RE: Keep the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday & Rest in Christ
The seventh day Sabbath IS the Jewish Sabbath. It was given to ISRAEL as a sign of the old covenant. If one is a good Berean, one is familiar with what the Old Testament actually states
The apostle Paul started his work by trying to reach the Jews by preaching to them on the Jewish Sabbath in the synagogues (Acts 13:14, 42, 44) but to the Christians he preached on Sundays (Acts 20:7) even though he had already arrived there before the Saturday (verse 6).
"...before the Saturday?" Is the word "Sabbath" too hard to say?
First, note the words, "Jewish Sabbath." This nomenclature goes back to the days of the "early church" when there was much antisemitism among the church fathers. "Jewish Sabbath?" The use of this phrase is to make the Command of God something not to be kept by anybody but those Jews "under the old covenant." "Jewish Sabbath?" What does Scripture call the Sabbath? Isaiah 58, "My holy day." Leviticus 23, it is the first of the Eight (not seven) Festivals of the LORD. This is the LORD's Sabbath; not a "Jewish Sabbath." The only purpose for saying "Jewish Sabbath," "Jewish Feasts" is to stigmatize and separate from them. It gives a sense of being for another people at another time.
Quote:The only purpose for saying "Jewish Sabbath," "Jewish Feasts" is to stigmatize and separate from them. It gives a sense of being for another people at another time.
Judaism is a separate belief system and they are offended when others attempt to familairise or take what is their beliefs. It shows total lack of respect for their belief choices
What one has to watch for according to Jesus and the Apostles---is wolves in sheeps clothing, and men who crept in unawares, and deceviers, and those who bring on doctrines of demons and another gospel and another Jesus. Speaking of which....that is what you are doing --- presenting another gospel that was refuted by the apostles -- many times
One thing you have to watch for when antinomians start expounding is . . . What are they NOT telling you? Are they telling you the WHOLE truth?
Quote:Pastor _____ said, "The apostle Paul started his work by trying to reach the Jews by preaching to them on the Jewish Sabbath in the synagogues ... but to the Christians he preached on Sundays." Acts 13 is given for proof.
Paul went to the synagogue to preach the Gospel. Once both Jews and gentiles were saved, there was no need for them to go back to the synagogue because Jesus was not preached there by the Jews who had not converted
Okay: Acts 13:42, one of the verses he suggested:
And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
"But to the 'Christians' he preached on Sundays? Was Luke, the one who penned the Epistle of Acts, trying to call Sunday the Sabbath? Was he suggesting that the Jewish folk had gone to calling the first day of the week, "Sabbath?"
C.I.! No dozing in class, young man.
Acts 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
Oh no! Gentiles in the (Jewish) synagogues on Shabbat getting saved. Don't tell the Sunday folk about this. It makes them uneasy. They may contest, Well, this was their only chance to hear the Gospel. So, I suppose we're to think they went to synagogue on Sabbath, got the blessings from Heaven and then got up the next morning to start a new tradition.
Acts 17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
Acts 16:13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
Acts 18:1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;
2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome and came unto them.
3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.
4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
"...and persuaded Jews and the Greeks." Persuaded them to what? Come back in the morning? Or was he persuading the Jews to continue meeting on the day Yeshua expunged as a Commandment and the Gentiles to come back tomorrow to "celebrate the Resurrection" on "their" "Gentile, Christian day of worship?" Was that the "good news" that Paul was imprisoned and suffered for? Telling Gentiles they have another day? Or was it for telling Gentiles that all men everywhere could, by grace, go directly to the Father through the atoning blood of His Son? ...And that they would then be made part and parcel with the Nation of Israel -- no circumcision necessary for induction into the family?
Acts 20:7 we've already covered.
New converts met in homes at first. Then later we see that they gathered in larger places to worship, teach, and encourage [I & 2 Corinthians]. Christians did not meet in synagogues. As Paul stated, after going to the synagogues over and over again, the Jews refused the Gospel, so Paul went to the Gentiles. It was no longer expedient or necessary for him to go to the synagogues
It appears you are saying that they would then be made part and parcel with the Nation of Israel -- no circumcision necessary for induction into the family?
We are grafted into Christ, not Israel
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