Sunday, July 25, 2010
“NT Sabbath Keepers – 101”…Blog.
“NT Sabbath Keepers – 101”…Blog.
There are several… people on FB that call themselves Christian and speak about keeping the Sabbath. This bothers me… because of the “Many Unbelievers” that post on this BB also. Why…? If the Christians cannot even be sure of Worship… how then can the unbelievers see the Light of the Gospel…? Since we are to be a witness for Christ Jesus… how is this difference reconciled?
*** (Romans 10:3-4) For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.
(Rom 10:4) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes.
The ‘ONE’ Question is… does Salvation in Christ Jesus… come about by keeping the Law of Moses… or is it… “Only – by God’s Grace and Mercy”…? This is a simple question and is simply answered. Salvation is by Grace Alone… and not by works of any kind. Is then keeping the Sabbath… earning more favor with God… than those that do not keep the Sabbath… BUT worship some other day…? “Yes or No”…?
*** (John 4:23-24) But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to worship Him.
(John 4:24) God is a spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.
*** (Galatians 3:2) This only I would learn from you: = Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, [James 2:10] = or by hearing of faith = [Ephesians 1:7-to-14]?
(Gal 3:3) Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, = do you now perfect yourself in the flesh?
About now… those that were taught to keep; The Sabbath… by their “Church Denomination” are in a tizzy! You see, even in the early church… there were ‘false teachers’… a group called the Gnostics. These falsely claimed to have a more perfect knowledge of what God wanted, separate from the Scriptures. They falsely claimed… ‘Special Revelation’… from God!’
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who secretly will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And many will follow their pernicious ways, and because of them the way of truth will be evil spoken of.
So what is the Answer…? What did the early believers do? How were they to know… what was Truth and what was not? The same question is for today. Many hear all sorts of preaches and teachers… especially on the Internet. Each one has their jaded interpretation of what the Scriptures say. But there is… Only One Way… to check the Truth of any preaching or teaching. Even mine in these blogs. Get out your Bible… and Check It OUT!
*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
*** (Acts 17:11) And these = were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = ‘searched’ the Scriptures = daily = to see if those things = were so.
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If = they do NOT speak according TO this Word, = it is because NO light = is in them.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, If they = do NOT = hear Moses and the Prophets, = they will NOT = be persuaded, = even though one rose from the dead.
All one has ‘to do’… is go to the Internet and check out their Denomination? No, I am not speaking about their Denomination web site… but any of the other historical sites. The secular information about said denomination can be quite revealing. Each one falsely claiming… to be the Only Right Church! There are even those that falsely claim to be descended from the Apostles. Sorry but they are “Wrong!”
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah was to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.
*** (2Corinthians 11:13-14-15) For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
(2Co 11:14) Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light?
(2Co 11:15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
In this blog link… there is a discussion about the Many Denominations and what they preach & teach. Simply examine what your denomination believes… AND… “WHY?” You may even refuse to read this blog or do what is suggested and check out your Church. That is up to you, as You will have to answer to Christ Jesus… when you stand before Him. Please take the time and find out…? Remember some of those Adult Skills we learn… mean to Unlearn – some of what we think we knew – and replace it with God’s Truth!
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth's sake; for You have magnified = Your Word = above all Your name.
*** (2Corinthians 13:5) examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith, prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are reprobates?
*** (Galatians 4:16) So then did I become your enemy speaking to you the truth?