(a.k.a. The Sanctified Anatomy Of A Spiritual Lawbreaker)
By Brother Eric Nelson
This is just another false doctrine where people have allowed ministers to interpret the Bible for them instead of actually reading and studying the Word of God for themselves.
This false doctrine started way back when so that preachers could get people to come to church in order to extort more money from them. It eventually became a religious tradition. None of this has any bearing whatsoever in factual analysis of the Word of God.
(For example: Exodus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
Please take special note that the Children of Israel did not cook on the Sabbath day nor did they leave their homes in order to go to the temple to worship God; they stayed in their homes INDOORS and rested.
Here are a few more scriptures pertaining to the Sabbath: Exodus 20:1; Exodus 31:12-17; Exodus 34:21;
(Exodus 35:1-MOSES ASSEMBLED THE ENTIRE ISRAELITE COMMUNITY AND SAID TO THEM, THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT THE LORD HAS COMMANDED YOU TO DO: FOR SIX DAYS WORK IS TO BE DONE, BUT ON THE SEVENTH DAY YOU ARE TO HAVE A HOLY DAY, A SABBATH OF COMPLETE REST TO THE LORD. ANYONE WHO DOES WORK ON IT MUST BE EXECUTED. DO NOT LIGHT A FIRE IN ANY OF YOUR HOMES ON THE SABBATH DAY.).
So not only did the Children of Israel not cook on the Sabbath day, they also didn't go to the temple of meeting in order to worship God, they also did not leave their homes on the Sabbath day, and now we find out that they were also forbidden to turn the lights on in their homes on the Sabbath day.
So if there is someone out there who actually keeps the Sabbath by staying at home INDOORS in the dark, who also refuses to cook, then I most certainly stand corrected on your account.