Historicity of the change of the Sabbath Commandment vs Sola Scriptura

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    Sounds like a good topic.

    so here is the thread I started for your post -- I have included your full post on this first page of the thread -- see next post.

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    Let's start with the "sola scriptura" case for Sunday vs the Bible Sabbath.


    1. There is not one NT or OT text saying "week day 1 is the Holy Day of the LORD" but we DO have that for Sabbath in Is 58:13. (AND we do not have ONE text in the NT or OT that says "week day 1 is the LORD's Day)

    2. There is not ONE text in the NT or OT that says that "they met EVERY week-day-1 for gospel teaching" for both Jews AND gentiles but we DO have that for Sabbath in Acts 18:4-6.

    3. There is not ONE text in the NT or OT that says "they met week-day-1 after week-day-1 " for anything - but we DO have that in Acts 13 and Acts 17 regarding Sabbath for both Jews AND Gentiles.

    4. There is not ONE text in the NT or OT saying "from week day 1 to week day 1 shall ALL MANKIND come before Me to worship" - but we DO have that in Is 66:23 for the Sabbath.

    5. There is not ONE text in the NT or OT saying "the Son of man is LORD of week day 1" but we DO have that in the NT for the Sabbath in Mark 2:28.

    6. There is not ONE text in the NT saying "there REMAINS therefore a week-day 1 rest for the people of God" but we DO have that for Sabbath in Heb 4.

    7. There is not ONE text in NT or OT saying "remember week-day-1 to keep it holy" but we DO have that in Ex 20:8 for the Sabbath.

    8. There is NOT ONE text in NT or OT saying it is ok by God if we bend/edit/break/ignore one of the TEN Commandments - but we DO have condemnation for doing such a thing in the NT -- by the Words of Christ Himself! Mark 7:6-13


    Mark 7

    7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
    8 For laying aside the Commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
    9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
    10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
    11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
    12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
    13 Making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

    That is a case of Christ demonstrating the way that the magisterium is hammered "sola scriptura" in the cases where it's traditions and "doctrines of men" are at odds with scripture.
     
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    since this is the thread for Utilyan's post - here is the full post

    I need to repeat that post outside of the quote marks so you can "quote" this post and get Utilyan's remarks.

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    The spirit of concession to paganism opened the way for a still further disregard of Heaven's authority. Satan, working through unconsecrated leaders of the church, tampered with the fourth commandment also, and essayed to set aside the ancient Sabbath, the day which God had blessed and sanctified (Genesis 2:2, 3), and in its stead to exalt the festival observed by the heathen as “the venerable day of the sun.” This change was not at first attempted openly. In the first centuries the true Sabbath had been kept by all Christians. -- Ellen G White Great Controversy Page 52


    Seventh day Adventist say Catholics changed the day worship to SUNDAY to venerate the day of the SUN rather then keep on SATURDAY that worships the pagan god SATURN.

    SUN<-day.

    And Christians have worshipped on true Sabbath in the first CENTURIES. 200 years or more.....ALL Christians worshipped on Sabbath according to SDA.

    A SDA believer needs to be guaranteed that Catholic church is evil because the entire foundation of their faith collapses if it doesn't.

    The SUNDAY argument makes great sense if folks spoke English. The ancient pagans called it Solis in connection with sun.

    You might be familiar with Latin-roman type languages like SPANISH. In Spanish Sunday is DOMINGO ie in Spanish it is "LORD's DAY". Christians have always called it LORD's DAY.

    It would have made better sense that the early Christians would insist on calling it Solis or SUNDAY.




    Now remember. Ellen G White prophetess of God dictated by God says Only the Sabbath was kept by ALL Christians for CENTURIES. I underlined it above.

    What do the early church father say? Remember White says CENTURIES. So I'm going to squeeze that to first 200 years.



    The Didache
    "But every Lord’s day . . . gather yourselves together and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure. But let no one that is at variance with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned" (Didache 14 [A.D. 70]).
    The Letter of Barnabas
    "We keep the eighth day [Sunday] with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead" (Letter of Barnabas 15:6–8 [A.D. 74]).
    Ignatius of Antioch
    "[T]hose who were brought up in the ancient order of things [i.e. Jews] have come to the possession of a new hope, no longer observing the Sabbath, but living in the observance of the Lord’s day, on which also our life has sprung up again by him and by his death" (Letter to the Magnesians 8 [A.D. 110]).
    Justin Martyr
    "[W]e too would observe the fleshly circumcision, and the Sabbaths, and in short all the feasts, if we did not know for what reason they were enjoined [on] you—namely, on account of your transgressions and the hardness of your heart. . . . [H]ow is it, Trypho, that we would not observe those rites which do not harm us—I speak of fleshly circumcision and Sabbaths and feasts? . . . God enjoined you to keep the Sabbath, and imposed on you other precepts for a sign, as I have already said, on account of your unrighteousness and that of your fathers . . ." (Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 18, 21 [A.D. 155]).
    "But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Savior on the same day rose from the dead" (First Apology 67 [A.D. 155]).
    Tertullian
    "[L]et him who contends that the Sabbath is still to be observed as a balm of salvation, and circumcision on the eighth day . . . teach us that, for the time past, righteous men kept the Sabbath or practiced circumcision, and were thus rendered ‘friends of God.’ For if circumcision purges a man, since God made Adam uncircumcised, why did he not circumcise him, even after his sinning, if circumcision purges? . . . Therefore, since God originated Adam uncircumcised and unobservant of the Sabbath, consequently his offspring also, Abel, offering him sacrifices, uncircumcised and unobservant of the Sabbath, was by him [God] commended [Gen. 4:1–7, Heb. 11:4]. . . . Noah also, uncircumcised—yes, and unobservant of the Sabbath—God freed from the deluge. For Enoch too, most righteous man, uncircumcised and unobservant of the Sabbath, he translated from this world, who did not first taste death in order that, being a candidate for eternal life, he might show us that we also may, without the burden of the law of Moses, please God" (An Answer to the Jews 2 [A.D. 203]).
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    So a number of interesting points in that post. None of them deal with the sola-scriptura comparison between the two days - tradition vs Command of God
     
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    Maybe we should start with the "Catholic argument" for Sunday -

    Pope John Paul II

    After admitting that all TEN of the Ten commandments are applicable to all mankind - John Paul II Refers to the OT Sabbath as the LORD's Day -

    Pope John Paul II

    Dies Domini pt 13 -
    "the Sabbath ...is therefore rooted in the depths of God's plan. This is why unlike many other laws - it is not within the context of strictly cultic (Jewish) stipulations but within the Decalogue the "ten words" which represent the very pillars of moral life inscribed on the human heart!! In setting this commandment within the context of the basic structure of ethics, Israel and then the church declare that they consider it not just a matter of community religious discipline but a defining and indelible expression of our relationship to God, announced and expounded by biblical revelations.

    Dies Domini

    From the Sabbath to Sunday

    18. Because the Third (the Sabbath) Commandment depends upon the remembrance of God's saving works and because Christians saw the definitive time inaugurated by Christ as a new beginning, they made the first day after the Sabbath a festive day, for that was the day on which the Lord rose from the dead. The Paschal Mystery of Christ is the full revelation of the mystery of the world's origin, the climax of the history of salvation and the anticipation of the eschatological fulfilment of the world. What God accomplished in Creation and wrought for his People in the Exodus has found its fullest expression in Christ's Death and Resurrection, though its definitive fulfilment will not come until the Parousia, when Christ returns in glory. In him, the "spiritual" meaning of the Sabbath is fully realized, as Saint Gregory the Great declares: "For us, the true Sabbath is the person of our Redeemer, our Lord Jesus Christ".(14) This is why the joy with which God, on humanity's first Sabbath, contemplates all that was created from nothing, is now expressed in the joy with which Christ, on Easter Sunday, appeared to his disciples, bringing the gift of peace and the gift of the Spirit (cf. Jn 20:19-23). It was in the Paschal Mystery that humanity, and with it the whole creation, "groaning in birth-pangs until now" (Rom 8:22), came to know its new "exodus" into the freedom of God's children who can cry out with Christ, "Abba, Father!" (Rom 8:15; Gal 4:6). In the light of this mystery, the meaning of the Old Testament precept concerning the Lord's Day is recovered, perfected and fully revealed in the glory which shines on the face of the Risen Christ (cf. 2 Cor 4:6). We move from the "Sabbath" to the "first day after the Sabbath", from the seventh day to the first day: the dies Domini becomes the dies Christi!
     
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    Leo Trese in his book "The Faith Explained" -- commentary on the Baltimore Catechism after Vatican II -

    The Faith Explained (an RC commentary on the Baltimore catechism post Vatican ii) states on Page 242 that
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    changing the Lord's day to Sunday was in the power of the church since "in the gospels ..Jesus confers upon his church the power to make laws in his name".

    page 243

    "Nothing is said in the bible about the change of the Lord's day From Saturday to Sunday. We know of the change only from the tradition of the Church - a fact handed down to us...that is why we find so illogical the attitude of many Non-Catholics, who say that they will believe nothing unless they can find it in the bible and Yet will continue to keep Sunday as the Lord's day on the say-so of the Catholic church"

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    . (from "The Faith Explained" page 243

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    we know that in the O.T it was the seventh day of the week - the Sabbath day - which was observed as the Lord's day. that was the law as God gave it...remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.. the early Christian church determined as the Lord's day the first day of the week. That the church had the right to make such a law is evident...

    The reason for changing the Lord's day from Saturday to Sunday lies in the fact that to the Christian church the first day of the week had been made double holy...

    nothing is said in the bible about the change of the Lord's day from Saturday to Sunday..that is why we find so illogical the attitude of many non-Catholic who say they will believe nothing unless they can find it in the bible and yet will continue to keep Sunday as the Lord's day on the say-so of the Catholic church
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    And how does the Bible define the "Solemnity" - the blessed, sanctified and binding obligation of the Sabbath -- in actual scripture.

    Gen 2
    2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. 2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

    Ex 20: 8, 11
    8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

    So how is that the Law of God is up for "edit" for change? For taking one of the Commandments - and "repointing it" so that now "another day" is blessed, sanctified, and made holy??
     
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    However these Catholic Catechism statements seem to support what John Paul II and what "The Faith Explained" have said in their two points above --


    Catholic Catechism


    " 2173 the Gospel reports many incidents when Jesus was accused of violating the Sabbath law. But Jesus never fails to respect the holiness of the day. He gives this law its authentic and authoritative interpretation: ' the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.' with compassion, Christ declares the Sabbath for doing good rather than harm, for saving life rather than killing. The Sabbath is the day of the Lord of mercies and a day to honor God. ' the son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath.' "


    Dies Domini

    63. Christ came to accomplish a new "exodus", to restore freedom to the oppressed. He performed many healings on the Sabbath (cf. Mt 12:9-14 and parallels), certainly not to violate the Lord's Day, but to reveal its full meaning: "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath" (Mk 2:27). Opposing the excessively legalistic interpretation of some of his contemporaries, and developing the true meaning of the biblical Sabbath, Jesus, as "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mk 2:28), restores to the Sabbath observance its liberating character, carefully safeguarding the rights of God and the rights of man. This is why Christians, called as they are to proclaim the liberation won by the blood of Christ, felt that they had the authority to transfer the meaning of the Sabbath to the day of the Resurrection.


    2056 The word "Decalogue" means literally "ten words."11 God revealed these "ten words" to his people on the holy mountain. They were written "with the finger of God,"12 unlike the other commandments written by Moses.13 They are pre-eminently the words of God. They are handed on to us in the books of Exodus 14 and Deuteronomy.15 Beginning with the Old Testament, the sacred books refer to the "ten words,"16 but it is in the New Covenant in Jesus Christ that their full meaning will be revealed.

    2072 Since they express man's fundamental duties towards God and towards his neighbor, the Ten Commandments reveal, in their primordial content, grave obligations.They are fundamentally immutable, and they oblige always and everywhere. No one can dispense from them. the Ten Commandments are engraved by God in the human heart.

    2063.... the words of the Decalogue remain likewise for us Christians. Far from being abolished, they have received amplification and development from the fact of the coming of the Lord in the flesh.26

    2068 The Council of Trent teaches that the Ten Commandments are obligatory for Christiansand that the justified man is still bound to keep them;28 The Second Vatican Council confirms: "The bishops, successors of the apostles, receive from the Lord . . . the mission of teaching all peoples, and of preaching the Gospel to every creature, so that all men may attain salvation through faith, Baptism and the observance of the Commandments."29

    (Application in James 2)
    2069 The Decalogue forms a coherent whole. Each "word" refers to each of the others and to all of them; they reciprocally condition one another. the two tables shed light on one another; they form an organic unity. To transgress one commandment is to infringe all the others.30 One cannot honor another person without blessing God his Creator. One cannot adore God without loving all men, his creatures. the Decalogue brings man's religious and social life into unity.[/QUOTE]

    So their claim to tinker with one of the TEN commandments - re-pointing it from the seventh day --- to "week day 1" is significant.
     
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    The Catholic church is not the only denomination to affirm all TEN of God's TEN Commandments and yet try to apply the force and binding authority of the Bible Sabbath - to week-day-1.

    D.L. Moody notices that some are opposed to the Sabbath Commandment - but notice how this sermon on the TEN Commandments also fits the summary of 7 points listed here on page 1??

    http://www.fbinstitute.com/moody/The_TenCommandments_Text.html

    BY THE
    DWIGHT L. MOODY
    The Ten Commandments:
    Exodus 20:2-17
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    The Fourth Commandment


    Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the LORD made heaven and Earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath Day, and hallowed it.

    [FONT=&quot]THERE HAS BEEN an awful letting-down in this country regarding the Sabbath during the last twenty-five years, and many a man has been shorn of spiritual power, like Samson, because he is not straight on this question. Can you say that you observe the Sabbath properly? You may be a professed Christian: are you obeying this commandment? Or do you neglect the house of God on the Sabbath day, and spend your time drinking and carousing in places of vice and crime, showing contempt for God and His law? Are you ready to step into the scales? Where were you last Sabbath? How did you spend it?

    I honestly believe that this commandment is just as binding today as it ever was. I have talked with men who have said that it has been abrogated, but they have never been able to point to any place in the Bible where God repealed it. When Christ was on earth, He did nothing to set it aside; He freed it from the traces under which the scribes and Pharisees had put it, and gave it its true place.
    "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath." (Mark 2:27)
    It is just as practicable and as necessary for men today as it ever was
    - in fact, more than ever, because we live in such an intense age.

    The Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. The fourth commandment begins with the word remember, showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote this law on the tables of stone at Sinai.
    How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?

    I believe that the Sabbath question today is a vital one for the whole country. It is the burning question of the present time. If you give up the Sabbath the church goes;

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    This Sabbath Commandment section of Moody's Ten Commandm[FONT=&quot]ent sermon goes quot]on with more detail. Here is a segment of that same section -- the en[FONT=&quot]ding concluding segment - that might help she[FONT=&quot]d even more light on Moody's Intent - #229 post is on this
     
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    1. in Spanish "Sabado" - Sabbath -- is Saturday.
    2. In your own "Faith Explained" it is the Bible Sabbath that is the "LORD's DAY" as given by God in the Bible -- changed to week-day-1 by the RCC according to your own text and your own Pope (now saint?) John Paul II.
     
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    the Catechism of the Catholic Church sections 2168 to 2173 (for the Sabbath) and sections 2174 to 2188 (for the Lord's day).

    Catholic Catechism -

    2168 - 2173 admits the Lord's Day is Sabbath as given by God in the actual Bible -

    2056 The word "Decalogue" means literally "ten words."11 God revealed these "ten words" to his people on the holy mountain. They were written "with the finger of God,"12 unlike the other commandments written by Moses.13 They are pre-eminently the words of God. They are handed on to us in the books of Exodus 14 and Deuteronomy.15 Beginning with the Old Testament, the sacred books refer to the "ten words,"16 but it is in the New Covenant in Jesus Christ that their full meaning will be revealed.

    2072 Since they express man's fundamental duties towards God and towards his neighbor, the Ten Commandments reveal, in their primordial content, grave obligations.They are fundamentally immutable, and they oblige always and everywhere. No one can dispense from them. the Ten Commandments are engraved by God in the human heart.

    2063.... the words of the Decalogue remain likewise for us Christians. Far from being abolished, they have received amplification and development from the fact of the coming of the Lord in the flesh.26

    2068 The Council of Trent teaches that the Ten Commandments are obligatory for Christians and that the justified man is still bound to keep them;28 The Second Vatican Council confirms: "The bishops, successors of the apostles, receive from the Lord . . . the mission of teaching all peoples, and of preaching the Gospel to every creature, so that all men may attain salvation through faith, Baptism and the observance of the Commandments."29


    (Application in James 2)

    2069 The Decalogue forms a coherent whole. Each "word" refers to each of the others and to all of them; they reciprocally condition one another. the two tables shed light on one another; they form an organic unity. To transgress one commandment is to infringe all the others.30 One cannot honor another person without blessing God his Creator. One cannot adore God without loving all men, his creatures. the Decalogue brings man's religious and social life into unity.

    sections 2168 to 2173
    I. The Sabbath Day
    2168 The third commandment of the Decalogue recalls the holiness of the Sabbath: "The seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD."92
    2169 In speaking of the Sabbath Scripture recalls creation: "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it."93
    2170 Scripture also reveals in the Lord's day a memorial of Israel's liberation from bondage in Egypt: "You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out thence with mighty hand and outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep The Sabbath day."94

    God declares the Sabbath to be the Lord's Day in that 2170 example - taken from Deut 5. And of course we find that same thing in Isaiah 58 - the Sabbath, the Lord's Day.

    Keeping the Sabbath
    Is 58
    13 “If because of the Sabbath, you turn your foot
    From doing your own pleasure on My holy day,
    And call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable,
    And honor it, desisting from your own ways,
    From seeking your own pleasure
    And speaking your own word,



    sections 2174 to 2188

    2174-2188 includes this "bending action" for the Sabbath.

    2176 The celebration of Sunday observes the moral commandment inscribed by nature in the human heart to render to God an outward, visible, public, and regular worship "as a sign of his universal beneficence to all."109 Sunday worship fulfills the moral command of the Old Covenant, taking up its rhythm and spirit in the weekly celebration of the Creator and Redeemer of his people.[/quote]

    They are having to describe the one event of the resurrection as a "bent sabbath" because they need the Sabbath's "weekly cycle" and they don't have Jesus resurrected "once a week" nor a 7 day crucifixion nor a 7 day-in-the-grave etc.

    They have ONE Birth of Christ and ONE death of Christ. But nothing of a 7 day nature for either one.

    So they NEED the creation WEEK Sabbath cycle of 7 days - to "bend" -- to get this as a weekly event.
     
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    Your walking around Ellen G White, The holy infallible prophetess of God.

    She stated Christian for CENTURIES only observed the Sabbath.

    And I showed you early church fathers worshiping on sunday not even one century away.


    You should start another thread while your at it. How the Seventh Day Adventist support ABORTION by never getting around to call it the murder it is.

    You got Seventh Day Adventist Hospitals preforming abortions.

    Your hospitals are murdering thousands, they need to stop abortions.

    How about standing up for the commandment of THOU SHALT NOT KILL as much as you do Sabbath?


    I'll tell you what stop murdering our children and I'll worship on Sabbath as obligation.
     
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    Your response to those RCC quotes is "I would rather talk about Ellen White and another topic entirely"????

    Did you suppose that by "not quoting her" on this sola-scriptura thread about the "Change" of the Bible Sabbath I am introducing Ellen White as the topic?

    Did you suppose that by focusing on the statements made in history regarding the change many of those statement being from your own church - I was using Ellen White as the source?

    This thread is about "Sola Scriptura" testing for that overblown right-to-change the Bible Sabbath. when I quote your own church sources is your response supposed to be "lets not talk about what we say on this subject -- any other topic please"???

    First of all - this topic is a "gift" to RCC posters who have been waging battle on the "sola scriptura" subject. Cup half full.

    If you have other topics you wish to start - please do.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
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    There are 28 fundamental beliefs in the SDA denomination - and not one of them says it is ok to commit abortion.

    Nor did you find anything in Ellen White's statements promoting abortion.

    The point remains. If you want this as a thread topic - go ahead and start one.
     
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    All over again, the same story and the same typically SDA misappropriation of Scriptures.


    Take this one for example,

    Quote<<Mark 7 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.>>EndQuote


    Since Jesus Christ fulfilled the Sabbath --as well as the Sabbath Commandment-- with virtue, honour, merit and meaning HIS OWN, both the Sabbath and its Commandment(s) of the past have become "the commandments of MEN".


    BobRyan and SDA always quote it where Scripture says "the Sabbath (was) given to MAN", but deny it every time they quote texts like Mark 7:7. They claim the Sabbath was made for man in the beginning for a <<creation memorial>>; and they claim the Sabbath was given to man for a memorial of salvation out of Egypt.


    BUT THESE reasons for being of the Sabbath Day are long past and no longer in themselves of worth. The Jews still use them for their Sabbaths. But they reject its only worth ever, that these Sabbaths pointed forward to Jesus Christ. Now the Jews also reject such meaning of the Sabbath or that it even had such meaning. The Sabbath has become a “commandment of men”, of worth “for man” – for Jews only, actually, and for reasons of men – actually for the Jews’ reasons only.


    Now SDA official doctrine is that the Sabbath <does not point to Christ, but is Commandment of Christ> ---which the Jews won’t have of course. For SDA more than for Jews, the Sabbath and the Sabbath Commandment are a CHRISTLESS commandment of MEN – because they SPECIFICALLY POINT OUT AND PRONOUNCE that <the Sabbath is not a type of Christ>. The Jews don’t have to say that because they do not CLAIM THAT THEY ARE CHRISTIANS. But the SDA claim they are, so that to the SDA more than to the Jews the Sabbath and Sabbath Commandment is no more than the commandments of men.


    Then the SDA go out of their way to deny any Christ—or Christian reason for or explanation of the Sabbath Day. The ONLY reason of enough importance the Sabbath Day can be the Christian Day for worship and congregational and spiritual REST, is Jesus’ Resurrection--the DAY ON which He rose from the dead so that it could become the Christ—and Christian Day of Redemption like the Sabbath once became for Israel their day of redemption out of Egypt. The SDA must deny and resist the very notion of it, unless they want to <keep> the Sabbath as the Christian “Lord’s Day”. Which they never will, needless to say. They are rather satisfied with the pure commandment of men which the OT Sabbath has become for any Christian man.
     
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    Blasphemous arrogance! Ellen G White was NO prophetess of God, but was dictated by MEN (herself included)

    To say <<God says Only the Sabbath was kept by ALL Christians for CENTURIES>> is also a LIE and satan is the father of lies --- not <<God>>!

    To say <<God says Only the Sabbath was kept by ALL Christians for CENTURIES>> is also simply ignorant -- rather, conscious, error for satanic reasons stated for truth.

    Galatians is the earliest Letter of Paul, written not later than mid- first century. And Paul blames back-falling Christians that they "superstitiously venerate days, months, seasons, years" so that as early as the first century the Sabbath was NOT <<kept by ALL Christians>>.

    The ignorant trying to teach the informed ... what a joke! And they are serious ....
     
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    What happened with this rule of yours, BobRyan, <<Historicity of the change of the Sabbath Commandment vs Sola Scriptura>>?
     
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    Bob Ryan,

    Your prophetess LIES AGAINST HERSELF: HERE:

    Quote<<DA, Page 789
    What a day is this to the world!
    Page 790
    Jesus refused to receive the homage of His people until He had the assurance that His sacrifice was accepted by the Father. He ascended to the heavenly courts, and from God Himself heard the assurance that His atonement for the sins of men had been ample, that through His blood all might gain eternal life. The Father ratified the covenant made with Christ, that He would receive repentant and obedient men, and would love them even as He loves His Son. Christ was to complete His work, and fulfill His pledge to "make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir." Isa. 13:12. All power in heaven and on earth was given to the Prince of Life, and He returned to His followers in a world of sin, that He might impart to them of His power and glory.
    While the Saviour was in God's presence, receiving gifts for His church, the disciples thought upon His empty tomb, and mourned and wept. The day that was a day of rejoicing to all heaven was to the disciples a day of uncertainty, confusion, and perplexity.>>QuoteEnd

    Ellen G White taught Sunday keeping and made Jesus Christ teach Sunday keeping!
     
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    SDA hospitals are committing abortions.

    Your doctors are doing it. Your CHURCH is getting MONEY FOR KILLING CHILDREN.

    The official stance is not against.
    Have the SDA guideline call it murder, they don't.

    Search for the truth, Google this subject. That's why they have groups called SDA for LIFE because internal revolt.

    The reason the SDA church is not against abortion on the principle that it would be "A step back towards Rome" and "we are confronted by hunger and overpopulation"

    Its more worried about ROME being right about anything even the issue of KILLING CHILDREN.


    The SDA church teaching is NOT against abortion, It slightly frowns on ending "Pregnancies". READ THE SDA guidelines.

    https://www.adventist.org/en/information/official-statements/guidelines/article/go/-/abortion/


    You can't for example tell a woman not to get an abortion.

    "Therefore, any attempts to coerce women either to remain pregnant or to terminate pregnancy should be rejected as infringements of personal freedom." --SDA Abortion guidelines.


    The guidelines say:

    4) The Church does not serve as conscience for individuals;


    9) God gives humanity the freedom of choice, even if it leads to abuse and tragic consequences.



    Basically the guidelines say don't bother people who want an abortion, God gives them freedom of CHOICE, God is PRO CHOICE. The church is not a conscience for individuals

    .....yet time after time we get endless yapping condemning us for not worshipping on day you demand.

    Well buddy the tables have turned. Your going to get endless yapping for supporting the murder of children.

    SDA hospitals are murdering children and the money goes to the SDA CHURCH.


    Do a YOU TUBE search on SDA and ABORTION.

    You are going to see SDA members SHOCKED. People who have not left the church and try to explain what I am telling you.


    Which issue is more important? Worshipping God with full sincerity but mistakenly on the wrong day, Or intentionally and knowingly murdering children?
    Thou shalt not kill is a commandment of GOD!
     
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    No sunday keeping there.

    Now for the truly nonsensical --- in true GE fashion

     
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    Here is a post where I am quoting Utylan and it is Utylan's statement that is being quoted

    So now -- some more goofy GE posting

    All the off-the-rails ranting that G.E. does and as we see in this case - he is not even quoting ME!!!
     
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    Hint - your link was to an example where you quote Utylan as quoted in one of my posts - then you go off the rails over Utylan's statement!!
     
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    The more I post on the subject -- Historicity of the attempts to edit the LAW of God when it comes to week-day-1 vs the Bible Sabbath (as in the following text) -- the more "off-the-rails" wild subject-change-rant we see in response.

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    Leo Trese in his book "The Faith Explained" -- commentary on the Baltimore Catechism after Vatican II -

    The Faith Explained (an RC commentary on the Baltimore catechism post Vatican ii) states on Page 242 that
    ====================begin short summary
    changing the Lord's day to Sunday was in the power of the church since "in the gospels ..Jesus confers upon his church the power to make laws in his name".

    page 243

    "Nothing is said in the bible about the change of the Lord's day From Saturday to Sunday. We know of the change only from the tradition of the Church - a fact handed down to us...that is why we find so illogical the attitude of many Non-Catholics, who say that they will believe nothing unless they can find it in the bible and Yet will continue to keep Sunday as the Lord's day on the say-so of the Catholic church"

    ====================================== begin expanded quote

    . (from "The Faith Explained" page 243

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    we know that in the O.T it was the seventh day of the week - the Sabbath day - which was observed as the Lord's day. that was the law as God gave it...remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.. the early Christian church determined as the Lord's day the first day of the week. That the church had the right to make such a law is evident...

    The reason for changing the Lord's day from Saturday to Sunday lies in the fact that to the Christian church the first day of the week had been made double holy...

    nothing is said in the bible about the change of the Lord's day from Saturday to Sunday..that is why we find so illogical the attitude of many non-Catholic who say they will believe nothing unless they can find it in the bible and yet will continue to keep Sunday as the Lord's day on the say-so of the Catholic church
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    And how does the Bible define the "Solemnity" - the blessed, sanctified and binding obligation of the Sabbath -- in actual scripture.

    Gen 2
    2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. 2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

    Ex 20: 8, 11
    8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

    So how is that the Law of God is up for "edit" for change? For taking one of the Commandments - and "repointing it" so that now "another day" is blessed, sanctified, and made holy??[/QUOTE]
     
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