Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Christianity Under Fire

Should Christians Observe the Sabbath?
Home
Study In Acts
Jesus In Genesis
Behemoth, Leviathan And Dragons, Oh My!
The Foolish Man's Guide To Confounding The Wise
A Defense of Individual Election unto Salvation & Critique of Absolute Corporate Election?
Group Think Or Whosoever Will Pt. 3
Paul's Purpose At Athens: Becoming All Things To All People
Personhood And Free Will
Scriptures Calvinist's Misinterpret
Resistance Is Futile!
You're a Hopeless Replacement Theologian If You:
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
You Know You're a Preterist if: Part 2
Are You Thankful For What You Have?
Top Ten Signs You Are a Fundamentalist Christian?
Getting Involved With Coffeehouse Ministry
A Few of My Projects
Next Subject
A Year in the Life
Maxwell's Musings
Is the Church, 'The Elect'?
Pope Apologizes For Telling the Truth
Catholic Catechism Paves the Way For Evolution
You Are A Hopeless Liberal If You:
Clean Slate
Three Column Chart
Ultra Dispensationalism: Scriptural or Not?
Group Think or Whosoever Will?
Chronological Chart of New Testament
You Might Be A Closet Dispie If:
Body of Christ versus Israel
The Mark of the Beast: Is it Literal?
You Know You're A Preterist If:
You Know You're a Preterist if: Part Three
The Comings of Christ: The How, When and Where
Groupthink and Cliques in the Church
Focus on the Family or on God
Cult Aware
Open Door Fellowship OR Come As We Are Ministries?
Transubstantiation or Unsubstantiated: If The Plain Sense Makes Sense...
DaVinci Code: Was Christ's Divinity and the Bible invented at the Council of Nicea?
Plain Sense Interpretation/P'shat: Christs Comings
Isaiah 53: Human Sacrifice?
Isaiah 53: Christ Has Risen!!
Who Hath Believed Our Report?
Isaiah 53: Christ Our Passover Lamb
Isaiah 53: Messianic Prophecies Refuted?
Chart comparing Israel to Messiah
Isaiah 53: The Suffering Messiah
Bible Chart: Does the Bible conflict on Salvation Messages?
Christs Coming and Time Gaps
Got Charts!
Are There Two Programs?
When Did the Church Begin?
When Did the Church Begin Pt. 2
Is America Cursed?
How and Why Christianity is Under Fire
Was Mary a Perpetual Virgin?
.
Tribulation or Jacob's Trouble?
Jewish Wannabes and the Holidays
Christmas Under Fire: When Christians Attack
Is Celebrating Christmas Scriptural?
Was Iraq a Just War?
Category 7: The End of the World
If It Believes, Then Waddles and Quacks like a Christian it is a....
Why Homosexuality Should Be Confronted and Exposed
The Doctrine Of Eternal Security-Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Does the Soul Sleep?
Did Jews Kill Jesus?...Hear What Some Jews Have to Say
Some Unscriptural Teachings of the Catholic Church
Arguments That Catholics Use
Pantribulationism: Are There Two Programs Going On?
Before and After
Pantribulationism: What A Day That Will Be!!!!
Definite Article Theology: The Way
Pantribulationism: Extrabiblical Nonsense
My Old Ship, the USS Shreveport Assisting Hurricane Victims
Pantribulationism: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Trinity of God and Trichotomy of man: Definite Article Theology
Definite Article Theology
Pantribulationism: Blessed Hope and Glorious Appearing
Pantribulationism: The Departure
Pantribulationism: It will all pan out in the end
Straining Out Gnats, Majoring on the Minors
Jewish Wannabes and Eschaholics
When Jewish Wannabes Attack What They Don't Understand
How Jewish Wannabes Attack and How to Identify Them
Historical Method and Homosexuality
If the Plain Sense Makes Sense: Christ's Coming
If the Plain Sense Makes Sense: Evolution
The Silliness of Jack Chick
Inspirational and Patriotic Songs
Communism and Islam -vs- the Faith of America's Founding Fathers
Bridging the Generation Gap
Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth
Let's Worship the Lord
Faith Under Fire Television Show and Website
Faith Under Fire/Do We Worship the Same God?
Arrogant or Convinced?
Warning Signs of Dispensationalism?
Good News: How To Fight Terrorism
Prophecies Yet To Be Fulfilled: Zechariah 12:10-14
Are You Happy?
When Jewish Wannabes Attack the Bible
Why Jewish Wannabes Attack
The Masters List
You're A Hopeless ....
Preterism Versus Dispensationalism
What's Love Got To Do With It?
When Jewish Wannabes Attack!
Preterism and Calvinism?
Who Do Men Say That I Am?
Signs You Are Doing Something Right
Ivory Tower Theologians and more about me
Satan the Counterfeiter
Saved By Race or By Grace?
Wanna Know Some Secrets?
Distortions of the Resurrection
Apostles Today?
Message and Ministry of Paul compared to the twelve
Maxwell House...Good For Your Desktop
The Feminization of Christianity
Absurd World Views
Religion versus Relationship
The Mysteries Revealed
Replacement Theology
How did the Tribes and Books get Lost?
Catholics, Cliques and Cults
New Age Movement
Should Christians Observe the Sabbath?
The Power of One
Be Thankful
Group Think and the Jew
You Must Be Born Again!!
Tribute to a Friend
Who's That Babe in the Manger: Does it matter
President Bush and the Movie: Unbreakable
Having a Form of Godliness
The Natural Supernatural Connection
Spiritually Challenged Skeptics
Speaking or Praying to the Dead
Eternally Insecure?
The Preterist's False Hope
Apostolic Succession Catholic Style
Predestination or Free Will
The Foolish Confounding the Wise
About Me
Scripture Twisting: Reading into the text
Scripture Twisting: The Figurative Fallacy
So Deep A Child Could Understand
The Apostle Paul
About Us
Requirements For Messiah
Small Groups or the Purpose Driven Church?
Mile High Ministries or Miles Apart Ministries
The Omnipresence and Incarnation of God
Is Jesus the Messiah?
Extrabiblical Nonsense
Blank Page
Is Baptism necessary for Salvation?
Focus on the Family?
Catholicism
Motherhood, Fatherhood or Discipleship?
The Watchtower and Jehovah's Witnesses
Judaism
Reincarnation
Preterism
What is Love
Oneness
That They May Be One
Suffering Servant
Article Page
Interview Page
Reviews Page
Photo Album Page
Mailbag
Contact Me
Archives
New Page Title

 

The following chapter in Romans I think refers to Christians versus Jewish believers that are still under the impression that we are to observe the Sabbath. (Romans 14)
 
However, some groups make observing the Sabbath a part of justification or even declare that in the end this will constitute the mark of the beast.
 
I personally don't see the reason for a  non Jew to observe the sabbath but won't argue with him or her on it, unless he or she thinks that this is what justifies a person. 
 
I used to go the church on Saturday, but it was so I could sleep in on Sunday.
 
Josh McDowell speaking of the circumstantial evidence of the Resurrection says,
 
"Fact number two is the sociological phenomenon of the Christian Sunday. the decision to change 'the day of worship' from the Sabbath (Saturday) to the first day of the week. (Sunday) probably is one of the most significant decisions ever made by a group of people in history. This is especially true when one considers the consequenses the Jews believed would result if they were wrong.
 
The early Christians were devout Jews who were fanatical in their observance  of the Sabbath. The Jews feared breaking the sabbath. They believed they would incur the wrath of God if they broke it. Yet something happened that caused these committed Jewish men and women to turn their backs on all their years of religious training and tradition.
 
They changed their 'day of worship' to Sunday in honor of the anniversary of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I know of no other historical event that is celebrated 52 times a year.
 
The most rational explanation for all this is that Jesus Christ appeared to them after His resurrection. (The Resurrection Factor, McDowell, pg. 107)
 
Though the OT scripture do say to 'keep it holy' (Exodus 20:8), which I would think worship would do.

This also brings to mind that 'man was not made for the sabbath but the sabbath for man.' (Mark 1:27) So this is a time of rest. So if I rest on saturday or Sunday it should not really matter as long as I rest, right?

Doesn't the scripture say somewhere that Jesus is our rest?

"And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not
your hearts. 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief." (Hebrews 4)

Here is a link that talks more about it:
http://www.carm.org/sda/sunday.htm

I am remembering a story that the Late Walter Martin (Cult Expert) told. It was a long time ago so pardon the loose paraphrase.

He told of a man who hadn't seen his sweetheart in quite some time.

He approaches the plane where she is to step off and when she steps off the plane he comes running toward her.

Finally, getting to where she is he falls down on the ground and starts embracing her shadow.

This is a silly story meant to show the silliness of those that embrace the shadow when the Person is here.

What is the purpose of the shadow, except to let us know the person is nearby.

"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: 17 Which are a SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME; but the body is of Christ."
(Colossians 2)

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11)

"For we who have believed do enter into that rest; even as he hath said, As I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest:
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he hath said somewhere of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God RESTED on the seventh day from all his works; 5 and in this
[place] again, They shall not enter into my REST. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some should enter thereinto, and they to whom the good tidings were before preached failed to enter in because of
disobedience, 7 he again defineth a certain day, To-day, saying in David so long a time afterward (even as hath been said before), To-day if ye shall hear his voice, Harden not your hearts. 8 For if Joshua had given them REST, he would not have spoken afterward of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a SABBATH REST for the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into HIS REST hath himself
also rested from his works, as God did from his." (Hebrews 4)

The sabbaths and the Jewish Feasts were meant to point to the person.

Only if we see that these are shadows and Jesus is the substance do we get the whole meaning from these feasts.

BJ Maxwell