Sabbath Day (Gen 2: 1 -3 & Ex.20: 8 -11) by r. a. Saturday, Feb.15, 2020
In Messiah’s name: “But in vain they do worship me (the Creator-God), teaching for doctrines the commandments of men”. (Matt.15: 9) “Do we then make void (cancel/abolish) the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish (entrench, put in force) the law”. (Rom.3: 31)
Question: Can you turn away (repent) from sin if you don’t know what it is?
Did you know the meaning of the terms “sin” and “crime” are basically the same? That is, a sin is the violation/transgression of God’s law, while a crime constitutes a trespass/violation of the laws of a nation, state or province.
If you break either, God’s law or a man-made law, it is punishable by a penalty, such as imprisonment, fines, death, repayment, etc. In other words, laws tell us what is right and wrong and the penalties that result in breaking them.
However, man’s laws are always changing. What was “right” yesterday is considered “wrong” today. And, what was “wrong” yesterday is considered “right” today. Think “same-sex” marriage – it was “wrong” yesterday and it is “right” today.
On the other hand, the Creator-God’s laws, (his righteousness) does NOT change – they are forever (everlasting). (Ps.119: 142,144)
The Christian pastors will tell you to repent from sin, but they will never tell you what sin is because they don’t know themselves, and/or, they are totally self-deceived.
They are the “blind leading the blind”.
They may tell their congregation to “keep the commandments”, but refuse to obey and reject the 4th commandment, including the Creator’s holy days. They mock and erroneously call obeying God’s law as Judaizing — that is, conforming to the religion of Judaism –a anti-Christ, Talmudic, pharisaical religion.
In any case, one of the deadliest doctrines of traditional Christianity is the teaching that Messiah’s death/sacrifice abolished the Creator-God’s laws. And, if you keep and observe God’s laws, as Messiah did, the Sunday, pagan festival-keeping-Christian will call and label you as “legalistic”. The plain biblical truth is Messiah put an end to the sacrificial system, but NOT God’s laws. Continues below pic.
Question: If you are driving along a highway obeying/abiding by the posted speed limit, is that “legalistic”? Does a cop pull you over and accuse you of being “legalistic”? No way! But, if you break that speed limit (law), expect a painful monetary penalty . In other words, it’s a curse of man’s law which brings sorrow, pain, trouble and distress like the many curses for breaking God’s laws. (See Deut.28: 15 – 68)
Messiah did NOT destroy the law (see Matt.5:17) but rather he came to “magnify” (enhance and amplify) the law. Hear Isaiah 42:21 – “The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he (God) will (through Messiah) magnify the law, and make it honourable”. And, that is exactly what Yahshua/jesus did!
Once again, here’s the biblical definition of sin.
“Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law”. (1John3: 4)
Here’s four sources of sin, the breaking of God’s law.
(1) Satan – “The thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy”: (Jn.10: 10)
“You (the Pharisaical, Talmudic Jews) are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it”.(Jn.8: 44)
(2) Lust – “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived (formed in the mind), it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death”. (James 1: 14 – 15)
(3) Man’s Heart – For out of the heart proceed (sets in action) evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:” (Matt.15: 19)
(4) Natural Birth – “Behold, I was shapen (born) in iniquity (to do wrong, to sin); and in sin did my mother conceive me. (Ps.51: 5)
Come out of death-dealing Christianity (Mystery Babylon) and serve the one true living Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name and live forever as sons and daughters of the great I AM. (See Isaiah 56)
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all who seek and love the truth — (God’s Word Jn.17: 17 & Ps.119: 142)