A Brief Test of 3 Questions – Ethic, Morals, Standards – What do you think?
I do not know why it is that I never thought of this example.
1. Do you think it is wrong for a Mother to deny her growing son to eat vegetables that he wants and causes him to be lacking in necessary vitamins?
2. Is it wrong for a man to allow himself to drink whatever his taste buds desire and refuse his companion the same?
3. What would you think if a Slave Owner in a 3rd World country was to attend church and yet selfishly will not allow his slaves to attend because he wants to make sure his food is hot and ready when he returns to eat lunch? (According to William C. Burns...this happened in the USA in the 1850's.)
If Jesus was to take the lives of the Mother, man, and Slave Owner immediately after their described actions above, what do you think He would do to them?
Why is it then that you attend church and go to eat out afterwards causing the food places to staff servants to wait on your gut to be filled on demand when you leave church and walk in? Are you not as wicked as ALL three of the example?
If you refused to attend retail food locations on Sunday and many more followed your example…then at least ONE person would be allowed Sunday off from working and could go to church if they desired or you did your job for Jesus and invited them. The Ten Commandments demanded that we rest on the Sabbath and allow our servants to do the same thing.
Now I know that you will say that Jesus gave examples of not keeping the Sabbath in the New Testament like eating the corn, rescuing the animal in the pit, etc. Then why is it that Jesus continued to keep the Sabbath ALL the time while here on earth? If He did not…then the religious leaders would have had a just condemnation to punish Him and scriptures point otherwise. He even rose up after the Sabbath and predicted so ….this made it so that His followers would not get in trouble for traveling on the Sabbath and breaking the law.
Why do our Church Fathers promote keeping the Sunday as a day of rest for one thousand, nine hundred, and fifty years and then in the 1980’s it became right to break one of the Ten Commandments and do whatever we want on the Lord’s Day? Why was it a sin for 1,947 years and in the last 31 years it is not a sin any longer? (Accounting 33 years of time for Jesus' life will equal 2011.)
Is it ok today for the Slave Owner in a 3rd World Country that allows slave ownership ….it is moral and ethical in our standards for him to go to church and deny his slaves the opportunity to go to church so that he can have them working at his place making food hot for him to eat after the church service? Is it right for him to push them to work 7 days a week into an early grave to fill his lustful gut? Would you like to be one of his slaves?
If it is not wrong to go out and eat after church in a retail food place, then why not go and work there yourself and miss church and see how spiritual that makes you? They have to staff the place for you to eat so that they can feed those that come…the more that come …. The more are forced to work….the less that come….the less that has to work….NO One comes ….no one has to work. It is called a business….supply and demand. You are guilty if you do it regardless of others.
Why is it ok to break one of the Ten Commandments but not alright to break the other Nine? What does the Hebrew word mean when HE says “forever” in keeping the Sabbath as a day of rest? Does it have a limit of 1,970 years to keep and then we are free or does it mean forever?
I have wrestled with this question after I fell away from the church for 29 years and came back to see most everyone breaking the Sabbath and going out to eat right after church including the Ministers. I used to ask….why was it wrong before but now it is not? I think it is because the “Christians” are more worldly, no interested in crucifying the flesh, being babies in demanding their lustful liberties like the sinners around them, and obey what they want…..thus there is a new “Christianity” religion which is idolatry and they will go to hell in the end.
Where do you draw the line? That will be the 1st question out of a nasty sinner who claims to be a Christian and selfishly demands to be able to do whatever he or she wants on Sunday. My response would be ….. you don’t really want to know because you will not obey God no matter what when you want your way as your fruits show. Show me your fruit from loving to keep all of Jesus’ commandments and then maybe you will know the answer to that question. I see the line …. And it is greater than I ever would have thought.
I will now keep the Lord’s Day as the Ten Commandments to the best of my ability with God’s help to the fullest degree. This I will do out of love for Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit! I answer to Jesus on the Day of Judgment and no one’s standards or thoughts will be a Lawyer for my aid. Jesus kept the Sabbath while here, so did His disciples, and so did Paul as the Letters show. What is good enough for Jesus ….is good enough for me! Praise God for clearness of vision and insight on this confusion that I found when I came back to the church.
What do you think? Are we required to keep the Ten Commandments still or can we break All of them? Did God make a mistake by putting in the Sabbath keeping commandment? Is this generation smarter than our Church Fathers and Leaders of 1,970 years prior?