However, the Fourth Commandment is a part of the Mosaic Law, and Christians are free of the Law – contrary to what some folks who ignore Paul’s teaching on this in favor of the extensive Torah material on what one should and should not do would have you believe.
Just curious Polycarp, why do you take Paul at his word here? Isn’t he just a “well-meaning idjit”? You did recently call him that didn’t you:
More on this, why would you follow the teaching of said “well-meaning idjit” over that of the explicit instructions of Jesus himself, who told you were supposed to follow the law:
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
While other Christians might interpret things differently it is you who says that where the bible and the teachings of Jesus contradict that you should go with Jesus, making comments like:
*“So if you ask me to choose between following Jesus and following the Bible, I’d have to choose Him.”
”Don’t put your trust in the Bible. Put it in the God of whom the Bible speaks. And most importantly, put it in Jesus Christ, who was God walking the earth as man, and whose words, whatever else one finds in that volume, can be trusted.”*
Can you spin that another way?
Now, to honor God the Holy Trinity, Christians gathered on the Lord’s Day, the first day of the week, to celebrate Eucharist, fellowship with one another, and pray together. Because it was the day on which God began Creation, it was the day on which Jesus rose from the dead, and it was the day on which the Spirit descended on the believers. And so it is kept as the day of rest and worship, in honor of Him, because of those three weekly “anniversaries.”
I can think of a lot of places in the bible where god said to do that holy stuff on Saturday. I can’t think of any where he said to do them on Sunday instead. Can you? I mean were not talking about eating shellfish here. Were talking about the 10 commandments. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS! Ten simple rules and you can’t even get em right.
Do you ever get tired of coming up with lame rationalizations for incoherently cherry picking the word of god?