The Sabbath

The Sabbath is a very special day to God the Father and Jesus Christ. This one day of the week is so important that it is set apart from the other days of the weekly cycle, because a blessing is pronounced on it and it is included in the ten foundational laws (the Ten Commandments) that define attitudes and behaviors that mankind should exhibit toward God and each other. This study shows the importance of the Sabbath observance (past, present, and future) to those whom God calls to salvation.

The Sabbath: basic facts

This section details certain foundational biblical facts about the Sabbath that are necessary in order to answer many of the questions about its observance and to understand the literal and prophetic meaning of this day in relation to the elect of God and the rest of humanity.

b5w2

Religious Leaders Hated Jesus

Throughout the gospel accounts of Jesus Christ's life and ministry, we continually see the hatred and animosity that the Jewish leaders had for Jesus. But, why did they hate Jesus even though they admitted that they knew he was sent from God? This study shows that, although these religious leaders observed the Sabbath they hated Jesus because he revealed the true intent and meaning of the Sabbath, which was in opposition to their teachings, traditions, and rules of worship concerning this day.

b5w3

New Covenant Sabbath

There are two primary questions about the Sabbath that need to be answered if one wants to worship God the Father and follow the example of Jesus Christ in this present age:

    1. How does one observe the Sabbath in today's world in a way that is pleasing to God the Father?
    2. How does one observe the Sabbath in order to receive its benefits?

This study answers both of these questions and it discusses the four main themes of the Sabbath observance.

b5w4

Sabbath Questions, Answers, and Comments

A list of questions, answers, and comments about various aspects of the Sabbath such as the following:

    • When was the Sabbath revealed to humanity?
    • Can any day of the week be observed as the Sabbath?
    • What constitutes work on the Sabbath?
    • Salvation and the Sabbath.
b5w5

Sabbath and the Calendar—Lunar or Solar

There will always be people with new and innovative excuses for not obeying God, especially when it comes to observing his fourth commandment. One such argument revolves around the idea that the lunar/solar calendar in use today by the Jewish people is not the same kind of calendar that was in use when Israel was organized as a nation under Moses. This study refutes this argument through biblical facts about the continuity of the Sabbath observance since the establishment of the ancient Israel as a nation.

b5w6

Sunday Worship History

This short study shows that the practice worshiping on Sunday did not begin with the advent of Christianity; but it was a religious day of worship through the entire ancient world at least two thousand years before Jesus Christ was born. This study also shows why the early Christians were persecuted for observing the Sabbath.

b5w7

Admissions and Confessions About Sunday

This study documents the fact that many of professing Christian leaders and Bible scholars have known for centuries that the early Christians observed the seventh-day Sabbath, and that both secular and ecclesiastical history reveal that the observance of the first day of the week was initiated and enforced by the ancient Roman Empire for political expediency in opposition to the biblical instruction to observe the seventh day Sabbath.

b5w8

Who Changed Sabbath to Sunday?

Christ and the Apostles kept the seventh-day Sabbath and taught others to keep it, but how did the Christian world come to observe Sunday? This study reveals the truth behind the observance of Sunday by most of professing Christianity today, and it explains the scriptures that are often used in order to establish their authority to change God's worship system.

b5w9

The First Day of the Week

Although the word Sunday does not appear in the Bible, the expressions "the first day of the week" and the "first of the week" do appear in the New Testament. If any biblical authority exists for changing the seventh-day Sabbath to Sunday, it would have to come from the scriptures that refer to the first day of the week. This study reveals whether or not these scriptures have anything to do with changing the seventh-day Sabbath to Sunday.

b5w10

When Does the Sabbath Begin and End?

Many people wonder when the Sabbath officially begins and ends according to God. Most Sabbath observers believe that it begins at sunset on Friday and ends at sunset on Saturday. This study shows when the biblical Sabbath actually begins and ends.

b5w11

The Difference Between the Weekly Sabbath and a Festival Day

Some people who observe the Sabbath and the annual festivals feel that there is little difference between them. This study shows the many distinct and profound differences between the observance of the weekly Sabbath and the annual festivals.

b5w12