WHAT IS THE SERPENT SEED DOCTRINE?


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THE SERPENT SEED DOCTRINE!




What is the serpent seed doctrine? Just briefly, the serpent seed doctrine teaches that Satan literally had sexual intercourse with Eve to bear her a son named Cain. And then Adam KNEW Eve to bear himself a son named Abel. In other words, some Christians say that Eve became pregnant by Satan first and then by Adam's seed fertilizing a different egg in her womb and Eve gave birth to both the Serpent's seed and Adam's seed in the same pregnancy. Other Christians who believe and teach this same serpent seed doctrine say that Cain was born first and then Abel was born later in a different pregnancy.

Then the conclusion of the whole matter of this serpent seed doctrine is to try and prove that salvation is ONLY to the house of ISRAEL alone which to them means a certain RACE, as in, a certain skin COLOR of a race of people as being the ONLY RACE of people who will be saved.

On one side you have the black African sect of the serpent seed movement who claim that they are the true Hebrew Israelites and thus to THEM the black race is the only race of people who can be saved. And on the other side, you have the Anglo white Caucasian sect of the serpent seed movement who claim that they are the true Hebrew Israelites and thus to THEM the white race is the only race that can be saved. And both sides use the same scriptures putting their own personal interpretation upon those scriptures. They also use a lot of extra-Biblical resources to back up their interpretations they conclude from the Bible. It is a doctrine of devils plain and simple because Jesus died for the sins of the WHOLE world and not for any particular RACE of people.

Now, in reality, they would have never concluded these interpretations had it not been for those extra-Biblical sources. Deception comes from asking the WRONG questions. This doctrine of the serpent seed basically began by asking questions like, WHO did Cain marry and then the serpent seed doctrine progressed from there. This doctrine of the serpent seed is just another form of CALVINISM which wrongly teaches that Jesus died ONLY for a certain select group of people and hence everyone else has no chance to be saved. And some who teach this doctrine argue that if you do not understand their teaching then you will NOT be able to understand what is happening in the world today as if it were some secret knowledge that only they can reveal to you.

This is what is called dogmatic demanding teaching or teaching using FEAR to seduce you into believing only what they teach. This is the same tactic used by Satan in the garden of Eden making suggestions and using the ploy of you want to be wise, don’t you?


Here is what the Bible itself teaches.


Genesis 41:1.


“And Adam KNEW Eve his wife; and she CONCEIVED, and bare CAIN, and said, I have gotten a man FROM the LORD.”


First, notice that this verse says that Cain was from the LORD or FROM Yahweh the creator. Also, the Hebrew word translated as “KNEW” in the King James Bible has many meanings and one of those meanings is as to lie with a man. In other words, Adam had sexual intercourse with his wife Eve and she CONCEIVED a child in her womb and bare a son whom they named CAIN. We find many examples of this in the New Testament. Here is just one example of the many examples of the word KNEW meaning having sexual intercourse. The following verse is where Joseph did not have sexual relations with his wife Mary until AFTER Jesus was born.


Matthew 1:25.  


And KNEW her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”


The Bible ITSELF does NOT say that the serpent or Satan KNEW Eve at any time. In other words, you will not find any verse in the Bible itself saying that Satan had sexual intercourse with Eve. That interpretation is read into the scriptures and not out from the scripture.

But rather the Bible itself plainly says that Adam, her husband, KNEW Eve and she CONCEIVED and bare to ADAM a son that they named Cain. So then, according to the clear, plain, simple word of God, Cain is of the seed of ADAM.

Now it may well be that Cain and Abel were twins but the Hebrew word translated as “again” in Genesis 4:2 leads me to believe that they were born at a different time no less than nine months apart.


Genesis 4:2.


“And she AGAIN bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”


The Hebrew word translated as “again” carries the meaning of doing the same thing again. A repeat of what just happened. To conceive again and give birth again to another. I find no hard evidence to dogmatically demand that Cain and Abel were twins or to dogmatically demand that they were not born of the same pregnancy but at separate times no less than nine months apart. It may be that Cain and Abel were twins. Or it may be that Cain and Abel were not twins. There is no sound solid Biblical evidence to demand either way.


So then, what is Satan’s SEED if his seed is NOT his literal offspring? Does not the Bible say that God would place and enmity BETWEEN Satan’s SEED and the seed of the woman? What else could Satan’s seed possibly mean?


Genesis 3:15.


“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between YOUR seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”


First of all please do not miss the importance of this verse having a hidden prophecy of Jesus the Messiah coming forth from the seed of a woman. So who then is Satan’s SEED? Is the seed of Satan just Cain? Are the seed of Satan only Cain and all the descendants of Cain? Are the SEED of Satan those many people who LISTEN to the lies of Satan to obey him?

Here is your first clue that Satan’s seed is NOT his literal offspring. Please notice that this verse says between your seed and HER seed as opposed to saying between your seed and HIS seed speaking of Adam’s seed. Both Cain and Abel came from HER womb. So then, both Cain and Abel were HER seed seeing that both Cain and Abel came forth out from HER womb. Again this verse is a prophecy of the Messiah coming forth from the seed of a woman where the ENMITY is between those who follow and obey Satan and those who follow and obey Jesus. So the WOMAN here is not even speaking of Eve but rather is speaking of a future woman, the Virgin Mary to who our Messiah was born. And WHY was the Messiah born? So that whosoever of anyone in the world who BELIEVES in Jesus as the atonement of their sin shall become the SEED of Abraham and heirs to the promise God made to Abraham.

Think with me for a moment and let us assume that Cain was the corrupt seed of Satan, as in, Cain was literally the offspring of Satan’s sperm through a sexual affair with Eve while Adam watched the whole thing and then had homosexual sex with Satan as well while Eve watched. That is what those who teach this serpent seed doctrine believe and teach. They teach that Adam and Eve's sin was a sex orgy and not simply disobeying God to eat a piece of fruit off of a tree of knowledge of good and evil to become WISE. And their biggest argument in my own opinion is that the punishment must fit the crime, so to speak. They use verses like an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth but they omit verses like stoning those to death that you see picking up sticks on the Sabbath day. I mean how does picking up sticks to make a fire to cook a meal be a crime worthy of being stoned to death? The punishment for a sin is given by God himself.

And God said to Adam that the day you eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall die. Adam and Eve died spiritually that very day and if you take a thousand years as a day then they died physically as well on the same 1000 year long day they disobeyed God. It is interesting to note that the literal text uses the same Hebrew word "muth" which means DIE two times right together as you shall "muth" "muth" being used two times. But it is translated as "you shall SURELY die" as opposed to being translated as "you shall DIE, DIE" or "you shall die TWICE". In reality, the physical death is not the death of the soul. So in truth, the SPIRITUAL death of the soul is one death and God has concluded ALL of mankind SPIRITUAL DEAD. In other words, all humans are CONDEMNED to die the SECOND death in the lake of fire already and the ONLY way to be redeemed from the second death in the lake of fire is to BELIEVE in God's Son Jesus unto the end.


Please read Matthew 3:16-21.


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believes NOT is condemned already, BECAUSE he has NOT believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20. For every one that does evil hates the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.


When we read Genesis chapter 6 where Noah found grace in the eyes of God we only find EIGHT people who survived the flood. It was ONLY Noah and his generations who were found to be PERFECT. The meaning of generations being perfect can mean that the generations of Noah, who went into the Ark that Noah built, are without any corrupt seed where the fallen angels mated with the women of men. But being perfect in their generations also means following and obeying God. The whole earth became corrupt and the context speaks of VIOLENCE. My point right now is that God destroyed the REST of mankind which means that all the CORRUPT seed of Cain would have been destroyed in the flood of Noah if so be that Cain was a literal offspring of Satan. As you read the whole matter you will find that it is the “spirit” behind sin, the mystery of iniquity that is at work and NOT some wicked LINEAGE of people that started with Cain, who are born to sin.


Another verse used by those who teach the serpent seed doctrine is John 8:44 where Jesus says to the Jews that they are of their father the devil.


John 8:44.  


“You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.


And they interpret this verse literally as Satan being their biological father through the seed of Cain.

But what does this verse really mean in the light of the whole word of God? Please read Romans 6:16 first and then we will read 1 John 3:7-12.


Romans 6:16.


“Know you not, that to whom you YIELD yourselves servants to OBEY, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”



So Eve obeyed the LIE of Satan and became his servant. Then she gave the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil to Adam and he believed the same lie to disobey God’s one commandment and became a servant of Satan. Adam and Eve could have eaten from any other tree in the garden including the tree of life and there was only ONE commandment to not eat the fruit of that ONE tree of knowledge of good and evil. But they believed the LIE of Satan and disobeyed God.


Now read 1 John 3:7-12.


“Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

8.  He that commits sin is OF the devil; (Disobeying God is a sin and Eve sinned BY disobeying God when she listened to the LIE of Satan to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil to become WISE) for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

9.  Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his SEED remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (We are BORN of God by hearing HIS words and OBEYING his words)

10.  In this  (Speaking of OBEYING or DISOBEYING God) the CHILDREN of God are manifest, and the CHILDREN of the devil: whosoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loves not his brother. (So then, when a person SINS they become a CHILD of the devil not because Satan had sex with their mother but because they DISOBEYED God by listening to the LIES of Satan and OBEYING Satan’s words.)

11.  For this is the MESSAGE that you HEARD from the beginning, that we should love one another.

12.  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, (By LISTENING to and obeying the LIES or the WORDS of Satan) and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.”



God tried to WARN Cain to NOT give into the LIES of Satan. Please read Genesis 4:7 from several translations so you can see that God was pleading with Cain to be MASTER over this TEMPTATION from Satan to kill his brother Abel.


Here is Genesis 4:7 from the Bible in Basic English.


If you do well, will you not have honor? And if you do wrong, sin is waiting at the door, desiring to have you, but do not let it be your master.”



Here is Genesis 4:7 from the Common English Bible.


If you do the right thing, won't you be accepted? But if you don't do the right thing, sin will be waiting at the door ready to strike! It will entice you, but you must rule over it."



Here is Genesis 4:7 from the God’s Word translation.


If you do well, won't you be accepted? But if you don't do well, sin is lying outside your door ready to attack. It wants to control you, but you must master it."



Here is Genesis 4:7 from the New Living Translation.


You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”



So what is happening here is that both Cain and Abel knew what kind of offering would be pleasing to God but Cain did NOT bring the kind of offering that God desired to have so God did not accept his offering. This angered Cain that God accepted Abel’s offering but rejected his offering. Cain kept on listening to the LIES of Satan to be jealous and envious of Abel and God tried to get Cain to get control over these temptations from Satan but Cain did not listen to God and OBEYED Satan’s voice to kill his brother Abel.

Cain showed no repentance and God had no choice but to punish Cain for obeying the lies of Satan. And that is HOW Cain became the SEED of Satan or the seed of the serpent. That is how anyone becomes a CHILD of the devil. It does NOT mean that Satan had intercourse with Eve for Cain to become the seed of Satan. We were ALL the seed of Satan before we became children of God.

I personally believe that Lamech killed Cain and then Lamech was killed in the flood of Noah.


Please read Genesis 4:13,14,15 and 23,24,25.


“And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

14.  Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from your face shall I be hidden; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that everyone that finds me shall slay me.

15.  And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him SEVENFOLD. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him….


… 23.  And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding and a young man to my hurt.

24.  If Cain shall be avenged SEVENFOLD, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

25.  And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.”



Please notice that right after what appears to be Cain being slain by Lamech which would leave Adam and Eve NO SEED since Cain killed Abel and Lamech killed Cain we see God giving to Adam and Eve ANOTHER SEED whom they named SETH.

Also when we look at the meanings of the words in Genesis 4:23 we can see Lamech is saying that he has slain one born to show lineage to Lamech’s hurt. In other words, did Lamech slay Cain to end the curse of the family name? If Lamech did not slay Cain then why did he even mention the sevenfold curse upon the one who kills Cain? Why does God’s word immediately follow what appears to be Cain having been slain by Lamech speak of God giving Adam and Eve ANOTHER SEED? And why do we see no more lineage of Cain after Lemech? And why do we hear of a warning in the New Testament to not DO what Cain did if so be that Cain was BORN evil and could not control his actions? It would stand to reason that if so be Satan’s seed is born to sin and they have no choice in the matter that Adam’s seed would be born righteous and therefore they could not sin even if they wanted to sin.


The serpent seed doctrine is a false teaching to try and prove that ONLY the TRUE Israelites will be saved. It is a RACIST doctrine of devils. On one side there are WHITE Caucasians claiming that they are the true Hebrew Israelites and thus only WHITE people can be saved. And on the other side, you have BLACK Africans claiming to be the true Hebrew Israelites and thus only BLACK people can be saved.


The Bible itself makes it blatantly clear beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus suffered and died on the cross for the sins of the WHOLE world and not just for a select specific group of people.


1 John 2:2.


“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”


Whosoever of any person in the whole world can be saved by BELIEVING that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Please read the study “HOW CAN I BE SAVED?” for sound Biblical teaching on how to be saved and receive eternal life in the world to come because only those who endure unto the end shall receive the end of their salvation the gift of eternal life.

I have other studies on this same subject of the TRUE JEWS.

WHO ARE THE TRUE JEWS

ARE BLACK AFRICANS THE TRUE HEBREWS?



And to see if Calvinism, Predeterminism, Reformed Theology, and Grace ALONE Biblical please read “EXAMINING CALVINISM IN THE LIGHT OF GODS WORD”


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.


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        Brother Mark.

         

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