October 29, 2006 @ 9:40 pm by sean
This is quoted from the book
‘Who Changed the Sabbath’
By Richard W. De Haan
“Those who insist upon keeping the sabbath are guilty of scorning the grace of God. They place themselves under the law, and are trying to produce a way of salvation in which grace and law are mixed together.”
He then quotes Galatians 3:10-12, which says no man is justified by the law in the sigh of God because we should live by faith.
If I am to understand Mr. De Haan’s meaning, could it also be said that ‘Those who insist upon not murdering or committing adultery are guilty of scorning the grace of God’?
I understand that we are not justified by the law, but I do not think I am properly gathering Mr. De Haan’s meaning here.
This short booklet is discussing the sabbath day and what we are to do about it. So far I have only gotten through the first chapter and he has proven that the sabbath was not observed before the events of Exodus 16, and not in NT church times.
There are four more chapters.
Maybe I will understand him better later.
I have been listening to Page France a bit today.
I am enjoying their recorded stuff
quite a bit actually
much more than the first listen over the summer.
Yesterday David and I discussed ‘christian bands’ and ‘christians in bands’ who will not preach from the stage and say It’s all about the relationship but it ends up only being about the music.
The lyrics of Page France are littered with Biblical illusions, but none blatantly Gospel.
Not that it should be blatant,
but I am a Christian,
should not I at least get it?
And if you listen to the link in the last post related to them they discuss his ‘religious up-bringing’ and ‘spiritual content’, but he would not say Christianity.
He used a derivative of ‘fuck’ twice at the show on Friday.
I have reached no conclusion on cursing, though my response to it is generally negative.
In a world this obviously fallen, should it not be equally obvious who the Christians are?