erniebluenose posted a comment · Jun 16, 2016
I couldn't go past this without comment I normally think you are very astute in your theology Dr but in this I think you are as unbiblical and unscriptural as you can be....it makes the messianic movement look like a joke if one of its biggest proponents is saying "well Gentiles don't have to do the Shabbat,just keep your Sunday " how is this provoking our Jewish brethren to jealousy? So why bother doing any of the feasts ? Or food laws ? It's not "Jewish stuff" it's Gods word.....lets just go back to sitting on our hands and singing come by yah then ....,really??? we have a biblical mandate to provoke and have the two become one new man We as Gentiles are grafted into the olive tree,the commonwealth of Israel no? So how please tell can we have one father,one messiah,one baptism,one faith,and two sets of rules? I'm sorry but I think your well of the mark here Sir
Kevin W. posted a comment · Jun 01, 2016
Dr. Brown, does the book of Hebrews in the New Testament apply to Jews and Gentiles alike? Hebrews 4 shows the example to us of God resting on the Sabbath. We shouldn't assume He needed a rest but did so as an example to man kind. Israel was not even a nation when God showed us obedience to the 4th Commandment. "9 So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His." It appears in Hebrews 4 there are 2 components of Sabbath rest. 1, Sabbath rest through faith in God. 2, resting in Christ through obedience to God in the 4th Commandment. 11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. Verse 11 shows that AFTER becoming a Christian we are to continue in entering a rest otherwise we will fall into disobedience. It is the 10 Commandments that show what disobedience is. Through example and proclamation of the Sabbath being "made for man..." we must assume it is a requirement for all man all through time. Did Christ preface his statement of the Sabbath with, "until I am resurrected". No, that did not happen. With no aberration of the Sabbath, no change to Sunday, and the continued observance of the church in the first century Christians why is the Sabbath not currently observed? It seems tradition sometimes trumps Biblical truth. We must remember what Daniel said and really contemplate the application to our times. "and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law;". If worship on Sunday is not Biblical and Sabbath observance is a requirement to enter in to Christ's rest through obedience then shouldn't we assume Sunday is the manifestation of Daniels prophecy? We, and most of the reformers, already believe the Papacy to be the Antichrist then we should know Sunday, "the first day", is a false Sabbath day.