My response to www.nisbett.com ‘Why Sunday Cannot be the Lords Day?’

 

These types of attacks by SDA Theonomists or other Theonomists are un-necessary and unwarranted. Can this type of argument change a “Sunday keeping” Christian like me? Read my response at the end to find out…

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“NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT SUNDAY “

 

“I have a straight up question, and would like a straight up answer, no dismissive shallow explanation please. “

 

“The question is this: Why do Protestant Christians/Evangelicals keep first day of the week as their Sabbath/day of worship when nowhere in the Bible is there any precedent or command for Sunday worship? What would you say if I were to say to you that there is absolutely nothing special about Sunday, as far as Scripture is concerned, and that consequently there is nothing special, or maybe I should say Biblical, about your weekly Sunday worship service? Well, without meaning to offend (and as Christians we should be slow to take offence, when it comes to challenges to our faith – see I Peter 3:15) that is exactly what I would respectfully say to you. “

 

“Why? Well, I have searched the Word of God very carefully and prayerfully on this matter and discovered that the Scriptures speaks of the seventh day 126 times in the Old Testament, and 62 times in the New Testament, whereas the first day of the week is mentioned only eight times in the New Testament. They the eight instances are: “

 

“> Matthew 28:1 > Mark 16:1, 2 > Mark 16:9 > Luke 24:1 > John 20:1 > John 20:19 > Acts 20:7, 8 > 1 Corinthians 16:1, 2 “

 

“None of these eight texts show that Sunday, or the first day of the week has any sacredness attached to it. “

 

“The first five of these texts (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:1,2; Mark 16:9; Luke 24:1; and John 20:1) simply state that the women went to the tomb early on the morning of the resurrection, and found that Jesus had already risen from the dead. That leaves 3 texts about the first day of the week in which to find authority for or evidence of a change of the Sabbath or day of worship from the seventh day to the first. “

 

 

“The sixth text John 20:19 says that the disciples were assembled “for fear of the Jews”. Yet this text is often use as support for the change from the seventh day to the first. But it clearly does not say that. The disciples were assembled out of fear not by commandment or to keep sacred or to worship on Sunday. , Nor does the text say they were gathered in honour of the resurrection, as it is obvious that they did not know/or even believe then that Christ had risen from the dead (see John 20:9). “

 

“Luke 23:56 say that before the resurrection morning they “returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.” Clearly the “commandment” here referred to is the fourth one of the Ten Commandments. So even after Christ’s death this day (the 7th) was kept holy by His disciples. “

 

“Nor do I find any assistance in the seventh texts: Acts 20:7, 8. This text simple says, “Upon the first day of the week, the disciples came together to break bread… Paul preached….”. There is here no mention of the sacredness of this day or of the “Lord’s Day”. Nor is the meeting itself referred to as anything than a church gathering. If every time a body of believers meet on a day and the minister preaches a sermon, that makes the day holy, there would be numerous Sabbath/holy days. “

 

“Clear all such days cannot be holy/or Sabbath days, as we would have several Sabbath days in any given week. My Church, for example, holds Sunday evening meetings and meetings on Wednesday evenings. But neither of these is sacred beyond the act of worship itself. “

 

“It seems clear, that the reason for the gathering in Acts 20:7 was for fellowship and the breaking or sharing of their food. For in the early Church the brethren held all things in common. They even sold some of their property so that funds would be available to help the less fortunate among them. “

 

“In any event, the meeting in Acts 20: 7 was an evening meeting and, in fact it was on a Saturday night, that Paul preached to the believers. The New English Bible translates this text: “On the Saturday night, in our assembly for the breaking of bread, Paul, who was to leave the next day, addressed them, and went on speaking until midnight.”- Acts 20:7. So the morning after that evening would have been a Sunday, yet Paul choose to preach to them on the Saturday evening and departed on the Sunday morning. So there was no worship that Sunday morning. “

 

“The eighth and final text, I Corinthians 16:1, 2 says “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every man lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.” Verse 3 of I Corinthians 16 reveals what was the purpose of the offering: to take to the needy church members at Jerusalem. “

 

 

“Again there is no support for Sunday worship. The act to be performed on the “first day of the week” here mentioned, was not communal worship, nor indeed any form of worship, but rather an individual collection and putting aside of gifts for the believers at Jerusalem. Paul says “let every man lay by him in store”. In other words let every man put aside in his own place (not the public place of worship), so that when Paul arrived at Corinth, there would be no need to wait around for folks to decide what and how much they were going to give as gifts. Nor any gathering (i.e. last minute collecting of items). “

 

“The Scripture seems to say that Paul himself habitually kept and worshipped on the seventh day Sabbath: “And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath day reasoned with them out of the scriptures. ” – Act 17:2. It seems that Jesus too had this custom -(see Mark 4:16): “.as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day..” “

 

“Paul not only meet and worshiped on the Sabbath with the Jews, but also with a very large number of gentiles who had no reason or habit of keeping Sabbath. Yet this was the day Paul agreed to meet with them, as way of introducing them to or affirming the practice of keeping the Sabbath holy. Paul had every opportunity, as with the issue of circumcision, to tell the gentiles that the Sabbath or seventh day was no longer a requirement. But he did not! “

 

“In fact on the contrary, there are many such examples of Paul’s seventh day Sabbath keeping in Act 13:42, 44; 16:13; 18; 4, 19; 19:1, 8. Verse 1 of Act 19 tells us a great deal, for on this subject. It says “…Paul having passed through the upper coast came to Ephesus…” and found certain disciples who he taught the ‘new’ fullness of the Holy Ghost. Yet in verse 8 he does not take the opportunity to put them right about the “new” Sabbath, as you might expect, if the day of worship had been changed to Sunday. Instead he himself goes into the synagogue or church every Sabbath for 12 weeks over a three-month period, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. “

 

“Paul had three months to dispute and persuade the Ephesians disciples against Seventh day Sabbath, in favour of the First day of the week. Yet he did not. Nor is there any record that he met with them, during that three months period on the first day of the week. It was always on the Sabbath. We can therefore safely conclude from this that his meeting with the brethren as recorded in I Corinthians 16, was nothing more than fortuitous and/or a matter of convenience, not doctrine, or practice. “

 

 

“Which day is the Lord’s Day? “

 

“Now there is one further text of scripture that is often used to support the argument/or belief of a honoring of the first day of the week, but that text has nothing whatsoever to do with Sunday. The text is Revelation 1: 10: “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day…”

 

“That this text could only be referring to the Seventh day Sabbath, is evident from the fact that only the seventh day is ever referred to as the “Lord’s day”; see Genesis 2: 3; Exodus 20:10,11; Isaiah 58:13; Isaiah 56:4; Mark 2: 28: 8. “

 

“Further, since John the Revelator was a Jew and a disciple of Jesus like Paul, we must accept that this Lord’s Day is not Sunday but the seventh day. Nowhere in Scripture is there any mention of John or any other disciple observing the Lord’s Day on the First day of the week, so it seems a strange leap to assume that in Revelation 1: 10 John is referring to Sunday. In Revelation 14: 7 John says he saw an angel (or messenger) saying “with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him;. and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”

 

“Now there is only one commandment, which tells us and indeed was given to remind us who created the heavens, the earth, the seas and the fountains of waters. That commandment is the seventh day Sabbath of the fourth commandment: “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.” – Exodus. 20: 8. “

 

“Unlike the seventh day Sabbath, nowhere is Sunday, or the first day of the week called blessed or holy or referred to as the Lord’s Day. Paul does not refer to it as anything other than the first day of the week. Nowhere in the Gospels, or the other New Testament writings is the first day of the week referred to as the Lord’s Day. Christ was buried on the sixth day of the week (Friday). He gave us baptism as a mark or symbol of His death and resurrection, not Sunday. “

 

“Indeed Christ chose the Sabbath day as the occasion to commence the inauguration of His public ministry. In Luke 4:16 we see Christ began his ministry on the Sabbath, the day he habitually (“as his custom was”) observed. He also ends His ministry on the preparation day for the Sabbath (Luke 23:54) and rested in the tomb throughout the 24 hour Sabbath period. Further in His opening Sabbath sermon He speaks unmistakeably about the Sabbath of Jubilee or sabbatical year (i.e. the fiftieth year after seven Sabbath of years or seventh year), He quoted from Isaiah 61: 1-2, referring to “the acceptable year of the Lord”- Luke 4:18-19. Practically all Biblical scholars agree that “the acceptable year of the Lord” refers to the Sabbath of Jubilee or sabbatical year.  “

 

 

“On both these sabbatical years the lad was to rest and, on the Jubilee the oppressed and those in bondage or debt were to be set free and/or released from their debts. Hence these years were times of rest for the oppressed and the down trodden. Hence the reason the Sabbath is used as a symbol of rest from sin and from the oppression and bondage of sin. This is the reason Christ said I am come that they may have rest. “

 

“There is no doubt that Christ always kept the Sabbath, although not in accordance with the man-made restrictions and regulations the Jewish leaders had added to it. Whenever He was accused of breaking the Sabbath he would always defend it by pointing out the true purpose and manner of keeping the Sabbath – a means of doing good and blessings not yoke on bondage. Hence He said “Take my yoke upon you and learn of my”, and I will give you rest. So rather than strike a blow at the Sabbath, Christ upheld it and affirmed that it was “made for man” (Mark 2:27), not just Jews. Rather than talking of a new day or opening the way for such, He affirms the seventh day Sabbath as made by God, and sought to break the shackles or yoke of bondage imposed by the rabbis. He said that He was “Lord of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:28). And so if He was Lord of the Sabbath then, He must be Lord of it today. So the seventh day Sabbath must be the “Lord’s day”, referred to in Revelation 1:10. “

 

“Christ also said take my yoke upon you and learn of me and you shall find rest unto your souls. It is for this reason God commanded the Israelites to “keep the Sabbath day” (Deut. 5:15) as reminder that it was He who had brought them out from the slavery of the land of Egypt. Hans Walter Wolf puts it this way: “On every Sabbath Israel is to remember that her God is a liberator.” (“The Day of Rest in the Old Testament”, Concordia Theological Monthly 43 (1972): 500). This liberating symbol extends into the messianic age, for in Isaiah 66:23 we are told that in the earth made new “from Sabbath to Sabbath all flesh shall come to worship before me”. “

 

“The author of the book of Hebrews also employed the Sabbath symbolism and the literal Sabbath as means of conveying the messianic rest to those who cease from their own works and rest in Christ – see Hebrews 4:1-11. But the fact that we are told to ” labour” or “labour” to enter into that rest” is evidence the rest is physical and literal, as how can one labour to enter into the metaphysical/spiritual rest, when we are supposed to cease from our own works and rest or depend on Christ’s? Therefore the rest of which we are admonished to “enter” (verse 10) is spiritual whereas the rest we are admonished to “labour” for (verse 11) is of a physical nature. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This word “labor” is the same one used in Exodus 20:9: “Six days shall thou labour and do all thy work”. Those who accept Christ’s salvation are required to show they have entered into spiritual rest and to honour God as creator, by keeping the seventh day holy. This is not a requirement for salvation no more than observing the Lords’ supper or being baptised are not requirements of salvation, yet we are told “unless a man be born of the water and the spirit he shall not enter the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3, 5); and Peter was told by Christ unless I wash your feet “thou can have no part with me” (John 13:8). “

 

“I know that, obedience to Gods’ commandments cannot bring salvation (Ephesians 3: 8, 9), that is a gift from God. Yet disobedience of His laws, in the knowledge that they are “forever and ever” (Psalms 11:7, 8), in these time when God calls “all men everywhere to repent” (Act 17:30), will lead to the grieving of His Spirit and eventual destruction. Proverbs 28:9 warns: “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” This is not another gospel, but the very Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “I have kept all my Father’s commandments” (and he asks us to endeavour to do the same through His strength “for His commandments are not grievous”- I John 5:3). “

 

“In fact the next verse of Acts 15, verse 21, makes reference to the Sabbath, on which Paul casts no aspersions whatsoever. It is self-evident why Paul did not mention the Sabbath or several of the other commandments when giving admonition in relation to the gentiles. The gentiles were already keeping those without any difficulty. For example, in Acts 14: 42, “the gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.” And in verse 44 we read “And the next Sabbath day came the almost whole city together to hear the word of God.” “

 

“Thus we see that the gentiles as well as Paul took it as a given that Sabbath worship was on the seventh day and was still to be observed in the Christian non-Jewish dispensation. Note it was the gentiles who “besought” Paul “that these words might be preached… the next Sabbath.” Paul did not put them straight, by suggesting that they need not wait till the next Sabbath, which you might reasonable expect he would have done had the seventh day Sabbath been abolished or even transferred to Sunday. He could have said to the gentiles, ‘Why wait till next Saturday? I can speak to you tomorrow, on the Christian Sabbath.” But he did not, because, “there remains a [seventh day] rest for the people of God.”- Hebrews 4:9. “

 

“In any event we need only look to Psalms, which says, “All His commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever.” Psalms 111:7, 8. Christ repeats this in Matthew 5:18: “Till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or title shall in no wise pass from the law”. Not even the least respected of God’s commandment – the seventh day Sabbath. And in the Last book of the Bible we are reminded, lest we forget, that God’s Ten Commandments are in heaven in the Temple: “The temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament.” Rev. 11:19. “

 

“What was in the Ark? The answer to this is found in the Old Testament, were we are told that the Ark and the sanctuary of temple were built after the pattern of that which was in heaven (Exod. 25:40; Hebrews 9:5). Within this Ark was the manna, Aaron’s rod, and the tables of covenant, or 10 Commandments (Hebrews 9:4), also called the testimony (Exod. 40: 20). This is the reason the Ark was often called the Ark of the covenant, or testimony (Numbers 10:33; Exod. 40:3). “

 

“It the true pattern of this Ark and tabernacle that John said he saw open in heaven, with the testimony, or law visible (Rev. 15:5). Are we to assume that the testimony or commandments which John saw open in heaven had as the fourth commandment: “Remember the first day of the week, six days shalt thou labour, but the first day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God”? That would be most bizarre indeed. No, the testimony in heaven still has as its fourth commandment the injunction to keep the seventh day holy. “

 

“How can we Know which day is the Seventh day? “

 

“And how can we today still know which day is the seventh day? Simple, which day was Christ buried? We call it Good Friday. And on which day did he rise from the dead? Of course, Easter Sunday. So the day between the Friday and the Sunday (first day of the week) was the seventh day or Saturday. Now since no one questions whether Good Friday or Easter Sunday are the correct days of the week when Christ died and rose again, then such cannot say that the correct numbering of the day in between cannot be determined – for further proof see Luke 23:54-56. “

 

“The Origin of Sunday Worship “

 

“Daniel speaking of the Papacy or papal Rome (the little horn or power which became great) says “He shall think to change times and the law.”- Daniel 7:25. Which law? There was only one law Daniel knew of, and there was only one law that this future power could attempt to change after Christ’s death had done away with the sacrificial laws; that law was the Ten Commandments. So the prophecy says that this power would think to change the Ten Commandments. “

 

“What does the Papacy itself declares to be its mark: “Sunday worship is the mark of the Papacy’s authority” -Father Enright C.S.S.R, History of the Sabbath pg. 802. “The Catholic Church changed the day and this is a mark of her… authority.” – Catholic Mirror, September 23 1893. “

 

“The 1930 Catholic Catechism unashamedly confirms this: “Question: Which is the Sabbath day? “Ans.:- Saturday is the Sabbath day. [but] We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday”. This transference of the day of worship took place in AD 321, under the auspices of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Before then the vast majority of Christians, who were not anti-Semitic, kept the seventh day Sabbath. In fact anti-Semitism had a part to play in furthering the aims of those who wished to change the day of worship from the seventh day to the first day of the week. “

 

“The Catholic priest, Cardinal Gibbons, wrote in Faith of Our Fathers, pg 11: “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday”. “

 

“Catholic Press on 25 August 1900 wrote: “Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only by Catholic principles From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week [Saturday] to the first”. WHAT AN AMAZING CONFESSION! “

 

“Why then do we protestants keep trying to justify Sunday worship, a relic from the pagan Roman’s worship of the sun god or Lucifer- also called Sun of the morning – see Isaiah 14:12, Luke 10:18.”

http://www.nisbett.com/sabbath/why_sunday_not_lords_day.htm

Allow me to answer this author’s question.

“Why do Protestant Christians/Evangelicals keep first day of the week as their Sabbath/day of worship when nowhere in the Bible is there any precedent or command for Sunday worship?”

Here are a few ways to answer this question.

Answer #1:

Why do we Protestant Christian keep Sunday?

Because we believe are given a choice of worship days. See: Romans 14:4-5.

Answer #2:

Neither Jesus or his disciples Commanded the Sabbath as a day of rest or worship. Please see the following Scriptural evidence.

Jesus activities on Saturday Sabbath:

Matthew 12:1-14

Mark 2:23-28

Mark 3:1-6

Luke 6:1-10

Luke 13:10-17

Luke 14:1-6

John 5:1-15

The Disciples and the Law of Moses:

Acts 15:1-31

I challenge this SDA author to disprove these Scriptures!

My questions for this articles author.

 

Can the author of this post point out exactly WHERE in the Gospels does Jesus COMMAND Gentiles to keep the Ten Commandments? WHERE in the Gospels does Jesus Command Gentiles to keep the Saturday Sabbath?

There are none.

If those in SDA Theonomy would bother to open up their Bibles to the Four Gospels and look up ALL references of the word Sabbath in the Gospels and notice the Jesus gave no Commands for Gentiles to keep the Sabbath. Those in SDA Theonomy are following Sabbath not by Jesus example but by EG Whites teachings. Whom should they follow Jesus or EG White? I am certain I already know whom they are serving.

In fact we can prove Jesus taught something different than the Ten Commandments. This evidence completely screws up EG Whites teaching and claims in her books. Let’s list a few Scripture examples from the Gospels.

Matthew 5:18-48. Jesus teaches using the entire Law of Moses for his Jewish audience. Take note. He DOES NOT Command Gentiles to keep the original Ten Commandments or the Entire Law of Moses. This includes NO Commandments to keep Saturday Sabbath like our Jewish cousins.

Let’s see which of the Ten Commandments were the MOST IMPORTANT ACCORDING TO JESUS!!

Matthew 22:36-40

 

Mark 12:29-31

 

Luke 10:25-28

Again note. NO Sabbath Commandments.

Welcome to the bizzare ideology of Theonomy only with a SDA spin.

So where do SDA Theonomists get this type of philosophy? Well… For starters they get it from their Church creed here’s just a few examples.

“Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church”

“8. THE GREAT CONTROVERSY: All humanity is now involved in a great controversy between Christ and Satan regarding the character of God, His law, and His sovereignty over the universe. This conflict originated in heaven when a created being, endowed with freedom of choice, in self-exaltation became Satan, God’s adversary, and led into rebellion a portion of the angels. He introduced the spirit of rebellion into this world when he led Adam and Eve into sin. This human sin resulted in the distortion of the image of God in humanity, the disordering of the created world, and its eventual devastation at the time of the worldwide flood. Observed by the whole creation, this world became the arena of the universal conflict, out of which the God of love will ultimately be vindicated. To assist His people in this controversy, Christ sends the Holy Spirit and the loyal angels to guide, protect, and sustain them in the way of salvation. (Rev. 12:4-9; Isa. 14:12-14; Eze. 28:12-18; Gen. 3; Rom. 1:19-32; 5:12-21; 8:19-22; Gen. 6-8; 2 Peter 3:6; 1 Cor. 4:9; Heb. 1:14.) “

“18. THE LAW OF GOD: The great principles of God’s law are embodied in the Ten Commandments and exemplified in the life of Christ. They express God’s love, will, and purposes concerning human conduct and relationships and are binding upon all people in every age. These precepts are the basis of God’s covenant with His people and the standard in God’s judgment. Through the agency of the Holy Spirit they point out sin and awaken a sense of need for a Saviour. Salvation is all of grace and not of works, but its fruitage is obedience to the Commandments. This obedience develops Christian character and results in a sense of well-being. It is an evidence of our love for the Lord and our concern for our fellow men. The obedience of faith demonstrates the power of Christ to transform lives, and therefore strengthens Christian witness. (Ex. 20:1-17; Ps. 40:7-8; Matt. 22:36-40; Deut. 28:1-14; Matt. 5:17-20; Heb. 8:8-10; John 15:7-10; Eph. 2:8-10; 1 John 5:3; Rom. 8:3-4; Ps. 19:7-14.) “

 

“19. THE SABBATH: The beneficent Creator, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of God’s unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of delightful communion with God and one another. It is a symbol of our redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance, and a foretaste of our eternal future in God’s kingdom. The Sabbath is God’s perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people. Joyful observance of this holy time from evening to evening, sunset to sunset, is a celebration of God’s creative and redemptive acts. (Gen. 2:1-3; Ex. 20:8-11; Luke 4:16; Isa. 56:5-6; 58:13, 14; Matt. 12:1-12; Ex. 31:13-17; Eze. 20:12,20; Deut. 5:12-15; Heb. 4:1-11; Lev. 23:32; Mark 1:32.) “

“23. CHRIST’S MINISTRY IN THE HEAVENLY SANCTUARY: There is a sanctuary in heaven, the true tabernacle which the Lord set up and not man. In it Christ ministers on our behalf, making available to believers the benefits of His atoning sacrifice offered once for all on the cross. He was inaugurated as our great High Priest and began His intercessory ministry at the time of His ascension. In 1844, at the end of the prophetic period of 2300 days, He entered the second and last phase of His atoning ministry. It is a work of investigative judgment which is part of the ultimate disposition of all sin, typified by the cleansing of the ancient Hebrew sanctuary on the Day of Atonement. In that typical service the sanctuary was cleansed with the blood of animal sacrifices, but the heavenly things are purified with the perfect sacrifice of the blood of Jesus. The investigative judgment reveals to heavenly intelligences who among the dead are asleep in Christ and therefore, in Him, are deemed worthy to have part in the first resurrection. It also makes manifest who among the living are abiding in Christ, keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, and in Him, therefore, are ready for translation into His everlasting kingdom. This judgment vindicates the justice of God in saving those who believe in Jesus. It declares that those who have remained loyal to God shall receive the kingdom. The completion of this ministry of Christ will mark the close of human probation before the Second Advent. (Heb. 8:1-5; 4:14-16; 9:11-28; 10:19-22; 1:3; 2:16,17; Dan. 7:9-27; 8:13, 14; 9:24-27; Num. 14:34; Eze. 4:6; Lev. 16; Revelation 14:6-7; 20:12; 14:12; 22:12.) “

Of Interest what did Jesus do on the Sabbath?

Let’s list those Scriptures in the Gospels on Jesus activities during Saturday Sabbath.

Matthew 12:1-14

Mark 2:23-28

Mark 3:1-6

Luke 6:1-10

Luke 13:10-17

Luke 14:1-6

John 5:1-15

Yet of these stories about Jesus on the Sabbath WHERE is his Commandments to keep Sabbath for Gentiles? Again if SDA Theonomists cannot PROVE WITH THE BIBLE their claims then all we “Sunday Keepers” can assume they are only using philosophy and not Jesus Commandments.

In regards to; “Sunday mark of the Papacy”?

I will not bother to discuss much about the anti – catholic church propaganda. I can however challenge this individual to look at Church history and how Sunday was brought into it with these links.

Sabbath to Sunday What Really Happened Under Constantine?

http://www.christian-history.org/sabbath-to-sunday.html

The Lords Day Sabbath or Sunday

http://www.christian-history.org/lords-day.html

We will not keep a Saturday Sabbath, nor a Sunday Sabbath

http://www.christian-history.org/sabbath.html

Conclusion:

As much as my responses may offend the author of this previous question / post. I have made a diligent study of the Sabbath issue and reviewed what Jesus commanded for we his Gentile followers in the Gospels.

There is no Scriptural evidence we are to keep the Sabbath as a Holy day or keeping the Ten Commandments. Those who make absurd claims from Exodus 20:1-17 and Exodus 31:12-18 neglect that these Torah portions have nothing to do with Gentile Christians but the Israeli Jews alone.

Those SDA Theonomists and other types of Theonomists are following man made philosophy and not Jesus Commandments.

For those of you who like to attack we “Sunday Keepers”. Take note. It is not hard to look up what your websites, ministries and so forth to investigate what you preach, and teaches and to compare those teachings to the Bible. So far you are all teaching against Pauline Christianity and against Jesus Christ.

UPDATE:

I checked the nisbett website… it no longer exsists.

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