the Christian Sabbath Day Holy in 2016
the sabbath day, to keep it holy (Exodus
are 52 holy days or holidays in Christianity called Sabbaths:
you refrain from trampling the Sabbath underfoot,
from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight,
the holy of JEHOVAH, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine
own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
Then shalt thou delight thyself in JEHOVAH; and
I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth,
and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of
JEHOVAH hath spoken it (Isaiah 58:13-14).
Christianity, there are 365 HOLY DAYS in
a year because all our days belong to JEHOVAH....However, JEHOVAH
commands us to keep 52 days exclusively for
his worship, and we are to WORK on all the
they could, early Christians kept 52 days exclusively, and also 8 days
at the great full moon Passover/Resurrection season, making 60 holy days
in the year when work was forbidden. Slaves who became Christians could
not refuse to work on the Sabbath until the Sabbath was legalized by Emperor
Leo in 469 AD.
week, with the weekly Sabbath, was given by JEHOVAH to Moses on Mount
Sinai, circa 1500 BC. This timely revolution coincided with the giving
of the Old Covenant to Israel. The
Sabbath was to be strictly observed, with the death penaly attached to
violations, such as working, traveling, or even lighting a fire on that
7-day week as given by JEHOVAH to Moses on Mount Sinai
calendar remained in effect for Israel until JEHOVAH of Nazareth instituted
the New Covenant calendar by His Resurrection from the dead:
new calendar instituted by JEHOVAH of Nazareth
became catholic and universal, it clashed with the pagan 8-day week of
the Roman Empire. For astrology and divination, the names of the week
were named for the 7 visible heavenly bodies: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury,
Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the 8th day was a market day:
pagan Roman 8-day week calendar
7-day week as decreed by Constantine. The only major change was the elimination
of the 8th market day. Constantine still permitted certain kinds of work
on the new Christian Sabbath, which he referred to as Dies solis:
7-day week instituted by Constantine for the Roman Empire
the Canaanite did no favors for the Christians except to change the pagan
8-day week to the Christian 7-day week. Later on, more enlightened Emperors
forbade work on the Resurrection Sabbath.
Along with 7th Day
Adventists, Canaanites, and Islam, the Papacy is the bitter enemy of the
Christian Sabbath, with their "holy days" such as Christmas
and Corpus Christi trying to crowd out the Christian Sabbath.
However, they do not
claim, as the 7th Day Adventists affirm, that Emperor Constantine changed
the Sabbath from the 7th day to the pagan Roman Sunday or Dies solis.
Here is a quote from
a Latin Church catechism, published in the U.S. in 1920, with the imprimatur
of the Censor Librorum:
4. What day is reserved
for God under the new law?
The first day of the week, called Sunday, or the Lord's day.
5. Who made this substitution of Sunday for the Sabbath day?
It was made by the Apostles, by virtue of the
authority which God had given them.
6. Why was the first day of the week substituted for the last day, as
the Lord's day ?
On account of the important events which occurred on that day. It was
the first day of the creation of the world, the
day on which Jesus Christ arose from the dead, and the day on
which the Holy Ghost descended on the, Apostles.
7. To what does the third commandment oblige
It obliges us to sanctify Sunday; that is, to abstain from servile works
and to perform works of religion. Hence it contains two precepts: one
negative, the other positive.
8. What must we especially avoid in order to sanctify Sunday?
We should carefully avoid all occasions of sin, such as exciting games,
dangerous reading, balls, shows, taverns, etc.; otherwise we would convert
the Lord's day into Satan's day, and a
day of sanctification into one of damnation. (Manual of "Christian"
Doctrine, comprising Dogma, Moral, and Worship, by a Seminary Professor,
All Constantine changed
was the pagan Roman 8-day week to the Hebrew/Christian 7-day week. Constantine
did not abandon the planetary names of the days of the week and adopt
the Bible names of First Day, Second Day, Third Day, etc., etc.
Outside of the Book
of Acts in the Bible, the only history of early Christianity to survive
is found in the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea.
Eusebius was able
to save his writings from total destruction by flattering or lauding Emperor
Constantine and calling him a "Christian" Emperor.
In his Commentary
on Psalm 91, Eusebius said that the Sabbath was translated and transferred
by Christ to the first day of the Jewish week:
Wherefore as they
(Jews) rejected (the sabbatical command), the Word (Joshua), by the
New Covenant, TRANSLATED and TRANSFERED the feast of the Sabbath to
the morning light, and gave us the symbol of the true rest, viz, the
Saving Lord's Day, the first day of the light, in which the Saviour
of the world, after all his labours among men, obtained the victory
over death, and passed the portals of heaven, having achieved a work
superior to the six-days creation. (Cox, The
Literature of the Sabbath Question, vol., I, p. 361).
was changed from the 7th day Jewish Sabbath
to the First Day of the Jewish week because
the Resurrection of Christ occurred on the First Day of the Jewish week.
Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem.
Mount of Olives was the location of the Resurrection of Christ.
Sabbath was changed from the 7th to the 1st day of the Jewish
week because the Resurrection occurred on the 1st day of the
is why all nations now observe a 7-day week.
The Mount of Olives was the site of
the Resurrection of the Messiah.
the Resurrection of Joshua of Nazareth, the Sabbath began in the evening.
After the Resurrection, the Sabbath began at sunrise or dawn!!
The word WEEK,
as is found in all modern day Bible translations, originally came from
the corrupt Latin Vulgate Version:
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 (Matthew 28:1,
This verse would be
very plain to a Jew, but the Romans had an 8-day week, and the Greeks
had a 10-day week, so the chronology would make no sense at all to a non-Jew.
Here is what the verse
says in Greek, written by a Jew named Matthew:
the end of the sabbaths (Gk. Sabbaton),
as it began to dawn toward the first of the sabbaths (Gk.
Sabbaton), came Miriam of Magdala and the other Miriam to see
week had 2 Sabbaths: The Passover Sabbath (5th day), and the regular weekly
Sabbath fell on the 7th day of the Jewish week.
this verse is also teaching is that the old Jewish Sabbaths, with the
severe restrictions on travel, lighting fires in the home etc., etc.,
were ended forever.
immediately adopted this 1st Day Sabbath because of the Resurrection:
on the first of the sabbaths, Miriam of
Magdala doth come early (there being yet darkness) to the tomb, and
she seeth the stone having been taken away out of the tomb
being, therefore, evening, on that day, the first of the sabbaths,
and the doors having been shut where the disciples were assembled, through
fear of the Jews, Joshua came and stood in the midst, and saith to them,
"peace be unto you" (John 20:19).
upon the first of the sabbaths (Gk. Sabbaton),
when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto
them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until
midnight (Acts 20:7).
the first of the sabbaths (Gk. Sabbaton)
let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him,
that there be no gatherings when I come (I Corinthians
ending of the old Jewish Sabbaths was a marvelous fulfillment of the prophecy
of Hosea made about 700 years previously:
The ancient race of Jews
or physical descendents of Abraham disappeared from history forever
to be replaced by the spiritual sons of Abraham who believe in
the Risen Messiah—Joshua of Nazareth.
also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and
her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts (Hosea
Christian Sabbath begins at SUNRISE!!
of Christ was the most momentous event in the entire history of the universe.
Not only was the day changed, but the way time was reckoned was also changed.
In the Old Covenant, the day began in the EVENING–at SUNDOWN:
ELOHIM called the light Day, and the darkness he called night. And
the evening and the morning were the first day
shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls:
in the ninth day of the month at evening, from
evening unto evening, shall ye celebrate your sabbath
Old Covenant, darkness symbolized EVIL and the total control that Satan–the
Prince of Darkness–had over the entire world . . . before
the TOTAL defeat of Satan and darkness at the Resurrection, the Christian
Sabbath day now begins at SONRISE.
the end of the sabbaths, as it began to dawn toward
the first of the sabbaths, came Miriam of Magdala and the other
Miriam to see the sepulchre (Matthew 28:1).
very early in the morning the first of the sabbaths,
they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of
the sun (Mark 16:2).
Now when Joshua
was risen early the
first of the sabbaths, he appeared first to Miriam of Magdala,
out of whom he had cast seven devils (Mark 16:9).
In the Old Covenant,
JEHOVAH is likened to the SUN:
But unto you that
fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness
arise with healing in his wings; and ye
shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall (Malachi
Those who still keep
the old Jewish Sabbath beginning at sundown . . . keep a day BEFORE the
Resurrection . . . when the body of Joshua lay in the icy grip of death
. . . in the cold DARK tomb!
HATES the Christian Sabbath!!
Satan HATES the Christian
Sabbath because it reminds him of his defeat by the Resurrection of Christ
from the dead....He will do ANYTING to make the world forget that glorious
event. That is why Emperor Constantine changed both the TIME and PLACE
of the Resurrection:
warned US not to be ignorant of his devices:
Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his
devices. (II Corinthians 2:11).
The Vatican is using
Islam and multinational corporations like Walmart to treat the Sabbath
as just another business day. This is a Satanic conspiracy to secularize
the Sabbath with its eventual elimination by Islam. This is an instance
of BIG false religion and BIG business united to undermine the Sabbath
and break the 4th Commandment.
After "praying" to their idol Allah on
Fridays, it's business as usual for Muslims.
Vatican and Islam are trampling the Sabbath underfoot!!
Vatican wants to replace the Christian Sabbath with her "holy
days" like Christmas and "saints" days.
has no Sabbath, and yet Allah threatens to turn Muslim Sabbath
violators into APES!!
people to shop on the Sabbath and treat it as just another business
business as usual on the Sabbath for giant corporations like Walmart who
are open for business on the Lord's Day!!
STOLE the 7 day week from the Christians, however, they are not commanded
to cease work on any day of that week.
prayers to their false god Allah, Islam treats Friday as just another
day of the week. Here is a quote from the Koran:
When you are summoned to Friday prayers hasten to the remembrance of
Allah and cease your trading. That would be best for you, if you but
knew it. Then, when the prayers are ended, disperse and go your way
in quest of Allah's bounty. Remember Allah always so that you may prosper.
though Islam has no Sabbath, Allah threatens to turn his followers into
APES if they violate the Sabbath. Here is another quote from the Koran:
have heard of those of you that broke the Sabbath. We said to them:
'You shall be changed into detested apes'
threatening to turn Muslims into MONKEYS seems to be evolution in reverse!!
big business and Islam, Satan has a vast array of weapons aimed at breaking
the 4th Commandment and undermining the Christian Sabbath. One of his
fiery darts is PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. Up to the year 1934, it was ILLEGAL
to play professional baseball . . . or any sports on the Sabbath.
outfit that works ceaselessly to undermine the Sabbath are the Seventh-day
Adventists. It is very easy to expose their falsehoods about the Sabbath
if you know Greek and have a true knowledge of Christian history.
also uses Khazars to undermine and commercialize the Christian Sabbath.
In the British Empire state of "Israel," the Christian Sabbath
is just another working day.
doubtful if the Jewish religion could have survived for 1500 years prior
to the Messiah without their weekly Sabbath reminding them of the Creation
and Exodus. It is also doubtful if Christianity could have survived and
flourished without the weekly Sabbath to remind the believers of the Resurrection
of their Saviour.
Constantine did not change the Christian Sabbath!!
teachers like the 7th Day Adventists claim that Emperor Constantine changed
the Sabbath from Saturday to the first day of the week. A little knowledge
of history can easily dispel that myth.
world was familiar with the concept of a 7 day week, with one day of rest
each week, because Jews were found in most countries of the Roman Empire:
Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read
in the synagogues every sabbath day.
nation adopted that blessed custom because paganism was controlled by
Satan and he never gave his slaves any rest. The ancient Egyptians and
Greeks had a 10 day week while the Romans had an 8 day week with the 8th
day being a market day. The Romans never ceased working on their market
day which was called nundinae.
Emperor from 306 to 337
321, Emperor Constantine issued an edict forbidding work on
the Christian Sabbath.
edict never became part of Roman law.
the Theodosian Code, all Constantine did was close the courts
on the day he called Dies Solis which just happened
to coincide with the Christian Sabbath.
Coin of Emperor Constantine.
Constantine changed the TIME and PLACE of the Resurrection. The theory
that Constantine also changed the Sabbath is pure nonsense. According
to the great Christian historian Eusebius, Constantine did issue an edict
forbidding work on that day throughout the Empire. Here is a copy of that
(Constantine) ordained, too, that one day should be regarded as a special
occasion for prayer: I mean that which is truly the first and chief
of all, the day of our Lord and Saviour. The entire care of his household
was entrusted to deacons and other ministers consecrated to the service
of God, and distinguished by gravity of life and every other virtue:
while his trusty bodyguard, strong in affection and fidelity to his
person, found in their emperor an instructor in the practice of piety,
and like him held the Lord's salutary day in honor, and performed on
that day the devotions which he loved. The same observance was recommended
by this blessed prince to all classes of his subjects: his earnest desire
being gradually to lead all mankind to the worship of God. Accordingly
he enjoined on all the subjects of the Roman empire to observe the Lord's
day, as a day of rest, and also to honor the day which precedes the
Sabbath; in memory, I suppose, of what the Saviour of mankind is recorded
to have achieved on that day. And since his desire was to teach his
whole army zealously to honor the Saviour's day (which derives its name
from light, and from the sun), he freely granted to those among them
who were partakers of the divine faith, leisure for attendance on the
services of the Church of God, in order that they might be able, without
impediment, to perform their religious worship. (Eusebius, Life
of Constantine, pp. 544-555).
edict never made it into the Roman law code. According to the Theodosian
Code, all Constantine did was close the courts on the day that he called
Dies Solis. Here is a copy of that edict:
Constantine Augustus to Helpidius.
Just as it appears to Us most
unseemly that the Day of the Sun (Dies Solis), which is celebrated on
account of its own veneration, should be occupied with legal altercations
and with noxious controversies of the litigation of contending parties,
so it is pleasant and fitting that those acts which are especially desired
shall be accomplished on that day. Therefore all men shall have the
right to emancipate and to manumit on this festive day, and the legal
formalities thereof are not forbidden.
Posted on the fifth day before the nones of July at Cagliari in the
year of the second consulship of Crispus and Constantine Caesars. -July
: Although We had ordered that on the holy Day of the Lord all litigation
and suits must cease, nevertheless We by no means prohibit emancipation
and manumission, and by corresponding regulation We permit the legal
formalities thereof to be performed. (Theodosian
Code, Book II, Holidays).
and his advisers noticed that the Christian Sabbath corresponded with
the Roman Dies Solis or Day of the Sun so they used that to merge
Christianity with Roman paganism.
Leo I legislated the first Christian Sabbath law!!
has been called the first "Christian" Emperor....Nothing could
be further from the truth....Emperor Leo I was the first truly Christian
the Emperor passed a law commanding all to cease work on the Christian
Sabbath. Catholic Christians needed no law to tell them to observe
the Sabbath. Whereever they preached the Gospel, they introduced the 7
day week with the Sabbath Day for Christian worship.
Emperor Leo I (401–474).
Emperor from 457 to 474.
Leo I was the first truly Christian Emperor–not
the phony British Druid Constantine.
469, the Emperor passed legislation outlawing work on the
Sabbath and commanding all to observe the day of the Resurrection
he wanted all the people to keep the 4th Commandment.
Coin of Emperor
coronation as Emperor on February 7, 457, was the first known to involve
the Patriarch of Constantinople. In 469, Leo issued an edict concerning
the Christian Sabbath or the Lord's Day. Here is Constitution LIV (54)
from the Constitutions
of Emperor Leo:
was in force among the disciples of these distinguished men which directed
that every kind of labor shall be suspended on the day of the Resurrection.
There is, however, another which contradicts this, and provides that
all persons shall not be prevented from working upon that day, but that
some should be indulged in this respect; for it declares that judges,
the inhabitants of cities, and all artisans should rest on this venerated
day, but that persons residing in the country can freely engage in the
cultivation of their fields, which exception is not founded upon reason.
For although, in this instance, the pretext that the crops must be saved
can be alleged, this excuse is of no weight, and indeed is futile, as
when God gave Us the fruits of the earth he intended that they should
be preserved by the effect of the sun, to which, rather than to the
industry of the cultivators of the soil, is due the abundance of the
crops, and should be so attributed; and as the existence of a law of
this kind dishonors the worship of the Lord, and is contrary to what
was prescribed by those who, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit,
obtained a victory over all their adversaries, We
hereby decree, in accordance with the wishes of the Holy Spirit, as
proclaimed by Jesus Christ and His Apostles, that, during the sacred
day when Our redemption is celebrated, everyone shall desist from labor,
and neither farmers nor anyone else shall be allowed to perform any
unlawful work. For if those who observed only the shadow and semblance
of the laws had so much respect for the Sabbath as to strictly abstain
from every kind of labor, how can those who are enlightened by divine
grace, and cultivate the truth, fail to exhibit the same reverence for
the one day out of seven which has been consecrated to the glory of
God, and on which he has honored Us, and delivered Us from death?
And when one day of the seven has been dedicated to Our Lord, does it
not evince contempt for religion to refuse to be satisfied with working
during the other days and not preserve this one sacred and inviolate
for God, nor make a distinction between it and the others by using it
for the same purpose? (Constitution
was the official adaptation of the 7 day week with the Sabbath as a day
of rest....Notice that this enlightened legislation came from New Rome
. . . and not from the bishop of Old Rome newly enthroned in
the former seat of the Caesars.
compiled a list of all the Roman laws going back to the founding of Rome
and the Constitutions of Leo were included in the enactments.
Emperor Justinian (483–565).
Emperor from 527 to 565.
Justinian Code, written in Latin, contain the Constitutions
of Emperor Leo.
compiled and edited all the Roman laws.
Codex Juris Canonici or Latin Canon Law is based
on the Justinian Code of Roman law.
Coin of Emperor Justinian.
Here is a quote from
the book The Canon Law of the Papal Throne:
The greatest legacy
of the Roman Empire to the modern world is the Civil Law. As triumphant
legions carried the frontiers of that Empire to the ends of the world,
the legal establishments of more ancient peoples found their place in
the administration of the vast fabric and were wrought by jurists and
emperors into the imperishable Roman Law.
After thirteen centuries of development that law was assembled and digested
by eminent jurists and teachers under authority of the Emperor Justinian
in the sixth century and wrought into the compilation now so widely
known as the Corpus Juris Civilis–Body of the Civil Law. No other
volume except the Bible has so deeply affected modern Europe and the
New World. (Nations, The Canon Law
of the Papal Throne).
Many of the enactments
of the Justinian Code are totally contrary to the Bible but the Constitutions
of Leo are a rare exception.
moved all the days ONE DAY forward!!
When general Joshua
was conquering the Promised Land, he commanded the sun and moon to stand
still for ONE WHOLE DAY in order to give him more time to defeat his enemies.
This is the greatest instance of divine intervention in the Old Covenant,
and one of the most maligned miracles in the entire Bible, as Joshua is
accused of ignorance of the movement of the earth:
spake Joshua to JEHOVAH in the day when JEHOVAH delivered up the Amorites
before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun,
stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged
themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher?
So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven,
and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
And there was no day like that before it or after it, that JEHOVAH hearkened
unto the voice of a man: for JEHOVAH fought for Israel
measuring time with a water clock, or any other means other than a sundial,
would have noticed that a whole 24 hours had passed and the sun had not
set, thereby moving the days one day forward.
JEHOVAH did not have
to stop the universe from rotating in order to defeat the Canaanites who
opposed Joshua. He performed that miracle in order to prefigure another
Joshua who would change the day by a still greater miracle namely His
Resurrection from the dead!!
Day Adventists exposed
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the verses in German that correctly translate the word SABBATH
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