The 10 Commandments Came at Mount Sinai. Paul deals with this so to make it absolutely clear. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. (Galatians 4:24)That which was given at Sinai is said to be to bondage. The covenant that contained the Ten Commandments genders to bondage. It cannot meet the need of man's redemption. It can only expose the law of Sin that was (or is) in our members. We have to die to the Law so we can be espoused to Christ. The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Adding any of the Old Covenant to the New only takes away from the perfection of the New. The goal is the Fruit of the Spirit. That is the goal. The Ten Commandments cannot take us there. Only the fulness of the Holy Spirit in us- as we rest in Christ can accomplish what the Law never could.
_________________Robert Wurtz II
55. God has never given permission to any man to work upon it. Reader, by what authority do you use the seventh day for commonlabor?
No Christian of the New Testament, either before or after the resurrection, ever did ordinary work upon the seventh day. Find one case of the kind, and we will yield the question. Why shouldmodern Christians do differently from Bible Christians?
The seventh-day Sabbath was an important part of the law of God, as it came from His own mouth, and was written by His own finger upon stone at Sinai. See Exodus 20. When Jesus began Hiswork, He expressly declared that He had not come to destroy the law. "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets." Matthew 5:17.
Hi everyone.I'd like to share something if I may in regards to how we handle and examine the Scriptures.When people qoute from the Bible, and especially if they are attemtping to make a [b]proof[/b] of something or another, it may be nescessary for us to go back and examine the verses that are being qouted and see if anything else is there in the surrounding passages that will help us to understand what is being said more fully. One reason for this is because the verse may have been removed from its context, or other verses which define or limit it, or make the meaning more clear in some way, may be left out, for whatever reason. When that happens, a verse may appear to support some postion or other, when it doesn't.An extreme example of this is the teacher of the [i]new age[/i] religon that I used to follow before my conversion. In his writings He qouted verses from the Bible in isolation to support his teachings on meditation. Another example of this could be someone qouting 1 Cor 15:29 to support their practice of baptizing people on behalf of the dead.In our thread here, sscr01 says
You can rationalize all you want. He commanded us to keep the seventh day Sabbath:"If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day: and call the Sabbath, a delight, the holy of the Lord, honurable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." Isa 58:13,14.This is quite a promise!
_________________Christopher Joel Dandrow
Jesus severely condemned the Pharisees as hypocrites for pretending to love God, while at the same time they made voidone of the Ten Commandments by their tradition. The keeping ofSunday is only a tradition of men.
The New Covenant is the Old Covenant written in our hearts and minds. The same Covenant, in a different place:"A NEW HEART also will I give you, and a NEW SPIRIT will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put MY SPIRIT within you, and CAUSE YOU to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments and do them." Ezek 36:26,27.When we have a new heart, and His Spirit within us, He enables us to walk in His commandments - when we walk in the Spirit, we do not sin, or, "transgress the law." 1 John 3:4.We are to die, daily and crucify the flesh with it's passions and lusts, so that, the new man might be set free! There is no bondage here, but, liberty!As I said before, when Jesus gave us the "Two Greatest Commandments," He was quoting the law: "And thou shalt love the Lord with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." Deut 6:5"...thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Lev 19:18.These two commandments, are a summation of The Ten. If we love the Lord, supremely, we will keep the first four. If we love our neighbour as ourselves, we will, also, keep the last six."By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." 1 John 5:2,3.Jesus said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments.""And this is love, that we walk after his commandments." 2 John 6"And hereby we do know that we know him, IF we keep his commandments. He that saith, I KNOW HIM, and keepeth not his commandments is a LIAR, and the truth (Jesus: John 14:6; the law: Ps 119:142; and ALL His commandments: Ps 119:151) is not in him." 1 John 2:3,4.This Scripture says, that, we may say, that, we know Him, but, if we do not keep his commandments, we are liars, and do not have His Covenant written in our hearts and minds - the New Covenant. Jer 31:31-34; Heb 8:10. "Who forgiveth all thine iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases...As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us...To such as keep his covenant, and to those that REMEMBER his commandments to do them." Ps 103."And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal life, unto all them that obey Him." Heb 5:9."And the dragon (Satan) was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus." Rev 12:17"Here is the patience of the SAINTS: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev 14:12."He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; to him that overcometh will I give to eat of the TREE OF LIFE, which is in the midst of the paradise of God." Rev 2:7."Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have RIGHT to the TREE OF LIFE, AND MAY ENTER IN through the gates into the city." Rev 22:14.The Apostle John at the very end of the Book of books, makes a connection between keeping His commandments and entering Heaven.
Yes, "HERE ARE THEY THAT KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.." - RevelationThe bible shows that the Sabbath was made in the CREATION WEEK, it was made for ALL MANKIND and also, Collosians mentions the abolishing of SABBATHS. Plural. It's refering to the sabbath festivals.Now, you may say, but othe translations mention SABBATH, singuler.Well, look before that verse, it mentions HANDWRITING of ORDINANCES that were AGAINST us. However, the bible has many verses where even JESUS said that the SABBATH was NOT against us but to HELP us. It also was not a handwritten ordinance by MOSES, it was by God!-Matt
"And this is love, that we walk after his commandments." 2 John 6
The bible shows that the Sabbath was made in the CREATION WEEK, it was made for ALL MANKIND and also, Collosians mentions the abolishing of SABBATHS. Plural. It's refering to the sabbath festivals.