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Keep the Sabbath

All I have to say is that after reading Hebrews 4:1-13, I am convinced that I and all lovers of Christ need to keep the sabbath. Also don't forget James 2:10-11 that state "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said "Do not commit adultery, said also, do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill thou art become a trangressor of the law."

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Apr 16, 2012
Acts 21
by: Paul Pavao (webmaster)

Hmm. I didn't comment on Acts 21 on the web page? I must have been trying to keep the page short.

The Jerusalem church was obviously keeping the Law. I think James, the Lord's brother, was probably a law-keeper his entire life. He just allowed that the Gentiles didn't have to be.

Paul, too, appears to have been keeping the Law among the Jews, though not among the Gentiles. He made it clear that the Law was not mandatory, but he obviously took a Nazirite vow, and he was willing to pay for the sacrifices for others who were taking the vow.

What's funny is when Sabbath keepers argue that Christians ought to meet on the 7th day because the apostles attended synagogue. If they were attending synagogue, they weren't in the gathering of the church! Maybe that's exactly why the church met on the first day ... because at the start they were in the synagogues on the seventh day until they were thrown out of them. Of course, Paul rarely made it more than a couple weeks before being driven out of the synagogue, or even out of the city.

There is no doubt that Jewish believers continued to keep the Law literally through the first generation of believers. The writer of Hebrews suggests it took a while for the old covenant to "vanish away" (8:13).

Apr 15, 2012
Jew for Jesus
by: Yakob

Wow thank you so much for posting this. I am a Jew for Jesus and have questioned whether or not I'm supposed to not work on Saturdays and keep other traditions this I believe helps me know the spirit of the traditions even more in their filled sense, but still feel that they are to be honored in their original meanings if possible. what are your thoughts on Acts 21 verse 15 and the rest of the chapter where James speaks concerning the believers in Jerusalem?

Feb 27, 2012
Differences of Opinion
by: Paul Pavao (webmaster)

Well, what's funny to me is that I consider Hebrews 4 one of the clearest defenses of what I wrote on the Sabbath page, yet you find it a strong argument for something completely different.

I already expressed my opinion on the Sabbath page, so I won't repeat myself here.

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