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    ELDER GRANT’S SECOND SPEECH

    We are glad our friend is pressing up to the point. He says there are many covenants: that is true, but we ask him to attend to the one we are talking about. We want something to show how we are to keep the Sabbath, and perhaps we shall show that he does not keep it. If we are to keep the Sabbath, we must do it according to the rule in Exodus 35:2, 3. “Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord; whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day.”DSQ63 13.5

    I want to enquire. Does he believe the stoning penalty is binding? We cannot keep the Sabbath here. We must have fires in our dwellings. In the New Testament we learn that Christ broke the Sabbath, and justified himself in it. He commanded the man to carry his bed on the Sabbath. This was a violation of the fourth commandment, which said “They should bear no burdens on the Sabbath day.”DSQ63 14.1

    My friend says, The ten commandments were binding on the Patriarchs. Let him prove it. If they were binding before Sinai, why command them over again?DSQ63 14.2

    The Sabbath was made for man, true, it was not made for beasts; it was a day of rent to commemorate the deliverance from Egyptian bondage.DSQ63 14.3

    At the close of our last speech we were endeavoring to show that the first covenant was the ten commandments. I will now give further proof: Deuteronomy 9:9. “When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which he Lord made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights; I neither did eat bread nor drink water.DSQ63 14.4

    We will now show that thin covenant is done away. 2 Corinthians 3:7, 13. “But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance: which glory was to be done away.” “And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished.”DSQ63 14.5

    This testimony shows that the tow written on stones was “abolished,” “done away.” The ten commands referred only to outward acts, but the new covenant takes hold of the heart.DSQ63 15.1

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