If Franklin wants to keep the commandments of God the father and God the son, why does he preach a different 4th commandment? does he know that the "grave" is not eternal hell.
Sabath, You have four phrases that require separating.
1. If [Rev.] Franklin [Graham] wants to keep the commandments
2. of God the Father and God the Son,
3. why does he preach a different 4th commandment?
4. Does he know that the "grave" is not eternal hell.[?]
1a. You've given no evidence that Franklin Graham does not keep," to the best of his ability ("the whole council of God"), the commandments of the Triune God, a Godhood encompassing Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
"And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all his work which God created and made," (Genesis 2:3).
Colossians 2:16 "Therefore let no one judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a feast, a New Moon, or a Sabbath."
It is well understood that: Salvation is available only through faith in Jesus Christ. He paid our sin-debt of death in full,(Romans 14).
Christians must be born again through faith in what Christ accomplished on the cross - not rituals, nor through a specific day of worship, or the food they ate or did not eat.
Sabbath means, Rest; cessation of work.
Saturday means, the seventh day of the week.
Sunday means, the first day of the week.
It is not in which day, but in Whom we worship.
Set aside one day of the week as a day of rest.
Every day is a day of worship, with no one day being more important than another.
2a. God exists in three individual, distinct and unique Persons within the Trinity, comprising the Triune One, perfectly unified Godhood, sharing the same nature and essence, and all the One God.
3a. Again, you've given no evidence that Rev. Franklin Graham is, as an Evangelist under the New Covenant of grace, preaching a "different" 4th commandment, in opposition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Apostle James, the elder, presiding over the Jerusalem council of 50 A.D., rendered the decision on the matter of "Gentiles and the Law" (Acts 15) that it is not right to *"trouble" the Gentiles with the Law:
19 “Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,
20 but that we write to them that they abstain 1) from things contaminated by idols and 2) from fornication and from 3) what is strangled and 4) from blood.
28 “For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:
29 that you 1) abstain from things sacrificed to idols and 2) from blood and 3) from things strangled and 4) from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well."
The verb *παρενοχλέω is used only in this passage in the New Testament. This same term in 2nd Maccabees 11:31, centuries earlier relates in a text that Greek authorities permit the Jews to "enjoy their own food and laws" without being "troubled" over their keeping of religious boundary markers like circumcision or food laws; here, in Acts, it is the guidance of the Holy Spirit that Gentile converts to Jesus are not to be placed under the burden of Old Testament Law.
4a. You quote no Scripture as a cause for either Rev. Franklin Graham or you to believe "the grave" within itself is eternal. for when a Christian dies, only the body goes into the grave; the soul and spirit go immediately to be with the Lord Jesus awaiting the body's resurrection, when they're joined together to be forever with the Lord.
Every nonbeliever awaits the Great White Throne Judgement of the lost, pictured in Revelation 20:11-15.
In Greek, there are two words for hell. One is Tartarus, used only once, a temporary holding place. The other is Gehenna, used twelve times in the new testament to describe hell as not temporary but eternal