The Sabbath Day is Wrong
Written for Viewzone by It's not on the Gregorian Calendar According to the Bible, neither Saturday nor Sunday is the Sabbath! The original calendar described in the Torah and used by Moses was based upon the phases of the Moon, not a continuous weekly cycle. This Lunar Calendar was used for all the feast days, including the weekly Sabbath. Since the Biblical calendar is based on the moon, it does not correspond to the days of the modern Gregorian Calendar. For example, the Sabbath is not always on Saturday but could be on Wednesday one month, and Thursday the next. This can have serious economic impacts, as people desiring to follow the Sabbath today according to the Biblical Lunar calendar will find themselves having to ask for days off during the standard Monday-to-Friday work week. This would be not just once or twice a year, but every week. Obviously, such a schedule will not be looked upon favorably by most employers and fellow employees. The format of the Biblical Month. The Biblical month starts with New Moon Day. It looks like this: (NM = New Moon, W = Work day, S = Sabbath) Note: Moon phases are approximate, and are shown for the Northern Hemisphere; If you're south of the Equator, they are reversed. On this calendar, the Sabbaths are always in the same place: The 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the month. Of course they are 7 days apart, but the count starts every Lunar month. Notice: The first day of the month is New Moon Day. Then the seven day week begins, and the 8th day of the month is the Sabbath The 15th day (the next Sabbath) is the full moon. The 22nd is another Sabbath. The last Sabbath of the month is on the 29th. The next month begins with the

http://www. neither a Lunar Calendar Sabbath or a continuous seven-day Saturday Sabbath will conveniently fit into the new calendar. or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell. both small and great. The Biblical Evidence In the Bible. this calendar change is a candidate for the ominous warning: "And he causeth all. or Sunday. Therefore. save he that had the mark. It gets off by one day per year. it is only on the 8th. or Monday. it is always a Sabbath. At the end of the first year. which gets off by two days. 22nd. the day called "Sunday". the only times a Sabbath is identified with a numerical date. and the extra day. because all years will be the same. except on leap years. 15th. Careful reading of the This calendar is the obvious choice to promote a world economy by fixing many nuisances caused by the present calendar. Some features of the new calendar are: It will stabilize business and school schedules. free and bond. 365. Likewise. and end on a Saturday. or the number of his name. and since the Sabbath is an issue both of worship and economics (regulating days of work and rest). or new moon.25 days is not evenly divisible by 7. But 364 is. So the world calendar will have a business year of 364 days. is really "Monday". for example. Holidays will always be on the same day. rich and poor. Printed schedules and calendars will not expire after one year like they do today. it will just be a special "World Day". when one of those dates is mentioned. All Roads Lead to (and from) Rome Since many people regard Rome to be the prophetic "Beast" of the Book of Revelation. The knowledge of the calendar has resurfaced after being ignored for over 1500 years. together with detailed study of history reveal that the the calendar used over 2000 years ago is not the same as today. The only problem is that the seven day cycle would be broken. A new world calendar is proposed for the end of 2012. Each year will begin on a Sunday.theworldcalendar. Each quarter will contain exactly 91 days. to receive a mark in their right hand. and the count of days begins again. Of course. That is. according to the seven-day cycle. The Feasts are the Key to the Hebrew Calendar . at the end of the year. will be a world holiday. there is a proposed change which will render even traditional Saturday observance incompatible with the business calendar. The historical research reveals that Rome was responsible for enforcing the change." --Revelation 13:16-17 Coming Soon: A New World Calendar Furthermore. or the name of the beast. instead of 89-92 as the present calendar. it will not be a Saturday. It will not have a name other than "World Day".

. ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. as stated six times in Leviticus 23:34-42. . The very fact that these Rabbinical "Rules of Postponement" exist is the "smoking gun" that indicates that the Rabbis are not using the Scriptural Calendar for the seventh day Sabbath! The Feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day feast. few people notice that the weekly Sabbath is listed among the other Feasts: "[1] And the LORD spake unto Moses.. there are no "clashes". and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). It can be seen that. even holy convocations.. when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land." --Leviticus 23:34-39 When most Jews celebrate this Feast today. nor is there a need to add an extra day. [39] Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month. Most people are familiar with Passover. they don't want the Day of Atonement to be adjacent to a Sabbath. They are also aware that these feasts do not fall on the same day each year. and say unto them. which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.The Biblical book of Leviticus. as happens today. by calculating the seventh day Sabbath in the same way as the feast days (from the beginning of the lunar month). and so they didn't need them. For example. [5] In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover. the 22nd of the month is a Sabbath. ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath. since they are based upon the moon. saying. written by Moses. the Rabbis have developed "Rules of Postponement" to avoid a clash. However.. Because they are now using the mixed calendar. lasts for seven days. Notice that there is no provision in the scriptures for a situation when a feast day would "clash" with a weekly Sabbath. [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. it is silent on "postponements". [7] In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. and then the eighth day. and there is never a problem. which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations. if a Lunar Sabbath is used. describes all of the Jewish feasts in Chapter 23. two problems occur: The Saturday "Sabbath" will fall at some random day between the 15th and 22nd of the Lunar . The feast begins on the 15th day of the month which is a Sabbath. [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. Concerning the feasts of the LORD. then the Day of Atonement is always five days from the Sabbath. and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. [2] Speak unto the children of Israel.. [3] Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest. However. Here's just two of the verses from Leviticus 23: "[34] The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. Why? Because Moses and the Prophets didn't use a mixed calendar. . [4] These are the feasts of the LORD. even these are my feasts. [continues with the other feasts up to verse 44]" --Leviticus 23:1-8 There is no indication that a different calendar is used for the Sabbath as compared to the other feast days which are all grouped together in Leviticus 23. Even though the Bible has many details about the feasts. an holy convocation.

. 23:39. They are linked by the Fourth Commandment as recorded in two different renderings." --Deuteronomy 5:12-15 So the Fourth commandment in Deuteronomy does not mention Creation at all as a reason for the Sabbath. But here they seem to be related. (It actually already is the lunar Sabbath. at night. but they don't know it. In order to fulfill Lev. [13] Six days thou shalt labour. People today teach that the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread is different from the seventh day Sabbath. When did the Almighty bring them out from Egypt with a mighty hand? "And they departed from Rameses in the first month. . This will give two Sabbaths in the seven day feast. "Remember the sabbath day. and do all thy work: [14] But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work." --Numbers 33:3 "Observe the month of Abib. on the fifteenth day of the first month. it talks about the exodus from Egypt.. and make the eighth day a Sabbath. on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians..) This is because they are using two incompatible calendars! Two Versions in the Ten Commandments Exodus chapter 20 lists the "Ten Commandments".[15] And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt. as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day. to keep it holy.month. the sea.. and all that in them is. and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day. there is something unusual. The Fourth Commandment in Exodus 20 clearly references the seventh day Sabbath based on Creation. But when Moses repeats the commandments in Deuteronomy chapter 5. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth. Instead.11 "[12] Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it. or even the same. and hallowed it.. they have to make the feast eight days long (instead of seven). and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.." --Exodus 20:8." --Deuteronomy 16:1 It is well known that they left Egypt on the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread.

. Yeshua announced that he was the source of living water. which is not in the Bible but is historically useful. and they came to Sinai on the 15th day of the third month. and that the people were to wait until after sunset before gathering food. the people congregated together on the fifteenth day of the month. John 8:1. says that Yeshua went to the Mount of Olives. which occurred on the evening of the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread. John 7:2 says that it was the Feast of Tabernacles. Some people try to use this scripture to say that the Sabbath was on the 23rd. which was the Sabbath. The quail was given in the evening after the Sabbath had past. 3rd month . in offensive battle readiness. the Israelites marched around Jericho for seven days. The "Book of Jasher". The next verse says that in the morning they all went to the temple. and attacked the city on the seventh day. was the Sabbath." --Exodus 19:1 Jesus kept the Lunar Sabbath Yeshua healed a blind man on the Sabbath.Unleavened bread Sabbath was the 15th. The actual healing and the reaction of the Pharisees is the subject of John chapter 9. "In the third month. and they took that opportunity to complain to Moses about the lack of food. The manna was given on the mornings of all the workdays. The simplest explanation for this is that the day. and twice as much on the Preparation day (the day before the Sabbath). when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt. as specified in Leviticus. (Passover is the fourteenth of the first month of the year. 2nd month . (All of the months in the Hebrew calendar start at the new moon. and that the bread would come the next "morning". 1st month . had a seven day march. But this argument requires that the Feast of Tabernacles be eight days long. It specifically said that the quails would come "at even". The story is in Exodus 16. the fifteenth of the month.When was the Sabbath? On the third month the whole congregation assembled before the Almighty.Sabbath when they complained was the 15th. not seven days. Which of those seven days was the Sabbath? None of them! They started on the New Moon day. and John 7:37 says that on the last great day of the seven day feast.) When does the first month begin? It is the first new moon in the Spring. The Manna and the Quail Exactly one lunar month after they left Egypt. The Israelites left Egypt on the day after Passover (the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread) and it was the "fifteenth day of the first month". When did this assembly occur? On the 15th day of the third month! They left Egypt on the 15th day of the first month.The Fourth Commandment in Deuteronomy 5 clearly references the seventh day Sabbath based on the deliverance from Egypt. even says the march started on the New Moon. Then in John 7:53 we read that everyone went home (for the night) and the next verse. the 22nd day of the seventh month. and then rested on the eighth day of the month. the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.) The Battle of Jericho In the famous Battle of Jericho.

It used an eight-day market week.25 days. in consultation with the astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria. Certain types of events were allowed on certain days. Viewzone || Comments? || Body Mind Spirit COMMENTS: . But the 7-day solar system week was: 1. Sun's day (obvious in English) 3. that may not seem to be much of a change. Constantine created a big compromise. the Jews and Christians were not using that calendar until the time of Constantine. called fasti.The Historical Evidence The Julian Calendar The modern calendar began in 46/45 BC. Saturn's day (obvious in English) 2. French: Mercredi) 6.C. the seven-day week named after "gods" and "goddesses" of the solar-system was being used in Rome. Venus' day  (Spanish: Viernes. So the calendation system used today is Roman (Pagan and Papal).25 days long. since Passover is not computed using a Julian calendar. but the other Feast Days use a form of Lunar calendar. the motivating factor was the date of Easter. and the question of when the Sabbath occurs is very important to anyone who desires to follow the Bible. Jupiter's day  (Spanish: Jueves. French: Vendredi) So Saturn's day was the first day of the week. Mercury's day  (Spanish: Miércoles.H". but 11 minutes shorter. He enforced his calendar upon the entire Roman Empire with military power. he changed the entire calendar. While it is generally known that Constantine enforced a "Sunday Law". in AD 321. Because of these changes which were being enforced by persecutions across the Roman Empire.G. the Jewish Sanhedrin met for the last time around AD 350. Mars' day  (Spanish: Martes. Moon's day (obvious in English) 4. Constantine's Hybrid Calendar In AD 321. and added the veneration of the "Sun God" from Mithrasim to create the Roman calendar used today. By the time of the First Century AD. It's a completely different system of calendation.F. Pope Gregory modified Constantine's calendar slightly in 1582. and modified the calendar to the form used by most Jews today.B. when Julius Caesar. Constantine and the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 replaced Passover with Easter. However. in which the Sabbath is on Saturday. On the surface. with the days simply named "A. French: Mardi) 5. The modern Gregorian Calendar Later in history.D. But it's not just a matter of replacing one day with another. The big innovation was to separate the week from the lunar cycle and to make it a continuous cycle. French: Jeudi) 7. developed the Julian Calendar of 365. and was starting to replace the eight-day week.) Like Constantine. He blended the Hebrew idea of a seven day week with the Julian concept of a continuous weekly cycle.E. (This was to fix a problem caused by the fact that the year is not exactly 365. a big assumption is that he just replaced one day with the day next to it. Was there more to it? Yes.

an almost extinct and controversial sect. appears to love the light [this means Venus loves the sun-god]. L. Karaim still practice Jewish tradition according to the Torah. in all fairness.. because.. Vanilar This is the best explanation on the Sabbath Day that I have ever seen. And doing further research on this article yielded even more: "In Babylonia. and tattooing also differ from what has become mainstream Judaism. and in Germany. "It's the Moon Stupid!".. I have tried for decades (using the Gregorian Calendar of course) to covert the Sabbath. Ostara [this comes from the German word Ost: "east. She was identified with the planet Venus... only to find that many of them. 4). Karaite views regarding the role of spiritual women. In Phoenecia.." which is the direction of dawn]" (Englehart. Great article ViewZone. she became Astarte.. It's amazing to see just how evil.Great article! Did you know that Karaite Jews. Karaim believe in scriptural interpretation without distortion of context. and twisted it has all become through the centuries. which. have always used the sighting of the New to determine months and holidays? Despite centuries of concerted efforts toward eradication by assimilation. or sets after it. the goddess of spring was called Ishtar. Now my little inner voice is telling me. but I find that reading on about how most everyone else didn't get it either is somewhat comforting. just had the wool pulled over their eyes as well.. [it] rises before the Sun. Eostre [related to the Greek word Eos: "dawn"]. in Greece. not the erroneous fixed calendar. shaving. There is a good explanation on karaite-korner. And by the very people that we thought were telling us right.. and all Jewish women should investigate this.. p. unadulterated by early social reforms which generalized religious practice. and wrap my mind around a simple understanding of the days. cultural preservation of a rich heritage. Anyone interested in truth versus dogma. Thanks WL .

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