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#6. SABBATH DAY BIBLE STUDIES SUMMARY

Greek Word Study on 4521 σάββατον sabbaton Sabbath.
Hebrew Word Study on 7676 שַׁבָּת shabbat Sabbath.
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This is a summary of the complete bible study on the Sabbath day from Logos Apostolic Bible College. From the very beginning God showed us an example of resting on the seventh day. When he chose Israel as a special people for himself, keeping the Sabbath day was part of that covenant. God himself engraved this commandment on a tablet of stone, and gave it to Moses. Whenever Jesus was tempted by the Devil to stray from the truth, he always answered, "It is written," (Matthew 4:4; 4:7; 4:10), and when we are tempted to stray from the truth concerning the Sabbath day, we also can answer, "It is written:"

(Exodus 20:8) "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."
(Exodus 31:13) "Surely my Sabbaths you shall keep:"
(Exodus 31:14) "You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy to you:"
(Exodus 31:16) "Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant."
(Exodus 35:1-2) "These are the words which Yahweh has commanded, ... the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to Yahweh:"
(Leviticus 19:3) "keep my Sabbaths: I am Yahweh your God."
(Leviticus 19:30) "You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am Yahweh."
(Leviticus 26:2) "You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am Yahweh."
(Deuteronomy 5:12) "Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as Yahweh your God has commanded you."
(Deuteronomy 5:15) "Yahweh your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day."
(Jeremiah 17:21-22) "Thus says Yahweh; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;
Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, neither do you any work, but hallow you the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers."
(Ezekiel 20:20) "And sanctify my Sabbaths;"

There are over 40 commands in the Old Testament to keep the Sabbath day, and as we have just seen, many of them were given directly by God. God has said that he will not alter anything that he has said (Psalm 89:34), so he will not alter this commandment. Remember, the Old Testament was the only bible for the New Testament church for many years in the days of the apostles, and many other commands were given, including the words of Jesus, such as, "keep the commandments." (Matthew 19:17), and, "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatever they bid you observe, that observe and do;" (Matthew 23:2-3). Jesus never changed the Sabbath to Sunday. This study has shown that Jesus did not rise on Sunday morning, although he appeared to his disciples that day. The apostles did not substitute Sunday for the Sabbath, as is commonly believed, but were faithful to their bible (our Old Testament), and to the words of Jesus. They were not inspired by the Holy Spirit to change the day, because they did not receive that until the day of Pentecost, neither did they begin to gather together on the "first day of the week" to celebrate Jesus' resurrection, because none of them believed in it until they saw him personally. The phrase translated "first day of the week" in most modern bibles is a "paraphrase", for the Greek idiom, "first day after the Sabbath", or "one day from the Sabbath". There are no commands anywhere in the bible to substitute Sunday for the Sabbath day, besides which, the ark of the covenant is now in the temple of God in heaven: "And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament:" (Revelation 11:19), and the Sabbath command is still written there.
For anyone who reverences the word of God as their guide in matters of doctrine and practice, here are some comparisons between the Sabbath and Sunday.

This following list has been obtained from another source and is not the original work of the author of this study:

Did God rest on the seventh day/Sabbath? Yes! (Genesis 2:2; Exodus 20:11).
Did God rest on Sunday? No! (Genesis 1:1-5).
Did God bless the Sabbath? Yes! (Genesis 2:3; Exodus 20:11).
Did God bless Sunday? No!
Did God hallow/sanctify the Sabbath? Yes! (Genesis 2:3; Exodus 20:11).
Did God hallow/sanctify Sunday? No!
Did God write the Sabbath commandment with his own finger? Yes! (Exodus 31:18; Deuteronomy 9:10).
Did God write any Sunday commandment with his own finger? No!
Did God command the weekly Sabbath to be kept? Yes! (Exodus 20:8-11; See refs. above).
Did God command Sunday to be kept weekly? No!
Did God call the Sabbath "the holy Sabbath"? Yes! (Exodus 16:23)?
Did God call Sunday "the holy Sunday"? No!
Did Nehemiah call the Sabbath "your holy Sabbath"? Yes! (Nehemiah 9:14),
Did Nehemiah call Sunday "your holy Sunday"? No!
Did God call the Sabbath "the Sabbath of Yahweh"? Yes! (Leviticus 23:3, Leviticus 23:38).
Did God call Sunday "the Sunday of Yahweh"? No!
Did God call the Sabbath "the Sabbath of Yahweh your God"? Yes! (Exodus 20:10; Deuteronomy 5:14),
Did God call Sunday "the Sunday of Yahweh your God"? No!
Did God call the Sabbath "my holy day"? Yes! (Isaiah 58:13).
Did God call Sunday "my holy day"? No!
Did God ever call the Sabbath "holy to Yahweh"? Yes! (Exodus 31:15).
Did God ever call Sunday "holy to Yahweh"? No!
Did God call the Sabbath "a delight, the holy of Yahweh,"? Yes! (Isaiah 58:13).
Did God call Sunday "a delight, the holy of Yahweh,"? No!
Did God ever refer to "my Sabbaths"? Yes! (Exodus 31:13; Leviticus 19:3, 19:30; 26:2; Isaiah 56:4; Ezekiel 20:12; 20:13; 20:16; 20:20; 20:21; 20:24; 22:8; 22:26; 23:38; 44:24).
Did God ever refer to "my Sundays"? No!
Did God ever call the Sabbath "honourable"? Yes! (Isaiah 58:13).
Did God ever call Sunday "honourable"? No!
Did God tell us to keep the Sabbath holy? Yes! (Exodus 20:8).
Did God tell us to keep Sunday holy? No!
Did God tell us to sanctify the Sabbath? Yes! (Deuteronomy 5:12).
Did God tell us to sanctify Sunday? No!
Did God command us not to do secular work on the Sabbath? Yes! (Exodus 20:10; Deuteronomy 5:14).
Did God command us not to do secular work on Sunday? No! (Exodus 20:9; Leviticus 23:3; Deuteronomy 5:13).
Did God command the death penalty for working on the Sabbath? Yes! (Exodus 31:14-15; 35:2; Numbers 15:35).
Did God command the death penalty for working on Sunday? No!
Did God tell us to have a "holy convocation" every Sabbath? Yes! (Leviticus 23:3).
Did God tell us to have a "holy convocation" every Sunday? No!
Does God offer a reward to you for keeping the Sabbath holy? Yes! (Leviticus 26:2-9;  Isaiah 56:4-5;  58:13-14).
Does God offer a reward for keeping Sunday holy? No!
Does God say that all flesh will one day worship him "from one Sabbath to another"? Yes! (Isaiah 66:23).
Does God say that all flesh will one day worship him "from one Sunday to another"? No!
Did Jesus tell us to keep the Sabbath? Yes! (Matthew 5:19; 19:17; 23:1-3).
Did Jesus tell us to keep Sunday? No!
Did Jesus customarily go to the synagogue on the Sabbath day? Yes! (Luke 4:16).
Did Jesus customarily go to the synagogue on Sunday? No!
Did Jesus habitually teach in the synagogues on the Sabbath? Yes! (Mark 6:2; Luke 6:6; 13:10).
Did Jesus habitually teach in the synagogues on Sunday? No!
Did Jesus tell us to pray about the Sabbath? Yes! (Matthew 24:20).
Did Jesus tell us to pray about Sunday? No!

It is a disgraceful reflection on modern Christianity, that with all these references and commands concerning the Sabbath day, the church has allowed itself to be deceived by the Devil into following man's tradition, namely substituting Sunday worship for Sabbath worship, for which there is not even one command or reference anywhere in the whole bible for us to observe it.
Jesus is coming back for a perfect church (Ephesians 5:27; Colossians 1:28; Revelation 19:7), but it won't be one which rejects the Sabbath.
Dear reader the choice is yours, "to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey;" (Romans 6:16), so "choose you this day whom you will serve;" (Joshua 24:14), "if Yahweh be God, follow him: but if Baal (in this case we could say man, or the Devil), then follow him." (1 Kings 18:21).

(Ecclesiastes 12:13) "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."

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