Saturday Sabbath or Sunday Sabbath – Which One Should We Be Observing?

In a word, neither and I know this remark will stir up all kinds of negative emotions in cult followers and their opponents in the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion, alike (see link No. 1 below).

Let’s be clear, many cult followers love to promote their Hebrew/Judaic brand of ‘Christianity’ by observing the Hebrew Sabbath (which btw is not a Jewish Sabbath, see link No.s 2 and 3 below), with many of them observing it from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday. I know this to be true, because I used to observe it this way myself, when I was a member of Armstrong’s Worldwide Church of God or, better, his ‘three tithes’ money grabbing, criminal, scam organisation.

Proper little Pharisees we were, complete with our superiority complexes, looking down on all those inferior satanic mainstream Christians, keeping their blasphemous Roman Cult (first day of the week) Sunday Sabbath. How proud and self-righteous we were, citing our knowledge of Scripture and ancient history. You know, all about the events that took place at The Council of Nicea in 325 AC, where the Christian Religious, Hellenising dogs and counterfeiters changed the Sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week. (Again, see link No. 1 below).

Let me explain here, for this ‘correct’ Sabbath day keeping issue was crucial to Armstrong’s belief system, because he made the claim that “seventh day Sabbath keeping” was the pivotal identifying sign that his church was the true Church of God – all the other ‘churches’ and demon-inations (divisions) keeping a Sunday Sabbath were apostate Romanised churches. It, too, was my anchor to that claim as well, so, likewise, I believed as Armstrong did, such was my delusion.

Now all this is very interesting, because here, within this concept, we have a double whammy of error, or a compounding of error(s) by these deluded people. The problems with these ideas, that is, for the counterfeiters, were two fold: 1) there was the New Covenant Biblical Truth that regulated Sabbath keeping had been nailed to the cross with the rest of The Law and which these men of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion did not understand, and still don’t to this day, (see link No. 4 below). 2) Now if the first point is true, and it is, why were they going to the trouble of changing the day the Sabbath was held on, what difference did it make, and who were these people that were obviously, bringing pressure to bear with their seventh day Sabbath keeping, and influencing their ideas to change it? Who were these people that troubled the counterfeiters at Nicea? They must have considered them a threat or they would not have behaved in such a way. Why did the Nicea attendees wish to distance themselves from these Judaising Sabbath observers? Easy, through what we call today, anti-Semitism. These early Roman Catholics blamed the Jews for the death of Yashua Messiah (Jesus Christ), which was true, and so began the so-called persecution of Jews by counterfeit Hellenising Religious Christians. From here on in, anything that they deemed to be Judaic was frowned upon as blasphemous and, after Nicea, was classified as heretical. Take note, this is in the literal sense, not a Spiritual sense, for Spiritually we all killed Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ), for we are all born into this world as sinners. However, Yashua Messiah had to come and take all the sins of mankind with Him to the cross.

OK, so Rome versus Jewry, Jewry versus Rome is nothing new, nor is there anything revelatory in what I have said on this subject, but what about these Judaic ‘Christians’, in the first, second and third centuries, that were such a thorn in the flesh of the men of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion? Were they, for instance, only Jews that were members of this sect? No, they had Israelite and non-Israelite adherents too, but were they True Believers? Were they the real thing or the real Church as opposed to the counterfeiters at Nicea? No, if anything, they were worse, but who were they, does Holy Scripture make mention of them and what made them worse than the counterfeiters? In answer to the first questions; no they were not the real thing and nor were they true believers whilst they remained deceived by this evil teaching. In answer to the third question, yes, of course the Holy Scriptures mentions them and we find them in the book of Galatians where Paul refers to them as fools:

Galatians 3:1 (MCV) O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not attentively hearken to The Truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

In addition to the above verse, why were they fools and what made them worse than the Christian Religious counterfeiters? Well, if we go to Galatians once more, we will find out:

Galatians 1:6 (KJV) I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into The Grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Now straight away we can see why they are fools, they have been ‘removed’ from Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ), that is, removed from belief solely in Him, and swiftly. That means they didn’t hang around, so stupid were they. This means, also, that no sooner were they baptised into Yashua Messiah they had upped sticks and transferred their faith to another gospel, and rejected Yashua Messiah’s Grace at the same time. How dumb is that? I’ll tell you, it’s very dumb indeed, because I’ve been there and done it myself, although I had not been birthed into The Truth prior to my membership of the cult, I was a greenhorn, so I hadn’t deserted Yashua Messiah in order to join, I had gone straight into error from the get-go. Never-the-less, please take it from me, and don’t be dumb and foolish by falling for any Judaiser’s non-Gospel poison.

Next we have Paul declaring that this ‘gospel’ isn’t a gospel at all, it’s evil bad news, not The Good News:

Galatians 1:7 (KJV) Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert The Gospel of Christ.

And Armstrong was such a man:

“You have probably heard that you are saved by Grace – Oh my friends what poppycock.”

— Herbert W. Armstrong

Furthermore, we can also see that in the first century there were some who would and did pervert The Lord’s Gospel message. Who were these people, and how did they pervert the Gospel? Paul, in Galatians, tells us who they were, they were evil creatures who infiltrated the church to spy on the brethren and witness the freedom they were experiencing and enjoying under His Grace:

Galatians 2:4 (KJV) And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage. (Strike-through mine)

Notice, that they might bring us into bondage – the bondage of what? Why, the bondage of creatures of the circumcision, and what did circumcision represent, or what did it symbolise? Easy, the whole Mosaic Law, summarised by the Ten Commandments, with all its minor rules and regulations as written down in the book of Leviticus, which included The Law of keeping the seventh day Sabbath. Sabbath keeping is law keeping which ever way we cut this folks and especially if we make it binding on other people.

Philippians 3:2 (MCV) Beware of Judaising mongrel dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the circumcision.

Moreover, the Holy Scriptures are very definite about keeping days Holy and how we should go about observing them, if we wish. Basically its about freedom and voluntary agreement between brothers and sisters and about when they decide which day they wish to keep Holy to The Lord. Individually we can keep any day we like, or none at all, if that’s what we want to do.

Colossians 2:16 (KJV) Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an Holy Day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath [days]:

There we are: let no man judge you, which means let no man determine or dictate which days you keep. We are now free to decide for ourselves under His Grace which days we keep and, if none at all, then so be it.

Colossians 2:13-14 (KJV) And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened (made Spiritual) together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out The Handwriting of Ordinances (THE WHOLE LAW) that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross. (Brackets mine)

The above verses are telling us straight! regulated Sabbath keeping on Saturday (the seventh day of the week) or any other day of the week, and made binding on believers, is Old Covenant legalism (PHARISAICAL JUDAISM), and not required under the New Covenant Law of GRACE!!

Can we now see why these Christian Religious counterfeiters of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion wished to separate themselves from the Judaisers?

Yet that didn’t make ‘em right, because they still wanted their own form of legalism and religion, with all the rules and regulations that went with it.

However, they didn’t want to be seen as a branch of Judaism, due to their prejudice and self-righteousness. So, in order to not be outdone they moved the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday where it has remained to this day. As you can now see this is just one satanic religion versus another satanic religion, proving that the Devil is not divided, and has nothing to do with living under Yashua Messiah’s (the Lord Jesus Christ’s) glorious Saving Grace.

I therefore hope and trust you can now see the futility and blasphemy of any form of regulated and religiously imposed Sabbath keeping.

Watch out for my latest follow-on article: Have YOU Entered Into Yashua Messiah’s (The Lord Jesus Christ’s) ETERNAL SABBATH REST?….

In Yashua Messiah’s Holy name

Messenger Charles

1. The Counterfeit Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion:

2. Were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel, Jews? – The Beginning:

3. Origins of the Royal Judahites and Canaanite Jews Explained:

4. Was it Only The ‘Ceremonial Law’ That Was Nailed to The Cross?:

Did Jesus Die So We Can Now Have License To Sin, Without Guilt, And Go to Heaven?

OK, first of all, this is not my question, and it’s so full of built in errors I don’t really know where to begin. Furthermore, it’s a question which was asked of me quite recently and, in doing so, it meant that my teaching on Grace was being attacked. To counter that attack, I would recommend to you my two articles about Grace entitled: “The Grace Of Our Lord Jesus Christ – His True Grace – Not The Watered Down Religious Version!” and “For By Grace Are Ye Saved Through Faith – And That Not Of Yourselves – It Is The Gift Of God – Eph 2:8,” in order to understand where these people are coming from, and what their blasphemous attack on God’s Holy Word is all about.

Right, so what’s wrong with this question? Well, straight away there is no mention of Yashua Messiah’s resurrection within this question and we should never leave out mention of His resurrection when mentioning His death, for His death was only half of the arrangement. Second, there is this word ‘license’ and it then linked to the word ‘sin’. Hence their phrase: “A license to sin.”

Now where does this weird phrase come from? I have to admit I have heard it used before by various ravening wolves in pulpits, but I have never taken the trouble to check it out to see if it’s Scriptural, and, of course, it isn’t. Now there’s a surprise!! So why is it used if it’s not Scriptural? Easy, because vain puffed up men love their meaningless jargon expressions, especially in the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion. They love to put their egotistic personal stamp on the Holy Scriptures and, as I have said before, they do it because the Holy Word of God is too simple for them. OK, so as it’s not a Scriptural phrase, let’s have a look in my Concise Oxford Dictionary to see what the word ‘license’ means:

License – allow (person to do, thing to be done; rare); allow complete freedom to; grant permit to person; authorize use of premises for certain purpose, etc.(It also means to grant LEGAL permission to a person to do something UNLAWFUL E.g. Licenced to kill) (Brackets mine)

So let’s rewrite this question using one of the dictionary definitions: Did Jesus die so we can now have a permit to sin or to allow us complete freedom to sin, without guilt, and go to heaven? Now is this question dumb or is it mind numbingly dumb? I would suggest to you it’s both.

What we have to ask ourselves here is why would anyone want a licence or a permit to sin? If we were dealing with a lost or unsaved man or woman, would they require licences or permits to sin? Why don’t you try asking one of them and see what kind of a reply you get, that’s after they have stopped laughing at you and wondering if you were unhinged. OK, so we know that the lost and unsaved don’t need a licence or a permit to sin, for they manage very well without one.

That leaves us with the Cainite-Judeo-Christian religious perspective and whether or not they would require a licence or a permit to sin – well, would they, for many in the Cainite-Judeo-Christian religion seem to think they would, but why? What kind of Christian would even bring up such a subject? What kind of Christian rubs shoulders with those who would influence such thinking?

If we come genuinely to Yashua Messiah after The Father has called us, which means our repentance is genuine and our confession of sins is genuine, why would we seek a permit or licence to carry on sinning? Does any of this make any sense? No, it’s complete nonsense. So you see this question could and perhaps should have been worded like this: Should I repent and confess my sins so that I can then have a licence or permit to carry on sinning as I did in my old life, without guilt, and still go to heaven? Never mind that I had no guilt before in my old life anyway.

However, what this question is revealing to us is that we have people calling themselves Christians who are still struggling, through their own admission, with guilt. This means they see themselves as unforgiven and thereby not saved. How wretched is that?

Can you now see the inbuilt stupidity within this question? Why go to all the trouble of repentance, confession of sins (that is, all your sins, past, present and future) and baptism plus gifting of The Holy Spirit, if you want to carry on living as you did before? What would be the point of it and who would you be deceiving? As I think about all this I am actually becoming confused, and of course, that’s just what the Devil wants – confusion.

Moreover, why are Cainite-Judeo-Christians asking this silly question, and what else does it reveal to us? As I have already pointed out, they only mention Yashua Messiah’s death, not His resurrection and that’s because many Cainite-Judeo-Christians don’t understand what His resurrection achieved for them. OK, they believe everything was done at the cross, and yes, in part, it was all done. It was all done in terms of conquering death and sin, but what they don’t understand is the new Spiritual beings we become through His resurrection, that is, perfect in the Father’s sight and sinless beings that do not sin.

Now this is what they can’t get their heads around and that’s because they are not really Born Again. They are men of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion who practise Graceless Judaism – salvation by progress – salvation by process or by self-help, or by their own effort and endeavours, or commonly known as salvation by works. The Faith, Salvation, Grace thing is incomprehensible to them, they cannot understand it. In turn, it is through this blindness that they conjure up questions like the above.

Once more you will also notice the ‘without guilt’ bit in the middle of this question, which means they cannot even get their heads around this:

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. [who walk not after the flesh, but after The Spirit.]

Please note I have left off the second part of this verse because it’s missing in the Greek MSS, which means it was falsely added by the translators – it being interpolated from Romans 8:4 and unnecessarily repeated.

Romans 8:4 (KJV) That the righteousness of The Law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after The Spirit.

Now what part of Romans 8:1 do these wretched people not understand, that is, there is now no further condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. If there is now no further condemnation, how can there be any guilt!? If there is guilt, there is something wrong with their birthing into Yashua Messiah. The guilty mindset is the fallen mindset and it behaves like Adam and Eve after their fall – they went and hid in guilt!

If we are born of God (Born Again) or born from above, we have been lifted out of guilt, for there is now no further condemnation laid upon us. So, this means we are sinless, even though our dead bodies of sin, sin. The thing is, is this a license to sin? Well, yes of course it is, if we are deluded and deceived liars and The Truth is not in us, but is that the case IF we are born of God? No, of course it is not the case, because The Truth, Yashua Messiah lives in us through His Holy Spirit POWER and the Holy Spirit cannot reside with LIVING sin.

So how would we be liars? We would be liars because there is no such thing as: “license to sin”, because as I have already proven, no one needs a licence to sin. If you want to sin, then just go right on ahead and sin, if that’s your DESIRE, and, of course, this is where we get to the nub of this issue, for that’s what it’s all about – DESIRE.

As Born Again believers, what should our DESIRE be, to sin or not to sin? Well, I hope it’s a DESIRE not to sin, and if that is the case, there is nothing wrong with your birthing in Yashua Messiah for your DESIRE not to sin proves that you love your Elder Brother in heaven. All this means is that you would hate to do something that Yashua Messiah would hate you to do. This also means we are endeavouring to please Him, but will this always be so? Not very likely if you’re the average man or woman who has been called out of this world by The Father to His Son and yet still lives in a dead body of sin. We will sin until we die; it’s inevitable, and we need to get this through our heads. I will reiterate, we’re still perfect and sinless in the Father’s sight even though our dead bodies of sin, sin. Paul explains it clearly and twice so we get it through our heads:

Romans 7:17 (KJV) NOW THEN IT IS NO MORE I THAT DO IT, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Romans 7:20 (KJV) Now if I do that I would not, IT IS NO MORE I THAT DO IT, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Now, if after all this we’re still looking for a ‘licence to sin’, because we want to sin, what is this revealing about our birthing into Yashua Messiah? If our DESIRE is to look for a licence to sin, what is this saying about us, and what is it saying about our repentance, our confession, and our baptism? Are we phoneys and fakes? If so, who are we fooling? Were all these things a charade or a façade to hide our real intentions of being or becoming a fake Christian? What would be the point?

OK, let’s leave out the ‘license to sin’ thing for a minute and just deal with the sin issue. What, if after baptism, our DESIRE is to carry on sinning, what would be the point of getting baptised? As I said previously, we can carry on sinning without any need to for baptism, so what is their point in the use of this stupid phrase?

Their point is this – they are looking at the whole thing through the eyes of Grace Killers, for they cannot comprehend the loving relationship of that between a Born Again son or daughter of God and their Redeemer, Yashua Messiah. They think it’s all about obedience to The Law, and if we speak of Grace, they will immediately think we are looking for excuses to sin – which is a judgemental lie. This is the mindset of Pharisees, for they behaved in the same way when Yashua Messiah confronted them with His Grace filled message, two thousand years ago and nothing has changed. These Cainite-Judeo-Christians behave and believe in exactly the same way.

You see when your salvation is down to you and your efforts this is how you will behave and view Grace. There is no room for Grace in their salvation-by-works world. In fact, Grace, from this legalistic Cainite-Judeo-Christian religious perspective, is a complete mystery to them, for it’s not on their radar screens and in reality it doesn’t exist to them. It cannot exist, for if it were to exist their Law based world would dissolve before their very eyes and all the reasons for their Cainite-Judeo-Christian religious existence would disappear. They would be like captains without ships and totally surplus to requirements.

Finally, I won’t go into detail about their nonsensical going to heaven business as I cover this subject in detail in my articles: “Are Christians Going to Heaven?” and “When Christians Die, Do They Instantly “Go To Be With The Lord? – Parts 1 & 2”. Needless to say, Christians going to heaven is as erroneous an idea as that of us needing a ‘license to sin’. Where do they get this stuff? Oh yes, at the bottom of an empty cornflakes packet LOL!

Brother Charles

PS Please note, this edited article is ten+ years old.