Archive for February, 2017

Keep the Sabbath, or Keep the Faith

February 14, 2017

Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.–Isaiah 1:13.

Condemning the doing of good on the Sabbath is what Jesus condemned even stronger that whatever deeds were done by the “Be merciful to me” sinner at the altar, or the prostitute cleaning his feet with expensive perfume, or the adulteress he saved from a stoning. Or shucking corn on the Sabbath.

It is a straw man to use human cannibalism in your argument, for the argument made by myself and others that you are taking exception to, is that the First and Greatest Law, and the Second Like Unto It, comprise the entirety of the law and supersede the Sabbath.

That means even saving the animal (property) out of the ditch. Peeling the corn to eat. Healing a cripple. Giving sight to the blind.

It is faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection that saves us from sin, hell, and damnation. It is not keeping the Sabbath or keeping the Law. Even in the Old Testament this is seen. Faith came first, then circumcision and the promises made to Abraham. Faith came first and the rules of the law came later.

The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.