The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans 16:16)
The book of Galatians deals with the Judaizing teachers of the first
who were seeking to lead the Gentile Saints back to the law of Moses -
in this case. Paul labored to help these Christians understand
in Christ we are at liberty to serve God without the yoke of bondage
Mosaical law - Acts 15:10; Gal.5:1).
Those of you who teach that worship should be on the 7th Day are simply following in the steps of those first century Judaizing teachers. You are trying to get Christians to go back and follow parts of Moses’ law - the Sabbath (and dietary regulations) in your case. To follow your doctrine amounts to falling from grace because it is a rejection of the Gospel of Christ. Paul plainly declared what so many in the religious world state cannot be done: The Galatians had fallen from grace! (Gal. 5:4).
The Law of Moses, including the 10 commandments, was a divider or partition that separated Jew and Gentile (Eph. 2:11-14). If all mankind (Jew and Gentile) would ever be reconciled to God the law had to go. Since the Sabbath was a part of the law of God for Israel (the Ten Commandments - Ex. 20:7; Deut. 5:12) we can learn from the New Testament what happened to that law. The Bible says that “law of commandments in ordinances” was abolished so that the Jew and Gentile could be one body in Christ Jesus (Read Eph. 2:15-16).
Paul says God was “blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that
was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way
nailing it to his cross” (Col. 2:14). Thus, the Bible says that
“handwriting of ordinances” (cf. Deut. 10:1-5) was “taken out of the
way” when Jesus died
on the cross. Therefore, the law of Moses, including the Ten
Commandments, was abolished at Calvary. Now, through the cross,
Christ has reconciled man to God and man to one another.
But of utmost importance, Jesus said He came to fulfill the law (Matt. 5:17-18). He gave a New Commandment saying we are to LOVE one another just as He loves us (John 13:34-35); and we later learn that LOVE is the fulfillment of the law. The Bible says, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Gal. 5:14).
So we ask you, our dearly beloved Sabbatarian friends, to please stop telling us that we must be under the yoke of bondage (the law of Moses) - the Sabbath. We would rather enjoy our liberty (freedom) in Christ (Gal. 5:1, 13). We are at liberty to LOVE all of God’s creation. Why don’t you join us in this freedom? Please release yourselves from Mrs. Ellen G. White and her false Judaizing teachings, and follow God only through Jesus only.
And while we are in this neighbor, we humbly make the same request to all of our beloved friends and religious neighbors: we ask you who call yourselves Catholics to please release yourselves from the pope’s teachings; we ask you who are called Mormons to please release yourselves from the teachings of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Brigham Young; we ask you who are known as Jehovah’s Witnesses to please release yourselves from Charles Russell’s teachings; we ask you Lutherans to please release yourselves from the teachings of Martin Luther; and we ask you of the Baptist persuasion to please release yourselves from John Calvin’s teachings; etc. etc.
We ask each of you who are endeavoring to live for the Lord Jesus Christ to please release yourselves from your man-made RELIGIOUS LEADERS and follow God only through Jesus only - and Heaven will one day be your home.
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