reply to post by JesuitGarlic
But you still think that the Roman Saturday is the same as Israel's seventh day Sabbath...
...when it can be clearly demonstrated that it is not.
The original Sabbath given to Israel was determined by the lunar cycle.
Here is a summary of the first three months of the Exodus that show a sequence of Sabbaths impossible using a successive week like that of the
Julian/Gregorian calendar we use now...
Exodus 12 - First Month in a Row - The Exodus
At the time of the first Passover, and every year after that, Passover was fixed to the 14th of the First Month (Abib/Nisan), which was also fixed to
the sixth day of the week. The first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread was fixed to the 15th, which was always fixed to the seventh-day Sabbath
(Leviticus 23: 4-16). This made the Sabbaths for the First Month (Abib) of each year to be consistently fixed to the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and the 29th.
Exodus 16 - Second Month in a Row - The Manna
One month after the Exodus from Egypt, manna was given each morning for six days, but not on the Sabbath day. The very first Sabbath that followed the
first six days was the 22nd lunar calendar date, counting from the New Moon. This fixed the other Sabbaths for that month fall on the 8th, 15th and
29th (Exodus 16).
Exodus 19 - Third Month in a Row - The Mountain
Commencing the Third Month, on the precise anniversary of the Exodus from Egypt at night, Israel was led by the pillar of fire by night, to the foot
of Mt. Sinai. It was in the Third Month, on the very same lunar calendar date of the 15th, after the sacred Sabbath hours were past (Deuteronomy 16:1;
Numbers 33:3; Exodus 19:1-2).
This demonstrates that for three lunar months in a row the Sabbath was located on the same consistent lunar calendar dates. Strong evidence for this
is found in the criteria of the count to Pentecost, as detailed in Leviticus 23:15-22, as it relates to the lunisolar calendar. This Feast is
consistently fixed to the 9th lunar calendar date of the Third Month, which is fixed to the first day of the week. While Israel was not given the
details of the count to Pentecost until after the Third Month had already passed, the criteria could be utilized to illustrate that indeed the Sabbath
was to be located on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th for yet this third month-in-a-row (Exodus 19:1).
It is never possible to achieve three identical months-in-a-row when utilizing the Roman Gregorian calendar, which all the world currently uses to
identify their worship days. Fifteen hundred years later, Pentecost, on which the Holy Spirit fell on the waiting disciples, was also fixed to the 9th
of the Third Month, and the first day of the week.
It is impossible to achieve consistent lunar calendar dates with the Roman Gregorian calendar.
The SDA church has officially recognized this since at least 1938.
On November 7, 1938, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists appointed a Research Committee to investigate discrepancies in calendation.
The committee was comprised of SDA luminaries...
The Chair was Elder L. E. Froom, Secretary Dr. Lynn Harper Wood and committee members Dr. M. L. Andreasen, Professor M. E. Kern, Professor W. Homer
Teesdale, Professor Albert W. Werline, Elder F. C. Gilbert and Miss Grace Amadon
The report was delivered July, 9, 1939...
...present were all the General Conference members available, plus all the Union Presidents in the U.S., Bible teachers, Ministers and many
...the report started at 9:30 A.M. and the meeting ended about 10:00 P.M.
It was not done in a corner and all the issues were well understood...
...and the implications realized but it was decided not to trouble the church with it...
...so the paradox was allowed to continue unresolved.
There is no basis for the Sunday/Sabbath debate with the RC's and claiming Sunday is the Mark of the Beast because Saturday is not the original
Sabbath of Israel.
edit on 27/6/12 by troubleshooter because: (no reason given)