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11 hours ago, Waxit said:

Dear T-Bone
I just want to let you know I had no intention of controlling anything 
Just keeping the conversation focussed on scripture instead of going all over the place
I wanted to be sincere with you about my experience and the honest truth
and you dont have to buy anything
because I am not selling anything
The reason i shared with you is, so you can see the benefit that when there is direct honest communication with God
and when God is personally involved in our bible study,
it's makes a huge difference
But if you think it's all a scam and I am a con then so be it. I will let God be the judge. I cannot change what you think about me-
and you can say whatever you want. So it looks like from a nice guy, you are now turning into the green incredible hulk
Hopefully, you will come back to normal bill because i am ending this conversation
Only God knows my heart and I dont have any more time for this sort of carry on. 

You quoted 2 scriptures in Romans and Colossians and both were taken out of
context in regards to sabbath keeping and you didnt have any answer to that
but instead you get upset because I am not interested in technical analysis

I know this is going nowhere and it's completely pointless discussing any further
You think I am playing a game- To be honest, I have better things that I can do with my time
and it is quite evident- you have spat the dummy

So as of now, I would like to stop all conversations with you in regards to the thread, I started

May God bless you with love and peace
Waxit

 

hmmmm..."out of context" ?!?!  :biglaugh:     out of context means without the surrounding words or circumstances and so not fully understandable.

 

Waxit , you said "You quoted 2 scriptures in Romans and Colossians and both were taken out of context in regards to sabbath keeping"...    You must be referring to the context of your viewpoint....I could quote the entire books of Romans and Colossians for an even bigger picture of the context - and my comment saying that they show we don't have to follow the command to keep the Sabbath, will still stand.  Quit talking through your hat and make sense, please.

And what if I claimed the same thing that you do  - that after studying the Bible and praying for understanding, God showed me the freedom I have in Christ -  that I am not commanded to keep the Sabbath. Uh oh, God is telling me something different than he told you. God is giving contradictory answers to two different people.

 

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Waxit: "The 7th day Sabbath was universally accepted by all and observed by both Jews,Gentiles and the apostles/leadership Acts 13: 42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the

6 hours ago, Waxit said:

It is also a known historical fact that beginning from the time of the disciples of Jesus Christ through to His resurrection
through to the early christians and after- For over 400 yearsThe 7th day (saturday) sabbath was always observed  as the day for sabbath keeping, there was no such thing as a sunday service or sabbath

400 years?  Jews have apparently been counting for over 5500 years.  In fact, today: 

14 April 2020 / Gregorian calendar
 
20 Nisan 5780
 
Do you say also that Adam and Eve had a sabbath day which fell on a Saturday?  Are you really sure, like really really sure, about the actual day the world was finished being created, and upon which God rested?  
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It is also a known historical fact that beginning from the time of the disciples of Jesus Christ through to His resurrection
through to the early christians and after- For over 400 yearsThe 7th day (saturday) sabbath was always observed  as the day for sabbath keeping, there was no such thing as a sunday service or sabbath...


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Where is the Bible Chapter and verse for that?

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I wonder what church Waxit now goes to? It may be the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A sometimes promotion of church doctrine is what we did also when we were part of TWI.

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14 hours ago, Waxit said:

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If you remember I asked you for a bible verse that shows the insignificance of the sabbath and
you started out with a detailed explanation of what someone else and added your explanation before finally giving me the bible verse

A diligent and prayerful study of the word of God (bible? -yes but no I wont trust any "intellectuals" or any lenski who are superior in knowledge 
The only source I can trust is God Himself. I know this from personal experience.

When I got of TWI- I prayed and cried out to God to show me the truth- having come out of the trinitarian background into the non trinitarian TWI
The Lord systematically took out from false doctrine to where I am now in faithfully keeping the 7th day sabbath.
and the bible verses started leaping out in a spiritual sense when i read them

I dont really care about 2/4 crucified or 3/6 denials. I believe there are 4 crucified
and Peter denied thrice exactly as Jesus said but if i can be proven otherwise, I dont really care
However  the 7th day sabbath is a major commandment so significant but it 
has been downgraded into insignificance by satan and his army of intellectuals.


Remember Mars Hill- these were intellectuals who specialised in knowledge gathering
or something interesting,
while Moses went directly to the source -God and
Moses was considered the meekest person by God and had a great relationship with God

I may not be a technical bible analyst like you are and you may question my
analytical skills but I know without a doubt that God led me to where I am because I
cried out to him and He answered me

The danger of being highly spohisticated and technical:

2 Timothy 3:7

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

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Acts 17 English Standard Version (ESV)

Paul and Silas in Thessalonica

17 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4 And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 But the Jews[a] were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 6 And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7 and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” 8 And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things. 9 And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

Paul and Silas in Berea

10 The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. 13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Berea also, they came there too, agitating and stirring up the crowds. 14 Then the brothers immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there. 15 Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.

Paul in Athens

16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.” 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.

Paul Addresses the Areopagus

22 So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, 28 for

“‘In him we live and move and have our being’;

as even some of your own poets have said,

“‘For we are indeed his offspring.’

29 Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, “We will hear you again about this.” 33 So Paul went out from their midst. 34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.

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Waxit, You said:  “I dont really care about 2/4 crucified or 3/6 denials. I believe there are 4 crucified
and Peter denied thrice exactly as Jesus said but if i can be proven otherwise, I dont really care
However  the 7th day sabbath is a major commandment so significant but it 
has been downgraded into insignificance by satan and his army of intellectuals.

Remember Mars Hill- these were intellectuals who specialised in knowledge gathering
or something interesting, while Moses went directly to the source -God and
Moses was considered the meekest person by God and had a great relationship with God.”  

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This is a two part question:

1.    Can you provide chapter and verse to prove that the 7th day Sabbath is a major commandment so significant but now has been downgraded into insignificance by Satan and his army of intellectuals?

2.    Can you define exactly who are Satan’s army of intellectuals? Please provide chapter and verse for this question also.

Mars Hill is the Roman name for a hill in Athens, Greece, called the Hill of Ares or the Areopagus in Acts 17. The biblical significance of Mars Hill is that it’s the location of one of Paul’s most important and perhaps most challenging gospel presentations at the time of his visit to Athens during his second missionary journey. Perhaps there were many intellectual types who gathered there every day. Paul’s sermon is a classic example of a perfect gospel presentation that begins where the listeners are at and then introduces the gospel message in a logical and biblical fashion. In many ways it is a classic example of apologetics in action.

Apologetics is the fine art of reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine. Paul was no slouch when it came to debating with other intellectuals – - the sophistication…the methodical and organized thought process so evident in his epistles makes me think he himself was an intellectual heavyweight...Waxit, you make it sound like using the intellect is a bad thing. (intellect: the faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, especially with regard to abstract or academic matters.) 

 

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2 Timothy 3 English Standard Version (ESV)

Godlessness in the Last Days

3 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.

All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God

10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom[a] you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

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Waxit, you said: “The danger of being highly spohisticated and technical - 2 Timothy 3:7

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

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However, it appears you have yanked II Timothy 3:7 out of context. Paul first listed a bunch of unsavory characters “lovers of self, lovers of money…without self control, etc. “ and then after mentioning all these disreputable types of people, Paul says “…”Avoid such people.  For   among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” It’s seems pretty obvious that Paul is warning believers of the danger of associating with such notorious folks – “avoid such people who are always learning and never able to & etc.” It’s ridiculous to suggest that Paul was advocating anti-intellectualism.

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However, it appears you have yanked II Timothy 3:7 out of context. Paul first listed a bunch of unsavory characters “lovers of self, lovers of money…without self control, etc. “ and then after mentioning all these disreputable types of people, Paul says “…”Avoid such people.  For   among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” It’s seems pretty obvious that Paul is warning believers of the danger of associating with such notorious folks – “avoid such people who are always learning and never able to & etc.” It’s ridiculous to suggest that Paul was advocating anti-intellectualism.

WOW, it looks like T-Bone has a brain to think with, while even using it. I also recommend using our brains. Of course, regarding spiritual, I consider Jesus Christ as the head of the body. And inside a person's head is their brain. I hope I got everyone to laugh here, at least in part.

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12 hours ago, Twinky said:

400 years?  Jews have apparently been counting for over 5500 years.  In fact, today: 

14 April 2020 / Gregorian calendar
 
 

You are right when you say Jews have been counting from a long time ago (They have always kept the 7th day sabbath)
But he 400 years count for the non existence of sunday worship that i am referring is the period  starting from the time of
the disciples of Jesus Christ through to the early christians (of which we are a part of-new testament christians) and down
There is no historical record during this 400 year period anywhere where there was a sunday
weekly service being kept among christians. Hmmm! I wonder why?

Because (1st day) sunday weekly assembly of christians is not biblical 
It's a man made tradition started by the rc church :

Romes Challenge to the Protestants:
"The Roman Catholic Church itself without any Scriptural authority from God transferred
Christian worship from the Biblical Sabbath (Saturday) to Sunday, by the command
of the pagan Roman Emperor Constantine in 325 AD  (325 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ)"

Below is a quote and admission from the representative of the rc papacy in the US:
James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), in a signed letter.

"Is Saturday the seventh day according to the Bible and the Ten Commandments? I answer yes.
 Is Sunday the first day of the week and did the Church change the seventh day -Saturday - for Sunday, the first day? I answer yes .
Did Christ change the day'? I answer no!

"Faithfully yours, J. Card. Gibbons"

Satan wants people to diownplay the importance of the 7th day sabbath
so we go against the  4th commandment of God Ex 20:10-11
The rest of the10  commandments are clear cut that most people understand-no 2 ways about it  -dont lie, dont steal etc
but the 7th day sabbath keeping- this one he can play with if he can downgrade it's significance
Remember Satan talking to Eve about the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil -
Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Adam and Eve swallowed it and the rest was history
                                                                                                                                            


 

 

12 hours ago, Twinky said:

It is also a known historical fact that beginning from the time of the disciples of Jesus Christ through to His resurrection
through to the early christians and after- For over 400 yearsThe 7th day (saturday) sabbath was always observed  as the day for sabbath keeping, there was no such thing as a sunday service or sabbath

 

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17 hours ago, T-Bone said:

hmmmm..."out of context" ?!?!  :biglaugh:     out of context means without the surrounding words or circumstances and so not fully understandable.

 

Waxit , you said "You quoted 2 scriptures in Romans and Colossians and both were taken out of context in regards to sabbath keeping"...    You must be referring to the context of your viewpoint....I could quote the entire books of Romans and Colossians for an even bigger picture of the context - and my comment saying that they show we don't have to follow the command to keep the Sabbath, will still stand.  Quit talking through your hat and make sense, please.

And what if I claimed the same thing that you do  - that after studying the Bible and praying for understanding, God showed me the freedom I have in Christ -  that I am not commanded to keep the Sabbath. Uh oh, God is telling me something different than he told you. God is giving contradictory answers to two different people.

 

 I told you in my earlier reply- that i wanted to end the conversation with you because we are getting nowhere
Why do you insist in keep talking to me if you think i am a liar.?

I am sorry about Mars Hill- I may have gone overboard on that. But I would like to stress on meekness and humility
to the word of God rather than relying solely on our intellectual and reasoning "powers" which is a speck of dust compared to God
So I do recommend going to God Himself after we have meditated and understood HIs word
to see if we are on the right track. We need God's Holy Spirit to guide and God will, if we show meekness and humility
to Him.

Psalm 25:9
 

9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies (includes the 7th day sabbath)

I can definitely say that if God commanded you to not keep the sabbath then without a doubt you must be talking to satan
How do i know this?  God will never contradict His word Ex 20:8-11 - Read it line by line and meditate on it and you will figure out if it is satan you are talking to
How did I know that God was showing me the truth of His word. Because it was never in contradiction of His word

You dont have to throw the whole of Romans or the whole of Colossians or the whole bible and show everybody how much you know
and  confuse  everybody :confused:
Just one or 2 verses at a time - It must be relating to the keeping of the the sabbath or it's insignificance
-you are welcome to explain the verse but no what this person or that person said or any technical jargon
no conjectures or assumptions but historical facts-yes, no problem. I am doing so not to control but so that the focus will be on sabbath- important or insignificant
BTW your 2 verses that you gave are out of context in so far as sabbath is concerned and the verse in Colossians is opposite
to what you are saying and Paul is encouraging the colossians not to take notice of people who are judging them for keeping the sabbath

Just for your information (food for thought). This is what  Cardinal Gibbons an intellectual  authority in the rc church
who is gung ho like you to ignore the importance of 7th day sabbath, plainly stated.
Go figure
James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), in a signed letter.

"Is Saturday the seventh day according to the Bible and the Ten Commandments? I answer yes. Is Sunday the first day of the week and did the Church change the seventh day -Saturday - for Sunday, the first day? I answer yes . Did Christ change the day'? I answer no!

"Faithfully yours, J. Card. Gibbons"

Regards
Waxit



 

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13 hours ago, T-Bone said:

 

Where is the Bible Chapter and verse for that?

Hello! my friend-  no offence to you but If i told you, I am a human being - would you ask me for bible chapter and verse
It' a historical fact- you cannot run away from the fact that i was born  and the document to prove is imy birth certificate
not the bible
So if you start researching you will find out the origins of sunday keeping from official records and that it was never possible for the early christians
to even consider sunday service because it was unheard of. Sunday keeping is not biblical as I may have told you in my earlier reply

The changing of the 7th day sabbath (Saturday) happened after the book of revelation when the early christians were
long gone on so you wont find anything explicly stating that the 7th day sabbath was changed from 7th day to the 1st day
This is why i't maybe a good idea to read "Romes Challenge to the Protestants" . It's not heavy reading.

Quote from Wikipedia:
On March 7, 321, however, Roman Emperor Constantine I issued a civil decree making Sunday
a day of rest from labor, stating: All judges and city people and the craftsmen shall rest upon the venerable day of the sun.
(How's that for idolatry)

 

Prior to this there is no record of sunday keeping, only the 7th day sabbath as commanded by God

So sunday keeping came into force 321 years after the death of Jesus Christ- of course right from the time of the birth
of Jesus Christ- sabbath was being observed

Sunday keeping is an rc man made tradition started by the rc
and they clearly acknowledges it as their church tradition 

Catholic Virginian Oct. 3, 1947, p. 9, art. "To Tell You the Truth."

"For example, nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the[Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible."



 

 

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20 hours ago, Twinky said:

Do you say also that Adam and Eve had a sabbath day which fell on a Saturday?  Are you really sure, like really really sure, about the actual day the world was finished being created, and upon which God rested?  

Yes! Adam and Eve had a sabbath day which fell on the 7th day which is our present Saturday today.  I am sure they were not only keeping the sabbath
but also observing it  on the 7th day (our saturday) and i will tell you why

The first time Sabbath rest devoted to God was mentioned was in Genesis 2:2-3

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Does God need to rest like the rest of us (no pun intended) . He rested as an example for mankind (Mark 27-28 Sabbath was created for man)
Surely God wont create something for no reason. He specifically created this special day for us -hallowed it and sanctified it 
for us to devote it to Him (worship) as we rest from our labours, enjoy fellowship and do a teaching etc
I guess you could say in a sense that Adam & Eve were the first church
Adam & Eve were the first man and woman of mankind so obviously sabbath being created for mankind, applied to them and they were observing it, being in perfect harmony with God until they sinned. They knew not sin until the day they sinned (disobeyed one of God's other commandment not to eat from the tree of good and evil. The moment they did that, they found themselves naked
Gen 2:7

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Had they not kept the sabbath which was created for them then that would have definitely been mentioned
Note 1 John 3:

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law

As long as Adam & Eve did not break God's commandments or laws- it was sweet - happy days
but the first time they broke it- bang it's lights out- so in this case, it was eating the forbidden fruit
which means they would have been keeping the sabbath. God never pulled them up for not keeping the sabbath
The next time sabbath is specifically mentioned in the bible is in Exodus 20:8-10

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God.......

So how can God expect someone to "remember to keep the sabbath" in Ex 20:8, if it was not already being practised
So how come the children of Israel were already keeping the 7th day sabbath before being given the written law
Because the 7th day sabbath commandment was passed down from generation to generation.
From Adam & Eve -down to Noah (A preacher of righteousness)  down to Abraham (One who obeyed God) down to Moses (Giver of the law)
- to children of Israel where it became a written law in the form of stone tablets in Exodus 31:18

Explanation of why the 7th day of the week is our present saturday

The seven day weekly cycle was established by God in Gen 2:1-2 and is not obscured and is not tied to  patterns
or alignment of stars, sun or moon. It is a continous serial counting of days one after another from the time God set it
in motion -1st day of the week to 7th day of the week and it is unbroken till our present day.
The fact that the days of the week have pagan names doesnt alter the sequence from 1st day- Sunday to 7th day Saturday


The only calendar that people had from the time God set the weekly pattern was day 1 to day 7until the babylonians
So the babylonians -the earliest civilization adopted this weekly cycle that people were used to  this- initially it was day 1 to day 7 weekly cycle -
which was  was started by God to this present date.
Later on the Bablonians began to number the months -1st month, 2 month,3 month  to 12th and according to one complete solar cycle
(365 days) according to the rotation of the earth around the sun- 12 months. I dont know what names they would have given to specific days 
but you can see even in the bible Nisan was the first month and it is the babylonian equivalent of what God called Abib

Ezra the priest during the time of the jews in captivity in Babylon saw no need to change the jewish calendar and
adopted the Babylonian calendar -All through this time- the 7th day sabbath is being kept

From 46 bc upto 1582 ad- The western world adopted the Julian Calendar- This is when we got the eqivalent names of the days and months
Sun day being 1st day (very important in the roman culture- sun worsip) through to Saturday (names after saturn)
Saturday was Named after the Roman god and planet SaturnSaturday is the only day of the week that retained its Roman origin in English
Julian calendar was an improvement only on account of the fact  in that it kept the months in sync with the season.
The weekly cycle was still the same- 1st day to 7th day still the same

In 1582 ad- the old Julian calendar which was 10 days out of sync with the solar system
was replaced by the Gregorian calendar . which is what we have today,  The Gregorian calendar
removed the 10 days which was out of sync- so the chop was made on Thursday Oct 4, 1582 

so the next day which was supposed to be Friday, Oct 5th 1582 became Friday, Oct 15th, 1582
so the weekly cycle was still the same from the time God started it to the present day- 1st day -Sunday to 7th day Saturday

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2 hours ago, Waxit said:

 I told you in my earlier reply- that i wanted to end the conversation with you because we are getting nowhere
Why do you insist in keep talking to me if you think i am a liar.?

I am sorry about Mars Hill- I may have gone overboard on that. But I would like to stress on meekness and humility
to the word of God rather than relying solely on our intellectual and reasoning "powers" which is a speck of dust compared to God
So I do recommend going to God Himself after we have meditated and understood HIs word
to see if we are on the right track. We need God's Holy Spirit to guide and God will, if we show meekness and humility
to Him.

Psalm 25:9
 

9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies (includes the 7th day sabbath)

I can definitely say that if God commanded you to not keep the sabbath then without a doubt you must be talking to satan
How do i know this?  God will never contradict His word Ex 20:8-11 - Read it line by line and meditate on it and you will figure out if it is satan you are talking to
How did I know that God was showing me the truth of His word. Because it was never in contradiction of His word

You dont have to throw the whole of Romans or the whole of Colossians or the whole bible and show everybody how much you know
and  confuse  everybody :confused:
Just one or 2 verses at a time - It must be relating to the keeping of the the sabbath or it's insignificance
-you are welcome to explain the verse but no what this person or that person said or any technical jargon
no conjectures or assumptions but historical facts-yes, no problem. I am doing so not to control but so that the focus will be on sabbath- important or insignificant
BTW your 2 verses that you gave are out of context in so far as sabbath is concerned and the verse in Colossians is opposite
to what you are saying and Paul is encouraging the colossians not to take notice of people who are judging them for keeping the sabbath

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Hi Waxit, I apologize for any grief I may have caused you on this thread – but this is an open forum – an open discussion. When I quote someone and then further address them by name with my response – it is an attempt to be respectful and direct. Then it is obvious I am not talking about someone else nor am I talking behind someone’s back. It does not necessitate that the person is required to respond back.

On an open forum setting you can choose to ignore anyone you like. I think there used to be a feature on Grease Spot that you could block someone so that you would not even see a particular person’s posts – you’ll have to check with the moderators or with someone familiar with that feature – assuming it still exists. ..but anyway – for now – feel free to ignore me – many folks do    :biglaugh: .

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Exodus 20 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Ten Commandments

20 And God spoke all these words, saying,

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.[c]

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”

18 Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking, the people were afraid[d] and trembled, and they stood far off 19 and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.” 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” 21 The people stood far off, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Laws About Altars

22 And the Lord said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the people of Israel: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 You shall not make gods of silver to be with me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. 24 An altar of earth you shall make for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you. 25 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones, for if you wield your tool on it you profane it. 26 And you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it.’

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Matthew 12 English Standard Version (ESV)

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

12 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

A Man with a Withered Hand

9 He went on from there and entered their synagogue. 10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. 11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.

 

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Leviticus 11 English Standard Version (ESV)

Clean and Unclean Animals

11 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. 3 Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. 4 Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 5 And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 6 And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. 7 And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. 8 You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

9 “These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. 10 But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. 11 You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses. 12 Everything in the waters that does not have fins and scales is detestable to you.

13 “And these you shall detest among the birds;[a] they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, 14 the kite, the falcon of any kind, 15 every raven of any kind, 16 the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind, 17 the little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl, 18 the barn owl, the tawny owl, the carrion vulture, 19 the stork, the heron of any kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

20 “All winged insects that go on all fours are detestable to you. 21 Yet among the winged insects that go on all fours you may eat those that have jointed legs above their feet, with which to hop on the ground. 22 Of them you may eat: the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind. 23 But all other winged insects that have four feet are detestable to you.

24 “And by these you shall become unclean. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 25 and whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26 Every animal that parts the hoof but is not cloven-footed or does not chew the cud is unclean to you. Everyone who touches them shall be unclean. 27 And all that walk on their paws, among the animals that go on all fours, are unclean to you. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 28 and he who carries their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; they are unclean to you.

29 “And these are unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the ground: the mole rat, the mouse, the great lizard of any kind, 30 the gecko, the monitor lizard, the lizard, the sand lizard, and the chameleon. 31 These are unclean to you among all that swarm. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. 32 And anything on which any of them falls when they are dead shall be unclean, whether it is an article of wood or a garment or a skin or a sack, any article that is used for any purpose. It must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the evening; then it shall be clean. 33 And if any of them falls into any earthenware vessel, all that is in it shall be unclean, and you shall break it. 34 Any food in it that could be eaten, on which water comes, shall be unclean. And all drink that could be drunk from every such vessel shall be unclean. 35 And everything on which any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean. Whether oven or stove, it shall be broken in pieces. They are unclean and shall remain unclean for you. 36 Nevertheless, a spring or a cistern holding water shall be clean, but whoever touches a carcass in them shall be unclean. 37 And if any part of their carcass falls upon any seed grain that is to be sown, it is clean, 38 but if water is put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

39 “And if any animal which you may eat dies, whoever touches its carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 40 and whoever eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. And whoever carries the carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.

41 “Every swarming thing that swarms on the ground is detestable; it shall not be eaten. 42 Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet, any swarming thing that swarms on the ground, you shall not eat, for they are detestable. 43 You shall not make yourselves detestable with any swarming thing that swarms, and you shall not defile yourselves with them, and become unclean through them. 44 For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. 45 For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”

46 This is the law about beast and bird and every living creature that moves through the waters and every creature that swarms on the ground, 47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten.

 

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Deuteronomy 14 English Standard Version (ESV)

Clean and Unclean Food

14 “You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead. 2 For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

3 “You shall not eat any abomination. 4 These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, 5 the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex,[a] the antelope, and the mountain sheep. 6 Every animal that parts the hoof and has the hoof cloven in two and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. 7 Yet of those that chew the cud or have the hoof cloven you shall not eat these: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger, because they chew the cud but do not part the hoof, are unclean for you. 8 And the pig, because it parts the hoof but does not chew the cud, is unclean for you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch.

9 “Of all that are in the waters you may eat these: whatever has fins and scales you may eat. 10 And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

11 “You may eat all clean birds. 12 But these are the ones that you shall not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, 13 the kite, the falcon of any kind; 14 every raven of any kind; 15 the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind; 16 the little owl and the short-eared owl, the barn owl 17 and the tawny owl, the carrion vulture and the cormorant, 18 the stork, the heron of any kind; the hoopoe and the bat. 19 And all winged insects are unclean for you; they shall not be eaten. 20 All clean winged things you may eat.

21 “You shall not eat anything that has died naturally. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God.

“You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

Tithes

22 “You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year. 23 And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. 24 And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, when the Lord your God blesses you, because the place is too far from you, which the Lord your God chooses, to set his name there, 25 then you shall turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and go to the place that the Lord your God chooses 26 and spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household. 27 And you shall not neglect the Levite who is within your towns, for he has no portion or inheritance with you.

28 “At the end of every three years you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in the same year and lay it up within your towns. 29 And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

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Acts 10 English Standard Version (ESV)

Peter and Cornelius

10 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3 About the ninth hour of the day[a] he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” 4 And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. 5 And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.” 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, 8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

Peter's Vision

9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. 10 And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance 11 and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” 15 And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.” 16 This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.

17 Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate 18 and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there. 19 And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you. 20 Rise and go down and accompany them without hesitation,[c] for I have sent them.” 21 And Peter went down to the men and said, “I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your coming?” 22 And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.” 23 So he invited them in to be his guests.

The next day he rose and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him. 24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered. 28 And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me.”

30 And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour,[d] and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.’ 33 So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.”

Gentiles Hear the Good News

34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles

44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, 47 “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.

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When someone says “You have my word on it” that is another way of saying “I’m telling you the truth” or “I promise”. When someone says “What’s the word on Dave?” or “What’s the word on tonight?” they might be asking the status or update on Dave’s condition or what is the agenda for tonight. When someone says “my boss gave the word to roll out the red carpet” it is a direct order or command to follow what he/she said.

Perhaps these usages and possibly more may be applicable to the Bible – as God’s word. God tells the truth, makes promises, provides status reports and updates, lists agendas and issues orders. As THE higher power – or rather The Highest Power – God certainly has the freedom and authority to change any instructions or commands he had previously issued – his sovereignty is sometimes expressed overtly as in Acts 10, God basically tells Peter there’s been a change in the rules (Leviticus 11 & Deuteronomy 14) regarding clean and unclean.

God’s supreme authority can also be reflected by the actions of his agents - as in Jesus Christ and disciples gathering grain/Christ healing a man on the Sabbath.- compare Exodus 20 and Matthew 12; God’s jurisdiction is also expressed in written form by agents such as Paul – for brevity’s sake I will not re-post the chapters on Romans and Colossians which express the new rules regarding foods, holy days and the Sabbath – basically saying these are unimportant in light of the accomplishments of Christ.

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41 minutes ago, T-Bone said:

God’s jurisdiction is also expressed in written form by agents such as Paul – for brevity’s sake I will not re-post the chapters on Romans and Colossians which express the new rules regarding foods, holy days and the Sabbath – basically saying these are unimportant in light of the accomplishments of Christ.

Hi T-Bone
No problems and no hard feelings.
The rules have never changed if that's what you are saying and it never will eternally
The 7th day sabbath is God's commandment and will never change.

Jesus Christ who is Lord of the Sabbath said "I am the same, yesterday and forever"
Healing on the sabbath does not in any way denote changes to 7th day sabbath keeping.
The jews were always looking for ways to accuse Jesus Christ- the one thing they would have jumped on and legitmately so was if he was not keeping his
own mandated 7th day sabbath
God's supreme authority is always in line with His word. He will never contradiact His sabbath commandment in Exodus 20

Paul or the angels will never bring a different message
Galatians 1:

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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.

How can PPaul preach something other than what he Himself was keeping- 7th day sabbath?


I have given you a lot of info from the bible his including hitorical records on how sunday keeping (1st day) is actually
man made and unbiblical (Man does not have the authority to change God's commandments)

In the end, you have to decide -everyone is responsible before God for the decisions
they make especially when the word of God is right in front of them.

What would you say to the historical fact that the early christians who were taught directly
by the apostles and including Paul never kept sunday as the sabbath day 
but instead kept the 7th day saturday?
Do we know more than them and do something different than what God has commanded?

 

Regards
Waxit


 

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2 hours ago, T-Bone said:

And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” 15 And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.” 16 This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.

Are you saying -this is an example where the rules have changed - that just like the 7th day sabbath has changed to the Ist day of the week (which is absolutely Not True)
that Peter's vision shows us that the Levicticus commandments of clean and unclean meats, Now man is allowed eat anything.
(Yeah right!  Are you enjoying Corona Virus- It's not a joke is it?)
So are you saying that Peter's vision as shown in the scriptures now means that the new rules now come into play?

 

 

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6 hours ago, Waxit said:

 I told you in my earlier reply- that i wanted to end the conversation with you because we are getting nowhere
Why do you insist in keep talking to me if you think i am a liar.?

Why do you keep responding?

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Here is my 2 cents worth with regards to the sabbath. I agree that the sabbath was the 7th day (Saturday) and the change to the first day (Sunday) was a man-made construct. The question arises: does God require Christians in this day & time to still observe a sabbath? I think it is an important question and there doesn't appear to be any direct answers from the New Testament. I believe it is a very good idea to take 1 day out of the week to rest and pray etc. There definitely is nothing wrong with it and I think it's a very healthy way to live but I tend to agree with T-Bone that a sabbath is no longer a requirement for Christians based upon Colossians 2:16.

Waxit - I disagree with your assessment that Colossians 2:16 is referring to a converted gentiles new way of life as a Christian. The context is referring to the feast days, the new moon festivals and sabbath days. The New Moon festivals were known as the Rosh Chodesh in Hebrew. Numbers 10:10 mentions the Rosh Chodesh:

Also at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God.”

Were new gentile Christians back then instructed to observe the New Moon festivals? I seriously doubt it. Here is another thing to consider. Are Christians now required to sound trumpets over burnt offerings on Hebrew new moon days? I do believe that the Jewish Christians living in Judea were observing all of the holy days and sabbaths etc. based on Matthew 5:18. Christ stated that the smallest letter or stroke would not pass from the Law until heaven and earth pass away. "Heaven & earth" being a symbol of the first century Temple that was destroyed in 70AD. After 70 AD all of that ended.

If you look on down at verse 20: Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21 (touch not; taste not; handle not; The "touch not" "taste not" and "handle not" seemingly comes from among the rules of the Pentateuch regarding food. This chapter in Colossians seems to be referring to a new Christians freedom from the 613 commandments of the Mosaic Law.  

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6 hours ago, Waxit said:

 

Hi T-Bone
No problems and no hard feelings.
The rules have never changed if that's what you are saying and it never will eternally
The 7th day sabbath is God's commandment and will never change.

Jesus Christ who is Lord of the Sabbath said "I am the same, yesterday and forever"
Healing on the sabbath does not in any way denote changes to 7th day sabbath keeping.

The jews were always looking for ways to accuse Jesus Christ- the one thing they would have jumped on and legitmately so was if he was not keeping his
own mandated 7th day sabbath
God's supreme authority is always in line with His word. He will never contradiact His sabbath commandment in Exodus 20

Paul or the angels will never bring a different message
Galatians 1:

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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.

How can PPaul preach something other than what he Himself was keeping- 7th day sabbath?


I have given you a lot of info from the bible his including hitorical records on how sunday keeping (1st day) is actually
man made and unbiblical (Man does not have the authority to change God's commandments)

In the end, you have to decide -everyone is responsible before God for the decisions
they make especially when the word of God is right in front of them.

What would you say to the historical fact that the early christians who were taught directly
by the apostles and including Paul never kept sunday as the sabbath day 
but instead kept the 7th day saturday?
Do we know more than them and do something different than what God has commanded?

 

Regards
Waxit


 

Hi Waxit !

When you said “God's supreme authority is always in line with His word. He will never contradiact His sabbath commandment in Exodus 20” – I’ll have to disagree with you there. When we say the person’s powers or actions are in line with something – it usually means their actions or powers are in agreement with, in accordance with or consistent with something.

For example “In line with our normal policies, he will be suspended for three games.” One can also infer by the way  the sentences are constructed  in my example of a game of sports - and your statement quoted above  – the ultimate authority is shown to be “our normal policies” or in your statement “His word”. This logically indicates that the game player and God are in subjection to or under the control of said “policies” or “word”. If the game player does not abide by the rules he/she is out or suspended from the game.

To suggest that there is something more powerful or that has more authority than God Almighty is laughable to me. Makes me think of wierwille’s ridiculous teaching on “the law of believing” – talking about if you or someone had set their own time of death, wierwille said God would have to change all the laws of the universe not to accommodate you. wierwille's theology presents "the law of believing" like it is the Force of Star Wars - it works for saint and sinner alike; it portrays God almighty as something like a genie in a bottle - or a genie in the Bible - you have to rub the Bible the right way (confess it, believe it or it won't come to pass). but I digress...my point is some folks with preconceived ideas have a tendency to use the Bible as a means to "incarcerate" God because of offenses to their preconceived ideas - also known as putting God in a box...God is a whole lot bigger than the Bible or any theological box one can construct.

 

You said ““Paul or the angels will never bring a different message
Galatians 1:

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8 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.

How can PPaul preach something other than what he Himself was keeping- 7th day sabbath?”

 

The obvious fallacy that you present is that you’ve already made your case on keeping the Sabbath and that the case is closed because Jesus Christ as Lord of the Sabbath said he is the same yesterday, today and forever – and so he didn’t change the command to keep the Sabbath…well, the fact is - he didn’t say that about himself – it was the writer of Hebrews who said that in Heb. 13:8 (see entire chapter posted below) – and nowhere in the context of the book of Hebrews (you can check out the entire book on your own   ) does it state, suggest or imply that keeping the Sabbath is the same yesterday, today and forever. But anyway - I am confused over your logic. To equate God or Jesus Christ – (beings with unchanging, consistent attributes) – with your wishful thinking of a command that does not change is also laughable.

I think just because a being has unchanging, consistent attributes – it does not mean that the being can’t change their mind or change the way they do things (you can see examples of this below Hebrews 13)...by the way, the attributes of God is a whole other topic - but regarding this thread, I just wanted to make a distinction between God and the things he has done...between the lawgiver and the law. Certainly God does not change in his character - but he is in charge in regards to the grand scheme of things and so he may choose to change the way he "manages" situations.

 

You apparently like to collapse contexts in an attempt to make your argument – by taking unrelated passages as if they belonged together. This fallacy is an especially knotty issue because it is the corruption of a perfectly good principle of reading the Bible – comparing scripture with scripture. To select some passage which agrees with your preconceived idea (like Exodus 20 regarding the Sabbath) while ignoring passages that don’t agree with your preconceived idea (like Romans 14 and Colossians 2) is a huge mistake. It’s along the lines of selective citing or cherry-picking scripture.

You make a couple of incorrect assumptions in your Galatians 1 reference (I have posted Galatians 1 further down – after the verses that show God changing his mind). You conflate “the gospel” with or as being a part of the commandment to keep the Sabbath. You also assume that Paul was on board with keeping AND preaching “keep the Sabbath” – when it is evident Paul preached the opposite of that – he preached on the freedom from the law that we have through the “gospel”, literally "the good news" (the good news of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ) (as it is most notably stated in Romans 14 and Colossians 2 – please refer to a previous post for the entire chapters if you need a refresher course)…and like you I also believe Paul practiced what he preached.

 

 

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever

Hebrews 13 English Standard Version (ESV)

Sacrifices Pleasing to God

13 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say,

“The Lord is my helper;
    I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”

7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent[a] have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 19 I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner.

Benediction

20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

22 I appeal to you, brothers,[c] bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23 You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. 24 Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. 25 Grace be with all of you.

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Verses that show God changing his mind:

Genesis 6:6-7

The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. The Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.”

 

Exodus 32:14

So the Lord changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.

 

1 Samuel 15:11

“I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not carried out My commands.” And Samuel was distressed and cried out to the Lord all night.

 

2 Samuel 24:15-16

So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba died. When the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who destroyed the people, “It is enough! Now relax your hand!” And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

 

1 Chronicles 21:14-15

So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel; 70,000 men of Israel fell. And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; but as he was about to destroy it, the Lord saw and was sorry over the calamity, and said to the destroying angel, “It is enough; now relax your hand.” And the angel of the Lord was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

 

Jeremiah 18:8

if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.

 

Jonah 4:2

He prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity.

 

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The true Gospel message:

Galatians 1 English Standard Version (ESV)

Greeting

1 Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers who are with me,

To the churches of Galatia:

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel

6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Paul Called by God

11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.[c] 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born,[d] and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to[e] me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;[f] 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.

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3 hours ago, Waxit said:

Are you saying -this is an example where the rules have changed - that just like the 7th day sabbath has changed to the Ist day of the week (which is absolutely Not True)
that Peter's vision shows us that the Levicticus commandments of clean and unclean meats, Now man is allowed eat anything.
(Yeah right!  Are you enjoying Corona Virus- It's not a joke is it?)
So are you saying that Peter's vision as shown in the scriptures now means that the new rules now come into play?

 

 

:eusa_clap: I think you're getting warmer

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16 hours ago, Mark Sanguinetti said:

WOW, it looks like T-Bone has a brain to think with, while even using it. I also recommend using our brains. Of course, regarding spiritual, I consider Jesus Christ as the head of the body. And inside a person's head is their brain. I hope I got everyone to laugh here, at least in part.

yeah I thought it was funny, Mark...made me recall how I use to jokingly revise the great principle "God spirit teaches his creation in you, which is now your spirit, and your spirit teaches your mind - which is now your mind..." hmmm I thought it was funny at the time...anyway..."glad I don't get paid for my stowies"

Thanks for the funny

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17 hours ago, T-Bone said:

:eusa_clap: I think you're getting warmer

Thanks for clarifying why you were hurling such huge sections for the the bible to back up your erroneous
thinking (no offence intentended- we all make mistakes and i have highlighted below why rules have
not changed in regards to 7th day sabbath keeping. Hopefully you will read through my whole reply to get
a clearer picture.

If you carefully examine the scriptures-and apply biblical principles of rightly dividing the word,
i.e to whom it was written , cultural context,why was it written (the context of the cahpter/verses-what it was addressing)
you may come to a correct understanding and realise the rules have not changed in regards to 7th day
Sabbath Keeping. I say may because it takes quite a lot t humble oneself, believe me I have been there-
I am not exalting myself neither may i downgrading you in any way- just saying sometimes our biases towards a 
particular subject can blind us and satan will take advantage of that

7th day sabbath keeping commandment by God will never change for all eternity- Sorry, if I am upsetting you
but this is what God has mandated right from day one in Genesis 2:2

Under the new covenant in Jesus Christ, particluar components like animal sacrifices and physical circumcision may change
but the
 7th day sabbath commandment devoted to God is etched in stone, literallly (no pun intended)

So what has taken a different form
In the old covenant - there was animal sacrifices but Jesus Christ the Lamb of God was a once and for all
sacrifice. 

Heb 10:10-11

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

So here we can see in the new covenant that Jesus Christ became the once and for all sacrifical lamb to replace all the animal sacrifices
for the sins of the people

Under the old covenant relationship, physical circumcision of males on attaing a certain age upwards was required but
the new covenant, physical circumcision (circumcision of the foreskin) was replaced with circumcision of the heart.

Romans 2:29

29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the
   letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God

So you can see there was a change in form of specific  elements in the new covenant  in Jesus Christ as compared to old convenant under Abraham

So what do you want to substitute the 7th day sabbath with?   With pagan sunday worship or???  which the rc church claims as it's own and clearly says is unbiblical or do you want any other day which God has not commanded

I am really surprised TBone that this statement by a noted rc theologian has not popped your eyes wide open.
James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), in a signed letter.

"Is Saturday the seventh day according to the Bible and the Ten Commandments? I answer yes.
Is Sunday the first day of the week and did the Church change the seventh day -Saturday - for Sunday, the first day? I answer yes .
Did Christ change the day'? I answer no


Heb 13:8  

 

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

and this verse is in the new testament. Jesus Christ is also the Lord of Sabbath.
If the rules have changed then he wouldnt be called the Lord of the Sabbath
It may be something along the lines of the "Lord of Sunday Keeping"
The bible is very clear and specific about the 7th sabbath and that it will never change and it is eternal

I dont about you but I certainly want to be part of the flock of Jesus Christ
John 10

 

27 My sheep hear my voice (obey my commandments), and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

The 7th day abbath is also a seal betwween God and Man forever:

Exodus 31:13

13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, ( born again believers are spiritual Israel- (See Rom2:29 and Gatians 3:29)
    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. 

Exodus 31:16-17

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.

Also the vision that Peter had of creepy crawly things where God told him "Kill and eat" has got nothing to do with food
Why do i say that? Again as with your previous scripture verses you quoted to back up the insignificance of sabbath keeping
- read it in context as to what's happening. In romans - the culture at that time and who it was written to.
Here in Peter - whats's happening in Acts 10- God is wanting to get Peter' attention that with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
-the jews and the gentiles have become one. God here is attempting to change Peter's mindset and his attitude about ministering
to the Gentiles

Galatians 3:

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Paul is pretty much clued up and knows the score in regards to the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
and what the Lord has accomplished  but Peter is still of the old Jewish mindset that the Gentiles are unclean.
The vision came Peter as he was hungry and was praying while the food was being cooked. So what would have been the 
fastest way to get Peter's attention in relation to going into the house of a Gentile to minister to them- of course food.

So strong was Peter's bias against ministering to the Gentiles that God had to repeat the vision 3 times

Acts 10: 11-15

11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

However the food here is not the actual food but referring to the gentiles and the way Peter viewed them. The Jews culturally
viewed the Gentiles to be as "dogs" unclean and this is what God wanted to show Peter that now post death and resurrection
of Jesus Christ, the gentiles have been accepted into the household of God when they accept Jesus Chris as  Lord and Saviour

Peter was still wondering what the vision was all about and what is the relevance but he obeyed God to go to the house of
Cornelius:
Acts 10:17

17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,

It was only after Peter went  to the house of Cornelius that he undertood
Acts 10:34


34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Do you think after this vision, the rules changed and Peter would love to eat bats? Bring it on corona virus- people go against God's commandments of clean and unclean meat and the whole world gets a hiding

So again T-Bone, like your verse in romans and Peter' vision ihas nothing to do with clean and unclean food per se and the rules have not changed and certainly doesnt diminish the importance of the 7th day Sabbath keeping relationship and  4th commandment of God
and Colossians was written to Gentiles to encourage them to observe the sabbath (opposite of what you are thinking)

So how can you possibly say the rules have changed. It may have for you but not for God
and I prefer to listen to God.

Why dont you re examine the scriptures in light of what I have shared with you and pray with all your heart
for understanding the truth about 7th day sabbath keeping?

Regards

Waxit

 

 

 









 

 

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7 hours ago, Waxit said:

rightly dividing the word,
i.e to whom it was written , cultural context,why was it written (the context of the chapter/verses-what it was addressing)

These so-called keys to "rightly dividing the word" have been shown, time and time again, to be a load of equine excrement. They rely heavily on the bogus concept of dispensationalism.

 

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2 hours ago, waysider said:

These so-called keys to "rightly dividing the word" have been shown, time and time again, to be a load of equine excrement. They rely heavily on the bogus concept of dispensationalism.

I dont realy give a hoot about dispensatinalism and whatever vw came up with and I am aware of the rubbish  that vw used in guiding people's thoughts away to what
he wanted people to believe by using dispensationalism as an excuse. These are fancy terms that vw used to dazzle people and misguide them
Things like Jesus Christ was in the bosom of the father is absolute c___p from vw
You shouldnt throw the baby with the bath water waysider. 
It is plain common sense, in right dividing of the word is to see to whom the letter was written to. For instance Hebrews was written to jewish believers who converted to christianity
and Colossians was written to Gentiles. To put in our vernacular- if you are writing to a german would you use the spanish language. No! of course not
There is nothing wrong with plain common sense- to whom it was written, wwhat is the cultural evironment of the people being written to, why it wa written/what problem is
Paul addressing. There is nothing wrong with that and it's very important - otherwise there can be all kinds of misinterpretation of the word of God
What i say, we should use our God given brains rather than let some sex pervert dictate what we should believe through his brain washing classes

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To whom was the Old Testament written ?

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I hope you are genuinely concerned about the importance of the 7th day sabbath
and I will be really happy if you are
and in light of the information and historical proof I have been sharing with you, you are not deviating from 
the subject in question: 7th day sabbath largely ignored by christians but hugely important
I hope you are begining to realise that maybe, just maybe it's not as you thought it was- insignificant


We dont really have much time before the Lord Returns -"like a thief in the night"- it's light out before you know it
and Jesus Christ our Lord will hold us responsible and it wont be a preety sight
on the day of Judgement because there is nowhere to hide and it will be too late

1 John 3:4

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

All right- as best I know
Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible as interpreted among the various branches of Christianity.
In Judaism the Hebrew 
Bible is not only the primary text of instruction for a moral life but also
the historical record of God's promise, first articulated in his covenant with Abraham, to consider the Jews his chosen people.
www.britannica.com


So The old testament was written for all of God's people -and it is the old covenant under Abrahan 
It's different from the new testament where you can see in the epistles to whom it is being written to

The New Testament which is the new covenant in Jesus Christ is a continuation of the old testament

The New Testament Gospels reveal the promised Messiah, the Christ, in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Old Testament lays the foundation for the teachings and events found in the New Testament.
The New Testament is only completely understood in the light of the events, characters, laws,
sacrificial system, covenants, and promises of the Old Testament.
In this way the promises contained in the Old Testament are revealed in the New Testament

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On 4/16/2020 at 3:35 AM, Waxit said:

Thanks for clarifying why you were hurling such huge sections for the the bible to back up your erroneous
thinking (no offence intentended- we all make mistakes and i have highlighted below why rules have
not changed in regards to 7th day sabbath keeping. Hopefully you will read through my whole reply to get
a clearer picture.

If you carefully examine the scriptures-and apply biblical principles of rightly dividing the word,
i.e to whom it was written , cultural context,why was it written (the context of the cahpter/verses-what it was addressing)
you may come to a correct understanding and realise the rules have not changed in regards to 7th day
Sabbath Keeping.

 

I say may because it takes quite a lot t humble oneself, believe me I have been there-
I am not exalting myself neither may i downgrading you in any way- just saying sometimes our biases towards a 
particular subject can blind us and satan will take advantage of that

 

Sorry to burst your bubble, but far from presenting a clearer picture-  your replies tend to obfuscate the topic we’re discussing. I have tried to point out a few of the faults in your logic and your misinterpretations of scripture as we went along – but alas you seem to be stuck in a certain mindset. After carefully examining the scriptures many, many times, exercising the appropriate hermeneutics   which takes into consideration all of what you mentioned and more – it seems rather obvious to me the rules have changed  - keeping the Sabbath is no longer required.

You may claim you’ve been enlightened and  even insinuate I am biased toward this subject which will allow Satan to exploit such weakness  - but after considering the adamant bias glaringly obvious in your posts, it appears you’ve already been exploited. But I’m not saying by Satan – perhaps you’ve jumped from the frying pan into the fire – leaving one cult for another. Certain mindsets can be very complicated to unravel…but there’s hope. :rolleyes:   Grease Spot is a good place to start peeling back the layers of a very convoluted onion.

 

 

 

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7th day sabbath keeping commandment by God will never change for all eternity- Sorry, if I am upsetting you
but this is what God has mandated right from day one in Genesis 2:2

Under the new covenant in Jesus Christ, particluar components like animal sacrifices and physical circumcision may change
but the 7th day sabbath commandment devoted to God is etched in stone,
literallly (no pun intended)

So what has taken a different form
In the old covenant - there was animal sacrifices but Jesus Christ the Lamb of God was a once and for all
sacrifice. 

 

 

You are not upsetting me in the least. This thread is a good exercise in critical thinking. I’m always up for learning new things – and I even can take a lot of constructive criticism. Thanks to you, I am trying to be as brief as possible and rely more on my own reasoning and arguments instead of quoting commentaries and other sources. So, thanks a million, Waxit – and probably some other Grease Spotters might thank you for that too  :biglaugh:  . Hope you stick around – Grease Spot is a great place for all of us to grow. :rolleyes:

Getting back to what you said “Under the new covenant in Jesus Christ, particluar components like animal sacrifices and physical circumcision may change but the 7th day sabbath commandment devoted to God is etched in stone” , you have yet to provide scriptural evidence to support this statement.

 

 

 

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Do you think after this vision, the rules changed and Peter would love to eat bats? Bring it on corona virus- people go against God's commandments of clean and unclean meat and the whole world gets a hiding

So again T-Bone, like your verse in romans and Peter' vision ihas nothing to do with clean and unclean food per se and the rules have not changed and certainly doesnt diminish the importance of the 7th day Sabbath keeping relationship and  4th commandment of God
and Colossians was written to Gentiles to encourage them to observe the sabbath (opposite of what you are thinking)

So how can you possibly say the rules have changed. It may have for you but not for God
and I prefer to listen to God.

Why dont you re examine the scriptures in light of what I have shared with you and pray with all your heart
for understanding the truth about 7th day sabbath keeping?

 

 

Just for clarification, when you said “Do you think after this vision, the rules changed and Peter would love to eat bats? Bring it on corona virus- people go against God's commandments of clean and unclean meat and the whole world gets a hiding” – are you suggesting this current pandemic is due to people going against God’s commandments?

And as far as your recommendation to “examine the scriptures in light of what I have shared with you and pray with all your heart for understanding the truth about 7th day sabbath keeping” – I’m way ahead of your recommendation on that and many other things; through tedious personal Bible study, prayer, reflection and exercising the ol’ noggin I’ve reevaluated many things that I was taught in PFAL. Like everybody else, I held onto what I thought was okay and then moved on to bigger and better things  . :rolleyes:

 

 

 

22 hours ago, Waxit said:

I dont realy give a hoot about dispensatinalism and whatever vw came up with and I am aware of the rubbish  that vw used in guiding people's thoughts away to what
he wanted people to believe by using dispensationalism as an excuse. These are fancy terms that vw used to dazzle people and misguide them
Things like Jesus Christ was in the bosom of the father is absolute c___p from vw
You shouldnt throw the baby with the bath water waysider. 
It is plain common sense, in right dividing of the word is to see to whom the letter was written to. For instance Hebrews was written to jewish believers who converted to christianity
and Colossians was written to Gentiles. To put in our vernacular- if you are writing to a german would you use the spanish language. No! of course not
There is nothing wrong with plain common sense- to whom it was written, wwhat is the cultural evironment of the people being written to, why it wa written/what problem is
Paul addressing. There is nothing wrong with that and it's very important - otherwise there can be all kinds of misinterpretation of the word of God
What i say, we should use our God given brains rather than let some sex pervert dictate what we should believe through his brain washing classes

After reading this, I thought “okay, now we’re getting somewhere. Finally, Waxit is trying to use something from PFAL/Bullinger that we’re all familiar with – and then maybe he’ll see that Sabbath keeping is not applicable based on to whom it’s addressed.”  That’s why I asked “To whom was the Old Testament written ?

 

 

5 hours ago, Waxit said:

I hope you are genuinely concerned about the importance of the 7th day sabbath
and I will be really happy if you are
and in light of the information and historical proof I have been sharing with you, you are not deviating from 
the subject in question
: 7th day sabbath largely ignored by christians but hugely important
I hope you are begining to realise that maybe, just maybe it's not as you thought it was- insignificant


We dont really have much time before the Lord Returns -"like a thief in the night"- it's light out before you know it
and Jesus Christ our Lord will hold us responsible and it wont be a preety sight
on the day of Judgement because there is nowhere to hide and it will be too late

1 John 3:4

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

All right- as best I know
Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible as interpreted among the various branches of Christianity.
In Judaism the Hebrew 
Bible is not only the primary text of instruction for a moral life but also
the historical record of God's promise, first articulated in his covenant with Abraham, to consider the Jews his chosen people.
www.britannica.com

 

so far you have not provided any scriptural or  historical proof or logical arguments for answering the subject in question.

 

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So The old testament was written for all of God's people -and it is the old covenant under Abrahan 
It's different from the new testament where you can see in the epistles to whom it is being written to

The New Testament which is the new covenant in Jesus Christ is a continuation of the old testament

The New Testament Gospels reveal the promised Messiah, the Christ, in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Old Testament lays the foundation for the teachings and events found in the New Testament.
The New Testament is only completely understood in the light of the events, characters, laws,
sacrificial system, covenants, and promises of the Old Testament.
In this way the promises contained in the Old Testament are revealed in the New Testament

 

so in other words you're fudging on the PFAL/Bullinger principle of "to whom it is written"...you're not being consistent with the very principles that you tout as being so wonderful, important and necessary to "rightly-dividing the Word"  ....wierwille and Bullinger would roll over in their graves if they heard you say "The old testament was written for all of God's people."  :biglaugh:

 

 

 

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