Do I have freedom of religion in USA to worship on Sunday?

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Speaker 1

So Thomas is asking, do I have freedom of religion in USA worship on Sunday?

Speaker 2

Oh, I didn’t realize that question was coming up next.

Speaker 1

Perfect timing. Well, thank you, Thomas. I think that’s the perfect question question for us right now and maybe even the last question of the night, because I know we are running out of time. But as far as do you have the freedom to worship God how you choose which would it’s your choices to worship on Sunday in the United States? Absolutely. That is your choice. I believe in freedom of religion and I would never ever, as much as I know we’re talking about, we believe that the true Sabbath is the 7th day of the week that God set up at creation. You see that in Genesis chapter two, two and three, it says and on the 7th day God rested from all his works which he created and made, and he blessed the 7th day and he sanctified it because he wanted a day set apart to recognize Him as our Creator. And I mean, just as if you gave life to your children, you would want to have certain things set up so that your children know you and spend time with you and that you have authority in your children’s life. And so I believe that’s why God did set up the Sabbath day.

Speaker 1

And he was very specific about it being the 7th day because it’s when he to remember Him as the Creator. And God reiterated it in his fourth commandment in Exodus chapter 20, verses eight through eleven. I won’t go through all of that. But basically it says, remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. So it is something that God is asking us to remember. And many people say, well, it was for the Jews, it’s the Old Testament now, Jesus rose on Sunday, we should go to church on Sunday. But there’s no evidence of that ever being said or ever being set up as far as anywhere in the Bible. So do you have the right to go to church on Sunday in the United States? Yes, absolutely. And I would never support any law that inhibited people from going to church on Sunday if that’s what they chose to do. If that’s your conviction, I believe that God respects your decision. I believe I have no right to try to force somebody into worshiping in the way I think. So I believe is the right way, because that’s not true worship or true obedience to God.

Speaker 1

It’s only by a willing heart. And so I just want to point that out really fast. But as far as you know, if you choose to worship Sunday, that is your choice. But I do believe that that is something that you need to be very careful about because it is contrary to the word of God. As far as what is God’s Sabbath, which is the 7th day, which we would consider Saturday.

Speaker 2

With a slight modification to that. And actually, we have a question on that where Athena asks when you say maybe we could put the question up and we’re able because that’s good. It does tie in a little bit of what you were just speaking on. No, it’s a live comment.

Speaker 1

Athena says, when you say the 7th day, do you mean Saturday? And Athena. Yes, I would say it is Saturday. Well, it would begin Friday night at sunset to Saturday night at sunset, which is what is set up back at creation. Evening in the morning was the first day. And we see Jews keep the 7th day Sabbath this way for thousands of years, and they still do to this day. And Jesus says, I am the Lord. God says, I am the Lord, I change not. Hebrews 13 eight says Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever. We know Jesus is our creator. Why would he change the Sabbath? You go to Hebrews chapter four, talking about Jesus being our Creator. In Hebrews chapter four, verse four, it says, for he spake in a certain place on the 7th day on this wise. And God did rest the 7th day from all his works. And so if you keep going down, it says in verse eight, it says, for if Jesus had given them rest, then, would he not afterwards spoken of another day? No, there’s no other day that Jesus ever spoke of.

Speaker 2

I should add something like, in almost every language, except for English and a couple of others, Saturday is called like Sabado.

Speaker 1

Yeah.

Speaker 2

Or other variations of Shabbat showing our pagan roots here. It’s named after Saturn, but really? Yeah, most other languages is going to be some variant of Sabbath.

Speaker 1

And what’s interesting, too, is the word Sunday is the first day of the week. And that also comes from pagan roots because that was the worship of the sun, was the first day of the week on Sunday. Which is interesting because on the first day of the week, Jesus created light. And so I don’t know if there’s any connection necessarily to that, but it’s more like a worship of the works to worship the creation rather than worshiping the Creator. And that’s really the point that we need to I want to make as far as why is the seven stay Sabbath so important? Why do we push this talk about this so much is because there’s so much to it. And it really goes bottom line to who has authority? Does God have authority or not? And that’s, I think, why God put the 7th day Sabbath in his Ten Commandments. He wrote it with his finger in stone. You can’t nail that to a cross that doesn’t go away.

Speaker 2

And all he wrote in stone was, Remember it? She’s like, I didn’t even create it in the stone. It existed even before that.

Speaker 1

Exactly. It’s just a symbol of my creative authority. And we see, like we mentioned earlier, that the Sabbath is not just for the here and now, but for heaven. That you see in Isaiah chapter 66, verses 22 and 23, that we’re going to keep the Sabbath even in heaven. So it’s obviously something that’s very special. Again, like we said, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. And when we talk about why not Sunday? You can go to church on Sunday. I’ve been to church on Sunday before. It wasn’t a bad thing to do, but was it my 7th day Sabbath? Do I keep it holy like I keep this holy 7th day? No, it’s a different day. It’s the first day of the week. It’s a work day. It’s the day you do worldly things, day to day things. It’s not wholly instead of heart. And just the last thought I want to share on this. I know we’re out of time, but if you go to Colossians, chapter two, paul said something very interesting here. Basically, he’s talking about people walking in Christ. So Colossians, chapter two, verse six, paul says, as you have therefore received Jesus Christ the Lord, so walking in Him, where does Jesus say he’s the Lord?

Speaker 1

Go to Matthew. Chapter Twelve. In verse eight, it says, for the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day. So Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath. And Paul is saying here in Colossians, chapter two, in verse six, that we need to walk in Him, we need to walk just like Him. And Jesus kept the Sabbath on Earth. And so when you keep going in verse seven, it says, rooted and built up in Him, established in the faith as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Verse eight is very key. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit. So basically, deceptions are just theories that are out there after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. So the way of the world is that everybody goes to church on Sunday. That’s the Sabbath, because that’s when everybody goes to church. But guess what? That’s not based on the Bible. That’s not based on what God said, wrote in his finger on stone as his commandment, not what he said at the beginning when he created the world. We need to be so careful about this topic because guess what?

Speaker 1

For us to say, oh, it’s not a big deal, we can worship any day. Any day is your Sabbath, whatever day you choose. No, that’s not what God said. We have to go by God’s word. We live by every word for Manchester, live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds as a mouth of God. We cannot try to change his law or his time, because that is the beast that decides it is rebelling at his best. Yes, exactly.

Speaker 2

We could choose to rebel, but that’s what it is.

Speaker 1

Exactly. And the thing is, too, I think so many people are like, well, I’m still a Christian, I’m going to church to worship Jesus. Why does it matter if it’s Sunday or Saturday? And I mean, you look at Cain and Abel, they were both coming to worship the Lord, but one came in obediently in the way God asked him to, and the other came in his own form of worship and God did not accept it. What did it lead to? It led to persecution of God’s true obedient people. And so, again, when you try to do God’s thing your way, it only ends up in something in destruction and ultimately sin, which is going to lead to death, suffering even by the innocent. Exactly. So, again, we can go on and on about all this, but my friend Thomas, who asked this question, yes, you are free in the United States to worship on any day of the week, and I respect your moment. We’ll see if times change or laws change. But thankfully, by God’s grace, god’s people who desire to keep the seven day Sabbath as laid out in the Bible, that is also your choice to do as well.

Speaker 1

I would sincerely ask that you study God’s word out. See, read it out for yourself. Honestly, this would be my challenge to you. If you find one iota of any birds that shows that the Savvy was changed from the 7th day to the first day, I would love to hear it. Because I’ve studied the Bible backwards and forwards for many decades and I’ve not seen one verse that indicates that whatsoever. And you see even in the New Testament, in Acts chapter 13 and 15 of Jesus’s disciples keeping the Sabbath, preaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath day. So we don’t see it change before Jesus, during Jesus, after Jesus, after heaven and earth, the Sabbath is still there. So anyways, I hope that answers your question. Any other thoughts here, Wendy? No?

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