sabbath: obeying God or man?
Thursday 11 October 2012
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Previously: sabbath and the first day of the week, acts 20:7 and john 20:1
I want to highlight this document which was linked in an earlier sabbath post without comment:
Catholic Encyclopedia: Sunday
Upon first reading of this document, one might come away thinking that Sunday rest fulfills the 4th Commandment, and that Sunday rest for Christians is wholly reasonable.
When I read this document, I see it as a completely accurate historical account of the reasoning of men used to discard the Law of God. It is the history of the word of man in opposition to the Word of God, in regard to this one topic.
In this document, the Roman Church itself explains the origin of the veneration of the day of the sun in its ancient roots from Egyptian paganism. Three New Testament scriptures are then cited, as the whole weight of Scriptural proof for the change, which we are examining: Acts 20:7, 1 Cor 16:2, and Rev 1:10.
All the other citations which follow, are the word of man and not God. They are the writings of church fathers, the decisions of councils, and quotations from writings which were deemed non- inspired by the closers of the New Testament canon.
But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.” Act 4:19
Continued: sabbath, more than one witness