21st Century Christianity and an Offended God
by Richard C. Vaughn
Before you begin reading this writing, ask for the Holy Spirit to open up your understanding. It's a matter that could well determine your eternal life or the second death.
"God is love." 1 John 4:16. His nature, His law is love. It ever has been, it ever will be. Every manifestation of creative power is an expression of infinite love. The history of the great conflict between good and evil, from the time it first began in heaven to the final overthrow of rebellion and the total eradication of sin, is also a demonstration of God's unchanging love.
The law of love being the foundation of the government of God, the happiness of all intelligent beings depends on their perfect accord with its great principles of righteousness. God desires from all His creatures the service of love, service that springs from an appreciation of His character. He takes no pleasure in a forced obedience; and to all He grants freedom of will, that they may render Him voluntary service.
There was perfect harmony in heaven and throughout the universe, so long as all created beings acknowledged the allegiance of love. Lucifer, the most beautiful and intelligent of all created beings, developed a disposition to serve himself instead of His creator. He spread the spirit of discontent amongst the angels, and over a period of time his rebellion against the government of God caused 1/3 of the heavenly hosts to join him in his rebellion.
Over six millenniums history records this great controversy between Christ and Satan. The fall of our first parents in the garden of Eden placed every future child of Adam under a first death penalty from which only two Biblical persons have thus far escaped. Enoch and Elijah were taken without seeing death.
In Adam we must die the first death. Our sins that we have committed, unrepented and unforgiven would put us under the second death penalty. However God in His infinite mercy would provide a substitute for those who would love and trust His provision to rescue mankind from the second death, through His plan of salvation. Only the sinless Son of God could be that substitute. When you see Jesus on that cruel cross, do you fathom the love of God? There is your second death. So that you may go free and enjoy eternity, God Himself took your rightful place and set you free. Truly the grace of God is beyond explanation.
But we have an adversary and here in the 21st century, the enemy of souls delights in his crowning successes as he sees Christianity today not only following his lead, but defending his accomplishments in his attack on God's law.
I was once in a visitor's center of a rather new structure of a large denomination and overheard a young woman state, " I just know this is the true church." I asked, "How do you know for sure?"
She said, "Because it just feels right." No Biblical texts, just feelings. I listen to radio preachers and watch television evangelists expounding false teachings and audiences are caught up in the moment. They hear truth mixed with error and accept.
Where are the Elijahs today? Where are those who will stand with a Biblical reinforced backbone and say enough heresy? Why are there so many millions of professed Christians who confess study of the word of God, but can't see through blinded eyes, the plain straight testimony of God? What more must God do to open the blind eyes of His professed followers?
Fellow Christian, you are no match for Satan. Unless of course you trust God implicitly and you are willing to listen to His Holy Spirit and trust His written word, then He is no match for you. But all the power that God gives is neutralized by our stubborn refusal to accept His plain testimony and our wilful rejection of His expressed will.
I have a great burden on my soul for you because we are all on the edge of eternity and the greatest number of professed Christians will be lost. I have asked God to help me declare it in this writing and that it be plain and unmistakable. Remember, Jesus Himself said, "As the days of Noah were, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man be." There is no doubt that the conditions of our world today are the way it was then. But here's what I want you to consider.
In Noah's time there were evil people. Sure there were murderers, rapists and child molesters, there were thieves and law breakers of every description. But there were millions of good, moral people alive back then. There were devout religionists as well. There was even moral Atheists. But God gave the world of that time a message through a man named Noah. He told them that God was going to bring the world as it was known, to an end. How? Water was going to fall from the sky and cause a great flood.
Many who heard the message were moved by it. Many offered their services for a time. But the scientists proved that rain could not possibly happen. Water is heavier than air. Since rain had never fallen in the pre-flood times, this explanation seemed logical. Others were convinced by their ministers that God is a God of love and therefore would not cause such a large scale loss of life, and were warned to stay away from this fanatic called Noah.
The period of probation ended, and after 120 years of pleading for souls to follow God's instructions and be saved, only eight people entered the ark of safety. God allowed Noah's tormentors several more days to mock Noah and thereby mock God Himself. Millions upon millions of good moral people perished for one reason. They did not believe God's messenger, and they ultimately rejected God's word and His expressed will. As the rains fell, they were only 8" from safety, the thickness of the gopher wood. Today God has a very clear message for His people, for we live now at a time where probation is once more closing.
It's no different today. Most Christians will be lost for eternity by not accepting the Word of God as written by His messengers the prophets and thereby rejecting His expressed will. God does not force obedience. Never has, never will. But because of a careless disregard of God's stated will in His Word, we reject Him by default.
Listen to the Words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23. He was not speaking to evil worldly people. He was speaking to professed Christians who are wondering why they are lost? "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 prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and 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."
Jesus said depart from Me, ye that work iniquity. In other words these are those that did not keep the commandments. They were wilfully sinning and breaking God's law. Sin by Bible definition is the transgression of God's law. 1 John 3:4. "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." And in verse 8, "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."
It doesn't matter how many prayers you prayed or how many sermons you heard. Having a "Honk if you Love Jesus" bumper sticker or passing prayers on the e-mail to at least ten friends. None of these things are what Jesus asked you to do if you love Him. He stated His will very clearly in John 14:15, 21
15. "If ye love me, keep my commandments." "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
Jesus was the Creator, and it was He on Mount Sinai that spoke the ten commandments as well as writing them in stone with His finger.
It was He who said through David in Psalm 89:34 "My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips." The Ten Commandments are the basis of both the old and new covenant and God said He would not alter, which means He would not change any part of His Ten Commandments. If God clearly says He would not change them, that must mean that He got it right the first time. So on what authority does man think he can change the commandments?
Psalm 95:7,8 is a call to obedience, "For he [is] our God; and we [are] the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, [and] as [in] the day of temptation in the wilderness:"
Again, In John 14:15 Jesus said, "If ye love Me, keep My commandments."
Listen friend, God can not save anyone in sin. He saves us from sin. Sin will never be again in the new heaven and earth. Therefore He can only save those who are safe to save. But wilful sinners will not be saved in their sinning. This generation is educated and Bibles are within our reach. There is no excuse for not knowing and understanding God's will. He has compassion on the ignorant, Hebrews 5:2 "Who (God) can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity." and Acts 17:30, "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" But not the negligent ignorant. Hebrews 2:3,"How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him];" and John 15:22, "If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin."
So where is it that modern Christianity is wilfully sinning today? Let's get right to it. But first remember two things. Satan is at war with Christ and God's law is the object of His attack. He has singled out one of God's commandments, gave power and authority to a world-wide Christian denomination and through it's leaders managed to change God's law two ways. But the insidious change of the fourth commandment is the change that affects most of Christianity today.
Look what God did in the first week of creation. He put it all together in six days. And in Genesis 2:2,3
"And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
God did three specific things on the seventh day of creation. He RESTED on the seventh day. Not that He needed to rest, but since Jesus said the Sabbath was made for man, it was His will that man should cease from His labors and rest on the seventh day. He also BLESSED the seventh day. In 1 Chronicles 17:27 it states,"...for You have blessed it, O LORD, and it shall be blessed forever."
The third thing God did was He SANCTIFIED it. Sanctify means to set it apart for holy use.
The Seventh Day Sabbath and marriage are the two institutions that God ordained in Eden before sin entered this world, and they are in force today. The seventh day Sabbath will continue in the new heaven and earth. Isaiah 66:22, 23 "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, [that] from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD."
If God had intentions of changing the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday, listen now, it's a change only He could make and it would have to have happened before Jesus death, resurrection and ascension. There is no Biblical authority for any change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. Nowhere in the New Testament. Nowhere in all of the Bible. Now be very careful how you handle this revelation. Rejecting God's seventh day Sabbath and upholding first day worship is rejecting God's revealed Word and His Will. It is giving glory to the origin of first day worship, Satan himself. It will cause eternal loss.
Briefly here is the history of the change in a nutshell. No Christians kept Sunday as a holy day in the first two hundred years after Christ. The apostolic church did not keep Sunday. Sun Day was the first day of the week and it was the worship day of the pagans. It wasn't until the fourth century, that the Roman emperor Constantine in becoming a Christian, used his influence to bring many converts from paganism to Christianity. But the bishops at Rome had to make concessions. Since the pagans were idol worshipers, they exchanged their idols of pagan gods for idols carved in the likeness of Mary, Jesus, Joseph and other saints. Thus the Roman Church removed from the ten commandments the commandment forbidding idol worship. But the change of God's blessed and sanctified seventh day Sabbath, to the pagan first day of the week, was a coup for Satan.
The bishops at Rome reasoned that it was the day Jesus rose from the dead, so we will honor the resurrection and keep the first day of the week. Friend where is the scriptural authority? Where is God's involvement? Sunday is a man made tradition. Here the words of Jesus in Matthew 15:6-9 "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." Although Jesus was addressing a tradition that violated the fifth commandment, (the fourth was not an issue in Jesus time as everyone was keeping it), He plainly states that if one makes a commandment of God of no effect, then worship is in vain.
Did Jesus even consider any change in the ten commandments? Read His words in Matthew 5:17-19 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 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."
It is clear. Jesus said in verse 17 that He did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill and fulfill the righteous requirements He did. He gave us an example to follow. He states that until heaven and earth pass, (hasn't happened yet), that no dotting of an "i" or a crossing of a "t" will pass from the law till all be fulfilled. Is that clear?
Then in verse 19 He states clearly that whosoever, did you get that, WHOSOEVER breaks the least commandment and teaches men so, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. The least is a zero and that means they won't be there.
Now listen to Satan's voice. These are his words. Have you heard them? Listen now:
"It doesn't matter which day you keep holy as long as you keep one."
He told Eve it doesn't matter which tree you eat, God is a God of love, surely you won't die.
What sickens me is that there are preachers saying it doesn't matter and they uphold Satan's Sabbath Sunday. Rejection of God's Sabbath, the seventh day, is lawlessness. Jesus will say, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
In Matthew 15:14 He says, "Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
Would you really leave your eternal destiny in the hands of a man? What is there in this life that is worth forfeiting eternity?
But you say, I have such a nice church family and my pastor is such a nice person.
God does not force Himself on anyone. But who has first place in your life? God or a man?
But you say my parents kept Sunday and what was good for them is good for me.
They may have been ignorant, God will decide, but you now know the truth and you are accountable.
But you say I make good money on Saturday or Saturday is our day to shop.
Where is your treasure? Can your employer or the mall save you? Putting God first is more than lip service!
Listen, you and those you know may develop reasons and arguments for upholding Sunday, that's your right, but base your decisions on the Scriptures and the Scriptures only. If you are honest and you have researched and studied the subject fully, and you have been open to the Holy Spirit's leading, you will accept God's true Sabbath and reject Satan's spurious Sabbath. God's not willing that anyone should perish, and Satan's not willing that anyone should be saved. God said that many shall be called, but few will be chosen. We have humanized God the Father and believe he is like a good grandfather that will overlook our faults.
There is no question that we are saved by grace through faith. We do not keep the ten commandments in order to be saved. No my friend, we keep the commandments because we love Jesus and we are saved. The commandments have one purpose. To point out sin and show us our need for the cleansing blood of Jesus. But look at all Ten. God's Ten. Not God's Nine and Man's One. God's Ten that includes the seventh day Sabbath of the fourth commandment. Jesus said, "If you love Me, keep My commandments." He made the seventh day Sabbath and rested from His work of creation. And when He died on Good Friday, He rested in the tomb, on the seventh day Sabbath, from His work of redemption.
There has been a breach in God's law. It has continued for 16 centuries. Are you willing to be a repairer of this breach. Listen to God's word in Isaiah 58:1, 12-14 "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins." "And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking [thine own] words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it]."
We are living in the last days and God has a remnant church who will follow Him all the way and keep His commandments. Revelation 12:17; 14:12
17 "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
12 "Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
Some will say, "Alright, we should keep the seventh day, but how do we know which day is the seventh day and hasn't the calendar been changed?"
That is really an excellent two fold question and the answer is two fold. First, since given in the Garden of Eden on creation week, there was only one period of time where the seventh day Sabbath may have been lost. The children of Israel were in Egypt for 430 years, the majority of their sojourn was spent in slavery. The Egyptians followed no calendar that had a seven day week. The Jews worked seven days a week and it is possible that they eventually forgot which day was the seventh day.
Let me ask you, Did God forget?
No of course not, once out of Egypt His will was to get His people back to keeping the ten commandment law and honoring His seventh day Sabbath once again. Remember the manna that fell from heaven. From the first day of the week till the fifth day of the week, (our Monday through Thursday), manna fell for their sustenance and well being. There was always enough to use for one day, but it could not be stored as it would decay by the following day. Therefore it had to be collected daily. However on the sixth day, called the preparation day, (Friday), a double portion fell and it was to be prepared and baked for two days. No one was to go out and collect manna on the Sabbath day (Saturday). Read the account in Exodus 16:4,5, 21-26. "Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare [that] which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily." "And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. And it came to pass, [that] on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one [man]: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. And he said unto them, This [is that] which the LORD hath said, To morrow [is] the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake [that] which ye will bake [to day], and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein. And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day [is] a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field. Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, [which is] the sabbath, in it there shall be none."
However some disregarded God's expressed will and went out to collect manna on the Sabbath. Verse 27 "And it came to pass, [that] there went out [some] of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none."
Read what an offended God said in verse 28, "And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?"
Friend this all happened a month before Moses went up on Mt. Sinai to receive the ten commandments. If man forgot, God brought them back to the original seventh day Sabbath. And from Moses day until today, the Jews still keep the seventh day Sabbath which starts at sundown Friday and lasts until sundown Saturday.
About the calendar change. The calendar that was used in Christ's day was the Julian calendar, named for Julius Caesar. It was established and in use 40 years before Christ's birth. By the sixteenth century, the year was found to be ten days out of whack. Corrections were made and a leap year was incorporated, and the calendar we use today, the Gregorian calendar, named for Pope Gregory, was instituted. The seven day weekly cycle was not changed. But what about the ten days? What they did to make up for the ten days was Thursday October 4, 1582 was followed by Friday October 15, 1582. NO change in the weekly cycle.
An interesting point. The day comes from the rotation of our planet. The month from the moon circling the earth. The year from the earth circling the sun. There is no astronomical function for the week. The week comes from only one place and that is Eden and God's command to honor the 7th day Sabbath.
SATURDAY, FROM SUNDOWN FRIDAY UNTIL SUNDOWN SATURDAY, IS THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH OF THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT OF GOD.
The Saturday of today is the SAME Saturday of Jesus' day. Jesus kept it and He is our example. Paul and the apostles kept it.
The question is asked, "Isn't it legalism to keep Saturday?"
Listen, we are saved by grace through faith. We can not merit salvation by our works. We do not keep God's Law as a means to be saved. We have salvation as a gift from God through what Christ did for us. He said, "If you love Me, keep my commandments." We keep the ten commandments, including the fourth commandment Saturday Sabbath, not to be saved, but because we are saved.
SUNDAY sacredness is a man made institution and is of Satan inspired pagan origin. It is nothing more than TRADITION. Listen now, Jesus said in Matthew 15:6-9,
"...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."
But you say, How can we be sure that the seventh day today is the same seventh day of Jesus' day? That's a fair question. Look in Luke 22:52. Joseph of Arimathea had gone to Pilate to beg for the body of Jesus. Jesus had died on what we refer to today as Good Friday. Verse 54 called it the Preparation day. But verse 54 also said the preparation day was being followed by the Sabbath. Verse 55 the women watched as Jesus body was put in the tomb and then in verse 56 they went home and rested according to the commandment. Their plan was to annoint the body of Jesus with spices and fragrant oils. So in Luke 24:1 they came back to the tomb on the FIRST day of the week. But we know now as does the whole Christian world, Jesus had risen that resurrection Sunday. God made it crystal clear which of the 3 days was the Sabbath. It wasn't the first day and heaven never authorized a change in that fourth commandment. Do you understand what an offense to God the careless disregard of His commandment is even today in the 21st century?
You ask, But I was told that Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath. Is this not true? Friend, Saturday is the day they honor God. But there is NOTHING Jewish about the Sabbath for Jesus made it in Eden over 2,000 years before the first Jew. A true Christian will also honor God's TRUE Sabbath. Jesus Himself said the Sabbath was made for man. He never said it was made for the Jew.
And listen carefully to these Holy Spirit inspired words of Isaiah the prophet in Isaiah 30:1,8-10,21, "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:" "Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this [is] a rebellious people, lying children, children [that] will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:" "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." And in Isaiah 8:20, "To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
Now in Isaiah 30:1 which we just read, God calls those who forsake His law rebellious children. In verse 9 he calls them lying children who would not hear His law. In verse 10 they want smooth sermons preached, easy religion even if it includes deception. But verse 21 speaks of the Holy Spirit advising us of the right paths to walk in. And Isaiah 8:20 says that, "To the law, (the ten commandments), and the testimony, (the rest of God's will for our lives revealed in His word), if they speak not according to this word, (the law and the testimony), it is because there is no light in them. How much light? NO light. Who is them? The ministers and preachers who have abandoned God's law, specifically the fourth commandment, and uphold Satan's counterfeit Sabbath Sunday. They can preach 90% truth, but God says there is NO light in them. The congregations become guilty transgressors on the basis of the deceptions preached by the pastors. Do you see how dangerous easy religion is?
He makes His will clearer in Isaiah 55:6-8, "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
And in Isaiah 56:2,6 "Blessed [is] the man [that] doeth this, and the son of man [that] layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil." "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;"
The call to keep God's Sabbath went to Jew and Gentile alike. So what does God call the religious leaders who forsake His law? Isaiah 56:10,11, "His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter."
God's Sabbath will be the defining issue as to our sincere love for God. When we accept Jesus as Savior and Lord of our life, it means as Savior we are justified, and as Lord of our life we are obedient to His will.
How is it with you? God's Sabbath or man's sabbath? If it is your desire to follow Jesus all the way, including keeping all 10 of God's commandments, then Psalm 1 will take on new meaning for you. You will better understand the words of David in Psalm 19:7, "The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple." And Psalm 40:8, "I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart."
Also the words of the Psalmist in chapter 119: 34, 97, 98, 151, 165.
34 "Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with [my] whole heart."
97 "O how love I thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day."
98 "Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me."
151 "Thou [art] near, O LORD; and all thy commandments [are] truth."
165 "Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them."
If you choose to follow Jesus all the way, you will ignite the wrath of the great adversary. There will be those in your church who will try to discourage you, but like the Psalmist, you must declare Psalm 119:115, "Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God."
We are warned in Scriptures to make sure that no man steals our crown! If some one can prove that the Sabbath was changed on God's authority revealed in the Scripture, then accept it and please share it with me. In 49 years of the study of God's word, I have never found that change or the authority for it.
If you choose to reject the fourth commandment Sabbath of God, then Psalm 66:18 and Proverbs 28:9 will apply.
66:18 "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear [me]:"
28:9 "He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination."
And people wonder why their prayers seem to go no higher then the ceiling.
Listen, God is a merciful loving God that doesn't want anyone to be lost. Jesus saves us from sin, not in sin. Rejecting the fourth commandment seventh day Sabbath is living in sin. The Ten Commandments will be used in the judgment. If you have read this, you will not plead ignorance, for you have read from this writing the testimony of God's will from His word.
May God bless you as you firmly resolve to follow Him all the way.
Your Brother in Christ,
Richard C. Vaughn