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The Fourth Commandment

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“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the [Father] thy [Creator]: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the [Father] made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the [Father] blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

The fourth commandment is a sign that we belong to the Father. Worshiping on the first day of the week is Satan's design, not the Father's. The Father is unchanging, and His Law is eternal and unchanging (Ex 31:17). The Savior did not come to change the Law, nor erase it, but to uphold it (Mt 5:17-18, Lk 16:17). Some may tell you that the Law was “nailed to the cross” and quote Romans 7:6 or another verse from one of Paul's letters.

In translation, the same word “Law” was used to represent two different parts of the commandments of the Father: the Ceremonial Law and the Moral Law. The Law that was “nailed to the cross” is the Ceremonial Law. The Moral Law is still in full effect. The Ceremonial Law consists of tithes, sacrifices, purity and other ceremonial laws. The Moral Law consists of the Ten Commandments and other laws regarding human interaction. If the Moral Law was not in effect, it would not be a sin for one to murder or steal! The Moral Law defines sin for us. Life without the Moral Law is lawlessness.

Now, there are many other areas that could be discussed from this point. Perhaps in a much later article, these will be addressed. However, the space allotted for these articles is slight. In the meantime, consider finding or beginning a group with which to fellowship. Below is some information to help you in your search.

There is a small, growing movement in the Wapello County and Jefferson County area to remove pagan traditions from Christianity. To find a meeting, text or leave a message at 641-451-1111. Peace in the Savior.

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