Christ, Agent of
From what time was Christ
associated with the Father?
In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Who created all things?
And to make plain to
everyone the administration of this mystery,
which for ages past was kept hidden in God,
who created all things. Ephesians 3:9.
In the past God spoke to our forefathers
through the prophets at many times and in various
ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us
by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things,
and through whom he made the universe.
Hebrews 1:1,2. For by him all things
were created: things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers
or rulers or authorities, all things were
created by him and for him. Colossians
Was there anything made
Through him all
things were made; without him nothing was made
that has been made.
Christ Makes the Sabbath
Was the Sabbath made?
The Sabbath was made
for man. Mark 2:27.
Then by whom was the Sabbath
By Christ Jesus, the Son of
Note The conclusion
is inevitable. If Christ made all things, and the
Sabbath was one of the things that were made,
then it follows that Christ must have made the
Sabbath. This being so, the Sabbath must be the
What did God do in the
beginning on the seventh day?
By the seventh day God
had finished the work he had been doing; so on
the seventh day he rested from all his work. And
God blessed the seventh day and made it holy,
because on it he rested from all the work of
creating that he had done. Genesis 2:2,3.
Note If all things
were made by Jesus Christ, then He, with the
Father, rested on the seventh day from His work
of creation, blessed the day, and made it holy.
How much honor is due to Jesus
may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.
He who does not honor the Son does not honor the
Father, who sent him. John 5:23. I
and the Father are one. John
Note Sabbath keeping,
then honors Christ equally with the Father.
Christ Keeps the Sabbath
Did Christ keep the
If you obey my
commands, you will remain in my love, just as I
have obeyed my Fathers commands and remain
in his love. John 15:10.
Did Christs followers
keep the Sabbath after His death?
Then they went home
and prepared spices and perfumes. But they
rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the
commandment. Luke 23:56.
The Lords Day
On what day does John say
he was in the Spirit?
On the Lords
day, I was in the Spirit. Revelation
1:10. [Seventh day Sabbath]
What does the commandment say
is the Lords?
But the seventh day
is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. Exodus
What does the prophet Isaiah;
speaking for God, call the seventh-day Sabbath?
My holy day.
Note We do not need
to speculate as to what is the Lords, if we
will but take the Word of God for our guide.
On what day must John have
been in the Spirit?
The seventh, if he
referred to a day of the week at all.
Note No other day
of the week in the entire Bible is claimed by God
as His day. During the early centuries of the
Christian era, apostasy came. Men, without any
command of Scripture, thinking to honor Christ in
spite of the Jews, who crucified Christ, began to
neglect the Sabbath of the commandment and to
honor the first day of the week, on which Christ
rose from the dead, and called it the Lords
day. Finally the Sabbath was almost lost
sight of, and the Sunday generally replaced it.
But there was no warrant for the change in the
divine and unchangeable law of God. The Bible
knows but one God, one Lawgiver, one Mediator
between God and man, one Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ, one Spirit, one faith, one baptism, and one
Sabbath. (See Jeremiah 10:10-12;
Revelation 14:6, 7; 1 Timothy 2:5; Ephesians
4:4-6; Exodus 20:8-11.)
Why have the scholars and
churchmen found that there is no Bible authority
for first-day or Sunday sacredness?
The answer is, they have
found and declared it so.
What influence does the
Bible and history shows working in the church
immediately after apostolic days?
Even from your own
number men will arise and distort the truth in
order to draw away disciples after them.
the days of the apostles and the conversion of
Constantine, the Christian common wealth changed
. Rites and ceremonies, of which
neither Paul nor Peter ever heard, crept silently
into use, and then claimed the rank of divine
institutions. W.D. Killen (Presbyterian), The
Ancient Church, Preface, pp. xv, xvi.
What did Christ say of
worship based on tradition?
They worship me
in vain; their teachings are but rules
taught by men. Matthew15:9.
often deride the authority of Church tradition,
and claim to be directed by the Bible only; yet
they, too, have been guided by the customs of the
ancient Church, which find no warrant in the
Bible, but rest on Church tradition only! The
Bible, which Protestants claim to obey
exclusively, gives no authorization for the
substitution of the first day off the week for
the seventh. On what authority, therefore, have
they done so? Plainly on the authority of that
very Catholic Church which they abandoned, and
whose traditions they condemn. John L.
Stoddard, Rebuilding a lost faith (1826
ed.), p. 80.
What will be done with every
plant not planted by God?
Every plant that my
heavenly Father has not planted will be
pulled up by the roots. Verse
In all matters of religion,
whose commands should we obey?
We must obey God
rather than men! Acts 5:29.
Note In all matters
of religion we as Christians must walk as Christ
walked, think as Christ thought, talk as Christ
talked. To His disciples He said, Go, and
make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything
I have commanded you. And surely I am with you
always, to the very end of the age. Matthew
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