H. I can prove by the BIBLE that we are now living the sixth day, not the seventh day, because:
1) The day ran from evening to evening´. The FIRST EVENING is in GENESIS 1:5, therefore, the FIRST DAY is forward from that verse and ends to verse 8.
The sixth day was declared to begin (Gen. 1:31), but since there was no evening after that, the sixth day has not ended. Since the sixth day has not ended, we are now living the sixth day.
2) The seventh day is HOLY and BLESSED (Gen. 2:3). The time what we are living is not.
Satan and wicked people have been ruling the Earth for thousands of years, and people are “alienated from the life that belongs to God” (Eph. 4:18), and people suffer and people die, ‘death rules as king’ (Rom. 5:12-14), which is God’s “enemy” (1.Cor. 15:26). Therefore, this time what we are living is not HOLY and BLESSED. And since this time what we are living is not HOLY and BLESSED, this is not the seventh day which is HOLY and BLESSED.
3) God’s rest takes place on the seventh day (Gen. 2:2-3). God is not resting now, because:
A) The Bible says that God “has kept working until now” (John 5:17). Since the Bible specifically says that God is not resting now, this is not the seventh day when he rests.
B) The Sabbath FORESHADOWED the future rest of God (Ex. 20:8-11), just like the animal sacrifices FORESHADOWED the perfect future sacrifice. Yes, the Sabbath had “a shadow of the good things TO COME” (Hebr. 10:1). Therefore, God did not rest before or during all those centuries when the Sabbath was observed (and actually it is still observed today), but, instead, the Sabbath was a prophetic type of God’s future rest.
C) The Bible says in Hebrews 3:7-4:11 that people now have “a PROMISE of entering into his rest” (Hebr. 4:1), just like holy ones now have a PROMISE of entering God’s Kingdom. And Hebrews 3:7-4:11 says that we who are holy ones, we must now “do our utmost to enter into that rest” in the future, “for we actually become partakers of the Christ only if we hold firmly down to the end the confidence we had at the beginning” (Hebr. 4:11; Hebr. 3:14). People, therefore, can enter into God’s rest only in the future, on the seventh day, when God’s rest will take place. Today people have only “a PROMISE” that one day there will be God’s rest and people can enter into it. In other words, today people have “a PROMISE” that there will be the seventh day which is holy and blessed.
4) FOR THESE REASONS, what your Bible tells about the seventh day is MISTRANSLATED.
In the English language a verb can have three tenses – PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE, but in the Hebrew language verb tenses are not related to time, but to action – the action is either completed (perfect) or incomplete (imperfect). The Insight -book says: “The perfect state can portray action as completed at any period of time: PAST, PRESENT, or FUTURE; contrastingly, the imperfect, while also able to show action AT ANY TIME PERIOD, always views it as incomplete… For English translation the time feature of the verb is DETERMINED BY THE CONTEXT. The context shows whether the action being narrated is viewed as having occurred earlier, as taking place now, or as yet to occur.” [ it-1 p. 1075 Hebrew, II ]
In other words, to put it simple, THE CONTEXT DETERMINES whether the action WAS in the past, IS in the present, or WILL BE in the future.
Since the context of Gen. 2:2 tells that the sixth day has not ended and the seventh day has not begun, therefore, everything that is told to be happen on the seventh day takes place in the future, and thus the hebrew verbs about the actions on the seventh day should be translated in English in the future tense. Therefore, the hebrew word 7673 vay·yish·bot in Gen 2:2 should not be translated “and he began to rest”, or by using some other PAST TENSE, but, instead, it should be translated “and he will begin to rest”, or by using some other FUTURE TENSE. Same applies to other verbs.