Thursday, 15 December 2011 00:00

First or Seventh Day?

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Dear Sir,

My family was stranded in Czechoslovakia during WWII. I experienced life under the Nazis for six years, and later under communists, who confiscated our home. At the time, my father said, “Freedom is worth everything.”

I was raised a Catholic, but later in life, when I started to read the Bible, I concluded that not all I believed was based on the Bible.

Sunday worship is my first concern since Sunday is the first day of the week, but the Sabbath is the seventh day. I am quite confused, because all different denominations are not fully biblical.

From your vast knowledge of the Bible, I need your advice as to which denomination in your opinion would be the one that follows the teachings of Jesus Christ.

-J. Drnec, CO

Answer: You are not asking a question, but making a statement regarding the seventh day. The Bible is very clear. The entire law is nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14). Verse 16 warns against false teachers who attempt to lead believers back into the bondage of the law, “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days.” In Hebrews 7 & 8 we read, “there is made of necessity a change also of the law…A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.” Besides, the believers in the New Testament gathered on the first day of the week. Why? Because God had something new created. We no longer strive toward the day of rest, but we begin our week with the day of rest. For us, Jesus has accomplished perfectly and eternally His work of redemption once and for all.

Meddling with the law, given to the Jews, is extremely dangerous, for James 2:10 reads: “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”  
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Arno Froese

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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