Some people think that the observance of Saturday is Old Testament law, which
was cancelled, and, if Jesus resurrected on Sunday, now we should celebrate
Sunday. But let’s recollect how both precepts were established. Both precepts
were established by blood: Old - by the bull blood (Ex. 24:8), New - by Jesus
blood (Mat.26:28). Any laws and rules, which were accepted after blood-shed,
didn’t include into the testaments. “For where a testament is, there must
also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force
after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator
liveth” (Heb. 9: 16, 17). As the testament inures after the death of the man,
and nobody can add anything in it, so the New testament came valid after the
death of Jesus, and nobody can add anything to it: it is already countersigned
with the blood (Gal. 3: 15). The
resurrection happened after the blood-shed, so: after the Testament was already
authorized, therefore the day, when the resurrection of Jesus took place, as the
day of observance doesn’t includes into
the New Testament.
For the Christians it’s a tragic mistake to separate Jesus from Sabbath. Sabbath was created before the sin entered the human family. The 7th day of the week, or Saturday, is the sign of His right, as the Creator to operate the world. And while somebody celebrates real Sabbath, God has a sign: the mankind remembers His testaments. It is not by chance in 140 languages the word designating Saturday, keeps the echoes of the root word "Sabbath", for example: Latin - Sabbatum, Greek - Sabbaton, Italian - Sabato, Portugal - o Sabado, Spanish - el Sabado and, at last, Russian - Subbota. The Satan always aspired to intercept the authority of God over people with his deceit; he always wanted to be esteemed by people as the All Mighty. By establishing his own day of worship and pushing people to accept his day as day of the Creator, he deceived almost all mankind.
«Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy». It is the law for people, who love God. Because «love is the fulfilling of the law» (Rom.13:10). God even in the future is not going to cancel His day: «For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD» (Isa.66:22-23). «There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.» (Heb.4:9). “And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye know that I am the LORD your God” (Eze.20:20).
are afraid of the purgatory, therefore they are so faithfull to their gods,
- the prostitute reasoned. - Purgatory
is a good idea, why do not accept it, this is a good source of the income».
in 1438AD the holy church announced, that after death every sinner gets in an
awful place named "Purgatory"
to be cleared of the terrestrial sins before appearing
before the All Mighty. From the Satanist practice of Egypt the priests knew that
the prays for the dead were considered “effective”, only if the priest
(previously paid, of course) perform the burial service over the body. Pagan
priests used the doctrine of purgatory to become rich. Playing on sensitive
feelings of loss of beloved, they promised to pray for the poor departed soul to
make its time of staying in the purgatory shorter. The
concept of the purgatory opened a wide door to all kinds priestly extortion.
The most important events of the human life: birth, wedding and death, should
not be hold without a priest, otherwise weddings were announced void; Children,
born from such unions were announced
illegal, and newborns were considered dirty until they were baptized. Of course,
the participation of a priest in similar ceremonies required
a good payment.
On assurances of Mother - church each man should regularly visit church holidays, participate in Eucharist, pay church charity and so on to be cleared to reduce the duration of staying in the purgatory. But what does the Bible say on this case? The apostle Paul said: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”...(Eph. 2:8); «...being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him” (Rom.5:9, also 1 Thes.1:10; 5:9).
purgatory belittles the perfection of Jesus’ sacrifice, rejects that His
sacrifice buys complete pardon for our sins. The one, who believes in Jesus and
lives by His commandments, does not require any additional purification (1John
1:9). It is the lie, accepted by the church for self-enrichment.