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Three Months in a Row

Three Months in a Row

The lunar Sabbatarians are saying that in the Bible there are three months in a row that prove their calendar to be biblical and that prove the Gregorian calendar that we use today to be a fraud.

The calendar details of the three months in a row of the Exodus, the manna, and the mountain reveal divine lessons of the most vital and solemn importance. As often as these colorful stories are told and retold, their application of some details of time are often overlooked. In the first month (Abib), just prior to the Exodus, the heavenly Father, Yahuah, re-introduced His calendar. In the second month, He confirmed His calendar’s layout, and true seventh-day Sabbaths, in a most unmistakable way when He sent the manna from heaven. In the third month Yahuah, Elohiym, fully restored in the minds of all present, including the mixed multitude, His unique time-keeping system, with the date of Israel’s arrival at the famous desert Mountain of Sinai. (French, The Exodus, the Manna, the Mountain, and Forty Years Later, p. 1; accessed 12–30–13 at http://www.thecre atorscalendar.com/Articles/three_months/1_01_The_Exodus.html)

The modern Roman Gregorian calendar is not one and the same as that of Scripture, because it is an utter impossibility for it to have three consecutive months in a row that are identical. Specifically this means that because the weeks float throughout the months it is not possible to have the days of the week match the days of the month for three consecutive months. Exodus 12, 16, and 19 (Ibid., p. 7; accessed 12–30–13 at http://www.the creatorscalendar.com/Articles/three_months/3_02_The_Mountain.html)

Most of them also say that the Sabbaths are always fixed on the eighth, the fifteenth, the twenty-second, and the twenty-ninth of each and every month.

The seventh-day Sabbath thus fell on every 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of the lunar month. (eLaine Vornholt and Laura Lee Vornholt-Jones, Time by Design, p. 9; accessed 12–30–13 at http://www. 4angelspublications.com/articles/Time_by_Design.pdf)

Let us examine the scripture carefully to see if this is true. If the weekly Sabbaths are fixed on the eighth, the fifteenth, the twenty-second, and the twenty-ninth of each and every month, then God should have told it clearly in scripture. Out of the around 31,000 verses in the Bible, not a single verse talks about the seventh-day Sabbath being fixed on the eighth, the fifteenth, the twenty-second, or the twenty-ninth.

God clearly specifies many important days that are fixed to the dates of the month: the New moon God fixed on the first of every month, the Passover He fixed on the fourteenth of the first month, the Feast of Trumpets is fixed on the first day of the seventh month, the Day of Atonement is fixed on the tenth day of the seventh month, the Feast of the Unleavened Bread in the first month with two Sabbaths fixed (the fifteenth and twenty-first), and the Feast of Tabernacles in the seventh month with two Sabbaths fixed (the fifteenth and twenty-second).

If the weekly Sabbath is fixed on particular dates of the lunar month, why isn’t it specifically mentioned anywhere in scripture? Did God forget to mention the most important day?

The lunar Sabbatarians try to say to us that if Sabbath is fixed on Saturday, then where is it given in Scripture that the Sabbath is fixed on Saturdays? But how could the name Saturday appear in scripture, for the names of the days of the week were given by the Romans after the time period of the scriptures?! The lunar Sabbatarians cannot say this because ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.) are used as a method of identifying days in the Bible, from the beginning to the end, and not even in a single instance has God declared the eighth, the fifteenth, the twenty-second, or the twenty-ninth to be a fixed Sabbath!

In the Bible the word Sabbath or seventh (when in reference to a day) is mentioned close to one hundred seventy times, and out of these one hundred seventy references, the Scriptures do not identify the Sabbath with any date of the month, except in one or two instances. For someone to take these few instances and build a doctrine, when 98-99 % of scriptures on the same topic cannot be verified at all, is an unsound method of biblical interpretation.

For example, the time prophecies are amazing in their fulfillment. Consider this prophecy:

And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:41)

This prophecy was fulfilled not only to the very year of prediction, but also to the very day! Do we, therefore, conclude that all time prophecies should be fulfilled in like manner?

We need to understand that an example may illustrate something, but it never defines anything. An instance of the Sabbath being kept on the eighth day of the month does not prove it was always kept on the eighth day of every month. Because there are a couple of instances where one can find a Sabbath on either the eighth, the fifteenth, the twenty-second, or the twenty-ninth day of the month does not prove that all Sabbaths of scripture must be on those dates.

Three Months in a Row

The lunar Sabbatarians boldly declare, as we have seen, that there are three months in a row that clearly indicate that the Sabbaths are fixed on the dates of the eighth, the fifteenth, the twenty-second, and the twenty-ninth. If a Sabbath can be shown to be falling on any one of the given dates, it proves that the other three dates are Sabbaths, as well, in that given month.

Let us investigate the three successive months to see if we can get a Sabbath on any one of those given dates. If we can, then definitely the Sabbaths are all fixed on the same dates of the month, as they say.

The First Month: The Exodus

And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. (Numbers 33:3)

The exodus from Egypt started on the fifteenth, the day after the Passover (which is fourteenth). The fifteenth cannot be a Sabbath, as the massive exodus took place that day!

Jesus, the Lord who led them in the Exodus, in the pillar of cloud and fire, told His people about Sabbath travel in the Gospel of Matthew:

But pray ye that your flight be not ….on the sabbath day. (Matthew 24:20)

Obviously God would never have led an entire nation to have a major travel event on the Sabbath! To escape this they say it was not on the daylight part of the fifteenth (for them, only the twelve hours of the day are Sabbath hours), but on the night part of fifteenth.

Yes, there is a scripture that talks about the night of the fifteenth:

Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. (Deuteronomy 16:1)

It was night, according to the passage of Deuteronomy, and it was fifteenth, according to the passage of Numbers. So it was fifteenth night that the Lord delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt.

For us the fifteenth night starts before the fifteenth daylight because a day is reckoned from sunset to sunset. For them the fifteenth night starts after fifteenth daylight because a day, for them, is from sunrise to sunrise.

They quickly try to escape by saying that since Sabbath is only twelve hours and ends at sunset, the fifteenth night is after the Sabbath hours.

We shall now discover that the fifteenth night (when the exodus commenced) was the same night they ate the Passover meal and not the next night.

Now what happened on the night they ate the Passover meal? God said that He would send judgment on the Egyptians and kill all the first born of man and of beast that night.

For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. (Exodus 12:12)

God told them that at night He was going to strike Egypt. But God did not tell them what part of the night He would do it. So they were instructed not to venture out of their houses until the morning, because anytime of the night the Lord could strike. Getting out of their houses at night is no problem otherwise. But when God’s judgments came, if they were found outside their houses, they were to be destroyed as well:

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. (Exodus 12:22, 22)

God smote the Egyptians at midnight:

And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. (Exodus 12:29)

Moses and Aaron came out of their houses at night, after the judgment of God had passed over:

And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said. Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also. And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men. (Exodus 12:31–33)

Did Moses and Aaron meet Pharaoh that same night that God stuck? Yes, but there is no evidence that this was the Sabbath, even though they met Pharaoh at night during the dark part of the fifteenth.

The lunar Sabbatarians, however, say that Moses and Aaron did not meet Pharaoh that night.

Pharaoh called for Moses & Aaron by night. Exodus 12:31 (They did not go until the next morning, carefully obeying the command of Yahuwah.) (Author not given, Three months in a Row, www.worldslastchance.com; article no longer available at this website, but accessed 12–30–13 at http://www.malaga markets.info/blog/?p=1704)

According to the lunar Sabbatarians, Moses and Aaron met with Pharaoh on the light part of the fifteenth which would have been the Sabbath. The exodus would then have occurred after sunset, when the Sabbath, according to them, was over[1], but the flow of the text is clear:

And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people. (Exodus 12:31)

At night he called them, and at night he bid them leave. There is no indication whatsoever that they did not go when Pharaoh called them.

Not only did Moses and Aaron go out that night, the entire army of people, the 600,000 families, departed out of their houses for the Exodus journey that night itself.

Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. (Deuteronomy 16:1)

And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. (Numbers 33:3)

Comparing the above two texts, we know they left Egypt on the fifteenth night.

If the fifteenth night came around twenty-four hours after the Passover night, it doesn’t make sense at all unless they left that very night, because God told them to eat the Passover in haste.

Why did God instruct them to be in a physical position to leave at any moment with “loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand,” if they had to leave after twenty-four hours?

And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.  And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual. (Exodus 12:37–39)

The above verses again portray a hurried leaving that night and not the following night.

The fifteenth night was the Passover night—the night they ate the Passover Lamb, the night that God passed over the land of Egypt with His judgments, the night that Pharaoh issued the decree for them to leave—and it was on that night that they began their exodus.

Here is a confirmation from the Pen of Inspiration, as well, that they left the Passover night before daybreak:

With their loins girt, with sandaled feet, and staff in hand, the people of Israel had stood, hushed, awed, yet expectant, awaiting the royal mandate that should bid them go forth. Before the morning broke, they were on their way. (Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 281)

There are two things proved here: 1) the night of fifteenth began before the day of fifteenth which means a day is reckoned from sunset to sunset and not from sunrise to sunrise, as the lunar Sabbatarians claim; 2) they began their journey on the fifteenth while it was still night before daybreak.

Their first stop was at Succoth. They traveled about twenty-five miles to reach this place. They traveled throughout the day of the fifteenth to make their first stop. If the fifteenth is a fixed Sabbath, then they broke the very first Sabbath under God’s instruction!

Based upon Exodus 16:29 and the general commands of God to rest on the Sabbath (Exodus 20:10; 31:14, 15; Deuteronomy 5:14), all agree God would not let his people do extensive travel on His holy day. Obviously the fifteenth is not a fixed Sabbath!

The very first month of their three months in a row claim actually proves the opposite—that the fifteenth (and, therefore, the eighth, the twenty-second, and the twenty-ninth, as well), are not fixed Sabbaths at all!

The Second Month: The Manna

And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. (Exodus 16:1)

And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. (Exodus 16:2)

The text simply says they came to the wilderness of Sin on the fifteenth day of the second month. Exodus 16 later says that for six days God gave manna and on the seventh day which was the Sabbath, no manna was given.

Now when did God begin to give the manna? The lunar Sabbatarians say from the next day after the fifteenth. If that is so, then the twenty-second was a Sabbath, which makes the eighth, the fifteenth and the twenty-ninth Sabbaths, as well.

Two activities are mentioned in the first two verses of Exodus chapter 16—the arrival at the wilderness of Sin and the murmuring of the children of Israel.

Let us look at the two verses again:

And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. (Exodus 16:1)

And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. (Exodus 16:2)

It doesn’t say they murmured on the fifteenth. It says they murmured in the wilderness. But the lunar Sabbatarians say they arrived before the fifteenth and the murmurings started on the fifteenth. They do this because they want to have the twenty-second as the Sabbath, when the manna wasn’t given.

The Israelites had arrived at the Wilderness of Sin on the 14th, then murmured and complained of hunger on the 15th. (Author not given, Crescent Moon Sighting Instructions, www.worlds lastchance.com; page accessed for original publication, but no longer available at this website)

All the English translations that I have examined put a period (.) at the end of verse 1, and that indicates that the children Israel arrived on the fifteenth. But the Septuagint, which they prefer to quote for Exodus 16:1, 2, puts a comma (,) at the end of verse 1 and a semicolon (;) in verse 1 after the word Sina, thus separating one thought from the other. This indicates the arrival probably took place earlier, and the murmuring took place on the fifteenth.

So we are saying they arrived on the fifteenth, for the plain reading of the texts from the majority of translations suggests that. The fifteenth, therefore, cannot be the Sabbath, for they all traveled that day. The murmuring started later, while they were still in the same wilderness of Sin, and the Sabbath came seven days after their murmurings. So since we don’t know the date of the month when they started murmuring, we can never know when the Sabbath was in that month. Therefore there is no evidence that the Sabbath for that month was on the twenty-second.

As far as I know, the Septuagint is the only translation that puts the punctuation marks a little differently than the rest of the translations in the Exodus 16:1, 2 passages. Now if we go by the

majority of versions, then that text clearly indicates that God led an entire nation in travel on the fifteenth, thus proving that the fifteenth could not have been a Sabbath, nor could the eighth, the twenty-second and the twenty-ninth of that month.

Let us now consider the other view that the Septuagint supports—that they arrived at the wilderness of Sin earlier and started murmuring on the fifteenth. Let us first read that passage from the Septuagint:

And they departed from Ælim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Ælim and Sina; and on the fifteenth day, in the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt, all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron. (Exodus 16:1, 2)

Both groups, we and the lunar Sabbatarians, agree that the traveling and the murmuring did not take place on the same day. The reason is seven days after the murmuring was the first Sabbath after the giving of the manna for six days. This means the day of murmuring took place on the previous Sabbath day!

Both we and the lunar Sabbatarians believe that God would not have led His people in travel during the Sabbath. That means the day they arrived at the wilderness of Sin was not the Sabbath day.

They are saying the Israelites arrived on the fourteenth. The fifteenth was the day of murmuring, they say, and seven days after that, on the twenty-second, came the Sabbath. So the eighth, the fifteenth, and the twenty-ninth of that month should be Sabbaths as well.

So, using this passage to prove that the Sabbaths are fixed is possible only with the Septuagint version and not with the other versions. Just one version translating it that way does not make their proof 100% solid, but it’s a faint proof. Nevertheless, we shall investigate this claim of theirs that the fifteenth of that month was a Sabbath.

Manna Fell at Night

A point needs to be noted regarding the timing of the giving of the manna. The lunar Sabbatarians believe God commenced the giving of the manna on the sixteenth day of the month.

day of the month . . . (Author not given, Three Months in a Row, www.worlds lastchance.com; article no longer available at this website, but accessed 12–30–13 at http://www.malagamarkets. info/blog/?p=1704)

For them a day starts at sunrise and not at sunset. The Bible is clear that God sent down manna not after sunrise, but before sunrise, while it was still night:

And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it. (Numbers 11:9)

So if they say “the manna fell was on the 16th day of the month” then they are agreeing that a new day begins at sunset and not at sunrise, for manna was sent down before sunrise of the sixteenth “in the night” (Numbers 11:9)!

When Exactly Did the Quails Come?

We have seen earlier that the lunar Sabbatarians believe that the Sabbath holy hours are only twelve hours—sunrise to sunset—and not the twenty-four hours of sunset to sunset.

Before God gave them the first manna, as they say, on the morning of the sixteenth, the Bible states clearly that God sent them quails on the evening before the first manna arrived:

At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God. (Exodus 16:12)

Since the lunar Sabbatarians have interpreted “evening and morning” of Genesis chapter 1 as two halves of the daylight period, they are stuck here. Did God send the quails on the daylight of fifteenth? If He did, then the fifteenth is certainly not a Sabbath! If God did not send manna because it was Sabbath, would He then send quails on the Sabbath? It doesn’t make any sense.

Therefore, they prefer to use another translation here, but they are still stuck! They do not use the Septuagint as they preferred to do for verses 1 and 2 because the placement of the punctuation marks got them out of trouble for those verses because the translation of the Septuagint of Exodus 16:12 gets them further stuck. So they use another version:

“At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread.” Exodus 16:12 Twilight means sunset according to Deuteronomy 16:6, 7, “there you shall sacrifice the Passover at twilight, at the going down of the sun….” (Three Months in a Row, Ibid.)

They are saying that the twilight period is defined as the time of the “going down of the sun,” but twilight is not sunset because the Passover lamb was sacrificed at twilight on the fourteenth day before sunset.

Even if they desire to say that twilight is the time of the sunset (so that they can put the quails somehow minutes after sunset), they are still in a problem. The Bible says “at twilight you shall eat meat.”

God would not just be sending the quails at twilight, but they would be eating the flesh food at twilight. For them to eat at sunset, God would have to have sent it at least few hours before sunset so

that they have enough time to cook it. Or did they eat it raw at sunset, just as God sent it down!?

And if God sent quails during the daylight part of the fifteenth, then for certain the lunar Sabbatarians would have to agree that the fifteenth cannot be the Sabbath!

They cannot get out of this tangle, unless they redefine what evening is. If they redefine evening as the dark part of the night, they can come out of this trouble here, but another trouble is awaiting them. They then need to redefine “the evening and the morning” of Genesis 1. If they redefine the “evening” of Genesis 1 as after sunset, it means they are agreeing that a day starts at sunset and not sunrise.

Which one of your new doctrines, dear brethren, would you like to surrender to the quails? That the Sabbaths are fixed to the dates of the month, or that a day begins at sunrise? The coming down of the quails doesn’t permit you to have both!

So you see, the second month in a row doesn’t prove at all that the Sabbaths are fixed, but in reality it is a second month in a row that proves that Sabbaths are not fixed on the dates of the eighth, the fifteenth, the twenty-second, and the twenty-ninth!

The Third Month: At Mount Sinai

In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. (Exodus 19:1)

Here the month is given as the third month. The day, however, is not given; the text only says “the same day.” Another translation says, “On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on that very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai” (NIV). The expression the same day is more literally translated on this very day (see The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, volume 1, page 593). Does the expression the same day mean the first day of the month (Jewish tradition holds to this view)? Or does it mean the same day as the month—the third month, third day—or is it the same day that they left Egypt—the fifteenth day of the month?

Most biblical commentators give the meaning to the “same day” as the first day of the third month.

The same day. Literally, “on that day”—which can only mean “on the day that the month began”—on the 1st of Sivan. (H. D. M. Spence-Jones, ed., Exodus, The Pulpit Commentary, vol. 2, p. 104)

The same day.—According to the Jewish tradition this means on the first day of the third month, . . . (John Peter Lange, Philip Schaff, and Charles M. Mead, A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Exodus, vol. 2, p. 69; emphasis in original)

The giving of the law that happened at Mt Sinai is one of the greatest events in the Bible, where God came down to declare it with His own mouth in the audience of an entire nation and to write it with His own finger!

In the third month—according to Jewish usage, the first day of that month—“same day.”—It is added, to mark the time more explicitly, that is, forty-five days after Egypt—one day spent on the mount (Ex 19:3), one returning the people’s answer (Ex 19:7, 8), three days of preparation, making the whole time fifty days from the first passover to the promulgation of the law. Hence the feast of pentecost, that is, the fiftieth day, was the inauguration of the Old Testament church, and the divine wisdom is apparent in the selection of the same reason for the institution of the New Testament church (Jn 1:17; Ac 2:1).

As God came down on Mt Sinai on the day of Pentecost, God again came down one thousand five hundred years later through His Spirit! There God wrote His law on stones. Here God wrote this same law in the hearts and minds of His people through the Holy Spirit.

Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them: (Hebrews 10:15, 16)

God started the Old Testament Church with the 12 tribes at Mount Sinai, giving His law to them and then the various instructions. And God started the New Testament Church with 120 people in the upper room, infilling them with the Holy Spirit, who wrote the law in their hearts and minds.

So taking this view that the day of arrival at Mount Sinai was the third day of the third month, we see that even the third month in a row proves nothing about their fixed Sabbaths being on the eighth, the fifteenth, the twenty-second, and the twenty-ninth!

Did They Arrive on the Sixteenth?

Now let us investigate their interpretation of this text:

In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. (Exodus 19:1)

For them “the same day” is the day they left Egypt which is the fifteenth day. Notice what the lunar Sabbatarians say:

Exodus 19:1 also proves that the children of Israel arrived at Sinai on the 16th day of the third month. Please read the context. Moses indicates that the children of Israel rested at Rephidim the 15th of the third month. The root word for Rephidim means “rest” and this passage says that they arrived at the Wilderness of Sinai the “same day” of this month that they left Egypt (two months earlier). If you’ll remember, Israel got as far as Succoth the 15th, and actually left Egypt the [sic] on the 16th. (Author not given, Objections to the Calendar of Creation #26; accessed 12–31–13 at http://www. creationcalendar.com/AnsweringObjecti-ons/Objection26.html; emphasis in origi- nal)

First of all the root word for Rephidim does not mean rest. The Hebrew word translated Rephidim is רְפִידִים (Rephidim) and it means “to spread:—make(1), refresh(1), spreads(1). The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon does give the meaning of Rephidim as rest, but it is the only lexicon that we could find to do so.

Israel did not leave Egypt on the sixteenth, but on the fifteenth, as we have seen. The Bible always talks about the fifteenth as being the starting point, the fifteenth being the date they left Egypt, never the sixteenth, as stated by them.

It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations. (Exodus 12:42)

The night of the fifteenth was to be observed because God delivered His people “out from the land of Egypt” that night.

They are flawed in their interpretation of this passage. To make three months in a row fit in a row, they are going to any length to lie and to twist the plain word of God. The Lunar Sabbath is a BIG Lie!

Another lunar Sabbath promoter has a different interpretation:

It is likely that the Israelites both traveled and arrived at Mt. Sinai on the night of the 15th of the Third Month. In this way Yahuah protected His Sabbath, and Moses and the Israelites were able to keep it holy unto their heavenly Father. (French, Ibid.)

French agrees it was the fifteenth, but is trying to put it to the night of the fifteenth—the travel and the arrival to Mt Sinai. Why? The fifteenth is a fixed Sabbath for the lunar Sabbatarians, and they are in a fix here! If it were during the daylight hours of the fifteenth, it would be Sabbath hours. Let us look at the text again:

In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. (Exodus 19:1)

Notice the text says the same day. Let’s go by their own definition—“The word day means light only” (Elesha YisraEl, quoted by Troy Miller in When Does Scripture Say a Day Begins?, p. 14).

The implication then, by their definition, is that they had to arrive during the light part of the day and so if they are consistent with what they are teaching, they can’t place the travel and arrival in the night part of fifteenth, but if they say that they arrived during the daylight part of fifteenth, they are breaking the Sabbath.

That means the fifteenth was not a Sabbath!

Washing Clothes on Sabbath!

Do you need further proof to show that the fifteenth of that month was certainly not a Sabbath?

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. (Exodus 19:10, 11)

Most biblical scholars believe that the same day of the third month that they entered in Sinai was not the fifteenth, but the third of the month, but even if we assume it was the fifteenth like the lunar Sabbatarians say, there is still a problem with the text. “To day” means the fifteenth day; “to morrow” means the sixteenth day; “the third day” means the seventeenth day.

God gave the children of Israel two days to prepare. According to the lunar Sabbatarians, that was the fifteenth and the sixteenth. God told them to sanctify themselves and wash their clothes. He gave them two days to do this, and he did not specify that they must wait until the sixteenth to wash their clothes. When we read Exodus 19:14, 15, though not explicitly stated, the flow of the language certainly implies that they began the process as soon as Moses came down from the mountain.

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day. (Exodus 19:14, 15)

If at all there is one day from the three (fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth) that you can pick which cannot be a Sabbath here, it is the fifteenth, for all washed their clothes at the command of God on the fifteenth!

And if at all there is a day which we could infer to be a Sabbath among the three days, it is the seventeenth, when God met with His people and gave His law! But we don’t make doctrines on assumptions, unless it is clearly specified!

So we have seen their boasted claim has gone up in a flame! The first three months of the Exodus are not three months in a row of proof for the lunar Sabbath, but three months which disprove the lunar Sabbath!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastor Michael Pedrin Preaching