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Yes, Saturday is named after the god of the planet Saturn. SDA’s say that Saturday is the sabbath and that Christians will hunt them down and kill them for keeping Saturday.
The 7th day of the week is now and has always been known as the Biblical Sabbath throughout history. You may make the case that God changed it to the first day of the week, but the Biblical truth is that God's Holy Sabbath was created by God and on the 7th day. There is no Biblical evidence that God did this in honor of the god of the planet Saturn. If you can find any reference to God creating His Sabbath in honor of the Saturn God, please provide it. If you are just making stuff up, then you are doing what you are accusing SDA of doing.
Further more - there is no logical connection between saturday as the 7th day of the week in a pagan calendar and the 7th day of the 4th commandment.
I'm not sure I trust your logic. But if you were to read the Bible, you would see that the Christ, the creator of all things, created the heavens and earth, created time, and also created the 7 day week. The 7th day He created Holy and placed the commandment to honor it among His other Commandments, along with Love God, Love your neighbor as yourself, don't kill, don't vex the stranger, etc. You may make the case that God didn't have the foresight to allow His people to know what day the 7th day is even though He said to keep it Holy. But according to the God of the Bible, His Sabbath is the 7th day.
Furthermore - We are no longer under the first covenant that God made with the Children of Jacob/Israel at Sinai. The Bible tells us that first covenant is taken away.
The Bible says the covenant that was changed was the Levitical Priesthood that the Christ "ADDED" to His Commandments 430 years after Abraham obeyed God's Laws. At least according to the scriptures. (Gal. 3:19)
Heb. 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary
2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick
, and the table
, and the shewbread
; which is called the sanctuary.
3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
Until the Christ came, men were to go find a Levite Priest to perform "works" for atonement of sins. This Law, that Paul said was "ADDED" 430 years after Abraham, had become obsolete because the Prophesied "High Priest" had come to earth as the scriptures promised. The Christ promised to perform the "Priestly" duties that He had given the Levites on Mt. Sinai.
Jer. 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers
in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
33 But this shall be the covenant
that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts
, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
No more Levite Priests to minister God's Word to the people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity
, and I will remember their sin no more.
No more Levitical Priesthood "works of the Law" for remission of sins.
Furthermore - the words of that first covenant are described in the Bible as being the words of the Ten Commandments. See Hebrews 9:18-21; Exodus 34:27-28 and Exodus 24:1-8.
No it wasn't. You are making that up.
Heb. 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats
, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you
This had nothing to do with God's Laws, commandments and statutes that Abraham obeyed, it was speaking about the atonement Laws the Christ Added 430 years after Abraham obeyed.
Ex. 34:27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments
These are the Commandments the Christ promised to write on His Peoples heart in the new Covenant. He didn't abolish them, they didn't grow obsolete, they are just rejected and despised by the religious men of the world. But in the New Covenant, we are not forced to listen to self righteous corrupters of the Christ's Laws, who teach for doctrines the commandments of Men, because we all will have direct access to God's Word. No more relying on man's Word for Spiritual Truth.
In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Hebrews 8:13,10:9 -
Absolutely. Heb. 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood
, (for under it the people received the law
,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Now we have a new Priesthood, and everlasting Priesthood in which the Christ will write His Laws on the hearts of those who deny themselves and follow Him. No more Levite Priests, no more Sacrificial "works of the Law" for the remission of sins.
Ex. 24: 5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.
8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
This is the Covenant that became obsolete, not "Thou shall Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and the other just like it, "thou shall Love they neighbor as thyself," and the Law and Prophets that hangs on them. Jesus said the Law and Prophets would be here as long as heaven and earth are here. They are still here.
I think you should beware of all the religious influence out there, you may have been led astray by them.