That is the title of an email I just received from WND, or Worldnet Daily.
Too many people, churches, and even conservative news organizations are falling into this blatant error and outright apostasy of laying stress upon the Fourth Commandment and Sabbath keeping.
It is apparently time for me to most publically denounce this error once and for all.
I shall post statements from the email, and my answer or comment about them, backed by Scripture.
Have you ever wondered why one of the Ten Commandments seems null and void – notably the one calling on believers to observe the Sabbath?
This is a very clever question. If everyone would read the New Testament with their eyes open, they would learn that the Ten Commandments have been “nailed to the cross” (see Colossians 2:14).
Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
For the true believer, the New Testament declares that the Law is dead. This is made clear in Romans 7:1-7,
Rom 7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
Rom 7:2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
Rom 7:3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
Rom 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
Rom 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Rom 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
Rom 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
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In Romans 7:1-7, Paul says that just like a wife is no longer bound by the law to her husband once the husband has died (so if she marries another man she does not violate that law), in the same manner since our Lord Jesus Christ has died on the Cross and has been raised from the dead, we, being now married not to the Law, but to another, namely, our Lord Jesus Christ, we are now dead to the law, the Ten Commandment Law, for it no longer has any claim upon us.
Paul asserts that as surely as the Law binding the wife to her living husband has no claim upon her once her husband has died, so the death of our Lord Jesus Christ has removed any claim that the Law of Ten Commandments or any other Law once may have had upon us. We have become dead to the Law (Romans 7:4).
We are delivered from the Ten Commandment Law and Mosaic Law in general by the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 7:6).
For true believers, we are delivered from the Law so that we should serve in newness of spirit (Romans 7:6). This is the very heart of the issue: being made new in spirit by means of regenerative change, the work under grace performed by the Holy Spirit in our lives when we believe, we are now indwelt by the Holy Spirit, Who produces the fruit of the Spirit in our lives (2 Corinthians 5:17. Ephesians 2:8-10. Titus 3:5. Galatians 5:22-24).
2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (ESV, English Standard Version)
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Tit 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Paul clearly asserts that we as true believers serve “in newness of spirit,” and “not in the oldness of the letter.” The “oldness of the letter” is a direct reference to the Ten Commandment Law.
Paul makes it very clear that it is the Ten Commandment Law to which he refers, because he cites the Tenth Commandment at Romans 7:7 when he writes “…except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.”
Paul explains elsewhere in his writings, at Galatians 5:18, that those who are true believers in Christ are not under the Law,
Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Clearly, anyone who places himself or herself “under the law” is not led of the Spirit. This problem is far more serious than one might at first suppose. Anyone who places himself under the law is preaching “another gospel,” and Paul offers severe reproof, stating of such a person, “let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:8, 9).
Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Gal 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Clearly, therefore, any emphasis upon the Ten Commandment Law, including an emphasis upon the Fourth Commandment or Law of the Sabbath, is a misguided and misplaced emphasis that is contrary to the Gospel of Christ, the Gospel of the Grace of God. It is heresy and apostasy of the most sinister kind, because false teachers can make it sound so Biblical to those who have not properly studied their Bible. Such false teaching, such false teachers, and those who follow or promote this false teaching, are accursed, anathema. That is the direct teaching of Scripture itself.