Sabbath, Faith, and Freedom. I'm Confused! Help Me!

So one day i've read this internet article:
People who don't keep the Sabbath will go to hell, it says.
And I said i completely believe it. i did.
And then i read their comments.
Now i feel oh so confused!
I'm extremely ashamed for not having faith.
I feel like a wave tossed by different winds of doctrine
and a dog returning to my own vomit.
I'm sorry i'm just a new Christian.
But i have to make up my mind
What does freedom in Christ truly mean???
I have to fully understand.
So help me.

And these are Bible verses that kinda spoke to me. That I should put my faith in Jesus. In Jesus alone!
Romans 14 NKJV 
4 Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.
12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. 
13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.
15 Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died.
16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 
17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 
18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. 
20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense. 
21 It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.
22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.
23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever isnot from faith is sin.
Colossians 2 NKJV 
6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 
10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 
14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 
15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,
17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. 
18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 
19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.
20 Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 
21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,”
22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men?
23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion,false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
Colossians 3 
1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 
2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 
3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 
4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Galatians 1 NKJV 
6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 
7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 
9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
Galatians 2
16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
17 “But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! 
18 For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 
19 For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 
20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 
21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”
Galatians 3
7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 
24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 
25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 4
9 But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? 
10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. 
11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.
15 What then was the blessing you enjoyed? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me.
21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? 
26 but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Galatians 5
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 
5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 
8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. 
9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

...i'm still confused. i'm just a fool which God called to Him. . maybe undecided. . . the message is that it's all just a matter of faith! That the Law, the Ten Commandments is already nailed to the cross? and to put my faith in Jesus alone!!! But that doesn't mean i can sin. Of course not! Instead i should be like Jesus. But did Jesus keep the Sabbath? the Bible doesn't say, does it? So help me brothers and sisters. . . I'm confused here. . . . . I think Jesus nailed to the cross the Law pertaining to outward things, external things like eating drinking and special days. But not inward things like sexual immorality. So being in Jesus we will change inwardly . . . By having faith in Jesus and living in the freedom, that freedom in Colossians. Ahhhhh i thought i already know about it. that freedom. what is that freedom really? I guess i don't know because i don't have faith. The very fact that i have doubts shows my lack of faith. There's always a battle inside my head. What is true freedom in Jesus? What is the true faith?

help me okay? :)

thanks :)

i do love Jesus :)

but im still a student Christian :)

newborn and ignorant and foolish :)

but learning :)


prodigarl prodigarl
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8 Responses May 17, 2012

Anyone who says you have to keep the Sabbath DAY is practicing legalism. We as Christians can inter into a Sabbath rest at any time and that sabbath rest is in Jesus. Be careful of the modern judeizers.

Matt 12:10-12<br />
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When Jesus healed on the Sabbath, He was not violating the law of God. By His actions, He demonstrated the true application of God's laws—rather than Pharisaic traditions—that "it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" (Matthew 12:12). <br />
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And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”<br />
Mark 2:27-28 <br />
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The Sabbath was made for man. Jesus next (see note on vv. 25–26) emphasizes that man is not to be confined by the Sabbath but rather that the Sabbath is given as a gift to man (for spiritual and physical refreshment). Again Jesus emphasizes his authority as Son of Man (see Introduction: Key Themes; and note on Matt. 8:20). If the Sabbath is for the benefit of mankind, and if the Son of Man is Lord over all mankind, then the Son of Man is surely lord even of the Sabbath.

thank you! :) :D

Re servantlove.<br />
The more you come into contact with members of cults the more you will be confused, they follow a different Jesus and a different Gospel.<br />
If you choose to keep one day Holy then that is your choice in can be any day you choose, not some belief held by one of many cults.<br />
Do some research for yourself if you find what you are getting is confusing, and look up sites from ex Seventh Day Adventists.

thanks. :)

Re AnimeDream23.<br />
Firstly do not insult me by posting random sc<x>ripture on my whiteboard especially sc<x>ripture taken out of context.<br />
Followers of the real Jesus do indeed participate in a variety of things according to the Spiritual gifts they may have, they do not have a system of works to look good or to please God, you obviously know nothing about your chosen religion and like so many like you will never open your eyes to the truth, others can have their say on the matter but all cults claiming some affinity with Jesus when looked at ob<x>jectively always are guilty of what the Bible calls lipservice, finally upstarts like yourself do the Mormon cause no good but i am sure someone will reign you in.

So having faith in Jesus doesn't mean we have to follow the ten commandments? It is replaced with "Love the LORD your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all your strength" and "Love your neighbor as yourself," isn't it? . . .

Hi, servantLove, (I apologize for this very lengthy post) you are not alone in feeling confused by what others have to say about their interpretation of the Bible. Since the church began, in the Apostle Paul’s day, there have been different understandings causing the growth of different doctrines or what he calls “different gospels” even unto this day. It is up to each of us to accurately handle the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15 NASB). <br />
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You have received many answers to your query and cry for help. I hope my answer will bring you clarity and not confusion, and I write that statement with all humility. I do not want to confuse you more. <br />
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My understanding of observing the Sabbath is ba<x>sed on my understanding of the totality of the Bible and there are two concepts containing the word. One is Sabbath and the other is sabbath rest. First off, observing the Sabbath is part of the Laws for Israel. You are correct in that Jesus came to fulfill the Law, in that He did not abolish the Law (Mat. 5:17 NASB), but what He did was reconcile the Law for Israel and those following Jewish traditions, and He made it possible for all others to be reconciled to God (Romans 5:10, 1 Cor. 5:18) as well. The result is that the Law is of no effect now (Eph. 2:14-16 NASB). As Christians the content of the Law is contained in living a righteous life as the stories of the Bible admonish us to do. With this said, observing the Sabbath as Law does not please God. For He has written He is pleased by faith in Him and not by the works of the Law (Romans 3:28 NASB). <br />
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Before the Law was written a day of rest God did take (Genesis 2:2, Hebrews 4:1-11 NASB). God blessed and sanctified the seventh day (Genesis 2:3 NASB). Jesus speaks a lot about sanctification, as does Paul in the New Testament. In the Greek it is the word “hagios” which is holy and means set apart from. In Hebrew “gadash” is the word for sanctify. It is a verb and in its simplest definition it means to be pure or devoted to God, and in detail it means to be holy and set apart from. To be sanctified means to set aside for use in the worship of God and withheld from secular or ordinary use. The word used for blessed in Hebrew is “barak”. It actually means to bend the knee, to kneel down, praise, to pray to, to invoke, to greet, and to curse. The first day of rest was a sabbath rest, which is not to be confused with the rituals which have come to be called the Sabbath. When in the wilderness and sabbath rest was established with Israel “every man” was to “stay in his own place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” (Exodus 16:29 NASB). The sabbath rest did not say go to church or the synagogue. It did not say it was Saturday or Sunday. Man decided upon those days. In the beginning sabbath rest was uniform to bring unity onto a people group for the worship and reverence of God. It does not equate to what the Sabbath is now because sabbath rest developed into man made rituals and became the Sabbath. Is observing a day of sabbath rest submitting to the Law? Not according to Hebrews 4 it isn’t.<br />
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Personally, I try to take a day of sabbath rest on the seventh day, especially if I have worked for six days straight. That seventh day for me is not always a Saturday nor a Sunday because my work schedule is not consistent. I may not even go six days straight before I set a day aside just for me and God. I may even mess up and go many weeks without a day of rest. For me, I have learned the blessing of taking a sabbath rest on the seventh day. When I take a sabbath rest I have unparalleled strength to get through the next six days, and something wonderful and peaceful to look forward to as I toil for six days. If this is wrong on my part, God knows my heart. I have not felt any conviction in my spirit for taking a day when I am not going to busy myself with the cares of the world beyond basic needs. I do feel exhausted when I do not take that day of rest for my body and respite for my soul. I pray and fellowship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit throughout my day each day, but those days also contain busying myself with living in the world. My day of rest is a quiet day in my home. It can be a difficult day to take, and especially all day, because I have a family. For me going to church on Sunday is not fulfilling the Law of the Sabbath nor is it taking a day of rest set apart for God. Setting aside an hour or two to sit and worship or learn collectively is not restful and does not improve my relationship with God like alone time does.<br />
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To tell you the truth, I do not know if what I am doing is “right” or "wrong". What I do know is that I am much better when I take a day of rest, and when I plan in my week that on a certain day I will not work. I will rest my body and my soul, and I will spend extra time in fellowship with the Triune God. I am doing what I believe to be correct in regards to making my body and life a living sacrifice. It is by faith that I know the Holy Spirit will guide me into all truth, and give me wisdom, because I ask for it and earnestly seek and covet the things of God. Jesus is my Lord and savior. I am reconciled to God, and I cannot lose that salvation because I will not turn away from it (2 Peter 2:21), nor go to hell for taking a sabbath rest on my seventh day or not for that matter (Col. 2:15-17). I want to enter into His rest because life is exhausting. It is not easy being in the world and trying to not be of it. I use the writings of the Law to learn how to be holy and clean, just as I use all of the stories, parables, poems, and songs to learn what righteous behavior is and how to do it from God’s perspective. I also am not perfect or consistent at it, but I do have a heart after God, and I purpose in my heart to do the best I can do to be the best I can be by learning from the Law which is not the same as following it or being ruled by it. <br />
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If we are to follow the Law as law then we subject ourselves to the penalties of the Law which Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for with His shed blood with the purpose to end the penalties of the Law and reconcile all people to God. The penalty of the Law is sin and death and all of the rituals and sacrifices required of it. If you break one part of the Law you have broken all of it (James 2:10 AMP). I did not read the article you posted, but to focus on the Sabbath not being observed leading to going to hell makes me laugh (Col. 2:20-23). If I am supposed to be following the Law, well then, I am going to hell already, and my faith in God, belief in Christ Jesus, and fellowship with the Holy Spirit is for no good reason because I have never brought a calf or dove to slaughter for sacrifice, and I eat whatever food I want to eat. These things are also part of the Law. Eating a cheeseburger breaks the Law. :-)<br />
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The entire Bible is good for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16), but not every word of the Bible was written specifically for or directly at the Christian, follower of Christ Jesus, or the Church. Much of the Bible was written to a chosen people, Israel, which by the way is not the nation state in the Middle East. Yes, where the nation state is located is the holy land where Jesus walked, but "Israel" refers to the decedents of Jacob (Genesis 32:28) a chosen people. The majority of the Bible is written for and about Israel. Israel tested God and turned from God so much that God turned His focus to the followers of His son, Christ Jesus, which also includes decedents of Israel who had ears to hear and followed. The Ten Commandments are part of the Law for Israel. The totality of being honest, honoring your parents, not calling the Lord's name in vain and even taking a day of rest are all in the two commandments Jesus gave in the New Testament to Jew and Gentile alike (Mat. 22:37-40, Gal. 5:14, James 3:2 NASB)). I do not mean to confuse you with that statement because what I am trying to convey is that being a Christian entails not focusing on the Laws of Israel but on righteous living as God outlines throughout the Bible. The lessons throughout the Bible are there for us to learn from and to act out accordingly. I choose to enter into His rest as often as I can, even if it is not a whole day. I am working on getting my life scheduled to take Wednesday as my day of rest.<br />
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There are lots of warnings, especially in the New Testament epistles and letters regarding what is called false teachings, other gospels/doctrines, adding to and taking away from the Word, and correctly handling the Word. servantLove, asking for wisdom regarding the things of God is the best thing you could ever do for yourself as a Christian (James 1:5 NASB). For with it everything will come to you and peace will be with you (Prov. 2:9-11). As for your faith, build yourself up in it (Jude 1:20). You use Bible Gateway. I love that tool. I use wisdom to do topical searches and read the commentary and linking sc<x>riptures to gain knowledge and understanding. When I read commentary such as the article which started this post for you, I go to Bible Gateway and I start checking for what the Word says. I ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and illumination, and I follow after peace. I can ponder a sc<x>ripture for days. I can read something I had read before and it has gained an additional insight or been corrected for me. I can do this because I trust in God. I have faith in Him to protect me until I know what is right, and for His Spirit to bear witness with my spirit when I have found the truth. Taking a day of rest gives me the opportunity to spend time reading and understanding.<br />
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The last thing I have to say is that you may want to start doing multiple Bible translation searches in your quest for knowledge and wisdom as you build your faith. It is important to read an accurate text. I read the NASB now, but I have read the King James, New King James, Amplified, NIV and a host of others. The NASB is the closest to the original text, with the exception of the Concordant New Testament translation which even keeps the sentence and pronoun structure of the original text– it is challenging to read it fluidly. I also read a Hebrew-Greek NASB because it gives me key words to look up the true meaning of a word in the lexicons and dictionary. For example we only have the word power and love in English to describe the many different types of power and love in the Bible. It is important to truly understand the exact meaning of a word to know the true meaning of the Word of God to be able to apply it in the context in which it is being used. My most relevant example, because it change how I see myself as God sees me, is 2 Timothy 1:7 If you look up 2 Timothy 1:7 in multiple translations you will see different words used which give a very different meaning to the sc<x>ripture. <br />
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I hope you will be able to decide if a day of rest is for you or not. I am praying for your peace and for you to come to have faith in your understanding of sc<x>ripture. We are to be iron sharpening iron, and I know several of the people who have responded to your cry are doing so in the love of Christ Jesus.

Thank you so much for this sophora!!! I will get back to you, i have to get off the pc now, but i will study all these scripture you shared and get back to you :) thanks a lot! :)

hi sophora! it's saturday today, sabbath day. . and, well, after reading Galatians. . that we were called to be free (Gal5:13), it just don't feel right to be so religious anymore. . . but rather, i'll strive for that faith, faith working through love. Because righteousness doesn't come through the law but through the grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ. . . . . i still feel uneasy though. i still have doubts about these. . .

whatever! i know that God has forgiven me, my past present and future sins. I will just concentrate on living for Him. i'll keep learning to love Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. All these different doctrines are confusing me. I feel farther from God whenever I doubt. Fear rules my heart instead of joy. I don't know if that's good or bad. I just want to live for God. But I'm so confused. . . Thank you sophora, thank you for praying for my peace and faith. . . . .

servantLove, it was good to read your post on taking a positive stance to live for God, like Jesus did and through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I hope. Isn't doctrine a bummer? I think it is. I like Bible study not ritual. God has not given you a spirit of fear, servantLove. Fear is demonic forces trying to mess you up. Have peace in being different. You are not alone. It is important to fellowship with those of like faith. It will help keep you strong in the Lord. I pray you can find some people close in proximity to you who you can do things with which are not all about "church" activities. We live in this world and cannot shine to others living in the world if we only go to church activities. Doubt and unbelief will get you far from God watch out for those spirits, feelings, and thoughts they are sneaky. The devil will use you against yourself and also family and friends. Stay strong, I do not mean this next statement to alarm you, but when we step out to be what He has predestined us to be and to live a life pleasing to Him, we become a threat to demonic forces. Be mindful of the words you speak. They have power. You will have what you say, be it good or bad. Stay prayed up, keep reading and understanding God's Word, do what He says in the Word, continue following the Spirit, and all will be okay. Jesus said we will have trouble. Confusion is trouble. We will be hated and persecuted. People may try to get you to feel bad about your choices or tell you you are wrong. Know why you chooses to do what you choose to do. As in my first post, I choose to take a sabbath day of rest because I am blessed by it when I do. Do not let others cause you to give in when you do not have peace. Do not give up your quest to learn more. You are more than a conqueror servantLove, and you have the mind of Christ Jesus. Put on your armor of God daily and keep it on (Eph. 6:10-20). Cultivate and grow the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-25). Peace, joy, health, and blessings!

So was that a seventh day of sabbath rest or a religious Sabbath day on Saturday when you replied to my post? The two are not the same. :-)

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I think WilliamC's comment is very good.<br />
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Most of what one hears in regard to "Constantine did this" or Constantine did that" is gossip rather than actual verified church history. The Seventh Day Adventists are certainly guilty in this respect. I believe what really went on in that period of church history has been very well preserved for posterity.<br />
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I will repost what I wrote elsewhere : <br />
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I believe the 10 Commandments are for today--except that I do not believe we are under the same strict Sabbath as the Old Covenant. There is good data in the NT to support that. "All sc<x>ripture is profitable," and I believe the principle of not working yourself or somebody else to the bone 7 days a week is something God would have us follow. But I don't feel that there is any day of the week I cannot feel free to do a laundry load if I need to.<br />
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I will add that "the Lord's Day" in the New Testament is Sunday, not Saturday.

Conceptualclarity, how is it that Sunday became the Lord's Day? I used to think it was the day he rose from the dead, but according to scripture, if the Jewish Sabbath was on Saturday, He could not have risen on Sunday. It would not have been three days from His death on Preparation Day.

It is written that on the day before Passover Sabbath, the Jews wanted the men off of the crosses so they would not be there on the Sabbath. . It was ordered that their legs be broken to speed up their death. When they came to Jesus he was already dead. In order for Him to have risen on the third day and have that be a Sunday, His spirit would have had to have left His body on Thursday morning, but according to the gospels He was crucified on Preparation Day, and He died on Preparation day. He was laid in His tomb on that evening, and on the day after Pilate's soldiers went to guard His tomb. The day after His death was the Sabbath. Was the Sabbath not originally on Saturday? I know the Jewish calendar is different, but that does not include more days in a week than the Julian or Gregorian calendar does it?

Circumcision was on the 8th day and the Sabbath was on the 7th day. The Day of Preparation was on the 6th day, and that was the day Jesus was crucified, His spirit left His body, the temple curtain was torn, the Earth quaked, and etc. If the Sabbath was on Saturday, then Jesus rose on Monday.

Acts 2:46 mentions partaking of the Lord's Supper on the first day of the week. Would that be Monday? In Revelation where "the Lord's Day" is used I am not able to discern what day of the week it is. The exact days of the events surrounding Jesus' death, from Palm Sunday on has always puzzled me, and I am curious if the Lord's Day has to do with the day He was risen.

I look forward to your reply.

16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Col 2:16-17<br />
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5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. Romans 14:5.<br />
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There is a freedom within the Christian faith which should be a blessing not a burden keeping one day Holy is a choice of the individual and not made a burden if it is tied to salvation causing division.

.. thank you .. i'm ashamed of myself ..not realizing that freedom again and again...

There is no condemnation for those who believe in Christ Jesus. The devil is a liar, and the words of your mouth are very powerful, servantLove. Do not be ashamed in what you do not understand. Follow peace and seek wisdom, so you may gain knowledge, understanding, and His peace.

Excellent post! It truly is a scary thing for man to alter or erase God's moral laws written in stone with traditions. This is the very thing satan has been doing since day one.

i lacked faith. New Testament says Jesus nailed it to the cross. . still confused. but i have to put my faith in Jesus alone.

Faith comes by hearing, and by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17 NKJV). Read you Bible aloud to yourself so it gets into your spirit through your ears or buy it as an audio book or on cds, and listen to it. Having faith, trusting in the power, safety, refuge, and help of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit will set you free.