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  1. Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Exodus 19:7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. Exodus 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord. Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith the Lord, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away. I never said God would change his mind and break the covenant, I said if we break it then we are not entitled to anything. The problem is that you do not understand what a covenant is, for lots of people they read the Word of God and just do not break things down. A Covenant is a legal contract between two parties, each party has set terms to fulfill unless one party fails to fulfill it and breaks the contract, if one party breaks the contract the other party is not required by law to fulfill their side of the contract. As said in Exodus the contract between flesh Israel was made "if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people", Israel then replied "And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do." IF YE WILL OBEY is what God said, and yes God's convent is forever, he never broke it as he explains in Isaiah 50 "which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves ". God said himself that he did not break the covenant with Israel, their sins broke the legal contract between them and they put themselves away out of God's grace.
  2. I never said the law was ended, I said that the Bloodline has ended. Still have to obey the commandments of Moses, but "Israel" is a spiritual people now and as stated in the Scripture already posted, you can be denied Heaven if you turn away from God. You ignored the words of Jesus, just to post scripture about laws that was never the topic. I never said there was no law, I said the covenant/contract with flesh Israel is voided and now the new covenant Jesus made is spiritual for spiritual Israel. There are still non-salvation promises towards flesh Israel I agree, but because you were born within the bloodline of Israel does not give you an automatic pass to eternal life. Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
  3. Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Romans 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. What people miss is that the old covenant and promises ended with the death of Jesus Christ, that is why the gospel of the Apostles is the NEW testament or new covenant. When Jesus died he destroyed the temple and created a new promise, where Israel is not flesh bloodlines. Israel are Christians, the believers of Christ, are part of the "adoption" of Christ as spiritual Israel. But being a promise based on the covenant or law, there are conditions, if you act evil and break the covenant the promises will no longer be given to you. Matthew 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matthew 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. Matthew 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Matthew 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Matthew 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Matthew 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Matthew 16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. There is no "once saved always saved", if you endure you will receive a crown of life as James 1:12 says, in Revelation 3:11 we are told our crown of life can be taken because of our actions.
  4. Acts 17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. Paul went to the Athenians who were gentiles, and it was not part of God's plan for the non-Israel to know him, which is why God declared in Jewish law that all non-jews were "dogs" and they are not even allowed in a Jew's house. But as we spoke about in this topic, there were angels and demons wondering the Earth after the flood able to be seen and spoken too by humans. So even though the ancient Athenians were not allowed the truth at the time, they knew by their experiences that there is this "unknown God". Paul pointing out the statue as a way to preach about Jesus was not supporting a lie, they were seeking to know the truth, but until he came none would give them any answers so he did. Matthew 15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. Matthew 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? Now if we look at Enoch, we are looking not at a poet or a gentile, the Book of Enoch was written and declared a Holy Text inspired by God. Just like when the Pharisees tried to push their traditions as though they were inspired by God, even to the point of them causing others to break the commandments of God by following them. But the difference was Jesus called them out and rebuked them, because they were preaching lies, Jesus never used the lies and traditions of the Jewish Religious Leaders to explain a point or preach his own doctrine. Because if he had, he would be supporting and validating their lies that contradict the Word of God, which would make him a sinner. ...using the words of a poet or non-believer's ideas to make a point as a bridge between two worlds, is not the same as validating a false prophets words and declaring his prophesies to be true. In Jude "Jude 14-15 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these", They are using Enoch's prophesies, if someone has prophesies and not inspired by God then they are false prophet that are lying, and for the apostles to declare his prophesies to be true is blasphemy.
  5. To be completely frank, that is a very outrageous claim. The Apostles quote the Book of Enoch, but you decide you don't want to believe it, so you accuse the Apostles of being false prophets and antichrists? That is what a false prophet and antichrist does, they use lies to "preach" their ideas. If Peter and Jude needed to lie and use false doctrine to push a point, then they knew they were lying and had to use false doctrine to make their points sound reasonable they are antichrists. Maybe...just maybe Peter is not an antichrist, and you are wrong about the book of Enoch...maybe..just throwing out some way left field idea..I know...crazy...a Christian that admits they might be wrong about what they believe, cant start doing that, or they will start questioning everything they believe. If the book of Enoch is true, then maybe Jesus didn't die for our sins?!? I respect it is your thoughts, but it is based on nonsense...you didn't give one example of how Enoch is filled with errors and flaws, if there are so many must be easy to pick 1 and put in your post. Then calling two Apostles false prophets, just so you can be right. It goes past your "thoughts", and moving towards a dogma. ...the Lord must have a sense of Humor, there is no way he is not crazy by now if he can't just point and laugh some times.
  6. Everyone has to remember that the Catholic Vatican removed 14 books from the Bible, books they decided should not be part of it. Sadly none of us were there to know the status of each book in their original forms like the early churches and Catholics did, but we can be very confident that the Catholic church removed those 14 books for their own purposes more then being led by the Holy Spirit. I believe enoch, because it agrees and goes along with the rest of the Bible perfectly without any flaws, but can not speak for all 14 books.
  7. He copies God, but he is not God, so does not have the power to create spiritual beings. But there is a hierarchy with the demons, based on their power as angels before they fell. Before satan's fall he was a cherub, who are very powerful angels that guard the throne of God in Heaven (why two cherub guard the ark of the covenant and two cherub were in the holy of holy within the temple). So as this very powerful angel he convinced angels that were powerful but not as powerful, perhaps some arch-angles, or some captains of Heaven's hosts. We know from Enoch that the fallen angels had a leader and was a "general" over two hundred angels that fell, besides the two hundred was the leader's captains. Enoch 6.7 And these are the names of their leaders: Semyaza, who was their leader, Urakiba, Ramiel, Kokabiel, Tamiel, Ramiel, Daniel, Ezeqiel, Baraqiel, Asael, Armaros, Ananel, Zaqiel, Samsiel, Satael, Turiel, Yomiel, Araziel. Enoch 6.8 These are the leaders of the two hundred Angels and of all the others with them.
  8. Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! fallen angels and demons are the same thing, demon/devil was attached to the evil angels that rebelled against God to separate them when reading the Word of God. It would be confusing if the Word of God just said angel, then there would be angels doing evil things and angels doing good thing, it would be very confusing for us humans to grasp the concepts. We need to move past the Hollywood devils born in hell nonsense, satan can not create life and God would not create demons. God created lucifer the morning star who was a fellow prince of Heaven along side Jesus, out of jealousy of Jesus he rebelled against God and convinced a third of the angels to follow him. Those angels that followed satan during the first rebellion along with the angels that came down and married women during the second rebellion, both are called devils as a way to separate them from the angels of Heaven. Just as lucifer is not called a cherub or morning star anymore, but called dragon/snake/satan. When we start adding things to the Word of God that is not there just to fit our religious or flesh thoughts, we start walking off God's path and are able to be deceived by satan.
  9. Enoch 6.1 And it came to pass, when the sons of men had increased, that in those days there were born to them fair and beautiful daughters. Enoch 6.2 And the Angels, the sons of Heaven, saw them and desired them. And they said to one another: "Come, let us choose for ourselves wives, from the children of men, and let us beget, for ourselves, children." Enoch 6.3 And Semyaza, who was their leader, said to them: "I fear that you may not wish this deed to be done and that I alone will pay for this great sin." Enoch 6.4 And they all answered him, and said: "Let us all swear an oath, and bind one-another with curses, so not to alter this plan, but to carry out this plan effectively." Enoch 6.8 These are the leaders of the two hundred Angels and of all the others with them. Enoch 7.1 And they took wives for themselves and everyone chose for himself one each. And they began to go into them and were promiscuous with them. And they taught them charms and spells, and they showed them the cutting of roots and trees. Enoch 7.2 And they became pregnant and bore large giants. And their height was The Book of Enoch three thousand cubits. Enoch 7.3 These devoured all the toil of men; until men were unable to sustain them. Enoch 7.4 And the giants turned against them in order to devour men.
  10. Romans 12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Romans 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; You can search through the Word of God to get the entire list of Spiritual Gifts, they are spread throughout the Scriptures in a few books. But the "talent" in the parable is the valuable good given to us by God, which including our faith, are the Spiritual Gifts. There is only one Body of Christ, which is the host of Christians in the World, there are several jobs. As it would be impossible for one person to do everything, there would not be enough time in his life and it would be overwhelming. We are also commanded by Scripture it is better to be in the company of fellow Christians while doing God's work, that way we know the Holy Spirit is guiding us properly and satan or our flesh is not leading us down the wrong path. "Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." So three Christians go to Africa to spread the Word of God; First you will need a Christian with the gift of evangelism to open the eyes of the non-believers there to God, second you would need a Christian with the gift of teaching so they can instruct and guide the new Christians to solid ground as Christians, but third and most important you need a Christian with the gift of tongues to translate the three Christians' language to the native language of the Africans (no the tongues is not "juuag biiisoo hrajjj,.,.hAHHH!!" demonic speech that has corrupted most Churches, it is someone with a gift to learn languages). Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For the one talent Christian; this could be a new Christian, a Christian that does not have strong faith, or even a Christian that is distracted by the world (see parable of the sower). Just because someone is not the Pope or a great well known Pastor, does not mean they are not a Christian. There are Christians that have lots of understanding of the meat of the Word, then there are Christians that have been living in the milk of the Word of God for fifty to sixty years and show no sign of ever growing past it, both are fine and both are Christians it is just that one is spiritually stronger and can handle more. But as Scripture says the five talent servant has to return another five talents...not only one talent or even three, if you are given five God expects five back. "Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." For some Christians, they will read the Parable of the Talents and understand we need to do work and God expects things from us before we can go to Heaven. For a Christian with any depth in the Word of God, it is clear as day just by reading this one parable. But many Christians say "you don't need works", and "all you need to do is belief Jesus is the Christ". Why has these Christians' eyes been waxed over, so they are blinded to the Scripture right in front of them? Perhaps they are too spiritually immature or weak to handle the knowledge they can lose their crown and still go to Hell even after becoming Christians, that way when Jesus returns or they die and go to Heaven God has protected them by keeping them ignorant. Since the Word of God says "he that knew not..shall be beaten with few stripes", they didn't do the works God commanded, but he also blinded them to the knowledge that they needed to do works so they will only be "beaten with few stripes". Luke 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; Luke 12:46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. Just like in the parable of the talents, just because you are a Christian and given the gift of faith does not mean you are going to Heaven. As Scripture says, "Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." If receiving a gift from God was the beginning and end of our Spiritual Walk, what is "narrow" or hard about that? God can gift every human the gift of faith, that means they are all Christians and no one ever goes to Hell. We all know that is not the case; So perhaps God is vile and playing favorites, he did not give Sarah or Tom the gift of faith and damned them to Hell because they were ugly or just talked with a lisp? Of course that is not the reason, so the reason can not be of God as Scripture says, "Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God." So we decide if we go to Hell or to Heaven, by our actions. Jesus talked about the gift of faith not being for everyone, "Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear...18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower." Now in Matthew 13 after Jesus says if everyone's eyes were opened they would understand and he would heal them, but he does not do that, then directs us to read the parable of the sower to understand why. I will leave you all to read it and pray for understand, so you can understand why faith is not just handed out and why just faith alone is not enough. Lastly we must understand there is a difference between an immature Christian being protected with ignorance to avoid Hell, and a Christian that does evil to earn him a place in Hell. Even a Babe in the Word of God still does works and still proves themselves without them even knowing it or believing it, faith is a spiritual gift, and just by letting their light shine to show the Glory of God by their faith they are doing works and proving themselves to God.
  11. Well by quoting Matthew Chapter 25 you have proven you cherry pick, that is probably the worse Chapter to point to for your case. But even in your cherry picking to prove a tradition of man, you missed something. Matthew 25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: As Jesus said "John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." Jesus is the truth and he preached much more then "believe me and Love", this is the milk of the Word of God, the basics. Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Matthew 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. But why picking Matthew 25 is a bad idea, is that the rest of the chapter says the complete opposite of what you are saying. The first parable in the chapter is the virgins; five were wise and learned and prepared themselves by Studying the Word of God on how to be Christians, while the five foolish did nothing and said "all I need to do is believe" but when Jesus came they were rejected and he did not know them. So having the gift of faith, being a "virgin", is not enough if you do not have the oil to burn your spiritual "light" in the world. Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Of course you made sure to say "after verse 30", most Christians hate this parable. Because while the virgin parable talks about learning how to be a Christian and walking a righteous path, the servants and traveling master parable talks about needing works or you will be "cast...into outer darkness". All three parables say they will be rejected, not just the last parable about the stranger, hungry, etc. So with all three parables of Chapter 25: 1. Learn how to be righteous, to prepare yourself for Jesus's coming. 2. Do works 3. Help and comfort others.
  12. 2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 2 Corinthians 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Exactly. Like the conversation I was having with 'other one', which believes you just need to believe in Jesus and love God/Neighbor as the only two things in the entire Word of God to follow. I do not believe that idea or not following the sabbath will put you in Hell of course, since we can repent of our sin, but as you pointed out many of these Christian babes will be least in Heaven. Which is fine, that is their measure, and better to be least in Heaven then to be lord in Hell. When we talk about being "least" in Heaven, the scripture that points to this is our spiritual clothing. Jesus being perfect and God, is "clothed with a garment down to the foot", which means there is no skin showing on his spiritual body. As we see in 2 Corinthians we as Christians want spiritual clothing so we are not found "naked", in Revelation 3 we learn that those that overcome and found in the Book of Life to gain eternal life will be "clothed in white raiment". Lastly in Revelation 16 we learn the importance of spiritual clothing for those that did not watch and prepare themselves will lose their garments and be naked to show their "shame", which spiritual nakedness being the shame of not doing what we are suppose to do here on Earth we can conclude when Jesus talks about "least" in Heaven it will be those with little clothing. So while someone like Paul the Apostle will be in eternity with a white robe covering most of his body, others that didn't do as they were suppose too but still went to Heaven as they were not evil will be in eternity with the shame of being naked or maybe wearing a loin cloth.
  13. Matthew 5:18 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. 19 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. The idea of the "old" law giving you a false security and not applying is completely false, as told by Jesus himself in Matthew 5. Again, like every cop out of the new age of Christianity, you will say Jesus was speaking to the Jews so Matthew 5 does not apply to Christians. There is a couple mistakes there; 1. All of Jesus ministry was to the Jews, as he said "Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." His ministry was first to Israel, then after he died he commanded the Apostles to spread his ministry to the gentiles, but the ministry the apostles spread was not different then what Jesus shared with the Jews. 2. The "new laws" are taken out of context, as he is explaining the mind set of the New Covenant, "Matthew 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Not that we are suppose to forget the law or not follow it, but as you said in a way, if you love God and neighbor you will not sin against them. But the problem where you don't reach the full meaning, is that we as humans are born ignorant with no understanding or knowledge, so how do we know how to love God or neighbor? How do we know what is good? John 14:21 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. I guess the real question is do you read the Bible? If you read the Bible, why, if nothing in the Bible relates to you any more? Jesus spent his entire life giving us commandments, parables, guidelines. But that was all for the Jews, which they were suppose to follow for 30 years then forget, but we as Christians are suppose to follow 2 commandments "love God and love your neighbor" without context or meaning to how to love them. You see these forms filled with people confused on how to be Christians that do use the Word of God, imagine the chaos if Jesus said "love" and died and we have to figure everything out ourselves. It is once again...absurd. As we have things explained by John "2 John 1:5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it." Also by Paul explaining the same in, "Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Why do we need to study, if we can just "love" and by "loving" we will be holy? Couple of reasons we need to study, as stated before, so we can know who is good and what is evil. "1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.", so we learn from John we all sin, even as Christians we will sin how can we avoid sin if we are not studying the Word of God to know what we are suppose to do? Clearly we can not just live by Love, because in the flesh we are naturally drawn to sin, "Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not."
  14. So you are suggesting Christians are not suppose to follow the Ten Commandments? That we should murder people, take the Lord's name in vain, worship idols? Since we are cherry picking what laws we have to follow, it would be nice if there was a list of laws we can break now that we have the "free pass" of grace that gives us a liberty and license to willfully sin...of course I am being sarcastic, it is completely absurd to think someone can call themselves a Christian, but at the same time murder and cheat on their spouse. Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
  15. Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Exodus 31:14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Exodus 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. We are told to keep the sabbath "for ever", as it says in verse 17. The sabbath "is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you". It is a sign of the Convent between the Father and his people, and there is a punishment for defiling it. Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Romans 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. Some may say that Exodus is only speaking of the Jews, but for those that have studied the Word of God, they know that "Israel" was never just a flesh bloodline or religion. Israel stands for the chosen of God, as Paul talks about the spiritual "adoption", all the chosen of God are the "children of the promise" of salvation. So the Sabbath stands for spiritual Israel now, just as it did for flesh Israel in the Old Testament. Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: I saw one reply to the post about Colossians, but it was taken out of context. The "meat...drink...holyday...new moon...sabbath" all had ceremonies and Temple sacrifices according to the "ordinances" of the Old Testament, but there is a different in the Law of God between ordinances and Commandments. You can touch a dead body without needing to purify yourself, but you still can not murder or commit adultery. Sabbath is a Commandment given by God himself to his chosen people, they way we practice and keep the sabbath is different now but still a Commandment. As Jesus said "Matthew 5:18 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. 19 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."
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