Vatican admits the change of Sabbath was their act not the Bible

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“Prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the Catholic Church alone. The Catholic Church says, by my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week. And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the Holy Catholic Church” (Thomas Enright, CSSR, President, Redemptorist College [Roman Catholic], Kansas City, MO, Feb. 18, 1884).

There can be no doubt that Christ, His disciples, and the first-century Christians kept Saturday, the seventh-day Sabbath. Yet, today, most of the Christian professing world keeps Sunday, the first day of the week, calling it the Sabbath. Who made this change, and how did it occur?

No serious student of the Scriptures can deny that God instituted the Sabbath at creation and designated the seventh day to be kept holy. “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” (Genesis 2:2–3). It was later codified as the Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8–11).

The Word of God makes it expressly clear that Sabbath observance is a special sign or “mark” between God and His people. There is also no uncertainty that Christ, His disciples, and the first-century Christians kept the seventh-day Sabbath as commanded—the day we now call “Saturday” (Mark 2:28Luke 4:16).

Is There Any Biblical Support for Sunday Observance?

There is absolutely no New Testament text stating that God, Jesus, or the apostles changed the Sabbath to Sunday—not a text, not a word, not even a hint or suggestion. If there were, those chapters and verses would be loudly heralded by Sabbath opposers. Had Paul or any other apostle taught a change from Sabbath to Sunday, the first day of the week, an absolute firestorm of protest would have arisen from conservative Jewish Christians. The Pharisees and scribes would have insisted that Paul or any other person even suggesting such a thing be stoned to death for the sin of Sabbath-breaking. This would have been a much larger issue than the controversy over circumcision!

The self-righteous Pharisees had already falsely accused Christ of breaking the Sabbath because He violated the added man-made rules and traditions they placed upon the Sabbath (Mark 2:24). The total absence of any such controversy over a change in the day of worship is one of the best evidences showing the apostles and other New Testament Christians did notchange the day. On the contrary, we have a record of many Sabbaths that Paul and his traveling companions kept long after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read of them in your own Bible in Acts 13:142742–4415:2116:1317:2; and 18:4Acts 13:42–44 is especially significant in that Paul and Barnabas, when speaking at a Jewish synagogue, were invited to speak again the nextSabbath. This would have been Paul’s golden opportunity to tell the people to meet with him the next day rather than waiting a whole week for the Sabbath. But, “on the next Sabbath almost the whole city [Jews and Gentiles alike] gathered to hear the word of the Lord.”

Yet today, most of the Christian professing world keeps Sunday, the first day of the week, calling it the Sabbath. The question arises then, who changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and how did it occur? The answer may amaze you!

Biblical Testimony

The New Testament plainly shows we are to continue keeping the commandments (Mathew 5:17–18; 19:17; 28:20)—all ten of them. Where, then, do men get the “authority” to change the Fourth Commandment by substituting Sunday for the original Sabbath Christ and the apostles kept?

The Bible prophesied many centuries earlier that the time would come when men would think to change times and laws (Daniel 7:25). Many Bible prophecies are “dual” in nature—that is, they have a type and antitype, an earlier and a later fulfillment. Though speaking specifically of the soon-coming antichrist, we can see the forerunner type documented in history.

The Watering Down of the Sabbath in the First 300 Years

The Christians during the apostolic era, from about 35 to 100 A.D., kept Sabbath on the designated seventh day of the week. For the first 300 years of Christian history, when the Roman emperors regarded themselves as gods, Christianity became an “illegal religion,” and God’s people were scattered abroad (Acts 8:1). Judaism, however, was regarded at that time as “legal,” as long as they obeyed Roman laws. Thus, during the apostolic era, Christians found it convenient to let the Roman authorities think of them as Jews, which gained them legitimacy with the Roman government. However, when the Jews rebelled against Rome, the Romans put down their rebellion by destroying Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and again in A.D. 135. Obviously, the Roman government’s suppression of the Jews made it increasingly uncomfortable for Christians to be thought of as Jewish. At that time, Sunday was the rest day of the Roman Empire, whose religion was Mithraism, a form of sun worship. Since Sabbath observance is visible to others, some Christians in the early second century sought to distance themselves from Judaism by observing a different day, thus “blending in” to the society around them.

During the Empire-wide Christian persecutions under Nero, Maximin, Diocletian, and Galerius, Sabbath-keeping Christians were hunted down, tortured, and, for sport, often used for entertainment in the Colisseum.

Constantine Made Sunday a Civil Rest Day

When Emperor Constantine I—a pagan sun-worshipper—came to power in A.D. 313, he legalized Christianity and made the first Sunday-keeping law. His infamous Sunday enforcement law of March 7, A.D. 321, reads as follows: “On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed.” (Codex Justinianus 3.12.3, trans. Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, 5th ed. (New York, 1902), 3:380, note 1.)

The Sunday law was officially confirmed by the Roman Papacy. The Council of Laodicea in A.D. 364 decreed, “Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday but shall work on that day; but the Lord’s day they shall especially honour, and, as being Christians, shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If, however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ” (Strand, op. cit., citing Charles J. Hefele, A History of the Councils of the Church, 2 [Edinburgh, 1876] 316).

Cardinal Gibbons, in Faith of Our Fathers, 92nd ed., p. 89, freely admits, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we [the Catholic Church] never sanctify.”

Again, “The Catholic Church, … by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday” (The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893).

“Protestants do not realize that by observing Sunday, they accept the authority of the spokesperson of the Church, the Pope” (Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950).

“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change [Saturday Sabbath to Sunday] was her act… And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things” (H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons).

“Sunday is our mark of authority… the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” (Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1, 1923).

What a shocking admission!

A Prophecy Come to Pass!

At this point we need to note an amazing prophecy. Daniel 7:25 foretold, “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.” Quoting Daniel 7:25, Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible says:

He shall speak great words against the Most High] Literally, Sermones quasi Deus loquetur; “He shall speak as if he were God.” So Jerome quotes from Symmachus. To none can this apply so well or so fully as to the popes of Rome. They have assumed infallibility, which belongs only to God. They profess to forgive sins, which belongs only to God. They profess to open and shut heaven, which belongs only to God. They profess to be higher than all the kings of the earth, which belongs only to God. And they go beyond God in pretending to loose whole nations from their oath of allegiance to their kings, when such kings do not please them! And they go against God when they give indulgences for sin. This is the worst of all blasphemies!

And shall wear out the saints] By wars, crusades, massacres, inquisitions, and persecutions of all kinds. What in this way have they not done against all those who have protested against their innovations, and refused to submit to their idolatrous worship? Witness the exterminating crusades published against the Waldenses and Albigenses. Witness John Huss, and Jerome of Prague. Witness the Smithfield fires in England! Witness God and man against this bloody, persecuting, ruthless, and impure Church!

And think to change times and laws] Appointing fasts and feasts; canonizing persons whom he chooses to call saints; granting pardons and indulgences for sins; instituting new modes of worship utterly unknown to the Christian Church; new articles of faith; new rules of practice; and reversing, with pleasure, the laws both of God and man.­–Dodd” (Emphasis his; Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible, Volume IV, p. 594).

Who Changed the Sabbath to Sunday?

Your Bible says, “But in vain [uselessness] they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:9Mark 7:7).

Further, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word [the Bible], it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).

“Prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the Catholic Church alone. The Catholic Church says, by my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week. And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the Holy Catholic Church” (Thomas Enright, CSSR, President, Redemptorist College [Roman Catholic], Kansas City, MO, Feb. 18, 1884).

“The Pope has power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ. The Pope has authority and has often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ” (Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop).

The pope has changed the day of rest from the seventh to the first day.He has thought to change the very commandment that was given to cause man to remember his Creator.He has thought to change the greatest commandment in the Decalogue and thus make himself equal with God, or even exalt himself above God. The Lord is unchangeable, therefore His law is immutable; but the pope has exalted himself above God, in seeking to change His immutable precepts of holiness, justice, and goodness. He has trampled underfoot God’s sanctified day, and, on his own authority, put in its place one of the six laboring days. The whole nation has followed after the beast, and every week they rob God of His holy time. The pope has made a breach in the holy law of God, but I saw that the time had fully come for this breach to be made up by the people of God and the waste places built up.EW 65.1
I pleaded before the angel for God to save His people who had gone astray, to save them for His mercy’s sake. When the plagues begin to fall, those who continue to break the holy Sabbath will not open their mouths to plead those excuses that they now make to get rid of keeping it. Their mouths will be closed while the plagues are falling, and the great Lawgiver is requiring justice of those who have had His holy law in derision and have called it “a curse to man,” “miserable,” and “rickety.” When such feel the iron grasp of this law taking hold of them, these expressions will appear before them in living characters, and they will then realize the sin of having that law in derision which the Word of God calls “holy, just, and good.” EW 65.2
God is calling His people out of this erroneous organisation before her(Babylon, thus Vatican) complete fall as prophesied in revelation 18. “Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” “2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” Jeremiah 51:45 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD. 
The Consequences for not Heeding God’s Last warning 
Those who had not prized God’s Word were hurrying to and fro, wandering from sea to sea, and from the north to the east, to seek the Word of the Lord. Said the angel, “They shall not find it. There is a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but for hearing the words of the Lord. What would they not give for one word of approval from God! but no, they must hunger and thirst on. Day after day have they slighted salvation, prizing earthly riches and earthly pleasure higher than any heavenly treasure or inducement. They have rejected Jesus and despised His saints. The filthy must remain filthy forever.” EW 281.2
Many of the wicked were greatly enraged as they suffered the effects of the plagues. It was a scene of fearful agony. Parents were bitterly reproaching their children, and children their parents, brothers their sisters, and sisters their brothers.Loud, wailing cries were heard in every direction, “It was you who kept me from receiving the truth which would have saved me from this awful hour.” The people turned upon their ministers with bitter hate and reproached them, saying, “You have not warned us. You told us that all the world was to be converted, and cried, Peace, peace, to quiet every fear that was aroused. You have not told us of this hour; and those who warned us of it you declared to be fanatics and evil men, who would ruin us.” But I saw that the ministers did not escape the wrath of God.Their suffering was tenfold greater than that of their people. EW 282.1
Would you heed God’s call and come out of Babylon or reject and share Babylon’s fate(the seven last plagues and perdition) ?? Would you choose eternal life? The choice is in your hands.
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  1. Danny, if Jesus as Creator ALREADY made a day holy, how can WE change what HE has done? Jesus got onto the religious leaders because they “taught for commandments the doctrines of man. Sunday WAS NOT a sanctified day like we thought or were taught. The one Sunday that is thought (and taught) by many was the day the priest offered the new barley harvest “wave sheaf” (representing Jesus), and he baked an unleavened barley life to be presented to God the Father (and no this ALSO REPRESENTED Jesus. Also on this day they started the countdown of 50 days to Pentecost, and Jesus presented Himself to the Father as the Atonement sacrifice for all of mankind’s sins, and he returned to the disciples to show himself to them. This day was NOT Easter Sunday, but ANOTHER specal Sunday on which these things were ordained to be done. He was ALREADY risen before sun uo, so His resurrection ton was NOT an Easter “sunrise service.”

  2. Danny, Jesus (YahuShua) was the Creator BEFORE he divested Himself of Divinity and became a Man. John 1:3
    and Colossians 1:16 explain that HE created all things.

    In Creation, Sunday WAS the FIRST DAY of the Creator ([pre-incarnate] Jesus’ “WORK WEEK.” Friday was THE LAST day of His “Work Week’ at sundown. His “Rest Day” was obviously Saturday from Friday Sundown to Saturday Sundown. He “HALLOWED and SANCTIFIED the time as belonging TO HIM, and His Father.

    Interesting, the coming Millennium is the 7th thousand year period in which MESSIAH, (Jesus, YahuShua MaSchiach) will begin his reign. The “Stone” made without hands came down, struck Nebudchadnezzar image (gold head etc) on the toes turning the image to dust, then the stone became a GREAT MOUNTAIN and “Filled the whole Earth.”…

    THAT occurs in the 7th thousand year period — 6 days (6 thousand-year periods of MAN’S [and satan’s] rule over the Earth, Jesus gets His 7th (“a day is as a thousand years”) millennial rule, and ETERNALLY beyond that.

    “Missing it” may be as simple to recognize as “1, 2, 3,” but IF we all started on “2,” how do we get back to “1”? Have we been “snookered” by the devil, and the cunning devices of men (plus the part of our nature called “the carnal” mind that DOES NOT WANT TO BE SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, is at “enmity” with it, and (without submitting FULLY to “repentance,”) CANNOT BE SUBJECT TO IT (Romans 8:7)? Again, FOOD FOR THOUGHT…but we’d better not take too long to correctly “digest” this and conclude, because SOON the “MARK” will be offered FULLY, and IF WE WAIT TOO LONG TO RESPOND, it will reach out to “grab” us, and THEN we’ll have to immediately (even if we’ve not had time to think this thing out!). ASAP we need to CHOOSE YHVH GOD, or satan!…by then we probably will have been ALREADY in the GREAT TRIBULATION [still, possibly] wearing our finest slippers — the ones we bought in the LAODICEAN MALL on sale!

    [See this revolutionary “revelational” reference. Polycrates’ response letter to when the Passover was “commanded” to be replaced by Easter by Pope Victor with subsequent orders of “anathema” for non-compliance:
    http://www.churchofgoddfw.com/monthly/Easter_Passover-Leader.shtml%5D

    JEC

  3. Danny,
    UPDATE: Food for thought in light of Ron Wyatt’s deathbed interview and commentary about the Pope’s coming announcement from Jerusalem, and the subsequent video revealing of the “ALIVE Dry Blood of Jesus,” the Ark of the Covenant, and the Tables of Stone (the Ten Commandments, taken from the Ark and placed on a shelf along with the video taken in the chamber when Ron Wyatt returned to document the Ark on video tape):

    THAT WAS Ron Wyatt’s observation, pretty well explained clearly in his videos and the death bed interview:

    See “Ron Wyatt’s Death Bed Confession Confirms He Is Telling the Truth about the Ark of the Covenant [found in Jerusalem] https://youtu.be/isNGbuUl4sU

    Also Watch☆”Ron Wyatt – The Mark of YHWH and the Mark of the Beast
    https://youtu.be/7ecP0twjMhE

    This event has implications not commonly thought of in light of years of “leaven” of Post-Apostolic Catholic doctrine dominating the perception and traditions of Christianity we were brought up with.

    According to Ron Wyatt’s experiences (including the [3] incontrovertibly certified laboratory and [1] YouTube video confirmations of the reality of the “ALIVE” 24 HUMAN CHROMOSOME-MARKED “DRY BLOOD OF JESUS” found on and near the Ark of the Covenant he was “led” to find) there would be a significant (soon-coming) announcement by the Pope of the new One World Order religion and its “OFFICIAL” (universal) day of worship Pope Francis has been pushing for. This announcement will (he testifies) be FOLLOWED a short time later by a PUBLIC REVEALING of the video Ron took in the Chamber in which the Ark of the Covenant was residing.

    Has Christendom MISSED the “clues” about HOW the “Mark of the Beast” will be manifested, and how READILY WE ALL could be deceived (“My people are DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.”)?

    We have apparently taken Catholicism’s (Mythraism-inspired) traditions for granted as ACCEPTABLE to our Creator, (when HE DID NOT INTEND FOR US TO stay blinded and “blindsided” enough to be deceived into taking the False Prophet’s demand for the WHOLE WORLD to “Take the ‘MARK’ of the Beast”)! We MAY HAVE MISSED WHAT IT REALLY IS, thinking the RFID “Chip” was the “whole enchilada” when in reality, it likely is actually meant to be only an “auxiliary technological methodology” for IMPLEMENTING enforcement of “the Mark” upon EVERY citizen, which is likely the ULTIMATE contradiction of “man’s law” versus “GOD’s LAW,” [I.e. a baal versus Yahuah (YHVH) situation where WHO THE ONE TRUE GOD REALLY IS (and HOW to identify HIM [or His adversary] is SHOWN by how EACH OF THEM identifies himself –THAT will be HOW WE KNOW the TRUE from the FALSE, and WHICH IDENTIFYING ‘SEAL’ or ‘MARK’ is THAT of the One True Creator of ALL, and WHICH ‘MARK’ is that of satan the devil!

    THAT WAS Ron Wyatt’s observation, pretty well explained clearly in his videos and the death bed interview:

    See “Ron Wyatt’s Death Bed Confession Confirms He Is Telling the Truth about the Ark of the Covenant [found in Jerusalem] https://youtu.be/isNGbuUl4sU

    In Creation, Sunday WAS the FIRST DAY of the Creator ([pre-incarnate] Jesus’ “WORK WEEK.” Friday was THE LAST day of His “Work Week’ at sundown. His “Rest Day” was obviously Saturday from Friday Sundown to Saturday Sundown. He “HALLOWED and SANCTIFIED the time as belonging TO HIM, and His Father. Interesting, the coming Millennium is the 7th thousand year period in which MESSIAH, (Jesus, YahuShua MaSchiach) will begin his reign. The “Stone” made without hands came down, struck Nebudchadnezzar image (gold head etc) on the toes turning the image to dust, then the stone became a GREAT MOUNTAIN and “Filled the whole Earth.”…

    THAT occurs in the 7th thousand year period — 6 days (6 thousand-year periods of MAN’S [and satan’s] rule over the Earth, Jesus gets His 7th (“a day is as a thousand years”) millennial rule, and ETERNALLY beyond that.

    “Missing it” may be as simple to recognize as “1, 2, 3,” but IF we all started on “2,” how do we get back to “1”? Have we been “snookered” by the devil, and the cunning devices of men (plus the part of our nature called “the carnal” mind that DOES NOT WANT TO BE SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, is at “enmity” with it, and (without submitting FULLY to “repentance,”) CANNOT BE SUBJECT TO IT (Romans 8:7)? Again, FOOD FOR THOUGHT…but we’d better not take too long to correctly “digest” this and conclude, because SOON the “MARK” will be offered FULLY, and IF WE WAIT TOO LONG TO RESPOND, it will reach out to “grab” us, and THEN we’ll have to immediately (even if we’ve not had time to think this thing out!). ASAP we need to CHOOSE YHVH GOD, or satan!…by then we probably will have been ALREADY in the GREAT TRIBULATION [still, possibly] wearing our finest slippers — the ones we bought in the LAODICEAN MALL on sale!

    [See this revolutionary “revelational” reference. Polycrates’ response letter to when the Passover was “commanded” to be replaced by Easter by Pope Victor with subsequent orders of “anathema” for non-compliance:
    http://www.churchofgoddfw.com/monthly/Easter_Passover-Leader.shtml%5D

    JEC

  4. If you observed “Resurrection Sunday” and observe 50 days later (counting inclusively) “PENTECOST” (on a recent weekend), you are likely “partly right, and partly wrong” about something!…I’m sure you’d like to know about that:

    During the crucifixion week on the Sunday following the last regular Sabbath (occurring just after the Days of Unleavened Bread and after the resurrected Jesus appeared to Mary), He said a strange thing to this devoted Mary who had come early before dawn to the tomb: He said, “Touch Me not, for I have not yet ascended to My Father in Heaven.” Even more curiously, later during the day He allowed her and the others to “touch” Him. Does this imply something significant we have not considered before? Little spoken of is that this Sunday was a SPECIAL Sunday in 3 ways (but NOT because it was Easter!).

    This Sunday after the resurrection annually was the day on which each year, a specifically appointed priest assigned to do this, offered a baked special loaf of bread (made of the “first fruits” Barley harvest he had just gathered) after taking the first sheaf of the barley harvest and “waving” it before Heaven (in anticipation of it being accepted AS that special offering required each year) on the very same day FROM WHICH God had commanded Israel to “count 50” (days, that is). That day was given ALSO in order to know when Pentecost was to be observed. Not only was this specific day to “start counting” significant, but the Day of Pentecost (a Sabbath of a special kind, was an “annual Sabbath” that fell on Sunday rather than on weekly Saturday as we know it usually did). This special “Sunday-Sabbath” was commemorated yearly in Israel as part of the Feast Days given to Moses to use as instruction about Who and Why the coming “prophet” (greater than he) would appear as this Lamb (Who would “take away” the sins of All Israel, and the WORLD) when He appeared.

    During this year of the Crucifixion of the Savior, YahuShua HaMaschiach (Jesus) [who is referred to as “…Jesus our Passover Who was sacrificed for us.”] came this special Sunday (not Easter) that was EVER SO MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN EASTER EVER COULD HAVE BEEN!…and WE MAY HAVE NEVER heard of or THOUGHT about it!

    Jesus was this “greater-than-Moses -Prophet” Who had just risen from the dead (and now had become identified by this event as being “our Passover Lamb”). This Great Prophet (also our God and Savior) was also symbolized as “the first fruits offering.” An UNLEAVENED loaf of bread was on this day (annually) specially prepared by a presiding priest, to be offered upon the altar before God the Father. This “offering” (simply an unleavened loaf of barley bread) symbolized His (Jesus, YahuShua HaMaschiach) being that “first fruits offering” (as well as being an unleavened offering WITHOUT the leaven of SIN). As this special “First Fruits” unleavened Barley loaf was offered by this priest to be “accepted” by the Father God in Heaven, so was Jesus to ascend THAT SUNDAY, (after His resurrection) for “inspection” and ACCEPTANCE by His Father as the once-for-all-time offering for mankind’s cost of redemption. HE was ‘”offered” and ACCEPTED as the “Atonement” for sin offered as a “blood sacrifice,” ONLY ONCE, FOREVER MORE recognized in Heaven as THE ENTIRE payment for sin!

    When this had been done (one can rightfully infer) He was then free to “return” [and did] to resume His final tutoring of the disciples before He later gloriously ascended back up into Heaven in a cloud.

    NOW, He COULD be touched by ANY of the disciples, including Mary (with NO such prohibition) and later that day, He DID allow himself to be touched by them, with special focus on Thomas’ interaction with Him.

    He would begin instructing them to be prepared for the upcoming “Pentecost” annual Sabbath (which would fall on a Sunday (50 days later) as if had always before).

    On upcoming Pentecost, another special offering would be made, this one being two loaves of bread, but of wheat, and WITH “leavening” (typically symbolic of “sin” STILL being in whomever THESE loaves represented). 50 days from the Wave Sheaf “count 50 to Pentecost” offering day, the annually kept Pentecost/Sabbath-Sunday would come again, but THIS TIME WITH TONGUES, AND FLAMES OF FIRE AS THE CHURCH WAS BORN INTO THE WORLD when THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME MIGHTILY UPON ALL OF THEM (the Spirit of God anointed and empowered them with the dynamite power and the boldness they would thereafter NEED to fulfill the “Great Commission” to preach the gospel and to teach and baptize disciples as He had given them instruction shortly before He returned to Heaven in a cloud). This imperfect, somewhat leavened, but truly sanctified, imperfect group was symbolized in these “loaves” that contained SOME leaven, in spite of it, being “sanctified” and fully “accepted in Heaven, because, that First Resurrected Person Jesus (symbolized by the “wave sheaf offering” and unleavened loaf) had been accepted (and ALL who would therafter come to the Father THROUGH HIM) are “accepted” (while He is in the process of “cleansing them from all unrighteousness,” preparing them to become “the Bride”) as though they were themselves He, Jesus (the Father seeing each through the shed blood AS THOUGH they were His sinless Son, Jesus). YahuShua HaMaschiach (Jesus) was the One who IS represented by that “sanctified loaf,” the Passover Lamb,” the RISEN ONE, also the “Atonement payment” for forgiveness of ALL sin, offered ONCE, and applied to ALL who will acknowledge Him as Lord, acknowledge what sin IS (and Repent of their sinful nature, entrusting Him to faithfull “cleanse” them from ALL iniquity, and through His ongoing “working” In their lives to present them ultimately “perfected” before the Father “on that Day”).

    In contrast to this, the “Easter” sunrise tradition has NOTHING to do with this process, because, (for one thing) when they came to the tomb before light, “He was ALREADY RISEN.” [before the sun was!].

    “Easter” tradition was a distracting “leaven” injected into the picture by a “rogue religion” CLAIMING to be “Christian” but which has been for centuries creating a spiritual “false flag diversion” with false precepts, false pronouncements against the True faith (and repudiation of many essential original doctrines of the early Church). This Rogue Religion (having taught a similarity of the gospel, but which, when examined, was “leavened” doctrine polluted with the “traditions of men”) continued teaching concepts (including “distracting” Easter [rather than “Passover”]) that OBSCURES WHO the Savior REALLY IS, and WHAT HIS PLANS for mankind REALLY ARE, unlike the clear “roadmap” laid out ALREADY for us in scripture LONG BEFORE this “leavening” of Christianity took place!

    For example: Bishop Polycrates courteously (but firmly) confronted Pope Victor (when explaining that the original Church at Jerusalem had for around 2 centuries continually celebrated the Passover). Pope Victor DEMANDED that EASTER be celebrated instead, and promised disfellowshipment and “anathema” for all who CONTINUED this honorable practice. Polycrates’ letter explained that certain apostles, (John and Andrew) as well as Polycarp (all of whom he had also known) and his own family [he was 8th in a line of 1st century Bishops descended from the original Jerusalem Church heirarchy] had ALL from the beginning “kept the Passover, and the days in which the leaven was thrown out…” he explained.

    See this revolutionary “revelational” reference: Polycrates’ response letter when the Passover was “commanded” to be replaced with Easter by Pope Victor (who gave subsequent orders of “anathema” for non-compliance):
    http://www.churchofgoddfw.com/monthly/Easter_Passover-Leader.shtml%5D

    An insightful cited article plainly explains how all the confusion of Passover vs Easter, Sunday vs Sabbath etc. began. This WAS NOT a result of any DIRECT declarations of Constantine, but rather a consequence of his “changing” the calendar from a lunar/solar calendar to a solar calendar. This excellently written and seemingly well-researched article entitled, “Biblical Calendar Outlawed: Constantine and the Council of Nicea” can be found at https://m.facebook.com/notes/worship-in-spirit-and-truth/biblical-calendar-outlawed-constantine-and-the-council-of-nicaea/180167782008915

    Constantine outlawed use of the original Jewish Biblical calendar, and inadvertently opened a Pandora’s box of “calendar controversy” and confusion that ultimately affected even more conflict against a needed simple understanding of doctrine and the Bible’s outline of the Plan of God for redemption and salvation of mankind (previously unemcumbered by added spiritual leaven of paganism and miscalculations of correct calendar events). Originally, scripture offered significant insights into the purposes and intentions of the Creator of all for our having designated times of worship such as “Pentecost” and celebrations that would be intended to bless, enlighten, teach and inspire, to prepare us for service and participation in His coming Kingdom, and to draw us closer to His heart by offering meeting times that He wants us to share with Him in a more intimate way than simply “just doing church.”

    We MUST beware of the doctrines of men. Christ Jesus and the Father HAVE ALREADY demonstrated what They wanted us to know and believe in scripture, and the things He has taught us through the Apostles, Prophets, teachers, (and ESPECIALLY through His Dear Son [see Matthew 5:17-19] Whom He has appointed HEIR of all things) having allowed His apostles to designate Him as “Our Passover, sacrificed for us,” but scripturally in NO WAY designating Him by false similitudes of pagan deities and satanic messengers who brought in colorful pagan traditions we mistakenly find pleasure and “fulfillment” in participating in.

    Through HIS eyes of memory [instead of pleasure], Jesus sees His people as STILL celebrating what He has had to repeatedly re-witness in His mind’s eye, reminded by OUR celebrations, year by year.
    He, as God, cannot forget seeing pagans who destroyed lives and sacrificed little Babies, “wallowing in” and rejoicing in celebrations of death [He, repeatedly having to re-envision the same blood and filth in their pouring out warm, murderous blood of children that pagan holidays represented, while His people think they are celebrating HIM, HIS RESURRECTION, or even HIS BIRTH.] All the while He has waited for His people to REPENT of their beautifully celebrated, but abominable practices borrowed so cleverly from the worshipers of BAAL!…FOR CENTURIES RUNNING!). Will we, (He would ask) AT LAST take Him seriously when he said, “Learn NOT the WAY of the Heathen, for the customs of the Heathen are [useless, evil, and] VAIN!” (Jeremiah 10:2)?

    If we don’t “hear His voice,” He may have no other choice but to release us to face “correction,” counselling us to “buy gold tried in the Fire, white rainment, and eyesalve and (UNFORTUNATELY HIM HAVING TO) “vomit us out” into the woes of the Great Tribulation (whose fires will either purify those needing purification, or “burn up” those who have closed their eyes to HIS ways, HIS Commandments, and HIS calling to “Repent!”)?

    May WE ALL respond to His voice as Quickly as Possible! This NEEDS to be taken SERIOUSLY!

    HE takes it SERIOUSLY, and wants US to as well, in spirit, He can be heard (in our hearts) repeating the same old (almost worn out) phrase, “If today you hear His voice, HARDEN NOT your hearts as in the ‘day of provocation.'” [in the Sinai wilderness as Israel was offered opportunity to “enter into the Promised land].

    Knowledge of “HOW HE FEELS” about what we do (in His name) and WHAT He abhors should revolutionize what we have been practicing (which is that which He has SAID in scripture that He hates). We need to ASK HIM, and obey His voice, separate ourselves from ALL pagan practices, and “celebrate” that which He has approved and RESERVED for us to celebrate WITH HIM in…like this wonderful Day of Pentecost, and the “Wave Sheaf offering day (the fiftieth day earlier) when He presented Himself to the Father as the “Atonement payment for SIN” (and that day was NOT Easter [as we had supposed]).

  5. I have read the Bible, but I have not studied religion. Just have one multi-part question…….who decided there would be seven days in week, who named the days, and who decided the order of the days with Sunday being day one?

    1. Joe,
      The Creator was actually Jesus (Who was God) Who made all things (see John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16). He (in order to become a man, live a sinless life, and offer his blood and body as a sacrifice that would be the “Atonement” (that would pay the redemptive “price” for justification from sin for all msnkind) divested himself of ALL divinity and cane by the Spirit of God into Mary’s womb and “fertilized” that ovum, thus becoming a human zygote which grew to become baby Jesus, then grown up to be a man who was to become “Savior of the WHOLE WORLD.” He HAD to become the “Atonement sacrifice” to redeem the whole world from SIN. He WILLINGLY surrendered to doing that because He loved us ALL, and wants to redeem us ALL from eternal death and destruction.

      He, as Creator decided to create the “first work week” from the beginning hours of the first day (Sunday which actually began on what we know is “Saturday evening” at sunset) and completed this “Creation work week” by Friday at sunset. He then “rested” on the 7th day, and as Genesis describes it, “rested” from His labor, “sanctifying the day and making it “holy.”

      This day became known as the “Sabbath Day” which He (while still manifested as God) commanded the people of Israel to “keep holy.” He even used the miracle of supernaturally supplied “manna” appear on certain days to demonstrate to Israel in the Sinai desert wilderness WHICH day the Sabbath was. He therafter met with Israel on Mount Sinai, and gave them the Law, which He had written upon two tables of stone with His (omnipotent supernatural) finger.

      In Psalm 89:34 He is,quoted as saying this:

      (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)
      “Neither shall I reject my covenant, nor shall I change a thing that is gone forth from my lips.”

      The ten commandments defined what He (as “God”) wanted them to DO for their own benefit, and to prepare them to be leaders in his new “promised land-bound nation.”

      This was (and still IS) His “motivation” in creating His Law:
      “Oh that there were such a heart in them that they might keep my commandments that it may be well with them and their children forever.” (Deuteronomy 5:29)

      This has not changed! The law is NOT “DONE AWAY WITH” (or “killed by Jesus” as one well-intentioned [but wrong] radio preacher recently said).

      “I would not have known l [what sin [was] if the Law had not said, “you shall not covet.” (Romans 7:7).
      We human beings CANNOT change ourselves. We must acknowledge that we HATE the law of God and CAN’T submit to it, unless we breoent, surrender to Him, and allow Him to change us and “fix what we cannot. “The carnal [natural] mind us enmity [and at war”] against God. It is not subject to the Law of God, NEITHER INDEED CAN BE [!]. (Romans 8:7).

      We must ALL REPENT, acknowledging our sin, and ask Him to save us from our sins and change us.

  6. Who are the people behind this website? There is no information about them that I can find. As a Christian and a pastor, I am usually suspicious of material from sources who will not clearly identify themselves or their beliefs. “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation.” I am also not ashamed of who I am or my beliefs. Can these folks say the same?

  7. The only day with a name in the Hebrew calendar is the 7th day which is called Shabbat. The other days of the week are 1st day, 2nd day, 3rd day, etc.

  8. There are three great White lies in the above article. There is no Biblical evidence for the following …
    1. All mankind from Adam onwards kept the Saturday Sabbath until Moses received the Tablets. Where’s the verse?
    2 Jesus and His disciples kept the Saturday Sabbath alright because they were all still under the Old Covenant. But from Christ’s death at Calvary until the present Gentile Christians are at rest in Christ. The law of Moses wasn’t changed. It was abolished. We are now under the Law of Christ. There is not one verse in the New Testament ordering Gentile Christians to keep the Saturday Sabbath. Not a hint. Not from Jesus. And not from the N.T. writers.
    3. Ellen White. With her help, Adventism has become satan at his most subtle.

    1. Jesus did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill (completely keep) it. He clearly tells us to to keep the laws of the Father. From this verse to when He told His disciples to follow the scriptural teaching the Pharisees read from the seat of Moses (in the synagogue) but not to follow how they were living by example,because they were hypocrites. Scriptures is full of evidence of keeping the Fathers laws because we love Him. Don’t read what you’ve been taught to believe. Read everything in context and read it to believe what is written there.

      Matthew 5:17-20
      17Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish, but to fulfill. 18For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth shall pass away, not even one iota, nor one stroke of a letter, shall pass away from the law, until everything should happen.
      19Whoever then shall break one of the least of these commandments and shall teach others the same, he will be called least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whoever shall keep and shall teach them, he will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens. 20For I say to you that unless your righteousness shall abound above that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall never enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

    2. Apologies for correcting you Brother, but….Jesus’s purpose was not to abolish anything. Commandments ‘Set in Stone’ is bond and binding. “Keep my commandments” Im sure that was written to be taken literally with a grave warning. Jesus was sent to SAVE us from SIN and thru REPENTANCE. That’s basically the Expungement Plea Deal. I am very sure that if anyone kills, lies, cheats, breaks marriage by cheating is still a sin…..right? Jesus did not display any acts of abolishing the times of Moses, particularly the Commandments. I believe he took away the acts of sacrificial rituals of FORGIVNESS in his Name, thru him. Imagine Judgement Day, i dont think anyone can use the free pass to say ‘Commandments written in stone was abolished’ As a Christian, I think you may want take the Commandments literally. Key words when reading those scriptures: Stone, Written, COMMANDments, KEEP. to include the consequences.( I believe he was serious). Cant change commandments written by God by an opinion alone or what may be easier for us. Cannot be lost in translation either because it wasnt written in parables.

    3. Actually in the new testament times. After Jesus die on the cross his disciples kept Saturday and apostle paul said to keep his example. Even Jesus said I have done this . Follow his example. We really have no excuse not to keep the Sabbath day. God even mentioned to keep the Sabbath day in the last days. Book of Matthew 24. Sunday worship is worshipping the Sun. Sabbath day Saturday is God’s day

    4. John, read Matthew 5:17-20 and see what Jesus Himself said about the Law and it being destroyed. Many have never read this, especially the comment about the “least” commandment.

      If our traditions are wrong, and what we have believed has misled us, shouldn’t we begin to follow instead what He said? Any “change” in our lives we have to make is ALWAYS needing His help, grsce, and mercy (fully available to us ALL) if we will trust His claim to love us, and to want to draw us into repentance and blessing by Him. He said, “I am come that they may have LIFE [and THAT, “more abundantly”].

      JEC

  9. John Hagee on YouTube said OPENLY “Much of what Christianity SALUTES is Pagan to its ROOTS!” “YHWHs Calendar” https://youtu.be/_tPS5Yi8rgU (45 seconds long)

    Has Christendom MISSED “clues” about HOW the “Mark of the Beast” will be manifested, and how READILY WE ALL could be deceived (“My people are DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.”)?

    We’d better not take too long to correctly “digest” this and conclude, because SOON the “MARK” will be offered FULLY. IF WE WAIT TOO LONG TO “DECIDE” and RESPOND CORRECTLY, it will reach out to “grab” us, and THEN we’ll have to choose last-minute, IMMEDIATELY, (maybe too late) — even if we’ve not had time to think this thing out!

    Ron Wyatt’s observations, videos, and death bed interview EXPLAIN CLEARLY (1) the “ALIVE Dry Blood of Jesus,” (2) Ron Wyatt finding the Ark of the Covenant, and placing the Tables of Stone (the Ten Commandments), taken from the Ark and placed on a shelf along with the video taken when he returned to the chamber to document the Ark on video tape) and (3) the revealed culminating event AFTER the Pope announces the new Universal Day of Worship for ALL THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD from Jerusalem. [This event has implications not commonly thought of in light of years of “leaven” of Post-Apostolic doctrine “brought in” from warmed-over Mythraism].

    Mythraism has TOTALLY dominated religious perception and Catholic traditions influencing the Christianity we were brought up with.

    Watch☆”Ron Wyatt – The Mark of YHWH and the Mark of the Beast
    https://youtu.be/7ecP0twjMhE

    Then See “Ron Wyatt’s Death Bed Confession Confirms He Is Telling the Truth about the Ark of the Covenant” [found in Jerusalem] https://youtu.be/isNGbuUl4sU

    In text form: Ark of the Covenant, Ron Wyatt
    http://www.covenantkeepers.co.uk/last_interview.html.

    Background info: “DRY BLOOD OF JESUS: DISCOVERY? – Allan Rich https://youtu.be/nDBGuU4k6aM

    Public Confirmation: (4 minutes long) “Henry Gruver- Testimony Of The Blood Of Christ” — the analysis (PUBLICLY-CERTIFIED-AS-TRULY ACCURATE and non-fraudulent by a PROFESSIONAL EXPERT) of 3 separate blood lab result documents Ron Wyatt brought on-stage: https://youtu.be/5eLnOzOwihc

    According to Ron Wyatt’s experiences (1) including [3] incontrovertibly certified laboratory results, and (2) YouTube video confirmations of the reality of the “ALIVE” 24 HUMAN CHROMOSOME-MARKED “DRY BLOOD OF JESUS” found on and near the Ark of the Covenant (which he was “led” to find in Jerusalem, near the Garden Tomb) and (3) that there would be a significant (soon-coming) announcement by the Pope of the new One World Order religion promoting its “OFFICIAL” (universal) day of worship Pope Francis has been pushing for. This announcement (Ron testifies) will be FOLLOWED a short time later by a PUBLIC REVEALING to the whole world of the REMARKABLE video Ron took in the Chamber which the Ark of the Covenant was residing in (the video was LEFT THERE on a shelf in the chamber on top of the two Tables of Stone [the decalogue] written by the finger of God and given to Moses).

    Haven’t we taken Catholicism’s (Mythraism-inspired) traditions “for granted” as ACCEPTABLE to our Creator, (when HE DID NOT INTEND FOR US TO stay blinded and “blindsided” enough to be deceived)? Have we been fooled OURSELVES into obeying the False Prophet’s demand the WHOLE WORLD “Take the ‘MARK’ of the Beast”)? We HAVE apparently MISSED WHAT IT REALLY IS, thinking the RFID “Chip” was the “whole enchilada” when in reality, the “chip” or electronic tattoo is actually meant to be only “auxiliary technological methodology” for IMPLEMENTING enforcement of “the Mark” upon EVERY citizen — the ULTIMATE deceiving contradiction of “man’s law” versus “GOD’s LAW.” It is a “baal versus Yahuah (YHVH)” situation where WHO THE ONE TRUE GOD REALLY IS versus WHO actually is satan IS THE “needed-to-be-known” UNKNOWN!

    To identify EACH and HIS adversary is NECESSARY to know and HOW EACH OF THEM identifies himself –THAT will be HOW we KNOW the TRUE from the FALSE — WHICH IDENTIFYING ‘SEAL’ or ‘MARK’ is THAT of the One True Creator of ALL, and WHICH ‘MARK’ is that of satan the devil!

    “Missing it” may be as simple to recognize as “1, 2, 3,” but HAVE’NT WE been “snookered” by the devil, and the cunning devices of men (plus the part of our nature called “the carnal” mind that DOES NOT WANT TO BE SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, is at “enmity” with it, and (without submitting FULLY to “repentance,”) CANNOT BE SUBJECT TO IT (Romans 8:7)?

    ASAP we need to (CORRECTLY) CHOOSE YHVH GOD, or satan!…OR, DELAYING, by then we probably will have been ALREADY in the GREAT TRIBULATION [still, possibly] wearing our finest slippers — the ones we bought in the LAODICEAN MALL on sale!

    ALSO See Bishop Polycrates’ response to Roman Pope Victor when “commanded” that the Passover was to be replaced by Easter with orders of “anathema” for non-compliance. See
    http://www.churchofgoddfw.com/monthly/Easter_Passover-Leader.shtml

    1. Making the first day of the week Sunday is the first step to making all days of the week holy in a new way for the New Heaven and the New Earth begun in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In other words, Christian Sunday is the first Day of the New Heaven and the New Earth. in the New Covenant God had given the World in Jesus Christ.