Na razie niewiele mam, ale odkąd regularnie pracuję to i kolekcja regularnie się powiększa :-D

1. Abused Majesty - Serpenthrone
2. Acid Drinkers - Verses Of Steel
3. Annihilator - King Of The Kill
4. Anthrax - Among The Living
5. Blindead - Devouring Weakness
6. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
7. Control Denied - The Fragile Art. Of Existence
8. Deicide - Deicide
9. Destruction - All Hell Breaks Loose
10. Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite
11. Dream Theater - Images And Words
12. Dream Theater - Awake
13. Dream Theater - A Change Of Seasons
14. Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity
15. Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
16. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
17. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
18. Dream Theater - Octavarium
19. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
20. Hate - Victims
21. Ira - Mój Dom
22. Ira - Znamię
23. Kreator - Extreme Aggression
24. Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments
25. Malevolent Creation - Retribution
26. Megadeth - Capitol Punishment
27. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
28. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
29. Metallica - Reload
30. Mutilation - Conflict Inside
31. Neolithic - Team 666
32. NewBreed - If I Where The Rain
33. Nightfall - I Am Jesus
34. Obituary - The End Complete
35. Overkill - Horrorscope
36. Overkill - From The Underground And Below
37. Overkill - Necroshine
38. Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
39. Prong - Rude Awakening
40. Retribution - Made In Hell
41. Sceptic - Unbeliever's Script
42. Testament - The New Order
43. Testament - Souls Of Black
44. Testament - Low
45. Testament - Live At The Fillmore
46. Tower - Mercury
47. Trauma - Imperfect Like God
48. Turbo - Last Warrior
49. Vader - The Ultimate Incantation
50. Vader - Litany
51. Vader - Reign Forever World
52. Vader - Blood
53. Vader - V.666
54. Vesania - Distractive Killusions
55. Yattering - Murders Concept

Sebol dnia Nie 13:16, 13 Lip 2008, w całości zmieniany 3 razy

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CD (nie liczę Iron Maiden)

1.Dickinson - Tyranny Of Souls
2.Gillan - Magic
3.Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
4.Judas Priest - Stained Class
5.Judas Priest - Killing Machine
6.Judas Priest - Unleashed In The East
7.Judas Priest - British Steel
8.Judas Priest - Point Of Entry
9.Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
10.Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
11.Judas Priest - Turbo
12.Judas Priest - Priest... Live!
13.Judas Priest - Ram It Down
14.Judas Priest - Painkiller
15.Judas Priest - Jugulator
16.Judas Priest - Demolition
17.Judas Priest - Angel Of Retribution
18,Halford - Resurrection
19.Chainsaw - Chainsaw
20.Chainsaw - Electric Wizards
21.Chainsaw - The Journey Into The Heart Of Darkness
22.Chainsaw - A Sin Act
23.Mercyful Fate - Melissa
24.Manowar - Into Glory Ride
25.Turbo - Tożsamość
26.TSA - LIVE
27.Budka Suflera - Bal Wszystkich Świętych
28.Big Cyc - Wszyscy Święci
29.Neolithic - Team 666
30.On Thorns I Lay - Angeldust
31.Mystic Prophecy - Never*Ending
32.Cerebral Turbulency - Impenetrable
33.Europe - The Very Best 1983-1991
34.Metallica - Garage Inc.
35.Metallica - Load
36.Metallica - St Anger
37.Nirvana - Nevermind
38.Nirvana - Incesticide
39.Nirvana - Unplugged
40.Nirvana - From The Muddy Banks
41.Lordi - Get Heavy
42.Lordi - The Monsterican Dream
43.Lordi - Get Heavy
44.Lost Soul - Chaostream
45.Ted Nugent - Craveman
46.The Black Symphony - The Black Symphony
47.Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By 4 Cellos
48.Apocalyptica - Inquisition Symphony
49.Apocalyptica - Cult
50.Apocalyptica - Reflections
51.Megadeth - Rust In Peace
52.Megadeth - Countdown To Excintion
53.The Rolling Stones - Gold
54.Reptilian - Castle Of Yesterday
55.Ozzy Osbourne - Live At Budokan
56.Black Sabbath - Live At Last
57.W.A.S.P. - Live... In The Raw
58.Nightfall - I Am Jesus
59.Aerosmith - Get A Grip
60.Aerosmith - Nine Lives
61.Aerosmith - Best
62.Spinal Cord - Remedy
63.Monstrum - Za Horyzontem Ciszy
64.Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
65.Queensryche - Operation: LIVEcrime
66.Saxon - A Collection Of Metal
67.Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
68.Nephasth - Conceived By Inhuman Blood
69.Supermacy - Through Endless Torment
70.Mutilation - Possessed By Reality
71.Mutilation - Conflict Inside
72.Sceptic - Unbeliever's Script
73.Horrorscope - Pictures Of Pain
74.CETI - Czarna Róża
75.CETI - Lamiastrata
76.CETI - Shadow Of Angel
77.Esqarial - Inheritance
78.Esqarial & Kupczyk - Klassika
79.Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
80.Audioslave - Audioslave
81.Blind Guardian - Tokyo Tales
82.Dissenter - Apocalypse Of The Damned
83.Dissenter - Contamination
84.Naumachia - Wrathorn
85.The Elysian Fields - 12aBlaze
86.Music From The Motion PIcture - Matrix
87.The Offspring - Ignition
88.Solar Dawn - Equinoctium
89.Genesis - Platinium
90.Genesis - Seconds Out
91.Slayer - Divine Intervention
92.Guns'N'Roses - The Spaghetti Incident
93.Guns'N'Roses - Lies
94.Guns'N'Roses - Live Era '87-'93
95.Guns'N'Roses - Use Your Illusion I
96.Tyrants From The Abyss - Tribute To Morbid Angel
97.Contempt - When Angels Begin To Cry
98.KISS - Dynasty
99.KISS - Destroyer
100.Hunter - Medeis
101.Anthrax - Music Of Mass Destruction
102.Venom - Metal Black
103.Behemoth - Demigod
104.Virgin Snatch - In The Name Of Blood
105.Frotnside - Zmierzch Bogów
106.Frontside - Absolutus
107.KAT - Ballady
108.AION - Reconciliation
109.Grave Digger - Liberty Or Death
110.Therion - Gothic Kabbalah
111.Sabaton - Attero Dominatus
112.Sonheillon - Evilheart
113.Kreator - Live Kreation

DVD (nie liczę Iron Maiden)

1.Paul Di'Anno - Beast In The East
2.Kreator - Live Kreation
3.Led Zeppelin - DVD
4.AC/DC - No Bull

BOXY (nie liczę Iron Maiden)

The Police - Message In A Box
Elvis Presley - HITstory

Innych rzeczy nie liczę .

Do Not Yoke Yourselves With Unbelievers

‶Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For . . . what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever?”—2 CORINTHIANS 6:14, 15.

ONE of Jehovah’s Witnesses from the midwestern United States lost her husband in a car accident some years ago. ‶I was devastated at first,” she recalls, ‶but I was determined not to let this interrupt my service to Jehovah. After a couple of years, though, I began to feel like a fifth wheel around couples in the congregation. My daughter and I were not always invited to family outings. When I noticed Christian couples displaying affection toward each other, I felt even more rejected. No one seemed to notice that I was growing weaker spiritually. So when a worldly man I knew from work asked me out to dinner, I went. Before I realized it, I was in love with him. Finally, I was so weak and overcome by my loneliness that I agreed to marry him.”

2 Yes, the desire to share life with a mate can be very strong, and it is also natural. As Jehovah himself put it: ‶It is not good for the man to continue by himself. I am going to make a helper for him, as a complement [‶counterpart,” something fitting for him] of him.” (Genesis 2:18, New World Translation Reference Bible, footnote) Marriage was designed to form a close, permanent bond of union between a man and a woman. It was not Adam but Jehovah who said: ‶A man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:22-24; compare Matthew 19:4-6.) Perhaps your heart longs for such a counterpart.

3 The Bible, though, warns against forming close attachments to unbelievers. As the apostle Paul put it: ‶Do not become unevenly yoked ‶Do not harness yourselves in an uneven team,” The Jerusalem Bible] with unbelievers. For . . . what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever.” (2 Corinthians 6:14, 15) Paul may have had in mind the Mosaic Law’s prohibition against yoking together a bull and an butt for plowing. (Deuteronomy 22:10) The butt is smaller in size and not as strong and would suffer as a result of such an uneven yoking. Since marriage is like a yoke that binds husband and wife together, for a Christian to marry an unbeliever would result in an uneven yoking. (Matthew 19:6) Such a yoke often brings added pressure and stress to a marriage.—Compare 1 Corinthians 7:28.

4 Yet, as the opening experience illustrates, some Christians have chosen to marry unbelievers. Why do some find it difficult to marry ‶only in the Lord”?—1 Corinthians 7:39.

Why Some Look Elsewhere

5 It is not that they necessarily set out to ignore God’s counsel. Consider the situation of a Christian sister who may wish to get married. She may long for a Christian husband, but there do not appear to be many eligible brothers in her circle of believing friends. She is conscious of her age. She may desire to have a family. The fear of growing old alone and the need to feel loved can make her vulnerable. If, then, a worldly man shows an interest in her, it can be hard to resist. He may appear kind, gentle. He may not smoke or use bad language. Then come the rationalizations: ‘Why, he is nicer than a lot of the brothers I know!’ ‘He is interested in studying.’ ‘I know of cases where a sister married an unbeliever and he eventually became a fellow believer.’ ‘There are some Christian marriages that do not work out!’—See Jeremiah 17:9.

6 Yes, it can be very frustrating for a single Christian who wants to marry. Some even feel desperate. ‶The number of eligible brothers is extremely small,” said one single sister in describing the situation in her area. ‶But the number of single sisters is extremely large. As a sister sees her youth rushing by, her choices boil down to not marrying at all or marrying at the first chance she gets.”

7 Nevertheless, the Bible’s counsel is clear: ‘Do not yoke yourselves with unbelievers.’ (2 Corinthians 6:14) Is this divine warning harsh or unreasonable?

An Expression of God’s Loving Care

8 Jehovah is deeply concerned about our lasting welfare. Did he not, at great cost to himself, give his Son as ‶a ransom in exchange for many”? (Matthew 20:28) Is he not ‘the One teaching us to benefit ourselves’? (Isaiah 48:17) Does he not promise that ‘he will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear’? (1 Corinthians 10:13) Reasonably, then, when he tells us not to yoke ourselves with unbelievers, he must have our best interests at heart! Consider how this warning is an expression of his loving care for us.

9 Marriage was intended by the Creator to form the closest bond between humans, with husband and wife becoming ‶one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) Is it wise for a Christian to form such a close bond with an unbeliever? Paul replies by raising a series of penetrating questions, each of which presupposes a negative answer: ‶For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? Further, what harmony [Greek, sym·pho′ne·sis] is there between Christ and Belial [Satan]? Or what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever?” (2 Corinthians 6:14, 15) The Greek word sym·pho′ne·sis literally means ‶a sounding together” (from syn, ‶with,” and pho·ne′, ‶a sound”). It has reference to the harmony produced by musical instruments. There is, of course, no harmony between Christ and Satan. Similarly, in an uneven yoke, it is very difficult for husband and wife to ‘hit the same chords.’ They are like two musical instruments that are out of harmony with each other, producing discordant sounds instead of music.

10 How, then, can a spiritual person enjoy complete harmony with a physical person? (1 Corinthians 2:14) Common beliefs, principles, and goals are essential elements in a happy marriage. Nothing gives greater strength to a marriage than mutual devotion to the Creator. When there is an even yoke, husband and wife can encourage each other in worship. Both can look to the Scriptures to settle their differences. Is it not evident, then, that Jehovah tells us not to yoke ourselves with unbelievers because he wants us to enjoy the closest possible bond with our marriage mate?

11 Heeding the Bible’s warning also spares us the painful consequences that often result when a Christian yokes himself with an unbeliever. There is, for example, the possibility that the unbeliever will turn the Christian mate from serving Jehovah. Consider Jehovah’s warning to ancient Israel. Marriage alliances with nonworshipers were prohibited. Why? ‶For he will turn your son from following me,” Jehovah warned, ‶and they will certainly serve other gods.” (Deuteronomy 7:3, 4) Faced with opposition from an unbelieving mate, there may be a tendency to drift toward the path of least resistance. It is easy to think, ‘It will not happen to me!’ But it happened to a man of Solomon’s wisdom. Could not the same happen to you?—1 Kings 11:1-6; compare 1 Kings 4:29, 30.

12 Even if the believer is not turned away from true worship, there are still the problems and pressures often associated with a religiously divided home. Consider, again, God’s law to Israel. Suppose an Israelite girl agreed to marry a Canaanite man. Given the sexual practices that were prevalent in the land of Canaan, what respect would he have for the law of her God? Would he, for example, willingly refrain from sexual intercourse during menstruation, as required by the Mosaic Law? (Leviticus 18:19; 20:18; compare Leviticus 18:27.) In the case of an Israelite man who married a Canaanite girl, how supportive would she be when he journeyed to Jerusalem three times each year to attend the seasonal festivals? (Deuteronomy 16:16) Obviously, God’s law prohibiting such marriages served as a protection for the Israelites.

13 What about today? The moral standards of worldly people are a far cry from those of the Bible. No matter how clean-cut some worldly people may appear to be, they do not have a Bible-trained, Christian conscience. They have not spent years studying God’s Word, ‘making their mind over’ and ‘stripping off the old personality.’ (Romans 12:2; Colossians 3:9) Hence, the Christian who yokes himself to an unbeliever often exposes himself to much heartache and grief. Some face repeated pressure to share in perverted sex practices or to celebrate worldly holidays. And some even complain of loneliness. As one sister wrote: ‶The loneliness you feel when you are married to someone who doesn’t love Jehovah is the worst loneliness imaginable. You see, you have no one to share the truth with, which is the most important thing in your life.”

14 In a divided home, it can be very difficult to bring up children in ‶the discipline and mental-regulating of Jehovah.” (Ephesians 6:4) Will the unbeliever, for example, willingly allow the children to attend meetings or share in the field ministry? Often the children end up being torn in their affections—they love both parents, but only one parent loves Jehovah. Said one sister who married an unbeliever: ‶I went through a lot of heartache during my 20-year marriage. My sons grew up with a lot of turmoil and emotional upsets and are now a part of the world. My daughter is often upset at having to be away from me so much because of her father’s visitation rights. All these problems exist because when I was 18, I chose to ignore one of Jehovah’s principles.” What principle? Do not yoke yourselves with unbelievers!

15 Clearly, Jehovah wants us to get the most out of life. What he asks of us, including his counsel that we not yoke ourselves with unbelievers, is for our good. (Deuteronomy 10:12, 13) To marry an unbeliever is to ignore Scriptural counsel, practical wisdom, and the often painful experience of others.

Questions Commonly Asked

16 Yet, if we are not careful, emotion may interfere with sound thinking. We may begin to feel that an exception can be made in our case. Consider some of the more commonly asked questions.

17 What about situations in which a brother or a sister married an unbeliever, and now both of them are serving Jehovah? Still, Jehovah’s principles were violated. Does the end justify the means? Illustrating God’s view of those who ignore his counsel is the case of the Jews returning from Babylonian captivity. When some took pagan wives, Bible writers Ezra and Nehemiah pulled no punches in condemning their actions. Those Jews ‶acted unfaithfully,” committed a ‶great badness,” and incurred ‶guiltiness.” (Ezra 10:10-14; Nehemiah 13:27) Something else to consider: When we ignore God’s counsel, we may wound ourselves spiritually, scarring our conscience. One sister whose unbelieving husband eventually became a believer said: ‘I am still dealing with the emotional scars. I can’t tell you how awful I feel when others point to us and say, ‶But it worked for them.”’

18 What if you are attracted to someone who is studying the Bible and attending the meetings, although he or she is not yet baptized? We rejoice when anyone shows an interest in Bible truth. The question, though, is: Should you pursue your inclination? Frankly, the course of wisdom is to wait until some time after your friend is baptized and is making progress in displaying the fruits of God’s spirit before you date. (Galatians 5:22, 23) It may not be easy to apply such advice, but by doing so you will demonstrate devotion to Bible principles; this will lay a fine foundation for true happiness in marriage. If your friend genuinely cares for you and is truly coming to love Jehovah, no doubt he (or she) will be willing to wait until both of you are ‶in the Lord”—dedicated and baptized—before courting. Remember, too, that true love is not hurt by the passage of time.—1 Corinthians 7:39; Genesis 29:20.

19 What if you are having difficulty finding a suitable marriage mate from among fellow believers? ‶I’m 26 years old, single, and really lonely,” said one sister. True, being single may be difficult for you, but the problems resulting from being unevenly yoked in marriage can be even more difficult! Obeying God’s counsel may require faith, self-control, and patience, but be assured that Jehovah knows and desires what is best for you. (1 Peter 5:6, 7) Make it a matter of prayer, and then wait on Jehovah. (Psalm 55:22) In this system of things, no one has a perfectly satisfying life. Your heart may yearn for a mate. Others, though, have their share of problems, some of which are incurable in this system. Only in the coming new world will ‶the desire of every living thing” be completely satisfied.—Psalm 145:16.

20 Meanwhile, be determined not to yoke yourself to an unbeliever. A 36-year-old single sister expressed her determination this way: ‶I pray to Jehovah every day for a marriage mate. I have no desire to look outside Jehovah’s organization, but the temptations are still there. In the meantime, I plan to work on qualities that will improve me as a person so that I will be the kind of spiritual woman that a spiritual man is looking for.” Are you similarly determined? If so, you can have the satisfaction that comes from proving your loyalty to the God of divine justice.—Psalm 37:27, 28.

Finding a Marriage Mate

‶IF YOU would marry wisely, marry your equal,” said a poet. ‘But who is my equal?’ you might well ask. And so the answer starts not with a look across the dance floor, but with an honest look at yourself. You too have faults, personality flaws; you do not offer perfection. On the other hand, you have certain beliefs, talents, likes and needs. Try hard to see them.

Further, you need to determine your own preparedness for marriage. You cannot just be willing to say ‶I do.” You must be ready and able to ‶love, honor and cherish,” as wedlock demands. Do you have a fair understanding of what the roles of husband and wife involve? Do you have a realistic view of life, including matrimony?

In fact, being able honestly to appraise yourself is a good sign of emotional maturity. And it is this quality that you must see both in yourself and in anyone you wish to marry. When you think of a small child married to an adult it is ludicrous, laughable. Yet how sad to marry someone and find that inside an adult body the mind and emotions are those of a child.

How do you evaluate the emotional level of another? Here is where the key to finding a good mate comes in. Call it thinking ability, common sense, or discernment—it means being able to observe others objectively without letting your emotions ‘color over’ the truth. For example, if you see that someone always wants his own way, is easily discouraged and quits, strives to be the center of attention, of whom are you reminded? Yes, a child. ‶Oh, but he (or, she) is so good-looking!” you may exclaim. Then the individual is but a very attractive child. Think about it some more.

Many would scoff at this emphasis on thinking ability. They claim that the basis for liking another is sheer sexual attraction—‘that is real life.’ There is no doubt that sexual attraction is usually a big factor. Nevertheless, real life, daily living, involves much more than sex. In fact, how you get along all day is going to play a major role in your sexual compatibility. Too, emotionally ‶grown-up” people recognize that you can be sexually attracted to many, even simultaneously, but that there are comparatively few with whom you can be happily matched.

So, for those who seek a permanent, happy relationship, thinking ability and emotional maturity are essential. Because of this, youths face a particularly difficult barrier. Consider why.

‶Emotional Adulthood”—When?

Really there is no set age at which one can be declared emotionally mature. Some never grow up. However, of one thing you can be sure, marrying someone will not instantly make that one grow up. Thus, youths who wish to marry must consider a serious question: What is the likelihood of your prospective partner’s being sufficiently adult emotionally? Would you want to face circumstances like these . . . ?

‶I don’t understand what happened to us, but I just don’t love Bill any more. I can’t help it. He’s not the man I married.”

‶I’ve outgrown my wife. She can’t give me what I need. She doesn’t have it and never will. I wish I had seen that before we got married.”—The Marriage Gap.

What has happened here? There are, no doubt, several elements. But likely, when they got married, one or both were still having what are called mental and emotional ‘growth spurts.’ Many psychologists agree with Dr. Bowman (Marriage for Moderns), that while humans normally stop growing physically by the late teens, ‶sometimes even during the early twenties, many individuals are still in the process of rather rapid change in attitudes, tastes, and choices. In many instances, what seems at the time like a permanent choice proves later to have been a tentative one.”

Now think of the impact on two teenagers in an early marriage. In a very real sense, the two persons may each change so much that they bring to the marriage personalities different from those expected. Of course, the couple can work to overcome this obstacle. They do not have to take the negative attitude of those quoted above. However, all of this illustrates the wisdom of the Bible when it discusses making a decision on marriage when one is ‶past the bloom of youth”—thus more emotionally settled.—1 Cor. 7:36.

Still, even among those emotionally full grown there are many areas that demand discernment of one seeking a mate. One of these is your circle of friends.

Your Relationships with Others

Everyone needs friends. Yet especially if you want to marry do you need to exercise care in your associations. Why? Because, unless you live where marriages are ‶arranged,” you will probably marry someone met through mutual friends. And your social group will dictate the caliber of people that you are constantly around. Thus, before you are romantically involved, assess your friends.

Are you their ‶friend” because you financially offer them something? Do you have meaningful relationships with them? Do you really share with them the same beliefs and interests? Has their influence made you a better person? Looking at this circle may seem irrelevant, but it is not. You may see the need to make adjustments in your associations, either dropping some or cautiously ‘widening out’ the circle.

Too, you will find that one of the best ways to get to know a new acquaintance better is to invite the ‶newcomer” to spend an evening with you along with your friends. This is much safer than immediately dating someone, isolating the relationship and allowing emotion to distort the realities.

At this point, however, some may be thinking: ‶What circle of friends?” For many it is truly difficult to form friendships and thus even get to know a possible mate. The problem may be shyness and insecurity. Sometimes it is being overly sensitive. With others, there is the feeling that no one is good enough—an attitude of superiority.

In any case, be honest with yourself about the problem and work on it. If you need to, get mature counsel. But do not isolate yourself. A Bible proverb says that ‶one isolating himself will seek his own selfish longing.” (Prov. 18:1) Whatever the cause, the more you turn inward, the more self-centered you become, the less you offer to others as a basis for friendship.

Happiness comes from giving of yourself, from extending yourself to others. Communicating well with other people, thinking in terms of how to help and love other people are valuable assets to bring to a marriage. Drawing off to yourself in a dream world, even if you do marry, will not prepare you for daily life with another imperfect human.

When you are invited somewhere, let it be known that you really appreciate it. In turn, just because you are single, do not develop the attitude that others should always entertain you. Be ready to extend hospitality, no matter how modest.

A word of caution here, however. It is not wise to convey to others the idea that your only aim in life is to enjoy a party and ‘have fun.’ Strive to develop practical, mind-improving interests. Take care of yourself physically, for your appearance does reflect what you think of yourself. Also, displaying an attractive personality is so often a matter of balance. Try not to be so withdrawn that you contribute nothing to a conversation or group activity, while avoiding the opposite extreme of being overbearing, constantly talking.

If you do decide to date, it is extremely unwise to date several different people at one time. You will be so emotionally confused that an intelligent choice is virtually impossible. Not only that, you are really perpetrating a fraud since you can only marry one. And besides hurting another you may acquire the reputation of a ‶flirt” or ‘insincere cheat.’ If you are so uncertain about a person’s being what you desire, why keep close company?

Now, suppose you find a mutual attraction growing between you and a ‘special friend.’ How can thinking ability and emotional maturity guide you through courtship?

A Realistic Courtship

Courtship should be a time of happiness. Yet if the flowering tree of spring brings forth bad fruitage later, the remembered blossoms are small compensation.

It is good to be able to laugh and have fun together. To walk by the seashore and just ‶talk and talk” can be very meaningful. Still, you need to remember that courtship has another purpose—preparation for marriage. If your courtship includes such practical things as shopping together or studying together, you are better prepared for the crucial transition to matrimony.

And while there is a great desire to please your boyfriend or girl friend, try hard not to put on ‶airs” or be someone you are not. Many, in fear of losing a prospective mate, end up virtually acting out a role. The question is, How long can you keep acting? This is one reason that a sufficiently long period of courtship is advisable.

Yet even if a courtship goes along smoothly, how can you really be sure of your feelings and the ‶rightness” of the match? Often when young people ask this question of married persons they get an answer such as ‶You just know.” Know what?

Well, you realize that besides wanting each other, you come to a point of mutual trust. You want to do things for each other, to give to each other. You clearly see the many beliefs and interests that you share in common. And you recognize not only the present depth of relationship but also its potential. All of this is part of genuine love.

Frequently today youths go their own way and suddenly bring home to their family a stranger to whom they are ‶engaged.” But there is much wisdom in the ‶old-fashioned” approach of talking to older persons about the individual that you are contemplating marrying and about your own feelings. Often those not emotionally involved can help you to make a more realistic decision.

The sincere Christian also recognizes the need to go to the greatest source of wisdom, the Creator of marriage. A servant of God realizes that such a far-reaching decision deserves much prayer and meditation. He remembers the Bible proverb: ‘Have you found a good wife (or, husband)? You have found a good thing, and you get goodwill from Jehovah.’ (Prov. 18:22) Considering the obstacles to a successful marriage, certainly God’s ‶goodwill” should be fervently sought.

Once a firm commitment has been made to wed, you cannot afford to lessen your efforts to get to know your fiancé or fiancée. In one college study the conclusion was drawn that ‶most engaged couples today spend much of their engagement time worrying about their weddings—and not enough planning about the kind of married life they’ll have after the wedding.” Really, on into marriage, an attitude of being eager to know and adjust to your partner is vital. It’s an ‶investment” in harmony and happiness.

However, some may read with despair these guidelines on finding a mate. They have tried many of these suggestions and they are still alone.

‶I Can’t Find Anyone”

Today many single people face a most difficult reality. Because of circumstance—handicap, age, family responsibilities—they know that the opportunities for them to marry are few, if any. As one elderly widow expressed it: ‶There are fewer men at my age than women, and many of them are interested in younger women.” If you are in such a situation, what can you do?

Well, you may consider most of what we have stated as not applying in your case. But reflect for a moment. We have encouraged an honest appraisal of yourself, a careful widening out in your friendships. We have urged you to form meaningful relationships with others rather than to draw off to yourself in a dream world. You will find it true that there is more happiness in giving and whether you eventually marry or not you will not regret having a positive view of life. It offers so much more.

Sadly, some have allowed themselves to get into such a state of mind that when an unexpected opportunity to have a good marriage comes along, they are not prepared. On the other hand, to be obsessed with what you do not have is emotionally unhealthy. It is just as dangerous as when a married person constantly dwells on the freedoms he or she would have if single. It will not bring happiness.

Many lonely people have experienced that their way to happiness is in forming a deep relationship with their Creator. Realizing that there is a loving God, discovering how much he cares and what a purposeful life they can lead in serving him has brought them a contentment that they thought they would never find.—Ps. 55:22; 73:28.

It has also led them to enjoyable association with others who could help them. As one woman expressed it: ‶One of the things that attracted me most to Jehovah’s Witnesses was the warmth and genuine spirit of kindness that they showed. And the reception I received at the Kingdom Hall was very impressive. I was a very self-centered person, caring only for myself. The Bible truth helped me to see that it is better to give than to receive.” And certainly among such trustworthy Christians a person has a much better opportunity of finding an honest, balanced marriage mate.

So while the road to wedlock today has its difficulties and dangers, you can use thinking ability to avoid the modern ‶singles” trend, which so often is simply a series of disasters. By rejecting the myths and emotionally damaging practices of the majority, by following Bible principles, you do have a much better chance for finding a good marital match. Solid unions continue to be formed. This is because there remain people who will give of themselves within this God-arranged institution of marriage, which still contains every possibility for lasting joy.

Viliami,

I think that this Christian, David E. Pratte has put this Christian perspective concerning the Sabbath very nicely, and thoroughly . . . I concur with all that he has shared with regard to the abolishing of the old laws, aka the Law of Moses . . . concerning Sundays, I've already shared my views on that, and I do differ slightly with him on that, but he covers a large area, answering many argumentative questions we've all even read in this forum. You may disagree as a Sabbath day observer/keeper, you may even call this man a "false teacher/prophet" speaking "lies, lies, lies," you may even say he's out of context (I beg to differ as probably countless other Christians may as well) . . . but that's your liberty to do so and that is between you and God. I'm not posting this to argue or debate with you or anyone; I found this article to be really quite thorough in it's explanation, and those that will hear it, will hear it and those that won't, won't.

Kuo tau 'osi mahino'i, there are those of you who adhere to the old law of the Sabbath, and there are those of us that don't . . . so I hope we won't go around the bend again on that, because first, for me I know that my salvation rest NOT on whether I keep the 7th day Sabbath or not, but by what Christ has done for me, and secondly, it is really quite disheartning reading all the strife and bickering going on in this forum, what makes it worst is it's done by those who call themselves Christians, and the unbeliever continues to unbelieve, laugh, mock and run like hell away for their lives from "God's followers" and possibly may not hear the Word again. God forbid! Just as we are responsible to draw all men to Christ, let us not forget we will also be responsible for chasing them off. Enjoy the read!

PART II: IS ANY PART OF THE OLD TESTAMENT BINDING TODAY?
By David E. Pratte

Some people agree that many Old Testament laws are no longer in effect, but they still bind some of these laws such as the sabbath, tithing, or instrumental music. Let us consider this approach.

A. Consider Some Possible Rules for Distinguishing What Is Binding from What Is Not.

We have learned that the Old Covenant has ceased to be binding. That should include all Old Testament practices unless it can be shown by the Scriptures that God intended for certain laws to continue. So people have offered some rules for proving that certain laws are still in effect but others are not. Let us consider these rules.

"Law of God" vs. "Law of Moses"; "Moral law" vs. "Cere­monial"

Some say the Ten Commands (including the sabbath) are the "Law of God," the "Moral law" (or "spiritual law"), and this is still binding. But the other Old Testament commands are the "Law of Moses," or the "Ceremonial law," and these were removed.

However: What scriptural proof is there that these distinctions in laws are valid? How do we know that what was done away includes only the law of Moses or ceremonial law, but not the law of God, etc.? How do we know what laws are included in the law of God (moral law) and what laws are not? (Note that the terms "moral law" and "ceremonial law" are nowhere mentioned in the Bible.)

Some say the sabbath must continue today because it was one of the Ten Commands, the "moral" "Law of God." But the sabbath is also repeated in parts of the Old Testament other than the Ten Commands (Ex. 31:13ff, etc.), and it is listed with laws and feast days that have been done away (see Lev. 23:1-44; 19:3 & 30). Why doesn't this prove the sabbath was done away as part of the "ceremonial" "Law of Moses"? Wherein is the sabbath any less "ceremonial" than these other feasts and sabbath rests?

Further, modern sabbath-keepers usually also practice Old Testament tithing, instrumental music, and even dietary laws. These laws are not in the Ten Commands, nor are they any more "moral" in nature than other "ceremonial" laws that have been done away. Hence, these folks violate their own rule and contradict themselves.

Actually, the Bible shows that the law of God and the law of Moses are just different terms for the same law. Further, the law of God included things that have clearly been done away. For example:

Nehemiah 8 refers to the "book of the law," and calls it the book of the law of Moses (v1) and the book of the law of God (v8,18 ). God commanded it by Moses (v14), so both terms refer to the same law.

Luke 2:21-24,39 - The law of Moses (v22) is called the law of the Lord (v23,24,39). This law included a purification rite and animal sacrifices. These were clearly done away (cf. Lev. 12:2-8 ). Hence, the law of the Lord is the same as the Law of Moses, and it contains things that were done away.

In 2 Chron. 31:2-4 the law of God included animal sacrifices, new moons, and feast days, which we know were done away.

There is no distinction between the law of God and the law of Moses. It was both God's law because He originated it, and Moses' law because he revealed it (Neh. 10:29). This whole distinction is a man-made rule having no Divine sanction (Matt. 15:9; 2 John 9-11).

Laws given before Sinai vs. laws given at Sinai

Some say Jesus abolished the laws that were given at Sinai, but laws given before Sinai were never abolished (including the sabbath, which they say was given at creation - Gen. 2:2,3).

Again, where does the Bible say that laws given before Sinai are still binding? There are many commands that were first given before Sinai but are not now binding. This includes animal sacrifices (Gen. 4:4; 8:20; etc.), circumcision (Gen. 17:9-14), the Passover (Ex. 12), and unclean animals (Gen. 7:2).

Further, there is no proof that God bound the sabbath on men from creation. No passage mentions Noah, Abraham, Jacob, or any patriarch keeping the sabbath. Ezek. 20:10-12 says God gave Israel the sabbath as a sign between Him and them when He led them out of Egypt, and Deut. 5:15 says it was a memorial of that event (cf. Neh. 9:13,14; Ex. 31:13-17). How could it be a sign between Him and one nation if everyone since creation had the same sign? How could it be a memorial of an event before that event occurred?

Gen. 2:3 says only that God Himself rested on the seventh day, then it says that is why He blessed and sanctified it. But it does not tell when He began to require men to keep it, nor who was required to keep it. Remember this was written by Moses many years after Israel left Egypt and had been given the sabbath. He mentions the sabbath in connection with Creation so men would see the purpose of it, not necessarily to explain when people began to keep it. Similar language is found in Gen. 3:20 and Matt. 10:4.

Everlasting laws vs. other laws.

Some say the sabbath is still in effect because Ex. 31:16,17 says it was to be kept "forever," "everlasting," "perpetual."

But this passage also says the sabbath was a sign only between God and Israel, so why bind it today on other people? And this "everlasting" law required people to be killed for violating it. If the law is still in effect today, the punishment must also be in effect. To fail to keep any part of the law is to admit the law is not binding.

The Hebrew terms "forever," "everlasting," etc., do not necessarily mean a thing has no end. This is proved by many other practices which God said were "forever," but which definitely have ceased.

Examples are: the Passover (Ex. 12:14); incense (Ex. 30:8 ); feast days (Lev. 23:14,21,31,41); animal sacrifices (Lev. 16:29-34; 6:19-23; 2 Chron. 2:4); Levitical priesthood (Ex. 40:15; 29:9,26-28; 28:40-43; Num. 25:13; Deut. 18:5); tabernacle worship (Ex. 27:21; 30:8,17-21; Lev. 24:5-9); circumcision (Gen. 17:9-14); all God's commands (Psa. 111:7; 119:151,152,160). If these practices could cease though they were "forever," why cannot the sabbath have ceased?

"Forever" in these passages means something would last an indefinite period of time - "age lasting." The context of Ex. 31:13,16 defines this further to mean "throughout Israel's generations." This expression proves these practices, including the sabbath, have all ceased because Israel's generations as God's chosen nation have ceased (see notes above).

All attempts to bind parts of the Old Testament today are doomed to fail. We will confirm this conclusion as we proceed.

B. The Verses Already Studied Prove that All the Law Was Removed, Including the Ten Commands.

Let us review the passages we used earlier to show the Old Testament was removed. We will show how each one proves that even the Ten Commands and the sabbath were removed.

Hebrews chapters 7-10

Jesus took away the covenant which God made with Israel when He led them out of Egypt (8:9; 10:9,10). This covenant is viewed as one covenant, the first covenant (8:7,13; 9:1,15,18; 10:9). It was not two covenants, one removed and the other remaining. What did this first covenant include?

Hebrews 9:18-20 - The first covenant was dedicated by blood and included every command spoken by Moses. Ex. 24:3-8 explains more fully and shows this included all the words the Lord spoke (v3,4,7), including the Ten Commands given in Ex. 20:3-17.

Hebrews 9:1-4 - The covenant which was removed included the tables of the covenant inside the ark of the covenant. This clearly means the Ten Commands - Ex. 34:27,28; Deut. 4:13; 5:2,22; 9:9,11.

2 Corinthians 3:6-11

The old covenant would "pass away," in contrast to the new covenant that would "remain." The covenant that would pass away was written and engraved on stones (v7). But this means the Ten Commands, as shown in the verses above.

Further, Moses' face shone so he had to wear a veil when he delivered this law (v7,13). But Ex. 34:27-35 shows this happened when he delivered the Ten Commands. So the old covenant that passed away included the Ten Commands.

Galatians chapters 3-5

The law brought men to Christ, but we are no longer under that law (3:24,25; 5:4). Which law? The one given 430 years after the promise to Abraham (3:17). Ex. 12:41 shows this was when Israel left Egypt. Hence, this is the one covenant given at Mt. Sinai (Gal. 4:24), which we have already proved includes the Ten Commands.

The law removed includes "all things written in the book of the Law" (3:10). But Hebrews 9:18-20 and Ex. 24:3-8 showed that this included the Ten Commands.

If we bind part of the law, we are debtors to keep the whole law (5:3). The law is a whole. You cannot take part and leave part. You must take it all or none. If we take it, we fall from grace (5:2,3,4).

Romans 7:1-7

We are discharged from the law like a woman is freed from a dead husband. So it is spiritual adultery to try to practice both the old law and the law of Christ. From what law are we freed? The one that commands "Thou shalt not covet" (v7). But this is one of the Ten Commands. Hence, we are free from the Ten Commands.

Ephesians 2:11-18

Jesus abolished the law that was a wall of partition between Jew and Gentile. We already showed that this law included the Ten Commands, which were a wall between Jew and Gentile because God gave them to the Jews but not the Gentiles. Likewise, the sabbath was a sign of God's special relation with Israel (Ex. 31:13-17).

Had Jesus left the Ten Commands or the sabbath in effect, He would have left a barrier between Jew and Gentile. To accomplish His purpose, He had to remove the sabbath and the Ten Commands.

Colossians 2:13-17

Jesus removed the ordinances, so we need not keep the laws regarding foods, holy days, or the sabbath (2:16). But the sabbath was one of the Ten Commands. Hence, all the Old Testament laws were removed, including the Ten Commands and the sabbath.

Some claim "sabbath" here refers only to the annual feast days because the Greek word is plural. However "sabbath" in the plural often refers to the seventh day: Ex. 31:13; Luke 4:16; 23:54; Acts 13:14; 16:13; Matt. 24:20; etc. In Matt. 12:1-14 and Luke 13:10-17, the plural and singular forms are used interchangeably referring to the seventh day. The Greek Septuagint uses the plural in the Ten Commands in Ex. 20:8 and Deut. 5:12 just like Col. 2:16.

The New Testament refers to the sabbath 59 times. Not one of these instances can be shown to exclude the seventh-day sabbath.

In fact, Col. 2:16 lists the sabbath separately from the new moons and the feast days purposely to specify the seventh day in addition to the feast days. This is exactly like the Old Testament verses 1 Chron. 23:31; 2 Chron. 2:4; 8:13; 31:3; Neh. 10:33; and Ezek. 45:17.

Col. 2:14-16 specifically identifies the sabbath as a practice that has been blotted out. People today must not require us to keep the dietary laws, the holy days, or the seventh-day sabbath.

Matthew 5:17,18

Jesus fulfilled the law so that it passed away. What did this include? It included the law and the prophets, every jot and tittle. Clearly that includes the Ten Commands and the sabbath.

There is no proof that any part of the law is binding now. The law was a unit and could not be partly removed. Jesus had to remove it all. We cannot go to the Old Law to authorize any practice now.

PART III: WHAT LAW SHOULD WE OBEY NOW?

Some people ask, "If the 10 Commands were removed, wouldn't that make it all right to steal, lie, murder, etc.?" So consider what the Bible says about the law we today should follow.

A. Today We Must Obey the New Testament.

The reason the Old Covenant is not needed now is that Jesus replaced it with a different covenant, [b]the gospel.[/b]

Hebrews 10:9,10 - Jesus took away the first will that He might establish the second. (cf. Heb. 8:6-9; 7:22; 2 Cor. 3:6)

Romans 7:4 - We are freed from the law to be joined to Christ.

Galatians 3:24-27 - We are not under the schoolmaster (old law) because now the gospel faith has come (cf. 1:11,12).

An illustration: The area we now call the United States was once ruled by Britain, then it was under the Articles of Confederation, and now we are under the Constitution. Likewise God provided for man first the patriarchal rule, then the laws at Sinai, and now the gospel or New Testament. We are no more subject to the Old Testament laws than we are to the Articles of Confederation.

This change occurred as a result of the death of Jesus.

Colossians 2:14 - He nailed the first ordinances to His cross.

Ephesians 2:13-16 - He abolished the old law by His blood.

Hebrews 9:16,17 - As with any will or testament, Jesus had to die to bring His testament into force. The old law was in effect until Jesus died, then it was replaced by the gospel. (Cf. Gal. 3:13; Rom. 7:4)

This New Testament contains commands we must obey.

Matthew 28:18-20 - Jesus possesses all authority so we must obey all His commands.

1 Corinthians 14:37 - The gospel contains the commands of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 9:20,21 - Though Paul was not under the law of the Jews, he was not without law but was under law to Christ.

James 1:18,25 - The gospel is the perfect law of liberty, by which we will be judged (John 12:48; cf. 1 Pet. 1:22-25; Rom. 6:17,18; Acts 3:20-23; Isa. 2:1-4).

God did not remove the old law so that we might be without law but so that we would serve Him under the terms of the New Testament. There are commands for us to obey, but these are the commands of the New Testament, not those of the Old Testament.

The New Testament will never be replaced by any law on earth.

Even while the Old Testament was in effect, God planned eventually to replace it. Will the New Testament also be replaced by some other system of commands for men on earth?

2 Corinthians 3:6-11 - The first covenant passed away so that it could be replaced by that which remains (does not pass away).

Hebrews 12:27,28 (cf. v18-29) - The law given at Sinai was shaken (removed) that it might be replaced by another (the New Testament) which will never be shaken but will remain.

The reason the Old Testament had to be replaced was that its sacrifices could not permanently remove guilt. The New Testament has the sacrifice of Jesus, which can remove all sins so they are remembered no more (Heb. 10:1-18; 7:11-28; 8:6-9; 9:11-28; Rom. 1:16; Mark 16:15,16). So there is no reason for God to remove it.

Jude 3 - The gospel faith was delivered to the saints once ("once for all" - NKJV, ASV). This word "once" is also used for Jesus' death in contrast to animal sacrifices (Heb. 10:10-14; 7:27; 9:12,25-28 ). Animals had to be repeatedly offered because they could not permanently remove guilt. Jesus offered the perfect sacrifice that need not be replaced by anything else. Likewise, the gospel is given to men "once." It is God's last word to man. It is so perfect, it will never be changed nor replaced by God while the world stands.

B. Some New Testament Commands Are Similar to Old Testament Commands, but Others Are Not.

Nine of the Ten Commands are repeated in the New Testament.

l No God but Jehovah - 1 Cor. 8:4; Acts 14:15
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l No graven images - Gal. 5:19-21; Rom. 1:22,23; 1 John 5:21
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l Don't take God's name in vain - James 5:12
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l Remember the sabbath. This command is the only one of the ten that is nowhere repeated in the New Testament. The only sabbath rest promised in the New Testament is eternal life (Heb. 4:9-11).
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l Honor your parents - Eph. 6:2,3
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l Do not kill - Rom. 13:8-10
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l Do not commit adultery - Rom. 13:8-10; 1 Cor. 6:9,10
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l Do not steal - Rom. 13:8-10; Eph. 4:28
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l Do not bear false witness - Rev. 21:8; 22:15; Col. 3:9
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l Do not covet - Rom. 13:8-10; Eph. 5:8.l
We obey the commands that are repeated in the New Testament, not because they were in the Old Testament, but because they are in the New Testament.
Many New Testament practices differ from the Old Testament.

OLD TESTAMENT NEW TESTAMENT

    OLD TESTAMENT................................NEW TESTAMENT
    Animal sacrifices ..........................Sacrifice of Jesus (Heb. 10:9ff)
    Human high priest .......................Jesus is high priest (Heb. 9:11f)
    Physical temple............................Spiritual temple (1 Cor. 3:16)
    Fleshly circumcision..................... Heart circumcision (Rom. 2:28f)
    Instrumental music (Psa. 150).....Singing (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16)
    Tithing (Heb. 7:5).........................Give as prospered (1 Cor. 16:1f)
    Sabbath & holy days.................... First day (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:1,2)

Compare Rom. 7:2-6 - A woman is not subject to the authority of two husbands at once. If her first husband dies, the expectations of her second husband may be in some ways different from, and in some ways similar to, those of her first husband. If she does things similar to what she used to, it is because of what the second husband wants, not because of what the first husband wanted.

Likewise we are under the New Covenant, not the Old Covenant. The laws are in some ways similar and in some ways different (cf. Heb. 8:9). But none of the requirements of the First Covenant have any power now. Wherein the laws are different, we follow the second covenant, not the first. Wherein the laws are similar, we obey, not because the first law said to, but because the New Covenant says to.

C. Specifically Our Special Day of Worship Is the First Day of the Week, Not the Seventh.

Many major gospel events occurred on the first day of the week:

Jesus arose from the dead (Mark 16:9; Matt. 28:1,6; etc.).

Jesus first appeared to prove He had been raised (John 20:19; Mark 16:2,9; Matt. 28:1,6-10; etc.).

The Holy Spirit came on the apostles, the gospel was first preached, people first obeyed, and the church began, all on Pentecost, which was a first day of the week (Acts chap. 2; cf. Lev. 23:15,16).

All these major events occurred on the first day of the week. What event of major New Testament significance ever occurred on the seventh day of the week? None. It should not surprise us, therefore, to see special significance for the first day of the week in the New Testament church.

In the New Testament, Christians took up the collection and met for the Lord's supper on the first day of the week.

1 Corinthians 16:1,2 - The church was commanded to take up the collection on the first day of the week. What passage tells the church to take up collections on the seventh day?

Acts 20:7 - The church assembled regularly to have the Lord's supper (Acts 2:42; Heb. 10:25; 1 Cor. 11:17,18,20). When did they do so? On the first day of the week. The time of day is not the issue here but rather the day of the week. The passage says "first day of the week," and cannot possibly mean the "seventh day of the week."

Some say "break bread" can refer to a common meal. But the phrase is often used for the Lord's supper (Matt. 26:26; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19; 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23,24; Acts 2:42). We know Acts 20:7 refers to the Lord's supper because the context clearly shows this was a worship assembly. Paul, who preached on this occasion, had already taught that only the Lord's supper, not common meals, should be eaten in the worship assembly (1 Cor. 11:17-34).

The significance of the day is also implied by the fact Paul waited 7 says to meet on the first day with the disciples (v6,7). But he was in a hurry (v16), so much so that he left at daylight the next day even though he had been up all night with the church (v11).

If the church had met on the seventh day of the week to break bread, Paul could have saved all this trouble and left a day earlier. If the seventh day is the special day for Christian worship, and the first day has no significance, why is the first day mentioned but the seventh day is not? And why did Paul go to so much trouble to meet with the church on the first day?

The only day authorized for the New Testament church to have the Lord's supper and the collection is the first day of the week. No passage anywhere in the Bible authorizes the church to do these things on the seventh day.

Some claim Jesus and Paul kept the sabbath.

Jesus lived under the Old Testament law (Gal. 4:4), so of course He kept the sabbath (Luke 4:16; etc.). As we already learned, the law was not removed until He died.

    lHe also was circumcised (Luke 2:21)llHad animals offered for Him (Luke 2:22-24)llTaught others to offer animals (Matt. 8:4; Mark 1:44; Luke 2:22ff; cf. Lev. 14:1-32)llObserved feast days (Luke 2:41f; Matt. 26:17ff)llAnd showed great zeal for the physical temple (John 2:13-17). llHe taught others to observe all things taught by those who sat in Moses' seat (Matt. 23:2,4).l


Are we today required to do all these because He did them?

But there is no evidence that Paul or any other inspired man observed the sabbath as obedience to Divine commandment after Jesus' death. The passages used to "prove" he did are all referring to assemblies of unconverted Jews (Acts 13:14,42,44; 15:20,21; 16:13; 17:1-3; 18:4f). Not one of these refers to worship of Christians like Acts 20:7 and 1 Cor. 16:1,2 refer to on the first day of the week.

The passages say Paul attended Jewish synagogues for the purpose of teaching the Jews who had assembled (Acts 13:5,14-16ff,42,44; 14:1; 17:1-3; 18:4,5). Jews kept the sabbath, as they had for generations (Acts 15:20,21), because they did not believe the Old Testament had been removed. Their assemblies offered Paul an opportunity to teach, but no passage says he thought he was required to observe the sabbath. We have already cited several verses showing Paul taught that the law, including the sabbath, is not binding.

Using an opportunity to teach is not the same as observing a religious day. Apostles taught other times and places too (Acts 5:42; 17:17,22; 19:9f; 20:7,31). Does this mean we must observe these times and places religiously? If sabbath-keepers will allow us, we will attend their sabbath meetings to teach them, but we would not be observing the sabbath. (If they attended our assembly on Sunday to teach us their views, would that prove they were Sunday keepers?)

Sabbath-keepers sometimes belittle our evidence for the first day of the week, but we can see the strength of this evidence when we compare it to the "proof" offered for keeping the seventh day. If Acts 20:7 and 1 Cor. 16:1,2 mentioned the seventh day instead of the first day, you can be sure sabbath-keepers would consider them to be very convincing verses!

We do not say the first day of the week is the "Christian sabbath." A sabbath is a day of rest and no New Testament passage tells us to rest on any particular day. There is no "Christian sabbath," but the first day is a special day on which we do acts of worship that are authorized for no other day.

Conclusion

The Bible teaches that the entire Old Testament law was removed by God. None of it is binding today as authority for any religious practice, and that includes the sabbath and Ten Commands.

We now live under the New Testament. Every practice for the church must be authorized by the gospel. If no authority can be found in the gospel for a practice, then it should be abandoned regardless of whether or not it was practiced in the Old Testament.

The New Covenant is a better system, having a better hope, and built on better promises (Heb. 7:22; 8:6; 9:23; 7:19). Do not become entangled again in the bondage of the Old Law.

Cheers,

Lo'au

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Viliami,

I think that this Christian, David E. Pratte has put this Christian perspective concerning the Sabbath very nicely, and thoroughly . . . I concur with all that he has shared with regard to the abolishing of the old laws, aka the Law of Moses . . . concerning Sundays, I've already shared my views on that, and I do differ slightly with him on that, but he covers a large area, answering many argumentative questions we've all even read in this forum. You may disagree as a Sabbath day observer/keeper, you may even call this man a "false teacher/prophet" speaking "lies, lies, lies," you may even say he's out of context (I beg to differ as probably countless other Christians may as well) . . . but that's your liberty to do so and that is between you and God. I'm not posting this to argue or debate with you or anyone; I found this article to be really quite thorough in it's explanation, and those that will hear it, will hear it and those that won't, won't.

Kuo tau 'osi mahino'i, there are those of you who adhere to the old law of the Sabbath, and there are those of us that don't . . . so I hope we won't go around the bend again on that, because first, for me I know that my salvation rest NOT on whether I keep the 7th day Sabbath or not, but by what Christ has done for me, and secondly, it is really quite disheartning reading all the strife and bickering going on in this forum, what makes it worst is it's done by those who call themselves Christians, and the unbeliever continues to unbelieve, laugh, mock and run like hell away for their lives from "God's followers" and possibly may not hear the Word again. God forbid! Just as we are responsible to draw all men to Christ, let us not forget we will also be responsible for chasing them off. Enjoy the read!

PART II: IS ANY PART OF THE OLD TESTAMENT BINDING TODAY?
By David E. Pratte

Some people agree that many Old Testament laws are no longer in effect, but they still bind some of these laws such as the sabbath, tithing, or instrumental music. Let us consider this approach.

A. Consider Some Possible Rules for Distinguishing What Is Binding from What Is Not.

We have learned that the Old Covenant has ceased to be binding. That should include all Old Testament practices unless it can be shown by the Scriptures that God intended for certain laws to continue. So people have offered some rules for proving that certain laws are still in effect but others are not. Let us consider these rules.

"Law of God" vs. "Law of Moses"; "Moral law" vs. "Cere­monial"

Some say the Ten Commands (including the sabbath) are the "Law of God," the "Moral law" (or "spiritual law"), and this is still binding. But the other Old Testament commands are the "Law of Moses," or the "Ceremonial law," and these were removed.

However: What scriptural proof is there that these distinctions in laws are valid? How do we know that what was done away includes only the law of Moses or ceremonial law, but not the law of God, etc.? How do we know what laws are included in the law of God (moral law) and what laws are not? (Note that the terms "moral law" and "ceremonial law" are nowhere mentioned in the Bible.)

Some say the sabbath must continue today because it was one of the Ten Commands, the "moral" "Law of God." But the sabbath is also repeated in parts of the Old Testament other than the Ten Commands (Ex. 31:13ff, etc.), and it is listed with laws and feast days that have been done away (see Lev. 23:1-44; 19:3 & 30). Why doesn't this prove the sabbath was done away as part of the "ceremonial" "Law of Moses"? Wherein is the sabbath any less "ceremonial" than these other feasts and sabbath rests?

Further, modern sabbath-keepers usually also practice Old Testament tithing, instrumental music, and even dietary laws. These laws are not in the Ten Commands, nor are they any more "moral" in nature than other "ceremonial" laws that have been done away. Hence, these folks violate their own rule and contradict themselves.

Actually, the Bible shows that the law of God and the law of Moses are just different terms for the same law. Further, the law of God included things that have clearly been done away. For example:

Nehemiah 8 refers to the "book of the law," and calls it the book of the law of Moses (v1) and the book of the law of God (v8,18 ). God commanded it by Moses (v14), so both terms refer to the same law.

Luke 2:21-24,39 - The law of Moses (v22) is called the law of the Lord (v23,24,39). This law included a purification rite and animal sacrifices. These were clearly done away (cf. Lev. 12:2-8 ). Hence, the law of the Lord is the same as the Law of Moses, and it contains things that were done away.

In 2 Chron. 31:2-4 the law of God included animal sacrifices, new moons, and feast days, which we know were done away.

There is no distinction between the law of God and the law of Moses. It was both God's law because He originated it, and Moses' law because he revealed it (Neh. 10:29). This whole distinction is a man-made rule having no Divine sanction (Matt. 15:9; 2 John 9-11).

Laws given before Sinai vs. laws given at Sinai

Some say Jesus abolished the laws that were given at Sinai, but laws given before Sinai were never abolished (including the sabbath, which they say was given at creation - Gen. 2:2,3).

Again, where does the Bible say that laws given before Sinai are still binding? There are many commands that were first given before Sinai but are not now binding. This includes animal sacrifices (Gen. 4:4; 8:20; etc.), circumcision (Gen. 17:9-14), the Passover (Ex. 12), and unclean animals (Gen. 7:2).

Further, there is no proof that God bound the sabbath on men from creation. No passage mentions Noah, Abraham, Jacob, or any patriarch keeping the sabbath. Ezek. 20:10-12 says God gave Israel the sabbath as a sign between Him and them when He led them out of Egypt, and Deut. 5:15 says it was a memorial of that event (cf. Neh. 9:13,14; Ex. 31:13-17). How could it be a sign between Him and one nation if everyone since creation had the same sign? How could it be a memorial of an event before that event occurred?

Gen. 2:3 says only that God Himself rested on the seventh day, then it says that is why He blessed and sanctified it. But it does not tell when He began to require men to keep it, nor who was required to keep it. Remember this was written by Moses many years after Israel left Egypt and had been given the sabbath. He mentions the sabbath in connection with Creation so men would see the purpose of it, not necessarily to explain when people began to keep it. Similar language is found in Gen. 3:20 and Matt. 10:4.

Everlasting laws vs. other laws.

Some say the sabbath is still in effect because Ex. 31:16,17 says it was to be kept "forever," "everlasting," "perpetual."

But this passage also says the sabbath was a sign only between God and Israel, so why bind it today on other people? And this "everlasting" law required people to be killed for violating it. If the law is still in effect today, the punishment must also be in effect. To fail to keep any part of the law is to admit the law is not binding.

The Hebrew terms "forever," "everlasting," etc., do not necessarily mean a thing has no end. This is proved by many other practices which God said were "forever," but which definitely have ceased.

Examples are: the Passover (Ex. 12:14); incense (Ex. 30:8 ); feast days (Lev. 23:14,21,31,41); animal sacrifices (Lev. 16:29-34; 6:19-23; 2 Chron. 2:4); Levitical priesthood (Ex. 40:15; 29:9,26-28; 28:40-43; Num. 25:13; Deut. 18:5); tabernacle worship (Ex. 27:21; 30:8,17-21; Lev. 24:5-9); circumcision (Gen. 17:9-14); all God's commands (Psa. 111:7; 119:151,152,160). If these practices could cease though they were "forever," why cannot the sabbath have ceased?

"Forever" in these passages means something would last an indefinite period of time - "age lasting." The context of Ex. 31:13,16 defines this further to mean "throughout Israel's generations." This expression proves these practices, including the sabbath, have all ceased because Israel's generations as God's chosen nation have ceased (see notes above).

All attempts to bind parts of the Old Testament today are doomed to fail. We will confirm this conclusion as we proceed.

B. The Verses Already Studied Prove that All the Law Was Removed, Including the Ten Commands.

Let us review the passages we used earlier to show the Old Testament was removed. We will show how each one proves that even the Ten Commands and the sabbath were removed.

Hebrews chapters 7-10

Jesus took away the covenant which God made with Israel when He led them out of Egypt (8:9; 10:9,10). This covenant is viewed as one covenant, the first covenant (8:7,13; 9:1,15,18; 10:9). It was not two covenants, one removed and the other remaining. What did this first covenant include?

Hebrews 9:18-20 - The first covenant was dedicated by blood and included every command spoken by Moses. Ex. 24:3-8 explains more fully and shows this included all the words the Lord spoke (v3,4,7), including the Ten Commands given in Ex. 20:3-17.

Hebrews 9:1-4 - The covenant which was removed included the tables of the covenant inside the ark of the covenant. This clearly means the Ten Commands - Ex. 34:27,28; Deut. 4:13; 5:2,22; 9:9,11.

2 Corinthians 3:6-11

The old covenant would "pass away," in contrast to the new covenant that would "remain." The covenant that would pass away was written and engraved on stones (v7). But this means the Ten Commands, as shown in the verses above.

Further, Moses' face shone so he had to wear a veil when he delivered this law (v7,13). But Ex. 34:27-35 shows this happened when he delivered the Ten Commands. So the old covenant that passed away included the Ten Commands.

Galatians chapters 3-5

The law brought men to Christ, but we are no longer under that law (3:24,25; 5:4). Which law? The one given 430 years after the promise to Abraham (3:17). Ex. 12:41 shows this was when Israel left Egypt. Hence, this is the one covenant given at Mt. Sinai (Gal. 4:24), which we have already proved includes the Ten Commands.

The law removed includes "all things written in the book of the Law" (3:10). But Hebrews 9:18-20 and Ex. 24:3-8 showed that this included the Ten Commands.

If we bind part of the law, we are debtors to keep the whole law (5:3). The law is a whole. You cannot take part and leave part. You must take it all or none. If we take it, we fall from grace (5:2,3,4).

Romans 7:1-7

We are discharged from the law like a woman is freed from a dead husband. So it is spiritual adultery to try to practice both the old law and the law of Christ. From what law are we freed? The one that commands "Thou shalt not covet" (v7). But this is one of the Ten Commands. Hence, we are free from the Ten Commands.

Ephesians 2:11-18

Jesus abolished the law that was a wall of partition between Jew and Gentile. We already showed that this law included the Ten Commands, which were a wall between Jew and Gentile because God gave them to the Jews but not the Gentiles. Likewise, the sabbath was a sign of God's special relation with Israel (Ex. 31:13-17).

Had Jesus left the Ten Commands or the sabbath in effect, He would have left a barrier between Jew and Gentile. To accomplish His purpose, He had to remove the sabbath and the Ten Commands.

Colossians 2:13-17

Jesus removed the ordinances, so we need not keep the laws regarding foods, holy days, or the sabbath (2:16). But the sabbath was one of the Ten Commands. Hence, all the Old Testament laws were removed, including the Ten Commands and the sabbath.

Some claim "sabbath" here refers only to the annual feast days because the Greek word is plural. However "sabbath" in the plural often refers to the seventh day: Ex. 31:13; Luke 4:16; 23:54; Acts 13:14; 16:13; Matt. 24:20; etc. In Matt. 12:1-14 and Luke 13:10-17, the plural and singular forms are used interchangeably referring to the seventh day. The Greek Septuagint uses the plural in the Ten Commands in Ex. 20:8 and Deut. 5:12 just like Col. 2:16.

The New Testament refers to the sabbath 59 times. Not one of these instances can be shown to exclude the seventh-day sabbath.

In fact, Col. 2:16 lists the sabbath separately from the new moons and the feast days purposely to specify the seventh day in addition to the feast days. This is exactly like the Old Testament verses 1 Chron. 23:31; 2 Chron. 2:4; 8:13; 31:3; Neh. 10:33; and Ezek. 45:17.

Col. 2:14-16 specifically identifies the sabbath as a practice that has been blotted out. People today must not require us to keep the dietary laws, the holy days, or the seventh-day sabbath.

Matthew 5:17,18

Jesus fulfilled the law so that it passed away. What did this include? It included the law and the prophets, every jot and tittle. Clearly that includes the Ten Commands and the sabbath.

There is no proof that any part of the law is binding now. The law was a unit and could not be partly removed. Jesus had to remove it all. We cannot go to the Old Law to authorize any practice now.

PART III: WHAT LAW SHOULD WE OBEY NOW?

Some people ask, "If the 10 Commands were removed, wouldn't that make it all right to steal, lie, murder, etc.?" So consider what the Bible says about the law we today should follow.

A. Today We Must Obey the New Testament.

The reason the Old Covenant is not needed now is that Jesus replaced it with a different covenant, [b]the gospel.[/b]

Hebrews 10:9,10 - Jesus took away the first will that He might establish the second. (cf. Heb. 8:6-9; 7:22; 2 Cor. 3:6)

Romans 7:4 - We are freed from the law to be joined to Christ.

Galatians 3:24-27 - We are not under the schoolmaster (old law) because now the gospel faith has come (cf. 1:11,12).

An illustration: The area we now call the United States was once ruled by Britain, then it was under the Articles of Confederation, and now we are under the Constitution. Likewise God provided for man first the patriarchal rule, then the laws at Sinai, and now the gospel or New Testament. We are no more subject to the Old Testament laws than we are to the Articles of Confederation.

This change occurred as a result of the death of Jesus.

Colossians 2:14 - He nailed the first ordinances to His cross.

Ephesians 2:13-16 - He abolished the old law by His blood.

Hebrews 9:16,17 - As with any will or testament, Jesus had to die to bring His testament into force. The old law was in effect until Jesus died, then it was replaced by the gospel. (Cf. Gal. 3:13; Rom. 7:4)

This New Testament contains commands we must obey.

Matthew 28:18-20 - Jesus possesses all authority so we must obey all His commands.

1 Corinthians 14:37 - The gospel contains the commands of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 9:20,21 - Though Paul was not under the law of the Jews, he was not without law but was under law to Christ.

James 1:18,25 - The gospel is the perfect law of liberty, by which we will be judged (John 12:48; cf. 1 Pet. 1:22-25; Rom. 6:17,18; Acts 3:20-23; Isa. 2:1-4).

God did not remove the old law so that we might be without law but so that we would serve Him under the terms of the New Testament. There are commands for us to obey, but these are the commands of the New Testament, not those of the Old Testament.

The New Testament will never be replaced by any law on earth.

Even while the Old Testament was in effect, God planned eventually to replace it. Will the New Testament also be replaced by some other system of commands for men on earth?

2 Corinthians 3:6-11 - The first covenant passed away so that it could be replaced by that which remains (does not pass away).

Hebrews 12:27,28 (cf. v18-29) - The law given at Sinai was shaken (removed) that it might be replaced by another (the New Testament) which will never be shaken but will remain.

The reason the Old Testament had to be replaced was that its sacrifices could not permanently remove guilt. The New Testament has the sacrifice of Jesus, which can remove all sins so they are remembered no more (Heb. 10:1-18; 7:11-28; 8:6-9; 9:11-28; Rom. 1:16; Mark 16:15,16). So there is no reason for God to remove it.

Jude 3 - The gospel faith was delivered to the saints once ("once for all" - NKJV, ASV). This word "once" is also used for Jesus' death in contrast to animal sacrifices (Heb. 10:10-14; 7:27; 9:12,25-28 ). Animals had to be repeatedly offered because they could not permanently remove guilt. Jesus offered the perfect sacrifice that need not be replaced by anything else. Likewise, the gospel is given to men "once." It is God's last word to man. It is so perfect, it will never be changed nor replaced by God while the world stands.

B. Some New Testament Commands Are Similar to Old Testament Commands, but Others Are Not.

Nine of the Ten Commands are repeated in the New Testament.

l No God but Jehovah - 1 Cor. 8:4; Acts 14:15
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l No graven images - Gal. 5:19-21; Rom. 1:22,23; 1 John 5:21
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l Don't take God's name in vain - James 5:12
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l Remember the sabbath. This command is the only one of the ten that is nowhere repeated in the New Testament. The only sabbath rest promised in the New Testament is eternal life (Heb. 4:9-11).
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l Honor your parents - Eph. 6:2,3
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l Do not kill - Rom. 13:8-10
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l Do not commit adultery - Rom. 13:8-10; 1 Cor. 6:9,10
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l Do not steal - Rom. 13:8-10; Eph. 4:28
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l Do not bear false witness - Rev. 21:8; 22:15; Col. 3:9
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l Do not covet - Rom. 13:8-10; Eph. 5:8.l
We obey the commands that are repeated in the New Testament, not because they were in the Old Testament, but because they are in the New Testament.
Many New Testament practices differ from the Old Testament.

OLD TESTAMENT NEW TESTAMENT

    OLD TESTAMENT................................NEW TESTAMENT
    Animal sacrifices ..........................Sacrifice of Jesus (Heb. 10:9ff)
    Human high priest .......................Jesus is high priest (Heb. 9:11f)
    Physical temple............................Spiritual temple (1 Cor. 3:16)
    Fleshly circumcision..................... Heart circumcision (Rom. 2:28f)
    Instrumental music (Psa. 150).....Singing (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16)
    Tithing (Heb. 7:5).........................Give as prospered (1 Cor. 16:1f)
    Sabbath & holy days.................... First day (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:1,2)

Compare Rom. 7:2-6 - A woman is not subject to the authority of two husbands at once. If her first husband dies, the expectations of her second husband may be in some ways different from, and in some ways similar to, those of her first husband. If she does things similar to what she used to, it is because of what the second husband wants, not because of what the first husband wanted.

Likewise we are under the New Covenant, not the Old Covenant. The laws are in some ways similar and in some ways different (cf. Heb. 8:9). But none of the requirements of the First Covenant have any power now. Wherein the laws are different, we follow the second covenant, not the first. Wherein the laws are similar, we obey, not because the first law said to, but because the New Covenant says to.

C. Specifically Our Special Day of Worship Is the First Day of the Week, Not the Seventh.

Many major gospel events occurred on the first day of the week:

Jesus arose from the dead (Mark 16:9; Matt. 28:1,6; etc.).

Jesus first appeared to prove He had been raised (John 20:19; Mark 16:2,9; Matt. 28:1,6-10; etc.).

The Holy Spirit came on the apostles, the gospel was first preached, people first obeyed, and the church began, all on Pentecost, which was a first day of the week (Acts chap. 2; cf. Lev. 23:15,16).

All these major events occurred on the first day of the week. What event of major New Testament significance ever occurred on the seventh day of the week? None. It should not surprise us, therefore, to see special significance for the first day of the week in the New Testament church.

In the New Testament, Christians took up the collection and met for the Lord's supper on the first day of the week.

1 Corinthians 16:1,2 - The church was commanded to take up the collection on the first day of the week. What passage tells the church to take up collections on the seventh day?

Acts 20:7 - The church assembled regularly to have the Lord's supper (Acts 2:42; Heb. 10:25; 1 Cor. 11:17,18,20). When did they do so? On the first day of the week. The time of day is not the issue here but rather the day of the week. The passage says "first day of the week," and cannot possibly mean the "seventh day of the week."

Some say "break bread" can refer to a common meal. But the phrase is often used for the Lord's supper (Matt. 26:26; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19; 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23,24; Acts 2:42). We know Acts 20:7 refers to the Lord's supper because the context clearly shows this was a worship assembly. Paul, who preached on this occasion, had already taught that only the Lord's supper, not common meals, should be eaten in the worship assembly (1 Cor. 11:17-34).

The significance of the day is also implied by the fact Paul waited 7 says to meet on the first day with the disciples (v6,7). But he was in a hurry (v16), so much so that he left at daylight the next day even though he had been up all night with the church (v11).

If the church had met on the seventh day of the week to break bread, Paul could have saved all this trouble and left a day earlier. If the seventh day is the special day for Christian worship, and the first day has no significance, why is the first day mentioned but the seventh day is not? And why did Paul go to so much trouble to meet with the church on the first day?

The only day authorized for the New Testament church to have the Lord's supper and the collection is the first day of the week. No passage anywhere in the Bible authorizes the church to do these things on the seventh day.

Some claim Jesus and Paul kept the sabbath.

Jesus lived under the Old Testament law (Gal. 4:4), so of course He kept the sabbath (Luke 4:16; etc.). As we already learned, the law was not removed until He died.

    lHe also was circumcised (Luke 2:21)llHad animals offered for Him (Luke 2:22-24)llTaught others to offer animals (Matt. 8:4; Mark 1:44; Luke 2:22ff; cf. Lev. 14:1-32)llObserved feast days (Luke 2:41f; Matt. 26:17ff)llAnd showed great zeal for the physical temple (John 2:13-17). llHe taught others to observe all things taught by those who sat in Moses' seat (Matt. 23:2,4).l


Are we today required to do all these because He did them?

But there is no evidence that Paul or any other inspired man observed the sabbath as obedience to Divine commandment after Jesus' death. The passages used to "prove" he did are all referring to assemblies of unconverted Jews (Acts 13:14,42,44; 15:20,21; 16:13; 17:1-3; 18:4f). Not one of these refers to worship of Christians like Acts 20:7 and 1 Cor. 16:1,2 refer to on the first day of the week.

The passages say Paul attended Jewish synagogues for the purpose of teaching the Jews who had assembled (Acts 13:5,14-16ff,42,44; 14:1; 17:1-3; 18:4,5). Jews kept the sabbath, as they had for generations (Acts 15:20,21), because they did not believe the Old Testament had been removed. Their assemblies offered Paul an opportunity to teach, but no passage says he thought he was required to observe the sabbath. We have already cited several verses showing Paul taught that the law, including the sabbath, is not binding.

Using an opportunity to teach is not the same as observing a religious day. Apostles taught other times and places too (Acts 5:42; 17:17,22; 19:9f; 20:7,31). Does this mean we must observe these times and places religiously? If sabbath-keepers will allow us, we will attend their sabbath meetings to teach them, but we would not be observing the sabbath. (If they attended our assembly on Sunday to teach us their views, would that prove they were Sunday keepers?)

Sabbath-keepers sometimes belittle our evidence for the first day of the week, but we can see the strength of this evidence when we compare it to the "proof" offered for keeping the seventh day. If Acts 20:7 and 1 Cor. 16:1,2 mentioned the seventh day instead of the first day, you can be sure sabbath-keepers would consider them to be very convincing verses!

We do not say the first day of the week is the "Christian sabbath." A sabbath is a day of rest and no New Testament passage tells us to rest on any particular day. There is no "Christian sabbath," but the first day is a special day on which we do acts of worship that are authorized for no other day.

Conclusion

The Bible teaches that the entire Old Testament law was removed by God. None of it is binding today as authority for any religious practice, and that includes the sabbath and Ten Commands.

We now live under the New Testament. Every practice for the church must be authorized by the gospel. If no authority can be found in the gospel for a practice, then it should be abandoned regardless of whether or not it was practiced in the Old Testament.

The New Covenant is a better system, having a better hope, and built on better promises (Heb. 7:22; 8:6; 9:23; 7:19). Do not become entangled again in the bondage of the Old Law.

Cheers,

Lo'au


Lo'au!!! Are you a member now of the "CHURCH OF CHRIST"? bcuz David E. Pratte is a member of that church! or you just quote other peoples materials like secret rapture..etc..etc....and sunday sabbath to prove JESUS' TEACHINGS contradict and changes!!!!

Like i said before anybody can prove ANYTHING by quoting the Bible like Satan and make excuses and take verse out of context...etc BUT the TRUTH or LAWS OF GOD never ever will change bcuz heaven and earth will disappear but not one jot of the LAW will change!!

Did you ask David E. Pratte what time does his SUnday Sabbath start? sunset to sunset or midnite to midnite? Did he give you a text from the Bible or are you goin to do a another froggle search on the internet? Whats wrong with quoting your churchs doctrines? or are you a LDS CATHOLIC bcuz you worship on Sunday?

Build your house on the SOLID ROCK and not on sandy teachings of men my friend!!

Which Sabbath is Gods Holy Day that he Blessed, Rested and Made Holy or Set apart? 7th or 1st day! Which day that Jesus rested in the grave for 24 hrs? Which day did Jesus taught the most in His ministry? Do you think that the TRINITY have each their own sabbath days?

Search the Scripture more Lo'au for in it you will have Eternal Life and see the Whole Bible Truth!

Peace!

p.s
new and old covenant is a different story from the Sabbath or Gods Laws!!