The Sabbath Was Made For WHO?

Jesus Christ made some statements that are admittedly difficult to understand if one doesn’t have a good comprehension of the scriptures and if one is without the aid of the enlightening Holy Spirit to guide and instruct him.  But then there are some other statements that Jesus Christ uttered that are difficult, almost impossible, to misunderstand.  One of the plainest, clearest statements Jesus Christ ever uttered is found in the 2nd chapter of Mark, verses 27 and 28.  I quote: “And He (Jesus Christ) said unto them (the Pharisees, see verse 24), ‘The sabbath was made for man (Greek, anthropos), and not man for the sabbath.  Therefore, the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.”
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The Greek word anthropos is the word from which we derive the English word anthropology, the study of mankind or humanity.  Notice, Jesus does NOT say the sabbath was made for the Jew, but for mankind – all born human regardless of whether they are caucasian, negroid, asiatic, whatever.  It was sanctified and set apart as holy time at the time of creation.  (See Genesis 2:1-3).  This sanctification of the sabbath as holy time occurred many hundreds of years before the first Jew was ever born.  Adam and Eve were not Jews.
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Also, Jesus calls Himself the Lord of the sabbath!  (See Matthew 12:8).  Therefore the sabbath is the Lord’s Day, not Sunday.  No scripture anywhere calls Sunday the Lord’s Day or in any way states that Sunday is sanctified time, holy time, a space of time different than any other day of the week.  The only day of the week that is dramatically different from Sunday is the Sabbath day.  Technically, the Sabbath day is not Saturday per se, but begins at sunset Friday and extends until sunset Saturday.
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All of what you have just read is absolute FACT.  One can read the Bible from Genesis 1:1 all the way through to Revelation 22:21 (I have several times) and cannot find one single verse of scripture that sanctifies Sunday as holy time.  Only God’s eternal, changeless Sabbath day is identified as such.  No scripture desanctifies God’s Sabbath or shows that space of time now to be common, ordinary time.
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None of the popes were, or are, infallible.  Billy Graham is not infallible.  No Protestant preacher, regardless of how famous he might have become, is infallible.  And they are ALL dead wrong when they claim God’s sabbath was moved from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week.  They unwittingly pervert the few scriptures that mention the first day of the week when they say these texts show that God’s eternal sacred Sabbath was changed from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week.
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Jesus Christ has but one flock, one fold, one church, one body of Christ, and that church is a Sabbath observing church.  It is that “other Jesus” Paul warns about that leads HIS followers to embrace and honor Sunday as sacred, holy time (See 2 Corinthians 11:1-4).  That “other Jesus” does not heal his followers of incurable or fatal illnesses.  When they contract such they have only the help of men to sustain their lives – and many die!
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I write to you the words of truth and reason.  God help you to understand.
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Christ’s servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley
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