Sabbath Day (Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Saturday, Nov.09, 2019
In Messiah’s name: “There is a way that seems right unto a man/woman, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Prov.16: 25)
Did you know that the term “religion” and “government” are quite similar – they both are man-made institutions and the etymology of both are rooted in the Latin – meaning “to bring into bondage and mind control”. There are some who will dispute this, but, in the main however, both are man-made constructs.
Most people attending churches, mosques and synagogues were born into these respective religions. On the other hand, there are those who chose a particular religion to satisfy a so-called spiritual need.
However, being born into a particular religious denomination or joining one does not make you a “better person”, nor is it a channel to eternal life. That is, there is no repentance or real conversion involved in such a state.
Further, most continue to go along with the customs, traditions and ways of this world. They do not change and they do not come to know the true Creator-God, his way or his son, Messiah (Yahshua/jesus). Continues below pic.
Conversion and repentance involves a genuine surrender to obey the Creator-God and his Laws as did Messiah. We are to do the same.
In Acts 2:38, we discover what’s involved in being converted — it’s a character change.
Peter said: “‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
What do you repent of? Sin! What is sin? It is the transgression of the Creator’s laws as indicated in 1 John 3: 4
To be really converted, one must repent of breaking the Creator-God’s (the great I AM) commandments, statutes and judgments as revealed in the bible and these include his weekly Sabbath and his annual Holy Day Sabbath festivals.
Messiah (Yahshua/jesus) stated in response to the temptation of Satan, in Luke 4: 4 “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” Messiah was quoting Deut.8: 3 of the old testament. Continues below pic.
In sum – real conversion and real repentance requires one to be baptized as an outward sign of one’s willingness to completely bury the old sinful self and obey the Creator-God’s commandments, as did Messiah who is our personal Savior, High Priest and Master. May it be so with you.
Being born in a particular religion or joining one doesn’t cut it! “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).
Here’s a head’s up for Catholics and Christians
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matt.7: 22 – 23)
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all those who seek and love the truth – – God’s word Jn. 17: 17 & Ps.119: 142