, calling of assemblies, octaves with wickedness: these I cannot bear." Isaiah 1:13 It doesn’t say ceremonial ‘sabbaths’ (plural); it specifically states ‘sabbath’ (singular).
Is it the Sabbaths that he is saying he hates? Look again at the whole thing, and take note as to who it is he is speaking.
Isaiah 1:11-15 “*Hear the word of the Lord ye rulers of Sodom: give ear unto the law of our God, ye people unto Gamorrah. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullock, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; the new moons and the sabbaths,(My version says new MOONS and SABBATHS - KJV) the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your APPOINTED FEASTS my soul hateth, they are trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hand are full of blood” *
It is the new moons and the appointed feasts, the ceremonial sabbaths that he hates, at it is because of the transgressions and the profaning of these days by the apostated preists that he hates them. He exhorts the preist not to bring into his presents VAIN oblations, but states at the sametime that he cannot do away with them because the new moons where in the ceremonies representing Christ’s ultimate sacrifice can not be abolished because it is part of the plan. Neither will he abolish the sabbaths (the seventh day sabbaths) because he will not unbless something that he has blessed, God’s blessings last forever.
Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:2,9.
All these scriptures show is that Jesus rested over the Seventh day of the week, the Jewish Sabbath, the Sabbath of God and raised again on the morning of the 1st day of the week. There is no indication whatsoever that the Sabbath was changed to the first day of the week.
"After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning…" Matt. 28:1 The verse explcitly states that it was the first day of the week.
“Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb.” Mark 16:2
“When he had risen, early on the first day of the week…” Mark 16:9.
“On the first day of the week…” John 20:1
“On the evening of that first day of the week…” John 20:19
Ok this one is simple, answer this question, "Why were the disciples gathered together? Was it for worship or some other reason.
Was it for worship or some other reason? It was Sunday, the first day of the week.
First off the first day of the week was just beginning, Jewish days go from evening to evening, meaning they had just concluded the Seventh day sabbath.
The Sabbath was already over. It was now Sunday evening. The Sabbath goes from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
Second, the disicples were not gathered together for a worship service, they were hiding because the feared retaliation from the Jews.
I did that to make a point.
The Bible never states that they were in worship when Christ appeared to them. It says that they were hiding because they feared retaliation.
Third, if you continue to read you will not find anywhere that indicates from Jesus or any disciple that the Sabbath was changed to the first day of the week, and logically this would have been a perfect time to do so.
I never said that Jesue did not raise on the First day of the week, I am simply stating that his resurrection did not culminate in the changing of the Sabbath. I you search the scriptures you will find that the Apostles followed Jesus’s example of worshipping on the Jews Sabbath, as was his custom each and every week.
Luke 4:16 "And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read."
I ask you also to read Mark 2:27-28; Luke 23:54-56; Matt 24:20, Luke 21:20, matt 28:1, Mark 15:42 & 16:1
As for the Apostles I give you Acts 17:2 “* And Paul,(Remember Paul?) as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.”*
If Jesus had intend to change the Sabbath don’t you think he would have told somebody, especially the Disciples/Apostles. Instead he makes this speech.
Matt. 5:17-19 * "Think not* (Ok people don’t think this) that I am come to destroy the law, (Is the Sabbath a part of the law?), or the prophets:(The prophets also told prophecies concerning the Sabbath)I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill(I am here to magnify the law, to show you how it should be obeyed)For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth shall all pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.(Key words here are ALL, JOT, TITTLE, NO WISE PASS and FULFILLED)
Is God a liar? Is Jesus Immanuel or God among us? If Jesus is God among us and God is not a liar then why would he change the sabbath after making such a statement? Have all things been fufilled? Have all the prophecies that were spoken of in the Old Testment by the prophets been fufilled? Until these things are done there will be now change in the Law of God. The Sabbath is
one of the Commandments, no matter what order you put them in, God blessed it and sanctified it. It is his day. Made for man by God so that man may glory in God’s goodness and commune with him on a set day of rest.)
I have not time for any more here.
The grace of God be with you.