It is God's Creation ordinance that man begins his week by submitting to God and humbly listening to His Word. Before the Fall of Adam and Eve into sin, mankind was to start his week with a Sabbath rest and worship.
After the Fall, God commanded man to end his week with a Sabbath. The Paradise rest which God provided, and which was symbolised in the Sabbath, was forfeited by man's disobedience. This first day Sabbath would only be restored by the Second Adam's future obedience.
In Christ the first day Sabbath is restored to its position at Creation and man can once again rest in God's finished work of Recreation and Redemption before he embarks on a week of obedience and service to the Lord.
THE GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED
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"He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another village, where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.
Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never had a family or a home.
He didn't go to college.
He never visited a big city.
He never travelled two hundred miles from the place where He was born.
He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness.
He had no credentials but Himself.
He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against Him.
His friends ran away.
One of them denied Him.
He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.
While He was dying, His executioners gambled for His garments, the only property He had on earth. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human race.
All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not effected the life of man on this earth as much as that One Solitary Life."
GOSPEL OF JUDAS BETRAYS THE TRUTH
Although some are hailing the Gospel of Judas as: “The greatest archeological find in the last 60 years,”it is no Gospel, it could not have been written by Judas, and is far too removed, both in timing and geography, to tell us anything concerning Jesus Christ and the birth of Christianity in Israel in the First Century.
As Judas committed suicide even before the Resurrection of Christ, he not only had no time to write any gospel, but wouldn’t have been around to testify as to anything concerning the Day of Pentecost and the development of the Christian church.
Christian scholars have known about “The Gospel of Judas” since it first surfaced, late in the 2nd Century and the early church rejected it as both a forgery and as heresy.