Truth or Lie Thursdays 1.4.2018

It’s TRUTH OR LIE THURSDAY!

Inbox me with your questions, doubts, beefs, unbeliefs with Christianity, Jesus, and the Bible… I won’t put you on blast, but I will do my best to research and give you a good answer.

Jesus is looking for those that NEED healing and freedom! It’s okay to ask questions!!!!!

 

 

IS THE SABBATH ABOUT REST OR ABOUT CHURCH?

Q: I know it isn’t Thursday yet but I have a question. I read this post about Sabbath & Sunday and it was saying that church-going on Sunday is worship of the sun god and not in keeping of the Sabbath. I know you’ve addressed this before, but not sure if this particular. Is the Sabbath reserved for attending church or temple or synagogue, or is it only a day of rest from work?

 

A: Thanks for your question!… So the original Creation Sabbath is a day of rest from labor. It was made for man. God gave us an example of it, and we follow Him and His commandments.

Sun God worship in church is a Roman/Babylonian religious practice.

However, is it okay to worship the Creator God and His son Jesus on Sunday? Yes it is. We can worship the living God any day we want to. The assembly can assemble any day we feel like.  Early believers in the book of Acts met DAILY house to house and in the temple. But the creation Sabbath was not originally about a church service. It was about rest.

The scriptures also show early believers keeping the Sabbath, and meeting on Saturday evening after the Sabbath. Hebrew days started in the evening, so Saturday night was considered “the first day of the week.”

Acts 20

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

 

However Jesus and the Apostles also went into the (Jewish) Temple on the Sabbath days (Saturdays) to teach and preach Jesus Christ. So it’s also okay to worship and to teach & preach on the Sabbath as well as rest with your family.

 

CORRECTION: HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE DO COMMUNION?

Q: Communion. Please explain… Should we take communion? How often should we take communion? Should we drink wine / a particular kind of wine…or just grape juice / does it matter? What’s the real reason and why do some churches do it every month?

 

A: From what I see in the scriptures it’s something taken in conjunction with a meal, and it’s done in remembrance of the death of Christ.

 

I want to bring some correction to my first answer from here: In 1 Corinthians 11 Apostle Paul connects the Passover Remembrance to the weekly supper that the Believers ate together on the first day of the week.

 

The reason this makes sense is because when we come together to worship, this is an ordinance where we proclaim the Lord’s death. The Lord’s Supper “Bread and Cup” is the best way to proclaim the Lord’s death for our sins.

 

Luke 22

19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

 

 

When we follow the Lord’s ordinances, we no longer have the need to follow man’s ordinances. So instead of doing Passover once a year, or celebrating the Ishtar/Spring fertility egg Goddess feast once a year, we celebrate the Fulfillment of Passover every week.

 

Instead of remembering a baby in a manger once a year in a winter solstice celebration, we remember the Savior’s death once a week.

 

Instead of remembering his death with crosses and graven false images of Jesus (idolatry), we remember it the way he asked us to: with the Bread and Cup, and by proclaiming what it means.

 

So when Apostle Paul said “as often as you do it.” He was referring to the weekly gathering of the Congregation. That’s as often as they did it.

 

As for the specifics of the drink; in the bible it was bread and wine, people change it to grape juice so they don’t drink & drive I guess! I don’t think it’s mandatory to drink wine, it can be juice. The main thing is to do it reverently and in patience so that the ordinance is honored.

 

 

 

WHY WERE THE PHARISEES JEALOUS OF JESUS?

Q: The religious church grew angry when Jesus did take his time to be with the unsaved. Why was that? Why were they jealous?

 

A: The Pharisees thought that they had control over holiness. Jesus had sinners repenting from sin and following Him. Pharisees didn’t like Jesus’s influence, and they were envious. So they called the class of people that were following Jesus “sinners”. The people that followed Jesus were really repenters. How do we know this? Because Jesus preached repentance, and they followed Him. This is what Zacchaeus did when Zacchaeus came to Jesus. The Pharisees called Zacchaeus a sinner, when in reality, Zacchaeus repented and followed Jesus.
FRIEND OF SINNERS?

 

Q: So what does Jesus being a friend of sinners really mean?

 

A: “Jesus hanging out with sinners” was a lame excuse that the Pharisees used to try to throw shade on Jesus’ actual work of bringing sinners to REPENTANCE.

 

In reality, Jesus brought sinners to REPENTANCE, and we Believers today should do the same thing as well. Our kindness and goodness is not to be cool with sinners and do what they do, it’s to show them a better way – follow JESUS!

 

You cannot show someone a better way by following them. You show them a better way by being an example and preaching the message of REPENTANCE. That’s what Jesus did. He was a leader of REPENTERS, not a follower of sinners.

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