IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY BINDING?


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IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY BINDING?

 

A dear sister in our Lord Jesus Christ sent me an article that was written by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She feels in her heart that the SDA Church is wrong on many of their church doctrines but she has become confused about whether of not the weekly Sabbath day is still binding? In other words, she is asking if Christians MUST keep the weekly Sabbath lest they sin. The short answer is NO! Christians are NOT required, obligated, or commanded to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. And I will show you WHY from the Scriptures. And I will also show you the ERRORS of interpretation made by the SDA Christian writer of the SDA Church article below.

Let us begin this study by reading the Apostle Paul’s teaching in Romans 14:1-23 where we are taught not to esteem any day above another day and that we should esteem all the days of the week, months and year the same. I want you to read the whole chapter because it refers to the Christians that do not eat meat out of obligation because of the Law of Moses as being WEAK Christians. And in this same context, Paul also talks about those same weak Christians who esteems days above other days. Paul says that we are to receive them as our brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ. Basically, the strong Christians are not to judge the weak Christians and the weak Christians are not to judge the strong Christians. But rather, both groups of Christians are to TRUST that God is able to make both groups of Christians stand. And neither group of Christians are to cast a stumbling block that may cause another Christian to fall.

 

Romans 14:1-23.

 

“Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but NOT to doubtful disputations. (Meaning not to prejudge them judicially and, to me, that means NOT to segregate the weak Christians as if they are not truly saved)

2.  For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs. (And to my knowledge ALL seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians keep the dietary Law of Moses to not eat certain kinds of meat and some SDA Christians are complete vegetarians. Please understand that if a person dislikes the taste of meat that does not mean that they are weak in FAITH. Paul is talking about the weak Christians who have not yet come to know the FULL TRUE Gospel of LIBERTY that we, as Christians, are not BOUND by the Old Covenant. But rather, we are under the New Covenant and we are to obey the commandments of Jesus that are taught ONLY in the New Testament)

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. (Notice the difference between what Paul says to the strong Christians who KNOW their liberty from what Paul says to the weak Christians who keep the dietary Law of Moses. To the weak he says not to JUDGE the Christians who eat all manners of meat for God has cleansed all meat. And Paul teaches the same thing again in Colossians 2:14-17 that we are NOT to ALLOW the weak Christians to judge us. In other words, do not be DECEIVED and SUBVERTED by their JUDGING you to cause you to be confounded and confused)

4.  Who are you that JUDGES another man's servant? (Speaking to the weak Christians who JUDGE the Christians who are strong in their faith to know that they are FREE to eat all manners of meat) to his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be held up: for God is able to make him stand. 

5.  One man ESTEEMS one day ABOVE another: another esteems EVERY day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. (In other words, if you are on the fence so to speak and you are not SURE whether or not to STOP keeping the weekly Sabbath then WAIT until you are strong in your faith, for whatever is NOT of faith is sin)

6.  He that regards the day, (Or they have concluded and sincerely believe with all their heart and mind that they MUST keep the day above other days) regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, (Or they have concluded and sincerely believe with all their heart and mind that they are made FREE in Jesus to NOT keep ANY day above the other days of the week, month, and year, including the weekly Sabbath day that was given ONLY to the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT. And SDA Christians know and understand that the first covenant was made OLD by Yahweh Himself. The first covenant was READY to vanish away when the writer of the letter to the Hebrew Christians was sent but it did not completely vanish away until 70 AD when the Roman army destroyed the Jewish Temple. But in God’s eye the daily sacrifice and oblation ended at the cross) to the Lord he does not regard it. (In other words, the weekly Sabbath DAYS are UNTO the Lord and NOT toward our fellow man like all the MORAL commandments. For you see, if a Christians steals then that affects a fellow human being. But if a Christian does NOT keep the weekly Sabbath DAY then that does not affect another person. Nor does it matter to the Lord because He knows the REASON for WHY He gave the weekly Sabbath day to the children of Israel in the first place. Yahweh the gave weekly Sabbath day as a SIGN pointing to Jesus as the Messiah who would establish the New Covenant for a PERPETUAL COVENANT) 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. (Now, according to the SDA Church article SDA Christians do NOT keep ANY of the yearly feast days because they KNOW that all the yearly feast days were nailed to the cross. But yet they argue that since Paul does not SPECIFICALLY say the word Sabbath anywhere here in chapter 14 of Romans that it is impossible for Paul to be talking about the WEEKLY Sabbath day. But to me Paul specifically says to esteem ALL days alike or in the same way and the SDA does not obey the teachings in the New Testament to NOT esteem the weekly Sabbath day ABOVE the other days of the week. The Sabbath day is a very SPECIAL day to ALL of the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians)

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 your brother? (Remember that it is the weak Christians who are JUDGING the Christians who are strong in the faith and the law of LIBERTY) Or why do you set at naught your brother? (Or why do you consider your brothers and sisters in the Lord less esteemed than you?) 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. (Now, BOTH sides of this controversy judge a TEACHING as being wrong which could cause a brother or sister in the Lord to FALL. So it all depends on WHICH teaching is the WRONG teaching that causes Christians to FALL from grace and possibly lose their salvation. So is the Sabbath keeping teaching by GRACE? Or is the law of LIBERTY by GRACE?)

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. (And the same is true with the weekly Sabbath DAY. If any Christian ESTEEMS the Sabbath DAY to be holier than any other day of the week then to THEM it is holy. And they should be fully persuaded in their OWN mind that the weekly Sabbath is no longer BINDING before they stop keeping the weekly Sabbath day as an OBLIGATION lest they sin. And the same applies with not eating meat as an OBLIGATION lest you break a commandment of God)

15.  But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. (Or not esteeming your brothers and sisters in the Lord above yourself) Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. (My wife and I invited a young Christian couple out to eat with us and when our food came having pork sausage on our pizza I realized that they might be offend by our eating pork. So I asked them and they were alright with it but they felt they should not eat pork because of the Law of Moses. I felt sad for them but I did not explain why Christians are FREE to eat any manner of meat)

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

17.  For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (And the kingdom of God is ALSO not the keeping of DAYS. In Galatians chapter 4, Paul said, I am AFRAID of you or I am afraid FOR you because you are keeping DAYS. Let us go ahead and read those verses of Scripture being LEFT in there CONTEXT. Please read Galatians 4:9-24 because Paul makes it very clear to use that the FIRST covenant at Mount Sinai is BONDAGE. And the WEEKLY Sabbath day was ALSO given to the children of Israel at Mount Sinai

“ But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage

Gal 4:10  You observe DAYS, and months, and times, and years. (The DAYS are the weekly Sabbath DAYS, the monthly new moon festivals AND the yearly feast days) 

Gal 4:11  I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain

Gal 4:12  Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as you are: (Or I, Paul, am a natural born Jews the same as you and I do NOT observe DAYS) you have not injured me at all. 

Gal 4:13  You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. (The gospel was preached to the Jews first and Paul did the same)

Gal 4:14  And my temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. (In other words you received the TRUE gospel at the first but now you have returned to OBSERVE DAYS under the covenant that was given at Mount Sinai which is BONDAGE) 

Gal 4:15  Where is then the blessedness you spake of? (Or where has your blessed speaking of the gospel gone) for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. 

Gal 4:16  Am I, therefore, become your enemy, because I tell you the TRUTH

Gal 4:17  THEY zealously affect you, but not well; yea, THEY would exclude you, that you might affect them. (Or they, the Sabbath-keeping Christians will separate themselves from you so that you will not affect them with the TRUTH) 

Gal 4:18  But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you

Gal 4:19  My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, (Paul travailed in prayer for them who returned to the BONDAGE of keeping DAYS. Again, Paul does not specifically say weekly Sabbath days. However, Paul does make it very clear that he is speaking to his Jewish brethren who we all know kept the WEEKLY Sabbath DAYS before they were saved that they went BACK to the observing of DAYS. So you can lie to yourself that Paul is not speaking about the weekly Sabbath DAYS and you will bear your own judgment as Paul warns in Galatians 5:10 Gal 4:20  I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of youGal 4:21  Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? Gal 4:22  For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond maid, the other by a freewomanGal 4:23  But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise. Gal 4:24  Which things are an allegory: for these are the TWO covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.” And the TEN Commandments were given under the FIRST covenant. And the weekly Sabbath is right in the MIDDLE so that it will stand out. For you see, the FOURTH commandment is the ONLY commandment given as a SIGN. Let us continue with Romans chapter 14. We left off with learning that the kingdom of God is NOT meat and neither is the kingdom of God the keeping of DAYS. But rather, the kingdom of God is about RIGHTEOUSNESS, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit)

18.  For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 

19.  Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another

20.  For meat destroys NOT the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eats with offense. 

21.  It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak

22.  Have you faith? (Speaking of not keeping the Law of Moses to feel obligated to eat only certain meat or be a complete vegetarian) Have it to yourself before God. (In other words, do not BOAST about your liberty in Jesus Christ) Happy is he that condemns not himself in that thing which he allows. (Including NOT keeping of the weekly Sabbath days. I was raised in a church where the keeping of Sunday, the first day of the week was a day of OBLIGATION and if you missed church on Sunday I was taught that it was a SIN. And after I came to know the TRUTH it took me awhile to not condemn myself for missing church on Sunday. The truth is that NO DAYS are days of OBLIGATION to be kept under the New Covenant. You will not find one teaching in the New Testament under the New Covenant that we as Christians MUST keep ANY DAY of the week)

23.  And he that doubts is damned IF he eat, because he eats not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”

 

So if you are seeing that the weekly Sabbath is NOT BINDING on Christians but you are not completely sure then wait a little longer before you step out in faith to cease from keeping DAYS as an OBLIGATION lest you sin. With that being said, let us read the PERSUASION to keep the weekly Sabbath DAYS that comes from the SDA Church. I will place my comment is parenthesis and between paragraphs.

 

How many commandments are contained in the Ten Commandments? Does that sound like a foolish question? Then consider the fact that thousands of religious people (Can you see how they consider other Christians to be religious people as if we are not truly saved?) would give an answer like “94” or “110.” You see, there is a strange belief on the part of many that the great God-written law of the Ten Commandments was actually a part of the ceremonial law of Moses which contained scores of specific regulations. They do not see the decalogue as being distinct and totally unique because of its divine authorship. Neither do they see the clear limitation which the Bible sets for this moral code by calling it the TEN Commandments.

 

So the SDA Christians start off by persuading other Christians that the TEN Commandments are ONE Law of God and thus to them ALL Ten Commandments are moral commandments. And thus, they make it seem as if the fourth commandment is NOT a ceremonial law but a MORAL commandment like SIX of the other TEN Commandments. And, therefore, to THEM, Christians MUST keep all TEN Commandments in order to RECEIVE eternal life in the world to come.

Now, in the New Testament, Jesus was SPECIFICALLY asked WHICH commandments MUST be kept in order to receive eternal life in the world to come and yet Jesus himself never even mentioned the FOURTH commandment to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY. But rather, Jesus SPECIFICALLY named only the SIX MORAL commandments.

 

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? (Or WHICH commandments must I keep in order to receive eternal life in the world to come?) Jesus said, (#1.) You shall do no murder, (#2.) You shall not commit adultery, (#3.) You shall not steal, (#4.) You shall not bear false witness, 

19. (#5.) Honor your father and your mother: and, (#6.) You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 

 

The writer of the gospel of Mark list six moral commandments as well but he listed defraud not your neighbor instead of saying love your neighbor as yourself. And Luke recorded five moral commandments, but NONE of the Gospels or anywhere else in the entire New Testament are we taught to keep the weekly Sabbath DAYS.

Rather, we are taught to come unto Jesus and he will give us REST.

 

Please read Matthew 11:28-30.

 

“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.”

 

But on the contrary, we are clearly taught by the Apostle Peter in Acts 15:15-24 that the Law of Moses is a YOKE which Paul also says elsewhere is a yoke of BONDAGE. Peter says that neither WE, speaking of the Apostles of Jesus, nor our fathers before us were able to BEAR the Law of Moses. Then Peter said why TEMPT you God to put a YOKE upon the Gentiles? Then we see that the whole church came into agreement by the Holy Spirit to not compel the Gentile Christians to keep the Law of Moses. And they wrote letters instructing all the churches that they gave NO such commandment to keep the Law of Moses. Let us move on to the second SDA Church persuasion to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY under the New Covenant that did NOT come from God. The weekly Sabbaths were a SHADOW pointing to Jesus.

 

It seems quite obvious that one would effectively do away with the “Ten Commandments” by mingling them with ninety or a hundred others and calling them “ordinances” instead of commandments. Such a radical effort has been made to dilute the force of the only words of the Bible which God wrote with His own hand. Furthermore, the claim has been advanced that since the Ten Commandments were a part of the mosaic law of ordinances which ended at the cross, we are no more obligated to obey the decalogue than we are to offer lambs in sacrifice.

 

First of all, the Christians who claim that ALL of the Ten Commandments were nailed to the cross are WRONG. OF the Ten Commandments ONLY the fourth commandment has some ORDINANCES and both the third and fourth commandments point to Jesus as the Messiah or the Savior. So if Christians keep the works of the law of commandment contained in ordinances that Jesus nailed to the cross then they are taking or receiving the Lord's name in vain. Paul says they are fallen from grace. So again, the SDA Church is using the argument by SOME Grace Alone Christians who WRONGLY believe that Christians are NOT obligated to keep ANY of the TEN Commandments. Please understand that I am NOT a grace alone or a once saved always saved Christian. But rather, I believe that keeping the MORAL laws of God IS REQUIRED in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. But I do NOT believe that the weekly Sabbath DAY is BINDING for Christians to keep in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. And if you read all the studies that I have written on this subject you will eventually see that I am teaching you the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And I will show you how the SDA Church and other Sabbath-keeping Churches take verses of Scripture OUT of their context to try and make them support their man-made doctrine that the weekly Sabbath AND the TEN Commandments were given to Adam at creation week. Let us continue with the SDA persuasion that did not come from God to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY. For you see, God would never persuade people to keep what His Son nailed to the cross. The SABBATHS are a SHADOW! And that means ALL of the Sabbaths of God are a Shadow. Nowhere in the New Testament under the New Covenant are we taught to keep the weekly Sabbath or any other Sabbath. But we are taught to come unto Jesus and he will give us REST. So the weekly Sabbath REST was a SIGN pointing to Jesus as our TRUE Sabbath rest. Let us move on to the next SDA Church persuasion,

 

Is there proof positive in the Scriptures that there was no such blending of the ceremonial and moral law into one? Can it be shown that the Ten Commandments were of a permanent, perpetual nature while the ceremonial law of statutes and ordinances came to an end when Jesus died? Indeed there is abundance of evidence to answer these questions with a resounding yes!

 

In other words, they are saying that ONLY the ceremonial law was given by Moses and the MORAL law was given by Almighty God, and thus, to them, there are supposedly NO ceremonial laws in the TEN Commandments. And they claim that there is plenty of evidence to prove that the weekly Sabbath day is NOT a ceremonial law. And I say, only if one takes verses of Scriptures out of their context, twist the Scriptures to fit the SDA doctrine, and read into Scripture a preconceive belief that God gave the weekly Sabbath to Adam at creation week. If you keep reading, I will show you the errors of interpretation made by the SDA Church. The Sabbaths, including the weekly Sabbath are UNTO Yahweh and all the MORAL commandment are toward our fellow man. That is why Jesus said that if we love one another as we love ourselves then we FULFILL ALL the law. And that means we are OBEYING ALL that God requires of us to obey in order to be found worthy to receive eternal life in the world to come. Now, how in the weekly Sabbath DAY not a ceremonial law when all the services of the Sabbath are directed to God and all the moral Commandments are directed to our fellow man?

 

God made known this distinction to His servant Moses, and Moses explained it to the people at Mt. Horeb. “And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. And the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it” (Deuteronomy 4:13, 14).

 

So the SDA persuasion to you to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY is to get you to INTERPRET the Scriptures the same WAY that THEY interpret the Scriptures so you will be persuaded to keep the weekly Sabbath. And they do this by trying to separate the Ten Commandments from the Law of Moses to get you to believe that the Law of Moses is NOT the Law of God. Yes, there is no doubt that the finger of God wrote the TEN Commandments with hidden messages in the fourth commandment as a SHADOW point to Jesus and the New Covenant, which I will explain in a moment. In other words, they argue that God alone wrote the TEN Commandments and that Moses wrote all the ORDINANCES in the law of commandments as if Moses wrote the ordinances on his own without God directing him. It seems to me, that they exalt the TEN Commandments even higher by their doing their separating of the commandments of God as if the weekly Sabbath DAY is an ETERNAL commandment that will be kept throughout all eternity. I agree that there is something special about to FOURTH commandment that draws our ATTENTION to it. And that is because God gave the Sabbath day as a SIGN that God wants the children of Israel to OBSERVE or to DISCERN to TRUE meaning of why the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY was given in the first place. And the SIGN of the Sabbath was given to see the New PERPETUAL COVENANT that was established in the shed blood of Jesus and that Jesus IS our TRUE Sabbath REST.

Now, I find it very interesting to me, that God has hidden a prophecy of Jesus in these verses in Deuteronomy 4:13,14. In order to see this hidden prophecy we need to read this verse with the Strong’s numbers so you can see the untranslated letter, the Aleph and the Tav which are the FIRST and the LAST letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Remember that Jesus said, “I am the FIRST and the LAST”. Also, remember that Jesus said, “The Scriptures testify of me”. And you also need to understand that the Hebrew word translated as COMMANDMENTS is NOT the usual Hebrew word translated as commandments. This Hebrew word actually means WORDS, as in, MESSAGES that the figure of God inscribed within the TEN Commandments, And those ten WORDS are hidden prophecies of Jesus.

 Here is Deuteronomy 4:13 with the Strong’s numbers so you can see the untranslated Aleph Tav (H853) that points to Messiah Jesus covenant, as in, the New PERPETUAL covenant that Yahweh promised and establish IN the shed blood of His anointed human Son, Jesus.

 

Deuteronomy 4:13 with the Strong’s numbers.

 

“And He declared H5046 unto you (H853) his covenant, (Or Yahweh declared unto you His Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus COVENANT, as in, God gave the weekly Sabbath as a SIGN pointing to Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus Sabbath REST IN Jesus for a PERPETUAL COVENANT) H1285 which H834 He commanded H6680 you to perform, H6213 even ten H6235 commandments; (Or even ten WORDS or ten MESSAGES) H1697 and He wrote H3789 them upon H5921 twoH8147 tables H3871 of stone. H68

 

And here is how E-Sword defines the Hebrew word “dabar”, Strong's number H1697 which could mean HIDDEN words promising His Messiah and the New Covenant.

 

H1697

 

דָּבָר

dâbâr

daw-bawr'

From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) of thing; adverbially a cause: - act, advice, affair, answer, X any such (thing), + because of, book, business, care, case, cause, certain rate, + chronicles, commandment, X commune (-ication), + concern [-ing], + confer, counsel, + dearth, decree, deed, X disease, due, duty, effect, + eloquent, errand, [evil favoured-] ness, + glory, + harm, hurt, + iniquity, + judgment, language, + lying, manner, matter, message, [no] thing, oracle, X ought, X parts, + pertaining, + please, portion, + power, promise, provision, purpose, question, rate, reason, report, request, X (as hast) said, sake, saying, sentence, + sign, + so, some [uncleanness], somewhat to say, + song, speech, X spoken, talk, task, + that, X there done, thing (concerning), thought, + thus, tidings, what [-soever], + wherewith, which, word, work.

Total KJV occurrences: 1438

 

Please understand that I am NOT saying that God only inscribed just ten single WORDS on the two tablets of stone. But rather, I am saying that since God inspired Moses to use a different Hebrew word here that is not the usual Hebrew word for commandment that God is drawing our attention to look for ten hidden MESSAGES that He hid in the THIRD and FOURTH commandments. God has shown me four of these ten hidden messages that point to Jesus as being the Messiah.

 

Hidden message #1 in the TEN Commandments.

 

The weekly Sabbath was given as a SIGN.

 

Hidden message #2 in the TEN Commandments.

 

The sign of the weekly Sabbath is pointing toward the PERPETUAL COVENANT which we now know to be the New Covenant written in the New Testament.

 

Hidden message #3 in the TEN Commandments.

 

The THIRD command points to the NAME of the Lord as being Jesus who came IN the Name of Yahweh.

 

Hidden message #4 in the TEN Commandments.

 

The third and the fourth commandments when read together point to WHY God gave such a HARSH punishment of DEATH for breaking the weekly Sabbath day by NOT resting on the seventh DAY. The NOT resting on the Sabbath DAY is a SHADOW that points to Christians who are NOT truly RESTING in Jesus for HOLINESS. You can NOT be any holier than Almighty God Himself MAKING you holy. In other words, one can NOT be more PLEASING to God than you ALREADY ARE by being created by Almighty God the Father as a new creature IN Jesus Christ.

Yes, Jesus said, “If you love me you will keep MY commandments.” Please understand that Jesus did NOT say, “If you love me you will keep the TEN Commandments.” Can you not see that Jesus gave us only TWO commandments and ALL of the Law of God that Christians are required to do to receive eternal life in the world to come are FULFILLED in just those TWO commandments?

 

Please read Matthew 22:36-40.

 

“Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 

37.  Jesus said unto him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 

38.  This is the first and great commandment. (In other words, if you love Yahweh our heavenly Father then you will love His Son Jesus and OBEY the TWO commandments of Jesus which are to love the Father and to love your neighbor as yourself)

39.  And the second (Commandment of Jesus) is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 

40.  On these TWO commandments hang ALL the law and the prophets.” 

 

Some seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians argue that ALL the law HANGS on these two commandments which is NOT what this verse says. They argue that this verse means that Christians must KEEP ALL the Law of Moses under the Old Covenant along WITH all of the NEW commandments under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. And thus, to THEM, NO law, no commandment, no statute, and no ordinance has been ABOLISHED at the cross. They claim that Colossians 2:14-17 means that we are not to allow others to judge Christians FOR KEEPING ALL the Law of Moses. In other words, to THEM, what was nailed to the cross was the handwriting the ordinances of our sins that God Himself has supposedly written down in the book of life.

However, the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of “On these TWO commandments hang ALL the law and the prophets” means that ALL of the Law of God is FULFILLED by our OBEYING just these TWO commandments which do NOT say that we must keep the weekly Sabbath DAY. And the Apostle Paul clearly teaches us  in Colossians 2:14-17 that the SABBATHS are a SHADOW and the body of the shadow is Jesus Christ.

Now I realize that the SDA Christians understand full well that the law of commandments contained in ORDINANCES have INDEED been abolished and nailed to the cross. So this study is focused primarily on the question asked “sarcastically” by the SDA Church, “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY BINDING?” which THEY say yes to. And as I said at the beginning of this study, the short answer to their hypothetical sarcastically asked question is NO! The keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY to REST on the seventh DAY is NOT binding to Christians. We are under the New Covenant written in the New Testament and we are to OBEY the TWO new commandments of Jesus. To learn more of WHY Christians are NOT to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY please continue to read part two of this study in God’s word. To read part 2 click on “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH BINDING? Part 2”, and to read part 3 please click on the study “HOW CAN THE WEEKLY SABBATH BE AGAINST US?” And Part 4 is called “WERE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS GIVEN TO ADAM?” And to read part 5 please click on the study called “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY A SHADOW?”  And to read part 6 please read the study called “WHAT DOES HEBREWS 4:1-11 TRULY MEAN?” Now, if you are still on the fence so to speak and you would like to keep on searching the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God then please read ALL of the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

 

Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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