Ever since I started to keep the seventh day Sabbath of the Creator God years ago, Christians have declared that I am keeping the Sabbath to get saved. This is my answer to that claim.
First and foremost, long ago we know that the people of God promised to keep the Law of God the day Moses went up to receive the Law written in stone. No, this doesn’t mean it was the first time the law was every written, but it is the first time it was written in stone. In fact, Psalms 103:20 says, “Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.” In other words, long before mankind was created the law was already the law of the land in the city of New Jerusalem. Truth is, if it wasn’t already in Heaven, how I ask could Satan have sinned if sin was not yet defined. 1 John 3:4 clearly says that, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” Continue reading
Adam and Eve at their creation had knowledge of the original law of God. It was imprinted upon their hearts, and they were acquainted with the claims of law upon them. When they transgressed the law of God, and fell from their state of happy innocence, and became sinners, the future of the fallen race was not relieved by a single ray of hope. God pitied them, and Christ devised the plan for their salvation by Himself bearing the guilt. When the curse was pronounced upon the earth and upon man, in connection with the curse was a promise that through Christ there was hope and pardon for the transgression of God’s law. Although gloom and darkness hung, like the pall of death, over the future, yet in the promise of the Redeemer, the Star of hope lighted up the dark future. The gospel was first preached to Adam by Christ. Adam and Eve felt sincere sorrow and repentance for their guilt. They believed the precious promise of God, and were saved from utter ruin.
As soon as there was sin, there was a Saviour. Christ knew that He would have to suffer, yet He became man’s substitute. As soon as Adam sinned, the Son of God presented Himself as surety for the human race, with just as much power to avert the doom pronounced upon the guilty as when He died upon the cross of Calvary.