Pro and Con 1406

Posted 4-23-08

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News from the REIGNdown USA web site

http://www.reigndownusa.com/

Global Prayer Vigil Begins Wednesday You are invited to join us in a global non-stop prayer vigil beginning Wednesday, April 16 and continuing until Wednesday, April 30. Its purpose is to cover the ReignDown USA movement in prayer in the weeks leading up to and following the 4.26.08 event....

We've just added additional venues in Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Oregon and Missouri.

My comments

Go to the site. The time in different time zones is listed, also which channels are broadcasting the prayer meeting. Mine is Saturday, 3 PM PDT on Dish Network channel 217.

Incoming e-mail

you used to have a lovely item on your website called "The Way" all about the Mazzaroth...has it just been moved to a different place that I can't find...has it been removed.....if it has, can it be available again...it is wonderful.....thanks

My reply

Thanks. You sent me email at my old earthlink address. For some reason, I can't get my answer to go out on verizon. Hope you see this. The three files are still in the File Index. That link is at the top of my home page.

God's picture book, "THE WAY," written in the stars, part 1
God's picture book, "THE WAY," written in the stars, part 2
God's picture book, "THE WAY," written in the stars, part 3

Agape, mjagee@verizon.net

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http://www.ufodigest.com/news/0408/burnup.html

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Incoming e-mail, Re: 10-day period in relation to the coming of Christ

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever! I have been reading your website since early in 1998, and I sent you the information earlier regarding the Holy Light that appears in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday. I was reading your latest post and remembered that at several times in the past you had suggested that a ten-day window of some type was somehow associated with the coming of Christ Jesus. When I remembered that, I looked on our Orthodox Christian calendar. I counted 10 days from Great and Holy Pascha (“Easter”) -- April 27th-- and came to Wednesday, May 7th. When I noticed the festal commemoration on that day, I was amazed. That day is the commemoration of a very important sign in the heavens that appeared over Jerusalem in the year 351. Please note that in the year in which this marvel appeared, it was the Holy Feast of Pentecost. Here is a brief description:

Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D. -- May 7

On this day in the year 351, not long after Cyril had succeeded Maximus as Archbishop of Jerusalem, during the reign of Constantius, the son of Saint Constantine the Great, on the day of Pentecost, the sign of the Cross appeared over Jerusalem. Saint Cyril, in his letter to the Emperor Constantius, says, At about the third hour of the day, an enormous Cross, formed of light, appeared in the heaven above holy Golgotha and reaching to the holy Mount of Olives. being seen not by one or two only, but manifest with perfect clarity to the whole multitude of the city; not, as one might suppose, rushing swiftly past in fancy, but seen openly above the earth many hours in plain sight, and overcoming the beams of the sun with its dazzling rays" (PG 33:1 16q).

Apolytikion (“hymn of commemoration”) in the First Tone

The image of Thy Cross at this time shone brighter than the sun, when Thou didst spread it out from the holy Mount of Olives to Calvary; and in making plain Thy might which is therein, O saviour Thou didst also thereby strengthen the faithful. Keep us always in peace, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Christ our God, and save us.

Kontakion (“hymn sung during the odes”) in the Fourth Tone

Making its rays to shine above in the heavens, the spotless Cross dawned on the earth, bright with splendor; for it had opened Heaven, which was shut of old. Granted the effulgence of its divine operation, we are surely guided to the un-waning resplendence. In battles we possess it as a true weapon of peace and a trophy invincible.

[from: http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=43]

Whether this means anything, only God knows; but it seemed to be a thrilling “coincidence.”

Maranatha, Lord Jesus!
With love in Christ Jesus, our LORD and GOD, I remain, Sincerely

My reply

Thanks much for your interesting information about the miracle of 351 AD.

After reading many items on that subject, my search brought up about the miracle cross of light with a rainbow around it that sat over Jerusalem from Golgotha (by that time in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher) to the Mt. of Olives for several hours following 9 AM on May 7, 351 AD (Pentecost), I wondered why a sign was given at that particular time and date. It may have been what we now call a Sun dog, but the Lord surely controlled it. What Sun dog ever lasted several hours? The Lord mentioned his bow (the rainbow) after Noah left the Ark, so these things may be signs.

I found two good reasons for the time of 351. Julian was trying to replace Christianity with paganism, and the Arian controversy was going on. That bright cross that appeared over Jerusalem was generally thought to be a refute to Arianism. People rushed to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher to affirm their faith in Christ. Prior to 313 AD, when Constantine issued the Edict of Toleration, Christians had been killed by the thousands. In 303, Diocletian had ordered that all Christians were to be persecuted. There was to be no going back to that. The Edict of Toleration in 312 gave legal rights to Christians and restored their confiscated property.

The change seems to have started Oct. 26, 312, the eve of a great battle for control of the western empire. Constantine won after he and his soldiers saw a cross of light beneath the Sun and the words "In hoc signo vinces," In this sign conquer. They saw it in the sky near mid-day, as the Sun began to decline. Later, when Constantine was asleep, both Christ and the sign he had seen in the sky appeared to him. He was told to fashion a likeness to the sign and use it as protection in the war. He did and afterward defeated Maxentius (who was killed) at the Battle of Milvian Bridge. No wonder Constantine condidered that victory as confirmation of the vision.

In 313, when Constantine issued the Edict of Toleration/Edict of Milan, both Constantine and Licinius, Emperors of the East and West Roman Empire, lifted the ban on Christianity. Also in 313, Constantine convened the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea that established the Nicene Creed as the fundamental statement of Christian faith. The Council of Nicaea condemned Arianism, but that controversy was still going on until 381 or 383.

"First Ecumenical Council held in Nikaia called by Constantine to resolve dispute of Alexandrian priest Arius and his Bishop on the nature of the divinity of Christ; Arianism is the belief that Christ was a created being and thus not fully divine. Constantius, Constantine's son, supported Arius and the government did not renounce the heresy until 381"
(http://www.emabonn.de/schueler/detailgr.htm)

Constantine defeated Licinius in 323 and became sole Emperor. He, like other Emperors, became the supposed representative of God and earth and was made head of the Christian church. I'm not sure at just what point he became a sincere Christian, but he was baptized shortly before his death.

In 330, St. Peter's Basilica was built in Rome. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem was dedicated in 335.

Arius, founder of the widespread and divisive Arian heresy, died the next year, but Arianism was still alive in 351, when Julian, Constantius¹ cousin, tried to replace Christianity with paganism. That won him the title of Julian the Apostate in 360.

"The Arian controversy describes several controversies which divided the Christian church from before the Council of Nicaea in 325 to after the Council of Constantinople in 383. The most important of these controversies concerned the relationship between the Creator and Logos, or between God the Father and God the Son." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arian_controversy)

In 337, Constantine died. His three sons, Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans, became rulers.

At 9 AM in 351 AD, the great luminous cross was seen over Golgotha on Pentecost. "Philostorgius and the Alexandrian chronicle affirm, that this cross of light was encircled with a large rainbow." (http://bibleprobe.com:80/cyrilofjerusalem.htm)

Bishop Cyril wrote the emperor about the miracle. After describing it, he said, "The whole city, penetrated alike with awe and with joy at this portent, ran immediately to the church, all with one voice giving praise to our Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God." He ended his letter with wishes "that the emperor may always glorify the holy and consubstantial Trinity." The faithful considered the miracle a sign that victory over Arianism was coming, and it probably was. Church historians Socrates, Sozomen, Theophanes, Eutychius, John of Nice, and Glycas also wrote about it.

Some soldiers that saw the cross in the sky were frightened of what it might mean. It inspired Constantius and his army with invincible bravery, but it scared Magnentius and his partisans, because they were superstitious.

"The first year of Cyril's episcopate was rendered memorable by the appearance, May 7, 351, of a remarkable parhelion, or other atmospheric phenomenon, over Jerusalem, which was regarded as a miraculous manifestation of the symbol of redemption intended to establish the faith and confute gainsayers, and produced great excitement in the city. The churches were thronged with worshippers, and many Jews and Gentiles were converted to the faith." (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki)

Parhelion is a bright spot that sometimes appears on either side of the sun, often on a luminous halo. White parhelia are believed to form from light that is reflected off of atmospheric ice crystals; colored parhelia are believed to form from light that is refracted by atmospheric ice crystals. Multiple parhelia can often be seen at the same time. An anthelion (meaning opposite the sun) is a rare optical phenomenon appearing on the parhelic circle opposite to the Sun.

Wikipedia says, "A sun dog or sundog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, i.e. "beside the sun") is a common bright circular spot on a solar halo. It is an atmospheric optical phenomenon primarily associated with the reflection or refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals making up cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. Often, two or more sundogs can be seen on opposite sides of the sun simultaneously."

Britannica says that parhelion is "also called Mock Sun, or Sun Dog, atmospheric optical phenomenon appearing in the sky as luminous spots 22° on each side of the Sun and at the same elevation as the Sun. Usually, the edges closest to the Sun will appear reddish. Other colours are occasionally visible, but more often the outer portions of each spot appear whitish."
Th miraculous cross of 351 must have also been seen by people outside of Jerusalem. "Gallus (Caesar) arrived in Antioch on May 7, 351. Socrates (Hist. eccl. 2.28.2) says his adventus was marked by the appearance of a cross in the sky." (http://www.roman-emperors.org:80/gallus.htm)

The miraculous sign in the sky does seem to have helped the Christian cause. In 356, Constantius II closed all the pagan temples. The Roman emperor Theodosius ordered the burning of all non-Christian books in 391.

In 353, the Roman Empire divided into Eastern and Western sections. This was made permanent in 395.

By 363, Valens was co-Emperor in the East. He was considered an unpopular Arian heretic and faced constant revolts.

By 367, the earliest known list of the New Testament canon in its current form was published in the Festal Epistle of St. Athanasius.

In 380 to 392: Christianity was declared the official state religion by Emperor Theodosius I. He imposed a ban on all non-Christian religions, except Judaism and the kindred religion of the Samaritans.

In 381, Theodosius I convened the Second Ecumenical Council. Constantius supported Arius and finally renounced the heresy that year.

In 393, the Olympic games were stopped by Theodosius, because they were considered pagan. Up till then, the games had been held every four years.

Something similar happened Sept. 14, 1925. That date could be important too. Sept 14, 2015, Tishri 1, 5776 (LY) is the date I think the Day of God's Wrath will fall on. The cross seen in 351 was on May 7, which was Pentecost.

We should stay alert to signs in the sky now. Luke 21:25-28 says, "there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

"The Miracle of the Cross in the Sky" http://www.rationalresponders.com:80/forum/sapient/atheist_vs_theist/10375

"In 1925, on the eve, of the feast of the Exaltation of the All-Honourable and Life-giving Cross of our Saviour, 14 September according to the Orthodox Church calendar, the all-night vigil was served at the church of St. John the Theologian in suburban Athens. By 9 o'clock that evening, more than 2,000 of the true-Orthodox faithful had gathered in and around the church for the service, since very few true-Orthodox churches had been accidentally left open by the civil authorities....Around eleven P.M. the authorities dispatched a battalion of police to the church 'to prevent any disorders which might arise from such a large gathering.' The gathering was too large for the police to take any direct action or to arrest the priest at that time and so they joined the crowd of worshippers in the already over-flowing courtyard of the church.
"Then, regardless of the true motives for their presence, against their own will, but according to the Will which exceeds all human power, they became participants in the miraculous experience of the crowd of believers.

"At 11:30 P.M., there began to appear in the heavens above the church, in the direction of North-East, a bright, radiant Cross of light. The light not only illuminated the church and the faithful but, in its rays, the stars of the clear, cloudless sky became dim and the church-yard was filled with an almost tangible light. The form of the Cross itself was an especially dense light and it could be clearly seen as a Byzantine cross with an angular cross bar toward the bottom. This heavenly miracle lasted for half an hour, until midnight, and then the Cross began slowly to raise up vertically, as the cross in the hands of the priest does in the ceremony of the Elevation of the Cross in church. Having come straight up, the Cross began gradually to fade away.

"The human language is not adequate to convey what took place during the apparition. The entire crowd fell prostrate upon the ground with tears and began to sing prayers, praising the Lord with one heart and one mouth. The police were among those who wept, suddenly discovering, in the depths of their hearts, a childlike faith. The crowd of believers and the battalion of police were transformed into one, unified flock of faithful. All were seized with a holy ecstasy....

"Many of the unbelievers, sophists and renovationists, realizing their sin and guilt, but unwilling to repent, tried by every means to explain away or deny this miracle. The fact that the form of the cross had been so sharply and clearly that of the Byzantine (sometimes called the Russian Cross) Cross, with three cross-bars, the bottom one at an angle, completely negated any arguments of accidental physical phenomenon.

"The fact that such an apparition of the Cross had also occurred during the height of the first great heresy must strike the Orthodox with an especial sense of the magnitude of the importance of the calendar question and of all that is connected with it. No sensible person can discuss this issue lightly, with secular reasoning or with worldly arguments. Renovationists, like the Arians in 351, are left without extenuation or mitigation." (Orthodox Life, March-April, 1972, pp. 18-20)

Below are two eyewitness Accounts of the Appearance of the Cross over the Church of St. John the Theologian at Mt. Hymettus, September 14, 1925.

"I was one of the men from the Police Institute who were sent to stop the vigil that night, some fifty years ago, at the country Church of St. John the Theologian.

"The Old Calendarists were keeping vigil there, because it was the eve of the feast of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross (according to the Church Calendar, not the papist! —ed.)

"Since many people had gathered - more than two thousand individuals - we did not attempt to seize the priest as we had been ordered, but we sat down quietly in the nearby court and waited for them to finish.

"At about 11:30 at night, we heard a loud and strange uproar coming from the shouts of the multitude. Without any delay, we ran to see what was happening - and we saw. The whole multitude of the faithful was in a state of excitement. Some were weeping and others, crying out “Lord, have mercy,” were kneeling and had turned their eyes toward heaven, and yet others were fainting, overwhelmed with great emotion. Then we too looked and beheld the marvel: an enormous radian Cross, very high above the church was illumining the whole area. At first, we were seized with fear, but immediately we came to ourselves and, forgetting the purpose for which we had been sent, we fell to our knees and wept like little children.

"Of course, it is superfluous for me to tell you that, filled with emotion, we attended the rest of the vigil to the end - no longer as persecutors, but as faithful Christians." (John D. Glymis, Retired Police Officer, 78 years of age 73 Aristotle Street, Peristeri ( a suburb of Athens).

Another witness said, "On that night in 1925 when the Precious Cross appeared, I was making the last run with the tram which I was operating. I had reached Omonoia and was going around the square when I saw everyone looking up toward heaven and crying, “Look! - the Cross! - the Cross!” Immediately I stepped on the brakes and stopped the vehicle. I stuck my head out the tram’s door and I, the unworthy one, also saw the Precious Cross of Our Lord - may His Name be glorified; it was shining over Mount Hymettus. I don’t remember how long this lasted. I know only one thing - the Precious Cross which I saw the night turned me into a different man. Since then, everyone in my family has become a faithful child of the Church of the True Orthodox Christians." (Athanasios Primals, Retired Tram Conductor, 80 years of age, 17 Kavales Street, Nicea (a suburb of Athens)

We must get ready, confessing our sins to God (I John 1:9) and keep on watching. Other signs may happen before the Rapture. We live in exciting times. Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: 10-day period in relation to the coming of Christ

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

Thank you for your detailed research. Your thoughtful investigation of this “sign” in the heavens also has implications for the many other signs that our good Lord sends His faithful people (as a warning for complacency or as an encouragement in times of persecution). Having grown up in the Protestant tradition, I never heard about or was taught about the many signs that God has sent over the centuries – I think that my pastors and teachers were of the mind that such things might become idolatrous or would incite superstitious feelings. Quite the contrary, I find them to be affirmations of all the signs and wonders that God did for the Israelites in the Old Testament, and of the signs and miracles that He worked during His three years of public ministry, and of the GREAT miracle that He wrought in His destruction of Hades and the power of Death, and of our salvation through His glorious resurrection.

I had also noted that your earlier outline of possible events included a “coincidental” concurrence of “the day of God’s Wrath” and our Orthodox Christian “Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross” (September 14). How fitting that the “ensign of victory and triumph” (as we Orthodox hymn the Cross) may very well appear as a supersensual celestial event that heralds the end of Satan’s revolt and the consummation of Christ God’s work of salvation – THE DAY (as it is hymned) of the LORD.

May God have mercy on us and keep us until the Day of His Advent (and may it be soon—3 days!!).

Maranatha, Lord Jesus Christ!
Sincerely, Yours in Christ Jesus, our Lord and God

My reply

> > Orthodox Christian “Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross” (September 14).

Thanks. That's perfect. I added it to my list, as below. That is the day of the Pre-Wrath Rapture on the Day of the Lord. That last Rapture is the triumph of what the cross stands for. The Body of Christ will be complete in Heaven that day. The First Resurrection will be complete.

PRE-WRATH RAPTURE, "LAST TRUMP" OF GOD
END OF SHORTENED TRIBULATION, 7TH SEAL
2300th day of the Tribulation
FEAST OF TRUMPETS, Tishri 1, 5776 (Monday, September 14, 2015)
DAY OF THE PRE-WRATH RAPTURE, DAY OF THE LORD, DAY OF GOD'S WRATH, and day of the Eastern Orthodox "Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross"
7 Trumpet judgments sounded by angels, not God

> > May God have mercy on us and keep us until the Day of His Advent (and may it be soon—3 days!!).

Amen. I want it to be God's perfect timing, but hope it is soon. Maranatha. Agape

Incoming e-mail, Re: Chametz nullification

Whatever date you expect, we must watch the whole seven days of Unleavend Bread.

We must pay attention that the Jews must get rid of all leaven on Nisan 14, by noon at the most. This is something very important for us to take notice. We must have ALL our sins confessed.

We, Christians, know that chametz (leaven) represents SIN, so we must get rid of all our sins.

When we are students, and the teacher announces that there is going to be a surprise exam on some unnanounced future date, and afterwards he or she gives some hint, all the students get prepared for the "not so surprise" exam and therefore don't appear unprepared and ashamed for the exam.

I think there isn't anything more obvious than the chametz nullification tradition (from Nisan 14 thru 21) for us to confess all our sins NOW and get rid of our sins. It's an excellent type for us to watch. This is our hint (what a loving Teacher we have!) to be prepared for a holy convocation that requires that we have white robes (no sin). By the way, the last day to get rid of chametz (leaven) isn't Nisan 20, it's Nisan 14 by noon. Very suggestive.

You might want to read the link "Nullify your chamtez" on http://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/day.asp?tDate=4/19/2008
Agape

My reply

...I read "Nullify your chamtez" at the link you sent. I know why they say that, but don't think it was true in 30 AD, or today.

When discussing the day of the Crucifixion in my first book, I wrote "Thursday, Nisan 13, actually was the day of the Crucifixion. It began with the Last Supper and ended with Jesus' death. It was 'the first [prote, before, prior] day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover.' (Mark 14:12) 'And it was the preparation of the passover,' (John 19:14), the day when they killed the passover so we would not misunderstand him. He meant that it was Nisan 13, not Nisan 14.

"When they came out of Egypt, the Lord instructed them, saying, 'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.' (Exodus 12:18). So, it would be easy to err and think Mark was talking about Nisan 14.

"However, it was the Jewish custom to conduct the 'Bediqath Hametz,' the search for leaven, on the afternoon of Nisan 12....the next day, Nisan 13, had to be a day of unleavened bread. This is why some writings of the first few centuries afterward mentioned eight days of unleavened bread instead of seven.'"

It stands to reason. Since Jesus was sinless, the day of the Crucifixion (Nisan 13) was a day of unleavened bread.

The Jews of today call Nisan 15 Passover, but Lev. 23,4,5 says, "In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S passover.And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days (15-21) ye must eat unleavened bread."

In earlier days, all leaven had to be out of the house before the 14th arrived. For "prote" (protos) in Mark 13:12, Strongs Greek Dictionary says, "Contracted superlative of G4253; foremost (in time, place, order or importance): - BEFORE, beginning, best, chief (-est), first (of all), FORMER."

G4253, pro, "A primary preposition; 'FORE', that is, IN FRONT OF, PRIOR".

A lot of people don't understand Mark 14:12 correctly, because of the way it was translated.

About being ready, you are right, we should get ready now in case we get surprised and Jesus comes for us before we think he will....

Anyway, all 3 of us think the Rapture is going to take place very soon. If we are right, it is almost here. Any day is ok. I told Ed it would be nice to be young again. He agreed. He can hardly walk. Agape

Rev 3:10 says, "Because thou hast kept the word of my PATIENCE, I also will keep thee from the hour (or block of time) of temptation (lit., trial, i.e., the Tribulation), which shall come upon all the world, to TRY them that dwell upon the earth."

Psa. 40:1-3 says, "I waited patiently for the LORD (as we have been doing); and he inclined (bent down) unto me, and heard my cry. HE BROUGHT ME UP also out of an horrible pit (as Jeremiah was brought up with a strong cord [i.e., Christ's righteousness] and dirty rags [our righteousness), out of the miry clay (i.e., the earthly body), and set my feet upon a rock (Heaven), and established my goings (i.e., the Rapture). And he hath put a NEW SONG (sung by the raptured saints in Rev. 5:9) in my mouth, even praise unto our God: MANY SHALL SEE IT (the Rapture), and fear, and shall trust in the LORD."

> > Most of the world will still be in Nisan 21 and also day 7 of the week according to the Hebraic Scriptures. Nisan 21 will also be day 8 of Passover/Unleavened Bread. The midnight hour for Israel on Nisan 22 will be afternoon for the U.S.A., for example. These days before us are well worth watching for eternal significance. As always, thank you for your writings Marilyn. They have blessed me.

Thank you for your kind words.

When it is 6 PM in Washington, DC, and the REIGNdown USA prayer meeting starts, it will already be 1 AM in Israel. In Mark 13:35, Jesus said, "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even (6 PM), or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing (3 AM), or in the morning" (6 AM). To me, it seems that the timing is perfect for the Rapture to take place that night. We will have to wait and see, but in all my Bible studies, I have noticed that the LORD never misses a chance to witness to those who do not believe. I don't think the Rapture will be secret. I think it will be a mind-boggling event that will shake up the world enough to get the Temple built.

Luke 12:46 says, "The lord of that servant (the unwise one) will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder (lit., cut him off), and will appoint him his portion (the shortened Tribulation) with the unbelievers." Mt. 24:51 adds, "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites (pretenders): there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

I searched for the Lord's day on Google and found these interesting quotes. These were after Revelation was written, but before the time of Constantine.

"107AD IGNATIUS: let every friend of Christ keep the Lord's Day as a festival, the resurrection-day, the queen and chief of all the days of the week. (Ignatius, Epistle to the Magnesians, chp 9. Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, pg. 62-63.) 130AD BARNABAS: Moreover God says to the Jews, 'Your new moons and Sabbaths 1 cannot endure.' You see how he says, 'The present Sabbaths are not acceptable to me, but the Sabbath which I have made in which, when I have rested [heaven: Heb 4] from all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day which is the beginning of another world.' Wherefore we Christians keep the eighth day for joy, on which also Jesus arose from the dead and when he appeared ascended into heaven. (15:8f, The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, pg. 147)

150AD JUSTIN: But Sunday is the day on which we hold our common assembly, because it is the first day of the week and Jesus our saviour on the same day rose from the dead. (First apology of Justin, Ch 68)." (http://www.bible.ca/7-lords-day.htm) Shalom and agape

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