(James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Isa 58:13 ¶ If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking [thine own] words: Isa 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, a…nd feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].
It may feel more spiritual to keep the Jewish Saturday Sabbath requirements, but really it only shows you do not read the whole Bible, that you are really still ignorant of it, even of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit too who is not leading you still.. if you observe the Sabbath laws then you have to observe also now all the over 550 other Jewish Bible commandments perfectly as well but even then you still will go to Hell cause you are no longer saved by God’s grace, or by the finished work of Jesus Christ but are falsely trying to be saved now your own false works, like Cain tried.. Jesus had come and he had abolished the Jewish and Sabbath requirements.
Ellen White was a false prophet and we can do this by proving that the Pope (Catholic church) DID NOT change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. If the Pope indeed changed the Sabbath to Sunday, history should tell us the name of this Pope. She never named the Pope that made the change. Where is the SDA Church support from history that the Pope changed the Sabbath to Sunday? The Church was begun by Christ and led by the Apostles after Pentecost. We do, however, also hold to the idea that Sunday observance is biblical, and the origins are referenced in the New Testament (texts like Heb 4, Col 2, Rom 14, Gal 4, Acts 20, 1 Cor 16 and others,
The first Pope did not exist until 606 AD! (over 500 years too late) This is far too late because Christians were meeting on Sundays from the earliest record of the christian Church history. Colossians 2:16-17 says God abolished the Sabbath, and Constantine also did not change the Sabbath to Sunday, he merely created the first “Sunday closure law” because Christians had been worshiping on the first day of the week since the first apostolic times. “Christians in Rome” had not changed the Sabbath to Sunday since we already do know that the first Church in Jerusalem worshiped on Sunday. The Apostles in 33 AD introduced Sunday worship. So stop all those lies as to who actually changed the Sabbath
The Historical Record!
- Christians always worshipped on the first day (Sunday)
- They state that they stopped keeping the Sabbath to worship on Sunday started with the apostles. None of say they kept the seventh day Sabbath. The only mention of Sabbath keeping was by Eusebius in 300 AD by a cult-sect known as the Ebionites, who Eusebius says also worshipped on the first day. (Ebionites were a cult of Judaizers who enforced circumcision, rejected Apostle Paul’s teachings, denied Jesus’ virgin birth and his deity.)
- They partook of the Lord’s Supper (communion) every first day.
- They called the first day (Sunday) the Lord’s day.
- They called the day Jesus rose from the dead, the Lord’s Day.
- They said the reason they worshipped on the first day, was because it was a weekly memorial of the day Jesus rose from the dead!
- They outright state that no one prior to Moses (Adam, Noah, Abraham etc) ever kept the Sabbath because it was Moses who first gave the Sabbath law and the ten commandments to man!
- Augustine actually stated that Christians are bound to keep 9 of the ten Commandments [because the New Testament repeats and re-introduces them in a different form] but are free to break the Sabbath!
- The earliest Christians never considered Sunday to be a rest day or the Sabbath. You will observe that the first mention of Sunday being a day of rest was in 220AD by Origen. This is the beginning of the current false doctrine, that Sunday is the Christian Sabbath, as taught by most churches today.
- While Sabbatarians will quote 20th century authors who guess about what happened 1900 years earlier, we quote Christians whose writings are 1900 years old and spoke what they saw!
The record of history, from the Resurrection of Christ, Christians have always worshipped on the first day of the week (Sunday) and never on the Sabbath (7th day). Sunday is not a Christian Sabbath or a day of rest, or a holy day to be kept. It is the day God requires all Christians to gather together to worship and eat the Lord’s Supper (communion, break bread) Acts 20:7. Christians do not keep the ten commandment law of Moses. This is not to say that Christians are free to steal, murder and commit adultery, just because the 10 commandments have been abolished. No! Christians are under a new law, a better Law, the law of Christ, (Gal 6:2) a better covenant (Heb 8:6-7).
The 10 commandment law including the requirement to keep the Sabbath day were abolished at the cross along with all the rest of the law of Moses. God gave a covenant at Mt. Sinai through Moses to the Jews. It is called the first/old covenant/testament. The ten commandments are the foremost visible representation of this first/old covenant was replaced by a new covenant called, among other things “the law of Christ”. 100% of the old covenant was abolished. No part of the Old Covenant remains in force. No one prior to Moses (Abraham or Adam) ever heard of the Sabbath law much less kept it. The very first time that anyone was commanded to keep the Sabbath was in Exodus 16. The word “Sabbath” is not even found in the book of Genesis. Gen 2:2-3 was written by Moses to tell Jews at Sinai the meaning behind WHY they were to keep the Sabbath, NOT WHEN the Sabbath was instituted.
We can quote Christians whose writings are 1900 years old indicating the Sabbath change http://www.bible.ca/H-sunday.htm
THIS DOES GOD KEEP THE SABBATH OR DOES HE STILL DO HIS WORKS EVERYDAY?
In Colossians 2:16-17, the apostle Paul declares, “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Similarly, Romans 14:5 states, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” These Scriptures make it clear that, for the Christian, Sabbath-keeping is a matter of spiritual freedom, not a command from God. Sabbath-keeping is an issue on which God’s Word instructs us not to judge each other.
Sabbath-keeping is a matter about which each Christian FIRST needs to be fully convinced in his/her own mind.
The Sabbath requirement TO THE JEWS ONLY command was to do no work on the Sabbath day (Exodus 20:8-11).
Acts 2:46-47 “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” If there was a day that Christians met regularly, it was the first day of the week, Sunday, not the Sabbath day (our Saturday) (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2).
Since the time of Jesus, the STILL GOING TO HELL Jewish community has FALSELY its observance of the seventh-day Sabbath, from sunset Friday through sunset Saturday.
Jesus BEFORE HIS DEATH was speaking of the Ten Commandments keeping only to the Jews, as well.
The Ten Commandments and the Sabbath, did not exist from the Garden of Eden.
Sabbath day and the Ten Commandments are for the Jews, till Jesus Christ by his death came to change Sabbath observance to Sunday worship and to issue new Commandments
The Ten Commandments did not exist as a formal code of law until Moses Sabbatarians haven’t comprehended the fact that the word “Sabbath” is never found in the book of Genesis.
The first case of Sabbath keeping was in Exodus 16 at Mt. Sinai. Here Jehovah gave Moses the “Ten Commandments”, for the first time in world history. If the Ten commandments did not exist before Moses, then neither did the 4th commandment unless we find some command or example before Moses.
The truth is that Adam never kept the Sabbath, nor did Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph or anyone in while in Egyptian bondage. Moreover, all those righteous men already mentioned [after mentioning Adam. Abel, Enoch, Lot, Noah, Melchizedek, and Abraham], though they kept no Sabbaths, were pleasing to God; and after them Abraham with all his descendants until Moses
God originated Adam uncircumcised, and inobservant of the Sabbath, consequently his offspring also, Abel, offering Him sacrifices, uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, was by Him commended… Noah also, uncircumcised – yes, and inobservant of the Sabbath – God freed from the deluge. For Enoch, too, most righteous man, uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, He translated from this world… Melchizedek also, “the priest of most high God,” uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, was chosen to the priesthood of God.
Sabbath was not part of God’s eternal law in heaven prior to creation!
Sabbath Jews also do lie when they say “my commandments” and they assume it is the ten commandments. And now Jew fully even keeps the ten commandments or the Sabbath
Christ, is equal with God, then you know that God works continually, yes, he rested on the seventh day or creation, but he still continues to work on the Sabbath, in fact, the Sabbath was when God’s work shows is most evident. in the few cases that Christ was accused of breaking the Sabbath, one of which was when he and his disciples were picking corn to eat immediately, and there was another incident when Jesus healed a woman who had an infirmity lasting eighteen years, but Jesus healed her, and the Pharisees said of him he was breaking the Sabbath, saying he could heal on other days, instead of praising God for the woman’s healing. Jesus replied that they were hypocrites, saying that they take their ox or donkey and lead it to water, on the Sabbath, making that comparison.
Jesus , God works miracles every day, and even on the Sabbath .God works day and night, endlessly. So does everyone in reality anyway.
Jesus left no doubt whatsoever that all the Law and the Prophets are based on love. Notice: ” ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment; and the second one is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS” (Matt. 22:37-40).
In his first epistle, the apostle John amplified Jesus’ statement even more. He wrote, “The one who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. On the other hand, if anyone is keeping His Word, truly in this one the love of God is being perfected [made complete]. By this means we know that we are in Him. Anyone who claims to dwell in Him is obligating himself also to walk even as He Himself walked” (I John 2:4-6).
These inspired scriptures make it abundantly clear that anyone who is claiming to know and to love Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but does not keep His commandments, is a liar! His commandments refer to the laws of Jesus and not the Mosaic laws that have been done way with.
The new Israel, the Christian Church, composed of personally saved by Jesus Christ Jews and gentiles replaces the old Israel in Heaven and on earth.. for the reality is that the new Israel is only the Church, the body of Christ which looks forward to the new too (Rom 9:6 KJV) Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Heb 8:8 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: 9 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. 10 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: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
(Rev 3:12 KJV) Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
(Rev 21:2 KJV) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Judiazers, a deliberate demonic activity, Judiazers have falsely existed from the first century, and are still one of the biggest oppponents to Jesus Christ in the Church today..
“Within the early church even there was an ongoing conflict between two groups who both claimed to be followers of Jesus Christ. One group held to the teachings of Jesus as taught by the apostles regarding salvation in Christ alone. The other group also held to the teachings of Jesus but added certain Jewish religious practices, particularly circumcision. As the New American Commentary explains, “…Paul waged a steady campaign against a group of false teachers, commonly known as Judiazers, who had sown great confusion among the apostle’s recent converts by teaching that becoming Jewish was necessary for salvation.”
It is interesting to note the many beliefs held in common by both the original followers of Christ and the zealous Judiazers. Apparently, both of these groups claimed Christ as savior, both held to the authority of Scriptures, both acknowledged the presence of the Holy Spirit, both were “evangelistic,” and at one time or another both groups were accepted as genuine followers of Christ by many first-century Christian congregations. Certainly, both groups claimed to love Jesus and His Gospel.
Paul was particularly forceful in his instructions regarding the Judiazers and their gospel+religious works. The apostle charged, “Evidently, some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.” Paul’s solution to this problem was that “even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!” The gospel of the Judiazers “is really no gospel at all.” (Galatians1:6-9)
The apostles instructed believers to give no ground when it came to preserving the purity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. John pointedly stated, “Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God.” (2John 9) The writer of Hebrews warned, “We must pay more careful attention therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” (Hebrews 2:1) “
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God…. Jude 1:3-
“if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. …such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:4,13)
I do not believe you will go to hell for observing the Sabbath on Sunday, but there are no Sabbath rituals, requirements now.. but that is the right day to go to church, but if you observe the Saturday Sabbath you are still only a Judiazers, and a person under bondage to sins, laws.. you are still unforgiven even if you are relgious though and you are doing your own thing here still which is a major sin .. in Reality Jesus Christ is not your Savior or the sole Lord of your life.. Saturday worshippers do not understand all this cause as they are not Holy Spirit led, filled clearly even.. see http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/about-the-the-new-covenant/
The word of God teaches that Christians must also be “exposers” in Ephesians 5: 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says: ” Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” 15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
1 Timothy 5:20 Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
Titus 2:15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.
Rev 2:9 KJV) I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Christians pretenders who hold to the Saturday Sabbath are still falsely listening to the false teaching of men over the teachings of the new testament, and they clearly reveal how ignorant they are Jesus, the Holy Spirit and of the teachings of the Apostles now too. they are imposters pretenders Christians! who have forsaken the right path, deliberately or ignorantly, there is still no excuse of it too, forsaken the new covenant, now of God’s sole way of Salvation and now are also trying to add to Jesus Finished work on the cross…. But, why so much rightful anger and condemnation of Sabbath keepers, ARE THEY NOT SINCERE? AND NOT JUST DECEIVED, it real does not matter they are going to hell for doing so..for already they have missed the narrow path of Jesus Christ! Salvation by, through the lordship of Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven FOR ANYONE, THE JEWS INLUDED NOW..
Acts 4:10 KJV Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
(Acts 17:31 KJV) Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Like the Jews at the time of Jesus Christ here on earth too most people do not understand, do not want to admit the truth as to what really happens to anyone after they do die here on earth.
The only truth for now and forever is that Jesus Christ is the sole way of salvation, there is no other way, name by which any man, Jew or gentile can be now or in the future saved by. No other way to escape Hell..
Now why does any person still falsely think or teach that 144,000 horsemen will come back for the Chosen race (the Jews) before the 2nd coming of Christ? Firstly they fail wrongfully to admit that Jews are no longer the chosen race, they the Jews in God’s will, kingdom, reign have all now been replaced by the Christians, the Christians now are the chosen ones.
(Heb 9:27 KJV) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
The Bible says it is appointed for all men once to die and after that an immediate, final judgement, they all next only go to heaven or hell immediately upon death based on what they, anyone did with Jesus Christ here on earth, accepted or rejected him, and there is no other path for one’s personal salvation, there no purgatory as well for any Jew or non Jew too. And now there is nothing Biblical in what anyone can as about the Jews positive future. Jesus is the only way of salvation for all. And these false Jewish oriented hopers, dreamers, teachers have still a a complete false assumption that the Bible next says that God will save all of the Jews or reestablish the Jewish nation for this will never occur. Theirs is even the the same error that Apostle Judas had made That is why so many Jews next here on earth will be deceived by the antichrist, he will tell them the lies they want to hear.
Any persons falsely expecting a resurrected nation of Israel, a continuation of the Jewish religion, a totally Jewish controlled, dominated world next will be disappointed for in reality any and all of the Jews positive present, future are now all actually dead as far as the Bible,and God are now concerned, and now and forever too. They the Jews will never be resurrected again to be a nation, a group or what ever under God’s will.
It is tragic, sad that too many people still cannot accept that truth, undeniable fact, that the Jews already had their chance to become Christians, they all had mostly rejected it, and so next it is the end of them as being anything of value, purpose in God’s sight, end..
But some people do still still try to grasp at non existent straws to bring back and save all or most of the Jews even at a later date.. These sad people their hope, views, beliefs are just as wrong, a false expectation as anyone expecting another chance for anyone, someone to get saved in Heaven next for a persons who has already died unsaved.
Look it at it’s simplicity, once there were the Jews as God’s chosen, now, next there are only the Christians, they are the chosen ones, and not the Jews In the future some more Jewish person will be saved and become Christians, but only a small remnant.. And then it is the end of the world. Jesus comes for all people, Christians included and not Christians and they will get what they had personally sowed and immediately. Heaven to be with Jesus, hell to be away from Jesus….
(1 Pet 4:17 KJV) For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
(Heb 9:28 KJV) So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
DO SEE AND READ ALSO
Very little can be known about the reality of the culture, surroundings at the time of Jesus Christ here on earth because there are almost no written records, writings at that period available today, less than a hand full.. Now also “Who real cares what the Hebrew or Torah now says/”.. I prefer the Greek Christos, Jesus the Christ, the one anointed with the Holy Spirit and who can baptize you with the Holy Spirit. There are too many professing Christians persons now also lying to the Jews, trying to get their favor, by claiming they accept the inapplicable to the Christian the old Jewish traditions, cultures, even many Evangelical persons thus who are trying to convert the Jews to Christianity, etc., rather. God will not bless this approach because it is based on lies.. All Jewish religious practices still are contrary to teaching of the New Testament, contrary to Christianity, which clearly states that God does not accept the Jewish religion as a valid religion anymore. All Jews have to give up Judaism and to accept solely Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal savior and they become Christians now only, not Christian/jews. The Bible says there are no longer no Jews or Gentiles in Heaven but only Christians, as they are one in Jesus Christ
“Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 2:3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 2:15 “For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 2:16 “But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 2:17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 2:18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. 2:19 I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. 2:21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.’
JESUS THE CHRIST MEANS JESUS THE ONE ANOINTED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO BAPTIZES YOU ALSO WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AS WELL AS BEING THE LORD JESUS THE SAVIOR ..
Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
Bless the name of Jesus! Come out of this name battle nonsense… The WORD OF GOD SAYS “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21.
The Hebrew equivalent is, “Yeshua”…. so what is all of this Yahushua religious junk plastered all over youtube? I don’t see it in my Bible!
Whoever tells you that Jesus won’t hear you unless you call Him “Yahushua”, by the authority of the Word of God they are a viper and do not listen to them. Jesus will always answer to Jesus!
When anyone needs GOD intervention in their life, when their lowest depraved point in sin, convicted of the Holy Spirit, they all cry out to JESUS, and He answers them alone! and they do not call out to a false Jesus.
Faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ, is what saves you dear sinner. Place your faith in Him, and He will give you His Spirit and also miracles, signs and wonders will follower. You are born and sealed into the family of God! Just reach out and take the free gift because you can’t earn it.
Acts 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 10:45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered, 10:47 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.”
SEE ALSO http://comeholyspirit.wordpress.com/
So Jesus died on Good Friday, rested in the tomb during the following day, Saturday, which was the Sabbath, and then rose early on Sunday morning, the day we call Easter Sunday. Sunday is the day that the Lord Jesus rose from the dead. The Jewish people who had rejected Jesus continued to worship on Saturday, the Sabbath. But it was the Christians who celebrated Jesus’ resurrection, and the driving force to gather on the first day of the week.
The OT system of Law required keeping the Sabbath as part of the overall moral, legal, and sacrificial system by which the Jewish people satisfied God’s requirements for behavior, government, and forgiveness of sins. The Sabbath was part of the Law in that sense. In order to “remain” in favor with God, you had to also keep the Sabbath. If it was not kept, then the person was in sin and would often be punished (Ezek. 18:4; Rom. 6:23; Deut. 13:1-9; Num. 35:31; Lev. 20:2, etc.).
Again with Jesus’ atonement, we no longer are required to keep the Law as a means for our justification. The requirements of the Law were fulfilled in Christ. We now have rest from the Law. We now have “Sabbath,” continually.
“Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. 2On the first day of every week let each one of you put aside and save, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come,” (1 Cor. 16:1-2).
Notice here that Paul is directing the churches to meet on the first day of each week and put money aside. But this is not tithing, it is giving to the poor.. tithing today is not giving to the poor as it is stolen by the Pastors to build religious empires, Church buildings