The Lord’s Sabbath
(The Truth About It)
Tom Forbes, a servant of Jesus Christ
2270 Glendale Rd., Adamsville, Tennessee
January 5, 2018
This letter examines the ongoing war against the fourth commandment; and surveys the lies, fraud, argument, and twisted logic used to support Sunday as a substitute for the seventh day of the week. There is nothing new or unusual in the fact that today’s emasculated religious establishment rejects the sabbath day; and, as it is written, “there is no new thing under the sun” in regard to the ancient conflict. The following material contains more than seven hundred references to scripture and should be read with the Authorized King James Bible in hand.
America’s incorporated churches have been decimated by an enemy they scarcely believe exists, yet epic battles still take place within these dens of apostasy where real Christian men confront Satan’s agenda on a personal level (1st Jn 3:24). From the beginning the human race has chafed at serving a holy and righteous God (Gen 3:6), and many professing Christians today erupt with considerable hostility when forced to defend cherished denominational dogmas against the authority of God’s word, although the futility of this pointless infidelity could be avoided by accepting the Lord’s invitation to separate from the world and escape the religious circus entirely (Jms 1:27; 2nd Cor 6:14-18). The wardens of modern pagan orthodoxy deeply resent God’s word because it contradicts their opinions and exposes them as hypocrites (Mt 23:13), as they leave in their wake a desolate landscape littered with pompous bible critics who collect tithes (Heb 7:5,18), promote the latest fads of sexual perversion, and pretend to speak Greek (while faking difficulty understanding plain English). American seminaries have not produced God-fearing men who tremble at God’s word and preach accordingly for a hundred years, and these institutions of “higher learning” are now overrun with ravening wolves who think the gospel of Jesus Christ has something to do with attacking the King James and sucking up to Rome. This entrenched nest of rattlesnakes lectures heresy to America’s future pastors who, in turn, pollute their naive congregations with corrupt doctrine and naked spiritual treason.
Failing to grasp that Satan is in the religious business, American parents are oblivious to the raging spiritual agenda, and blissfully send their children to the same “highly acclaimed Christian schools” where the devil sends his professors; while anyone unwisely seeking academic credentials in aspiring to preach is forced to submit to a Machiavellian process that demands he give up his childhood trust of the Holy Bible in exchange for numerous and corrupt “new versions” (that are constantly subjected to spontaneous re-translation whenever the personal need arises to win an argument or impress a crowd). By the time he acquires his church home the new pastor, by his training, has lost all confidence in scripture, which he now views as dangerous to cash flow in its potential to cause “division” (Lk 12:51); yet he will gladly recommend his alma mater to anyone in “his flock” who wants to preach, and so on it goes. This is the pathetic reality of corporate religion joined at the hip to the federal state in twentieth century America (Lk 12:1).
Christians who reject the sabbath day fall into two broad categories — one part claiming they keep the commandments, and the other half openly bragging that they do NOT keep them (as proof of their spiritual maturity). If forced to discuss this issue, both camps begin babbling nonsense about “early Christians,” and then quickly taper off with the obligatory mantra that the fourth commandment is only “ceremonial” and really doesn’t matter anyway! (Mk 7:9). The “tradition” of keeping Sunday (Mt 15:3) is justified by numerous inane anecdotes and fairy tales which, in the interest of brevity, will receive only cursory examination here through a small sampling to show the extent to which “sound doctrine” and common sense are abandoned in maintaining a righteously indignant defense of official “church position” on this subject.
A Baptist “doctor” with an unhinged hatred for the sabbath day sent us a railing letter declaring that Americans “can’t keep the sabbath because it begins six hours earlier in Jerusalem than it does here.” In a three page frenzy of irrationality, the doctor seemed to think that by dazzling us with his knowledge of time zones and arbitrarily reducing the issue to include only the city of Jerusalem, he could just ignore the Eastern Front along with the fact that Israel (in better days) extended “from the river of Egypt unto the . . . Euphrates” (Gen 15:18) — a geographical circumstance that did not stand in the way of keeping the sabbath day. This same doctor preaches that a man is in danger of hellfire if he “goes fishing on Sunday,” thus begging the question as to whether he means Sunday “in Jerusalem,” or is he talking about Sunday where the fish are biting in Pensacola? (Lk 16:15).
A common argument against the sabbath day is that “It doesn’t make any difference what day we keep because the calendars are all confused and nobody really knows what day it is.” Although this fantasy is accepted by a staggering number of Christians, the simple reality is that, regardless of past calendar systems and their historical usage, the weekly cycle of seven days is never affected. Israel had it right a mere two thousand years ago, as confirmed by the Lord himself (Mk 1:21; 6:2) — and the Jews still know what day it is, as does any Gentile who is not on drugs. Those who advance this absurdity invariably claim they keep the FIRST day of the week because of the widely held belief that on this day “Jesus rose from the dead” — a non-biblical “delusion” that demands the awkward conclusion that, even though the world “lost track” of what day it is with respect to Saturday, when it comes to keeping Sunday the theorized global amnesia doesn’t present any problem.
All arguments in support of Sunday are frauds relying on human gullibility, such as the claim that “The sabbath day is unknown” (which is simply ridiculous). When the Lord confounded human speech at Babel (Gen 11:1-9) he rendered “the seventh day” of the week in several languages as a variation of “sabbath” — for example, “sabado” in Spanish (which is “Saturday” in the pagan English), and four thousand years later the calendar still begins with “the first day” (Sunday) and ends with the sabbath day, one through seven in any language. The tradition of associating the Lord’s resurrection with “Sunday morning” is a pagan scam kept alive by an artillery of lies and deceit directed against God’s word; while, on the other hand, the purpose of the sabbath day is clearly stated in scripture as memorializing the fact that the Lord made everything in six days (Gen 2:4; Jn 1:1-3) and afterward “rested on the seventh day” (Gen 2:2; Heb 4:4) — a decidedly unwanted weekly reminder for today’s half-baked Christians caught up in the fraud of “evolution.” The plain truth of the matter is that the Lord rose in the evening of the sabbath day, at the same time of the “even” (Mk 15:42-46) as when the Lord’s body was entombed by Joseph of Arimathaea three days previously, which day was the “preparation of the passover” (Jn 19:14), a yearly “high” sabbath day (Jn 19:31). This high sabbath is not reckoned as a day of the week; but as “the fourteenth day of the first month” (Num 28:16), which fell on the fourth day of the week that year, “at even” (Lev 23:5; Num 9:5). There were two sabbath days in the week of the Lord’s death (and the doctors of orthodoxy only pretend not to know this). Jesus Christ died on Wednesday, in the late afternoon; was buried that evening; and seventy-two hours later ROSE on Saturday evening, at the end of the seventh day:
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth [Mt 12:39-40].
With no biblical foundation whatsoever to support the widely subsidized and universally accepted “Friday-evening-to-Sunday-morning” fabrication (one day and two nights), the “powers” of political-correctness (Eph 6:12) operate in lock-step to protect this blatant religious fraud, having but one argument in their arsenal against the Lord’s ONE “sign” (Mt 12:40) — lamely asserting that “three days and three nights” (for some vaguely imagined reason) “really doesn’t mean that!” Corporate Christianity co-operates in the debauchery of this Romish fiction because, like all financial enterprises, its first priority is to just “get along” with the world (1st Jn 4:5-6); while the Lord’s words, like hot knives through warm butter, unabashedly (1) expose Satan’s lies, (2) justify the truth, and (3) exalt the Lord:
let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged [Rom 3:4].
As Israel was instructed to kill their passover lamb on the “preparation” day, “in the evening” (Ex 12:5-6,11); Jesus Christ, at the demand of Israel’s priests (Jn 19:6), was crucified on that very day, willingly laying down his life on the “preparation” day of the passover (Jn 19:14) — the Lord literally becoming “our passover” (1st Cor 5:7) “Lamb of God” (Jn 1:36). Thus, “the King of Israel” (Isa 44:6; Jn 1:49), at one stroke, became the redeemer of Israel (Isa 41:14; Lk 1:68) AND “Saviour of the world” (1st Jn 4:14; Isa 43:11). A drunken world (Rev 17:2) is kept blind to this astounding truth through seventeen centuries of lies, torture, propaganda, and methodical corruption of texts by Catholic priests and monks. (Don’t bother trotting forth with your “preferred bible version” to contradict the King James, because you would only prove that you don’t have a bible and wouldn’t believe it if you did.) The word of God nowhere implies that the Lord was “raised” on the first day of the week; and Mark 16:9 merely provides that the Lord (being in a “risen” state) “early the first day of the week, . . . appeared first to Mary Magdalene.” When Mary arrived at the tomb on Sunday morning, the Lord was ALREADY “risen!” This verse is corrupted in all “new versions” to falsely declare that the Lord “rose” on the first day, or “having risen,” or “having been raised,” etc. These corrupt texts are unanimous against themselves in revealing that none of them is the word of God (Mt 7:16). (If English grammar is not your best subject you may think this difference in Mark 16:9 is without consequence, but you would be wrong.) The book of Mark, in fact, makes no statement at all as to either the day or the time when the Lord “rose from the dead.”
Professing Christians typically dismiss the present subject with a condescending air and wave of the hand, or shrug the issue with syrupy assertions to the effect that “getting people saved“ or “loving our neighbor“ is the main thing!”— both of which are untrue (Ecc 12:13). The truth of the sabbath day is entirely steeped in “the love of God” as “love” is defined by God (1st Jn 5:2-3) that makes men “free” (Jn 8:32), and which cannot be separated from issues of “obedience” (Rom 6:16), “faith” (Jms 2:20), “judgment” (1st Ptr 4:17), and getting beyond “milk” unto the “meat” (1st Cor 3:1-2), topics that are anathema for those who reject scripture and sound doctrine in favor of humanistic and self-serving denominational platitudes.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe [Heb 5:12-13].
A mature Christian led by the Holy Spirit will seek to glorify Jesus Christ (Jn 16:13-14) by obeying him in “all things” (Mt 28:20) — and while arguments concerning “how to get saved” have their place, they do not to any extent justify a life of self-righteous rebellion on the part of those who claim to be saved already (Prov 17:11). In trying to avoid the sabbath problem it is routinely asserted that the ten commandments, or the old testament, are simply “done away with”; while increasingly in these last days professing Christians who are upset by passages that directly contradict their religious training now opine that the entire bible has been “done away” and that we should therefore “be led by our heart” (Prov 28:26), or by our “feelings” (Prov 14:12).
What so rudely and most often insults modern religious orthodoxy in this matter is the blunt clarity of scripture concerning the question of “obedience” and — because no one wants to be reminded that he is a religious hypocrite — “obedience” is rarely a subject of today’s preaching (except as applied to “tithing”). Paul stated that the Lord “became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him” (Heb 5:9), and further declared his intent “to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed” (Rom 15:18). This issue is controversial because it involves a personal war to the death, and does not result through any failure on the Lord’s part to make himself understood in the matter (1st Ptr 4:17; Eph 5:6; 2nd Thes 1:8; 3:14; Rom 6:16; Mt 7:21).
The prophet Samuel reproved King Saul that “to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams” (1st Sam 15:22); whereupon Saul admitted, “I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice” (v. 24). For two thousand years it has been exactly the same with unconverted “Christians” for whom the “voice of the people” has real power (1st Sam 8:7), while the words of the Lord are viewed as comparatively inconsequential. Like all unconverted men, Saul (a king) and Pontius Pilate (a governor) feared public disapproval more than being naked on main street (Prov 29:25). The glaring issue concerning the sabbath day is that obedience is not a matter of following the crowd; rather, it hinges on “that which is written,” as the Lord so often declared (1st Cor 4:6; Mt 4:10; etc.). In the gospel of John, the Lord cried out, “He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God” (Jn 8:47). Going beyond that plain statement, the Lord also declared,
My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it [Lk 8:21].
Herein the Lord exposes a flaw in natural man, as he had also described it much earlier to the prophet Ezekiel:
. . . they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness [Ezek 33:31].
Seeking the wrong “reward” (Gen 15:1; Ps 19:8-11); they pay lip-service to “love,” but plainly reveal their unconverted nature:
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous [1st Jn 5:2-3].
As John declared this to be true, so the Lord did also:
If ye love me, keep my commandments [Jn 14:15].
But, as the Lord said in Ezekiel, “they will not,” as they imagine themselves to be the center of the universe.
Concerning the issue of “works,” there is a thorough corruption of doctrine by “lukewarm” churches (Rev 3:16) whose works reveal their true condition more accurately than their opinion of themselves (2nd Cor 10:12). “Works” are merely those things that are done by faith (or by lack of faith), and refusing to do what the Lord commanded is just as sinful as doing what he said “thou shalt not” do; as it is written, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (Jms 4:17).
The entire bible, both old testament and new, clearly exhorts concerning the keeping of the commandments; yet a twisted and devilish doctrine is preached today to the effect that if Christians do what the Lord commanded, they make “the work at the cross of no effect.” Innumerable of Satan’s “ministers” (2nd Cor 11:13-15) repeat such diabolical perversions of Galatians, chapter 5, ignoring that the actual issue as stated concerns a man being “circumcised” (v. 3) and “justified by the law” (v. 4), which “law” is “contained in ordinances” having no connection whatsoever with the ten commandments (Eph 2:15). (As the devil boldly misapplied scripture to the Lord (Mt 4:5-6), his “deceitful workers” will certainly not hesitate to do the same with you.)
Modern corporate religion serves Satan’s agenda by its natural appreciation for “private interpretation” (2nd Ptr 1:20) and resentment of biblical authority; and in defending its false doctrine there is always an assault of some form made on the integrity of God’s word, either by calling into question what “God said” (Gen 3:1), or by arbitrarily (and often ambiguously) narrowing the range of verses allowed for examination in any given matter; yet, as Paul declares,
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works [2nd Tim 3:16-17].
Bearing no resemblance to an actual Spirit filled life in Christ, apostate Christianity now revels in pagan traditions, affiliations with Rome, corrupt doctrine, and fake spiritual gifts — “slaying” in the spirit, “holy” rolling, “holy” barking, “holy” dancing, and absurd “worship services” that blatantly mock God and defy scripture (1st Cor 14:26-28, 40). The nation is rife with religious social clubs that tolerate unrepentant “fornicators” (5:9,13), “effeminate” (6:9), “sodomites” (Rom 1:24-27; Lev 18:22), occultists (Ex 22:18), pedophiles, and murderers of unborn children — who gravitate to the pulpit, preside over the day care (1st Cor 5:6; Gal 5:9), and delude themselves that their devotion to a corporate franchise justifies their own wickedness, while condemning others who abstain from evil as “depending on works.” It is axiomatic that rejecting the commandments leaves a person open to adopting the corollary belief that anyone who obeys God must be spiritually defective because of it (and all that’s needed here is the slightest gimmick to make the idea sell).
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD [Prov 17:15].
All denominations adopt various “works” which (if nothing else) serve to distinguish themselves from outsiders — such as abstaining from wine and shaving the beard (Baptists); or NOT shaving the beard (Mennonites); abstaining from meat (Adventists); rejecting the use of musical instruments (“Church of Christ, Inc.”); baptizing babies (Lutherans, Methodists, etc.); simultaneous mass “tongues”; religious use of poisonous snakes; and so on. Denominational fanatics who think nothing of slandering the Holy Bible in defense of their religious franchise and its dogmas typically find it acceptable to denounce anything they do not subscribe to by simply labeling that thing as “works” — for example, “We don’t believe in water baptism because that’s works!” (Every, act can be labeled “works,” but this discussion skirts the issue.) Whereas the “house of Israel” was water baptized “unto repentance” (Mt 3:11; Acts 2:36-38), Gentiles who become born again respond with water baptism as “the answer of a good conscience” (1st Ptr 3:20,21); and while both were commanded to “baptize,” neither is saved by the “work” of getting wet, all other opinion notwithstanding. The real issue here is obedience, and “works” is not a dirty word. The Lord said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven” (Mt 5:16) and also said: “For the Son of man shall . . . reward every man according to his works” (Mt 16:27). Good works are the spiritual fruit of those who in newness of life and by the Spirit of God obey the Lord, in contrast with the prevailing hypocrisy of systematically ignoring him.
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? [Lk 6:46].
To escape the consistent clarity of scripture concerning the fourth commandment, Satan’s deceivers circumvent the issue by simply announcing that “Salvation is not of works” — and then let human nature take its course in regard to the sabbath day. (Do you see how that works?) The question before us here, however, is not, “How do I get saved?”; but, rather, “What do you intend to DO with the rest of your life if you ARE saved? — and to whom do you now belong?” (Mt 7:23).
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. . . . But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? [Jms 2:17-20].
Professional hucksters sweep away this plain scripture with vain theatrics such as, “If we do works we DENYYYYY faith! We’re FRRREEEEEEE in Christ!” (Rom 6:18,22; 1st Ptr 2:16; 1st Cor 7:22). Consider what is written of these deceivers:
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption [2nd Ptr 2:19].
In James (2:22), it is said of Abraham, “Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?” James does not imply “salvation by works,” nor does he suggest that works made “Abraham” perfect; but only that Abraham’s “faith” was “made perfect” by his works.
All churches claim the attribute of “faith” — however, the faith of their membership is dead faith when it fails to bear “good fruit” (Mt 7:17-21; Jn 8:39; Col 1:9-10). Real faith makes things happen and it gets tangible results. James makes this point clear by repeating himself: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (2:26). While the bible does NOT teach salvation by works, it does strongly promote “works” — and while it is true that no one is “saved” by his works (Eph 2:8-9), this has nothing to do with the subject at hand. Church of Christ, Inc. “elders” (Mt 16:21), for example, exalt the biblical “work” of “water baptism” as being the “Gentile plan of salvation” — and do so under the rank heresy that the Christian salvation formula is found in Acts 2:38 — imagining “water” at every use of the word, “baptize” (Mt 3:11; 20:22; etc.), yet hypocritically describe sabbath keepers as “trying to get saved by works” who (being “saved” already) see it as evil to knowingly break the Lord’s commandments (Mt 5:19). Using Titus 3:5 to show that “we’re not saved by works,” religious hypocrites ignore Paul’s exhortation in the very same passage to “be careful to maintain good works.” In the same way, Ephesians, chapter two, is chopped in pieces so as to trumpet verses eight and nine (concerning “how to get saved”) while carefully tip-toeing around verse ten, which plainly declares the central point of the passage.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them [Eph 2:10].
The same Paul who wrote verse 9 in Ephesians 2, also wrote verse 10, and the same Lord who converted Paul also gave us James. The purpose of the bible by its entirety is that men would not be deceived in doctrine, either by ignorance or design, through the wresting of partisan proof-texts (2nd Tim 3:16). Those who have a problem “mixing works and faith” simply cannot read: James does not “add works to salvation,” or “do away with faith” — just as Paul does not “do away with works” for the perfection “of faith.” Scripture is perfectly consistent that salvation is “by grace through faith” (not of works); but is equally clear that “works” are the fulfilment of faith so as to make a man’s faith complete — which “faith” is “dead” in the absence of works! (Jms 2:17). Those who deny this truth, whether out of ignorance or otherwise, co-operate with Satan in his oldest agenda (Job 41:34; Lk 17:5-10).
The Lord blasted Israel’s religious leaders who in their ignorant and foolish wickedness were exactly as their Gentile counterparts today who “do err, not knowing the scriptures” (Mt 22:29). This apostasy does not represent “the good fight” of 1st Timothy 6:12, but open rebellion against God; while the true warfare is in “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2nd Cor 10:5) who has in “readiness to revenge all disobedience” (v. 6), as the Lord said, “. . . by their fruits ye shall know them” (Mt 7:20). The glaring problem is that modern pantywaist “Christians” are altogether unaware of sound biblical doctrine and can not discern the wickedness entrenched in their own religion:
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock [Acts 20:29-32].
The Lord praised “the church of Ephesus” by saying,
. . . thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate [Rev 2:6];
thereby showing that the servant of the Lord must not tolerate “them which are evil” within the church. Further, religious liars are to be EXPOSED as “liars”:
I know . . . thou canst not bear them which are evil: and . . . hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars [v. 2].
It is true, as Paul said in Romans 6:14, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace,” but Paul continues:
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? [vs. 15-16].
When the complete passage is read to so-called “love-gospel” Christians, they have a tendency to carry on like they belonged to a street gang. These people can frequently quote Romans 6:14 from memory, but completely refuse the whole point of the chapter that was plainly declared by Paul at the outset:
Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? [Rom 6:1-2];
as he also said,
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame [1st Cor 15:34];
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins [Heb 10:26].
The grace of God is not a license to sin, and the Lord straightly calls mankind to cease from sin (Jn 5:14; 8:11) — and so, religious seducers universally ignore the fact that the word “sin” has a definition that is NOT based on human opinion.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law [1st Jn 3:4].
In regard to the word “law,” professional deceivers absolutely refuse to read this word in scriptural context. What was “contrary to us” and nailed to the cross is the “handwriting of ordinances” (Col 2:14), while the “commandment” law will never be done away with until “heaven and earth pass” (Mt 5:18-19). This biblical truth is inconceivable to those who love their religious dogmas but care nothing about “sound doctrine” (2nd Tim 4:3). Satan’s agenda is made obvious in the “new bibles” that entirely remove the word “commandments” from the text and substitute the meaningless word “commands,” resulting in godless bibles and lawless churches — all according to plan. Naive Christians absolutely refuse to consider the implications in the fact that the devil, “the god of this world” (2nd Cor 4:4), still reigns over his primary enterprise, RELIGION — and so they are cast adrift by “hirelings” (Jn 10:13) who systematically destroy them (Mt 15:14).
The “heart” of the problem in rebelling against God (1st Sam 12:14-15) has to do with the way a man THINKS (Prov 23:7), regardless of whether he is claiming Christ in the process. If the spiritual dimension is ignored (Eph 6:12), it becomes impossible to determine what all the fuss is about because the sabbath day is a benefit to man (Mk 2:27), God calls it “a delight” (Isa 58:13-14), and it is manifestly simple: if a man is a servant of the Lord, then he and his house will rest on the seventh day because the Lord said to do so (and there’s no problem at all here for Christians who aren’t still having a love affair with the world (1st Jn 2:15):
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 the LORD thy God: 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 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 [Ex 20:8-11].
As is perfectly clear to see, the commandment contains no “legalisms”whatsoever; yet religious charlatans often use this non-biblical buzz-word to insinuate unspecifiable wrong-doing on the part of the sabbath keeper, who is unexplainably in transgression because he “remembers” the sabbath day and does not “observe” Sunday (Gal 4:8-11). This slander-by-insinuation is popular because, despite its lacking any substance, no mental effort is required in repeating it.
Religious Americans (like their atheist counterparts) are amazingly comfortable ignoring the Lord’s word, and feeling “spiritual” while living a life of rebellion (Jer 44:16-17; 13:10) — and “Christians” within this camp refuse to even consider the pagan roots of their denominational affiliation, although its Catholic origins are obvious and its traditions identical. “Protestant” churches were easily led to fall at the feet of Rome during the ecumenical movement, because they were nothing but clones of their spiritual “mother” to begin with: “As is the mother, so is her daughter” (Ezek 16:44). The world universally acknowledges this “MOTHER OF HARLOTS” (Rev 17:5) as the sole repository of the Christian religion on earth; and the bizarre “blindness” (Eph 4:18) behind this phenomenon can not even be contemplated without first acknowledging the massive global “conspiracy” that has for centuries polluted itself with “idols” as “aids to worship” (1st Jn 5:21); Mary as “our mother” (Gal 4:26), “mediatrix” (1st Tim 2:5), “intercessor” (Rom 8:26), and “queen of heaven” (Jer 7:18); legions of black-robed, pedophile “Fathers” (Mt 23:9); and a blaspheming “Holy Father” (Jn 17:11) at Rome (Rev 17:4,9) claiming to “take the place of Jesus Christ” (Mk 3:29).
Those who properly speak out against this pagan idolatry (Eph 5:11) are routinely dismissed as “lacking in love” and “too judgmental” by a devilishly compromised “Protestant” clergy who now openly serve Satan’s agenda in their psychopathic pursuit of “one-world-religion.” These wolves in sheep’s clothing go to “prayer lunches” with the degenerate priests of the “harlot” church (1st Cor 6:15-16), even inviting thse foxes to preach introductory Romish priest-craft from their own pulpits to spiritually drunken congregations (Rev 17:2). Woe to these wicked hirelings.
O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths [Isa 3:12].
My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray [Jer 50:6].
In America’s brief past, as during the dark ages of Europe, a “Protestant” was someone who protested against the abominations of Rome, but such men are now hard to find. (A “Lutheran” minister explains that “Protestant doesn’t MEAN that anymore!” — and to emphasize his claim further declares that his personal “best friends are all Jesuits from seminary school.”) Being completely intoxicated by the witchcraft of the “great whore” (Rev 17:1), ministers of the corporate churches today blindly “trust” the very men whose training was specifically designed to deceive them (Jer 17:5); these “blind leaders of the blind” justifying the ungodly pagan idolatry and salvation-by-works in Catholicism as “harmless” and “insignificant” while insisting that you are into “legalisms” if you fellowship on the sabbath day (Jude 11-13). “Protestant” churches defend “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS” in this manner because they consciously submit to being “daughters of Rome” (as they indeed always were) and thus they really seek to justify themselves. The Lord foresaw this apostasy and clearly instructed in the matter of the commandments being done away with:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. . . .
Orthodox heretics invariably interrupt at this point with the twisted spiel, “Yea, and he did fulfill it! It’s fulfilled!” — but, whereas they’re SAYING “fulfilled” they’re actually THINKING “destroyed,” and typically blurt out, “It’s done away with!” before the reader can finish the next sentence:
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 [Mt 5:17-19].
Professional deceivers are trained through their seminaries to claim that these words by the Lord can be ignored because he “wasn’t talking to born again Christians” at that particular time, or that he was “talking to mostly Jews!” — but if anyone really accepted these sophistries he wouldn’t believe anything the Lord said; which, of course, is exactly the purpose behind this nonsense. In considering such devilish assertions it must be realized that the Lord’s entire ministry was to the Jews (Mt 15:24), and until talking to John on the Isle of Patmos (Rev 1:9-11), the Lord never said anything to a “born-again Christian.” For example, the Holy Spirit through Philip eliminated every rationale for “infant sprinkling” when an Egyptian asked him, “See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?” Philip responded, “If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest” (Acts 8:36-37). This is the believer’s baptism, in clear contrast with the pagan baptism of Rome. (There is nothing more embarrassing than a Methodist minister trying to explain how a month-old baby can believe on Jesus Christ “with all his heart.”) The point here is that in Acts 8, Philip stated the requirement for receiving water baptism to a eunuch; which applies to every one on earth who is born again in the Lord — a formula NOT having its application confined to castrated Egyptians!
Portraying himself as a “bible-believer,” a doctor with a Baptist newsletter insists that “The book of James wasn’t given for new testament Christians!” — and rather than actually “believe” the doctrine provided by James (which he refuses to reconcile with his denominational training), the doctor simply removes James from the New Testament canon on the basis that it was addressed “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad” (Jms 1:1). By this incredibly ignorant objection, the doctor declares the book of James to be “only for the Jews,” a subterfuge which avoids the doctrinal fact that Gentiles who receive Jesus Christ as Lord are “graffed in . . . to Israel” (Rom 11:13-25); and further fails to recognize that, whereas the book of James was ADDRESSED “to the twelve tribes,” it nonetheless applies to the “beloved brethren” (Jms 1:16); just as Peter’s letter addressed to “strangers” in “Asia” (1st Ptr 1:1) applies to “all that are in Christ Jesus” (5:14), whether they live in Kansas City or Timbuktu (2nd Tim 3:16).
The Lord sent “the gospel of the kingdom” (Mt 4:23) first to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (10:5-6), and this SAME gospel then went out to the Gentiles (Rom 1:16). This gospel was not “another gospel” for there is no “other gospel” (Gal 1:6-9) — just as there is only “one body” in Jesus Christ (Eph 4:4), thus making genealogy irrelevant (Acts 15:7-9). The “Gentiles” — which is to say, “the heathen” (Gal 2:8-9) — become “fellowheirs, and of the same body . . . by the gospel” (Eph 3:6), so that, in Christ, “there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek” (Rom 10:12). This is precisely the reason that the “ordinances” which previously separated unconverted Jews (Lk 22:32) from Gentiles are now “abolished” (Eph 2:15). Paul repeatedly explains that although “ye were Gentiles” (1st Cor 12:2) “in time past” (Eph 2:11), this is no longer true “in Christ Jesus . . . who hath made both one” (vs.12-15). Gentiles, by faith in Christ, become “the children of Abraham” (Gal 3:7) and are no longer “Gentiles” at all (Eph 2:16-19; Gen 21:12; Isa 59:20). Those who reject scripture on the basis that it was “given to the Jews” simply bear witness against themselves that they are either ignorant of scripture, or still unconverted and NOT members of the Lord’s “one body” (1st Cor 12:13). Religious professionals often insist that the Lord’s upholding of his commandments in the new testament is irrelevant because he did so “before the resurrection” — a vacuous assertion that is arbitrary in its premise and absurd in its implication. Nearly everything the Lord said was before the resurrection; yet the Lord confirmed his sabbath day as applying until the end of the world (Mt 24:14-20); and exalted his commandments to the very end of scripture as pertaining even to the next world! (Rev 22:14).
As it was in apostate Israel, so now the churches are led by crafty hypocrites (Mt 15:7-9) whose doctrinal agenda is based on nothing but personal advantage (Isa 56:11). The Lord well described these wicked men (Mt 15:14) who, as Paul warned, would sow their “heresies among you” (1st Cor 11:19), causing the churches to follow after the “tradition of men” (Col 2:8). In response to the Lord’s clear words on this issue (Jn 14:15, 21; 15:10), deceived Christians immediately begin babbling nonsense about the “early Fathers” or the “original Greek” in a vain effort to justify their unsupportable belief that “the law is done away with!” — often becoming considerably enraged as the Lord bluntly contradicts their opinions (Mt 5:17-19; 15:7-9).
Lacking any tangible argument, a Freemason Baptist pastor steps forward to negate the Lord’s words by shouting, “Yea, well . . . Jesus fulfilled everything at the cross!” — the trusting listener being apparently expected to believe that because “everything” is “fulfilled,” the commandments must be “done away with.” (This theory, like the fraud of “evolution,” is accepted by naive millions through the magic of its being repeated ad nauseam.) While the Lord fulfilled many biblical prophecies, he certainly did not fulfill “ALL.” Those who claim otherwise make the Lord a liar by denying his future return in glory, the first and second resurrections, the “new earth,” the “new Jerusalem,” the restraint of Satan, the thousand year reign, and “the judgment” (Rev 20:1 — 22:15). Much of today’s corporate religion flatly rejects the idea of a “new earth” because its “hope” lies in “this present world,” and its “confidence” is firmly lodged in “man” (as witnessed by America’s love affair with agenda-driven false “science,” socialist bureaucracy, the United Nations, and international agreements). In Mark 13:4 the disciples asked the Lord, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?” The Lord answered by revealing the events of the “great tribulation” and his return to earth to end it, saying, “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” (Mt 5:18-19); and further stated that
it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail [Lk 16:17].
In a frenzied attempt to overcome his “commandment problem” in Matthew 5:19, a Baptist doctor preaches the ridiculous doctrine that the “kingdom of heaven” (for Jews) is a different kingdom than the “kingdom of God” (for Gentiles), and crafts a catchy slogan to sell the absurdity of his thinking: “Things different are not the same!” If this nonsense were true then it would follow that “the King of glory” (Ps 24:7-10), “King of peace” (Heb 7:2), “King of saints” (Rev 15:3), “King of Kings” (17:14), and “King of the Jews” (Mt 2:2) would identify FIVE different kings — being only five examples of more than three hundred different names of Jesus Christ, “the King!” While the bible makes perfectly clear that the terms “kingdom of heaven” and “kingdom of God” are entirely synonymous, the two terms selected by the doctor are only a small part of a much greater list, all of which variously refer to that ONE and very SAME “kingdom” — including also “the kingdom” (Mt 13:19), “the kingdom of Christ and of God” (Eph 5:5), “the everlasting kingdom” (2nd Ptr 1:11), and “my Father’s kingdom” (Mt 26:29) — which, by the doctor’s logic, would give us “SIX different kingdoms,” not “two!” Where Matthew uses “kingdom of heaven” in the parable of the sower (13:11), for example, both Mark and Luke use “kingdom of God” (Mk 4:11; Lk 8:10); and where Matthew employs both of these terms in the camel-through-a-needle parable (19:23-24), only “kingdom of God” is used by all others (Mk 10:24; Lk 18:24). The simple fact is that the term, “kingdom of heaven,” is not used by anyone except Matthew, who is clearly not referring to a different “kingdom” than the one acknowledged by the other apostles (Mt 12:25). Such desperate mental gymnastics on the part of religious professionals serve only to highlight the significance of the very commandment which they most intensely despise.
Blatantly wresting scripture to sweep away the fourth commandment, the tactics used by these “experts” reveal their satanic agenda (Mt 7:16) and utter lack of respect for scripture; who fabricate artificial definitions for biblical words in order to circumvent bothersome doctrine. Thus, the churches pretend to believe in two “tongues” (leaving only one “tongues” subject to 1st Corinthians 14, while providing a different “tongues” for those who wish to babble on in mass “confusion”); and two “kingdoms” so that those rejecting the commandment-keeping “kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:19) can fantasize a “less Jewish” kingdom “of God” for themselves in trying to avoid the issue of the sabbath day. This mischief created not only two sabbath days, but two resurrections (fabricating a “pre-trib rapture” for those who cannot think in terms of suffering for Christ) (Philip 1:29; 1st Ptr 3:14); as “Protestants” now follow perfectly in the tradition of their spiritual mother; who, for her part, created two “Holy Fathers” (one “in heaven” and another at Rome), two mediators (1st Tim 2:5) (resurrecting “Mary” from the grave to become “our Mediatrix”), two sacrifices (at Golgotha and at “mass”), two “Rocks” (the Lord and “Peter”), two authorities (scripture and “tradition”), two “who take the place of Jesus Christ” (supplanting the Holy Spirit by an antichrist “Pope”), and two “mothers” — “new Jerusalem”(Rev 3:12; 21:2) being replaced by “Mary” to satisfy the devilish sentiment that views the city of God’s affection as entirely “too Jewish”— preferring a more heathen “MOTHER” of its own choosing. The havoc of this false doctrine notwithstanding, the Lord’s people have exactly ONE sabbath day, ONE mother “of us all” (Gal 4:26), ONE resurrection, and ONE kingdom (Jn 18:36) — the only “other kingdom” belonging to “Satan” (Mt 12:25-26) and those who follow after him (Rev 20:10,15).
The great bulk of modern religion is content with the absurd lie as taught by Jesuit professors in “Protestant” seminaries, that “early Christians” changed the sabbath to the first day of the week; but those who accept this lie simply justify Rome which brutally brought about the substitution; while so-called, “new Testament Christians” are strangely unconcerned by the fact that the commandments which they reject as “old testament” are each and every one specifically confirmed in the new testament.
1st Jn 5:21
Before departing planet Earth, the Lord said to his disciples,
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations . . . to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you [Mt 28:19-20].
Brushing aside all scripture that inconveniently contradicts their religious opinions, legions of “orthodox” professionals and millions of self-professing “new testament Christians” blindly ignore the new testament in their carnal attempt to distance themselves from the hated commandments — as the Lord’s words pierce through the darkness:
. . . but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments [Mt 19:17].
In trying to escape such clear language, it is typically asserted that the Lord invented “two NEW commandments” — thus allowing the word, “commandments,” to not actually refer to the “ten commandments” at all. This perverse wresting of scripture first ignores the Lord’s own words (Mt 19:17-19) to create the notion that the Lord did away with his own commandments, and further ignores the fact that he strongly cautioned not to think such a thing! (5:17-19).
When the Lord responded to a lawyer’s erroneous question as to “the great commandment in the law” (Mt 22:34-40), the Lord answered this request for ONE by instead giving TWO commandments which are the backbone of ALL the law (v. 40). The Lord gave NOTHING NEW here: he merely quoted Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18, both of which commandments were from “the law” and “given to the Jews.” Religious hypocrites simply prefer these “two commandments” recited in Matthew 22 because they’re not specific and can be imagined to mean anything! These people speak of “love” in this context, but they are THINKING “money” and “reputation” (1st Tim 6:5). The Lord did not say that Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18 replace the ten commandments; but that on these two verses “hang all the law and the prophets” — the same “law” and “prophets” which “the salt of the earth” (Mt 5:13) and “light of the world” (v. 14) should both “do and teach” (v.19). To love God with the whole heart AND love neighbors as ourselves (the Lord’s answer to the lawyer’s question) is the most brief foundational statement possible in summarizing ALL ten of the commandments, which is why the Lord refused to separate them by giving only ONE “great commandment” as requested. How clearly the Lord was aware of “Satan’s devices” and how completely the incorporated churches today remain willingly “ignorant” of them (2nd Cor 2:11).
Where the last six of the ten commandments only relate to men with each other (Ex 20:12-17), the first four pertain to man in his relationship with God (vs. 2-11); nevertheless, the Lord will not have them divided, which is exactly what “educated” religious hypocrites do, referring arbitrarily to the “sabbath” (vs. 8-11) and “graven image” (vs. 4-6) commandments as “ceremonial” to justify their apostate opinion that these two commandments went south. Countless false churches are in agreement against God (Ps 2:1-4) in claiming that some of the Lord’s commandments are “done away with” or “changed” (Rom 1:25); although, their opinions change nothing because “all” the commandments are “faithful” (Ps 119:86), “truth” (v. 151), and “righteousness” (v. 172) — as it is written:
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments [v. 6].
Scripture repeatedly testifies against worldly religion by certifying the immutability of “all” ten commandments:
. . . all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness [v. 7].
Because the wisdom of the ten commandments is obvious, they are not easily attacked as a whole; and so the devil, applying the strategy of “divide and conquer,” has picked away at them individually over the years; but, as any thief hates having something stolen from him, and godless social engineers understand what happens to civilization when children do not honor their parents; Satan’s ministers of religion were forced to phrase their propaganda carefully. The glaring defect in the lukewarm churches is that (like the world) they are self-centered (Philip 2:21) and “humanistic” (or, man-centered); and those who live comfortably in this environment naturally view the first four commandments as irrelevant — while for those who love God these are not the least, but the most important of all (1st Jn 5:2-3). Unfaithful pastors who wrest scripture to justify Sunday are exactly like the multitudes of treasonous federal lawyers who wrest the Bill of Rights to obtain “gun control”: they are liars and murderers at heart (Jn 8:44).
In a brief moment of mental clarity, a Baptist pastor points out the idolatry of Catholicism in openly defying “the second commandment”; but when reminded that he breaks the fourth commandment by ignoring the sabbath day he roars back with indignation that “The law is done away with in Christ!” This same thinking (or lack of thinking) is likewise displayed by the publisher of a Baptist newspaper who declares to his readers that America is in spiritual decline because it “took the ten commandments out of the schools”; yet, in a more isolated discussion about the sabbath day, angrily declares that the commandments “don’t apply to Christians,” and follows up with a railing fit in the same paper by attacking those who preach they should be kept! (Prov 11:9). (Such hypocrisy is not at all unusual on this issue.) Observe how clearly the line was drawn by the angel of God whose words today in the churches are widely perceived as unthinkable:
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus [Rev 14:12].
Modern “Christians” fanatically deny that this verse applies to themselves! The reader may observe that the last blessing in the bible (at the very end of Revelation) is an exhortation to “do” the Lord’s commandments — which is removed in the “new translations” and replaced with various perversions to the effect of “laundering their robes!” The true reading for Revelation 22:14, as faithfully preserved in the “received text,” remains intact today in the God-given King James Bible:
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 [Rev 22:14].
To believe lies brings consequences. Those who reject the sabbath day are easily led to reject all the commandments; thus perfectly conditioning themselves to believe that “the saints” in Revelation 14:12 are “not true Christians,” despite the stated fact that the described “saints” who “keep the commandments of God” also keep “the faith of Jesus.” Satan’s “pre-tribulation rapture” hoax has ensnared the carnal churches in a false hope which they sucked up like cocaine to satisfy their psychopathic need to separate themselves from the commandment-keeping “saints” killed during the tribulation (Rev 13:7; Dan 7:21). Thus, the deceivers who promote the popular heresy that “tribulation saints are not the body of Christ” come up with the same deceit as used to explain away “the sabbath day” (Mt 24:20) — rejecting all inconvenient scripture describing persecution of the saints during “great tribulation” — and by wilfully ignoring the very verses intended to warn them (1st Thes 3:4) they stack the deck for their “falling away” in the last days (2nd Thes 2:3). These two deceptions — “pre-trib rapture” and the belief that “the commandments are done away with” — are each necessary in order to support the other, and those who wish to believe either of these lies will eventually be forced to believe both; and so the trap is set (2nd Thes 2:11). As Satan comes to unrestrained power in the tribulation (Dan 7:21; Rev 13:5-8), millions of self-deceived “Christians” will assume they “missed the rapture” and, in their blindness, will yield to Satan’s new world order and accept “the mark of the beast” (Rev 13:16). The reality of this future is now denied in one way or another by all denominational churches (Rev 14:9-11).
The pre-tribulation “rapture” deception ignores even the verse from which the term “blessed hope” is taken (Titus 2:13), so that whereas it is clearly given that the “blessed hope” comes at the Lord’s “glorious appearing,” this is transformed by satanic genius into a “secret rapture” at which the Lord “DOESN’T APPEAR” at all! The bible declares, however, that the true resurrection comes “at the last day” (Jn 6:39,40,44,54), immediately “after the tribulation of those days” (Mt 24:29-30), and that the world will “see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Not only will he be seen, but “every eye shall see him” (Rev 1:7). It is impossible to maintain that this is a “secret appearance.” The Lord comes “with the trump of God” wherein “the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain” are “caught up” (1st Thes 4:13-18). Because the deceived churches deny their part in this resurrection of “the elect” (Mt 24:22) where the dead are raised “at the last trump” (1st Cor 15:51-52), they must exclude Paul as being part of the church because Paul includes himself in this resurrection! (1st Thes 4:17; 2nd Thes 2:1).
Among the many obstacles for the theory of multiple “raptures” is that there is only ONE “resurrection of life” (Jn 5:29), just as there is ONE “resurrection of damnation.” Thus the corporate churches teach that the Lord’s body is “divided” (Mt 12:25), and, again, they are made “liars.” It cannot be thought strange that the Lord would have but one “sabbath day” and one “resurrection” for his “one body” (1st Cor 12:13). Millions of self-professing Christians deceived under the popular “You’re special!” gospel simply assume themselves to be more important to God than Job, Daniel, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and David; and thus reject everything in the bible that contradicts their presumptuous delusions (Acts 10:34). The false churches that now emphatically disavow persecution for themselves do not even pretend to be “servants” of the Lord.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you [Jn 15:20].
Modern Christians think they’re being “persecuted” when simply admonished to “wake up!” and while their spiritual gurus pay lip-service to the Lord (Mt 15:18) in speaking theoretically about obedience, they absolutely reject all biblical standards as to when such “theories” ought to apply.
Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you [Mt 21:28-31].
Led by spiritual forces “crept in unawares” and working under cover from within, fallen and debauched churches are seduced by wicked men to give no thought to actually obeying the Lord pursuant to scripture. The pied pipers who orchestrate this apostasy provide breathtaking sound bites to the effect that “We must NOT look to the LAAAAAAW, but to JeeeeSUSSSaa, and be led by the Spirittttttaaaa,” as they preach “another Jesus” and openly manifest “another spirit” (2nd Cor 11:4). Such false pastors (for their own protection) routinely ridicule the authority of the bible, typically insisting that “If you love the Lord, the commandments don’t matter!” — yet the Lord stated exactly the OPPOSITE opinion:
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me [Jn 14:21].
While this verse is clear to any third grader, religious “experts” often pretend not to understand it, and are clearly determined to ignore it. The notion is often expressed that “The Father gave the commandments, but the Son did away with them!” — however, this claim is false on both counts:
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them [Ex 24:12].
When this Exodus passage is viewed in the light of Matthew 5:17-19, it is completely obvious why seminary educated deceivers are taught to claim that “Jesus himself never actually wrote anything.” In fact, the Lord “wrote on the ground” at Jerusalem (Jn 8:6,8), twice wrote his law in “tables of stone” at mount Sinai (Ex 34:1), and now writes the same commandments again in men’s hearts (Heb 8:10; 10:16; 2nd Cor 3:3). This “law” that was “written with the finger of God” — which is to say, written by “the LORD” himself (Deut 9:10; Jn 1:3) — is upheld throughout the bible. In Matthew 5:21-28, for example, the Lord quoted both the sixth and seventh commandments; not only affirming the law against adultery, but further enlarging it so as to include even the desire of adultery. Thus, the Lord both magnified and exalted the law exactly as Isaiah the prophet said he would.
The LORD . . . will magnify the law, and make it honourable [Isa 42:21].
“Christians” who declare God’s law to be “done away with” simply show themselves as “carnal,” and reveal that in their minds they are at “enmity against” God (Rom 8:7-8).
Many religious people tend to think of their chosen denomination as having come to spiritual perfection (even if they admit to not having reached this condition personally) and when confronted by the sabbath problem often assert that “Here at the [Blah Blah Blah] Church, we don’t worry about doctrine!” (1st Tim 4:1,13,16). In one of such typical “charismatic centers,” the false pastor conducting the spiritual entertainment recognized a few bible-believers as they entered his palace of spiritual shenanigans, and immediately launched into an ancient spiel: “Friends, we don’t have to study the bible [2nd Tim 2:15]; we can just be leddddddd by the spirit!” Several hundred people there began waving their arms, shouting in phoney “tongues,” and voicing their approval of this devilish statement. The tragedy is that this deceiver cares nothing about the people he destroys, and he is personally in love with nothing except “money” (1st Tim 6:10); while the mob in his care, for their part, are completely comfortable with fraud (2nd Tim 4:3-4).
In the same way, Jim Jones, a “Black Ops” agent of the CIA, convinced his naive cult followers that they were “in the spirit” as he led them to abandon the bible, and they paid heavily for their foolishness. Jones was filmed at one of his sermons holding up a bible and asking, “Is this where we put our faith?” He then threw the book on the floor, saying, “No, that is not where we put our faith!” (In the aftermath of the infamous Guyana atrocity, the press repeatedly described Jones as a “fundamentalist Protestant minister.”) Jones, in fact, was raised Catholic, was trained by Jesuits, and had as his handler “confessor” a Jesuit priest named “Father” Divine. Jones was conspicuously promoted by many high profile and influential politicians; while the CIA filled his pews with San Francisco mental patients, and later provided him full use of CIA property in Guyana as part of MK-Ultra. Contrary to media propaganda, Jones and his lieutenants were not among the dead, and there were no “suicides” at all; but a methodical mass murder to simply eliminate witnesses to CIA sadism and treason. The press universally censored the reason for Congressman Leo Ryan’s trip to Guyana, which, in fact, was to personally investigate the CIA in its Jonestown project; and Ryan’s threatening intent was well known by agency bosses. After hastily assassinating Ryan, agents converged to prevent lawful Guyanese investigation and forestall forensic examination of the dead who, in trying to escape, had all been hunted down in the jungle and murdered, their bodies piled in heaps. This atrocity was effectively covered up by the lap-dog media’s running of the “Kool-Aid/suicide” story — the bloody cult of “Mary” completely controlling not only the CIA, but the syndicated press, Congress, and the FBI.
While the avowed intent of the Jesuits is to force the entire world to submit to the “Pope,” quite tellingly they have murdered “Popes” when it suited their agenda. Any country which they cannot control through its Catholic population, or by war and assassination, they ultimately conquer by infiltration of its government. The American public is quite incapable of really understanding why government officials encourage illegal immigration across the Mexican border — this Catholic influx constituting not only a major political coup; but, more importantly, a national religious overthrow! Understanding this treason brings clarity to the question, “Who’s really behind the shadow government?” In Nazi Germany, for example, the Jesuits ran Hitler’s death camps; drafted the lists of Jews and Protestants to be rounded up; and made the day to day decisions as to who would be worked to death, tortured to death, or sent to the gas chambers. This “blessing from the Vatican” was answered by Hitler’s grateful promise to “Pope Pius” XII that he would “return Europe to the dark ages.” As a side note, Adolph Hitler had only one “Nuncio” serving as liaison to the Vatican, compared with every American president since Ronald Reagan having two! (Imagine the outrage in the U.S. press if Protestant clerics were quartered in the white house to instruct the Executive branch of government in its policy decisions!) “Separation of church and state,” as chanted by American politicians, is a myth for the naive and the ignorant — the U.S. government being controlled by Rome as completely as any third world dictator installed by the CIA.
Before Nazi blitzkriegs overran Germany’s neighbors; to identify, round up, and liquidate Jews and Protestants; the Jesuits first prepared the soft underbelly of the masses with massive propaganda to influence the political dimension, even to the extent of ghost-writing Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” (as they also penned “Das Capital” for Karl Marx). Conflicting stories are told about the cruelty of Hitler’s invasions, the differences based primarily upon the religion of their victims. Polish Catholics, for example, related that their Nazi masters were somewhat civilized to them, but this opinion was not shared by Polish Protestants who were savagely slaughtered and buried in mass graves. When Hitler’s tanks thundered into Paris, French Catholics threw flowers in front of his motorcade to welcome him, which is not well understood in America due to the universal ignorance achieved through public “education.” Hitler had the same “fifth column” in France that Franco had in Spain — both fascist overthrows being facilitated from within by Catholic priests promoting these tyrants beforehand at Sunday “mass.” French culture, as a prime example — altogether atheistic, humanistic, and Catholic — enables Satan’s plan for totalitarian world government; as, throughout history, French mobs and kings were manipulated by the priests to commit genocide against their “saints” (Rev 14:12). Thus has it always been when Rome could pull the strings of government (17:18); and throughout Europe, Christians were repeatedly and systematically EXTERMINATED:
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus [Rev 17:6].
Europe is not Catholic merely because Rome’s pagan doctrine is intellectually appealing, or because the “Pope” looks particularly spiritual wearing the image of a Philistine fish-god on his head. What took place in apostate Nazi Germany followed precisely the plan used earlier throughout medieval Europe; and this same agenda is even now, step by step, being accomplished in apostate America (Ecc 1:10). The difficulty in perceiving this subversion (apart from simply believing the bible) is that understanding the conflict depends upon learning something from history, and men simply refuse to do this. America was not “robbed” of its bible-believing heritage; its people were tricked out of it; while at the same time — exactly as in Germany prior to WW II — politically-incorrect historical events were everywhere stripped from school curriculums, and nearly all such history books removed from public libraries.
“Papal” ambitions have always been ultimately achieved by intrigue and murder, a pattern clearly revealed in Rome’s history of genocide, wars, and staged political assassination of those in high office — even of other Catholics who were “not Catholic enough,” or who resisted the agenda of the “holy office.” John FJ Kennedy, for example, despite his many sins, did not in the end believe that “Cardinal” Spellman’s determination to forcibly install a Roman Catholic government in Buddhist Vietnam (following the failure of France to do so) was worth the collapse of America to accomplish — and so Kennedy began the military groundwork to withdraw American troops. Of the forces arrayed against Kennedy, the most fanatic were those Catholic insiders, who (as they saw it) had finally managed to place one of their own in the white house and he refused to obey them. “Spelly’s war” was about to be brought to an end by a fellow Catholic! This outrage was too much for Jesuit General Jansen (the “Black Pope”) to bear, and so JFK was executed through the unseen hand — a conspiracy that included agents of his own security service; with the whole affair swept under the rug through the many and various secret Jesuit societies (to which every member of the appointed Warren Commission belonged). Lyndon Baines Johnson, a ruthlessly ambitious man — having obtained an audience with “Pope” Paul VI — then did exactly as he promised by dramatically increasing the fighting in Vietnam. (Johnson, like Hitler before him, ended his life a raving maniac, hidden away from public view by his handlers who well understood that he had to be kept quiet.) Millions of Americans are considerably aware of the massive conspiracy surrounding the Kennedy assassination, yet still fail to understand why the perpetrators were never brought to justice, or why the intelligentsia pretends to believe the deluge of government lies surrounding the cover-up — for example, Arlen Specter’s “magic bullet” theory for which this Vatican puppet was well rewarded. (A nation that believes in “magic bullets” could not possibly send a man to the moon.)
Although Rome strives to portray Israel as the driving force behind a “world conspiracy of the Jews,” the real conspiracy is driven by Rome and its minions, and is mostly devoid of real Jews (Rev 3:9). Mayer Amschel Rothschild, for example, who was “Jewish” by birth, converted early to Catholicism in his ambition for world power — and the dynasty of evil which followed under him remains Catholic to this day. Neo-Nazis simply ignore the historical fact that the Jewish people were viscously murdered during all fascist and communist national purges in the Luciferian global-elite quest for absolute and total control of the planet.
The blatantly apostate “Southern Baptist” denomination was created by financial fiat through John D. Rockefeller (a clone of the Rothschilds) for the single purpose of diluting the somewhat conservative Baptist denomination with a more “flexible” form of Christianity. This convention is run by Jesuits, and was from the beginning set up as a tool for their agenda — the heretical doctrine and compromising influence of this franchise being solely the result of Jesuit genius and Rockefeller money. Following this religious coup, the more biblically-minded “Independent Baptists” who remained Protestant to any degree found themselves surrounded by aggressive apostasy on the part of spiritually compromised “liberals” who were decidedly soft on Rome and even less committed to the authority of scripture than themselves. The treasonous hirelings who preside over this organized spiritual decline are instrumental to the ambitious global designs that would have been impossible in an environment of faithful belief in God’s word (Mt 23:13,15).
As Satan seduced Eve, easily convincing her to disobey God in the garden (Gen 2:16-17), he prevailed by simply telling her exactly what she wanted to hear (3:4-5). The devil perfectly understands man, and his trained deceivers know exactly how to manipulate him: “We’re under grace: the law is done away with: let the spirit guide you!” — as THEY then pretend to speak for that “spirit” (1st Jn 4:1). Those who live by the authority of God’s word are not easily taken in by such cheap offers of “liberation,” yet religious schools now teach conformity with the world as though it were a Christian virtue. This inclination is specifically denounced by Paul:
And be not conformed to this world [Rom 12:2];
as King David also declared:
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God [Ps 119:115].
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold [vs. 126-127].
While loyal Americans are rightly outraged that their politicians wantonly trample founding principles of American law; it is instructive to view the matter from God’s perspective, seeing that America’s theologians commit the same treason against God, altogether eviscerating his law in exchange for personal gain. There is no manner of wickedness perpetrated by government officials against their citizenry that men of the cloth do not daily commit against the Lord; even as America holds the sabbath day in contempt, a day that was established by Jesus Christ as a blessing to mankind for the express purpose of causing the world to “Remember” (Ex 20:8) that he created everything in “six days,” and then rested on the seventh day. As this nation has altogether rejected its history — the Lord establishing his sabbath day while Adam and Eve were still naked in the garden, and not giving mankind any option to “choose our own day” — Americans now fittingly find themselves ruled by their enemies, and suffering under a Godless generation of sottish children reared up in the delusion they evolved from monkeys “millions and billions of years ago” (Hos 8:7).
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day. . . . And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested . . . [Gen 2:1-3].
The Lord personally established this day for a clearly stated reason, and “blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it” because of its significance to him, which ought to satisfy anyone claiming to be a servant of the Lord, who carved his ten commandments in stone, and with great particularity “made known” his sabbath day to Israel (Neh 9:14). Whereas the Lord desired the children of Israel as his “peculiar treasure” (Deut 26:18); they stubbornly refused to obey his commandments, specifically the fourth (Neh 13:17-18), and so it is not surprising at all that Gentiles would do the same; although keeeping the sabbath day was a strikingly prominent element in the covenant with Israel, as it was also in the later extension of that covenant to include the Gentiles:
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, 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 . . . for all people [Isa 56:6-7].
As to this “covenant . . . for all people,” many Christians are vaguely aware that a covenant was made with Israel; yet almost without exception they are completely ignorant as to the covenant itself, and absolutely refuse to accept that the “new covenant” (exactly as the first) specifically includes ONLY “the house of Israel” and “Judah” (Jer 31:31), as stated again later by Paul in the new testament,
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. . . . I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts [Heb 8:7-10].
There is no “Gentile covenant” (a contradiction in terms); rather, those who are “born again” in Christ Jesus (Jn 3:7) are “graffed in” to Israel (Rom 11:13-27) and thus partake in the “new covenant” made “with the house of Israel” (Jer 31:31-33). The “words” of the first “covenant, the ten commandments” (Ex 34:28; Deut 4:13), are the same words as now in the “new covenant” (Jer 31:31) — being just the “old commandment” as it was “from the beginning” (1st Jn 2:7), now “written . . . not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart” (2nd Cor 3:3). The only thing NEW about the “new covenant” (Mt 5:18) is the change in location as to where the Lord’s commandments are “put” (Heb 10:16) — being now written in the “inward parts” and “hearts” of men (Jer 31:33; Heb 8:10). In the first instance the Lord wrote the words of his covenant on tables of stone placed in an ark (2nd Chron 5:10); and in the second he writes those same words onto the hearts and minds of whosoever will have him as “Lord” (Lk 19:14). The “law of God” is not “OVER” us, for the simple reason that it is “IN” us. If God’s law is NOT “in” a man (Jer 31:33), then he is at “enmity against God” (Rom 8:7) and cannot please him (v. 8). As it is written, “Blessed is the man that doeth this . . . that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it” (Isa 56:2); that is, all who come to Christ, including “the stranger” and “every one that keepeth the sabbath . . . and taketh hold of my covenant” (v. 6). The so-called “Gentile churches” (another contradiction in terms) (1st Cor 12:2) foolishly accepted the bald lie that “the new covenant replaced Israel with the Gentile church and did away with the law!” — when, to the contrary, the Lord calls to himself the “heathen” (Gal 2:9; 3:8) who, by the Spirit of Christ, become “fellowheirs, and of the same body” (Eph 3:6) — “graffed in” to Israel (Rom 11:17,19,23,24) — “the work of the law written in their hearts” (Rom 2:15).
Contrary to perversions of modern apostasy, it is not the ten “commandments” that were “against us” and therefore “blotted out”; but, rather, “the handwriting of ordinances” (Col 2:14), “the book of the law of Moses” (Josh 8:31) — an administrative set of regulations that was indeed “against” Israel — and, as merely a temporary “tutor” (Gal 4:1-2), would pass away. The “ministration” of Moses was “done away” by the Lord (2nd Cor 3:7) because it relied upon a covenant written outside of man, thus leaving Israel blind “in the reading of the old testament” (v. 14), which “vail is done away in Christ.”
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second [Heb 8:7].
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away [1st Cor 13:10].
We now live “under” the perfect “ministration” of Jesus Christ who, as our “high priest” (Heb 8:1), wrote his “new covenant” (the “old commandment”) “IN” us. This law was never “against us,” but given by God “for man” (Mk 2:27).
There are three options available in response to the sabbath issue: one can accept the truth and obey the Lord, or pretend that all scripture on this subject pertains to somebody else, or just ignore the matter and walk away. When the tactics of the opposition are considered, it becomes clear that Satan is the author. The slick platitudes and false arguments of mainstream religion may provide some feeble comfort to the carnal man, yet they are vacuous in doctrine and require an honest observer to consider the sheer scale of the ongoing conspiracy. Not until recently was the typical American home without the ten commandments on the kitchen wall, and it was unthinkable to suggest they were “done away with.” No fairy tales were needed to explain that “early Christians changed the sabbath day to Sunday” until it became more widely known that Sunday is not, and never was, the sabbath day. As the truth became increasingly available, establishment defenders scrambled to put together a plausible denial and counter attack. Those who maintained the heresy were not concerned about the truth, but with keeping their “place” (Jn 11:48) and saving face.
Consider, for example, the term, “Jewish sabbath.” This satanic expression (which is not contained in scripture) was fabricated to justify the satanic term, “Christian sabbath” (which also is not in scripture). The “sabbath day” is neither Christian nor Jewish: it is the Lord’s (Ezek 20:12). While a small number of professing Christians acknowledge being grafted into Israel through Christ, most immediately excuse themselves in rejecting the sabbath day under the theory that “The fourth commandment is for the Jews!” — and while claiming they can keep any day they like, some furiously insist under this reasoning that the seventh day must NOT be kept! (Jesuit sophistries such as these are presently taught by Protestant pastors as if they were the very essence of the gospel.) Being ignorant of history and sound doctrine, modern Christians refuse to consider the absurdity of such thinking as directed against Jesus Christ who is himself a “Jew” (Heb 7:14), “the Lion of the tribe of Juda” (Rev 5:5), “the King of the Jews” (Mt 27:11), and a revenger against those who despise “Judah and . . . Jerusalem” (Zech 12:1-3).
Warnings on this subject are perceived as strange in these last days because they are so very rare. Hireling ministers, altogether educated at the feet of Rome, do not “watch” (2nd Tim 4:5) and “warn” (Acts 20:31); but, to the contrary, these traitorous “guard dogs” lull their apostate congregations into a sleepy stupor while the “thief” lurks within “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy!” (Jn 10:10).
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark [Isa 56:10].
Apostate Christianity is utterly unconcerned with Rome’s evil history, while the old whore is dutifully shielded in her wickedness by the American “educational” system and “news” syndicate. Today’s Christians are almost entirely unaware of the fact that “Pope Pius” XII made an official “concordat” with the Nazis, personally blessing Hitler in his effort to exterminate the Jews; while the fascist diatribes of propagandists such as “Father” Coughlin were aired throughout the U.S. in the Vatican effort to convince Americans to join with Hitler as “God’s man of the hour.” Ecumenical “Christians” now consider it rude to mention such major events of history, and brush aside seventeen hundred years of horror during the dark ages with, “Oh, you’re just Catholic bashing!” (Gal 4:16).
Of the two women portrayed in the book of Revelation, the “woman” of God’s affection, “Israel” (Rev 12:1-16), has played the whore (Jer 2:19-28); but, nonetheless, “Zion” is the Lord’s “people” (Isa 51:16) and greatly “beloved for the fathers’ sakes” (Rom 11:28). The second “woman” (Rev 17:3), that rides “the beast” (v. 3), is the “great whore” (v. 1), “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS” (v. 5) that now rules from “Satan’s seat” (2:13) at Rome (17:9,18). This woman is “drunken with the blood of the saints” (v. 6), yet accuses Israel of the worldwide treachery of which she herself is guilty. The “whore of Revelation” (Israel’s most vicious enemy) has from the beginning enviously coveted to exercise an illegitimate and perverted form of Israelite priesthood as though her own — when, in fact, what she actually practices is the esoteric, chameleon, “MYSTERY” religion of ancient Babylon (v. 5). The Roman harlot is hated by God and will be utterly destroyed by fire (17:16; 18:8) — while every true Christian, on the other hand, is “Abraham’s seed” (Gal 3:29) and “a Jew” (Rom 2:29) by “adoption” (9:4; 11:25). It is manifest ignorance and confusion for those claiming the name of Christ to despise “the apple of his eye” (Zech 2:8-11).
While it’s true that the Israel’s priests “caused them to go astray” (Jer 50:6) — just as America’s pastors now lead America to destruction (Acts 20:29) — yet, the future course of the world will revolve around Israel as the Lord completes her restoration (Ezek 36:24,28) and glorifies himself in that nation (Isa 49:3). Though all the world should judge the Jews as unrighteous, this is of little consequence for, as it is written, “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:9-10); and, moreover, Israel is the “chosen” people of the Lord,
. . . a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth [Deut 7:6].
And so, “all Israel shall be saved” (Rom 11:26), which includes the church that is “graffed in” to her (vs. 11-24).
It is foolishness to claim (as many Christians do) that “The Jews keep the seventh day, so we should keep another day.” Those who worship God “in spirit and in truth” will obey the Lord in all things, regardless of perceived failures by Israel. While it is true that the Jews suffer “blindness in part” (v. 25), who keep the sabbath day but continue to reject their own messiah; yet, where they partially obey God and refuse to know him, millions of milky Christians partially know him but refuse to obey him. It is true that the Jews had priests who misled them and destroyed the way of their paths (Isa 3:12), yet “the churches” now tolerate wicked pastors whose sole ministry is to diminish and corrupt the Lord’s “words” (Jn 14:23; 2nd Cor 2:17), although the Lord personally defined his word as “truth” (Jn 17:17-19) and raised it above his own name! (Ps 138:2).
In response to the sabbath day issue it is very often asserted that “Keeping the sabbath is works, and we’re saved by faith!” (although the issue of “getting saved” was never part of the conversation). While it is true that salvation is not by works, it is also NOT “by faith” alone either; but, rather, “by grace . . . through faith” (Eph 2:8), and the frivolous tactic of changing the subject here only avoids the real subject, which is “the obedience of faith” (Rom 16:26). A man’s “reward” is “according as his work shall be” (Rev 22:12) and, more to the point, real “faith” produces good “fruit” (Mt 7:16), not hypocrisy and hot air.
Most religious folks are aware that if they keep the sabbath day the world will treat them like lepers, but nobody who loved God would be upset by this (Lk 6:26; 1st Cor 3:18; 4:10). The Lord said, “I receive not honour from men” (Jn 5:41) — while he said to those who obey him,
Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed [Isa 66:5].
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake [Lk 6:22].
The ocean of false pastors who reject the sabbath day nearly always argue that “The commandments were in the OLD testament and are done away with because now we have the NEW testament” — yet when it comes to the question of tithing, these Pharisees universally claim that “The church is commanded to tithe!” This claim is made in spite of the fact that the “tithe” was:
1. instituted in the OLD testament (Gen 14:13,20),
2. commanded ONLY to “Israel” (Lev 27:30-34),
3. received only by the priest tribe of Levi (Deut 14:22-29),
4. NEVER presented in the new testament,
5. NEVER applied to the church and, finally,
6. DISANNULLED in the new testament (Heb 7:5,18).
Ignoring the facts of this matter, legions of religious prostitutes dogmatically preach to their congregations that tithing applies “to the church,” while insisting that the fourth commandment is “only for the Jews!” To justify this fraud, Hebrews 7:18 is misquoted and hijacked from context by reading the word “commandment” as plural in pretending the verse disannuls the ten commandments; when, to the contrary, Hebrews 7 emphatically declares the “disannulling” of the former “commandment to take tithes of the people” (v. 5). These religious “vipers” simply cannot be trusted to “interpret” scripture (Mt 23:33), who teach that the new testament “transferred” to themselves the tithe that belonged to the priest tribe of Levi, yet “did away with” the old testament from which they plundered the entire concept!
Being perfectly comfortable with the old testament in regard to tithing, professional hypocrites display rage and contempt at NEW testament instructions to “keep the commandments” (Mt 19:17; Rev 12:17; 14:12), thus clearly revealing their corrupt spiritual nature (Mt 7:16). They CLAIM that they “don’t keep the sabbath because the old testament is done away with,” but readily go back to the old testament to extract proof-texts otherwise. In a desperate effort to show the “tithe” as valid in the new testament, they absurdly paraphrase and misquote Matthew 23:23 so as to avoid the plain reference to keeping “the law,” while devilishly “interpreting” this rebuke of “hypocrites” as an instruction for the church to “pay tithe” — thus indulging in the same hypocrisy as the Pharisees before them:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe . . . and have omitted the weightier matters of the law . . . [Mt 23:23].
Modern church leaders systematically reject all references to “commandments” or “law” (other than tithing) as NOT applicable “to the church,” which claim is exactly backwards! Observe the facts behind this hypocrisy: the “tithe” was first paid by “Abraham” directly to the Lord (Gen 14:19-20), which practice was reaffirmed in his grandson, Jacob (later re-named “Israel”), who, in bargaining with God, offered to return to God “the tenth” of all that God would give to him (Gen 28:22). The Lord accepted this offer (Lev 27:32) — an incredibly good deal for Jacob — the kindness of which the Lord passed on to Jacob’s descendants as an obligation to support the priest tribe of Levi whose office was to perform the service of the tabernacle (Num 7:1-5). The “tithe” thus became the priestly inheritance of the tribe of Levi which received no land (18:23-24); but, instead, received ten percent of the income of the other tribes that took title to the “promised” real estate (Ex 12:25). The tithe was later disannulled (in the new testament) for the stated reason that the Lord removed Levi from office (Heb 7:5-19) and took to himself, personally, the office of “high priest” (7:28; 8:1). As a result, the tithe formerly received by the sons of Levi, and paid by the other tribes, has no basis whatsoever for the church; yet the self-proclaimed “Gentile” clergy who presume to “take the place of Levi” in collecting ten percent of church income (“under grace”) are never heard to complain that tithing is “done away with” or “old testament” or “denies Christ,” when this is exactly the case in every instance!
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel [Mt 23:24].
The new testament takes away the feast day ordinances, for example, which foreshadowed the coming of Christ and separated Jews from Gentiles; but absolutely did NOT “do away” with the old testament. The new testament does in fact “establish” (Rom 3:31) and “fulfil” (Mt 5:17) the old testament, thereby making the word of God “complete” (Lev 23:15). It is true that Israel did not keep the law, and that the law is “weak through the flesh,” brings death, and cannot save us; yet the problem lies with man, not the law:
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul [Ps 19:7].
The “curse of the law” (Gal 3:13) lies in the fact that the Lord’s “perfect” law (Ps 19:7) is also “the strength of sin” (1st Cor 15:56); and while Satan’s “deceitful workers” scarcely grasp this truth as applying to themselves, they furiously deny the resulting reality, that whereas the Lord indeed “redeemed us from the curse” (Gal 3:13), he did not take away his “law”:
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law [Rom 3:31].
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love [Jn 15:10].
The crafty scribe runs to Romans and reads, “Owe no man anything, but to LLLLOVE one another: for he that loveth another hath FULFILLLLLLLED the LAAAAAAWWW ” (13:8) — and then falsely explains that the word, “fulfilled,” in this passage “means done away with!” However, the word “fulfilled” never indicates “done away with”; not as used by Paul or anyone else (Rom 8:4; 13:10; 2nd Cor 10:6; Gal 5:14; Eph 2:3; Jms 2:23; Jn 3:29; 12:38; 13:18; 15:25; 17:12,13; 18:9,32; 19:24,28,36; Mt 1:22; 2:15,17,23; 3:15; 4:14; etc.).
Paul begins Romans 13:8 with the words, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another,” because Paul, in this context, only concerns himself with what mankind owes to MEN. What man owes to God is to honor “the Son” (Jn 5:23) not only as “Saviour” (1st Jn 4:14) and “Lord” (2nd Jn 1:3); but also as “Creator” (Ecc 12:1; Jn 1:3). The Lord appointed “the seventh day” of every week to pause and reflect on his having created the universe in “six days” (Ex 20:11), a reminder of his genius and power. The Lord said, “Train up a child in the way he should go” (Prov 22:6) “in the fear of the LORD” (Acts 9:31); but, instead, Christian parents turned over their children to the high priests of government “education” who push sexual perversion, abortion, and the ravings of Darwinism. The hoax of evolution is no longer taught as “theory,” but is now dispensed by arrogant “fools” (Rom 1:22) as though undisputed “science” (1st Tim 6:20). “Christian” parents corrupt their children with pagan tales of “Santa Clause” and “Christmas” trees under the twisted excuse that this slop (Jer 10:3-4) serves as a reminder of the Lord’s birth — when, in plain point of fact, the Lord never told anyone to remember his birth, but rather to remember his “DEATH!” (1st Cor 11:26). In the same way, deceived “experts” teach that Sunday and Easter “remind us of the resurrection” (a notion not in scripture), while openly despising the commandment to “Remember the sabbath day,” which the Lord set in stone for a good reason. Americans generally ignored this commandment, and their children now slavishly believe that the world and its diversity of life resulted from an endless series of random accidents following a great cosmic “EXPLOSION!” (Gal 6:7).
Because various “ordinances” of the old testament are plainly disannulled in the new testament, it is typically just falsely asserted that “commandments” and “ordinances” are “the same thing.” Thus, the same Baptist doctor who chants, “Things different are not the same” — to force the “kingdom of heaven” and the “kingdom of God” to be two different kingdoms (and thereby escape Matthew 5:19) — now simply ignores his own rule and pretends that “ordinances” and “commandments” are exactly the same thing! “Since Paul did away with the ordinances . . .” the doctor insists, “then the commandments are done away with, too!” (quoting the doctor), “You can’t distinguish between them.” Yet, scripture makes just this distinguishment, and does so repeatedly:
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God [1st Cor 7:19].
When “salvation” went out to the Gentiles (Rom 11:11), the “ordinances” (which kept Israel separate from the Gentiles) became meaningless (Eph 2:12-19; Gal 3:7). Scripture simply emphasizes what should be obvious to everyone, that the ten “commandments” are not “ordinances,” and not “Jewish.”
Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, thou shalt not covet [Rom 7:7].
God’s law makes “sin” to be SEEN as sin! This is not a fault in the law; but, to the contrary, this is exactly its purpose:
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful [Rom 7:12-13].
Paul states, “For I delight in the law of God” (v. 22), and again, “So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin” (v. 25). Seminary trained “bible scholars” insanely violate this passage in Romans so as to extract absurd “proof-texts” that are diametrically opposed to Paul’s precisely stated doctrine on this subject, wresting this perfectly clear scripture by insisting that “the LAAAAAWW of SINNNNNAA and DEATHTHTHAA” discussed by Paul is a reference to “the ten commandments!” In plain point of fact, however, Paul here distinguishes between two opposing laws (v. 23) of which he “delights” in one, “the law of God” that he does indeed “serve” (v. 25) “with the mind,” while admitting that his “flesh” serves “another law” (“the law of sin and death”) that resides “in” his “members” (v. 23) — the “law” of his flesh! (v. 18). Paul’s doctrinal clarity in regard to “the law of the LORD” is entirely wasted on the wicked false shepherds whose intent lies in disposing of God’s law with fraudulent argument and diabolic perversions of scripture (Jn 8:44). In contrast with these vipers, Paul’s intent was
that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit . . . [while, to the contrary] the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be [Rom 8:4-7].
If a man is “converted” he gets the “mind of Christ” (1st Cor 2:16), while the “carnal mind” remains against God because it is in rebellion against his law. By claiming that “Christians” are “not subject to the law” a person testifies against himself that he is still “carnal” and unconverted! (Anyone who doesn’t understand this point, most likely doesn’t want to understand it.) Paul declares that those “in Christ Jesus,” against whom there is “no condemnation,”
walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit [Rom 8:1];
while, in turn, those who are “after the flesh” are defined (in verse 6) as being “carnally minded”; and the fact that “the carnal mind is enmity against God” is expressly stated as being for the reason that
it is not subject to the law of God [Rom 8:7].
Those who “are after the flesh” often feel the need to pretend they are “after the spirit” (v. 5) by manifesting all manner of faked “spiritual gifts” because “the righteousness of the law” is indeed “fulfilled in us,” but not in them (v. 4). Modern denominational Christians are taught the lie that “The spiritual man is NOT subject to the law” — when, in fact, the truth is just the OPPOSITE:
the carnal mind . . . is not subject to the law . . . , [and] neither indeed can be [Rom 8:7].
Being desperate for anything useable in their war against the sabbath day, religious con-artists frequently resort to Colossians 2:16 as a means to titillate the ignorant and the gullible when attacking the fourth commandment; however, the present issue is completely unrelated to this verse:
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days [Col 2:16].
Chapter two in Colossians does not involve itself with “commandments,” but “ordinances” — and Paul in this chapter lists various “ordinances” concerning which the church is not to allow itself to be judged by anyone. “Circumcision” (v. 11), for example, and “meat” (v. 16) — as to whether “clean” or “unclean” — no longer serve any purpose because there is no need for outward distinction between Jew and Gentile in the Lord (1st Cor 12:13). Seventh Day Adventists, for example, bastardize this truth by promoting various vegetarian “doctrines of devils” (1st Tim 4:1-4), thus plainly exposing the satanic foundation of their religion and showing themselves personally “weak in the faith” (Rom 14:1-3); and while it is true that no man is defiled by what goes “into” his “mouth,” the Adventist defiles himself by the devilish doctrine that issues OUT of it (Mt 15:11). The term, “sabbath days,” in Colossians refers to the “feast days” of yearly celebration which the Jews intermingled with pagan traditions (just as professing Christians do today with Easter, “Halloween,” and “Christmas”). This leaven is an affront to God.
. . . the new moons and sabbaths . . . [are] iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth. . . . I am weary to bear them [Isa 1:13-14].
These “sabbaths” of “iniquity” began as Israel’s monthly and yearly “appointed feasts,” or feast day “sabbaths” (Hosea 2:11), which they later perverted, and the Lord thus HATED, even in the days of Isaiah, Hosea, and Amos:
I hate, I despise your feast days [Amos 5:21].
The feast days had become like modern Mardigras festivals (a heathen appendage of the pagan Catholic “Lent”); and, in the second chapter of Colossians, Paul is plainly warning believers not to allow themselves to be pressured into participating in these corrupted “ordinances,” here identified as “new moons” and “sabbath days” (v. 16). (Although these were designed by God to worship him (Ezek 46:3; Neh 10:33), Israel ignored the Lord’s instruction in this regard and made their high feast days a stink in his nose.) This historical apostasy is well understood by today’s educated deceivers who nonetheless hold the Lord’s “commandments” in contempt and violently twist Paul’s words by ignoring the context for Colossians 2:16, as found in verse 14, “blotting out the handwriting of ordinances.” The “commandments” are distinctly NOT “ordinances” — and are distinguishable by the fact that they’re NOT handwritten, but “written with the finger of God” (Ex 31:18; 32:16), which is to say “without hands” (Col 2:11). The determined practice of blurring the distinction between “commandments” and “ordinances” is not a result of ignorance, but a strategy of “evil men and seducers” (2nd Tim 3:13) serving an old and devilish agenda. Like Paul, Isaiah strongly UPHOLDS the weekly “covenant” sabbath (56:2,6; 58:13-14), and so it is absurd to imagine that Isaiah in the first chapter of Isaiah is “doing away with the fourth commandment,” or that Paul is doing so in Colossians.
Galatians 4:7-10 is often used as a proof-text against the sabbath day under the perverted theory that Paul’s stated opposition to “observing days” serves to disannul the fourth commandment (yet, we are not to think this interpretation would prevent birthday cakes, “Christmas” presents, or Easter bunnies). Such twisted logic forces an impossible contradiction in the bible and makes hypocrites of those who routinely observe Mother’s Day, the fourth of July, and Sunday! The truth is that any professing Christian who rejects the Lord’s commandments is simply a “liar,” and he cannot talk his way out of it:
. . . hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him [1st Jn 2:3-4].
For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. . . . There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God [Heb 4:4-9].
Mainstream religion contradicts the Lord by insisting that the Lord’s “rest” is “done away with,” and so the churches reveal themselves to be filled with liars (Rom 3:4).
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk, even as he walked. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning [1st Jn 2:5-7].
Satan’s desire to cripple scripture by forcing artificial division between the old and new testaments is commonly seen in the frequent assertion that “The Jews were under the law in the old testament, but we’re under grace in the new testament,” a half-truth designed to discredit the commandments. To the contrary, the ten commandments remain completely intact in the new testament, just as God’s grace was found throughout the old testament: Noah “found grace” (Gen 6:8), Lot found grace (Gen 19:19), Moses found grace (Ex 33:12,17), Gideon found grace (Judges 6:17-23), and moreover, “all the families of Israel . . . found grace” (Jer 31:1-2). Deceived Christians simply imagine God’s grace to be some NEW thing that only applies to themselves due to their conceited false belief that they’re “SPECIAL” (Deut 7:6); while insisting that the fourth commandment does NOT apply to themselves based on their (self-admitted) claim that they’re still “Gentiles” (1st Cor 12:2) — which is to say, still “heathen” (Gal 1:16; 2:9; 3:8).
Whereas the Lord established the sabbath day in the very beginning, strongly emphasized it in the ten commandments and throughout both testaments, and then finished the new testament with a clear instruction to “do his commandments” (Rev 22:14); it is simply staggering to contemplate that anyone could think himself a “bible-believer” and at the same time reject the sabbath day. The reality behind this enigma is that unconverted men deeply resent having the Lord “reign over them” (Lk 19:14,27). Modern orthodoxy avoids even the idea that proselytes call on the “Lord Jesus,” as if the Lordship of Christ (Ex 15:3) were an insult to notions of “democratic” sensibilities, and a threat to cherished pagan traditions — and so the neophyte is taught to pray, “Jesus, come into my heart,” when what the man really needs is a “new heart” (Ezek 36:26) that will allow him, as a new creature, to become the Lord’s TRUE “servant” (Jn 12:26). The greatest potential for failure in stewardship lies in a man’s inability to make up his silly mind about WHOM he is actually going to “serve” (Mt 6:24; Rom 6:16; 1st Cor 7:23). This problem results from a “heart condition” left to mankind by Adam (Ps 51:10), and cultivated from birth by Satan: it festers in many who think themselves “born again” — while they adamantly “resist the Holy Ghost” (Zech 7:12; Acts 7:51).
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always [Deut 5:22-29].
Within the text of the fourth commandment itself the Lord emphasized his reason for choosing the seventh day, as opposed to another day (Ex 20:11), commanding to “rest” on that day because, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen 1:1) — not the Jewish heaven and earth — and then “rested on the seventh day” (Gen 2:2-3). The day in question will not CHANGE unless the God of “creation” changes it. Many “Christians” presumptuously claim that “In Christ, ALL days are holy!” The purveyors of this “vain jangling” clearly seek to hide behind a spiritual aura; but, like any crooked politician, they merely avoid the issue: the commandment not only states “Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy” (Ex 20:10), but also commands that on this day “thou shalt not do any work” — yet Paul declares that “if any would not work, neither should he eat” (2nd Thes 3:10) — as it is written, “Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work” (Ex 20:9) — and so it is impossible for “all days” to be kept “holy” as suggested.
In trying to justify the change of the sabbath, it is often claimed that all days are now “the same,” yet those who pretend to hold this opinion nevertheless make it perfectly clear that they do not consider every day the same at all. From Communism to “women’s lib,” Satan’s “equality” strategy has been used to achieve his goals, but his views on “equality” are certainly not equal. Consider, for example, how easily the bible was removed from the schools by claiming a desire to merely teach evolution in the classroom “equally along with creation” — as was done for a brief interim — but when the fraud of evolution became somewhat accepted through lies, propaganda, intimidation, and bribery; the bible was summarily kicked to the curb (Lk 16:13). Those who accept Sunday as a valid alternative to the sabbath day are strangely consistent in using the identical tactics, and their arguments are flatly rejected by the Lord.
Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men [Mt 15:6-9].
Things never change because the hearts of unconverted men remain the same, and those who lead the churches in apostasy are the spiritual descendants of those whom the Lord already rejected — who justify themselves in their heresy by appealing to human tradition. The Lord described them perfectly.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men. . . . Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition [Mk 7:6-9].
The modern religious propensity for shoveling emotional hogwash while spurning the Lord’s commandments is well represented by the declaration, “I like a lot less law and a lot more grace” (a fleshy opinion that would be applauded by many so-called “Christians”); however, anyone in love with the “truth” (Jn 18:38) is not particularly excited about what he “likes,” or with what others like (Philip 4:8; Ps 19:9). The question that matters is, “What does the Lord like?”
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man [Ecc 12:13].
As the “World Council of Churches” (a front for the CFR and Communist International) pushes to get women and sodomites into the pulpits; its corporate executives just ignore the fact that God addressed these issues and said that he was not going to have it! He said it in the old testament (Lev 20:13; 18:22; Deut 23:17; 22:5) and then he said it again in the NEW testament (1st Tim 2:11,12; Rom 1:27,32; 1st Cor 6:9-10; 14:34; 1st Tim 1:10; Jude 7). In response to these verses the devil’s hired guns simply redirect the conversation by citing a passage such as Galatians 3:28 (concerning “salvation”) for a proof-text in the matter, while rejecting all scripture pertaining to SEX roles, which is the issue. If the point is raised to these Marxist-Catholic politicians to the effect that their agenda is not conformable with scripture, they immediately launch into a tirade about “loving our fellow man” — and while they pay lip-service to the bible when necessary as a tactical measure, their fruit reveals that they care nothing about what God said: they are the enemies of Christ, and their goals are completely unrelated to “love” or “sound doctrine.”
It is frequently argued that the sabbath day is done away because “Jesus ëharvested’ on the sabbath,” a claim that demonstrates both ignorance and contempt of God’s word. This accusation has been used for two thousand years, yet the bible does not accuse the Lord of harvesting on the sabbath day, stating only that “his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat” (Lk 6:1). Further, the Lord did NOT say that the sabbath is “done away,” nor even hint at such an idea; rather, he defended his disciples against the false accusation that they had done “that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days” (v. 2). The law of Israel did not forbid anyone to “EAT” on the sabbath; but only not to “work” on that day. Eating in a field is perfectly lawful (Lev 23:22) and would only be “unlawful” if the disciples had taken a “sickle” to the corn (Deut 23:25) or put it in a “vessel” (v. 24) — and if they had thus indeed been “harvesting” their act would constitute theft, regardless of the day. Nonetheless, the Lord is accused of breaking his own commandments (Ex 20:15), who said, “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments . . . shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven”! (Mt 5:17).
In the insane and desperate effort to discredit the sabbath day, the Lord’s words are ignored and perverted while focusing on the claims of those who hated him! For example, it is argued that “Jesus did away with the sabbath by healing on that day,” thus repeating the deranged accusation of the Pharisees, who fabricated this absurdity against the Lord — NOT because they “loved the law” — but because they, like their counterparts today, wished to APPEAR holy while plotting the Lord’s murder (Mt 26:4):
And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him [Lk 6:7].
The modern belief, that it was unlawful for the Lord to “heal” on the sabbath day was personally contradicted by the Lord who stated that it is indeed “lawful on the sabbath days to do good. . . . And they were filled with madness!” (Lk 6:9-11). The Jewish leaders who hated the Lord did so because he was righteous and they were evil (Jn 8:37-44); however, they could not bring criminal charges on this basis, and so, to satiate their fury, they created the pretext of his violating the sabbath day — the same accusation made today by professing Christians! Whereas the Lord taught that “to do good“ unto others is always acceptable; the Pharisees found the Lord offensive, just as deceived Christians now find the sabbath day offensive; yet the charges hurled against the Lord of “breaking the sabbath” are nonsense.
The Lord conspicuously kept the sabbath day by personally teaching on that day in the synagogue, although legions of hypocrites (who otherwise obsess about the Lord being “our example”) strangely fail to see the obvious.
And [the Lord] 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 [Lk 4:16].
Again, in Luke 13:10, when a woman came to him to be healed, he “was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath,” as also in the case of the man with a withered hand (Lk 6:6). (Think about it, that the pagan orthodox churches refuse to even look at these verses!)
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked [1st Jn 2:6].
At this point, enraged hypocrites typically begin ripping pages from their bibles as they race to Acts 20:7 to prove that “Paul held ‘services’ on Sunday” (but succeed only in revealing their own wickedness). The strategy in this wresting of scripture is twofold: first, the dupe must be made to assume that the significance of the verse lies in the fact that the first day has just begun, rather than understanding that the sabbath day has just ended — in the transition taking place Saturday evening (Lev 23:32) — and secondly, the term, “to break bread,” must here be assumed as a reference to “communion,” which is also false (Lk 24:30,35, etc.). Paul at this time gave a lengthy dinner speech “until midnight,” yet the scoundrels who push Acts 20:7 as a proof-text for Sunday never claim this verse establishes precedent for “doing communion” in the middle of the night! (If such persons really believed this passage alters the fourth commandment because of the DAY of Paul’s last dinner engagement with his friends, it is truly revealing that they care nothing about the TIME of it.) Paul certainly did not imply any “change” in the sabbath day by afterward going out to eat, and no rational person would be inclined to think so.
And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight [Acts 20:7].
The many deceivers who cite this verse to prove Paul was part of the plot “to change Saturday to Sunday” uniformly refuse to consider other passages in Acts which show this pretense to be absurd; and by their devious tactics in avoiding those verses, they further reveal themselves already aware that Paul, the apostle “to the Gentiles” (Rom 15:16), in fact, regularly congregated with his proselytes on the sabbath day!
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 God. And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God [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 . . . of the devout Greeks a great multitude [17:2-4].
And [Paul] reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks [18:4].
When Satan’s agents run to Acts 20:7 to justify the claim that Paul “changed the sabbath to the first day of the week,” they only prove that they have an agenda other than “the truth” and that they are comfortable “walking in craftiness” and “handling the word of God deceitfully” (2nd Cor 4:2).
The reality is that money is simply never to be handled on the sabbath day (Neh 13:15-18), although there is a nearly universal imposture in today’s harlot churches of whining for money every Sunday and calling this depravity “fellowship.” In trying to defend this apostasy, 1st Corinthians 16:2 is turned on its head to support the outrage that Paul “shifted tithing to the first day of the week” in making Sunday the “new Christian sabbath,” when, to the contrary, Paul said this so as to keep the sabbath day holy (Ex 20:8), because on this day money is not collected for anything (Neh 10:31-33). Paul merely observed scripture, which is altogether unthinkable today. Further, in regard to the blatant fraud behind this heresy, “tithing” has nothing whatsoever to do with Paul’s statement.
Now concerning the collection for the saints . . . Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store . . . [1st Cor 16:1-2].
“Upon the first day of the week” (which is to say, “immediately at the end of the sabbath day”) is the earliest opportunity for each saint to “lay by him in store” any money he decides to give to Christians suffering in the Roman persecution — and yet not profane the sabbath day! This prohibition is lost on those who consider the handling of money to be the main Sunday event; and, by their criminal distortion of Paul in trying to displace the sabbath, they show that they can not in any case be trusted with doctrine.
If something SIGNIFICANT were desired in comparing “one” with “seven,” it is noteworthy that Noah’s ark “rested in the seventh month . . . upon the mountains of Ararat” (Gen 8:4); that a “servant . . . in the seventh [year] . . . shall go out free” (Ex 21:2); that in “the seventh year” the “land” should “rest” (Ex 23:10-11; Lev 25:4); that for a man who is “unclean” (Num 19:11-12), “on the seventh day he shall be clean”; that “manna” should not be gathered and would not be found “on the seventh day” (Ex 16:26); that in Ezra, chapter seven, verse seven, “the children . . . went up . . . unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of . . . the king”; that Enoch, resurrected without ever having seen death, was “the seventh from Adam” (Jude 14); and twenty times “on the seventh day thou shalt rest” (Ex 23:12, etc.). Joshua compassed Jericho “seven times” on “the seventh day” (Josh 6:15) with “seven priests” bearing “seven trumpets” (6:4), who “brought the walls down” at the “seventh” trump (1st Cor 15:52) at which there was a “great shout” (Josh 6:5,20; 1st Thes 4:16-17; Jer 25:30; Isa 42:13; Ps 47:5) at which the people “ascend” (Josh 6:5) “so that the people went up” (v. 20; Rev 11:12) — after which the place was destroyed “with fire” (Josh 6:24; 2nd Thes 1:8; Mt 3:10-12), exactly as the Lord had done before (Gen 19:24) and will do again on a world scale (2nd Ptr 3:7-12). These verses wonderfully foreshadow both the resurrection and the day of the Lord’s glory in the last days as revealed in the book of Revelation where the “seven angels which had the seven trumpets” (Rev 8:6) prepare to sound under the “seventh seal” (v. 1), and “in the days of the voice of the seventh angel” (10:7), after “the seven angels” pour out “the seven vials full of the seven last plagues” (21:9), it is “finished” (11:15); which is the beginning of the SEVENTH and LAST “thousand years” of earth inhabited by man (20:2-7). The seventh day is “the example and shadow” (Heb 8:5) of this thousand-year reign of Christ, wherein the world will finally have “rest” after six thousand years of rule by Satan.
There are many sabbath keeping churches today that are faithful to God’s word (not to be confused with the cult of Ellen White, Inc.), although this will be denied by the numerous partisans and apologists of mainstream religion. Bible-believing Christians have always been hated by those who are “drunk” on fornication with Rome (Rev 17:1-2; 18:3; Jn 17:14); and keeping the sabbath day “doesn’t seem right” to a carnal man simply because he naturally trusts his instincts concerning what he thinks IS “right.”
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death [Prov 14:12].
The problem for most people in regard to what “seems” right is that “the love of the truth” (an acquired taste) is generally seen as less rewarding than the comfort of being among the majority (Lk 12:42). Carnal Christians uniformly tend to reject what is perceived as minority opinion (Mt 7:13-14) because their fleshly priorities overshadow any personal desire to actually serve the Lord; and in exchange for weekly sermons on “tithing” and “mistakes in the bible,” such persons can be happily insulated from the burden of having to THINK, or “study” God’s word (2nd Tim 2:15); and, just like the world they love (1st Jn 2:15), they seek the honor and acceptance OF MEN. Concerning this, the Lord said,
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? [Jn 5:44].
Throughout history, faithful Christians who viewed the contempt of this world a small thing next to “the truth” did not accept the absurd lie (as taught today) that God allowed his law to be changed by anyone; much less by a Roman “Pope!” During the span of fifteen hundred years of spiritual darkness that included intense propaganda, imprisonment, torture, and slaughter of true Christians under the iron fist of Rome; a remnant of bible-believing Christians kept the sabbath day (1st Kings 19:18). They suffered the butchering of their families and were forced into hiding, starved to death, and hunted for sport like animals. Where Christians today reject the sabbath day without giving it a single thought, true “early Christians” were viciously persecuted for their faith simply because they refused to cast aside the Lord’s word; and so they were burned alive, buried alive, boiled alive, disemboweled, left hanging from trees by the thousands, pulled apart in the rack, and pushed off cliffs onto sharp stakes; having first been made to watch as their wives and children went before them.
In the face of these atrocities, real Christians continued through the centuries to keep the commandments until they were nearly all hunted down and murdered. Men, women, and children accepted this fate rather than deny scripture. This is in stark contrast with modern Christianity that thinks the sabbath day doesn’t matter, and believes in a “pre-trib rapture” under the delusion that “A loving God wouldn’t let his people suffer!” (Ps 44:22; 79:2). With two thousand years of history now buried by a corrupt federal education system (in league with an elitist press of cloned talking heads), apostate churches are unrestrained in repeating the fantasy that the sabbath day was changed “by early Christians!” (the label of “Christian” being bandied by the press to mean “Catholic,” while describing true Christians in terms that imply “cult” status) (Acts 28:22). As America becomes increasingly controlled by those who despise Jesus Christ and his word, the Lord is ever more conspicuous in withdrawing his blessing from this nation that now drowns in false doctrine, perversion, corruption, devilish butchery of babies, perplexity, confusion, invasion by enemies, and hopeless debt (Deut 15:6).
If anyone really sought the truth of this matter in the light of God's word as led by the Holy Spirit, there would be no question of “changes” made to the fourth commandment. The facts are clear: the commandment to keep the sabbath day was set forth by the Lord in the strongest possible terms (Num 15:32-35); there was never any question in regard to which day it was; and there is no biblical support whatsoever of “changing” it. Historical evidence abounds, however, as to the long sordid history of how the sabbath day was in fact “changed”: (1) “early Christians” had nothing to do with it, (2) early Christians were condemned to death by Rome because they continued to keep the sabbath day, and (3) Satan is the one who from the beginning has devised every attempt to “change” the sabbath day, as he has insanely sought to corrupt everything connected with the Lord’s kingdom.
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 [Dan 7:25].
Because the Lord said, “meddle not with them that are given to change” (Prov 24:21), true Christians (by definition) would not have “changed” the sabbath day — and neither would they now be justifying those who did. “Early Christians” moved in different circles than those who think in this way, and they had no part with worshipping the “queen of heaven” (Jer 44:17-19, 25), “adoring” idols, saying “novenas,” thumbing beads, and “crossing” themselves. Early Christians were not “celebrating the mass,” professing the glories of Mary, or seeking intercession with God through graven images, the “Mother of God,” or dead “saints” — and they paid no regard to the long line of Roman “Popes” claiming to “take the place of Christ.” True servants of Jesus Christ did not ignore God’s word in favor of what any unholy “Fathers” had to say about anything (Mt 23:9); and neither were they “praying for the dead,” buying “indulgences,” or keeping Sunday. How bizarre it is that modern “Christian” pastors find these gross heresies to be “of no importance,” yet view the keeping of the sabbath day as a threat to Christian civilization (v. 24).
Seventeen hundred years ago, the devil proselytized by chains and fire, and thumbed his nose at the God of heaven through the Roman tyrant, Constantine. Christians within his reach were ultimately forced by law to rest “on the venerable day of the Sun,” and further forbidden on pain of death to be idle on the seventh day. Constantine, like the Caesars before him, and the Roman “Popes” after him, was utterly pagan and antichrist; and his religion, the Babylonian cult of the “sun god” (now “Roman Catholicism”) had existed for two thousand years before he was born. The sun god is still honored throughout the world by the same pagan sunburst that remains today on the Catholic altar, while public rituals exalting this “visible god” (the so-called “Eucharist”) are openly flaunted in nations where, by reason of absolute Catholic power, no cosmetic masking of overt evil is required. The ancient religion of Constantine is brazenly labeled “Christianity” by the prostitute political consortium which now collaborates in unison to protect the enshrinement of Sunday as the “Christian sabbath.”
The Babylonian whore at Rome adopted and crafted her various pagan practices, blasphemous traditions, and satanic doctrine while deftly obscuring her witchcraft with Christian sounding terminology; and, at the same time, methodically murdering true Christians who remained faithful to scripture — forcing whole nations at the point of a sword to become Catholic or die on the spot as martyrs. This is the methodology that “evangelized” native populations from South America to Mexico by black-robed priests and their fascist military escorts; as also in Spain, Italy, Poland, and throughout the world. The “universal church” of Catholicism became the chosen means of enslavement used by Satan’s elite dynasties in acquiring their wealth and ascending to power; and, whereas it is often stated that “Rome fell,” it did not. Caesar’s throne was merely moved across the street to a more luxurious location at the Vatican — the former “god-man” at Rome to become the blaspheming “Holy Father” (Jn 17:11) who “takes the place of Christ” (Jn 16:7; 14:26; Mt 12:31), with nothing else changing in the least.
The “MYSTERY” religion (Rev 17:5) of Rome (v. 9) relentlessly expanded its dominion “over the kings of the earth” (v.18) through its Jesuit Generals, “Popes,” Nuncios, politicians, secret societies, and assassins. Deception, murder, conspiracy, and spiritual drunkenness (vs. 1,2,6) are still the tools of her trade; and her agenda is still implemented by propaganda, bribery, intimidation, false witness, infiltration, sedition, treason, and genocide. During the “dark ages” (the “golden years” for papists, or “middle ages” for those who wish to appear neutral), the “blood of the saints” was spilled in torrents, exactly as stated in the bible (v. 6); yet, in spite of her service to Satan, the harlot will, in the last days, be tossed aside by the elite. (Such has always been the fate of hookers when no longer needed.) The tricky thing about a “whore” riding a “beast” (vs. 1-3) is that, under casual scrutiny, it’s not immediately obvious who is really in control, and who is only being temporarily “used” — yet the Lord’s elect know exactly how this will unfold (vs. 15-18).
Lazy and apostate churches that failed in their leadership to fully comprehend the wicked craftiness of the Roman Leviathan would become tempted by ecumenical offers of “peace” (Dan 8:25) and “unity” with Rome (2nd Cor 6:14-17) during periods of history when the scarlet harlot was unable to annihilate them by war and bloody purges. Faithful Christians and churches refused these offers and continued to keep the sabbath day in spite of horrific persecution. It is the nature of warfare, however, that those who conquer also write the history books; and, thus, the labels of “Christian” and “cult,” were politically assigned by the Catholic dynasty that owned the sheriff — and, today, the Roman whore has television, newspapers, radio, Hollywood, and “Protestant churches” to defend and promote her lying propaganda.
Corporate religion is now entirely fixated on the goal of a world-wide political utopia (Prov 11:21), and under this agenda, “love of the truth” is nothing but an impediment to “progress” (2nd Thes 2:10). (Individuals can repent of their wickedness, but religious bureaucracies are famously unable to do this.) Denominational loyalty is seen as much more compelling than any “narrow” confidence in God’s word (Mt 7:14), and for those who incline toward the path of least resistance when doctrine is at stake, pervading opinion overwhelmingly finds the sabbath day to be an “unnecessary burden,” yet the Lord said,
And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God [Jer 23:36].
Those who consider the things of the Lord a “burden” clearly identify themselves as not having the “mind of Christ,” who said, “my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Mt 11:30).
The modern practice of calling Sunday “the Lord’s day” is purely the result of a preposterous fraud intended to impress the naive and the ignorant. In a ruthless war of propaganda and deceit, “Pope” Sylvester, the Catholic bishop of Rome (314-335 A.D.), conspired to gloss Sunday with a label stolen from the book of Revelation (1:10) a scam intended to justify the ongoing slaughter of Christians who refused to adopt the “day of the sun god” as a substitute for “the seventh day” of the week. This term (in Rev 1:10), of course, has nothing to do with Sunday, nor does it refer to any day of the week at all: John was taken forward in time to actually SEE the great “day of the Lord” (Acts 2:20) as prophesied in scripture by more than twenty different titles (Isa 2:12; 34:8; Zeph 1:14,18; Rom 2:5; 1st Cor 1:8; 5:5; Philip 1:6; 2nd Thes 2:2; Rev 6:17; etc.); and John is not here changing the sabbath day, but witnessing the glory of the Lord’s future return as it will be seen “on the Lord’s day.” Sylvester boldly misapplied this title as a means to enhance Sunday (just as the “queen of heaven” that God hates (Jer 7:18) was given the name of “Mary” to make Rome’s pagan idolatry more palatable). Thus, Satan schemed to support his treachery in trashing the fourth commandment, while at the same time obscuring the real “day of the Lord” — that very “great and dreadful day” (Mal 4:5) in which “the heavens . . . pass away with a great noise, and the elements . . . melt with fervent heat” (2nd Ptr 3:10,12), a day of “darkness” (Joel 2:2; Amos 5:18), and “destruction from the Almighty” (Joel 1:15) wherein the Lord comes in “vengeance” (Jer 46:10) and “power and great glory” (Mt 24:29-30) to raise his “elect” (v. 31) and kill his enemies (Ps 110:5-6). This singular “day” of the Lord’s fury will “burn as an oven” (Mal 4:1), the most “terrible day” ever to be seen on earth (Joel 2:31). Worldly churches utterly reject this “great day” and carefully avoid every reminder of its reality (Rev 16:14). Today’s lukewarm and doctrinally unfaithful Christians fall prey to Satan’s intrigues because they foolishly believe they can have the God of heaven and at the same time keep their pagan traditions and false doctrine; yet it is impossible to serve two masters (Mt 6:24). Mankind is glaringly reluctant to accept this simple foundational truth.
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him [1st Kings 18:21].
For two thousand years, real Christians lost their lives (Lk 21:16) and families (Mt 10:34-37) because they actually came out (Rev 18:4) of this devilish pollution of modern Baal worship — while the steeples, images, crosses, stained glass windows, and corrupt doctrine of the various daughter harlot churches still bear stark witness against themselves as to their pagan roots and Roman heritage. Most religious people simply assume that their denominational affiliation is approved by God (with little regard as to whether it was casually selected, chosen at random, or inherited from parents) and fail to see that their “religion” is precisely their problem,
. . . but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise [2nd Cor 10:12].
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth [v. 18].
Approval from the Lord involves an enduring standard of truth concerning which mankind is woefully unfamiliar;
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth [Jn 4:23-24].
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart [1st Sam 12:24].
Faithful churches in the Lord will not typically be found as most Americans imagine (1st Cor 3:9); but, according to the Lord’s grace and mercy, they do still exist — even as they always have (Rom 16:5; 1st Cor 16:19; Col 4:15). In seeking fellowship in the Lord it would be rare to find a scripturally faithful church by looking in the yellow pages; but, more likely, by simply doing as instructed (Mt 5:14-16), those who love the Lord “in truth” will find others who are like-minded; and such a collection of souls is “the church” as the Lord defined it (Acts 8:3). Such men recognize each other through “the foolishness of preaching” (in the jungle or on the street) by their mutual love of the Lord and his word, and faithfulness to his doctrine (1st Tim 4:16). If what a man loves is his denominational “religion,” his whorish spiritual condition is manifest and he will certainly have the “fellowship” he deserves (Lk 6:39; 1st Jn 1:5-7).
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them [Eph 5:11].
Twenty-first century “Christians” fancy themselves too “wise” (Rom 1:22) and too “educated” (2nd Tim 3:7) to be deceived by Satan (Rev 12:9); yet, the sad truth is that America’s churches are, for the most part, blasphemous, ignorant, proud, pagan, and ready for slaughter. Their blind religious leaders and media gurus by the thousands are in love with the world (Jms 4:4) and manipulated by “the love of money.” Politically entangled “false teachers” — the “beloved and admired” institutional Philistines of American religion — openly flaunt their ecumenical heresies and ill-gotten wealth, while thinking their spiritual potency to be gauged on the basis of how quickly they conform to the latest perversities dictated by the gods of political-correctness.
In the 1980’s, with America already entrenched in rampant apostasy and hopelessly corrupt politics, bumper stickers everywhere declared “Feel the power of pride” and “We’re number one!” — clearly indicating the nation’s impending doom (Prov 16:18). Now racing headlong toward bankruptcy, slavery, and genocide; Americans pretend they are only in a “temporary slump” as they trade away their former God-given “liberty” for the false hopes of international agreements, global partnerships, and treasonous government “security” schemes (1st Thes 5:3). The Lord has spoken concerning this classic downward spiral of national blindness:
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: they would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices [Prov 1:25-31].
The corrupt churches that led the way in abandoning the King James Bible were the first to be deceived by the onslaught of propaganda issuing from the puppet masters of the new world order, eagerly accepting their treasonous role in sabotaging the American people’s trust of the Holy Bible so as to destroy their sovereignty and Godly liberty. As the harlot churches now return to their spiritual “MOTHER” in pursuing the seduction of unified global religion, they adopt the parallel agenda of the political “left” in paving the way for the elitist dream of unified world government (1st Jn 4:5). Just as apostate German churches submitted to Hitler, apostate American churches now acquiesce to the same fascist influence — resenting, accusing, and holding in contempt those servants of the Lord who perceive the evil, and refuse to follow (Jn 10:5).
But . . . there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies. . . . And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of [2nd Ptr 2:1-2].
With America rotting like the rest of the world and rapidly becoming insignificant in the evolving global plantation, the American people are being maneuvered into total slavery by a satanic partnership of corporate government, national press, and federalized churches (Mt 15:14). The cronies who operate in this elitist consortium of illicit power defend themselves against growing public awareness of the increasingly obvious by brandishing the juvenile accusation of “conspiracy theorist” (Ezek 22:25), a lame psychological tactic used to defend the establishment’s “secret” agenda that is now completely exposed. The American Republic has exhausted itself in the task of implementing a Luciferian world empire, having provided the massive finances and technology necessary to forcibly implement a seamless network of integrated fascist control over the planet; and America’s national sovereignty must now be dismantled and its people reduced to poverty. This can not be hidden; but, as a practical matter, there is no need to hide it. For their part, American churches are blind to their wretched condition (Rev 3:17) and are in utter denial of their own central role in bringing about the treasonous cancer that destroys their nation from within (Zech 7:11-13).
It is far too late for America to save itself through politics or revolution; and, as dismal as the political outlook becomes, the spiritual future for “Christians” not born again (Jn 3:3,7) in Jesus Christ is infinitely worse (Lk 13:23-28); though they are patriotic, prosperous, proud, and confidant.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not . . . 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 [Mt 7:19-23].
Two thousand years ago Paul perfectly described today’s generation, and exactly diagnosed the problem:
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ . . . preach . . . reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables [2nd Tim 4:1-4].
This saying is now fulfilled and the day quickly approaches.
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law [Ps 119:126].
True “early Christians” understood precisely how that men ought to think in this matter, although their Godly admonition is largely scorned by what passes now for modern Christianity (Hos 7:2):
We ought to obey God rather than men [Acts 5:29].
As the Lord punished and scattered Israel because of her rebellion against him (Lev 26:15-17), corporate Christianity now stands at the same abyss (Rom 2:9-13), whose false shepherds and lukewarm congregations refuse to obey the Lord according to his revealed word — a Godly gift now openly despised among them — preferring, as did unconverted Israel, to serve the gods of “money” and “hypocrisy.”
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves [Jms 1:22].
Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel [Isa 5:24].
The vipers who preside over American religion apparently assume the Lord does not see their hatred of “the truth” (2nd Thes 2:10-11), and they seemingly do not believe that the Lord will revenge himself against their lies (Jer 23:1); but the eyes of the Lord are not nearly so dim as they must imagine (Rev 1:14) and their chosen course of holding the Lord’s “words” in contempt will be a witness against them in the hour of their visitation (Mk 8:38); yet, unto those who are not determined to “kick against the pricks” the Lord’s offer of peace remains open (Jn 4:22-26).
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and . . . choose you this day whom ye will serve . . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD [Josh 24:14-15].
I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes. . . .