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Hanson, Paul here, answering your second letter.
Here is the full Scripture you quote:
“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwelling places” (Leviticus 23:3).
I don't see the Lord calling the Sabbath “the
true day of worship” there. The whole notion of one day a week set aside for worship is in error, as Jesus said to the Samaritan woman at the well:
(21) Jesus said to her, Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you shall neither worship the Father in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem.
(22) You worship what you do not know, we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
(23) But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to worship Him.
(24) God is a spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.
Worship has always been about God, not a place, day, or methodology. Nowhere do we find instructions about how to worship God on the Sabbath, or to do the things you say: “When we keep His Sabbath, we shall hold a sacred assembly to worhip Him with hymns, songs, and praises, thanks, and sacrifices and gifts.
Not that we wouldn't or don't do those things, but those are the result of our worship of God, not the worship itself.
The Hebrew word translated as “convocation” or “assembly” means (from Strong's Concordance): “something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the palce); also a rehearsal: - assembly, calling, convocation, reading.” The calling isn't necessarily to physically gather - it's a gathering in spirit of those who believe to keep the Sabbath holy in “all [their] dwelling places.”
Read The Worship of God
You have man's idea of church, Hanson. We don't go to church - we are
(22) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
(23) to the general assembly and church of the first-born who
are written in Heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
(24) and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
The Church of God is a “who,” not a “what” or “thing.” It is God's mystical Body, composed of all the children of faith, of whom Christ is Head.
Read:The ChurchThe Fellowship of the Saints The Gathering
We gather online every Sabbath with believers from around the world, to share in the life of Christ on earth, as He ministers to His Body. You're welcome to come see for yourself. Let us know if you're willing and Sara will send you instructions.
I have also now received your third letter addressed to me. You have no idea of what happened to me because you don't know the One Who did it - the Lord Jesus Christ Who comes in the flesh. He is the Path to Heaven.
“Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6).
You may also ask me more specific questions.