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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Will Trump blow it?
« Last post by mommydi on Yesterday at 05:41:54 PM »
Sitting it out is not an option with Hillary as the other choice. I also live in a Republican state and NO ONE is talking sitting it out. Hillary is way too despised.

Jaime, I know Ted Cruz is your guy, but don't you think it's past time for him to acquiesce? Ask his supporters to unite behind Trump? He's enjoying this power play a little too much, IMO. Today, I saw a distant relative and a friend on Facebook discussing how they could never vote for Trump because he has no class and is not a true Christian like Ted Cruz. They worship the ground he walks on and hate Trump. I think Cruz has waited so long, and let bitterness brew to the point of no return for his stick-tights. He's doing this for the establishment. He's not doing it for any other reason than to gain favors with the establishment elite. He's doing his part to throw the election to Hillary, which is what establishment elite want.
I know he's your boy, but I've lost what little respect I had left for him. Gone.

Churches of Christ Forum / Re: One of those curiosity questions.
« Last post by notreligus on Yesterday at 05:31:01 PM »
I know of Restoration churches with services on Saturday evenings.   Since the Sabbath begins on Friday evening perhaps they believe they're keeping the New Testament "Sabbath" by having a service on Saturday evening. 
Christian Women Forum / Re: Okay, quick question for you guys
« Last post by Lisa98 on Yesterday at 05:22:54 PM »
I feel your pain.   All I can share is that distance is the only thing that ever seems to work people who refuse to honor boundaries. Folks like yourself  usually try So many times and in so many ways  to communicate their issues before they realize that the situation calls for extreme measures such as leaving the state or completely leaving the relationship. So if you feel like you have to leave the state then I'd say that your probably right.  Because people don't resort to extreme measures like leaving the state or completely leaving the relationship unless  they feel it's the only thing that will work.  I'm sorry for your pain because I know that  this type of consideration never comes easily. Theres always a lot of heartache and difficulty involved.  Best wishes in your pursuit of  well being.
Carlyle B Haynes in his book 'From Sabbath to Sunday' page 34. "After a careful examination of the Bible, of history, both civil and ecclesiastical, of theological writings, commentaries, church manuals, catechisms and the candid admissions of Sunday observers, we are compelled to conclude that there is no authority in the Holy Scriptures for the observance of Sunday, no authority given to man to make such a change from the seventh to the first day, no divine sanction given the change now that man has made it; that this substitution of a false Sabbath for the true Sabbath of the Lord was entirely the work of an antichrist movement which adopted the observance of a purely pagan day and presumptuously established it in the Christian Church; and that this observance has no binding obligation upon Christian believers, but should be instantly discarded as a matter of practice, and the true Sabbath of God restored to its rightful place both in the hearts of His people and in the practice of His church." ......
Jesus wrote the Commandments with His own finger, and that includes the Sabbath which He confirms in the New Testament....
Where are we told in Scripture to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day ... The reason why we keep the first day of the week holy instead of the seventh is for the same reason that we observe many other things, not because the Bible, but the church has enjoined it." ( Rev. Isaac Williams ( Church of England ) in his Plain sermons on the Catechism. Volume 1, pp. 334-336 )

"There was and is a command to keep holy the Sabbath day: but the Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will be said, however, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week, with all its duties, privileges and sanctions. Earnestly desiring information on this subject, which I have studied for many years, I ask: Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament, absolutely not. There is no Scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh to the first day of the week." ( Dr. Edward T Hiscox, author of the Baptist Manual )

 Abridgement of Christian Doctrine," by Rev. Henry Tuberville: QUESTION: How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days?
ANSWER: By the very act of CHANGING THE SABBATH INTO SUNDAY, which Protestants allow of and therefore they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feast days commanded by the same church."

Jesus is now my sabbath rest. 
Now lets let look at who points the finger at the Pope and lays claim that Catholic Church changed it:

QUESTION: Which day is the Sabbath?
ANSWER; Saturday is the Sabbath day.
QUESTION: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
ANSWER: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."

 QUESTION BOX by Father Conway, P. 179:
"What Bible authority is there for changing the sabbath from the seventh to the first day of the week?
"Who gave the Pope authority to change a command of God?
ANSWER: "If the Bible is the only guide for the Christian, then the Seventh-day Adventist is right in observing Saturday . . . but Catholics learn what to believe and do from the Catholic Church WHICH MADE SUNDAY THE DAY OF REST."

 PLAIN TALK ABOUT PROTESTANTS, P. 213: "It is worth while to remember that this observance of Sunday, in which after all, the only Protestant worship consists' not only has no foundation in the Bible, but is in flagrant contradiction to its letter, which commands rest on the Sabbath, which IS SATURDAY. It was the CATHOLIC CHURCH, WHICH HAS TRANSFERRED THIS REST TO SUNIDIAY. Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay in spite of themselves, to the AUTHORITY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH."

 KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC, Feb. 9, 1893: "The Catholic Church by virtue of her divine mission, CHANGED THE DAY FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY."Protestants who claim that they do take the Bible, should give proof for their doctrines from its pages. "

 EDIFYIING INSTRUCTION IN THE CATECHISM, by K. A. Dachel, pp 23, 24, (Lutheran):
"When God gave the third (the Lutherans did not change their catechisms either and the second commandment is left out as in the Catholic Catechism) commandment ... he designated definitely the seventh day, which already had been sanctified by Him at creation, as this rest day. And as Christ says that He had not come to destroy the law (Matt. 5:17) so he has also in the words' of His last prophetic speech (Matt. 24:'20) which has reference to the destruction of Jerusalem, expressly emphasized the sabbath, or Saturday as the still valid rest day, by saying: "Pray that your flight toe not on the sabbath." For this' reason many godly Christians have solemnly upbraided the Christian church for keeping Sunday instead of Saturday; The church can have no right to change God's commandment, and, if in the catechism the whole commandment had been, embodied verbatim in its entire wording from Exodus 20:8-11 then we should still keep the Saturday holy, and not the Sunday."

"Is there any command in the New Testament to change the day of weekly rest from Saturday to Sunday? - None." ( Manual of Christian Doctrine - ( Protestant Episcopal ) page 127 )

"It is quite clear that however rigidly or devoutly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath ... The Sabbath was founded on a specific, divine command. We can plead no such command for the obligation to observe Sunday. There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday." ( Dr R W Dale ( Congregationalist ) in his book Ten Commandments, page 127-129 )

Christian Marriage Forum / Re: Should i pursue my wife to come back?
« Last post by chosenone on Yesterday at 04:35:19 PM »
Would God honestly want anyone staying with an abusive spouse who is so violent that the police had to called twice?
 I would have been gone the first time that happened. just because you are male doesnt mean that you have to accept abuse.

  Unfortunately you have married a lady you knew very little about, she lied and deceived and married you under false pretenses it seems.
She is divorcing you, I wouldnt work hard at getting back with a a spouse who abused me, beat me, lied to me, and treated me like dirt.
"These Gentile Christians of Rome and Alexandria began calling the first day of the week 'the Lord's day.' This was not difficult for the pagans of the Roman Empire who were steeped in sun worship to accept, because they [the pagans] referred to their sun-god as their 'Lord.' "--EM. Chalmers, "How Sunday Came Into the Christian Church," p. 3.

 The following statement was made 100 years after Constantine's Sunday Law was passed: "Although almost all churches throughout the world celebrate the sacred mysteries on the Sabbath every week, yet the Christians of Alexandria and at Rome, on account of some ancient tradition, have ceased to do this."--Socrates Scholasticus, quoted in "Ecclesiastical History," Book 5, chap. 22. [Written shortly after A.D. 439.]

 "The people of Constantinople, and almost everywhere, assemble together on the Sabbath, as well as on the first day of the week, which custom is never observed at Rome or at Alexandria."--Hermias Sozomen, quoted in "Ecclesiastical History," vii, 19, in "A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers," 2nd Series, Vol. 2, p. 390. [Written soon after AD. 415.]

 "Down even to the fifth century the observance of the Jewish Sabbath was continued in the Christian church, but with a rigor and solemnity gradually diminishing until it was wholly discontinued."--Lyman Coleman, "Ancient Christianity Exemplified" chap. 26, sec. 2, p. 527.
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