SERMONS

IS SUNDAY THE REAL SABBATH?

By Min. Thomas J. Allen, Tuesday May, 28 2013



All of creation obeys our Heavenly Father. He says to the mountains "RISE" and they do it. He says to the seas "GATHER TOGETHER IN THIS PLACE AND GO NO FURTHER" and they do it. He says to the stars "MAKE THIS FORMATION" and they obey. He says to man "KEEP THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH HOLY" and we say, "no, we'll keep the day we choose!" Today the commandments of God are being pushed aside by Satan, he is deceiving the whole world as he did with Adam & Eve in the beginning by saying you do not have to listen to the commandments of God. The popular teachings today are "the commandments of God were nailed to the cross," even though only the ordinances of the sacrificial law, rituals, and traditions were.

Eph. 2:15, "Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace."
Col. 2:14, "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross."
Heb. 9:9-11, "Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building"

Satan is also saying to many, "its ok to keep just nine of the commandments, the fourth is not that important as we can worship God any day!" The 4th commandment stating the Seventh Day is a holy day and sanctified by God at beginning of the world, was never done away with.

Gen. 2:2-3, "And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all 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."

Adam & Eve by listening to Satan, now brought death to the whole world. But for the final judgment of God, this time it will result in eternal death for those who do not heed to the commandment keeping warnings. The 4th commandment is the final test for all humans to see if we will obey God's commandments? or will we observe the commandments of Men who think to change Gods Law? (Dan. 7:25)

John 14:21, "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
1 John 2:3, "And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments."
Matt. 19:17, "...if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."

Sunday worship which became law enacted by Emperor Constantine - March, 321 A.D. in order for christians to compromise with pagan "sun worship" practices and adopt "Sunday" outlawed God's seventh day sabbath-keeping commandment in favor of man's law to make the first day holy.

Matt. 15:9, "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
1 Tim. 4:1, "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils."
2 Pet. 2:1-3, "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
Jas. 2:9-12, "But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty."

As a mark of God's right to rule, the Sabbath challenged Satan's boast that he would take God's place. Said the adversary, "I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will be like the most High" Isa. 14:13-14 (Sunday = 1, Roman Numeral 1 = i). Satan actually wanted to be worshiped. To accomplish this, he had to nullify God's claim as the rightful ruler. God's authority rested on His claim to be the Creator, and the Sabbath was the mark of that authority.

Job 37:7, "He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work."

By destroying the Sabbath, Satan would prepare the way to set up a counterfeit government based on counterfeit claims of authority symbolized by a counterfeit day of worship.

"We [the pope] hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty." - Pope Leo XIII. Apostolic Exhortation Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae, June 20, 1894
"Sunday is our MARK of authority..... The church is above the Bible, and this transference of sabbath observance is proof of that fact." - The Catholic Record, London, Ontario, September 1, 1923.
"Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church." - Priest Brady, in an address reported in The News, Elizabeth, New Jersey, March 18, 1903.

In the end, Rome and with the help of all who follow her ecumenical movement will pass the national sunday law enforcing the first day to be observed in direct conflict with the commandments of God. She will then go after all commandment keepers who defy her precepts.

Rev. 12:17; 14:12, "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."

The Lord speaks about those who think to change the times and laws of God as well as those who follow the laws of men.

Dan. 7:25, "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."

So we read in this passage that the beast will think to change times, which is the seventh day to the first day, and also laws, which is the rewriting the ten commandments to fit her needs.

Isa. 8:20, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
1 John 2:4, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
Rom. 2:13, "For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified."
1 John 3:4, "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

So this passage clearly sums it up, the law still exists! Because if we sin, we're transgressors of the law.

1 Cor. 10:21, "Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils."

When the sunday law is passed, and the hunt begins of Gods true commandment keeping saints to eradicate them from the earth, many who claim to be christians and claim to be children of God, will be in direct conflict with the words of God. They will be led to believe that they are doing the work of God, when in reality they are damning their souls to judgment. We read in the old and new testament that there will be a final test.

Isa. 24:13, "When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done."
Matt. 7:22-23, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."


What is iniquity?

Mal. 2:6, "The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in´╗┐ peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity."
1 John 3:4, "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

So iniquity is lawlessness, those who throw away the commandments of God for worldly laws and edicts. The bible also warns us to keep away from these people and their false doctrine, to not even share a table with them. The Lord will not even hear the prayers of those who breaks His commandments.

Ps. 59:2, "Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men."
Prov. 24:21, "My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change."
Rom. 13:12, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."
Rom. 16:17-18, "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple."
1 Cor. 5:9-13, "I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person."
Eph. 5:11, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Col 2:22, "Which all are to perish with the using after the commandments and doctrines of men?"
2 John 1:10, "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed."
2 Thess. 2:5-12, "Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Ps. 66:18, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me."
Prov. 28:9, "He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination."

But today, many will argue against sound doctrine and say that Sunday is the new sabbath for the Christian. But sadly there is no biblical scripture to base this on. God's last-day people will return to the Ten Commandment Law of God and obey Him to the fullest, including His seventh-day Sabbath.

Jer. 31:31-34, "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."
Prov. 4:2, "For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law."
Titus 2:1, "But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:"
1 Tim. 4:13, "Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."
1 Tim. 4:16, "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee."

Now let's see what day the bible says is the true sabbath.

Gen. 2:3, "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."
Ex. 16:30, "So the people rested on the seventh day."
Ex. 20:11, "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."
Lev. 16:31, "It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever."
Mark 2:28, "Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath."

Now we will read an interesting passage where Barnabas & Paul repeat the observance of the 4th Commandment.

Acts 14:14-16, "Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways."

Now we will read a final warning of the three angels message to the world to keep the sabbath and worship God on his day.

Rev. 14:7, "Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."

So the bible is pretty clear on what day God sanctified and made holy. But sadly, many today in all denominations ignore the words of God in order to fit into the worldly edicts presented by the dragon. I've heard a saying once from a pastor, "if we preach the truth about the sabbath, we will lose our weekly income as members stop coming." The issue with this thinking is that they are choosing worldly needs over the spiritual need to unite with Christ. This will have dire consequences in the end. God warns us not to follow the world or the edicts of the dragon.

Rev. 14:9-12, "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
So what is an image? Here is a direct quote from the Oxford Dictionary, "a representation of the external form of a person or thing. The general impression that a person, organization, or product presents to the public."
1 John 2:15, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."
Lk. 9:62, "And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
Js. 4:4-7, "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

The bible is calling us to return to the full Ten Commandments, including the 4th commandment which is Saturday, not Sunday.

Matt. 19:17, "...if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
Luke 16:17, "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail."
Rev. 22:14, "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."


What is to come!

Matt. 5:17-19, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
Isa. 66:22-24, "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord. And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh."

So now we see that the seventh day sabbath was created in the beginning and will remain forever, As this passage states...

Heb. 13:8, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Jn. 5:47 , "But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?"
Jn. 14:23, "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
Matt. 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away."
Eph. 4:14, "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive."
Matt. 13:16, "But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear."


May God Bless you, your family, and keep you all safe from the coming storm.
You are all in my prayers daily.


Yours In Christ
Min. Thomas J. Allen

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