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.

the Free Market is a failure. Socialism is a failure.

There is absolutely no economic system in this world that will succeed. Until we recognize that God owns the land and set up a system of sabbaths and jubilees, we are only setting ourselves up for clever sorcery and sophisticated theft from corrupt men. Jesus said “thieves do steal, and moth and rust does corrupt”.
The Free Market is a failure. Socialism is a failure. Libertarianism is a failure. Communism is a failure. Jesus is the KING.

Sabbath and Shemitah Glorify God

The Sabbath days and the Shemitah release years remind the nations of the earth that God created the world and He is the one in charge.

Don’t Work Like a Worried Gentile

Better to have one handful with quietness, than two handfuls with travail and vexation of spirit. – Ecclesiastes 4:6

I hate working like a worried gentile – I love working with diligence and wisdom, then entering into Gods rest. #sabbath

Matthew 6
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Ten Reasons why the Sabbath is not Jewish – by Steve Wohlberg

Ten Reasons why the Sabbath is not Jewish
by Steve Wohlberg

http://www.whitehorsemedia.com/articles/?d=85#.U5MT4ol5nTo

1) Adam and Eve were not Jewish. “God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it” (Genesis 2:3) before sin entered. “Sanctified” means “to be set apart for holy use.” The only ones in the Garden of Eden for whom the Sabbath was “set apart” were Adam and Eve, who weren’t Jewish.

2) “The Sabbath was made for man.” Mark 2:27. Jesus said this. It was “made” in the Garden of Eden before it was “written” down on Mount Sinai. The Sabbath was “made” for “man,” not just Jews.

3) The other nine commandments are not “just for Jews.” God wrote “Ten Commandments” on stone, not just nine (See Deut. 4:12, 13; Ex. 20). Does “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” and “Do not bear false witness” apply only to Jews?

4) “The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Exodus 20:10. God calls the Sabbath, “my holy day.” Isaiah 58:13. The Bible never calls it “the Sabbath of the Jews.” It isn’t their Sabbath, but God’s.

5) The Sabbath commandment is for the “stranger” too. The fourth commandment itself says the “stranger” is to rest on the Sabbath. Exodus 20:10. “Strangers” are non-Jews, or Gentiles. Thus the Sabbath applies to them too. Read also Isaiah 56:6.

6) Isaiah said Gentiles should keep the Sabbath. “Also the sons of the stranger … every one that keeps the Sabbath … for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.” Isaiah 56:6, 7. Thus the Sabbath is for Gentiles and “all people,” not just for Jews.

7) “All” mankind will keep the Sabbath in the New Earth. In “the new earth … from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:22, 23. Here God says that “all flesh” we will be keeping the Sabbath in “the new earth.” If this is the case – and it is – shouldn’t we start now?

8) Gentiles kept the Sabbath in the Book of Acts. “The Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath … Paul and Barnabas … persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.”‘ Acts 13:42, 43. Here saved-by-grace Gentiles kept the Sabbath (see also verse 44).

9) “The law” [of Ten Commandments] is for “all the world,” not just for Jews. Paul wrote these words. Read Romans 2:17-23; 3:19, 23.

10) Luke was a Gentile who kept the Sabbath. Luke was the only Gentile who wrote any New Testament books (he wrote The Gospel According to St. Luke and The Acts of the Apostles). Luke traveled with Paul and wrote, “On the Sabbath we went out of the city by a river side.” Acts 16:13. It was the seventh-day Sabbath, the memorial of the creation (see Ex. 20:11). Both Luke and Paul knew it.

For more information, read Truth Left Behind by Steve Wohlberg, Sunday: The Origin of Its Observance in the Christian Church, by E.J. Wagonner, or watch the <strongfascinating 5-part TV documentary, The Seventh-day: Revelations from the Lost Pages of History (view trailer), produced by LLT Productions. All three are now available from White Horse Media. http://www.whitehorsemedia.com. 1-800-78-BIBLE.