Jumat, 30 Januari 2009

The Law Of God

THE LAW OF GOD
the tract in pdf n/a

I: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

II: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy GOD am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

III: Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy GOD in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who taketh his name in vain.

IV: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day [Saturday] 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 they stranger that is within they gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day [Saturday]: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

V: Honor they father and they mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee.

VI: Thou shalt not kill.

VII: Thou shalt not commit adultery.

VIII: Thou shalt not steal.

IX: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

X: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s. Exodus 20:3-17.


God’s 10 Commandments As Found in the New Testament:

I: Matthew 4:10

II: 1 John 5:21

III: 1 Timothy 6:1

IV: Mark 2:27, 28

V: Ephesians 6:1, 2

VI: James 2:11

VII: Mark 10:19

VIII: Matthew 19:18

IX: Romans 13:9

X: Romans 7:1, 7


Scripture Backing That God Does Not Change:

“My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Psalms 89:34.

“For I am the LORD, I change not...” Malachi 3:6.

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the ingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:17-19.

“...For thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed forever.” 1 Chronicles 17:27.

“All thy commandments are truth.” Psalms 119:151.

“All thy law is truth.” Psalms 119:142.

“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalms 100:5.

“All his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.” Psalms 111:7, 8.

“And this is love, that we walk after his commendments. This is the commandment, that, as ye have heard from the beginning [see Exodus 20:8-11], ye should walk in it.” 2 John 1:6.

“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:4.


HOW MAN CHANGED WHAT GOD SAID

CATHOLICS:

“You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” -James Cardinal Gibbons, The faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.

Ques. -How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holydays?
Ans. -By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church.” -Henry Tuberville, An Abridgement of the Christian Doctrine (1833 approbation) p. 58 (same statement in Manual of Christian Doctrine, ed. By Daniel Ferris [1916 ed.] p. 67).

Ques. -Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to insitute festivals of precept?
Ans. -Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her, -she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptual authority.” -Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism (3rd ed.), p. 174.

"The Catholic Church,...by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.” -The Catholic Mirror, official organ of Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893.

“If we consulted the Bible only, we should still have to keep holy the Sabbath Day, that is, Saturday.” -John Laux, A Course in Religion for Catholic High Schools and Academics, vol.1 (1936 ed.), p. 51. Quoted by permission of Benziger Brothers, Inc., proprietors of the copyright.

“It was the Holy Catholic Church that changed the day of rest from Saturday to Sunday, the first day of the week. And it not only compelled all to keep Sunday, but at the Council of Laodicea, A.D. 364, anathematized those who kept the Sabbath and urged all persons to labor on the seventh day under penalty of anathema.
“Which church does the whole civilized world obey? Protestants call us every horrible name they can think of--anti-Christ, the scarlet-colored beast, Babylon, ect., and at the same time profess great reverence for the Bible, and yet by solemn act of keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the power of the Catholic Church.
“The Bible says: ‘Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.’ but the Catholic Church says, ‘No, keep the first day of the week,’ and the whole world bows in obedience.” -Father T. Enright, Roman Catholic Priest, Kansas City, Mo.

(All of the above quotations are from Catholic authors and/or published by Catholic publishing houses.)


PROTESTANTS:

Anglican:
“And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh, but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day....The reasons why we keep the first day of the week holy instead of the seventh is for the same reason that we observe many other things, not because the Bible, but because the church, has enjoined it.” -Isaac Williams (Anglican), Plain Sermons on the Catechism, vol.1, pp.334, 336.

Baptist:
Dr. Edward T. Hiscox (Baptist): “There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but the Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will, however, be readily said, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the Seventh to the First day of the week....Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament, absolutely not.” -Paper read Aug. 20, 1893, at a Baptist ministers’ meeting at Saratoga, New York.

Congregationalist:
Dr. R. W. Dale (British Congregationalist): “It is quite clear that, however rigidly or devoted we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath....The sabbath was founded on a specific, Divine command. We can plead no such command for the obligation to observe Sunday....There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday.” -The Ten Commandments, pp.127-129.

Lutheran:
“We have seen how gradually the impression of the Jewish sabbath faded from the mind of the Christian Church, and how completely the newer thought underlying the observance of the first day took possession of the church. We have seen that the Christians of the first three centuries never confused one with the other, but for a time celebrated both.” -The Sunday Problem (1923 ed.), a study book of the United Lutheran Church, p. 36.

“The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance, and it was far from the intentions of the apostles to establish a divine command in this respect; far from them, and from the early apostolic church, to transfer the laws of the Sabbath to Sunday.” -The History of the Christian Religion and Church, Dr. Augustus Neander p. 186.

Methodist:
Methodist Episcopal Theological Compend, by Amos Binney: “It is true there is no positive command for infant baptism....Nor is there any for keeping holy the first day of the week.” -Pages 180, 181.


On what authority have Protestants observed Sunday? Plainly on the authority of the very Catholic Church which they abandoned.
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: FearGod, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13.