Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does a typical Sabbath Day service last?
A typical service 2-3 hours.
Can I bring my instrument to play with the band?
Hand instruments (tamborines, etc) are encouraged. The bible tells us to play skillfully before the Lord, thus all other instruments should be coordinated in advance with the worship leader.
What type of food do you eat during fellowship meals/love feasts?
We follow the dietary law found in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 and we don’t eat pork, shrimp, shellfish, lobster, fish without scales and fins like catfish, and other foods listed in the scriptures. Otherwise, foods that we serve may contain gluten (unless noted) and may contains nuts, etc. so people with food allergies should be cautious.
After service, can I play games?
On the seventh day Sabbath, we are encouraged to not do our own pleasures (Isaiah 58). As a result we do not play in the game room until the sun is down on Sabbath days.
Do you cook on the seventh day Sabbath?
Exodus 35:3 tells Israel to not kindle a fire on the Sabbath. Leviticus also encouraged the people to not gather manna on the seventh day. Though the bible doesn’t not tell us to directly to not cook, we know that traditional cooking is not possible without a fire. Thus we encourage our members not to cook on the Sabbath. Food can be prepared or warmed up however that has been pre-cooked.
Isn’t the Sabbath day done away with?
Exodus 31 tells us that the Sabbath is a perpetual covenant. In Luke 4:16, we even see where it was the custom of Jesus to keep the Sabbath. Some will say that the Sabbath was done away with after Jesus died. However, in the book of acts, we see several examples of where the Sabbath was kept after the death of Jesus. Hebrews 4 also tells us that if “Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.”
[Heb 4:3-11 KJV] 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5 And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
When I die, will I go to heaven or hell? Will I see my loved one in heaven?
The bible teaches us that when we die, we go to sleep, not that float to heaven or hell (I Corinthians 15:18-26,51-57). At the last trump, Jesus Christ will return to resurrect the dead in the first resurrection (I Thessalonians 4:15-18, Revelation 20:1-6). After a 1000 years, the devil will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone (Revelation 20:10). After this, the great white throne judgement will take place where the dead will be judged according to their works (Revelation 20:11-13). Anyone whose name is not found in the book of life, will be cast into the lake of fire which is the second death (Revelation 20:12-15).