You come to debate or 'win' a argument, that is not my purpose as God wants His truth to be spread not argued to see who is the best 'debater'
So, you can know that by reading my post? Interesting
that you have such power, the Pentecostal's may be envious of you for they think they along have that gift from God. But, I will assure you of one thing, I've studied the scriptures for almost fifty years, and will not sit idly by while men like you corrupt my Lord's word. Yes, I give it my very best effort and if you call that the spirit just to win the debate, then so be it
, I will not be stopped with men using that tactic against me. God is the righteous Judge and knows all of our hearts and as to why we all are here, and I forbear judging men for this reason and show true Christian/biblical charity and believe the best of men until proven otherwise.
but lets look at the issue here. Worship is the reason for the Sabbath and it is the only day God ever gave us to worship Him on, so we must be careful we don't change to ideas of men. Worship is what the conflict is about...
Emphaisis is mine
in red bold letters for the sake of pointing out your errors.
For a sect to be so
dogmatic about the reason WHY a certain day of worshipping God
is critical one would think that at least they would get the day correct, would they not? The truth is, we worship God 24/7 in spirit and truth~coming together into ONE PLACE is to LEARN how we should worship God in spirit and in truth while we apart from one another
! But for sake of brevity let us look at your reason as to WHY did God appointed ONE out of seven days to REST
, yes, rest
, not necessarily worship, even though true saints worship God 24/7 in spirit and in TRUTH which you folk are missing this all-important truth. First point:
the seventh day after creating all things (Genesis 2:1-3), but He did not require the patriarchs to rest or keep this day for any special religious significance
. Though there is much worship of God in Genesis, there is no mention of anyone observing the seventh day to the Lord for worship
..........rest without question it was.
God gave the seventh day as a special day of rest
to Israel in remembrance of what he did after six days of creating all things. It was His special sign to them as His covenant nation (See and consider: Exodus 31:12-18; Deuteronomy 5:15; Nehemiah 9:13-14; Ezekiel 20:12,20).
There is no mystery about the seventh day. God could have created in seven hours, seven minutes, seven seconds, or no time at all. He chose seven days, resting the seventh
, (not for him to worship, but to set before his covenanted people that they NEEDED rest even their animals! And, after their horrible bondage in the land of Egypt (Exodus 23:12; Deut 5:12-15; Mark 2:27).
Moses wrote Genesis 2:1-3, therefore he referred to the seventh day as being blessed and sanctified from the perspective of God's law to Israel. There is no evidence the seventh day was a creation ordinance for all nations. Not one man prior to Israel under Moses ever saw or read Genesis 2:1-3.
There was confusion in Israel about the seventh day and manna gathering in Exodus 16, which proves
that the Israelites had not been observing the Sabbath prior to their departure from Egypt.
The apostles only mentioned the seventh day three times in all the New Testament epistles, and not once
did they recommend it as a day of WORSHIP!
The Holy Ghost wrote that the seventh day was a figurative picture of our salvation rest in Christ (Hebrews 4:3-5).
Paul wrote that the seventh day, the Sabbath, was not binding on Christians, for it was only a figurative shadow of the reality of Christ, and true saints rejected such ordinances (Colossians 2:13-23).
Paul wrote that the observance of Jewish days was a private matter of personal liberty (Romans 14:1-23).
Paul considered keeping of Jewish days made the gospel of Jesus Christ of no value (Galatians 4:9-11).
Paul thoroughly compared the Old and New Testaments, showing the inferiority and passing away of the Old, which included the Fourth Commandment written in stone (2nd Corinthians 3:6-18) as far as BINDING, or a necessarily must
Jesus kept the seventh day, the Sabbath, for the same reasons He kept the rest of the Jewish laws, like circumcision. He was born a Jew under the laws of the Jews (Galatians 4:4-5; Matthew 5:17; Romans 15:8).
Paul observed the seventh day, the Sabbath, only to win ignorant Jews and Gentile proselytes that were still keeping the Law of Moses
(Acts 9:20; 13:14,42; 15:21; 16:13; 17:1-3; 18:4; I Cor 9:20).
Jesus appeared to His disciples on the first day of the week, not the seventh (Matthew 28:8-10; Mark 16:9-14; Luke 24:33-48; John 20:19-25).
Jesus blessed His disciples on the first day of the week, not the seventh (John 20:19).
Jesus gave His disciples the Holy Spirit on the first day of the week, not the seventh (John 20:23).
Many dead saints rose from the dead on the first day of the week, not the seventh (Matt 27:52-53).
The first day of the week, not the seventh, was a time of great joy and gladness at the resurrection of Christ the Lord (Luke 24:41; John 20:20).
Jesus Christ gave forth the promised Holy Spirit from the Father on the first day of the week, not the seventh, for Pentecost was the 50th day after the Sabbath following the wave offering (Leviticus 23:15-16 cp Acts 2:1 cp Acts 2:33). Pentecost was always on the first day of the week, Sunday.
The early church met on the first day of the week for religious worship and breaking bread in the Lord's Supper (Acts 20:6-7).
Paul commanded all the Gentile churches to observe the first day of the week for their religious worship of giving (Ist Corinthians 16:1-2).
When all the apostles and elders met for the only inspired church council in history, the matter at hand was to identify what parts of Moses' law applied to converted Gentiles. With this perfect opportunity
, the seventh day issue was totally ignored by the Holy Spirit and these men
Jesus appeared to John on the Lord's Day, which would have to be Sunday.
With all this, still, the MAIN point of this argument is this: The SEVENTH day was given to REST, not worship~God's saints worship him 24/7 in spirit and in TRUTH, not just on a certain day of the week.
All this being said and more could be~what about our law enforcement folks, hospitals, etc who have to work on let us say Saturday or Sunday~what day should they REST? All of them should practice resting their bodies at least ONE DAY in seven whatever that day may be FOR THEM~Our bodies were created to REST one out of seven days for our physical benefit~PROVEN by the fact that God RESTED the seventh day AFTER six working days...NOT that He needed rest but to show us that WE DO and SHOULD rest one out of seven WHATEVER THAT DAY works best for us. But, that being said, God's elect worships him 24/7 with NO days off in spirit and in truth. Sunday just happened to be the days the disciples came together in one place to fellowship and encourage one another and provoke one another to worship God during their TIME APART from each other!