SABBATH TRUTH?


         
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SABBATH TRUTH!

WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?

 

In this study in God's word, we will answer the following two questions.


#1. What IS the TRUE Sabbath?

#2. MUST Christians KEEP the TRUE Sabbath?


The short straight to the point answer is YES! All Christians MUST, without fail, KEEP the TRUE Sabbath lest they SIN. The TRUE Sabbath is a COMMANDMENT. And the breaking of ANY of the TEN COMMANDMENTS of Almighty God is a SIN. And the wages of SIN is DEATH.

So then, WHAT IS the TRUE Sabbath?


#1. Is the TRUE Sabbath RESTING IN Jesus and the weekly Sabbath DAY was a SHADOW and a SIGN pointing to Jesus as our TRUE Sabbath rest?


#2. Is the TRUE Sabbath a day of rest and worship of God on a SUNDAY?


#3. Is the TRUE Sabbath a day of rest and keep Torah on Saturday, the SEVENTH DAY of the week?


Now, SOME seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians argue that THEY are not keeping the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY to be SAVED because they KNOW full well what Acts chapter 15 clearly teaches.


Please read Acts 15:1.


“And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except you be circumcised after the manner of Moses, you CANNOT BE SAVED.” 


So almost all seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians make the CLAIM that they are NOT keeping the weekly Sabbath day to be SAVED.

For you see, ALL “Saturday, seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians” KNOW full well that all Christians are saved by GRACE through FAITH and NOT of ourselves lest there is BOASTING. So all the weekly Sabbath-keeping Christians will say that they are not keeping the weekly Sabbath day to be SAVED.

But they are LYING to you, to themselves, and more importantly, they are LYING TO Almighty God and his Son, Jesus.  And here is HOW we know this to be a FACT.

The seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians will tell you to your face that if YOU are NOT keeping the WEEKLY Sabbath of the SEVENTH DAY of the week as the Law of Moses commands then YOU are SINNING and you MUST REPENT if you want to receive eternal life in the world to come.

Did you see and understand what I just said? I said that ALL seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians are LIARS and they LOVE making that same LIE that THEY are NOT keeping the weekly Sabbath day to be SAVED and that is a LIE. For you see, they turn right around and point their finger at YOU and at me calling us SINNERS because we do NOT keep the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY.

They fail to understand what the TRUE Sabbath truly is in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament. But WE who KNOW what the SIGN of the weekly Sabbath day points to KNOW and understand that WE ARE keeping the TRUE SABBATH which is our FAITH IN Jesus as OUR true Sabbath rest.

So then, what did Jesus say about LIARS and those who LOVE to make lies?


Please read Revelation 22:14,15.


“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. 

15.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a LIE.”


Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ who are WEEKLY Sabbath-keeping Christians, that you are LYING when you say they you are NOT keeping the WEEKLY Sabbath to receive eternal life in the world to come? I have heard many WEEKLY Sabbath-keeping Christians quote this very passage of Scripture calling me and all other NON-seventh DAY of the WEEK Sabbath-keeping Christians SINNERS because we REFUSE to keep ANY DAY of the week above any other day. For you see, we KNOW and understand that Jesus is our TRUE Sabbath rest who gives us the RIGHT to receive eternal life and to ENTER into the city of God to rule and reign with Jesus during Yahweh’s SABBATH rest the TRUE SEVENTH day.

We know and understand that HIS commandments are speaking of the TWO and ONLY TWO commandments that Yahweh put in the mouth of Jesus to teach us.

I can see that some of you are CONFUSED at what I am saying because I said that ALL Christians MUST, without fail, KEEP the TRUE Sabbath lest they SIN. The KEY word is the word “TRUE” in the phrase “the TRUE Sabbath”.  The word “Sabbath” means REST. And the SIGN of the weekly Sabbath day points to the Messiah who is our “TRUE REST

The WEEKLY Sabbath DAY was ONLY given to the children of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN for THEM to learn that Yahweh is the one who SANCTIFIES them. The Law of Moses contained in ordinances was ADDED UNTIL the Messiah came. The Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES was a SCHOOLMASTER intended to lead the children of Israel to their Messiah. And once a Jew believes that Jesus is their Messiah then they are NO LONGER UNDER the schoolmaster which is the Law of Moses CONTAINED in ORDINANCES. Ephesians 2:15 clearly teaches us that the Law of the COMMANDMENTS contained in ORDINANCES was ABOLISHED by the flesh of Jesus dying on the cross.


Ephesians 2:13-17.


“But NOW IN Christ Jesus, you who sometimes were far off (Speaking to Gentiles who are NOW Christians) are made nigh BY the blood of Christ

14.  For HE is our PEACE, who has made both one, (Speaking of the all Jewish Christians being made one with the Gentile Christians) and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us; (So then, WHAT was the WALL between the unsaved Gentiles and the SAVED Jews? And more importantly, what was the WALL between the unsaved Jews and Almighty God that Jesus torn down and destroyed or ABOLISHED that brought PEACE to the unsaved children of Israel and PEACE to the unsaved Gentiles?)

15.  Having ABOLISHED in his flesh the ENMITY, EVEN the LAW of COMMANDMENTS contained in ORDINANCES; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making PEACE

16.  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having SLAIN the ENMITY thereby

17.  And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, AND to them that WERE nigh.” 


Yes, the Jews who OBEYED all the Law of Moses under the Old Covenant were NIGH to God. But God CONCLUDED them ALL to be under SIN when Jesus said “It is FINISHED” and died on the CROSS so THAT God could show his MERCY to ALL. Please read the following two verses of Scripture and then I will come back to Ephesians 2:15.


Romans 11:32.


For God has CONCLUDED THEM ALL in unbelief.”


The pronoun “THEM” in this verse is speaking of God's chosen people, the children of Israel. And the ALL is referring to both all the children of Israel and ALL the Gentiles as well.


Galatians 3:22.  


But the Scripture has CONCLUDED all under sin, THAT the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that BELIEVE.”


The word believe means to fully TRUST. And when we fully trust in the PROMISE by FAITH we are RESTING in the PROMISES of God and NOT in the LETTER of the LAW of God to save us. When we are truly believing in the promises of God we receive the PEACE that faith in Jesus gives to us. Let us go back to Ephesians 2:15 to closely examine the meanings of some of the words.

 The word “ENMITY” means OPPOSITION, as in, something that is AGAINST us. And Jesus ABOLISHED that ENMITY on the cross to bring us PEACE. And that ENMITY IS the Law of the COMMANDMENTS contained in ORDIANCES that was SLAIN by the shed blood of Jesus on the CROSS. Here is how E-Sword defines the Greek word.


G2189

ἔχθρα

echthra

ekh'-thrah

Feminine of G2190; hostility; by implication a reason for opposition: - enmity, hatred.


So then, the ENMITY, the opposition, the DISPUTING between the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ and ANOTHER gospel that is fallen from grace IS the Law of Moses CONTAINED in ORDINANCES. This DISPUTING between the Gentile Christians and the all Jewish church BEFORE God turned to the Gentiles was that SOME of the Jewish Christians were SUBVERTING and even COMPELLING the Gentile Christians to be circumcised in the flesh AND to KEEP the Law of Moses to be SAVED. Some Jewish Christians were saying that in order to be truly saved you MUST keep all the Law of Moses. And the Apostle Paul said NO to this other gospel! Paul is saying that it is NOT the TRUE Gospel that Jesus taught to me.

BUT when you try and explain the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ to seventh DAY of the WEEK Sabbath-keeping Christians they will always default back to their argument that they are NOT keeping the weekly Sabbath day to be SAVED. In other words, they SINCERELY believe with their MIND that they are NOT keeping the weekly Sabbath day to be SAVED. But they are LYING to themselves and they do not even realize that they are LYING because they have been brainwashed to believe that they are NOT keeping the weekly Sabbath to be SAVED.

Now, HOW do we know with absolute CERTAINTY that they are LYING and that the LOVE making that LIE? We know because they go about seeking out NON-weekly Sabbath-keeping Christians to call us SINNERS because we do NOT keep the weekly Sabbath DAY as they do. In fact, they even BOAST saying that they ALONE are true Christians while all other believers in Jesus just THINK that they are Christians.

Let me pause here and slow things down a little. Let me start by explaining the DIFFERENCE between seventh DAY of the WEEK Sabbath-keeping Christians who try to keeping the LETTER of the Law of Moses, to the Christians who keep the TRUE Sabbath rest by our FAITH RESTING IN Jesus as our Lord and Savior to obey ONLY the TWO commandments that Jesus gave to us under the New Covenant written in the New Testament.


SECTION TWO


THE LONG ANSWER TO WHY ALL CHRISTIANS

 ARE KEEPING THE TRUE SABBATH 

BY THE FAITH IN JESUS!


Now some Christians debate and argue whether Christians should or rather MUST keep Saturday the SEVENTH day of the week as the TRUE Sabbath DAY of rest. We will call these Christians “seventh day of the week, Saturday-keeping Christians”. Or WEKLY Sabbath Christians. Or Sabbath DAY Christians.

Then there are some Christians, who teach that we as Christians, are taught in the New Testament to keep the Lord's Day, the FIRST day of the week, as our TRUE Sabbath day of rest. We will call these Christians “Sunday, the first day of the week, Sabbath-keeping Christians”. Or Sunday Christians for short.

But then there are some Christians, who are undecided as to which DAY to rest upon. So I suppose, just to be safe, they keep BOTH Saturday and Sunday as their days of Sabbath rest just in case the Sunday Christians are wrong. This might be where we get the FIVE day work week having the weekend off from work. Some call these Christians “semi Sabbath DAY keeping Christians”. I myself would call them dual Sabbath-keeping Christians because they keep BOTH Saturday and Sunday as days of rest.

Now. ALL of theses Christians, who are WITHIN any and ANY of these three groups of Christians, appear to believe and teach that these three OPTIONS are the ONLY options of what Christians have to choose from as what the Bible ITSELF teaches us is the TRUE Sabbath.

But I assure you dear children of God that there is a fourth option, which I myself find to be the ONLY SOUND BIBLICAL choice as being the TRUE Sabbath, which ALL Christians MUST KEEP unto the end, if so be, that they want to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. I cover in-depth as to WHAT the TRUE Sabbath IS in the study called “IS JESUS OUR SABBATH REST?”

In other words, just briefly, the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping was given ONLY to the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN for THEM to REMEMBER that it was Yahweh who deliver THEM for out of bondage in the land of Egypt. God gave Israel the SIGN of the Sabbath as a sign POINTING to Jesus their Messiah who SANTIFIES them Please also read the study “THE SABBATH REST IS A SIGN!”.

Now, the Apostle Paul sincerely had a deep love and CARE for all Christians, both the Jewish Christians and the Gentile Christians, to NOT fall away from the TRUE faith or the gospel of the TRUTH. And Paul feared that the Jews who became Christians were being subverted by the unsaved Jews that were compelling them to turn BACK to keep all the law of Moses under OLD COVENANT. And then some of the Jewish Christian that turn back to the Law of Moses to be saved were SUBVERTING the Gentile Christion to keep all the Law of Moses COMPELLING them that the MUST be circumcised AND KEEP the Law of Moses to be SAVED.

And Paul warns all Christians that if they keep the Law of Moses then they are believing ANOTHER gospel and the TRUE gospel of salvation is VAIN to them. Paul says that hey have FALLEN from GRACE and the TRUE Gospel no longer profits those are who seek to keep all the law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES to “please” God.

Please read Galatians 5:1-8, which was written to Jews, who became true born again Christians, but also applies to Gentile Christians being BEGUILED to live as the JEWS to keep all the law of Moses in order to please God.


Galatians 5:1-8.


Stand FAST therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us FREE, and be NOT entangled AGAIN with the YOKE of bondage. (Paul is addressing the Jewish Christians in this particular verse. For you see, you cannot be entangled again in something that has never been a YOKE of bondage to you. Remember the words of the Apostle Peter in Acts 15:10.Now, therefore, why TEMPT YOU God, to put a YOKE upon the neck of the disciples, which NEITHER our fathers NOR WE were able to BEAR?” Peter called the Law of Moses a YOKE  that NONE of the children of Israel could BEAR. The Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES was a YOKE of BONDAGE to the children of Israel. It was ADDED because of TRANSGRESSIONS UNTIL the Messiah came. See Galatians 3:19. And when the Messiah came that was the END of the law for righteousness, for EVERYONE that BELIEVES in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. See Romans 10:4. Then in the next verse, Paul is addressing the Gentile Christians)

2.  Behold, I Paul say unto you, that IF you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you NOTHING. (Here in this verse of Scripture, Paul is speaking to Gentile Christians because ALL Jews are already circumcised in the FLESH. And Paul is WARNING the gentile Christians that IF they listen to the Judaizing Christians to be circumcised in the flesh then their faith is Jesus profits them NOTHING. This is another way of saying that those who keep the Law of Mose to PLEASE God are FALLEN from GRACE)

3. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the WHOLE law. (In other words, Paul is saying Christians need to make a CHOICE between the OLD Covenant and the NEW Covenant! CHOOSE WHICH covenant you will serve and then ENDURE unto the end to be SAVED BY the COVENANT that you yourself have CHOSEN to follow! And IF you choose to follow and obey the OLD Covenant then you MUST keep the WHOLE law. BUT know that if you break even ONE commandment just ONE time you have NO MORE SACRIFICE for your sin because you have WILLFULLY SINNED to CHOOSE to serve the OLD Covenant. And if you choose the NEW COVENANT and still TRY to keep the OLD covenant then)

4.  Christ is BECOME of NO EFFECT unto YOU, whosoever of YOU are justified BY the LAW; YOU are FALLEN from grace.

5.  For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. (And NOT in the keeping of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES)

6.  For IN Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision, but FAITH which works by LOVE. (The law of circumcision made with hands in the flesh has been NAILED to the cross and taken out of the way by Jesus FULFILLING the law of circumcision to BECOME our TRUE circumcision of the putting away of the SINS of the FLESH. See Colossians 2:11. In other words, ALL Christians ARE KEEPING the TRUE law of circumcision even if they have no idea that they are keeping the law of circumcision WITHOUT being circumcised in the FLESH made with hands. And it the SAME way ALL Christians ARE KEEPING the TRUE meaning of the fourth commandment WITHOUT keeping and DAY of the week even though they have no idea that the ARE KEEPING the TRUE SIGN of why the weekly Sabbath day was given to the children of Israel in the first place To say this another way EVERY Christian who is walking in LOVE is FULFILLING ALL the law of God that is REQUIRED in the New Testament under the New Covenant, See the following Scriptures, Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 22:35-40; Galatians 5:10-14; James 2:8,12; Matthew 7:12)

7.  You did run well; WHO did hinder you that you should NOT obey the TRUTH? (Or you BEGAN your walk with Jesus by trusting in the TRUE Gospel of Jesus but now someone has wrongly persuaded you to no longer OBEY the TRUTH)

8.  This PERSUASION comes NOT OF HIM that calls you.”


God called Israel first by the gospel of salvation to a New Covenant, a BETTER Covenant,because Israel could not keep the YOKE of BONDAGE under the OLD Covenant. Peter himself said in Acts 15:7-24. Why TEMPT you, God, to place a YOKE upon the disciples that WE NOR our fathers before us could BEAR? Meaning that they could NOT keep all the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES because it was too much for them the BEAR. I was a YOKE of BONDAGE that they were NOT able to BEAR. Those ORDINACES in the Law of Moses were AGAINST the children of Israel and that is WHY Jesus FULFILLED that PART of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES by nailing them to the CROSS to take them OUT of the WAY. Please read the study “WHAT IS THE TRUE MEANING OF COLOSSIANS 2:14-17?”

Now some, and I do emphasize that only SOME, but NOT ALL seventh day of the week Saturday Sabbath keeping Christians, claim that Paul is a FALSE teacher. But WHY do they make this CLAIM? It is because Paul's teachings clearly and PLAINLY prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that ALL seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians are MAKING A LIE whether they realize it or not. For you see ALL seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians wrongly trying to PERSUADE and even COMPELL by using fear tactics to try and get all Christians to keep a DAY of the week as the Sabbath. And, according to all seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians, the only TRUE Sabbath DAY of the week must be Saturday, the seventh day of the week. 

And they CLAIM that God gave the KEEPING of the seventh day of the week to ALL of mankind in Genesis 2:1-3 in  the creation week account BEFORE God gave the weekly Sabbath day to the children of Israel after the Exodus from Egypt as a SIGN for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generation. They also CLAIM that the children of Israel were already keeping the seventh day as a day of rest but they needed to be taught HOW to keep the Sabbath day AGAIN in Exodus chapter 16.

Can you not see how Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians TWIST the Scripture? Think things through for yourself! How could it be possible for the very CHOSEN people of God, the children of Israel, to FORGET HOW to keep the weekly Sabbath day and that ONLY they NEEDED to be TAUGHT HOW to keep the weekly Sabbath day all over AGAIN? But yet, why did the GENTILES NOT need to be taught again how to keep the weekly Sabbath? 

That INTERPRETATION by Sabbath-keepers to try and explain away the TRUE meaning of Exodus chapter 16 that clearly teaches us that this was the very FIRST time that the children of Isreal every heard the word Sabbath. You see, Sabbath-keepers argue against the TRUTH to make it sound as if Exodus 16 is saying that the children of Israel needed to be taught how to keep the weekly Sabbath day all over again. And THEIR interpretation of Exodus 16 makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever when you TRULY read the word of God for YOURSELF without being COMPELLED to keep the weekly Sabbath day!

Some of you may have never read Exodus chapter 16 for YOURSELF. Those of you who do KNOW that the children of Israel are being TAUGHT HOW to keep the weekly Sabbath day for the very FIRST time also know that is a really BIG PROBLEM for those who CLAIM that the weekly Sabbath was GIVEN to Adam and Eve bases solely on God himself RESTING on the seventh day. 

So then, to get rid of this mega PROBLEM of Exodus 16 CONTRADICTING the Sabbath-keeping INTERPRETATION of God resting on the seventh day as meaning that God gave COMMANDMENT to Adam and Eve to keep a weekly Sabbath they had to TWIST the Scripture yet again. So the seventh-day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians try to explain away this TRUTH in Exodus chapter 16 of the FIRST mention of the weekly Sabbath commandment by CLAIMING that the children of Israel FORGOT how to keep the weekly Sabbath day. Well, they did not get rid of the problem by trying to explain away the TRUE meaning of Exodus chapter 16  which is that was the very FIRST time the children of Israel were given the weekly Sabbath day to be observed.


Please read Deuteronomy 4:12-16,23.


“And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only you heard a voice. 

13.  And he declared unto YOU his covenant, which he commanded YOU to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. 

14. And the LORD commanded me AT THAT TIME to TEACH you (Speaking of ONLY the CHOSEN children of Israel and NOT ANY the Gentile nations) statutes and judgments, that you might do them in the land whither you go over to possess it. 

15.  Take you, therefore, good heed unto yourselves; for you saw no manner of similitude on the DAY that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:...

...23. Take heed unto yourselves, lest you FORGET the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of anything, which the LORD your God has forbidden you.”

 

Now, Moses WROTE the book of Genesis and yet Mowes NEVER mentioned or even hinted at God commanding Adam and Eve to keep ANY day of rest. Moses simply said that God himself rested on the seventh day from HIS works and that God blessed the seventh day. But, in truth, when you read the LITERAL translation you can clearly see that God is talking about the seventh 1000 year long day in the FUTURE and NOT a LITERAL 24 hour day that God rested after the six days of creation.


Please read Genesis 2:1-3 for the LITERAL translation.


“And they ARE BEING FINISHED the heavens and the earth and all the host of them.

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

3. And he is blessing day of SEVENTH and he IS MAKING HOLY HIM that IN HIM he CEASED from all work of him which he Elohim created to to do of.”

 

The resting on the seventh day is a SIGN pointing to God’s Messiah which God made HOLY so that whosoever believes IN HIM has CEASED from all work of trying to make themselves holy. Jesus is the END of the LAW for righteousness to those who are RESTING IN Jesus as their RIGHTEOUSNESS. We are new creatures being created IN Jesus Christ unto GOOD works which God ORDAINED for us to do under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament.

So again, the FIRST time Moses ever mentioned a Sabbath day was in Exodus chapter 16 which was when ONLY the children of Israel were TAUGHT HOW to keep the weekly Sabbath day fro the very FIRST time.

Please read the study linked below to learn SOUND Biblical PROOF as to WHY the weekly Sabbath day was NOT given to Adam and Eve or ANY Gentile EVER. If you want to know the TRUTH then please read “WAS THE SABBATH DAY GIVEN AT CREATION WEEK?” I also exhort you to read ALL the studies I have written on this subject of the fourth commandment listed below. And if you want to send links to ALL the studies below you can send jut this ONE link that has all the studies listed below and even MORE. Please read all the studies un the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<


“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?”

“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?”

 

SECTION THREE

JESUS WORDS ONLY!


When Seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians start to SEE and Understand that the Apostle Paul is teaching AGAINST keeping the Law of Moses they accuse Paul of being FALSE teaching.

Now, this one plain and simple FACT that some seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians argue that Paul is a FALSE teacher PROVES beyond any shadow of a doubt that God OPENED their eyes to SEE that the Apostle Paul is, indeed, teaching AGAINST the keeping of the Law of Moses for ANY reason. The mere FACT that if even ONE Sabbath-keeping claiming that the Apostle Paul is a FALSE teacher proves that God opened their eyes to see that Paul is, indeed, teaching that keeping any of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES is to FALL form grace. For you see Jesus abolished on the cross the ENMITY which is the law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES. This is the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

BUT the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians have a HARD time accepting the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God so they TWIST the Scriptures and the teachings of Paul at FIRST. And then, when all the twisting of the Scriptures fail to explain away the teachings of Paul then SOME Sabbath-keepers will claim that Paul is a FALSE teacher because they have deceived themselves by hardening their own heart to the TRUTH of the NEW TESTAMENT.

My answer to the Jesus words ONLY Sabbath-keepers in that if Paul is a false teacher then that also means that the Apostle Peter is a false teacher as well. And if you claim that Peter is a false teacher seeing that he AGREES with the teachings of the Apostle Paul, then eventually, those hard-hearted Sabbath-keeping Christian must REJECT the entire New Testament except for the four gospels which they claim are Jesus’ words ONLY.

So then, what did Jesus HIMSELF say when he was point-blank SPECIFICALLY asked the question “WHAT must I DO to receive ETERNAL LIFE?” And here are the words of Jesus for the words of Jesus ONLY Christians. Please notice what Jesus did NOT SAY! 

 

Please read Matthew 19:16:-19.

 

“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? (This is a very SERIOUS question because this man’s and YOUR very ETERNAL LIFE is at stake here. The man asked Jesus the very SPECIFIC question of want we must DO in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE. And Jesus HIMSELF said what we must DO to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come in the following verses)

17.  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but IF you will enter into life, keep the commandments

18.  He said unto him, WHICH? (In other words they young man SPECIFICALLY asked Jesus WHICH commandments must I keep in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE?) Jesus said, (#1) You shall do no murder,  (#2) You shall not commit adultery, (#3) You shall not steal, (#4) You shall not bear false witness, 

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

 

These are “Jesus’ words ONLY” to answer the very SPECIFIC question of WHICH COMMANDMENTS we must keep in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE and Jesus ONLY listed the MORAL commandment form among the TEN Commandments. Jesus did NOT mention the first FOUR commandments. Now, before you DENY the words of Jesus to become a Yahweh’s words ONLY believer like the JEWS please know and understand that every word Jesus spoke was put in his mouth BY Yahweh HIMSELF. So the words of Jesus ARE the VERY words of Almighty God Yahweh. And the words of the Apostles of Jesus ARE the very words of Jesus HIMSELF who spoke ONLY Yahweh’s words. And the words of the disciples of Jesus ARE the words of the Apostle of Jesus, at least up to the time of the death of the last of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. Then all sorts of false gospels started to MIX with the true Gospel to become a DIFFERENT Gospel. My point is that Jesus HIMSELF did NOT teach us to KEEP the WEEKLY Sabbath Day under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. 

The truth of the matter is that the all Jewish Christian Church was still yet LEARNING what the New Covenant required. Jesus knew that they would not be able to ACCEPT everything all at one time. So Jesus told his Apostles that he would continue to teach them through the Holy Spirit.

 

Please read John 16:12,13.

 

I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot BEAR them NOW

13.  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.” 

 

The things to come were the things that Jesus knew that the could NOT BEAR. The word “bear” here carries the meaning of REMOVAL of something that Jesus knew they would NOT RECEIVE until after the first Gentiles were SAVED by the SAME Gospel of grace. Here is how E-Sword defines the Greek word “bastazō” translated as BEAR.

 

G941

βαστάζω

bastazō

bas-tad'-zo

Perhaps remotely derived from the base of G939 (through the idea of REMOVAL); to lift, literally or figuratively (endure, declare, sustain, receive, etc.): - bear, carry, take up.

 

And Jesus was RIGHT!. Imagine that, Jesus was RIGHT! It was just as Jesus said. The Jewish believer is Jesus had a HARD TIME RECEIVING the teaching of Jesus through the Holy Spirit to REMOVE the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES and trust that he FULFILLED them ALL. For you see, when Peter had the vision to eat UNCLEAN meat he would NOT RECEIVE that teaching at first. Like doubting Thomas, Peter had to SEE the Gentiles get saved FIRST and then he would RECEIVE the REMOVAL of the dietary laws of the Old Covenant and WALK according to the TWO commandments of Jesus ONLY. Please read the studies “MUST CHRISTIANS KEEP THE DIETARY LAWS?”  and “ACTS 10 PETER'S VISION OF CLEANSED MEATS?” 

But for now, I want all the Jesus' words ONLY Christians to remember the words of Jesus in Revelation 2:2-5 to the church at Ephesus.

 

Revelation 2:2-5.

 

“I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you can not bear them which are evil: AND you have TRIED them which SAY they are apostles, and are NOT, and have found them LIARS: (Who more than Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christians have TRIED or TESTED the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and found them to be liars on many of their man-made doctrines? They have tried the apostles of the saves by faith only grace alone without any works salvation and found them to be liars.)

3. And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, and have not fainted. (Or you have worked hard for my name's sake and have not become weary in that work)

4.  Nevertheless, I have somewhat against YOU, because YOU have LEFT your FIRST love.

5.  Remember therefore from whence you are FALLEN, and repent, and do the FIRST WORKS; or ELSE I will come unto YOU quickly, and will REMOVE your candlestick out of his place, except you REPENT.”

 

 Saul, BEFORE he became the Apostle Paul, and the unsaved Jews THOUGHT they were doing God's WORK by persecuting the Christians. But later Paul, on the road to Damascus, found that what he THOUGHT he was doing when he was persecution the Christians FOR Yahweh's NAME'S SAKE was in error.

Now, some seventh day of the week Saturday Sabbath-keeping Christians INTERPRET these words of Jesus ONLY to mean that Jesus is speaking to ALL NON seventh day of the week Saturday Sabbath-keeping Christians as being the false apostles. And, therefore, to THEM, it is all NON-Saturday keeping Christians, who have LEFT their FIRST love of the fourth commandment and that we are the ones that are NOT doing the FIRST WORKS of keeping ALL the Law of Moses. In other words, seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians interpret the FIRST love and FIRST WORKS as being the LAW of Moses.

But ask yourself with a sincere and honest heart toward Almighty God this very SIMPLE question.

“WHAT was the very FIRST WORK that you and ALL people, both Jews and Gentile,  DO when they BECOME true born again Christians?

Is the FIRST work of an UNSAVED person to KEEP Saturday the seventh day of the week as a Sabbath rest in order to be saved?

Or was our FIRST WORK to BELIEVE on Jesus to be the Christ, the Son of the living God, who suffered and died o the cross to be the atonement for our sins. And not only for our sins but also for the sins of the whole world so that WHOSOEVER believes in the Son of God might be saved?

When Jesus was asked point-blank a very SPECIFIC question by the Jews as to WHAT WORK they MUST do in order to work the WORKS of God, Jesus said to them and all, who seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God, these following words found in John 6:27.28.

 

John 6:28,29.

 

“Then said they unto him, WHAT shall we DO, that we might WORK the WORKS OF God?

29.  Jesus answered and said unto them, THIS IS the WORK OF God, that you BELIEVE ON HIM whom he has sent.”

 

Jesus also told the JEWS right before Jesus taught the above words to them, which we just read, that they searched the SCRIPTURES and THOUGHT that they ALREADY had eternal life. Yes, the unsaved Jews had faith in the Old Testament Scriptures, the prophets, and the Law of Moses but the MISSED the TRUE meaning of WHY the Law of Moses was even given to them in the first place.

 

Please read John 5:28,29.

 

“And you have NOT HIS word abiding in you: for (Or BECAUSE) whom he has sent, him YOU BELIEVE NOT. (Or you do NOT have the words of Yahweh, Almighty God abiding IN you BECAUSE you do NOT TRULY BELIEVE and obey ONLY the TEACHINGS of Jesus whom God gave to be your MESSIAH, your savior)

39.  Search the Scriptures; for in them you THINK you have ETERNAL LIFE: and they (The prophets and the LAW) are they which testify of ME.

 

In other words, through the prophets, Almighty God prophesied that he would raise up a prophet like unto Moses from among the people. And anyone who does NOT HEAR HIS WORDS which I will put in HIS mouth, speaking of the teachings of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament that they will be cut off from among the people. So STAY in the New Testament to learn HOW to be saved and HOW to receive eternal life in the world to come lest you be cut off from God’s people.

Please read the words of the great Apostle Peter quoting the Old Testament Scriptures in Acts 3:22. And also read the words of Stephen, the first martyr, in Acts 7:37 speaking to the JEWS that Almighty God prophesied through Moses that teach us that Yahweh himself wants us to hear and obey the words and teachings of his KNEW prophet, Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God, who is greater than Moses.

In Acts 3:22 where Peter is quoting Deuteronomy 18:15 the words of Yahweh himself that he gave to his prophet Moses to prophesy we read.

 

Deuteronomy 18:15.

 

“For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; HIM shall you HEAR in ALL THINGS whatsoever HE shall SAY unto you.”

 

Then in Acts 7:37 Stephen stood up before the JEWS and preached his last GOSPEL message right before he was martyred by being stoned to death by the Jews. Stephen quoted the SAME words in Deuteronomy 18:15 which are the words of Yahweh HIMSELF. 

 

Deuteronomy 18:15.

 

“This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A PROPHET shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; HIM shall you HEAR.”

 

God knew that his people Israel believed the words of Moses so God had Moses himself prophesy in Deuteronomy 18:15 HIS WILL for Israel to believe and obey the words and teachings of his NEW prophet that he prophesied would come. And that God's NEW prophet, Jesus, taught his Apostle what to teach. And the Apostle Paul taught AGAINST the keeping of the Law of Moses all through the New Testament Scriptures. And that is WHY some seventh-day Sabbath-keeping Christians stopped trying to explain away the teachings of Paul and turned to dogmatically demanding that Paul is a FALSE teacher. Those Jesus words only Sabbath-keepers finally SAW the TRUTH that Paul preached AGAINST the keeping of the Law of Moses, saying that those who try to keep the Law of Moses are FALLEN from grace. And that they are teaching ANOTHER gospel

 

Please read Deuteronomy 18:15-22.

 

“The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto HIM you shall HEARKEN; (Or HIM, my Son Jesus, you shall HEAR AND OBEY)

16.  According to all that you desire of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, (Or I do this because of YOUR cry unto me) saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire anymore, that I die not. 

17.  And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

18.  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put MY WORDS in HIS mouth; and HE shall speak unto them ALL that I (Yahweh MYSELF) shall command HIM

19.  And it shall come to pass, (On the Day of Judgment) that WHOSOEVER (Of both Jews and Gentiles who) will NOT hearken (Meaning to hear, believe, and OBEY) unto MY WORDS which HE shall speak in MY NAME, I will require it of him

20.  But the prophet (Speaking of false apostles, the false prophets, and the false teachers) which shall PRESUME to speak a word in my name, which I have NOT commanded him (Or her) to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. (And NOWHERE in the New Testament under the New Covenant are we COMMANDED to keep the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY. But there have been FALSE prophets like Ellen G. White who PRESUMED herself to be a prophet of God claimed that God commanded her to teach Christians to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY. And, according to verse 20, I would NOT want to be her)

21.  And if you say in you heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has NOT spoken?

22.  When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follows not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has NOT spoken, but the prophet has spoken it PRESUMPTUOUSLY: you shall NOT be afraid of HIM.”

 

In other words, do NOT fear the words of Ellen G. White, who is “a” founder, but not the sole founder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church denomination which is a Sabbath-keeping church denomination. 

Now, I know that not ALL seventh day of the week Saturday Sabbath-keeping Christians are Seventh Day Adventists. And I know that I many Sabbath day Christians do NOT agree with all that Ellen G. White taught. But the fact remains that Ellen G. White did indeed teach with every fiber of her being that Christians must keep the SEVENTH DAY of the week as the TRUE Sabbath DAY. Thus the name of their church denomination, the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

And it just so happens that she also PRESUMED of herself to be a prophetess of God, who prophesied many things that did NOT come to pass as she prophesied that they would. And BECAUSE of her FALSE prophecies and the leading of the Holy Spirit, many Christians have come out of Sabbath day churches. Yes, many Christians who were once DECEIVED by the false teaching concerning the keeping of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, as the true Sabbath DAY came and ARE coming OUT from under such false teachings to return to their FIRST LOVE to do the FIRST WORKS.                        

They now see and understand that Jesus is their TRUE SABBATH, their FIRST LOVE and that their FIRST WORK to become a Christian was to BELIEVE that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, who died for their sins. And all their WORKS of those that come out of Sabbath-keeping became the WORKS that Jesus HIMSELF teaches us it the NEW Testament under the NEW covenant. They REPENTED of trying to keep the OLD Covenant to please God and returned to their FIRST WORKS of obeying ONLY the words of the NEW covenant written in the NEW Testament. 

So if you are still a Seventh Day Adventist that has some questions that the Holy Spirit is bringing before you and you would like to know the history of seventh-day Sabbath-keeping for Christians, then please consider the links to these websites, being only a few of the best, that I myself have found on this subject. As always I do not endorse ALL the teachings of any other website, but I have found that on this particular subject of the Sabbath these websites speak the truth of the whole word of God.

 

#1. https://www.biblebelievers.com/SDA/SDA1.html

 

#2.  http://www.bible.ca/7-White-halo.htm

 

#3. Here is also a video of a former pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church sharing what opened his eyes to take a CLOSER look and what he and generations of his family had been taught was the truth.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c37bNhYzdbE

 

#4. Or simply type in the words, former Adventist speak out, in your own Google search to find the many thousands of Christians whose eyes of understanding are being opened to the truth of the whole word of God that Jesus has become our TRUE SABBATH REST and that nowhere in the New Testament under the NEW COVENANT does Jesus or any his apostles teach us to keep ANY DAY of the week as our Sabbath.

Now some of you may be arguing that you are not a Seventh Day Adventist, never have been, nor ever will be, because you already know that Ellen G. White was a false prophetess. You may be saying that you are Seventh Day Baptist, or that you are  member of one of the more than 500 seventh day of the week Saturday Sabbath-keeping Christian church denominations. But no matter what church denominational name you have, you are FALLEN from GRACE. You have LEFT your FIRST LOVE and your FIRST WORKS by trying to keep BOTH covenants at the same time.

In fact, by your keeping the Sabbath as the Jews under the OLD covenant you are breaking the THIRD commandment taking the Lord's NAME in VAIN. The word “vain” means not yielding the desired outcome of what was intended, lacking the substance of worth, having a preoccupation of pride in one's looks or in one's accomplishments. The archaic or old English meaning of “vain” is without effect, or to no avail, having no use

So then, you may SAY that you believe that Jesus is your Savior yet your WORKS to keep the Law of Moses contained in ordinances say that you do NOT truly believe that the NEW Covenant is ALL you need. But rather, your FEAR that you are not PLEASING God enough by keeping ONLY the new Covenant shows me that someone has BEWITCHED you to become deceived with their false gospel that you MUST keep BOTH the OLD and the NEW covenant at the same time in order to PLEASE God. But, in TRUTH, you are actually DISPLEASING God.

 

Please read Galatians 2:15-21.

 

“We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 

16.  Knowing that a man is NOT justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even WE have BELIEVED in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and NOT by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall NO flesh be JUSTIFIED. (Here we see Paul teaching fellow Jews, who stepped out in FAITH to BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as their Messiah to now be justified by FAITH and NOT by the works of the law. Paul is saying that we Jews once sincerely believed that while we kept the law we were justified, but NOW we have learned through our Messiah that NO man shall be JUSTIFIED BY the Law of Moses under the OLD covenant. You KNOW this gospel to be the truth and you yourself have BELIEVED this gospel of Jesus Christ to be saved and follow him.)

17.  But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is, therefore, Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. (Paul is saying here that WHILE we were YET unsaved Jews we followed all the Law of Moses. But after we heard the gospel of CHRIST, we are NOW by FAITH seeking to be justified by the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. And IF while we are trusting in the true gospel, we ourselves are now found to be sinners against the Law of Moses by the JEWS judging us to be sinners, that does NOT mean that our Messiah is a minister of SIN? God forbid! For us to even think such a thing is wrong. For you see, the Scriptures speak of HIM! And Jesus FULFILLED those ORDINANCES contain in the Law of Moses that we are being called sinners for not keeping as the Jews)

18.  For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. (Or if Paul or anyone else tries to BUILD AGAIN the things in the LAW of Moses contained in ORDINANCES which were destroyed at the cross then THEY make themselves to transgressors of the law of FAITH in Jesus Christ. In other words, Paul is saying that no one can keep BOTH covenants at the same time and be PLEASING to God. And Paul's choice was to keep ONLY the NEW Covenant.)

19.  For I, through the law, (Speaking of the LAW of FAITH in Jesus Christ) am dead to the law, (Speaking of Moses contained in ORDINANCES that written in the Old Testament ONLY to the children of Israel under the OLD Covenant) that I might live unto God. 

20.  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the FAITH of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Did Moses die for you? NO! Jesus died for you! So stop following Moses and follow ONLY the teachings of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament)

21.  I do NOT frustrate the GRACE of God: for IF righteousness comes BY the LAW, (Speaking of the Law of Moses under the OLD Covenant) then Christ is dead in VAIN.

 

Then Paul goes on to teach us in Colossians 2:6-17 that keeping the ordinances written in the Old Testament under the OLD covenant causes our FAITH in the GRACE of Jesus Christ to be in VAIN.

 

Colossians 2:6-17.

 

AS you have, therefore, RECEIVED Christ Jesus the Lord, so WALK you IN him: (HOW did we RECEIVE Jesus Christ? Did you receive Jesus as the atonement for your sins BY FAITH, or did you receive Jesus by works of the Law of Moses? Then so BY FAITH, we must continue to WALK IN Jesus. Our walk is a FAITH walk going from faith to faith believing the promises of God that sin has NO more dominion over us and that God will not allow us to be tempted above that which we are able to bear and overcome each and every time. One of the reasons some Christians struggle so much with sin is that they do NOT truly BELIEVE that they can live without sinning. Please read the study “HOW YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!”

7.  Rooted and built up in him, and established in the FAITH, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 

8.  BEWARE lest any man SPOIL you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and NOT after Christ. (the Greek word “stoicheion” translated as “rudiments” means the FIRST things, which another something in a sequence follows it. Paul is speaking of the rudimentary elements of worldly serves to God that were first principles Moses taught to the children of Israel. The rudiments of the world are speaking of the worldly outward godly services done by the children of Israel in the Old Testament under the OLD covenant such as the keeping of God’s SABBATH days, both the yearly feast days AND the weekly Sabbath days. So BEWARE lest ANY man SPOIL you through VAIN deceit wrongly teaching you to keep the weekly Sabbaths and the feast days given ONLY to the children of Israel for THEM to keep through THEIR generations and NOT for the church to keep under the New Covenant after the teachings of Jesus Christ)

9.  For in him (In Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

10.  And you ARE complete IN him, which is the head of all principality and power: (Meaning that the Holy Spirit dwelling IN you has written upon your heart what Yahweh NOW wants us to do and not to do under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. Now I myself have never been a seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christian. BUT for a time, I was a FIRST day of the week Sabbath-keeper and ALL Christians. And I used to feel guilty of sinning if I skipped church on Sunday. WHY? What did I FEEL like I was sinning when I skipped going to a SUNDAY church service every now and then? I will tell you why. It was due to the reason of me being TAUGHT by MAN that it was a MORTAL sin to miss church on Sunday. Now every Christian, except first day Roman Catholic Sunday-keeping Christians, know without a doubt that the FIRST day of the week was never taught anywhere in the Bible ITSELF as a day of OBLIGATION to REST. But yet I was still CONVICTED of sinning if so be, that I missed going to church on Sunday. I FEARED missing church on Sunday. Now, again, WHY did I FEAR missing church on Sunday and was convicted of SIN if I did miss Sunday mass when the Bible ITSELF does NOT teach us that it is a sin if we miss church on Sunday? You see, it was NOT the Holy Spirit HIMSELF that convicted me of sinning? It was the FALSE teaching of wrongly being TAUGHT that it was a SIN to miss church on SUNDAY. And I BELIEVED what I was TAUGHT by the Roman Catholic church UNTIL the Holy Spirit revealed the TRUTH to me.

 So again, it was NOT the Holy Spirit who convicted me of sinning when I willingly skipped church on Sunday. How do I know this to be absolutely true? Because after I saw the TRUTH directly from the word of God for MYSELF, then I was no longer convicted if I missed church on Sunday. And in the same way, I have never been convicted of sinning by NOT keeping Saturday, the SEVENTH day of the week, as a Sabbat DAY of rest. It never even enter my mind to do so UNTIL the man-made doctrines of men came to me ACCUSING me that I was NOT a true Christian if I did NOT keep Saturday as the TRUE Sabbath DAY OF rest. 

The more I listened to those Sabbath-keeping Christians the more FEAR came upon me UNTIL the Holy Spirit kept assuring me that I was a TRUE born again Spirit-filled Christian. But Satan kept saying to me what if they are right? So I kept wondering for  WHILE, DOUBTING THE leading of the Holy Spirit who does NOT give us the Spirit of FEAR, what if the Sabbath-keepers are right? And while I was not heeding to the voice of the Holy Spirit warning me about their false teachings I went ahead to read even more of their teachings wondering if they were right? 

Then I read one Sabbath-keeping teaching that said, “Christians, who worship God on Sunday, are taking the MARK of the beast.” Right then and there, I was instantly set FREE from all the FEAR and what IF they are right questions that I had in my mind? Now, I KNOW and understand that it was SATAN trying to bind upon me the YOKE of BONDAGE of trying to keep all the Law of Moses that Jesus FULFILLED and ABOLISH on the cross taking it OUT of the WAY. From that moment on BEFORE doing any IN-depth study on my own, I knew instantly by the Spirit of God that any Christian that dogmatically demands that Christians MUST keep the SEVENTH day of the week like the Jews in order to please God is NOT speaking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. We are COMPLETE in Jesus. The teachings of Jesus in the New Testament are all we need to obey to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.)

11.  In whom ALSO you are circumcised with the circumcision made WITHOUT hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

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

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

14.  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took IT out of the way, nailing IT to his cross; (The handwriting of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES was placed in the side of the Ark of the Covenant which Paul teaches us in Ephesians 2:15 was the ENMITY that Jesus ABOLISHED. But Sabbath-keeping Christians will TWIST this verse of Scripture and argue that that handwriting of ordinances that was AGINST us and CONTRARY to us was God writing down all our SINS in his book. And therefore, to THEM the handwriting of the ORDINANCES has nothing to do with the Law of Mose.

But when you continue to read the CONTEXT you can CLEARLY see that the handwriting of the ORDINANCES is, INDEED, referring to the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES. So keep reading)

15.  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in IT. (Speaking Jesus triumphing over the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES to shut the mouth of the ACCUSER of the brethren continually breaking the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES that neither the forefathers of the children of Israel were able to BEAR nor the very Apostles of Jesus were able to bear)

16.  Let no man, THEREFORE, JUDGE you in meat, or in drink or (The word THEREFORE means for the very reason of something that has just been said preceding the word therefore. And what preceded this word therefore is Jesus BLOTTING OUT the handwriting of the ORDINANCES that was against the Jews and the Jewish Christians. And for that very reason do NOT allow any Judaizing Christian to JUDGE you in what you eat or drink. For God has CLEANSED ALL manners of meat. And we, as Christians, are NOT to call unclean that which God has CLEANSED. ALSO,Paul go on to say to not let anyone judge you) in respect of a holy day, (Speaking of the ORDINANCE in the Law of Moses, the annual or yearly Sabbath days) or of the new moon, (Speaking ORDINANCE in the Law of Moses, the monthly feast days) OR of the Sabbath days:(Speaking of the ORDINANCE written in the Law of Mose on HOW to KEEP the WEEKLY Sabbath days) 

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

 

Speaking of the body, the substance of the shadow being Jesus, as in, Jesus FULFILLING the type, shadows, and figures written in the Old Testament that ALL point to JESUS as being the Messiah. In THEM, the Scriptures written in the Old Testament, in THEM, the LAW and the prophets, sought the Jews ETERNAL LIFE. And Jesus said to them that they, the LAW AND the prophets, spoke of HIM. Yahweh, Almighty God the Father, spoke from heaven saying, “This is my beloved Son HEAR you HIM.” God did not say under the NEW Covenant HEAR you Moses and continue to keep ALL the Law of Moses while you believe ONLY that my Son replaced ONLY the animal sacrifices. 

I mean mere common sense should teach you that God would never have PROMISED Israel a NEW covenant if he did not have a BETTER covenant that they COULD bear where Yahweh’s NEW commandments would NOT be grievous, nor a yoke, nor a burden. 

 

Again, in Acts 15:7-10 Peter HIMSELF said, 

 

Why TEMPT you GOD to place a YOKE upon the disciples, which WE nor our fathers before were NOT able to BEAR?”

 

Jesus said, you who are heavy laden come unto me and I will give you REST. Jesus IS our SABBATH REST dear children of God. So if you are a Sabbath-keeping Christian, I implore you to come back to Jesus and the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ who has given the church TWO and ONLY TWO commandments under the New Covenant written in the New Testament.

I implore you my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, who are either the seventh day of the week or first day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians, to NOT be brought under condemnation by what you have been WRONGLY TAUGHT by your church denomination. What you have been taught by Sabbath DAY keeping church denominations CONTRADICTS what the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us in SIMPLICITY.

 

Galatians 4:9-11.

 

“But now, AFTER that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage? (Now, verse 9 here, is directed to the Gentile Christians who came OUT of one kind of BONDAGE of serving their IDOL gods but then these Gentile Christians were SUBVERTED to go back into ANOTHER BONDAGE to be under the Law of Moses to observe days, months, and years. Paul is talking to BOTH the Jewish Christians AND the Gentile Christians in the CONTEXT. Paul starts out talking about the BONDAGE of the Law of Moses that he himself was under before Paul became a Christian. Please read Galatians 4:3-7 “Galatians 4:3 Even so WE, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world

Galatians 4:4  But when the fulness of the time has come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 

Galatians 4:5  To REDEEM them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 

Galatians 4:6  And because you are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 

Gal 4:7  Wherefore you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” This is what Paul says WHY SERVE you the LAW in Galatians 3:18,19. “Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 

Galatians 3:19  Wherefore then do you serve the law? It was added because of transgressions, UNTIL the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.” In other words, verse 10 is speaking of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES that Jesus ABOLISHED by FULFILLING all the Law of Moses contained in ordinances by dying on the cross which included the OBSERVING of ALL the Sabbath days. The WEEKLY Sabbath days, the monthly Sabbath days, and the yearly Sabbath days)

10.  You observe DAYS, and months, and times, and years.

11.  I am afraid of you, lest (Or for fear that) I have bestowed upon you labor in VAIN.”

 

Paul is deeply concerned that he may have preached the Gospel of the TRUTH in VAIN because some Jewish Christians were turning back to the BONDAGE of the Law of Moses that was ADDED UNTIL the Messiah came. And also because some Gentiles who just came out of a different kind of bondage of serving false gods they were being bewitched to desire to go back under another BONGADE of the Law of Moses under the OLD covenant.

Now, to those of you my readers and seekers of the truth of the whole word of Almighty God who already KNOW that Jesus IS our TRUE SABBATH REST, I leave you with the teachings of Paul in Romans chapter 14 that Jesus taught to Paul through the Holy Spirit for us not to judge one another. Do not boast of the faith that God has graciously given to you. Stand fast in your faith to receive any and all Christians that are being DECEIVED do observe a day of the week above other days of the week, month and year. But take HEED when teaching them the TRUE Gospel of Jesus so that YOU are not be subverted by their teaching to fall from grace yourself. Allow the Holy Spirit to give the INCREASE. Commit the keeping of their soul unto God. Continue to pray for them. WARN them about twisting the Scriptures but also know they are saved UNTIL they die or until Jesus returns so they still have hope to return to the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. They may call YOU a sinner because you do NOT keep ANY day of the week but please allow Jesus to be their JUGDE. Simply show then the SCRIPTURES and the ERRORS of their interpretations of the Scripture and God will give the increase.

 

Romans 14:1-23.

 

“Him that is weak in the faith RECEIVE you, but NOT to doubtful disputations. (Or do not argue and debate who is right or who is wrong, but rather stand fast in the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide your Sabbath-DAY-Torah-keeping brothers and sisters into all truth.)

2.  For one believes that he may EAT ALL THINGS: (Or the Christians who are strong in their faith in the New Covenant know and understand that we are FREE to eat ALL MANNERS of meat. For we know that God has CLEANSED all manner of food that was once unclean in the Old Testament) another, who is weak, eat herbs. (Again, NO meats that were once called UNCLEAN in the OLD Testament under the Old covenant are unclean to Christians. But due to the lack of full trusting faith in the New Covenant, the Sabbath-DAY-Torah-keeping Christians do NOT believe that God has cleansed all manners of meat. And, therefore, THEY feel that ALL Christians MUST keep the law of Moses if they are to please God. And that is WHY they call us SINNER and NOT TRUE Christians because to THEM a TRUE Christians would never eat pork and never miss keeping the weekly Sabbath day. Paul says they are WEAK in their faith)

3.  Let NOT him that EATS despise him that eats not; (The word translated as “despise” also means to set at naught. In other words, we are not to consider Sabbath-keeping Christians as being lost and without hope to SET them aside as being worthless) AND let NOT him which eats not JUDGE him that eats: for God has received him.(Who believes that God has cleansed all manners of meat and we are free to eat any and ALL manner of meat. And God has also received those who are weak in their faith. God is still working in all of us) 

4.  Who are you that JUDGES another man's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. (Here again, we who are strong in faith see that we are to give God some space and time to allow that Holy Spirit to work in their life to lead and guide them into all truth BELIEVING that he will do as he said he would do)

5.  One man esteems one day ABOVE another: another esteems EVERY DAY ALIKE. Let every man be fully persuaded in his OWN mind.

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

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

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

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

10.  But why do you JUDGE your brother? Or why do you set at naught your brother? (Or why do you say that your brothers and sisters are not true Christians) for we shall ALL stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

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

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

13.  Let us NOT, therefore, JUDGE one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. (In other words, if you invite a seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christian out to eat then do not knowingly eat what you know is offensive for them to eat)

14.  I KNOW, and am persuaded BY the Lord Jesus, that there is NOTHING unclean of itself: but to him, that esteems anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. (In other words, if you have been TAUGHT by your church denomination that watching TV is a SIN and you believe that it IS a sin and you watch TV, then to YOU it is a SIN because you do NOT believe that it is NOT a sin. You are walking if FEAR and unbelief. This man-made “sin” would NOT be sin in God's eyes. BUT in the eyes of your church denomination who condemns those who break their commandments in is a sin to THEM. 

So what Paul is teaching here is that there were ONCE God's laws under the Old Covenant that Jesus abolished by FULFILLING those laws contained in ORDINANCE. And that means that we who BELIEVE are NOT obligated to keep the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. So then, if you are in UNBELIEF and you TRY to eat meat that you still yet BELIEVE that God did NOT cleanse then you are sinning. For you see, you eat it NOT in FAITH KNOWING beyond any shadow of a doubt that it is NOT a sin under the NEW Covenant written in the New Testament.  But those of us that DO BELIEVE that is it NOT sin to eat all manners of meat, then it is NOT a sin to us. For you see we believe God's WORD that Jesus has indeed cleansed all manners of meat at the CROSS. And in the same way, we believe that Jesus FULFILLED the weekly Sabbath day by become our TRUE Sabbath rest. So we who are IN Jesus Christ ARE KEEPING the TRUE Sabbath REST WITHOUT keeping ANY DAY above any other day)

15.  BUT if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died. (In other words, I know that most Christians know the TRUTH  that you are NOT sinning by eating pork. BUT when you are eating with brothers and sisters in the Lord, whom you know will be offended by your eating pork in front of them and you do it anyway, then you are not walking in love toward them by purposely eating pork in front of them as if boasting that you free to eat all manners of meat. But at the same time do not DENY your faith if they ask you if you eat pork at other times. Now, I was eating out with some Sabbath-keeping Christians who were not always Sabbath-keeping Christians and who ate pork the same as me before they became Sabbath-keeping Christians. Both families ordered pizzas and when the pizzas were brought out to the table, my families pizza was a meat lover pizza and their family pizza was a vegetarian pizza. I saw that one of their children was eyeing our MEAT LOVERS pizza and without giving it a THOUGHT I offered her a piece of our pizza. Immediately, her parents said to her daughter, “No, we cannot eat pork.” I apologized and said if it offends you that WE are eating pork, then I will throw this pizza away and order another pizza without any pork. They said it did not offend them what we ate, but that they felt that they could no longer eat pork.)

16.  Let not then your GOOD (Or your strong FAITH) be evil spoken of:

17.  For the kingdom of God is NOT meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (In other words, being saved is NOT about what we eat or drink but about working RIGHTEOUSNESS, walking in love and thus FULFILLING ALL the LAW of God)

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

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

20.  For MEAT destroy NOT the work of God. ALL things indeed are PURE; but it is evil for that man who eats with offense. (In other words, if one eats NOT pork to boast of their WORKS, then they are NOT eating pork in order to PURPOSELY offend those who DO eat pork. And on the other side of the coin if one eats pork to boast of their FAITH that they have been given. then they ARE, indeed, EATING pork TO PURPOSELY offend those who do not eat pork. Just my own opinion. Both sides are BOASTING in my own opinion. What if YOU were RAISED in a Sabbath-keeping church and that was ALL you knew to do? Let us ALL walk in love toward one another)

21.  It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak. ( I had a pastor tell me that he once pastored a church that was previously taught by another pastor before him that it was SIN to drink coffee. Now he was a big coffee drinker and loved to drink coffee but WHILE he pastored THAT church for five years he did NOT drink a single drop of coffee lest he would offend one of his brothers or sisters in the Lord. Now if it had been ME, I would have taught them the TRUTH and asked them where in the Bible ITSELF does it say that drinking coffee is a SIN? And I hate coffee. Cannot even stand the smell of it!)

22.  Have you FAITH? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that condemns NOT himself in that thing which he allows. (I cannot tell you how free and happy those, who once were Sabbath-keepers being even the third and fourth generation Sabbath keeper, are now after seeing the TRUTH about the Sabbath for themselves directly from God's word.)

23.  And he that DOUBTS is damned if he eats, because he eats NOT of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”

 

The Apostle Paul says to work out your OWN salvation with fear and trembling. Now, I personally do not believe that NOT eating pork is a sin. Whether you EAT pork or do NOT eat pork to me it is not a sin either way. Unless you eat pork NOT in FAITH, and you yourself are NOT yet fully persuaded in your OWN mind BY the word of TRUTH, the WHOLE word of God.

Now, I realize that SOME seventh day of the week Saturday Sabbath-keeping Christians do not dogmatically demand that Christians MUST NOT eat pork in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. But SOME do blatantly and emphatically teach that if a Christian eats pork and does NOT keep the SEVENTH day of the week as a day of rest as the Jews then they shall NOT receive eternal life in the world to come.

Some Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians say that they do not eat any of the foods called unclean in the Old Testament under the OLD covenant for HEALTH reasons ONLY. 

However, some Christians that have come out of Sabbath-keeping churches to come back to keep ONLY the NEW covenant openly admit that while they were being deceived they were taught early on that it was ONLY VOLUNTARY and up to them if they wanted to eat or not eat pork. But later on, those Sabbath-keeping churches demanded strict obedience to all the DIETARY LAWS of Moses. And thus, they felt it was a sin if they ate any unclean food. 

Then after they returned to obey ONLY the teachings of the New Testament all those feelings of not pleasing God if they ate pork left them. They now KNOW for themselves that God has CLEANSED ALL manner of meats and that we as CHRISTIANS are NOT to call unclean what God himself has cleansed.

And what I do know for sure is that all Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christians IMPLY that all other Christians are sinning even though they claim that they are not judging us by NOT keeping a DAY of the week. These studies are for YOU, my readers and seekers of the truth of the whole word of God, who are already being lead by the Holy Spirit to seek out the WHOLE matter for yourself to see if what you are being taught is the truth of the WHOLE word of God. In other words, IF the Holy Spirit has opened your eyes of understanding to a verse that is raising doubts as to what you have been taught, then it is no accident that you are here reading this introductory study to Sabbath TRUTH, to learn WHAT IS the TRUE Sabbath.

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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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 the 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 the 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 children 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. I have ALL the studies concerning the errors of interpretation made by the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians listed with LINKS under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<< That way you can send just one LINK to the Sabbath-keeping Christians you know to help them come out from the Sabbath-keeping church denominations

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

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