Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christ Ahn Sahng Hong is the Lord of the Sabbath

There is a very important command of God. It is the Sabbath of the seventh day. Nowadays, many people say with their lips. "We believe in God and follow the teachings of the Bible". But actually they follow falsehood, turning their faces from the right teachings of the Bible, even not knowing what they the Sabbath is.
Sabbath is a day of rest. God created al things in six days, and on the seventh day, He rested from all His creation work. And blessed the seventh day, and make it holy as a memorial of the authority of the Creator. (GEN, 2:1-3).
The seventh day on which God rested from all His creation work is Saturday. Today's many churches worship on Sunday, mistaking it as the Sabbath. Through historical evidences, however we can see that the Sabbath is Saturday, not Sunday. In order to confirm this fact, first we need to know that Jesus' resurrection was on Sunday, which has already been proved by historical evidences.
Th book of Mark 16:9 testifies that Jesus rose eary the first day of the week (Sunday). Since the first day of the week is Sunday, the seventh day is Saturday. So we can clarly see that the Biblical Sabbath(the sevent day) is Saturday, not Sunday.
Also the dictionary and the calendar clearly desribed the word Sunday as the first day of the week and Saturday as the seventh day of the week.
This precious law of the Sabbath, Jesus also remembered by keeping it holy.
Luke 4:16 " He went to Nazareth hen he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day He went to the synagogue, as His custom.
Jesus adknowledge the Sabbath day as a sacred law, also He proclaimed the sabbath as the day of the Lord. "The Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbaths (Matt. 1:8)
The disciples who follow Jesus also kept the Sabbath holy. Every Sabbath they gathered together and prayed and studiedby memoryzing Jesus' word and teaching as spiritual food (Acts 18:4, Acts 17:2-3)
The first day was proclaimed as a day of rest of worship, and its observance soon became general throughout the empire. In 321 AD, Constantine, through the Nicea Council abolished the Sabbath day.
In 1948, Christ Ahnsahnghong, Seconda Coming Christ, re-established the Sabbath day in th Church of God.
If we believe in God and clearly and eagerly look for the kingdom of heaven, we ought to obey God's word absolutely by keeping the Sabbath holy, following the example of Christ.