Doug Batchelor – Sabbath, Sunday And The New Covenant

in approximately 80 95 John the Revelator said I was in the spirit on the Lord's Day over 4000 years earlier God created the seventh-day Sabbath as part of creation week God's seven-day cycle still exists in the 21st century and so does his Sabbath join us in this three-part series titled the Lord's Day with Pastor Doug Batchelor and now part 1 Sabbath Sunday and the New Covenant in Matthew 11 verse 28 Jesus said come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest resting in Jesus in his finished work of salvation is the source of true Christian peace the Bible also speaks about a weekly day of rest and worship known as the Sabbath in fact the word Sabbath means rest but that day that God designed to be a source of blessing has become a topic of confusion even controversy among many churchgoers in the following two-part series we will carefully consider the high points of this Sabbath subject from a biblical perspective we will address what is the Sabbath is it still in effect for New Testament Christians what day of the week is the Sabbath and doesn't matter as the Sabbath been altered or deleted by the New Covenant I pray that you will keep your heart and mind open as we explore the rest of the story in the Sabbath Sunday and the new covenant father in heaven now as we embark in a special sense on this study regarding the Sabbath truth I'm praying that the Holy Spirit will be present not only with the one who is to speak and teach but that Christ and His angels will be here to expel any evil influence that would be a distraction help us to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church we pray in the name of Jesus amen the Sabbath Sunday and the New Covenant now the first place we find a reference to the Sabbath truth is after the creation week when the Lord of course in the first six days made everything that is then at the conclusion of that he made one more day he didn't make anything on that day but he still made a day because we live in the dimension of time if you have your Bibles I invite you to join me in Genesis chapter 2 verses 2 and 3 and here's what it says on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made and God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made now one thing we discover right from the beginning is that God makes the Sabbath to be a blessing for his creatures primarily for man you remember Jesus said in the Gospel of Mark chapter 2 the Sabbath was made for man how many men were living in the world when God established the first sacred seventh day one to Adam and Eve one family they were one flesh with two people and they were both Jews correct no some people think the Sabbath is a Jewish institution but Jesus said it was made for man meaning mankind not only was it made for man it was made for the creatures later when you look at the Sabbath commandment you'll also recognize that God not only commanded that man rest on that blessed day but the animals be given not just Jewish animals an opportunity to rest so we see at the very beginning God does three things in particular with this first sacred seventh day that he establishes God rested he blessed it and he sanctified the seventh day now I'm going to go through eight points here that help us to better understand what the Sabbath is and we'll spend plenty of time on just the first point so don't get scared but the first thing we want to do is find out what is the Sabbath day what's it all about you know I think definitions can sometimes come in handy if you look in the dictionary here's what it says in the Strong's Concordance I'm sorry of the Sabbath definition the Sabbath means to repose to desist from exertion to cease to celebrate to keep Sabbath leave put away put down make to rest to pause you know this last week I was watching a videotape it deals with the history of the man's exploration of the moon and I'll tell you it really didn't move me because those of you who know me know that I have a birth defect I love the sensation of flying I mean it's really it's to a fault if I'm on a jet ski I look for the waves and I jump if I'm on a snow ski I go to the moguls and I jump when I had a motorcycle guess what I did I didn't get a street bike that's no fun I got a dirt bike so I could jump I liked that sensation of going through the air and you know I've talked about hang gliding and parachuting and of an airplane and you know why I scuba dive it's like flying you're weightless under the water and it's very much like flying Oh what I want to give if I could be the first minister on that International Space Station I'm hoping the one day they'll take applications I would love to do that and when I was watching this documentary incidentally it's called for all mankind and it traces a history of the Apollo mission and and some of the ups and downs they were interviewing these men that walked on the moon and you know they've got the whole world the planet Earth is staring back at them and they know everybody on that planet is watching them and they've given a mission the billions of dollars have been spent to get them on this grey desolate planet and they're bouncing around using up their oxygen and they've got this agenda they're supposed to pick up so many rocks and Houston's talking to him every moment of the time and one of the astronauts said with all those people watching you and all that money invested in getting you there he said it would have been wrong for us if we didn't just stop and ignore everybody for a minute and say hey we're on the moon they had to just pause and look around and they said to each other do you realize were the only people on this planet and one of the astronauts said it must have been like that for Adam and Eve to realize that here's this world and we are the only two humans oh that must have been something but they had to stop and they said someday it's going to be over we'll be back on the earth we probably won't get a second trip we need to pause and digest where we are and they had to stop and think about all those people back on earth that were thinking about them and that's part of the reason of the Sabbath we get so busy in life living that we forget why we're alive and where we are and forget to count our blessings so the Sabbath is a time of pause it's a time of rest it's a time to cease and to stop and to commune with God that brings me to my next point one of the important aspects of the Sabbath it's a time of quality communion with God now the reason this is so important is because God is love and you cannot have a love relationship with somebody without having communion all love relationships depend on quality time to communicate if those relationships are going to grow the Bible tells us that God is love this is one of his characteristics the devil hates the Sabbath truth and he's attacking the Sabbath truth because the devil knows that he can destroy the quality time that we have with God it will undermine and erode our relationship with God I don't know how you are but the devil does everything he can do in our family to get us so busy through the week that when the Sabbath comes were not prepared to just rest and soak up our relationship with God the devil hates this truth and that's why I thought it was so important for us to talk about it God is love and if we're going to love God if we're going to be like him we need quality time the Sabbath was that dimension of time that God protected he made a date with humanity that the relationship could grow the Sabbath is a time for physical rest now you know we do get tired but even in the Garden of Eden God had given man the task of dressing and keeping the garden he was to have a day of rest in the Sabbath command of course tells us even the beasts of burden have a time of rest I remember reading in that book by Mark Finlay called the almost forgotten day about these people that were to reign in Portugal and there was this beautiful monastery up on this precipice up on this cliff and beautiful view from up there but the only way to get up there was to get in an old wicker basket and then an aged monk would climb in there with you and hoist you to the top with a series of pulleys and you could then survey the beautiful scenery and one of the tourists on the way down looked at the old basket and the fraying rope and he said to the monk said how often do you replace the rope and he very dryly said whenever it breaks and unfortunately a lot of people wait until they're ready to break before they take any action part of the purpose for the Sabbath is to provide the needed rest in an exceptionally stressed-out high-strung society let me read a couple of quotes that I found on stress a Cornell University study of working couples confirms the detrimental effects that work-related stress has on families married couples with children burdened by long hours of paid work report the lowest quality of life among working couples additionally 43% of adults suffer adverse health effects from stress 75 to 90 percent of all physicians office visits are attributed to stress-related ailments did you get that 75 to 90% of all physician office visits are related to stress-related ailments or complaints according to the American Psychological Association stress is linked to the six leading causes of death in United States heart disease cancer lung ailments accidents cirrhosis of the liver and suicide a lot of this suffering could be alleviated if people took the time that God had devised for us to rest due in part to laptop computers mobile phones and pagers the concept of leaving work at home leaving work the office has almost become obsolete eight hour work days and 40 hour work weeks are no longer than norm the emerging economy runs 24 hours a day seven days a week commented a distinguished political economist and former US Secretary of Labor Robert rich the average working American dolt works the equivalent of nearly two weeks more than he or she put in two decades ago Americans now work longer than the notoriously industrious Japanese celebrating Shabbat or a day of rest is a way for Americans to re-establish a boundary line between paid work and the rest of life I like the way that's worded the rest of life we sometimes are so busy living that we're not living so one of the reasons is for physical rest which we all need to maintain relationships and good health the Sabbath is a memorial of creation every Sabbath day we remember that we are created you know evolution is sweeping a lot of the educational system like an epidemic and in spite of the fact there's really no scientific evidence for it if people were keeping the Sabbath away God designed I doubt there would be an evolutionist because the Sabbath reminds us every week that we are created notice what it says here Exodus 31 theirs verse 15 to 17 you'll have to jot this down work shall be done for six days but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest holy to the Lord whoever does any work on the Sabbath day he shall surely be put to death therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant it is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed so the Sabbath is a sign that God is the creator and this is not just for the children of Israel but this is for spiritual Israel as well it's a sign of redemption you can read in Ezekiel 20 verse 12 moreover I also gave them my Sabbath's to be a sign between me and them that they might know that and the lord who sanctifies them so now we've seen that the Sabbath is a sign that God as a creator anybody here need recreating the Bible's has created me a clean heart Oh God the Sabbath is a sign that God can recreate us and it's a sign that he sanctifies anybody here need sanctifying the Sabbath every Sabbath reminds us that God is the one who sanctifies us and that's why the Lord told us to remember the Sabbath day and that's why the devil wants us to forget the Sabbath day because it has an influence of eroding that recreation that new creation that sanctifying influence the rest and peace that God designs that we should enjoy the Sabbath is a time for corporate worship now some people don't know this I even run into a number of sabbath-keeping Christians that say well the idea of the Sabbath is you just make sure you sit in a hammock and rest part of the day but is that what the Bible teaches or is it supposed to be a time to come together and to worship God collectively you might write this down leviticus 23 verse 3 6 days shall work be done but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest a holy convocation and have you ever been to a convocation where you were the only one there probably wasn't very interesting was it a convocation means an assembly a convening and it's a time not only for physical rest but it's time for us to convene and to hear the word of God and the principles of truth proclaim so the Sabbath is a holy canoli convocation for corporate worship now let me tell you another reason that the subject and the issue of the Sabbath is especially important in the last days worship is a critical issue in the book of Revelation the beasts power is compelling all of those who are lost to worship the Beast and His image the first murder in the universe was when Cain murdered his brother Abel why was he murdered it was over the subject of worship not just who would worship but who you worship and how you worship so whenever someone shrugs their shoulders and they say it doesn't really matter who or when or how we worship God they don't know their Bibles very well because the prominent issue through the Bible is really who is your God and who do you worship every Sabbath day we are acknowledging who it is the Sabbath is a sign that we worship the God who is our Creator and our sustainer you remember reading if you go in your Bibles to the book of Revelation chapter 14 one of the prominent messages that's to go to the world in the last days is are the three angels messages and one of them states the first angels message worship Him that made heaven and earth and the sea and The Fountains of waters now you know that statement from the mouth of an angel comes almost verbatim from the Sabbath commandment for in six days the Lord made the heaven and the earth and the sea and the fountains of waters so it's a time for corporate worship another thing is the Sabbath is a universal institution you've already heard me say that Adam and Eve we're not Jewish now I'm Jewish so I can say this Adam and Eve were we're all related anyone here not related to Adam and Eve just want to check anyone here not related to Noah good that makes us all kin right well all brethren Adam and Eve Sabbath was made for man meaning mankind back in the very beginning it's an institution all people need rest and the Bible bears that out and I've got several scriptures you can look at one is Isaiah 56 verse 6 and you can read there where it says also the sons of the stranger speaking of non-jews that join themselves to the Lord incidentally every Christian becomes a spiritual Jew we join ourselves to the Lord we are grafted into the stock of Israel the Bible is so clear on this you read the book of Romans the sons of the strangers that join themselves that are grafted into the Lord to serve him and to love the Lord and love the name of the Lord to be his servants everyone that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it he's talking about the sons of the stranger and takes hold of my covenant this is also the New Covenant and we'll deal with that in our next presentation even then will I bring to my holy habitation and make them miserable in my house of prayer is that what it says make them joyful in my house of prayer the Bible tells us that the Sabbath is to be a time where we are given great joy jesus said the Sabbath was made for man ma n is an interesting way to spell Jew it's made for all people one of the most common arguments you hear about the Sabbath truth is that well that's just for the Jews Christians don't need to worry about that anymore then another important point under what is the Sabbath day it's one of the Ten Commandments you can read it in Exodus chapter 20 verse 8 through 11 the Sabbath is one of the Ten Commandments don't forget the Bible says all things that were made were made by him who is the him in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God he was in the beginning with God all things that were made were made by him who is the word Jesus all things were made were made by him who is it you think that wrote the Ten Commandments that's right I believe it was Jesus certainly he was not in opposition to the father and so this was something that he participated in it's one of the Ten Commandments let's read it together from Exodus 20 verses 8 through 11 remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy six days shall you labor and do all your work but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God in it you shall not do any work you nor your son nor your daughter nor your manservant nor your female servant nor your cattle nor the stranger who is within your gates for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them and he rested the seventh day therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it now I want you to notice some things as we look at Exodus chapter 20 where it gives the Ten Commandments it says the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Jews is that what it says it causes the Sabbath of the Lord your God you remember in the beginning it says God rested it's a Sabbath of the Lord it dates all the way back to creation it's the longest of the ten commandments it's in the middle of the Ten Commandments it is the only one of the Ten Commandments that begins with the word remember and the seal of God is found in this commandment what do I mean by that a seal contains three components a seal generally has a person's name their title in their territory when the president makes a speech at this point it will say President George W Bush president is his office the United States of America is his territory and if he stamps a document it will have those three elements on it when Jesus was put in the tomb punches pilot sealed the tomb and that seal was no doubt stamped with Pontius Pilate governor Judea when Darius had Daniel put in the lion's den there was a government seal put on the mouth of the lion's den that the purpose be not changed and that seal said Darius King his name his title medo-persia his territory the name the title and the territory of God is in this commandment when six days the Lord that's his name Jehovah made created that's his office he is the creator the heavens and the earth and the sea that's his territory everything up and everything down and everything in-between the seal of God is found in this commandment it is one of the most important commandments and yet the devil has been attacking it in a special way a sad thing is that some Christians and even pastors are supporting that so when the children of this world were led out of Egypt and they went through the Red Sea some people say well God created the Sabbath commandment at Mount Sinai for the Jewish people if you read your Bible you'll find out that's not true you remember in Exodus chapter 16 when they got hungry they had to pick up the manna it says then Moses said eat today eat that today for today is a Sabbath to the Lord today you'll not find it in the field the manor was rained down by from heaven six days a week they would gather twice as much on the sixth day so they would have sufficient for the seventh day because there would be no mana then this is Exodus 16 some people went out because they did not believe the Lord looking for manna in the field on the seventh day and God said how long will you refuse to keep my Commandments God referred to the Sabbath as one of his Commandments Exodus 16 is when this manna experience takes place God does not even speak his law intellectualist 20 and the written copy is not handed down until later still so when they came out of Egypt they knew what the Sabbath commandment was all about it goes back to creation it was not created it was not new at Mount Sinai 2nd point here's where a lot of people start to get choked up which day is the seventh day of the week which day is the Sabbath which day of the week is the Sabbath well I'd like to read it to you right from the Bible if you look in your Bibles in Genesis chapter 2 again let's take a look at that verses two and three and on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made and God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made notice here it says three times the seventh day the seventh day the seventh day whenever God says something three times that is very significant the angels say holy holy holy in Isaiah chapter six speaking of the triune God holy for the father holy for the son holy for the Holy Spirit in Revelation the beasts power is identified by three numbers 666 and those who get the mark of the beast are told this number is a special way to help identify what that power is God's people are identified to by a number the number is seven the seventh day the seventh day the seventh day you know the Bible says that God's people have their father's name in their foreheads and the name of God is found in the fourth commandment now if you don't leave the calendar you should believe Webster's dictionary what is the seventh day of the week Saturday noun the seventh day of the week Webster's dictionary and just in case you thought maybe there is something confusing I also put in Sunday just in case you're wondering Sunday the first day of the week now if that's clear say Amen and yet so many people think no it must have been changed you know I was I like to do an amazing fact with my radio program each week and somebody gave me something I thought was really interesting on train tracks now you have to listen carefully okay did you know why the distance between the rails on train tracks better known as the u.s. railroad gauge is exactly 4 feet 8.5 inches that's a very odd number why was that measurement used because that's the way they built them in England and the US railroads were built by English expatriates but why did the English build them that size because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the horse-drawn trams that went around London and that's the gauge they used four feet 8.5 inches why you ask did they use that gauge because the people who built the tram ways use the same jigs and tools that they use for building wagons that use that spacing of four point four feet 8.5 inches okay why did the wagons use that odd wheel spacing well if they tried to use any other spacing the wagon wheels would break because they did not fit in the old ruts on many of the long distance roads so who built these old roads that became rutted the first long distance roads in Europe were built by Imperial Rome for the benefit of their legions the roads have been used ever since in the ruts the initial ruts which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagons were first made by the Roman war chariots since the chariots were made by Imperial Rome they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing thus we have the answer to the original question the United States standard for the rail gauge of 4 feet 8.5 inches in much of the world I might add derives from the original specifications for an imperial Roman army war chariot but why did the Romans choose that with the Imperial Roman chariots were made to be just wide enough to accommodate the rear end of two war horses alas the influence of old ruts tends to live on forever the railroads around North America are gauged the way they are and you know they have to make the turns very wide or the trains would fly off the tracks because the gauge is so narrow its gauged after a Roman war chariot doesn't make any sense so many times people cling to things just because they're locked in and they never really evaluate why old traditions die hard well people are surprised to learn that sunday is not the seventh day of the week Saturday is the seventh day of the week there's a lot of ways we can know that first of all of course the Bible tells us that the seventh day is the data god bless you can go to the dictionary but even the events around the death of Jesus are very strong evidence most of us know that Christ died on the sixth day the Bible calls it the preparation day Jesus died on what often is called good what Good Friday and Jesus even kept the Sabbath in his death he rested in the tomb from his work of saving men he kept the Sabbath the Bible says the women went home prepared the spices and then kept the Sabbath according to the commandment that's a Luke chapter 23 then it says that he rose Sunday which is the first day of the week so it's been Easter Sunday the day of the resurrection is called what Easter Sunday so you've got a very clear outline there just from the history of the Bible if that's not adequate there's a nation of people all around the planet known as Jews who are very zealous about their religion that boy there who's praying has on his forehead a box that contains some of the Ten Commandments you think they forgot what day the Sabbath was now you might convince me that there could have been a Jew or maybe even a whole Jewish family that was incarcerated or deserted on an island shipwrecked that lost track of time forgot what day was the seventh day but I would be I would be reluctant to believe that there's this nation scattered all over the world and they all simultaneously got mixed up on their days there's no question about what day the seventh day of the week is not only that but you've just got your normal calendars you could look at somebody gave me something I thought was interesting did you know that in a hundred and eight languages I wanted to bring it in and show it to you matter of fact one of our members here gave me a scroll anyone here speak Spanish how do you say the seventh day of the week Saturday in Spanish sabado anyone speak Russian tsubasa and a hundred and eight languages someone actually gave it to me in the original dialects where the word for the seventh day of the week is the equivalent of Sabbath day how could that be that all these people from all over the world still have a seven-day week and they speak this language could it be because as they dispersed from the Tower of Babel they all knew about the Sabbath day going back to the Garden of Eden a hundred and eight languages of the world the seventh day of the week is the Sabbath and there's a lot of languages that I can't speak that I could cite for you now why the number seven why is that so important to God in the Bible especially in the book of Revelation you'll see that the number seven represents a complete cycle of time I think maybe you've heard me say before if you take seven circles of equal diameter pennies dimes quarters as long as they're all the same you line six of them together edge to edge the internal diameter will be exactly the same as any one of the surrounding months this is one of the strongest dimensions for construction that's why bees use it in their hive they've got one in the middle surrounded by six for a total of how many mathematically this is the only way seven works seven in the Bible represents a complete cycle the week the time the dimension we live in is six days surrounding one all revolving around that sacred time with God in the middle it does make a difference what day some people say and as long as it's one day in seven and I'll address that when I get to the questions in our next presentation God's made an appointment with us because He loves us every seventh day out of the week and he would like us to be there that we might receive the holy blessing that he poured into that day point number three when does the Sabbath begin and we're going to move a little quicker through some of these other points you can read about it in Leviticus 23 verse 32 from even unto even you shall celebrate your Sabbath then you go to mark chapter one verse 32 and add even when the Sun did set Jesus had been preaching and teaching the people waited till sunset before they brought their sick unto him that he might heal them of their diseases and those that were possessed with devils they waited until the Sun went down so the days began and end at sundown they did not use the modern clocks that we have or what is it daylight savings time now they all for 2:00 in the morning is that what the time is if they do that now now in the Bible they didn't do things that way the Sun was the measurement of time the Bible says it would be given for times and seasons now here's the big issue what is a Christian a Christian is a follower of Christ you agree amen what did Jesus do did he keep the Sabbath and that's what we want to ask mark 6 verse 2 and when the Sabbath day was come he began to teach in the synagogue Jesus had a practice of going to the synagogue every sabbath day you could also read about that in Luke chapter 4 verse 16 where we find so when he came to Nazareth where he had been brought up and as his custom was what's a custom something you do once or twice or it's a way of life as his custom was he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and he stood up to read Jesus went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and he read the scriptures furthermore Christ says in Matthew chapter 24 verse 20 speaking of the destruction of Jerusalem that was 40 years in the future he warned his followers pray that your flight may not be in the winter or on the Sabbath now if Jesus expected his followers to abandon and to disregard the Sabbath or to change it why would he tell them that some people said that well that's so they want to be locked in the city of Jerusalem he said those that be in Judea flee into the mountains didn't say Jerusalem he was just telling them that you shouldn't have to flee on that sacred day we should pray in advance about that incidentally there's going to be another time when God's people want to pray that we don't have to flee and pray that it is not in the winter or on the Sabbath day well it's clear that Jesus kept the Sabbath matter of fact the Bible says Jesus declares in the Gospel of John I have kept my father's Commandments would that include the Sabbath day so we know what his practice was what about the apostles did the early Christians keep the Sabbath a lot of scriptures we can look at let's start with Acts chapter 17 verse 1 and then it tells us then they came to Thessalonica where there was a synagogue of the Jews I want to go to the next scripture here then Paul as his custom was went into them and for three Sabbath's he reasoned with them from the Scriptures now somebody's going to say well that was because that's where you reach Jews you go to church on the Sabbath day and that's where you're going to find them but it goes on to say the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them on Sunday the next day are you reading with me is that what it says no it says the next Sabbath if the disciples and this is zero twelve thirteen years after Christ ascended to heaven if they had now transferred it to the first day of the week then why didn't the Gentile say well we know you're Christians and you don't keep the Jewish Sabbath we'd like to hear more about this let's meet tomorrow but no they were doing the same day they were keeping the same day the Jews kept they said next week and then it tells us that the whole city on the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God you can also find another example of where the disciples worshiped on the seventh day of the week Acts chapter 16 verse 13 and on the sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside where prayer was customarily made and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there here they are resting by a riverside going to a place of prayer and their witnessing they're doing all these things that are in keeping with good Sabbath observance who wrote the book of Acts that gives us all of these accounts who knows Luke Luke the Jew Luke the what the only Gentile writer in the New Testament this would have been a really good place for Luke to say the old Jewish Sabbath he never says anything like that he never says anything to lead us to believe that it was anything other than one of the Ten Commandments that was still being observed along with the other nine by Christ followers so did the early Christians keep the seventh-day Sabbath absolutely number six big question are the Ten Commandments still a valid and binding for us today Luke chapter 16 verse 17 and we can read there Jesus said it is easier for heaven and earth to pass then for one tittle of the law to fail a tittle was the crossing of a tee and the Jewish writing it's easier for heaven and earth to pass away you know one reason that might be true if you read in Revelation chapter 11 it says I saw the temple of God open in heaven and I saw the Ark of the Covenant in heaven God has the original manuscript you might say of the Ten Commandments in heaven heaven has to pass away for it to be altered and God has the original protected just like we've got the our Constitution is behind class and it's alarmed that the original might not be damaged or altered furthermore you can also go to revelation 22 verse 14 where it tells us speaking of the Ten Commandments blessed are those who do His commandments that they might have a right to the Tree of Life and might enter through the gates of the city God pronounces a blessing on those who keep his Commandments all the way from Genesis to Revelation God never says that he does not expect us to keep the Ten Commandments when you think about it what more could God have done to emphasize the importance of the Ten Commandments than what he did he spoke it audibly with his own voice not through a prophet or a seer through his own voice in the hearing of a whole nation he wrote it with his own finger he wrote it in stone all these things were done to emphasize the eternal unchanging enduring nature of the Ten Commandments it's a very dangerous thing for people to say that well we don't need to keep the Ten Commandments anymore just use your brain and think about where that logic will lead and the Sabbath is in the very middle of that law it's a difficult thing to separate it from the whole it's a package that God made some are saying well Doug you're making a big issue about one commandment next question does one commandment really matter to God am I making a big issue about just one commandment no maybe but should I for whoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in how many points one point he is guilty of how much guilty of all now I want to go to Matthew chapter 5 verse 19 these are the words of Jesus whosoever therefore shall break how many one of these least Commandments and shall teach men so he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven but he goes on to say but whosoever shall do and teach them the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven some folks are thinking Doug you're being legalistic you're talking about the law friends I make no apologies because jesus said if we shall do and teach even the least of them we will be called great in the kingdom of heaven so if you think this commandment is one of the least that's just what the devil would like you to think I still have God's approbation for teaching us number eight will we keep the Sabbath in eternity I believe the Bible is clear Isaiah chapter 66 verse 22 and 23 for as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make will remain before me says the Lord so shall your descendants and your name remain and it will come to pass that from one new moon to another and one sabbath to another all flesh come and worship before me how many people all flesh you know what that means all life will come not jews and worship before the Lord some of wonder dug it says from one new moon to another and one Sabbath to another so Doug you saying that the New Moon is an important issue keep in mind that in the Bible the Sabbath is what divided the week the New Moon divided the month they were on a lunar calendar I've got this theory that the earth was somehow whacked out of kilter during the flood do you know the earth wobbles on its axis I don't think God originally made it to wobble that's one reason we have the radical seasons that we have is because the earth wobbles on its axis I think that our planets and solar system and everything may have been affected by sin in the flood I believe that in the new earth that we're going to be on a lunar calendar again and every fourth Sabbath twenty-eight days will be the month and it will be a high day because it'll be a new month and it will be the Sabbath as well you see what I'm saying and so Bible's saying from month to month and from week to week every Sabbath we will come to worship before the Lord now we've looked in the Bible and we can see in the Garden of Eden the Sabbath was made for man and Adam and Eve they kept it in the garden we know the children of Israel and God's people throughout history kept the seventh-day Sabbath we've looked and we've seen and we have not looked at all the scriptures that Jesus and the Apostles kept the seventh-day Sabbath the Bible says we're going to keep the Sabbath in the new earth does it make sense that perhaps God wants us to keep it now in the year 2001 in the 21st century I believe so friends I believe it's still as important today as it ever has been it's one of the Ten Commandments and you know the Bible tells us that sin is the transgression of the law and the devil wants people to sin sin has the capacity of separating us from each other separating us from ourselves and separating us from God even something like the Sabbath commandment you cannot break any of God's commandments really there's always a penalty you can't get away with breaking any of the commandments there's always some kind of collateral damage and whenever we neglect this day that God is blessed we're missing out on the blessing that he has promised in that day you know everything a Christian does if a person who is an unbeliever lays in a hammock all day long on Saturday do you think they're going to get the Sabbath blessing know whatever Christian gets something he gets it through faith and when you look in the Word of God and it says I have blessed the seventh day you might be think I've been partying every Saturday I don't remember ever getting any spiritual blessing on Saturday that's because you did not claim it you can get a blessing on the seventh day if you look in the Word of God and you say that God has promised to bless that day God has commanded me to remember that day Lord I'm going to take you at your word and you know you might taste and see the Lord as good a lot of people are missing out another important point that people forget is that the devil doesn't want us to pause the devil does not want us to rest the devil wants us to work ourselves to death until we're the richest are most in debt bodies in the sanctuary in the cemetery I should say you remember the story when the Lord brought the children of Israel out of Egypt and Moses came to the Pharaoh and he said thus says the Lord let my people go the Pharaoh became indignant that Moses had been meddling with his army of slaves and he said Behold the people of the land are many and you make them rest from their burdens you know that word rest there in Exodus chapter 5 verse 5 that word is Sabbath he said you're making them keep seven now who does the Pharaoh represent in this story he represents the devil if the Pharaoh represents the devil who keeps people enslaved working working working and moses comes along and makes them rest who does Moses represent he represents Jesus the devil does not want us to rest the devil is a cruel taskmaster he does not want us to rest the way or the day that Jesus has prescribed he wants us to make bricks without straw if you will you see time is the stuff that life is made of and sometimes I think it's easier for people to give their money to God but they say don't touch my time matter of fact I find sometimes when I present the Sabbath truth I meet with more resistance than if I should preach on the subject of tithe sometimes it's easier for a father to give their child a new bicycle than an hour of their time and people are very sensitive about their time the devil wants to monopolize the time of the people in the world because time is the stuff that life is made of when God blessed and rested and sanctified a specific day that he set aside it was not meant to be a burden it was meant to be a blessing for you God blessed the seventh day and the devil hates it and the Lord loves it because it's a time he wants to commune with us he wants to know us ultimately the bottom line is who do we love more are we going to be controlled by popular trends are we going to be controlled by a popular religious beliefs are we going to be led by the Word of God do we really love the Lord do we want to love him Jesus tells us there's a way for us to show who we love he said if you love me do what keep my Commandments you think the Lord wants us to keep the Sabbath day so that we can't do our own thing on that day and he wants to say I'm bigger than you are I'm in charge and I'm telling you just sit there and wring your hands and don't do anything for 24 hours because I'm God I want you to prove you believe I'm God is that what the Lord is doing or as Jesus commanding us to remember the Sabbath day because he knows that it has a sanctifying influence on us he knows that we need it kid I don't know what it's like in your home but in the Batchelor home sometimes our kids are tired and they don't know they're tired you ever had that experience matter of fact when Nathan gets especially tired he's climbing the walls and Karen says he's doing that because he's exhausted and he refuses to surrender some people are so busy trying to get ahead and pay the bills and buy this in that and trying to achieve and accomplish and make a name and climb the ladder they don't have any time for God and God says rest all but Lord I'm fidgety it's hard for me to rest rest anyway give me your time show me that you believe that you love me and you know you might be surprised when you take a breath in your wrist that it feels good we managed to wrestle Nathan upstairs and get him in his bed you walk by his room in three minutes he's snoring I don't want to go to sleep I don't want to go to sleep I don't wanna go sleep it's because we knew better than him any of you have kids like that yeah parents know better and God knows that left to ourselves we will work ourselves into the grave the Lord tells us that he wants us to have rest you know where that rest comes from it comes from Jesus come unto me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest there is a letter of the law the letter of the law says remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy and then there's the spirit of the law the spirit of the law says come unto Jesus and I'll give you rest now because you believe in the spirit of the law does not mean that you negate or neglect the letter the letter of the law says if you look – shall not commit adultery that's the letter of the law the spirit of the law is do not look on the opposite sex and lust in your heart if a person is keeping the spirit of the law will they also keep the letter of course they will some people think that once you keep the spirit of the law it's okay to break the Sabbath they just come to Jesus oh no that's that's hypocritical thinking friends if you really keep the spirit of the law you'll want to keep the letter of law the letter is the very elementary foundation the spirit is when you graduate it's not just an action it's an attitude and Sabbath rest pause is an attitude of knowing how much we need God wanting to worship Him needing the physical rest needing the communion in the quality time and you know I thought this would be a very important subject for us to study because God wants you to have that rest that Jesus affords some of us have felt that wicked taskmaster like the Pharaoh snapping his whip over our ears and we are working and we are stressed and we are tense in the rope is ready to break and Jesus has come to me and I'll give you rest you know first you come to him just like you are he gives you rest your soul but he also wants you to have rest for your body and rest from your work of creation your work of tending the or whatever it happens to be we need to set those things aside and remember what the real priorities are friend I trust that you now better understand the purpose for God's holy day the Sabbath but if you're like most people you've heard a number of questions raised concerning keeping the seventh-day Sabbath well don't go away in our next study we're going to address and answer many of the popular questions objections even arguments that people bring up when they hear the Sabbath truth at the conclusion of the second presentation stay tuned we're going to have a special closing thought and I'll tell you about a very helpful free offer friends before we enter into the second aspect of this study I thought it would be appropriate to set the stage by explaining a little bit about the difference between the new and the old covenants first let's look at the Old Covenant we find it first in Deuteronomy chapter 4 verse 13 at least this is the best definition so he declared unto you his covenant which he commanded you to perform that is the Ten Commandments and he wrote them on two tables of stone now the Old Covenant was the Ten Commandments written on stone and remember after God spoke the Ten Commandments in Exodus chapter 20 the people said all the Lord has said we will do they promised that they will obey but you remember Moses went up the mountain and while he was getting the written transcript of the Ten Commandments in the tables of stone the people became weary of waiting they made a golden calf and in turn they ended up breaking all ten of the commandments they did not keep the Covenant way back in the Old Testament the new covenant is first found in the Old Testament you can find it not only in Jeremiah chapter 31 but you also find it in the book of Hebrews in the New Testament let's go there very quickly Hebrews chapter eight notice the difference between the new and the Old Covenant here the writer says in verse 6 of chapter 8 of Hebrews but now he has obtained a more excellent ministry in as much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant this is speaking of Jesus which is established on better promises notice here for if the first covenant had been faultless then no place would have been sought for a second because finding fault with them now notice what's happening here it says this is based on better promises the promise of the people all the Lord has said we will do they could not keep their promise and the Lord says finding fault with them there's no fault found with the law the Bible says that the law is just and holy and good the law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul finding fault with them the Bible says he says behold the days are coming says the Lord that I'll make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah you should also notice there's no place in the Bible when God says he makes any covenant with the Gentiles we are all saved by the Covenant that God made with the spiritual children of Abraham making this new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah not according to the Covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt because they did not continue in my covenant and I disregarded them says the Lord here it is friends verse 10 for this is the Covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days says the Lord I will put my law in their mind and write them in their hearts I will be their God and they shall be my people notice your friends what the difference really is the Old Covenant was based on the faulty promise of the faulty people the Bible tells us the new covenant is made on better promises the Old Covenant the people said all the Lord has said we will do in the new covenant God says I will in the old covenant it was written on stone in the new covenant it's written on the heart but please notice that in the new covenant it's still the same law he now writes it in the mind he writes it in the heart we not only keep the letter we keep the spirit of the law you see Jesus told us in Matthew chapter 5 or 17 do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets he did not come to destroy them but to fulfil him that means to fill them up he says whoever therefore will break one of the least of these Commandments and teach men so he'll be spoken of as very least in the kingdom of heaven but whoever will do and teach them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven matter of fact the Apostle John tells us that sin is the transgression of God's law and so as we enter into this study now we hope that you have a better under standing that the new covenant is not a different law it's made on different promises the promises of God and it's written out in the hearts and the mind please have an open mind and an open heart as we continue our study in the Sabbath Sunday and the new covenant now this is a very important subject and a lot of people are confused about the issue of the Sabbath and what day it is and why do we keep it on one day above another and if it's been changed from Saturday to Sunday where did the change come in now I was doing some study on history you know I always like to research these amazing facts I don't know if you know but I've written four books but I only use two fingers when I type some of you have heard of the author Stephen King I don't recommend his books but I watched him on the news one night they showed him working and I was amazed this man is a prolific writer he was typing with two fingers and I felt so much better when I discovered that because that's how I type and if I get excited one day and I'm really awake I might use like my pinky just throw it in there and feel really cool but most of the time it's like this and people on airplanes I'm embarrassed I take my laptop and you know there's all these executives into just moon and I did and it's a little embarrassing you know what makes it even harder as I never could understand why they arranged the letters the way they do on the keyboard there is no rhyme or reason and I was doing some research and I found out why there was a man in the 1860s he was a newspaper man named Christopher Scholes and he built the first typewriter and at first he arranged the letters logically alphabetically on the keyboard but the problem was you know they would press these levers and the little bars would slap the letters through the ribbon you remember some of those old typewriters and certain letters are used more often than others and the letters that were used frequently if they were too close together with Jam so the only solution was he tried to figure out which letters were the most commonly used letters and he just spread them out and that's how we come up with what they call the the Cordy Corky is what it should be arrangement now the sad thing is long after they developed electric typewriters and especially today with our computer keyboards we are still locked into this this concerted this can be berated arrangement of letters because you know once you get used to something that's really hard to change right I vote for a change I think I'd be able to learn the new method faster than most people well a number of people still don't understand why do we go to church on Sunday instead of the seventh day which would be Saturday and first I want to ask you an important question do you want to know the truth you can talk to me you want to know the truth Jesus makes a promise he says in John chapter 8 verse 32 and you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free then again in John 17:17 Jesus promises that we are sanctified by the truth sanctify them by thy truth where do we find the truth thy Word is truth now I'd like to go back to the beginning the first reference to the seventh day being holy and if you turn in your Bibles to Genesis chapter 2 verse 2 and 3 you can find it there a little of this is going to be review in case you weren't with us in our last presentation and on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made and God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made well it's very clear that the seventh day is the day that God blessed sanctified and rested on if that's clear say Amen what day of the week is the seventh day well if you look in the dictionary the seventh day is Saturday seventh day of the week Saturday is the seventh day but the question is if you open up a typical phone book and you look through the list of hundreds of churches what day do most churches keep as their Sabbath day it's the first day of the week so why do most Christians go to church on the first day when God only says he blessed the seventh day there is no record anywhere in the Bible where God says he had blessed the first day of the week that's interesting to consider nowhere anywhere in the Bible are we commanded to keep the first day holy no where is the first day called the Sabbath now when you start to study the Sabbath truth with people nobody's comfortable with change who here will admit it's difficult to change I'm still trying to change things I've been doing for years and it's tough and especially when it comes to something that's so entrenched as a day of worship you may have had in your family for generations so people the natural reaction is to argue now the most common arguments you're going to run into when you present the Sabbath truth to somebody are some were in these five categories we're going to look at several today one it was changed to Sunday they say somewhere some day the Sabbath was changed from the seventh date of the first day it's been deleted from the Ten Commandments yep it doesn't matter what day is another common argument another one is we're no longer under the Old Covenant and that seventh day Sabbath was part of that and it's a long-standing tradition and we shouldn't try to change the world I mean God understands and he'll just accept it who can change the keyboard right once everybody is trying to you just try painting different numbers on your keyboard and see if it works so I'm going to begin going through some of these we're going to look at history and want you to participate if I ask you a question right popular objections to the Sabbath truth now here's one of the most common and we're going to spend some time on this the Sabbath has been changed to the first day of the week how many of you heard this before you heard this argument Sabbath has been changed does it make sense to you if we look at every reference in the New Testament we already know in the Old Testament that God blessed the seventh day and Moses and God's people kept the seventh day Sabbath and Jesus and the Apostles kept the seventh day Sabbath somewhere there should be a reference in the New Testament if there's been a change if we look at every reference to the first day of the week in the New Testament that ought to help us find it does that make sense alright most of them are simply historical references we'll move very quickly through some of these Matthew 28 verse 1 now after the Sabbath as the first day of the week began to dawn now when did Jesus rise Easter what which comes after the Sabbath what days before Sunday what days before Sunday Saturday set the seventh day of the week right and that's what I meant to say so the Sabbath it says ended the first day came this is Sunday morning now do you know there are some people that try to make a new doctrine out of this they say now after the Sabbath was passed aha this spiritually means that the Sabbath was over and done with God is done with the Sabbath's any of you heard this argument before as a local man on the radio who does that the word they're used for Sabbath is Sabbath on that word same word is used in Greek in the New Testament 68 times it always means the same thing there is no hidden mystical meaning that the Sabbath's were done away with I'll prove that as we look at some of the other references here it's simply a historical statement that when the Sabbath was over the first day began early in the morning Jesus rose if that's clear say Amen it's just a historical record the next reference you're going to find is in the Gospel of Mark chapter 16 verse 2 very early in the morning on the first day of the week they came to the tomb when the Sun had risen now does this say the first day is now a new Sabbath day huh does it say it's a new holy day no is it just historical record of what happened and what day had happened are we told that we're now to keep it as a day of rest No another simple historical record now you can go to mark chapter 16 verse 9 now when he rose early on the first day of the week he appeared first to Mary Magdalene out of whom he had cast seven demons same thing it's just in the context of history how this happened let's move along to Luke and you'll find another reference to the first day it says here in Luke 24 verse 1 and incidentally we're on reference for were halfway through it tells us now the first day of the week very early in the morning they and other women with them came to the tomb brain spices which they had prepared is this saying now the first days of new Sabbath that Jesus had now commanded them to keep it holy no matter of fact I'm going to back up one verse you know what it says just before this verse listen to what Luke says in chapter 23 verse 54 that day was the preparation Friday speaking of when Jesus died the Sabbath Junior then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils and they rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment it's telling us that not only did Jesus rest from his work of saving the human race on the Sabbath and he rose to continue his work as our high priest on the first day it's saying that the disciples after following Jesus three and a half years would not even finish the work of embalming his body because they knew how important it would be to Jesus and this is written by Luca Gentile no less thirty years later if the Sabbath had been changed this would have been a wonderful opportunity for Luke to say the old Jewish Sabbath back then when they were still keeping the seventh day he says nothing like that he states it as a understood fact they were keeping the Sabbath of the ten commandments of creation let's go on now to the Gospel of John and here's how he puts it now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early while it was still dark and saw the stone had been taken away from the tomb does it tell us it's a new Sabbath the day has changed we're commanded to keep it holy no there's another reference people will often go to they say well Doug we can prove the early Christians met on the first day of the week and so we've got this there's circumstantial evidence that they somehow kept it as a holy day did they meet on the first day yes did they meet on the fifth day – yes the Lord's Supper was on Thursday is it a new holy day they met all different days of the week and it tells us why they met then the same evening being the first day of the week when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews why had they assemble to worship the Lord has a new Sabbath day it tells us why because they had fear of the Jews they thought they were going to be accused of stealing his body so now we've looked at the first six passages and it's telling simply there's a historical record that he rose the first day of the week the next ones are not as easy and they're often seized upon by those who would like to say this is evidence that the disciples worshiped on the first day of the week please go in your Bible to Acts chapter 20 verse 7 Acts chapter 20 verse 7 and I'm going to I'm going to read through this very quickly now on the first day of the week when the disciples came together to break bread stop right there break bread communion service right they've gathered on the first day to break bread this is a religious service that's the argument people say that must have been sunday but pick careful attention you'll learn something new here if you haven't heard this before Paul ready to depart the next day spoke to them and continued his message until midnight now this is an evening meeting it goes on to say here there were many lamps in the upper room it's dark when do the days begin and end biblically at sundown we learn that in our last presentation so if they're meeting on the first day and it's dark when is it it's what we would call Saturday night matter of fact in the new English Bible it simply says on Saturday night in our assembly for the breaking of bread and someone will say wait Doug they're breaking bread that means it was a communion service the Bible tells us the first time they broke bread was Thursday does that make it a new holy day matter of fact Acts chapter 2 says they broke bread from house to house they so breaking bread sometimes means eating it doesn't always mean oh look a communion service you remember the day that Jesus rose he went down the road to Emmaus with the two disciples and he broke bread that's the term they used for eating together furthermore the main reason they're telling this story is because a young man named eutychus fell out the window he died and Paul resurrected him that's the reason the story is here it's not telling us it's a new Sabbath day beyond that it tells us that Paul is going to make a journey the next day and so he's simply talking to them every spare minute before he leaves then we went ahead to the ship and sailed to Essos there intending to take Paul on board and it goes on to say for so he had given orders intending himself to go on foot he's beginning a long journey if sunday was the new lord's day when he picked that day to begin this journey across the country probably not and so you really can't use acts 20 verse 7 to say this first day gathering was the inaugurating of a new Sabbath day now the next one and this is our last reference to the first day of the week in the Bible is in 1st Corinthians chapter 16 verse 1 and it says now concerning the collection for the Saints as I have given order to the churches of Galatia even so you must also do on the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside storing up as he may prosper that there be no collections when I come this is verse a 1 and 2 now Paul is getting ready to take an offering down to the church in Jerusalem there's a famine and he said I'm in a hurry so there is no corporate collection you lay aside by you in store it is saying the very opposite it is not a church gathering it's not an offering being taken they get their books in order on the first day of the week they've already given their offerings the day before which is Sabbath he says when you get your books in order set something extra aside for the Saints in Jerusalem because I don't have time to take a special collection is this telling us it's a new Sabbath day that they were to keep it holy and that God had changed the Ten Commandments and that's another question that comes up why would God change the seventh day to the first when God established the Sabbath was their sin in the world no it's perfect was there anything wrong with it no as part of God's perfect plan just like the other things that he made in the Garden of Eden everything was good well then someone else is going to raise this objection doesn't the Bible teach that sunday is the lord's day and this comes from a reference in Revelation chapter 1 verse 10 where John says I was in the spirit when he had his vision on the Lord's Day and I heard behind me a great voice as a trumpet a number of people assume a lord's day that's everyone calls sunday the lord's day but there's not one shred of evidence anywhere in the Bible that the Bible writers called sunday the lord's day matter of fact the evidence is the opposite John when he had this vision being a faithful Bible believer and obedient to the Lord they had mines on the Isle of Patmos they probably made him work with the other slaves for the Roman Empire he was resting on that day and God gave him the vision on the side of the day which day is the Lord's Day according to the Bible if we let the Bible be its own interpreter if we go to mark chapter 2 verse 27 and 28 and he said to them the Sabbath was made for man when God first made man in the beginning the Sabbath was made to be a blessing for man not man for the Sabbath therefore the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath what's the lord's day the Sabbath day you could also go Exodus 20 verse 10 in the Ten Commandments the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Jews is that what it says it's the Sabbath of the Lord so what day is the Lord's Day and if that's not enough go with me to Isaiah 58 verse 13 if you turn away your foot from the Sabbath from doing your pleasure on my holy day which day is God's holy day the Sabbath is the lord's day and maybe I should pause at this point and talk just a moment about what do we do on the Sabbath how do we keep the Sabbath day well the Bible says it's a day for rest it's a day for physical rest we learn that the Bible tells us and you remember in the last presentation the Sabbath is a day for us to convene it's a holy convocation where we assemble to worship God the Bible tells us Jesus said it's a day for doing good he would heal people on the Sabbath day and he taught people and he visited people it's a day for doing good it's a good day to spend time with your family you want to make sure and have that time for God the Bible says it's not a day to be buying and selling according to Nehemiah if you're going to prepare your food Moses's bake what you're going to bake and boil what you're going to boil the ideas get everything out of the way you can possibly get out of the way I filled my car with gas yesterday so I can go 300 miles today if I need to don't plan on it but just in case I get it all out of the way so I've got that sacred time for God that's not interrupted with the cares of life and so that's how we keep it holy we treat it in a different way now someone else will say another common argument Sabbath was part of the Old Covenant have you heard this one before we don't keep the seventh-day Sabbath that's part of the old Jewish covenant and some of the most popular scriptures that are used for this Colossians chapter 2 got your Bibles please turn because I'm going to have you especially notice a few verses here in Colossians chapter 2 and I want to start with verse 13 and it says here and you being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh he is made alive with him having forgiven all your trespasses alive together with him having wiped out the handwriting don't miss the word handwriting of requirements ordinances don't forget Ordinances that was against us which was contrary to us don't miss against us handwriting ordinances against us and has taken it out of the way nailing it catch that to the cross then you can jump down to verse 16 then therefore let no one judge you in food or in drink or in regard to a festival or a new moon or Sabbath's which are a shadow don't let anyone judge you regarding Sabbath's plural which are a shadow now is everyone here aware that there were a number of annual Sabbath days that were completely separate and distinct from the sabbath of the ten commandments how many of you know that you look in Leviticus 23 you'll find that whole those were called the annual Jewish Sabbath the Sabbath of the ten commandments I want to ask you did it come before sin or after it's perfect the annual Sabbath's before sin or after the Sabbath of the Ten Commandments written on stone or paper the ceremonial Sabbath's written on stone or paper parchment whether something like that the the Sabbath of the Ten Commandments was written by the finger of God or a scribe finger of God the ceremonial Sabbath written by ascribe Ten Commandments were placed where in the Ark of the Covenant the ceremonial Sabbath's in a pocket in the side of the Ark now notice when you look here in second chronicles chapter 33 verse 6 you can tell that this ceremonial Sabbath's are what Paul is talking about when he says don't let anyone judge you first of all let me just ask you how many of you have heard somebody use Colossians 2 to say we don't need to keep the Sabbath don't judge me and they use this scripture that's talking about the annual Jewish Sabbath days to try to delete one of the Ten Commandments that's the Old Covenant they say but it's talking about the moral of the ceremonial law notice here that they will take heed to do all that I've commanded them according to the whole law God is speaking all that I've commanded them notice and the statues and ordinances by the hand of Moses can you see where God says that the hand of Moses was responsible for the ordinances it says handwriting doesn't it God says there's my Commandments and the statutes and ordinances furthermore you could read on where were the Ten Commandments placed take this book of the law the ordinances and put it in the side of the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God that it might be there a witness against thee remember Paul just says here in Colossians that these ceremonial laws and Sabbath's which were contrary to us against us it's not the Ten Commandments it's the ceremonial law he's speaking of not the seventh-day Sabbath you can also go on here to Hebrews chapter 10 verse 1 for the law of sacrifices you read the whole passage they're having a shadow of good things to come and not very image of these things can never with these same sacrifices wash away sin the shadows were the ceremonial laws and sacrifices not the Ten Commandments the Bible tells us furthermore that these laws are nailed to the cross can you nail stone to anything there are people trying to chisel away one of the Ten Commandments and it seems strange to me that someone would try to get rid of and delete the one commandment that begins with the word remember they say that's the one you're supposed to forget you go on here and we know that there's a distinction between the moral law and the ceremonial law there are two laws spoken of in the Bible in Romans 14 when Paul uses that scripture and he says one man esteems one day above another and another man esteems every day alike let each one be fully convinced in his own mind he who observes the day observes it to the Lord he who does not observe the day to the Lord he does not observe it is Paul there saying if you feel like keeping the Ten Commandments it's okay it's up to you as long as you're convinced if you don't that's up to you is Paul saying that about the seventh-day Sabbath or is he talking about the annual holidays of the Jews had he's talking about the annual feasts I'd do that with Christmas and Easter any command that we have to celebrate Christmas no I don't get on to people if they feel impressed that they'd like to celebrate this day or or Easter but there's no Bible command if you're going to do it do it unto the Lord don't do it unto Santa and elves right it's the same principle he's not talking about the Sabbath commandment here he's talking about these ceremonial holidays and annual feasts there are two distinct laws that were given you can find that right in Deuteronomy 4 13 and 14 in the Covenant of the Lord so he declared unto you his covenant which he commanded you to perform the Ten Commandments and he wrote them on two tablets of stone very clear Ten Commandments you keep reading and it goes on to say and the LORD commanded me Moses says at that time to teach his statutes and judgments that you might observe them in the land that you cross over to possess ten commandments that God declared Rotem in stone the Covenant and statutes and judgments the ceremonial Sabbath's were part of those statutes and ordinances that were nailed to the cross more read here in second Kings 21 only if they are careful to do according to all that I have commanded them and according to all the law my servant Moses commanded them can you see say a man if you can see there's two separate laws that are being mentioned here does that make sense now if you don't believe me I hope you believe dr. Billy Graham here's how he puts it he has an article where he answers Bible questions in the paper and this is a quote from one that he did in the Dallas news and here's a question some religious people I know tell me that the Ten Commandments are part of the law and it does not apply to us today they say that Christians are free from the law is that right and he goes on to say no it is not right and I hope that you'll not be misled by these false opinions it is very important that Christians understand what the Bible means when it says that they are free from the law it certainly does not mean that they are free from the obligations of the moral law or 10 commandments of God and our Liberty to sin you see the word law is used by the New Testament writers in two senses how many two senses sometimes it refers to the ceremonial law of the Old Testament this is dr. Billy Graham which was concerned about the ritual matters and regulations regarding food and drinks and washings and things of this kind the ceremonial law was of a passing character and was done away with when Christ came from this law Christians are indeed free but the Ten Commandment law this law sets forth God's demands on human life and man's duty to God in his neighbor that it definitely applies to the Christian is made clear in Romans 13 8 through 10 as it has been said in Christ we are free from sin but not free to sin if you love me he said keep my Commandments Dallas Times Herald and then he goes on to say in concluding that the Ten Commandments are never out of date so when we hear about Romans 14 in Colossians chapter 2 it's talking about the ceremonial laws the Sabbath was not part of that next question how could the majority be wrong how could all of these religious leaders and doctors and intelligent spiritual heads of the world be wrong on this have you ever wondered that first of all let me ask you when Jesus came was that the religious leaders and the lawyers and the scribes and the doctors that accepted his message are rejected it did the majority accept Christ of his own people with the Bible or was it the majority of those who still had the Bible that rejected him so that's evidence in itself that the sabbath truth probably is still intact the bible says follow not a multitude to do evil jesus told us because narrow is the gate and straight is the way difficult is the way that leads the life and there are most or few it's the minority who find it matter of fact there was a time when the church taught that the world was flat remember that you can't always go by what the crowd says because the crowd cannot always be trusted someone else is going to say well is it okay then to just keep one day in seven what makes us think it has to be the seventh day just keep one in seven you know I've heard a lot of people have said you know just as long as there's a sequence of seven days keep in mind in the Bible the Jews did not have days named like you and I do their name for Monday was two they had numbers and so when God said keep the seventh day holy and the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord it would be just the same as if he had names and he said Saturday is the Sabbath of the Lord that was the name for that day the seventh day and God doesn't say a seventh day that would have been different if you look in the Ten Commandments it says in verse the fourth commandment remember to keep the Sabbath day holy six days thou shalt labor and do all they work but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord the word the is a definite article it doesn't say a seventh day it says of the seventh day if I were to ask you please toss me a pen you'd all hurl a hail of pens at me right because any pen will do a pen but if I said can you please give me the pen you look around and say who has the pen there is a specific pin here the pastor Doug is looking for and that's how distinct it is so people who say and what would happen to the church if everyone said I'll my seventh day is Thursday what's yours kind of be difficult to get together for corporate worship one day does do numbers matter to God when the Lord told naman you wash seven times and you'll receive a miraculous blessing when he obeyed and did what God told him he was healed did name and have his leprosy washed away after the first time second third fourth fifth six no he received the blessing when he did it the number God told him to do when God said to Joshua you march around the city six times one time per day on the seventh day March around it seven times and then you blow the trumpets and then you'll get the victory the walls didn't fall after the first time the walls fell after they went seven times on the seventh day amen incidentally some people said Doug does that mean they were marching around the city of Jericho on the Sabbath day no they marched six days and they stopped they rested the seventh day of marching they went around it seven times which would have been the first day of the week that's when they got the victory and so numbers do matter to God argument number 392 the calendars have been changed have you heard this one before you can't tell what day is the seventh day because the calendars have been changed I actually went and pasted this month up just so you can see how this works people get confused there are three distinct ways we measure time that do not touch each other you can change them without affecting the other the clock the days of the week and the months or the calendar some people get confused because they see the days of the week listed there in the calendar you can see Saturday's a seventh day of the week and a normal calendar and they think calendars been changed by the weekdays are up on the calendar they've been changed too but that's not how it works watch I'm going to get ready now to change the calendar here we go this is the incorrect calendar now it's correct I just changed the calendar but did I change the days of the week they don't move it's true we're under the Gregorian calendar now and Pope Gregory the 13th and 1582 Thursday the 5th was followed by Friday the tene they added ten days they changed the calendar but Thursday was still followed by Friday it doesn't affect the days of the week we still know what the days of the week are someone wrote a letter to the US Naval Observatory asking about this and in a response the director there said there has been no change in the continuity of the weekly cycle since long before the Christian era they can study astronomy and tell you that there's so much history that backs that up next argument you know Jesus broke the Sabbath so it must not be important some of you are shocked to hear this but there is a place in the Bible I want you to know about where he was accused of breaking the Sabbath you can find that in the Gospel of John chapter 5 and it says therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him Jesus because not only had he broken the Sabbath but he said also that God was his father making himself equal with God have you seen this before I remember a pastor saying Doug Jesus broke the Sabbath I said whoa watch where you're going there because you know the Bible tells us that Christ was sinless and sin is a transgression of God's law and that would be a very dangerous thing to conclude you find some answers in Luke chapter 11 verse 15 they also accused Jesus of being demon-possessed how many believe that Jesus was demon-possessed it says here some of them said he casts out demons by Beelzebub the ruler of demons in John 10 20 and many of them said he has a demon in his man why do you listen to him was Jesus a demon possessed was he casting out Devils furthermore if they went on to say he's a glutton and a wine-bibber was Jesus a glutton and a wine-bibber it's simply recording that the Jews accused him of breaking their Sabbath because he healed a person where in the Ten Commandments does it say you can't heal a person on the Sabbath that wasn't part of the law that was something they had attached to it the Bible tells us Jesus said he did keep the father's Commandments I've kept my father's Commandments and abide in his love John 15 verse 10 if that's clear same in elbow the person next to you in case I'm losing them I want to make sure everybody hears this some people say well we don't keep the Sabbath because the Sabbath commandment is in the Old Testament but it's net repeated in the New Testament have you heard that before that's the next argument we don't keep the Sabbath because you can't find it in the New Testament the fact is there is one commandment one of the Ten Commandments is not repeated in the New Testament you know which one it is thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain show that to me in the New Testament how many here believe it's ok to break that come in well obviously God wouldn't want us to break that commandment it's so clear then why would someone think that just because you don't see the fourth commandment in the New Testament you could break it and you do matter of fact of all the Ten Commandments you know which one is referred to more to more than any other in the New Testament so Sabbath there was a lot of struggle over and never did Jesus say it's done away with never did Jesus say I've changed it to another day matter of fact if you look at the evidence and that's what I want you to do weigh the evidence in the New Testament or in the Bible actually there are 171 references to the Sabbath and Sunday there are 0 references that tell us that it's a holy day the first day of the week we've looked at every one of them and all these references in the New Testament tell us that it is still holy so count the evidence up and it's clear now we're going to look at the history I know what you're thinking all right Doug you're dealing with some of the arguments but the fact is that people are going to church on Sunday there might be something that God did that we don't know about how come so many Christians and I want to tell you right now I believe the greatest part of Christ's true followers are in the Fellowship of churches that go to church on the first day of the week how many of you agree with that yeah we're not saying that only those that go to church on the seventh day are going to heaven because there's going to be a lot of people in heaven that went to church on the wrong day there will be people in heaven that had too many wives right but do you think God endorses polygamy God winks at our times of ignorance but now that we see he commands people to repent and we're trying to help you see not because the Sabbath truth is a burden but it's supposed to be a blessing so let's take a look at some of the history the history mystery how did it seem to change from Sabbath to Sunday keep in mind in Daniel chapter 7 there's a prophecy that this beast power would arise that would think to change times and laws this religious political power now looking quickly at some of the history you'll find in the first century the Christians there this is a quote from the ecclesiastical history then the spiritual seed of Abraham fed fled to Pella on the other side of Jordan where they found a safe place of refuge and conserve their master and keep his Sabbath all of the early Christians met on the first day I'm sorry the seventh day of the week they met on what we would today called Saturday the Sabbath things slowly began to change as things sometimes do and compromises were made here's another quote from history and the references are there if you want to jot these down those of you who are watching the video obviously they're on the screen the primitive Christians did keep the sabbath of the jews there for the christians for a long time together did keep their convocations upon the sabbath in which some portions of the law were read and this continued till the time of the Laodicean council now the council of laodicea was over 300 years after Christ don't forget the Council of Laodicea what was going on is all of the early Christians were worshiping on the seventh day of the week the same day the Jews kept the Jewish religion began to be very unpopular it was declared religio illicit a and Christians were being persecuted right along with Jews because it was a forbidden religion because they met the same day and gradually some of the Christians began to want to be more politically correct that they wanted have to always be under the gun and run for their lives they started to compromise they tried to find anything they might find in common with the pagans in Rome so they could make friends during this time Sun worship of course was a very popular thing this was the age of compromise and the pagans day of the Sun called the first day of the week or Sunday gradually began to replace the Bible Sabbath here's some of the history from a Bible encyclopedia Sabbath a Hebrew word signifying rest Sunday was the name given by the heathen to the first day of the week because it was the day on which they worshipped the Sun the pagans worshiped the Sun on the first day it was a special day for them we could go on here if you read then in the Catholic world March 1994 the Sun was a foremost God with heathen them there is in truth something royal kingly about the Sun making it a fit emblem of Jesus now I don't agree with this this is what the Catholic world magazine said a fit emblem of Jesus the Son of Justice hence the church in these countries would seem to have said keep that old pagan name it will remain consecrated and sanctified gradually the church tried to make something special out of Sunday and attach it to Jesus somehow that it might be more Christianity could be more attractive to the pagans this is in history none of these quotes are from my church you could also read the history of the Eastern Church it says the retention of the old pagan name of Dias solace for Sunday in a great measure owing to the union of pagan and Christian sentiment with which the first day of the week was recommended by Constantine to his pagan subjects and Christians alike as the venerable day of the Sun now right in my house I have Colliers encyclopedia I just pulled my encyclopedia off the shelf and this is what it says if you look in page 212 go to your encyclopedia and look up Constantine the Great it says Constantine in 313 ad Constantine published the Edict of Milan granting freedom of religion in the Empire and establishing don't miss that word it doesn't say allowing establishing Sunday as a day of worship when did that happen 300 years after Christ this is 313 and here's an actual quote of what that decree said on the venerable day of the Sun s UN not som has nothing to do with Jesus it was a day they worship the Sun let the magistrates and the people residing in the cities rest they and declare the first day a day of rest it was established by Constantine and later baptized by the church you might say and let all the workshops be closed somebody sent me this picture I thought it was kind of interesting the way it's worded it's just on the street somewhere Sun worship 9:00 a.m. are you so used to seeing it that way but that's where it comes from sunday worship originates with Sun worship let's go back to history and we'll find out what was going on you'll notice between 335 and 375 the Christians in Persia under the 40-year persecution under Shepherd the 11th the popular complaint against the Christians was they despised our Sun God they have divine services on Saturday they desecrate the sacred earth by burying their dead in it he used to cremate like in India you can go now to the actual decree at the Council of Laodicea by 365 ad the ratified the decision of Constantine and then by 538 it was universally adopted took two hundred years a lot of Christians fled into the mountains here's what it says on Saturday this is canon 16 the gospels and other portions of the scripture shall be read aloud canon 29 christians shall not judy eyes and be idle on Saturday not only were they now holding forth Sunday they were threatening to persecute those who kept the seventh day but will work on that day why would the Council of Laodicea have to say this if no Christians were observing the seventh day it's because they were that they had to put it into a law but the Lord's Day they began to call the first day of the Lord's Day they shall especially honor and as being Christian shall we shall if possible if you have to mow your lawn to go watch a football game that's okay but if possible do not work on that day you notice people who keep Sunday don't keep it the same way Sabbath keepers keep Sabbath now you'll find out gradually the church in Rome the headquarters of the church moved to Rome they began to universally embrace us and the Roman Catholic Church which of course was the biggest Christian Church freely admit that they're responsible for the change and they say that's proof of their authority these are some quotes from there is the American Catholic in 1883 Protestantism in discarding the authority of the church has no good reason for its Sunday theory and not logically to keep Saturday with the Jews in other words the same if you're going to go by the Bible Protestants really ought to be keeping the seventh day let's go on here in the doctrinal catechism of Stephen Keenan I've got a copy of this book how do you prove that the church has power to institute festivals answer had she not such power she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her not all of them she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week for the observance of Saturday the seventh day of the week a change for which there is no scriptural authority writing the Catholic catechism they freely admit there's no Bible reason and I'm not here to condemn people for what they believe I'm just saying I believe I should go by the Bible how about you if you go by the Bible and not the decrees of man there's really only one day let's go on here got a couple more I think we're going to make it on time you might read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and you'll not find a single line author rate authorizing the sanctification of Sunday the scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday this is Cardinal Gibbons in faith of our fathers if you go by the Bible that's the only day I like this quote here the authority of the church therefore could not be bound to the authority of the scriptures because the church had changed the sabbath into sunday doesn't say jesus does it say the bible the Apostles no it says the church did it and it was hundreds of years after Christ not by the command of Christ but by its own Authority so the issue is who are we going to obey the commandments of men are the commandments of God this is a big issue in the last days perhaps the boldest thing the most revolutionary change the church ever did happened in the first century the holy day the Sabbath was changed from Saturday to Sunday not from any directions noted in the scriptures but from the church's sense of its own power people that think the Scriptures should be the sole authority should logically become seventh-day Adventist and keep Saturday holy I really appreciate this Catholic mag that published that st. Catharines 1995 furthermore I think it's interesting that the in the Catholic record you read Sunday is our mark of authority the church is above the Bible I don't believe that I believe the church is to be subject to the Bible the Bible is the foundation and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact now we got a couple of final arguments you understand the Hat history of how it slowly changed no command of Christ or the Apostles or the Lord but it was done as a politically correct maneuver to try and make the church more popular but you know what happened instead of the church reaching the world paganism reached the church and we're still not beyond that danger maybe we should worship God every day have you heard that one before I love it when people come up to me and they look very Saint ammonius and pious and they say well I know Doug that you believe in the seventh-day Sabbath but I worship God every day and does the Bible tell us that that's what we're supposed to do yeah we should worship God every day but is the Sabbath commandment telling us to worship God every day only I don't believe you even find the word worship there it says the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God in it you shall not do any work you or your son or your daughter or your male servant nor your female serving or your cattle nor your stranger who is within your gates if a person is resting seven days a week they're not holy they're lazy right there's nothing pious about that so I hope you don't aren't fooled by that argument another one we should just keep one day in seven doesn't matter what day well we've already talked a little bit about that it it does make a difference what day cuz God said the seventh day is the one to keep furthermore keeping the Sabbath is legalism and represents salvation by works I like it when people come to me they say Doug you're putting this legalism on people bondage telling people they've got to keep the Sabbath and I say I'm telling them to rest you're telling them not to rest you're telling them to work on God's holy day and you're calling me salvation by works so no I believe in rest you're the one who is responsible for works it's not legalism it's the very opposite of that sabbath-keeping represents not performing works trusting in Jesus and his works Amen so that's a clever diversionary tactic but it's it's not a good argument you've probably heard her before Jesus said come unto me all you who labor and are heavy-laden and I'll give you rest coming to Christ gives the spiritual rest but beyond that there's also the physical rest Hebrews also tells us chapter four verse five if they will enter into my rest the Lord wants us to have that peace and that rest and then of course others will say well Doug why are you trying to turn a train around on its track right standing still the whole world is acknowledging the first day don't you think God is wedded ready to just let it slide and say why don't those who are being obnoxious and holding up for the ten commandments why do they go along with everybody else follow the popular tradition don't think that you're so special just go with the flow you're swimming upstream what did Jesus say about that how many of you believe what Jesus says that he's the final word the Bible tells us this was our scripture reading today mark chapter seven verse seven and eight in vain they worship Me well some people are worshipping God in vain they claim they're being holy but they're worshiping him teaching the doctrines in the commandments of men they lay aside the commandment of God and hold the tradition of men they're going by man-made traditions in place of the commandment of God and how does the Lord do that he says in vain they're worshiping me well the bottom line is what's going to be your guide popular tradition or the Word of God the laws of men are the law of God the Bible says you are the servant to the one who you obey are we going to obey Caesars Pope's and prelates or are we going to obey Jesus you cannot serve two masters amen Jesus tells us speaking of those that will ultimately be in the kingdom here is the patience of the saints here are those that keep the commandments of God in the faith of jesus there are two outstanding characteristics among God's people in the last days they obey God's commandments and they have faith in the Lord now we are not saved by keeping God's law but we prove that we do have faith by trusting the Lord enough to obey Him God will never ask you to do something without giving you the power to obey and to perform how many of you believe that and there are hundreds of other little arguments these are the primary ones that I could talk about but the main thing I want you to know friends is that God has not changed the Bible says I am the Lord I change not the Sabbath has not changed Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever and he wants you to know these things he's sharing these things with you because he wants you to have that rest if you really do love the Lord if you do believe we show our faith by obeying him it's one thing for a person to say I love you Lord but it's another thing to say I love you enough to do your will it's not going to be everyone who says Lord Lord that will be in the kingdom but those that do the will of my father in heaven and the law of God including the Sabbath is his will he wants you to come to him and have rest hopefully today in our study there's a rapid presentation but I tried to quickly cover as much territory as I could to try to take away some of the wrinkles that clutter people's clarity about what truth is you know it's important that we not are that we're not always being beaten around by every wind of doctrine I think especially in the last days when we need to be willing to take a stand even if it means we go to the furnace we'd rather die than disobey God we need to be rooted in the truth amen we need to know not be apologetic or ashamed about believing that it's good to keep the commandments of God I think it's a shame sometimes I meet Bible Christians who are apologizing that they believe in the Ten Commandments the law is just and holy and good and it's not something to be ashamed of we need to get to the place where we are rooted into the word because a storm is coming and those trees that don't have their roots down deep and wrapped around the rock of ages' are going to get blown over amen so I'm doing everything I can friends to help us to know why we believe what we believe and to give you the tools and the ammunition that we need to share our faith the Bible says we ought to be ready to give an answer to others that ask us probably the most important thing is the Lord wants us to have that peace and rest Sabbath is not meant to be a burden it's meant to be a blessing and it comes when you say Lord you've promised to bless this day I am going to trust you and obey you and then he activates that blessing in your life would you like to say to the Lord now Lord I want that blessing I want that rest is that your prayer father in heaven we thank you for this time we've had together this morning as we've gathered together on this holy day in this holy place to hear your holy word Lord I pray the things that we've learned will take root in our hearts I pray the Holy Spirit will be available to bring them to our remembrances opportunity arises to share these principles in most important Lord I pray that it will not simply be a philosophy on the outside but a deep and abiding faith and belief on the inside that will help guide our boats to that haven of rest lord please bless each of these people I pray you'll give us the Grace and courage to follow Jesus and not the crown to go with the commandments of God and not the traditions of men and to have him seated on the throne of our hearts thank you for your presence here this day and we ask that we may continue to abide in your 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36 thoughts on “Doug Batchelor – Sabbath, Sunday And The New Covenant

  • the 7th day description in leviticus:
    The Sabbath

    Lev 23:3  Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. 
    the day of atonement description in leviticus: (yom kipur)
    The Day of Atonement

    Lev 23:26  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 

    Lev 23:27  Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 

    Lev 23:28  And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. 

    Lev 23:29  For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 

    Lev 23:30  And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 

    Lev 23:31  Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 

    Lev 23:32  It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath. 

    the 1st is the description of the 7th day sabbath the second is the description of the day of anonement is it me or the two descriptions do not mach, dont mix it up SDA, actually read the bible in the context it was written, these are two separate holy days 1st is weekly 2nd is once per year the even to even 7th day sabbath is also a tradition like sunday

  • lord of sunday is way diffreant than Lord of the Sabbath when you want to please God show respect for His Word you want to learn and keep His ways

  • and if endulgencies is how they paid the there temple . pay to rape a boy today do it next week is still a tradition

  • all thing s Yeshuah was againts was jweish tradition known as the oral law in the first century . maling eye save on the Sabbath was a violation of the oral law not Gods law . tbis giy is sorley off

  • know jew in the history of the world w/ the name jesus. how do you get jesus from Yehoshua . The name above all other names is YESHUA for men to call on to be saved

  • on the road to amaus the word "since" greek "apo" in composition it means to seperate in whicj case it makes sunday the 4th day "apo" these things wre done

  • after He went in the upper room doors where locked how did He get in ? so did the stone need to be rolled so He Could get out of the tomb now does it say He rose on the first day ?

  • sundown friday to sun up sunday is a day and a half no more no less wheather you are a jew a roman or a american

  • they met at the going out of the Sabbath, why ? that is when He rose. on the Sabbath just before sundown

  • two Sabbaths , first Sabbath Unleavened Bread , then a regular day, then weekly Sabbth . three days three nights

  • fit this in your religion mat.12.38-40,27.63,mar.8.31 if i said i was going on a trp,was leaving on a [email protected] 3:pm would be gone THREE DAYS, when would i return ? was the day after His Death a weekly Sabbath or a annual Sabbath ?

  • i think it also says in exo.16 that by the Sabbath He would weather or not they would keep His othwr commands

  • No, the FIRST MURDER in the universe was by Lucifer who hated God's Way and sought to dethrone him and was cast back down to the earth instead. Hate = murder. Cain's problem wasn't "murder", but "manslaughter", or God would have EXECUTED HIM. It was "accidental death" and unintentional. Read Number 35 with Cain in mind. God separated him, marked him so there would be no one to kill him on purpose (murder). Cain didn't intend to kill, but when push came to shove, it just happened. It was accidental, or God is a liar. A minister should teach the Law of God accurately.

  • False doctrines of the SDA:
    -Jesus is Michael the Archangel
    -The investigative judgment
    -The Sabbath, the seal of God
    -Sunday, the mark of the beast
    -Satan bears our sin
    -Satan the scape goat
    -The shut doctrine
    -Luke 16 is a parable
    -Standing before God without a mediator
    -Ellen white’s writings, inspired like the Bible??
    -Denying the finished work of atonement
    -Atonement wasn’t completed at the cross
    -the blood of Jesus didn’t cancel sins
    -It’s a sin to say you are saved
    -abortion Clinics practices by SDA students from 1970s to 1982
    -The Holy Spirit will reveal to us the truth, we don’t need ellen white’s interpretations, they are heretical

  • That the better covenant is that Christ died resurrected and became the life-giving Spirit to dispense Himself into us that we may grow up into His life. For God is life, without Christ we are nothing.

  • The true Sabbath is located as Genesis states 3 days after the creation of the moon. Jews Holy month starts with the new moon of Nisan as Enoch wrote instructions that each month the new moon would be the first day. The Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered has revealed what I am saying revealing a calendar that has the month of Nisan or some call it Abib with the first Sabbath on the 4th day 3 days after the new moon just before the spring equinox. The clock starts with the new moon which represents the 4th day and 3 days later the Essenes had the first yearly Sabbath. For the rest of the year it was every 7 days as evidenced by the 2nd month where the Sabbath is recorded as happening on the 2nd day 7 days exactly after the last Sabbath of the first month which was 25th of Nisan or Abib. This means they started the year as per a lunar commencement then used a solar calendar. Bachelor is ignorant in stating the 7th day is Saturday or Friday evening or that the 1st day of the week is Sunday because this is based on the Roman calendar and had nothing to do with the true Jewish Essene Calendar. The Sabbath for 2018 is Tuesday sunset. On some years the new moon after the equinox is used so as to ensure the Passover month falls in spring Amen

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