THE MOST FAQ'S ABOUT THE KEEPING OF THE LORD'S SABBATH DAY
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ABOUT THE SABBATH DAY
If you have truly given you life over to Christ Jesus then
you are in full belief and acceptance of all of the following
"BIBLE TRUTHS" concerning the LORD'S Sabbath Day.
BIBLE TRUTH #1
Jesus is the LORD OF THE SABBATH DAY :
For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
( Mat 12:8)
BIBLE TRUTH #2
THE SABBATH DAY CAN NEVER BE CHANGED BECAUSE JESUS DOESN'T CHANGE :
Jesus Christ THE SAME yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
( Heb 13:8)
BIBLE TRUTH #3
BECAUSE JESUS DOESN'T CHANGE AND HE IS THE BEGINNING
AND THE END, WE KNOW THE WEEKLY CYCLE OF THE
7TH DAY SABBATH DAY HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE THE BEGINNING:
I am Alpha and Omega, THE BEGINNING and THE ENDING, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
BIBLE TRUTH #4
JESUS SAID ABRAHAM KEPT HIS DAY, THE SABBATH DAY
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see MY DAY: and he saw it, and was glad Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and KEPT MY CHARGE, MY COMMANDMENTS, MY STATUTES, and MY LAWS.
BIBLE TRUTH #5
THE BIBLE ESTABLISHES ACCORDING TO THE NEW TESTEMENT THAT THE SABBATH DAY IS NOT THE 1ST DAY OF THE WEEK BUT IN TRUTH THE 7TH DAY OF THE WEEK
IN THE END THE SABBATH, as it began to dawn TOWARDS THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK, came Mary Magdalene and the other
Mary to see the sepulchre.
( MAT 28:1)
BIBLE TRUTH #6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
OUR CYCLE OF THE 7 DAY WEEK HAS BEEN FOUNDED SINCE THE DAYS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
FORETELLING OF JESUS DEATH IN THE MIDDLE OF A WEEK
THE MOST FAQ'S ABOUT THE KEEPING OF THE LORD'S SABBATH DAY
We did not include the following questions in our
9 FAQ's per the Holy Bible.
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
2 TIM 2:23
OUR PRIMARY INTENTS HERE ARE
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
1 PET 3:15
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2 Tim 4:2-4
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
THE 9 MOST FAQ'S ABOUT THE SABBATH DAY BEGINS HERE
Q1.What does keeping the Sabbath day have to do with my Salvation in Christ?
A1. BECAUSE JESUS IS BOTH OUR SAVIOUR AND THE LORD OF THE SABBATH DAY AND HE SAID LOOK UNTO ME AND BE YE SAVED
LOOK UNTO ME, AND BE YE SAVED, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.(ISA 45:22)
Q2.Who made the Sabbath Day?
A2. the new testament tell us JESUS made ALL THINGS
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: FOR BY HIM ALL THINGS WERE CREATED, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:17 And he is before ALL THINGS, and BY HIM ALL THINGS CONSIST.And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. COL 1:15-18
In the beginning was THE WORD, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM; and without him was not any thing made that was made.JHN 1:1-4,
AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. JHN 1:14
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; FOR HE WROTE OF ME But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe MY WORDS? JHN 5:46-47
Q3.When was it made?
A3 Before there was a man (i.e. Jew, Gentile) to till the ground.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.2 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.3 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.4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. Gen 2:1-5
Q4 Which day should we tell people is the true Sabbath today Saturday or Sunday?
Q5 Is the Sabbath Day a memorial of Jesus Resurrection?
A5 Yes, because the holy Bible contains 12 scriptural passages in the new testament and 2 in the Old Testetment that establishes that Jesus rose on the third day which was the Sabbath day and not on the 1st day of the week
Q6 Isn't the observance of the Sabbath day strictly for those who are Jewish and not for Christians?
A6. NO, the Sabbath day was made FOR ALL MANKIND
And he said unto them, The sabbath was MADE FOR MAN, and not man for the sabbath:Mark 2:27
BLESS IS THE MAN THAT DOESTH THIS, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; THAT KEEPETH THE SABBATH from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.Isaiah 56:2
And he reasoned in the synagogue EVERY SABBATH, and persuaded THE JEWS AND THE GREEKS.Acts 18:4
Q7 Many today keep the first day of the week, or Sunday. So by what Bible authority do have they for this?
A7. They have absolutely none. Nowhere in the bible is it commanded by God to keep the 1st day of the week Holy, but this is the authority by which the Sunday Christianity of today's society observe as their day of worship
So whose Day of Worship is Sunday?
“They [the Protestants] deem it their duty to keep the Sunday holy. Why? Because the Catholic Church tells them to do so [ REMEMBER EMPEROR CONSTANTINE WAS ACTUALLY IT'S FIRST PONTIFEX CUS MAXIMUS UNDER THE ROMAN EMPIRE see our page Constantine THE HIGH PRIEST]. They have no other reason...The observance of Sunday thus comes to be an ecclesiastical law entirely distinct from the divine law of Sabbath observance...The author of the Sunday law...is the Catholic Church.” Ecclesiastical Review, February 1914.
“The Sunday...is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.”American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883.
“Sunday...is the law of the Catholic Church alone...” American Sentinel (Catholic), June 1893.
“Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles...From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.” Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August 1900.
“It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.” Priest Brady, in an address reported in The News, Elizabeth, New Jersey, March 18, 1903.
Who Do We Reverence and Pay Homage to by Keeping Sunday Holy?
“From this we may understand how great is the authority of the church in interpreting or explaining to us the commandments of God - an authority which is acknowledged by the universal practice of the whole Christian world, even of those sects which profess to take the holy Scriptures as their sole rule of faith, since they observe as the day of rest not the seventh day of the week demanded by the Bible, but the first day. Which we know is to be kept holy, only from the tradition and teaching of the Catholic church.” Henry Gibson, Catechism Made Easy, #2, 9th edition, vol. 1, p. 341-342.
“It was the Catholic church which...has transferred this rest to Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Therefore the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) church.” Monsignor Louis Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today, p. 213.
“Sunday is our mark or authority...the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” Catholic Record of London, Ontario, September 1, 1923.
“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act...And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.
“I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the holy Catholic Church alone.
The Bible says, ‘Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.’ The Catholic Church says: ‘No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.’ And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church.” father T. Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, February 18, 1884, printed in History of the Sabbath, p. 802. Hover here for a document clip or select for full original image.
“Protestants...accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change...But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that...In observing the Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope.” Our Sunday Visitor, February 15, 1950.
“The (Roman Catholic) Church changed the observance of the Sabbath to Sunday by the authority given to her by her founder, THE ROMAN EMPEROR CONSTANTINE in 321 AD.
The Protestant who claim the Bible to be the only guide of faith, have no DIVINE AUTHORITY for observing Sunday from the Holy Bible THEY ONLY HAVE EMPEROR CONSTANTINE ACCORDING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION.
“Sunday is founded, not of scripture, but on tradition, and is distinctly a Catholic institution. As there is no scripture for the transfer of the day of rest from the last to the first day of the week, Protestants ought to keep their Sabbath on Saturday and thus leave Catholics in full possession of Sunday.” Catholic Record, September 17, 1893.
“Regarding the change from the observance of the Jewish Sabbath to the Christian Sunday, I wish to draw your attention to the facts:
“1) That Protestants, who accept the Bible as the only rule of faith and religion, should by all means go back to the observance of the Sabbath. The fact that they do not, but on the contrary observe the Sunday, stultifies them in the eyes of every thinking man.
“2) We Catholics do not accept the Bible as the only rule of faith. Besides the Bible we have the living Church, the authority of the Church, as a rule to guide us. We say, this Church, instituted by Christ to teach and guide man through life, has the right to change the ceremonial laws of the Old Testament and hence, we accept her change of the Sabbath to Sunday. We frankly say, yes, the Church made this change, made this law, as she made many other laws, for instance, the Friday abstinence, the unmarried priesthood, the laws concerning mixed marriages, the regulation of Catholic marriages and a thousand other laws...
“It is always somewhat laughable, to see the Protestant churches, in pulpit and legislation, demand the observance of Sunday, of which there is nothing in their Bible.” Peter R. Kraemer, Catholic Church Extension Magazine, USA (1975), Chicago, Illinois, “Under the blessing of the Pope Pius XI”
“I am going to propose a very plain and serious question to those who follow ‘the Bible and the Bible only’ to give their most earnest attention. It is this: Why don’t you keep holy the Sabbath day?...
“The command of the Almighty God stands clearly written in the Bible in these words: ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work.’ Exodus 20:8-10...
“You will answer me, perhaps, that you do keep the Sabbath; for that you abstain from all worldly business and diligently go to church, and say your prayers, and read your Bible at home every Sunday of your lives...
“But Sunday is not the Sabbath day. Sunday is the first day of the week: the Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week. Almighty God did not give a commandment that men should keep holy one day in seven; but He named His own day, and said distinctly: ‘Thou shalt keep holy the seventh day’; and He assigned a reason for choosing this day rather than any other - a reason which belongs only to the seventh day of the week, and cannot be applied to the rest. He says, ‘For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it’, Exodus 20:11, Genesis 2:1-3. Almighty God ordered that all men should rest from their labor on the seventh day, because He too had rested on that day: He did not rest on Sunday, but on Saturday. On Sunday, which is the first day of the week, He began the work of creation; He did not finish it. It was on Saturday that He ‘ended 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.’ Genesis 2:2-3...
“Nothing can be more plain and easy to understand than all this; there is nobody who attempts to deny it. It is acknowledged by everybody that the day which Almighty God appointed to be kept holy was Saturday, not Sunday. Why do you then keep holy the Sunday and not Saturday?
“You will tell me that Saturday was the Jewish Sabbath, but that the Christian Sabbath has been changed to Sunday. Changed! But by whom? Who has the authority to change an express commandment of Almighty God? When God has spoken and said, ‘Thou shalt keep holy the seventh day’, who shall dare to say, ‘Nay, thou mayest work and do all manner of worldly business on the seventh day: but thou shalt keep holy the first day in its stead?’ This is a most important question, which I know not how you answer...
“You are a Protestant, and you profess to go by the Bible and the Bible only; and yet, in so important a manner as the observance of one day in seven as the holy day, you go against the plain letter of the Bible, and put another day in the place of that day which the Bible has commanded. The command to keep holy the seventh day is one of the Ten Commandments; you believe that the other nine are still binding. Who gave you authority to tamper with the fourth? If you are consistent with your own principles, if you really follow the Bible, and the Bible only you ought to be able to produce some portion of the New Testament in which this fourth commandment is expressly altered.” Excerpts from “Why Don’t You Keep Holy the Sabbath Day?”, pages 3-15 in The Clifton Tract, vol. 4, published by the Roman Catholic Church 1869.
“The arguments...are firmly grounded on the word of God, and having been closely studied with the Bible in hand, leave no escape for the conscientious Protestant except the abandonment of Sunday worship and the return to Saturday, commanded by their teacher, the Bible, or, unwilling to abandon the tradition of the Catholic Church, which enjoins the keeping of Sunday, and which they have accepted in direct opposition to their teacher, the Bible, consistently accept her (the Catholic Church) in all her teachings. Reason and common sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives: either Protestantism and the keeping holy of Saturday, or Catholicism and the keeping holy of Sunday. Compromise is impossible.” James Cardinal Gibbons, in Catholic Mirror, December 23, 1893.
Q7 Did The Apostles/ NT Church keep the Sabbath day(s) After Jesus death and Resurrection
A7. YES THEIR ARE 5 CRYSTAL CLEAR PASSAGES THAT THE DID verses ZERO THAT THEY OBSERVED SUNDAY IN A SYNAGOGUE. If we examine the pattern of the disciples after Jesus resurrection in the book of acts to determine what day that they attended Sabbath Services and what day they expected others to observe. We will keep a count of how many times the Sabbath is observed.
But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,