This article has shocked many. It reveals the truth behind the change from the Sabbath (Shabbat) to the day of the Sun – SUN-day. The truth behind the change from Yahweh’s true Sabbath to the day of the Sun is something that Satan is trying very hard to cover up!
There is not a single verse in the entire Scripture that removes or changed the Sabbath, but there are over 100 verses that teach and command to keep it!
Let us now look at how the change came about. Many will be totally shocked at what their about to read, however, we need to fully expose Satan’s deceptions and lies which he has been preparing since the beginning.
Gen 10:8 Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth.
Gen 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Yahweh.”
Gen 10:10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh, in Shinar.
In the beginning Satan used the head of gold – Babylon to deceive the people with Sun worship and Sun-day worship.
NOTE: “Mighty” here does not mean someone who is good in the eyes of Yahweh. Mighty simply means he became powerful. The name Nimrod, in Hebrew is “Marad,” meaning “he rebelled.”
So who exactly was Nimrod?
The epithet “mighty hunter” applied to Nimrod in Genesis has traditionally been interpreted as indicating that “his prey was man.” In the 17th-century epic poem Paradise Lost [Book XII, 11. 24-63], written by English writer John Milton, Nimrod appears as the lawless and impious tyrant whose ambition led to the disastrous episode of the building of the Tower of Babel [Hebrew for Babylon].
Nimrod instructed his people to construct a tower to reach heaven. (Let me add something right here; Isn’t it amazing that Satan always wanted to raise himself above Yahweh [Isa 14:12-14]. This is how we can always identify him. Satan will always try to be high as Yahweh [2Thess 2:3-4] )
Yahweh punished Nimrod’s arrogance and halted construction by condemning the human race to speak separate and mutually unintelligible languages and scattering it all over the world. Legend locates the tomb of Nimrod in Damascus, Syria. In English literary tradition, the name Nimrod is often applied to a skillful or daring hunter. [Quoted from Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia]
So we know that Nimrod was a hunter. When sin entered the world, animals became vicious. In those days a hunter was like a protector of the people and was looked upon as more than just mere man. Nimrod was looked upon as a God, and he was very rebellious to Yahweh.
Nimrod was a symbol of folly and impiety. The word some interpret by “the giant” in this place (Earth), “some heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety.” He was the first who claimed to be a “mighty one in the earth.” And Babel [“Babylon”] was the beginning of his kingdom, which he gradually enlarged. One of the most important facts recorded in Gen. 10 is the foundation of the earliest monarchy in Babylonia by Nimrod.
Nimrod established Babylon, and we also know that Satan always works through someone, so that it was really Satan who was behind the establishment of Babylon. There is no doubt about this!
What was Babylon?
Babylon was the beginner and supporter of tyranny and idolatry. In Revelation 14:8; 16:19; 17:5; and 18:2, “Babylon” refers to the religious legalistic and corrupt system.
The head of gold was Babylon as spoken about in Daniel 2.
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
So it’s totally clear. Babylon was established by none other than Satan himself through Nimrod, and was a horrible place of wickedness. Babylon was devil’s workmanship, and it was a city of idol worship etc and false worship. All contrary to Yahweh’s ways.
When Nimrod died his wife threw him into a river and told all the people that he died and that he had gone to the “Sun”.
After this all the people began to worship the Sun, and then began to worship Nimrod as the Sun god. In fact, at this stage, the whole of Babylon turned over to worship the SUN as a great god.
Some time after this, Nimrods wife became pregnant and told all the people that she was with child from the Sun god Nimrod. She said that a Sun beam passed over her and she became pregnant by Nimrod’s spirit. She had a child, and he was called Tammuz.
NOTE: I encourage you to go get 2 books that discusses this, BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION by Ralph Woodrow and The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop.
Tammuz was conceived around late March, early April and was born on December 25, the day that millions today believe is the birth date of the true Messiah, which it is not!
Yahshua, the true Messiah, was not born anywhere near December 25. Yahshua was born in fact around late September, early October. We know this by calculating from John the Baptists’ Birth. Any Bible Scholar will verify this for you. Christmas trees, the round gold balls on the tree etc, are all representations of Paganism and the Sun.
Can you already see what Satan has done here? But wait, it gets worse!
So now all the people worshiped Tammuz believing he came from the Sun god Nimrod. In fact all of Babylon at this stage worshiped Tammuz as a great god. The people in these times in Babylonia were known as Pagans.
What were Pagans?
Paganism – beliefs and practices associated with the worship of nature. Paganism may take many forms, including pantheism (belief that the whole of reality is divine), polytheism (belief in many god’s) – [Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia]
Pagans became known for their Sun worship.
Now of course Satan loved this when people were worshiping false god’s as the true Creator Yahweh wasn’t worshiped.
So now the Pagans actually set a day aside, the day of the Sun, which we know today as SUNday.
Starting to see what Satan has done here? But wait! there is more!
We now come to a time where a man called Constantine comes onto the scene.
Who was Constantine?
Constantine the Great (about AD 274-337), Roman emperor (306-37), the first Roman ruler to have claimed to be converted to Christianity. He was the founder of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul), which remained the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire until 1453.
Constantine in his early life was a solar henotheist, believing that the Roman Sun god, Sol, was the visible manifestation of an invisible “Highest god” (summus deus), who was the principle behind the universe. This god was thought to be the companion of the Roman emperor. Constantine’s adherence to this faith is evident from his claim of having had a vision in 310 while in a grove of Apollo in Gaul.
In 312, on the eve of a battle against Maxentius, his rival in Italy, Constantine is reported to have dreamed that the Messiah appeared to him and told him to inscribe the first two letters of his name (XP in Greek) on the shields of his troops. The next day he is said to have seen a cross superimposed on the Sun and the words “in this sign you will be the victor” (usually given in Latin, in hoc signo vinces). Constantine then defeated Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, near Rome.
The Senate hailed the victor as savior of the Roman people. Thus, Constantine, who had been a pagan solar worshiper, now looked upon the Christian deity as a bringer of victory. Persecution of Yahshua followers was ended, and Constantine’s co-emperor, Licinius, joined him in issuing the Edict of Milan (313), which mandated toleration of Yahshua followers in the Roman Empire [Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia]
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Could this have been a clever part of Satan’s plan for Constantine to believe that he actually saw Yahshua, yet it was Satan, and Satan had planned for Constantine to go along with the change from the Sabbath to Sunday? We believe that is what may have happened.
So we know that Constantine was a Pagan who worshiped the Sun, however after his vision in 312, he apparently turned to “Christianity”.
So in those days we basically had two groups of people. Pagans and Yahshua followers. The Pagans worshiped on the Sunday worshiping their god the Sun. The true Yahshua followers however kept the Sabbath holy only, and yet, some Yahshua followers violated their faith and kept both days holy to avoid persecution.
Yahshua followers, because of their association with Jews had been identified as Jews because of their Sabbath-keeping. As a result, when the Romans persecuted Jews, Yahshua followers were mistakenly identified as Jews and were persecuted as well. So not to be identified as Jews some began to keep Sunday as well as the Sabbath to avoid Jewish persecution by the Romans! So a corrupted and deceptive religious compromise set in.
Sunday was a convenient day because it was observed already by Pagans in honor of the Sun! This helped them to avoid being persecuted, but began the beginnings of apostasy [falling away from truth]. However, as already mentioned, during these times, there still was true Yahshua followers who worshiped the TRUE Creator on the SABBATH only, and refused to keep Sunday holy in any way whatsoever because they chose to honour and obey Yahweh no matter what!
Constantine wanted to make Christianity attractive to the Pagans and unite the people. He believed this would be to his political advantage. He wanted to come to some sort of a compromise to the day of worship. However, the Pagans would not turn from their day of SUN worshiping to the true Creator’s Day of the Sabbath. Besides, Constantine was a Pagan and wanted to keep the Sunday as the holy day.
Most of the true Yahshua followers, to avoid the repressive anti-Jewish and anti-Sabbath legislation, were willing to adopt the Day of the Sun, because it enabled them to show to the Roman authorities their differentiation from the Jews and their identification and integration with the customs and cycles of the Roman empire.
To develop a theological justification for Sunday worship, the weak Yahshua followers appealed to Yahweh’s creation of light on the first day and to the resurrection of the Sun of Justice, both of which coincided with the Day of the Sun. Jerome, to cite only one example, explains: “If it is called the Day of the Sun by the Pagans, we most willingly acknowledge it as such, since it is on this day that the light of the world appeared and on this day the Sun of Justice has risen” ( In die dominica Paschae homilia, Corpus Series Latina 78, 550, 1, 52).
So here we find a solid change taking place in 321AD! Constantine changed the day from Sabbath worship to Sunday worship, WITHOUT any Scriptural or Yahweh approval or permission!!!
So now the counterfeit change had taken place, by guiding of Satan, and now the majority of people worshiped on the day of the SUN! In the second century Sunday keeping started to creep into “Christianity”, and in 321AD was the first Sunday decree for Sunday keeping.
So here we find that Sunday worship crept into the Church. And even to this day, people worship on the SUN-day, not fully realising it’s pure Paganism and not biblical and not fully understanding it’s apostasy and an abomination to Yahweh to tamper with Yahweh’s Law and Sabbath.
Satan is very crafty, Satan has turned people from the true Sabbath of the true Creator Yahweh to the day of the Sun. Satan counterfeits, and Satan wanted to create a false counterfeit Sabbath, and so Satan convinced and misled millions of people to adapt Sunday as the new Sabbath.
NOTE: There was a change in Yahweh’s law in 321AD without Yahweh’s approval or permission. Won’t you show your loyalty to Yahweh by keeping the true Sabbath instead of the old Pagan day of Sun worship? I encourage you to turn to the true Sabbath today!
The Sabbath signifies so much about our true Father in heaven. Yahweh blessed and sanctified this day apart from all other days. And you better believe it, that when Yahweh blesses and sanctifies a “day”, that there is something very special about that particular day. We should worship Yahweh every day of course, however, the Sabbath day is a special Holy day and time between us and Yahweh.
It’s a very special day apart from all the rest of days. Yahweh didn’t bless any other day, He blessed the Sabbath. The Sabbath is the sign of the true Creator. [Eze 20:12] Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Creator that sanctify them. [Eze 20:20] Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am Yahweh your Elohim.”
The Sabbath is a sign between the Father in heaven and His true children, and if you look at Ezekiel 20:12 in the Hebrew Strong’s, you will find the Hebrew Strong’s #226 “owth” which can mean sign, but can also mean MARK. So the Sabbath is Yahweh’s MARK and the Mark of the Beast will be opposite to that, those who partake in SUNDAY WORSHIP and those who worship the false Pagan Sun god, Tammuz, later renamed to the false name “Jesus”. Think about it, that’s why they gather every SUN DAY to worship “Jesus”, because “Jesus” is a SUN GOD, not the true Messiah!
The keeping of the true Sabbath is a sign of loyalty to our true Yahweh. We keep it out of loving obedience and loyalty to Yahweh. Some people misleadingly try to tell others that keeping Sabbath is just Old Testament and in New Testament it’s not taught, however that is a lie, because the Messiah and His Disciples kept the Sabbath and the New Testament says in Hebrews 4:9, which clearly states that, “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of Yahweh;”.
Some English translations doesn’t mention “Sabbath” in that verse, for example, the KJV, however, the earliest and most oldest and credible Greek New Testament manuscripts we have, does mention Sabbath in that verse, hence, the NIV translation says correctly, “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of Yahweh”. However, even the KJV does teach, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of Yahweh”, in accurate context in reference to the Sabbath Commandment.
The person who refuses to willfully break Yahweh’s Commandments no matter what, is the one who is completely loyal to Yahweh. And the person who rejects keeping the Sabbath holy, is the person who hates Yahweh’s Law and looks for any excuse so they can break the Sabbath, not realising that Satan is the one who encourages and tries to convince people that they are free to break the Sabbath as New Testament believers. Yet the truth is, those who break the Sabbath are separating themselves from the Father!
The Sabbath has always been a sign of loyalty. Most people wouldn’t go out and willfully kill, steal, etc, so why would anyone willfully break the 4th Commandment? The Sabbath has always been equated with loyalty to Yahweh and the breaking of the Sabbath has always been equated with apostasy, sin and rebellion! Look up and read these following verses. [Lev 26:2, Num 15:32, Neh 9:14, 10:31, 13:15-22, Isa 56:2, 6, 13, Jer 17:21-22, 24,27]
The Sabbath is presented in the Scripture as a test of loyalty and this is very easy to see for whoever desires the truth. The person who is loyal to Yahweh in keeping this Commandment [Exo 20:8-11] is the person who is loyal to Yahweh every day in fullness. The person who totally ignores Yahweh’s Commandment to keep this Sabbath and works on the Sabbath, do their own pleasure, goes shopping etc on the Sabbath, is the person who has not put Yahweh first in their hearts no matter how they try to justify it.
“Keep the Sabbath day holy. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as Yahweh’s holy day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own pleasures, nor speaking thine own words. Then you shall delight yourself in Yahweh; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of Yahweh has spoken.” – Isayah 58:13-14.
In the fourth commandment, Yahweh is revealed as the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and is thereby distinguished from all false god’s.
When these truths are brought to your awareness, then you should do something about it and keep the Sabbath day as a sign of love and loyalty to Yahweh.
And isn’t it interesting, that most people are usually fine with most of Yahweh’s 10 Commandments, but especially have a big problem with the Sabbath Commandment. People are willfully breaking this Commandment, but they won’t admit to willfully breaking any of the other Commandments. So why willfully break the 4th? Maybe there is something very special about the Sabbath Commandment that Satan is trying to destroy, have you ever considered that!?
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of Yahweh, and have the testimony of Yahshua Messiah.
We believe a time will come where Satan will make war against the faithful Yahweh followers who keep the true Sabbath. Please don’t allow anyone to blind you to the beautiful, intimate relationship of love and obedience. Nowhere from Genesis to Revelation does Scripture tell us to observe any day of the week in lieu of hallowing the seventh day Sabbath.
In addition to this fact, if there was a substitution made, the disciples completely ignored it. For nowhere is there a record in Scripture of any Yahshua follower resting on Sunday or regularly keeping it as a day of dominant rest and worship. There is however ample evidence to show that the disciples kept the Seventh day Sabbath.
We should not willfully break Yahweh’s Commandments. If we do, we really should look deeply at our personal relationship with Yahweh. If we are truly saved and love Him, we would not be willfully breaking his Commandments and we would not be following deceptive doctrines of men instead.
[Mat 15:9] But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
“Yahshua says: “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one title of the law to fail.” Luke 16:17. Yahweh says: “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Psalm 89:34. Notice, the 10 Commandments came from His lips. Exodus 20:1 says, “And Yahweh spake all these words, saying… [the Ten Commandments follow in verses 2-17.”] Yahshua never changed the Law. Heb 13:8 He is “the same yesterday, today and forever”. Mal 3:6 “For I am Yahweh, I change not.”
It is utterly impossible for any of Yahweh’s Moral Law ever to change. All Ten Commandments are still binding today.
People usually quote to me the following: [Mat 5:17] and say to me ” Yahshua fulfilled the law and we are no longer bound to it etc…” Sadly these people believe we can now willfully sin and not care about it. But the Bible teaches us very clearly that we are not free to willfully sin as a result [Rom 3:31, 6:15]. Satan has twisted the truth and encourages people to break the Commandments deceptively reasoning, “It’s OK God won’t mind, we are under grace, we can sin and still enter heaven!” But the truth is, the true Creator Yahweh does mind and disobedience comes with serious consequences!
Mat 5:18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
In vese 18 Yahshua is talking about Yahweh’s Moral Law [10 Commandments] And ask yourself this, has heaven and earth disappeared today? Of course not!
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a Roman Catholic priest explaining how the Sabbath was changed from Saturday to Sunday: “Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the church ever did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath was changed from Saturday to Sunday, not from any directions noted in scripture, but from the church’s sense of its own power. People who think that the scripture should be the “SOLE AUTHORITY” should logically keep Saturday (The Sabbath) Holy.” (Now that’s from The Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church Sentinel, May 21, 1995, parish paper.)
He said that if you accept that the power of the church is above the Bible, then you should keep Sunday, but if you accept that the Bible is supreme, then should you keep Saturday…and logically keep the Sabbath Holy. That certainly is good reasoning, because, if you take the Bible and the Bible only, and the issue is creation and the Sabbath as a symbol of creation, then logically one should follow that through and become a Sabbath keeper.
Please watch the following video. (The man in this video is an actor, yet the message is truth):
Who do you want to follow? The Catholic Pope or Yahshua Messiah?
There is No Scriptural support for Sunday Church: “Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles….. From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.” – Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August 1900.
The Vatican’s Mark of Authority: “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.
“Question: Which is the Sabbath day?”
“Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath.”
“Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?”
“Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” – The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, by Peter Geiermann, 50.
Imagine if Yahweh blesses a particular mountain and that particular mountain is Holy, and Yahweh asks us to meet on that particular mountain once per week to worship Yahweh. But then someone says, “forget about that particular mountain, let’s meet on the mountain next to it instead because it’s more convenient for us”. What would you do? Honour Yahweh or honour the person who encourages you to meet on a different mountain to the one Yahweh made Holy? Well this is exactly what has happened…Yahweh the true Creator commands we keep a certain day set apart from the other days, and then Satan gets into the picture and misleads millions of people to ignore that day that the Creator commanded to be set aside and convinced them to set another false and counterfeit day aside!
Millions of people today have been deceived and brainwashed into believing that the first day of week, Sunday (Day of the Sun), is the day made Holy. But it’s a lie and those who attend Church on Sundays and not Sabbath dishonour Yahweh and have placed Satan, the Pope and human tradition above and before Yahweh, and to do that is pure apostasy and rebellion which leads to separation from the Father and eventual destruction!!!
1. But isn’t the Sabbath for the Jews only?
Answer: No! Yahshua said, “The Sabbath was made for man.” Mark 2:27. It is not for the Jews only, but for mankind – all men and women everywhere. The Jewish nation did not even exist until 2,500 years after the Sabbath was made [Gen 2:3]. Do you seriously think the 10 Commandments were only given to the Jews and not everyone? Of course not! And the Jews came from the line of Judah, but there were the other 11 tribes of Israel present at Mount Sinai when Yahweh gave the Sabbath Commandment.
2. Isn’t Acts 20:7-12 proof that the disciples kept Sunday as a holy day?
Answer: According to the Bible, each day begins at sundown and ends at the next sundown (Genesis 1:5,8,13,19,23,31; Leviticus 23:32) and the dark part of the day comes first. Time was changed in 1582AD, when Satan influenced Pope Gregory and he changed time from [sundown to sundown], to [midnight to midnight]. Before 1582AD, days ended and began at sundown.
So Sabbath begins Friday night at sundown and ends Saturday night at sundown.
This meeting of Acts 20 was held on the dark part of Sunday, or on what we now call Saturday night. The New English Bible begins Acts 20:7 “On the Saturday night in our assembly…”
It was a Saturday-night meeting, and it lasted until midnight. Paul was on a farewell tour and knew he would not see these people again before his death (verse 25). No wonder he preached so long! (No regular weekly service would have lasted all night.) Paul was “ready to depart on the morrow.” The “breaking of bread” has no “holy day” significance whatever, because they broke bread daily (Acts 2:46)
There is not the slightest indication in this Scripture passage that the first day is holy, nor that these early Yahshua followers considered it so. Nor is there the remotest evidence that the Sabbath had been changed. Incidentally, this meeting is probably mentioned in the Scripture only because of the miracle of raising Eutychus back to life after he fell to his death from a second-floor window. In Ezekiel 46:1, Yahweh refers to Sunday as one of the six “working days.”
3. Doesn’t 1 Corinthians 16:1,2 speak of Sunday school offerings and teach a new SUNday Sabbath?
Answer: No, there is no reference here to a public meeting. The money was to be laid aside privately at home. In fact, something we do not get in the English translations, but in the Greek it actually gives the meaning, [Lay money aside at “home”].
A famine was raging in Judea (Romans 15:26; Acts 11:26-30), and Paul was writing to ask the churches in Asia Minor to assist their famine-stricken brethren. These Yahshua followers all kept Sabbath holy, so Paul suggested that on Sunday morning (which was the time they paid bills and settled accounts), after the Sabbath was over, they put aside something for their needy brethren so it would be on hand when he came. It was to be done privately or as a Spanish translation says “at home.” Notice also that there is no reference here to Sunday as a holy day. In fact, the Bible nowhere commands or even suggests Sunday keeping.
Something else most people don’t realise, but it was against the Jewish customs to collect money at Church. So with this knowledge, this quenches this idea that they were at Church on Sunday.
4. But hasn’t time been lost and the days of the week changed since the time of Yahshua?
Answer: No! Reliable encyclopedias and reference books make it clear that our Seventh day is the same one that Yahshua kept holy. It is a simple matter of research. And I cannot imagine any one foolhardy enough to question the identity of Saturday with the Sabbath or Seventh day, seeing that the people of Israel have been keeping Saturday from the giving of the law 2514 B.C. to the present.
The people of Israel has been keeping the Sabbath [Saturday] since 2514BC till the present. Time has not been lost! There is no way, or any historical claims that they changed the Sabbath in any way whatsover!
5. But isn’t John 20:19 the record of the disciples instituting Sunday keeping in honor of the resurrection?
Answer: On the contrary, the disciples at this time did not believe that the resurrection had taken place (Mark 16:14). They had met there “for fear of the Jews” and had the doors bolted. When Yahshua appeared in their midst, He rebuked them “because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.” There is no inference that they counted Sunday as a holy day. In fact, only eight texts in the New Testament mention the first day of the week; none of them infur that it is holy.
6. Doesn’t Colossians 2:14-17 do away with the seventh-day Sabbath?
Answer: Not at all. It refers only to the Sabbaths which were “a shadow of things to come” and not to the seventh-day Sabbath. There were seven yearly holy days, or holidays, in ancient Israel which were also called Sabbaths. These were in addition to, or “beside the Sabbaths” (Leviticus 23:38), or seventh-day Sabbath. These all foreshadowed, or pointed to the cross. Yahweh’s seventh-day Sabbath was made before sin entered, and therefore could foreshadow nothing about deliverance from sin. That’s why Colossians chapter 2 differentiates and specifically mentions the Sabbaths that were “a shadow.” These seven yearly Sabbaths are listed in Leviticus chapter 23.
Also, Paul was not dealing merely with the Sabbath or Sabbaths of the Old Testament. A simple reading of the Colossians reveals that there is more at stake than the bible Sabbath. The church at Colosse had mixed in with bible truth [including the Sabbath] some of their previous Pagan religious ideas including the worshiping of angels etc. All these things spoken of in Colossians do not find their origins in the Old Testament. So Paul is not addressing the Sabbath of the Old Testament at all. He was dealing with an abuse of the Day, not the Day per se. The abuse of a principle does not nullify a principle but only its abuse.
7. According to Romans 14:5 the day we keep is a matter of personal opinion, isn’t it?
Answer: Notice that the whole chapter is on judging one another (Verses 4,10,13). The issue here is not over the seventh-day Sabbath at all, which was a part of the great moral Law, the context of this chapter is on “judging others”, not the Sabbath Commandment.
8. But, isn’t the Sabbath just an “Old Testament” teaching and wasn’t the Sabbath done away with in the “New Testament”, and done away with at the Cross?
Luke 23:56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment. They rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment, and all this after Yahshua’ death.
Why would they rest on the Sabbath after Yahshua had died if it was done away with? The reason is because the Sabbath stands and remains. As Hebrews 4:9 teaches, “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of Yahweh;”
Also, around 32 years after Yahshua’ death, Paul as his custom was kept the Sabbath. Acts 17:2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures. Does this sound like the Sabbath was done away with after Yahshua’ death? Of course not! The day after the Messiah was crucified and decades later, we have solid evidence from Scripture that His followers kept the same Sabbath day holy!
There is nothing to indicate that the Sabbath was abandoned by the Jerusalem Church after the ascension of Yahshua Messiah. So calling the seventh day “the Sabbath” then is very significant, especially around 63 AD when Luke wrote his gospel. The Sabbath is eternal and will even be kept in the new earth. Isa 66:23, “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 Yahweh.”
Mat 5:18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
Yahweh’s Moral Law[10 Commandments] are very much binding today and are eternal.
Psa 119:160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
Rom 7:12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.
9. Doesn’t Ephesians 2:15 teach that Yahweh’s law ended at the cross?
Answer: No, this passage as also does Colossians 2:14-17 both refer to the law containing “ordinances,” or Moses’ law, which was a ceremonial law governing the sacrificial system and the priesthood. All of this ceremony and ritual foreshadowed the cross and ended at Yahshua’s death, as Yahweh had intended. Galatians 3:19,16. Yahweh’s law could not be involved here, for Paul spoke of it as holy, just, and good many years after the cross (Romans 7:7,12). And surely you don’t believe the 10 Commandments have ended and that we are now free to steak, commit adultery, falsely accuse others, kill etc? Of course not!
Have false and corrupt religious leaders tried to put some false, unscriptural day in place of the true Sabbath and tried to make it appear that Yahweh condones it? Indeed they have!
Instead of restoring the true seventh-day Sabbath, which had been breached by Pagan infiltration of the early church, they brought in a day dedicated to ancient Sun worship. Without a line of biblical authority they honoured that day with the title “Lord’s Day” and continually say, “Thus saith the Creator, when the Creator hath not spoken.”
False Priests do not keep the Sabbath and disobey and dishonour Yahweh.
Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.
Ezekiel 22:27 Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.
Ezekiel 22:28 Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘This is what Father Yahweh says’–when Yahweh has not spoken.
We see these above verses fulfilled, with false teachers, false Priests, who falsely claim the Sabbath has been changed, when in truth and reality, the Sabbath has NEVER been changed in Scripture, nor by the Disciples, nor by the Creator Himself!
“I delight to do thy will, O my Father: yea, thy law is within my heart.” Psalms 40:8
There will be people who appealed to Yahshua on the basis of their many wonderful miracles, but were rejected by Him as Satan’s workers because they were willfully breaking Yahweh’s law and not caring about it. They really did not know Yahshua, because to know Him is to obey His commandments. Please read Matthew 7:21-23.
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
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.
1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of Yahweh, when we love Yahweh, and keep his commandments.
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of Yahweh, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
We must pray for Yahweh’s guidance about this. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find.” Matthew 7:7 “Study to shew thyself approved unto Yahweh, …rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of Yahweh.” John 7:17. “Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.” John 12:35. “As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me.” Psalm 18:44.
Yahweh leaves no room for doubt. He promises to keep me from error and lead me safely to all truth if and ONLY if I: (1) pray earnestly for guidance with an open and sincere heart, (2) sincerely study Yahweh’s Word, and (3) follow truth as soon as I am shown by Yahweh.
True faith produces obedience, and therefore, true righteousness by faith includes sanctification as well as justification. Those who would lay down their lives in death rather than willfully disobey Yahweh will be the only ones who will refuse the Mark of the Beast. Will you allow yourself to be deceived any longer? Today, the truth about false Sunday Holiness has been revealed to you, how will you respond?
10 Reasons why we should keep the Sabbath Day Holy
1. The Sabbath was established at Creation.
“And on the seventh day Yahweh ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And Yahweh blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which Yahweh created and made.” – Genesis 2:2-3
2. The Sabbath is part of the 10 Commandments and should be obeyed.
“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 Yahweh thy Elohim: 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 Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yahweh blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” – Exodus 20:8-11
3. It is a sign or mark between His true people, forever. And those who break it shall be cut of from the Creator and eventually perish.
“Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am Yahweh that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to Yahweh: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.” – Exodus 31:13-17
“Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am Yahweh that sanctify them. And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am Yahweh your Elohim.” – Ezekiel 20:12,20.
4. The Sabbath was made for us.
“And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:” – Mark 2:27
5. Yahweh blesses those who keep the Sabbath.
“Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to Yahweh, speak, saying, Yahweh hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith Yahweh unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to Yahweh, to serve him, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.” – Isayah 56:2-7
6. Curses fall on them who do not keep the Commandments, including the Sabbath.
“A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of Yahweh your Elohim, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of Yahweh your Elohim…” – Deuteronomy 11:27-28
7. The Sabbath will be kept in the new creation and forever.
“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith Yahweh, 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 Yahweh.” – Isayah 66:22-23
8. To forget the Sabbath is a punishment.
“And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: Yahweh hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.” – Lamentations 2:6
“I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them. And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgot me, saith Yahweh.” – Hosea 2:11-13
9. Yahshua Hamashiach, Paul, Disciples and all Gentile converts kept the Sabbath.
“And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.” – Luke 4:16
“And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of Yahweh. And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of Yahweh.” – Acts 13:42-44
“ And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,” – Acts 17:2
“And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.” – Acts 18:4
10. The Scripture never say or command to stop keeping the Sabbath.
“Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.” – Exodus 31:16-17
Yeremyah & Michaiyah (Yahweh’s House Ministries)