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This website seeks to comment on various religious beliefs, specifically, shining a light on the SDAs, Seventh-Day Adventist, teaching.  There are great resources on the left side panel and should be read for a good understanding of SDAs.  This website compliments these websites.

I am Catholic and when I married my wife 18 years ago she was Evangelical Free Church.  However, about 7 years ago she became Seventh-Day Adventist.  The information on this website is based on conversations we have had.

Seventh-Day Adventist preachers such as Doug Bachelor and Walter Veith should stop misinterpreting scripture and look to what scripture actually says about the Old Covenant and its Sabbath sign passing away in Christ Jesus and the New Covenant in the Blood of Christ with its sign of Baptism and First Day Sunday Resurrection splendour, that surpasses the Old Sabbath Covenant, as in  2 Cor 3: 10 - 11  and in  Heb 8, 13  ,  it says,   ‘In speaking of a new covenant he treats the first as obsolete.'   As Christ said in Matt 5, the  ‘Law and the Prophets’  would pass away when they had been fulfilled, which Christ fulfilled on the Cross, and from the Cross onwards there is a New Heaven and a New Earth, for from this moment onwards Heaven was opened to us.



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Contents:

Part 1 - Christ Made Sunday Special – not man

Part 2 - Christ fulfilled, completed and ‘abolished’ the Law and the Prophets at his Cross

Part 3 – There is a New Covenant
  • There is a New Covenant

  • At the last supper Christ announces a New Covenant.

  • There remains a sentence from Hebrews – a New Rest

  • For the Jews circumcision outranks the Sabbath



PART 1

Christ Made Sunday Special – not man

SDAs think the Catholic Church changed the day of worship from Saturday Sabbath to Sunday.  However, Catholics believe that Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath, always has been, and that Catholics believe that the Saturday Sabbath is sacred and has spiritual significance for us today – see  CCC.   However, I will show that Sunday worship is Biblical, Christ Centred and God ordained – not man made.


The first question that needs to be asked of every Adventist is - What did Jesus do for you (and the whole world) on the First Day of the week, Sunday?

The answer is that on the First Day of the week, Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead.  I have been told by SDAs that the day of the week does not matter, is not important.  My point is, how can what Jesus did for us not matter?  Everything Jesus did for us matters, is significant and has purpose!  I will show you how it matters.

Catholics hold special every day of the week but especially, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, because these were significant real events in salvation history brought about by Christ himself.  Christ celebrated the Passover on Thursday, was crucified on the Friday and rose from the dead on the First Day of the Week, Sunday.

See this   Dr. Scott Hahn answers question about Sunday - Saturday worship and Seventh Day Adventism

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The Thursday – The Passover

Once a year the Jews celebrate the Passover meal.  Even today, they gather together and celebrate the time when, as slaves in Egypt, God passed over their homes and saved the lives of their first born, but of the Egyptians - God smote.  The Jews were to eat their meal in a hurry, standing up, and they were to flee Egypt after the meal and start their journey to the Promised Land – Israel and Jerusalem.  By the Passover, God saved the Israelites from captivity and slavery and began their journey of freedom to the Promised Land.

See how the Jewish people see the Passover today:


B’Chol dor vador – Make the Passover your own.

The sages teach:  in each and every generation an individual should look upon him or her self as if he or she (personally) had left Egypt.  It’s not enough to recall, in some abstract sense, the deliverance of the Jewish people in ancient Egypt, but each Jew is responsible to personally view Passover as a time to commemorate their own personal deliverance from the bondage of Pharaoh.  Therefore the seder leader will call each of us to recite the following in unison:

B'-chol dor va-dor, cha-yav a-dam lir-ot,
Lir-ot et atz-mo k'-i-lu hu, k'-i-lu hu ya-tza mi-mitz-ra-yim.

In every generation, each person must regard himself or herself as if he or she had come out of Egypt.

The Most Important Text in the Haggadah –


Every Jew from that day to this, as they celebrate the Passover meal, act as if they are the ones being freed by God today.  The reality of that first night is made present in their midst today.  Just look at the prayers they pray on this occasion to this day shows this.

It was on a Thursday when Jesus celebrated the Passover – his Last Supper – with his Apostles – he left there and went to the Garden of Gethsemane – was later arrested, tried, and on the Friday was crucified and died.  Early on the Sunday, towards sun rise, Christ rose from the dead.

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The Friday & The Sunday

The Friday and the Sunday is about Christ’s death and resurrection.  The Bible tells us that the consequence of sin is death.  By Christ’s Passion and His Death on the cross on Friday, our sins are forgive – by Christ’s rising from the dead on Sunday He has conquered death and   saved us from death - the consequence of our sin.  We are saved, or rather, the way to salvation is made open to us, by Christ’s victory over death, by His rising from the dead.  So there are two evens, the forgiveness of sin through His death on the cross and the conquering of death (our death) by His rising from the dead.  By His death our sin is forgiven, by His rising from the dead, death is conquered.

So, the answer to the first question that needs to be asked of every Adventist, which was – What did Jesus do for you (and the whole world) on the First Day of the week? - is that on the First Day of the week, Sunday, God Saved the World, each one of us, - he made the way of salvation possible.  The bible tells us that the consequence of sin is death.  Jesus saved us from the consequence of sin, saved us from death - by his Resurrection – on the First Day of the week.  So Sunday is the Day of Resurrection, the Day of Salvation – when God saved the world.


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PART 2

Christ fulfilled, completed and ‘abolished’ the Law and the Prophets at his Cross

SDAs often quote Matt 5: 17 – 19 to show that the Saturday Sabbath is here to stay for ever and ever since Christ said that he came not to abolish but to fulfil the Law and the Prophets when he said the following:


Matt 5: 17 – 19
[17] “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil.
[18] For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.
[19] Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


The SDA use of scripture such as Matt 5 shows that the SDA mean the phrase ‘Law and the Prophets’ to include reference to the Sabbath and the Jewish Saturday Sabbath keeping, which they claim must be maintained.

However, Catholics believe, and scripture show us, that in Christ Jesus all has been fulfilled, all has been accomplished in Him, all ‘the Law or the Prophets’ are complete in Christ.  Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament, the Law and the Prophets.  Christ Himself said this.  In fact, it was the very last thing Christ said on the Cross before he died.


John 19: 28 – 30
[28] Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”
[29] A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.
[30] When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”  With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.


Clearly everything in the Old Testament has been fulfilled in Christ Jesus, as He said.  In Matt 5 Jesus said that everything WILL pass away once it has been fulfilled, when it has been accomplished.  The Scripture tells us that Christ did not tell us that ‘the Law and the Prophets' would not be abolished, but in fact, he told us WHEN they would be abolished, which was WHEN they had been fulfilled, when it had been accomplished.  It was accomplished on the cross.


Matt 5: 17 – 19
[17] “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil.
[18] For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.
[19] Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


Clearly, Jesus proclaims from the cross that all has been accomplished, all has been fulfilled, and so the ‘Law and the Prophets’, the Old Testament, passed away, as He said.

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How do we Know the ‘Law and the Prophets’ includes the Ten Commandments?

SADs claim that the Law of Moses, and therefore the ‘Law and the Prophets’ does not include the Ten Commandment since the Ten Commandments were written by the ‘hand of God’ not by Moses.  However, the term ‘Law and the Prophets’ refers to the ‘Law’ which is the First Five Books of the Old Testament, otherwise known as the ‘Torah’.  The word ‘Torah’ means Law in Hebrew.  The term ‘Prophets’, refers to the rest of the Old Testament.  So, the ‘Law and the Prophets’ means the whole of the Old Testament.  In Matt 22, Jesus was asked about the ‘Law and the Prophets’.


Matt 22
[34] But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they came together.
[35] And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him.
[36] "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
[37] And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
[38] This is the great and first commandment.
[39] And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
[40] On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."


Here, the whole of the Old Testament, including the Ten Commandments are summed up by Christ in just two sentences - love of God and love of neighbour.  So, the term ‘Law and the Prophets’ refers to the whole of the Old Testament.

Christ said in Matt 5: 17-19, and in John 19: 28-30 that the ‘Law and the Prophets’, the whole of the Old Testament, which includes the Ten Commandments, would pass away, when they had been fulfilled, which he proclaimed on the cross had been done when he said, “It is Finished”, and that because He said there would be a New Heaven and a New Earth, this means there is a New Heaven and a New Earth, from then on, from His cross onwards.

More evidence from Scripture which shows that the ‘Law and the Prophets’ means the Old Testament is:


John 1:45
[45] Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”


This clearly means the whole of the Torah.

Again in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells us that the ‘Law and the Prophet’ will last until John the Baptist.


Luke 16:16
“The law and the prophets were in effect until John came; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone tries to enter it by force.


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Did Heaven and Earth Pass Away – Like Christ Said?

Yes it did.  We can show that from the moment of Christ’s Death and Resurrection there is a New Heaven and a New Earth because scripture tells there is a New Creation from that moment onwards.  There is a New Heaven and a New Earth in Christ Jesus.  Christ’s Victory has been won – there is no ‘new Victory’ as, all has been complete in Christ.  From the Cross and Resurrection - all is New in Christ – and is a New Creation.

SDAs claim that the ‘New Heaven and New Earth’ is still to come in the future and is not from the Cross and Resurrection.  However, the New Heaven and the Earth is the New Creation in Christ.

Christ, ‘knowing that everything had now been finished’, says on the Cross, “It is finished”.  Since all is finished, and everything is accomplished - because Christ has said so - then there must be a New Heaven and a New Earth, from that moment on.  From the Cross there is a New Heaven and a New Earth - because Christ said so.

More words from Christ Himself about the fulfilment of the ‘Law and the Prophets’, the whole of the Torah:


Luke 24: 44-47
[44] Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.”
[45] Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,
[46] and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day,
[47] and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.


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Christ’s First Coming is the End of the Ages

Because that is what St Paul says:


Hebrews 9:26
[26] He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.


So we are now in a New Age – the Age of Christ, the Time of Christ, a New Creation, a New Heaven and a New Earth.  How is there a New Heaven ? – because access to Heaven has been made possible by Christ's Death and Resurrection.

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The First Creation and the New Creation – (Second Creation)

The second question that needs to be asked of every Adventist is – At the beginning of Creation what did God create on the First Day of the week – on Day One – what did God create?  The answerer is - that on the First Day of the Week – Sunday – God created light.  This of course is physical light, created light.

Christ’s Resurrection from the dead - on Sunday - the First Day of the Week, is the First Day of the New Creation, when Christ, True Light of the World, a Light which will never fade, the Light which overcame the darkness of sin and death.  Christ is the First Born of the dead – (Rev 1:4; Col 1:18) - He is the Light of the World, the Light which overcame the darkness – First Day of the Week.  So, God designated that Sunday, the First Day of the Week, would be the Day of God’s New Creation.

Clearly we are to worship the Light of Christ.  His is the New Light that has come into the world.  Jesus is clearly the Light of the Nations, and He has ‘turned our darkness into light, as said by Isaiah:


Isa 42
[6] "I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness,
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,
a light to the nations,

[16] And I will lead the blind
in a way that they know not,
in paths that they have not known
I will guide them.
I will turn the darkness before them into light,
the rough places into level ground.
These are the things I will do,
and I will not forsake them.


And John’s Gospel tell us this too.  Remember, Jesus conquered the darkness of sin and death at His Cross and Resurrection, the First Day of the Week, Sunday.  John’s Gospel was written after Christ’s Death and Resurrection and therefore in the light of these events.


John 1
[4] In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
[5] The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
[7] He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him.
[8] He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.
[9] The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.


So, according to St John the Apostle:


John 1: 4 – Christ is the Life and the Light of men
John 1: 5 – Christ’s Light shines and overcomes darkness
John 1: 7 – John the Baptist is a wetness to the Light of Christ
John 1: 9 – Christ is the True Light


Christians are people of the Resurrection, they are the people of the New Creation, the people of the True Light.  They are the Sunday People.  God made Sunday special – not man.  Baptism is how someone becomes a member of the Body of Christ.  This is why when we are baptized, we go down into the water to die with Christ and rise out of the water to rise with Christ.  It is by the His Resurrection that we are saved.

Catholics do not gather on Sunday because they think it is the Sabbath, they don’t.  They gather together on the First Day of the week because the First Day of the Week is the Day of Salivation, the Day of the week God saved the world.  It is God who made Sunday special not man.

So, in the Catholic Mass, Catholics celebrate all these events of salvation, the Passover, the Last Supper, the giving of Christ’s Body & Blood at the Passover – Last Supper, Christ’s Death, His glorious Resurrection, His Victory of Salvation, our own salvation, the Living Word of God in Scripture, the Incarnation, His Sitting at the Right Hand of the Father, His forgiveness of sins.  In the Mass we anticipate the Resurrection of the body (that is, our own body, at the end of time) and life everlasting, as prayed by Catholics every Sunday in the Creed.  The Mass is a taste of the Beatific Vision here below.  At Mass God kisses the soul.  Mass is celebrated every day of the week, not just on Sunday.  Friday is a memorial of His Death – but Sunday is the Day of Salvation.  Not a man-made day but a God made Day.

Remember – if the Jews pray the B’Chol dor vador – at the Passover meal each year - making the event of freedom from Egypt and Pharaoh so many thousands of years ago - present here today – as they sing the Haggadah - so much so, in obedience to Christ who said at the Last Supper, “Do this in remembrance of me” – when the Catholic Priest – asks God to change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, that which Christ did then - 2000 years ago – is made here present at that moment – the true presence, the Real Presence – of Christ Himself.

No one is saved by keep the Day of Salvation – Sunday.  In the same way, no one is saved by keeping the Saturday Sabbath.  Celebrating Christ’s Day of Salvation – on the Day of Salvation - Sunday - is not the mark of the beast, as claimed by the SDA teaching.  Such a claim is unbiblical and a man- made doctrine of the SDA.

The following from Colossians shows that Christ is the Light of the World, the Light who overcame the darkness of sin and death, His is the First born of all Creation.


Colossians 1
[11] May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
[12] giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
[13] He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
[14] in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
[15] He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation;

[16] for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through him and for him.
[17] He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
[18] He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent.
[19] For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
[20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
[21] And you, who once were estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
[22] he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him,


Col 1: 15 says that Christ is ‘the First Born of all creation’, clearly a New Cration as the, old has passed away.’

Acts goes on to confirm that Christ is the True Light who overcame the darkens – which is a New Day, the First Day of the New Creation - Sunday :


Acts 26 : 23
[23] that the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles."


It is this Light, this Truth, this New Creation in Christ Jesus that Catholics celibate on the First Day of the week, Sunday, because we are the People of the New Creation – due to our Baptism and Christ’s salvation.

From Christ’s Death there is a New Heaven and a New Earth.  And from His Resurrection there is a New Creation.  How do we know this?


2 Cor 5: 17
[17] “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old had gone, the new is here!


Or another translation:


2 Cor 5: 17
[17] “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away.  Behold, the new has come.


Both these translations show we are a new creation in Christ.  By Christ’s resurrection heaven has been opened to us and earth has a new life – is a new creation in Christ Jesus.


Ephesians 4:24
[24] and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Galatians 6:15
[15] For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything.  What counts is a new creation.

Colossians 3:10
[10] …and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.


Clearly we are a New Creation in Christ:


Eph 2:10
[10] For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


The story of the New Creation in Christ – a New Heaven and a New Earth, is give by St. Paul in:


Eph 2
[1] And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins [2] in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
[3] Among these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
[4] But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us,
[5] even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
[6] and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
[7] that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
[8] For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God --
[9] not because of works, lest any man should boast.
[10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
[11] Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called the uncircumcision by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands --
[12] remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
[13] But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.
[14] For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility,
[15] by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
[16] and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end.
[17] And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near;
[18] for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

[19] So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
[20] built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
[21] in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
[22] in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.


So, according to Ephesians, Eph 2: 5 - we were dead – He made us alive = New Creation; Eph 2: 6 - He raised us up (in Baptism) so we are already living the resurrection.

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Second Adam and the Second Creation

Further evidence that there is a New Creation in Christ Jesus and that the ‘Law and the Prophets’ have passed away as Christ said is shown in Luke who shows that Jesus is descend from the First Adam - the Son of God. Clearly Jesus is the True Adam – the First Born of all creation (Col 1: 15), and that He is: …‘ the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, first born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent (Col 1: 18)’.


Luke 3: 38
[38] …the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.


Clearly the First Adam is a type of the ‘the one who was to come’ – Jesus Christ – the New Adam – the New Creation as of the Resurrection.


Rom 5: 14
[14] Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.

1Cor 15:22 and 45
[22] For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
[45] Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.


Again, clearly, Jesus brought about the New Creation - He is different from the First Adam, as the Second Adam He is the Life-Giving Spirit.  All is created New in Christ.  The Old (Torah) has passed away.

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