Friday, March 15, 2013

Summary of the Sabbath and the Christian

"Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator." Galatians 3:19

We have spoken many times about the law and the Sabbath, breaking down the Scriptures to disprove many common errors such as:
So I post this, not to rehash those topics, but to share a video by Chris White.  It is a great resource for those looking for a succinct review of this topic, as it touches on all of the subjects above and more, including:
  • What is the new covenant?
  • What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in sealing this covenant?
  • What are the "commandments" of the New Testament?
  • How are the additional Sabbaths different from the 7th day Sabbath?
  • What is the purpose of the Sabbath?
  • Wasn't the 7th day Sabbath an everlasting covenant?
  • Why is believing that you must keep the 7th day Sabbath a dangerous snare?


  1. I only managed to listen to part of this so far, but I can say that I found what I heard to be a really clear, helpful, comprehensive study. Although I have already looked at this matter and don't think I fell into errors that you listed (by God's grace), I found his teaching approach to be quite refreshing. Unfortunately, he referred to the Holy Spirit as "it" when he was showing how the requirements of the law are fulfilled through the work of the Spirit in us. The Holy Spirit is God and hopefully the speaker knows that. Thanks for posting this video!

    1. Hi Susanne-FaithWoman,

      I find that Chris usually does a very good job with his videos and I also agree that this is a helpful study. Sometimes it is good just to delve into one comprehensive study in a matter, especially if it is being used as a tool to witness to those who are lost or deceived.

      I agree that the Holy Spirit is certainly not an "it"; "He" is God. Although I must have missed his reference in that way, to my knowledge Christ believes that the Holy Spirit is God as well.

      Thank you for allowing me to address that.

      God Bless!

    2. Oops! I mean to say "to my knowledge Chris believes that the Holy Spirit is God as well." That old keyboard! :-)

  2. The one thing we need to understand is that the Lord's Day is The Sabbath, Christ didn't resurrected on Sunday. Christ die on the Passover, the next day after the Passover is the feast of unleavened bread, with the first day of unleavened bread being a high Sabbath, then we had the regular 7 day Sabbath. Christ said He the only sing He give is the sign of Jonah just like Jonah was THREE DAYS and THREE NIGHTS, so will the Son of Man be 3 DAYS and 3 NIGHTS in the heart of the earth. From Friday 3 or 6 pm as the bible stated that He die, to Sunday morning does not make 3 days and 3 night. The bible clearly show that Christ die on the Passover (wed. Sundown and resurrected Saturday Sundown, making it 3 days and 3 night, that why we read that on the Matthew 28:1 In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary to see the sepulcher. When mary got there as the first day was approaching Christ had already resurrected, that is why the angel to Mary that Christ had risen (past tense).
    Wed. sundown first night - passover
    Thurs. morning first day
    Thurs. evening second night high Sabbath: first day of unleavened bread
    Fri. morning second day
    Fri. evening third night Regular 7 day sabbath
    Sat. morning third day
    Sat. evening as the Sabbath was ending He rose.

    1. Hi Eadys,

      "It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath." Lev. 23:32

      In the creation accounts of Genesis, God states repeatedly, "And the evening and the morning were the first day". Based upon this, Jewish practice marked the end of one day in the evening and the beginning of the next day at sunset; days began in the evening tide.

      What we know from the Scriptures is that Jesus rose from the dead sometime after the "end" of the Sabbath (Saturday after sunset) and the early morning on Sunday (Matt. 28:1; Mar. 6:1-2; Luke 24:1). Even the soldiers who were guarding the tomb were paid to claim that Jesus' disciples came by and stole His body "at night" (Matt. 28:13), which would be considered the beginning of Sunday.

      The one thing we need to know is not that however. The one thing we all need to understand is that Jesus, the Son of God, was crucified for the sins of the world as a sinless offering, paying the price that was ours to pay. He is indeed worthy of our praise and worship for He alone is Lord over all, including Lord of the Sabbath.


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