MUST A WOMAN'S HEAD BE COVERED?


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MUST WOMEN’S HEADS BE COVERED?


The Bible gives us a PROPHECY in Amos 8:11 that there will be a FAMINE in the land but NOT a famine of bread or famine of water that causes thirst but rather a famine of HEARING the word of Almighty God.

Amos 8:11.


“Behold, the days come, says the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, NOT a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of HEARING the words of the LORD:”


Every false teaching in the many different church denominations USE verses of Scripture that are, indeed, IN the Bible. And those Scriptures are the words of the Lord but they are not the WHOLE word of God. Rather they are verses of Scripture that are taken out of their context to try and support what their church denomination is the truth. So then WHICH church denomination is the one true church?

I mean most every church denomination makes the CLAIM that they alone have the truth and anyone with a brain knows that they ALL cannot be the ONE true church since they ALL have DIFFERENT teachings.

Now, there are some church denominations and groups of Christians who teach and even demand that the woman in their church must have their heads covered and they CLAIM that the covering of the woman’s head in the church is taught in the Bible.

Well, let us see if their CLAIM is true? Let us see if they are using the WHOLE word of God or if they are taking verses OUT of their CONTEXT?

Here is the passage of scripture that they use to teach that their woman must have a veil on their head while they are in the church building, while they are praying, and while they are prophesying. SOME church demand that the woman’s head must be covered at all times. Let us first read 1 Corinthians 11:1-10 OUT of CONTEXT and then we will read the whole context.


1 Corinthians 11:1-10.


Be you, followers of me, even as, I also am of Christ.

2.  Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I DELIVERED them to you.

3.  But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

4.  Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.

5.  But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

6.  For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

7.  For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

8.  For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.

9.  Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

10.  For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.”


Now, if verse 6 is ALL that a Christian is taught from the Bible then it would APPEAR as if Paul is teaching the church that women MUST have their head covered.

BUT this is NOT what the WHOLE word of God teaches us. Let us read the same passage of scripture again but this time let us KEEP ON reading the entire CONTEXT. And while you are reading I will make some comments in the words of how we would speak today because the King James Version in Old English is sometimes hard to understand.


1 Corinthians 11:1-17.


Be you, followers of ME, EVEN as, I also am of Christ. (Or even as I have learned from Jesus Christ so I have TAUGHT you so follow that which I have already TAUGHT you. We know that this is what Paul is saying because in the next verse Paul says to keep only the ordinances that he himself has already DELIVERED them. In other words, Paul is saying, obey what I am teaching you and NOT what the Judaizing Jewish Christians are subverting you to follow)

2.  Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember ME in all things (the things that I myself have already TAUGHT to you), and keep the ordinances, AS I DELIVERED them to you. (PAST tense which is showing us that verses 3-10 is NOT any ordinance that the Apostle Paul himself or ANY other church fellowship has taught them)

3.  But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; (Now in words of today, we would say something like, now I would have you know that I am not ignorant of what the Old Covenant teaches) and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. (In other words, Paul is speaking after the CUSTOMS of the Jews which view the women UNDER the men. And Christians who use these verses to wrongly teach that women are NOT to be pastors or that women are not to hold any offices in the church take verses 3-10 OUT of their CONTEXT)

4.  Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.

5.  But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

6.  For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

7.  For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

8.  For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.

9.  Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

10.  For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

11. NEVERTHELESS (Or what Jesus Christ himself is teaching us under the New Covenant is that) neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, IN the Lord. (In other words, any and every woman who is a Christian being IN our Lord Jesus Christ is COVERED by the blood of Jesus. For you see, IN Jesus Christ there is NO MORE male NOR female but ALL are ONE being IN the Lord. See Galatians 3:28 which are ALSO the words of Paul. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are ALL ONE IN Christ Jesus.”)

12.  For as the woman is of the man, even so, is the man also by the woman; BUT all things of God. (This is what the Apostle Paul and the whole church teaches. There is NO such teaching IN the church that a woman’s head MUST be covered. Paul is simply CORRECTING the error that was being taught by the Jewish Judaizing Christians that were wrongly teaching Christians to keep all the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES and all the Jewish CUSTOMS as well)

13.  Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman to pray unto God uncovered? (Or answer this question of ‘Is it acceptable to God for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? YOU decide. Then Paul brings forth the point that in nature or in God’s creation woman have long hair which is the natural covering that God has already given to them)

14.  Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

15.  But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: FOR (Or BECAUSE) her HAIR is given her for a covering. (So then, the wearing of the head covering under the Old Covenant was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus who is our covering for ALL who believe in Jesus whether male or female. Now, please do not take Paul’s words of women having LONG hair out of CONTEXT either and start dogmatically demanding that it is a sin for women to CUT their hair and for a man to NOT have LONG hair. There is NO DIFFERENCE between a MALE or a FEMALE in the sight of God under the New Covenant. Therefore, if a man wants to have LONG hair down to the ground that is fine with God and if a woman wants to shave her head then that is fine with God. HAIR does not commend us to God)

16.  But if any man seems to be contentious, WE ( The Apostles of Jesus Christ who are eyewitnesses of Jesus and taught directly by Jesus) have NO SUCH CUSTOM, neither the churches of God. (In other words, Paul is saying, 'to tell you the truth, you here at the church of Corinth and other church is Asia are the ONLY church fellowships that are teaching this CUSTOM of the Old Testament demanding that women cover their heads.' The Ephesians church was also teaching CUSTOMS as well BUT the Ephesian church was teaching BOTH the Jewish customs AND some of the GENTILE customs. Please read the studies under the heading >>>CAN WOMEN BE PASTORS?<<< Now, in the church today, pretty much every seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping church teaches this Old Testament CUSTOM that their women’s head must be covered. But this is NOT what the Bible itself teaches us under the NEW Covenant written in the New Testament.)

17.  Now in this that I declare unto you (The word declare is in the present tense so what follows is a new subject matter. This new subject matter is related, in that, just as the Corinthian church was NOT keeping ONLY the ordinances that Paul HIMSELF had ALREADY taught to them but they were also WRONGLY keeping the ordinance of communion which is what Paul addresses next in the following verses where Paul is NOT pleased with them as well on that matter either) I praise you not, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.”



So then, what ELSE do we learn from this CORRECT teaching and CORRECT understanding of Paul’s words? We learn that ANY church denomination that teaches that the women MUST have their heads COVERED are NOT following and obeying the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ even though they THINK and sincerely believe that they ALONE have the truth.

Now, I was not so concerned with Christians being deceived on what, to ME, would be considered a minor point until I came across a church that began in South Korea called the World Mission Society Church of God abbreviated as WMSCG.

What I mean to say is that I cringed when I saw a dear sister in the Lord become subverted by the 119 Ministries to keep the law of Moses under the OLD Covenant and the Jewish CUSTOMS to wear a veil covering her head and her daughter's heads but I dismissed it at first as a “passing fad” that would fade away in a short amount of time. But the Hebrew Roots Movement has not faded away as I previously thought it would have. DECEPTION can be very strong in some Christians and it is not always easy for those who are being deceived to SEE that THEY are the ones being deceived by doctrines of Devils at which I also cringe in my spirit being witnesses to me by the Holy Spirit that they have fallen from the true faith of Jesus Christ.

But I really cringed in my spirit when I heard of the WMSCG which teaches that Jesus returned in 1948 and not only that but Mother God came with him to give ONLY those who believe in both Father God AND Mother God will SHE, Mother God, give them eternal life.


Please read 2 Corinthians 11:1-4.


“Would to God YOU (Who are in the WMSCG or any other seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping church denomination) could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. (In other words, I IMPLORE all of you my readers and seekers of the truth who are a member in the World Mission Society Church of God or any other Messianic Jewish Hebrew Roots Movement to please hear me out to hear the WHOLE matter of the WHOLE word of Almighty God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ in who you say that you believe)

2.  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to ONE husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (What I want you to see here in this verse that every believer IN Jesus Christ is espoused or promised in marriage TO Jesus Christ AT his coming again. This means that the BODY of Jesus Christ which IS the church is the promised BRIDE of Jesus Christ who WILL be the WIFE of Jesus Christ at the second coming of Jesus. The BRIDE of Jesus Christ is NOT Mother God as you are wrongly being taught in the WMSCG fellowship.)

3.  But I fear ( Or I cringe in my spirit by the witness of the Holy Spirit who dwells in me), lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the SIMPLICITY that is IN Christ.

4.  For if he that comes preaching another Jesus, whom WE (Speaking of the original apostles of Jesus Christ) have NOT preached, OR if you receive another spirit, which you have NOT received, OR another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.”



What Paul is saying here that he FEARS that when FALSE teachers come that some MIGHT believe what they are teaching. So to know for sure what they are teaching is OF God then it MUST agree and NEVER contradict what the Apostle of Jesus Christ teaches us in the NEW Testament under the NEW Covenant.

And what the WMSCG is teaching is NOT what the WHOLE word of God teaching us as TRUE BORN AGAIN Christians under the NEW Covenant written in the New Testament

I have already shown you how your teachers have HELD BACK the WHOLE word of God from you by taking selected verses OUT of their CONTEXT to wrongly teach you that there is a Mother God. Please read another study that God has directed me to write called “IS THERE A MOTHER GOD?”. You can read that study now and come back to this study or you can finish this study and then read the above-linked study.

Right now in this study, I want to show you from the words of Jesus himself that the one claiming to be the Christ who appeared in South Korea in 1948 was NOT Jesus.

Please read Matthew 24:4,5 and Matthew 24:23-27 CORRECTLY by understanding the CONTEXT.


Matthew 24:4,5.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that NO MAN deceive you.

5,  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Or many MEN shall come CLAIMING to be Jesus Christ himself so do NOT be DECEIVED by these MEN)


Matthew 24:23-27.


Then if any MAN shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it NOT.

24.  For (Or BECAUSE) there shall arise FALSE Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (So do not think that YOU are ABOVE being DECEIVED. But here in this passage of Scriptures, Jesus HIMSELF is teaching us HOW NOT to be DECEIVED by any man CLAIMING that he is Jesus and how NOT to be deceived by false prophets CLAIMING that Jesus has RETURNED as he has promised)

25.  Behold, (Pay attention) I have told you before. (How NOT to be deceived by these FALSE Christ and FALSE teachers)

26.  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go NOT forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it NOT. (WHY? Why are we NOT to believe ANY MAN who says that Jesus has RETURNED?)

27.  FOR (or BECAUSE) AS the LIGHTNING (Or AS or in the SAME manner AS the LITERAL BOLT of LIGHTNING) comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; SO shall ALSO the COMING of the Son of man BE.”



In other words, NO MAN will need to tell ANYONE that he has come for EVERY EYE shall SEE for themselves the return of Jesus coming in great clouds of glory in fiery vengeance to execution the WRATH of Almighty God. There is NO SECRET coming of Jesus BEFORE his second coming to execute the WRATH of Almighty God upon the wicked who will MOURN when the see his coming. Also, please understand that FALSE Christ means those who CLAIM that they are ANOINTED of God but in truth, they are NOT teaching under the ANOINTING of Almighty God. They may not claim to be Jesus Christ himself but they CLAIM to be ANOINTED of God when they are NOT anointed of God.

Please read a little more CONTEXT to understand WHEN Jesus will return to rapture the church.


Matthew 24:29-32.


IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30.  And THEN shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and THEN shall ALL the tribes of the earth MOURN, and they shall SEE the Son of man coming IN THE CLOUDS of heaven WITH power and great glory.

31.  AND he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, AND they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Which is speaking of the rapture of the church being CAUGHT UP into the AIR to MEET Jesus in the AIR when he RETURNS.)

32.  Now learn  (These words teaches us that a new subject is being talked about in the following verses) a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh:”



Now, I am fully aware that there are some who are teaching that the great tribulation has already been fulfilled in 1948. Please read the study “DID THE GREAT TRIBULATION END IN 1948?” for all the verses the prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the great tribulation was NOT fulfilled in 1948. But for now, let me show you from the Bible ITSELF that it is IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus to have ALREADY returned in 1948 or at ANY other time.


Please read Acts 3:20,21.


“And he (Almighty God the Father) SHALL SEND Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: (Speaking of the coming or the return  of Jesus at the END of this present age that is called by some as the age of the CHURCH)

21.  Whom the heaven MUST RECEIVE UNTIL the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”



In other words, it is IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus to RETURN to the earth at any time BEFORE he returns to set up his KINGDOM on the earth to rule and reign with a ROD of IRON for a 1000 years. And by the prophets of old, we KNOW that we are NOT IN the 1000 year reign of Jesus BECAUSE there are still WARS being fought on the earth.


Please read Isaiah 2:2-4.


“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

3.  And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and HE will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

4.  And HE shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall NOT lift up sword against nation, NEITHER shall they LEARN WAR ANYMORE.”


Has this HAPPENED YET? NO! It has NOT come to pass as yet which proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus is STILL yet IN Heaven and whoever came in 1948 CLAIMING to be Christ was NOT Jesus.

When the TRUE Jesus returns he will rapture his BRIDE, the church first. Then when we WITH Jesus IN the AIR we will help Jesus execute the WRATH upon all the wicked. After the WRATH of God has been poured out a remnant of Israel and a remnant of the nations will repent and call upon Jesus to be saved alive. God will lift his wrath as prophesied and those who call upon the name of the Lord to be saved AT his COMING will be saved alive in their MORTAL bodies and go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus where they will be TAUGHT to learn war NO MORE.


Please read Micah 4:1-4.


“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 ANYMORE.

4.  But they shall sit every man under his vine (Speaking of the church and the true teachings of Jesus in the New Testament) and under his fig tree (Speaking of the remnant of Israel learning the SHADOWS of the Old Testament are pointing to Jesus as their Messiah); and none shall make them AFRAID: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken it.”



It should be clear to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear that the MAN named Ahnsahnghong, who appeared in South Korea in 1936 saying the HE was the Christ, is most definitely NOT the TRUE Jesus and therefore he is a FALSE Christ and ALL his teachings MUST be rejected as FALSE teachings. I implore you to read and study the Bible, as in, the WHOLE word of God for YOURSELF so that you will never be DECEIVED again.

Now I understand that you have been taught over and over and over again and again that you MUST believe in BOTH the heavenly Father AND the heavenly Mother if you want to receive ETERNAL LIFE. So I know the fear of even questioning what you have been taught let alone denying what you have been taught as being the truth. But I know that you TRUST in what the BIBLE ITSELF teaches.

So then what does the Bible ITSELF teach us? Does the Bible teach us that it is BOTH Father God AND Mother God who will gives us eternal life?

Let us see what the Bible ITSELF teaches us.


Please read John 4:6-26.


“Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

7.  There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus says unto her, Give me to drink.

8.  (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

9.  Then said the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10.  Jesus answered and said unto her, If you KNEW the GIFT of God, and WHO it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and HE would have given you living water.

11.  The woman said unto him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then have you that living water?

12.  Are you greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

13.  Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

14.  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”



So then, EVERY true born-again Believer in Jesus Christ HAS the LIVING WATER dwelling IN them right now. The LIVING water that springs up unto ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come IS the Eternal Holy Spirit who is DWELLING IN us. I say TRUE born again believer because there are some who SAY that they are Christians but they have NOT truly been BORN AGAIN to have the Holy Spirit DWELL IN them. They only have HEAD knowledge about Jesus and Almighty God the Father.

Please notice in verse WHO is the GIVER of the LIVING WATER?

John 4:10.


Jesus answered and said unto her, If you KNEW the GIFT of God, and WHO it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and HE would have given you living water.”



Do the very words of Jesus HIMSELF say the Mother God shall give you living water? Do the very words of Jesus HIMSELF say that SHE will give you living water? Do the words of Jesus HIMSELF say that THEY will give you living water? Do the very words of Jesus HIMSELF say that the Spirit and the Bride will give you living water?

NO! The words of Jesus himself STATE as a FACT with NO interpretation needed the HE will give the living water.

Also, please notice that the living water is NOT ETERNAL LIFE ITSELF but rather it is the Holy Spirit that Jesus gives to every TRUE born-again believer the moment we believe and that this living water IN us is like a well or spring of water bubbling up on the inside of us UNTO ETERNAL or everlasting life in the world to come.


Please read John 7:37-39.


“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

38.  He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

39.  But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.”



So then, what does Revelation 22:17 mean in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God?


Revelation 22:17.


“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him TAKE the water of life freely.”



The ONE Eternal Spirit is the Holy Spirit who is DRAWING people to Jesus. The BRIDE is the CHURCH that is preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So the Holy Spirit and the CHURCH are saying to all who will hear COME and TAKE or freely receive the GIFT of Almighty God who has given the power and the authority to the Son of man Jesus to give to whosoever BELIEVES on him the water of life freely which IS the HOLY SPIRIT coming to DWELL IN those who BELIEVE on Jesus the SON OF the living God.

Then this verse goes on to say, And LET him that hears or receives the call of the Gospel to come and receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit say COME or begin preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ as well. And then WHOSOEVER WILL come or answer the call of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will partake of the water of life freely that will SPRING UP unto eternal life in the world to come.

Another meaning of this verse is that when the day and hour of the coming of Jesus draws near, we, the church know that our time is running out to reach the ones we know and love what are still living in sin rejecting the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do not want them to be lost but we also know that this present age of the church is ending so the Holy Spirit in us bears witness to our Spirit to face the fact that SOME people will not accept Jesus as their Saviour so the Spirit and the bribe of Jesus Christ the church say COME, even so, COME, Lord Jesus.

Please read some more CONTEXT.


Revelation 22:20.


“He (Jesus) which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly (like the lightning bolts that flash in an instant of time so there will be NO time to repent AT my coming. And then the Spirit and the Bribe, the church say). Amen. (or SO BE IT even as you say) Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”



So then, what are we saying AMEN to? Let us go back and read the CONTEXT found in Revelation 22:10-17.


Revelation 22:10-17.


“And he said unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. (Just before Jesus comes he will declare the following words to be true and just AT the MOMENT of his coming again)

11.  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. (This mean that in whatever state a person is living in AT the MOMENT Jesus comes SO QUICKLY that there will NOT be ANY time to repent and every person will be JUDGED as HOW they are LIVING at the MOMENT when Jesus returns)

12.  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 they may have right to the TREE of life, AND may enter in through the GATES into the CITY. (You see it will only be those of us who ALREADY HAVE the WATER of LIFE dwelling IN us who will be given the right to eat of the TREE of life which means that ONLY the true born again Christians who are found to be his good and faithful servants will be giving the right to receive ETERNAL LIFE to rule and reign with Jesus over the MORTAL who repent AT the coming of Jesus when the SEE Jesus coming in great clouds of glory to make WAR on those who are killing the Christians and the Jews. Those of the nation left alive after the WRATH of God who REPENT of their sins and who call upon Jesus to spare their life will NOT enter into the CITY of God the New Jerusalem. And the word commandments here in this verse is speaking of the commandments of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament and NOT the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES which were abolished at the cross according to Ephesians 2:15 and Colossians 2:8-17)

15.  For without (Or outside of the CITY of God) are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie. (And teaching a FALSE gospel is MAKING a LIE. There are those who LOVE teaching things that NO ONE ELSE is teaching and most of the time the doctrine that they love to teach is a LIE against the word of truth the Holy Bible even though they quote a lot of Scripture.)

16.  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the CHURCHES. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

17.  And the Spirit and the BRIDE (who is the CHURCH) say (or PREACH the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ saying), Come. And let him that hears (the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ now also) say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will let him take the water of life freely.”




So HOW do we know for SURE that the BRIDE is the CHURCH or the SAINTS who believe in Jesus?


Please read Revelation 19:7-9.


“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (In order for the BRIDE of Jesus Christ to BECOME his WIFE the BRIDE must first make HERSELF READY. Her garment must be SPOTLESS white and clean. She must be found WORTHY to become the WIFE of Jesus. So then is this a literal garment like a wedding dress or is this an allegory for being RIGHTEOUS. In other words, does having a SPOTLESS garment means a literal clean wedding dress that a bride wears at a wedding or does it mean to be found WITHOUT SIN when Jesus comes again? Keep reading the CONTEXT)

8.  And to HER (the BRIDE of Jesus Christ who is about to become his WIFE) was GRANTED that SHE should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of SAINTS.

9.  And he said unto me, Write, BLESSED are THEY which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb (or BLESSED are THEY who DO the COMMANDMENTS so that THEY will be GRANTED or given the RIGHT to eat of the TREE of LIFE). And he said unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”



Trust me when I say that you will NOT be called to be married to Jesus if you do NOT ALREADY HAVE the WATER OF LIFE dwelling IN you right NOW in this present world. In other words, if you do not have the same Holy Spirit who dwelt in Jesus dwelling in you, then you are not truly saved. Please understand that I am NOT saying that you must be filled to overflowing with the evidence of speaking in other tongues in order to be saved. Every true born again Christians have the WITNESS of the Holy Spirit dwelling IN them whether they ever speak in other tongues or not. My point right now is that the Holy Spirit IS the water of life.


Please read Romans 8:8,9.


“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (Jesus said in John 3 that we MUST be BORN AGAIN in order to SEE or UNDERSTAND the kingdom of God and that  he that is born of the flesh is flesh. So unless a person is TRULY born of the Spirit they can not understand what the Bible teaches nor can they ENTER into the kingdom of God in the world to come.)

9.  But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, IF SO BE that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have NOT the Spirit of Christ, he is NONE of his.”



This is why I said early that there are some who THINK that they are true Christians but they are NOT because they have not TRULY been BORN AGAIN to UNDERSTAND the word of God.


Please read 1 Corinthians 2:9-16.


“But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.

10.  BUT God HAS REVEALED them unto US BY by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.

11.  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God. (In other words, the spirit of Satan or the spirit of this present world cannot understand the things of God for had he known he would NOT have crucified the Lord of glory sealing his own death in the lake of fire)

12.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is OF God; that we might KNOW the things that are freely given to us of God. (God has given us his written word that we might know and understand his WILL for us)

13.  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. (We must COMPARE Scripture with Scripture considering the whole CONTEXT in order to interpret Scripture correctly)

14.  But the NATURAL man receives not the things OF the Spirit OF God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (And it is very clear to ME that the TEACHER in the World Mission Society Church of God do not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them and if they do then they are certainly NOT hearing for the Holy Spirit what they are teaching because what they teach CONTRADICTS other parts of God’s word.)

15.  But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

16.  For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”



Now, it can be argued till Jesus comes again who are being taught of the Holy Spirit and who are not being taught of the Holy Spirit but what does the BIBLE ITSELF state as a FACT with NO interpretation needed as compared to what the World Mission Society Church of God INTERPRETS certain select verse being taken OUT of CONTEXT to mean?

I have given you, the reader and seeker of the truth of the WHOLE word of God, more than enough SOUND BIBLICAL evidence to know that the Bible ITSELF does NOT teach us that the is a Mother God. And if YOU continue in that faith I fear that you will NOT receive eternal life in the world to come because you are NOT believing the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Please read “THE TRUE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST”, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BORN AGAIN?”, and  “IS THERE A MOTHER GOD?”


Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to read ALL the studies that I gave links to throughout this study concerning this subject on Sabbath TRUTH. I will post them again below along with all the studies that I have on this subject. Also, below are some quotes from early church writers that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the early church did not keep the seventh day of the week as the Jews.

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Some Christians CLAIM that the early church kept the Sabbath as the Jews, but I assure you that the early first-century church was accustomed to gathering together BEFORE the light of daybreak on the FIRST day of the week that THEY called the Lord's 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, and the Sunday first day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians. All of the studies listed below can be sent to a brother or sister caught up in the Hebrew Roots Movement or a Sabbath-keeping church by sending them this one link “>>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<”

Or you can pick and choose any of the links below to send to them or read for yourself. Be sure to read the HISTORICAL evidence if you have not already done so. I post the SAME historical evidence at the end of almost every study on this subject of the Sabbath day. But if you want to read it again you may see something that did not stand out before.


“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 PETER'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?”


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Again, some Christians make the CLAIM that the early church kept the Sabbath as the Jews, but I assure you that the early first-century church was accustomed to gathering together BEFORE the light of daybreak on the FIRST day of the week that THEY called the Lord's Day.

Here is a NON BIAS historical account found in a letter from Pliny the Younger to Trojan concerning the Christians.

Pliny was a Roman who persecuted and killed Christians, so again this is a historical NON BIAS account of WHEN Christians gathered together.

Here is what Pliny says in his letter to Trojan. The EMPHASIS and comments in parenthesis are my own:


“That they were WONT (Or as they were ACCUSTOMED and USED to do, or in the HABIT of doing)on a STATED day (Or on a CERTAIN preset day)to meet together BEFORE IT WAS LIGHT, and to sing a hymn to Christ, as to a god, alternately; and to oblige themselves by a sacrament [or oath], not to do anything that was ill: but that they would commit no theft, or pilfering, or adultery; that they would not break their promises, or deny what was deposited with them, when it was required back again; after which it was their CUSTOM to depart, AND to meet AGAIN at a common but innocent meal,(So after they had worship service early morning beginning before day light, they would depart and they come back together later that same day to share a common simple meal together and most likely break bread together as other early church writers give more detail) which they had left off upon that edict which I published at your command, and wherein I had forbidden any such conventicles (Or religious meetings).”


Below are some quotes of early church writers 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 FIRST day of the week, which is sometimes referred to as the EIGHTH day of the week or the day AFTER the Sabbath day, or the LORD'S DAY. (The emphasis is mine in these quotes given below):

The year AD or date is given first and then the source is given at the end followed by the quote from that historical source. The Apostle John was still alive until 100 AD.


#1. 90 AD 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. 110 AD 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 Trojan 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 remark, 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 labor 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 afterward, 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 Covenantal Sabbath, Francis Nigel Lee, Pg 242)


Also, I myself will further add to the comment of the writer above that mere common sense plainly teaches us that Pliny was clearly speaking of SUNDAY because the LAW that Constantine passed was not to mandate work on SUNDAY, so that these Christians could worship God on SUNDAY. So the CLAIM by the Seventh Day Advent church that the fixed day of worship for Christians was a Saturday is FALSE. Otherwise, Constantine would have made it a law that employers allow Christians off for work on a Saturday rather than on a Sunday. 

This PROVES beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Christians were ALREADY worshiping God on SUNDAY, the FIRST DAY of the week from the very beginning of the church on the day of Pentecost. The truth of the matter is that Constantine only made it easier for Christians to worship God on Sunday without being persecuted by their employers or owners by passing the EDICT making it a LAW to force heathen employers to let their employees have at least some time off from work so that they could worship God on SUNDAY. 

Every Sabbath keeper will AGREE that Constantine's “SABBATH” is referring to SUNDAY as the day of the week and NOT as Saturday being the REST for Christians. Again, all that Constantine did was to pass a law making it EASIER for Christians to worship on the DAY that they had ALREADY been worshiping on since the very beginning, at the DAY of PENTECOST, which is on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week that Christian called the LORD'S day, the day our Lord rose from the grave. 

Open your EYES dear child of God and read what these early church writings are teaching us about the EARLIEST believers as to which day the early church worshiped God. SUNDAY has ALWAYS been the Sabbath or the day of REST of the early church and the church throughout its entire history.


#5. 150 AD EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLES:


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


#6. 150 AD 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. 150 AD 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. 150 AD 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. 150 AD 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. 150 AD 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. 180 AD ACTS OF PETER:


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



#13. 180 AD GOSPEL OF PETER:


Early in the morning when (the Sabbath dawned, a multitude from Jerusalem and the surrounding country came to see the scaled sepulcher. 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 sepulcher. (9:34f.; 12:50f.)



#14. 190 AD 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)


I will add that the meaning of the word “Primal” means an “ARCHETYPAL” which means an original TYPE pointing to the TRUE. So this early church writer is saying what Paul teaches us in scripture that the things in the OLD Testament are TYPES and SHADOWS or the TRUE which was to come. Jesus became our SABBATH, and we have entered into our REST being in Jesus Christ. The SABBATH was an ARCHETYPAL pointing toward our TRUE REST which was to come being FULFILLED in the ATONEMENT of Jesus.



#15. 190 AD 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. 190 AD 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. 200 AD 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. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:

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


In other words, Tertullian is saying that we Christians DISTINGUISH us from the JEWS who hold Saturday as THEIR Sabbath by solemnizing or referencing the day AFTER Saturday as our day of worship and rest.



#19. 200 AD 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. 200 AD 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 the 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. 200 AD 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)


Keep in mind that this was well BEFORE Constantine SUPPOSEDLY CHANGED the day of rest and worship to Sunday as the Seventh Day Adventist church CLAIMS. But in TRUTH, Christians had ALREADY been worshiping God on Sunday, the FIRST day of the week that they also called the Lord’s Day, the day that our Lord and Savior Jesus rose from the dead. 

So, as early as Tertullian in 200 AD there were groups of JEWS and Christian JEWS who ASSUMED or who SUPPOSED, or who FALSELY ACCUSED Christians of worshiping God on SUNDAY that they were worshiping a sun god and not the true God.



#22. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:


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



#23. 220 AD 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 appointedOn 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).


And I add further that the church BEGAN on the day of Pentecost, on a SUNDAY, the FIRST day of the week. The early church evidence and the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, make it quite clear that the early church worshiped God on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week, called the LORD'S day and that they did NOT KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS.



#26. 250 AD 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. 250 AD 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. 250 AD IGNATIUS:


If anyone 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. 250 AD 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. 300 AD 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. 300 AD 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)



I will also add that the Ebionites were Christians who were seduced by the Jews to keep the Jewish customs. In other words, the Ebionites were Judaized Christians. The Ebionites also taught the need to be circumcised in the flesh in order to be saved. Some today would not even consider Ebionites as being true Christians since they went back to trusting the Law of Moses to be saved.



#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 symbolsnor 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 pitfallWhy 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 need to 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).



Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to read ALL the studies I gave links to at the beginning of this study concerning this subject on Sabbath TRUTH. I will post them again below. Also below are some quotes from early church writers that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the early church did not keep the seventh day of the week as the Jews.


          Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

        Brother Mark.

         

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