Keep the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday & Rest in Christ
12-30-2008, 11:00 PM
RE: Keep the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday & Rest in Christ
Quote:I would agree, under the old the judgment was "death" same as with "adultery" aswell as "murder" , but we know both adultery and murder are also not "accepted" under the "new covenant" , the administering of the punishment is gone for all of the above but does that mean the positive command to "remember the sabbath day to keep it holy is"?
Malawk, under the new covenant the judgement is not gone, we face eternal death if we continue to sin.
The death sentence for some sins in the old was a physical picture of the severity of breaking that command. What is gone is the old covenant with its blessings and curses and superseded by a better one based on better promises.
As Vic pointed out ,when the rich young ruler was asked what he must do to have eternal life, notice that the Sabbath was not one of those Jesus mentioned.
I feel you keep mixing the covenants or wanting to mix them thinking they both apply maybe.
The law in the Old covenant was meant to be taken as a whole, no picking and choosing.Yet you agree some are changed and done away with like the stoning of homosexuals ,adulterers and Sabbath breakers.
Why not just accept that we are in a new covenant,not like the old,and that as believers in Jesus we enter into the new covenant.
The new covenant is not the Sinai one.
The Sinai one was with the descendants of Jacob and had rules and conditions. It had blessings and curses.
Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live:
Deu 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where the LORD your God has driven you,
That is not the covenant you entered into is it Malawk?
That covenant prefigured Jesus. Jesus went to a cross and excruciatingly poured out his life and blood on a cross ,cutting a new covenant for the remission of sins. The veil of the Temple was rent in two!
In doing so the Old was no longer in force.
A new era a new covenant.And you want to remain in a covenant that requires you to sacrifice animals ,has priests from aaron that no longer even do their priestly duties. Jesus is your high priest Malawk. Under the Old Covenant your high priest would be Aaronic not Jesus. The Sabbath is a sign of the Old Covenant not the new.
In the book of acts Peter ,Paul and the rest agree that gentiles do not have to be circumcised and keep the law.It cannot be any clearer than that. Being also under the law of liberty if you choose to honour a particular day more than others its fine, just dont think that you are required it.
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