Friday, March 7, 2008

Truth about the Sabbath day and The Church of God World Mission Society

The word Christian implies to follow Christ; meaning to follow his teaching, his example, and also to believe in his promise of Eternal life. Most people say that it’s enough to believe in Him to go to heaven, but in the bible says that “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” (James 2:26). What do we have to do? Good question. We don’t know unless someone shows us. Well, 2000 years ago Jesus came and said that we must do as He did:

John 13:13-15 "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am…..I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

Then one of the things Jesus did when we talked on earth, and a very important one, was keeping the Sabbath day:

Luke 4:14-18 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. 16He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. 17The scroll of the prophet Isaiah…”

Jesus went as His custom to what we call now a days the church (synagogue) to keep the Sabbath day by reading from Isaiah (which is one of the books of the Old Testament). Custom means something that you regularly do. For Jesus to keep the Sabbath must have been so important that He made his own custom. Now let’s find out what is the Sabbath and why is it so important that is in the 10 commandments.

Exodus 20

The Ten Commandments

1 And God spoke all these words… 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

God blessed, made Holy, and gives us spiritual rest on the Sabbath day, for our own salvation. Does God need this day for Himself? Certainly He doesn’t need to receive Holiness since He is already Holy, and He is the one giving blessings instead of receiving blessings from us, and if God rested on the Seventh day then how would the world continue functioning? Everything would stop. God separated this day especially for our Spiritual blessings. Who said? God himself. But now days there is no Christian Church that keep the Sabbath day (Saturday) as Jesus did. Why? For the following reason:

Click here: The Truth About the Sabbath

I was searching a little bit for evidence of the abolishment of the Sabbath day and it has nothing to do with Jesus Christ Sacrifice on the cross. The above link give a little bit of explanation of How the Sabbath was abolished and that Sunday has nothing to do with Christian Faith. Who would realize that fact after about 1700 years of living under a lie (since AD 321)? The Sabbath day was abolished by Constantine (Roman Emperor) worshiper of the Sun in AD 321, and from there people started worshiping “their god” on Sunday. God the creator told us to worship Him on Saturday. Who are we to disobey God?
John 14:15

15"If you love me, you will obey what I command.

If we truly love God we must obey.

And God said we must keep the Sabbath day for the generations to come (forever):

Exodus 31:13

13 "Say to the Israelites, 'You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.

The only church that obeys 100% the teaching of the bible is Church of God World Mission society. Even though that’s the only one that keeps faithfully all God’s teachings, it undergoes persecution, in the same way the true church underwent persecution 2000 years ago, and there is a reason why:

Ecclesiastes 1: 9 what has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun

Prophecy fulfilled. The True church will always be persecuted by religions that follow doctrines not taught by God, like Church of God World Mission Society is being persecuted now. How dare can someone who changes Gods laws accuse as cult the one that faithfully follows them? Cult would be the one who changes God’s laws and put man’s laws instead.

Matthew 15: 3Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?

Church of God World Mission Society follows God’s teaching, and always welcomes anyone who really wants to learn and follow true God. The goal of our faith is salvation of our soul (1Peter 1:9). Man cannot save our soul; neither religion can; only God can save us. That is reason why it is very important to follow only God almighty, who is testified in the bible.