When something is broken, it must be repaired and returned to its original intended functioning condition before it can be used as it was intended.
So-called Christianity has been broken since the time of Emperor Constantine’s interference with the Faith and his introduction of paganism into the Faith and his insistence that the GOD ORDAINED SEVENTH DAY SABBATH be changed to the venerable day of the SUN – Sun-god day – as he was a true sun-god worshiper and not a born again Saint of YHVH.
All believers in YHVH and CHRIST are called to REPENT and Return to the original intended functioning Faith of CHRIST and His Chosen Apostles by observing the TRUE SABBATH OF GOD – The Seventh Day Rest. Until we do so, all of so-called Christianity is broken and cannot be depended upon.
Any and all Saints and Christian Faiths/Denominations, including those who call themselves None Denominational as well as those who distinguish themselves as Apostolics, but deny the TRUE Sabbath Day of GOD – GOD’S Fourth Commandments – have disobeyed and sinned against GOD. They do not keep the Commandments of God but deny the TRUE FAITH and make void the Commandment of God by observing a counterfeit Sabbath.
The spirit of making void the law of God is at work and has been at work since the time of the true Apostles. “A man of sin” – Emperor Constantine – as prophesied about in Daniel, arose and changed God’s laws and times. (Daniel 7:24-25)
And the whole world has been deceived whereby the world of Christendom has exchanged GOD’S Commandments for their own and YHVH’S Sabbath for the first day of the week – Sunday.
Constantine’s Influence Effectively Changed, Perverted and Corrupted Christianity.
In the early dawn of the fourth century, Constantine, a Roman general, ambitious for the throne, adopted Christianity as a matter of political advantage. Merely as a measure of popularity, he proclaimed himself a Christian without ever having been born again or gifted with the HOLY SPIRIT. As in many Christian churches today, he simply made a decision or a confession of Christ.
Constantine faced a national situation whereas more than half of his citizens and himself worshiped the pagan sun-god on Sundays – thus they did not work on sun-god day. The other half of his citizenry – the Saints of YHVH and Jews – observed the Seventh Day Sabbath as GOD Commanded and the LORD Jesus CHRIST and His Chosen Apostles observed. Thus they did not work on the seventh day but labored on the first day of the week – the pagan’s sun-god day. This offended the pagan worshipers. This created much civil unrest, tension and conflict.
Constantine conceived the idea of wedding two of the religious factions together – Christians and sun-god worshipers. Though professing Christianity, Constantine was really a practicing pagan and did not want to conflict with his pagan subjects. Thus, in a political move to unify his subjects, Emperor Constantine published two edicts (Commands); one of which commanded all citizens, regardless of YHVH’S Fourth Commandments, to solemnly observe the pagan day of worship – sun-god day (Sunday).
This was the first law ever given by man or God for the purpose of making Sunday a day of sacred rest (Sabbath). Up until that point, there was only GOD’S LAW and COMMAND about which day was to be OBSERVED as His HOLY SABBATH. Constantine’s law was an entirely man-made law, uninspired by GOD. And on the seventh day of March, 321, Constantine gave forth his Sunday law:
“Let all the judges and town people and the occupation of all trades rest on the venerable day of the sun (Dies Solis); but let those who are situated in the country, freely and at full liberty, attend to the business of agriculture; because it often happens that no other day is so fit for sowing corn and planting vines; lest the critical moment being let slip, men should lose the commodities granted by Heaven.”
Thus, the origin of Sunday keeping in the Christian Church.
In the year 364 at the council of Laodicea, a Constantine led Church issued a law requiring that Christians must “not Judaize by resting on Saturday.” In other words, SAINTS and Jews who sought to keep the FOURTH COMMANDMENT of GOD by not working on Saturday – the TRUE SABBATH – must now cease from their observance of YHVH’S Day of Rest and engage in business and agriculture as usual by law of the Emperor and of the Church. Thus it is plain to see that a human hand (A man Of Sin), and not a divine, changed the Sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week.
I find it interesting that although there was an executive order and a civil law declaring Sunday the day of rest, there were Saints of YHVH as well as Jews who would exercise civil disobedience by observing GOD’S SABBATH by not working on Saturdays. This angered the “man of sin” so much that he felt it necessary to make it against the law to abstain from work on Saturdays. He called cessation from labor on the seventh day “Judaizing” – a propaganda effort to demonize all who observed GOD’S TRUE SABBATH as being Jews – a despised and hated group in that day. This move effectively wedded and marked Christianity with paganism and ostracized the Jews and outlawed the observance of the Seventh Day Sabbath.
Finally the Sabbath – the perpetual sign (mark) of GOD’S Covenant with his people – was crushed and replaced with the mark (sign) of the beast – Sunday, the pagan holy day. Henceforth, Sunday was adopted and supported by the Christian Church and continues to be supported in our contemporary Christian churches whereas even nations recognize the pagan day of worship (Sunday) and brazenly ignores and dismisses the HOLY Seventh Day Sabbath of YHVH – making void the LAW of YHVH.
Doctor Johann Maier von Eck, the astute lawyer and champion of the Church in its controversy with Martin Luther, admits, “The church has changed the observance of the Sabbath to Sunday on its own authority, without Scripture…”
We must REPENT!
We cannot consider ourselves Saints of GOD or children of God or believers in CHRIST Jesus while making void the LAW of GOD and receiving the mark of the evil one.
We must REPENT NOW!!!
CHRISTIANITY is broken and we must return to the original Faith of CHRIST and the teachings and practices of HIS CHOSEN APOSTLES.
We must REPENT TODAY!
Revelation 14:9-12 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
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