The Purpose of the Sabbath
God gave man His Sabbath to keep mankind in the right knowledge and proper worship of the true God. But how does the Sabbath identify God? How does it point to the true God, rather than a false one? Would not Sunday work just as well?
Notice Exodus 31:17: "It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed." God rested from the work of creation on the seventh day of creation week. Not on Sunday, the first day of the week—only the seventh day of the week points back to Creation.
Creation is the proof of God's existence. The act of creating identifies the Creator. God set aside as holy the only day that is a memorial of the act of creating. He appropriated the only day that points, constantly, every seventh day of the week, to the existence of the Creator.
God set that particular day apart from others as His day. He made that particular day sacred and holy to Him, designating it as the very day on which He commands His people to assemble for worship. It is the day man is commanded to rest from his own work and activities, and to be refreshed by assembling with other obedient worshippers in spiritual fellowship.
No other day is a memorial and reminder of the original creation. True, Satan has deceived this world into supposing Christ's resurrection occurred on Sunday morning at sunrise—the very time that has always been the time of pagan sun-worship. The truth is, however, that the resurrection of Jesus Christ actually occurred on the Sabbath, not on Sunday! Additionally, nowhere in the Bible does God tell us to celebrate the day of Christ's resurrection. Instead, Christ tells us to celebrate His death through the observance of Passover (I Corinthians 11:23-26).
So here we find a main purpose in the Sabbath: It identifies God! The very day which God set aside for assembly and worship points as a memorial to whom we are to worship—the Creator and Ruler of all that exists!
The Sabbath also was given as a sign that identifies who the people of God are. Not only does this special covenant say, "that you may know that I am the Lord," but it also says, "that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you" (Exodus 31:13).
Sanctify means "to set apart for holy use or purpose." On the seventh day of creation week, God sanctified the Sabbath day—He set it apart for holy use. By adding the phrase "who sanctifies you," God says the Sabbath is a sign that He also sanctifies those who are His people. He sets them apart from other people as His, for His holy purpose.
So the Sabbath identifies both who God is and who God's people are!
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Bruthapharoah- Concider the matter
Bro.Watson there was no new testiment when paul was teaching .The gospels didn't come along until after 70ad,when pauls epistles were writen somewhere between 50 & 60 ad
Where was paul teaching from???
What holy scriptures was paul talking about if there was no New testiment???
2 Timothy 3:15
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
acts28:23And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening
Bruthapharoah-This is why peter warns us
2peter3:15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
which they that are Unlearned in what???
BruthaPharoah- Peter whom walk with jesus also make it plain ,of what to trust
2peter1:19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
also concider isa 66:15-18 which is clearly talk of judgement day
as always~LuvNoMalice2TheNcrease Of Knowledge&Truth~Your BruthaPharoah
by the way have you heard from sista Pat Harris, it has been a while ,i was wondering how she has been doin Grace & peace
Sorry the summary of what i was saying is that it is completely crazy for us to think we can learn more from the teach,then just reading the bbok that the teacher is teaching from
eccl.12:13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
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