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Joined: 2007/4/5
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Bruceton TN

 Re: Who Is A Saint?

How do you keep the Sabbath Day? As in the Old Covenant and without Grace? There are extra laws that go with OT Sabbath keeping. The land rests every 7th year. Do you mow your yard on the 7th year? Strict punishment is called for if one breaks the Sabbath even in One point, like the man picking up sticks. There is a different understanding of the 7th day where God rested at creation and the one in Ex 20.

Interesting at creation that on the first whole day of Adams life, Adam and God rested. Of course the saints will be judged by more than keeping the Sabbath or a day.
Matthew 25:31 shows Jesus returning and separating the sheep and goats. Seems like looking after the body of believers is most important, rather than theology.

It's great if one wants to keep the Sabbath, and give God the Glory, not themselves. The problem comes from tooting one's horn over things we do, or a desire to cause a disturbance, cause a stumbling block, etc.

One must ask the question today; does Jesus keep the Sabbath? Or God the Father? Haven't they entered their rest? We need to be at work in the New Covenant 7 days a week.

James R Barnes

 2011/11/15 17:19Profile

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One must ask the question today; does Jesus keep the Sabbath? Or God the Father? Haven't they entered their rest? We need to be at work in the New Covenant 7 days a week.

Jesus kept Sabbath. He did the will of God all 7 days. So he kept Sabbath all seven days.
If Jesus did not keep Sabbath, then he becomes a sinner.

I am not disagreeing with you, I am just fixing the loopholes in your post.


 2011/11/15 17:30Profile

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Bruceton TN


Rev 14:12 is actually talking about two groups. The Jewish believers and the Church. The Church has the testimony of Jesus

James R Barnes

 2011/11/15 17:40Profile

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Our dear brother Paul West addressed these type of fruitless topics on a previous thread and asked that they not be started up again. I will lock this thread and also ask that we move on to more fruitful and less divisive- non-agenda based conversations.

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