Protestants really need to build an Ark!

Roman Catholics ought to as well, for that matter!

Both groups might claim that God will never flood the earth again, but they certainly do not believe that and I can prove it!rainbow flood

The basis for believing that God will never flood the earth again is the presence of the rainbow, an occasional sign in the heavens as promised in Genesis 9:8-17.  Let’s read,

Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying, “Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your [g]descendants after you;11 I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for [h]all successive generations; 13 I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.…… 16 When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

I know, some of you think I’ve already painted myself into a corner, but the actions of Christendom demonstrate that they do not actually believe these verses and therefore, they need to build an Ark…  or, three.

This passage says

  • there is a covenant between God and all flesh
  • there is a sign of the covenant, a rainbow
  • the covenant is an everlasting (or, ‘perpetual’ in some translations) covenant.

Christendom puts great stock in the words, ‘covenant,’ ‘sign,’ and ‘everlasting.’

So why would I claim Christendom doesn’t really believe those words?

Let’s read Exodus 31:13-17,

 “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. 14 Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you... 16 So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to [a]celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed.”

This passage says

  • there is a covenant between God and Israel
  • there is a sign of the covenant, the Sabbath
  • the covenant is an everlasting (or, ‘perpetual’ in some translations) covenant.

Christendom believes that this ‘everlasting covenant’ sign has been done away with, even though the commandment it is clearly spelled out SEVEN times in Scripture.  (Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 16:22-30; 20:8-11; 31:12-17; 35:2; Leviticus 23:2-3; Deuteronomy 5:12-15)

Clearly, their actions indicate that they do not believe an everlasting covenant is everlasting…  Therefore, they better build an Ark!!

Now, for the careful reader, you may have noticed that the sign of the Sabbath is ‘given to Israel,’ and thus you think it does not apply to you.  I would ask several questions:

  • Who do you think you are?  Read Hebrews 8:8 very carefully, then Ephesians 2:11-12
  • With seven explicit commands for the seventh-day Sabbath, where is there any specific commandment to change it?  In fact, where is there even a shade of hinting?
  • Can you really trust a God who makes, then breaks, everlasting covenants?

Think about it.

You can not have it both ways…  Either, the ‘everlasting covenant‘ of the rainbow is broken or the ‘everlasting covenant‘ of the Sabbath still stands.  We don’t get to choose which covenants to abide by and which ones no longer apply.

In my opening statement, referring to Protestants and Catholics, I said, “Both groups might claim that God will never flood the earth again, but they certainly do not believe that and I can prove it!”  As long as Christendom ignores the seventh-day Sabbath, then they do not believe God when He says, ‘everlasting covenant.’  And, that is sad.

For further study and other signs/covenants we need to heed, read RT:Signs.

For more about the Sabbath, here is a research paper written by a 16 year old: The Sabbath, Scripturally Speaking.

Consider also, was Jesus/Yeshua at Mt. Sinai during the giving of the Torah?

I pray you dig deeply and consider the implications of what the Word says in Exodus 31:12-17.

Shalom.

About Pete Rambo

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8 Responses to Protestants really need to build an Ark!

  1. Logan says:

    No doubt that the Shabbat was the 7th day. However the Word says: “Let no man judge you … in respect of …. the sabbath day….. which is a shadow of things to come.” Colossians 2:16,17 The sabbath was a day of rest, not required worship service attendance. The goal was trusting God rather than self providence. Both Sunday and Saturday dogmas are false. Worship service can be any day/time. But most wrong of all are those who seek gain all week and despise the Creator and His day of remembrance.

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    • Pete Rambo says:

      Logan,

      Thank you for dropping by, and I appreciate the interaction.

      Let’s look at two items in your post…

      1. You did not quote the whole verse. Here is what it says, “16 Therefore no one is to [a]act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath [b]day— 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the [c]substance [d]belongs to Christ.” Notice textual footnotes [c] and [d] which state the last phrase can/should read: “but the body of Messiah.”

      The point is, the body of Messiah alone can judge in matters of food, drink, festivals and new moon. Those outside the Body of Messiah (mentioned in 2:4, 8, 18, 21-23) who were forcing traditions of men and vain philosophies upon the new believers are NOT eligible to judge in these matters. So, my comments are NOT out of bounds.

      2. The 7th day Sabbath is the day of worship. Lev. 23:1-3 says, “The Lord spoke again to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these:

      3 ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest,

        a holy convocation

      . You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the Lord in all your dwellings.

      4 ‘These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them.”

      Yes, the Sabbath is a ‘holy convocation.’ That would be the appointed day to gather and worship.

      I pray you had a blessed Shabbat. If you wish to hear the message I gave at our Fellowship, check it out here.

      Shalom!

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  5. Pat says:

    Brilliant analogy! Because everyone says “there’s a rainbow, God will never send a flood again” But oh how he changes his mind on so many other things! I hope your son got high marks for his essay. Great job!!

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    • Pete Rambo says:

      Well… the essay is posted on this blog and we gave him an ‘A’, but the Presbyterian minister teacher only gave him a ‘C’. 😉 Oh well… LOL!

      I, too, was a Presbyterian miniser for ten years and did not understand for 8+ of those years what I understand now.

      Welcome to the blog! Hope you enjoy poking around!

      Shalom!

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