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Sabbath is a doing day, how to study scripture,

Q43: 50. Among Snares

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(1) Sabbath is a doing day

He said, "Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; . . . and ye on theSabbath day circumcise a man." According to the law, every child must be circumcised on the eighthday. Should the appointed time fall upon the Sabbath, the rite must then be performed. How much moremust it be in harmony with the

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spirit of the law to make a man "every whit whole on the Sabbath day."

Is "Ceasing day" a day where man ceases doing all things, in order to remain special with GOD on this special day? Or like Jesus are we supposed to be "doing" like He did?

De 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.(KJV)

How sad we trust translators too much, and do not see the truth of the holy writings. And a translation into English is not holy, only the Hebrew words in the writings are holy.

De 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to (asah) "do" on (sabbath) "ceasing-day".(Hebrew translation)

Notice Jesus commands us to be busy doing on "ceasing day". Doing what? What Jesus did, redemption in others.Strangely enough that is what Sabbath is for. For sharing the Fathers fruit to others. Therefore Sabbath is a doing day.

(2) How to study Scripture..

God does not compel men to give up their unbelief. Before them are light and darkness, truth and error.It is for them to decide which they will accept. The human mind is endowed with power to discriminatebetween right and wrong. God designs that men shall not decide from impulse, but from weight ofevidence, carefully comparing scripture with scripture.

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Many are deceived today in the same way as were the Jews. Religious teachers read the Bible in thelight of their own understanding and traditions; and the people do not search the Scriptures forthemselves, and judge for themselves as to what is truth; but they yield up their judgment, and committheir souls to their leaders.

So here is a challenge to the reader. Where in Scripture does it say how to read Scripture ?Such a passage must begin carefully and show us gradually what to do, highlighting all the points in correct order.

Such a passage exists in the holy writings, across two chapters of poetry writings and figures. Do you O reader know such a place ?Or do we read the writings a little here and a little there, making whatever we like from them? to suit our proud hearts? or to follow what our preacher says?Maybe we just trust our translators and assume they have truth? Maybe we even trust a completely different Bible of holy writings, assuming humans did not not tamper with the coping process?

What is the process of searching scripture anyway? What does Scripture say?

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    The Spirit of Prophecy tells an interesting and more detailed story t han does the NT holy writings...

    He was soon interrupted. A group of Pharisees and scribes approached Him, dragging with them aterror-stricken woman, whom with hard, eager voices they accused of having violated the seventhcommandment. Having pushed her into the presence of Jesus, they said to Him, with a hypocriticalshow of respect, "Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest Thou?"Their pretended reverence veiled a deep-laid plot for His ruin. They had seized upon this opportunity tosecure His condemnation, thinking that whatever decision He might make, they would find occasion toaccuse Him. Should He acquit the woman, He might be charged with despising the law of Moses.Should He declare her worthy of death,

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    He could be accused to the Romans as one who was assuming authority that belonged only to them.

    Jesus looked for a moment upon the scene,--the trembling victim in her shame, the hard-faceddignitaries, devoid of even human pity. His spirit of stainless purity shrank from the spectacle. Well Heknew for what purpose this case had been brought to Him. He read the heart, and knew the characterand life history of everyone in His presence. These would-be guardians of justice had themselves ledtheir victim into sin, that they might lay a snare for Jesus. Giving no sign that He had heard theirquestion, He stooped, and fixing His eyes upon the ground, began to write in the dust.

    Impatient at His delay and apparent indifference, the accusers drew nearer, urging the matter upon Hisattention. But as their eyes, following those of Jesus, fell upon the pavement at His feet, theircountenances changed. There, traced before them, were the guilty secrets of their own lives. Thepeople, looking on, saw the sudden change of expression, and pressed forward to discover what it wasthat they were regarding with such astonishment and shame.

    Now rising, and fixing His eyes upon theplotting elders, Jesus said, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." Andstooping down, He continued writing on the ground.He had not set aside the law given through Moses, nor infringed upon the authority of Rome.Jesus arose, and looking at the woman said, "Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no mancondemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, andsin no more."

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    The Sinless One pities the weakness of the sinner,and reaches to her a helping hand. While the hypocritical Pharisees denounce, Jesus bids her, "Go, andsin no more."

    Joh 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin "Greek: Hamartano" "Hebrew: chataah" no more.(KJV)

    Men hate the sinner, while they love thesin. Christ hates the sin, but loves the sinner. This will be the spirit of all who follow Him

    The elders could not throw a stone at her because a man and woman convicted of adultery were to be both stoned to death.

    Le 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

    The elders used Mary as a sex comfort girl for their lust, she had no family of her own to protect her, and thus was a helpless victim to these abusers. Notice how Jesus writes in the dust the very sexual sins each elder had with her... and they left not willing to expose themselves before Jesus and the crowd.

    The translated word "sin" is correct, Jesus told her to sin no more.

    Notice the SOP concludes men hate the sinner but love the sin...this shows that wicked people do not like relationships, they only like themselves....

    Notice the SOP says Jesus hates the sin, but loves the sin ner, showing that salvation is about relationship...and sin is about breaking off a divine relationship. Jesus wants to be with people, and He wants people to love being with people, in true loving relationship. Shalom

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