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SABBATH contradictions of Paul?

Did he Give, Take, and Establish, in one breath?

                THE APOSTLE PAUL - AUTHOR OF CONTRADICTION

                        ON THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY?




THE  ARGUMENTS  AGAINST  THE  SATURDAY  7TH  DAY  SABBATH  OFTEN 
TAKE  THE  FORM  OF  USING  THE  WRITINGS  OF  THE  APOSTLE 
PAUL. ONE  ARGUMENT  WILL  USE  THIS  PASSAGE  OF  PAUL,  WHILE 
ANOTHER ARGUMENT  WILL  USE  ANOTHER  PASSAGE  OF  PAUL.  IT 
WOULD  SEEM  THE  AUTHORS  DO  NOT  SEE  THAT  THEY  USE  PAUL 
TO  CONTRADICT  HIMSELF.  AND  IF  PAUL  DID  CONTRADICT 
HIMSELF,  OR  DID  HAVE  TWO  OR  THREE  VARYING  OPINIONS  ON 
WHO  SHOULD  OBSERVE OR  NOT  OBSERVE  A WEEKLY  SABBATH  DAY, 
AND  THAT  THE  DAY  WAS  DONE  AWAY  WITH  IN  ONE WRITING, YET 
UPHELD  AS  SOME  DAY  IN  ANOTHER  WRITING, THEN  TRULY,  PAUL 
HAD  A  MIXED  UP  THEOLOGY,  OR  THEOLOGY  FOR SOME  PEOPLE 
OVER  THERE,  AND  ANOTHER  THEOLOGY  ON  THE  SABBATH  FOR 
ANOTHER  PEOPLE  OVER  HERE.


WE  SEE  THIS  CONTRADICTION  BROUGHT  OUT  IN  TWO  PASSAGES:
(1) COLOSSIANS 2:16  AND  ROMANS  14.


COLOSSIANS 2:16  HAS  OFTEN  BEEN  GIVEN  AS  PROOF  THAT  PAUL 
TAUGHT  THE  WEEKLY  SABBATH  WAS  "DONE  AWAY"  AND  NO  PERSON 
SHOULD  BE  JUDGED  ABOUT  OBSERVING  A  SABBATH .... WELL  THE 
OLD  SABBATH  OF  THE  7TH  DAY - SATURDAY,  IS  REALLY  WHAT  THEY
WANT  TO  ARGUE  AGAINST.

MANY  PEOPLE  USE  THIS  PASSAGE  TO  SAY  PAUL  HERE  TAUGHT 
THE WEEKLY  7TH  DAY  SABBATH  WAS  JUST  A  SHADOW  AND  WHEN 
CHRIST  CAME  THE  SHADOW  WAS  GONE,  ALONG  WITH  THAT  OLD 
SABBATH  COMMAND  GIVEN  ONLY  TO  ISRAEL. PAUL  IT  SEEMS  IS 
TEACHING  THERE  SHOULD  BE  NO  JUDGING  CONCERNING  HAVING 
RESPECT  FOR  SABBATHS.

THEY ARE CLASSIFIED AS "RUDIMENTS  OF  THE  WORLD"  IN  THE
CONTEXT.

IT  WOULD  SEEM  ON  THE  SURFACE  THE  SABBATH  IS  BY  PAUL 
BEING  RELEGATED, TO  PERISHING  WITH  OTHER  THINGS  GOING  THE 
SAME  WAY  OF  DECAY....AND  THAT  ARGUMENT  CERTAINLY  INCLUDED  THE 
7TH  DAY  SABBATH. 

SO,  AS  MOST  CATHOLICS  AND  PROTESTANT  THEOLOGIANS  TEACH, 
COLOSSIANS  2:16  IS  A  VERSE  PAUL  USED  TO  "DO  AWAY  WITH" 
THE  OLD  7TH  DAY  SABBATH.

YET  IN  ADDRESSING  THE  CHURCH  AT  ROME  (CHAPTER 14)  PAUL 
SAYS  "ONE  MAN  ESTEEMS  ONE  DAY  ABOVE  ANOTHER:  ANOTHER 
ESTEEMS  EVERY  DAY  ALIKE.  LET  EVERY  MAN  BE  FULLY 
PERSUADED  IN  HIS  OWN  MIND.  HE  THAT  REGARDS  THE  DAY, 
REGARDS  IT  UNTO  THE  LORD;  AND  HE  THAT  REGARDS  NOT  THE 
DAY,  TO  THE  LORD  HE  DOES  NOT  REGARD  IT....." (VERSES 5-
6).


WE  HAVE  ANSWERED  THE  SEEMING  CONTRADICTIONS  OF  THESE  TWO 
PASSAGES  BY  PAUL  IN  OTHER  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE.  ALL 
I  WANT  TO  POINT  OUT  HERE  IS:  WHY  DOES  PAUL  NOT  USE 
SIMILAR,  IF  NOT  EXACTLY  THE  SAME  WORDS  AS  WE  HAVE  SEEN 
USED  IN  COLOSSIANS  2:16?
IF  COLOSSIANS  IS  DOGMATICALLY  TEACHING  THAT  "DAYS"  - 
ESPECIALLY  DAYS  OF  THE  OLD  COVENANT  -  ARE  "DONE  AWAY 
WITH"  THEN  WHY  DOES  PAUL  ALLOW  THE  CHRISTIANS  AT  ROME 
TO DECIDE  PERSONALLY  WHICH  DAYS  TO  REGARD  OR  ESTEEM  OR 
OBSERVE?  SURELY  IN  PAUL  ALLOWING  THIS  FREEDOM,  HE  MUST 
HAVE  KNOWN  SOMEONE  WOULD  THEN  CHOOSE  TO  ESTEEM  AND 
OBSERVE  THE  SABBATHS  AND  NEW  MONTH  DAYS  OF  THE  OLD 
TESTAMENT.

SO  THE  CONTRADICTORY  TEACHING  OF  MANY  IS  THAT  PAUL  GIVES 
CONTRADICTORY  ALLOWANCES.  TO  THE  ONE  SET  OF  CHRISTIANS 
PAUL  IS  MADE  OUT  TO  SAY  "DAYS"  OF  THE  OLD  TESTAMENT 
ARE  WEAK  SHADOWS  THAT  ARE  ABOLISHED  IN  CHRIST.  WHILE  TO 
ANOTHER  SET  OF  CHRISTIANS,  PAUL  SAYS  THEY  CAN  PERSONALLY 
ESTEEM  AND  REGARD  "DAYS"  AS  THEY  PERSONALLY  CHOOSE.  SOME 
WOULD  THEN  HAVE  CHOSEN  THE  SABBATHS  OF  THE  OLD 
TESTAMENT,  AND  PAUL  GIVES  NO  SUCH  WORDS  TO  THEM  AS, "BUT 
DO  NOT  CHOOSE  OLD  TESTAMENT  SABBATH  DAYS  AS  THEY  ARE 
SHADOWS  OF  WEAK  ELEMENTS,  WHICH  ARE  DONE  AWAY  IN 
CHRIST."

PAUL  DOES  NOT  GIVE  ANY  SUCH  QUALIFYING  REMARKS  TO  THE 
CHRISTIANS  AT  ROME,  HE  SIMPLY  GIVES  THEM  THE  CHOICE  AS 
TO  THE  DAYS  TO  ESTEEM,  WHILE  SUPPOSEDLY  (AS  MANY  TEACH) 
HE  WAS  FORBIDDING  THE  CHRISTIANS  AT  COLOSSAE  TO  OBSERVE 
THE  SPECIAL  DAYS  OF  THE  OLD  TESTAMENT,  SUPPOSEDLY  EVEN 
CALLING  THEM  "RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD"  AND  "THE  COMMANDMENTS 
AND  DOCTRINES  OF  MEN"  (THE  CONTEXT  OF  COL. 2:16).

PAUL  IS  THEN  TAKING  AWAY  WITH  ONE  HAND  FROM  THE  CHURCH 
AT  COLOSSAE  WHILE  GIVING  BACK  WITH  THE  OTHER  HAND  TO 
THE  CHURCH  AT  ROME.

STRANGE  THEOLOGY  INDEED  IF  THIS  IS  WHAT  PAUL  IS  DOING.


THEN,  WE  CAN  ADD  A  THIRD  CONFUSION  FROM  PAUL  (I  SPEAK 
WITH  TONGUE  IN  CHEEK)  AS  FOUND  IN  HIS  ADDRESS  TO  THE 
HEBREWS  IN  HEBREWS  4:9.  PAUL (SOME  THINK  IT  WAS  SOMEONE 
OTHER  THAN  PAUL  WHO  WROTE  HEBREWS  -  IT  DOES  NOT  MATTER 
TO  THE  THEOLOGY  STANCE  HERE) TALKS  ABOUT  THE  7TH  DAY  IN 
THE  PREVIOUS  VERSES  AND  THEN  SAYS:  "THERE  REMAINS 
THEREFORE  KEEPING  OF  SABBATH  (SEE  KJV  MARGIN)  TO  THE 
PEOPLE  OF  GOD" (VERSE 9).


DO  YOU  SEE  WHY  PETER  HAD  TO  WRITE  THAT  SOME  THINGS 
PAUL  WROTE  WERE  HARD  TO  UNDERSTAND,  THAT  SOME  WHO  WERE 
UNLEARNED  AND  UNSTABLE  TWISTED  TO  THEIR  OWN  DESTRUCTION
(SEE  2  PETER  3:15-16).   


YOU  NEED  TO  FIND  THE  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE  THAT  WILL
EXPLAIN  THESE  PASSAGES  OF  PAUL  CORRECTLY.  PAUL  NEVER 
CONTRADICTED  HIMSELF.  THE  WORD  OF  GOD  DOES  NOT  CONTRADICT 
ITSELF.  YOU  NEED  TO  HUNGER  AND  THIRST  AFTER 
RIGHTEOUSNESS,  AND  AS  JESUS  PROMISED,  YOU  SHALL  BE 
FILLED!!

                         ........................


Keith Hunt, June  2009


 
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