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***  Note from Adventist Online:  The following post contains falsehoods that cannot be proven from scripture.  It contradicts the truth about the Seventh-day Sabbath established at creation, affirmed in the Ten Commandments, and that Christ, all the prophets, and you and I keep Holy.  We have left this discussion intact so you can learn more about the basis of your faith.  Your study will show the following lunar calendar theory to be false and not Biblical as this post claims.  ***

THE LUNI-SOLAR CALENDAR IS BIBLICAL

The subject of the sanctuary was the key which unlocked the mystery of the disappointment of 1844. It opened to view a complete system of truth, connected and harmonious, showing that God's hand had directed the great advent movement and revealing present duty as it brought to light the position and work of His people. The Great Controversy, p.423.

If the subject of the sanctuary was the key which unlocked the mystery of 1844, would it not be wise to refer constantly to this wonderful, complete, connected and harmonious system of truth to reveal more truth to us in this last period of Earth‟s history? Besides the discovery of the work of our Great High Priest in the Most Holy Place and the commencement of the hour of judgment on October 22, 1844, the Millerites were also given a most important revelation regarding the sanctuary that almost came back to life in 1939.

Following the request of Pastor Wierts in the 1920 era, the General Conference of the SDA Church set up a Committee to re-visit the date of October 22, 1844. At that time, the Rabbinical Jews were questioning our stand on the Great Day of Atonement date in 1844, because according to the Jews it was celebrated on September 23 in 1844. The full collection of the research and data‟s of this Committee is available at Andrews University in Michigan.

It is called: the Grace Amadon Collection. The research is composed of 3000 pages and more on the subject of astronomy and the calculations of the Millerites to arrive at the true date of October 22, 1844. More specifically, the luni-solar calendar and the beginning of the year according to the Barley Harvest Mosaic law were re-discovered by William Miller and his associates. That in-depth study of the luni-solar calendar led them to the Karaites whom in the 8th century AD stood against the Rabbinical Jews who had long compromised the calculation of the calendar of the festivals of the Lord as they do to this day, by using the new moon after the vernal equinox instead of the new moon corresponding to the barley harvest.

Moses commanded that they should not even reap their barley until the first fruits of it had been offered to the Lord at the time of the Passover. Sidersky adds, "The aim of the Mosaic command was to regulate the months according to the course of the moon, and the whole year in accordance with the course of the sun -- by assigning as a starting point the lunar month coinciding with the beginning of a determined solar season." That determined solar season was still the barley harvest in the time of Christ. Later on, as after the dispersion of the Jews, the Sanhedrin did not content itself to observe the maturity of the barley, but added to it the observation and the calculation of the equinox.

The ceremony of the barley was the divine rule by which the position of the month Nisan (or first month Abib) was located... Such a provision as the barley-harvest control of the year thrusts definite certainty into Jewish reckoning in the time of Christ--- which held on until the Jews were scattered after the destruction of Jerusalem (AD 70). By this rule, we know that the Nisan paschal moon could not come until the rains were over and the barley ripe. On those two counts, a Passover in Dystrius, the ancient name for March, is out -- for all the reports on agriculture and meteorology in Palestine, ancient and modern, show that March is the month for the latter rain, and that the barley ripens in April.
Grace Amadon Collection Part V Crucifixion Date, page 8.

1844 PROBLEM AND SOLUTION: THE LUNI-SOLAR CALENDAR
In 1844, for the first time since the end of the 70 weeks, a problem in luni-solar reckoning directly related to the ministry of Christ, came up for solution. This problem reverted to the original Mosaic types, and therefore the calendar measure had to be a replica of the primitive Mosaic year. The following astronomical details were a necessary foundation for laying out this luni-solar calendar:
1) The appointed Jewish feasts dates;
2) New moon and full moon dates, as found in standard tables;
3) Form and lengths of the Jewish year -- common and embolismic;
4) Position of the moon in the heavens, and her times of setting; and
5) Difference in time between meridians.

The dates of the Jewish festivals, in Jewish time, are found in the Bible. They were given to Moses when he was in the mount with God. The book of Exodus, II Chronicles, II Kings, and the prophecy of Jeremiah contain definite dates for important events. Many such are found also in the prophecies of Ezekiel, Haggai, and Zechariah. They are all lunar time. These chronological references all go to show that the Jewish people, throughout the centuries, had a dependable calendar system, with its related festivals according to which events were reliably recorded. The feasts themselves occupied a period of more than half the Hebrew year, concerning which Moses had received instructions direct from God.

For nearly forty years Moses remained with Israel (and this was before they entered the Promised Land), and was thus responsible for the operation of these institutions which became an integral part of the Jewish polity. These were far-reaching in purpose, for God's original plan provides that all the families of the earth should come up to Jerusalem to keep the feast of Tabernacles. But a common center of worship in the earth, when, from one new moon to another, by lunar reckoning, and from one Sabbath to another, by solar reckoning, all flesh would come to worship before God, shows that a luni-solar time system can be world-embracing in performance. Two millenniums after the world was created, Moses wrote that both great lights -- the moon as well as the sun -- were for days and years. The lunar year therefore had a part in the great plan of creation and is taken note of in the pages of Holy Writ.
Grace Amadon Collection - Solar Time, page 6.

THE LUNI-SOLAR BARLEY HARVEST MOSAIC CALENDAR RESTORED IN 1844
Following the Biblically and astronomically sound original Karaites reckoning for the true Jewish sacred year, the Adventist leaders fix upon October 22 as the true 10th day of the true 7th month by applying this direct and simple formula: As the true "first month" began with the appearance of the new moon in April 1844, so the true "seventh month" in that year must begin with the appearance of the corresponding new moon after its change on the evening of October 11, the new moon becoming visible on the 13th, as every current calendar informed them. Therefore, they declared, the 10th day of the 7th month would fall upon October 22, New England-time reckoning. The time calculations for the specific day were complicated by the fact that not only does the Jewish sacred year differ from our Gregorian --- running from April to April, instead of from January to January -- but the Jewish or Biblical day is from sunset to sunset, instead of our arbitrary civil reckoning from midnight to midnight. All calculations must therefore accord with Biblical reckoning, and then be translated into our present Gregorian calendar, civil-time reckoning. All becomes clear when the inevitable relationship between Jewish and civil time is grasped... No intricate mathematical or astronomical calculation was necessary, so the Adventist position was easily understood by the common people.

Nevertheless, a scholarly mastery of the astronomical and chronological aspects of the question was a conspicuous characteristic of Millerites leadership and literature. It was because of this that their argument could not be gainsaid by the scholars of the time.

Definite note is taken, in the Midnight Cry of October 3, of the fact that the Rabbinate Jews had already observed September 23 as the 10th day of the 7th month, and that this was doubtless a month too early. In the same journal on October 11, we read; "The day (of Atonement) is observed by the Jews more than any other in the year, though they observe it one month earlier than the true time, as we think it is evident from the fact that barley is not ripe in Judea on the 16th day of the first month, as they reckon time; but the law of Moses required a sheaf to be waved before the Lord on that day." No Adventists looked for the Second Advent on September 23, the Rabbinate date, because for a year and a half they had all been following the Karaites reckoning for the sacred year -- both for the Jewish year 1843, and for 1844 -- which reckoning placed the first Jewish month in April, and in consequence the seventh month in October --- and therefore not in September.

Grace Amadon Collection, Report of Committee on historical basis, involvements and validity of the October 22, 1844 position. Part II. Chronological Development page 24-26 (excerpts).

THE CALENDAR IS IN THE SANCTUARY
The sanctuary was not given to Moses after sin as an after-thought in the mind of the Creator. The Bible is clear that the plan of salvation, as so wonderfully pictured in the sanctuary, was before the foundation of the world. The calendar Moses gave to the Israelites can be easily found throughout the sanctuary as it forms the very physiology or functioning of the Jewish economy. All of their festivals including the 7th day Sabbath were represented in the sanctuary through the pieces of furniture, sacrifices and ceremonies. (Numbers 28, Leviticus 23).

This calendar, based on the luni-solar Barley Harvest Mosaic law, was revealed to the Millerites to be restored for the last generation. This is indeed the fulfillment of Daniel 7:25, "He shall think to change times and laws".  

Christ not only kept the Sabbath as it was his custom, but also the Feasts that He himself instituted in order to teach the full and complete plan of salvation. We can follow Him in the sanctuary as the Passover Lamb offered on the cross in the Court, to His ascension and High Priesthood coronation in the Holy Place in heaven, with the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to confirm it, and the Great Day of Atonement in the Most Holy Place entry on October 22, 1844. We only need for Him to stand up and come out of the Most Holy Place after the judgment of the living saints is done, probation to close. And He returns in the cloud of glory to take us Home.

Christ not only kept the festivals but He is the fulfillment of the Feasts as He:
  • Died on Passover AD 31 Abib 14. As established by the Millerites through the prophecy of Daniel 8:14 and 9:24-27.
  • Rested on Unleavened Bread Abib 15, which is also a 7th day Sabbath by luni-solar calendar reckoning.
  • Resurrected on Firstfruits Abib 16
  • Sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost fifty days after Firstfruits Abib 16
  • Inspired the Millerites from 1834-1844 to give the Trumpets sound, which will be repeated through the Loud Cry under the Sunday Law still to come.
  • Entered the Most Holy Place on the Great Day of Atonement on October 22, 1844, to begin the judgment of the dead, while soon, no one knows how soon, the judgment of the living will start.
  • And is coming again to take us Home at the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Heavenly Father wants to sanctify us on His Sabbaths. (Exodus 31:13; Ezekiel 20:12). These are His Sabbaths including the 7th day Sabbath. Numbers chapter 28 indicates clearly the calendar of the sanctuary along with Leviticus 23. The calendar of the Creator can be found:
  • Daily Genesis 1 and 2
  • Weekly Genesis 1 and 2
  • Monthly Genesis 7 and 8; Exodus 9, 12
  • Yearly Exodus 9: 31, 32; Leviticus 23; Numbers 28 Sabbatical Year Leviticus 25
  • Jubilee year Leviticus 25
  • Millennium Revelation 20
The luni-solar week is as such:
New Moon 1st of the month
7th Day Sabbath The 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th respectively

All of the Feasts are to be fulfilled in the believers who follow the Lamb wheresoever He goes. It is false to declare that these Feasts were finished at the cross, since the Great Day of Atonement has been proclaimed by the Adventists only since 1844. Except for Passover, Christ still fulfilled them after His death in resting on Abib 15 (first day of Unleavened Bread) and resurrecting on Abib 16 (Firstfruits). The type of the Passover Lamb met the antitype at the cross. Passover was fulfilled and replaced by the Lord`s Supper. No longer is there a need for a lamb to be sacrificed. Christ is the Lamb of God. However, the other feasts types met their antitype after the cross and were not nailed to the cross.

RESPONSE TO ELDER ANGEL RODRIGUEZ: WHAT ABOUT A LUNAR SABBATH? PREPARED BY: Odette Boily August 2008 (excerpts)

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1sr Question: 1847 vision - Please read 1T page 76 and 116. Page 76 relates to 1847 and page 116 ten years later, At that time, the brethrens were still eating pork including Mrs, White. Only in 1869 did the Lord revealed to her the health message and the Statute of Lev. 11 on clean and unclean animals. To this day, many SDA eat clean meat with blood and fat. Truth is definitely progressive, As the angel said: study and you will know.

No I do not apply 7 day to Tuesday because it is the Gregorian system we are dealing with when we call it Tuesday. I am Canadian. In Canada we use the metric system like in Europe. I do not know if you are American, which I love America by the way, been there many times. So in Canada we drive 100 km per hour which correspond to 60 miles an hour. If you came to Canada and started to drive 100 miles per hour because our road show 100, I can guarantee you our road patrole would not appreciate your excuse if they cut you at that speed. You would need to adapt to the metric system in order to obey the law of our Canadian road.
Do you see my point. The Creation calendar is luni-solar based. The Gregorian Calendar is solar only.

When you want to talk calendar language, the best is to learn the different systems so there will not be confusion. It is the science of astronomy we are dealing with here. So let`s talk the same language and we will understand. Like chemistry, physic or anatomy, physiology, time, calendar is a science. If it sounds confusing, it is because we are not speaking the same language. French is a beautiful language but if noone understand, I rather like to speak English. Calendar language is not a doctrine it is a science. It is technical, mathematical, astronomical, concrete. It is the language of the spheres. God`s calendar is just above our heads. We just have to look up and start studying it. All you need is paper, pen, binocular, a bit of instruction at a science center that offers astronomy, or get on the Internet and check USNO. It is a science. So lets us study.

Mrs. White was a prophet as Daniel was a prophet. Daniel was never told that the 2300 days corresponded to October 22 1844. Why not? Because it was not necessary for his time to know. I believe also the prophets were dealing with the people of their time, at their level and need. They had just come out of the Dark Ages in 1844. 1798 was only 46 years behind, Talk about unlearning and learning fast,

But because of the disapointment, they did get a set back. I have no problem with a 7 day Saturday according to the traditional Gregorian calendar. But if the Heavenly Father is willing to show us more of His time table according to the sanctuary, the other worlds and the calendar they all keep up there, I am willing to look into it and not panic about because Sis. White was not shown like Daniel, the complete picture. Hey, I was a Catholic for 30 years, thinking it was the most beautiful Church in the world. Then I became a Protestant new born Pentecost member in 1980. I was sure that was it. I had it made to heaven. FIrst time I own a real Bible.

Then I found an old Great Controversy and studied it at the Library in Brampton Ontario for 6 month to prove the author wrong. Could not find nothing wrong with it. I could not believe Sunday was the wrong day. Then met a Colporteur Adventist who told me he was a SDA, I was amazed of God leading. Became SDA in 1984. Love this teaching. But cannot stop there, must go on studying. I do not like arguing over the Word. Rather like checking every thing out and study, pray, fast, research, then write. My background is chemistry, biochemistry, interior design and other things.

Truth never loose anything by being investigated. What if this was false? What if it was true? What if the Lord wants us to re-open the archives. I am one of the 4 ladies who ordered the Grace Amadon Collection in 2007 from Andrews. What an amazing Collection. Over 3000 pages all about the luni-solar calendar. I am persuaded after reading and studying this collection for close to 3 years now that this is the second part of William Miller`s dream page 81 of Early Writing. The second chest bigger, brighter.

Calling people heretic or from the devil does not impress me. Remember I come from such a Church. I love proof: biblical, astronomical, chronological, historical.

This is a real forum - pure, peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and of good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy. James 3:17.

Please read the file I wrote to Elder Rodriguez on the Lunar Sabbath called Lunar, which I attached to this discussion. If you cannot read it on Adventist Online, please check on my website.

The answer to your Sunday Law question is simple:

If the World Calendar Association have their way and give us a new calendar by 2012, and if the Heavenly Father allowes it, Sunday will still be the day of worship for the majority of Christians, But if you understand their plan, Saturday will not longer be the Saturday people have kept for centuries. Could it be as I explained to Dr. Rodriguez in 2008, when I visited him in Washington, D.C. that by then, SDA will be faced with a dilemma to decide which calendar they will them have to keep. You see, right now, all is well. The calendar we keep the 7th day on has been in existence since 1582, but when everything get shifted with a new calendar, what will 7th day keeper do? Construct their own Gregorian Calendar? Or better still, maybe ask the Vatican to keep the old one going for our sake. I am not trying to be rude but, as I suggested to Elder Rodriguez, such event will allow us to re-analyse the Millerites reckoning and mode of calendation for the 22 of October 1844 which is the sanctuary calendar and Creation calendar in verity?

My basic study as you can see on my other Website. All the answers are in the sanctuary. In it, we find biblical, astronomical, chronological and historical guidance which will unite God` s people. The reasons I did not participate in the discussion presented by L. Jones is because I believe all answers come from the sanctuary and we need to search in that direction, hence the reason for opening a discussion on the sanctuary which is such a wonderful field of study in more than one subject as you can see in my research.

I believe God`s Church will make it to the end. She may go through rough waters in the near future but she will survive. I am talking about God`s people and His teachings, which is His Church. I am talking His leaders and members united in Him and His Character: His beautiful law.
Blessings, odette
The lunar calendar is not a Biblical way to calculate the Seventh-day Sabbath.  There is NO scriptural basis for this conclusion.  Scripture quite clearly explains the simple seven day cycle established at creation.  No other theology is supported by scripture.

Psalm 104:19

 

''The moon was appointed for seasons''

 

Where do you read that the sun rules the seasons? Are you not contradicting the Word itself?

Dear Rob,

 

It sounds like a lot of speculations! Have you not read Patriarchs and Prophets chapter 52. Also, research the Millerites and the way they came up with October 22, 1844. Unless like many, you do not agree with that important date. The only way October 22 can be the 10th of the 7th month, is by using the Luni-Solar Barley Harvest Calendation. There is no other way: Gregorian calendation reckoning will not do because October 22 is the 10th month on the 22, not the 7th month on the 10th.

 

October 22, 1844   = 10th of the 7th month only by using Luni-Solar calendation reckoning.

10/22/1844            not 7/10

 

Odette,

If there is speculation involved, it is only by you and other proponents of the lunar sabbath.  You speculate that just because the lunar calendar is used in the Bible to calculate feast days, that it is also used to calculate the Seventh-day Sabbath.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  This has been demonstrated time and time again.

 

You quote Ellen G. White, I suppose to gain some level of legitimacy among Adventists, but you do not believe her.  She clearly refutes your position yet you ignore that:

"We are now keeping the seventh day,--the very day God has told us to keep,--and are here assembled on it for religious worship. The papacy has brought in another day, a common working day, and established it in opposition to the Sabbath of the Lord. This he has done so that men shall not see or understand what are the sacred claims of God resting upon them. Well, what are we to do about it? Are we going to let the enemy make us captives, so that we shall not pay respect and reverence to God's holy day? Notwithstanding the fact that nearly the whole Protestant world have taken this child of the papacy, and cradled and nursed it, and given it prominence, it is our privilege and duty to keep holy the Sabbath of Jehovah." -Ellen G. White - Review & Herald, December 18, 1888

 

Blessings and prayers,

Clark

Excellent point Clark.

The feast days and the Ten Commandments are handled differently.

I can not find any Biblical support for the Fourth Commandment to be based on a luni-solar calender.

God Bless, Alex.

I am so sorry Brother in Yehushua but there is a calendar and you need to worship on the correct Sabbath no the day that is made to worship the God of Saturn Saturday! Here is the evidence in the Bible:

Scriptures pointing specifically to the 8th day of the month in the biblical calendar (When referring to the days in the month, the 8th day is the first 7th day Sabbath of each month in the biblical calendar)

 

(Exo 22:30) Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

 

(Lev 9:1) And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;

 

(Lev 14:10) "On the eighth day they must bring two male lambs and one ewe lamb a year old, each without defect, along with three-tenths of an ephaht of the finest flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, and one logt of oil.

 

(Lev 14:23) And he shall bring them on the eighth day for his cleansing unto the priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, before the LORD.

 

(Lev 15:14) And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:

 

(Lev 15:29) And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

 

(Lev 22:27) When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

 

(Lev 23:36) Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORDon the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

 

(Lev 23:39) Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

 

(Num 6:10) And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:

 

(Num 29:35) On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein:

 

(1Ki 8:66) On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

 

(2Ch 7:9)  On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the festival for seven days more.

 

(2Ch 29:17) Now they began on the first day of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month came they to the porch of the LORD: so they sanctified the house of the LORD in eight days; and in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.

 

(Neh 8:18) Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.

 

(Eze 43:27) And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.

 

Scriptures that point specifically to the 15th day of the month in the biblical calendar. (When referring to days of the month, the 15th day is the second 7th day Sabbath of each month in the biblical calendar)

 

(Exo 16:1) And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

 

(Lev 23:6) And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

 

(Lev 23:34) Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.

 

(Lev 23:39) Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

 

(Num 28:17) And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

 

(Num 29:12) And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:

 

(Num 33:3) And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. (Passover is the 14th)

 

(Est 9:18) But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

 

(Est 9:21) To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,( as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.)

 

(Eze 32:17) It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying…

 

(Eze 45:25) In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.

 

 

 

God, through the Holy Spirit, is preparing to restore His church to the biblical principles found

in the Judaic contours of its formative years. The way it will happen is not by an "outpouring"

of the Holy Spirit alone but through a Word of God revival.

 

Here is the promise of God:

"My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon

the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: (Deut 32:2).

 

The latter rain will be a rain of truth. If the Church needs anything today, it needs the

following: ". . . the washing of water by the word." (Eph 5:25-26)

 

Feast of the New Moon (First day of each biblical month)

 

Psa 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast

day.

 

Psa 81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

 

Lev 23:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 

Lev 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the

LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

 

Appointed Time of the 7th Day Sabbath

 

Gen 2:2 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.

 

Gen 2:3 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.

 

Lev 23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy

convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

 

Lev 23:4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in

their seasons.

 

NOTE: The word "rested" in Gen 2:2 and the word "celebrate" in Lev 23:32 are the same word,

H7673, "shabath" (This seems to infer a special relationship or connection between the 7th day

Sabbath and the Day of Atonement Sabbath)

 

Memorial of Passover (1st Month)

 

Lev 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S Passover.

Feast of Unleavened Bread (1st Month)

 

Lev 23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the

LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

Lev 23:7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

 

Lev 23:8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh

day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

 

Lev 23:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 

Feast of First Fruits

Wave Sheaf (16th day 1st Month)

 

Lev 23:10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the

land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

Lev 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

 

Lev 23:12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

 

Lev 23:13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil,

an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall

be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

 

Lev 23:14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame

day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout

your generations in all your dwellings.

 

Also in history you will see that the calendar we use today is not valid because it was made by man not ordained by our creator! 

The Gregorian calendar, also known as the Western calendar or Christian calendar, is the internationally accepted civil calendar. It was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII, after whom the calendar was named, by a decree signed on 24 February 1582, a papal bull known by its opening words Inter gravissimas.[4] The reformed calendar was adopted later that year by a handful of countries, with other countries adopting it over the following centuries. The motivation for the Gregorian reform was that the Julian calendar assumes that the time between vernal equinoxes is 365.25 days, when in fact it is presently almost exactly 11 minutes shorter. The error between these values accumulated at the rate of about three days every four centuries, resulting in the equinox occurring on March 11 (an accumulated error of about 10 days) and moving steadily earlier in the Julian calendar at the time of the Gregorian reform. Since the spring equinox was tied to the celebration of Easter, the Roman Catholic Church considered that this steady movement in the date of the equinox was undesirable.
 

You can see that we got the calender from a Roman Pope and he got it from Julias Caesar, a man who considered himself a God! We were warned that a change would happen like this in Daniel 7:25:“He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.” So with that said, look at scripture and think about the words “change time and law”. Well, they accomplished it because “time” means days and “law” means the commandments. They broke the Law and Time by changing the order of the calendar from its original format given at creation and to Moses on Mount Sinai!

 

Now that we know how we got the calendar, let’s see why we believe in our Seventh-day Sabbath to be “Saturday” and what do the days of the week mean…

 

The names of the days of the week from the Roman period have been both named after the seven planets of classical astronomy and numbered, beginning with Sunday. In Slavic languages, a numbering system was adopted, but beginning with Monday. There was an even older tradition of names in Ancient Indian Astrology which could arguably be the origin of all these naming systems. All of these systems have been adopted in many languages, with some exceptions resulting from a number of religious and secular considerations.

 
Weekdays named after planets

History

Further information: Seven-day week and Planetary hours

Weekday heptagram

The order of the week days can be derived "geometrically" from an acute heptagram, the {7/3} star polygon (as 24 mod 7 = 3). The luminaries are arranged in the same Ptolemaic/Stoic order around the points of the heptagram. Tracing the unicursal line from one planet to the next gives the order of the weekdays. This weekday heptagram is a development of Hellenistic astrology, and probably dates to the Roman era.[1]Between the 1st and 3rd centuries the Roman Empire gradually replaced the eight day Roman nundinal cycle with the seven-day week. The astrological order of the days was explained by Vettius Valens and Dio Cassius (and Chaucer gave the same explanation in his Treatise on the Astrolabe). According to these authors, it was a principle of astrology that the heavenly bodies presided, in succession, over the hours of the day. The Ptolemaic system asserts that the order of the heavenly bodies, from the farthest to the closest to the Earth, is: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus,Mercury, Moon. (This order was first established by the Greek Stoics.) In astrological theory, not only the days of the week, but the hours of the day are dominated by the seven luminaries. If the first hour of a day is dominated by Saturn (), then the second hour is dominated by Jupiter (), the third by Mars (), and so on with the Sun (), Venus (), Mercury (), and the moon (), so that the sequence of planets repeats every seven hours. Therefore, the twenty-fifth hour, which is the first hour of the following day, is dominated by the Sun; the forty-ninth hour, which is the first hour of the next day, by the Moon. Thus, if a day is labeled by the planet which dominates its first hour, then Saturn's day is followed by the Sun's day, which is followed by the Moon's day, and so forth..

The Bible says in Exodus 20:3-5 “You must not have any other god but me. You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.”

 

Aren’t we worshiping on a day that was based on something that came from the Heavens? Yes! We are to use only what the Lord instructed us to use as a sign for us to know days, seasons and years. Genesis 1:14            “Then God said, "Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.”  Then Psalms 104:19 says: “He created the moon for moadim: the sun knows it’s going down.” 

The Hebrew word "moade or moadim", it means "an appointed time, a festival."

Therefore, we can say God appointed the moon to determine the appointed times and festivals. In the ancient times the prophets and the apostles looked to the moon to determine the time of the month. They understood that the new moon marks the beginning of a month, and a full moon the middle of a month. This was the ancient and God inspired method of counting months. And what do we use? What Rome has given us: A calender that makes us worship Saturn on Saturday! Saturn is also the 6th planet from the Sun. There is much more I would like to show you, but we need to realize that these "moadim-appointed times" were set in the earth prior to the creation of any living being. God had already created a timetable for His children to meet with Him. God does not make mistakes, nor does He change His mind. It says in Hosea 4: 6 “My people perish from a lack of knowledge.”  

Now, I hope you understand that we are not worshiping Yeshua or his Father on his day because the calender was man-made that we have today. God gave us a calender so, and let’s learn how to use his calender and find proof in scripture that there was such a calender.

I will show you proof according to Exodus and with our Savior Yeshua that they days that were worshiped were the same and since Yeshua himself said that two testimonies’ made a statement valid, then that will be your proof to see if this light is true.

 

God provided at Creation a built-in, ever present, always accurate clock/calendar to measure time and clearly designate the work days from the worship days. In order to worship God on the day He appointed, people must be able to understand how God’s clock/calendar works to know which day is number one, the starting point for counting the six days to work, with worship on the seventh. The calendar God established at Creation was kept by the Jews until well into the 4th century A.D. Many say that the Jews have never lost track of the true Sabbath.  That is false! The Jews themselves did away with their God-ordained calendar. After the destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion of the Jewish people from their homeland, it became increasingly difficult, with the addition of their rabbinical regulations, to calculate a calendar tied to the barley harvest.  Under intense persecution in the fourth century, the Jews themselves abandoned their barley-harvest regulation at which time a fixed, counterfeit 19-year cycle tied to the vernal equinox was established. The calendar they used before the counterfeit one was a luni-solar calendar with months lasting either 29 or 30 days.  Each new month started with the first appearance of the crescent moon.  The years did not have a continuous cycle of weeks but instead the weekly cycle started over with each new moon.  New Moon day was a worship day followed by six working days, with the seventh-day Sabbath on the eighth of the month.  And then three more weeks completed the month. Most people find this concept so different. At the very least, it is tempting to denounce it as wrong simply because it is so foreign to everything that as Seventh-day Adventists have ever heard, believed, or preached.  We have come out of the church, so we know that there are many things that we didn’t learn from our once faithful church. However, there is scriptural, historical, astronomical and prophetic proof that this description of the original calendar is true.  

 

Let me just begin with a quote from our prophet Ellen. White:

Different periods in the history of the church have each been marked by the development of some special truth, adapted to the necessities of God’s people at that time . . . The Lord gives a special truth for the people in an emergency.  Who dare refuse to publish it? He commands His servants to

present the last invitation of mercy to the world. They cannot remain silent,

except at the peril of their souls. Christ’s ambassadors have nothing to do

with the consequences. They must perform their duty and leave the results

with God. Great Controversy, p. 609.

 

 

I will pray for you brother in Yehushua! You clearly need to study more in the Bible and prophecy...you can not rely on man to guide you to believe that the Saturday is the Sabbath. Is Saturday ever mentioned in the Bible as the Sabbath? No! You need to look into this topic and I recommend that you see these videos to see the precious truth in the Bible of our original calendar from creation.

It really is that simple Brother Mark.

 

Come Lord Jesus come.

 

God Bless, Alex.

Cynthia,

 

Perhaps you need to look at the original names of the days and not focus on the English names. The Bible is very clear which day is the Sabbath. In English we call it Saturday - in Hebrew and Arabic (and many other languages) you will find that the name of the seventh day contains the number seven in the name.

 

Creation took six days and the seventh was the Sabbath. In Arabic, a language that I am familiar with, the first day of the week is called Day One and the seventh day is called Day Seven. Very simple.

 

A calendar does not define the week or the progression of the days. Rather, a calendar "numbers" the days of the month. The calendar, any calendar has no effect whatsoever on the progression of the days. That is not the purpose of a calendar. The day that we call Saturday was created by God at creation and was set aside by Him as a day to withdraw from the world and worship.

 

Think very carefully before you teach others to break one of God's Commandments, there is a very serious warning as to the fate of people who do that.

I did prove that the Sabbath can be shown in scripture and the Lord himself kept the same sabbaths that they kept in the old testament. You should go through your Bible and see that the template is in there for us to learn from it! Again: 

Scriptures pointing specifically to the 8th day of the month in the biblical calendar (When referring to the days in the month, the 8th day is the first 7th day Sabbath of each month in the biblical calendar)

 

(Exo 22:30) Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

 

(Lev 9:1) And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;

 

(Lev 14:10) "On the eighth day they must bring two male lambs and one ewe lamb a year old, each without defect, along with three-tenths of an ephaht of the finest flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, and one logt of oil.

 

(Lev 14:23) And he shall bring them on the eighth day for his cleansing unto the priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, before the LORD.

 

(Lev 15:14) And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:

 

(Lev 15:29) And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

 

(Lev 22:27) When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

 

(Lev 23:36) Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORDon the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

 

(Lev 23:39) Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

 

(Num 6:10) And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:

 

(Num 29:35) On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein:

 

(1Ki 8:66) On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

 

(2Ch 7:9)  On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the festival for seven days more.

 

(2Ch 29:17) Now they began on the first day of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month came they to the porch of the LORD: so they sanctified the house of the LORD in eight days; and in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.

 

(Neh 8:18) Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.

 

(Eze 43:27) And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.

 

Scriptures that point specifically to the 15th day of the month in the biblical calendar. (When referring to days of the month, the 15th day is the second 7th day Sabbath of each month in the biblical calendar)

 

(Exo 16:1) And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

 

(Lev 23:6) And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

 

(Lev 23:34) Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.

 

(Lev 23:39) Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

 

(Num 28:17) And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

 

(Num 29:12) And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:

 

(Num 33:3) And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. (Passover is the 14th)

 

(Est 9:18) But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

 

(Est 9:21) To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,( as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.)

 

(Eze 32:17) It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying…

 

(Eze 45:25) In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.

 

 

 

God, through the Holy Spirit, is preparing to restore His church to the biblical principles found

in the Judaic contours of its formative years. The way it will happen is not by an "outpouring"

of the Holy Spirit alone but through a Word of God revival.

 

Here is the promise of God:

"My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon

the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: (Deut 32:2).

 

The latter rain will be a rain of truth. If the Church needs anything today, it needs the

following: ". . . the washing of water by the word." (Eph 5:25-26)

 

Feast of the New Moon (First day of each biblical month)

 

Psa 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast

day.

 

Psa 81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

 

Lev 23:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 

Lev 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the

LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

 

Appointed Time of the 7th Day Sabbath

 

Gen 2:2 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.

 

Gen 2:3 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.

 

Lev 23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy

convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

 

Lev 23:4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in

their seasons.

 

NOTE: The word "rested" in Gen 2:2 and the word "celebrate" in Lev 23:32 are the same word,

H7673, "shabath" (This seems to infer a special relationship or connection between the 7th day

Sabbath and the Day of Atonement Sabbath)

 

Memorial of Passover (1st Month)

 

Lev 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S Passover.

Feast of Unleavened Bread (1st Month)

 

Lev 23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the

LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

Lev 23:7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

 

Lev 23:8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh

day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

 

Lev 23:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 

Feast of First Fruits

Wave Sheaf (16th day 1st Month)

 

Lev 23:10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the

land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

Lev 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

 

Lev 23:12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

 

Lev 23:13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil,

an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall

be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

 

Lev 23:14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame

day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout

your generations in all your dwellings.

 

The Sabbath day is the seventh day - not the eighth. God was very clear about that in Genesis. No weeks have eight days.

 

Now, where is this "calendar" that God established at Creation?

 

BTW: What is the name of the 30th day? Apparently after the 29th day of the month you have a one-day week?

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