Monday, November 21, 2011

Why do You Worship on Sunday?

God said to his people: Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (KJV) He also said: Deuteronomy 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day. (World English Bible, WEB)

It is correct to say the Hebrew Sabbath was the seventh day of the week (Saturday). It is also correct to say that special observances (holidays) were also Sabbaths. (Law of the first fruits, see Leviticus 23) There were seven Sabbaths (holidays) in addition to the weekly Sabbath. Seven, as you know is also the number of God.

Paul was upset when Christians insisted on coming under the burden of the law. Paul said: Galations 4:8-11 However at that time, not knowing God, you were in bondage to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again? You observe days, months, seasons, and years. I am afraid for you, that I might have wasted my labor for you. (WEB)

Why does the "Church" assemble on Sunday?

Let me tell you why. Because the Emperor Constantine ordered the Church to meet on Sunday and the King James Translators went blindly along with Church tradition instead of providing an accurate translation. Did they know previous translations were wrong? Did they make a mistake or was it intentional? The Latin Church, [Universal or Catholic] wanted to distance itself from Judaism.

Hear is what Constantine ordered in 321 AD: Let all the judges and town people, and the occupation of all trades rest on the venerable day of the sun; but let those who are situated in the country, freely and at full liberty, attend to the business of agriculture; because as it often happens that no other day is fit for sowing corn and planting vines; lest the critical moment being let slip, men should lose the commodities granted by heaven (Edict of March 7, 321 AD Corpus Juris Civilis Cod., Lib 3, tit 12:3.

Not one verse from Genesis to Revelation in the Hebrew or Greek text says to worship on the venerable day of the sun. Pagans worshipped the sun on this day and now so does most all of modern Christianity. 

Most who have studied will claim that the Greek scriptures say worship on the first day of the week and after all, Christ rose on the first day of the week according to the KJV translators. Look at these scriptures in the KJV:

Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. (KJV)

Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. (KJV)

Mark 16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. (KJV)

Luke 24:1  Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. (KJV)

John 20:1  The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. (KJV)

John 20:19  Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. (KJV)

Acts 20:7 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. (KJV)

1Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. (KJV)

Christendom teaches worshipping on Sunday the "first" day of the week, right? Now notice the word day is italicized in each of the above verses. That means the translators added that word.

Let a student examine the Greek text and see for himself what support there is for "First day of the week". The INSPIRED Greek text reads: mia ton sabbaton, literally, ONE OF THE SABBATHS. Here is what the deceptive translators did. They altered "one" to read "first", they added "day" (not in the Greek) and they changed the plural "Sabbaths" to the singular "week"!! The KJV is is many other translations. The proof is in the Greek INSPIRED scriptures.

Let us study just one of the verses.

Mark 16:2 The literal word for word Greek says: "...and very morning to-the one of-the Sabbaths they-are-coming on the memorial-vault of-up rising of-the sun..." (Concordant Greek Text)

Mark 16:2 And, very early in the morning on one of the Sabbaths, they are coming to the tomb at the rising of the sun. (Concordant Literal)

Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. (KJV)

Mark 16:2 And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen. (ASV)

So which translators got it right? There are many who think the KJV is perfect and without error. I used to believe the same. What gave them the right to alter the Greek?

"One of the Sabbaths" is the only correct translation. The word first is not in the Greek. The word day is not in the text at all. The word translated week is in plural. In the previous verse they translate the very same Greek word and it is rendered Sabbaths. Therefore it must be rendered Sabbaths here as well. Additionally, when the world was created, God rested on the seventh day. The work was finished, he rested. Christ was raised on a Sabbath, not the first day of the week which would be our Sunday. Being raised on the Sabbath signified the completion of his mission...not the beginning.

So when was Jesus raised you ask? Was not our Christ the First Fruit? He rose at the waving of the sheaf! Leviticus 23:9,10 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap its the harvest, then you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest: and Leviticus 23:15 You shall count from the next day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be completed: (WEB) Check out Leviticus chapter 23 for yourself! 

Constantine is the author of worship on the venerable day of the sun...not GOD! All of Orthodox Christianity worships on the venerable day of the sun and millions will defend the KJV. They will defend human tradition that is nothing more than a Constantinian tradition.

Paul, the Apostle to the gentiles, says: Colossians 2:16, 17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. (KJV)

Brothers and Sisters study your bibles. Get Sword Searcher or E Sword and: 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (KJV) Know that the Greek, Hebrew and Chaldee are inspired, infallible and perfect.

You may ask: But why do you raise the issue of worshiping on the venerable day of the sun? This fact is one of many that I wish to share with whoever God brings to this forum. It is a truth found in the original Greek that is not found in most other translations in English. Remember what Paul said: Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. (KJV)

It is not about when you worship God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior, it is about your daily walk, your daily conversation and your constant worship. Give Him constant thanks for the grace that he pours out for you.

His grace superexceeds!
Grace be with you!  

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