The Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week (what we know as Saturday). It begins on Friday at sunset and ends on Saturday at sunset.
When someone of authority (for example the government) creates laws/rules/etc., they must make it 'official' that way as it goes out to the people they know who and where it came from and that it is actually legit.
What 3 things does a government seal contain?
Government seals are used to officially identify national laws and authorize legal documents such a seal must give the law giver's;
Territory/Domain; over which he rules and has authority.
Of the 10 commandments (Exodus 20:8-11) which states;
Name - "The LORD thy GOD"
Tittle/Office - " Creator, for he 'made' "
Territory/Domain - " Heaven and Earth "
In the bible, the words seal
, and token
are used interchangeably in both the NT and OT (Hebrew&Greek) (Examples verses: Genesis 17:11, Romans 4:11, Revelation 7:2-3, Ezekiel 9:4)
H226 - ( 'owth ) =sign(s), token(s), ensign(s), miracles, mark (View all NT&OT Lexicon Results)
What is God's seal, sign, mark or token of authority?
Ezekiel 20:12, Exodus 31:16-17, Ezekiel 20:20
Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I [am] the LORD that sanctify them.
Throughout the old and new testament we are constantly reading how man has forgotten the Sabbath and the commandments of God, it's no secret that Sunday has been the day of secular church worship for many many years, but we have truly forgotten the holy Sabbath because it's actually what we know as Saturday. Amazingly enough the seven day weekly cycle has been the same since the beginning of time despite calendar changes over the course of history. A cycle pattern of seasons and time remains the same, the seasons of nature. As time moves forward, man in general moves away from the Laws of God. The sabbath is the 4th commandment and just as important as all the commandments.
Corruption of the Church, Pagan influences
The great apostasy was the corruption of the real church of Jesus by Rome and her popes, as they introduced paganism into true Christianity*
. At the time, Mithra-ism*
(sun worship) was the official religion of Rome, along with many other religions much of which parallel religions throughout history.
It was much easier to get the pagans to come to church if they had incentive, such as worshiping on the same day that they always had been, which was Sunday. However as Paul*
predicted in 1 Timothy 4
, the allowance of these influences corrupted The Church*
. One of the most blatant obvious results of this are the outright bold rebellious acts which many have been deceived or fallen in with them and do things that go against the ten commandants, such as the images, statues, icons and idols of the saints, mother Mary and Jesus Christ himself, and of course, Sunday worship to name just a few.
Exodus 20:3-5 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;"
When we compare with scripture, it becomes very clear and easy to see....the truth
Changing of Dates and Times, from Saturday to Sunday
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: 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:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
With pagan influencing Christianity at the time, it was not long before the Catholic Church took it upon themselves to change the date of worship. It should be known that the old testament, was written in Hebrew, with small portions being written in Aramaic. If we look at date of the Sabbath on a Hebrew calendar*
(just as they would be using back then) we can clearly determine the date of the Sabbath to be on Saturday. Interestingly enough the quote below came from the Catholic Mirror
, a newspaper for 30,000+ registered catholic churches.
The Catholic Mirror of September 23, 1894: “The Catholic Church for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.” (Source, Page 33-34)
It was Pope Gregory XIII who introduced the calendar system we use today, also called the Gregorian Calendar*
. The calendar was originally created by Italian doctor, astronomer and philosopher Luigi Lilio, finally being introduced by Pope Gregory six years later after Luigi Lilio's death, to change the date of Easter.
Sabbath in different languages
English is one of few languages that has failed to keep the root Sabbath (rest) in it's word for Saturday. Below you can see where the etymology of the Sabbath for different languages, each has kept the traditional seventh day as the Sabbath (day of rest). Since ancient times people have known and kept a seven day weekly cycle throughout the entire world.
In Russian Saturday is subbota
Greek Sávvato which derives from the Hebrew word Shabbat
, From Middle High German sam(e)ztac, from Old High German sambaztag, from Gothic *sambatō, from Late Greek σάμβατον (sámbaton) ‘sabbath’ (compare Old French sambedi, Romansch somda).
Swahili Jumamosi From juma (“week”) + mosi (“one”). Meaning the first day of the week.
Chart of the week by Dr.William Meade Jones 1887
Dr.Jones determined that if the Sabbath was established since the beginning of creation that it would have been a world wide established cycle (seven days a week) and he was able to reflect his findings in over 100 different languages that it is universal knowledge since that the seventh day of the week (Saturday) is in fact the Sabbath (day of rest). Read the entire chart seven day Sabbath in over 100 languages here
- The Gregorian calendar, also called the Western calendar and the Christian calendar, is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582 and has been adopted with the majority of the world by 1752 and in Japan in 1853 and finally decreed by the government of China in 1929.
- The Gregorian calendar is a Solar (sun) based calendar. The Hebrew calendar was based on lunar cycles.
- Why babylonian names for the Hebrew/Jewish months? "The original system was to count months in numeric order, starting from Nissan. Thus, any time a person mentioned a month, he was in effect recalling the exodus from Egypt: we are in, say, the sixth month—six months since the month of the Exodus.9 Thus, the numeric naming served as a constant reminder of our deliverance from Egypt.
After we were delivered from Babylonian captivity, however, we started using the names that we became used to using in Babylon. And now, these names served to remind us that G‑d has redeemed us from this second exile." (Source)
Related articles on this site;
Were the Laws of the old testament nailed to the cross in the new testament? (Do we have to follow the old laws/mosaic laws?)
Related articles on other sites;
- Today's Caledar/Gregorian Caledar: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/gregorian-calendar.html
- Hebrew Calendars: (1) http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Calendar/calendar.html (2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar