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2. Facing the Critic: No Evening and Morning

Jeff Dowell
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  • June 12, 2016
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Father we just want to thank you for the breath of life you've given to each of us here today. We thank you Father for your Holy Spirit to lead us and guidance and as we study this subject today Lord we pray for your Holy Spirit in a mighty way teach us Lord what you want us to know that we may follow you in Jesus wonderful name we pray Amen. Now each day of class we actually go deeper and deeper and deeper you got it so by Friday we've really gone deep OK when we're not on the surface we're gone deeper into the word so like I said some of this is were given to one today this imparts pretty technical but that's OK because it will make it simple by the way I was sharing with the guy the other day yesterday if anybody here doesn't understand what I'm saying I want to make it clear I want you to be able to understand clearly nobody go out of this place not understanding what we're saying OK because I've seen people do that before they'll go through a meeting in the leave the go man I didn't get anything out of that I didn't understand it if you ever been to that kind of thing I don't want that to happen so if anybody has that kind of thing to simply say to me explain it because I want it to be clear and straight to the point no misunderstanding OK. We're looking at Dale Rasul if and this is a response to the wraps of the and Dale's come up with an argument that some people have not heard before some of you may have heard it but a lot of people haven't and it goes into Genesis we're going to cover no evening in morning no word Sabbath part two that's what we're going to cover today but I want to start off with a Bible tax very very important tax because I believe biblical truth will prevail what do you say. Truth will counter air but air will never counted true. And so how are we just. Notice what Jesus says I want to start off with this text today very important text because if you're not in the truth and you say something that's not right guess what it's going to come right back around and bite you that's exactly what's going to happen and we're going to see that today in our study but I'm going to quote text that Jesus said this Jesus said in Matthew twelve thirty seven. For by thy you words that Al Shaab to be justified and by that I words that out shout to be watched and them by the way there's only going to be one person keep you out of heaven one person you know that one person is yourself not going to be your church is not going to be your pastor is not going to be any of that it's going to be yourself so by our words we're justified right or by our words work on them now I want to go to Genesis chapter one. And we're going to look at Chad excuse me chapter two in verse one we're going to look at chapter two in verse one thus the heavens and the earth were finished and all the hosts of them and on the seventh day God into his work which he had made and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made and God bless the seventh day and sanctified it because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made now do you notice in this text about the seventh day there is no evening and morning did you notice that if you read Genesis chapter one all the way through the narrative of creation of each day you read and the evening in the morning was the first day and the evening in the morning was the second day but when it comes of the seventh day there is no evening and morning. So here's what Dale says about that. He says the seventh day count point number one the seventh they account does not have the formula and there was evening and there was morning morning so here's point one here's what he says point one OK Now point two. By the way if you could turn your cell phones off that would be a good point number two there is no mention of the words Sabbath in the Genesis account so when you read Genesis chapter two verses one through three did you read the word Sabbath. No So he's raising these two points right in Genesis that there is no evening in the morning attached to the seventh day and there's no word Sabbath in regard to the seventh day OK So what are we looking at we're going to cover two points today so we see it clearly number one no formula evening and morning Number two no mention of the word Sabbath. So he thinks he has a point we're going to look at it carefully so let's start with number one no formula evening and morning by the way what we're going to look at today doesn't only counter what wraps live says but also an atheist on the days of creation so we're going to cover some Thanks that is really going to be really insightful when it comes to dealing with an evolutionist or atheist as well because sometimes you know they'll say well creation was thousands or millions or billions of years right. And so we're going to look at that today too from the Bible in the Bible alone. So wrapped up in his book Sabbath and prices here's what they all says while some of argue that all the days of creation are long indefinite periods of time the text of Genesis does not support. Such arguments Wow that's good he's saying that that's a good thing right now you remember what I talked about yesterday when I mention the Paul principle. Where he's standing there watching them both fight each other we're going to see how this happens to these guys we're going to look at it today he goes on to say neither is there sufficient evidence it seems to me in the whole of scripture to draw such a conclusion Now here's what he says rather I believe we should accept each day of creation as a regular day marked with evening and morning by the rotation of the earth. If the first six days of creation are accepted as regular days it can be assumed that the seventh day would also be watching a regular day thank him for saying that. Because watch what happens. He says I believe we should accept each day of creation as a regular day. We should accept the seventh day of Genesis two two and verse three as either a regular day marked with evening and morning now watch what happens or. Now these are two different ideas got it or as an indefinite period of time and then he says both are possible interpretations drawn from the facts of the genesis. You see it's amazing what do we say is administrate confusion Babylon is confusion and what is that confusion a mixture of truth and air a mixture of one thing with that of another you see the devil's not going to come back and say follow me I teach one hundred percent false I teach one hundred percent air is not going to do that he's going to mingle. Mix truth with air and so there is partial trues in some of these things that's what's so deceptive because what's not true in a partial statement causes a false conclusion doesn't say he said one thing by believing it's a regular day now he's giving it another option by saying both are possible interpretations that's not true and we're going to see that now I'm going to look at the Paul principle yesterday I mentioned at the end of the meeting what I call the Paul principle where Paul gets these two guys opposite of each other right that's fair sees and the Sadducees opposite of each other in their teachings but watch this now Bill Russell looked up to Walter Martin. And Walter Martin wrote a book called The Truth About Seventh Day Adventists I'm now watch what Walter Martin says about these days of creation Here's what he says he quotes Dr J. Oliver Buswell who is a theologian Greek the login and Hebrew theologians and listen to what he says The question is What do the Scriptures teach in regard to the length of the creative days described in Genesis chapter one verses one through chapter two verse four. This is primarily a question of hermeneutics and exit Jesus by the way do you know what exit Jesus means it just simply means it's a biblical term the scholars use to simply mean to read what's in the text draw out of the text what in the tex OK Eisa Jesus means somebody reads into the text something that's not there X. it Jesus is drawing out of the text what's in the text OK that's all it means hermeneutic says a word to apply its interpretation what does it mean that's what hermeneutics is OK so these guys use words people don't know what they're talking about they don't understand right just like when you go. The doctor and the doctor tells you what's wrong is using big words and finally you say doctor just tell me cut the chase with the big words tell me I'm going to die or not you know INS and they say well that's what these guys do anyway we hold that the word day is used here as elsewhere wot figuratively and represents a period of time of designated link. OK By the way this group would be what you would call a theistic evolutionist never heard those terms the mystic meaning they believe in God but that it took millions or billions of years in creation that's a theistic evolution and he goes on to say Moses is the author of the nineteenth song we have in his own language a very clear reference to the attitude of God toward our earthly measures of time that Adventists What does he say that Adventists to nationally hold the six day creation concept that is six twenty four hour days during which God created the earth. If you have any doubts before this meeting today you won't have any doubts when you leave I assure you that from the Bible Listen to this he goes on to say there Sabbath theory would suffer a real setback if it could be shown biblically unscientifically that the days of creation were actually arrows or long periods of time during which the Earth's great geological structures were formed throughout the past century each decade has seen fresh evidence uncovered by the geologist to substantiate their estimates the earth has been circling in this particular orbit for a period in excess of four thousand million years. Now this is a theologians saying that it's. OK. Dale Ratliff watched. What happens disagrees with Walter Martin why because Dale said he believes it's a regular day right that's what he said then he brought this other interpretation but he personally says I believe it's a regular day so what are we going to do with that well Dale rats of this agrees with Walter Martin on the days of creation but does agree with Luke. Seven They add minutes Isn't that amazing. So I would say to Dale if he were here I would simply say Dale take your argument up with water mark because you're the one that looks up Walter Martin I don't by the way we don't need any of those guys we could use the Bible right. There wrath of concludes that each day of creation and the seventh day are regular day he agrees with Seventh Day Adventists on the length of each day marked by evening and morning now how many going to prove all this I do believe Seventh Day Adventists are a Bible believing church. Absolutely we're standing on solid ground. So how are we going to do this you know a lot of people don't like the genealogies you know be got so and so we got so and so and so and so be got so and so and so and so we got so and so and we don't like to go through all those big guts right but I want to tell you something we studied the genealogies in the Bible it proves a literal twenty four hours in the days of creation in the genealogy. We're going to see that today now have you ever people say oh you know I'm not an Old Testament I'm a New Testament Christian Never people say that. What tell you what the minute they say that I know for certain one thing about them they don't know the Bible very well and I don't care if it's even the theologian that says that because you're going to see something today simply because they say that what list go to the New Testament in. Let's do that we'll go to the New Testament and we're going to look at the genealogy of Jesus in Luke chapter three and I've got it on the screen here and in Luke chapter three verse twenty three notice what the Bible says. Now if you're taking notes this is a good place to do a put it right there in your Bible. Notice verse twenty three and Jesus himself began to be about how old thirty years of age are now here's Jesus right here what is short on show up very good on this screen here right here and we're going to go all the way through the genealogy in Luke chapter three we're going to go all through these texts and gas where it's going to take us all the way down to who. Adam correct Adam so he have a genealogy in Luke chapter three going all the way from Jesus him back in time to Adam correct that's what the Bible says Right so in other words this genealogy goes from Adam to Jesus and then there we see in Luke three actually backwards from Jesus back to Adam now I'm going to ask the question this means that on the six day that Adam was created the six day from the sixth day of creation to Jesus the time would have had to change from the sixth day as a thousand thousands or millions or billions of years long to a literal twenty four hour and you see what I'm asking here are saying watch this so let's look at this again. There's Jesus all the way to Adam correct sort of my saying in this genealogy very simple folk where did the change take place. In other words if it was a millions or billions of years in creation it had to have changed between Adam to Jesus someone correct you get what I'm saying OK. In other words it would have had to have changed between Adam in Jesus. Well let's look at the Bible New Testament and Jesus Himself begin to be about thirty years of age now a question we would ask is that literal. Was Jesus really about thirty years old when this happened so if the Bible says right is there anything that would be in the text that would imply it's figurative or symbolic not really thirty years anything there that would imply that. Absolutely not when it says thirty years guess what that means thirty years now looks like most of us here have been thirty one time. Direct. Is they so that's thirty doesn't mean something else it means thirty years we're not interesting because if you went to the Hebrew Bible in Genesis we're going to see something very interesting Remember Jesus was about thirty years old here right in Adam's genealogy Adam lived to be nine hundred and thirty years that's how the Bible describes it if you're going to go with the Bible and if you have just the Bible in your hand in the Bible Only in your hand and you go to the genealogy of Adam you're going to discover that Adam lived to be nine hundred and thirty years old now take your Bibles OK open them up if you have your Bibles are on phone or whatever open them up and go to Genesis Chapter five OK Genesis Chapter five. And somebody read for us Genesis well I better read that let me get that so be taped. Genesis Chapter five and notice in this verse. Carefully and you might want to underline it Genesis Chapter five it says right. And here in verse five and all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years and he died underline nine hundred and thirty years we're going to see something I'm going to ask you the question how many times does the word years mentioned in verse five how many times the word years mention. In verse five. One time. I'm time out verse five. One time correct. OK We're going to see something because here in the genealogy of Adam verse three it says he was one hundred thirty years old then it says he was a hundred years in Genesis five four and then it says nine hundred thirty years in Genesis five five OK Now what's interesting is that these texts have the words in the original language appearing more than once like it says in Genesis five five if you were to look it up and you would find this word for years you would discover that the word years is actually used twice in Genesis Chapter five Verse five two times and what it says literally is Adam was nine hundred years God It and thirty years now this is very important. Very very important OK but in your English Bible only say years one time Genesis five five OK Now watch what happens so you have in Genesis five five thirty years and loop chapter three twenty three about Jesus member the genealogy went from Jesus to do Adam OK and Luke says thirty years Jesus is about thirty years old well my question is this what is the difference between thirty years and Genesis five five and thirty years in Luke three twenty three that's one of those. Questions you would ask these guys. You understand what I'm saying and. That's one of those questions you would ask Dale raps that's one of those questions you would ask people who are even evolutionists that question right there because there's no difference they're both thirty years OK It's all through the Bible a matter of fact in Seth all surgeon misses you find here when it says eight hundred literally it says eight hundred years and seven years those are showing units of time within the context of years. OK Some places you can look through the Bible and you'll find three times the word years as mention for example you talk about Sarah Abraham. Abraham was one hundred years and seventy years and five years what does that mean it was one hundred seventy five years ago. So each one of those is a unit of time it's very important understand especially when we get into the days of creation so my question would be what is the difference between seven years and Genesis five seven and seven years in Luke two thirty six. None no difference. Same way with twelve years you find it all through the Bible so what's the difference between twelve years and Genesis five eight and twelve years in Matthew Chapter nine verse twenty so what we're actually doing is we're going through the whole bible see in reference to time biblical time. OK And like I said it goes all the way through but what I want to show you now is very important the same words used in these texts in Genesis and in the New Testament so when you compare the Old Testament the New Testament you're going to discover it's the same duration of time seven years. In the New Testament means the same thing as seven years in the Old Testament twenty years in the New Testament means the same thing is twenty years in the Old Testament everybody understand that. OK so let's move on here I want to go right into this here's what I was showing you in Genesis five five so when you Regenesis five five in English by Will says and all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred years and thirty years and he died but what's in the Hebrew text is this and all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred years and thirty years see that so that shows that this is an element of time and this is an element of time right there OK now a second way to prove the days of creation literal time is what I call the age chronology now I have to do this to set us up for understanding what we're going to get into in a minute but this is what I call the age chronology. If you ask somebody doesn't matter what the nomination if you have somebody who's oldest man that ever lived and died in the Bible who would you say. I mean I I knew that when I was a Methodist I knew that was a Baptist you know everybody knows Methuselah was the oldest man that ever lived and died right. You know I have to qualify that by saying died because in one meeting a guy said Well I know somebody never died course we know that too but I wasn't talking about that as a must somebody so who was the longest ever lived and died that was Methuselah Methuselah lived to be nine hundred sixty nine years now see these are all genealogy you go all the way from the through Zal all the way down now the best way to understand the genealogies is to study it yourself. I thought genealogies was so boring but when I got into this it changed everything literally everything OK So Methuselah Now the next in line was Jerry. Jared lived to be nine hundred sixty two years old when he died and I believe that's what the Bible says I believe it. Especially when you go all the way down through the genealogy there is nothing to indicate that means something else other than what it really is you understand what I'm saying so then you come to know a by the way to know our lives Adam. Know a lived to be nine hundred fifty years he outlived Adam Adam lived to be nine hundred thirty years so when you look at an age chronology you have Methuselah Gerrard Noah and Adam now. Watch what's going to happen next I'm going to focus on Noah by the way did you know that Noah lived all the way down to Abraham did you know that and did you know that Adam lived all the way down to Lamech. Amazing Now watch this we look at no um and you remember the flood. When the interesting the Bible says during the time the flood there was seven more days forty days and forty nights after seven days second month seventeenth day of the month on that day forty days and forty nights on the very same day forty days one hundred fifty days now let's ask the question Did Noah live during the time of the flood. Now does the Bible say that there was forty days. And forty nights. Now is that literal forty days and forty nine Isn't that amazing he outlived Adam and he lived nine hundred fifty years during literal time yes or no. Forty days forty nights seven days seventeen day the month second month. In that amazing and all these are Bible text here to do it when I did this research I found hundreds of Bible text to prove the days of creation literal twenty four hour days hundreds of text. Amazing to see because if it's literal time by the way have you ever heard of literally years without literal day. It's impossible. Correct that's impossible. To say so this is a very important point matter of fact here's all these texts I know it's small in the screen there but I can put them in the bigger to put them all on the screen but here's all these text to prove that during the time of Noah so what do you have from the birth of know it to his death was what literal time Genesis eight thirteen one year Genesis seven seventeen forty days Genesis seven twenty four one hundred fifty days Genesis seven for seven days look at all that I mean that's amazing that's literal time he lived nine hundred fifty years he lived older than Adam and it was during literal time correct. There it is right there so you go from Adam all the way down through the genealogy to Lamech and here is literal time here so if Adam live shorter time then Noah certainly the days of creation would have had to be in literal time yes. And then when you get to after the flood you've got sham one hundred years Genesis Levon ten and there was two years sandwiched right between five hundred years right there two years right there in the Bible you see that So if you compare before the flood after the flood you got thirty years Genesis five five Genesis eleven fourteen after the flood loop three twenty three after the flood. And it's so clear especially when you get into the original language on this that's why I said it's heavy because people who study the biblical language as they're going to see this when you pointed out you see and I'm trying to make this simple for you to understand it OK So when you compare all. Testament you find sixty five years differences by fifteen to this is five twenty one so you can see all the way through look up years look up days all through the Bible it's very important same way Old Testament New Testament you have two years Genesis eleven ten is that two years different in time duration than X. one thousand and one it mentions do you. Not at all. You say. Then when you get in the days and nights and months Genesis thirty eight twenty four three months Luke one fifty six three months is that three months or is it something different. OK have we proved this point. We understand it OK So here's how I'm going to qualify this to understand what's happening in Genesis chapter one and chapter two here it is to assume the day the word Days used in Genesis as a regular day for the whole of creation as one interpretation Genesis one verses one through two four and five verses one to let me give an example that take your Bible turn to Genesis Chapter five verse one. And I'm going to show you what. I'm talking about so take your Bible go to Genesis Chapter five and verse one now let's look at it this says this is the book of the generations of who Adam in. The day got it that God created man there the word day simply means time you got it. You wouldn't translate that as a literal twenty four hour day we do the same thing that's an idiom in the language biblical languages have idioms as well have you ever heard somebody say this in our idioms you know back in the day. Are they talking about a literal twenty four hour day when they say that what are they saying. You talking about time back in the day. No I did this or I did that in my friend right that's an idiom it's a figure of speech that's what's happening right here see the problem is people apply this to the wrong text. You see and I'm going to show you how that's done so to assume the word Days used in Genesis as a regular day for the whole of creation as one interpretation would be incorrect meaning the whole of the interpretation to assume the word Days used in Genesis as an indefinite period of time for the whole of creation as one interpretation would be in correct. The facts are the correct interpretation of the word day both are correct in their wops proper context in Genesis chapter one verses one through chapter two verse three each day of creation including the seventh day is a literal twenty four hour day and that Genesis two four five one verse two also the correct interpretation of day is simply wot time. OK Sort of my saying to say is Dale does a regular day all or as an indefinite period of time one at the exclusion of the other is simply not true both interpretations are found in Genesis but both are not applied to the same checks is there but instead what I just said Right this is that clear. OK So here's what you have interpretation of the word day literal Genesis one verse one through Chapter two verses one through three yes. Same words that's right yom same words but there are several reasons why we understand it to be a literal day. After after have. We've gone through the years like I just did and the fact that there's numerical value attached to it like day one day two second day third day forty that's numerical value OK and that changes interpretation which you see when you have in Genesis two four you don't have numerical value attached to you don't. You see it's referring to in the day the God created man. You see OK so in chapter two verse four and Chapter five are says one and two then that would be figurative got it in simply an idiom saying back in the day when God created man back in the time when God did that OK Does everybody understand what I just said OK so now notice how Genesis two four says this these are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created in the day that is wot in the time back in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. That's how it's used as a figure of speech this is the book of the generations of Adam in the day in the time that God created man in the likeness of God made he him so can you see the difference between those two. Male and female created He them and blessed them and called their name Adam in the day that is in the time when God it they were created so you see the difference between interpretation of those two things right in Genesis right in the very chapter of Genesis one and two now when we get to the creation in Exodus twenty verse eleven. Notice how the Bible describes is four in six days this is it right in the context of the Sabbath in Exodus Chapter twenty verse eleven For in six days that's literal days correct we've already done that a regular day. Like rats that said a regular day. The Lord made heaven and earth you see that So there we find those six days are not figurative but literal time. OK Now let's look at number two no mention of the word Sabbath or even. Now some people think well we've got to now add in it's because the word Sabbath is not even in the text. OK. Now this is going to be a little heavier Point number two he says this Dale says there is no mention of the word Sabbath in the Genesis account. Now he says this in his books and so we're going to look at his one book here Sabbath in crisis and I want to compare the two to show you what he's done. He says this in the preface of Sabbath in crisis this was his first book and he says this in the book all Bible references that is in his book are taken from the New American Standard Bible unless otherwise noted. Now he goes on to say not put this in a different color because I want you to see it in these to stand out I believe this Bible is one of the most trustworthy English translations of vailable for serious Bible study and I have used it for that reason I was talking about in A.S.B. you know what the N A S B S That's what he's talking about but now watch what happens in his next book yes what he does he omits all this. He omits it and I'm going to show you why he would be it's OK. He says this in his second book all Bible references are taken from the New American Standard Bible and less otherwise noted Now he didn't go on to say his personal belief about it he stopped right there just like this if any in the first book he went on to say all this so what am I going to do. Watch this I'm going to quote what he says Page twenty one of his first book he says there is no mention of the word Sabbath in the Genesis account nothing is said about man resting in fact man is not even mentioned in connection with this seventh day creation rest why does he say that well when you reach innocence it says and God rested the seven day direct. Right. So he says this. Tomorrow we're going to look at man and commandment in genesis of whether man was resting in Genesis when he points out that God rest OK so now in his second book he did this he added he omits the highlighted part I have there and adds something in between he knows he has to do this if he's going to be true to the text OK now watch this there is no mention of the word Sabbath in the Genesis account now that's the same as the saying here right to the left. Then he adds this however just a brief statement however the verb form for arrested or ceased is used now we're going to really get on that and I'll show you why the See that's what he adds in the second book then he goes on to say starts another who know a whole new sentence nothing is said about man resting in fact man is not even mention in connection with this seven day creation rest so let's zero in on this page twenty five is of this book he says there is no mention of the word Sabbath in the book of Genesis He added There's no mention of the word Sabbath in the book of Genesis but it's verb form is there now let's go to see what he actually says in his book watch this he says for the one who was restarting Eden's rest we find Jesus offering true Sabbath rest. Now when asked a question so is Eden's rest the true Sabbath rest in creation according to him it is correct. Would you say then as if I was talking with him got it would you say then that Dale is using the word Sabbath for Eden's rest in creation. Izzy Yes he is indeed that's not a trap question. He is based on Dale's own statement what did I say about your justified by your own words are condemned by your own words watch what happens based on Dale's own statement would agree that Dale applies the word Sabbath in creation yes or no based on his own statement so let's ask this question Dale says that you know of the word Sabbath isn't in Genesis So let's ask this question Was Jesus there in creation Yes. Where is the word Jesus found in the Genesis account of creation. Is that there. You know God Elohim is mentioned thirty two times in the first chapter of Genesis how many times sir you can check it out thirty two times not only Jesus was in creation note you Ratz of believe Jesus was in creation but you don't find Jesus' name in creation. Not in Genesis. Were grass of conclude because Genesis does not mention the word Jesus that Jesus wasn't there in creation. And there were even applies the word Sabbath the Edens rests in creation because Eden is rest the true Sabbath rest. Now he's in the limit you see that the limit he's getting into right here he is. The same is true the word Sabbath is a noun The Dalles conclusion is the word Sabbath so you have the verse. In the noun and his conclusion is that the word net Sabbath noun is not in the text like what you see in the New Testament all the way through and they rested on the Sabbath day and that kind of thing all the way through the New Testament so his mind saying well if the Sabbath was in Genesis it would have been the noun not the verb OK now remember what did they all say that his preference of the Bible translation was. You know it's kind of like this when I study would you hope as witnesses or other groups especially do is when as you know what Bible I use when I said he would go as witnesses the New World Translation. I use their Bible. I really do because their Bible you could use their bible to show them the Sabbath you know that their Bible that's what I do I use their Bible Well watch this. We're going to use Dale's Bible in A.S.B. that he uses to prove his points we're going to use the same by OK however Dale's conclusion is a false conclusion based on the absence of the noun Sabbath now we're going to get a little technical but I'm going to make it very clear before you leave OK. Simply because translators here's a key question simply because translators have not translated the word Sabbath in Genesis chapter two verse and verse three does not mean the Sabbath is not there Emma to prove that point OK the Bible proves that point for example here's an old Bible it's amazing you could go to non admin is sources to prove your point. You know you hear people say oh but that's what your church state now that your opinion that's what your church teaches that your opinion well you know want I use other sources to prove that point we don't have to use our own sources Here's an old Bible for example here's an old Bible and notice what it says in that Bible Now this is Old English and what does it say there in Genesis chapter two what does it say the first. Isn't that interesting I didn't produce that Bible Seventh Day Adventists didn't make up that Bible they got it you say Notice carefully the wording found in this old Bible the first Sabbath and we're not the only ones and they're not the only ones there's even more that says this very thing and we're going to look at it. Evidently they saw no problem who put this Bible together evidently they saw no problem with the word sabbath not mentioned in the book of Genesis did they no problem so they were asked of highly supports the New American Standard Bible and for this reason we will use it for this point of discussion Dale's point is that the word arrested is the verb and not the noun Sabbath Now remember this is technical This is going to be one of those technical points OK that's what he's bringing up. So he assumes that because the word Sabbath noun is not in the text of Genesis two verses two and three that the Sabbath did not exist in creation that's why he come to the conclusion the Sabbath was only for the Jews the nation of Israel. So I ask the question is this sound reasoning since the verb is actually there to conclude as the Raps of does is not based upon a sound whole view of the Scriptures but rather a very limited and narrow view of the word Sabbath as noun and the words rested as a verb so let's look at it if I may I will use Dale's own words at this juncture Dale says neither is there sufficient evidence it seems to me in the whole of scripture to draw such a conclusion and remember I quoted that from him in regard to the evening. In mourning remember that so I'm going to use that statement and apply it to what he says here to disprove his own words OK So Dale here at this point should take is own advice right and not draw such conclusions without taking the whole of scripture in the consideration so what do I mean by that you're giving a Bible study on the state of the dead right and people use one or two tax absent from the body present with the Lord and you go well the best way to come to a sound conclusion in biblical teaching is to see what all the Bible writers say on the same. Right would you agree to that and then you come to a sound conclusion yes. That's the whole of scripture see what all the Bible says on that subject so I'm taking what Dale's advice was and he's not using his own advice on this issue right now Sabbath noun verb in Genesis. You remember I told you that. Dr Glasson was my professor biblical XA Jesus. And I remember a conversation I once had with Dr Jerry Gladson about Dr Desmond Ford's view of the sanctuary teachings remember Dr Desmond fork and I was talking with my professor Dr Jerry Gladson about this very issue and it's amazing what he told me I remember clearly and distinctly Dr gladsome comment was that the book of Hebrews isn't the only book in the Bible that refers to the sanctuary Dr. Drew. You say that well guess what Genesis isn't the only book in the Bible the talks about the South. The same is true of the Sabbath there are other books of the Bible that clearly indistinctly refer to what the Sabbath for example what do we have the law of God The think commandment right there is the Sabbath correct and guess what it points back to. Creation doesn't For in six days the Lord I believe the Bible six days not six thousand years not six billion years not six million years six days now friends if you don't believe that you've already missed the foundation of what we really are all about creation Seventh Day Adventists seventh they take you where the Creation Yes admin is taking to the second coming of Jesus amen from Genesis to Revelation is what we believe in the BY A watch this Dale has published a revised edition of his book Sabbath in Christ and in the latest edition he includes Dr Jerry glad to response to my friend Ron to pray I mention a little bit of that yesterday and I mention that Dr Gladson was a my former professor Listen to this the point in Genesis is not the only book in the Bible God is in lightened us with other sacred passages in regard to the Sabbath doctrine as we'll see in this study and for this reason it would be well to understand what the whole of scripture of God's word about the Sabbath they haven't of scripture will provide what they all rats of has watt failed to see and here it is we go to Genesis chapter two and we have the verb right here Shabat right here for rested now here's the question you want to remember if you forget it everything I've said today write this one question down right now if you forget everything I've said write this question down now we're going to go right to the point. Is the verb in Hebrew This is the question you want to write down is the verb in Hebrew in Genesis chapter two verses two and three for arrested for translated. Sabbath in our English Bibles. You understand that. Write it down is the verb in Hebrew. In Genesis chapter two verses two and three for rested ever translated Sabbath in our English Bibles very very important question you see one wishes that there RAS a foot of address this point that I just shared with you right now because he doesn't unfortunately he did not now watch this in a asked me that's the Bible he uses and recommends. In A.S.B. That's the New American Standard Bible the King James Bible the New King James Bible and amplified version by the way there's a lot more I'm just giving you a sample. OK. The word for rested in the is the same verb in Genesis two two and three is translated. In Second Chronicles thirty six twenty one so if you open your Bibles right now the Second Chronicles Chapter thirty six verse twenty one do that take your Bible turned Exodus chapter I mean Second Chronicles Chapter thirty six verse twenty one and then you take your pin and you underline the word Sabbath every time you see it in that verse Second Chronicles Chapter thirty six verse twenty one. OK And we're going to show you something very interesting here I'm going to use the N A S B to prove the very point Dale rats of failed to see OK. Second Chronicles Chapter thirty six and verse twenty one needing Now here's what the text says to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah until the land had enjoyed it Sabbaths there is now known as the mound right there all the days of its desolation it can. Apte Sabbath that's the verb same as in Genesis chapter two. The N.A.S. be translated this word for rested as guess what Sabbath. Now watch when we get to the meaning of this how important is to understand this so when you go to the King James Bible same verse same thing to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah until the land had enjoyed her sadness you see that word Earth's Abas Now why do you suppose it's her seventh because the word land in Hebrew is in the feminine form. Her sabots OK And then notice what it goes on to say she lay desolate she kept Sabbath that's the verb. Now you're going to begin to see that when we get into Genesis chapter two in Genesis chapter two we're going to find that the form is the masculine form because God Elohim is masculine So watch what happens this is going to be neat. In Genesis chapter two verses two and three the verb in Hebrew is in the masculine form and can be translated God he masculine form kept what Sabbath on the seventh day. Isn't that amazing right there in Genesis so if you were to say friend if you were to say you know God kept the Sabbath in Genesis on the seventh day that would be proper that would be correct because that's exactly what he did. He kept the Sabbath on the seventh day the verb is can be translated Sabbath we understand that and if you check it out you'll find that the techs I gave the Second Chronicles thirty six twenty one the noun in the verb are both in the text they translated that word rests seven. Who actually hang. We're going to get to that did you hear what he just said. He just said he has what we were just talking about as access to that to Strong's Concordance OK now we're going to mention that So watch this we're going to make it simple right now Second Chronicles thirty six twenty one shows the SO SHE ation and relationship of the verb and noun and that's just what he just said just a minute ago OK both the noun Sabbath and the verb Sabbath are referring to the same exact thing yes or no so when you read Second Chronicles thirty six twenty one you see the word sadness there that's the noun you see the word Sabbath here that's the verb are they talking about the same thing yes or no. Exactly that's right so when you have which is the verb translated in English the Hebrew verb Shabat is translated in English Sabbath in the very translation that Dale says is what trustworthy then A.S.B.. The New American Standard Bible has translated this Hebrew verb in Second Chronicles thirty six twenty one as Sabbath the land is feminine Sabbath is a feminine ound the second Sabbath is a feminine verb What does that mean so here in this text Bible translators acknowledge the noun Sabbath and the verb Sabbath even translated by the N.A.S. the committee. So friends if you say in Genesis God rest her God kept the Sabbath on the seventh day that's proper That's proper So here in this text Bible translators have done that it must be pointed out that the masculine verb in Hebrew in Genesis two two and three for Sabbath would agree with the masculine noun God in Genesis chapter two verse three and now God masculine noun rest of masculine verb. If you translate that Sabbath this is the Hebrew syntax and grammar the Hebrew verb is in agreement with the Hebrew noun for those who don't understand the he read told us technical right but I want you to be able to see it and clearly understand it so what are we going to do for those who don't understand the Hebrew to simply compare these decks using Strong's numbering system anybody here ever use Strong's numbering system. Now you're going to be surprised because when you go to Second Chronicles thirty six twenty one and you look up that word for Sabbath the second one the verb is going to give you the number then go to Genesis chapter two verses two and three and guess what number is going to give you that same number. Same number so let's look at it compared Genesis two three rested here Strong's number seventy six seventy three so you get your Strong's Concordance you look ups this very work yes what the number is going to be seventy six seventy three so you go to the Second Chronicles thirty six twenty one that verb Sabbath rest it yes what is going to be seventy six seventy three now you look at it yourself. You see that you don't have to listen you studied out for yourself you know what's good about studying this out for yourself then you'll know. Right to stand up or lecture or talk about it but you will know and then you'll go back and you say wow man that was right. Study it out and if this is wrong you come and tell me OK because I want what's right I want to mislead anybody. You understand what I'm saying OK so the masculine form the same verb BE KEPT Sabbath Genesis two verses two and three God masculine feminine form of the same verb she kept Sabbath Second Chronicles thirty six twenty one the land feminine kept sabbath that is she rested that time period now let's look. Add a little further. It's not just this one text there's another text to prove this point in Exodus Chapter sixteen verse thirty of you ever heard of what is called L X X you know what that like sex is it's the Greek translation of the Old Testament Hebrew the Greek translation when we read our English Bible that's simply a translation Well the Septuagint is a Greek translation of the Old Testament now when you get to these tax for example in Exodus Chapter sixteen verse thirty is the Hebrew verb of Genesis two two and three for rested translated in this in Grimm's out in Exodus thirteen thirty in English as guess what Sabbath Sabbath the seventh day sabbath. So to answer the question is the verb in Genesis chapter two verses two and three ever translated into English as sabbath Yes that's very important to remember you see because when we look at the Sabbath we preceded Moses a Mount Sinai don't we go all the way back to where creation. And say when somebody says well the word sabbath not even mentioned in creation you could say now oh yes it is because the verb is also translated seven. Knowing this truth in the Bible weakens they'll Ratliff's position that's why it's important understand this again L X X N X the sixteen thirty also translates this verb in English as Sabbath the seventh day in Hebrew the same exact verb as that of Genesis two two and three and I gave you the reference there same thing even in the Septuagint of the words used in these passages so it describes in Exodus sixteen twenty three The people kept Sabbath that's the verb. Got it when you see the word tap with it attached to it that's the verb. Capt sab. OK now I'm going to move on because this gets a little a little more technical but I'll move on here and the people kept what Sabbath on the seventh day here's what you have sat pizza which is the verb the Greek Old Testament translates the Hebrew verb annex the sixteenth thirty with the Greek verb seventy Joe That's the verb and it also means to rest it also means to sabotage I was Sabbath that's what it means so when you compare these passages you get a good understanding especially when you do the Strong's Concordance to see the number system in these texts now when we look at the verb a noun relationship what did God do on the seventh day. He blessed it then he blessed it now it's interesting because all these text here in regard to being blessed in Genesis two three you find the word the verb last in Genesis Chapter twelve to you find the noun blessing nows or difference really a big difference between what is being blessed whether it's the blessing of a noun or the blessing of a verb is that really a big difference it's not is it you could do that all the way through the hollow Holy Sanctified that's the verb holy verb you find in Exodus twenty verse eight where you find the noun in Exodus sixteen twenty three about the Sabbath and what is it holy It's the noun Now what makes it any less or more holy if it's a verb or noun. Nothing is it. Same thing he said that. That same thing that's right same thing example after example noun verb Association example noun translated both rest and Sabbath example of verb translated both rest and seven now if you just took up these checks forget all this. Just pick up these techs right here and look these words up in a can cordons you're going to see what I'm talking about OK. So what is the origin of the noun and verb or the noun for Sabbath Well what do you mean the Mount says that in the New Testament Here's what he says Sabbath and this guy's a theologian and he says this he says Sabbath it is a trance liberation of the Hebrew word and is related to the verb was so bad verb OK which is used of God's resting on the seventh day of creation how clear is that verb a noun there so related matter of fact did you know Bible scholars say that the noun actually derived from the verb. That's what they say it is strong say that now it actually derives from the verb. Spurs ot id's he says that the noun Shabat originated from the verb Chava now see you know some people would say well that these guys are the ones splitting hairs not US Have you ever people get into a heavy discussion and say oh you're just splitting hairs or it's a matter of semantics. We're not the one splitting the hairs here we're saying that the mount in the verbs talking about the same thing. Is say the same thing listen to what he says. It is from this route that the noun for Sabbath originates a word designating that time to be set aside for wide rests Now tomorrow we're going to be talking about man resting on the sun we're going to be looking at that he says the verb is used of God to describe it is resting after the completion of what creation by. The way Spears ody id's was a Baptist the logit it was it was the publisher of A M G They're not Chattanooga Tennessee where they make Bibles. And that's what he said right there very clear this example of rest by God at creation set the requirement of rest he desires for is people in order that they may live lives pleasing to Him full of worship and admiration XS thirty thirty one seven. We come to set in any better could we. Worship and that aeration connected to creation. Zodiac id's also translates the verb shot into English as he. Now Francis is in that didn't say in all. He said now here's Strong's the verb Shabat is the root of. The Sabbath was the covenant sign of God's lordship O. ver creation and that's what we've been saying all this time we keep the Sabbath as a memorial of God as our create right. In that amazing you can find that right there in Strong's or it is. From this careful study it is proven the verb a noun relationship the mound Sabbath is derived from the verb and its relationship in regard to the seventh day sabbath is synonymous in meaning for example God rested on the seventh day in creation and God equates the seventh day on which he rested kept the Sabbath with the Sabbath of Exodus Chapter twenty verses in and of eleven and Chapter sixteen verse twenty six and Chapter sixteen verse thirty in the L X X so. To summarize this the context of Genesis in no way distorts this relationship simply because the verb is use rather than the Mount in no way diminishes the existence of the Sabbath in creation it would be a word of wisdom to see what all the Bible has to say on the Sabbath discussion Amen to that. Dale has bases conclusion on the omission of the word Sabbath noun in Genesis and I say this is a false conclusion. Even themselves concludes that the seventh day is a regular day without the words evening and morning. Why wouldn't Dale apply the same principle the whole of scripture. And he said unto them the Sabbath was made for man I like this and not man for the Sabbath Mark to twenty seven now we quote that text all the time but I want to give you a little tidbit before we close today. We think like Westerners Yes Why because we are Weston right but if we went to Jerusalem let's say we all packed up and we went to Jerusalem and we stand on the street corner Druce them speaking English. Are you going to get very far with that why. Do they speak or what did you say what does he say. Oh. Look at I say there's always somebody always gotta turn the whole truck upside down that's a no but they would be speaking Hebrew in a modern Hebrew So here's the point you wouldn't be able to go to an English Bible to show them this text in English Bible you'd use a Hebrew Bible right OK Now if you were in Israel. Of course many Orthodox Jews they don't accept the New Testament but we're talking about those who do if you were to go to this text I want to show you something very interesting you say this word man in Greek is anthro paan. It's in the generic sense meaning the whole human race. Now I'm going to prove this point based on if you were to go to Israel and you're talking to a Jew about this text why would I say that because guess what when you understand what the word is for mankind you know what it is ha a Dom Adam in other words Mark is saying and the Sabbath was made for Adam and Adam means all mankind you could read it even in the Genesis account Genesis Chapter five he made man he wasn't talking about just Adam he made the whole human race got it. You see and so here you have them and so I ask the question if you were to translate man in Mark chapter two verse twenty seven in Hebrew What would the word be that you would use I've got three Hebrew New Testaments and each one of them say dumb. Meaning out of the whole human race. Is say that goes along with Isaiah also Chapter fifty six so this word or is translated right here in verse twenty six of Genesis Genesis Chapter one Verse twenty six verse twenty seven Chapter two verse seven Chapter five Verse two by the way you could take pictures of this anything we've got you're welcome to one particular up there and take picture this go right ahead OK feel free to do so. And that's OK no problem. OK So this is what the way would be translated So for example the word. Millennium is not in the Bible is it but the concept is Sabbath is a concept throughout the Scriptures and the word Sabbath itself is mentioned in the Bible even in the context of a new creation. Isaiah Chapter sixty six verses twenty two and twenty three you know what to says from one new moon to another from one Sabbath and other you know some people get in this lunar thing and they say Oh you mean we're going to keep Sabbath governed towards the move in heaven know what that means is every Sabbath every month and the correlates with revelation when it talks about to be a fruit and three for every month and that amazing so from Sabbath the Sabbath every Sabbath it's also important to understand the parallel thought in Genesis chapter two verses two and three with that of Exodus twenty verse eleven for example what do I mean by parallel in thought I call this a thematic pattern a thematic pattern watch this for example there's a fanatic pattern and a linguistic connection here it is in Genesis if you open your Bible to Genesis chapter two and read verses two and three you would see something very interesting God could have simply said the seventh day one time you know God repeats something that's very important to him you know if you have or people say well you know SAP is not important to me the real issue is that important to God That's the question that's the question is it important to God. When something's very important to God he mentions it three times and in Genesis chapter two verses two and three you take your Bible you open your Bible and you count how many times God uses the very terms the seventh day you do that and guess what you're going to find three times when. You go to Exodus Chapter twenty in the fourth commandment Yes what you're going to find you're going to find the Sabbath between verses eight and eleven Exodus Chapter twenty verses eight through eleven that's the Sabbath commandment you know what you're going to find there the Sabbath is mentioned three times counting yourself three times now God could have certainly said in Genesis one time but he did it matter of fact God Elohim is mentioned as I said thirty two times in the first chapter by itself the first chapter alone God could have used that word how many times once he's telling a someone he says it again very important same is true and work work is mentioned three times Leyburn work mentioned three times in Exodus So what we have is a thematic pattern what he's saying in Exodus correlates with what he's saying in what Genesis. It's a thematic matter so let's wrap it up by going to our conclusion right now we're going to make it very simple and here it is on the screen true entire perpetration vs false interpretation here it is the seventh day in creation is a watt literal day in her ation just like the previous six days of evening and morning false interpretation the evening and morning is omitted of the seventh day means the Sabbath is not in creation so that's the point they're trying to raise you understand what I'm saying that would be a false interpretation true interpretation the verb rested in Hebrew in Genesis chapter two verses two and three can be translated he kept Sabbath we prove that have a way. The noun does not have to be present in the text. Got it. False interpretation the word Sabbath is not mentioned in Genesis therefore their conclusion is the Sabbath did not exist in creation. Is that clear. Is anybody confuse. Everybody understand what we just said. Right there. You see that. Right. Right right wait till we get into morrow study and you're going to see when we get into the idea of Adam resting on the south remember his argument is that God rested on the Sabbath not out of. The way so my conclusion is this what is it. I would hope that this study would encourage us to go a little deeper than what we've been. To study it study the Bible like never before let's pray. Father we just want to thank you for our class today thank you for your Holy Spirit and Lord we ask that you continue to lead us in this study Lord as we go deeper sometimes these things are hard to explain but Lord we know that you could make it simple in our hearts and our minds so Lord we pray that you continue to draw so each closer to you as we close this study today in Jesus wonderful name we pray a minute. 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