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July 27, 2011

Truthseeker Newsletter vol.6

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Should we uphold the sabbath?

Many religious persons worldwide uphold the sabbath day as a sacred holy day on which no work must be done.  The question is; Is this the right thing for them to be doing?  In the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures at Exodus 20:9,10 it says” you are to render service and you must do all your work six days.  But the seventh day is a sabbath to Jehovah your God. You must not do any work, you nor your son nor your daughter,your slave man nor your slave girl nor your domestic animal nor your alien resident who resides inside your gates.” So we see that during the days of “The Law” when god had a chosen people, God did have a sabbath day that persons were to uphold.  However are we all as Christians to follow a sabbath today?  At Romans 10:4 it states “Christ is the end of the Law, so that everyone exercising faith may have righteousness.” Sabbath keeping was a part of the law.  God used Christ to bring the law to its end.  Our having a righteous standing with god depends on us having faith in Christ, not on keeping a weekly sabbath.  Read Ephesians 2: 13-16.  At Colossians 2:13-16 it reads “God kindly forgave us all our trespasses and blotted out the handwritten document against us, which consisted in decrees and which was in opposition to us…Therefore let no man judge you in eating and drinking or in respect of a festival or of an observance of the new moon or of a sabbath.”  The handwritten document spoken of here is The Law. Through Christ we have a means of our sins being forgiven.  We need not lean on The Law. Under the mosaic Law if a person was found guilty of doing some work on the sabbath he was to be stoned to death by the whole congregation  according to exodus 31: 14 and Numbers 15: 32-35.  Christians today are not expected to do that either ofcourse.  By law of the land we cannot stone wrongdoers to death for disobeying the sabbath.  Many who argue for sabbath keeping should be glad that we are not under that law.

The Seventh day Adventists churches uphold the sabbath and argue in its behalf but if their followers do not uphold the sabbath they do not stone them.  So they are in a sense disobeying part of the law which they feel they are under.  The Adventists bring out much truth from the bible and spread it abroad to their followers and newcomers in pamphlets etcetera.  However when it comes to their adherance to the sabbath they are going astray from what is nessessary to do as a worshiper of God.  The New testament repeatedly tells us to follow Christ as opposed to the Law.  The Law was created for Gods chosen people at the time (Isreal) so that they can see that they are sinners and that they could not stand up to all of Gods laws. Some of the principals of the Law we can still follow today, but we are not under obligation to follow the Law word for word and we cannot do so because it conflicts with the laws of the land.

I hope that the issue of whether or not to uphold the sabbath has been clearly explained to you and that you now have a clear understanding.  Please leave a comment so we can see your point of view and that any misunderstandings can be cleared up. God be with you.

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4 Comments »

  1. Dear Truthseeker. You have the correct name. Truthseeker. In reference to Romans 10:4 you have to read all of chapter 10 and pray for understanding and wisdom. Paul is talking to Israelites about including Gentiles. There are more than one Law. The sacrafice law was done away with because Yeshua became the true sacrafice instead of animals. The Law was given to help guide your life and set you apart from the confusion of the world. The Law is not to grieve you. So, if you decide it is not for you, so be it!
    Thanks

    Comment by Anna B Melcher — September 2, 2011 @ 2:39 am | Reply

    • Thank you for commenting and please check for future newsletters/blogs. You can also see past newsletters/blogs by clicking on the archives on the right side of the truthseeker newsletter vol. 6. Thank you.

      Comment by truthseekerny — September 14, 2011 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  2. Truthseeker! Religion is so powerful in the life of all denomination churches. All the confusion in the world will remain till the day that a person will receive the revelation of Christ which is will reveal by Christ Himself for a true seeker. Revelation of Christ will not be receive without understanding what is “born again”. entering His kingdom is the end of your days in the confused world. This is the reason why He said to Nicadimus “you must be born again”. We are all born in the natural mother which is the world of natural and where the sinning happen. Christ is the realm of SUPER NATURAL SPIRIT WORLD which is the first fruit of who overcomes the trials of God Himself! He is the new covenant which under grace not under the law! By going on the cross he showed us how to love which His first commandment. By dying for us he loved us first! Nothing we can do to separate us from that love. Free will is making us doing what we want then when we are in trouble we blame God. So the question is do we love Him and walk in that love in our hearts? Love you all as He loves me and my love for Jesus Christ my savior. Thank you and God bless!

    Comment by Caridad Monroe — October 18, 2013 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

    • Hello Caridad. Thank you for commenting. By your comments we are able to learn about your spirituality and aid you in finding the truth on many topics. From reading your comment I think that you would do yourself a service to research the Cross itself. Many christians believe that Christ died on a torture stake that had no crosspiece. If you like I can show you some books that can help give you clarity on the cross. Many Christians believe the cross to be an idol also. I look forward to hearing from you and feel free to ask about books you can do research from.

      Comment by truthseekerny — November 5, 2013 @ 2:53 pm | Reply


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