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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sabbath

This has came into my mind and heart so much lately. I think much so out of need than anything. God is SO good to us in how He provides our EVERY need. I was interested in learning about fellow Christians who practice the sabbath. Hmmm, I am still debating whether its a mandate for us to follow in love for the Lord. What I do know is that I am more and more so realizing that I need a Sabbath. Yes, Christ was so good in telling us that sabbath was made for man and not man for Sabbath. (Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.) Praise God in all His goodness! He's even good to help us find sweet rest. Is the sabbath law? No because it is stated in the 10 commandments to "remember" the sabbath. (Genesis 20: 8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keepe it holy.)
God rested on the 7th day after creating the world. That was pre-law.


"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who have said that it has been abrogated, but they have never been able to point to any place in the Bible where God repealed it.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, not man for the Sabbath.' 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; if you give up the church the home goes; and if the home goes the nation goes. That is the direction in which we are traveling.
The church of God is losing its power on account of so many people giving up the Sabbath, and using it to promote selfishness." Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)




More to come on this later.

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