DIVINE  LAW

by  Howard  Rand

       (1942)

RELATIONSHIP

    TO   GOD

Protection of the individual in his right to freedom and liberty is the essence of Divine justice. Liberty under the law, however, can never be construed as a license to do as one pleases, disregarding the rights of others. In the exercise of personal freedom the law of the Lord protects the rights of individuals, regulating the relationship between men to insure justice for all. But there can be no true liberty nor real and lasting freedom for man unless men recognize God and Him only. God must come first in the thoughts and hearts of His people. Thus it is that His laws embrace, first of all, man's relationship to Him and afterwards man's relationship to his neighbor.


The Greatest Commandment


When Jesus was asked which was the greatest of all the commandments, He said, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength." (Mark 12:30.) This same admonition had been given Israel by Moses (Deut. 6:4-5) and this instruction covered the requirements of the first half of the Ten Commandments.

Directly following His statement as to which was the first and greatest of the commandments, Jesus then said, "And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself " (Matt. 22:39) wherein he quoted from a statement by Moses as recorded in Leviticus 19:18. This is the basic underlying principle of the last half of the Ten Commandments.


Love Fulfills the Law


Paul brings out the fact that the law will be kept if one truly loves his neighbor, saying, "For he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law, For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfillment of the law." (Rom. 13:8-10.) Thus the love of one's neighbor covers the requirements as set forth in the last half of the Ten Commandments, for one who truly loves will not violate any of these requirements.


Thou Shalt Not


There are ten "Thou shalt nots" listed in the Bible and known as the Ten Commandments, and though Church leaders often refer to these commandments by name yet very few truly comprehend the full scope and meaning of the application of this codification of moral conduct as it applies to the individual relationship to God and to each other. The observance of these commandments is so important to citizenship in His Kingdom that immediately following the organization of the Kingdom the Ten Commandments were promulgated to the people of Israel. Not only is their observance essential to citizenship in the Kingdom, but no man, not even a Christian, can violate their provision and be right with God.



Importance of Pentecost



Israel received the Ten Commandments at the time of the inauguration of the very first Pentecost, fifty days after the Passover and Exodus from Egypt. It was therefore fitting that centuries later, following the Passover crucifixion of Jesus Christ, fifty days from that crucifixion at Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended and the Church was born at Jerusalem. At that time the disciples were endued with power that would enable them and all who came after them, following in their footsteps, to keep and observe the requirements of the Ten Commandments in a heart relationship to God through His Son Jesus Christ. Thus Israel, at Mount Sinai, received the law and the Church at Jerusalem the power to keep that law!


(IT  IS  INCORRECT  THAT  THE  TEN  COMMANDMENT  LAW  WAS  GIVEN  ON  PENTECOST.  I  HAVE  A  FULL  STUDY  ON  THIS  WEBSITE  THAT  PROVES  WHAT  I  HAVE  JUST  STATED  -  Keith Hunt)


The Ten Commandments


In these laws, the very first to be promulgated at Mount Sinai for Israel to keep and administer, is the admonition that God must be supreme in the life and activities of man. Idolatry and swearing are forbidden while one day in seven is to be kept holy. 

(NOTICE  THE  DECEITFUL IDEA....ONE  DAY  IN  SEVEN  TO  BE  HOLY....THE  4TH  COMMANDMENT  IS  AS  CLEAR  AS  A  CLOUDLESS  SKY....IT  IS  THE  7TH  DAY  THAT  IS  HOLY  -  Keith Hunt)


Parents are to be honored and man must not commit violence or wrong his fellow man. Thus the commandments required reverence and worship of God as well as love for one's neighbor.   In brief these laws are as follows:

1) No other gods before Him.

        2)Shalt not bow down to graven images.

        3)Shalt not take God's name vain.
        4)Keep holy every seventh day. (Deceptive  talk....it is THE 7th day that is holy - Keith Hunt)

 5)Honor father and mother.

 6)Shalt not kill.

  7)Shalt not commit adultery.

  8)Shalt not steal.

         9)Shalt not bear false witness. 

        10) Shalt not covet.

Let us deal with each one of these Ten Commandments in the above order, for God requires that His people conform with them and observe all their requirements.


The First Commandment


Israel had assumed the responsibility of becoming God's Kingdom and in His recognition and acceptance of their willingness to assume this responsibility God manifested Himself to the people at Mount Sinai. Following that manifestation the Lord addressed the people and said, "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." No man in Israel could question this statement. Now that the people had accepted the responsibility of the administration of His Kingdom laws, the rules of personal conduct were laid before His people and their relationship to God clearly defined. The very first commandment, after the willingness of the people to become His Kingdom had been accepted by God, defines their relationship to Him. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Ferrar Fenton renders this, "There shall be no other God to you, except Myself."


Impossible to Serve God and Mammon


Jehovah, the God of Israel, is to be supreme in the life of His people. There can be no divided allegiance. "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to one and despise the other." Jesus then declared, "Ye cannot serve God and mammon."


Service to mammon is not the only way this first commandment can be broken. Whatever man places first or whatever is supreme in his life, that is the thing to which he renders service. It may be pride of power, or wealth, or glory. It may be the pleasures of life. God has declared that He shall come first, and whatever man places before Him breaks this commandment. This does not indicate that man cannot have interests in other things, but it does mean that all things must be secondary in his life to his service for God.


Must Not Forget God


Today mammon, and all that goes with the service to mammon, is supreme in the hearts of most men. The worship of mammon is found among people in every stratum of society. It is manifested among the laborers, the financiers, the industrialists, and even in the Church and among its leaders. The love of money and power has led men to violate all of God's laws. In service to the god of greed the economic slavery of people today is worse than the Egyptian slavery of Israel of old. Men and women are compelled by financial taskmasters to serve gods of silver and gold in order that they may acquire the necessities of life.

Moses said, "Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day." (Deut. 8:11.) Then Moses reminds us that when we have eaten to our fill, and have built fine houses and multiplied our herds and increased our silver and our gold, not to forget the Lord, to serve Him. He tells us that we are not to say in our hearts that because of our prosperity, "My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth." We are to remember, "The Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth."



Judgment for Disobedience


If we do forget the Lord, and walk after other gods, to serve and worship them, as a majority are now doing, Moses said, "I testify against you this day, that ye shall surely perish." The reason is given, "Because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God."

Here are judgments for disobedience, judgments that are now upon our land. Moses declared that when all these things come upon us, and we turn to the Lord and harken unto His voice, and do according to all His commandments, then the Lord will turn away our trouble from us. Prayer alone for deliverance is not enough. There must be a willingness and desire to restore God's laws. God must become supreme in our individual and national life and action. The importance of all this cannot be overemphasized if as a people and nation we would have God's blessings upon all our undertakings.


The Second Commandment


In the first commandment God declared that He only should be worshipped by His people. Then He said, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."

We know that the heathen custom of worshipping images was accompanied by revolting licentious acts and scenes. This fact accounts for the statement of visiting the iniquity of the fathers unto their children as a result of this sin; however, mercy will be shown to them that love Him, and keep His commandments. Thus iniquity follows those who hate Him, while mercy is shown to those who love Him.


Serving Idols


Men are inclined to think that because they do not actually bow down before an image they are free from idolatry. This is not the case. To worship before an image is to recognize its power and authority and to accept its overlordship. This is true especially when service to this object of worship becomes the ambition and end of a man's activities. As in the service of other gods, so here men set up idolatry whenever they place something above all else, even God, and it becomes an object of reverence in the place of God.

We could list a multitude of things that have been set before God and of the many superstitions men follow while their achievements are monumentalized and glorified above God. Perhaps heading the list is the idolatrous worship of the profit system, making money and wealth, represented in gold and silver —the image of adoration. Men often seek money for the love of it, even at the cost of honesty and virtue.


Worshipping Gold


Recently a minister proclaimed from his pulpit that the objective of everyone (including himself) was money and stated that he would doubt the veracity of anyone who denied that this was so. This modern worship of gold originated at Babylon when the king set up the image, that is, a likeness of gold on the plain of Dura (Dan. 3:1). There he gathered together the princes, the governors, the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces for the  dedication  of the new system which he was inaugurating. His demand was that they accept gold as their standard and make its possession their objective: or as the Bible says, bow down and worship it. From that day and forward men have been worshipping gold or its equivalent in the love of money which is the root of all evil. The security of life, the blessings of peace, the love and happiness between individuals have all been sacrificed upon the altar built to this image. Misery, suffering, war, destitution and want have been the gift to men from this god as men and nations have served and worshipped him. The iniquity of this service has certainly been visited upon the children from generation to generation.


The Burying of Gold


Judgment has been decreed upon this image of man's adoration. The King of Babylon, 2,520 years previous to our generation, attended the birth of the gold standard, raising its image sixty cubits high in the air. Today we are witnessing the beginning of the funeral services. The burial process is under way as we continue to gather this metal from the four corners of the earth and inter it deep in the ground at Fort Knox. For men to continue to worship this image, or any other object of adoration, placing service to and desire for this image of their idolatry ahead of God can bring nothing else than the wrath of God upon such individual and nation. Already we are moving into the orbit of chastisement for the purpose of cleansing our people and nation of all the vestiges of such idolatry.


The Third Commandment


The first and second commandments require that man serve God, and Him only. God now deals with the reverence due Him at all times. He must be honored and His name must not be taken in vain. The third commandment is, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain."


Taking His Name in Vain


What is meant by taking His name in vain? It means far more than is generally understood. To use that name unworthily, to pretend to believe in Him, using or acting in His name while inwardly denying His power; to pray in His name, yet not believing in prayer, is to take His name in vain. In fact any use of His name in word, act or deed, without sincerity of purpose, is taking His name in vain.

The following was the first case on which Moses had to pass judgment under this law. Two men fought together in the camp. One was the son of an Israelitish mother, whose father was an Egyptian. He blasphemed the name of the Lord, using that name in a derogatory manner. Moses put the man in jail until such a time when he should know how to punish him.


Cursing and Swearing


Later the Lord instructed Moses to take the man outside of the camp and stone him. Judgment is now rendered under this third commandment: "Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin. And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death."

Why of all names do men take in vain the name of God and of His Son Jesus Christ? What is the reason that they do not use instead of Jesus the Christ the name of some other historical character by which to swear, such as Socrates, Washington or Abraham Lincoln? The reason is clear. The devil knows, that Jesus the Christ is God the Son and is using evil men to drag His name in the mire as men use that name in their cursing and swearing. We suffer today because of such cursing and swearing. The volume of derogatory remarks rising to God from this land is perhaps greater than the volume of all the prayers of all His people. Need we wonder why our nation is in difficulties? Jeremiah places the responsibility when he says, "For because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up."    (Jer. 23:10.)


Speaking Contemptuously of God


The followers of the school of modernism in their derogatory remarks regarding God and their belittling of the Saviour-hood of Jesus Christ blaspheme the name of God. They have offered indignities to God, brought His Word into reproach and speak contemptuously of the work of His Son. Thus many men in high places in the Church are guilty under the commandment and they, as well as every individual and the nation also, must needs turn to God in sincerity of purpose and reverence His name in all of its uses. God will not hold men guiltless for cursing Him while the judgment of death is pronounced upon those who blaspheme His name.


The Fourth Commandment


God has declared the relation of His people to Him and Him only, and that they reverence His name. He now sets forth the next requirement in the fourth commandment: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."


The Sabbath Day


Man is given six days to labor and do all his work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord. On this seventh day man is to cease from his labor. The Hebrew word Shabbath, translated sabbath, means cessation and by its very meaning designates a refraining from labor. Israel was not only to observe one day in seven, (NOTE  THE  DECEPTIVE  TALK..."ONE  DAY  IN  SEVEN"...YOU  HAVE  JUST  READ  THE  COMMANDMENT,  IT  CLEARLY  STATES  THE  7TH  DAY  IS  HOLY,  NOT  ONE  IN  SEVEN  -  Keith Hunt)  but every feast day was also to be a Sabbath. On these days all the people were to cease from their labors and even the animals were to have a day of rest. Today's activities in the desecration of the Sabbath indicate how far we have departed from the observance of this day of rest.


God used His first rest era at the close of the creation period as a type and cites it as an example for Israel to follow. Reference was also made to the deliverance from Egypt, in commemoration of which God commanded Israel to keep the Sabbath day. The Passover was the first high day, or Sabbath, commemorating the deliverance.


(NOT  SO,  THE  PASSOVER  IS  THE  14TH  DAY  OF  THE  FIRST  MONTH  IN  GOD'S  CALENDAR,  IT  WAS  NOT  A   HOLY  DAY,  THE  15TH  DAY  WAS  THE  SABBATH  OF  THE  FEAST  OF  UNLEAVENED  BREAD  -  Keith  Hunt)


Barometer of Spirituality


Setting aside one day in seven as holy unto the Lord was to be a sign between Israel and God forever. (NOTE AGAIN THE  DECEPTIVE  LANGUAGE..."ONE  DAY  IN  SEVEN"  -  THE  COMMANDMENT  IS  CLEAR,  IT  IS  THE  7TH  DAY  THAT  IS  HOLY  -  Keith Hunt). Those who failed to keep this law were to be put to death. Those who worked on that day were to be cut off from among His people. This judgment may seem severe, but let us remember the fulfillment of, or failure to keep, this law was a perfect barometer of the spirituality of His people. When the nation turns from its God the very first indication is recognized by their attitude towards the Sabbath day. It is interesting to note that in identically the same ratio as our nation sinks into a state of spiritual decadency so have we increased the desecration of the Sabbath day. Instead of a Holy Day it has become a holiday and because of this our entire nation suffers. (IN  FACT  UNTIL  THE  LAST  HALF  OF  THE  20TH  CENTURY,  THE  7TH  DAY  WAS  THE  BUSIEST  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK  FOR  SECULAR  EVERYTHING.  NOW  ANY  DAY  IS  AS  BUSY  AS  ANY  OTHER  DAY  -  Keith Hunt)


The Law of Sabbaths


The law of the Sabbath requires more than the observance of one day in seven. (NOTE  AGAIN  THE  DECEPTIVE  TALK .... "ONE  DAY  IN  SEVEN"  -  THE  COMMANDMENT  SAYS  NO  SUCH  THING  -  Keith Hunt). The cycle of sevens has a much wider scope. It is as follows: Six days to labor, the seventh to be holy; six years to plant and carry on economic activities, the seventh year to be a year of rest for the land, cessation of labor and a release from debt; seven weeks of years, or forty-nine years, of commercial activity with buying and selling of land followed by the Great Jubilee, or fiftieth year when, "Ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family." (Lev. 25:10.)  Thus the land could not be alienated forever.

It has been the failure on the part of our nation to keep the whole law of the Sabbaths which is responsible for our economic difficulties and a land afflicted with poverty and destitution. We will later deal with these laws in more detail. The Lord has said, "If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it."   (Isa. 58:13.)

Sabbath keeping, both in its weekly and yearly requirements, is a requisite to prosperity. Because we desecrate the Day, God cannot bless us with continued prosperity.


Which Day?


Before leaving this question of Sabbath observance it is necessary to deal with the question of which day inasmuch as some claim Saturday rather than Sunday should be observed as the day of rest. We are not concerned with the controversy over a day on which much has already been written by both groups in their endeavor to prove that the particular day which they keep is the only true observance of the law. The law requires that one day in seven be set aside as holy. (NOTE  THE  DECEPTIVE  TALK;  NO  THE  LAW  REQUIRES  THE  7TH  DAY  IS  HOLY,  NOT  ONE  IN  SEVEN,  BUT  THE  7TH  DAY  IS  HOLY  -  Keith Hunt). In the spirit of this law both Jew and Christian are observing its requirements if, following the six days of labor, they rest on the seventh. For either to claim that they are keeping the direct sequel of days from creation is erroneous.

(NO  IT  IS  NOT  ERRONEOUS  AT  ALL.  THE  JEWS  HAVE  KEPT  THE  7TH  DAY  SINCE  MOSES'  TIME.  JESUS  OBSERVED  WITH  THE  JEWS  THE  7TH  DAY  SABBATH.  THE  JEWS  HAVE  NEVER  LOST  THE  7TH  DAY  FROM  THE  TIME  OF  CHRIST.  THE  JEWS  ARE  WORLDWIDE  PROOF  THE  7TH  DAY  HAS  NEVER  BEEN  LOST;  IT  IS  JUST  THAT  SIMPLE  -  Keith Hunt)


In order to keep one day in seven in a sequel of weeks from the time of creation it would first be necessary to locate Eden, the place of creation. If that place were located, then the moment man moved east or west of that location the continuity would be broken. 


(NOT  SO,  THE  JEWS  HAVE  BEEN  SCATTERED  AROUND  THE  EARTH,  THEY  HAVE  PRESERVED  THE  7TH  DAY,  WHEN  THAT  7TH  DAY  COMES  TO  YOU.  FIND  THE  RELIGIOUS  JEWS  AND  YOU  HAVE  FOUND  THE  7TH  DAY  IN  YOUR  PART  OF  THE  WORLD  -  Keith Hunt)


To illustrate. Let two men start from any given place, one going east and the other going west, each keeping one day in seven as they journey! Let them plan to meet when halfway around the earth. The two would be forty-eight hours apart in their observance of the one day in seven due to the fact that the one going west would have gained a day while the one going east would have lost a day, yet both would be right in their observance of the order of sabbaths: one every seven days in accord with the rising and setting sun. Terrestrial conditions are such that the circumference of the earth will not lend itself to a perfect weekly division for the man who travels. Thus these physical conditions nullify the claims of those who contend for a sequel of Sabbaths from a point of beginning as men scatter over the face of the earth. The law, however, of setting aside one day in seven as holy unto the Lord can be observed everywhere in spite of the fact that it has become necessary to estabhsh a time-line on either side of which the day changes.


(ONLY  GOD  MAKES  A  DAY  HOLY.  MAN  HAS  NO  POWER  TO  MAKE  A  DAY  HOLY.  THE  4TH  COMMANDMENT  IS  CLEAR  AND  PLAIN  IN  WHAT  IT  SAYS.  ARGUMENTS  LIKE  THE  ABOVE  DENY  THE  WORDS  OF  THE  4TH  COMMANDMENT.  THE  JEWS  ARE  ALL  OVER  THE  WORLD.  THE  RELIGIOUS  JEWS  HAVE  PRESERVED  THE  7TH  DAY  IN  THAT  PART  OF  THE  WOLRD  WHERE  THEY  LIVE.  AND  YES  WE  DO  TAKE  INTO  ACCOUNT  THE  INTERNATIONAL  DATE  LINE  WHICH  IS  OUT  IN  THE  OCEAN,  A  LOGICAL  PLACE  TO  PUT  IT.  THE  RELIGIOUS  JEWS  HAVE  PRESERVED  THE  7TH  DAY  ON  A  ROUND  GLOBE,  OBLITERATING  THE  ABOVE  ARGUMENT  -  Keith Hunt)


Joshua's long Day


A remarkable account of a long day is recorded by Joshua. The week in which this day occurred had seven twenty-four hour periods, but only six sunrises and sunsets as the long day was treated in the calendar of that week as two days. For those who claim that the sequel of Sabbaths must be reckoned back to creation we would like to ask just how are they to bridge this week? If they reckon the sequel of sevens by sunsets, Sunday becomes the seventh day as a result of one of the twenty-four hour periods of this week lacking a sunrise and sunset. These questions are raised merely to show the futility of the extravagant claims regarding the sequel of a day as the criterion of its observance as the Sabbath of rest. 


(NOT  SO!  JOSHUA'S  SO-CALLED  LONG  DAY  IS  VERY  MISS-UNDERSTOOD.  IT  HAS  NOT  BEEN  STUDIED  CAREFULLY.  THERE  IS  A  FULL  IN-DEPTH  STUDY  OF  THIS  SECTION  OF  SCRIPTURE  ON  THIS  WEBSITE,  PROVING  THE  COMMON  ERROR  OF  A  SO-CALLED  LONG  DAY.  AND  SO  FALLS  ANOTHER  ARGUMENT  THAT  THE  SEVEN  DAY  WEEK  HAS  BEEN  LOST  OR  CHANGED.  THEN  AS  BEFORE  STATED,  JESUS  OBSERVED  THE  7TH  DAY  SABBATH  WITH  THE  JEWS  OF  HIS  DAY.  AND  THOSE  JEWS  HAVE  NEVER  LOST  THE  7TH  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK  IN  THE  LAST  2,000  YEARS.  JESUS  SAID  THE  SON  OF  MAN  IS  LORD  OF  THE  SABBATH.  JESUS  HAD  MANY  DISAGREEMENTS  WITH  THE  RELIGIOUS  JEWISH  LEADERS  ON  HOW  TO  OBSERVE  THE  SABBATH,  BUT  NEVER  ON  WHICH  DAY  IT  WAS.  AND  THOSE  RELIGIOUS  JEWS  HAVE  NEVER  LOST  THE  7TH  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK,  FROM  CREATION  -  Keith Hunt)


It is the spirit of the law that must be kept. Under that law we labor six days, and rest the following or seventh day in the sequel of labor and rest, keeping the seventh day holy unto the Lord. Such observance can be kept everywhere and anywhere on earth, regardless of the time and place of creation.


(THE  LAW  OF  THE  WEEKLY  SABBATH  CAN  BE  KEPT  ANYWHERE  ON  EARTH,  BY  FINDING  THE  RELIGIOUS  JEW,  FOR  THEY  HAVE  NEVER  LOST  THE  ONLY  HOLY  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK,  WHICH  GOD  MADE  HOLY  IN  THE  BEGINNING  OF  HIS  WORK  OF  GENESIS  1  AND  2  - Keith Hunt)


The outward appearance profiteth nothing, for God seeth the heart. Through His Spirit He has poured out blessings upon the person, the work and the labor of those who have kept holy one day in seven as they have kept the law of labor and rest.


(IN  IGNORANCE  GOD  CAN  BLESS  PEOPLE  BECAUSE  THEY  ARE  DECEIVED  AND  BLINDED  AND  IGNORANT,  BUT  THEY  ARE  STILL  SINNING  BY  NOT  OBSERVING  THE  7TH  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK,  WHICH  IS  THE  ONLY  HOLY  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK  GOD  MADE  HOLY  FROM  THE  BEGINNING  OF  MANKIND  -  Keith Hunt)



The Fifth Commandment


Next to the worship of God is the sanctity of the home and its protection. The first four commandments deal with man's relation to God, the keeping of which would result in loving the Lord with all the heart, soul and mind and the fifth commandment is like unto these, for when men truly love the Lord they will honor their parents. The fifth commandment is as follows, "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." Here God makes length of life depend upon honoring one's parents. It is the first of the commandments, the keeping of which brings a promise of length of life.


Tradition of Men


Jesus accused His generation of changing this law by their tradftions. He referred to this commandment. The Pharisees, however, were teaching (for their own financial gain) that if anyone should say to his father or mother, "What I might assist you with is consecrated to God," then he need not assist his father or mother. Jesus then said, "Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

The Christian Church today is as guilty for it teaches the traditional doctrines of the Church instead of preaching the need of keeping and observing all that is written in His Word. A nation whose people are keeping this fifth commandment will be blessed of God under the promise that it will be well with those who honor their father and mother.

Paul gives this warning to parents, "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."   (Col. 3:21.)

The keeping of this fifth commandment not only will bring a blessing, but a knowledge of its requirement will instruct children in their responsibility. Modern home life is directly responsible for the lack of a knowledge of God's word. The parents who complain of neglect must bear part of the responsibility for failure to have properly instructed their children in the way of the Lord.


A Closed Book


As a nation we have fallen far below the requirements in accordance with God's laws. The Bible has been excluded from our institutions of education, or, where allowed, has been so improperly used that its teachings are nullified. The home has failed to teach its precepts. The Church has failed to supply that true instruction so essential for an understanding of His laws.

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I  WANT  TO  TALK  MORE  ABOUT  THE  4TH  COMMANDMENT,  THE  HOLY  7TH  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK.

WHY  IS  IT  THAT  MEN  LIKE  HOWARD RAND  WANT  TO  MAKE  UP  EVERY  ARGUMENT  POSSIBLE  TO  JUSTIFY  SUNDAY  OBSERVANCE?  THE  ANSWER  IS  SIMPLE.  HOWARD  RAND  WAS  OF  THE  BRITISH  IDRAEL  ORGANIZATIONS.  AND  IN  HIS  DAY  MANY  ANGLICAN [CHURCH  OF  ENGLAND]  MINISTERS [PRIESTS]  BELONGED  TO  THE  BRITISH  ISRAEL  ORGANIZATIONS.  MANY  PhD  SCHOLARS  OF  VARIOUS  SKILLS  BELONGED  TO  THE  BRITISH  ISRAEL  ORGANIZATIONS.  FOR  HOWARD  RAND  AND  FOR  THOSE  TODAY  WHO  ARE  PART  OF  THE  BRITISH  ISRAEL  ASSOCIATIONS,  TO  ADMIT  THAT  SUNDAY  KEEPING  IS  WRONG  AND  IS  NOT  FOLLOWING  THE  4TH  COMMANDMENT,  WOULD  BE  TO  ADMIT  THAT  ALL  THEIR  CHURCH  OF  ENGLAND  PRIETS  AND  VARIOUS  PhD  GUYS  AND  GALS,  WERE  FALSE  PROPHETS,  AND  WRONG  IN  THE  THEOLOGY  THEY  HELD.  TO  HAVE  TO  ADMIT  SUCH  A  HUGE  ERROR  WOULD  BE  VERY  HUMILIATING  FOR  THEM.  THEY  WOULD  HAVE  TO  ADMIT  ALL  THEIR  MEMBERS  HAD  BEEN  AND  STILL  ARE  FOLLOWING  THE  TRADITIONS  AND  THEOLOGY  OF  BABYLON  MYSTERY  RELIGION,  THE  WHORE  OF  THE  BOOK  OF  REVELATION,  THE  SPIRITUAL  FORNICATIONS  OF  THE  WOMAN  WHORE,  WHO  HAD  MANY  CHILDREN  COME  OUT  OF  HER.......TO  PUT  IT  BLUNTLY  ....  THE  ROMAN  CATHOLIC  CHURCH  AND  ALL  HER  PROTEST  DAUGHTERS,  OF  WHICH  ONE  WAS  THE  CHURCH  OF  ENGLAND,  THAT  IS  SO  VERY  CLOSE  IN  FORM  AND  PRACTICE  TO  THE  MOTHER  CHURCH,  ONLY  THEY  DO  NOT  ACCEPT  THE  POPE  AS  HEAD  OF  ITS  CHURCH.


AND  THIS  IS  THE  HUGE  MAIN  REASON  THE  BRITISH  ISRAEL  ORGANIZATIONS  WILL  NOT  ACCEPT  AND  PRACTICE  OBSERVING  THE  4TH  COMMANDMENT  AS  IT  CLEARLY  STATES  ONLY  THE  7TH  DAY  IS  HOLY  AND  SHOULD  BE  KEPT  HOLY.


Keith Hunt