Adventists changing the Bible?

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Here’s another delightful gem from the guy on alt.religion.christian.adventist who claims Catholicism changed the Bible.

He chopped out the word “commandments” in Exodus 16:28, and replaced it with “Sabbaths” – he may well be quoting from the Clear Word Bible, but I am not sure of that.  The Clear Word Bible is an Adventist composition that makes tremendous changes to the actual text in order to support Adventist teachings. [1] [2] [3]

The real Exodus 16:28 reads as follows in the KJV:

Exo 16:28  And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?

10 CommandmentsToday, 23 July:

“I. B. Wonderin” <> wrote in message
> “Stephen Korsman” <> wrote in message
> news:
> >
> > “I. B. Wonderin” <> wrote in message
> > news:UcKwg.133766$
> > > To man in the garden of Eden.
> >
> > Actually, the Bible tells us otherwise.
> Way to throw genesis 2 out of the bible!
> > I’ve already shown you the
> > evidence – in fact, you kept it quoted in this message.  Those verses
> tell
> > us that the Sabbath was NOT given prior to Moses.  Ignore it if you
> like.
> >
> “How long refuse you to keep my Sabbaths?” – EX 16. That’s the Lord
> Jesus speaking and He hadn’t even coomanded “Remember the Sabbath” from
> Sinai yet…

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That’s verse 28 he’s adapted, and the Sabbath was first mentioned in verse 23.

Prior to that, there is no mention of the word “Sabbath” in the Old Testament.

Since the Bible says that it was to Israel that God revealed the Sabbath, it couldn’t have existed prior to Israel.

(Deut 5:3) The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.

What covenant?  The one mentioned in the verses immediately following – the 10 Commandments.

Deu 4:13  And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

(Neh 9:14) And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant

By Moses thy servant.  Not by Adam or by Abraham.

(Ezek 20:12) Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

Who?  Those he led out of Egypt.

For more on whether the Sabbath was known to man prior to the time of Moses, see here, and here, and here.

He actually changed the text to say “Sabbaths” instead of “commandments.”  And he accuses Catholicism, falsely no less, of altering the Bible?

Wow!  Not often you see something like that.

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