Ten Reasons For Keeping The Seventh Day Instead Of The First Day - Word of Yahweh Ministry
Because the Seventh Day was blessed and sanctified for a Sabbath, by Elohim, immediately after the creation of the world, as a perpetual memorial of that wonderful work, and of His own resting from it; and because there is now as much need for man to remember Elohim’s creative work, and to enjoy a weekly rest, as ever there was.
Because there is evidence that the Seventh Day was observed from Adam to Moses, by Noah, Jacob, Joseph, and Job. (See Gen. 7:4, 10; 8:10, 12; 19:27, 28; Job 2:3.)
Because the Seventh Day is a necessary part of the fourth commandment, given at Mount Sinai, graven on stone by the finger of Elohim, and incorporated with the other nine precepts of the Decalogue, which are admitted to be moral in their nature, and perpetually binding. “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.” “The Seventh Day is the Sabbath of the Yahweh thy Elohim.” “For in six days the Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the Seventh Day; wherefore the Yahweh blessed the Sabbath Day and hallowed it.”
Because the Old Testament abounds with declarations of Elohim’s blessing upon those who keep holy the Seventh Day, and of his vengeance upon those who profane it.
Because Yahshua the Messiah fully enforced the claims of the law, saying in regard to the code to which the Seventh Day belonged, “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled;” and because He always kept the Seventh Day holy, in this doubtless “leaving us an example that we should follow in His steps.”
Because the Apostles of Yahshua constantly kept the Seventh Day, of which there is abundant evidence in the Apostles, and it is declared of Paul, that, “as his manner was,” he went into the synagogue frequently on the Sabbath Day. (Compare Luke 9:16 with Acts 17: 2; see also Acts 13:14, 42, 44, and 16:13.)
Because Yahshua the Messiah, foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem, warned his disciples to pray that their flight might not happen “on the Sabbath Day;” and as that event was to take place almost forty years after the resurrection of our Saviour, it appears that the same Sabbath was to be then observed by his disciples.
Because the observance of the Moral Law, (without any exception from it,) is constantly enjoined, in the writings of the Apostles; and one of them says that “Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all,” quoting at the same time the sixth and seventh commandments. (See Rom. 13:9; Gal. 5:14; Eph. 6:2, 3; and James 2:8-11.)
Because the women who had attended Yahshua the Messiah at his death and burial, are expressly said to have “rested the SABBATH DAY according to the commandment,” (Luke 23: 56;) and because, though the narrative proceeds immediately to record the appearance of Yahshua the Messiah, on the morning of the first day of the week, neither there nor elsewhere is one word said about a change of the Sabbath, or about the sabbatic observance of the First Day of the Week.
Because there is no other day of the week called by the name of “Sabbath,” in all the Holy Scriptures, but the Seventh Day alone; and because, when “the First Day of the Week” is mentioned in the New Testament, it is always clearly distinguished from “the Sabbath.”