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The True Sabbath Found in The Languages of The World.

   Dr. William Meade Jones
Dr. William Meade Jones lived over a hundred and fifty years ago, and was a well-known London, England, research expert. He discovered in his studies that the Seventh-day Sabbath was the only weekly Sabbath ever commanded by God in the Bible.

Jones decided that, since Scripture clearly shows that the Bible Sabbath was first given to mankind at the end of the Creation Week, (Genesis 2:1-3) then two important facts would have had to be known throughout the ancient world: First, a fixing of the seven-day weekly cycle on a world-wide basis, and second, an ancient world-wide knowledge of the Seventh-day Sabbath.

Jones was convinced of this for several reasons:
1. Adam and Noah were earnest worshipers of God and were faithful Sabbath keepers. (Genesis 6:9,7:5)
2. They would have taught their descendents about the Bible Sabbath, and its sacredness.
3. The truth that God is to be worshiped on the seventh of each seven-day week, requires a seven-day week, even though they may have later turned to idols and left the worship of the True God.
4. As the descendents of Adam and Noah spread out all over the world, they would have carried with them the seven day week, and the seventh day holy Sabbath given by God to mankind.

Many of Adam's and Noah's descendents became scoffers, however Jones reasoned, that they would still carry with them the twin truths of the Creation Week, of Genesis 1 by their keeping of the seven-day weekly cycle, and the Seventh-day Sabbath by naming the seventh day of the week in their language as the day of Sabbath rest.

William Mead Jones decided to research a majority of the languages of the world to see if his reasonings were true. The results of his research was as he suspected and is another powerful proof, not only that the Seventh day is the true Sabbath of God, but also that the creation account in Genesis 1 and 2 is accurate, and that God is our Creator!


Chart of the Week (Showing the position of the true Sabbath)

LANGUAGE
(Where Spoken, Read, or
Otherwise Used)
1
2
3
4
5
6
Name of the
SEVENTH DAY
Shemitic
Hebrew Bible world-wide
Day One
Day Second
Day Third
Day Fourth
Day Fifth
Day the Sixth
Yom hash-shab-bath
Day the Sabbath

Hebrew
(Ancient and Modern)

One into the Sabbath
Second into the Sabbath
Third into the Sabbath
Fourth into the Sabbath
Fifth into the Sabbath
Eve of Holy Sabbath
Shab-bath
Sabbath
Targum of Onkelos
(Hebrew Literature)
Day One
Day Second
Day Third
Day Fourth
Day Fifth
Day the Sixth
Yom hash-shab-bath
Day the Sabbath
Targum Dialect of the
Jews in Kurdistan

Day One of the Seven
Day 2nd of the Seven
Day 3rd of the Seven
Day 4th of the Seven
Day 5th of the Seven
Day of Eve
(of Sabbath)
yoy-met sha-bat kodesh
Holy Sabbath Day
Ancient Syriac
*Each day proceeds on,
and belongs to the Sabbath

One into Sabbath
Two into Sabbath
Three into Sabbath
Four into Sabbath
Five into Sabbath
Eve
(of Sabbath)
Shab-ba-tho
Sabbath
Chaldee Syriac
Kurdistan and Urdmia, Persia
One into Sabbath
Two into Sabbath
Three into Sabbath
Four into Sabbath
Five into Sabbath
Eve
(of Sabbath)
Shap-ta
Sabbath
Samaritan
(Old Hebrew Letters)
Nablus, Palestine

Day One
Day Second
Day Third
Day Fourth
Day Fifth
Day Sixth
Shab-bath
Sabbath
Babylonian
Euphrates & Tigris Valleys Mesopotamia
(Written lang. 3800 B.C.)

First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Sa-ba-tu
Sabbath
Assyrian
Euphrates and Tigris Valleys,
Mesopotamia

First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
sa-ba-tu
Sabbath
Arabic
(Very old names)
Business Day
Light Moon
War Chief
Turning Day or Midweek
Familiar or Society Day
Eve
(of Sabbath)
Shi-yar
Chief or Rejoicing Day
Arabic
(Ancient and Modern)
Westn. Asia,
E,W & N. Africa

The One
The Two
The Three
The Four
The Fifth
Assembly
(day, Muham)
as-sabt
The Sabbath
Maltese, Malta
One (day)
Two (and day)
The 3 (3rd d.)
The 4 (4th d.)
Fifth (day)
Assembly
Is-sibt.
The Sabbath
Ge-ez or Ethiopic
Abyssinia
(Ge-ez signifies "original")

One (day)
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Eve (of Sabbath)
san-bat
Sabbath
Tigre
Abyssinia
(Closely related to Ge-ez)

One (First day)
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Eve (of Sabbath)
san-bat
Sabbath
Amharic, Abyssinia
(Nearly related to Ge-ez)
One
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Eve (of Sabbath)
san-bat
Sabbath
Falasha
(Language of the
Jews of Abyssinia)

One
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
yini sanbat
The Sabbath
Coptic / Egypt
(A dead lang. for 200 years)

The First Day
The 2nd Day
The 3rd Day
The 4th Day
The 5th Day
The 6th Day
pi sabbaton
The Sabbath
Orma or Galla
South of Abyssinia
(This language has two sets of names, the first
being the oldest)

Lady, Virgin Mary Day.
Great or Festival Sabbath
Second day.
First Trade Day
3rd Day to the Sabbath.
Second Trade Day
4th day to the Sabbath.
Fourth (day)
Fifth (day)
Assembly (day)
Last day of the half-week
inclusive of 4th day.
Little or Humble or
Solemn Sabbath
(A day of no ceremonial display and no work)
Tamashek or Towarek.
(From ancient Lybian or Numidian).
Atlas Mountains, Africa.

First day
Second day
Third day
Fourth day
Fifth day
Assembly Day
a-hal es-sabt.
The Sabbath Day
Kabyle or Berber.
(Ancient Numidian)
North Africa

Day the One (First)
Day the Two (2nd)
Day the Three (3rd)
Day the Four (4th)
Day the Fifth
The Assembly Day
ghas or wars assebt
The Sabbath Day
Hausa
(Central Africa)
The One (1st)
The Two (2nd)
The Three (3rd)
The Four (4th)
The Fifth
The Assembly
assebatu
The Sabbath
Urdu or Hindustani
(Muhammadan and Hindu, India)
(Two names for the days)

One to Sabbath. Sunday
2nd to Sabbath. Moon-day
3rd to Sabbath. Mars
4th to Sabbath. Mercury
5th to Sabbath. (Eve of Juma)
Assembly (day)
sanichar - Saturn
shamba - Sabbath
Pashto or Afghan
Afghanistan
One to the Sabbath
Two to Sabbath
Three to Sabbath
Four to Sabbath
Five to Sabbath
Assembly (day)
khali - Unemployed-day,
Shamba - Sabbath

The table above includes some of the oldest languages known to man. One of these, the Babylonian language, was in use hundreds of years before the Hebrew race was founded by Abraham. That language designated the seventh day of the week as "sa-ba-tu," meaning rest day -- another indisputable proof that the Bible "Sabbath" was not, and is not, exclusively Jewish.

Very few realize that the word "Sabbath" and the concept of resting from work on the seventh day of the week (Saturday) is common to most of the ancient and modern languages of the world. This is evidence totally independent of the Scriptures that confirms the Biblical teaching that God's seventh day Sabbath predates Judaism. The concept of a Saturday holy day of rest was understood, accepted, and practiced by virtually every culture from Babylon through modern times.

In the study of the many languages of mankind you will find two important facts:

1. In the majority of the principal languages the last, or seventh, day of the week is designated as "Sabbath."

2. There is not even one language which designates another day as the "day of rest."

From these facts we may conclude that not only those people who called the last day of the week "Sabbath," but all other peoples and races, as far as they recognized any day of the week as "Sabbath," rested on the seventh day. In fact, it was recorded by the great historian, Socrates, that in his time the whole known world, with the exception of Rome and Alexandria, observed the seventh day of the week. (Socrates, "Ecclesiastical History," Book 7, chap.19.)

Another interesting fact is that the words in the original languages that are used to designate the seventh day of the week as the "Sabbath" have continued to be very similar while the other words have been so changed over time that they are unintelligibel to people of other language groups. This another proof that the Sabbath and the words used to designate the seventh day of the week as the "Sabbath day" originated at Creation in complete harmony with the Biblical record found in Genesis 2:1-3.

Language List

Language
Greek
Latin (Italy)
Spanish (Spain)
Portuguese (Portugal)
Italian (Italy)
French (France)
High German (Germany)
Prussian (Prussia)
Russian (Russia)
Polish
Hebrew
Afaghan
Hindustani
Persian
Arabic
Turkish
Malay
Abyssinian
Lusatian (Saxony)
Bohemian
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
New Slovenian (Illyria, in Austria)
Illyrian (Dalmatia, Servia)
Wallachian (Roumania or Wallachia)
Roman (Sapin, Catalonia)
Ecclesiastical Roman (Italy)
D'oc. French (ancient and modern)
Norman French (10th -11th Centuries)
Wolof (Senegambia, West Africa)
Congo (West Equatorial Africa)
Orma (South of Abyssiania)
Kazani - TARTAR (East Russia)
Osmanlian (Turkey)
Arabic (Very old names)
Ancient Syriac
Chaldee Syriac (Kurdistan,Urumia,Persia)
Babylonian Syriac (A Very Old Language)
Maltese (Malta)
Ethiopic (Abyssinia)
Coptic (Egypt)
Tamashek (Atlas mountains, Africa)
Kabyle (North Africa, Ancient Numidan)
Hausa (Central Africa)
Pasto (Afghanistan)
Pahlivi (ancient Persian)

Persian (Persia)
Armenian (Armenia)
Kurdish (Kurdistan)

Miscellaneous Middle Ages Languages
Georgian (Caucasus)
Suanian (Caucasus)
Ingoush (Caucasus)
Malayan (Malaya, Sumatra)
Javanese (Java)
Dayak (Borneo)
Makassar (s. Celebes & Salayer islands)
Malagassy (Madagascar)
Swahili (east equatorial Africa)
Mandingo (west Africa, s. of Senegal)
Teda (central Africa)
Bornu (central Africa)
Logone (central Africa)
Bagrimma (central Africa)
Maba (central Africa)
Permian (Russian)
Votiak (Russian)

Word for Saturday/7thDay
Sabbaton
Sabbatum
SŠbado
Sabbado
Sabbato
Samedi
Samstag
Sabatico
Subbota
Sobota
Shabbath
Shamba
Shamba
Shambin
Assabt
Yomessabt
Ari-Sabtu
Sanbat
Sobota
Sobota
Subbota
Sobota
Subota
Sambata
Dissapte
Sabbatum
Dissata
Sabbedi
Alere-Asser
Sabbado or Kiansbula
Zam-ba-da
Subbota
Yome-es-sabt
Shi-yar
Shab-ba-tho
Shaptu
Sa-Ba-tu
Is-sibt
San-bat
Pi sabbaton
A-hal es-sabt
Ghas assebt
Assebatu
Shamba
Shambid

Shambah
Shapat
Shamba


Shabati
Sammtyn
Shatt
Hari sabtu
Saptoe or saptu
Sabtu
Sattu
Alsabotsy
As-sabt
Sibiti
Essebdu
Assebdu
Se-sibde
Sibbedi
Sab
Subota
Subbota
Meaning
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath day
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
The Sabbath
Day Sabbath
Day Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Day Sabbath
Sabbath
Day Sabbath
Sabbath Day
Last Day Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
day of the Sabbath
Chief or rejoicing day
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
the Sabbath
Sabbath
the Sabbath
the Sabbath
the Sabbath day
the Sabbath
Sabbath
(pleasantest day of the week)

Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath


Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
day Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
The Sabbath
The Sabbath
Sabbath
The Sabbath
The Sabbath
The Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath
Sabbath



Summary

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.... the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God“ (Ex. 20:8-11)

The institution and observance of God's Sabbath is recorded in Genesis 2:1-3. The Sabbath was established long before Moses in no special connection with the Hebrews, but as an institution for all mankind. Not one of the Ten Commandments is of merely racial significance. The seventh day was observed from creation. The seventh day is the ONLY Sabbath day commanded, and God never repealed that command. Nowhere in the New Testament is there the least indication that God's holy Sabbath day was set aside. Even after Jesus Christ was risen from the dead the Bible tells us that the sabbath day is the seventh day of the week -- Saturday (Mark 16:1,2).

Nowhere in the Bible is the first day of the week referred to as being the Lord's day. This expression "Lord's Day" points to the seventh-day Sabbath in both the Old and New Testaments (Exodus 20:10,11; Isaiah 58:13; Matt. 12:8; Mark 2:28). Even after Jesus' death his disciples rested the sabbath day (the seventh day) according to the commandment (Luke 23:56; Exodus 20:10). John chapter 20 states that Jesus' disciples were assembled on the first day of the week for fear of the Jews. They were not there to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord even though they knew he was not in the tomb. They did not believe he had risen (Mark 16:11-14). Acts 20:7 is the only record of the disciples breaking bread on the first day of the week. According to Acts 2:46 the disciples broke bread every day of the week.

You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. However rigidly or devoutly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath. The Bible is quite silent on Sunday sacredness, so "Bible Only" Protestants contradict themselves by observing it as a replacement for the Sabbath. There is no Scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh to the first day of the week. The Sabbath was founded on a specific, divine command. We can plead no such command for the obligation to observe Sunday. The reason for which the commandment itself was originally given, namely, as a memorial of God having rested from the creation of the world, cannot be transferred from the seventh day to the first; nor can any new motive be substituted in its place, whether the resurrection of our Lord or any other.

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.“ (Rev. 22:14)

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THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH  

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TESTIMONY OF THE REFORMERS  

THE KEEPING OF THE SUN DAY  

WHAT LAW WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS?  

THE BABYLONIAN ROOTS OF CATHOLICISM  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD (by a former priest)  

APPARITIONS OF MARY  

THE WORSHIP OF MARY  

THE SECRET RAPTURE  

LEFT BEHIND BY THE JESUITS  

CATHOLIC INQUISITION VIDEO  

THE RELIGIOUS VIEWS OF ADOLF HITLER  

CATHOLIC ORIGINS OF PRE-TRIB RAPTURE  

FOXE's BOOK of MARTYRS, 1830 (and 1563) PREFACE  

AVOID CORRUPT CATHOLIC EDITIONS OF FOXE'S MARTYRS  

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ANGELS & DEMONS: THE VATICAN AGENDA #2  

ANGELS & DEMONS: THE VATICAN AGENDA #3  

ANGELS & DEMONS: THE VATICAN AGENDA #4  

BEREAN BEACON MINISTRIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

VOICES OF THE EMERGING CHURCH  

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REACHING CATHOLICS WITH THE GOSPEL
  THE COMPLETE TESTIMONY OF THE FATHERS... THE SABBATH, 1876  

A CRITICAL HISTORY OF THE SABBATH & THE SUNDAY, 1886  

BIBLICAL TEACHINGS CONCERNING THE SABBATH & THE SUNDAY, 1888  

A CRITICAL HISTORY OF SUNDAY LEGISLATION FROM 321 TO 1888 A.D., 1888  

SWIFT DECADENCE OF SUNDAY: WHAT NEXT? 1899  

SUNDAY LEGISLATION; IT'S HISTORY TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1902  

THE EVOLUTION AND FUTURE OF SUNDAY LEGISLATION, 1905  

AMERICAN STATE PAPERS BEARING ON SUNDAY LEGISLATION, 1911  

HISTORY OF THE SABBATH and THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK, 1912  

THE SABBATH RECORDER, THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH, 1919  

SUNDAY IN ROMAN PAGANISM, 1944  

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SUNDAY LAWS ARE COMING!  

NATIONAL SUNDAY LAW  

ENFORCED SUNDAY LAW COMING SOON TO AMERICA  

THE SUNDAY LAWS  

ANOTHER SUNDAY LAW  

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THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS ABOUT TO BE ENFORCED  

THE SEAL OF GOD & THE MARK OF THE BEAST 1/6  

THE SEAL OF GOD & THE MARK OF THE BEAST 2/6  

THE SEAL OF GOD & THE MARK OF THE BEAST 3/6  

THE SEAL OF GOD & THE MARK OF THE BEAST 4/6  

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THE SEAL OF GOD & THE MARK OF THE BEAST 6/6  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?

      It has been said that “Christians don't have to keep the seventh day sabbath because Exodus chapter 31 and Ezekiel chapter 20 says that the sabbath was a sign only between God and the children of Israel.” Well, aren't Christians the children of Israel by grace through faith? The apostle Paul said, “Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.” (Gal. 3:7). Jacob, whom God named Israel, called Abraham “my father Abraham” (Gen. 32:9). The children of Israel are the children “of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob” (Ex. 3:16). Paul said that we were “graffed in among them” (Rom. 11:17) as “heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him” (Jam. 2:5). The Lord said, “It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever” (Ex. 31:17). This extends to the New Testament believer, because Paul said, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.... And if ye be Christís, then are ye Abrahamís seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Gal. 3:26,29).

      But some might ask, “If we have to keep the fourth commandment, the seventh day sabbath, then that would mean that we have to keep it exactly as it was kept in the Old Testament, 'let no man go out of his place,' 'kindle no fire,' etc.” This mind-set goes back to the confusing of the two distinct sets of Old Testament laws. The ten commandments were in effect in the days of Jesus and in the days of the apostles. Luke tells us that after Jesus Christ was crucified, his disciples “rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.” (Luke 23:56). The disciples kept the seventh day sabbath after Jesus said “It is finished” and he died on the cross and “the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom”, meaning that the old covenant has past away and the new covenant is begun and “the way into the holiest of all” is now “made manifest” “by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:” (John 19:30; Matt. 27:51; Heb. 9:8; Luke 23:56; II Tim. 1:10). When Jesus came on the scene he explained the ten commandments in a more perfect manner, as did his apostles.

      In the Old Testament, both the man and the woman who committed adultery were punished with death (Lev. 20:10). A man was not put to death for simply looking on a woman with lust. In the New Testament, however, Jesus tells us “That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matt. 5:28). Does this mean that the seventh commandment was abolished? No. In the Old Testament, when someone committed murder they were put to death (Lev. 24:17). People were not put to death if they simply hated someone. In the New Testament, however, the apostle John tells us that “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer” (I John 3:15). Does this mean that the sixth commandment was abolished? No. In the Old Testament, every one that defiled the seventh day sabbath was put to death (Ex. 31:14). In the New Testament, however, Jesus and his disciples did things that were considered unlawful to do on the sabbath day, such as healing the sick and plucking ears of corn (Matt. 12:1-14; ). Does this mean that the fourth commandment was abolished? No. Jesus and his apostles did not abolish these commandments. They simply shed more light on them. The acts of healing the sick and plucking ears of corn on the sabbath day were allowed because Jesus said “That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.” (Luke 6:5), and “it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.” (Matt. 12:12).

      But some might ask, “Doesn't Revelation chapter one verse ten tell us that the Lord's Day is the first day of the week?” No, it does not say that at all. Nowhere in this verse, nor in any other verse in the Bible, is the first day of the week referred to as ‘the Lordís day’. This expression, “Lord's Day,” points to the seventh-day Sabbath in both the Old and New Testaments. “But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God.” (Ex. 20:10). In Isaiah chapter fifty-eight verse thirteen the Lord calls the Sabbath “my holy day.” The Lord's day is the day of which Christ is the Lord: He says He is Lord of the Sabbath day (Matt. 12:8; Mark 2:28).

      Again, some might ask, “Doesn't first Corinthians chapter sixteen verses one through three instruct us to have church meetings on the first day of the week?” No, these scripture verses say no such thing. In first Corinthians chapter sixteen Paul is telling the Christians at Corinth to collect money and necessities which were to be sent to the poor saints who were in Jerusalem. It was not a collection for the visiting or presiding pastor. Paul speaks on this same subject again in second Corinthians chapter nine where he referred to the distributing to the necessity of saints as “the experiment of this ministration” (see 2nd Corinthians 9:1-13).

      The disciples did not stop keeping the sabbath after Jesus died, nor did they transfer it to another day. There is not a single verse in the New Testament authorizing the transfer of the sabbath from the seventh to the first day of the week. This popular belief was gradually introduced into Christianity early in the history of the church, beginning sometime around A.D. 150, and officially sanctioned by the paganized Roman church at the Council of Laodicea in the fourth century. Many of the Reformation Protestants who came out of the church of Rome (which is spiritual Babylon) refused to abandon the Sunday (Sun Day) ‘sabbath’. But some might say, “In Acts 20:7 it says the disciples broke bread on the first day of the week.” Yes, but according to Acts 2:46 the disciples broke bread every day of the week. In the New Testament the first day of the week is mentioned a total of eight times, but at no time is it called the Sabbath (Matt. 28:1, Mark 16:1, 2, Mark 16:9, Luke 24:1, John 20:1, John 20:19, Acts 20:7, I Cor. 16:2). These scriptures have nothing whatsoever to do with the seventh day sabbath or the authorization of the first day of the week as a holy day. (See Confessions About Sunday, & Is Sunday Sacred and Holy?). Acts 20:7 is the only New Testament record of a religious meeting held on the first day of the week. Notice these five important points:

          1) This is the only record of the disciples breaking bread on the first day.
          2) They broke bread every day of the week according to Acts 2:46.
          3) The account of this meeting says nothing about the Sabbath.
          4) This was a special meeting held because Paul was about to leave on a journey.
          5) The meeting is mentioned by Luke because of the restoration of a young man who fell and was killed.

      Are there any New Testament verses enjoining the commemoration of Christ's resurrection on the actual day on which it occurred? No! Is Sunday ever called in the New Testament the “Day of Resurrection” No! It is consistently denominated “the first day of the week.” Was the “Lord's Supper” celebrated exclusively on Sunday “in remembrance” of Christ (Luke 22:19)? No! The New Testament tells us that it was celebrated at intermediate times and on various days and in different locations, “from house to house” (I Cor. 11:18,20,33,34; Acts 2:46). Moreover, the rite proclaims, primarily, “the Lord's death till he come” (I Cor. 11:26). Strictly speaking, the disciples commemorated the Lord's death, not his resurrection.

      The book of Acts, which provides the earliest historical account of the church, gives no hint that the acceptance of the Messiah caused converted Jews to abandon the regular worship time and places of their own people. Peter and John, for example, after the Pentecost experience, went “into the temple at the hour of prayer” (Acts 3:1). There are ample indications that seventh day sabbath attendance at the temple and synagogue was still continued by Christ's followers, though private meetings were also conducted. The synagogue is, in fact, the place of worship most frequently mentioned as attended not only by Christ and his disciples but also by Christian converts. Paul, for example, met regularly in the synagogue on the Sabbath with “Jews and Greeks” (Acts 18:4,19; 13:5,14,42,44; 14:1; 17:1,10,17). Acts 13:42 says that “the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.” Clearly, the apostles regularly observed the seventh day sabbath “according to the commandment” (Luke 23:56).

      After the Old Testament law of Moses was abolished, true Christians in the early church kept the ten commandments and observed the fourth commandment seventh day sabbath. If we would humble our heart as a little child and desire the sincere milk of the word, and compare spiritual things with spiritual, comparing scripture with scripture, allowing the scriptures to interpret themselves, we would lessen our chances of taking verses out of context to justify our private interpretation of scripture, and we would understand that keeping God's “commandments are not grievous”, but are “all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge” (Prov. 8:9; Matt. 18:4; Luke 18:17; I Pet. 2:2; I Cor. 2:13; II Pet. 1:20; I John 5:3). The ten commandments were not abolished in any way, shape or form. Jesus and his apostles expounded unto us the ten commandments more perfectly.

      So, the question is not whether or not the ten commandments have been done away with; and not whether or not the sabbath still stands. The question is, “Are you going to be obedient and keep God's ten commandments?” The Old Testament contained two distinct sets of laws — the ceremonial and purification laws contained in ordinances; and the judicial and moral laws of the ten commandments. The ceremonial and purification laws included the feast of trumpets (Lev. 23:24), the feast of tabernacles (Lev. 23:34-37), the new moons (II Chron. 8:13; Psa. 81:3), the ceremonial sabbath days (Lev. 16:29-31; 23:24,37,39), the purification ordinances (Num. 19:9,17; Luke 2:22), the law of clean and unclean foods (Lev. 11:1-47). The judicial moral laws were the ten commandments which were written with the very finger of God himself (Ex. 31:18). The ten commandments were the only set of laws placed “in the ark” of the covenant because it is the very foundation of God's moral laws (Ex. 25:21).



William Meade Jones
1818–1895

     Jones, William Mead, the son of a physician, was born at Fort Ann, Washington Co., New York, on 2nd May, 1818. In his early years he worked as a farmer, but finding himself called to preach, in 1838 entered Madison University, Hamilton, New York. Ill-health, however, sent him away early in the course. He was ordained pastor in the Mill Creek Church, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, 5th January, 1841. He continued as a pastor and evangelist in Central Pennsylvania until 1844. During this time he travelled 12,000 miles (mostly on horseback) in keeping his appointments. He organized several churches in that State. He entered enthusiastically into the cause of Emancipation, and encountered the most violent opposition from many of his Baptist brethren on account of his views, some even refusing to have him in their houses. In January, 1845, he was sent by the American Baptist Free Mission Society as a missionary to the freed negroes of the island of Hayti, where he remained for six and a-half years and organized a church at Port au Prince. During a temporary return to the States he became a convert to the observance of the seventh day as the Sabbath. After a few months he severed his connection with the Mission and returned to the States. He entered the Seventh-day Baptist Denomination and became pastor of one of their churches at Shiloh, N.J., which charge he held for two and a-half years. He was then sent by the Seventh-day Baptist Missionary Society to Palestine, and resided for two years at Jaffa, and for five years in Jerusalem. In May, 1859, he baptized in the Pool of Siloam, Youhannah el Karey, a Syrian, of the Greek Church, a native of Nablous, subsequently a student of Regent's Park College, London, and now a missionary at Nablous. On account of ill-health he returned to America in 1860, passing through London. In the States he lectured on Bible lands, and was successively pastor of the Seventh-day Baptist Churches at Walworth, Wis., Scott, N.Y., and Rosenhaym, N.J. In 1872, on the death of the Rev. W. H. Black, F.S.A., he was called to the Seventh-day Baptist Church at Mill-yard, Leman-street, London. Here, buried in a slum, he toiled hard to make known his views of the Sabbath, printed many tracts, and in 1875 started a quarterly journal called "The Sabbath Memorial." This was devoted to the theological, archaeological and philological aspects of the question. About 1886 the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by the University of Alfred, N.Y., a Seventh-day Baptist institution. For over ten years Dr. Jones was engaged at the British Museum upon a work which he published under the title of " A Chart of the Week." This consisted of a table comprising the names of the days of the week in 160 languages. In every one of these languages the days of the week appear in the same order, and in 108 of them the Saturday was called "Seventh Day," " Sabbath," or " Rest Day." Dr. Jones was himself responsible for the terms collected from all the Asiatic and African languages, his lengthy residence in the East having made him a master of Hebrew and Arabic, and he was well acquainted with Syriac, Greek, Latin, French and Dutch. He was assisted in his work by H.I.H. the late Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte, who prepared for him the days of the week in all the European languages. (The Baptist Handbook, 1895 pp. 159,160)


ROME'S CHALLENGE - WHY DO PROTESTANTS KEEP SUNDAY?  

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO VISITORS  

HISTORICAL BOOKS & DOCUMENTATION OF FACTS


NOTE: Although our small group of Christian believers keep the seventh day sabbath (Ex. 20:8-11; Acts 16:13; Heb. 10:25), which is the Lord's day (Is. 58:13; Matt. 12:8; Rev. 1:10), holy according to the commandment (Luke 23:56; 1 John 2:4; Rev. 22:14), we are not affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventists or any other denomination (See The Seventh Day Sabbath).



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1 JOHN 5:7 - KJV "ERRORS"  

ABORTION FACTS  

ALLEGED KJV ERRORS: Easter/Passover  

AMERICA: REPENT OR PERISH!  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

APOCRYPHA  

ARE YOU A MORMON ?  

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS  

BIBLE VERSIONS - WHICH IS THE REAL WORD OF GOD?  

CHRIST'S MASS - HISTORY REVEALS THE TRUTH  

CHRISTMAS 2000 Years Before Christ  

CORRUPT LEXICONS AND DICTIONARIES  

COULD THIS BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ?  

FREE MASONRY EXPOSED  

GOD and AMERICA  

GOT MORALS ?  

FOXE's BOOK of MARTYRS  

HISTORY OF BAPTISM  

HISTORY OF THE RED LETTER EDITION  

IMPORTANT NEWS ARTICLES  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

JESUS' BIRTH - THE UNTOLD STORY  

KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE FACTS
  KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS  

LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

ONLY ONE GOD  

PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST  

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY  

RETURN TO THE OLD PATHS -- EXCERPT FROM THE MORNING STARS  

SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE  

SEPTUAGINT  

SPIRITUAL   ADULTERY  

THE 1611 KJV DEDICATORY  

THE BIG BANG  

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND  

THE GOD OF HEAVEN OR THE god OF THIS WORLD ?  

THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  

THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HALLOWEEN  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?  

WHO IS KING JAMES ?  

WICCA/PAGAN — SATANIC TIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

WORLD  RELIGIONS  -  Article 2


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