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Donna answers Darrel Gander




Darrel Gander wrote: “Jesus said that He is Lord of the Sabbath. He can change that day to any day of the week that He wishes. He was resurrected on the first day of the week(Sunday) so why not honor His resurrection by keeping that day as the Sabbath. There ...are at least three writers from the second century which state that their day of worship was on Sunday. This is only a couple of generations removed from the Apostolic age. …”

Donna answers Darrel Gander:

Jesus  did NOT change the day!  You have set aside the Commandment of God to keep your traditions.  JESUS said:  "If you would enter life, keep The Commandments.”  Matt 19:17.

THE COMMANDMENT:  "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy ... the seventh day  is the sabbath of the LORD thy God."  (See Exodus 20:8-11)

Many churchmen will quote the early fathers of the Church who wrote that it was the first day of the week that was celebrated. I will say to them:  If  the words of the church fathers do NOT AGREE with Jesus, the apostles and the old testament Scriptures, it is because the fathers were speaking perverse things.  Paul warned the church that this would happen after his death, when he said: 

"For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous  wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.    Also of your own selves shall men arise, **speaking perverse things**, to draw away disciples after them."  Acts 20:29-30

***The scriptures are our protection against deceivers.***

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is  profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."  2 Tim 3:15-16


Timothy was born at Lystra and had a Greek father and a Jewish mother.  His grandmother (Lois) and mother (Eunice) taught him the scriptures from childhood.  So, when Paul wrote these words to Timothy, he was referring ONLY to the Old Testament Scriptures:

"And that from a CHILD thou hast known the holy scriptures, WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."  2 Tim 3:15-16

An Old Testament saint, Timothy's grandmother, believed in Jesus because the scriptures testified of him.  That second letter of Paul to Timothy  (Now  part of The New Testament) gives us irrefutable evidence that The Old Testament Scriptures have greater authority than the "traditions of the church".  

Donna Kupp

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