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RarelyJadedThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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half.noteThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Okay, finally got around to these veres, here are my thoughts:
 
Matthew 19:18
Actually, there are only 6 commandments that are listed in this passage (the last six), and are all the commandments that relate to our relationship with man (the first four relating to our relationship with God). Jesus was just telling his questioner to love his neighbor and follow the commandments that relate to doing so. He wasn't disregarding the Sabbath.
 
Romans 13:9
Again, this is the same as in Matthew. The focus is only on the last six commandments and their relation to loving your neighbour, not disregarding the Sabbath. It even says at the end, "and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
 
Matthew 12:8
I don't really see what this has to do with not obeying the Sabbath. In context, Jesus is just telling the Pharisees that they should not be judging the disciples for satisfying their hunger on the Sabbath day, since Jesus is God who created the Sabbath.
 
Mark 2:27
This is Mark's recounting of what was in Matthew 12. And Jesus is telling the Pharisees that the Sabbath was made for man to bring them rest and blessings. He was rebuking the Pharisees for making keeping the Sabbath a burden.
 
Romans 14:5-6
Well, these verses don't apply specifically to the keeping of the Sabbath, but is emphasizing the point of following your convictions.
 
Colossians 2:16-17
This is true, we can't judge others about if they follow the Sabbath. But that doesn't mean it's not important.
 
 
God has given us the Sabbath: "See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath..." (Exodus 16:9)
 
"Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God." (Leviticus 19:3)
 
 
And interestingly enough, when Jesus spoke about the end times, he said to pray that when we had to flee from persuction that it wasn't in winter or on the sabbath day. Rather than disregarding the Sabbath, Jesus made it clear that the righteous will be keeping it until the final days:
 
"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:"
(Matthew 24:14-20)
 
 
 
Paul speaks on the topic of the Sabbath in Hebrews. He explains that we should keep the seventh-day as God did when he finished his work of creation. He even says that if we were to keep the Sabbath on a different day, Jesus would have told us to do so:
 
"For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his."
(Hebrews 4:4-10)
 
 
 
Anyways, I don't mean to condemn you, I just find this a plain and important topic.
 
Please, feel free tell me your thoughts.
 
 
God bless. ♥

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