Student presents her stance on the Seventh-day Adventists

Commentary

The one commandment that begins with “remember” has been forgotten- the fourth commandment. Many people have asked me why I go to church on a Saturday and what are Seventh-day Adventists.

Plainly, I have tried to deal with this matter as biblically as possible. The Bible clearly states that the Sabbath is the seventh day.

“Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shall not do any work.”

Exodus 20:8-10 If you look at the calendar in the Bible days at the year 1582 you would see that there has always been seven days, the week has never changed. Sunday starts first on the calendar making it the first day of the week, which would make Saturday the seventh day.

So why do people keep Sunday as their Sabbath?

Man made it so that Monday is the average work day-the typical first day of the week, but if you read the word for yourself and do research you will clearly see the truth.

“In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men,” Matthew 15:9.

“Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men I would not be a servant of Christ,” Galatians 1:10.

Our real truth is to be obedient to God’s word rather than men.

“We ought to obey God rather than men,” Acts 20:30.

I’ve also heard that people keep Sunday because every one else does – it’s a tradition. But what purpose does a tradition serve if you don’t know why it is kept? Many people may say because of Christ’s resurrection, but God never told you to keep Sunday in honor of his resurrection.

God plainly set aside one day for us to rest: the Seventh day Sabbath.

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made,” Genesis 2:2-3.

So that is why I keep the seventh day Sabbath… because I’d rather obey God’s word in spite of the trials and tribulations I have to go through. “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even in his prayer shall be an abomination.” Proverbs 28:9

Seventh-day Adventists believe that the Bible is God’s inspired word and is the only basic rule of faith and practice. This is what we believe in, according to the Bible: “The Trinity composed of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the true and living God which are Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit; Creation was the work of God the Creator, the nature of man and woman created in the image of God, the Great Controversy between Christ and Satan- the lifedeath and resurrection of Christ, the experience of Salvation in infinite love and mercy when God made Christ, the church is the community of believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; the unity in the body of Christ and the Remnant and its mission- “the universal church is composed of all who truly believe in Christ; but in the last days—a time of widespread apostasy will occur. And a remnant has been called out to keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” (Amos 3:7, Matt 24:29-34; Rev 14: 6- 10; Zeph 3:13; Micah 4: 7, 8; Isa. 26:2; Rev 22:14). Satan wants to destroy God’s word, don’t let him. “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8.

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