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 GENTILES MUST KEEP THE SABBATH TO BE THE ISRAEL OF GOD
  
 
 
GENTILES MUST KEEP THE SABBATH TO BE THE ISRAEL OF GOD

Let us consider what Paul taught about the Ten Commandments.  Here, Paul clearly states that Jews and Gentiles have a duty to obey The Ten Commandments under The New Covenant:
 
"Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but {what matters is}the ***KEEPING OF THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD."*** 1 Cor 7:19 (NAS)

Look!  Paul is teaching us that the Jews [circumcision] and Gentiles [uncircumcision] MUST keep the Commandments of God!

Here is another verse:
 
"Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: **yea, we establish the law. ** Romans 3:31 (KJV)

Paul taught that we cannot be forgiven (justified) by any law; but once forgiven, we must obey The Ten Commandments.  Furthermore, the scriptures teach that if gentiles are not of Israel --then they have no hope ...
 
"That at that time ye [Gentiles] were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, HAVING NO HOPE, and without God in the world"  Eph 2:11-12

The New Covenant (that was established with the blood of Christ) is with the house of Israel and the house of Judah:
 
"For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with
 
**the house of Israel and with the house of Judah**
 
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
 
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; **I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I  will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people,**" Heb 8:8-10

THE OLD COVENANT WAS WITH ISRAEL
AND WAS WRITTEN IN STONE

THE NEW COVENANT IS WITH ISRAEL
AND IS WRITTEN IN THE HEART

BUT THE COMMANDMENTS REMAIN THE SAME

Today, Gentiles and Jews, who have faith in Jesus Christ are the Israel of God.  The Ten Commandments (including the Sabbath Commandment) are no longer written on tables of stone, but are now engraved upon the hearts of the people of God.  

We MUST obey The Ten Commandments and the teaching of Jesus --and our salvation DOES depend upon that obedience. Jesus Christ, The Judge, gives his last warning to the churches:
 
"Blessed are they that  DO his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."  Rev 22:14-15 (KJV)

Except for a remnant of faithful believers, ancient Israel was cut off from God because of their unbelief * (disobedience).  The people who are joined to the  New Covenant must never be high-minded and disobey God  --for God is no respecter of persons!

Harold and Donna Kupp

Note:
"Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of **unbelief** they were broken off, and thou standest by faith.

Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, IF THOU CONTINUE IN HIS GOODNESS: OTHERWISE THOU ALSO SHALT BE CUT OFF." Rom 11:19-22 (KJV)

* unbelief  (#570)  apaistia  = unfaithfulness (disobedience)

dk
 
"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST."  Rev 12:17 (KJV)

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