Talking Rock Sabbath Chapel
Fundamental Principles

The Bible, both old and new testament, is the inspired word of God. 2Timothy 3:16. As such, we recognize as fundamental the following truths taught in Scripture.

Close Bible is Inspired by God
2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God might be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2Peter 1:21 The prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
1Peter 1:11 The Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified
Rev 19:10 For the testimony of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of prophecy.
The creation of the world in six literal days. Genesis 1:1-2:24. The seventh day is holy and was sanctified by God at creation, Genesis 2:1-3, and a perpetual memorial of creation for all time. Exodus 20:8-11; Ezekiel 20:12; Isaiah 66:22,23.

Man became a living soul or living being when the breath or spirit of God was breathed into his body formed from the dust of the ground. Genesis 2:7. At death, the breath or spirit returns to God, the body returns to dust, and in that very day his thoughts perish and they sleep the sleep of death. Ecclesiastes 12:7; 9:5,6,10; Psalm 146:4; Psalm 13:3.

Close The Sleep of Death
Job 14:10,12 Man gives up the ghost, and where is he? They shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
John 11:11,14 Jesus said, Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep...Lazarus is dead.
Psalm 13:3 Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death.
Until Jesus returns to call the dead in Christ back to life at the resurrection, and they that hear shall live. 1Thessalonians 4:16,17; John 5:25; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2; Job 14:12,21.

Close The Resurrection of the Dead
1Thess 4:16,17 The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
John 5:25 the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God and they that hear shall live.
Isaiah 26:19 Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust...and the earth shall cast out the dead. Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake
We are baptized into Christ. Romans 6:3. Baptism by immersion into a watery grave and coming forth into newness of life is the memorial of our Saviour's death and resurrection accepted by the believer as we confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Romans 6:4; Acts 2:38; 8:16, 37-39; 10:48; 19:5; 22:16; John 3:23.

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Acts 2:38 Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
John 3:23 because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
Acts 8:37 They went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
There is one God who is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the firstbegotten and only begotten of the Father, who came forth from the Father before all things were created. 1Corinthians 8:6; 2Corinthians 1:3; 11:31; Galatians 1:3; Ephesians 1:3, 17; Colossians 1:3, 15; 2Timothy 1:2; Titus 1:4; 1Peter 1:3; 2John 1:3; Hebrews 1:6; John 1:18; Proverbs 8:22-24. John 8:42; 16:27,28; 17:8,5.

Close One God, the Father
John 17:3 And this is eternal life that they might know Thee
1Corinthians 8:6 For there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we are in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
2Cor 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.
2Cor 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Gal 1:3 God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ
Eph 1:17 The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory
Col 1:3 God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Col 1:15 the image of the invisible God, the firstborn
2Tim 1:2 God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord
1Peter 1:3 the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
2John 3 God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father in truth and love.
Heb 1:6 He brings the first begotten into the world
John 1:18 The only begotten Son has revealed God
The Son of God is equal with God because God is his Father. John 5:18. He has the same eternal life as the Father because it was given to him. John 5:26; 6:57. Consequently, the Son is in the form of God, equal with God, and is called God by his God, his Father. Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 1:8,9; Matthew 27:46; Psalm 22:1; John 20:17; Revelation 3:12.
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John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God
Phil 2:6 being in the form of God is to be equal with God, but he humbled himself

Heb 1:8 to the Son He [the Father] says, Thy throne, O God, is forever
Matt 27:46 My God [cried the Son], why have you forsaken me?
John 20:17 Jesus was returning to his God
Rev 3:12 Jesus will write on overcomes the name of his God
God Created all things by Jesus Christ Ephesians 3:9. Christ, the image of the invisible God, made all things because he was before all things. Colossians 1:15,16; 2 Corinthians 4:4; John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2.

The Creator Son Close
Col 1:16 By him were all things created in heaven and earth, visible and invisible; all things were created by him and for him.
Col 1:14; 2Cor 4:4 He is the image of the invisible God.
John 1:2 All things were made by him; nothing was made without him.
Heb 1:2 By whom God made the worlds.
God is love and He manifested this love in sending His only begotten Son into the world to be our Saviour, bearing our sins in his body, made to be sin who knew no sin, condemned sin in the likeness of sinful flesh, died for the sins of the world that he might destroy the ruler of death. 1John 4:9,14; 1Peter 2:24; 2Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:9,14.

God's Love Close
1John 4:9 In this is manifested the love of God toward us because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.
1John 4:14 The Father sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1Peter 2:24 Who bore our sins in his own body on the tree.
2Cor 5:21 Who was made to be sin for us who knew no sin.
Heb 2:9 Who was made a little lower than the angels..that he should taste death for every man. 2:14 That he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.
God the Father raised His Son from death and has anointed him to be our High Priest in heaven at the right hand of the Father, interceding as our Advocate (Comforter) with the Father that we might be cleansed of sin through the atonement of his sacrifice. Romans 4:24; 6:4; 8:11; 10:9; Galatians 1:1; Acts 3:15, 26; 4:10; 13:30; Colossians 2:12; 2Corinthains 4:14; Ephesians 1:17,20; 1Thessalonians 1:9,10; Hebrews 4:15; 7:25; 8:1,2; 1John 2:1; 1:9

God Raised His Son Close
Rom 4:24; 8:11 Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead.
Rom 6:4 As Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom 10:9;Acts 13:30 God has raised him [the Lord Jesus] from the dead.
Gal 1:1 God the Father who raised him [Jesus Christ] from the dead.
Acts 3:15;4:10 Whom God has raised from the dead.
Acts 3:26 God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you.
Col 2:12 God who has raised him from the dead.
2Cor 4:14 He which raised up the Lord Jesus hall raise up us also
Eph 1:17,20 The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...raised him from the dead.
1Thes 1:9,10 Serve the living and true God, and wait for his Son, whom he raised from the dead.
God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts. He and His Son come and make Their abode with us. Christ lives in us. John 14:23; Galatians 4:6; 2:20; 2 Corinthians 13:5; John 14:20.

Our bodies are the temple of His Spirit. We therefore respect and preserve the health of our bodies by abstaining from all poisonous and harmful substances and feed on the original diet given to Adam and Eve. Genesis 1:29;
1 Corinthians 3:16,17; 6:19.

The Son of God is soon to return to earth with a reward for every person, every eye will see him in the clouds, every ear will hear his shout and trumpet call. John 14:1-3; Revelation 22:12; 1:7; Matthew 24:30:30; John 5:25; 1Thessalonians 4:16,17.

Until then we are to follow the example of Jesus in giving to those in need, lifting up those who have fallen, feeding the hungry, clothing those who need clothing, visiting those who are isolated and lonely. Matthew 25:34-36; Romans 13:13; 1John 2:6.
Concerning the feasts of the Lord Leviticus 23:2. “Holy convocations, even these are my feasts.” The seventh day is the sabbath of rest, a holy convocation...the sabbath of the Lord. verse 3. Then follows the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations. verse 4. The Lord's passover which Jesus kept on Thursday in AD 31- Mark 14:12 (not the “Jews' Passover” on Friday- John 11:55); First day of unleavened bread representing His “body which is broken for you” (1Cor 11:24) on Friday when the Jews sacrificed their lambs and killed the Lamb of God; wave the sheaf “on the morrow after the sabbath” Lev 23:11 when Jesus was raised by his Father after the Sabbath on the first day of the week. Two wave loaves with leaven 50 days later, after the seventh sabbath, an expansion from the 12 in the upper room that Thursday night to 120 “when the day of pentecost was fully come” Acts 2:1 and 3000 more later that same day! Thus, every event of the Spring feasts were fulfilled by Jesus in his death, burial, resurrection, and outpouring of his Spirit in receiving the promise of his Father Acts 2:33.

Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles. Fall Feasts are also to be fulfilled by Jesus in his work as our high priest in the heavenly sanctuary. Hebrews 4:16; 8:1. Trumpets sound on the first (new moon) day of the seventh month to announce the coming of judgment, “the hour of his judgment” Revelation 14:7. The Great Advent Awakening at the dawn of the 19th century enlightened the world with the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation and the end of the 2300 days of Daniel 8:14 on October 22, 1844 when Jesus entered (exactly 37 jubiless - 49x37 or 1813 years - after AD 31) into the Most Holy place and began the final atonement: reconciling all things unto Himself Colossians 1:20, for the goodness of God leads us to repentancce Romans 2:4, at the times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord when our sins are blotted out Acts 3:19. Then the Word that was made flesh will truly tabernacle with us John 1:14, And his Father will love us and They will come and make their abode with us John 14:23.

Jesus promised not to eat again of “this passover...until it be fulfilled” Luke 22:15,16 until he eats and drinks it with us in his Father's kingdom Matthew 26:29 when “from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh come to worship before the Lord Isaiah 66:22,23.

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is Hebrews 10:25. We can gather together in the name of Jesus for there is a promise of His presence when we do so: Matthew 18:20. Jesus has given us an example (John 13:15) that we should walk even as He walked (1John 2:6). Jesus kept the seventh-day Sabbath “as his custom was” Luke 4:16, after all, he was “Lord of the Sabbath” Mark 2:28. Jesus attended not only Passover (Luke 2:41,42; 22:23; John 2:13; 6:4), but also “a feast of the Jews” (John 5:1), and the feast of Tabernacles (John 7:2,14,37). Paul recognized Jesus as our Passover and concluded “Therefore let us keep the feast” 1Cor 5:7,8. He “must by all means keep this feast that comes in Jerusalem” Acts 18:21. He joined with his Gentile converts in Philippi for “the days of unleavened bread” Acts 20:6. And then “hasted, if it were possible for him to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost” verse 16. Paul kept the Sabbath and the feasts. They stand or fall together. The Sabbath is the great original holy convocation and memorial of creation to which the other holy convocations reflect the concept of rest through sabbath linkages: seven days of unleavened bread, seven weeks to Pentecost, and in the seventh month a final seven days of harvest celebration.

The times and the seasons. Jesus told his disciples that the Father has put the times and seasons in his own power. Acts 1:17. The question was concerning the time for the kingdom to be set up. Jesus implies that this will be connected with “the times and the seasons”. This was known by all the believers as Paul noted, “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write unto you.” 1Thessalonians 5:1. But Daniel foretold of a time at the end of the three and a half times, 42 months, 1260 days (prophetic years) ending in 1798 that a power identified by that time period would “think to change times (mo'edim: appointed times) and laws” Daniel 7:25. The time and season of Christ's death was changed in 325 AD by Roman law from Passover to Easter--always on a Sun-day featuring rabbits laying eggs; Tabernacles was replaced with Christmas; the day of atonement discarded for Halloween. We choose rather to keep Looking Unto Jesus our Passover, our Unleavened Bread of life, our First Fruit from the dead, our Gift of the Spirit, our High Priest making atonement with us and in us, and soon our returning King.

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
give unto you the spirit of wisdom in the knowledge of Him.

Ephesians 1:17