Why Still Keep The Sabbath?

The Lord’s law is unchangeable

  Jesus made it clear that he didn’t come to abolish the law or the prophets but he came to fulfill the law (read Matt 5:17-19). So, let us think for ourselves, who are we to change God’s laws? Actually, we are nothing to change His laws for even His son Jesus dared not change any of His laws (apart from the ceremonial system in ordinances­­­ __Col 2:14), but rather, he obeyed them.

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The Lord’s Day of worship

  Jesus was not a transgressor of the Sabbath commandment (John 8:46). Had He transgressed it, He would have been stoned to death (Num. 15:32-36). Instead, he always worshiped on Sabbath days (read Luke 4:16) and taught even his disciples to obey the Lord through honoring the Sabbath as well (Matt 24:20; Acts 13:14; 16:13; 17:2; 18:1-4, 11). So, the disciples, even after Jesus’ departure to heaven, did not dishonor the Sabbath. See, neither did the death of the Lord Jesus nor his Sunday resurrection put an end to the Lord’s worship of Sabbath day, look at what the women did on the Sabbath when Jesus was dead; they rested as required by the law (read Luke 23:56). Neither before nor after His resurrection did Jesus command Sunday keeping in remembrance of his resurrection (see His last words before his ascension in Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21). Instead Jesus expects His disciples to keep the Sabbath also in the future (Matt. 24:20).

It is not the day that memorializes Christ’s resurrection but baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Rom. 6:3-6 and Col 2:12; 1 Cor. 11:23-26). Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28) is the Creator, He has instituted the Sabbath (Col. 1:15-16). He alone has the authority to change or abolish the Sabbath Commandment. Nowhere has He done this.

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The Lord has given us the Sabbath days of rest as a sign between Him and us (read Ezekiel 20:12). Then, if you’re Christian, you must do what Jesus did and taught over the Sabbath, because he knew of God’s sign, so as a result he ever worshiped and did every single good thing even on the Sabbath for it’s God’s holy day for us to worship and do good (read Isaiah 56:2; Matt. 12:9-12), and when criticized, he told the people that God gave it to us for our own good (read Mark 2:27). You have to keep it holy forever (read Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 66:22,23; Ezekiel 20:20); what’s more, God is never happy with those who desecrate the Sabbath day, making it unholy by working on this day and so on (Ezekiel 22:26). There is a new covenant in the New Testament, but this covenant is based on the Old Testament covenants and includes the internalization not abrogation of God’s law (Heb. 8:10). While the Bible knows different laws, the Ten Commandments are still valid (Rom. 7:7, 12; Jas. 2:10-13). See, God’s wrath will definitely fall upon those who transgress the Sabbath commandment. Therefore, I plead with you, do save yourself now, for tomorrow it will be too late (read Isaiah 55:6), decide for yourself (Luke 12:57). Remember, God’s laws cannot be altered though people try to change them (read Deuteronomy 4:2; Rev 22: 18 -19).

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Sunday

  The Bible never talks about Sunday as a day of worship, and it will never ever be! Obviously, even in heaven, the godly will worship the Lord on Sabbath days. The Bible says nothing about the sanctity of the first day of the week, Sunday. Instead, Daniel had predicted that a man of sin would come, and he would try to change times and the law (Daniel 7:25). Most importantly, God says that nothing He will ever do without telling us first (Amos 3:7). So, were the seventh-day Sabbath change to Sunday necessary, Jesus would have surely told us beforehand. Instead, Jesus still expects us to keep the Sabbath even in the future (Matt. 24:20). The most astonishing thing is that even on the earth and in the heavens to come, the redeemed will worship the Creator God on the Seventh-day Sabbath (read Isaiah 66:22-23). So, what do you think? Wouldn’t you like to make part? Therefore, you are called for, to begin the Sabbath observance right now. Thus, you will able to worship the Lord even then. Don’t be faithless; believe in the Lord. Then, you will be saved.

 

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About Lionel Djito

He is interested in publishing articles on proclaiming the Three Angels' Message of the near Second Advent of the Lord Jesus, thereby correcting the man-made and evil doctrines widespread in the church all over the world. These are the format articles on proclamation: docs, pdf, audio and video sermons.
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