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Old 07-08-2010, 09:12 PM
 
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This study is under the thread titled: The Feast of Days, Unleavened Bread, and Eternal Life...and I believe the message is getting lost there for some who may not know it is there. So I have made it its own thread. **************************************
PART 1:
Total Onslaught...The Crime of All ages!

The way the Jews kept the Sabbath was a burden...filled with rituals...and the Sabbath is to be a joy.
Isaiah 58: 13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

He's saying, If you honor My authority in your life, and you spend it with Me, and you allow Me to sanctify your life - you will be happy and you will have the heritage of Jacob...which is eternal life.

...and was it only the Jews (as some would like to think) who were to keep the Sabbath holy? The answer is a resounding, NO!...

Isaiah 56:7 ALL...[again, ALL!]...the sons of the stranger that join themselves to the LORD, to serve Him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be His servants, EVERYONE THAT KEEPETH HIS SABBATH...even them will I bring to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer...for mine house shall be an house of prayer for all [all that keep His commandments and are in His house because of this fact] people.

The Sabbath was and IS! the sign of the allegiance to the Diety called GOD! So the stranger [the Gentiles], had to accept the Sabbath to live amongst the brethren.

Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
17 And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them [the Ten Commandments, the Law of God] for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

The commandments are the law, and you cannot change them!

So, where must the commandments of God be placed? - on your forehead AND! upon your hand...WOW!!! Is there a mark of the beast that is to be placed upon the forehead AND! the hand? NO!...oh!...BUT!!...the Commandments of God MUST be placed upon the forehead AND! the hand!...God said..."Tie them to your hand", which means - to ACT ACCORDINGLY!...to "Put them in your mind", which means - to THINK ACCORDINGLY! it has nothng to do with an outward sign!...

Deuteronomy 6:6-8 And these words which I command you this day shall be in your heart. And you shall carefully teach them to your sons...And you shall BIND THEM FOR A SIGN UPON YOUR HAND [IN YOUR ACTIONS!] AND THEY SHALL BE AS FRONTLETS BETWEEN YOUR EYES [THEY SHOULD BE IN YOUR COGNITIVE THINKING]>>>This is God's law - he [man] will keep His law - He is my God and I will follow Him..that is what this verse says.

Exodus 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand [ACTIONS!], and for a memorial between thine eyes [THINKING!], that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth:

...it's pretty clear. What must be on the forehead AND! on the hand?...The Law of God...Now...what about the "other" guy, the beast...the one who wants to take away the follower's of God - and mislead them...he says, "NO! NO! NO! my sign, my mark, must be EITHER! on your forehead OR! your hand!...he doesn't care which place it is..forhead or hand, just as long a it is somewhere...

...I will explain this further later.

I pray that God's truth is accepted as my offering of love to all you who read this post and the one's to follow this one, and may feel a conviction in your heart...accept that pinch you feel in your heart and pray about it to God, and allow Him to feed you spiritually. I love you, and I cannot tell you anything but what God would have me to tell you. I do not teach this truth to harm or wound anyone, I truly offer His truth in love...real, true love for you. God Bless.

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PART 2:

O.K!...Blessings to you...and Love in Christ for you!...Father, bless Your Word today and those who's hearts do diligently seek Thee...Amen.


Let's look at the purpose of the Sabbath:
  • A day of rest
  • A day of bessing
  • A day of peace
  • A sign
  • A memorial to creation
  • A symbol of sanctification
  • A hallowed day
  • A perpetual Covenant
A verse that many who oppose this truth of having to keep the Ten Commandments of God, AND! the Sabbath, like to use this following verse to support their lies:

Mark 2:27 The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.

...This doesn't get rid of the Sabbath!...how rediculous! It just tells you that man needs the Sabbath! Simple! Man needs this communication with his God! to KNOW WHO HIS GOD IS!!! The God that we serve IS THE GOD OF THE SABBATH! That's the God Whom we serve - otherwise who is He?...Is He the one on Friday?...the one on Sunday?...the one on Wednesday? Is He the god of the Hindus?..the god of the Buddist?..NO!!! ...again!, NO!!! ...OUR GOD IS THE GOD OF THE SABBATH!...it's as simple as that!

Isaiah 48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

...you would know exactly where you stand with God!!!! How wonderful to KNOW this!

Deuteronomy5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

So. Now that we have established that..now we must ask:

Why does the Christian world keep Sunday?

Sunday - dedicated to the sun or it's worship. Solis - the first day of the week.

Sabbath - a Hebrew word - a day of rest.

Sunday - a name given by the heathens to the first day of the week because it was the day in which they worshipped the sun. John Eadie, D.D. L.L.D. A Bible Encyclopedia. pg. 561.

The Sabbth is Saturday, the seventh day of the week.

Who changed the day?

Daniel 7:25 He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

Revelations 13:7 has all the attributes of "the little horn". This beast is exactly the same power as the "little horn" power - and we are told that this beast - with the implement of another power - the "mark -of-the-beast".

Now, we've already established what God's mark was, right?, it was the Sabbath! And where was it to be written? On the forehead AND! the hand...

...Now read Revelation 13:16: And he [the beast] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, OR! in their foreheads

17 so that no one may buy or sell unless he has the mark, which is the beast's name or the number of its name.

God's mark was to be in the forehead AND! the hand! He is not satisfied with halfway service!...IT'S ALL OR NOTHING!!!

The beast is happy if you have his mark inyour forehead - (you think it is right, so you "go along" with it because you think you have no other choice...so you do it...because he said so, and when you do, he'll leave you alone...as long as obey him he doesn't care how...and if you don't do it - YOU WILL NOT EAT, BUY, OR SELL A THING.
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Now...this is where I must remind those of you whom I have just recently become acquainted, and have come to love...God, by His divine providence, has brought us together...even though we come from very different beliefs...He has brought our hearts together to learn from one another...please do not be offended by the following...allow God to work it into your heart...allow it to penetrate...take a deep breath and try to digest it..this is something you must know...and know that I do love you, and I must give you God's truth...God Bless.
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The Roman "Decretalia" states:

He can pronounce sentences and judgements in contradiction to the rights of nations, to the law of God and man...He can free himself from the commands of the apostles, he being their superior, and from the rules of the Old Testament.

...read that ^^^ again!

" He's a mighty man! He's mightier than God! He can do whatever he likes: "The Pope has power to change times to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things...even the precepts of Christ." Decretal De Translat. Episcop. Cap.

So!...don't listen to your Father in heaven - listen to me!......

2 Thesselonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

...he's "the 'other' guy!!!"...

"The Pope's will stands for reason. He can dispense above the law; and of wrong make right, by correcting and changing laws." Pope Nicholas, Dist. 96. Quoted in "Facts For The Times" pg. 55-56. 1893.

...he can do whatever he likes...

Ask the Catholic Church which day is the Sabbath day...Ans: Saturday is the Sabbath Day.

...so, your Father said keep Saturday, but I'm telling you to observe Sunday!

Q: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?

Ans: Because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday. The Convert's Chatechism of Catholic Doctrine. 1957. pg. 50.

THAT IS PRETTY MUCH STRAIGHT OUT OF THE HORSES MOUTH! He says, you will not listen to your Father in heaven, you'll listen to me! Because I SAID SO!

He is attacking the authority of God!

YOU CANNOT ATTACK THE AUTHORITY OF GOD ON THE STRENGTH OF ANY OTHER COMMANDMENT - EXCEPT THE SABBATH! BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT DETERMINES THE AUTHORITY!

What is the mark of the beast then?...

"We have a seal of God which is a mark...SUNDAY is our mark of authority...the Church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact!" Catholic Record. Sept. 1, 1923.

The mark of the beast is Sunday! The Church is above the Bible!

So we have 2 (two) marks on this earth - and the choice is ours!

Either we obey God...or we obey man.
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PART 3:

Satan has attacked the Sabbath because it is the seal of God's law, and it affects the authority of God.

"She [the Catholic church] took the pagan Sunday and made it the "Christian Sunday"..and thus the pagan Sunday, dedicated to Balder, became the Christian Sunday sacred to Jesus." (Catholic World, March 1894, pg. 809)...

...Balder is Baal!!!

"Of course the Catholic church claims that the change was her act, and the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical power." Faith of Our Father's (Cardinal Gibbons)...

...She [the Catholic church] says she's mightier than God on this issue!..."I don't care what laws God made, you will listen to me!" she says. This is REAL arrogance!

The Bible says, remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, "NO!"...so, who is this speaking?...oh!...It's Father Enright!...this is THE Catholic church's spokeman, he says the Bible says so, but the Catholic church says, NO!

"By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week [Sunday]. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church." Father Enright, American Sentinal. June 1893...

...Isn't this arrogant beyond measure...???!!!..it is SO ARROGANT it freaks me out!..."By my divine power...?!"...well...if that's their divine power, then it must be a different divine power than God's divine power...right? or wrong? There's another god on earth who sets himself up in the temple of God claiming to be God...so, we have 2 (two) that we are serving...of course, the Catholic church is not really God...it must have another power behind it. And the Bible says, "...And the dragon gave him his seat...and power...and great authority..." Those are very sad words...and I say...do not say them flippantly!

Pope Pius, 1566, commanded by Council of Trent. "It pleased the church of God that the religious celebration of the Sabbath day should be transferred to the Lord's day [Sunday]" Chatechismus Romanus, 1867, Chap. 3....

...over and over they say, "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day" Rev. 1:10. They say, "Well, the Lord's day is Sunday, it doesn't say what day it was..only the Bible can say which is the Lord's day."...and here it is>>Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honorable..."

So!...which is the Lord's day according to the Bible? The Sabbath! NOT! Sunday!

So!..."I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day - Rev. 1:10...doesn't seem to cut any ice as far as the Catholic church is concerned...so how about this?..." Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath!" (Mark 2:28)

Does that do away with the Sabbath?...or is it established who is in authority when it comes to the Sabbath? By the way, who created this world? Was it the Father?...or...was it through the Son? It was through the Son!!! Read John 1...In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God, and the Word was God!...everything that was created on this world was created THROUGH HIM!...FOR HIM!...By His Word it stands!
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PART 4:

Bless Your Word Father, in Jesus name...open blind eyes and soften hardened hearts to receive Your truth...Amen.

Jesus is LORD of the Sabbath.

"Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its cliams to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles...(these are ALL! Catholic quotes!)...from the beginning to the end of Scripture, there is not a single passage which warrents the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day, the seventh day of the week [Saturday] to the first [Sunday]." Catholic Press (Sydney) August 25, 1900.

...They [the Catholic church] are straight forward in this!...

"You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday." James Cardinal Gibbons, "The Faith of Our Father's", pg 89.

The Catholic church is throwing up their hands and saying..."There! Take it or leave it! Choose!!!"...

"The Christian Sabbath [Sunday] is therefore, to this day, the acknowledged offspring of the Catholic church, as spouse of the Holy Ghost, without a word of remonstrance from the protestant world." The Catholic Mirror. Sept 23, 1893.

So!...they say to the Protestants, "You say you're Protestants? Why do you ask then? If you obey us, then you're ours! Are you ours or not?"...The arrogance!!!...

"If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day [Saturday]. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic church." Albert Smith, Chancellor of The Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the Cardinal in a letter dated February 10, 1920...(This is the Catholic church speaking! )

"Protestantism, in discarding the authority of the Roman [Catholic] Church, has no good reasons for its Sunday theory, and ought logically, to keep Saturday as the Sabbath." John Gilmary Shea, in the "American Catholic Quarterly Review." January 1883.

THIS IS REALLY ARROGANT!!!

"Not the Creator of the Universe, in Genesis 2:1-3, but the Catholic church "can claim the honor of having granted man a pause to his work every seven days!" S.C. Monta, "Storia della Dominica" 1969. pg. 366, 367.......It blows my mind!!!...This is just unbelievable!!!...This wasn't even stated in the middle ages!...this was stated in 1969!!!

...and this! should really clench it!...

"Reason and common sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives; either Protestantism and the keeping holy of Saturday, or Catholicity, and the keeping holy of Sunday. Compromise is impossible." The Catholic Mirror, December 23, 1893.

THERE'S ^^^ THE BATTLE LINE!!!......

If you obey God, you keep Saturday!

If you obey the Catholic church, you're keeping Sunday!...you're really obeying the Pope! That doesn't mean that Protestants out there who have never heard this information, they have the "mark-of-the-beast!...they don't!...because God is judging them according to the light that they have...but this issue is going to become prominent!!! very, very soon!...because the present Pope has called for World Wide Sunday Legislation!!!......and your President has said, "We want to implement his teachings!"....interesting......!

So...now...why do Protestants keep on keeping Sunday?...what do they say?...do they know this?...YES!!! They DO!!! know it!...read for yourself!!!......

PROTESTANT TESTIMONY EPISCOPAL:

"Is there any commandment in the New Testament to change the day of weekly rest from Saturday to Sunday? None." Manual of Christian Doctrine. pg. 127. "We have made a change from the seventh day [Saturday] to the first day [Sunday], on the authority of the one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ." Why We Keep Sunday' pg. 28.

...THEY KNOW!!!

PROTESTANT TESTIMONY LUTHERN:

"The observance of the LORD'S day (Sunday) is founded not on any commandment of God, but on the authority of the church." "The Augsburg Confession" In: "Catholic Sabbath Manual", part 2, section10.<<<THIS IS THE CENTRAL DOCUMENT FOR LUTHERANISM!

...THEY KNOW!!! o.k...what about the Presbyterian?

PROTESTANT TESTIMONY PRESBYTERIAN:

"A change in the day to be observed from the last day [Saturday] of the week to the first [Sunday]. There is no express commandment authorizing this change." N.L. Rice, "The Christian Sabbath", pg. 60.

...THEY KNOW IT!!! fine!...what about the Methodist?

PROTESTANT TESTIMONY METHODIST:

"Take the matter of Sunday...there is no passage telling Christians to keep that day, or to transfer the Jewish Sabbath [Saturday] to that day." H.F. Rall, Christian Advocate, July 2, 1942.

...THEY KNOW IT TOO!!!...what's going on here?!!?...what about the Congregationalists?

PROTESTANT TESTIMONY CONGREGATIONALISTS:

"IT IS QUITE CLEAR THAT HOWEVER RIGIDLY OR DEVOUTLY WE SPEND SUNDAY, WE ARE NOT KEEPING THE SABBATH. There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday." Dr. R.W. Dale, "The Ten Commandments", pg. 100, 101.
"Many people think that Sunday is the Sabbath, but neither in the New Testament nor in the early church, is there anything to suggest that we have any right to transfer the observance of the seventh day [Saturday] of the week to the first [Sunday]. Rev. Lionel Beere, "Church and People", Sept. 1, 1947.

...THEY KNOW!!!...o.k...what about the Baptist?

PROTESTANT TESTIMONY BAPTIST:

"There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday...There's no Scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh day [Saturday] to the first day [Sunday] of the week." Dr. Edward T. Hiscox, (author of The Baptist Manual) New York Ministers Conference, Nov. 13, 1893.

...SO THEY ALL KNOW!!! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM KNOW!!!

"Reverand Philip Garrington, Anglican Archbishop of Quebec, sent local clergymen into a huddle today by saying outright that there was nothing to support Sunday being kept holy. Carrington definately told a church meeting in this city of straightlaced protestantism that TRADITION!, NOT! the Bible, had made Sunday the day of worship." Toronto Daily Star, Oct. 26, 1949.

...SO!...TRADITION! PAGAN TRADITION! INTRODUCED BY ROME! KEPT IT!...so...now...what does their law say about THEIR "tradition"...?...let's read that...

"Almost all church's throughout the world celebrate the sacred mysteries (the Lord's Supper) on the Sabbath [Saturday] of every week...yet the Christian's of Alexandrea and at Rome, on account of some ANCIENT TRADITION!, have ceased to do this." Ecclesiastical History, book 5; ch.22; NPNF 2nd Series, V2, pg.132.

Now...Alexandrea is the one where all the pagan doctrines were introduced, this is where the Sadducees learned that there was no resurrection!...but that when you go to heaven, you go straight to Abraham's lap!!!...and Jesus said, "HEY!!!...What are you teaching here!?! There's NO SUCH THING!...

...SO!...Alexandrea and Rome are the seat of paganism!

Alexandrea taught ancient Egyptian gnostic histories, and, based on Cabolism...on gnosticism...ANCIENT TRADITION!

Well...Catholic record says...

..."Sunday is founded not on Scripture, but on TRADITION, and is a distinctly Catholic institution. Catholic Record, Sept. 17, 1893.
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PART 5:

Bless Your Word Father, in Jesus name...Amen.

"The New Testament makes no explicit mention that the Apostles changed the day of worship, but we know it from TRADITION. "The New Revised Baltimore Catechism (1949) pg. 139..<<<THESE ARE THE AUTHORITATIVE DOCUMENTS OF THE CHURCH!...AND IT'S ALL BASED ON TRADITION!...and the Bible says in Matthew 15:3,6,9...But He answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commanment of God by your TRADITION?...And you voided the commandment of God by your TRADITION?...But in vain they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men!...Jesus said this!...in Matthew!...read it again!....

...Can you do it?..yes?...or no?...can you substitute TRADITION! for OBEDIENCE?...NO!!!...YOU CANNOT!!!

"These people honor Me with their lips but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men...And He said to them, 'You have a fine way of setting aside the commandments of God in order to observe your own TRADITIONS." MARK 7:7,9.

So...the Bible says one thing...Pope says another...and here we have the basis for conflict...and this basis for conflict is going to rise like a mushroom...and it's going to come to a head! very, very soon!

"The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scripture, because the church had changed the Sabbath into Sunday...not by the commandment of Christ...but BY IT"S OWN AUTHORITY." Canon and Tradition pg.263.

That's it! That's our choice! Whether we like it or whether we don't!

Acts 20:29,30 Jesus says this..."For I know this, that after My departure, grievous wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and out of yourselves will rise up men speaking perverted things, in order to draw away the disciples after themselves."...does anyone "see" this...?...it's so painfully clear...you have to be blind not to see what has happened to us...from the beginning...lies...lies...and more lies...!!!

THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

FIRST TEXT: Matthew 28:1 In the end of the Sabbath [Saturday], as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week [Sunday], came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. NEB (New English Bible):

...the Sabbath had passed and it was about daybreak on Sunday when Mary...

If you go to your churches, and you ask them, "Why do we keep Sunday?"...then there will be this scurry...and a flurry...and then there will be some Scriptural evidence brought forward or all the authoritive writers have said, "There is no! Scriptural authority for the transfer. Yet they (your church pastor, priest or elder...or most ANYONE! you try to ask or talk to about it to!) will tell you there are text in the Bible which said that they worshipped on the first day of the week [Sunday], and therefore we worship on the first day of the week...OR!...they will say that Jesus abolished the Sabbath and nailed it to the cross and we no longer keep it on Saturday...(<<<THIS IS WHAT MY PASTOR TOLD ME WHEN I QUESTIONED HIM ABOUT THIS! ), therefore let no one judge you as to the Sabbath day...quoting Colossians and all those texts...OR!...they will say to you, "How do you know what the Sabbath is?...you know there's been so much time to learn, it really doesn't matter...observe it any day...all week...everyday... (<<<where have I heard this SO MANY TIMES...?...humm?)...

...WELL!...What day did GOD SAY! you MUST! observe? SABBATH DAY!!! SATURDAY!!!

Let's look at these 8 texts used to substantiate Sabbath service:

Text 1: The First Day of The Week...(Is there anything about the change in the Sabbath? NO! It's purely a historic statement.) The New English Bible says, "The Sabbath has passed, and it was daybreak on Sunday when Mary..." So it is purely a factual statement!
Luke 23:54,56 (tells us that these women kept the Sabbath!)..."...then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment."
...so, they knew nothing about a change. When these women came on the first day [Sunday]...is because they didn't come on the Sabbath day [Saturday] because they rested according to the commandments.

Text 2: We find in Mark 16:1,2...1. "And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him..." 2. "And very early in the morning the FIRST DAY [Sunday] OF THE WEEK, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun..." ...anything about a change here?...NO!

Text 3: Mark 16:9 "Now when Jesus was risen early on the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday], He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils..." ...anything about a change here? NO! Just statement of fact!

Text 4: Luke 24:1 "Now upon the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday] very early in the morning, they came into the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them..."

Text 5: John 20:1 THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday] cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sephulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre..."

Text 6: John 20:19 "Then the same day at evening, being the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday], when the doors were shut, where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them..'Peace...be unto you.' "

Text 7: Acts 20:7 "And upon the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday] when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight."

...The NEB says on Saturday night they came together...ahhhh! they [the naysayers] say..."Here's a text that says they worshipped on Sunday!"...the end of the Sabbath is what time of day? The evening, after sundown, Saturday. So...they came together the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday]...it was evening...they came to break bread. But Paul preached to them...ready to depart on the morrow...so...when the light should dawn it would still be on the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday], and he was going to go a long, long way, and he talked to them until midnight...poor 'ol Uticus, he was sitting in the window...and Paul was probably going on and on and on and on...and he fell out of the window because he fell asleep!...Remember that story? This was an evening meeting on Saturday EVENING!...but it wasn't held on the Sabbath because the Sabbath was holy...they came together after the Sabbath. Paul had to tell them so many things before he left on his long journey...and if Sunday was so holy, why? was Paul planning to leave and walk many, many miles on a "so-called" holy day? Let's make sure the breaking of the bread was in the evening.

Acts 20:8-11 "And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. When he therefore was come up again and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day...so he departed."

Now...as for the other...the breaking of the bread...

Acts 2:46 says: "And they, continuing daily, with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart."

..so...they didn't have a "communion", they had supper together! That's what it was! eating supper! together each evening!

One text left...the previous one supports the sancity of the Sabbath...because only after the Sabbath did they come together to discuss issues, and then, off they went.

Text 8: 1 Corinthians 16:1,2 "Now, concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye> Upon the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday], let every on of you lay by him in store>>[Weymoth Translation: at his home], as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come..."

...so the critics will say, "Well, they held the collection during service in church...NO! NO!...the text reads, first, to a putting aside the money on a weekly basis. When is payday on a weekly basis? FRIDAY. Friday you get your pay - the work is over - now you take your money home...but, in the mindset of the Hebrew, Friday is the preparation - you're getting ready for the Sabbath...Paul says, "Put your money aside on the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday], after the Sabbath." ...so...none of these texts change the sabbath!
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PART 6:

DID JESUS CHANGE THE LAW AND THE SABBATH? ...

..."And He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read..." Luke 4:16.

So, Jesus kept the Sabbath! In Matthew 5:17-19, Jesus said..."Not one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law. 1 Peter 2:21 states..."For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an EXAMPLE!, that YE SHOULD FOLLOW HIS STEPS. 1 John 2:6 states..."He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked."

So!...Jesus kept the Sabbath!

There is NO! evidence of a change in the Sabbath....So...where is the evidence...?

"For I AM THE LORD, I CHANGE NOT...Malachi 3:6.

"MY COVENANT WILL I NOT BREAK, NOR ALTER THE THING THAT HAS GONE OUT OF MY LIPS" Psalm 89:4.

"JESUS CHRIST, THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TO DAY, AND FOREVER" Hebrews 13:8

Who changed it...? THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!...NOT!!! JESUS!!!

"If you love Me - then keep my Commandments" John 14:15...

...if YOU love Him...then keep His Commandments...listen to His plea...listen...listen...please listen...

or

"If you love them...man...more than God...then, keep their commandments."...(the Catholic church).

"If you keep My Commandments, you shall abide in My love"..."IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS, YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE" John 15:10...listen to Him......just listen...

"He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him"...."HE THAT SAITH, I KNOW HIM, AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS IS A LIAR, AND THE TUTH IS NOT IN HIM" 1 John 2:4...listen to His Words!!!!!...LISTEN!!!!...These are very strong words!!!!...Not to be taken lightly!!!!..Your very soul depends upon it!!!...

...That's it!....you either obey God...or you don't...."For THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS! 1 John 5:3.

"Whosoever says that he lives in God should LIVE JUST AS JESUS DID" 1 John 2:6

JESUS KEPT THE SABBATH!

"Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example...that we should follow inHis steps" 1 Peter 2:21

"If ye love Me, keep My Commandments" John 14:15.

Well...the Christian world will say, "The cross changed the Sabbath! NO!!! IT DID NOT!!!...Let's have a look!...shall we...?....

..."And that day was a preparation [Friday], and the Sabbath drew on..." Luke 23:54...

..."And the woman also which came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how His body was laid..." Luke 23:54...

...And they found the stone rolled away again in the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [Sunday].

LET'S LOOK AT THE THREE DAYS OF THE CRUCIFICTION...TO SEE IF THE CROSS CHANGED THE SABBATH...

6TH DAY: [FRIDAY] "...And that day was a preparation and the Sabbath drew on..." Luke 23:54.

7TH DAY: [SATURDAY] "...rested the Sabbath day according to the commandments..." Luke 23:56.

8TH DAY: [SAUNDAY] "...Now upon the FIRST DAY [Sunday] of the week...unto the sepulchre..." Luke 24:1...

...SO!..neither the death, NOR!!! the resurrection changed it!!!

CAN WE BE REALLY SURE WHICH DAY THE "SEVENTH DAY" IS..?

WHAT DOES ASTRONOMY TEACH US..?

A DOCUMENT ADDRESSED TO: WASHINGTON D.C...DATED: 25 FEB. 1932...states..."No change in the continuity of the weekly cycle." signed, U.S. NAVAL Observatory; Washington, D.C.

The Sabbath was instituted during creation - WE NEVER! LOST IT! It was re-established at the "manna", because every week the LORD made a special miracle on Friday for 2 days...every other day of the week, they could only collect for one day, their share of manna...THEN!...It was RE!-re-instated at Mount Sanai - then if we come to 46 B.C. - when the Justinian Calander was instituted. So we have ABSOLUTE! CONTUNUITY! from then, onward - and the cross falls in there - and we read Jesus kept the Sabbath - the disciples kept the Sabbath - THEN!...In 1582, there's a change in the calender - and we move to the Gregorian Calender - the Gregorian Calender refers to who...?......POPE GREGORY!!!....AND POPE GREGORY SAW FIT TO CHANGE THE TIMES......Why...?..because there was something bothering him, but, by the way, it didn't move the Sabbath!!! We went in October to 1..2..3..4..to the 15th...so we jumped a couple of days there....BUT! the weekly cycle was not! affected! at! all! SO THE SABBATH IS IN TACT!...and has never! been lost!

By the way...why did Pope Gregory want to move the calender...?...those days...?...humm?.....What bothered him so...? Why did he change the times...? I'll tell you...It bothered him that the "pash"(<sp?)...the "Christian pash" was not 100% in line with the pagan feast of Eshtar...which we call "Easter!"and he wanted to shift the calender those few days, so that the world should keep all the pagan feasts rather than recognize what is in the Bible.
Did you know that there was a consequence?...the British decided, NO! WAY! are we going along with this!...There was war as a consequence...but it was forced upon them because, "We will keep the pagan faith!" "We will not obey the Bible!"...the arrogance!

Which day is the Jews keeping today...? SATURDAY! "...but pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day..." Matthew 24:20. Jesus was saying in 70 A.D...."...when they come to destroy this place, pray that the Sabbath day will not be the day when you have to flee!" SO!...He saw the Sabbath STILL! being in exhistance then!

One last text...wake up!!!!....

What about Colossians 2:16..."Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moons, or of the sabbath days' (KJV) <<<>>> THIS ONE IS USED EVERY TIME!!!... Let no one judge you regard to the sabbath days....these sabbath days refers to the "CEREMONIAL SABBATH DAYS!!!" Their sabbath days refers to the seven day week sabbath. Alright - which of the Ten Commandments deals with eating...and drinking...and newmoons...and ALL OF THOSE THINGS!!???!!...hummm?..ANY OF THEM...? So!...which laws deals with eating and drinking and new moons...?....THE CEREMONIAL LAWS!...

"...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 THE CROSS!!!!!" Colossians 2:14! [Let no man therrefore judge you...Col.2:16] "Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body of Christ." Col. 2:17!

...SO!!!...THEY SAY!!!...Jesus nailed the Sabbath to the cross...?...NO! NO! NO!!!...Jesus NEVER! nailed the Sabbath to the cross - the whole of the ceremonial law - was nailed to the cross - because Jesus became the fulfillment of the law<<<>>>THE CEREMONIAL LAW!...and the CONDEMNATION! of the CEREMONIAL LAW! was nailed to the cross...but NOT!!! the law itself! How do I know?...because it says ..."these handwriting of ordnances...these laws, which was against us...and only the writings of Moses, "the ceremonial law" were to be written in a book, and placed beside the Ark of The Covenant as a witness to the Old Testament - against us!...So!..."...these were a shadow of things to come..." but the body [the substance] of them IS Christ....
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PART:7 (I think it is the providence of God that this message was given in 7 parts...and after this last part....It is finished! Hallaluah!!!)...Awesome God!

Dear Father...Bless Your Holy Word...and the reading of it...in Jesus Precious Name...Amen.

...o.k...let us re-cap...

The Sabbath is the SEAL OF GOD.

We MUST! develope Christ-like characteristics, by keeping the law...The Ten Commandments....NO ONE!!!...is saved...but! by A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD ARE YOU SAVED!!!..IF WE HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD...WE WILL KEEP THE LAW>>>THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.

The weekly Sabbath was instituted in Eden and points back to creation. It exhisted before sin...."...hallow My Sabbath..."; "...keep My Sabbath.."; "...for in 6 days He made...".

The "ceremonial sabbath(s)" were linked to the sanctuary service ("shadow service") and pointed forward [to the cross] to redemption!"...The Feasts of Unleavened Bread"...Passover...The Peace Offering...The First Fruits"...<<<ALL! THOSE! WERE! CEREMONIAL! SABBATHS!...NOT! THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH!!!...AND NOT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!!!...They could fall on any given day.....but they POINTED TO the ministry of Christ!...They POINTED FORWARD to Christ!...So!...when Colossians says, "...the sabbaths was a shadow of things to come..." who did it point to...?...CHRIST!!! So!...when Christ died - He nailed the CEREMONIAL LAWS to the cross! We do not have to keep special sabbaths any longer...we do not have to follow the RITUALS of the Passover - which have to do with eating and drinking...BUT!...THIS Sabbath we ARE TO KEEP! deals with creation!!!

DID THE DISCIPLES CHANGE THE SABBATH?

..."...And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbaths reasoned with them out of Scriptures." Acts 17:2; Acts 13:4; Acts 13:42,44.

...THEY KEPT THE SABBATH!!!

...So...Here's the BOTTOM LINE!...: "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Revelation 14:12....

..."...I will put My laws into their minds, and write them in their hearts.' Hebrews 8:10.

THE NEW COVENANT! THIS ^^^^ IS THE NEW COVENANT!!!

The New Covenant is taking the law of God, putting it into the heart...into the mind...onto the forehead - ACT ACORDINGLY! - THINK ACCORDINGLY! - OBEY GOD!!!

...The Catholic church says, "NO!"..."By my divine authority, you will obey me, and not God!" ...

BUT!!!...The BIBLE! says in Revelation 22:14..."Blessed are they that DO! His Commandments - that they may have right to the tree of life - and may enter in through the gates of the city!" Ah-Hah!!!!...OBEDIENCE!!! IS GOING TO BE A TEST!!!...and THEN!, IF YOU ARE OBEDIENT: "...Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for New Heavens and a New Earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness! 1 Peter 1:3.

Nobody now has the "mark-of-the-beast" - When that law is enforced (to keep Sunday as the "Christian Sabbath" - AND IT IS COMING!!!...because the Pope has asked for it!!!) - THEN!!! - THE DECISION WILL BE MADE! AND YOU WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE EITHER TO FOLLOW GOD...OR FOLLOW MAN!...

...For the Bible says: "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain..." Isaiah 66:22,23. <<<THIS! IS! THE! NEW! WORLD!...

...from one new moon to another - something will be kept on a monthly basis in heaven a well!...The Tree of Life bore its fruits once a month!...and we will go and partake of the Tree of Life once a month!...A feast!..." Psalm 37:29.


...and this concludes this wonderful, life saving truth!...may the blessings and the peace and the LOVE OF GOD be upon you...I pray.

God Bless each and every one of you...I love you.

In Christ's love...In His truth,
Verna.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Too bad the blood of Christ can't cover the "sin" of going to church on Sunday.

I guess only SDA folk will make it to heaven
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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Verna, have you been watching Total Onslaught? I guess you have decided to become SDA. I've watched some of those videos myself, and they are pretty good, in my opinion. They show a pretty good connection between paganism, Christianity, and the Muslim religions. There is definitely a lot more paganism in our churches than people can imagine.

However, once you start studying all the connections around the world between ancient religions, mythology, and modern religions you either become atheist or UR (in my opinion).

There is NO WAY verses like Revelation 5:13 and this one, "He concludeth ALL in unbelief so He may have mercy on ALL," and many, MANY more could make sense if there were only, let's say Seventh Day Adventist, being saved.

I, for one, just can't jump through organized religious hoops anymore. The elect were given the Holy Spirit to lead us into truth, INDIVIDUALLY.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Saturday is a nice day... First day off work, and still another to look forward to.

But Friday night is the best... Why does the US have a weekend? Why 2 days?

Did God dictate that?

Random thoughts....
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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Too bad the blood of Christ can't cover the "sin" of going to church on Sunday.

I guess only SDA folk will make it to heaven
I am not an SDA. Never have been. Never will be. I believe in the Word of God.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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I still want to know whay I basically said the same thing as below yet you said it was a lie.

Why arn't you calling this a lie also?

John 6: 28-65

"They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God?
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

They said therefore unto him, What then doest thou for a sign, that we may see, and believe thee? what workest thou? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat. Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, It was not Moses that gave you the bread out of heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which cometh down out of heaven, and giveth life unto the world. They said therefore unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. Jesus said unto them. I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
But I said unto you, that ye have seen me, and yet believe not. All that which the Father giveth me shall come unto me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the will of him that sent me, that of all that which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that every one that beholdeth the Son, and believeth on him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, I am the bread which came down out of heaven.

And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how doth he now say, I am come down out of heaven? Jesus answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day.

It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me.
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he that is from God, he hath seen the Father.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth hath eternal life. I am the bread of life.
Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which cometh down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: yea and the bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.
The Jews therefore strove one with another, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eateth me, he also shall live because of me. This is the bread which came down out of heaven: not as the fathers ate, and died; he that eateth this bread shall live for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when the heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said unto them, Doth this cause you to stumble?
What then if ye should behold the Son of man ascending where he was before?
It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, are are life.
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should betray him.
And he said, For this cause have I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it be given unto him of the Father. "

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Old 07-09-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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I am not an SDA. Never have been. Never will be. I believe in the Word of God.
Well that's good to know, but the stuff you posted appears to be straight out of SDA teaching. I have argued the Saturday Sabbath issue more than once with SDA folk and this is exactly what they teach.

BTW, are you Jewish? I only ask because the Sabbath was meant for the Jews (the decedents of Mr. Israel)

Ex 31:12-17

12The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

13"But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
14'Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.
15'For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a (T)sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; (U)whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.
16'So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.' 17"It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed."
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Well that's good to know, but the stuff you posted appears to be straight out of SDA teaching. I have argued the Saturday Sabbath issue more than once with SDA folk and this is exactly what they teach.

BTW, are you Jewish? I only ask because the Sabbath was meant for the Jews (the decedents of Mr. Israel)
She says in order to see heavan we need to obey ALL 10 commandments, zero sin and something about some Jesus guy I think. I guess the law saves again.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Well that's good to know, but the stuff you posted appears to be straight out of SDA teaching. I have argued the Saturday Sabbath issue more than once with SDA folk and this is exactly what they teach.

BTW, are you Jewish? I only ask because the Sabbath was meant for the Jews (the decedents of Mr. Israel)

Ex 31:12-17

12The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

13"But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
14'Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.
15'For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a (T)sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; (U)whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.
16'So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.' 17"It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed."
ALL who live in the will of the Father keep His Commandments...all Ten of them...not nine. I am Israel...spiritual Israel....and I am a Jew...in my heart...for after all Jesus IS my Elder Brother...He was Jewish...we are joint heirs.

Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Romans 11:19

11By Israel's failure, salvation has come to people who are not Jewish to make the Jewish people jealous.
12The fall of the Jewish people made the world spiritually rich. Their failure made people who are not Jewish spiritually rich. So the inclusion of Jewish people will make the world even richer.
13Now, I speak to you who are not Jewish. As long as I am an apostle sent to people who are not Jewish, I bring honor to my ministry.
14Perhaps I can make my people jealous and save some of them.
15If Israel's rejection means that the world has been brought back to God, what does Israel's acceptance mean? It means that Israel has come back to life.
16If the first handful of dough is holy, the whole batch of dough is holy. If the root is holy, the branches are holy.
17But some of the olive branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place. You get your nourishment from the roots of the olive tree.

The root of Israel supports me...and it is an holy root.

In Christ's love...In His truth,
Verna.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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Actually there are about 500 commandments.......

With that said, this issue came up in the first century church. Read Acts 15 to see what was decided.

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And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to the apostles and elders, about this question.
3 So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren. 4 And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders; and they reported all things that God had done with them. 5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.”


Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter. 7 And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: “Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8 So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10 Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ[a] we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”

They wrote this, letter by them:
The apostles, the elders, and the brethren,
To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia:
Greetings.
24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law”—to whom we gave no such commandment— 25 it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth. 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well.
Farewell.
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Nothing said about keeping the Jewish Sabbath

If you want to keep the Jewish Sabbath that's fine with me. Just don't tell people they won't be saved unless they go to church on Saturday
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