Saturday is the true day of worship not sunday
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Fact #1: The Seventh-day Sabbath Establishes God"s Sovereignty
Why does Satan hate the Sabbath so much? Because the Sabbath identifies the true God and His claim of ultimate sovereignty.
God certainly anticipated the controversy over the Genesis account of Creation. He knew that after the fall of man, there would be doubts about His claims of manufacturing all the staggering mass of matter by merely commanding it to exist.
To safeguard His sovereignty, He established a mark that denoted His absolute right to rule as Lord. He chose to memorialize His display of creative power by setting aside the seventh day of the Creation week as a holy day of rest and remembering.
God wrote these words: "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. " For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is: " wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it" (Exodus 20:8"11).
Once a week, as the earth rotates on its axis, the Sabbath reminder travels around the earth reaching every man, woman, and child with the message of an instant creation and the one who did the creating.
Why did God say remember? Because to forget the true Sabbath is to forget the true Creator.
Does it really matter that much? See "The One Unimportant Commandment?" below.
Fact #2: The Seventh-day Sabbath Was Made for Everyone
A multitude of Christians call God"s fourth commandment the "Jewish Sabbath." But nowhere is this expression found in the Bible. The seventh day is called "the sabbath of the Lord," and it is never called "the sabbath of the Jew" (Exodus 20:10).
Luke, a Gentile writer of the New Testament, often refers to things that were particularly Jewish. He writes of the "nation of the Jews," "the people of the Jews," "the land of the Jews," and the "synagogue of the Jews" (Acts 10:22; 12:11; 10:39; 14:1). But he never refers to the "sabbath of the Jews," although he mentions the Sabbath repeatedly.
Christ also taught that "the sabbath was made for man" (Mark 2:27). Adam and Eve were the only two people who existed when God actually established the Sabbath. There were no Jews in the world until 2,000 years later, so it was never meant just for the Jews. Jesus uses the term "man" in the generic sense, referring to all mankind. The same word is used in connection with the institution of marriage that was also introduced at creation. Certainly no Christian can believe that marriage was made only for the Jews.
Fact #3: It"s Not About Just Keeping Any Day
Every word of God"s Ten Commandments was written by His own hand in stone. Every word is serious and meaningful. No line in them is ambiguous or mysterious. Sinners and Christians, educated and uneducated, are not confused about the words "seventh day." So why do they discount those words if every other word in the commandments is considered to be ironclad?
Satan wants the world to accept Sunday as the day he has chosen for worship, but any day will do for him so long as it means we"re breaking God"s command.
Genesis describes the origin of the Sabbath like this: "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made. " And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made" (Genesis 2:1"3).
Which day did God bless and sanctify? The seventh day. How was it to be kept holy? By resting. Could any of the other six be kept holy? No. Why? Because God commanded not to rest those days but to work. Does God"s blessing make a difference? Of course. Parents pray for God to bless their children because they believe it makes a difference. The seventh day is different from all the other days because it has God"s blessing.
Has God ever given man the privilege of choosing his own day of rest? No. In fact, God confirms in the Bible that the Sabbath is a matter settled and sealed by His own divine power. Read Exodus 16. For 40 years, God worked three miracles every week to show Israel which day was holy: (1) No manna fell on the seventh day; (2) they could not keep manna overnight without spoilage; (3) but when they kept manna over the Sabbath, it remained sweet and fresh!
But some Israelites had the same idea as many Christians have today. They felt that any day in seven would be okay to keep holy: "It came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none." What happened? "And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?" (Exodus 16:27, 28).
God met them and accused them of breaking His law by going forth to work on the seventh day. Would God say the same thing to those who break the Sabbath today? Yes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
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