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THE SABBATH DAY

Regarding the seventh day of the week being the Sabbath day, let me ask you a question, which day does a Seventh Day Adventist Pastor take as his Sabbath day? It certainly cannot be on Saturday for this is a work day, in which he preaches and counsels people. The dilemma with the SDA’s is that their own pastor works on the very day they declare to be the only true Sabbath day and therefore their pastor is guilty of transgressing the fourth commandment. There is no way he can keep this commandment, unless he were to step down. The SDA’s fall on their own sword when their pastor is not able to observe Saturday as the one true Sabbath day. The Sabbath day is supposed to be a day of rest from the other work days. It is important to note that God did not specify Saturday or any other day of the week. Please look at the following quote from Exodus 20:8-11:

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.

God said for us observe the Sabbath, in that it was created for man but man was not created for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27). God knew that we would all get burnt out and require some time to rest. It is important to not read into the Bible and make it say something that was not intended. When it mentions the Sabbath, we don’t truly know on what day creation was started. The calendar we are using now is only one of about 20 that have existed since Adam. There really is no way of accurately determining that God did indeed start creation on Sunday and finished on Saturday as we know it. We simply just don’t know what day creation was started, and even if we did, we still would have the freedom to choose which day we would like to rest upon; because if God wanted us to observe the Sabbath on a specific day such as Saturday, he would have said so and provided a calendar for verification. What is important is that we do know God has said that we are to work six days and rest on the seventh. The rest is up to you and me.


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