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Why didn't Jesus mention Sabbath to the Rich Young Ruler?

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Since: Aug 10

Pacific Northwest USA

#1 Nov 19, 2012
Every commandment Jesus mentioned here were ones regarding love for our fellowmen (apparently Jesus regarded this to be of prime importance), but no mention of sabbathkeeping. The young man truly wanted to know, and asked, "What must I do...?" If keeping the Sabbath were indeed a vital requirement for salvation, would He not have included it in the commandments specifically mentioned to this man? Some of you seem to believe that God is a cruel trickster who is trying to determine who of us is clever enough to figure out the mystery of salvation! Read and prayerfully consider this:

Matthew 5:16-22 (NASB)

The Rich Young Ruler

16 And someone came to Him and said,“Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”

17 And He said to him,“Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

18 Then he *said to Him,“Which ones?” And Jesus said,“You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness;

19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

20 The young man *said to Him,“All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”

21 Jesus said to him,“If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#2 Nov 19, 2012
GrammyJoanne wrote:
Every commandment Jesus mentioned here were ones regarding love for our fellowmen (apparently Jesus regarded this to be of prime importance), but no mention of sabbathkeeping. The young man truly wanted to know, and asked, "What must I do...?" If keeping the Sabbath were indeed a vital requirement for salvation, would He not have included it in the commandments specifically mentioned to this man? Some of you seem to believe that God is a cruel trickster who is trying to determine who of us is clever enough to figure out the mystery of salvation! Read and prayerfully consider this:
Matthew 5:16-22 (NASB)
The Rich Young Ruler
16 And someone came to Him and said,“Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”
17 And He said to him,“Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
18 Then he *said to Him,“Which ones?” And Jesus said,“You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness;
19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
20 The young man *said to Him,“All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”
21 Jesus said to him,“If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
Matthew 5:16-22 (NASB)

16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 “For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

21 “You have heard that the ancients were told,‘You shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother,‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says,‘You fool,’ shall be [q]guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.

***

The Law of God is the standard of His judgement. Woe to those who seek to make it a trivial thing!
2all

Lewiston, ID

#3 Nov 19, 2012
Yes Matt.5:16 does say it best esv, or asv will thanx
Dennis

Yucaipa, CA

#4 Nov 19, 2012
The reason why Jesus didn't mention the 4th Commandment to the Rich Young ruler was that everyone that was there and was listening KNEW what the 10 Commandments meant to Israel, including this young man. NO ONE on either side of the theologic divide at the time had any question as to the validity of the 10 Commandments, and what Jesus was saying about them to this young man.

If you are trying to say that because Jesus did not specifically mention the 4th Commandment and that this means that He meant that keeping it was no longer important then you are really hard up for an excuse not to obey God's Commandments.
2all

Lewiston, ID

#5 Nov 19, 2012
Dennis wrote:
The reason why Jesus didn't mention the 4th Commandment to the Rich Young ruler was that everyone that was there and was listening KNEW what the 10 Commandments meant to Israel, including this young man. NO ONE on either side of the theologic divide at the time had any question as to the validity of the 10 Commandments, and what Jesus was saying about them to this young man.
If you are trying to say that because Jesus did not specifically mention the 4th Commandment and that this means that He meant that keeping it was no longer important then you are really hard up for an excuse not to obey God's Commandments.
tru dat
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#6 Nov 19, 2012
Dennis wrote:
The reason why Jesus didn't mention the 4th Commandment to the Rich Young ruler was that everyone that was there and was listening KNEW what the 10 Commandments meant to Israel, including this young man. NO ONE on either side of the theologic divide at the time had any question as to the validity of the 10 Commandments, and what Jesus was saying about them to this young man.
If you are trying to say that because Jesus did not specifically mention the 4th Commandment and that this means that He meant that keeping it was no longer important then you are really hard up for an excuse not to obey God's Commandments.
AMEN!!!!! Granny is in rebellion against God
Jersey

Ooltewah, TN

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Dennis wrote:
The reason why Jesus didn't mention the 4th Commandment to the Rich Young ruler was that everyone that was there and was listening KNEW what the 10 Commandments meant to Israel, including this young man. NO ONE on either side of the theologic divide at the time had any question as to the validity of the 10 Commandments, and what Jesus was saying about them to this young man.
If you are trying to say that because Jesus did not specifically mention the 4th Commandment and that this means that He meant that keeping it was no longer important then you are really hard up for an excuse not to obey God's Commandments.
Good answer, I can accept that. Very believable. Help me understand this:
In Matthew 24:20 Jesus mentions the Sabbath, why in the accounts in Mark 13:18 is the Sabbath not mentioned? God bless you!
Rockroller

Yucaipa, CA

#8 Nov 19, 2012
GrammyJoanne wrote:
Every commandment Jesus mentioned here were ones regarding love for our fellowmen (apparently Jesus regarded this to be of prime importance), but no mention of sabbathkeeping. The young man truly wanted to know, and asked, "What must I do...?" If keeping the Sabbath were indeed a vital requirement for salvation, would He not have included it in the commandments specifically mentioned to this man? Some of you seem to believe that God is a cruel trickster who is trying to determine who of us is clever enough to figure out the mystery of salvation! Read and prayerfully consider this:
Matthew 5:16-22 (NASB)
The Rich Young Ruler
16 And someone came to Him and said,“Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”
17 And He said to him,“Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
18 Then he *said to Him,“Which ones?” And Jesus said,“You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness;
19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
20 The young man *said to Him,“All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”
21 Jesus said to him,“If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
WHAT? You are a true idiot~because they ALL kept the Sabbath at that time. Duh! Sabbath was NO issue at all==period!
Rockroller

Yucaipa, CA

#9 Nov 19, 2012
Jersey wrote:
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Good answer, I can accept that. Very believable. Help me understand this:
In Matthew 24:20 Jesus mentions the Sabbath, why in the accounts in Mark 13:18 is the Sabbath not mentioned? God bless you!
One must remember that Mark, as was Luke, was not an eyewitness of Jesus and neither of them ever met Jesus. What they got was hearsay evidence at best. Ok?

Since: Aug 10

Pacific Northwest USA

#10 Nov 19, 2012
Rockroller wrote:
<quoted text> WHAT? You are a true idiot~because they ALL kept the Sabbath at that time. Duh! Sabbath was NO issue at all==period!
No, but you behave like a complete jerk. Some Christlike example!! Makes me want whatever you have - NOT!!!
Rockroller

Yucaipa, CA

#11 Nov 19, 2012
GrammyJoanne wrote:
<quoted text>No, but you behave like a complete jerk. Some Christlike example!! Makes me want whatever you have - NOT!!!
Ditto. Matter of fact, Jesus said that when His disciples met people like you who refuse to repent and obey the words of Jesus, to brush the dust of their feet and have nothing to do with them again!
Jersey

Ooltewah, TN

#12 Nov 19, 2012
Rockroller wrote:
<quoted text> One must remember that Mark, as was Luke, was not an eyewitness of Jesus and neither of them ever met Jesus. What they got was hearsay evidence at best. Ok?
Not ok, Matthew was written to the Jews who had to keep the Sabbath hence why the Sabbath was mentioned & Mark was written to the Romans who weren't Jews hence why the sabbath wasn't mentioned. They didn't have to keep the the Sabbath. Since they weren't Jews they didn't live under the OT law. Why mention Sabbath to them when they wouldn't know what it meant. Ok?

Since: Aug 10

Pacific Northwest USA

#13 Nov 19, 2012
Rockroller wrote:
<quoted text> Ditto. Matter of fact, Jesus said that when His disciples met people like you who refuse to repent and obey the words of Jesus, to brush the dust of their feet and have nothing to do with them again!
Please do, that would be a refreshing change.
Jersey

Ooltewah, TN

#14 Nov 19, 2012
Rockroller wrote:
<quoted text> One must remember that Mark, as was Luke, was not an eyewitness of Jesus and neither of them ever met Jesus. What they got was hearsay evidence at best. Ok?
So your saying we should just take Luke & Mark out of the Bible all together? God allowed them in his Word for entertainment purposes only? I believe the whole Bible was given to us for a purpose. Us being Jews & Christians alike. Two different groups which ultimately will all be Gods people. I guess you just have to figure out when is God talking to Jews & when is he talking to us. Sounds to me like your wanting to refuse part of the Good Book. God bless you!
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#15 Nov 19, 2012
Jersey wrote:
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Not ok, Matthew was written to the Jews who had to keep the Sabbath hence why the Sabbath was mentioned & Mark was written to the Romans who weren't Jews hence why the sabbath wasn't mentioned. They didn't have to keep the the Sabbath. Since they weren't Jews they didn't live under the OT law. Why mention Sabbath to them when they wouldn't know what it meant. Ok?
Read Mark again, the Sabbath is mentioned.

Romans knew for Mark does explain.

Mark explains in his book the customs of the jewish people and his purpose was to explain the Deity of Christ and His Ministry.
Jersey

Ooltewah, TN

#16 Nov 19, 2012
birdman wrote:
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Read Mark again, the Sabbath is mentioned.
Romans knew for Mark does explain.
Mark explains in his book the customs of the jewish people and his purpose was to explain the Deity of Christ and His Ministry.
Nice, I see you went back & read the introduction to Mark. Now can you answer the question as to why wasn't the Sabbath mentioned in Mark 13:18? You're still spinning your wheels & not answering.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17 Nov 19, 2012
Jersey wrote:
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Nice, I see you went back & read the introduction to Mark. Now can you answer the question as to why wasn't the Sabbath mentioned in Mark 13:18? You're still spinning your wheels & not answering.
And who was Luke written for? Those living near the equator? Because in his version, nothing is mentioned about flight during winter. Apparently Luke had relocated Jerusalem to the Bahamas.
Jersey

Ooltewah, TN

#18 Nov 19, 2012
Mental Floss wrote:
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And who was Luke written for? Those living near the equator? Because in his version, nothing is mentioned about flight during winter. Apparently Luke had relocated Jerusalem to the Bahamas.


Luke was written to the Gentiles. They live in jersey!
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#19 Nov 19, 2012
Jersey wrote:
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Nice, I see you went back & read the introduction to Mark. Now can you answer the question as to why wasn't the Sabbath mentioned in Mark 13:18? You're still spinning your wheels & not answering.
Not all the Gospels have exactly the same words. they were written by differant people who looked at things and wrote what they thought.

Nothing wrong with that.

It seems you are here not to learn but to promote another false beliefs.

If I am wrong I apologize, but This has happened many times already.

PS I can name most all here that are doing that.
Jersey

Ooltewah, TN

#20 Nov 19, 2012
birdman wrote:
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Not all the Gospels have exactly the same words. they were written by differant people who looked at things and wrote what they thought.
Nothing wrong with that.
It seems you are here not to learn but to promote another false beliefs.
If I am wrong I apologize, but This has happened many times already.
PS I can name most all here that are doing that.
Apology accepted because I do not claim to know it all. I'm here to share what I believe to be true. If I am shown otherwise through scripture then AMEN! I will never refuse Biblical truth. God has many avenues for us to learn, who am I to say I can't learn anything on this forum. That would be ignorant of me or anyone else to say. Proverbs 12:1 ......but he who hates correction is stupid. Proverbs 15:32..... But whoever heeds correction gains understanding. Ephesians 5:11.... Expose the fruitless deeds of darkness. I've said it before, I'm a student not a teacher.

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