LUNAR SABBATH

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LUNAR SABBATH:  AN ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION

IF THE NEW MOON IS A "SABBATH", IT WAS SURELY VIOLATED EACH 1ST DAY OF THE 1ST MOON:

SEE EXODUS / SHEMOTH 40:1,2

THE TEMPLE NOT MADE WITH HANDS IS THE BRIDE OF YAHUSHA.  HE IS THE 'MASTER OF THE SABBATH', AND THE SABBATH IS THE SIGN OF THE EVERLASTING COVENANT (EZ 20).  IF A TEACHING REMOVES THIS SIGN AND SETS UP AN ABOMINATION THAT "DESOLATES" THE COVENANT, AND ITS SIGN, WE HAVE TURNED ASIDE TO MYTHS AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS.  THE BEAST ALREADY TRIED THIS WITH "SUN-DAY".

   Has it occurred to those falling for the “lunar Sabbath” heresy that Yahusha was in perfect agreement with the weekly and annual Sabbaths practiced around Him just 2000 years ago?  If there had been any previous secret knowledge (or “hidden manna” as the promoters of the lunar Sabbath claim), surely Yahusha would have made it known that there was some major flaw in the timing of the week of seven days.  Further, if anyone had attempted to change the correct pattern, such as Rome, then there would be some evidence of this;  what Rome did attempt (the 8-day week) failed miserably and collapsed back into the true pattern used in the rest of the world since the dawn of time.

 

Wikipedia.org tells us:  “Because the nundinal cycle was absolutely fixed at eight days under the Republic, information about the dates of market days is one of the most important tools we have for working out the Julian equivalent of a Roman date in the pre-Julian calendar. In the early Empire, the Roman market day was occasionally changed.” 

   Claiming the Romans forced a “seven-day week” upon the whole world is simply false information.  Even if they did so without any record of it happening, the Chinese have been insulated from the western cultures since long before Herodotus, the father of History, and they have always observed a seven-day week.  The Romans didn’t cause the 7-day week seen all over the world!  Even tribes that have had no contact with outsiders are found to have the imprint of the 7-day week.  The 7-day week, a repeating cycle, is a fingerprint of Yahuah on all humanity. 

   The record shows that late in the second century there were the beginnings of the observance of “Sun-day” resting among some assemblies, while the rest of the Roman assemblies observed the original seventh day.  So, both the true Sabbath, as well as the first day of the week, began to be observed.  Then, we have this bit of evidence to contend with:

In the 4th century, Socrates Scholasticus Church History book 5 states:

“For although almost all churches throughout the world celebrate the sacred mysteries on the Sabbath of every week, yet the Christians of Alexandria and at Rome, on account of some ancient tradition, have ceased to do this.” 

Alexandria, Egypt is the source of the fusion religion of the “church fathers”, the Catechetical School of Alexandria.

CONSTANTINE WITH HIS DEITY, APOLLO, THE SUN

On 7 March AD 321, the Roman Emperor Constantine issued a decree making Sun-day a day of rest from labor stating:

“All judges and city people and the craftsmen shall rest upon the venerable day of the sun. Country people, however, may freely attend to the cultivation of the fields, because it frequently happens that no other days are better adapted for planting the grain in the furrows or the vines in trenches. So that the advantage given by heavenly providence may not for the occasion of a short time perish.”

Joseph Cullen Ayer, A Source Book for Ancient Church History

Also in the 4th century, Sozomen Church History book 7 states:

“The people of Constantinople, and almost everywhere, assemble together on the Sabbath, as well as on the first day of the week, which custom is never observed at Rome or at Alexandria.”

 

The people at Rome and Alexandria were doing the “Sun-day” resting, and they were antagonistic toward those who observed the true 7th day commanded in the Torah.  By the 4th century, the "Sun-day" heresy had spread like yeast, and Sozomen claims that Constantinople and “almost everywhere” assembled on the Sabbath, as well as the first day of the week.  But at least Sozomen knew what a “week” is.  His “week” is the same week of 7 days we know today.

Council of Laodicea (Constantine's heresy became state policy):

Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honoring the Lord's Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ.”

(Canon 29 – 360 AD)  Relax and take a deep breath, then read the ninth word in the edict. The edict speaks of "the Sabbath".  The Shabath is the sign of the Eternal Covenant, so who would thing to change times and laws? (see Dan 7:25) The "Lord's Day" literally describes "Baal's Day", since BAAL is the Hebrew word for "LORD".

Check out this link about "Judaizers": http://www.fossilizedcustoms.com/judaizers.html

The Scripture text at Lev./Wayyiqra 23 would seem to be impossible to work out for a “Lunar Sabbather”, since Yahuah discusses seven complete weeks, then mentions the “morrow after the seventh Sabbath”, making fifty days. 

 

Lev 23:15, 16:  “‘And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave-offering (Bikkurim, First-fruits, a shadow of Yahusha's resurrection), you shall count for yourselves: seven FULL WEEKS. 

Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to Yahuah.’”

(7 X 7 = 49  SHEBA SHABATHOTH TAMIMOTH, SEVEN COMPLETE, PERFECT WEEKS).

Like musicians playing a song together, we have to follow the same pattern together.

Musicians can easily see the pattern of repeating “sevens” every time they sing or play together with others in the same “key”. 

THE WORD OCTAVE MEANS “8”, BUT THIS INTERVAL (THE OCTAVE) IS SIMPLY THE FIRST INTERVAL BEGINNING AGAIN:

Imagine having to listen to an orchestra with each section interpreting the number of notes per scale, beats per measure, and the pitch of each note.  It would be madness, and sound like chaos!

   The main thing to take away from all this is that there is no record of anyone attempting to alter a previously existing “lunar Sabbath” pattern since the days Yahusha walked among mankind.  Therefore, the lunar Sabbath is a new wind of doctrine, never having been seen on this planet, and without record in all of human history.  It is certainly not found in the Word of Yahuah.   For an in-depth study of many more flaws in "lunar Sabbath" thinking, visit the following web page:

www.fossilizedcustoms.com/moon.htm

The Heartbeat Of Creation (seminar on youtube):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyuoTh3YuYc&list=PLC47272FF03D651CA&index=22

 

 

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Psa 138:2   “I bow myself toward Your set-apart Hekal, And give thanks to Your Name For Your kindness and for Your Truth;

For You have made great Your Word, Your Name, above all.”

 

(mentally insert a distant howl here, but not aloud  -  it may disturb others)

No, it's not Nebuchadnezzar from Daniel 4, but a "change" comes over a person who becomes one of these: 

Dan 4:16 "‘Let his heart be changed from man’s, let him be given the heart of a beast, and seven times pass over him.'"

   
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