturday CLAIMING that they are keeping the Sabbath day. They claim that Jesus taught the church the CORRECT way to keep the Sabbath day, but Jesus was under the LAW and his ministry was to the JEWS, who were under the LAW. Jesus was indeed teaching us things concerning the Sabbath day, but NOT on HOW to correctly KEEP the Sabbath day. Jesus was teaching us to take upon us HIS rest for HIS yoke is EASY.)

15. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. (in truth this DEATH sentence for NOT ENTERING into REST is yet another type or shadow of those who do NOT enter into the REST of Jesus because of their unbelief of not believing on Jesus the CHRIST, the SON of God they shall DIE in their sins.)

16. WHEREFORE (or for this REASON) the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout THEIR generations, for a perpetual covenant. (This is a prophecy of the children of Israel KEEPING the Sabbath day DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus in their MORTAL bodies from generation to generation unto the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. But WE who believe on Jesus NOW in this present world BEFORE Jesus comes again shall ENTER into our SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST being given ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come resting in the knowledge of the truth that the second death will NOT have any power over us. We have that rest NOW being IN Jesus, but we must still yet LABOR as a CO LABORER WITH God to keep the other NINE MORAL commandments of God. The Jews, the Muslims nor any of the rest of the world HAVE this REST in Jesus, which is given ONLY to BELIEVERS in Jesus as the Christ, the SON OF the living God. In other word's the law engraved in stone was a perpetual covenant given to ISRAEL as a type or shadow pointing to JESUS as their TRUE REST.)

17. It is a SIGN between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. (do your own search for the truth relating to the time of REFRESHING from the Lord)

18. And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of STONE, written with the finger of God.”


So then, the basic argument here is that the keeping of the Sabbath day is FOREVER a commandment of God to ALL of mankind. But in TRUTH it is ONLY a commandment engrave in stone unto the children of ISRAEL to all THEIR generations, which is WHY the JEWS will keep the Sabbath day DURING the 1000 years reign of Jesus in their MORTAL bodies, BECAUSE they rejected the REST that Jesus offers them NOW in this present world.



#20. Deuteronomy 10:21 The commandment of keeping the SEVENTH DAY was sacredly preserved in the ark of the covenant being kept in the Holy of Holies.


The reference above should have been Deuteronomy 10:1,2 and again there is no doubt that God preserved ALL his LAW he gave to Moses UNTIL the SEED came, the seed meaning Jesus, the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God, who came to be the ATONEMENT for our sins to all who BELIEVE on him, giving us who believe REST from all the CEREMONIAL laws given to the children of Israel to keep as types and shadows pointing to Jesus their TRUE REST.


Please read Galatians 3:1-29.


O foolish Galatians, who has BEWITCHED you, THAT you should not obey the TRUTH, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

2. This only would I learn of you (or answer YOU dear reader and seeker of the TRUTH answer YOU me these things?), Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, OR by the hearing of FAITH? (Every true born again Christian KNOWS beyond any shadow of a doubt that we received salvation through Jesus by FAITH and NOT by the LAW of Moses under the OLD Covenant.)

3. Are you so foolish (THEN)? Having BEGUN in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh? (of course not for no flesh is justified by the LAW)

4. Have you suffered so many things in VAIN? If it be yet in vain. (Meaning that there is still time to repent and come out from the bondage of TRYING to be saved by the LAW of Moses under the OLD Covenant.)

5. He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he it by the works of the law, OR by the hearing of FAITH? (So ask yourself how many miracles of healing do you see being done in your Sabbath keeping churches? In other words, is the one ministering to you the LAW. is he or she doing the same works Jesus did through the Holy Spirit dwelling in him? Or does your Sabbath keeping church teach you that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have CEASED with the early church and are not for today?)

6. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.  

7. KNOW you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

8. And the scripture, FORESEEING that God would justify the heathen through FAITH, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In you shall ALL NATIONS be blessed. (so BEFORE Jesus the ONE nation ISRAEL was KEPT by the Law UNTO the time when the SEED would come. So again God never CHANGED or ABOLISHED anything, but rather FORESEEING that ALL of mankind was ORDAINED to be save through his SON Jesus the LAW was only ADDED UNTIL the time that Jesus came to all who BELIEVE on Jesus as the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God)

9. So then they which be of FAITH are blessed with faithful Abraham.

10. FOR (or BECAUSE) as many as are of the works of the LAW are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in ALL things which are written in the book of the LAW to do them. (this is speaking of all the CEREMONIAL laws, dietary laws, the laws governing the manner of dressing, the keeping of the feast days and yes the keeping of the weekly Sabbath day, and so forth, but NOT the MORAL laws related to sinning against God by sinning against our fellow man, which are summed up as LOVE one another.)

11. But that NO man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by FAITH. (This is speaking of keeping ALL the law and the keeping of the MORAL laws if so be they are kept in one's OWN strength, which brings BOASTING and looking DOWN on our fellow brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ.)

12. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

13. Christ has REDEEMED us (or has become our ATONEMENT to FREE us from the BONDAGE of sin and) from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree:

14. THAT (or so that) the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through FAITH.

15. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; (or I make an analogy of how man makes a covenant with another man) Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man dis annul, or ADDS thereto.

16. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. (In other word;s God made his covenant with ABRAHAM and confirmed it with Moses and in doing so.) He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of ONE, And to your seed, which is Christ.

17. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God IN CHRIST (his SON Jesus), the law (However), which was four hundred and thirty years AFTER, cannot dis annul (or ADD to the covenant made with Abraham), that it should make the promise of none effect.

18. For IF the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by PROMISE.

19. WHEREFORE (or for WHAT REASON) then serve the law? It (ALL the LAW given to Moses to give to the children of ISRAEL) was ADDED because of transgressions, TILL the SEED should come (or TILL Jesus the Christ, the SON OF the living God should come) to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

20. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

21. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for IF there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. (But the fact remains that the law was NOT given to make mankind righteous before God. Can you not see dear child of God that SALVATION was ordained by Almighty God HIMSELF to be IN his SON Jesus BEFORE the foundation of the world and the law was only added as a schoolmaster to POINT the Jews to JESUS. And when they reject him God PROPHESIED in his word that he would turn to the GENTILES and offer us so great a salvation. So again God did NOT CHANGE anything, but rather GRACE is the FULFILLMENT of PROPHECY to save the Gentiles and his people the Jews by FAITH in his SON Jesus as our atonement for sins.)

22. But the scripture has concluded all under sin, THAT (or so that) the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that BELIEVE.

23. But BEFORE faith came, we (the children of ISRAEL) were KEPT under the law (or kept under the BONDAGE of the law), shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

24. WHEREFORE (or for this very REASON) the law was our (the JEWS) SCHOOLMASTER to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25. But AFTER that faith is come, we are NO LONGER UNDER a schoolmaster. (or we are no longer under the LAW speaking of ALL the law of Moses contained in ordinances and the CEREMONIAL laws. Christians still must obey the MORAL commandments of God. Please read the study WITHOUT HOLINESS NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD!)

26. For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

28. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

29.  And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”


Again the keeping of the Sabbath day was a schoolmaster pointing the Jews to the REST, which we, as Christians, have been given IN Jesus. The SEVENTH day points to our SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And NOW that FAITH has come we are NO LONGER UNDER the SCHOOLMASTER of the CEREMONIAL law of God.

Please understand and know that I myself do indeed teach my readers that they are to KEEP the MORAL commandments of God as a matter of receiving the END of our salvation, our reward of eternal life in the world to come, but like the disciples of Jesus I do NOT teach that Christian MUST keep the fourth commandment of keeping the Sabbath day as a day of REST as the JEWS. NOR do I teach that it is s SIN to keep the Sabbath rest on SATURDAY as other no Sabbath keeping Christians imply in their teachings. 

However, I do draw the LINE and teach that if so be Sabbath keeping churches dogmatically demand that Christians MUST keep the dietary laws of the OLD Testament in order to be saved. OR when Sabbath keeping churches teach that THEY ALONE are saved, because THEY alone keep the Sabbath day and therefore all other Sunday Christians are taking the MARK of the BEAST, because we worship God on SUNDAY, a so called PAGAN day, THEN I must speak out against their FALSE teachings. Please understand that I am NOT JUDGING any Sabbath keeping Christians, who esteems on day above another and has chosen that one day to be Saturday. And I am NOT JUDGING Sunday rest keepers either. All I am doing is giving YOU, my readers and seekers of the truth, ALL the evidence from all sides of this controversy so that YOU can make you own INFORMED decision based upon the WHOLE word of God.

Now arguments #21 through #26 all refer to ISRAEL keeping and not keeping the Sabbath days and have nothing whatsoever to say about the church being punished for NOT keeping the Sabbath days that God gave ONLY to the JEWS. I will pick up again at point #27 with the explaining from the Bible ITSELF why these Sabbatarian arguments do NOT prove that Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved, as in, receiving the end of our salvation, our reward of eternal life, for keeping the COMMANDMENTS of God as Jesus clearly taught us in Revelation 22:12-15.


"And, behold, I come quickly; and my REWARD is with me, to give every man ACCORDING as his WORK shall be. 

13.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 

14.  Blessed are THEY that DO his COMMANDMENTS, that (or so that or in order that) THEY (speaking of ONLY those of us who are OBEDIENT to KEEP the COMMANDMENTS of God) may have RIGHT to the tree of LIFE (speaking of our reward of ETERNAL LIFE), and may enter in through the gates into the city. 

15.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie."


Now most all Sabbath keeping churches teach NEW converts that keeping the Sabbath day is NOT a matter of SALVATION and they only keep the Sabbath day showing their love for God.

But what did Jesus HIMSELF teach us? Please read the study "IS ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED BIBLICAL?"

Then later on some Sabbath keeping church dogmatically DEMAND that Sunday keeping Christians are ANTICHRISTS taking the MARK of the beast and therefore ONLY Sabbath keeping Christians are truly saved.

Now IF SO BE that the Sabbatarian INTERPRETATION of keeping the COMMANDMENTS of God INCLUDE the FOURTH commandment of keeping the Sabbath day as the JEWS, then SURELY the ENTIRE NEW Testament would be FILLED with CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE teaching leaving absolutely NO doubt that if any Christians breaks the Sabbath day, then they shall NOT enter into the kingdom of God.

However the NEW Testament has NO such teaching, but rather ONLY clearly teaches us in SIMPLICITY to keep the other NINE MORAL commandments of God. Please read the study "ONLY NINE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!"

Again please read argument #21- #27, which are all the same argument and then I will explain why we as Christians are under the NEW covenant where Jesus has become our Sabbath REST.


#21. Exodus 34:21 God himself forbade WORK on the SEVENTH DAY Sabbath even in the most hurrying times.



#22. Ezekiel 20:12,13 God DESTROYED the Israelites in the wilderness because they profaned the Sabbath.


#23. Ezekiel 20:20 The Sabbath is a SIGN of knowing and worshiping the true God alone separating God's people for the heathens who worshiped false gods and idols.


#24. Jeremiah 17:24,25 God promised the Jews that Israel would stand forever if they keep the Sabbath day.


#25. Nehemiah 13:18 God punished his people Israel for breaking the Sabbath by bringing them under the captivity of the Babylonians.


#26. Jeremiah 17:27 God destroyed the Holy city of Jerusalem because of Israel's disobedience to keep the Sabbath day.


Again the above six arguments all deal with ISRAEL and have nothing to do with the church.  All the judgments where given as types and shadows to show that God will judge them for NOT accepting his TRUE REST he offered them IN his SON Jesus.

And the next three arguments I will combine as just one argument for they are in reality just ONE argument using the same passage of scripture.


#27. Isaiah 56:6,7 God has promised special blessing to the Gentiles if they keep the Sabbath.


#28. Isaiah 56 Is a prophecy of the Christian or church age.


#29. Isaiah 56:2 God has promise to bless all who keep the Sabbath.


Let us first read Isaiah 56:1-8 from the King James version first, and then we will read this same passage of scripture from a LITERAL word for word translation of the Bible.


Isaiah 56:1-8 from the King James Bible.


Thus says the LORD, Keep you judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. (So yes, this passage of scripture is a prophecy of the church age as well as the DIFFERENT rewards in the Millennial age yet to come.)

2. Blessed is the man that does THIS, AND the son of man that lays hold on IT; that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, AND keeps his hand from doing any evil. (Now in the King James version it is not crystal clear that this verse 2 is speaking of TWO DIFFERENT groups of people who are the JEWS and the GENTILES. I will explain in more detail of what I mean by this when we read the LITERAL word for word translation.)

3. Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD has utterly separated me from his people:(this group is the church) neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.(and this group is the Jews)

4. For thus says the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my Sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; (Here God is speaking to the group of people who are his people the Jews)

5. Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better (the Hebrew word translated as “better” here in truth means a GOOD name as well but different) than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

6. ALSO the sons of the stranger (God speaking ALSO to the church), that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of my covenant; (You will see the TRUE meaning of this verse when we read the LITERAL translation in a moment. But for now I just want you to see that God is speaking to TWO groups of people, the eunuch, who are the JEWS, and the strangers, who are the GENTILES that have believed on his Son Jesus to receive his so great a salvation in his Son. In truth the church is called to be God's servants to minister TO the JEWS who are the eunuchs that are keeping the Sabbath and holding fast to the Old covenant of God)

7. Even them (the JEWS) will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

8. The Lord GOD which gathers the OUTCASTS (or the remnant) of Israel says, Yet will I gather others to him (the Gentiles who believe on Jesus his SALVATION that he shall REVEAL, which was told to us in the very first verse.), beside those that are gathered unto him.”


Now let us read Isaiah 56:1-8 again, but this time let us read the LITERAL word for word translation. And as you read this passage of Scripture again it is my prayer that you read it sincerely seeking the truth of the WHOLE word of God. As I said earlier this passage of scripture is indeed a prophecy of the church AGE. So then, what is taking place in this present church AGE?

Basically we have THREE groups of people. We have NON believers. We have the JEWS who are keeping the Sabbath day holy. And we have the CHURCH who is called by God to be servants TO both NON believers AND TO the JEWS who are KEEPING the Sabbath day and holding fast to the OLD covenant, which was presently dear to God WHEN he gave the OLD covenant to ISRAEL, the JEWS, who in this passage of scripture are called EUNUCHS.


Isaiah 56:1-8 from the LITERAL word for word translation.


Thus he says Yahweh keep you ! Judgment AND do you ! Righteousness THAT near salvation of me to to come of and righteousness of me to to be revealed of (Here we can see that Yahweh is speaking to TWO groups of people, the JEWS, who keep JUDGMENT AND the GENTILES that are nearing God's so great a salvation through his SON Jesus by coming to Jesus, who is the REVEALED the TRUE righteousness of God to us who BELIEVE, the CHURCH)

2. Happy mortal (or human or man) he is doing THIS (speaking to the JEWS, who are indeed KEEPING judgment meaning keeping the OLD covenant) AND (happy is the) son of human he is holding fast in her (speaking of Christians who are holding fast in the teaching of HER the CHURCH. THEN God starts over again giving more detail of EACH group beginning with the JEWS FIRST) one keeping Sabbath from to profane of him AND one keeping HAND of him from to do any evil.(Jesus in prophecy is called the HAND of Yahweh and the ARM of Yahweh. In the NEW Testament under the NEW covenant we as Christians are clearly and plainly taught in simplicity to depart from EVIL, but never are we clearly and plainly taught in SIMPLICITY with absolutely NO interpretation needed to KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS.)

3. And must not be he is saying son of foreigner the he is obligated to Yahweh to to say of to separate he shall separate me Yahweh from people of him and must not be he is saying the eunuch behold ! I dry tree (the foreigner is speaking of the GENTILES. But more specifically to the Gentiles who have come near to the salvation of Yahweh by being on his Son Jesus the HAND of Yahweh. And God is saying to us as Christians to not BOAST to be above or greater than the JEWS. And to the eunuch, which is speaking of the JEWS God is saying not to despair and give up on the promise of God sending them the Messiah.)

4. That thus he says Yahweh to EUNUCHS (again speaking of the JEWS) who they are keeping Sabbaths of me and they choose in which I delight and ones holding fast in covenant of me.(Not ALL Jews are truly keeping the Sabbaths and the Old covenant, but the JEWS who are indeed seeking to please God, then Yahweh is saying to those JEWS who are keeping his Sabbaths)

5. And I give to THEM (the JEWS who are keeping the Sabbaths) in house of me and walls of me (BOTH) hand and name good FROM sons and FROM daughters (who I will give the) name of EON (BUT to the remnant of ISRAEL) I shall give to him (name) which NOT he shall be CUT OFF. (In other words, to the sons and daughters of God, who are Christians, Yahweh will give ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. BUT to the remnant of ISRAEL Yahweh will give a GOOD name that is different than believers in Jesus meaning that AT the second coming of Jesus the remnant of the JEWS will NOT be given ETERNAL LIFE, but rather they will be given BOTH the hand of salvation and a name saying that they will NOT be CUT OFF. This means that AT the second coming of Jesus any Jew, who has not yet received Jesus as their Lord and savior to be SAVED in the manner of Christians BEFORE they see Jesus coming, but who do indeed call upon Jesus WHEN they SEE him coming to save them, then they will be SAVED by the HAND of Yahweh and given a DIFFERENT NAME, meaning that they will NOT be CUT OFF. To say this another way ONLY Christians will be given ETERNAL LIFE AT the second coming of Jesus and the remnant of Jews, who call upon the name of the Lord, the HAND of Yahweh, will be saved ALIVE in their MORTAL bodies to go into the 1000 year year of Jesus to be TAUGHT of the Lord. But those in their MORTAL bodies will not yet be given REST during this SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST, but will rather WORK  burying the dead, cleaning up the earth, building houses and so forth. And those of us found faithful unto the end will be given ETERNAL LIFE and we will rule and reign WITH Jesus over the remnant of the Jews and those left of the nations.)

6. And sons of the foreigner (speaking to the church) the ones obligated to Yahweh to to minister of him and to to love name of Yahweh to to become of him TO SERVANTS (In other words, the CHURCH has been called by Yahweh to become servants or ministers TO to JEWS or) every one KEEPING Sabbath from to profane of him and ones holding fast in covenant of me (the gospel was and still is meant to be to the JEWS FIRST. The church is NOT to teach the JEWS to remain UNDER the LAW of Moses, but rather we are to teach them the GOSPEL, God's so great a SALVATION coming near to them. And to those JEWS, who BELIEVE the gospel of Jesus Christ Yahweh is saying)

7. And I will bring THEM (the JEWS) TO mountain of holiness of me (the mountain of holiness is JESUS ruling and reigning in the Millennium.) and I make rejoice THEM (the JEWS) in house of prayer of me ascent offerings of them and sacrifices of them for acceptance on altar of me (and THEN shall their prayers ascending to me as offerings on my altar shall be acceptable to me) THAT (or SO THAT) house of me house of prayer shall be he shall be called for all the peoples (This means that in the eyes of God those who receive God's so great a salvation will be ONE people no more to be called TWO people, the JEWS and the GENTILES)

8. Averment of Yahweh one convening ones being expelled of ISRAEL further shall I convene on him to ones being convened of him.”


            Now every translation of the Bible has in verse 6 either a comma, a semi colon or a colon between “SERVANT” and “EVERY ONE”, which shows us that the translators see SOMETHING here that needs to be separated, but they are not sure why.

            The only other translation to I myself have found, which shows WHY this separation is there, is the Wycliffe translation, which says, 

Isaiah 56:6 from the Wycliffe translation. Now the Wycliffe translation give a more literal translation first and then follows it up with a translation in parenthesis to bring more clarity.


And I shall bring in to bless the sons of a comeling, that cleave fast to the Lord, that they worship him, and love his name, that they be to him into servants; (to) each man keeping the Sabbath, that he (speaking TO the JEWS that are keeping the Sabbath day who ALREADY) defile it not, and holding (fast to) my bond of peace;[Then the Wycliffe translation always states the same thing again in italics, so the following italics is not mine, but the Wycliffe translation] (And also to the sons and daughters of the newcomers, or of the foreigners, who cleave firmly to the Lord, so that they worship him, and love his name, and so that they be his servants; to each person keeping the Sabbath, so that they do not defile it, and holding firm to my covenant;)”


So BOTH the LITERAL translation and the Wycliffe translation AGREE with the teaching of the NEW Testament where the CHURCH is called to minister to the JEWS first, the ones who are KEEPING the Sabbath and holding fast to the Old Covenant. Now these verses do NOT mean that we as Christians are to teach the Jews to KEEP the Sabbath or even to CONTINUE to keep the Sabbath, but rather the we as Christians are servants or ministers TO the JEWS to teach them about JESUS and the REST that their Messiah is offering them, a so great a salvation, SO THAT they do NOT DENY or they do NOT defoul the TRUE Sabbath REST yet a second time by denying Jesus as their Messiah. Remember that this passage of scripture is speaking of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. The gospel was preach to the Jews FIRST, but most of the Jews "DEFILED" their true REST being offered to them. So God turned to the Gentiles to provoke Israel to jealousy by many Gentiles ACCEPTING God's TRUE Sabbath REST in his SON Jesus. And then at the second coming of Jesus God will turn AGAIN to a remnant of his people Israel and offer his so great a sacrifice one final time. 

And any one with eyes to see and ears to hear can plainly see that there was great controversy between the JEWS, who were keeping the Sabbath and holding fast to the OLD covenant and the CHURCH that was meeting on the FIRST day of the week. Now IF SO BE that the early church did indeed keep the Sabbath day and HOLD FAST to the OLD Covenant, then there would NOT have been ANY controversy between the JEWS, who were keeping that Sabbath by holding fast to the old covenant and the CHURCH, who was teaching or REVEALING the NEW covenant to the JEWS, the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, which is the salvation of Yahweh. The early church, which were ALL Jews understood the FREEDOM and REST that they were given under the NEW covenant established in the shed of of Jesus. They understood that ALL the CEREMONIAL laws contained in ordinances were NAILED to the cross.

But on the other hand the INTERPRETATION of Sabbath keeping churches of this passage of scripture here in Isaiah 56:1-8 that dogmatically demands that these verses are prophecies of the CHURCH keeping the Sabbath and holding fast to the OLD covenant, which totally contradicts many other parts of God word.

So NO! Argument #29 does NOT prove that Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved.



#30. Isaiah 58:13 God requires that his people call the Sabbath day “HONORABLE”. Therefore beware you Christians who DISHONOR the Sabbath day by calling it the OLD JEWISH Sabbath or “a yoke of BONDAGE”, or any other dishonorable name.


First of all as we have already seen from the Bible ITSELF that Sabbath day was given to ISRAEL, who are JEWISH and who do indeed keep the Sabbath day under the OLD covenant. Therefore calling the Sabbath day a Jewish Sabbath is indeed Biblical.

Secondly the Bible ITSELF also calls the KEEPING of the law of Moses a YOKE of BONDAGE.

Please read Galatians 5:1-14.


Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be NOT entangled again with the YOKE of BONDAGE. (the YOKE of BONDAGE is the trying to KEEP all the LAW of God given to Moses to give to ISRAEL)

2. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that IF you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. (this does not mean that if you are already circumcised being a Jew or being already circumcised as a Gentile for other reasons that Jesus profits you nothing, but rather this means that IF a person seeks to be circumcised in order to be SAVED or just to keep the OLD covenant to please God, then to that person the atonement of Jesus profits them nothing.)

3. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the WHOLE law. (Likewise Christians, who keep the Sabbath day as the Jews are debtors to the WHOLE law. In other words, ANY part of the law that is being kept as a matter of salvation makes that person a debtor to the WHOLE law and Jesus profits them nothing if so be that they CONTINUE to keep the CEREMONIAL law as a matter of salvation or even to please God. What Sabbath keeping Christians fail to see and understand that there is a DIFFERENCE between the MORAL laws of God and the CEREMONIAL laws of God. We are indeed clearly taught in the NEW Testament to keep the MORAL laws of God in order to be granted the RIGHT to eat of the tree of LIFE, which is speaking of receiving our reward of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. The FOURTH commandment is a CEREMONIAL law of God, which was fulfilled in Jesus becoming our REST, our peace our salvation. But those Jews, who REJECT so great a salvation of REST from all the WORKS of the CEREMONIAL laws, then)

4. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace.

5. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

         6. For IN Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love. (Just as circumcision itself has NOT been done away with or CHANGED, but has been FULFILLED in Jesus becoming our circumcision to circumcise our HEART spiritually and thus God no longer requires circumcision of the FLESH. So also has Jesus become our Sabbath or our REST and calls us to take upon us HIS YOKE, which is light and not a bondage that is a burden like the OLD covenant in which the LAW was given to ISRAEL, which none of the fathers of Israel were able to keep. Please read Matthew 11:28-30 “ Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST. 29. Take MY yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find REST unto your souls. 30. For MY yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” The keeping of the Sabbath day of REST was a type foreshadowing the REST that is given to us a Christians being IN Jesus taking upon our self HIS yoke, which is LIGHT and not a burden that none of the fathers of Israel were able to bear. Please read Acts 15:10 “Now therefore why TEMPT you God, to put a YOKE upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?”)

7. You did run well; who did HINDER you that you should NOT obey the TRUTH?

8. This persuasion comes NOT of him that calls you(Or do NOT listen to those who are HINDERING your liberty in Jesus by trying to place a YOKE of BONDAGE around your neck to keep the Sabbath day, which is NOT obeying the TRUTH of the gospel. Those who are trying to persuade you to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews are NOT doing so because they are being told by God to do this.)

9.  A little leaven leavens the whole lump. (Most every Sabbath keeping churches start off by PERSUADING Christians to keep the Sabbath day saying after all it is one of the TEN commandments and we all know that God wants us to keep his COMMANDMENTS. But then they do NOT STOP there. Eventually the keeping of the Sabbath becomes MANDATORY as a matter of SALVATION. But it does not stop there either, but eventually Sabbath keeping churches start imposing MORE and MORE of the OLD Testament CEREMONIAL LAWS upon their followers. So just a LITTLE leaven or FALSE teaching leavens to whole lump. In other words, Sabbath keeping churches START off by compelling Christians to keep the Sabbath by showing them that it is one of the TEN commandments, which if so be that they would have STOPPED there, then their numbers might have grown to five to ten times what they are today. But they did NOT stop with just the keeping the Sabbath, but ADDED keeping the dietary laws, then the keeping of ALL the feast days. Then keeping all the dietary laws. And some are even teaching that Christians MUST be CIRCUMCISED in the flesh in order to be saved. So what is next the offering of animal sacrifices for the forgiveness of sins? A LITTLE leaven or a LITTLE FALSE teaching leavens to whole lump, so do NOT be deceived my dear readers and seekers of the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God. Always search out the WHOLE matter for yourself and KNOW by the WHOLE word of God that Jesus has become our SABBATH just as Jesus has become our Passover lamb and our CIRCUMCISION.)

10. I have confidence in YOU (my readers) through the Lord, that YOU (who are reading this study in God's word that YOU dear reader and seeker of the TRUTH) will be none otherwise minded (or if you are a Sabbath keeper you will see the TRUTH and come out from under their false teaching compelling you to keep the Sabbath day. And if you are wondering if they are teaching the truth you will KNOW that they are NOT teaching the truth of the WHOLE word of God): but he that troubles you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. (or the Sabbath keeping church will have to answer to God for what they are teaching)

11. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased. (Paul is saying here that if he is teaching Christians to KEEP the Law of Moses speaking of the CEREMONIAL laws under the OLD covenant, then WHY is he being PERSECUTED for teaching what the JEWS themselves are teaching? Paul is saying make no mistake dear child of God, 'I am NOT teaching any Christian to be circumcised or to keep ANY of the ceremonial laws, but rather I am called by God to MINISTER to the JEWS first, who keep the Sabbath and all the law of Moses, to REVEAL the salvation of God to the JEWS first and then to the Gentiles.)

12. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. (I do not believe that Paul is saying that they be cut off, as in, LOST, but rather the Jews and Jewish Christians be removed away from troubling Christians to live as the JEWS)

13. For (or because), brethren, YOU have been called unto LIBERTY; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. (In other words hold fast to your LIBERTY in Jesus and keep on MINISTERING to the Jews and Sabbath keeping churches compelling Christians to live as the JEWS. Remember Isaiah 56:6 where we as Christians are called by Yahweh to be servants TO those who are keeping the Sabbath and the old covenant to be saved. And if you will remember also in Isaiah 56 that we are called to walk in LOVE and do works of RIGHTEOUSNESS, which are the MORAL LAWS of God.)

14. For ALL the law is fulfilled in ONE word, even IN THIS; You shall LOVE your neighbor as yourself.”



So then, the answer to this argument is a NO! Christians are NOT dishonoring the Sabbath by saying that the KEEPING of the Sabbath is a YOKE of BONDAGE and that the CEREMONIAL commandment of God was given to ISRAEL as a SCHOOLMASTER pointing them to the TRUE Sabbath REST, which we as Christians are indeed KEEPING being believers ON JESUS. And it is ONLY by faith IN Jesus that we will be granted our SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST, which we will enjoy during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

Paul is said by the other disciples that he is hard to be understood and I have to agree when Paul says that we are NOT UNDER the law when in truth he is speaking of the CEREMONIAL law. Here Paul says ALL the law which again points to the MORAL law, but I also see that SOME may can include all the CEREMONIAL law as well, when in truth this is not what Paul is teaching, because loving one another as ourselves does fulfill the ceremonial law seeing that it has really nothing to do with morally doing wrong to another person, when one breaks a CEREMONIAL law of God.

 In other words, when Paul says that we are NOT UNDER the LAW he is speaking ONLY of the CEREMONIAL law of God. And when Paul says ALL the law is fulfilled in ONE word that we LOVE one another he is speaking of the MORAL law. And if YOU dear child of God do not discern this TRUTH, then you will be easy PREY for the enemy to DECEIVE you to eventually FALL from grace by trying to earn your salvation by trying to keep ALL the law of Moses, which NO man except Jesus was able to keep. Jesus did not keep the MORAL law FOR us, but rather kept the CEREMONIAL law for us by FULFILLING the CEREMONIAL law so that we who believe on him would NOT have to keep the CEREMONIAL law of God.

So then, once again if you are a believer in Jesus as the Christ, the SON OF the living God, then you have ENTERED your Sabbath REST being IN Jesus and you are awaiting your SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST when Jesus returns. Therefore NO Christian is breaking the fourth commandment by not keeping SATURDAY the SEVENTH day of the week as the so called true Sabbath day as the JEWS did under the OLD covenant, because JESUS has become OUR TRUE SABBATH REST.



#31. Isaiah 58:12,13 After the Holy Sabbath has been trodden down “it is to be restored” in the last days.



This passage of Scripture is a prophecy of Israel restoring the RUINS of their cities DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus when they shall be TAUGHT of the Lord. There are many Jews who are like many Christians that do NOT read the Bible. In other words, like many Christians are Christian in NAME ONLY. To say this another way many Jews today are Jews in NAME ONLY and they do not even go to the synagogue on the Sabbath day let alone KEEP the Sabbath day. But after the Jews SEE Jesus coming in great clouds of glory to rescue them they will call upon his name to be saved ALIVE in their MORTAL bodies to go into the Millennium to be TAUGHT of the Lord generation after generation during the 1000 year LONG SABBATH DAY of the Lord. There is nothing in this verse that teaches us that the WEEKLY Sabbath day will be RESTORED.

Let us read Isaiah 58:12,13, along with verse 14 and see its true meaning.

"12.  And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 

13.  If you turn away you foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor HIM, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:

14.  THEN YOU delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause YOU to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed YOU with the HERITAGE of Jacob your father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it. "


The "MY Holy day" here in verse 13 is speaking of the ENTIRE 1000 year long DAY of the Lord God Yahweh in which Almighty God teh Father will REST while his SON Jesus rules and reigns FOR Yahweh. All through the church age in this present world it has been the Father's desire that his children of Israel HONOR HIM speaking of his SON Jesus. The word of TRUTH teaches us that anyone who does NOT HONOR the SON honors NOT Yahweh the Father. So what Isaiah 58:12-14 is teaching us is that God wants hi people Israel to LEARN the TRUE meaning of the SEVENTH day, which is to REST in God EVERY SINGLE day of a persons entire life to do the LORD'S pleasure and NOT their OWN pleasure.

THEN and ONLY THEN will the Jews be granted their promised HERITAGE to EAT or FEED on the tree of LIFE to come up and RIDE on the HIGH PLACES where WE, as CHRISTIANS, will already be DELIGHTING in our SEVENTH 1000 year long DAY of the Lord. You see dear child of God the JEWS who, DENY the gospel of Jesus now in this present world will NOT receive their promised heritage of ETERNAL LIFE AT the second coming of Jesus, but rather they will go into the SEVENTH 1000 year long holy Sabbath day of the Lord in their MORTAL bodies to WORK rebuilding the ruins. And some of the Jews along with those left of the nations are not going to like being TOLD what to do. They will be TAUGHT and learn NOT to make war any more. You see many of those LEFT of the nations will be MUSLIMS who just finished trying to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and NOW they are being FORCE, if you will, to live in PEACE with each other. Jesus will be ruling with a ROD of IRON and it will take a few GENERATIONS before the Jews and the Muslims see things GOD's WAY. They must be TAUGHT of the Lord how to LOVE each other to esteem each other better than themselves.

Please read Isaiah 54:13 and please notice that the CHILDREN, as in, the descendants of Israel will be TAUGHT of the Lord. This is because the saints of the OLD Testament were preached the gospel by Jesus, when he descended down into the belly of the earth during the three days and three night to preach to the spirits of the dead so that they could be saved in the same manner as the living, who would hear the gospel after Jesus was raised from the dead.

Isaiah 54:13.


And all your CHILDREN shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of your children.”


Many of the children of the Jews are being TAUGHT of Yahweh the Father by Christians now in this present church age and the remnant of children or the descendants of the Jews to whom this prophecy is given, who lived under the OLD covenant will be taught of the Yahweh the Father and his SON Jesus by Christians, who have just been given eternal life in the world to come AT the second coming of Jesus.

Now not ALL Jews during this present church age will BELIEVE the gospel, but during the 1000 year reign of Jesus I personally believe that ALL Jews, who go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus in their MORTAL bodies to TAUGHT of the Lord will be saved from generation to generation and then at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus the Jews will be made to ride on the HIGH PLACES like the church will have been doing during the entire 1000 year reign of Jesus. However not all of those left of the NATIONS will be saved and given eternal life at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus for some will be deceived by Satan when he is loosed for a little season to TEMPT the nations one final time. So at least SOME, who are called Muslims in this present world along will perhaps some of the others nations left alive at the second coming of Jesus as well, will be once again DECEIVED by the enemy to learn to make war with God's people Israel and the Holy City of God in the HIGH places over the earth.

In other words, I believe that the Jews will not be given eternal life UNTIL the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus whereas those of us, who believe in Jesus NOW in this present church age will be given eternal life AT the second coming of Jesus as WE as Christians will ride upon the HIGH PLACES to TEACH the Jews and those left of the nations who are in their MORTAL bodies about the Lord.

Please read Micah 4:1-3.


But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the TOP of the mountains, and it shall be exalted ABOVE the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

2. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will TEACH us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”


This is a prophecy that will take place during the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the world or age yet to come. So then the Sabbath day being RESTORED will be during the 1000 year reign of Jesus and NOT during the church AGE. And the Sabbath of the Lord is speaking of the SEVENTH 1000 year long DAY of the Lord and NOT the weekly Sabbath. One of the main purposes of the 1000 year reign of God's SON JESUS, is to teach the Jews and the Muslims to live in PEACE with each other not having the ENEMY of God messing things up. But in my own opinion I believe the main purpose is to clear God's NAME. Please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?".



#32. ALL the holy prophets KEPT the Sabbath day.


When the word ALL includes every prophet BEFORE Moses, then this statement is a FALSE statement. But there is no argument that all the prophets after Moses kept the Sabbath day or at least they were being taught to keep the Sabbath day, because all the prophets AFTER Moses were ALL JEWS.

However, the fact that all the prophets AFTER Moses kept the Sabbath does NOT prove that we as Christians must keep the Sabbath day. One could just as easily say that all the prophets offered animal sacrifices to God, but this does not mean that we as Christians are taught in the NEW Testament to offer animal sacrifices to God for forgiveness of sins.

Again the REASON of why Sabbath keeping churches want you to believe that ALL prophets in the Old Testament from Adam kept the Sabbath day is to TRY and prove that ALL of mankind kept the Sabbath all the way back to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. So in truth ALL these so called different arguments are ONE and the SAME argument, which we have proved over and over in this study that the LAW of KEEPING the SABBATH day of rest was NOT given to anyone EXCEPT for ISRAEL to keep in all THEIR GENERATIONS. 

Where are the Scripture to PROVE their statement that ALL the prophets kept the Sabbath day? They do not give even ONE single shred of Scriptural evidence to even TRY to back up their argument.



#33. Luke 4:16 and John 15:10 Jesus KEPT the Sabbath day. Thus Jesus observed the SEVENTH CREATION DAY of REST following his Father's EXAMPLE to work six days and REST on the SEVENTH DAY. So then shall not we as Christian be safe in teaching that we are to follow the example set by BOTH almighty God the Father AND his SON Jesus to KEEP the Sabbath, the SEVENTH DAY of REST?



First of all believers IN Jesus ARE indeed keeping the TRUE Sabbath by RESTING IN Jesus.

Secondly this Sabbatarian writer does not seem so SURE of his or her teaching to use the phrase “So then shall not we as Christians be SAFE in teaching that we are to follow the example set by BOTH Almighty God the Father AND his SON Jesus to KEEP the Sabbath, the SEVENTH DAY of REST.”

In other words, if one has DOUBTS as to whether or not it is SAFE to teach Christians that they must without fail KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS in order to be saved, then they should KNOW by the WHOLE word of God that it is NOT SAFE.

Please know and understand dear child of God that there are verses such as falling from grace and having faith in VAIN by trying to keep the LAW, which leads us to believe that it is NOT SAFE to COMPEL Christians to keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved. Nor is it safe to keep the ceremonial commandment of the Sabbath JUST IN CASE. That FEAR of what IF Sabbath keepers are right deceives some weak Christians to become Sabbath keepers JUST IN CASE they are right. Do not follow teachings just in case, when you can KNOW with absolute assurance that Jesus is your Sabbath REST.

The truth of the matter is that the WEEKLY SEVENTH day of REST was given as a SIGN, as a TYPE, and as a PROPHECY of our yet TRUE FUTURE REST during the 1000 year reign of Jesus, which we are given ENTRANCE into this SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST by RESTING IN Jesus Christ. If you are NOT found to be a BELIEVER IN Jesus AT his second coming, then you will NOT enter into the REST of God. The keeping of the Sabbath day was given to ISRAEL and was NOT taught in simplicity in the NEW Testament to be kept by CHRISTIANS as was the other nine commandments of God, which are the MORAL laws of God. The TRUE Sabbath is DENYING our OWN pleasures EVERY SINGLE day of our lives to do the LORD"S pleasure EVERY day of the week and NOT just of one single day of the week.

Some Sabbath keeping church argue that just because it was NOT CLEARLY taught in the NEW Testament does not mean that Christians did not keep the Sabbath day. And their REASONING is that they were so USED to keeping the Sabbath day that they did not see any NEED to clearly teach Christians to keep the Sabbath day.

Well what about all the other NINE commandments? Were not the Jews ALSO USED to keeping them as well? But yet the disciples of Jesus made absolutely sure in great detail to clearly and plainly teach Christians to not break any of these other nine commandments. And what about GENTILE Christians, who NEVER kept the Sabbath day? Surely the Gentiles needed to be TAUGHT to keep the Sabbath day, but yet we see absolutely NO teaching in the NEW Testament to KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS. NONE, not even one single verse on keeping the Sabbath day in the NEW Testament.

But RATHER we do have a verses teaching us NOT to let any man JUDGE us for NOT keeping the Sabbath day. Please read Colossians 2:8-17.


         " BEWARE lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men (or after what the Jews were USED to doing), after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
         9.  For in him (or in Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
        10.  And you are COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power:
        11. IN WHOM ALSO you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
        12.  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.
        13.  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
        14.  BLOTTING OUT the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it OUT OF the WAY, nailing it to his cross;
         15.  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
         16.  Let NO man THEREFORE (or for this very reason of being COMPLETE IN Jesus let NO man) judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the SABBATH days:
         17.  Which are a SHADOW of things to come; but the body is of Christ."


So then, the ONE and ONLY verse where the word "SABBATH" is found after the book of Acts we have a CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE teaching taught to us in SIMPLICITY that we are NOT to allow any man to JUDGE us as Christians in the matters of keeping the DIETARY laws under the OLD Covenant, keeping the yearly feast days and new moon festivals, or in the keeping of the SABBATH days. Thus the reason of why the disciples did NOT teach us as Christians to keep the Sabbath day as they did with much detail and great length the other nine commandments, is because Jesus has become our SABBATH like Jesus has become OUR PASSOVER and our CIRCUMCISION. And therefore they went on to teaches us to NOT let any man JUDGE us for NOT keeping the Sabbath day as the Jews.

Now some Sabbath keeping churches try and argue that this verse means that we are not to judge SABBATH keepers for KEEPING the Sabbath days. But if this were a correct interpretation of this verse, then WHAT did Jesus take OUT of the WAY nailing it to the CROSS? Quit trying to reason away these clear, plain, and simple verses that teach us in simplicity that the CEREMONIAL ordinances of the LAW were taken OUT of the WAY by be nailed to the cross of Jesus who became our CIRCUMCISION, who became our Passover lamb, and who became our SABBATH rest. The fourth commandment is a CEREMONIAL law of God and has nothing to do with MORALITY with our fellow man. ALL the law is summed up as LOVING our fellow man.


#34. The SEVENTH DAY is the “Lord's DAY”! See Revelation 1:10, Mark 2:28, Isaiah 58:13, and Exodus 20:10.



ONLY to a Sabbatarian is the SEVENTH day, as in, the WEEKLY seventh day of the week ever called the “Lord's DAY”. And Sabbath keepers go to great lengths to try and prove that Jesus was raised from the dead on the SABBATH day the SEVENTH day of the week and NOT the FIRST day of the week, which is taught in such clarity that only the ALREADY DECEIVED could possibly be deceived yet again even further to believe the lie that Jesus was raised from the dead on the SEVENTH day of the week.

To ALL other Christians the “Lord's DAY” is SUNDAY, the FIRST day of the week. Revelation 1:10 speaks of the “Lord's DAY” as being the DAY that our Lord Jesus was raised from the dead and given eternal life by the Father.  You see dear child of God, John being a JEWISH Christian, knew all to well WHAT day was the SABBATH day, yet he chose to use the words "The Lord's Day" as being the day he was caught up to heaven in the SPIRIT. Jesus was raised from the dead on the FIRST day of the week and was CAUGHT up to heaven to be given eternal life. Jesus then descended back down to the earth to show himself alive never more to die for forty days before ascending back up to heaven where the SON OF God is today awaiting his second coming.

Now as for the Sabbath keeping argument as the Sabbath being a REST unto the LORD Yahweh, then in this manner ONLY is the Sabbath the LORD'S or YAHWEH's DAY to REST. And this points to the SEVENTH 1000 year DAY of REST where YAHWEH will REST by committing the RULING of his kingdom into the hands of his SON Jesus for a 1000 year long DAY of the LORD Yahweh and NOT to the WEEKLY Sabbath as being the "Lord's DAY". Please read the study “WAS JESUS RESURRECTED ON SUNDAY?” for a sound Biblical teaching which clearly shows us that Jesus was raised from the dead on the FIRST day of the week and NOT on the weekly Sabbath day.

But for now please closely consider what the early church writers wrote LONG BEFORE Constantine or the Roman Catholic Pope supposedly changed the Sabbath day to Sunday as many Sabbath keeping churches dogmatically demand. We will cover this argument by other Sabbath keepers after we have finished the so called sixty arguments for keep the Sabbath day.

Now please keep in mind dear Sabbath keepers, who argue that they do NOT consider ANY HISTORY as proof not to keep the Sabbath day knowing FULL WELL that Sabbath keepers DO INDEED use HISTORY to TRY and prove that Christians must keep the Sabbath day. It is to you OWN hurt dear child of God, if you do not hear ALL the evidence from all sides of this highly controversial subject. 

It would NOT be a CONTROVERSY, if so be, there was absolutely NO doubt that Christians are indeed clearly taught in the NEW Testament to keep the Sabbath day. The FACT of the matter is that many JEWISH Christians as well as the JEWS themselves who were the ones compelling Christians in the early church to keep ALL the law of Moses in order to be saved. And even well into the second and third centuries Jewish Christians were still yet compelling Christians to keep all the law of Moses including keeping the Sabbath day and the following are some of those historical arguments of why we as Christians do NOT keep the Sabbath day as the JEWS.

Below are some quotes of early church writers well BEFORE Constantine, that clearly teach us that the early church did NOT keep the Sabbath day, as in, on SATURDAY the 7th day of the week, but rather the early church throughout history from it's beginning worshiped God on SUNDAY the 1st day of the week, which is sometimes referred to as the 8th day of the week or the day AFTER the Sabbath day. The emphasis is mine,



The date is given first and the source is given at the end.

#1. 90AD DIDACHE:



"Christian Assembly on the Lord's Day:

1. But every Lord's day do ye gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure.

2. But let no one that is at variance with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned.

3. For this is that which was spoken by the Lord: In every place and time offer to me a pure sacrifice; for I am a great King, saith the Lord, and my name is wonderful among the nations." (Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, Chapter XIV)



#2. 100 AD BARNABAS:



"We keep the eighth day [Sunday] with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead" (The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD 15:6-8).



#3. 100 AD BARNABAS:



Moreover God says to the Jews, 'Your new moons and Sabbaths I cannot endure.' You see how he says, 'The present Sabbaths are not acceptable to me, but the Sabbath which I have made in which, when I have rested [heaven: Heb 4] from all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day which is the beginning of another world.' Wherefore we Christians keep the eighth day for joy, on which also Jesus arose from the dead and when he appeared ascended into heaven. (15:8f, The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, pg. 147)



#4. 110AD Pliny:



They were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath not to (do) any wicked deeds, never to commit any fraud, theft, or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up; after which it was their custom to separate, and then reassemble to partake of good food—but food of an ordinary and innocent kind. (About three years after the death of Ignatius in 250, an important official communication was sent from one Pliny to Trajan the Roman emperor. Pliny, the Roman governor of Bithynia, wrote of the Christians who had been congregating there probably from at least A.D. 62 onwards. In this remarkable it is explicitly stated that these early Christians observed the substance of most of the Ten Commandments, and it is implied that they observed all ten as far as they were able to do so. As far as they were able, for as most of the early Christians were of slave stock or from other lower classes'-, and those who had heathen masters or employers—the vast majority—would be forced to work on their day of rest, which was unfortunately an official working day throughout the empires' until Constantine's "Sabbath" Edict in 321 A.D. gave them some measure of public protection. Hence one reads that after meeting "on a certain fixed day before it was light", the first century Bithynian Christians had "to separate"—many of them having to labour for their masters and/or employers from dawn to dusk—"and then reassemble to partake of . . . food". The "certain fixed day" [stato die"'] on which the Christians met, is regarded by Seventh-day Adventists as Saturday'-. Certainly the expression would seem to indicate a regular day of meeting, probably each week. But Sunday is far more likely to have been the "certain fixed day" than Saturday. For if Pliny had been referring to the old Saturday Sabbath, as a Roman he would doubtless have referred to the "later" meeting first and only then to the morning meeting on the day after the "certain fixed day", seeing that the old Saturday Sabbath was demarcated from the evening of one day to the evening of the following day. But Pliny makes no such reference. Instead, he mentions that the pre-dawn meeting took place first—and only after wards the later meeting; and that both meetings took place on the same "certain fixed day". This rather points to the Roman (and—more importantly!—New Testament) midnight to midnight demarcation of modern Sunday-keepers than to the evening to evening demarcation of the Jews and the Seventh-day Adventists. (The Covenantial Sabbath, Francis Nigel Lee, Pg 242)



#5. 150AD EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLES:



- I [Christ] have come into being on the eighth day which is the day of the Lord. (18)





#6. 150AD JUSTIN:



"He then speaks of those Gentiles, namely us, who in every place offer sacrifices to Him, i.e., the bread of the Eucharist, and also the cup of the Eucharist, affirming both that we glorify His name, and that you profane [it]. The command of circumcision, again, bidding [them] always circumcise the children on the eighth day, was a type of the true circumcision, by which we are circumcised from deceit and iniquity through Him who rose from the dead on the first day after the Sabbath, [namely through] our Lord Jesus Christ. For the first day after the Sabbath, remaining the first of all the days, is called, however, the eighth, according to the number of all the days of the cycle, and [yet] remains the first.". (Justin, Dialogue 41:4)



#7. 150AD JUSTIN:



...those who have persecuted and do persecute Christ, if they do not repent, shall not inherit anything on the holy mountain. But the Gentiles, who have believed on Him, and have repented of the sins which they have committed, they shall receive the inheritance along with the patriarchs and the prophets, and the just men who are descended from Jacob, even although they neither keep the Sabbath, nor are circumcised, nor observe the feasts. Assuredly they shall receive the holy inheritance of God. (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, page 207)



#8. 150AD JUSTIN:



But if we do not admit this, we shall be liable to fall into foolish opinion, as if it were not the same God who existed in the times of Enoch and all the rest, who neither were circumcised after the flesh, nor observed Sabbaths, nor any other rites, seeing that Moses enjoined such observances... For if there was no need of circumcision before Abraham, or of the observance of Sabbaths, of feasts and sacrifices, before Moses; no more need is there of them now, after that, according to the will of God, Jesus Christ the Son of God has been born without sin, of a virgin sprung from the stock of Abraham. (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, page 206)



#9. 150AD JUSTIN:



Moreover, all those righteous men already mentioned [after mentioning Adam. Abel, Enoch, Lot, Noah, Melchizedek, and Abraham], though they kept no Sabbaths, were pleasing to God; and after them Abraham with all his descendants until Moses... And you [fleshly Jews] were commanded to keep Sabbaths, that you might retain the memorial of God. For His word makes this announcement, saying, "That you may know that I am God who redeemed you." (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, page 204)



#10. 150AD JUSTIN:



There is no other thing for which you blame us, my friends, is there than this? That we do not live according to the Law, nor, are we circumcised in the flesh as your forefathers, nor do we observe the Sabbath as you do. (Dialogue with Trypho 10:1. In verse 3 the Jew Trypho acknowledges that Christians 'do not keep the Sabbath.')



#11. 155 AD Justin Martyr:



"[W]e too would observe the fleshly circumcision, and the Sabbaths, and in short all the feasts, if we did not know for what reason they were enjoined [on] you--namely, on account of your transgressions and the hardness of your heart. . . . [H]ow is it, Trypho, that we would not observe those rites which do not harm us--I speak of fleshly circumcision and Sabbaths and feasts? . . . God enjoined you [Jews] to keep the Sabbath, and impose on you other precepts for a sign, as I have already said, on account of your unrighteousness and that of your fathers" (Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 18, 21).



#12. 180AD ACTS OF PETER:



- Paul had often contended with the Jewish teachers and had confuted them, saying 'it is Christ on whom your fathers laid hands.He abolished their Sabbath and fasts and festivals and circumcision.' (1: I)-2



#13. 180AD GOSPEL OF PETER:



Early in the morning when (he Sabbath dawned, a multitude from Jerusalem and the surrounding country came to see the scaled sepulchre. In the night in which the Lord's day dawned, while the soldiers in pairs for each watch were keeping guard, a great voice came from heaven. [There follows an account of the resurrection. Early in the morning of the Lord's day Mary Magdalene, a disciple of the Lord .... came to the sepulchre. (9:34f.; 12:50f.)



#14. 190AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:



(in commenting on each of the Ten Commandments and their Christian meaning:) The seventh day is proclaimed a day of rest, preparing by abstention from evil for the Primal day, our true rest. (Ibid. VII. xvi. 138.1)



#15. 190AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:



He does the commandment according to the Gospel and keeps the Lord's day, whenever he puts away an evil mind . . . glorifying the Lord's resurrection in himself. (Ibid. Vii.xii.76.4)



#16. 190AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:



Plato prophetically speaks of the Lord's day in the tenth book of the Republic, in these words: 'And when seven days have passed to each of them in the meadow, on the eighth they must go on." (Miscellanies V.xiv.106.2)



#17. 200AD BARDESANES:



Wherever we are, we are all called after the one name of Christ Christians. On one day, the first of the week, we assemble ourselves together (On Fate)



#18. 200AD TERTULLIAN:



"We solemnize the day after Saturday in contradistinction to those who call this day their Sabbath" (Tertullian's Apology, Ch 16)



#19. 200AD TERTULLIAN:



It follows, accordingly, that, in so far as the abolition of carnal circumcision and of the old law is demonstrated as having been consummated at its specific times, so also the observance of the Sabbath is demonstrated to have been temporary. (An Answer to the Jews 4:1, Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. 3, page 155)



#20. 200AD TERTULLIAN:



Let him who contends that the Sabbath is still to be observed a balm of salvation, and circumcision on the eighth day because of threat of death, teach us that in earliest times righteous men kept Sabbath or practiced circumcision, and so were made friends of God. .. ...Therefore, since God originated Adam uncircumcised, and inobservant of the Sabbath, consequently his offspring also, Abel, offering Him sacrifices, uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, was by Him commended...Noah also, uncircumcised - yes, and inobservant of the Sabbath - God freed from the deluge. For Enoch, too, most righteous man, uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, He translated from this world... Melchizedek also, "the priest of most high God," uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, was chosen to the priesthood of God. (An Answer to the Jews 2:10; 4:1, Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. 3, page 153)



#21. 200AD TERTULLIAN:



Others . . . suppose that the sun is the god of the Christians, because it is well-known that we regard Sunday as a day of joy. (To the Nations 1: 133)



#22. 200AD TERTULLIAN:



To us Sabbaths are foreign. (On Idolatry, 14:6)4



#23. 220AD ORIGEN:



"On Sunday none of the actions of the world should be done. If then, you abstain from all the works of this world and keep yourselves free for spiritual things, go to church, listen to the readings and divine homilies, meditate on heavenly things. (Homil. 23 in Numeros 4, PG 12:749)

#24. 220 AD Origen:



"Hence it is not possible that the [day of] rest after the Sabbath should have come into existence from the seventh [day] of our God. On the contrary, it is our Savior who, after the pattern of his own rest, caused us to be made in the likeness of his death, and hence also of his resurrection" (Commentary on John 2:28).

#25. 225 AD The Didascalia:



"The apostles further appointed: On the first day of the week let there be service, and the reading of the Holy Scriptures, and the oblation, because on the first day of the week our Lord rose from the place of the dead, and on the first day of the week he arose upon the world, and on the first day of the week he ascended up to heaven, and on the first day of the week he will appear at last with the angels of heaven" (Didascalia 2).



#26. 250AD CYPRIAN:



The eight day, that is, the first day after the Sabbath, and the Lord's Day." (Epistle 58, Sec 4)

#27. 250 AD IGNATIUS:



"If, therefore, those who were brought up in the ancient order of things have come to the possession of a new hope, no longer observing the Sabbath, but living in the observance of the Lord's Day, on which also our life has sprung up again by Him and by His death-whom some deny, by which mystery we have obtained faith, and therefore endure, that we may be found the disciples of Jesus Christ, our only Master-how shall we be able to live apart from Him, whose disciples the prophets themselves in the Spirit did wait for Him as their Teacher? And therefore He whom they rightly waited for, being come, raised them from the dead. If, then, those who were conversant with the ancient Scriptures came to newness of hope, expecting the coming of Christ, as the Lord teaches us when He says, "If ye had believed Moses, ye would have believed Me, for he wrote of Me; " and again, "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it, and was glad; for before Abraham was, I am; " how shall we be able to live without Him? The prophets were His servants, and foresaw Him by the Spirit, and waited for Him as their Teacher, and expected Him as their Lord and Saviour, saying, "He will come and save us." Let us therefore no longer keep the Sabbath after the Jewish manner, and rejoice in days of idleness; for "he that does not work, let him not eat." For say the [holy] oracles, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread." But let every one of you keep the Sabbath after a spiritual manner, rejoicing in meditation on the law, not in relaxation of the body, admiring the workmanship of God, and not eating things prepared the day before, nor using lukewarm drinks, and walking within a prescribed space, nor finding delight in dancing and plaudits which have no sense in them. And after the observance of the Sabbath, let every friend of Christ keep the Lord's Day as a festival, the resurrection-day, the queen and chief of all the days [of the week]. Looking forward to this, the prophet declared, "To the end, for the eighth day," on which our life both sprang up again, and the victory over death was obtained in Christ, whom the children of perdition, the enemies of the Saviour, deny, "whose god is their belly, who mind earthly things," who are "lovers of pleasure, and not lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof." These make merchandise of Christ, corrupting His word, and giving up Jesus to sale: they are corrupters of women, and covetous of other men's possessions, swallowing up wealth insatiably; from whom may ye be delivered by the mercy of God through our Lord Jesus Christ! (Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians, Chapter IX)

#28. 250AD IGNATIUS:



"On the day of the preparation, then, at the third hour, He received the sentence from Pilate, the Father permitting that to happen; at the sixth hour He was crucified; at the ninth hour He gave up the ghost; and before sunset He was buried. During the Sabbath He continued under the earth in the tomb in which Joseph of Arimathaea had laid Him. At the dawning of the Lord's day He arose from the dead, according to what was spoken by Himself, "As Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the Son of man also be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. "The day of the preparation, then, comprises the passion; the Sabbath embraces the burial; the Lord's Day contains the resurrection." (The Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians, chapter 9)

#29. 250AD IGNATIUS:



If any one fasts on the Lord's Day or on the Sabbath, except on the paschal Sabbath only, he is a murderer of Christ. (The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philippians, chapter 8)



#30. 250AD IGNATIUS:



"This [custom], of not bending the knee upon Sunday, is a symbol of the resurrection, through which we have been set free, by the grace of Christ, from sins, and from death, which has been put to death under Him. Now this custom took its rise from apostolic times, as the blessed Irenaeus, the martyr and bishop of Lyons, declares in his treatise On Easter, in which he makes mention of Pentecost also; upon which [feast] we do not bend the knee, because it is of equal significance with the Lord's day, for the reason already alleged concerning it." (Ignatius, Fragments)



#31. 300 AD Victorinus:



"The sixth day [Friday] is called parasceve, that is to say, the preparation of the kingdom. . . . On this day also, on account of the passion of the Lord Jesus Christ, we make either a station to God or a fast. On the seventh day he rested from all his works, and blessed it, and sanctified it. On the former day we are accustomed to fast rigorously, that on the Lord's day we may go forth to our bread with giving of thanks. And let the parasceve become a rigorous fast, lest we should appear to observe any Sabbath with the Jews . . . which Sabbath he [Christ] in his body abolished" (The Creation of the World).



#32. 300AD EUSEBIUS:



"They did not, therefore, regard circumcision, nor observe the Sabbath neither do we; ... because such things as these do not belong to Christians" (Ecc. Hist., Book 1, Ch. 4)

#33. 300AD EUSEBIUS:



[The Ebionites] were accustomed to observe the Sabbath and other Jewish customs but on the Lord's days to celebrate the same practices as we in remembrance of the resurrection of the Savior. (Church History Ill.xxvii.5)



#34. 300 AD Eusebius of Caesarea:



"They [the pre- Mosaic saints of the Old Testament] did not care about circumcision of the body, neither do we [Christians].They did not care about observing Sabbaths, nor do we. They did not avoid certain kinds of food, neither did they regard the other distinctions which Moses first delivered to their posterity to be observed as symbols; nor do Christians of the present day do such things" (Church History 1:4:8).



#35. 300 AD Eusebius of Caesarea:



"The day of his [Christ's] light . . . was the day of his resurrection from the dead, which they say, as being the one and only truly holy day and the Lord's day, is better than any number of days as we ordinarily understand them, and better than the days set apart by the Mosaic Law for feasts, new moons, and Sabbaths, which the Apostle [Paul] teaches are the shadow of days and not days in reality" (Proof of the Gospel 4:16:186).



#36. 345 AD Athanasius:



"The Sabbath was the end of the first creation, the Lord's day was the beginning of the second, in which he renewed and restored the old in the same way as he prescribed that they should formerly observe the Sabbath as a memorial of the end of the first things, so we honor the Lord's day as being the memorial of the new creation" (On Sabbath and Circumcision 3).

#37. 350 AD APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS:



Be not careless of yourselves, neither deprive your Saviour of His own members, neither divide His body nor disperse His members, neither prefer the occasions of this life to the word of God; but assemble yourselves together every day, morning and evening, singing psalms and praying in the Lord's house: in the morning saying the sixty-second Psalm, and in the evening the hundred and fortieth, but principally on the Sabbath-day. And on the day of our Lord's resurrection, which is the Lord's day, meet more diligently, sending praise to God that made the universe by Jesus, and sent Him to us, and condescended to let Him suffer, and raised Him from the dead. Otherwise what apology will he make to God who does not assemble on that day to hear the saving word concerning the resurrection, on which we pray thrice standing in memory of Him who arose in three days, in which is performed the reading of the prophets, the preaching of the Gospel, the oblation of the sacrifice, the gift of the holy food? (Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, book 2)



#38. 350 AD APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS:



"How We Ought to Assemble Together, and to Celebrate the Festival Day of Our Saviour's Resurrection. On the day of the resurrection of the Lord, that is, the Lord's day, assemble yourselves together, without fail, giving thanks to God, and praising Him for those mercies God has bestowed upon you through Christ, and has delivered you from ignorance, error, and bondage, that your sacrifice may be unspotted, and acceptable to God,..." (Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, book 7)



#39. 350 AD Cyril of Jerusalem:



"Fall not away either into the sect of the Samaritans or into Judaism, for Jesus Christ has henceforth ransomed you. Stand aloof from all observance of Sabbaths and from calling any indifferent meats common or unclean" (Catechetical Lectures 4:37).



#40. 360 AD Council of Laodicea:



"Christians should not Judaize and should not be idle on the Sabbath, but should work on that day; they should, however, particularly reverence the Lord's day and, if possible, not work on it, because they were Christians" (canon 29).

#41. 387 AD John Chrysostom:



"You have put on Christ, you have become a member of the Lord and been enrolled in the heavenly city, and you still grovel in the Law [of Moses]? How is it possible for you to obtain the kingdom? Listen to Paul's words, that the observance of the Law overthrows the gospel, and learn, if you will, how this comes to pass, and tremble, and shun this pitfall. Why do you keep the Sabbath and fast with the Jews?" (Homilies on Galatians 2:17).



#42. 412 AD Augustine:



"Well, now, I should like to be told what there is in these Ten Commandments, except the observance of the Sabbath, which ought not to be kept by a Christian . . . Which of these commandments would anyone say that the Christian ought not to keep? It is possible to contend that it is not the Law which was written on those two tables that the apostle [Paul] describes as 'the letter that kills' [2 Cor. 3:6], but the law of circumcision and the other sacred rites which are now abolished" (The Spirit and the Letter 24).



#43. 597 AD Gregory I:



"But after that the grace of almighty God, our Lord Jesus Christ, has appeared, the commandments of the Law which were spoken figuratively cannot be kept according to the letter. For if anyone says that this about the Sabbath is to be kept, he must needs say that carnal sacrifices are to be offered. He must say too that the commandment about the circumcision of the body is still to be retained. But let him hear the apostle Paul saying in opposition to him: 'If you be circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing' (Gal. 5:2)" (Letters 13:1).




During the early days of the church the disciples of Jesus were ALL JEWS, who became Christians and they did indeed early on most likely keep the Sabbath day and the dietary laws. But WHY did these JEWISH Christians keep the Sabbath at the very beginning? It was BECAUSE they were YET LEARNING. But AFTER the vision given to Peter by God they began to see that they were NO LONGER to keep these laws contained in ordinances and statutes under the OLD covenant.

Most Christians in the early church obeyed the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit to worship God on SUNDAY, but even in the next few centuries to follow some Christians, most likely JEWS, who became Christians, were keeping BOTH Saturday the SEVENTH day as a day of rest AND they some were also keeping Sunday as a day of rest as well along with keeping the seventh day Sabbath. And obviously form these early church writings that there were no doubt some JEWISH Christians, JEWS, who became Christians, who were COMPELLING Christians that they must keep the Sabbath day on the SEVENTH day and NOT on the FIRST day of the week.

Paul addresses this matter of revering or esteeming one day ABOVE another day in Romans chapter 14.


Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.

2. For one believes that he may eat ALL things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.

3.  Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him which eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him. (God has received ALL who believe in his SON Jesus no matter if they esteem one day above another day or not. God loves his children who esteem the seventh day above all other days. God loves his children who esteem Sunday, the first day of the week above all the other days of the week. AND God loves his children who do NOT esteem ANY day above other days of the week and esteem ALL days alike unto the Lord. So then,)

4. Who are YOU that JUDGES another man's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. (Now to my knowledge I do not know of any Christian, who eats pork that judges Christians, who do NOT eat pork. But on the other side I have heard many Sabbath keeping Christians judge Christians, who eat pork and who do not keep the Sabbath day. And I have heard in the teachings of some Sabbath keeping churches that THEY ALONE are the TRUE church and all Sunday keeping Christians are NOT truly saved.)

5. One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

6. He that regards the day, regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks.

7. For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.

8. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

9. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

10. But why do you judge brother? or why do you set at nought your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11. For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

13. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

14. I KNOW, and am persuaded BY the Lord Jesus, that there is NOTHING unclean of itself: but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

15. But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. (In others words, any pork eating Christian should NOT eat pork boasting of your liberty in the face of Christians who have not yet learned the truth) Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died. (you see dear Christian who is strong in faith, those who are weak in faith must see the truth in God's word for THEMSELVES. Therefore if they eat pork just because you eat pork, but yet in their minds they still feel that it is wrong, then you have cause them to stubble.)

16. Let not then your good be evil spoken of:”


So as you have just seen the Sabbath day is NOT the Lord's day, as in, the day on first our Lord Jesus was raised from the dead, but rather SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week is the Lord's day in which Jesus was raised from the dead. To my knowledge I have not read or heard about any early church writing trying to prove that Jesus was raised from the dead on the SEVENTH day and therefore some in the EARLY church supposedly called the SEVENTH day the Lord's day. I have only heard MODERN writers try and make this argument. In other words, calling the WEEKLY seventh day of the week the Lord's day is a MODERN teaching that has only came about in these last days. Particularly the Seventh Day Adventist church are the only ones, who try and push their own personal interpretation that the SEVENTH day is the Lord's Day. Again please read the study "WAS JESUS RESURRECTED ON SUNDAY OR WAS JESUS RESURRECTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE WEEK?"



#35. Mark 2:28 Jesus is the “Lord” of the Sabbath day, which is to say as being “Lord” of the Sabbath day that Jesus loved, cherished and protected the Sabbath day as the man who is “lord” of his wife who he is to love, cherish and protect according to 1 Peter 3:6.



As we have already seen the CONTEXT of this verse clearly teaches us that the Sabbath was made for MAN and NOT that MAN was made for the Sabbath. This verse does not say Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath, but rather that the son of man or the son of the humans or MANKIND is lord of the Sabbath. Yes, Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath, because Jesus was a HUMAN being, the Son of MAN, who was highly exalted to become HEAD over all of mankind. So Jesus will RULE and reign as HEAD over all of mankind during the SEVENTH 1000 year long day of the Lord being the Lord of this 1000 year long Sabbath of the Lord God Yahweh, the Father. Jesus will indeed love and cherish his wife, the church during this SEVENTH 1000 year long day, while he will rule with a ROD of IRON over the rest of mankind, who are in the MORTAL bodies teaching them to LOVE one another EVERY DAY of the week EVERY DAY of the life, which is the TRUE Sabbath of the Lord.

In truth the CONTEXT of this verse BETTER supports that Christians are NOT to keep the Sabbath day.



#36. Mark 2:23-28 Jesus defended and vindicated the Sabbath day as a merciful institution designed by Almighty God himself for man's GOOD.


Now while I agree a DAY of REST after working six days is for man's GOOD, I do not agree that Mark 2:23-28 or any other passage of scripture teaches us that Jesus vindicated and defended the keeping of the Sabbath day.

The context of Mark 2:23-28 clearly teaches us that the disciples of Jesus were BREAKING the Sabbath day by WORKING on the Sabbath day and WHAT Jesus was DEFENDING is that if man has a NEED, then it is NOT breaking the TRUE Sabbath by man WORKING on the Sabbath if there is truly a NEED to do so. Jesus was teaching us about the TRUE Sabbath ONE step at a time. First Jesus pointed to man having NEED to work on the Sabbath day, then Jesus progressed in his teaching that doing GOOD on the Sabbath day is what God INTENDED his day of rest to be, and NOT some ritual of resting from all kinds of work. The WORK that Yahweh to rest from was the doing of one's OWN pleasure, which was pointing to SIN. But Jesus needed to teach this truth one step at a time.

Let us read Mark 2:23-28 again even though we have already covered it early on in this study of God's word.


And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the Sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. (which is WORKING on the Sabbath day.)

24. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the Sabbath day that which is NOT lawful? (It was NOT lawful for a Jew to do ANY WORK on the Sabbath day. But Jesus DEFENDED his disciples for WORKING on the Sabbath day...)

25. And he said unto them, Have you never read what David did, when he had NEED, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?

26. How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? (Then Jesus went on and CONTINUED to DEFEND the disciples for WORKING of the Sabbath day...)

27. And he said unto them, The Sabbath (a day of REST) was made FOR MAN (or mankind), and NOT man for the Sabbath:

28. THEREFORE (or for this very REASON of the Sabbath being made FOR MANKIND) the Son of MAN (or the son of MANKIND) is Lord ALSO of the Sabbath.”


The earth and the fullness thereof was made FOR MAN to have DOMINION over or to be “lord” over the earth. This is what the word “lord” means. Thus Jesus is saying that the Sabbath day of REST was never intended to “lord” OVER mankind, but rather was made for man's GOOD to give him REST.

In truth, the references in the Old Testament that speak of Sabbath breakers being put to DEATH are shadows of what will be on judgment day when those who do NOT enter the TRUE REST of God's so great a salvation IN his SON Jesus, who will suffer the second death on the final day of judgment at the end of the SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST, if so be that they do not LEARN to HONOR HIM, the SON OF Yahweh during this 1000 year long SEVENTH day of the Lord by doing GOOD to each other walking in LOVE where the Muslims esteem the Jews ABOVE themselves, and the Jews esteem the Muslims ABOVE themselves. Then and ONLY then will God grant to them their HERITAGE of eternal life at the END of the SEVENTH 1000 year long Sabbath of Yahweh. which God SANCTIFIED for ALL of mankind, but only a FEW will ENTER into HIS REST for all eternity.



#37. Matthew 12:1-13 So then rather than ABOLISHING the Sabbath day Jesus himself taught us HOW to correctly observe the SEVENTH DAY of REST.



Actually the LAW of Moses taught that there was to be NO WORK on the Sabbath day. But I agree that the Pharisees USED the LAW to lord over the people and Jesus was putting them in their place so to speak.

Again Jesus teaches us that it is NOT a SIN to WORK on the Sabbath day if one NEEDS to do so for whatever reason. I teach my readers what Jesus taught, which is that if there is a NEED to work on SUNDAY, SATURDAY or any day of the week it is NOT a SIN to do so. I teach my readers that it is GOOD to REST one day a week, but if your boss says you are FIRED if you do not work and you have already worked SIX days straight, then it is NOT a SIN to go ahead and WORK on the SEVENTH day or eighth day of twenty third day straight through all in a row without a single day off. It may not be GOOD for your health long term, but it is NOT a SIN.

So let do not let Sabbatarians be JUDGE over you in matters of what kind of animal flesh you eat or whether or not you keep the weekly Sabbath day. And like the Pharisees dogmatically demanded Jesus and his disciples were sinning, also broke the Sabbath day by working to free their livestock from a ditch, so also do the Sabbath keeping churches break the Sabbath LAW by NOT STONING those in their congregation to death for WORKING on the SEVENTH day according to the Law of Moses. As I said before many Sabbath keeping churches have done little more than moving their Sunday church service to a Saturday evening and CLAIM that they are KEEPING the Sabbath day saying that this is how Jesus taught the church how correctly keep the Sabbath day. 

Yes I fully realize that those who commit adultery were commanded to be stoned to death as well and the we Christians who are NOT Sabbath keeping Christians do NOT stone those in our fellowship who commit adultery, but the bid difference is that we are NOT trying to keep ALL the law of Moses. WE understand and know that all judgment has been committed to Jesus the SON OF Almighty God. However Sabbath keepers seek to be justified BY the LAW of Moses and in order to be justified by the law one must keep ALL the law and part of the commandment of the Sabbath day was to STONE those who willingly break the Sabbath day.

In truth Jesus was NOT teaching us HOW to KEEP the Sabbath day, because Jesus said many times, you have HEARD it said of OLD, and then gives a STRICTER command dealing with the MORAL law. However when it came to the CEREMONIAL law of keeping the Sabbath day Jesus went the OTHER way and made the Sabbath day far easier to keep. Jesus was teaching the Jews little by little that he had come to FULFILL the Sabbath day and all the other CEREMONIAL laws like the feast of the Passover lamb, and CIRCUMCISION of the flesh. But if Jesus thrust all this truth on the Jews all at once Jesus would have never made it to the cross for they would have killed Jesus on the spot.

Now please keep in mind that Jesus and his disciples were born UNDER the LAW and BEFORE the cross Jesus kept all the law, both CEREMONIAL and MORAL. Many Jews kept ALL the MORAL laws of Moses, but ONLY Jesus was able to keep ALL the law both CEREMONIAL law and the MORAL law all his life never sinning.

So again this argument #37 and #38 do NOT give any sound Biblical support that Christians must keep the Sabbath day lest they SIN.




#38. Matthew 12:12 Jesus taught his disciples to NOT do anything on the Sabbath day that was NOT “LAWFUL” to do.



Let us read Matthew 12:12 in it's CONTEXT to see what this verse is truly teaching us.


Matthew 12:10-13.


And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it LAWFUL to HEAL on the Sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

11. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among YOU, that shall have ONE sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? (In other words, YOU yourself will WORK on the Sabbath day to save a mere animal that your going to butcher to eat later)

12. How much then is a MAN (or HUMAN BEING) better than a sheep? WHEREFORE (or for this very REASON of having a NEED) IT IS LAWFUL to do WELL (or that which is GOOD) well on the Sabbath days (because the Sabbath was made FOR MAN and NOT that man was made for the Sabbath).

13. Then said he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.”


Here we see Jesus teaching the JEWS another step, which is that it is lawful to do GOOD on the Sabbath day. Now Please KNOW and understand that it was Almighty God the Father HIMSELF, who did the WORKS that men saw Jesus doing. Therefore by Almighty God HIMSELF WORKING on the Sabbath day to do GOOD clearly teaches us beyond any shadow of a doubt that Christians are NOT taught in the NEW Testament to KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jew were taught being UNDER the LAW of the OLD Covenant.

As I have been teaching you, the TRUE Sabbath is to do GOOD every single day of the week. So then, the ONE day a week of RESTING from all their OWN pleasures was to LEARN to REST in Jesus to do GOOD every single day of their life. You see dear child of God, none of mankind can do GOOD all the time WITHOUT the SACRIFICE, which Jesus became for us through the power of the Holy Spirit who dwelt in him. And without FAITH RESTING in Jesus no man shall enter into the SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST.



#39. Matthew 24:20 Jesus taught his disciple to prayerfully regard the Sabbath day for forty years after his resurrection.


Some Sabbath keeping churches teach PRETERISM, which is that Matthew chapter 24 was FULFILLED in 70 AD and this is why they say FORTY years after his resurrection.

Well if so be that they are teaching the truth, then the keeping of the Sabbath day ENDED in 70 AD, because by their OWN words, they say that Jesus taught his DISCIPLES to prayerfully regard the Sabbath day for FORTY years after his resurrection.

The TRUTH of the matter is PRETERISM is a FALSE teaching. And further or moreover, the truth of the WHOLE matter is that there will indeed be some JEWS, but not ALL Jews in the land of JUDAH, who do indeed KEEP the Sabbath day, and all Jews will NEED to be WARNED by Christians to FLEE the land when WE see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel. The JEWS have no idea what the abomination of desolation will be, but some Christians do know and we must warn the JEWS to flee Judea when it is time.

You see dear child of God, it is NOT ALL Jews nor is it ALL Christians, who live in Judea neither in the day of Jesus nor in our day. BUT ALL both Christians and JEWS, who are living in Judea at that time, must flee from Judea if so be they want to save their lives. So Jesus is saying for Christians to pray that it not be on the Sabbath day FOR the SAKE of the JEWS and FOR the SAKE of women, who are PREGNANT and have small children. And also please understand that this verse is speaking ONLY to those, who are living IN JUDEA at the TIME OF the abomination of desolation. Imagine yourself, as a Christians who does not keep the Sabbath day as the Jews, and you have many Jewish friends who do rigidly keep the Sabbath day by NOT traveling more than a Sabbath days journey on the Sabbath day, and you are trying to HELP them ESCAPE the armies that are surrounding both you and them and they SIT down to REST on the Sabbath day. Now imagine trying to help pregnant women who have infants to ESCAPE this war torn country. Pregnant women have NOTHING whatsoever to do with keeping the Sabbath days. The whole matter of this teaching is to PRAY for the Jews and the Christians in JUDEA to ESCAPE as early as they possible can using the illustration of a pregnant woman NOT being able to travel fast enough to escape. And in the same manner Jesus used the illustration of the Jews keeping the Sabbath not being able to escape because they would not be able to travel FAR enough to escape.

Therefore in no way does this verse prove or even hint at teaching the church that we must keep the Sabbath day just because their will be JEWS in the last days who will be keeping the Sabbath day. Also as I have already said the church was still yet LEARNING. Jesus himself was still yet LEARNING. A few verses later Jesus says that NO man knows the day and hour of his return. When you study this verse you will see that Jesus is literally saying that he has not yet PERCEIVED the time of his return BUT this much I have perceived or this much I have LEARNED. Now if so be that Jesus knew all things, then he would have known that NONE of his disciples that were with him would be alive when the abomination of desolation will yet occur. Unless one believes in preterism, which teaches that the abomination of desolation has already been fulfilled in 70 AD. But if one believes preterism, then the keeping of the Sabbath ended in 70 AD.

In order to come to the knowledge of the truth we must interpret the verses in question in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God and Colossians chapter 2 clearly and plainly teaches us in simplicity that we as Christians are no to allow any man to JUDGE us in the matters of what meats we eat and whether we keep the feast days and the Sabbath days. Let us move on to argument number 40 seeing that we have already read this entire passage of scripture in Colossians chapter 2 a couple of times.



#40. Luke 23:56 The pious woman who was with Jesus carefully KEPT the Sabbath day AFTER the death and resurrection of Jesus.



First of all this was BEFORE the day of Pentecost, which actually began the age of the church.

Secondly as I have already said the church was still YET LEARNING by the teaching of the Holy Spirit and through VISIONS and dreams given by Almighty God himself. Please read the study “ACTS 10---PETER'S VISION!” for all the verses that clearly teach us that the church was still yet LEARNING and it was only AFTER the GENTILES began to be saved that the church truly sought God on these matters of what they should do and not do.



#41. Acts 13:14. Thirty years AFTER the cross the Holy Spirit HIMSELF EXPRESSLY calls it the SABBATH DAY.



Yes the Bible ITSELF calls it the Sabbath day still yet even today among the JEWS and the CHURCH, but just because the SEVENTH DAY is called the Sabbath day does NOT prove that we as Christians are taught in the NEW Testament that we must keep the Sabbath day like the OTHER nine MORAL commandments lest we SIN.

The thing is that IF the Sabbath keeping churches had NOT dogmatically demanded that I and ALL other true born again Christians were SINNING by worshiping God and his SON Jesus on SUNDAY, then I might have been convinced to worship God on Saturday.

But when they dogmatically demanded that I and all other Christians, who worshiped God on SUNDAY, were taking the MARK of the BEAST, then that was the straw that broke the camel back so to speak for me. ALL credibility of ALL their arguments I knew immediately by the Spirit of God were NOT the truth of the WHOLE word of God.

So I began to take a DEEPER look at their arguments, which they use to TRY and support their teaching of keeping the Sabbath day. And this and other studies are the result of diligently seeking the TRUTH by closely examining their arguments in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.



#42. Acts 13:27 The Apostle Paul who was sent to the GENTILES calls it the “SABBATH DAY” in 45 AD. So then, are we to say that the great Apostle Paul did NOT know what he taught us and believe MODERN teachers of today that teach us that the Sabbath day was fulfilled, ceased, or was abolished by Jesus at the CROSS are better and know more than the Apostle Paul?


Here in this argument #42, this particular Sabbath keeper, who uses these arguments actually SUPPORTS Paul as being a GREAT teacher of God's word having great revelation form God. But many Sabbath keeping churches HATE Paul and do their best to try and DISCREDIT Paul's teachings because Paul DESTROYS their teaching that Christians must KEEP the DIETARY laws of the Old Testament.

Again as I have already said WE, who are NON Sabbath keeping Christians still yet today CALL the SEVENTH day the Sabbath day, but this does NOT prove that we as Christians must keep the Sabbath day lest we SIN.

Now the next THREE arguments #43 through #45 are the same argument as the previous three we just covered, so let us skip down to point #46.


#43. Acts 13:44 Luke the famous historian writer of the New Testament calls it the “Sabbath day” in 62 AD.


#44. Acts 13:42 The GENTILE converts call it the “Sabbath day”.


#45. Acts 15:21 The the great Apostle James in the first church council that took place in 49 AD in the presence of many believers call it the “Sabbath”.


#46. Acts 16:13 It was customary for Christian believers to hold prayer meetings on the SABBATH DAY.



The Bible teaches us that the early church met DAILY so it is no surprise to see Christians praying on a Saturday. Christians called Saturday the SEVENTH day and the Sabbath day all throughout the history of the church, but this does NOT mean that they KEPT the Sabbath day according to the LAW of Moses all throughout the history of the church.

Let us take a closer look at Acts 16:13, which teaches us that these Christians went OUT of the city to go down by the river to pray, which just so happened to be on the Sabbath day. The synagogue was IN the CITY and NOT down by the river where they prayed. As you read the CONTEXT please notice that AFTER the Sabbath day at MIDNIGHT Paul also PRAYED. Prying on a Saturday does NOT mean that Christians are keeping the Sabbath day. It only means that they were PRAYING on a Saturday.

Acts 16:13-40

"And on the Sabbath we went OUT of the CITY by a river side, where prayer was wanted to be made; and we sat down, and spoke unto the women which resorted there. 

14.  And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshiped God, HEARD us (heard us praying or talking about Jesus): whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 

15.  And when she was baptized (Now just ask yourself dear child of God, did the JEWS BAPTIZE on the Sabbath day? NO they did NOT. This was a CHRISTIAN prayer meeting that just happened to be on the Sabbath day. The church being mostly Jewish Christians still used their OLD Jewish custom of naming the days of the week. Obviously the seventh day was the Sabbath day. Sunday was called the FIRST Sabbath, which meant that it was the first day after the Sabbath day. Monday would then be called the second Sabbath or two days after the Sabbath day. And so forth where Friday would be called the sixth Sabbath or six days after the Sabbath. This is the only reason of why the Sabbath day was even mentioned at all. And after she was BAPTIZED) , and her household, she besought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us. 

16.  And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, (it appears that they have not even reached the riverside as yet to start their prayer meeting, but where yet on their way when) a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 

17.  The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which SHOW unto us the WAY of salvation. (this again shows us that the church preach the GOSPEL on the Sabbath day as well as on the other six days of the week.)

18.  And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved (because of this thorn in his side), turned and said to the spirit, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. 

19.  And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 

20.  And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, 

21.  And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. 

22.  And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. 

23.  And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely: 

24.  Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. 

25.  And at midnight Paul and Silas PRAYED, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. (Christians pray in the church, Christians pray down by the river. Christians pray at home. Christians pray in prison. Christians pray all the every EVERY day, so the mere fact that these early Christians prayed on a Sabbath day does not prove or even suggest they they were keeping the Sabbath day.) 

26.  And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. 

27.  And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 

28.  But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do yourself no harm: for we are all here. 

29.  Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 

30.  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be SAVED? 

31.  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house. 

32.  And they spoke unto him the WORD of the Lord, and to all that were in his house (in other words, they said if you want to be saved, then you must believe the words we are about to speak unto you about Jesus the Christ our Lord and Savior who saved us, and then you shall be saved but you and all your house who BELIEVE on Jesus being both Lord and Christ. The disciples of Jesus knew the POWER of PRAYER so this is why they prayed EVERY DAY even on the Sabbath day.)

33.  And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. 

34.  And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. 

35.  And when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go. 

36.  And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. 

37.  But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly not being condemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privately? Nay verily (or truly not); but let them come themselves and fetch us out. 

38.  And the sergeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans. 

39.  And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city. 

40.  And they went out of the prison, and entered into the HOUSE of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed."


The truth of the matter is that the early church mainly met in the own houses, as in, the gather together in the homes of fellow believers where ever they went and preached God's word. They met DAILY and they prayed most every day. So then to find Christians meeting to have prayer on the Sabbath day does not even suggest that they were keeping the Sabbath day. And the CONTEXT clearly teaches us that they were NOT keeping the Sabbath day, because they went OUR of the CITY where the Jews met in the Synagogue to keep the Sabbath day. The Jewish synagogues were IN the city and NOT down by the riverside where these Christians met to have prayer.

Again the next THREE arguments #46 through #49 are the same argument we just covered, so we will skip down to point #50. All Christians agree that Christians met, prayed, and preached the gospel on the Sabbath day, but most Christians know that the early church did NOT KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS according to the LAW of Moses lest they would SIN.

Perhaps just MAYBE they did keep the Sabbath day for awhile as was their CUSTOM and HABIT, but they did so in ignorance having not yet been taught of the Holy Spirit, until the GENTILES began to be saved. But after that point in time it is made pretty clear that most Christians did NOT keep the Sabbath day and it was ONLY the JEWISH Christians, who were not FULLY RESTING is Jesus as their Savior, that were COMPELLING other Christians to be CIRCUMCISED and keep ALL the law of Moses in order to be saved. This evidence has already been discussed by reading the writings of early church leaders from the first three centuries AND the writings of Paul in the NEW Testament, who focused on the law of circumcision and the dietary laws, but again did teach some on NOT keeping the Sabbath days as the disciples of Jesus in the New Testament church taught us in Colossians chapter 3, which again we have already covered.

Let us move on to argument #50.



#47. Acts 17:2,3 The great Apostle Paul himself read the Scriptures in public meetings on the SABBATH DAY.


#48. Acts 17:2,3 It was the custom of the disciples to preach the gospel on the “Sabbath day”.


#49. The book of Acts ALONE gives us the record of EIGHTY FOUR meetings on the “Sabbath day”. See Acts 13:14,44, 16:13, 17:2, 18:4,11.


#50. There was never any dispute between the Christians and the Jews as to which day was the “SABBATH DAY”. This is absolute proof that Christians observed the SAME day of the week, which the JEWS observed, the SEVENTH DAY which has always been the SABBATH day and will always remain the Sabbath day.



Now I do not know if this particular Sabbatarian is being sarcastic or not by his words, "even the great Apostle Paul HIMSELF", but I do know that other Sabbath keeping Christians HATE Paul and do their best to TRY and prove that Paul is a FALSE prophet and a FALSE teacher. 

Again as I have already said, perhaps, maybe the disciples early on at the very beginning BEFORE the GENTILES began to be saved might have kept the Sabbath day. After all they were ALL JEWS, so it does make sense seeing that they were YET LEARNING things from the Holy Spirit that they may have kept the Sabbath day like Peter was keeping the dietary laws of the OLD covenant UNTIL God gave him a vision and told Peter NOT to call that which God has cleanse UNCLEAN.

But again this does NOT prove by any shadow of a doubt that Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day as the Jews, because most certainly there was MUCH disputing about keeping the LAW of Moses AFTER the GENTILES began to be saved. Again please read the study “ACTS 10---PETER'S VISION?” for a deeper understanding that the church was still yet LEARNING and growing in understanding of what God desired them to do and not to do.

As I said before the church continued to use the JEWISH calendar of naming the days of the week, but later began to call the first day of the week the EIGHTH day to make absolutely sure what day was the Lord's day. John being a JEWISH Christian most certainly knew which day of the week was the Sabbath day, yet he specifically called the day in which he was caught up into heaven in the Spirit, the Lord's day and NOT the Sabbath day.




#51. In all the accusations that the Jews brought against Paul not one single accusation was ever brought against Paul for NOT keeping the Sabbath day. This is absolute proof that Paul KEPT the Sabbath day to same as the Jews kept the Sabbath day. For how can we explain that the Jews never accused Paul of NOT keeping the Sabbath day if so be that Paul did not keep the Sabbath day?


This point is the same as #50, which we have already covered, but one explanation of WHY Paul was never accused of NOT keeping the Sabbath day is because Paul was debating the scriptures nearly every Sabbath day. Another reason is that the other points Paul was teaching them were more important to the Jews, who were accusing him of teaching things that were against the law of Moses like circumcision. Jesus said that in their own law they were allowed to circumcise on the Sabbath day, so to the Jews the law of CIRCUMCISION was more important than the Sabbath day. Another point may be that they did not ever catch Paul WORKING on the Sabbath day. Jesus had already proved to the Jews that HEALING and going GOOD on the Sabbath day IS LAWFUL. Also Paul says of himself that he BECAME AS a Jew so that he might save some of them. Paul WAS a Jew already, so his words that he BECAME AS a Jew can only mean that even though Paul KNEW his freedom in Jesus and that Jesus was his Sabbath REST he went ahead and PRETENDED to be AS a JEW pretending to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews in order to win at least some of the Jews to Jesus. We will cover this point with the Scriptures in the next argument.So then there are a lot of reason of WHY the Jews never accused Paul of breaking the Sabbath day.

But again as I said in point #50 and in other places that early on the disciples may possibly have kept the Sabbath day very early on, based upon some evidence that BEFORE Peter's VISION that he himself kept the DIETARY laws of the OLD Testament and then ASSUMING that Peter ALSO kept the Sabbath day as well based upon Peter never eating anything unclean. However AFTER this point in time God gave the church a greater understanding of what we as Christians are to do and not to do. And the keeping of the Sabbath day is NOT one of the things that we as Christians are taught to do in the NEW Testament. But again according to Colossians chapter 2 we are clearly taught NOT to allow anyone to JUDGE us for NOT keeping the Sabbath day.



#52. Acts 25:8 The great Apostle Paul HIMSELF declares that he KEPT the LAW, the law of the JEWS, the law of the temple and the law of Caesar saying that he had not offended in ANYTHING at all. So HOW could this be true if so be that Paul did NOT keep the Sabbath day as the JEWS?



It is true, NOT because Paul kept all the CEREMONIAL laws such as keeping the Sabbath day, but rather it is true because Paul did NOT break any MORAL of the Jews like just like Paul did NOT commit any MORAL crime against the Jews in Acts 18:12-17.


And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

13. Saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.

14. And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, IF it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O you Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

15. But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look YOU to it; for I will be NO judge of such matters.

16. And he drove them from the judgment seat.”



So Paul was using this SAME defense so as to NOT be put to death. Paul knew that the Jews could NOT PROVE any MORAL crime against Paul. The CONTEXT of Acts 25:8 says the Jews could NOT PROVE their accusations against Paul.

Acts 25:7 the verse right before the verse in question says,


And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could NOT PROVE.”


Now if so be that Paul did indeed KEEP ALL the Law of Moses, as Sabbath keeping Christians dogmatically demand, then WHAT accusations were these Jews bringing against Paul that they could NOT PROVE. Please keep in mind that an earlier case, which the Jews had against Paul before in Acts 25:7, was THROWN OUT of court, because there was no MORAL law broken.

This is what Paul was DEFENDING himself by saying that he had not broken the LAW of the JEWS. Paul knew that these secular civil leaders did not care about the spiritual laws of the Jews, so this is why Paul ADDED that he had not committed any crimes or offenses against Caesar. Paul knew that those, who had the power to put him to death did not care in the least if Paul preached Jesus dead and risen to life again and that the Jews hated this gospel of Jesus. So Paul's DEFENSE was he did not break any of the MORAL laws of the Jews, he did not desecrate the temple, the Jewish temple nor any temple of Caesar nor did he commit any MORAL crimes against the law of Caesar.

Also Paul said himself that he BECAME AS a Jew so that he could win some of the Jews to Jesus.

Please read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23.

"For though I be FREE from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 

20.  And unto the Jews I BECAME AS a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, AS UNDER the law, that I might gain them that are under the law

21.  To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. (Paul clarified himself here making sure that he was not misunderstood being without the law to wrongly mean that he became a SINNER to win sinners)

22.  To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23.  And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you."



#53. The Sabbath day is mentioned fifty nine times in the NEW Testament bearing the same name as in the Old Testament being kept on the SEVENTH DAY of the week.


Actually my concordance says SIXTY times, but when I counted them myself I found 59 times as well. So yes this is true, but all it proves is that the word “Sabbath” was mentioned 59 times in the NEW Testament. But this fact of the WORD "Sabbath" being mentioned 59 times in the NEW Testament does NOT prove that Christians KEPT the Sabbath days as the Jews. The controversy in question is MUST CHRISTIANS or the CHURCH keep the Sabbath day as the Jews. There is no arguments between Christians that the JEWS kept the Sabbath day being under the OLD covenant. The truth of the matter is that the disciples went into the Synagogues where the JEWS were keeping the Sabbath so that they could PREACH the gospel of Jesus TO the JEWS.

Now if you study this out for yourself  you will find that the word "Sabbath" is found 10 times in the gospel of Matthew, 11 times in the gospel of Mark, 18 times in the gospel of Luke, 10 times in the gospel of John, 9 times in the book of Acts, and ONLY ONE SINGLE time AFTER the book of Acts is the word "Sabbath" EVER mentioned again in the ENTIRE New Testament.

 So then, in truth we cannot really count the number of times the word "Sabbath" is used in the four gospels, because the "CHURCH" age not not yet began on the day of Pentecost as yet, so therefore those 49 times are still under the OLD covenant. This now leaves us with only 10 times that the word Sabbath is found in the CHURCH age; NINE times being in the book of Acts and only ONE other time in the entire NEW Testament being in Colossians 2:16.

So NO dear child of God the NUMBER of times the word "Sabbath" is found in the NEW Testament does NOT prove that the CHURCH was taught to KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews. But you should KNOW and UNDERSTAND is that the ONE SINGLE time the word "Sabbath" is found AFTER the books of Acts does indeed PROVE to those, who are truly seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God, is that we, as Christians, are NOT to let any man JUDGE us for NOT keeping the Sabbaths, ANY of the Sabbaths, weekly or yearly.

Please read Colossians 2:8-17, which is the ONE and ONLY time that ANY of the Apostles of Jesus ever used the word “SABBATON” AFTER the book of Acts. The Greek word "Sabbaton" can mean Sabbath or Sabbaths either singular or plural. In other words, AFTER the book of Acts the word "Sabbath is found only ONE SINGLE time in the REST of the NEW Testament. And in this ONE time AFTER the church had GROWN in knowledge and understanding through the teaching of the  HOLY SPIRIT Paul makes it quite clear that we as Christians are NOT to keep the Sabbath day either the weekly Sabbath days nor the yearly Sabbaths, the dietary laws nor any of the feast days as the Jews. Now after we read this passage of scripture we will take a close look at the 9 times the word "Sabbath" is found in the book of Acts.


Colossians 2:8-17


BEWARE lest any man spoil you through philosophy and VAIN DECEIT, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and NOT after Christ.

9. For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

10. And you are COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power:

11. IN WHOM ALSO you are CIRCUMCISED with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh BY the circumcision OF Christ:(These two verses mean that we are COMPLETE, being IN Jesus, meaning that not only has Jesus become our CIRCUMCISION, Jesus has ALSO become our SABBATH REST as well as becoming our PASSOVER and ALL the Sabbaths and every part of the CEREMONIAL law of God, because we are...)

2. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.

13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

14. Blotting OUT the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and TOOK IT OUT OF THE WAY, nailing it to his cross;

15. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (the accusers of God's people. Please read the study “UNDERSTANDING WHY?)

16. Let NO MAN (Jew, Christian or Jewish Christian) THEREFORE (or for this very REASON of ALL the CEREMONIAL laws being taken OUT of our way being NAILED to the CROSS of Jesus let NO man) JUDGE you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the SABBATH days:

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


In other words, dear child of God do NOT be brought under conviction by ANY MAN, who is compelling you to KEEP ANY Jewish DIETARY law, any Jewish FEAST day, any Jewish new moon festival or ANY of the SABBATH DAYS whether they are the WEEKLY Seventh day Sabbath, or they are a yearly high Sabbath days or any other Sabbath festival day for they ALL are a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE.

Jesus is our true PASSOVER lamb.

Jesus is our true CIRCUMCISION.

Jesus is our true SABBATH of REST.

And ALL manner of MEAT has been CLEANSED by Almighty God HIMSELF and we as Christians are NOT to call anything or anyone that God has CLEANSED as being UNCLEAN.


Now let us take a closer look at the remaining NINE times the word "Sabbath" is found in the NEW Testament, which are in the books of Acts to see if ANY of these nine times clearly and plainly TEACH us that we as Christians MUST without fail KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS in order to be saved. But before we take a look at these nine verses in the book of Acts, which Sabbath churches CLAIM teach us that the early church KEPT the Sabbath day, let us take a CLOSE look at the END of the book of Acts to see what happens.

Please read in the LAST chapter of the books of Acts the LAST 8 verses found in Acts 28:24-31.


"And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. 

25.  And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken ONE word, Well spoke the Holy Ghost by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet unto our fathers, 

26.  Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and not perceive: 

27.  For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 

28.  Be it KNOWN therefore unto YOU (speaking to the UNBELIEVING Jews), that the salvation of God is sent unto the GENTILES, and that they will hear it. (THIS POINT in the history of the CHURCH was the TURNING point where we can CLEARLY see that the CHURCH no longer went into the synagogues on the Sabbath day to preach the gospel. You can see in the following three verses that Paul preached to all who came to HIM, but from this point on in the rest of the NEW Testament the word "Sabbath" is NO longer mentioned even ONE time in connection with any Christian going into any synagogue to preach the gospel.)

29.  And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves. 

30.  And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him

31.  Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him."


Now let us see if ANY of the nine times the word Sabbath is found in the book of Acts teaches us that we as Christians must kept the Sabbath day as the Jews.


Acts 1:12 

"Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a Sabbath day's journey." 


All this verse proves is that the disciples, being JEWS, who became Christians, knew that the distance from the Mount of Olivet to Jerusalem was a Sabbath day's journey. This verse does not prove that the disciples KEPT the Sabbath day as the Jews.


Acts 13:14 

"But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down."


So then, what did the DO when they went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day? Were they KEEPING the Sabbath day as the Jews, or were they merely going to where the Jews were ASSEMBLED together so that they could PREACH the GOSPEL? If you are truly seeking the TRUTH of the NEW covenant, then it is quite clear from the CONTEXT that they went into the synagogues of the Jews on the Sabbath day to PREACH the GOSPEL of salvation to the Jews FIRST.


Acts 13:27

"For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him." 

Obviously the disciples being Jews knew that on the Sabbath the Jews read the Scriptures so what better time to preach the gospel to the Jews, who would already be gathered together reading the Scriptures So again this verse does NOT teach us that we as Christians  must keep the Sabbath day as the Jews. If so then the church MUST meet every Sabbath day IN the SYNAGOGUES of the JEWS. 


Acts 13:42

" And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath."


Here we see that some Gentiles either outside the synagogue or on the inside of the synagogue HEARD the GOSPEL being PREACHED to the JEWS and the Gentiles LIKED what they heard and wanted to hear some more words of God so they made an appointment with Paul so that they could hear him PREACH on the NEXT Sabbath day. God is BEGINNING to make his people Israel, the Jews, JEALOUS by showing them that the Gentiles WANT to hear MORE about this so great a salvation that the Jews for the most part were rejecting.


Acts 13:44

"And the NEXT Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God." 

Now obviously the WHOLE city is speaking of the GENTILES, because surely the number of the JEWS would have remained the SAME seeing the the JEWS always kept EVERY Sabbath day. So then did these GENTILE come to KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews. Some may try and argue that they did, but the word of TRUTH itself teaches us in simplicity that the REASON that they came was to HEAR the word of God, which Paul was preaching about Jesus. Not just the Scriptures being read, but rather the word of God the Paul PREACHED concerning SALVATION that some of these Gentiles heard last week and went and told all their Gentile friends and family that they made an appointment to hear more preaching next week on the Sabbath day. The Gentiles did not care what day of the week the heard the word of God about so great a salvation. They just wanted to hear more and for the friends and families to hear for themselves such good news and they knew that Paul had a habit of preaching to the Jews on the Sabbath day. So again this verses does NOT teach us that we as Christians must keep the Sabbath day as the Jews.


Acts 15:21.

"For Moses of old time has in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day."


               Now the context of this verse more for the PROTECTION of the Gentile Christians against PERSECUTION from the Jews, who are in EVERY city reading the Scriptures in their synagogues every Sabbath day. We have already covered this great controversy in Acts chapter 15, which in truth teaches us that the Jewish Christians or the Jews, who became Christians were NOT to lay on any GENTILE Christians ANY of the Law of Moses. BUT it seemed good to them and to the Holy Spirit to NOT burden the Gentile Christians with anything except four things; fornication, eating meat offer to IDOLS, eating meat with blood, and eating animals that were killed by strangling. As we have already learned earlier there is NO MENTION of the Gentile Christians keeping the Sabbath day.

              In other words, these four restrictions were given to the Gentiles at this point in time, because the disciples were concerned for their safety from the persecution of the Jews, who were in EVERY city. You see both Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians are called to share the gospel with the JEWS FIRST at this point in time. So if these Gentile Christians went into the synagogue of the Jews to PREACH the gospel and those Jews knew that they ate meat unto IDOLS, then they would not give ear to hear anything these Gentile Christians had to say and most likely would have persecuted them. This is what the context of this verse is teaching us and NOT that Christians must keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved.

               As I have said before, the church was still YET LEARNING! Please read the study ""ACTS 10---PETER'S VISION?" where God TAUGHT not only Peter, but the whole church that he had CLEANSED all things that were once called unclean and to never again call what God had CLEANSED unclean ever again.


               Acts 16:13 

           "And on the Sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spoke unto the women which resorted thither."



               Now  the custom of the Jews of keeping the Sabbath day was to meet in the SYNAGOGUES and NOT outside the city down by the river, so this verse as well does NOT teach us that the early church KEPT the Sabbath day. In Acts we read where the church met DAILY so they where merely pointing out which day of he week they met down by the river outside of the city to have prayer. This proves no more that Christians kept the Sabbath day than it does for a Christian to say that they met on Halloween night to have prayer and then dogmatically demand that these Christians where observing HALLOWEEN just because they said they prayed on Halloween night.

               Acts 17:2

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

           
          Some Sabbath keeping Christians argue that this verse proves that Paul KEPT the Sabbath, because Paul was a JEW and the MANNER of the Jews was they KEPT the Sabbath day. But in truth, the MANNER of Paul in this CONTEXT is his REASONING the Scriptures with the JEWS on every Sabbath day to show them JESUS in the Scriptures. I implore you dear child of God to HEAR what Paul HIMSELF has to say on this matter. Please read 1 Corinthians 9:20 where Paul clearly explains WHY he being a JEW by birth BECAME a JEW of did what the JEWS did.

             "And unto the Jews I BECAME AS a Jew, THAT (or so that) I might GAIN the Jews; to them that are under the law, (I BECAME) AS UNDER the law (or to the Jews who are UNDER the law I myself BECAME as a JEW UNDER the law. But WHY? Why did Paul go in to the Synagogue EVERY Sabbath day to BECOME LIKE a JEW?), THAT (or so that or in order that) I might GAIN them that are UNDER the law;"
 
             Paul clearly teachings us that he NOR we are UNDER the LAW, but Paul did not use his LIBERTY just because he and we are FREED from the LAW, but rather Paul BECAME AS UNDER the law, but NOT UNDER the law. Basically Paul is saying that he PRETENDED to be under the law as the Jews for the SAKE of the gospel so the he might gain some of the Jesus to Christ. Please read  the very next verse 1 Corinthians 9:21.

         "To them that are without law, AS without law, (being NOT without law to God, BUT under the law to CHRIST,) that I might gain them that are without law."

            Paul is saying that he became as the Gentiles, who were WITHOUT the law, but then adds please do NOT misunderstand what I am saying to you, which is, I became as a Gentile, who is without the Law of Moses under the OLD covenant, but I do NOT mean that I became LAWLESS, but rather I am under the law TO CHRIST being under the NEW covenant. So in the same way Paul BECAME AS a Jew and AS one UNDER the law, BUT not truly being UNDER the Old covenant law of God, because Paul and we as Christians are under the NEW law of FAITH in Jesus Christ. Paul and Peter ate with the Gentiles AS a GENTILE, who ate pork and all other meats that were not allowed for a Jew to eat. But Paul did not become AS a Gentile meaning that he SINNED or broke a MORAL commandment of God. NO Christian is FREE to SIN by breaking a MORAL commandment of God. We are saved and EMPOWERED to KEEP all the MORAL commandments of God summed up in one law the law of LOVE.

             Acts 18:4

         "And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks."

          This verse is the same as the one we just finished in Acts 17:2 , which is that Paul BECAME AS a Jew doing the things he himself once being a Jew did in order to PREACH the GOSPEL and REASON together with the Jews the FAITH of Jesus being the SALVATION that God promised to send.
             So then, NONE of the these verses nor ANY verse in the entire Bible teaches us that we as CHRISTIANS must keep the Sabbath day, which God gave to the children of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations.



#54. Not a single word in the New Testament is mentioned about the Sabbath day being ABOLISHED, having CEASED, having been done away, having been CHANGED, having been FULFILLED in Jesus or anything else that teaches us that we as Christians are NOT the keep the Sabbath day of REST the same as the JEWS. The Sabbath day has always been on the SEVENTH DAY of the week.



Only those who are NOT willing to truly see the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God would make such a NON Biblical argument.

Let us read the words, of Jesus HIMSELF in Matthew 5:17-19.


Think NOT that I am come to DESTROY the LAW, or the prophets: I am NOT come to DESTROY, but to FULFILL.

18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in NO wise pass from the law, till ALL be fulfilled.

19. Whosoever therefore shall break ONE of these LEAST commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the LEAST in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called GREAT in the kingdom of heaven.”



So then, Jesus HIMSELF did indeed plainly state that he came to FULFILL the LAW and the PROPHETS. Jesus said the Scriptures spoke of HIM meaning that things written in the Old Testament were shadows, figures, and types POINTING to JESUS.

Now some Sabbath keeping churches use this same passage of scripture to TRY and prove that not ONE jot or tittle of the LAW will pass away UNTIL the heavens and the earth themselves will pass away. Therefore some Sabbatarains dogmatically demand that not only must Christians keep the Sabbath day as the Jews, but that all Christians MUST without fail keep ALL the LAW of Moses in order to be saved. Some say that they only keep the law of Moses to PLEASE God, but many Sabbatarians are dogmatically demanding that it is a MUST to keep ALL the law written in the TORAH, if so be, that Christians wants to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. In other words, some Sabbath keeping churches are dogmatically demanding that if Christians do NOT keep the Sabbath day as the Jews, then they will NOT receive eternal life in the world to come. Therefore to THEM all other Christians are LOST and ONLY Sabbath keeping Christians are SAVED.

Hogwash! As I have said many times. when any church denomination boasts that THEY ALONE are the ONE TRUE church, then you can take it to the bank that some or even much of what they teach is in ERROR and must be thrown out as FALSE teaching.


The TRUTH of the matter is that the Greek word “KATALYO” that is TRANSLATED as “DESTROY” here in Matthew 5:17-19 actually means to COMPLETELY destroy or to UTTERLY destroy. In other words, Jesus did not come to COMPLETELY or UTTERLY destroy the LAW, when he came to FULFILL part of the LAW. Now the part of the law that Jesus FULFILLED is ALL of the CEREMONIAL LAW. Things like CIRCUMCISION, the dietary laws, the dress code, the feasts days and ALL the SABBATH days both weekly SEVENTH day Sabbaths and the yearly Sabbaths and the feast day Sabbaths have been FULFILLED to us as Christians. We do no keep the feats days, because we now KNOW their TRUE meaning.

Please read Matthew 5:17-19 as it should have been translated to fully agree with the whole word of God. For no true born again Christians would ever DENY that the cross of Jesus DESTROYED, ABOLISHED, CHANGED, FULFILLED and ENDED once and for all the animal sacrifices for the ATONEMENT of SINS.


                      Think not that I am come to UTTERLY DESTROY or to COMPLETELY ABOLISH the law, OR the prophets: I am not come to UTTERLY or COMPLETELY DESTROY, but to FULFILL.

          18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till ALL be FULFILLED .”



Now verse 18 means that not one jot or tittle of the REST of the LAW and that the REMAINDER of what the prophets PROPHESIED will NOT pass TILL all the REST be FULFILLED. Jesus only fulfilled the FIRST four spring feast at his FIRST coming. Then at his SECOND coming Jesus will fulfill TWO more feasts leaving ONLY the feast of tabernacles to be FULFILLED during and at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus, when HEAVEN and EARTH will PASS AWAY. The JEWS and those left of the nations will be taught to keep the feast of the tabernacle, because God has not yet came to tabernacle IN them as he has with US who are Christians.

We, as Christians, already KNOW that Jesus will come again in the FALL of the year at the feast of trumpets and the day of atonement so we do not KEEP these feast day either. WE already KNOW that Jesus is the MESSIAH the FULFILLMENT of Scripture. The ONLY ordinance, that is NOT mandatory to observe, which we are given is the breaking of bread in REMEMBRANCE of our Lord's death and resurrection.


#55. God has never given his permission to WORK on the Sabbath day, the SEVENTH DAY of the week. So by what authority dear Christian do YOU WORK on Saturday the SABBATH DAY doing common labor and not RESTING on this the Lord's day thereby defying the commandment of Almighty God HIMSELF to honor the Sabbath day by RESTING from all your work?



By the authority of God WORD that is rightly divided and correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Have you not read the gospels and the words of Jesus who teaches us in SIMPLICITY with NO interpretation needed that the WORD he spoke were given to him by his God and Father to speak?

Please read John 12:49,50.


For I have not spoken of myself;(Or I have not spoken my OWN words or teachings) but the Father which sent me, HE gave me a commandment, what I should SAY, and what I should SPEAK.

50. And I know that HIS commandment is life everlasting: WHATSOEVER I speak THEREFORE, even AS the Father said unto me, SO I SPEAK.”


Now here is what Jesus SPOKE in Matthew 12:10-14 and Almighty God the Father CONFIRMED his very OWN word of TRUTH, which he gave to his Son Jesus to speak by WORKING HIMSELF on the SABBATH day when the Father HEALED this man's withered hand:


And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days? that they might accuse him. (Here the Jewish Pharisees SPECIFICALLY asked Jesus if it was LAWFUL to HEAL on the SABBATH day?)

11. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among YOU, that shall have ONE sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? (Jesus is saying which one of you JEWS who has just ONE sheep, which you are going to butcher and eat soon enough and it should fall into a ditch on the SABBATH day would not WORK on the Sabbath day to save that sheep so it does not go t waste being eaten by the dogs or the wolves? NOT ONE single Jews answered Jesus or defended THEMSELVES WORKING on the Sabbath day. So Jesus continued saying...)

12. How much then is a MAN better than a sheep? WHEREFORE (or for this very reason that the SABBATH was MADE FOR MAN and NOT that man was made for the Sabbath) IT IS LAWFUL to do WELL on the Sabbath days.

13. Then said he to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

14. Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.”


Remember a few verses earlier Almighty God the Father said to his Son Jesus to SAY that the Sabbath day was made FOR MAN and NOT that man was made FOR the Sabbath. THEREFORE it IS LAWFUL to do GOOD on the Sabbath day.

So if a man or woman's JOB is on the line and they would lose their job for WORKING to provide food for their family on the Sabbath day, then according to the very word of Almighty God HIMSELF it IS LAWFUL even under the law of Moses to work on the Sabbath day. For you see Jesus was born UNDER the LAW of God and he would NOT have SINNED by breaking the Sabbath day by WORKING.

But Jesus DID WORK on the Sabbath day when he HEALED on the Sabbath day. Jesus was accused many times for breaking the Sabbath day. According to the LAW as it is written in the Old Testament Jesus did NOT truly KEEP the Sabbath day to the LETTER of the LAW as it is written in the Old Testament.

Please read Exodus 16:26-30, where God is for the very FIRST time teaching the children of Israel in the wilderness HOW to keep the Sabbath day in order to see if they will keeps the rest of his commandments or law, which God has no yet given to the children of Israel.


Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.

27. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.

29. See, for that the LORD has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days; ABIDE you every man in HIS PLACE, let no man GO OUT of HIS PLACE on the seventh day.

30. So the people rested on the seventh day.”


So then, did Almighty God CHANGE his mind when he gave the LAW of keeping the Sabbath day to Moses to give to the children of Israel?

In the law NO fire is to be KINDLED, which leads us to believe that there is NO COOKING on the Sabbath day. NO WORK at all. And this is why God gave them TWO days of bread on the SIXTH day so the preparing of FOOD on the Sabbath day would not be done.

The disciples of Jesus GATHERED corn to eat on the Sabbath and Jesus DEFENDED them. But the man, who was caught gathering STICKS to build a fire to stay warm or cook something to eat was STONED to death for WORKING on the Sabbath day according to the LAW. EVEN when they asked what to do Moses went to God and God said put him to death so they obeyed God and stone the man to death just for gathering sticks. So ACCORDING to the LAW both the disciples and Jesus broke the Sabbath day commandment.

OR did they? We know that Jesus would not have broken the Sabbath. So WHAT happened? Well Jesus OBEYED everything his God and Father TOLD him to do and say. And we KNOW from other things that took place in the day of Jesus was a TRANSITION from the OLD covenant TO the NEW covenant.

So then, any one with eyes to see can understand that a CHANGE is in the PROCESS of taking place during the ministry of Jesus. NOT a change that ABOLISHES the Sabbath, but rather a change from keeping the Sabbath in a PHYSICAL way to keeping the Sabbath in a SPIRITUAL manner by RESTING in God's SALVATION freely given to us by FAITH in his SON Jesus. You see dear child of God if Jesus was to have said something like, “I am the Christ and I have come to fulfill the law of Moses, THEREFORE you no longer have to keep the Sabbath days, the feasts days, or be circumcised and OH, by the way, you can now eat pork”, then they would have killed Jesus on the spot.

Jesus had many things to say and only forty days to do it in, so he left the rest to his God and Father to teach us through his Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Paul was given many revelations by God. Peter was given a mighty vision by God teaching the church that God has CLEANSED what was once UNCLEAN. Now Sabbatarians in general and for the most part do NOT believe that God cleansed the UNCLEAN meat like pork, but Paul and Peter most certainly did. This is another study in and of itself of on which I have in the studies called ACTS 10---PETER'S VISION? and HAS GOD'S LAW BEEN ABOLISHED?, but for now let us finish this study in God's word.


#56. Not one single believer and follower of Jesus either before or after the cross ever WORKED for themselves to meet their own needs of the SABBATH day. Find just ONE single case and we will YIELD to the question to no longer dogmatically teach that Christians MUST keep the Sabbath day. But until then WHY should modern Christians NOT be taught to keep the Sabbath day of REST in the same manner as the early church and the JEWS?



We have already seen the Jesus and his disciples worked on the Sabbath day. Jesus did not work for himself. The disciples worked gathering corn to eat because they were hungry. They had a NEED. I suppose they could have fasted and not starved to death so did they really NEED to eat, but they DID and Jesus did not rebuke them for WORKING on the Sabbath day. Jesus was teaching us that there was a TRANSITION taking place form the OLD covenant to the NEW covenant, which was the FULFILLING of all the CEREMONIAL law. Again we have already seen under argument #54 that Jesus came not to COMPLETELY abolish all the law but rather he came to FULFILL the law and the prophets. Then we learned that Jesus said it was LAWFUL to the GOOD on the Sabbath day.

If a Sabbath keeper is getting ready for their Sabbath meeting and they have a flat tire on the way and their meeting place is further than a Sabbath's day walk they will break the Sabbath day unless a fellow Sabbath keeper stops and picks them up and takes them to the Sabbath meeting. If they change their flat tire, then they break to Sabbath and are worthy of death. If they walk more than a Sabbath day's journey, then they break the Sabbath and are worthy of death. If they pay someone to fix their flat tire, then they break the Sabbath by causing a servant to work and both are worthy of death. So just how many Sabbath keepers are NOT TRULY keeping the Sabbath day as the JEWS under the OLD covenant? NONE! For not one single Sabbatarian in any Sabbath keeping church has every brought a Sabbath breaker before the whole congregation and the whole congregation STONE that Sabbath breaker to death.

In truth all that many Sabbath keepers have done is to change their church service from Sunday and move it to Saturday and BOAST that THEY ALONE are the ONE TRUE church and then they dogmatically demand that ALL other Christians have taken the MARK of the beast by worshiping God on SUNDAY a so called PAGAN day, in order to lord over their flock with FEAR and also use fear to try and compel other Christians to become Sabbath keepers as well.

Now in answer to this argument I do not recall any BELIEVER working for MONEY and PROFIT on the Sabbath day or even on the FIRST day of the week for that matter. However in answer to the next part of this question of why not teach Christians that they MUST keep the Sabbath day that is easy and is made perfectly clear to us by EXAMPLE of the disciples of Jesus, who said NOTHING about KEEPING the Sabbath day, but rather they taught with GREAT clarity about keeping all the other NINE commandments. Please read the study ONLY NINE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?


Please know and understand that the fourth commandment of keeping the Sabbath was a CEREMONIAL law whereas the other nine commandments are MORAL laws. At the end of this study I will do my best to teach you, my readers and seekers of the TRUTH, the SPIRITUAL MEANING of why God commanded the children of ISRAEL to keep the Sabbath REST and NOT the church. But for now let us continue with the next Sabbath argument.


#57. There is no Biblical record of God ever removing his BLESSING or his SANCTIFICATION of KEEPING the Sabbath, the SEVENTH DAY of REST.



Of course not, because the Sabbath was a CEREMONIAL law given to the children of ISRAEL to REMEMBER their being brought out of BONDAGE, which is a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE REST or the TRUE Sabbath being JESUS who delivered ALL mankind from the BONDAGE of SIN to whosoever BELIEVES. And our SEVENTH 1000 year DAY is still yet SANCTIFIED or set apart awaiting all Christians to REST during that SEVENTH 1000 year day of the Lord God Almighty. BLESSED is he that DO his COMMANDMENTS that they may have RIGHT to eat of the tree of LIFE. The BLESSING of the SEVENTH day is speaking of the SEVENTH 1000 year DAY of the Lord, the 1000 year reign of Jesus, in which ONLY faithful Christians will be BLESSED to be given ETERNAL LIFE at the second coming of Jesus to rule and reign WITH Jesus over the Jews and those left of the nations.



#58. Isaiah 66:22,23 As the Sabbath was kept BEFORE the fall of mankind so shall it continually be observed in the restitution of all things for all eternity in the new heavens and the new earth.



If you interpret this passage of scripture in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God, then you will KNOW that it will be ONLY those who are in their MORTAL bodies who will keep the feast of tabernacles and the Sabbath day being TAUGHT of their TRUE meaning. ONLY those in their MORTAL bodies will WORK during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Now in truth the word of God is not really clear as to whether or not the JEWS and those left of the nations will actually KEEP the weekly Sabbath day. The Bible ITSELF is clear that the JEWS and those left of the nations will keep the feast of tabernacles. But as far as keeping the weekly Sabbath the word of God is NOT clear, and it is a mater of personal INTERPRETATION.


#59. Exodus 20 The Sabbath day should never be taken lightly for God gave commandment of the SEVENTH DAY of REST out of his very own mouth and engraved it in STONE by his very own FINGER. During the ministry of God's very own SON Jesus emphatically stated in Matthew 5:17-19 that he did NOT come to DESTROY the LAW but that he came to FULFILL or ESTABLISH the law.



These are the same arguments over and over. We have already covered both of these arguments, but they can be summed up in that the keeping of the Sabbath day was given TO the children of ISRAEL to be kept throughout THEIR GENERATIONS. And in the world to come their will be NO MORE GENERATIONS of CHRISTIANS for we shall be like the angel to NO LONGER MARRY or be given in marriage to have any more children to produce any more GENERATIONS.

However the remnant of ISRAEL will go into the SEVENTH 1000 year day in their MORTAL bodies to WORK, to build house and to have CHILDREN or produce future GENERATIONS throughout the Millennium. The age of man during the 1000 year reign of Jesus will be 100 years old making ten GENERATIONS of ISRAEL during the SEVENTH 1000 year DAY of our Lord God the Almighty.

Again the word translated as ''DESTROY'' in Matthew 5:17,18 comes from the Greek word "KATALYO'', which means throw down, to abolish, to destroy. HOWEVER this Greek word "KATALYO'' ALSO means to destroy UTTERLY, to overthrow COMPLETELY.

In other words, this Greek word that is translated as ''DESTROY'' in the king James Version and as ''ABOLISH'' in the New International Version carries with it the meaning that Jesus did not come to COMPLETELY ABOLISH the law. So then Matthew 5:17,18 should have been translated as:


          “Think not that I am come to UTTERLY DESTROY or to COMPLETELY ABOLISH the law, OR the prophets: I am not come to UTTERLY or COMPLETELY DESTROY, but to FULFILL.

18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till ALL be FULFILLED .”




           And the TRUE SOUND BIBLICAL meaning of one jot or tittle not passing away is speaking of the REST of the law meaning the CEREMONIAL law, as in, not one jot or tittle of the CEREMONIAL law will pass away until ALL of the CEREMONIAL law be FULFILLED at the second coming of Jesus and during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Also these words of Jesus mean that Jesus will fulfill the REMAINDER of what the prophets prophesied at his SECOND coming and during his 1000 year reign.

Now some of you may argue that I am changing God's word to make it say what I want it to say, but in TRUTH I am just pointing out to you, the reader, the seeker of the TRUTH, that in the original language these Greek words sometimes have many different meanings and the English translation that we read is just that, a TRANSLATION.

In other words, this verse could have just as easily been translated as UTTERLY destroy or COMPLETELY abolish, which would then AGREE with the REST of God's word without trying to manipulate, twist or change many other CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE passages of scripture that in truth need NO interpretation in order to TRY and get them to agree with your OWN personal private translation of Matthew 5:17,18.



#60. Yes Jesus did condemn the Pharisees for being hypocrites and not truly loving God but rather were pretending to love God by their man made TRADITIONS by which those particular Jews made void ONE of the TEN commandments by the TRADITIONS of men.


Now it is not perfectly clear to me exactly what the writer INTENDS his or her sixtieth argument to mean and there was no email on the website so I could not write and ask what he or she intended this argument to mean. Thus I ASSUME it means one of two things or perhaps both things, which are;


A. Jesus was teaching us HOW to keep the Sabbath the WAY that Almighty God the Father had originally INTENDED before the JEWS perverted the keeping of the Sabbath by their TRADITIONS of men and thereby the JEWS made void one of the ten commandments by NOT observing the Sabbath in the proper WAY in which God had INTENDED.


OR


B. This argument is directed at Sunday keeping Christians who are supposedly breaking the Sabbath day by following TRADITIONS of MEN.


First of all we have already cover both of these arguments, which I clearly showed from the word of God that Jesus was not teaching us HOW to properly keep the Sabbath day, but rather Jesus was slowly teaching us that the Sabbath, which means REST, was made for mankind and NOT the other way around where the Sabbath ruled over mankind. The main point of this whole teaching of Jesus was to teach us that it is LAWFUL to do GOOD on the Sabbath day leading up to doing good EVERY DAY of the week and not just one day of the week.

In other words, the Jews were taking the Sabbath rest too far, but in truth they were only obeying the LAW of Moses, which was given to Moses BY Almighty God himself.

Therefore in truth Jesus did indeed break the Sabbath day ACCORDING to the LAW as it is WRITTEN in the Old Testament, which required NO work whatsoever to be done on the Sabbath day. And in truth when the Sabbath rest was first being TAUGHT to the children of Israel God specifically told them to STAY in their OWN place and NOT come out of their own homes on the seventh day of the week for that day was the Lord's SABBATH to them.

So by the time of Jesus it appears that all the Jews were breaking the Sabbath by LEAVING their own homes to go to the Synagogues to read scripture.

Therefore Jesus was teaching us something DEEPER little by little, which is that HE is our Sabbath. Again we have already covered this in great detail so let us move on to point "B." of argument number 60.


B. This argument is directed at Sunday keeping Christians, who are supposedly breaking the Sabbath day by following TRADITIONS of MEN.


Now at the beginning of this study I said that the focus or the focus of this study will be on the BIBLE itself and NOT on the HISTORY that Sabbath keeping churches, which like so very much to use WHEN history supposedly supports what they teach.

But as you have already seen the HISTORY of the early church definitely teaches us that the early church did NOT keep the Sabbath day, but rather met on the FIRST day of the week sometimes called the EIGHTH day so that there would be absolutely no confusion as to which day of the week it was when Christians gathered together to worship God and break bread together.

However, history means nothing to Sabbath keeping churches, WHEN that history exposes that they are in ERROR by dogmatically teaching that Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day as the Jews in order to be saved, based on the sole argument that keeping the SEVENTH day of rest was one of the TEN commandments engraved in STONE by the very finger of Almighty God HIMSELF to be kept by ALL of mankind for all eternity just the same and the other NINE commandments.

Now on the SURFACE this appears to be a sound Biblical argument, because most all Christians KNOW in the HEART that God has written the other NINE commandments on their HEART and of this truth they have NO doubt whatsoever. Therefore when they hear such and argument for keeping the fourth COMMANDMENT they immediately feel FEAR that they have been breaking the fourth commandment all the time that they have been a Christians whether it be just a few days or for fifty years.

But here is that thing that brought me instant PEACE that I was NOT breaking the Sabbath day for over forty years being a Christian. It was the voice of the Holy Spirit himself, who brought me PEACE that I had never broken the fourth commandment.

Let me explain what I mean by this. I am NOT saying that I heard the audible voice of God speaking to me saying, "Peace my son, you are not breaking my fourth commandment". No it was not like that at all. But rather as I talked with God about this matter of the fourth commandment FEARING that I had been breaking it all those forty years AFTER I had heard some dogmatic Sabbatarian teaching that I was breaking the fourth COMMANDMENT, God gave me the ASSURANCE that I had never broken the Sabbath day even one time from the very first day that I accepted his so great a salvation even though I never once observed SATURDAY, the SEVENTH day from sunset Friday to Sunset Saturday as the Jews.

The Holy Spirit showed me that he himself NEVER EVER convicted me of SINNING for NOT observing the Sabbath day as the Jews according to the way it was written in the Old Testament from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.

In other words, the Holy Spirit himself was teaching me that if so be I was SINNING by NOT keeping the Sabbath day as the Jews, that HE himself would surely have CONVICTED me of SIN! Yet the Holy Spirit never once ever convicted me of sinning for NOT keeping the Sabbath day ever in all of my Christian lifetime.

WOW! The PEACE of God came all over me. I was so relieved that I was NOT sinning by not keeping the fourth commandment. I had perfect peace. A WITNESS deep within me that I was in a RIGHT relationship with God even through in my MIND I was still trying to understand why I was NOT sinning, because like many of you, who are reading this right now, you are in FEAR of not pleasing God by not understanding why ONLY NINE of the TEN original commandments are being kept by the church? COULD these Sabbath keeping churches be RIGHT? Have I been deceived all these years worshiping God on SUNDAY?

I understand your FEAR and your DESIRE to please God, so just ask yourself the SIMPLE question right now before God as your witness by saying to yourself and to God. "Was I ever CONVICTED of SINNING by the Holy Spirit for NOT keeping the Sabbath day BEFORE I ever heard a sermon or teaching on Christians must keep the Sabbath day"?

Search your HEART on this matter. Think back BEFORE you ever heard a teaching on Christians must keep the Sabbath day. Did the Holy Spirit HIMSELF ever even one time convict you of SINNING for NOT keeping the fourth commandment?

I am confident that the Holy Spirit himself has never convicted any true born again Christians for sinning by not keeping the Sabbath day as the Jews under the OLD covenant. And the reason WHY the Holy Spirit does NOT convict of us sin for NOT keeping the Sabbath day according to the OLD covenant law is because we ARE indeed keeping our Sabbath REST under the NEW covenant law of FAITH IN Jesus. This one fact alone should be enough to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt to any Christians, who is truly seeking the truth of the whole word of God, that we as Christians ARE indeed keeping the Sabbath day of rest BY being IN Jesus Christ our SABBATH, who has become our REST. In other words, Jesus IS our SABBATH in the same way that Jesus IS our PASSOVER LAMB and Jesus is our CIRCUMCISION.


Please read 1 Corinthians 5:7,8.


Purge OUT therefore the OLD leaven, that you may be a NEW lump, as you are UNLEAVENED. For (or because) even Christ OUR PASSOVER is sacrificed for us:

8. THEREFORE (or for this very REASON of Jesus BEING OUR PASSOVER) let us KEEP the feast (speaking of KEEPING the feast of Passover), NOT with OLD leaven, NEITHER with the leaven of malice and wickedness; BUT WITH the unleavened bread of sincerity and TRUTH.”



Jesus taught us in the gospels that LEAVEN" bread is doctrine or TEACHING, but not just any teaching, but rather the teaching of the Pharisees, which is likened to FALSE teaching. Jesus also taught us that UNLEAVENED" bread is TRUTH or teaching that is TRUE. So Paul is teaching us two things here; first and foremost that we are to purge OUT sinners from among us that are WILLFULLY and openly committing blatant out right SIN having no repentance in them to even try to change their behavior. Then secondly Paul is teaching us that we are indeed KEEPING the feast of Passover by being IN Jesus Christ, because Jesus has BECOME OUR Passover sacrifice where the Passover LAMB was a SHADOW of things to come POINTING to JESUS the TRUE Passover lamb once and for all time. 

So then, let US as Christians KEEP the Passover, but NOT keep it with the OLD TEACHING under the OLD Covenant, BECAUSE Jesus the Christ IS OUR Passover sacrificed for US who BELIEVE in the NEW covenant.

Now the JEWS did NOT believe, so THEY kept the Passover according to their tradition written in the OLD Testament, but WE as Christians NOW keep the Passover by being BELIEVERS IN Jesus AS OUR Passover lamb sacrificed for US, who BELIEVE on Jesus.

So in the SAME way Jesus has become our SABBATH, which means REST. Please read Matthew 11:13-30 where Jesus is exposing the LEAVEN of the Jews.


For ALL the prophets and the LAW prophesied UNTIL John.

14. And if you will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

15. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

16. But where unto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,

17. And saying, We ( speaking of Jesus and John being a FELLOW Jew) have piped unto you (the Jews), and you have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and you have not lamented.

18. For (or because) John (your fellow Jew) came neither eating nor drinking, and they (the Jews or that generation of the Jews in the day of Jesus) say, He has a devil.

19. The Son of man (Jesus a fellow Jew) came eating and drinking, and they (the Jews teaching LEAVEN) say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children. (basically meaning that the TRUTH will prevail on the day of judgment)

20. Then began he to UPBRAID the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, BECAUSE they repented NOT: (In other words, even though they SAW many mighty works that no man could do except God himself be WITH that man yet they believed NOT the teachings of Jesus to call on him as their Messiah.)

21. Woe unto you, Chorazin! woe unto you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

23. And you, Capernaum, which are exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (In other words, if God would have revealed himself to Sodom as he has to you, then they would have repented and would not have been destroyed)

24. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you. (Jesus is saying BECAUSE YOU have heard the TRUTH and have NOT repented, then it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for those who have NOT heard the TRUTH.)

25. At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes.

26. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.

27. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will REVEAL him. (then Jesus begins to REVEAL something to us in the next verse)

28. Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST.

29. Take MY YOKE upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find REST unto your SOULS. (or SPIRITUAL REST or Spiritual PEACE with God the Father)

      30. For (or BECAUSE) MY YOKE is EASY, and my burden is LIGHT (or NOT heavy like the YOKE of BONDAGE of the law of Moses that none of you or none of your fathers were able to bear).”



Now considering the CONTEXT of this verse where Jesus is UPBRAIDING the Jews for NOT repenting of their OWN righteousness to RECEIVE the so great a salvation that Jesus was offering to them by saying to them to take upon them HIS YOKE of REST, which is EASY compared to the YOKE of bondage they were under being under the LAW of Moses, then to ME, it is a must that my REST be IN Jesus. I myself do not want to be judged for not RESTING in Jesus or for not taking his yoke of REST upon me.

For how can I say that Jesus IS my REST if I go about to establish my OWN righteousness by keeping the Sabbath day ACCORDING to the LAW under the OLD covenant, when Jesus has BECOME REST for me to GIVE me SPIRITUAL REST being IN him? When Jesus had FINISHED his work that God sent him to do he said "It is FINISHED" and gave up the ghost. In other words, Jesus RESTED from his works, saying it is FINISHED just like the Father RESTED from all his work. At that moment Jesus rested and when God raised Jesus from the dead Jesus, then became OUR REST or OUR SABBATH just like Jesus became our CIRCUMCISION, which came BEFORE the Law of Moses being given to father Abraham, and then  circumcision was reinforced by the law of Moses.

Please read Colossians 2:8-17.


BEWARE lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

9. For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

10. And you are COMPLETE in him (or being IN Jesus we are COMPLETE), which is the head of all principality and power:

11. IN whom ALSO you are CIRCUMCISED with the circumcision made WITHOUT HANDS, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh BY the circumcision OF Christ: (Paul is teaching us hear NOT that circumcision has been abolished or done away with, but rather that we as Gentile Christians are INDEED CIRCUMCISED in the eyes of God without the circumcision made with hands. In other words, Jesus has become OUR CIRCUMCISION, which was BEFORE the law of Moses and BEFORE any ORDINANCES written against Israel. Thus circumcision, which was NOT the law contained in ORDINANCES was a SHADOW of things to come.)

12. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.

13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

14. BLOTTING OUT the handwriting of ORDINANCES that was AGAINST us, which was contrary to us, and took IT (The handwriting of ORDINANCES and the CIRCUMCISION in the FLESH) out of the WAY, nailing IT (the handwriting of ORDINANCES that was AGAINST us) to his cross;

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

16. Let no man THEREFORE judge you in meat, or in drink (the DIETARY laws contained in the ORDINANCES of the law), or in respect of an Holy day (the YEARLY Sabbaths also written in the ORDINANCES of the law of Moses), or of the new moon (the MONTHLY observances also contained in the ORDINANCES of the law of Moses), OR of the Sabbath days: (speaking of ALL the Sabbath days INCLUDING the WEEKLY Sabbath days.)

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


Now as we have already seen that Circumcision was a SHADOW pointing to our TRUE circumcision made WITHOUT HANDS, which is Jesus. And we have already seen that the YEARLY Passover Sabbath was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus being our TRUE Passover lamb.

And many of you have already seen how the WEEKLY Sabbath was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus being our Spiritual REST to or souls. In other words, many of you have clearly seen that Jesus has become our SABBATH REST just like Jesus has become our Passover lamb and our CIRCUMCISION not made with hands.

 But there are still some Sabbath keeping Christians, who argue that Jesus nailed to the cross ONLY the part of the law contained in ORDINANCES and therefore the WEEKLY Sabbath was NOT a SHADOW pointing to Jesus being our REST.

Here is how this particular Sabbath keeping Christian's argument goes.

First they say that the word Sabbath is PLURAL and therefore is speaking of the YEARLY Sabbaths and NOT the WEEKLY Sabbaths.

And we say, of course they do, because if they do not explain this one passage of scripture away in some manner, then most of their followers would come to the knowledge of the TRUTH to REST in JESUS and leave their church denomination. So what does PLURAL Sabbaths have anything to do with NOT being WEEKLY Sabbaths? Are there not 52 weeks, PLURAL weeks, in a year, therefore making there to be 52 SABBATHS in the PLURAL in a year? It has also been pointed out to Sabbath keepers, who use this argument that in the Old Testament the PLURAL use of Sabbath DAYS was also used when speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath DAYS.

Anyway after they convince their followers and potential followers that Colossian 2:16,17 is not speaking of the weekly Sabbath they try to reinforce their argument by going back to Deuteronomy 31:24-26 saying that the law contained in ORDINANCES was placed in the SIDE of the Ark and NOT INSIDE of the Ark like the TEN commandments engraved in STONE by the finger of God HIMSELF. This they do to try and show that ONLY the law contained in ORDINANCES was nailed to the cross and taken OUT of the WAY and that the TEN commandments are to be kept for all eternity, because they were place INSIDE the Ark and NOT just on the SIDE of the Ark.


And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,

25. That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ARK of the covenant of the LORD, saying.

26. Take this book of the law, and put it in the SIDE of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be THERE for a witness AGAINST you.”



Then they come back to Colossians 2 and show that the handwriting contained in ORDINANCES that was AGAINST us was nailed to the cross and NOT the TEN commandments were nailed to the cross quoting verse 14 only.


BLOTTING OUT the handwriting of ORDINANCES that was AGAINST us, which was contrary to us, and took IT (The handwriting of ORDINANCES and the CIRCUMCISION in the FLESH) out of the way, nailing IT (the handwriting of ORDINANCES that was AGAINST us) to his cross;”


But when we keep verse 14 in the CONTEXT we see in verses 16, and 17 the word "THEREFORE", which means for, or BECAUSE OF this very REASON. 

BECAUSE OF WHAT very reason? The very reason that the handwriting contained in ORDINANCES way nailed to the cross and taken OUT of the way let no man judge you is these matters. WHAT matters?

Let us read Colossians 2:16,17 again.


Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink (the DIETARY laws contained in the ORDINANCES of the law), or in respect of an Holy day (the YEARLY Sabbaths also written in the ORDINANCES of the law of Moses), or of the new moon (the MONTHLY observances also contained in the ORDINANCES of the law of Moses), OR of the Sabbath days: (speaking of ALL the Sabbath days INCLUDING the WEEKLY Sabbath days, which are also contained in the ORDINANCES of the law)

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


The fourth commandment was ALSO contains in the ORDINANCES of the law. Please read Ezekiel , which is a prophecy of God's NEW creature in Jesus Christ being given a NEW heart so that we will KEEP the ORDINANCES of God.


And I will give them one heart, and I will put a NEW spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

20. That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ORDINANCES, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.”


Now we know that the law contained in ORDINANCES was nailed to the cross and taken OUT of they way, but here we see that those who have been given a NEW spirit will KEEP the ORDINANCES of God, which is speaking of ONLY the NINE MORAL commandments of God. And HOW do we KNOW this? Because the Holy Spirit DWELLING IN our NEW hearts or our NEW spirit CONVICTS us when we do NOT keep the NINE MORAL commandments, which are the ONLY ORDINANCES of the law that have NOT been blotted out, nailed to the cross and taken OUT of the WAY by Jesus.

And HOW do we KNOW that ALL of the TEN commandments are the ORDINANCES that we as Christians are to KEEP? Because if we do NOT KEEP all TEN commandments, then the Holy Spirit himself will CONVICT us of SIN. And this is HOW we KNOW that we as Christians ARE INDEED KEEPING the fourth commandment and are NOT sinning by  NOT keeping the Sabbath according to the LAW under the OLD covenant. And WHY are we NOT convicted by the Holy Spirit HIMSELF for not keeping the Sabbath day under the Law of Moses? BECAUSE we are UNDER the LAW of CHRIST who have BECOME our Sabbath REST being IN Jesus. So then.  the reason of why that Holy Spirit does NOT convict us of NOT keeping the Sabbath by being Sunday keepers, is because we are indeed keeping the TRUE spiritual Sabbath by RESTING in Jesus as our Savior.

In other words, we, as Christians, do indeed KEEP the Sabbath even though we do NOT keep the Sabbath being UNDER the OLD covenant law, but rather we KEEP the Sabbath REST by the NEW covenant law of FAITH in Jesus being our Sabbath REST. To say this another way Christians SHOULD be keeping the Sabbath under the law of FAITH the SAME way that we as Christians now keep the Passover Sabbath KNOWING that Jesus has become our Passover lamb. 

I implore you to consider the controversy in the EARLY first and second century church, who argued against the JEWISH Sabbatarian Christians in their day saying that IF SO BE that they did not KNOW the reasons WHY the Sabbaths where given, then they too would still yet keep the Sabbaths. Here is one of those early church writings.

#11. 155 AD Justin Martyr:



"[W]e too would observe the fleshly circumcision, and the Sabbaths, and in short all the feasts, if  we did NOT KNOW for what REASON they were enjoined [on] you--namely, on account of your transgressions and the hardness of your heart. . . . [H]ow is it, Trypho, that we would not observe those rites which do not harm us--I speak of fleshly circumcision and Sabbaths and feasts? . . . God enjoined you [Jews] to keep the Sabbath, and impose on you other precepts for a sign, as I have already said, on account of your unrighteousness and that of your fathers" (Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 18, 21).



So then, the early church KNEW the REASON of why God gave the keeping of the Sabbath to ISRAEL. They KNEW that the Sabbath, ALL Sabbaths, INCLUDING the WEEKLY Sabbaths were SHADOWS of the TRUE which was yet to come. In other words, the early church KNEW that Jesus is our SABBATH REST the same as they knew that Jesus is our PASSOVER sacrificed for us. And this is WHY the CHURCH did NOT keep the weekly Sabbath as the JEWS, but rather kept the LORD'S DAY, the FIRST day of the week to gather together as their principal day of worship and prayer. 

Please read again 1 Corinthians 5:7,8.


Purge OUT therefore the OLD leaven, that you may be a NEW lump, as you are UNLEAVENED. For (or because) even Christ OUR PASSOVER is sacrificed for us

8. THEREFORE (or for this very REASON of Jesus BEING OUR PASSOVER) let us KEEP the feast (speaking of KEEPING the feast of Passover), NOT with OLD leaven, NEITHER with the leaven of malice and wickedness; BUT WITH the unleavened bread of sincerity and TRUTH.”


So then, we as Christians ARE INDEED KEEPING the FOURTH COMMANDMENT of RESTING on the SEVENTH day Sabbath BY being IN Jesus, who has become our SABBATH REST.

And this is WHY we were never CONVICTED of SINNING by BY the HOLY SPIRIT for not observing the seventh day as the Jews according to the LAW contained in ORDINANCES under the OLD covenant BEFORE we ever heard and dogmatic teaching that we were breaking the fourth COMMANDMENT of God. In truth, no Christian was ever even concerned in the least to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews by observing the SEVENTH day as the Jews from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday BEFORE we ever heard dogmatic teaching demanding that we MUST without fail keep the Sabbath day on the SEVENTH day lest we be cut off from God and not obtain eternal life in the world to come.


Now here is another point I want all Sabbath keeping churches to KNOW and understand.

By using such arguments that Jesus nailed ONLY the law contained in ORDINANCES you AGREE that ALL the DIETARY laws contained in ORDINANCES have been taken OUT of the WAY and we as Christians are free to eat PORK or any other meat that was ONCE called UNCLEAN by God, which God has NOW CLEANSED.

But yet some if not most Sabbath keeping churches dogmatically demand that it is a SIN and an abomination for a Christians to eat pork. So you lie against the truth, which you used to TRY and prove that the WEEKLY Sabbath was not nailed to the cross. In other words, you cannot have it BOTH ways and say that ONLY the law contained in ORDINANCES was nailed to the cross and taken out of the way in order to try and prove that the WEEKLY Sabbath was NOT nailed to the cross, and THEN after you have compelled a weak Christian to be entangled again under the yoke of bondage of the law compel you those dear little one's of God even MORE to now dogmatically demand that the keep ALL the law of God contained in ORDINANCES; the DIETARY laws, all the FEAST day Sabbaths and even going as far to DRESS as the JEWS. There are even some in the Hebrew Roots Movement that are compelling Christians to be CIRCUMCISED in the FLESH.

Please keep in mind that CIRCUMCISION was a SIGN and not a LAW or an ORDINANCE, as Sabbath keeping churches DEFINE ordinances, but yet was fulfilled in JESUS becoming or TRUE spiritual circumcision.

And in the SAME way Jesus has become our TRUE Spiritual SABBATH REST.

So I ask you dear child of God. “Are YOU RESTING in Jesus? Or are you going about to establish your OWN righteousness by trying to keep ALL the Law of Moses?”


As for me and my house we are RESTING in Jesus, who has become our SABBATH REST just like Jesus has become our PASSOVER and our CIRCUMCISION made WITHOUT HANDS.


In this next section of this study in God's word we will take a close look at the HISTORY of Sabbath keeping churches and also closely examine their USE of History to try and prove that the Pope change the Sabbath day to Sunday a PAGAN day.

Please read all the studies linked within this study and all the studies linked below. This study was just the TIP of the iceberg of exposing the ERRORS of interpretation made by the Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping churches.


"YES CHRISTIANS MUST KEEP THE SABBATH!"

"JESUS IS LORD OF THE SABBATH!"

"MATTHEW 5:17-19 SABBATH TRUTH!"

"MATTHEW 24:20 FUTURE SABBATH KEEPING!"

"SABBATH TRUTH REMEMBER THE SABBATH!"

"REALLY ONLY NINE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?"

"MUST CHRISTIANS KEEP THE 4th COMMANDMENT?"

"SABBATH KEEPING VERSUS SUNDAY WORSHIP?"

"60 ARGUMENTS FOR THE SABBATH!"

"IS JESUS OUR SABBATH REST?"

"THE SABBATH REST IS A SIGN!"

"THE SABBATH, SUNDAY, OR NEITHER DAY?"

"WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?"

"HAS GOD'S LAW BEEN ABOLISHED? (MATTHEW 5:17-19)

"IS SATURDAY THE LORD'S DAY?"

"WAS JESUS RESURRECTED ON SUNDAY?"

"JESUS WORDS ONLY! SABBATH TRUTH!"

"IS PAUL A TRUE APOSTLE OF JESUS?"

"IS THE APOSTLE PAUL A FALSE TEACHER?"

"DO PAUL'S TEACHINGS CONTRADICT JESUS?"

"MUST CHRISTIANS KEEP THE DIETARY LAWS?"

"ACTS 10 PETERS'S VISION OF CLEANSED MEATS?"

"IS THE HEBREWS ROOT MOVEMENT BIBLICAL?"

"119 MINISTRIES ERRORS PART 1"

"119 MINISTRIES ERRORS PART 2"

"WHO ARE THE TRUE JEWS?"

"ARE BLACK AFRICANS THE TRUE HEBREWS?"

"WHAT IS THE ONE TRUE CHURCH?"