Lunar Sabbath Debunked – Again – Again
Lunar Sabbath Debunked – Again – Again
Context, context, context. The best way to establish doctrine is to find the context of a passage. Please turn with me in your Bible to Exodus 19. The Ten Commandments are given in Exodus 20, but our context for that event is revealed in Exodus 19:1, “In the third lunar month after the people of Israel had gone out from the land of Egypt, on the same day (15th day, per Numbers 33:3), they came to the wilderness of Sinai.” You’ve read the context of this passage many times. It’s Yahweh giving the children of Israel the Ten Words, the Ten Commandments, at Mt. Sinai in Arabia, in about 1484 BC, on the morning of the 17th of the third lunar month. The “today and tomorrow” of Exodus 19:10-11 is the 15th and 16th of the third lunar month: “Yahweh said to Moses, “Go to the people. Today and tomorrow you must set them apart to me, and make them wash their garments. 11 Be ready for the third day, for the third day I, Yahweh, will come down to Mount Sinai.” The third day is thus defined as the 17th of the third lunar month that year.
So now, let’s look at our passage of Scripture today describing the Sabbath. Turn in your Bible now to Exodus 20:8-11, “Remember the Sabbath day, to set it (7th day) apart to me. 9 You must labor and do all your work for six days. 10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath for me, Yahweh your Almighty. On it (7th day) you must not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor the foreigner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days, I, Yahweh, made the heavens, earth, and sea, and everything that is in them, and then rested on the seventh day. Therefore, I, Yahweh, blessed the Sabbath day and set it (7th day) apart to myself.”
In this short passage, how many times does Yahweh mention a day? NINE times in 4 verses! He states “six days” 2 times and the 7th day Sabbath SEVEN times in four verses! Any child can count out a week on his fingers. This is not rocket science, astronomy, nor selenology. It’s a simple counting of 24-hour days, just like we saw in Genesis 1 and 2 of the creation week in our last video. Yahweh alludes to Genesis 2 right here in verse 11, and repeats what was written there. If Yahweh says something twice, you have your two witnesses, and the thing is established, but if Yahweh says something SEVEN times, the argument is settled in perfect completeness for all eternity. The Sabbath is based on a simple count of 24-hour earth days. No year involved, no new moon involved, no lunar month involved, no selenologist involved; the sun was not even involved until the fourth day of creation. The seventh-day Sabbath establishes our 7-day week, work the first six days to earn your bread, rest on the 7th day. I hope you all now understand the Sabbath DAY.
I studied and wrote this video blog on July 7, 2018 AD, which was a Sabbath Day. For example, let’s give this just passed Sabbath the Day Number of 2,458,309. I can divide this number by 7 and tell you exactly how many 7-day weeks there are back to the first week of creation. 2,458,309 / 7 = 351,187 weeks back to the first week of creation! Creation week was week 1, this week just ended was week 351,187 of creation! Is that cool or what? No solar year, no lunar year, no lunar month, no solar month, no selenologist involved or necessary to know which day is our 7th-day Sabbath!! There simply is no such thing as a lunar Sabbath. It is heresy. It is a false teaching.
In our next video, we’ll look at the point in history when Yahweh re-synchronized the children of Israel with their 7th-day Sabbath.
One viewer commented on Psalm 104:19. Just a reminder, that verse was written about 3,000 years AFTER creation week of Genesis 1 and 2, so it could never overturn what Yahweh ALREADY established in the first 5 books of the Bible, the Pentateuch, the Torah. It can only supplement and support the Torah teaching, not forbid it or overturn it.
Yahweh bless you all, thanks for watching and reading.
Gene Benjamin II
July 7, 2018