God's Big Mistake By Richard Vaughn

Today I will expose one more of Satan’s gross deceptions because he has almost the entire Christian world believing that God makes mistakes. You heard me right. Let me bring this home to you. Your own church is teaching and charging God with making mistakes. You say, "Pastor Vaughn, surely you’re not serious about the Christian world charging God with making a mistake are you?" Yes I am, in fact Billy Graham has said so, Charles Stanley, T.D. Jakes, Robert Schuler, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart, Jesse Jackson, Jerry Falwell and a host of other respected religious leaders have all charged God with making a big mistake, including your pastor and his or her pastor before him or her.

But I ask you, does God make mistakes? Does He say something important, only to realize thousands of years later He made a big mistake and then goes about fixing the problem. Let’s turn to the Bible and see what God says.

Malachi 3:6, “For I am the LORD, I change not…” That sounds to me like God must get it right the first time and therefore doesn’t make mistakes.

Psalm 89:34 says, “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Alter means change, so God is saying that what He has said He does not change. It is not subject to alteration. It’s official and stands on its own. Now if He said something, and He can not change it, does that give man the right to overrule God and change what God cannot change? Well you say, "Come on Pastor Vaughn, of course man can not overrule God."

But I say that man not only has overruled God, but almost all of Christendom accepts the fact that man has changed what God cannot. You have and everyone that goes to your church has not only accepted man’s absurd challenge to God’s authority, but you defend the right to charge God with making a mistake that man needed to correct.

All right Pastor Vaughn, what are you getting at? Do you really want to know? I don’t think so, because if I tell you and show you in God’s Word, you are going to reject what I show you even though it is God speaking through His word.

Evolutionists believe it took multiplied millions of years for earth to evolve into the state that we find it today. Thousands of thick books have been written trying to prove the evolutionist theory. How does God answer the evolutionist? He settles how all things came to be with the first ten words of the Bible. Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” That’s it, and the next 30 verses state what God did in the six, 24 hour days of Creation.

Those of you who think it took God longer than 24 hours He has a word for you in Psalm 33: verses 6 & 9. “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”
Now let’s go to chapter 2 and discover what Christianity says is God’s big mistake. Here it is in verses 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.”

Did you catch God’s mistake? It says He had finished creation in the previous six days and rested on the seventh day; then He made the mistake of blessing the seventh day and even sanctified it, which means He set it apart for holy use. How could God make such an error?

And you know what? Since so many people call Saturday, which is the seventh day, the Jewish Sabbath, God blessed and sanctified the seventh day 2,500 years before there was a Jew. Not only that, He made the seventh day Sabbath before sin entered the world. Evidently God did not realize His mistake in 4004 BC when the earth was created.

He even stated in Isaiah 66 verses 22 & 23 that we will keep the seventh day Sabbath in the new earth. Listen to His words, “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.” What was God thinking? Surely man can make God realize his blunders.

God has said very clearly that Saturday is the Lord’s Day. Exodus 20:10 “But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God.” Then in Isaiah 58:13 He said, “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day…”

Jesus even claimed to be Lord of the Sabbath day, therefore the Lord’s Day. That is confirmed in Matthew 12:8, “For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.”

You know what everyone seems to be missing? Their missing the fact that the seventh day Sabbath has never been changed by God. Jesus kept 1700 seventh day Sabbaths when He walked in this vale of tears. Paul kept the seventh day Sabbath along with the disciples of Jesus. There is not one scripture in the Bible that says God changed the seventh day from Saturday to the first day of the week Sunday.

It was man who over ruled God in the 4th century after Christ and changed God’s Sabbath to the Pagan Sun-day of worship. What excuse did the bishops at Rome give so as to accommodate the numerous pagans that were flooding the church? We will worship on Sunday in honor of the resurrection.

But God says, “For I am the LORD, I change not…” “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” God made no mistake, but religionists say today that God must have made a mistake.

Here are the facts. The Roman Catholic Church changed the day of worship to Sunday and twelve centuries later all the denominations that sprang out of the Roman Catholic Church went right on keeping the same counterfeit Sabbath that Rome created. Not until the 19th century did anyone have the courage to repair the breach made in God’s Holy law. The prophet Isaiah prophesied of such a repair in chapter 58. Verse 1 says, “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression…” So God is pointing out the fact that His people are in transgression of His law. What transgression are they in? Verse 13 says, “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:” So God’s people are breaking His 4th commandment to keep holy the seventh day.

The Catholic Church made the breach in God’s law by changing the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday and God is calling His people to repair that breach in verse 12. “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.”

There you have it. Satan hates God, he hates God’s law and he particularly hates God’s Sabbath because it points back to a six day creation, when he wants the Christian church to believe in evolution. Satan wanted the Christian church to be breaking just one of God’s Ten Commandments unknowingly, that way they would be guilty of breaking all ten. James says so in James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”

So you see, he doesn’t care if you keep nine commandments, just as long as you trample all over God’s Holy Sabbath day and you defend his counterfeit Pagan day of worshiping the sun.

But you say Pastor Vaughn, what difference does it make which day you keep as long as you keep one? I ask you, where did God say that it doesn’t matter, when He said “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8. And why did He say remember, do you think He knew His professed followers would forget?

You may say, “I keep every day holy.” Pardon me but that is impossible. You cannot keep anything holy that’s not holy to begin with. God made only one day holy, the rest he called six working days. Exodus 20:9 “Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:” Exodus 20:11 points us back to creation and it shows that He made the seventh day holy, “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.

Man has done what God Himself could not do. Finite man assumed the authority of God and overruled Him by making a change in God’s Law that God Himself could not do because He does not alter the thing that has gone forth from His lips. Therefore almost the entire Christian world is in rebellion against God and defends their unlawful position.

God has said very clearly that Saturday is the Lord’s Day. Exodus 20:10 “But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God.” Then in Isaiah 58:13 He said, “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day…”

Jesus even claimed to be Lord of the Sabbath day, therefore the Lord’s Day. That is confirmed in Matthew 12:8, “For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.”

However it was in the 4th century after Christ that man, through the bishops at Rome changed God’s Sabbath to the Pagan Sun-day of worship, saying we will worship on Sunday in honor of the resurrection, without any scriptural authority.

Twelve centuries after the Roman Catholic Church changed the day of worship to Sunday, the denominations that sprang out her went right on keeping the same counterfeit Sabbath that Rome created.

The Catholic Church made the breach in God’s law by changing the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday and God is calling His people to repair that breach in verse 12. “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.” Verse 13 says, “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:”

James 2:10 says, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
So you see Satan doesn’t care if you keep nine commandments, just as long as you trample all over God’s Holy Sabbath day and still you want to defend the devil’s counterfeit Pagan day of worshipping the sun, as if it were holy, which it is not.

Now listen to what the Roman Catholic Church says about this matter.
Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, page 50,
Question: What is the third Commandment?
Answer: The third commandment is, “Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.”
Question: Which is the Sabbath day?
Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church in the Council of Laodicea,363 A.D., transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday. – Peter Geierman, The Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine. (1951) page 50.

[Note-The Sabbath Commandment is the 4th commandment. The reason the Catholic Church has the Sabbath commandment as the third is because they removed the 2nd commandment that forbids worship of idols. To end up with ten commandments, they broke the tenth commandment into the 9th and 10th.]

Doctrinal Catechism written by Stephen Keenan:
Question: Have you any way of proving that the church has power to institute festivals of precept?
Answer: Had she no such power, she could not have done that which all modern religionists agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no scriptural authority.

Chancellor C.F. Thomas, chancellor to Cardinal Gibbons has stated for the record, “Of course the Catholic Church claims it was her act. And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters.”

From the Catholic Record, September 1, 1923, “The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.”

Listen to Father Enright, president of the Redemptive Fathers College. “There is but one church on the face of the earth which has power to make laws binding under pain of hell fire, for instance, the institution of Sunday. What right has any other church to keep that day? You answer, by virtue of the third commandment which says, “Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.” But, Sunday is not the Sabbath. Any school boy knows that Sunday is the first day of the week. I have repeatedly offered a thousand dollars to anyone, who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is the law of the Holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.” “The Catholic Church says NO, by my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep holy the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church.”

Quoting now from Dr. Ray. He wrote a book called, The Papal Controversy.Quoting from page 179 (to Protestants), "From this same Catholic Church you have accepted your Sunday, and that Sunday as the Lord's day. She is handed down as a tradition. And the entire Protestant world has accepted it as a tradition for you have not an iota of Scripture to establish it." "Therefore, that which you've accepted as your rule of faith, and adequate, as of course it is, as well as your Sunday, you have accepted on the authority of the Roman Catholic Church."

Do you see why I say that almost the entire Christian world is charging God with making a mistake? Most of the non-Catholic Christians like to believe they stand on the Bible and the Bible only, but in order for non-Catholic Christians to stand on Sunday as a holy day, they throw out the Bible and embrace a Pagan tradition held dear by the Roman Catholic Church.

If you want to hang on to that tradition, then remember what Jesus said in Matthew 15:9 “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Are you listening? Sunday is not God’s Sabbath, He never blessed it nor did He sanctify it. And just as long as Satan can get you to trample God’s Sabbath and uphold the devil’s counterfeit Sabbath, he has you breaking one commandment that means you’re breaking ten according to James 2:10. And according to 1 John 3:4, “Sin is the transgression of the law” and Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death.” That means the second death and eternal separation from God.

Now let us have the Protestant leaders weigh in on their understanding of the Seventh day Sabbath:

Toronto Daily Star – October 26, 1949

“Reverend Phillip Carrington, Anglican Archbishop of Quebec, sent local clergymen into a huddle today by saying outright there was nothing to support Sunday being kept holy. Carrington definitely told a church meeting in this city of straight-laced Protestantism that tradition, not the Bible, made Sunday the day of worship.”

Congregationalist: "It is quite clear that however rigidly or devotedly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath . . The Sabbath was founded on a specific divine command. We can plead no such command for the observance of Sunday . . There is not a single line in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday."—Dr. R. W. Dale, The Ten Commandments, pp. 106-107.

Congregational: "The current notion that Christ and His apostles authoritatively substituted the first day for the seventh, is absolutely without any authority in the New Testament." Dr. Lyman Abbott, Christian Union, Jan. 18, 1882.

Protestant Episcopal: "The day is now changed from the seventh to the first day . . but as we meet with no Scriptural direction for the change, we may conclude it was done by the authority of the church."—The Protestant Episcopal Explanation of the Catechism.

Baptist: "The Scriptures nowhere call the first day of the week the Sabbath . . There is no Scriptural authority for so doing, nor of course, any Scriptural obligation."—The Watchman.

Presbyterian: "There is no word, no hint in the New Testament about abstaining from work on Sunday. The observance of Ash Wednesday, or Lent, stands exactly on the same footing as the observance of Sunday. Into the rest of Sunday no Divine Law enters."—Canon Eyton, Ten Commandments.

Presbyterian: "God instituted the Sabbath at the creation of man, setting apart the seventh day for the purpose, and imposed its observance as a universal and perpetual moral obligation upon the race." American Presbyterian Board of Publication, Tract No. 175.
Anglican: "And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day."—Isaac Williams, Plain Sermons on the Catechism, pp. 334, 336.

Methodist: "It is true that there is no positive command for infant baptism. Nor is there any for keeping holy the first day of the week. Many believe that Christ changed the Sabbath. But, from His own words, we see that He came for no such purpose. Those who believe that Jesus changed the Sabbath base it only on a supposition."—Amos Binney, Theological Compendium, pp. 180-181.

Methodist: "Sabbath in the Hebrew language signifies rest, and is the seventh day of the week... and it must be confessed that there is no law in the New Testament concerning the first day." Charles Buck, A Theological Dictionary, "Sabbath."

Episcopalian: "We have made the change from the seventh to the first day, from Saturday to Sunday, on the authority of the one holy, catholic, apostolic church of Christ."—Bishop Seymour, Why We Keep Sunday.

Episcopalian: “The Bible commandment says on the seventh-day thou shalt rest. That is Saturday. Nowhere in the Bible is it laid down that worship should be done on Sunday." Phillip Carrington, quoted in Toronto Daily Star, Oct 26, 1949.

Moody Bible Institute: "The Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. This fourth commandment begins with the word 'remember,' showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?"- D.L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting, page 47.

Southern Baptist: "The sacred name of the seventh day is Sabbath. This fact is too clear to require argument [Exodus 20:10, quoted] . . On this point the plain teaching of the Word has been admitted in all ages . . Not once did the disciples apply the Sabbath law to the first day of the week,—that folly was left for a later age, nor did they pretend that the first day supplanted the seventh."—Joseph Judson Taylor, The Sabbatic Question, pp. 14-17, 41.

American Congregationalist: "The current notion, that Christ and His apostles authoritatively substituted the first day for the seventh, is absolutely without any authority in the New Testament."—Dr. Lyman Abbot, Christian Union, June 26, 1890.

Christian Church: "Now there is no testimony in all the oracles of heaven that the Sabbath is changed, or that the Lord’s Day came in the room of it."—Alexander Campbell, Reporter, October 8, 1921.
Disciples of Christ: "If it [the Sabbath commandment] yet exists, let us observe it... And if it does not exist, let us abandon a mock observance of another day for it. 'But,' say some, 'it was changed from the seventh to the first day.' Where? when? and by whom? - No, it never was changed, nor could it be, unless creation was to be gone through again: for the reason assigned [in Genesis 2:1-3] must be changed before the observance or respect to the reason, can be changed. It is all old wives' fables to talk of the 'change of the sabbath' from the seventh to the first day. If it be changed, it was that august personage changed it who changes times and laws ex officio, - I think his name is "Doctor Antichrist.'" Alexander Campbell, The Christian Baptist, February 2, 1824, vol 1, no. 7.

Church of Christ: "There is no direct Scriptural authority for designating the first day ‘the Lord’s Day.’ "—Dr. D. H. Lucas, Christian Oracle, January 23, 1890.

Church of England: “Many people think that Sunday is the Sabbath. But neither in the New Testament nor in the early church is there anything to suggest that we have any right to transfer the observance of the seventh day of the week to the first. The Sabbath was and is Saturday and not Sunday, and if it were binding on us then we should observe it on that day, and on no other." Rev. Lionel Beere, All-Saints Church, Ponsonby, N.Z. in Church and People, Sept. 1, 1947.
"Is there any command in the New Testament to change the day of weekly rest from Saturday to Sunday? None." Church of England - Manual of Christian Doctrine, page 127.

Baptist: "To me it seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years’ discussion with His disciples, often conversing upon the Sabbath question, discussing it in some of its various aspects, freeing it from its false [Jewish traditional] glosses, never alluded to any transference of the day; also, no such thing was intimated. Nor, so far as we know, did the Spirit, which was given to bring to their remembrance all things whatsoever that He had said unto them, deal with this question. Nor yet did the inspired apostles, in preaching the gospel, founding churches, counseling and instructing those founded, discuss or approach the subject.
There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will be said, however, with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath day was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week. Earnestly desiring information on this subject, which I have studied for many years, I ask, where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament, absolutely not. There is no scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh to the first day of the week. Of course I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history as a religious day, as we learn from the Christian Fathers and other sources. But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, then adopted and sanctified by the Papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism."— Dr. E. T. Hiscox, (Author of the Baptist Manual) report of his sermon at the Baptist Minister’s Convention, New York Examiner, November 16, 1893.

Lutheran: "The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance." Augustus Neander, History of the Christian Religion and Church, Vol. 1, page 18.

Lutheran: "The observance of the Lord's Day (Sunday) is founded not on any command of God, but on the authority of the Church." Augsburg Confession of Faith.

Lutheran: "They [the Roman Catholics] allege the change of the Sabbath into the Lord's day… and they have no example more in their mouths than they change of the Sabbath. They will needs have the Church's power to be very great, because it hath dispensed with the precept of the Decalogue." The Augsburg Confession, 1530 A.D. (Lutheran), part 2, art 7, in Philip Schaff’s The Creeds of Christiandom, 4th Edition, vol 3, p. 64.
Lutheran: "They allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord's day, contrary to the Decalogue, as it appear, neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments." Martin Luther, Augsburg Confession of Faith, art. 28.

Now it’s your turn to decide; keeping holy God’s seventh day Sabbath, the only day of the week He blessed and sanctified, or keeping the pagan sun day of worship, the counterfeit Sabbath tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Sunday does not honor God, God calls Sunday one of the six working days. He is very clear in Isaiah 58, that He wants those who claim to be his, to be keeping His true Lord’s Day Sabbath.

Jesus said in John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

The apostle John also wrote the following in 1 John 2:3, 4 “And 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.”

It all comes down to who gets your worship? Will it be God who never changed the Sabbath and requires obedience to His law, or the Pope of Rome who claims to have power to change God’s law and has done so? It’s your choice.