The lunar-Sabbath issue really is a topic that got marketed out of hand. Lunar Sabbath believers call their calendar the "Creators Calendar", even though it's just the Babylonian calendar given the Creator's name: See Wiki Babylonian Calendar.
A newer website to adopt this belief is WorldsLastChance.com. We were once part of the WLC team, but now split due to their acceptance of this belief, but only after weeks of study. Since then, we have made a website to respond to this teaching, which we called http://www.WorldsLastChance.org. Thanks to the volunteers from other ministries, we are beginning to compile a response to these teachings, which are not Biblical. In fact, we are inviting WLC for a public discussion on this matter, that will bring up all the points Biblical, Spiritual, Historical, ...etc. It's been 283 days since today, and still our invitation is denied. Why?
How can a calendar that keeps the 7th day Sabbath 4 times a month, but between the last Sabbath of the month and the next Sabbath of the following month there's a period of 8 and sometimes 9 days, how is that Biblical? How can our Creator who is always specific when it comes to His law not tell us that we should keep the 7th day Sabbath, however, since the moon has a lunar cycle of 29.5 days, that there should be an exception due to it? How can it be written from Even unto Even, but with WLC Sabbath is only from sunrise to sunset? How can our Father show the seventh day sabbath truth to Mrs. White through vision, and a few years later change it? There are so many questions, and so much evidence against this teaching... We are at a loss as to what evidence people have to accept it
Thank you Alexander,
We're compiling a list of questions that we would like Lunar Sabbath believers to answer. I'll keep this post updated.
Anyone wishing to help those in error on the Lunar Sabbatarian theory, must understand the truth regarding “lunar Sabbaths”. Please hear me out.
While the truth of the 7th day Sabbath will never change, the sacred holy time from Friday evening at sundown until Saturday evening at sundown, there is a true doctrine of the days termed “Sabbaths” which were scheduled by the moon in the services of the old sanctuary. Of course, for every truth Satan has a counterfeit. Lunar Sabbatarians have bought into this counterfeit.
The truth is that there were “Sabbaths beside the Sabbaths of the Lord.” Leviticus 23:37, 38.
“One day as Elder Corliss stepped out of a train, the guard [conductor] stopped him with the request that he explain Colossians 2:16. They stopped, and as the crowd rushed by, the explanation was given, and from Leviticus 23:37, 38 it was shown that there were sabbaths besides the Sabbath of the Lord.” RH, January 7, 1896 par. 14
These annual “Sabbaths” were 12 special days observed in the old sanctuary. Eight of them were scheduled from the new moon of the first month while the remaining four were scheduled from the new moon of the seventh month. In the King James' Version of the Bible these 12 annual Sabbaths are very clearly specified in Leviticus 23.
The Apostle Paul referred to these annual Sabbaths in Colossians 2:16, 17, showing that they were prophetic or “shadows” of things to come.
“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink,or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath [days]: Which are a shadow of things to come;”
THE TRUE INTERPRETER MUST COME. The One whom all these types prefigured MUST EXPLAIN THEIR SIGNIFICANCE.” DA 33
Jesus is the only one who could interpret the ancient sanctuary system. Without His interpretation all the services were meaningless and only a dead ritual. When He died on the Passover at the time of the slaying of the Passover Lamb, Friday afternoon, and rested in the tomb on the annual Sabbath which fell on the 7th day Sabbath that year, then, was resurrected on the first day of the week, the day that the Wave Sheaf offering was presented before the Lord, (“on the morrow after the Sabbath, the priest shall wave it” Lev. 23:11), He was giving the correct interpretation regarding the timing within the weekly cycle of these ancient services.
From this interpretation we can understand the prophetic nature of these “shadow” or “lunar” Sabbaths. They were prophetic of the year of fulfillment when they would coincide with 7th day Sabbaths.
WHENEVER the new moon falls on a 7th day Sabbath, all of the “shadow” Sabbaths scheduled from that NEW MOON, also fall on 7th day Sabbaths, whether in the first month of the year or the seventh month of the year. All twelve of these “shadow” Sabbaths are thus destined to fall on seventh-day Sabbaths in their fulfillment, (including the Day of Atonement, explained later) THIS FACT IS VERY IMPORTANT.
This truth that Jesus taught by His fulfillment and by His explanation of Moses' writings to His disciples must be comprehended in order for us to help those who are deceived by the error of the Lunar Sabbatarian theory.