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Featured WHERE DOES IT SAY GOD'S SABBATH IS ABOLSIHED AND WE ARE COMMANDED TO KEEP SUNDAY AS A HOLY DAY?

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  1. LoveGodsWord

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    The challenge I am putting up here in the OP is for anyone to show even one scripture that says God's 4th Commandment of the 10 commandments (Exodus 20:8-11) which was spoken and written by God himself to his people, has been abolished and we are now commanded to keep Sunday as a Holy day.

    Can anyone please show me where in all the bible does is say (SOLA SCRIPTURA; Scripture only please)...

    1. That God's 4th commandments 7th day Sabbath has been abolished?

    2. That Jesus is a Sabbath?

    3. The Sabbath (seventh day) was ever changed from the seventh to the first day of the week?

    4. Where we are told to keep the first day of the week holy?

    5. Where the first day of the week (Sunday) is ever called a holy day?

    6. That says that Jesus ever kept the first day (Sunday)?

    7. That tells us to keep the first day in honour of the resurrection of Christ?

    8. Where the first day is ever given any sacred name?

    9. That affirms that any of the apostles ever kept the first day as the Sabbath?

    10. From any apostolic writings that authorizes Sunday observance as the Sabbath of God?

    11. Where we are told not to work on the first day of the week?

    12. That says the seventh day is no longer God's Sabbath day?

    13. That says the seventh day Sabbath is ABOLISHED?

    14. Where the apostles ever taught any convert to keep the first day of the week as a Sabbath?

    15. Where the first day was ever appointed to be kept as the Lord's Day?

    16. Where the first day of the week is ever called the Lord's Day?

    17. That says that the first day of the week was ever sanctified and hallowed as a day of rest?

    18. That says that the Father or the Son (Jesus) rested on the first day of the week?

    19. That says that Jesus, Paul or any other of the apostles taught anyone to observe the first day of the week as the Sabbath?

    20. That calls the seventh day the “Jewish Sabbath” or one text that calls Sunday the “Christian Sabbath”?

    21. Telling man to keep the first day of the week holy or to worship or rest on the first day of the week?

    22. Authorizing anyone to set aside God's Sabbath and observe any other day?

    23. Showing any of the apostles keeping the first day of the week as the Sabbath?

    24. Authorizing someone to set aside the fourth Commandment and observe any other day of the week?

    25. Where any apostle taught us to keep the first day of the week as the Sabbath?

    26. Declaring that the seventh day is no longer the Eternal Sabbath day?

    27. Where Sunday is now appointed to be kept as the New Testament Sabbath or holy day?

    ...................

    Something to think about here because we are all accountable to God come judgment day where we will all be judged by the Word of God (John 12:47-48).

    God's Word makes it very clear that if we follow the teachings of men over the Word of God we are not following God...

    MATTHEW 15:3-9 [3],
    [3], But he answered and said unto them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
    [4], For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He that curses father or mother, let him die the death.
    [5], But you say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift devoted to God, whatsoever you might have received from me;
    [6], And honors not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have you made the commandment of God void by your tradition.
    [7], You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
    [8], These people draw near unto me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
    [9], But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    If we are KNOWINGLY breaking ANY of God's commandments we are not worshipping God.

    Look forward to your thoughts...
     
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  2. CodyFaith

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    Pretty judgemental/ignorant saying someone isn't worshipping God just because they have different beliefs about the Law, Shabbat, etc. and thus will be condemned on Judgement Day. Pretty severe words towards people who are children of the gracious and merciful God.

    And for the record, I'm one who knows that Shabbat is still (and always will be), the day it always was (Fri sundown - Sat sundown).
     
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  3. Pethesedzao

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    If u r a SDA then u have been deceived. The Church comes together on the First Day of the week because Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday
     
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    I'm not sure how you are being honest in saying that Sunday worship must be justified by the Bible.
    The groups that oppose Sunday worship either follow the self-proclaimed prophet Ellen White, who founded the Seventh Day Adventists, or they are Jehovah's Witnesses, who disavow the Divinity of Christ. Those groups have added to the Bible and subtracted from it.

    The simple answer is that in Acts Chapter 15, the Apostles held the Council of Jerusalem, where they decided under what conditions that non-Jews would be allowed to become Christians. They laid down sexual morality as one of the prime conditions. They assumed that monotheism and rejection of idolatry wouldn't be a problem for anyone who wanted to be a Christian. The Apostles did not lay down observance of the Sabbath, or Saturday worship, as a condition of being a Christian. They also did not say that New Testament Christians have to follow the Ten Commandments.

    The Apostles are perfectly clear that sexual morality is required of New Testament Christians. They are equally clear that they did not expect or require New Testament Christians to observe a Sabbath or the Ten Commandments (including a Sabbath.) Everything else in the Ten Commandments except Sabbath observance is upheld in various places in the New Testament, however.
     
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  5. LoveGodsWord

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    Brother nice to meet you and thanks for your thought. Howver, only God's WORD is true and we should believe and follow it over the teachings and traditions of men that break the commandments of God. JESUS says those who KNOWINGLY follow the teachings and traditions of men that break the commandments of God are not following God *MATTHEW 15:2-9.

    Did you want to provide any scriptures that address the OP here? Only God's WORD is true and we should BELIEVE and FOLLOW it *ROMANS 3:4. Your only posting your words which are not God's WORD.

    God bless.
     
  6. Tone

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    This challenge reminds me of Goliath calling out the army of Yah...only, in this context, Goliath may be the justified one ...
     
  7. LoveGodsWord

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    Not really brother. I am not saying what you are. We should Worship God EVERYDAY that is not the problem. The issue SIN which God's WORD defines as breaking any one of God's 10 Commandments or not following God's WORD *JAMES 2:10-11. According to God's WORD in the NEW COVENANT God's ETERNAL LAW gives us the KNOWLEDGE of SIN when broken *ROMANS 3:20; ROMANS 7:7; 1 JOHN 3:4. Gods 4th commandment is one of the 10 commandments that give us the KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL; SIN and RIGHTOEUSNESS *ROMANS 3:20; ROMANS 7:7; 1 JOHN 3:4; PSALMS 119:172
     
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    My take on it is Titus 3:9- But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
     
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  9. LoveGodsWord

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    Hello brother Dale, nice to see you and thanks for sharing your thoughts here. All that has been provided here is God's WORD because ONLY God's WORD is true and we should believe and follow it over the teachings and traditions of men that break the commandments of God.

    Now back to the OP where is the scripture that says God's 4th commandment that which is one of God's 10 commandments that give us the KNOWLEDGE of what sin is in the NEW COVENANT has been ABOLSHED and we are not commanded to keep SUNDAY as a HOLY DAY?

    ACTS 15 will not help you brother as it is not talking about God's 10 Commandments. It is talking about CIRCUMCISION being a requirement for salvation for Gentiles believers; ACTS 15:1-2 which is the CONTEXT for the rest of ACTS 15.

    Hope this helps

    Goad bless.
     
  10. LoveGodsWord

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    We are not talking about Geneologies to do with the ceremonial law.
     
  11. Lost4words

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    LoveGodsWord.

    You have started yet another thread on the same subject as before! Why? You know people celebrate the ressurrection of Our Lord on a Sunday. Where in the Bible does it say we cant?
     
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  12. LoveGodsWord

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    Hi L4W nice to see you agains and thanks for your thoughts here.

    We should Worship God EVERYDAY that is not the problem. The issue SIN which God's WORD defines as breaking any one of God's 10 Commandments or not following God's WORD *JAMES 2:10-11. According to God's WORD in the NEW COVENANT God's ETERNAL LAW gives us the KNOWLEDGE of SIN when broken *ROMANS 3:20; ROMANS 7:7; 1 JOHN 3:4. Gods 4th commandment is one of the 10 commandments that give us the KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL; SIN and RIGHTOEUSNESS *ROMANS 3:20; ROMANS 7:7; 1 JOHN 3:4; PSALMS 119:172

    Can you provide a scripture to answer any of the questions in the OP here?

    God bless
     
  13. Tone

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    I got this also:

    "Many of today’s Christian Bible readers, who may be negative or antagonistic toward the Messianic movement, will see Paul’s word regarding “disputes about the Law”—and just assume that he does not really think that the Torah has that high a place for instructing God’s people any more. This would be an irresponsible reading of Titus 3:9, though; the Law of Moses or Pentateuch falls well within the parameters of how “all Scripture” needs to be studied and heeded by God’s people (2 Timothy 3:16). Foolish questions and speculations associated with the Torah are what are in view in Titus 3:9. In his writing to Timothy, Paul says that the main purpose of the Torah is to reveal and condemn sin (1 Timothy 1:8-11), not be used as a springboard for myths (1 Timothy 1:4, 7). Apparently, the Cretan troublemakers had fallen into some of the same errors as the Ephesian false teachers."
    Titus 3:9: responding to “We are not to be concerned about obedience to Jewish laws.”
     
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  14. LoveGodsWord

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    Yep thanks for sharing your thoughts on Titus 3:9 brother Tone. Most of the scholars and commentaries (linked) on Titus 3:9 of this verse also agree. Many people try to use this verse as an escape to avoid talking about God's 10 commandnents that give us the KNOWLEDGE of what SIN is when broken *ROMANS 3:20
     
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    I guess that is why it is on this "controversial" board instead of the more appropriate "Sabbath and the Law" board.
    Ah well.......
    This ends LLoJ's flyby...........
    God bless

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  16. LoveGodsWord

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    Hi David, nice to see you and welcome to the thread. What has your post got to do with the OP here? No one is teaching that we are saved by the law here.

    God's 4th commandment is one of God's 10 commandments that give us the KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL; SIN and RIGHTEOUSNESS *ROMANS 3:20; ROMANS 7:7; 1 JOHN 3:4; PSALMS 119:172.

    According to God's WORD, ALL those who CONTINUE in KNOWN UNREPENTANT SIN will not enter into the KINGDOM of HEAVEN *HEBREWS 10:26-27 because they reject the gift of God's dear son *ROMANS 6:23.

    OBEDIENCE to God's LAW is not how we are saved it is the FRUIT of God's work in us as we BELIEVE and FOLLOW his WORD *PHILIPPIANS 2:13. If our faith has no fruit it is dead *JAMES 2:18-20; 26 and our tree will be cast down and thrown into the fire *MATTHEW 3:10; 7:19-20; 13:49-50.

    We are saved by GRACE through faith and not of ourselves it is a gift of God *EPHESIANS 2:8

    Did you want to share any scriptures to answer any of the questions in the OP?
     
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    Saturday worship comes under the Old Covenant
     
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    Question: "Does God require Sabbath-keeping of Christians?"

    Answer:
    In Colossians 2:16-17, the apostle Paul declares, “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Similarly, Romans 14:5states, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” These Scriptures make it clear that, for the Christian, Sabbath-keeping is a matter of spiritual freedom, not a command from God. Sabbath-keeping is an issue on which God’s Word instructs us not to judge each other. Sabbath-keeping is a matter about which each Christian needs to be fully convinced in his/her own mind.

    In the early chapters of the book of Acts, the first Christians were predominantly Jews. When Gentiles began to receive the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, the Jewish Christians had a dilemma. What aspects of the Mosaic Law and Jewish tradition should Gentile Christians be instructed to obey? The apostles met and discussed the issue in the Jerusalem council (Acts 15). The decision was, “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood” (Acts 15:19-20). Sabbath-keeping was not one of the commands the apostles felt was necessary to force on Gentile believers. It is inconceivable that the apostles would neglect to include Sabbath-keeping if it was God’s command for Christians to observe the Sabbath day.

    A common error in the Sabbath-keeping debate is the concept that the Sabbath was the day of worship. Groups such as the Seventh Day Adventists hold that God requires the church service to be held on Saturday, the Sabbath day. That is not what the Sabbath command was. The Sabbath command was to do no work on the Sabbath day (Exodus 20:8-11). Yes, Jews in Old Testament, New Testament, and modern times use Saturday as the day of worship, but that is not the essence of the Sabbath command. In the book of Acts, whenever a meeting is said to be on the Sabbath, it is a meeting of Jews and/or Gentile converts to Judaism, not Christians.

    When did the early Christians meet? Acts 2:46-47 gives us the answer, “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” If there was a day that Christians met regularly, it was the first day of the week (our Sunday), not the Sabbath day (our Saturday) (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2). In honor of Christ’s resurrection on Sunday, the early Christians observed Sunday not as the “Christian Sabbath” but as a day to especially worship Jesus Christ.

    Is there anything wrong with worshipping on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath? Absolutely not! We should worship God every day, not just on Saturday or Sunday! Many churches today have both Saturday and Sunday services. There is freedom in Christ (Romans 8:21; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:1). Should a Christian practice Sabbath-keeping, that is, not working on Saturdays? If a Christian feels led to do so, absolutely, yes (Romans 14:5). However, those who choose to practice Sabbath-keeping should not judge those who do not keep the Sabbath (Colossians 2:16). Further, those who do not keep the Sabbath should avoid being a stumbling block (1 Corinthians 8:9) to those who do keep the Sabbath. Galatians 5:13-15 sums up the whole issue: “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.”

    www.gotquestions.org/Sabbath-keeping.html
     
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    CONFESSIONS OF THE ROMANS CATHOLIC CHURCH HANDED DOWN TO PROTESTANTISM.



    God has his people in every Church *JOHN 10:16. JESUS says the time is coming and now is that all God's true people should worship God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH *JOHN 4:23. God is a Spirit and those that truely worship him must worship him in Spirit and in truth according to God's WORD *JOHN 4:24. God is calling his people where ever they may be to come out from following the teachings and tradtions of men to worship him in Spirit and in truth according to His Word *MATTHEW 15:3-9.

    Many are breaking his 4th commandment out of ignorance or not knowing any better and in times of ignoarance God winks at but when he gives us a KNOWLEDGE of the truth calls all men everywhere to repent *ACTS 17:30-31. Many are called but few are chosen.

    God's Sheep hear his Voice (the Word)

    God bless.
     
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    Indeed. God's ETERNAL LAW in the OLD and NEW COVENANT give us the KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL; SIN and RIGHTOUESNESS *ROMANS 3:20; ROMANS 7:7; 1 JOHN 3:4; PSALMS 119:172 just like we should not lie, steal, murder and commit adultery.

    Here are some interesting facts for those who may be interested...

    100 FACTS ABOUT THE SABBATH AND SUNDAY YOU MAY NOT KNOW.
    1. After working the first six days of the week in creating this earth, the great God rested on the seventh day. (Genesis 2:1.3.)
    2. This stamped that day as God's rest day, or Sabbath day, as Sabbath day means rest day. To illustrate: When a person is born on a certain day, that day thus becomes his birthday. So when God rested upon the seventh day, that day became His rest, or Sabbath, day.
    3. Therefore the seventh day must always be God's Sabbath day. Can you change your birthday from the day on which you were born to one on which you were not born? No. Neither can you change God's rest day to a day on which He did not rest. Hence the seventh day is still God's Sabbath day.
    4. The Creator blessed the seventh day. (Genesis 2:3.)
    5. He sanctified the seventh day. (Exodus 20:11.)
    6. He made it the Sabbath day in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 2:1-3.)
    7. It was made before the fall; hence it is not a type; for types were not introduced till after the fall.
    8. Jesus says it was made for man (Mark 2:27), that is, for the race, as the word man is here unlimited; hence, for the Gentile as well as for the Jew.
    9. It is a memorial of creation. (Exodus 20:11; 31:17.) Every time we rest upon the seventh day, as God did at creation, we commemorate that grand event.
    10. It was given to Adam, the head of the human race. (Mark 2:27; Genesis 2:1-3.)
    11. Hence through him, as our representative, to all nations. (Acts 17:26.)
    12. It is' not a Jewish institution, for it was made 2,300 years before ever there was a Jew.
    13. The Bible never calls it the Jewish Sabbath, but always "the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." Men should be cautious how they stigmatize God's holy rest day.
    14. Evident reference is made to the Sabbath and the seven-day week all, through the patriarchal age. (Genesis 2:l-3; 8:10,12; 29:27,28.etc.)
    15. It was a part of God's law before Sinai. (Exodus 16:4, 27-29.)
    16. Then God placed it in the heart of His moral law. (Exodus 20:1-17.) Why did He place it there if it was not like the other nine precepts, which all admit to be immutable?
    17. The seventh-day Sabbath was commanded by the voice of the living God. (Deuteronomy 4:12,13.)
    18. Then He wrote the commandment with His own finger. (Exodus 31:18.)
    19. He engraved it in the enduring stone, indicating its imperishable nature. (Deuteronomy 5:22.)
    20. It was sacredly preserved in the ark in the holy of holies. (Deuteronomy 10:1-5.)
    21. God forbade work upon the Sabbath, even in the most hurrying times. (Exodus 34:21.)
    22. God destroyed the Israelites in the wilderness because they profaned the Sabbath. (Ezekiel 20:12, 13.)
    23. It is the sign of the true God, by which we are to know Him from false gods. (Ezekiel 20:20.)
    24. God promised that Jerusalem should stand forever if the Jews would keep the Sabbath (Jeremiah 17:24, 25.)
    25. He sent them into the Babylonish captivity for breaking it. (Nehemiah 13:18.)
    26. He destroyed Jerusalem for its violation. (Jeremiah 17:27.)
    27. God has pronounced a special blessing on all the Gentiles who will keep it. (Isaiah 56:6, 7.)
    28. This is in the prophecy, which refers wholly to the Christian dispensation. (See Isaiah 56.)
    29. God has promised to bless all who keep the Sabbath. (Isaiah 56:2.)
    30. The Lord requires us to call it "honourable". (Isaiah 58:13.) Beware, ye who take delight in calling it the. “old Jewish Sabbath,” “a yoke of bondage,” etc.
    31. After the holy Sabbath has been trodden down "many generations,” it is to be restored in the last days. (Isaiah 58:12,13.)
    32. All the holy prophets kept the seventh day.
    33. When the Son of God came, He kept the seventh day all His life. (Luke 4:16; John 15:10.) Thus He followed His Father's example at creation. Shall we not be safe in following the example of both the Father and the Son?
    34. The seventh day is the Lord's Day. (See Revelation 1:10; Mark 2:28; Isaiah 58:13; Exodus 20:10.)
    35. Jesus was Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28), that is, to love and protect it, as the husband is the lord of the wife, to love and cherish her (1 Peter 3:6.)
    36. He vindicated the Sabbath as a merciful institution designed for man's good. (Mark 2:23-28.)
    37. Instead of abolishing the Sabbath, He carefully taught how it should be observed. (Matthew 12:1-13.)
    38. He taught His disciples that they should do nothing upon the Sabbath day but what was “lawful” (Matthew 12:12.)
    39. He instructed His apostles that the Sabbath should be prayerfully regarded forty years after His resurrection. (Matthew 24:20.)
    40. The pious women who had been with Jesus carefully kept the seventh day after His death. (Luke 23:56.)
    41. Thirty years after Christ's resurrection, the Holy Spirit' expressly calls it "the Sabbath day,"(Acts 13:14.)
    42. Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, called it the "Sabbath day" in A.D. 45. (Acts 13:27.) Did not Paul know? Or shall we believe modern teachers, who affirm that it ceased to be the Sabbath at the resurrection of Christ?
    43. Luke, the inspired Christian historian, writing as late as A.D. 62, calls it the "Sabbath day." (Acts 13:44.)
    44. The Gentile converts called it the Sabbath. (Acts 13:42.)
    45. In the great Christian council, A.D. 49, in the presence of the apostles and thousands of disciples, James calls it the "sabbath day." (Acts 15:21)
    46. It was customary to hold prayer meetings upon that day. (Acts 16:13.)
    47. Paul read the Scriptures in public meetings on that day. (Acts 17:2, 3.)
    48. It was his custom to preach upon that day. (Acts 17:2,3.)
    49. The Book of Acts alone gives a record of his holding eighty-four meetings upon that day. (See Acts 13:14, 44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4. 11.)
    50. There was never any dispute between the Christians and the Jews about the Sabbath day. This is proof that the Christians still observed the same day that the Jews did.
    51. In all their accusations against Paul, they never charged him with disregarding the Sabbath day. Why did they not, if he did not keep it?
    52. But Paul himself expressly declared that he had kept the law. “Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all." Acts 25:8. How could this be true if he had not kept the Sabbath?
    53. The Sabbath is mentioned in the New Testament fifty-nine times, and always with respect, bearing the same title it had in the Old Testament, “the Sabbath day.”
    54. Not a word is said anywhere in the New Testament about the Sabbath's being abolished, done away, changed, or anything of the kind.
    55. God has never given permission to any man to work upon it. Reader, by what authority do you use - the seventh day for common labor?
    56. No Christian of the New Testament, either before or after the resurrection, ever did ordinary work upon the seventh day. Find one case of that kind, and we will yield the question. Why should modem Christians do differently from Bible Christians?
    57. There is no record that God has ever removed His blessing or sanctification from the seventh day.
    58. As the Sabbath was kept in Eden before the fall, so it will be observed eternally in the new earth after the restitution. (Isaiah 66:22, 23.)
    59. The seventh-day Sabbath was an important part of the law of God, as it came from His own mouth, and was written by His own finger upon stone at Sinai. (See Exodus 20.) When Jesus began His work, He expressly declared that He had not come to destroy the law. “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets.” Matthew 5:17
    60. Jesus severely condemned the Pharisees as hypocrites for pretending to love God, while at the same tune they made void one of the Ten Commandments by their tradition. The keeping of Sunday is only a tradition of men.
    40 Bible Facts Concerning the First Day of the Week
    1. The very first thing recorded In the Bible is work done on Sunday, the first day of the week. (Genesis l: l-5.) The Creator Himself did this. If God made the earth on Sunday, can it be wicked for us to work on Sunday?
    2. God commands men to work upon the first day of the week. (Exodus 20.8-11.) Is it wrong to obey God?
    3. None of the patriarchs ever kept it.
    4. None of the holy prophets ever kept it.
    5. By the express command of-God, His holy people used the first day of the week as a common working day for 4,000 years, at least.
    6. God Himself calls it a "working" day. (Ezekiel 46:1.)
    7. God did not rest upon it.
    8. He never blessed it.
    9. Christ did not rest upon it.
    10. Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3), and worked at His trade until He was thirty years old. He kept the Sabbath and worked six days in the week, as all admit. Hence He did many a hard day’s work on Sunday.
    11. The apostles worked upon it during the same time.
    12. The apostles never rested upon it.
    13. Christ never blessed it.
    14. It has never been blessed by any divine authority.
    15. It has never been sanctified.
    16. No law was ever given to enforce the keeping of it, hence it is no transgression to work upon it. “Where no law is, there is no transgression.” Romans 4:15 (See also 1 John 3:4.)
    17. The New Testament nowhere forbids work to be done on it.
    18. No penalty is provided for its violation.
    19. No blessing is promised for its observance.
    20. No regulation is given as to how it ought to be observed. Would this be so if the Lord wished us to keep it?
    21. It is never called the Christian Sabbath.
    22. It is never called the Sabbath day at all.
    23. It is never called the Lord’s day.
    24. It is never called even a rest day.
    25. No sacred title whatever is applied to it. Then why should we call it holy?
    26. It is simply called “first day of the week.”
    27. Jesus never-mentioned it in any way, never took its name upon His lips, so far as the record shows.
    28. The word Sunday never occurs in the Bible at all.
    29. Neither God, Christ, nor inspired men ever said one word in favor of Sunday as a holy day.
    30. The first day of the week is mentioned only eight times in all the New Testament. (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2,9; Luke 24:1; John 20:1, 19; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2.)
    31. Six of these texts refer to the same first day of the week.
    32. Paul directed the saints to look over their secular affairs on that day. (1Corinthians 16:2.)
    33. In all the New Testament we have a record of only one religious meeting held upon that day, and even this was a night meeting. (Acts 20:5-12.)
    34. There is not intimation that they ever held a meeting upon it before or after that.
    35. It was not their custom to meet on that day.
    36. There was no requirement to break bread on that day.
    37. We have an account of only one instance in which it was done. (Acts 20:7.)
    38. That was done in the night-after midnight. (Verses 7-11.) Jesus celebrated it on Thursday evening (Luke 22), and the disciples sometimes did it every day (Acts 2:42-46.)
    39. The Bible nowhere says that the first day of the week commemorates the resurrection of Christ. This is a tradition of men, which contradicts the law of God. (Matthew 15:1-9.) Baptism commemorates the burial and resurrection of Jesus. (Romans 6:3-5.)
    40. Finally, the New Testament is totally silent with regard to any change of the Sabbath day or any sacredness for the first day.

    Here are one hundred plain Bible facts upon this question, showing conclusively that the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord in both the Old and New Testament.*

    *Reprinted from a tract published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association about the year 1885.
     
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