Did He Actually Rise on Sunday Thus Changing the Sabbath?

Since my discovery of the corruption of the English Scriptures, it seems I’ve been questioning quite a bit that I had been previously taught in Church.  One of these teachings told me that Yahushua (Jesus) rose from the dead on the 1st day of the week, on Sunday, and thus we, as Christians, should move the Shabbath (Sabbath) from Saturday to Sunday because we now celebrate the resurrection.  (Plus the other false teaching that He died on Friday and rose on Sunday, which doesn’t equate to 3 days, but only 2).  So, is this true?  Did He actually raise from the dead on the first day of the week, Sunday and thus changing the designated Sabbath?  It would seem from my newer English versions (post 1611) that this, in fact, is true…

When the Sabbath was past (Assumed this is Saturday), Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week (it would appear Sunday from this text), when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.”  Mark 16:1-6 (ESV)

But, we find something quite odd when we go back into English versions earlier than 1611,

  • And when the sabbath of the great feast of the passover was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome had bought sweet spices that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first of the sabbaths, they come unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.”  Mark 16:1-2 Jubilee
  • “And when the Shabbath was past, Miryam of Migdal, and Miryan the mother of Ya’aquov, and Shalom, had bought sweet spieces, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning of the Shabbath they came unto the sepulschre, at the rising of the sun.”  Mark 16:1-2 Cephar

So, now we find a different account of what went on then I had originally been told.   When I look up Strong’s word for “first day” as referenced in the ESV, I see this word…

Strong’s 1520: εἷς, μία, ἕν, heis, which literally means, one, or the identifying of a singular object.  This word is used 345 times in the NT and is always literally translated as “one” single object in all of them.  “One person,” “one thing,” “one day” etc.  So, why in Mark 16 is it translated as “first” when it’s the same word as all the rest of the 344 times?”  It’s a very good question to ask. But, moving on…

Let’s think about this then…

First, there are actually three Shabbaths during this passover celebration.  There is one on the first day, which is the 4th day of the week (Wednesday), then the normal Shabbath on Saturday, and then on the last great day, there is another Shabbath, on the 8th day, which equates to the following Wednesday.  Plus, we must also be aware that when there is an upcoming Shabbath, that there is always a day of preparation prior to the Shabbath.  All work needed to be done for the day before the Shabbath so that they could follow the Torah Commandments, “Keep My Shabbath” (which was a designated, 7th day, not a random day).

Let’s follow Matthew’s detailed account and see if we can get our hands on what is going on here from the Jubilee text…

Monday – 2 days prior to the start of passover (Wednesday)

  • And it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these words, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. Then the princes of the priests and the scribes and the elders of the people assembled together in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and took counsel that they might take Jesus by guile and kill him. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people. ”  Matthew 26:1-5  (They would have had the first meal on Tuesday evening, just prior to the first High Shabboth, or the official start of the passover.  So, this was being talked about two days earlier on Monday).

Tuesday – Last Supper, Betrayal, Questioning, Day of Preparation

  • 17 ¶ Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread (this was to start at evening prior to the passover), the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 18 And he said, Go into the city to a certain man and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them, and they made ready the passover. 20 Now when the evening was come, he sat down at the table with the twelve. 21 And as they ate, he said, Verily I say unto you that one of you shall betray me.”  Matthew 26:17-21  (Tuesday evening, prior to the High Shabbath on Wednesday, they were to have the meal in the evening prior as shown in Exodus)
  • 75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who said unto him, Before the cock crows, thou shalt deny me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly.”  Matthew 26:75 – After He had been questioned in the dark hours of Tuesday night, this was the early morning prior to sunrise on Wednesday, the High Shabbath.

Wednesday – Questioning, Cross, Death & Burial

  • When the morning was come, all the princes of the priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death,”  Matthew 27:1 – Wednesday morning
  • 15 Now at that feast the governor was accustomed to release unto the people a prisoner, whoever they desired.”  Matthew 27:15 – The feast would be at evening on Wednesday.
  • 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Wednesday) 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? ..50 ¶ But Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, gave the spirit.”  Matthew 27:45-46, 50 – He died on Wednesday at 3:00 pm
  • When the evening was come (Wednesday sometime after 3:00 pm), there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also had been a disciple of Jesus; 58 he went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre and departed. 61 And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.”  Matthew 27:57-61 – Put in tomb on Wednesday evening, just prior to, or during the feast of the passover.

Thursday – Guards placed at tomb

  • 62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the princes of the priests and the Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 63 saying, Lord, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night and steal him away and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead; so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go your way; make it as secure as ye can.  Matthew 27:62-65 – The day of preparation is the day prior to the Sabbath, so this seems like a trick wording because the day that followed the prep would have been the Sabbath.  This should probably mean on Thursday (followed by the day of preparation which was Friday.)  So, after one day of Him being in the grave, they went to Pilate).

Friday – Day of Preparation, no recorded text, work day

Saturday – Sabbath day, sometime after early morning

  • Now well along on the sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first of the sabbaths, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow; and for fear of him the guards shook and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”  Matthew 28:1-6 – Now, we are in the morning of Saturday when Mary and Mary went to the tomb.

Interesting….  So, we get the same account from Matthew as we did Mark that Yahushua died on the first day of the passover, on Wednesday, the High Shabbath, and He rose on the next Shabbath, Saturday, three days later.

What does Luke say?

TUESDAY:

  • ¶ Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover lamb must be killed. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover lamb that we may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? 10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there ye shall find a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he enters in. 11 And ye shall say unto the husband of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber where I shall eat the passover lamb with my disciples? 12 And he shall show you a large upper room furnished; there make ready. 13 And they went and found as he had said unto them; and they made ready the passover lamb. 14 And when the hour was come, he sat down at the table, and the twelve apostles with him. 15 And he said unto them, With desire I have greatly desired to eat this passover lamb with you before I suffer; 16 for I say unto you, I will not eat any more thereof until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17 And taking the cup, having given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves, 18 for I say unto you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God shall come. 19 And taking bread, having given thanks, he broke it and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me. ”  Luke 22:7 – Evening of Tuesday, the first passover meal
  • 54 ¶ Then they took him and led him and brought him into the house of the prince of the priests. And Peter followed afar off.”  Luke 22:54 – Night time of Tuesday
  • 60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately while he yet spoke, the cock crew.”  Luke 22:60 – Before dawn on Wednesday

WEDNESDAY:

  • 44 ¶ And when it was about the sixth hour, there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46 Then Jesus cried out with a loud voice and said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit; and having said thus, he gave up the spirit.”  Luke 23:44-46 – Died at 3:00 pm Wednesday
  • 53 And he took it down and wrapped it in linen and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, where no one had ever been placed.”  Luke 23:53
  • 54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 55 And the women who had come with him from Galilee also followed after and beheld the sepulchre and how his body was laid.”  Luke 23:53-55
  • 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.”  Luke 23:56 –

SATURDAY:

  • “Now upon the first of the sabbaths, very early in the morning they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.”  Luke 24:1-3

What about John?

The first of the sabbaths, Mary Magdalene came early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre and saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.”  John 20:1-2

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all show agreement that Yahushua rose from the dead on the Sabbath, or Saturday.  He did not rise on Sunday, the first day of the week.  This is confirmed from the original texts.  There is then no justification as shown by this story to move the day of Shabbath to Sunday.

So, does it actually matter what day Yahushua rose from the dead and what day it is celebrated as the Shabbath?

16 ¶ Let no one therefore judge you in food or in drink or in respect of a feast day or of the new moon or of the sabbath days, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of the Christ. 18 Let no one govern you according to their own will under pretext of humility and religion of angels, intruding into those things which they have not seen, vainly puffed up by their fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, fed and united by its joints and bonds, grows in the increase of God.”  Colossions 2:16-19

I’ve heard it quoted from the above verse in Colossions that it doesn’t matter which day we celebrate the Sabbath because of this one verse… “16 ¶ Let no one therefore judge you in food or in drink or in respect of a feast day or of the new moon or of the sabbath days,”  but is it really saying that we can do whatever we want and it’s justified on any day?  Hmmm….

After I have just read it again several times in context it seems to mean the exact opposite of what I’ve been told.  To me, it says that those of the world will have their own opinions and standards of when holidays (feasts) should be celebrated and when Sabbath days should be celebrated and they are arrogant and fleshly minded (sinful) in their ways. They will try to impose their ideas on you, and will try to judge you accordingly if you don’t follow their ways; however, their ideas are not from Yah (God).  So, these verses appear to me to be affirming statements for those who choose to continue to follow Yah’s ways.  Don’t let the rest of the world tell you what is right to celebrate and when to honor them. Hold fast to what has been taught to you from The Word only.  Yah has chosen 7 feasts for us to celebrate and they are spelled out in Scripture (“17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of the Christ.“).  These are the designated days to celebrate, not the holidays of man, which unfortunately include Christmas and Easter, for both of those holidays are pagen in origin and not at the designated times that Yah has spelled out for us.  He has also set a side a specific day for rest, the Shabbath, or the last day of the week, 7th day, to honor the specific day of rest that He rested from creation.  But, you see, we have an issue because of these verses in Colossions.  It would now appear that we, today, have chosen instead to follow the worldly minded and have chosen to disregard all of Yah’s feast days and Shabbaths, and instead, changed our worship day to the 1st day and celebrate holidays not established by Him.

  • And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had made, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it he had rested from all his work which God created in perfection.”  Genesis 2:2-3
  • 8 Thou shalt remember the sabbath day, to sanctify it. Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work; 10 but the seventh day shall be the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manslave, nor thy maidslave, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; 11 for in six days the LORD made the heavens and earth, the sea, and all that is in them and rested the seventh day; therefore, the LORD blessed the sabbath day and sanctified it.”  Exodus 20:8-11
  • 24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day but sanctify the sabbath day to do no work therein, 25 then shall there enter in by the gates of this city, the kings and the princes, who sit upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall be inhabited for ever.”  Jeremiah 17:24-25
  • Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you; those that defile it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.”  Exodus 31:14

Yah seems to have a blessing associated with the keeping of His special day.

Do we see a continuation of the requirement of the observation of the 7th day Sabbath in the New Testament?  Or, do we instead see Yahushua or the Disciples or Paul or the first church of Acts changing the date?

  • 24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did when he had need and was hungry, he and those that were with him? 26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest and ate the showbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him? 2And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath; 28 therefore the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.”  Mark 2:24-28 – Yahushua ‘worked’ good on the Sabbath, showing an example for us to follow.  He did not state a change in the date.
  • “Therefore, how much more is a man worth than a sheep? So that it is lawful to do good on the sabbath days.”  Matthew 12:12 – Yahushua had to redefine the Sabbath for them because they had come up with so many burdensome man-made laws.  He didn’t change the date, just told them that it was lawful to do good on those days.
  • “And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue; and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From where has this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him and such mighty works that are wrought by his hands?”  Mark 6:2 – Yahushua taught on the Sabbaths, Saturday.
  • 16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up to read.”  Luke 4:16 – The Sabbath was the same, 7th day.
  • Paul continued his observance of the Sabbath and teaching on this day in the following: Acts 13:14, 27, 42–44; 15:21; 16:13; 17:2; and 18:4. Acts 13:42–44,  Note that he was invited back on the following Sabbaths.  He never told them to come meet on the next day, Sunday.
  • “And the first of the sabbaths, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart the next day, and continued his word until midnight.”  Acts 20:7 – The disciples got together on Saturday.
  • “Then the same day at evening, being the first of the sabbaths, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said unto them, Peace be unto you.”  John 20:19
  • “And the next sabbath day almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.”  Acts 13:44
  • “And on one of the sabbaths we went out of the city by a river side, where it was customary to pray; and we sat down and spoke unto the women who gathered there.”  Acts 16:13
  • “And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,”  Acts 17:2
  • “And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath and persuaded Jews and Greeks.”  Acts 18:4
  • “And the first of the sabbaths, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart the next day, and continued his word until midnight.”  Acts 20:7

We can now conclude that there are no verses in Scripture that change the Sabbath from the 7th day to the 1st day because not only is there no text to state its movement, but Jews and Gentiles continued to keep the 7th day Sabbath throughout the New Testament.

Yahushua says,

15 ¶ If ye love me, keep my commandments;16 and I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever,… 21 He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.”  John 14:14, 21

Since it’s not in Yah’s Word, let’s see who and why the Sabbath was changed to Sunday?

  • But in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.”  Matthew 15:9
  • Howbeit in vain do they honor me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men as the washing of pots and cups, and many other such like things ye do. And he also said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”  Mark 7:7-9

The Christians during the apostolic era, from about 35 to 100 A.D (when the disciples would have been spreading the Good News), kept Sabbath on the designated seventh day of the week. For the first 300 years of Christian history, when the Roman emperors regarded themselves as gods, Christianity then became a forbidden religion and Yah’s people were scattered abroad.

And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the congregation[a] which was at Jerusalem, and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.”  Acts 8:1

Judaism; however, was regarded at that time as “legal,” as long as they obeyed Roman laws. Thus, during the apostolic era, many Christians found it easier to let the Roman authorities think of them as Jews, which gained them acceptance with the Roman government. But, when the Jews finally rebelled against Rome’s tyranny, the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the temple in A.D. 70 and again in A.D. 135.  At that time of the persecutions, Sunday was the rest day of the Roman Empire, whose religion was Mithraism, a form of sun worship.  Since Sabbath observance is noticable to others, some Christians in the early second century sought to distance themselves from Judaism by observing a different day, thus “blending in” to the society around them.  During the Christian persecutions under Nero, Maximin, Diocletian, and Galerius, Sabbath-keeping Christians were hunted down, tortured, and, for sport, often used for entertainment in the Colosseum.  The Saturday Sabbath was the one mark, or sign, that will for sure call out a Christian from among the rest of the Roman empire since Rome shut down on Sunday only and the only ones working on Sunday would have been the Christians and Jews.

When the Emperor Constantine I—a pagan sun-worshipper—came to power in A.D. 313, he legalized Christianity, probably for the gain of more power and status since it had been growing substantially, and made the first Sunday-keeping law. His infamous Sunday enforcement law of March 7, A.D. 321, reads as follows: “On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed.” (Codex Justinianus 3.12.3, trans. Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, 5th ed. (New York, 1902), 3:380, note 1.)

The Sunday law was officially confirmed by the Roman Papacy. The Council of Laodicea in A.D. 364 decreed, “Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday but shall work on that day; but the Lord’s day they shall especially honour, and, as being Christians, shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If, however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ” (Strand, op. cit., citing Charles J. Hefele, A History of the Councils of the Church, 2 [Edinburgh, 1876] 316).

Daniel 7:25 foretold, “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws.”

  • Cardinal Gibbons, in Faith of Our Fathers, 92nd ed., p. 89, freely admits, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we [the Catholic Church] never sanctify.”
  • Again, “The Catholic Church, … by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday” (The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893).
  • “Protestants do not realize that by observing Sunday, they accept the authority of the spokesperson of the Church, the Pope” (Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950).
  • “Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change [Saturday Sabbath to Sunday] was her act… And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things” (H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons).
  • “Sunday is our mark of authority… the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” (Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1, 1923).
  • “Prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the Catholic Church alone. The Catholic Church says, by my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week. And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the Holy Catholic Church” (Thomas Enright, CSSR, President, Redemptorist College [Roman Catholic], Kansas City, MO, Feb. 18, 1884).
  • “The Pope has power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ. The Pope has authority and has often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ” (Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop).

What do we find in Scripture about the first day of the week, Sunday:

  • And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”  Genesis 1:3-5 – God created, or worked on the first day of the week.
  • Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work;10 but the seventh day shall be the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manslave, nor thy maidslave, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;”  Exodus 20:9-10 – The first day was a work day
  • Thus hath the Lord GOD said: The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; and the day of the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the same manner it shall be opened the day of the new moon.”  Ezekiel 46:1 – Work on the first day of the week

So, in conclusion, does it appear that Yah changed His designated day to Sunday spelled out in His Word, or is it the ways of man, or specifically, of Rome and the Catholic Church?

What will you believe? Whom will you follow?

What a hard decision to make.  I’ve been in deep contemplation about this topic for months.  For me, it’s a very hard decision because I’m an independent business owner and I serve most of my clients on Saturdays.  And, I am still attending a church on Sunday, who does not offer Saturday services.  Switching my day of rest from Sunday to Saturday could cause all sorts of issues with me personally as most of my friends and people at church will not understand the switch and thus will distance me from them.  I’m sure it will cause some hard feelings and will go against the “Christian” norm of what I’m suppose to do with my time.  And, it may cause some of my clients to wonder why I am open on Sundays when I should be taking off if I was truly a Christian.  If you work on Sundays, then you are basically considered a non-believer.  This has been a very difficult issue for me.  Yahweh brought attention to this topic the other day, about when His Son rose, and I thought that this was what this blog was going to be about, but as I went on in this post, I noticed the focus changing from what I thought to a different trek.  I’ve been praying for Him to show me what to do about this issue for months.  I truly do want to keep His Commandments because He says that if I truly love Him, I will keep His Commandments, and this includes the 4th Commandment to honor the Sabbath day, His chosen day.  I guess maybe this was the answer that I’ve been praying for and reading through this again it is really hard for me now to go against what Yah says and choose instead the ways of man.  What to do!  Maybe a slow transition is needed.  Maybe an all or nothing switch, but it would seem obvious to me that my ways must change.  Should I let my church know my feelings?  Do I just walk away?  Where will I gather with other believers then?  I have so many questions and no answers.

 

Historical research credit to: The Church of God International

 

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