I think you are confusing two meanings of the English word "rest".For my part, I would rather reason than rebuttal.
Jesus said "I am the Lord of the Sabbath" (Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, and Luke 6:5). That speaks volumes to me.
Where we depart is in a belief of what 'Sabbath' is and means; not on what day of the week it is celebrated.
To the Christian, Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Sabbath. It's as simple as that. We celebrate the Sabbath in Him, for He is our rest, as spoken of at length in Hebrews 4, and succinctly in John 14:27: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you ... "
Let me see if I can try this again. It doesn't matter your viewpoint, it is a matter of Biblical Law.Well, I have my own viewpoint..
At the risk of stereotyping, have you ever wondered why so many Attorneys are Jewish?I personally don't think that Jesus and his disciples ate pork, and did not teach that it was alright to eat pork.
Re. circumcision, it became optional, and not obligatory .. as many Jews saw it,
to become a"Jewish Christian" for want of a better term.
It is not a question of forcing anybody.The Law is very clear...the Mitzvoh only apply to (at this point) "Judah." Judah is the broader term that includes the tribes of Judah, Levi and the remnant of Benjamin. All the rest of the tribes are lost to history. Trying to forcibly place kosher on Gentiles is direct violation of Hebrew Law.
G-d chooses whomsoever He wills .. guides aright whomsoever He wills.Kosher is what sets the Jews apart from the rest of the World as G!d's Chosen People.
Paul was an educated Jew, with origins relatively far from Jerusalem.Paul did not Hellenize Christianity. Paul did not force kosher on Gentiles per Biblical Law.
It always worries me when others lump believers into God's "Chosen people" that is very specific to Jews. Gentile believers are a very short section of the entire scriptures. It started with them and ends with them. His promise to them fulfilled in the millennial reign. Hallelujah!This is not incorrect. However, in the Jewish paradigm "G!d's Chosen People" has a very specific and exclusive meaning. Like a club handshake or something.
The Millennial Reign is for everybody.It always worries me when others lump believers into God's "Chosen people" that is very specific to Jews. Gentile believers are a very short section of the entire scriptures. It started with them and ends with them. His promise to them fulfilled in the millennial reign. Hallelujah!
I agree the Millennial Reign is for everyone but can I not be overjoyed for the promises of God to be fulfilled for His people?The Millennial Reign is for everybody.
Once again...it isn't about what you believe, it is about what you do with what you believe.
Do you practice your faith in your daily living, or do you bang others over the head with what you think it all says? (Not aimed at you personally, what I throw out here applies to me too)
The Millennial Reign, the Promise of Isaiah, is the opportunity for all peoples to be brought together as one, where the Lion shall lay down with the Lamb, and the little child shall lead them, and the toddler will play on the nest of the poisonous snake and not be hurt.
But first we have to pass through the Valley of Dry Bones
What do you mean by that?It always worries me when others lump believers into God's "Chosen people" that is very specific to Jews..
I'm right there with you all the way up to here.If G-d Almighty wishes to reward someone, He causes them to appreciate religious knowledge.
It's value is greater than all of the wealth the world contains.