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THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?
“ἐγενόμην ἐν πνεύματι ἐν τῇ κυριακῇ ἡμέρᾳ”
“I was In The Spirit On The Lord’s Day”
...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
“ἐγενόμην ἐν πνεύματι ἐν τῇ κυριακῇ
ἡμέρᾳ”
“I was In The Spirit On The Lord’s Day”
...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
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PART A: THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?
INTRODUCTION
A. THE EARLY CHURCH AND...
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 PART B: APPENDIX: Study of Texts
in the Old Testament containing
statements such ...
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A: Law of God/Law of Moses only to Israelites/Jews –
Exodus 20:28, 31:18, Psalm 147...
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D1: Circumcision - Genesis 17: 1-14 (KJV)
D2: The Laws Regarding the Priestly Servi...
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D4: Feasts of Trumpets - Numbers Ch. 10:8
D5: Statutes and judgments - keep …his st...
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CONCLUSIONS
PART C: APPENDIX: Some Heresies of the Apostate Roman Catholic Church
B...
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INTRODUCTION:
 Do the Scriptures establish beyond a reasonable
doubt that the Chri...
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 Firstly, one needs to make a distinction between
the First or Old Covenant and th...
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 Then He said, “Behold, I have come to do your
will, O God.” He takes away the fir...
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 Scriptures sanction the practice of First Day
worship in cases 2 and 3 and indire...
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A: THE EARLY CHURCH AND APOSTOLIC
EXAMPLE:
 The Apostles by their practice and pre...
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 Yahshua, the Messiah – Our Lord and master
arose on the First Day of the Week (Mk...
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 The question as to when did the apostles and
the early church meet and the freque...
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 Almost 20 to 30 years later, the Christians in
Galatia (Modern day Turkey) and Co...
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 This testifies to the fact that the early church,
even in the first century, met ...
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B: THE VOICE OF HISTORY AND THE TESTIMONIALS
OF EARLY CHURCH WITNESSES
 We are now...
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 It is the belief in some quarters that some
vestiges or remnants of the Old Testa...
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 1. AD 90-100: Clement of Rome – Bishop
or Elder of the assembly located in the ci...
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 2. AD 107: Ignatius – A pupil of the
Apostles whose writings were commended
by Po...
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 …….those who were concerned with old
things have come to newness of
confidence, n...
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 3. AD 100: Epistle of St. Barnabas: -
“Wherefore also we keep the 8th day with
jo...
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 4. AD 140: Pliny the Minor (Roman
Historian) to Trajan (Roman Emperor): -
“…they ...
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 5. AD 140: Justin Martyr: - “…on the day
called Sunday, is an assembly of all who...
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 The reasons he gave are as follows: - “….
Because it is the first day in which Go...
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 For some time Jewish Christians continued
to keep both the Sabbath and Sunday, bu...
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 He says in his Dialogue with Trypho,
chapter 47: “But, if some, through
weakminde...
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 as I said before, not inducing them either
to be circumcised, like themselves, or...
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 6. AD 180: Bardesanes, The heretic: - In
his book entitled “Fate” or the “Laws of...
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 for lo! Whatever we be, all of us are called
by one name of the messiah, Christia...
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 7. The Apostolic Institutions (Second
Century): “On the day of the resurrection
o...
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 8. AD 170: Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth:-
To the Church at Rome, he wrote a long
...
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 9. AD 175: Melito, Bishop of Sardis: - He
wrote a sermon or treatise on “the Lord...
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 10. AD 160-200: Irenaeus (Irenius?), Bishop
of Lyons: - He asserts that the Sabba...
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 11. AD (174): Clement of Alexandria,
Bishop or Elder in the city of the same
name...
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 12. AD 200: Tertullian: - He says the First
day is Sunday. He speaks of it as a d...
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 In his book Apologeticus: “In the same
way if we devote Sunday to rejoicing,
from...
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 In another of his works he says: “he who
argues for Sabbath keeping and
circumcis...
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 13. AD 185-255: Origen: - He contends that
the Lord’s Day is the First day of the...
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 14. AD 210: Menucius: - This Elder wrote,
“…Christians came together to a
repast…...
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 15. AD 253: Cyprian to his colleagues: In
a letter he writes, “…points to the Lor...
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 16. AD 270: Commodian, circa. : - In a
letter he makes mention of the Lord’s Day
...
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 17. AD 300: Victorianus: - He contrasts the
Lord’s Day with the parasceve and the...
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 18. AD 306: Peter, Bishop of Alexandria: -
He says, “…But the Lord’s day we
celeb...
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 19. AD 324 Eusibius of the Ebionites: - He
says, “They also observe the Sabbath a...
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 These are the evidences from the principal
writings of the first two centuries af...
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 It was never confounded or, confused with
the Sabbath (7th day) but is different ...
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 The new race of Christians had a new day:
The Lord’s day – the First day of the
w...
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 Colossians 2:16 says, “Let no man
therefore judge you in regard to food or
drink ...
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 Here, the Apostle Paul makes it
abundantly clear that festivals (yearly),
new moo...
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 The Lord’s Day therefore, is a purely
Christian institution, sanctioned by
aposto...
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 It does not matter what the enemies of
the Gospel may say. “Let God be true and
e...
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 C. THEN WHAT OF CONSTANTINE AND
THE NICEAN COUNCIL OF 325?
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
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 For four years before the ecumenical
Council of Nicea held in AD 325 it (the
Lord...
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 He therefore decreed that Sunday be
made a public holiday on humanitarian
grounds...
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 He, that is, Constantine gave his stamp of
approval or made Law that which was
al...
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 Sabbatarians often quote the claims of the
Roman Catholic Church (RCC) that she
“...
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 Even when the Council of Nicea
recognized the Lord’s Day as the First day
of the ...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Here are some of the claims of the RCC
that most Sabbatarians never mention or
qu...
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 1. That the Holy Roman Catholic Church
is the one and only true Church of Christ
...
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 4. That Mary remained a virgin after the
birth of Jesus Christ (AD 1854)
 5. Tha...
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 7. That Mary can make intercession for us
sinners, hence prayers to her
 8. That...
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 9. That the celibacy rule is scriptural -
ordained by God
 10.That mid-way betwe...
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 12.That infants are subjects for Baptism
(Sprinkling and not Immersion)
 13.That...
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 14.That a Child of God for doctrine must
believe in the Scriptures and RCC tradit...
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 Therefore, the Sabbath rest of the seventh
day was a day given to Israel only – b...
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 The Sabbath and other provisions in the
Old (abolished) Testament (Covenant)
betw...
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 D. EXPOSITION:
 Can one show a TEXT that states, WHEN,
WHERE, and BY WHOM the we...
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 "Abolish" means "to do away with wholly;
to annul; to make void; as to abolish a ...
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 Before I give the text showing WHEN,
WHERE, and BY WHOM abolished, let
us first n...
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 Exodus 3l:13 (17), "Speak thou (Moses)
also unto the children of Israel, saying,
...
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 Deuteronomy 5:15, "And remember that
thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt,
an...
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 Nehemiah 9:l3-l4, "Thou (God) camest
down also upon Mount Sinai, and spakest
with...
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 The Sabbath was GIVEN:
 WHEN -- After the children of Israel were
delivered from...
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 In Exodus 16, as they came unto the
wilderness of Sin, it is evident that they
ha...
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 WHERE -- "Thou camest down also upon
MOUNT SINAI . . . and madest known
unto them...
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 BY WHOM -- "THOU (God) . . . madest
known unto them thy holy Sabbath . . . by
the...
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 Let us also ask TO WHOM and WHY:
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 TO WHOM -- "Verily my Sabbaths shall ye
(children of Israel) keep: for it is a si...
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 WHY -- "It is a SIGN between me and
your generations; THAT YE MAY KNOW
THAT I AM ...
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 Now we shall see what happened to the
law given to the children of Israel on
Moun...
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 Here Is The Text:
 2 Corinthians 3:7-11, 14,"If the ministration
of death, WRITT...
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 For if the ministration of condemnation be
glory, much more doth the ministration...
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 Their minds were blinded: for until this
day remaineth the same veil untaken
away...
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 When any law is done away, all of its parts
vanish with it of necessity. For any ...
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 The honesty and the integrity of the
Sabbatarians are now at stake. Let's not hav...
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 In the event they cannot see the points,
let us examine the text and see what it
...
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 ABOLISHED -- The text uses the
expressions "done away" speaking of the
whole law ...
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 BY WHOM -- "Done away in CHRIST."
 WHEN -- The expression "IN CHRIST" begs
the t...
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Here is additional Proof!
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 Colossians 2:14-16,"Blotting out the
handwriting of ordinances that was
against u...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Let no man therefore judge you in
meat, or in drink, or in respect of an
holy day...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 The text mentions "Sabbath" and "nailed
to his cross," satisfying the inquiries o...
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 Notice that the Sabbath has not only
been "nailed to his cross," but "let no
man ...
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 The issue before us is not whether God ever
gave a Sabbath, which is the seventh
...
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 They claim that the Sabbath was made at
CREATION. They quote Genesis 2:2-3.
Moses...
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 There is no indication however that it
was ever made known before Mount
Sinai. Ce...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 In their attempt to show that the Sabbath
was given at creation, they quote Roman...
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 They assume the very thing they set out to
prove. They reason that "law" refers t...
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 ). Further, Paul says that Christ has
"abolished in his flesh the enmity, even
th...
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 If every transgression means that the Ten
Commandments have been broken, as
they ...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 They can answer their own arguments by
answering the following question: Does God...
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 The Adventists and others assume that the
"law of God" and the "law of Moses" wer...
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 "This Ezra went up from Babylon. And he
was a ready scribe in the LAW OF MOSES .
...
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 The Adventists, like other Sabbatarians
assume that Moses gave the Law of
Moses, ...
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 The Adventists like other Sabbatarians
assume: That God alone gave the law of
God...
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 This all proves that the Adventists like
other Sabbatarians are wrong in teaching...
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 This law (including the Sabbath) we have
already shown was done away: WHEN,
WHERE...
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 1. That the Adventists and others do
not keep the Sabbath. Keeping the
Sabbath re...
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 If they argue that these things were
abolished because they are not in the Ten
Co...
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 Four hundred and thirty years (430)
before the law was given at Mount Sinai,
God ...
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 At Sinai God made a covenant with the children
of Israel, even the law. It was in...
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 But this law "cannot disannul, that it
should make the promise of none
effect. Fo...
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 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was
added because of transgressions, till the
...
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 . . . But before faith came, we were kept
under the law, shut up unto the faith
w...
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 This history is too plain to be misunderstood
even with expert help of Adventist ...
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 This law, written and engraven in stones is
abolished according to Paul in 2 Cori...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
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 The old law is done away; therefore, it
could not be the new or in the new in
who...
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 When a new law is given, it may or may
not contain some of the principles of the
...
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 Let me illustrate. This country at one time
was under the law of England. When we...
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 When our lawmakers drafted a new law,
they placed some of the good principles of
...
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 When a law is abolished, it is abolished!
If any principle of the old law is to b...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Sabbatarians think that if any principles of
the law of England are in the laws o...
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 Sabbatarians need to understand what a
testament is. Testament means "will" and
"...
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 "For where a testament is, there must also
of necessity be the death of the testa...
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 Hence, the testament of Christ, or the
New Testament, is the law that went
forth ...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
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 For a law to be binding on Christians
under the new covenant, the law must
be fou...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 "Brethren, I speak after the manner of
men though it be but a man's covenant,
yet...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Where in the will of Christ is a Christian
commanded to keep the Sabbath? "And
he...
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 "Therefore we ought to give the more
earnest heed to the things which we
have hea...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 For if the word spoken by angels was
steadfast, and every transgression and
disob...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 The will of Christ which was at the first
began to be spoken by the Lord was
conf...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 If the Sabbath is to be observed today,
we must find it commanded in the New
Test...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Further, the apostle Paul wrote, "But
though we, or an angel from heaven,
preach ...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 My disputant must show us in the
gospel that Paul preached the
command to keep th...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 We are not under the law but under
the new covenant! (Heb. 8:6-13) It is
not enou...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 Col. 2:14-16 seems to bother Sabbatarians.
No wonder. Here we have a command that...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 "Blotting out the handwriting of
ordinances that was against us, which was
contra...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 he made shew of them openly, triumphing
over them in it. Let no man therefore
jud...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 The law having been abolished, "nailed to
his cross," let no man judge you of the...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 In these references we have the services
specified as morning and evening (being
...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 Now notice Col. 2:16: "Let no man judge
you in meat or drink (daily), or in respe...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 These are a shadow of things to come,
therefore Sabbatarians reason that the
week...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 They then lead us to believe that the
Sabbath is a memorial for us, but they miss...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Remember that the law (Sabbath included)
was "added . . . till" Christ came.
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 All these things were a shadow and
must continue in force till the body, Christ
s...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Paul corrects this false teaching, saying
that the law was ''nailed to the
cross....
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 . "Beware lest any man spoil you through
philosophy and vain deceit, after the
tr...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 The Bible clearly teaches that the fourth
commandment of the Decalogue --
viz., '...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 In apostolic times, some disciples were of
Judaistic tendency, as Sabbatarians ar...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 The brethren concluded, "Forasmuch as we
have heard, that certain which went out
...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 The law was a law of bondage. (Gal.
4:24) The law was nailed to the cross:
theref...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 Those that were under the law were judged
by the law of bondage. (Rom. 2:12) But
...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Adventists and other Sabbatarians ask the
question: "Are we free to commit crime
...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Now get it: For if the words spoken by
angels was steadfast, and every
transgress...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 The law has served its purpose. (Gal.
3:17-25) Christ has come, given us the
word...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 Sabbatarians cannot understand how that
a law given amid heaven's thunder and
smo...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 For we are not come unto the mount
that might be touched, and that burned with
fi...
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 (For they could not endure that which was
commanded, and if so much as a beast
to...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 but ye are come unto mount Sion, and
unto the city of the living God, the
heavenl...
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 and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
and to Jesus the mediator of the new...
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 See that ye refuse not him that
speaketh. For if they escaped not who
refused him...
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 "So WHERE is the 'new law' given . . .?" In
the new covenant: that was revealed t...
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 Adventists and others would have the Old
Testament, given 1500 years before, the
...
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 Again I will ask where is the New
Testament command for a Christian to
keep the S...
 Where is the command in the
NEW? It is not there -- the Adventist
church is not there, other man-made
churches are not t...
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 Some Sabbatarians say, "Christ's will was
confirmed and went into effect at the
t...
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 Let us examine the facts of Acts 20:7
again. They accuse us of ‘‘Sabbath-breaking...
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 Sabbatarians refer to Genesis 2. "If there
had been no law there could have been ...
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 Tell us Sabbatarians, the stated command
that Adam broke whereby he should
die. (...
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 Now we pass to the Sabbath and the
Gentiles. We made the argument that
whatever t...
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 Therefore, the Gentiles as such are not
bound to the law or to observe the
Sabbat...
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 Let them tell us why the Gentiles are
called "strangers" and they will answer
the...
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 Where is the command for a Gentile as
such to keep the Sabbath? As for Acts
13, 1...
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 They try to establish "two laws" at Sinai:
a "moral law" which they also call the...
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 They make a distinction that God does not
make. They speak of the "Law of God"
in...
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 This Ezra went up from Babylon. And he
was a ready scribe in the LAW OF
MOSES . ....
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 The Bible teaches that God gave the Law
of Moses, and that Moses gave the Law
of ...
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 This Ezra went up from Babylon. And he
was a ready scribe in the LAW OF
MOSES whi...
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 Their assumption that "two" or "three"
laws were given at Sinai is a vain attempt...
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 Now look who is adding confusion -- let
the Adventists clear it up for us. We sai...
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 We want them to clear this up for
us. Where do they read of "two, or
THREE" laws ...
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 Moses spoke only of "the law"; the
prophets spoke only of "the law"; the Lord
spo...
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 Just to assume will not be sufficient in
this discussion, but ''if any man speak,...
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 In the New Testament we have ''preach
the gospel'' fifty times, "preach Christ"
t...
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 Adventists are constantly preaching
the Sabbath, while Paul in all his epistles
m...
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 Law. . . . When the word is used with
the article, and without any words of
limit...
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 Take a few examples: 1 Cor. 14:34:
Women ''are commanded to be under
obedience, a...
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 Again, Rom. 7:7: ''The law had said,
Thou shalt not covet." This refers to
Exodus...
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 Again, Matt. 12:5: ''Have ye not read in
the law, how that on the Sabbath days
th...
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 Again, Matt. 22:36: "Master, which is the
great commandment in the law?" Jesus
qu...
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 We are not under the law. (Rom. 6:14
and Gal. 5:18) "Christ is become of no
effec...
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 In their attempt to establish the Sabbath
in the beginning, they run headlong int...
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 In their desperation, they present Ezek.
20:5 to offset Neh. 9: "and made myself
...
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 So, they ask, "Does that mean that before
he made Himself known to the Hebrews in...
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 Now for a parallel, they must find the
scripture that the ''Sabbath was in the
be...
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 Now, will they tell us whether or not the
Sabbath was ''known'' to the ''children...
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 The truth remains that the Sabbath was
given for a sign between God and Israel.
(...
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 Now, where in the gospel that Paul
preached is the command for a Christian
to kee...
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 Where do the Adventists get this doctrine that
is nowhere preached in the "gospel...
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 Adventist doctrine, therefore, is not of the
faith, truth, or gospel, but is a do...
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 We have shown that we "are not under
the law," "become dead to the law,"
"deliver...
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 Adventists attempt to make the
''agreement'' and ''the law" two distinct
things. ...
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 In the New Testament there is neither
teaching nor example for Christians to
keep...
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 What is the greatest commandment in
the law? Jesus said, ''Thou shalt love the
Lo...
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 The greatest commandments of the
law are not even in the Decalogue
(Ten Laws). ''...
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 All the law hangs on the greatest
commandments which are found,
according to the ...
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 Therefore Col. 2:14, "nailed to the cross" --
"all the law" as of Matthew 2:40! "...
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 2 Cor. 3 refers to the Ten
Commandments given at Sinai. Verse
11 proves that it "...
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 It was Hosea 2:11 who foretold that the
Sabbath would be done away or cease:
 "I...
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 There is no doubt that all holy days given
to the Jews have ceased. There is a
ch...
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 The law was a shadow of things to
come. The law was our schoolmaster to
bring us ...
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E. CONCLUSIONS:
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 1. That the Jewish Sabbath was a sign
between God and the children of Israel
(Exo...
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 2. That the OT is dead, abolished, finished
and has been replaced by the NT (II C...
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 3.That the Gentiles did not have the Law.
Therefore, the Law said nowhere for
Gen...
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 4. God says the promise is not by the Law
(Psalms 119:72; Rom.3: 21-22). The
righ...
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 5. There is not a command in “the
faith” – the Gospel - for any man to
keep the S...
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 6. On the contrary, the apostolic example
for the meeting of the common
assembly ...
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 7. We have offered the testimonies of
witnesses covering the first 300 years
of e...
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 8. "Christ is become of no effect unto you,
whosoever of you are justified by the...
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 9. Considering first, Galatians three, we
have here the definite time when the
la...
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 "And I say, that the covenant, that was
confirmed before of God in Christ, the la...
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 10.This conclusion is drawn by Nehemiah
9:13-14, "Thou camest down also
upon Moun...
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 11. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11, 14 is the text
that satisfies that the Law is abolished.
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 There is, therefore, no commandment by
God, for the Gentiles or anyone to keep th...
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First Preached
by
Bro. Max Andrew in 1978
Roseau Church of Christ
© 2007, 2011, 201...
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 APPENDIX A:
 Study of Texts in the Old Testament
which contains statements such ...
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 “…and this shall be for you a perpetual
statute………………………
 throughout your genera...
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 A. The Law of God/Law of Moses given
to the Israelites/Jews
 There were 613 laws...
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 B. The Covenant Reviewed
 Exodus 20:27-29:
 v27: Then the Lord said to Moses, “...
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 V28: So he was there with the Lord 40
days and 40 nights; he neither ate bread
no...
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 V29: Now it was so, When Moses came
down from Mount Sinai (and the two
tablets of...
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 C. Sabbath a Sign
 Ezek 20:10-12 (KJV)
 10 Wherefore I caused them to go forth ...
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 12 Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths,
to be a sign between me and them, that ...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 D. “…and this shall be for you a
perpetual statute/throughout your
generations/fo...
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 D1. Genesis 17: 1-14 (KJV) =
Circumcision
 1 And when Abram was ninety years old...
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 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked
with him, saying,
 4 As for me, beh...
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 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful,
and I will make nations of thee, and k...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 30 And thou shalt set upon the table
shewbread before me always. Ex 25:30
(KJV)
...
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 21 In the tabernacle of the congregation
without the veil, which is before the
te...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the
children of Israel in the breastplate of...
THE LORD’S DAY OR THE
SABBATH – WHICH?
 30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of
judgment the Urim and the Thummim; an...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 42 And thou shalt make them linen
breeches to cover their nakedness; from
the loi...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 or when they come near unto the altar to
minister in the holy place; that they be...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 9 And thou shalt gird them with girdles,
Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets
...
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 38 Now this is that which thou shalt offer
upon the altar; two lambs of the first...
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 42 This shall be a continual burnt
offering throughout your generations
at the do...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at
even, he shall burn incense upon it,
perpe...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 10 And Aaron shall make atonement
upon the horns of it once in a year
with the bl...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 21 So they shall wash their hands and
their feet, that they die not: and it shall...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 31 And thou shalt speak unto the children
of Israel, saying, this shall be an hol...
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 13 Speak thou also unto the children of
Israel, saying, verily my Sabbaths ye sha...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall
keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbat...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 2 Six days shall work be done, but on the
seventh day there shall be to you an ho...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou
didst anoint their father, that they may
m...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 D3. Leviticus ch. 3:12 – Ch. 27:34 =
 This is the law of the burnt offering, of
...
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 no sacrifice to devils, burning of lamps,
Sabbath, etc.
 These are the statutes ...
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 12 And if his offering be a goat, then he
shall offer it before the LORD. 13 And ...
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 14 And he shall offer thereof his offering,
even an offering made by fire unto th...
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 16 And the priest shall burn them upon
the altar: it is the food of the offering
...
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 12 And the fire upon the altar shall be
burning in it; it shall not be put out: a...
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 18 All the males among the children
of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a
statu...
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 20 This is the offering of Aaron and of his
sons, which they shall offer unto the...
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 21 In a pan it shall be made with oil; and
when it is baken, thou shalt bring it ...
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 34 For the wave breast and the heave
shoulder have I taken of the children of
Isr...
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 35 This is the portion of the anointing of
Aaron, and of the anointing of his son...
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 36 Which the LORD commanded to be given
them of the children of Israel, in the da...
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 37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of
the meat offering, and of the sin of...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 38 Which the LORD commanded Moses
in mount Sinai, in the day that he
commanded th...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink,
thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go
in...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 15 The heave shoulder and the wave
breast shall they bring with the offerings
mad...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 29 And this shall be a statute for ever
unto you: that in the seventh month, on
t...
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 30 For on that day shall the priest make
an atonement for you, to cleanse
you, th...
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 32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint,
and whom he shall consecrate to minister...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 33 And he shall make an atonement for the
holy sanctuary, and he shall make an
at...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 34 And this shall be an everlasting
statute unto you, to make an atonement
for th...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 7 And they shall no more offer their
sacrifices unto devils, after whom they
have...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor
parched corn, nor green ears, until the
se...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame
day, that it may be an holy convocation
...
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 41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the
LORD seven days in the year. It shall
be...
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 2. Command the children of Israel, that they
bring unto thee pure oil olive beate...
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 4 He shall order the lamps upon the pure
candlestick before the LORD continually....
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 8 Every Sabbath he shall set it in order
before the LORD continually, being taken...
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 9 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons';
and they shall eat it in the holy place:...
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 46 These are the statutes and judgments
and laws, which the LORD made between
him...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 34 These are the commandments,
which the LORD commanded Moses
for the children of...
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 Numbers ch. 10:8
=
 Feasts of trumpets
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 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall
blow with the trumpets; and they shal...
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 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall
blow with the trumpets; and they shal...
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 D5. Deuteronomy ch. 4:5 – Ch. 29:1
 Statutes and judgments that ye should
do so ...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes,
and his commandments, which I
command the...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 These are the words of the covenant,
which the LORD commanded Moses to
make with ...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 5 Behold, I have taught you statutes
and judgments, even as the LORD my
God comma...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 6 Keep therefore and do them; for this
is your wisdom and your understanding in
t...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 7 For what nation is there so great, who
hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD ...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy
soul diligently, lest thou forget the t...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 10 Specially the day that thou stoodest
before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when
th...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 11 And ye came near and stood under the
mountain; and the mountain burned
with fi...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 12 And the LORD spake unto you out of
the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice o...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 13 And he declared unto you his
covenant, which he commanded you to
perform, even...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 14 And the LORD commanded me at that
time to teach you statutes and judgments,
th...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 15 Take ye therefore good heed unto
yourselves; for ye saw no manner of
similitud...
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 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make
you a graven image, the similitude of any...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth
on the ground, the likeness of any fis...
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 19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto
heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 20 But the LORD hath taken you, and
brought you forth out of the iron furnace,
ev...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with
me for your sakes, and sware that I
should...
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 22 But I must die in this land, I must not
go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, ...
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 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye
forget the covenant of the LORD your God,
w...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming
fire, even a jealous God. 25 When thou
sha...
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 26 I call heaven and earth to witness
against you this day, that ye shall soon
ut...
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 27 And the LORD shall scatter you among
the nations, and ye shall be left few in
...
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 28 And there ye shall serve gods, the
work of men's hands, wood and stone,
which ...
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 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all
these things are come upon thee, even in...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful
God;) he will not forsake thee, neither
de...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 32 For ask now of the days that are past,
which were before thee, since the day t...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 33 Did ever people hear the voice of God
speaking out of the midst of the fire, a...
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 34 Or hath God assayed to go and take
him a nation from the midst of another
nati...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou
mightest know that the LORD he is God;
ther...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear
his voice, that he might instruct thee: and...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 37 And because he loved thy fathers,
therefore he chose their seed after them,
an...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 38 To drive out nations from before
thee greater and mightier than thou art,
to b...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 39 Know therefore this day, and consider
it in thine heart, that the LORD he is G...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his
statutes, and his commandments,
which I command ...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 1 These are the words of the covenant,
which the LORD commanded Moses to
make wit...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and
said unto them, Ye have seen all that the...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 3 The great temptations which thine eyes
have seen, the signs, and those great
mi...
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SABBATH – WHICH?
 4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an
heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and
ears...
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An Historical-Biblical Analysis of the Christian Day of Worship. The Jewish Sabbath having been abolished as Part of An Old Covenant Jew-Keeping Practice and replaced by First Day Worship. An Excellent Exposition by Christian Brother Max D.. Andrew

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  1. 1. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? “ἐγενόμην ἐν πνεύματι ἐν τῇ κυριακῇ ἡμέρᾳ” “I was In The Spirit On The Lord’s Day” Revelation 1: 10 An Exposition by Bro. Max D. Andrew
  2. 2. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? “ἐγενόμην ἐν πνεύματι ἐν τῇ κυριακῇ ἡμέρᾳ” “I was In The Spirit On The Lord’s Day” Revelation 1: 10 An Exposition by Bro. Max D. Andrew
  3. 3. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  TABLE OF CONTENTS
  4. 4. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? PART A: THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? INTRODUCTION A. THE EARLY CHURCH AND APOSTOLIC EXAMPLE B. THE VOICE OF HISTORY AND THE TESTIMONIALS OF EARLY CHURCH WITNESSES C. EMPEROR CONSTANTINE AND THE NICEAN COUNCIL OF 325 D. EXPOSITION: THE OLD COVENANT VS. THE NEW COVENANT E. CONCLUSIONS
  5. 5. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  PART B: APPENDIX: Study of Texts in the Old Testament containing statements such as the following:  ‘perpetual statute’, ’your generations’, ’forever’, ’everlasting’, ’always’, ‘continually’, ‘morning and evening’, ’day and night’.
  6. 6. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? A: Law of God/Law of Moses only to Israelites/Jews – Exodus 20:28, 31:18, Psalm 147:19-20, Rom, 2:14 B: Old Covenant Reviewed - Exodus 20:27-29 C: Sabbath a Sign - Ezek 20:10-12 (KJV) D: Statements - perpetual statute’, ’throughout your generations’, ’forever’, ‘everlasting’, ‘always’, ‘continually’, ‘morning and evening’, ’day and night’.
  7. 7. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? D1: Circumcision - Genesis 17: 1-14 (KJV) D2: The Laws Regarding the Priestly Service - the shew bread, olive oil lamp, breastplate of judgment, linen breeches, priest’s office, lambs burnt offering, burning of incense, blood of the sin offering, anointing oil, Sabbaths (no lighting of fire), and the priesthood were all said to be forever. Exodus Ch. 25:30 - Ch. 40:15 D3: This is the Law of Offerings – of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings and the non- drinking of alcohol, atonement of the soul, no sacrifice to devils, burning of lamps, Sabbath, etc. These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between Him and the Children of Israel in Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses. Leviticus Ch. 3:12 – Ch. 27:34
  8. 8. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? D4: Feasts of Trumpets - Numbers Ch. 10:8 D5: Statutes and judgments - keep …his statutes … commandments, … that it may go well with thee, … and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever. Deuteronomy Ch. 4:5 – Ch. 29:1 D6: Sabbaths (weekly), New Moons (monthly), Set Feasts (annual) – “Blotting out the Handwriting of Ordinances…Took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” - Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ." II Chronicles Ch. 31:3, Colossians 2:14-16, II Corinthians 3:7-11, 14 D7: Only the Israelites/Jews were his chosen people, no other race or nation was given the law or the covenant - Exodus 20:28, 31:18, Psalm 147:19-20, Amos Ch. 3:1-2; Rom 2:14
  9. 9. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? CONCLUSIONS PART C: APPENDIX: Some Heresies of the Apostate Roman Catholic Church BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCES
  10. 10. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? INTRODUCTION:  Do the Scriptures establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the Christian day of worship after the resurrection of the Lord was and is the First Day of the Week? Did the death and resurrection of Christ have no effect on the Jewish Sabbath, which was held on the seventh day? Did the early church meet to pray, sing, break bread, give of their means, preach, etc. on the first day of the week?
  11. 11. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Firstly, one needs to make a distinction between the First or Old Covenant and the Second or New Covenant (Gal.4:21-31).  Secondly, one needs to understand that the seventh-day Sabbath was given only to the Jews (Nehemiah 9:13-14) along with 612 other laws and were collectively referred to as the ‘Law of the Lord’ or the ‘Law of God’ or the ‘Law of Moses’. These three terms were used interchangeably.
  12. 12. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Then He said, “Behold, I have come to do your will, O God.” He takes away the first that he may establish the second. (Heb. 10:9).  A religious belief and or practice is/can be made authoritative in three ways according to the scriptures: 1. direct command from God or the Scriptures, 2. apostolic example from the Scriptures, 3. necessary inference
  13. 13. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Scriptures sanction the practice of First Day worship in cases 2 and 3 and indirectly in the case of 1.
  14. 14. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? A: THE EARLY CHURCH AND APOSTOLIC EXAMPLE:  The Apostles by their practice and precepts marked that day as a day for meeting together to break bread, for teaching and instruction, for laying up offerings, for occupation in thought and prayer. This day was always known to be the day of resurrection and therefore was chosen.
  15. 15. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Yahshua, the Messiah – Our Lord and master arose on the First Day of the Week (Mk.16: 9; Acts 2:1ff; 20:7; I Cor. 16:1-2; Heb.10: 25; Rev.1:10). These passages indicate that there is indirect scriptural authority, and also by apostolic example and practice they met on that day and therefore, it is binding, divine, authoritative, a commandment and a law.
  16. 16. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The question as to when did the apostles and the early church meet and the frequency of those regular meetings are given in Acts 20:7 “…Upon the First Day of the Week when the apostles came together to break bread….”
  17. 17. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Almost 20 to 30 years later, the Christians in Galatia (Modern day Turkey) and Corinth (Greece) were commanded to lay up offerings on that same day of the common assembly – ‘…On the First Day of each week….’ (I Cor. 16:1-2).
  18. 18. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  This testifies to the fact that the early church, even in the first century, met regularly on that day, as was now the common custom.  Furthermore, the church was no longer Jewish, as some judaizers mistakenly wanted the Gentiles to keep the Sabbath, be circumcised and to keep the Law of Moses.  The Apostle Paul opposed these teachings.
  19. 19. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? B: THE VOICE OF HISTORY AND THE TESTIMONIALS OF EARLY CHURCH WITNESSES  We are now going to give evidence from AD 90 to AD 300, that is, the first three hundred years of early church history. This evidence is well documented and archived and can be independently verified as to whether the early Christians met on that common day of assembly, the First Day of the week, or not.
  20. 20. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  It is the belief in some quarters that some vestiges or remnants of the Old Testament were still being kept such as the Sabbath, circumcision and the Levitical dietary laws among others. These things are done away in Christ and are now obsolete (Hebrews 8:13; II Cor. 3:7-11; 2 Col. 2:14-17).
  21. 21. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  1. AD 90-100: Clement of Rome – Bishop or Elder of the assembly located in the city of the same name: - He makes mention of First Day worship in conjunction with I Cor. 11:23ff.
  22. 22. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  2. AD 107: Ignatius – A pupil of the Apostles whose writings were commended by Polycarp, a disciple and friend of St.John’s says: “And after the observance of the Sabbath, let every friend of Christ keep the Lord’s day as a festival, the resurrection day, the queen and chief of all days……
  23. 23. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  …….those who were concerned with old things have come to newness of confidence, no longer keeping Sabbaths, but living according to the Lord’s day, on which our life as risen again through Him depends.”
  24. 24. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  3. AD 100: Epistle of St. Barnabas: - “Wherefore also we keep the 8th day with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose from the dead.”
  25. 25. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  4. AD 140: Pliny the Minor (Roman Historian) to Trajan (Roman Emperor): - “…they were accustomed to meet together on a stated day….”
  26. 26. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  5. AD 140: Justin Martyr: - “…on the day called Sunday, is an assembly of all who live either in the cities or in the rural districts and the memoirs of the Apostles and the writings of the Prophets are read….”
  27. 27. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The reasons he gave are as follows: - “…. Because it is the first day in which God dispelled the darkness…and because Jesus Christ our saviour rose from the dead upon it…therefore, it remains the first and chief of days….”
  28. 28. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  For some time Jewish Christians continued to keep both the Sabbath and Sunday, but according to Justin Martyr such believers were to be accommodated as weak brothers.
  29. 29. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  He says in his Dialogue with Trypho, chapter 47: “But, if some, through weakmindedness, wish to observe such institutions as were given by Moses, along with their hope in Christ, yet choose to live with the Christians and the faithful,
  30. 30. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  as I said before, not inducing them either to be circumcised, like themselves, or to keep the Sabbath, or to observe any other such ceremonies, then I hold that we ought to join ourselves to such, and associate with them in all things as kinsmen and brethren.”
  31. 31. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  6. AD 180: Bardesanes, The heretic: - In his book entitled “Fate” or the “Laws of the Countries” addressed to Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius: – “…what then shall we say respecting the new race of ourselves who are Christians, whom in every country and every region the messiah established at his coming;
  32. 32. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  for lo! Whatever we be, all of us are called by one name of the messiah, Christians; and upon one day, which is the first of the week, we assemble ourselves together, and on the appointed day we abstain from food…”
  33. 33. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  7. The Apostolic Institutions (Second Century): “On the day of the resurrection of the Lord, that is, the Lord’s day, assemble yourselves together without fail, giving thanks to God and praising Him for those mercies God has bestowed upon you through Christ.”
  34. 34. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  8. AD 170: Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth:- To the Church at Rome, he wrote a long sermon or treatise on the Lord’s day being the First Day of the week. “Today we kept the Lord’s day holy in which we read your letter.”
  35. 35. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  9. AD 175: Melito, Bishop of Sardis: - He wrote a sermon or treatise on “the Lord’s Day” being The First day of the week.
  36. 36. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  10. AD 160-200: Irenaeus (Irenius?), Bishop of Lyons: - He asserts that the Sabbath has been abolished and thus giving evidence to the first day as the Lord’s Day. To Victor, Bishop of Rome, he wrote “…the mystery of the Lord’s resurrection may not be celebrated on any other day than the Lord's Day and on this alone should we observe the breaking of the paschal feast….”
  37. 37. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  11. AD (174): Clement of Alexandria, Bishop or Elder in the city of the same name:- He presents evidence of the First day as the Lord’s Day. “The old 7th day has become nothing more than a working day.”
  38. 38. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  12. AD 200: Tertullian: - He says the First day is Sunday. He speaks of it as a day of joy and asserts that it is wrong to fast upon it, or to pray kneeling during its duration, even business is to be put off, lest we give place to the Devil.
  39. 39. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In his book Apologeticus: “In the same way if we devote Sunday to rejoicing, from a far different reason than sun- worship, we have some resemblance to some of you ‘The Jews,’ who devote the day of Saturn [Saturday] to ease and luxury,”
  40. 40. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In another of his works he says: “he who argues for Sabbath keeping and circumcision must show that Adam and Abel and the just of old times observed these things…. We observe the day of the Lord’s resurrection laying aside our worldly business.”
  41. 41. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  13. AD 185-255: Origen: - He contends that the Lord’s Day is the First day of the week. It is one of the marks of the perfect Christian to keep this day. He wrote, “John the Baptist was born to make ready a people for the Lord, a people fit for Him at the end of the Covenant now grown old, which is the end of the Sabbath.” He further says, “It is one of the marks of a perfect Christian to keep the Lord’s Day.”
  42. 42. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  14. AD 210: Menucius: - This Elder wrote, “…Christians came together to a repast…on a solemn day….”. He connects this solemn day to the First day.
  43. 43. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  15. AD 253: Cyprian to his colleagues: In a letter he writes, “…points to the Lord’s Day, which is at once the First and the Eighth…..”
  44. 44. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  16. AD 270: Commodian, circa. : - In a letter he makes mention of the Lord’s Day being the First day.
  45. 45. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  17. AD 300: Victorianus: - He contrasts the Lord’s Day with the parasceve and the Sabbath. He says, “On the Lord’s day we go forth to our bread with the giving of thanks. Lest we should appear to observe any Sabbath with the Jews, which Christ Himself, the Lord of the Sabbath in his body abolished” (On the Creation of the World, section 14).
  46. 46. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  18. AD 306: Peter, Bishop of Alexandria: - He says, “…But the Lord’s day we celebrate as the day of joy because on it He rose again.”
  47. 47. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  19. AD 324 Eusibius of the Ebionites: - He says, “They also observe the Sabbath and other discipline of the Jews just like them, but on the other hand, they also celebrate the Lord’s Day very much like us”. Ecclesiastes History, pages 112f.).
  48. 48. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  These are the evidences from the principal writings of the first two centuries after the death of St. John. The Lord’s Day is connected to His day of resurrection and so First Day worship is of scriptural Christianity.
  49. 49. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  It was never confounded or, confused with the Sabbath (7th day) but is different from it. Sabbath is on the seventh day. It was given to the Jews and practiced by them together with their Gentile converts (proselytes).
  50. 50. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The new race of Christians had a new day: The Lord’s day – the First day of the week! It is not an institution like the Jewish Sabbath, but a day of joy. It was a day of meeting together for the breaking of bread, prayers, teaching and offering.
  51. 51. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Colossians 2:16 says, “Let no man therefore judge you in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival, or a new moon or a Sabbath day”.  V.17. “Which things are a mere shadow of what is to come, but the substance is of Christ”.
  52. 52. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Here, the Apostle Paul makes it abundantly clear that festivals (yearly), new moons (monthly) and the Sabbath day (weekly) were but shadows. They had no real substance, which can only be found in Christ Jesus.
  53. 53. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The Lord’s Day therefore, is a purely Christian institution, sanctioned by apostolic example and practice and mentioned in apostolic writings and the writings of the early church bishops, elders and others, friends and foe alike.
  54. 54. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  It does not matter what the enemies of the Gospel may say. “Let God be true and every man a liar”.
  55. 55. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  C. THEN WHAT OF CONSTANTINE AND THE NICEAN COUNCIL OF 325?
  56. 56. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  For four years before the ecumenical Council of Nicea held in AD 325 it (the Lord’s Day as the First day of the week) was already recognized by Emperor Constantine in his celebrated edict as the “Venerable day of the Sun” in 321.
  57. 57. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  He therefore decreed that Sunday be made a public holiday on humanitarian grounds. Before this, Christians went to work like everyone else. It was simply a day of worship, not rest. This is a great indisputable fact.
  58. 58. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  He, that is, Constantine gave his stamp of approval or made Law that which was already general practice for more than 300 years, even before Constantine himself was born! You see, for centuries the early Christians met on the first day of the week in every corner of the empire.
  59. 59. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Sabbatarians often quote the claims of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) that she “changed times and Laws”, meaning that the RCC changed the Sabbath to Sunday. This is totally false.
  60. 60. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Even when the Council of Nicea recognized the Lord’s Day as the First day of the week, the RCC did not yet exist!  The RCC has claimed many things over the centuries. Most of these claims are false and not supported by the scriptures.
  61. 61. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Here are some of the claims of the RCC that most Sabbatarians never mention or quote at all:
  62. 62. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  1. That the Holy Roman Catholic Church is the one and only true Church of Christ  2. That all other churches descended from it  3. That Mary is the Mother of God (Council of Ephesus AD 431)
  63. 63. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  4. That Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus Christ (AD 1854)  5. That Mary bore no other children  6. That Mary is not in her grave but ascended to heaven (AD 1950)
  64. 64. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  7. That Mary can make intercession for us sinners, hence prayers to her  8. That the Popes, Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and Priests are successors of Peter the first Pope
  65. 65. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  9. That the celibacy rule is scriptural - ordained by God  10.That mid-way between heaven and hell is Purgatory  11.That the Pope is infallible when he speaks as the Vicar of Christ on Earth
  66. 66. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  12.That infants are subjects for Baptism (Sprinkling and not Immersion)  13.That Popes, Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and Priests have power to forgive sins as Christ did
  67. 67. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  14.That a Child of God for doctrine must believe in the Scriptures and RCC tradition  15.That in the Mass, Transubstantiation takes place, etc.
  68. 68. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Therefore, the Sabbath rest of the seventh day was a day given to Israel only – but never given to the Gentiles “which hath NOT the Law” (Rom.2: 14; Psalm 147:19- 20).
  69. 69. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The Sabbath and other provisions in the Old (abolished) Testament (Covenant) between God and the ancient nation-state of Israel were shadows or types of things to come but now we have the substance which is in Christ the Lord (Colossians 2:14-17).
  70. 70. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  D. EXPOSITION:  Can one show a TEXT that states, WHEN, WHERE, and BY WHOM the weekly Sabbath was ABOLISHED.
  71. 71. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  "Abolish" means "to do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; as to abolish a law or custom, taxes, or folly." (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition).
  72. 72. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Before I give the text showing WHEN, WHERE, and BY WHOM abolished, let us first notice WHEN, WHERE, and BY WHOM the Sabbath was GIVEN. Study the following texts:
  73. 73. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Exodus 3l:13 (17), "Speak thou (Moses) also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths shall ye keep: for it is a sign between me and your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you."
  74. 74. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Deuteronomy 5:15, "And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore, the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day."
  75. 75. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Nehemiah 9:l3-l4, "Thou (God) camest down also upon Mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: and madest known unto them thy holy Sabbath . . . by the hand of Moses thy servant."
  76. 76. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The Sabbath was GIVEN:  WHEN -- After the children of Israel were delivered from Egyptian bondage, they came unto Mount Sinai where God gave them the law (Exodus 20) in which He MADE KNOWN unto them the holy Sabbath.
  77. 77. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In Exodus 16, as they came unto the wilderness of Sin, it is evident that they had not previously observed a Sabbath because Moses had to explain, "Tomorrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath." The next day he instructed, "Today is a Sabbath unto the Lord." There is no record of the Sabbath being MADE KNOWN unto any people before this time!
  78. 78. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  WHERE -- "Thou camest down also upon MOUNT SINAI . . . and madest known unto them thy holy Sabbath."
  79. 79. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  BY WHOM -- "THOU (God) . . . madest known unto them thy holy Sabbath . . . by the hand of Moses thy servant."
  80. 80. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Let us also ask TO WHOM and WHY:
  81. 81. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  TO WHOM -- "Verily my Sabbaths shall ye (children of Israel) keep: for it is a sign between me and your generations." "It is a sign between ME and the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL."
  82. 82. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  WHY -- "It is a SIGN between me and your generations; THAT YE MAY KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD THAT DOTH SANCTIFY YOU."
  83. 83. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Now we shall see what happened to the law given to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai, graven in stones, by which God MADE KNOWN His holy Sabbath. What happened to the law happened to all of its parts, including every part -- including the Sabbath!
  84. 84. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Here Is The Text:  2 Corinthians 3:7-11, 14,"If the ministration of death, WRITTEN and ENGRAVEN IN STONES, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
  85. 85. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which IS DONE AWAY was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious . . .
  86. 86. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in reading of the Old Testament; which veil IS DONE AWAY IN CHRIST."
  87. 87. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  When any law is done away, all of its parts vanish with it of necessity. For any part of the previous law to be of power it must be re-enacted into the new law. It cannot remain by reason of the old! The Sabbath was "done away" in the law that MADE IT KNOWN.
  88. 88. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The honesty and the integrity of the Sabbatarians are now at stake. Let's not have them say that the words "Sabbath," "when," "where," "by whom," and "abolished" are not in the text and excuse themselves of their obligation. They did not ask for a text using the words, but that "states" (To set; settle; fix. To set forth in detail or in gross; to narrate. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary) those points.
  89. 89. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In the event they cannot see the points, let us examine the text and see what it "sets forth."
  90. 90. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  ABOLISHED -- The text uses the expressions "done away" speaking of the whole law of which the Sabbath is a part. So if "done away" in whole, "done away" in part -- out goes the Sabbath! The text quoted next will "settle" this point even more firmly.
  91. 91. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  BY WHOM -- "Done away in CHRIST."  WHEN -- The expression "IN CHRIST" begs the time. Paul shows this to be his death in Hebrews 8:7; 9:16-17. Thus he speaks in Colossians 2:14-16, "nailed to the cross." That is when!  2 Corinthians 3:7-14 "states" WHEN, WHERE, and BY WHOM the Sabbath was ABOLISHED!
  92. 92. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? Here is additional Proof!
  93. 93. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Colossians 2:14-16,"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
  94. 94. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."
  95. 95. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The text mentions "Sabbath" and "nailed to his cross," satisfying the inquiries of  WHEN -- The time of "his cross," AD 33.  WHERE --"his cross" was just out of Jerusalem.  BY WHOM -- "his" is Christ (verse 11 and 17).
  96. 96. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Notice that the Sabbath has not only been "nailed to his cross," but "let no man therefore judge you in respect of an holy day"!
  97. 97. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The issue before us is not whether God ever gave a Sabbath, which is the seventh day, for on this we agree.  The issue is, to whom did God make it known and when. Or, more aptly, is the Seventh-day Sabbath enjoined on Christians in this present dispensation?
  98. 98. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  They claim that the Sabbath was made at CREATION. They quote Genesis 2:2-3. Moses said, as the accepted author of Genesis, "And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made."
  99. 99. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  There is no indication however that it was ever made known before Mount Sinai. Certainly, Sabbath keeping was enjoined upon the Israelites while they were traveling toward Sinai! It was not given or sanctified before!
  100. 100. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In their attempt to show that the Sabbath was given at creation, they quote Romans 4:15, "Where no law is, there is no transgression." This to them "proves" that the Sabbath was given at creation, though there is no mention of either creation or the Sabbath!
  101. 101. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  They assume the very thing they set out to prove. They reason that "law" refers to the ten commandments. If so, it "worketh wrath" (verse 15) and "faith is made void" (verse 14).
  102. 102. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  ). Further, Paul says that Christ has "abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments!" (Eph. 2:15)
  103. 103. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  If every transgression means that the Ten Commandments have been broken, as they are forced to affirm, which of the ten did Adam and Eve break? The men of Israel in 1 Sam. 14:33?  All of their arguments are based on a number of assumptions.
  104. 104. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  They can answer their own arguments by answering the following question: Does God have any commandments besides the ten?
  105. 105. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The Adventists and others assume that the "law of God" and the "law of Moses" were two different laws.  The Bible teaches: That they are one and the same law, and uses the expressions interchangeably.
  106. 106. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  "This Ezra went up from Babylon. And he was a ready scribe in the LAW OF MOSES . . . Ezra the priest, a scribe of the LAW OF GOD." (Ezra 7:6, 12) The expressions are also used interchangeably in Nehemiah 8:1, 8, and again in Luke 2:22, 23.
  107. 107. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The Adventists, like other Sabbatarians assume that Moses gave the Law of Moses, not God.  The Bible teaches that God gave the Law of Moses. "This Ezra went up from Babylon. And he was a ready scribe in the LAW OF MOSES which the LORD GOD OF ISRAEL HAD GIVEN." (Ezra 7:6).
  108. 108. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The Adventists like other Sabbatarians assume: That God alone gave the law of God.  The Bible teaches that Moses gave the law of God. "And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the LAW OF THE LORD GIVEN BY MOSES." (2 Chron. 34:14)
  109. 109. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  This all proves that the Adventists like other Sabbatarians are wrong in teaching that the ''law of God" and the ''law of Moses'' are two separate laws. There was only one law. What Moses gave was by God's authority.
  110. 110. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  This law (including the Sabbath) we have already shown was done away: WHEN, WHERE, and BY WHOM.  The Public Should Know:
  111. 111. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  1. That the Adventists and others do not keep the Sabbath. Keeping the Sabbath requires the following:  1. Doing no work. (Ex. 20:9-10)  2. No baking or boiling. (Ex. 16:23)  3. Bearing no burden. (Jer. 17:21-22)  4. Offering two lambs. (Num. 28:9-10)
  112. 112. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  If they argue that these things were abolished because they are not in the Ten Commandments, why then do they refuse to eat pork? There is no prohibition against eating pork in the Ten Commandments. The doctrine of abstaining from meat today is of the devil. (1 Tim. 4:1-4).
  113. 113. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Four hundred and thirty years (430) before the law was given at Mount Sinai, God made the promise to Abraham, "In thee shall all nations be blessed . . . He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ." (Gal. 3:8, 16).
  114. 114. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  At Sinai God made a covenant with the children of Israel, even the law. It was in this law that the Sabbath was given or made known: "Thou camest down also upon Mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: and madest known unto them thy holy Sabbath . . . by the hand of Moses thy servant." (Neh. 9:13-14).
  115. 115. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  But this law "cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
  116. 116. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made;
  117. 117. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  . . . But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster." (Gal. 3:17-25).
  118. 118. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  This history is too plain to be misunderstood even with expert help of Adventist and other teachers. The law was "added . . . till" Christ should come. Before he came, they "were kept under the law," but now that he "is come," we are no longer under the law!
  119. 119. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  This law, written and engraven in stones is abolished according to Paul in 2 Corinthians 3. In Col. 2:14 he says that Christ took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross." Rom. 6: 14 and Gal. 5:18, we "are not under the law." Rom. 7:4, "ye also are become dead to the law." Rom. 7:6, "we are delivered from the law." Rom. 10:4, "Christ is the end of the law." Eph. 2:15 “..having abolished the law…”
  120. 120. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The old law is done away; therefore, it could not be the new or in the new in whole or in part. Sabbatarians are prone to think that if any principles of Old Testament law are contained in the New Testament they are there by virtue of Old Testament authority. But not so!
  121. 121. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  When a new law is given, it may or may not contain some of the principles of the former law. Just because some of the first's principles are adopted into the second, it does not obligate the legislature to place all of the first into the second, nor does it obligate those under the new law to keep the first law.
  122. 122. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Let me illustrate. This country at one time was under the law of England. When we broke relationship with that country we severed responsibility to her law.
  123. 123. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  When our lawmakers drafted a new law, they placed some of the good principles of the English law in it. But this did not obligate them to adopt the entire English law, nor did it obligate the freed people to continue observance of the old law.
  124. 124. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  When a law is abolished, it is abolished! If any principle of the old law is to be in the new, it must be adopted therein. This, of course, must be so stated in the new law.
  125. 125. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Sabbatarians think that if any principles of the law of England are in the laws of the Dominica, all of the English law must be kept unless they are "SPECIFICALLY POINTED OUT" in the laws of the Dominica. This is their argument with reference to the new covenant and the old. Absurd!
  126. 126. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Sabbatarians need to understand what a testament is. Testament means "will" and "covenant." (Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon, on diathaka, "testament".)
  127. 127. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  "For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead, otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth." (Heb. 9:16-17)
  128. 128. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Hence, the testament of Christ, or the New Testament, is the law that went forth after his death.
  129. 129. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  For a law to be binding on Christians under the new covenant, the law must be found in the new will. Nothing is in a will unless so stated. So with a covenant. One may not add to the things mentioned and only the things mentioned are binding.
  130. 130. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  "Brethren, I speak after the manner of men though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto." (Gal. 3:15) Hence, if Sabbatarians would have Christians under the new covenant keep the Sabbath they must find the new testament command.
  131. 131. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Where in the will of Christ is a Christian commanded to keep the Sabbath? "And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him." (1 John 2:3-4)
  132. 132. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  "Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
  133. 133. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation: which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him." (Heb. 2:1-3).
  134. 134. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The will of Christ which was at the first began to be spoken by the Lord was confirmed by them that heard him. Therefore, under the new covenant we live according to His word as confirmed by the apostles. (John 14: 26, 16:13)
  135. 135. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  If the Sabbath is to be observed today, we must find it commanded in the New Testament, not before it first began to be given. If the Sabbath is taught without such commandment the teacher transgresses the New Testament! Such a teacher has not God or Christ, and is a liar (John 9, 1 John 3:4).
  136. 136. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Further, the apostle Paul wrote, "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Gal. 1:8- 9)
  137. 137. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  My disputant must show us in the gospel that Paul preached the command to keep the Sabbath or, in the language of Paul, "let him be accursed."
  138. 138. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  We are not under the law but under the new covenant! (Heb. 8:6-13) It is not enough to find the Sabbath given in the law which has been done away. Let us have the Sabbatarians give the text commanding a Christian to keep the Sabbath.
  139. 139. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Col. 2:14-16 seems to bother Sabbatarians. No wonder. Here we have a command that SPECIFICALLY POINTS OUT that the Sabbath along with the holyday and feasts be not observed.
  140. 140. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers,
  141. 141. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  he made shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."
  142. 142. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The law having been abolished, "nailed to his cross," let no man judge you of the Sabbath (which, after all, is a part of that law which has been abolished: therefore). In 1 Chronicles 23:30-31, 2 Chronicles 2:4, 18:13, 31:3, Neh. 10:33, we have set forth the feasts as kept by the Jews.
  143. 143. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In these references we have the services specified as morning and evening (being the daily service), in the Sabbath (being the weekly service), the new moon (being the monthly service), the solemn or set feast (being the annual service as outlined in Leviticus 23). The Jews observed feasts daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.
  144. 144. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Now notice Col. 2:16: "Let no man judge you in meat or drink (daily), or in respect of an holy day (yearly), or of the new moon (monthly), or of the Sabbath days (weekly)." Hence, the weekly Sabbath is SPECIFICALLY POINTED OUT!
  145. 145. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  These are a shadow of things to come, therefore Sabbatarians reason that the weekly Sabbath could not be included as it was a memorial pointing back to creation.
  146. 146. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  They then lead us to believe that the Sabbath is a memorial for us, but they miss the boat. We have shown before, that the Sabbath with all the law was given to the Jews: "Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations ... It is a sign between me and the children of Israel." (Ex. 31:13, 17)
  147. 147. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Remember that the law (Sabbath included) was "added . . . till" Christ came.
  148. 148. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  All these things were a shadow and must continue in force till the body, Christ should come. Paul therefore says, "the body is of Christ." Evidently there was some effort being made to bind the disciples at Colosse under the law, forcing them to be circumcised and submit to the law.
  149. 149. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Paul corrects this false teaching, saying that the law was ''nailed to the cross.'' The Christ had come and the law had served its purpose. Therefore, let no man judge you in the law which is a shadow of things to come, even Christ.
  150. 150. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  . "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of man, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ: for in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him," et cetera. (Read verses 6-17) Also consider Hebrews 4:3-11.
  151. 151. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The Bible clearly teaches that the fourth commandment of the Decalogue -- viz., 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy' -- is NOT binding on Christians under the new covenant.
  152. 152. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In apostolic times, some disciples were of Judaistic tendency, as Sabbatarians are, and desired to be "under the law." This matter came to the attention of the apostles and brethren and was discussed. Peter said, "Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?"
  153. 153. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The brethren concluded, "Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment." (Acts 15:10, 24)
  154. 154. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The law was a law of bondage. (Gal. 4:24) The law was nailed to the cross: therefore, we are freed from bondage. Col. 2:14). Now notice: "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." (Gal. 5:1)
  155. 155. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Those that were under the law were judged by the law of bondage. (Rom. 2:12) But we are not judged by the law of bondage, it having been nailed to the cross, but by the words of Christ, the law of liberty. (John 12:48, James 2:12)
  156. 156. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Adventists and other Sabbatarians ask the question: "Are we free to commit crime since the cross?" Of course not!
  157. 157. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Now get it: For if the words spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; how shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him. (Heb. 2:1-3)
  158. 158. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The law has served its purpose. (Gal. 3:17-25) Christ has come, given us the words of life, died upon the cross, and fulfilled the law. Now we are directed in all our worship by the New Testament. (Heb. 8:6-13)
  159. 159. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Sabbatarians cannot understand how that a law given amid heaven's thunder and smoke" could be done away or how a better law with better promises could be given. Hear the Word of God:
  160. 160. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  For we are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
  161. 161. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  (For they could not endure that which was commanded, and if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: and so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
  162. 162. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  but ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all,
  163. 163. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
  164. 164. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven. (Heb. 12:18-25. Compare Isa. 2:3)
  165. 165. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  "So WHERE is the 'new law' given . . .?" In the new covenant: that was revealed to and reported by the apostles as written and practiced in the New Testament. (1 Pet. 1:12, John 16:13, Eph. 3:3, Jude 3)
  166. 166. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Adventists and others would have the Old Testament, given 1500 years before, the "will" of Christ. Please, notice Hebrews 2: "which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord." The will of Christ was at the first spoken, and after his death went into effect being "confirmed unto us by them that heard him." (1 Pet. 1:12, Luke 24:48)
  167. 167. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Again I will ask where is the New Testament command for a Christian to keep the Sabbath?" Find it anywhere in the will of Christ. It is not there -- "Oh, but it is in the Old Testament." We are not under the OLD.
  168. 168.  Where is the command in the NEW? It is not there -- the Adventist church is not there, other man-made churches are not there either-- Adventist doctrine is not there, nor other man-made doctrines! THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?
  169. 169. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Some Sabbatarians say, "Christ's will was confirmed and went into effect at the time of his death. To add anything to it later would be forgery of the basest sort." We ask, Are the writings of the apostles a part of the New Testament? Are they guilty of forgery? Do they speak the truth?
  170. 170. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Let us examine the facts of Acts 20:7 again. They accuse us of ‘‘Sabbath-breaking'' but how can one "break" an observance nowhere commanded? While on the subject, how is one supposed to ''keep'' the Sabbath, today?
  171. 171. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Sabbatarians refer to Genesis 2. "If there had been no law there could have been no sin." So, they assume that there must have been ten in the beginning. Every time law is mentioned, except where it says it is "done away," they assume it means the Ten Commandments.
  172. 172. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Tell us Sabbatarians, the stated command that Adam broke whereby he should die. (Gen. 2:16-17) And answer this, If man breaks any stated command of God other than the Decalogue (the Ten Laws), is he guilty, or only if he breaks the ten?
  173. 173. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Now we pass to the Sabbath and the Gentiles. We made the argument that whatever the law says, it says to them that are under the law. The law was given to the children of Israel and not to the Gentiles. (1 Kings 8:21, Rom. 2:14)
  174. 174. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Therefore, the Gentiles as such are not bound to the law or to observe the Sabbath. They ignore this, and advance Isa. 56:2-7 in the affirmative.
  175. 175. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Let them tell us why the Gentiles are called "strangers" and they will answer their own argument. "Strangers" to what? Those that embraced the Mosaic covenant, that is, became proselytes, of course were obligated to keep the law they were under.
  176. 176. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Where is the command for a Gentile as such to keep the Sabbath? As for Acts 13, 17, and 18 being examples of Gentiles observing the Sabbath in the New Testament, "Sabbatarians, have you ever preached on Sunday? Did this make you and your audience 'Sunday- keepers'?''
  177. 177. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  They try to establish "two laws" at Sinai: a "moral law" which they also call the "law of God," and a "ceremonial law" which they also call "handwriting of ordinances."
  178. 178. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  They make a distinction that God does not make. They speak of the "Law of God" in contrast to the "Ceremonial Law" which they (Adventists) sometimes call the "Law of Moses." But notice. The Bible teaches that they are one and the same law, and uses the expressions interchangeably.
  179. 179. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  This Ezra went up from Babylon. And he was a ready scribe in the LAW OF MOSES . . . Ezra the priest, a scribe of the LAW OF GOD. (Ezra 7:6, 12)
  180. 180. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The Bible teaches that God gave the Law of Moses, and that Moses gave the Law of God, that is, the whole law given by Moses was by God's authority.
  181. 181. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  This Ezra went up from Babylon. And he was a ready scribe in the LAW OF MOSES which the LORD GOD OF ISRAEL HAD GIVEN. (Ezra 7:6)  Hilkiah the priest found a book of the LAW OF THE LORD GIVEN BY MOSES. (2 Chron. 34:14)
  182. 182. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Their assumption that "two" or "three" laws were given at Sinai is a vain attempt to make a distinction where God doesn’t. The apostle Paul states in Gal. 4 that there was only “ONE covenant" from Sinai, the Law. They claim there were "three."
  183. 183. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Now look who is adding confusion -- let the Adventists clear it up for us. We said that Adventists teach that "two" laws were given at Sinai. Then they clear this up and say, not two, but THREE! It is not a bit confusing to see that when Paul said ONE at Sinai, he meant THREE!
  184. 184. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  We want them to clear this up for us. Where do they read of "two, or THREE" laws at Sinai? We read nothing of a ''moral law,'' and nothing of a ''ceremonial law"; yet, these expressions are a large part of the Adventist vocabulary.
  185. 185. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Moses spoke only of "the law"; the prophets spoke only of "the law"; the Lord spoke only of "the law"; Paul spoke only of "the law"; "the law" is found fifty-one times in the book of Romans, twenty-nine times in the book of Galatians, but "the laws" not once in the entire Bible!
  186. 186. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Just to assume will not be sufficient in this discussion, but ''if any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God." (1 Pet. 4:11)
  187. 187. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In the New Testament we have ''preach the gospel'' fifty times, "preach Christ" twenty-three times, "preach the word" seventeen times, "preach the kingdom" eight times, but "preach the law" or "preach the Sabbath" not once!
  188. 188. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Adventists are constantly preaching the Sabbath, while Paul in all his epistles mentions it but once, Col. 2:16, and then condemns it! How much did "the law" contain?
  189. 189. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Law. . . . When the word is used with the article, and without any words of limitation, it refers . . . nine cases out of ten to the Mosaic Law, or the Pentateuch. (Smith’s Bible Dictionary).
  190. 190. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Take a few examples: 1 Cor. 14:34: Women ''are commanded to be under obedience, as also sayeth the law." Where does it say it? Genesis 3:16. So Genesis is in the law.
  191. 191. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Again, Rom. 7:7: ''The law had said, Thou shalt not covet." This refers to Exodus 20:17. So Exodus is in the law.
  192. 192. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Again, Matt. 12:5: ''Have ye not read in the law, how that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless?" Where is this found? In Numbers 28:9. So Numbers is in the law.
  193. 193. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Again, Matt. 22:36: "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus quotes from Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18. So Deuteronomy and Leviticus are in the law. Hence, the law equals the five books of Moses, or the Pentateuch.
  194. 194. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  We are not under the law. (Rom. 6:14 and Gal. 5:18) "Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace." One cannot keep a part of the law without becoming "a debtor to do the whole law." (Gal. 5:1-4)
  195. 195. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In their attempt to establish the Sabbath in the beginning, they run headlong into Nehemiah 9:l3-l4. "Thou camest down also upon Mount Sinai . . . and madest known unto them thy holy Sabbath."
  196. 196. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In their desperation, they present Ezek. 20:5 to offset Neh. 9: "and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt."
  197. 197. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  So, they ask, "Does that mean that before he made Himself known to the Hebrews in the land of Egypt God had no existence?" No, for we read that "In the beginning God." (Gen. 1:1).
  198. 198. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Now for a parallel, they must find the scripture that the ''Sabbath was in the beginning,'' but they can't because Jesus said that man was made and later the Sabbath. (Mark 2:27) We have shown conclusively when. So, they have no parallel. They are guilty of "begging'' the question they attempt to ''prove.''
  199. 199. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Now, will they tell us whether or not the Sabbath was ''known'' to the ''children of Israel'' before Sinai, before it was "made known" in the covenant written on tables of stone which covenant was not made before? (Neh. 9:13-14, Deut. 5: 2-22).
  200. 200. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The truth remains that the Sabbath was given for a sign between God and Israel. (Ex. 31:13, 17) It was not made known before Sinai. If so, to whom? Book, chapter and verse? If the proposition that Christians are to keep the Sabbath is truth, then we ought to find it in the gospel.
  201. 201. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Now, where in the gospel that Paul preached is the command for a Christian to keep the Sabbath? Nowhere. Then, what about those that teach it? They teach not the truth and are condemned, per Galatians 1.
  202. 202. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Where do the Adventists get this doctrine that is nowhere preached in the "gospel"? From their "prophet," Ellen G. White. When?  After "the faith" was delivered once for all. (Rom.14:23).
  203. 203. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Adventist doctrine, therefore, is not of the faith, truth, or gospel, but is a doctrine that was delivered too late, and, therefore, by a false prophet. "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (1 John 4:l)
  204. 204. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  We have shown that we "are not under the law," "become dead to the law," "delivered from the law," and that "Christ is the end of the law." (Rom. 6:14, Gal. 5:18, Rom. 7:4, 6, 10:4, Eph. 2:15). Notice that this says "the law."
  205. 205. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Adventists attempt to make the ''agreement'' and ''the law" two distinct things. They claim that we are delivered from the "agreement" but not from "the law." So notice now that we are delivered from "the law." Which shall we believe, Adventism or the Bible?
  206. 206. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  In the New Testament there is neither teaching nor example for Christians to keep the Sabbath. Rather we find that the disciples worshipped (not as a Sabbath) on the first day of the week (Acts 2:42; 20:7).
  207. 207. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  What is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus said, ''Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.'' This commandment of the law is found in Deuteronomy 6:5. "And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'' This reference is to Leviticus 19:18.
  208. 208. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The greatest commandments of the law are not even in the Decalogue (Ten Laws). ''On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.'' (Matthew 22:37-40)
  209. 209. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  All the law hangs on the greatest commandments which are found, according to the Adventists, in what they call the "ceremonial law" that was done away.
  210. 210. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Therefore Col. 2:14, "nailed to the cross" -- "all the law" as of Matthew 2:40! "Therefore let no man pass judgment on you in questions of . . . a Sabbath." (Col. 2:16)
  211. 211. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  2 Cor. 3 refers to the Ten Commandments given at Sinai. Verse 11 proves that it "is done away." With the old law, the old covenant, done away, where is the command for Christians to keep the Sabbath under the new covenant? There isn’t any!
  212. 212. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  It was Hosea 2:11 who foretold that the Sabbath would be done away or cease:  "I will also cause all her mirth to cease; her feast days, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts."
  213. 213. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  There is no doubt that all holy days given to the Jews have ceased. There is a change in the law -- the first, containing these ordinances, was nailed to the cross.
  214. 214. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  The law was a shadow of things to come. The law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. When Christ came the schoolmaster had served its purpose, hence, we are no longer under the law. Now we walk in Christ (Heb. 2:2- 3), the body, and not in the shadow.
  215. 215. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? E. CONCLUSIONS:
  216. 216. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  1. That the Jewish Sabbath was a sign between God and the children of Israel (Exodus 31:17, Neh. 9:13-14). It was never given to the world or the Gentiles (Rom.2: 14).
  217. 217. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  2. That the OT is dead, abolished, finished and has been replaced by the NT (II Cor. 3:6-14; Col.2: 14). Whatsoever the Law saith was for those under the law (Rom. 3:19). The Jews had the law. The Law said for them to keep the Sabbath. It said things only to those under the Law.
  218. 218. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  3.That the Gentiles did not have the Law. Therefore, the Law said nowhere for Gentiles to keep the Law or the Sabbath. ‘Faith is made void if righteousness is of the Law’ (Rom.4: 13-14).
  219. 219. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  4. God says the promise is not by the Law (Psalms 119:72; Rom.3: 21-22). The righteousness of God is revealed in the Gospel (Rom. 1:17) which is “…The Law of Faith….” (Rom.3:27; 2:17). Before faith came the Jews were under the Law (Gal.3:23). “…None justified by the Law….” (Rom.3:20). The Law is not of faith (Gal.3:11-12; 2:16).
  220. 220. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  5. There is not a command in “the faith” – the Gospel - for any man to keep the Sabbath!
  221. 221. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  6. On the contrary, the apostolic example for the meeting of the common assembly was on the First day of the week. This has been well established by the scriptures (Acts 20:7; I Cor. 16:1-2; Heb. 10:25).
  222. 222. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  7. We have offered the testimonies of witnesses covering the first 300 years of early Christianity and their verdict is the same – that the Christians met for prayer, singing, teaching, offerings and the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week.
  223. 223. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  8. "Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace." (Galatians 5:4)
  224. 224. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  9. Considering first, Galatians three, we have here the definite time when the law was given and when it was taken out of the way.
  225. 225. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  "And I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after the promise was made to Abraham "was added because of transgressions till the seed should come to whom the promise was made." (verses 17, 19)
  226. 226. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  10.This conclusion is drawn by Nehemiah 9:13-14, "Thou camest down also upon Mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: and madest known unto them thy holy Sabbath.''
  227. 227. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  11. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11, 14 is the text that satisfies that the Law is abolished.
  228. 228. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  There is, therefore, no commandment by God, for the Gentiles or anyone to keep the Sabbath in this dispensation of the Law of Grace. (Law of Liberty)
  229. 229. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH? First Preached by Bro. Max Andrew in 1978 Roseau Church of Christ © 2007, 2011, 2016 New Revised Edition
  230. 230. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  APPENDIX A:  Study of Texts in the Old Testament which contains statements such as the following:
  231. 231. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  “…and this shall be for you a perpetual statute………………………  throughout your generations……….  In your generations…………………..  forever…………………………  everlasting………………………  always……………………………  continually………………………  morning and evening…………………  day and night………………………...”
  232. 232. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  A. The Law of God/Law of Moses given to the Israelites/Jews  There were 613 laws given to the Children of Israel on Mt. Sinai (Horeb) by God thru Moses his servant. Among these were the 10 commandments written on 2 tablets of stone and referred to as the Covenant (Exodus 20:28 and 31:18).
  233. 233. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  B. The Covenant Reviewed  Exodus 20:27-29:  v27: Then the Lord said to Moses, “write these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.”
  234. 234. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  V28: So he was there with the Lord 40 days and 40 nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the 10 commandments (See also Exodus 31:18).
  235. 235. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  V29: Now it was so, When Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
  236. 236. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  C. Sabbath a Sign  Ezek 20:10-12 (KJV)  10 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness.  11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
  237. 237. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  12 Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
  238. 238. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  D. “…and this shall be for you a perpetual statute/throughout your generations/forever/everlasting/always /continually/day and night….”
  239. 239. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  D1. Genesis 17: 1-14 (KJV) = Circumcision  1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
  240. 240. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,  4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.  5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
  241. 241. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.  7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
  242. 242. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me always. Ex 25:30 (KJV)  20 And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
  243. 243. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  21 In the tabernacle of the congregation without the veil, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel. Ex 27:20-21 (KJV)
  244. 244. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
  245. 245. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually. Ex 28:29-30 (KJV)
  246. 246. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: 43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation,
  247. 247. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute forever unto him and his seed after him. Ex 28:42-43 (KJV)
  248. 248. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  9 And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. Ex 29:9 (KJV)
  249. 249. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  38 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually. 39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: Ex 29:38-39 (KJV)
  250. 250. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  42 This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee. Ex 29:42 (KJV)
  251. 251. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations. 9 Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
  252. 252. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  10 And Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD. Ex 30:8-10 (KJV)
  253. 253. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations. Ex 30:21 (KJV)
  254. 254. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  31 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, this shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations. Ex 30:31 (KJV)
  255. 255. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ex 31:13 (KJV)
  256. 256. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. Ex 31:15-17 (KJV)
  257. 257. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. 3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day. Ex 35:2-3 (KJV)
  258. 258. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations. Ex 40:15 (KJV)
  259. 259. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  D3. Leviticus ch. 3:12 – Ch. 27:34 =  This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings and the non-drinking of alcohol, atonement of the soul,
  260. 260. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  no sacrifice to devils, burning of lamps, Sabbath, etc.  These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
  261. 261. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  12 And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD. 13 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.
  262. 262. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  14 And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, 15 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.
  263. 263. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  16 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD’s. 17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood. Lev 3:12- 17 (KJV)
  264. 264. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  12 And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings. 13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out. Lev 6:12-13 (KJV)
  265. 265. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute forever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy. 19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
  266. 266. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  20 This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
  267. 267. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  21 In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour unto the LORD. 22 And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for ever unto the LORD; it shall be wholly burnt. Lev 6:18-22 (KJV)
  268. 268. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  34 For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel
  269. 269. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  35 This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the LORD in the priest's office;
  270. 270. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  36 Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations.
  271. 271. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings;
  272. 272. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  38 Which the LORD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai. Lev 7:34-38 (KJV)
  273. 273. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: Lev 10:9 (KJV)
  274. 274. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  15 The heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be thine, and thy sons' with thee, by a statute forever; as the LORD hath commanded. Lev 10:15 (KJV)
  275. 275. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  29 And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
  276. 276. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. 31 It shall be a Sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
  277. 277. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments:
  278. 278. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
  279. 279. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses. Lev 16:29-34 (KJV)
  280. 280. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute forever unto them throughout their generations. Lev 17:7 (KJV)
  281. 281. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. Lev 23:14 (KJV)
  282. 282. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. Lev 23:21 (KJV)
  283. 283. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Lev 23:41 (KJV)
  284. 284. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  2. Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. 3. Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute forever in your generations.
  285. 285. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  4 He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually. Lev 24:2-4 (KJV)
  286. 286. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  8 Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
  287. 287. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  9 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons'; and they shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the LORD made by fire by a perpetual statute. Lev 24:8-9 (KJV)
  288. 288. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses. Lev 26:46 (KJV)
  289. 289. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in Mount Sinai. Lev 27:33-34 (KJV)
  290. 290. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Numbers ch. 10:8 =  Feasts of trumpets
  291. 291. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations. Num 10:8 (KJV)
  292. 292. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations. Num 10:8 (KJV)
  293. 293. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  D5. Deuteronomy ch. 4:5 – Ch. 29:1  Statutes and judgments that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day.
  294. 294. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, forever.
  295. 295. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
  296. 296. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
  297. 297. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
  298. 298. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? 8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
  299. 299. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
  300. 300. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
  301. 301. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
  302. 302. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.
  303. 303. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even Ten Commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
  304. 304. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.
  305. 305. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
  306. 306. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
  307. 307. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
  308. 308. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
  309. 309. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.
  310. 310. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance:
  311. 311. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good land.
  312. 312. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.
  313. 313. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. 25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
  314. 314. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
  315. 315. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
  316. 316. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
  317. 317. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
  318. 318. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
  319. 319. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
  320. 320. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
  321. 321. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
  322. 322. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.
  323. 323. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
  324. 324. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;
  325. 325. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
  326. 326. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
  327. 327. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, forever. Deut 4:5-40 (KJV)
  328. 328. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  1 These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
  329. 329. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land;
  330. 330. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
  331. 331. THE LORD’S DAY OR THE SABBATH – WHICH?  4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

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