Wow. Let’s look at some of the comments that have been made here. Metis
has said in Msg #7 that “Friday sundown to Saturday sundown is the "Lord's Day", but since the vast majority of Christians after the 1st century were Gentiles, it really doesn't make any difference which day was chosen. Shabbat is only mandatory for Jews per Torah.”
I really am baffled by this statement. Let me try to grasp your reasoning: Because the majority of Christians after the age of Apostles were Gentiles that makes it OK to change the Law? So if most of the original adherents to Yahshua’s faith were Jews, the Sabbath should be Friday night to Saturday night, but when more gentiles began entering the assembly, this changed to Sunday? Wow. I am really amazed at your reasoning. Sorry, what gives you, or anyone for that matter, a right to change the Law of Yahweh? You cannot just change the Law on a whim, Yahshua has said in Matthew 5 that is easier for the whole world to blow up and be destroyed than it is for one of the merest declarations to pass away from the Law. Yahshua our Savior kept the seventh day Sabbath from Friday evening to Saturday. Is he our example or not? 1 Peter 2:21
tells us he is supposed to be our example. Not a corrupted Ch-rch. If faith in Yahshua the Messiah causes Judaism to be rejected, how much more a Ch-rch who doesn’t keep the faith of Yahshua. A lot of paganism infiltrated True Worship, especially after the age of the Apostles. Act 17:30 says
“30 In the past Yahweh overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
The faith does not change. It's not a reed blown about by the wind. It’s the people that need to change. Let’s just get that point firmly established before we continue in this post.
The second part of metis
’ post claims that the Sabbath was for the Jews. Here we have another opinion that has no merit whatsoever. The Sabbath Day was established at creation. It was the day in which Yahweh rested from all His work after 6 literal days of creating this planet in to a paradise. He blessed and hallowed this one day as holy. You cannot sanctify a day as holy, only Yahweh has the power to do that. This was the Sabbath Day. If you keep the Sunday as the Sabbath, you are not going to receive the blessings and sanctification from keeping what should be the correct day holy. Friday sunset to Saturday sunset is holy time. The Sabbath was created before Jews were even around. Adam and Eve would’ve kept the Sabbath Day. They were not Jews.
Have you not read the scripture. Isaiah 56:2 clearly states: “Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth it fast; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.” The word ‘man’ here proves that it is not simply the Jew that is required to keep the Sabbath.
In msg 2 exchemist
says: “Well of course it's a tradition, like so much else in Christianity. Why is that a big deal to you?” Of course this wasn’t addressed to me, but again, tradition should not overrule scripture. If there was a tradition to sacrifice three humans a year and somehow it came in to Chr-stianity, would you agree to it? We have to reject tradition and uphold scripture. Many times traditions come from pagan sources, such as the Xmas celebration. What did our Savior have to say about tradition? “Then there come to Yahshua from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying, 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 And he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of Yahweh because of your tradition?” (Matthew 15:2-3) Well, Yahshua is asking you the same question today and what answer do you have? Why would you adhere to a Sunday Sabbath when Yahweh's commandment tells us to keep the seventh day Sabbath. Because of tradition?
in msg 19 quotes from Col 2:16, but as I have pointed out, this does not advocate lawlessness. It does not advocate that we should not keep new moon, or Sabbath, or feast day or the dietary laws.
It says: “16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day: 17 which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is the Messiah’s. “
The scripture clearly tells us not to allow man to judge us regarding these things. Yahshua is our judge. You can also read John 5:30
. Hence what is says ‘the body is the Messiah’s’. Taking scriptures out of context doesn’t help anyone. Please read verse 17, it tells us these things are a shadow of the things to come. In the Kingdom of Yahweh we will realise the full potential of the Laws of Yahweh, when everyone will be keeping the holy days, the dietary laws etc.
Unfortunately, I don’t have time to go through all 7 pages and respond to all the excuses people are coming up with to get out of keeping the seventh day Sabbath. Even Jews will claim that only they need to keep the Sabbath Day and some of them sadly don’t keep it properly. But, you 3rdAngel
keep at it, keep keeping the Sabbath Day. It certainly is a blessed day and they are blessings attached to keeping this holy day properly. May Yahweh bless you.