Article - The New Testament Will Judge Us in the Last Day
Jesus emphatically states in John 12:48, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” When Jesus established His New Testament in the first century, He ceased to judge the world by the Old Testament, including the Jewish feasts, dietary laws and the Sabbaths (Colossians 2:14-17). Yet, there are “Churches” today who still utilize the Old Testament to justify their practices. The Seventh-Day Adventists’ website insists, “God’s unchangeable law REQUIRES the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath.” Whereas, the New Testament church observed the first day of the week (Sunday) as the day of congregational worship (Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Many Evangelical “Churches” go to the Old Testament to justify the use of mechanical instruments and choirs in church worship as well as insisting on the congregates giving a tithe (tenth). Whereas, the New Testament only authorizes congregational singing as the type of music in church worship; and the weekly Sunday giving is to be as each member has prospered (Ephesians 5:18-19; Colossians 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2). At one time God did speak to man through the Old Testament prophets, but now He speaks to us by His Son (Hebrews 1:1-2). Therefore, by Jesus’ authority, namely the New Testament, we MUST all speak the same thing with the same mind and judgment by using the New Testament as our final authority in religious matters (1 Corinthians 1:10; Matthew 28:18).
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