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SABBATH debate - simple Answer!

Use some LOGIC in a Jewish world!

                 IF SUNDAY BECAME A HOLY DAY IN APOSTOLIC
               TIMES, THEN WHERE'S THE JERUSALEM CONFERENCE?


by Keith Hunt


     In reading fundamental Protestant literature, you come
across bold in your face statements like: "Sunday replaced the
Sabbath in apostolic days" or "Sunday soon became the day of
worship for the first century church" or "The first Christians
gave up the Jewish Sabbath for the Sunday Lord's Day."

     We have answered the so-called "Scriptural arguments" given
by Protestants (who take them from the New Testament) in other
studies on this Website.

     What I want to bring to your attention here is a simple
argument of COMMON LOGIC FROM THE JEWISH MIND!!

     THERE  WERE  THREE  INSTITUTIONS  IN  THE  JEWISH  WORLD  IN 
THE  FIRST  CENTURY  THAT  TOOK  MIGHTY  IMPORTANCE  IN  JEWISH 
LIFE:

(1)  THE  TEMPLE  AND  ITS  SERVICE  OF  RITES  AND  SACRIFICES 

(2)  THE  COVENANT  OF  PHYSICAL  CIRCUMCISION

(3)  THE  WEEKLY  SABBATH  -  THE  7TH  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK

     WE  CAN  SEE  FROM  THE  BOOK  OF  ACTS  THAT  THE  TEMPLE 
AND  EVEN  ITS  SERVICE  WAS  NOT  ABANDONED  OR  DISRESPECTED 
BY  THE  APOSTLES.  PAUL  TAUGHT  YOU  DID  NOT  HAVE  TO 
PARTAKE  IN  ANY  TEMPLE  RITE  FOR  SALVATION.  BUT  HE  AND 
THE  APOSTLES  DID  NOT  PREVENT  OR  PREACH  OR  TEACH  THAT  IT 
WAS  WRONG  OR  SIN  TO PARTAKE  OF  TEMPLE  RITES  ***IF***  YOU 
DESIRED.

     WE  SEE  FROM  THE  BOOK  OF  ACTS  AND  PAUL'S  WRITINGS 
THAT  PHYSICAL  CIRCUMCISION  BECAME  A  DEBATE  OF  HUGE 
PROPORTIONS,  INSOMUCH  AS  TO  FINALLY  HAVE  A  JERUSALEM 
MINISTER/CONGREGATION  DEBATE  AS  TO  WHETHER  IT  WAS  REQUIRED 
FOR  SALVATION  -  ACTS  15.  A  DECISION  WAS  GIVEN  THAT 
PHYSICAL  CIRCUMCISION  WAS  NOT  REQUIRED  FOR  SALVATION!

     NOW  USE  SOME  COMMON  LOGIC?  PUT  YOURSELF  IN  THE 
SHOES  OF  JEWISH  CHRISTIANS  AT  THE  TIME  OF  CHRIST  AND 
THE  FIRST  APOSTLES.  THE  7TH  DAY  WEEKLY  SABBATH  WAS  AS 
IMPORTANT  TO  THE  JEWS  AS  THE  TEMPLE  AND  AS  PHYSICAL 
CIRCUMCISION.  IF  THERE  WAS  GOING  TO  BE  A  CHANGE  FROM  
THE  7TH  DAY  SABBATH  TO  THE  FIRST  DAY  SUNDAY  AS  THE  NEW 
CHRISTIAN  HOLY  DAY  -  THERE  WOULD  HAVE  BEEN  AS  GREAT 
DEBATE  OVER  THE  MATTER  AS THERE  WAS  OVER  THE  CIRCUMCISION
QUESTION!!
     THERE  WOULD  HAVE  BEEN  SOMETHING  IN  THE  WRITINGS  OF 
PAUL  REGARDING  THIS  NEW  SABBATH  DAY!!
     THERE  WOULD  HAVE  BEEN  SUCH  A  MIGHTY  DEBATE  OVER  THE 
MATTER  AMONG  THE  JEWS  AND  PRIESTS  WHO  HAD  ACCEPTED  JESUS 
AS  THE  MESSIAH  AND  SAVIOR  -  THAT  THERE  WOULD  CERTAINLY 
HAVE  HAD  TO  HAVE  BEEN  A  JERUSALEM  MINISTERIAL/CONGREGATIONAL 
CONFERENCE  DEBATE  ON  THE  ISSUE  AS  TO  A  CHANGE  FROM  
MAKING  THE  FIRST  DAY  HOLY  AND  THE  7TH  DAY  UNHOLY!!

     THERE  IS  NOT  ONE  WORD  IN  THE  NEW  TESTAMENT  ABOUT 
ANY  SUCH  THEOLOGICAL  ISSUE  OR  DEBATE  OVER  WHICH  DAY  OF 
THE  WEEK  WAS  HOLY  AND  SANCTIFIED.  THERE  IS  NOT  ONE  WORD 
IN  THE  NEW  TESTAMENT  ABOUT  ANY  JERUSALEM  CONFERENCE 
DEBATE  CALLED  TO  ASCERTAIN  WHICH  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK  WAS 
GOD'S  HOLY  SABBATH  DAY!!

     I  GUESS  NOT!!  FOR  THE  WORDS  OF  THE  FOURTH 
COMMANDMENT  HAVE  NEVER  BEEN  CHANGED;  NOT  BY  GOD;  NOT  BY 
CHRIST;  AND  NOT  BY  ANY  NEW  TESTAMENT  APOSTLE  OR 
SCRIPTURE.

     THE  HOLY  SABBATH  DAY  -  THE  7TH  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK  - 
THE  DAY  THE  JEWS  HAVE  NEVER  LOST  COUNT  OF  -  SATURDAY 
ON  OUR  ROMAN  CALENDAR  -  IS  STILL  4TH  THE  COMMAND  OF  THE 
LORD  AS  WRITTEN  IN  THE  GREAT  TEN  COMMANDMENTS!!

     YES,  IT  IS  JUST  THAT  SIMPLE  TO  UNDERSTAND,  IF  YOU 
USE  SOME  COMMON  LOGIC  (WHICH  MANY  DO  NOT  WANT  TO  USE 
TODAY)  AND  HAVE  THE  MIND  OF  A  CHILD!!

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


May  2009   

P.S.

If you read the book of Jude you'll really now see why he had to
encourage people to earnestly contend for THE faith once
delivered to the saints!!!

Paul also had to say "For the mystery of iniquity doth ALREADY
work..." (2 Thes.2:7).

John proclaimed that "even now there are MANY anti-christs,
whereby you know it is the last time. They went out from us, but
were not a part of us .... that they might be made manifest that
they were not all a part of us" (1 John 2:18,19).

If it was the last time in John's day, how much more do you think
it is the last time today?

Jesus said that in the last time, before He returned, MANY would
come in His name and DECEIVE MANY (not the few), even IF possible
to deceive the very elect (read Matthew 24).

But for those who have the mind of a child and can still use some
common logic, they will not be deceived as to what are the truths
of God, AND as to which day of the week is the Holy Sabbath Day!

 
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