Are We Really Keeping the Sabbath Holy?

10411224_499386750162394_8259078925077708523_nIts Monday morning and you know the drill. You drag yourself out of bed, get ready, and head out the door to start another week of work. You live for Friday evening to come. When it does, you do the “happy dance” and say TGIF! When Saturday dawns, you may get up, clean house, do gardening, or perhaps some vehicle maintenance. Maybe you are one of the unfortunate ones that has to work on the weekend.


Then Sunday comes. You get up, get dressed and head out to Sunday School. Afterwards, you may go home and catch a game on TV and have dinner with the family. Now, what if I told you that by keeping a schedule like this that you just violated one of the 10 Commandments? How, you ask? It was violated by breaking the 4th commandment that states “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.” Now, you might be thinking “How did I break that commandment? I went to Sunday School and rested Sunday.” The answer may shock you. Please keep reading.

As we know from Genesis, God created the Sabbath. In the 4th commandment, we are told to remember this day and to keep it holy. “Six days shalt thou do labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Pay close attention to this commandment. It clearly says that the seventh day is the Sabbath….not the first day which is Sunday. Mark 16:1-2 states “And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome had brought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun. Since Jesus died on the day before the Sabbath, and the women who came to anoint him rested on the Sabbath but came on the morning of the first day of the week and found that Jesus had risen on what we now call “Easter Sunday”, it is clear that the Sabbath is on Saturday….not Sunday.

There is no biblical evidence to even suggest that the Sabbath had ever been changed. Knowing that, it had to come from somewhere. But how did this happen? I think these verses say it best….Daniel 7:25 “And he shall think to change the times and the law.” Matt 16:6,9 “Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.” “In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Ezek 22:26,28 “Her priests have violated my law” “And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken.”


In a nutshell, this came about by men who were being foolishly guided by none other than Satan himself! I don’t know about you, but I was shocked when I discovered this during one of my bible courses. Since I have learned to never take just the word of one person or one place, I checked this out for myself. I had grown up thinking that Sunday was the Sabbath like a lot of other people. It sure is amazing what you will find when you commit yourself to learning biblical truth.


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  1. Amen! Yes, I also grown up learning this. I’m so glad that I also have learned a lot from reading my bible. Thank you Janet for helping me. I also want to thank you for being able to blog these thing’s which you have learned. So when people that is lost and with out understanding my learn and find themselves reading and learning on their own. God Bless and keep up the good works that you have set out to do.


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