on to the obey my Commandments texts:
John 14:15 "If you
love Me, keep My commandments.
Does the Bible in
this verse say the "10 Commandments"?
Who is speaking? Christ.
It is Christ’s Commandments
that are spoken of here.
So what is Christ’s
Commandments? There are many, but 1 or 2 highlights are:
"This is my
commandment that you love one another as I have loved you."(John
Which is very different
from any of the 10 Commandments.
None of the
10 Commandments say that we are to love our neighbour, let alone love
them by this standard "as Christ has loved us".
The closest that the
10 Commandments get to loving your neighbour is to say, do not
give false testimony about your neighbour, and do not covet your
neighbours wife or possessions.
In fact the text that
says to love our neighbour as ourselves (Leviticus 19:18) is in the Ceremonial
law which SDA doctrine agrees has been nailed to the Cross.
"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have
kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
So if we keep Christ
commandments then we abide in Him and he abides in HIS Father because
he Kept his Fathers Commandments.
the Gospel and what we’ve been saying the whole way along.
The righteous requirement
of the law is fulfilled IN us IN Christ!
If we are IN Christ
we’ve fulfilled the Old Covenant’s laws and requirements all of them IN
We have a freedom
IN Christ but not that we can use that freedom as an opportunity for the
Another Major Commandment
that Jesus gave: Matthew 28: Go you therefore and make disciples of all
However nearly all
of the Saturday Sabbath persuasion quote Revelations and 1 John about
keeping the 10 Commandments as an argument, so lets look at those (not
that it can undo all the clear text already demonstrated or conflict
with those clear text.)
Rev 12:17 And
the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the
rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony
of Jesus Christ.
How does the writer
John compare these Scriptures? Again allowing Scripture to commentate
1 John 5:2-3,
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and
keep His commandments. 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His
commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
John who wrote these
texts, how does he define or answer this keeping the commandments of God.
1 John 3:21-24
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him (God), because
we keep His (God’s) commandments and do those things that
are pleasing in His sight. 3:23 And this is His commandment:
that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and
love one another, as He gave us commandment. 24 Now he who keeps His commandments
abides in Him, and He in him. And by this (not the Sabbath)
we know that He abides in us,(how?) by the Spirit whom He
has given us.
I see the answer as
1) The righteous requirement
of the law is fulfilled IN us. (Romans 8:4) (John 15:10)
2)The Bible declares
to the New Covenant believers that the keeping of God’s
is to believe in his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 3:23)
3) What is the sign
that he abides in us? The Spirit! The Holy Spirit is the seal (not the
Sabbath) as we will see later on.
Rightly dividing the
word of Truth, the word in 1 John says
not "10 Commandments".
Why do Sabbatarian
circles insist that the word "Commandments" be interpreted to
mean "10 Commandments" when it clearly says commandments?
John in the same
letter gives us HIS definition of what he was meaning
by God’s Commands: "believe in his Son Jesus Christ whom he sent".
God gave hundreds
of Commandments. Commandments on a variety of things, all of which point
forward to Christ, like circumcision, the Sabbath day, like the lamb sacrifice,
like to tapping the rock for flowing water, all these commandments and
the list goes on pointed forward to Christ. All the requirements of the
Law showed that man couldn’t fulfill God’s requirements thus the Need
for the Saviour.
Again all the laws
including the 10 Commandments and requirements, types and Shadows pointed
The point being that
God’s Commandments all of them not just the 10 on stone point to
Christ. The whole law fits that bill it points us forward to Christ.
Now here’s the key:
THUS John correctly says 1 John 3:23 And this is His commandment:
that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ.
The Bible says Commandments
not the 10 Commandments, with regard to the applying this seemingly
biased self interpretation leads one into dilemma in light of the
now familiar texts on the 10 Commandments that we have seen before,
died to, cast out, set aside, adultery to combine old and new etc.
an institution is guilty of biased interpretive reasoning on definitions
of "commandment" to substantiate and protect their "Special
Message doctrines" position.
If you feel that’s
a bit harsh, I’m only telling the Truth from Scripture, I haven’t called
you worshipping satan or deceived or Babylon, like Sabbatarianism has
A classic example
of biased reasoning is like the above. Another is….
"Sin is transgression of the law". Their interpretation is that
that means the 10 Commandments. But Scripture is clear that as Christians
we are not under the Mosaic Law including the 10 Commandments, the 10
Commandments are cast out In Christ, Adultery to mix the Old and the New
seem to ignore "that as Christians we are under the Law
of Christ", not the Law of Moses. We are under the New Covenant
not the Old Covenant. Yes sin is transgression of the law.
THE LAW OF CHRIST!
Which is the law of
the SPIRIT. The law of liberty.
That is to whom
John was writing in 1 John Christians- Being Those who are not
under the Old Covenant’s government but now under the New Covenant’s
Sin is transgression
of the law.
John in (1 john) is
talking to Christians!
How can that be the
10 Commandments as described by Sabbatarian’s?
The 10 Commandments
don’t cover aspects like Drunkenness, a Bad temper, obscene language,
pride, forgiveness, repentance, baptism, controlling the thought life,
yielding to the Holy Spirits whisper and many more.
BUT THE NEW COVENANT
What Law of the 10
Commandments did Peter break when he left the fellowship of the Gentiles?
None! Indeed the Law of the Spirit demands more from us than the Letter
of the written code but it is the Spirit that changes us, to be transformed
from glory to glory in the image of Christ.
Thus Paul rightfully
says "We serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of
the written code"
The New Covenant
believer is held by a higher law than that of the Old Covenant.
The key difference is that the New Covenant is able to, by the Spirit,
to change man’s heart, something the Old Covenant could not do. The Old
Covenant just condemns, see message 3 & 4 for further clarification.
It is John’s Gospel
that tells us the Commandment of the Jesus "To love others
as I have loved you".
It is in John’s writing
of 1John that tells us New Covenant believer to obey God’s commandments.
And John tells us what that command is. 1 John 3:23 "And
this is His Commandment: that we should believe on the name
of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment".
How can the Law of
Moses (the 10 Commandments) be called the "law of liberty" and
"not burdensome" when the Scripture itself describes the 10
Commandments as a law that kills, condemns, we die to it. It is adultery
to combine the Old and the New, it is a yoke of slavery. And a yoke that
our forefathers could not even bear. (2 Cor 3:6&9, Gal 5:1, Acts15:9
When the word tell
us to "cast down"-"take captive" every idol thought,
we know what it means! No debate here, why when the Bible says, "cast
out" the Old Covenant the10 Commandments is there such debate and
the suggestion that it actually doesn’t mean that. Especially in respect
& light of so many other texts similar in intent and final result
as the "cast out the 10 Commandments" command.
It is an instruction
for Christians an instruction for Discipleship to cast down/ take captive
every idol though as is the command to cast out the Old Covenant the 10
If one is, "IN
Christ", then one is governed by the laws that pertain to "that
Covenant" which is found, "IN Christ".
did Christ keep the Old Covenant laws, he is our pattern isn’t he?
To those that say
but Jesus kept the Sabbath etc. They say, Jesus is my example therefore
I will keep it!!, Yes Jesus is our example BUT:
Christ kept the "other
Sabbath’s" that are put away & nailed to the Cross.
Jesus Christ kept
a lot of things that are not obligatory today nor should they be.
Jesus also kept the
Passover! (Matthew 26:17-18)
Jesus Christ as our
example kept circumcision! Yet we as New Covenant -Born Again believers
are not to, for Holy Spirit inspired "Biblical" reasons. "Christ
will profit you nothing".
Jesus told them to
follow the scribes and Pharisees (keep the ceremonial laws) Matthew 23:2-3
Jesus commanded animal
sacrifices and ceremonial cleansing Luke 5:14 & Mark 1:44.
Jesus kept the WHOLE
of the Mosaic laws including the Ceremonial.
Do some want to keep
these also? Justifying not "TO BE SAVED" but…[Remember
the Sabbatarian argument for 2 Cor 3, and Gal 4, cast out the 10 Commandments
if you rely on them "to be saved" but you must still keep them
including especially the Saturday Sabbath Day if you love God].
Some with this same
reasoning, justify commanding others in keeping all the Ceremonial laws
not "TO BE SAVED" but we must none the less keep them "If
you love God".
just put yourself under the Old Covenant of LAW. Which was to lead us
TO Christ and UNTIL Christ, we are no longer UNDER the supervision of
the LAW! [Gal 3:24, Gal 3:19, Gal 3:25, Gal 3:23]
So why did Jesus keep the Sabbath and the Law?
The Bible answers
this question itself:
Gal 4:1-8 Now
I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all
from a slave, though he is master of all, 4:2 but is under
guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.
4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under
the elements of the world. 4:4 But when the fullness of the time had
come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 4:5
to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the
adoption as sons. 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the
Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" 4:7 Therefore
you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God
"What must we do,
they said to Jesus, "to do the work of God?" And Jesus said, "This
is the work of God: believe on him who He has sent." (John 6:28-29).
What is Gods commandment?
And this is His Commandment: that we should believe on the name
of His Son Jesus Christ.
Do you want to do
work for God, faith without works is dead? Jesus said, "This is the work
of God: believe on him who He has sent." (John 6:28-29).
It is a finished
work that Christ has accomplished for us. You can not add one thing to
He paid the price
for my sins. He is the one who has made me righteous by my trust and faith
in Him. It is a completed finished work. There is nothing I can add to
it to complement it. It is once and for all accomplished for us BY
TEXT IN MATTHEW 5:17-19
"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not
come to destroy but to fulfill. 5:18 "For assuredly, I say to you, till
heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass
from the law till all is fulfilled.
The first question
I’d ask SDA is, does what they call the Ceremonial law constitute as more
than a jot or a tittle? Are all those feasts and all those 300+ laws in
the Ceremonial Law, do they equal more than 1 letter or the tiniest stroke
of a pen?
Of course they do.
say "But this is the Moral law the 10 Commandments that is spoken
Is it really? Lets
look to Scripture for the answers! However I suggest one looks again at
message 7 and the Claim of Sabbatarians that the 10 Commandments are eternal
and existed before Moses.
Scripture and God’s
own words disagree with that Moral / Ceremonial Doctrine!
Before we look at
any other Scripture lets first look at Matthew 5:17-19 again.
Note that it doesn’t
just say the law, it correctly says the law and the prophets.
Now lets look at the
Scriptures for clarification.
"The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since
then the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is
forcing his way into it.
But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested,
being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
"For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John" (These
are Jesus’ own words.)
search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and
these are they which testify of Me.(Jesus speaking)
Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while
I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were
written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning
The fact remains that
the whole Law including the 10 Commandments and the prophets all point
forward to Christ as we have seen in this study Christ is the fulfillment
of the Mosaic Law including the Sabbath Day. All the Law including what
Sabbatarians say is the Moral and Ceremonial law all of these point us
The law brings us
TO Christ.[Gal 3:23]
If some want to argue
to the Luke 24:44 text that the "Law of Moses" is the Ceremonial
law is not the 10 Commandments, again Scripture disagrees with this selective
a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the "Law
of Moses" should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made
a man completely well on the Sabbath?
The "Law of Moses"
is spoken of in regard to the 4th Commandment by Jesus Christ
"So when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging,
to whom he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading
them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from
morning till evening."
Jesus did fulfill
the Law and the Prophets as evidenced by after his Death and resurrection
the Disciples showed how Christ is the Messiah. The Lamb who takes away
the sin of the world! The fulfillment of all the Law, types, Shadows,
Another verse Gal
4:4-5 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His
Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 4:5 to redeem those who were
under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
We are redeemed from?
From being under the Law.
What Law? The 10 commandments
as stated in this same Chapter of Gal 4. The cast out text.
And 1 Peter 2:22-24.
"Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth". 2:23 who, when
He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not
threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 2:24 who
Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died
to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed.
Christ fulfilled the
Law in his perfect sinless life, and by fulfilling all the types, shadows
I once saw this illustration
and thought it interesting:
- Parent to child
at dinner table: "You are going to sit there until you eat all your
dinner. For until your bed time, not the smallest letter shall pass
away from what I have said, until all your dinner is eaten.
- Statement: sit
at the table until either: 1. Bedtime or 2. Dinner is eaten.
- Now we all understand
this dinner table example. We know that the kid will sit at the table
until he eats all his dinner.
- and it is exactly
parallel to what Jesus said about the law.
There are really 2
options with the Matt 5:17-19 text.
- Either Christ fulfilled
the Law and it therefore passes away for us to adhere to its regulations,
IN Him. The righteous requirement of the law is fulfilled in
us, We are now under a New Covenant/ government. Or
- Christ did not
fulfill the Law and it remains in existence until heaven and earth pass
away. If this is the case then one must also keep the "Whole law"
including all the Ceremonial laws, feasts, types and Shadows. We’re
back to keeping the whole law that was to bring us TO Christ and Colossians
2 says these were fulfilled in Christ they are just a shadow of
Him he is the substance! One then needs to read this whole study again
because Christ is the end of the law for believers! [Romans10:4] That’s
what Christ came to redeem us from [Gal 4-5]. Did Christ fail?
Which leads us onto
another text Romans 3:31 "Do we make void the Law through faith?
Certainly not! On the contrary we establish the Law."
This fact remains
Christ came to fulfill the law the Law.
We establish, the
law is perfect in converting the Soul. [Psalm 19:7]
We establish, that
Christ fulfilled the Law.
We establish, the
Law and it’s righteous requirements are fulfilled in us through Christ.
We establish, that
Christ is the fulfillment of the types and shadows and signs. So therefore:
We establish, that
Christ ESTABLISHES the FULL revelation of the law, "its in HIM".
If one reads the following
verses after Romans 3:31 so as to be in Context, Paul shows That Abraham
was accredited righteous before Circumcision and that ,that righteousness
in not for Abraham alone but for also those who believe in the Lord Jesus
Christ. [Romans 4:21-25]. Jesus Christ is the revelation of the promise
John 1:17" the
law came through Moses but Grace and TRUTH through Jesus Christ".
Thus Jesus Christ
ESTABLISHED the truth about the law it‘s types shadows and signs and requirements.
"Do we make void the Law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary
we establish the Law." [Romans 3:31] Christ establishes the full
truth to the law.
made the Sabbath Holy therefore you must keep it!
Despite the clear
New Covenant teaching in Scripture some suggest that because God made
the Sabbath HOLY we MUST therefore keep it.
Followed by "That’s
why I’m keeping it"!
Well God made a lot
of things HOLY;
Lets have a look at
what God made Holy in the Scriptures and see if some want to keep these
God also made holy
The Aaron priestly
The Levitical priesthood
2 Chronicles 35:3
The Ark 2
The Sabbath day Exodus
And many more
But also these
7th month Leviticus 23:23-25, Nehemiah 8:9.11
21st day of the 1st month Exodus 12:6,16.
The Passover Exodus
The Day of Atonement
of the 7th month Leviticus 23:34-3
God also made
other things MOST HOLY
Most Holy altar Exodus
Most Holy offerings Leviticus
Most Holy articles Exodus
Sabbath is "forever" therefore you must keep it!
Proof text "Sabbath
Day" Exodus 31:16-17
But so are these other
Sabbath day’s Exodus 31:13
The feast of unleavened
bread Exodus 12:17
Grain offerings Leviticus:
Sin offering Exodus
Anointing oil Exodus
Priest washing Exodus
Feast of Tabernacles
The Passover Exodus
Day of Atonement Leviticus
And the list goes
on, Circumcision and other things…
the current standard for Sabbath keeping sunset to sunset is only found
Leviticus 23:26 - 32 "the Lord said to Moses, the 10th day of this seventh
month is the day of ATTONEMENT. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves,
and present your offering made to the Lord by fire. Do no work on that
because it is the day of "atonement", when "atonement"
is made for you for the
Lord your God. Anyone who does not deny himself on that day must be cut
from his people. I will destroy from among his people anyone who does
work on that day. You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting
ordinance for the generations to come wherever you live. This is a
of rest for you and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the
day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your Sabbath.
This is the ONLY Scripture where sunset to sunset INSTRUCTIONS
is given and
they were given to a CEREMONIAL SABBATH. Is it CONSISTANT to insist on
Sabbath observance making SELECTIVE use of CEREMONIAL aspects of the law
determine how the Sabbath is to be kept?
Especially since according
to Sabbatarian teaching the Ceremonial law was nailed to the cross.
Again the confrontation
between doctrines of what people really genuinely believe and what
the word actually says.
To keep the Sabbath
Day today and to command all other believers to keep it is to deny
that Jesus Christ THE true rest has come. It would be like keeping
the Passover and still slaying little lambs, which are a SIGN that HAS
been fulfilled and were a shadow, but now we have the substance the real
thing Jesus Christ.
Jesus cried out it
is FINISHED on the Cross.
A more full definition
is: Completely complete and perfectly perfect.
Some say BUT the Ten
Commandments were made "With his own finger"!!!
And the New Covenant
was made with his own SON!!
The Old Covenant made
with his own finger - the New Covenant with his own Son’s life!
I fail to see the
significance that Sabbatarians are trying to prove.
The Mosaic Covenant/law
establishes the TYPES of sacrifices/offerings for sin, and fellowship
offerings all however are a shadow of the TRUE sacrifice for sin
and the TRUE sacrifice who establishes true fellowship with God.
By that meaning, the
sacrifices types and signs, are fulfilled in Christ. Example the Passover
The Command of circumcision
HAS a REVEALED truth, from what WAS once external, to being NOW internal.
The command of Sabbath
HAS a REVEALED truth from what WAS once external to being NOW internal.
To hold on to the
Sabbath rest as a "DAY" is to miss the whole point.
To hold and adhere
onto the Sabbath Day as in the Old Testament is to deny the revealed
truth has come, the Sabbath and Church doctrine has THEN become an IDOL.
One has now just broken then 2 Commandment! To use a Sabbatarian standard.
To hold onto the Saturday
Sabbath as an identifying mark of Obedience to Christ is contrary to the
Biblical example set out in the New Testament.
1 John 2:9-10
He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness
until now. 2:10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there
is no cause for stumbling in him.
1 John 3:14-15
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren.
He who does not love his brother abides in death. 3:15 Whoever hates his
brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life
abiding in him.
Paul said I know in
whom I have believed and I am persuaded that he is able to keep me.
Paul does not say
I know in WHAT I believe! (Doctrines –Special messages) It’s whom I believe
–It is Jesus Everything.
For it is no longer
I that live but Christ that lives in me.
to acknowledge that the identifying difference between them and the "Born
Again" Christian body is a difference that is not confirmed or validated
as Biblically true. We all must base our conclusions on the balance of
Scripture. Although I’m sure the flesh delights inwardly of being different
and more enlightened, is one going to allow the flesh override
clear Scripture. The Sabbatarian doctrines and interpretations (Speculations)
of the book of Revelations are based on the "Holy Golden Calf"
of Saturday Sabbath observance. Although many are genuine and sincere
in their belief’s the labeling of other Christians as "deceived"
and the ensuing rhetoric of Sunday is satans Sabbath, "Sunday Keepers
worship satan" is Biblically unfounded. Where is the Scripture backing
the Sabbatarian perspective?
worship satan", Scripture? [none!]
are Babylon", Scripture? [None!]
The Sabbatarian "Special
message" (their special mission) is in conflict to the "Great
The focus of the "Special
mission/message" is towards the already saved rather
than the unsaved. We as Christians don’t know everything about our fathers
business nor do we need to know everything about the father to be worthy
of Salvation. All we need to be, to be worthy of Salvation, is a sinner.
The Sabbatarian Special
mission /message is misguided simply because God says he want all to repent,
all to come into a knowledge of him. Rather than focus on the unsaved
the mission of the Sabbatarian community is to reveal this missing
truth (which however is Biblically unfounded in the New Covenant).
This "missing truth" is PRIMARILY to the already
saved (who trust Jesus only as their Lord and Saviour) all while the unsaved
go walking by on the slippery slope of sin who do not trust Jesus as their
Lord and Saviour.
I’m sure God wants
more souls saved, than a tiny number of politically correct ones.
Which of us knows
every true Doctrine , thought or desire of God? Are we only saved when
one achieves this goal? [Works] No! God judges the thoughts and intents
of the heart!
Furthermore the seal
of God is Scripturally the "Holy Spirit" where Sabbatarians
determine that it is the Sabbath is the seal remains outside of Scripture
and furthermore in conflict with Scripture. Yet this unbiblical teaching
is still taught and substantiated from writings outside of Scripture (EGW)
despite being contrary to the Bible. Some seem to elevate these writings
above clear specific text of the Bible.
Where is even one
Bible verse that is a clear indication that the Sabbath is the seal of
Ephesians 1:13-14 "In Him you also trusted, after you heard
the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having
believed, you WERE sealed with the HOLY SPIRIT of promise, 1:14
who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory".
Ephesians 4:30 "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by
were sealed for the day of redemption."
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
" Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is
God, 1:22 who also has SEALED us and given us the Spirit
in our hearts as a guarantee.
When is being sealed
by the Holy Spirit not sufficient enough for redemption, these texts are
clear it is for redemption, our inheritance, and the text is in the past
tense it is already done!
When is sealed not
complete. Did the Holy Spirit (God) do an improper job that a further
sealing is required? That God’s seal did not actually seal?
Such reasoning to
substantiate EGW writings leaves us with the Holy Spirit (God) did imperfect
job of sealing. Therefore God is not perfect. (Not good theology).
You choose who you
want to defend:
3x Clear Bible Scriptures
– as opposed to- EGW with no clear Bible Scripture: (Holy Spirit inspired)
(but a lot of speculative interpretation.)
That props us
the unsubstantiated special message!
Messages Book 3, page 52, paragraph 2
One Heretical Sentence.--I am now looking over my diaries[* SEE FOOTNOTE,
32.] and copies of letters written for several years back. . . . I have
precious matter to reproduce and place before the people in testimony
I am able to do this work, the people must have things to revive past
that they may see that there is one straight chain of truth, without
heretical sentence, in that which I have written. This, I am instructed,
is to be
a living letter to all in regard to my faith.--Letter 329a, E.G. WHITE
that with the Ten Commandments, the first 4 Commandments are placed on
the 1st tablet and the following 6 Commandments are on the
On the contrary the
indication is that the Covenant was written on both sides of the tablets.
Exodus 32:15 And Moses
turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony
were in his hand. The tablets were written on both sides; on the one side
and on the other they were written.
opened them, and I saw the Ten Commandments written on them with the finger
of God. On one table were Four and on the other six. The four on the first
table shone brighter than the other six. But the fourth, the Sabbath commandment,
shone above them all; for the Sabbath was set apart to be kept in honor
of God's holy name. The holy Sabbath looked glorious a halo of glory
was all around it. I saw that the Sabbath commandment was not nailed to
the cross." (Early Writings of Ellen G. White, page 33, Official Adventist
Would God really allow
the 4th to glow more than the 1st ?