This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by UNLEARN The Lies called The Mystery of who changed the Sabbath?
Video description: I’m going to solve the mystery of who changed the Sabbath, Sherlock Holmes style. We want to challenge you to dig deeper into God’s Word, and help you to remove your lens of interpretation, so you can let the Bible interpret itself. We are a Christian ministry that believes and teaches the whole Bible. We want to be like the noble Bereans who studied the Scriptures daily to know the truth.
Lex didn’t solve anything. Instead, he promoted more untruths as Saturday on the pagan Roman calendar is not the Scriptural Sabbath!
People come out of the ditch of the man-made traditions that are a part of Roman Christianity, and then teachers like Lex cause them to fall into the ditch on the other side of the road in following Jewish fables!
One of the reasons that Saturday is wrong is because it’s based on the current Roman calendar, but that is not the calendar which existed during Messiah’s life.
The Roman calendar in the early first century had eight days, and the days did not have names like Saturday and Sunday; but rather were named after the first eight letters of the alphabet.
So it is impossible to proclaim that Sunday is the day on which Messiah arose, because there was no such thing as Sunday at the time. And it is impossible to proclaim that Saturday has always been the 7th day Sabbath, because there was no such thing as Saturday at the time.
The Romans started using a seven-day week later in the first century, but Saturday was the first day, not Sunday. It wasn’t until the 4th century, when Emperor Constantine changed the calendar, that Saturday became the 7th day.
So there is simply no way to proclaim that Saturday has always been the Sabbath.
And do you really think that Satan would allow the Scriptural 7th day Sabbath to conveniently fall on the 7th day of the Roman calendar? Remember, Satan used Emperor Constantine to create Roman Christianity.
Emperor Constantine forbid Jews and the Early Church from following the luni-solar calendar, which resets the calendar each month based on the 29 1/2 day lunar cycle, which caused the day that the Sabbath was observed on to change every month.
Constantine forced them to observe a Solar-based calendar, which featured a repeating cycle of 7 days; or be subject to death.
In 358 A.D., Sanhedrin patriarch Hillell II compromised with Rome when he provided a mathematically-based calendar that would harmonize with the Roman Sun-based calendar, while appearing to still be based on the luni-solar Biblical roots.
In order to reduce persecution by Rome, the Jews exchanged Biblical lunar Sabbaths for the popularized Roman unbroken-cycle-of seven day weeks. This causes their Sabbaths to be out of sync with the New Moons, and with the holy appointed Feast Days.
Since then, Jewish leaders have developed “Rules of Postponement” to make sure that while following the Roman calendar, that certain Holy Days are not adjacent to the Saturday Sabbath.
But their “Rules of Postponement” are not Biblical, which confirms that the Rabbis are not using the Scriptural Calendar for the seventh day Sabbath!
People who observe a Saturday Sabbath say that the 6 work day / 1 Sabbath Day cycle has repeated continuously since it started in Genesis; but that simply is not true.
The 6 work day / 1 sabbath day cycle is interrupted, as their High Sabbaths of Unleavened Bread and Tabernacles fall on work days. So in one week there are two Sabbath days and only five work days; and the 6/1 cycle in interrupted.
Only on a lunisolar calendar are the High Feast Days on the weekly Sabbath Day, thus the name, High Sabbath.
A Biblical month has a New Moon Day, work days and weekly Sabbath day.
It is impossible for the Creator’s weeks to have cycled without end, since creation, for the mere fact that there are three kinds of days each month and not just two.
Ezekiel 46:1 tells us that there are working days, weekly sabbath days and the New Moon day.
Thus says the Lord GOD: “The gateway of the inner court that faces toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.
Scripture defines a specific sacrifice on the first day of the month, the New Moon day. The first day of the month lands on Roman Saturday sometimes, which invalidates that Saturday can be the Sabbath; as there would be two different sacrifices on the same day.
And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot; Numbers 28:11
These verses also define sabbath days and new moon days as separate days:
And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well. 2 Kings 4:23
And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD: 1 Chronicles 23:31
Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel. 2 Chronicles 2:4
Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles. 2 Chronicles 8:13
He appointed also the king’s portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of the LORD. 2 Chronicles 31:3
For the shewbread, and for the continual meat offering, and for the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths, of the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God. Nehemiah 10:33
Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. Isaiah 1:13-14
And it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel. Ezekiel 45:17
I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. Hosea 2:11
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? Amos 8:5
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Colossians 2:16-17
The Hebrew word for ‘moon’ is chodesh, which means the new moon; by implication, a new month.
This invalidates the concept of a continual six work day / one Sabbath day cycle.
The first day of the month would be the New Moon Day, which starts at the dawn after the moon conjunction (dark moon). Then there would be a cycle of 6 days of work, followed by a weekly Sabbath rest, which would occur on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of each month.
Lex seems like a sincere, likable person; but his explanations are not Scriptural and they’re another deception which hides the Scriptural calendar and Sabbath.
4 thoughts on “UNLEARN The Lies – The Mystery of who changed the Sabbath”
David you are truly blessed. I was saved May 4, 1984 by my then to be husband who lead me to the Lord. He showed me a lot of what you teach and we learned more together. You have shown me more truths that the Spirit confirms with Scripture. I was born, baptized and partially raised a Roman Catholic from my father & Lutheran from my mom. As a young adult I was looking for something to fill the hole in my heart, nothing helped. I did visit some different churches but my spirit sensed that they weren’t right and I left. When I met my husband he told me of Jesus and by the Scriptures I was saved. It has been a long road of being kicked out of churches for telling the Trut, and it was worth it all. I lost my husband 5 years ago and have continued my studies. It is not easy for me to go out witnessing as I have a disabled adult daughter as well as my own disabilities. My husband and I knew Alberto Rivera, (x Jesuit) and the one thing he told us was to keep our eyes on the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. I know that all the false teachings in any demoniation come from the RCC’s distortion of Scripture.
So I write this not to pump you up, but to give glory to God on the name of Jesus Christ. And to pray for you. God Bless
Thank you for your comment Cathy! I’m sorry about losing your husband! What a blessing that he led you to Messiah and the Scriptures, and to truth about the true faith.
Yeah, the Roman Catholic Church is the harlot of Revelation 17, and she is the enemy of Messiah and His saints. I teach about that on this website: https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com
Thank you for your prayers, I need them. I work for the glory of our King! All glory goes to our Heavenly Father and beloved Messiah!
Keep learning and growing in The Way of Messiah!
Hello David, hope you are doing well in these weird times. Two years ago I started my journey in becoming a follower of Messiah, but it hasn’t been an easy road for me. I want to credit your websites for really helping me come to the faith the most out of my time researching. I’ve struggled when finding out about the Scriptural Sabbath days not lining up with the current calendar. How do I observe the Scriptural Sabbath in this world? I feel like it makes providing for myself that much more difficult as any job I have I would inevitably be working on a Sabbath day. I’m a young guy, and pretty lost on what to even do with my life. I know it says the Sabbath is forever and with my knowledge of it I can’t feign ignorance. I feel like not observing separates me from Elohim… really appreciate any advice you have for me.
Hello Julian, thank you for your comment! That’s wonderful that you became a follower of Messiah!
Yeah, it’s a challenge to find out that much of what mainstream churches teach is off-target.
Mapping out the Scriptural calendar is difficult because before the 8th century BC, the solar cycle was a perfect 360 days and the lunar cycle was a perfect 30 days, so there was a direct match.
But that cycle was changed in the 8th century BC, so that the solar cycle is 365.25 days and the lunar cycle is 29.5 days, so they don’t match perfectly.
I think that our Heavenly Father did this because He was grieved at the way that the Israelites were profaning His Feast Days and Sabbaths.
Our Heavenly Father is more concerned with the desires of your heart.
Right now, I would say that you would do well to observe a Sabbath day of rest either on Saturday or Sunday, if those are your days off. Set the day apart to not do physical work, not cook food, to rest from the normal activities of life. Spend the day in Scripture, in prayer, meeting with like-minded people, getting into nature, resting in the Father.
The Sabbath starts when the sun rises and ends when the sun sets.
Setting aside a day of rest is for our benefit and it honors the Father.
Focus on doing that and let the Spirit guide you and refine you.
I hope that helps give you a better perspective.