SEVENTH SEAL LIBRARY

God's Truth Not Smooth Words

God’s Fourth Precept

GOD’S FOURTH PRECEPT: excerpt “Truth Gathering” ©copyright 1998 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C., exhaustive AKJV Topical Bible containing all critical-to-salvation subjects. Abbreviated version of CHAPTER TWELVE: Saturday vs. Sunday, pgs. 191-202; scripture quotes replaced with references only, in most cases, that this may be as brief as possible: reduced to 3.5 pages

In order to render specific clarity to the fourth Commandment, only those scriptures relevant to God’s seventh day Sabbath are referenced together with appropriate notes and notations made in the midst of and at the end of this chapter, which notes are separated by these [ brackets ].

Do not assume, due to so much emphasis placed on the fourth Commandment, that it means the other nine are in no way being violated. To violate the least of the Ten is to be guilty of them all; however, the fourth Precept is a crucial law in that it directly relates to Daniel’s prophecy and it is the only law blatantly changed by mankind. Albeit, the second Statute was literally deleted, making the fourth the third and leaving only nine Laws. In order to make Ten, the tenth was then divided into two precepts. Revelation’s great whore is very crafty, for it was all done when the general populace had no Bibles of their own.

The reason for the change is obvious. If Satan can fool most of the people into believing that God’s day does not matter, then he succeeds in causing a violation wholly unacceptable to our Father and Saviour. Guilty: guilty nonetheless and despite being blind. Therefore, the reader is urged to open their eyes that they might see, their ears that they might understand, and their heart that they might obey God’s truths and only His.

According to God, His Sabbath begins at sundown Friday and extends to sundown Saturday; while Satan’s counterfeit extends from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday (for which there is no Biblical authority). We begin by reiterating the fourth Precept contained in Exodus 20:8-11 and Deuteronomy 5:12-14.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy, six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. {Ref: Romans 14:5-6 to understand the significance of the Lord’s Sabbath Day, plus scriptural confirmations begin below}

ENDURING CONFIRMATIONS: For comprehension, please look up and read each of the scriptures referenced

Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 16: 23,25,26,27-28,30; 23:12; 23:23; 31:13-17; 34:21; 35:2; Leviticus 19:3-4; 19:30; 23:3; 26:1; Numbers 15:16; Deuteronomy 5:12-14; 13:3-4; Nehemiah 9:13-14; 10:31; 13:14-18; Psalm 111:7-10; 119:150-152; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Isaiah 56:1-7; 58:2-8,10,13-14; 66:22-23; Jeremiah 17:21-22; Ezekiel 18:21; 20:12; 20:20; 23:38; Hosea 8:1

Matthew 5:17-20; 7:21; 12:8, 50; 15:3-11; 24:20-21

[Concerning the above scriptures in Mathew, Jesus was prophesying about future events, specifically the tribulation spoken of in Revelation. Since that event is occurring in our generation where the moral majority believe the day doesn’t matter and the Ten Commandments no longer stand, why would Jesus caution us to avoid fleeing on the sabbath day? Logic concludes that the Sabbath does matter and obedience still is required— even in times of trouble. Actually, especially in times of trouble! ] 

Matthew 28:1; Mark 1:21

[With respect to Matthew and Mark, we not only are to do as Christ said but we also must do as Christ did! The above scripture is just one of many which set out Christ’s obedience to the fourth statute. Are we so much better than Christ that we, a mere speck of dust, have the right to throw out one commandment because it isn’t convenient for us? It make us too noticeable thus Sunday is a better day? Why, we aren’t even worthy to tie Jesus’ shoes! ]

Mark 2:27-28

[We must understand that Jesus was NOT saying that the Sabbath was made for our own enjoyment and pleasure. Surely it is obvious by now that its observance marks us as belonging to God as well as serves as our demonstration to Him that we undeniably claim Him as the ONE TRUE GOD. So, of course, it was made for man! ]

Mark 3:4; 3:35; 6:2; 7:6-9, 13 {Remember the Lord saying this very thing back in the Old Testament?} Luke 4:16; 6:5-6; 6:9-10; 13:10; 13:14-16

 

[Please note in the previous scriptures Jesus has in no way referred to labor designed for personal gain. It is a simple fact that all living things need food and water even on the Sabbath day. That is not considered labor for personal gain but rather caring for. Reflect logically on the wording of the fourth commandment as well as the scriptures indicating that on that day we are to turn away from doing our own pleasures and work for personal gain, even speaking our own words. Jesus meant nothing other than caring for another and the body we inhabit. In the following scriptures Christ makes it clear that by doing something for another knowing there is no personal gain is to be rewarded in heaven. ]

 

 

Luke 14:1-5,11,14; 16:17; 23:54-56; John 3:33-35; 4:23-24; 7:16-17; 12:49-50; 13:15; 14:10; 14:15

[ Concerning the above group of scriptures, interestingly and contrary to popular opinion, even the Apostles and Gentiles, Greeks and other heathens they converted, kept the true Sabbath according to the fourth commandment, as will be shown in abundance throughout the book of Acts.  ]

Acts 5:29-30; 13:14-15; 13:42,44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4-5; 21:24; 24:16; Romans 1:31-32; 2:13-15; 3:31; 7:7,12-13,22; 8:4; Ephesians 5:3,9; Philippians 2:5-8; I Thessalonians 5:21-22; I Timothy 4:16; II Timothy 3:1-5; Titus 1:14-16; Hebrews 4:1-11; 13:9; James 2:10; 2:14,24; I John 2:3-7; 3:4-6; 3:8; 5:2-3; II John 1:6; Revelation 2:9;  7:2-3; 12:17; 14:12; 22:14

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

 

NOTES: Denominational preachers, pastors, priests and theologians call Sabbath keepers “legalists” or “fanatics” or “cults,” as though Sabbatarians commit some heinous crime against Christ and the Holy Spirit. Yet, right there in the above scriptures, it says, WE KNOW WE LOVE GOD WHEN WE OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS: those given from the beginning. By that same love, we know we love God’s children. Thus, the two royal Laws of Love are demonstrated as fulfilled when we obey His Commandments.

 

God’s Precepts are TEN, which includes the Fourth Sabbath Statute. Should we then assume that because Sunday keepers appear to obey nine of the Ten, they too should be labeled “legalists, fanatics, and cults?” Contrarily, they are not so tagged. Their logic is no logic at all: for only “doers of the whole Law are justified.”

 

Readers are challenged to find 10 single spaced 8.5×11-inch pages of Biblical scriptures declaring the Fourth Precept no longer applicable since Christ; OR, to find 48 single spaced 8.5×11-inch pages of Biblical scriptures clearly stating that all the Ten Statutes no longer apply. It cannot be done: short of finding perhaps 3 or 4 scriptures taken totally out of context and grossly distorted to support such blasphemous claims. Nonetheless, the challenge is issued herewith.

 

It is a fact that among ministers of God’s Word who choose to preach the Truth—declaring the Ten Precepts and the faith of Jesus, which includes the seventh day Sabbath— as being required of all Christians, they are promptly fired from their pastoral positions. This Pen personally knows two such ministers to whom this happened: a former Methodist preacher and a former Church of Christ pastor. There is no telling how many others like them there are throughout the world. The two I know of are truly blessed with stripes for Christ. It is written: “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins…of her plagues.” Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

 

During an October 2000 TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) broadcast, a pastor stated that when a person acknowledges the truth of God’s Word but still rejects it in their personal life, they do not reject it from an intellectual standpoint but rather refuse truth from an immoral position. This is to say, they understand intellectually that what they have heard or read is true AND even agree that the bearer of truth has clearly made his or her point. However, the hearer declines to act upon those truths because it adamantly does not fit into this world after which they lust.

 

The saddest thing is that while the pastor made a very profound and true statement, he himself abstains from the whole of our Lord’s truths: if for no other reason than he teaches-by-implication that Sunday is the Lord’s Sabbath. As far as our Creator Father is concerned, part truth is as unacceptable as a lie. One lie renders the whole a lie. God says, “Only the whole truth and nothing but the truth shall set you free of Satan’s bondage, that you may be admitted through the gates of heaven to eternal life.”

 

God’s people are “peculiar,” stand out like a bright neon light. More importantly, they lust after heaven: adamantly denying all of this world. It is interesting that one of the many behaviors, which causes the sheep so much notice as well as being called names throughout Christendom, is their unfailing obedience to the Fourth Statute of Life, of Liberty: God’s and Christ’s Sabbath, the seal of the One True Living God, the very emblem indicating WHICH God it is we serve. The sheep care not about going to dinner on Friday night or after church on Saturday. Nor do they care that they do not frequent malls or shop on the seventh day or traverse golf courses during His holy convocation.

 

Need more proof? Then read on, for God’s Sabbath day represents far more than one might first think: see article posted 08-24-06 by copying and pasting this and the following links into your browser: “Seal of the Living God” https://bonnieq.wordpress.com/2006/08/24/seal-of-the-living-god/   > also consider reading “When Is the Lord’s Day” at https://bonnieq.wordpress.com/2006/09/16/when-is-the-lords-day/ which includes this pen’s personal testimony of learning this Truth. Then you might want to read “Why, Oh Why?” at https://bonnieq.wordpress.com/2006/10/23/why-oh-why/ for it just might change your thinking and behaviour.

 

Where do you stand? What is your position? Intellectual and immoral? OR, intellectual and moral? The message is the same for one and all who profess to be Christians: “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins . . . of her plagues.” To be a partaker of her plagues means certain and utter destruction, to-wit: the second death.

 

EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS! 

 

~~ end article

 

 

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  1. We would love to have you and your readers join our Christian forums here: http://www.TheologyForums.org

    Comment by Theology Forums | 27 June 2011 | Reply

  2. Thank you, dear friend, for reading and commenting. I hope you had time to read the related articles that were noted therein. 🙂 Also, I am about to post an article that directly relates to several of these end days’ prophecies, which might interest you: “Pure Organic Logic.”

    Much love and prayers,
    BonnieQ
    Truth Seekers and Speakers

    Comment by bonnieq | 26 October 2006 | Reply

  3. Christ speaks clearly about the Sabbath. It is made for man and not man for the Sabbath. At the Council of Trent (circa 350 AD) they proclaimed it a sin to rest on the Sabbath because they were considered that Christians were being Judaized. If you can rest on Saturday, rest and consider God. Regardless of what day it is, pray and worship Him. It is simple. Love the Lord your God. Like circumcision, it is a personal choice. The believer’s salvation is not dependent upon either laws. Thankfully we have a merciful Savior.

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    Comment by storbakken | 26 October 2006 | Reply

  4. Leviticus 19:3-4 . . . “Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and KEEP MY SABBATHS: I am the Lord your God. Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God.

    Obviously, this passage is speaking of God’s fourth precept because it goes on to mention the first and second statutes of His Ten, making it clear which of the laws He is referring; as opposed to the various ordinance sabbaths that are apart from precept law.

    As for the calendar, that research has been done: historically, while there have been many changes to the calendar, the one thing never changed has been the line up of days in a week: Sunday was and remains the first day of the week and Saturday the seventh. Additionally, when determining time frames, specifically regarding various prophecies, the Jewish calendar was used. Also, the Jews have always observed sundown Friday to sundown Saturday as the fourth precept Sabbath: as cited in that Law.

    Still, I would hope that everyone would look up all the scripture references for themselves and do so by asking for the Holy Spirit’s guidance. God should be the one to verify or deny. Please note that this article has been greatly reduced from that which appears in the AKJV Topical Bible “Truth Gathering,” in order to fit within the confines of this setting.

    Thank you so much, Alex, for reading and commenting and I urge you to do the research. It is a very rewarding endeavor and serves to draw us even closer to our Lord. 🙂

    Much love in Christ,
    BonnieQ
    Truth Seekers and Speakers

    Comment by bonnieq | 26 October 2006 | Reply

  5. There is a problem I have with this article. There have been multiple calendars used throughout the Biblical times and since then. They all differ in structure. Have any of these people made any accommodation for this, be them Sabbath keepers or those attacking them? I don’t see any evidence of this and plan to do my own research to get to the bottom of this issue, rather than bickering about doctrine. Also, after reading this article it seems appropriate to remember that we are not saved by our own actions, but by the actions of Jesus Christ. After all, it was our imperfections that nailed Him to the cross.

    I haven’t read through all of the “Enduring confirmations,” though I have already found one (Leviticus 19:3-4) that speaks naught of the Sabbath. It seems to me that this piece could not have been all that well put together if a even the most cursory of glances can prove irrelevance of evidence.

    Keep your eyes open for a post on this later this week.

    God bless!

    AD

    Comment by Alex | 25 October 2006 | Reply

  6. Lane, I had referred you to Hebrews, chapter 4; not 3:4 as you suggested in your email. As for your statement that the fourth Precept Sabbath was also for redemption, I beg to disagree. The Sabbath to which you refer is the annual sabbath of atonement in the midst of ordinances, not Precepts,which was done away with by Christ becoming the perfect sacrificial lamb.

    There is a vast difference between Statutes and ordinances, the former is perpetual even in the new earth and the latter were and are temporary, as concerns “sacrifice and oblations:” which Daniel said Christ would do away with.

    And, I am familiar with every one of the few scriptures used to support Sunday, yet when compared to historical practices are reviewed, they do not apply. Jesus changed nothing, and it says exactly that in Hebrews c.4: that “if Jesus had given us rest, would He not have spoken of another day? He did not, therefore we are to enter into God’s seventh day rest; for failure to do so is an example of unbelief.”

    As I mentioned in my email reply, Sunday was not established as a Sabbath until 200 A.D. and it was done by man, specifically Papal Rome, not God or Christ or even the Apostles. Man has no right to change God’s Laws and that is exactly what Rome did; fulfilling Daniel’s prophecy that “they hope to change times and laws,” referring to Satan’s “ministers,” wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    The 7th day Sabbath also is God’s Seal, and He said exactly that in the Old Testament. Then, Jesus stated He also is Lord of the Sabbath, revealing that it also is His Seal by power of His Father.

    Sunday relates to “commandments and traditions of men” and they lack the power of God. Both God and Jesus said that God’s Truth would come by way of the “untutored by man,” babes as it were. To be ordained by man’s seminaries is to be taught man’s smooth words; to be tutored only the Holy Spirit is to speak God’s hard Truths.

    Nevertheless, thank you for reading and commenting on this treatise, which does include “every” relavent scripture. In the AKJV Topical Bible “Truth Gathering” those scripture quotes consume 15 – 8×11-inch pages. There is no way you can match that in support of Sunday.

    Love in Christ,
    BonnieQ
    Truth Seekers and Speakers

    Comment by bonnieq | 25 October 2006 | Reply

  7. Bonnie, you seem to suggest that any and all who teach that the Sabbath command now applies to Sunday are manipulating God’s Word. The Puritans did not manipulate God’s Word, and yet not a single one of them worshiped on Saturday. Please read my article here for a very detailed argument from Scripture that the Fourth Commandment applies in all its glory to Sunday:
    http://greenbaggins.wordpress.com/2005/09/15/
    from-sabbath-to-lords-day-2/

    The OT reasons for Sabbath are creation and redemption (as proved by Exodus 20 and Deut 5). What we have in Christ is *new* creation and *new* redemption, which happens on Sunday. Nothing short of that would change the day. This issue involves most closely the issue of continuity and discontinuity between Old and New Testaments. Where does one draw the line?

    Comment by greenbaggins | 25 October 2006 | Reply


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