Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. (Here He creates the sun and the moon)
:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
God created or recreated/remodeled the moon on the 4th day, it was the first day of the appointment of the moon as a time clock. Since verse 14 says that these lights (of the sun, moon & stars) are made to be a time clock, It only makes sense that the moon was in "new moon" phrase, to reflect that it was the first day of the new month. The Creator did not rest this day. He rested on the 7th day which was 3 days after the new moon. The New Moon days are commanded to be observed, there is no commandment to rest on that day. Notice there is no rest commandment in Genesis 1 until we get to the 7th day. It could be said that the first day of the month was either the first day God started this work or that it was the 4th day. In either case, He doesn't proclaim a rest until the 7th day of this month. Thus we keep counting every 7th day from then on through out all history. The count doesn't start over with each new moon. The very first observance of 7th day rest was not on the first day of the moon. There is no scripture that even hints that we are to start the count over with each new moon. He never proclaimed the 14th and the 21st day, nor the 28th day as days of rest or assembly. He is very precise. He says we are to start the Feast of Tabernacles on the 15th day of the seventh month. He gives all the dates we need for the feast days. Therefore He would have also stated that we are to keep the weekly rest or the monthly rest on the 14th day of the month every month throughout all your generations and then also the 21 and 28th. He does not leave it to guessing. He gives us all the instructions that we need with each Holy Day and each day of rest that we are to observe.
If the 7th day can fall on any day of the week, then the same is true of the first day of the week.
Pagans worship Sunday. It's named after the sun. To say that the 1st day can fall on any day other than Sunday is to give them license to worship this day. Some times to see truth, we can look to the wrongful examples of the pagans. What are they doing? The whole world keeps Sunday. The whole world is deceived. Sunday is the focus of the Catholic Church. They admit changing the weekly day of rest and assembly (what people call "the sabbath") "from Saturday to Sunday", not changing from the 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th to a set day of the week.
Some people will use Amos 8:5 as instruction to rest on the New Moons. This is not accurate. The verse indicates that the people believed they were to not sell (they should rest) on that day. However, it's the people talking, not God! And it's not Amos or any prophet or any man of God declaring a day of rest. We are to go by God's Commandments and instructions, not what the people in Amos time believed. This verse is not an instruction but rather the people murmuring.
And what kind of people were these that are speaking in Amos 8:5? They are people with a wrong spirit! They think the laws are grievous. Are we to use them as example of righteousness? No way! No wonder they thought the new moons were grievous, they were keeping them the wrong way and in the wrong spirit! There is no biblical command to rest on the New Moon day. And there is no instruction to use that day as a day to start the weekly cycle over again.
The Almighty Creator has given me a great scriptural proof plus a divine revelation/confirmation against the lunar sabbath false teaching.
1. Jesus died on the 15th of the 1st Month, on the day after Passover which is always the 14th of the month. That's very very clear. Most people believe He died on the 14th, the Passover day itself. Either way, my next point is still valid.
In the lunar moon weekly sabbath theory, the 14th is always a weekly sabbath day. The 15th is also the first day of the week.
We know that Jesus was in the tomb 3 days and 3 nights;
Matthew 12:40 "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
Yet the women came to the tomb at the end of the weekly rest (sabbath), just before the first day of the week;
Matt. 28:1 "In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre".
Since Jesus died on the 14th or 15th, was in the tomb 3 days (72 hours), and rose on the 7th Day of Rest and Assembly (called Sabbath by modern Jews) before the women arrived while it was still dark, before sunrise which would begin the 1st day of the week, it is totally impossible for the 14th to be the weekly Sabbath.
One day a lady basically told me that the Sabbath varies from week to week on different days. It's called the lunar Sabbath theory. It says that you start counting 7 days from the first day of the month and every 7 days is the Sabbath regardless of what day it falls on. I have heard this before, but I know it's wrong. I told her I would read all the scriptures she gave me and I did. None of them say anything about a lunar Sabbath count starting on first on month. I went to get a box to ship bibles and evangelism materials to Nigeria and when I get the box home, I noticed someone had written on every side of the box "JESUS CALLING, SATURDAY ONLY"! That was VERY clearly Jesus speaking to me and basically saying "I am Jesus and I am telling you, the weekly Day of Rest and Assembly is Saturday ONLY!" I received a divine revelation from God on this subject! That settles it for me. But I also know that there are many people out there that do not have Faith and do not believe in miracles, so for those that would prefer research or debate, here is a good link discussing this topic. I do not know anything about their other articles. I do not endorse any of their other articles. But I have found this to be a good link concerning the lunar moon sabbath false teaching. The burden of proof for a lunar observance of the Sabbath and counting of the Sabbath to start with each new moon is upon the shoulders of them that teach such demonic doctrine. The bible does NOT teach such lunar counting of weekly Sabbaths.
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