Spiritual Dictionary Section S

Sabbath – The 7th day of the week – Saturday – the day God chose to have us worship Him as the Creator. Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Nehemiah 13:15-22; Jeremiah 17:19-27; Luke 23:20-24:1; Acts 17:1-4; Acts 18:1-4; Revelation 1:10 & Isaiah 58:13; Isaiah 66:22-23

         Sign of creation. Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11

         A period of rest and no work. Exodus 35:1-3

         Sign of trusting God to supply your needs. Exodus 16

         Sign of sanctification. Exodus 31:12-17; Ezekiel 20:12

         Sign of redemption from Egypt. Deuteronomy 5:12-15

         Sign of resting from work of salvation. Luke 23:54-56

         Sign of resting from your work in salvation. Hebrews 4:1-11

         Sign of glorification. Revelation 14:6-12; 15:1-4


Sabbath – Things Jesus wants us to do on Sabbath.

          Go to war if God directs us. Joshua 6:1-4

Pluck fruit and vegetables on Sabbath if needed. Matthew 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28

Pray. Acts 16:13

Rest, by turning away from important, but not necessary things on the Sabbath. Luke 23:56; Exodus 16:21-30

Rest from fear of being saved – Jesus will care for you. Hebrews 4:1-11

Teach Scriptures. Luke 4:16; Acts 13:42-44; 16:13; 17:1-4; 18:4

To do well for others, including healing. Matthew 12:10-13; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11; 13:10-17; John 5:1-16; 9:1-16;

To turn away from self-care activities. Exodus 20:8-11; Jeremiah 17:19-27; Nehemiah 13:15-22; Deuteronomy 5:12-15


Sabbath – 8 Sabbath stories in the gospels.

Jesus is the judge and healer on the Sabbath. Matthew 12:1-12; Mark 2:23-3:8; Luke 6:1-9

          Jesus is the healer and teacher of the Sabbath. Mark 1:21-34

Jesus is cast out of Nazareth for teaching on the Sabbath. Luke 4:16-31

Jesus heals woman of bleeding issue on the Sabbath. Luke 13:10-16

          Jesus heals a man of dropsy on Sabbath. Luke 14:1-5

Jesus heals man of palsy  and commands him to take up his bed and walk on the Sabbath. John 5:1-18

          Jesus heals the blind man on Sabbath. John 9:1-16

Jesus dies on Friday and rests on the Sabbath day after His work of being the Sacrifice as the Lamb of God is completed. Matthew 28:1; Mark 15:37-42; 16:1; Luke 23:54-24:1; John 19:30-31; 19:42-20:21


Sabbath- “The Sabbath is a sign of Christ’s power to make us holy.” DA 288; MA 244


Sabbath – the separating wall - “I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and unbelievers; and that the Sabbath is the great question to unit the hearts of God’s dear, waiting saints.” EW 33


Sabbaths – 7 yearly Sabbaths, which composed the 3 annual feasts that all Jewish males, were required to attend. Exodus 23:14-17; 34:22-34. The 7 annual Sabbaths, and their feasts, provided the framework for the literal Jewish year and provided the prophetic framework for God’s plan of salvation. When Jesus died and nailed the ceremonial law to the cross (Colossian 2:16,17) the Christian is no longer required to observe the annual Sabbaths. However, the annual Sabbaths still provide the prophetic outline of what needs to occur in the plan of salvation. The first five Sabbaths have been fulfilled, we are currently experiencing the sixth, the day of Atonement, and will yet see, and experience, the great feast of Tabernacles (Revelation 19:1-9). CO

The seven annual Sabbaths, “beside the Sabbaths of the Lord, Leviticus 23:38” or weekly Sabbaths, are as follows:

Passover. 1st month 14th day. Leviticus 23:5; Exodus 12& 13; I Corinthians 5:7

Unleavened Bread. 1st month 15th day. Leviticus 23:6

Wave Sheaf. 1st month 16th day. Leviticus 23; 9-12

Pentecost. 50 days after wave sheaf. Leviticus 23:15-16

Trumpets. 7th month 1st day. Leviticus 23:24

Atonement. 7th month 10th day. Leviticus 23:26-32 & Leviticus 16

Tabernacles. 7th month 15th day. Leviticus 23:33-37


Sackcloth – “There should be, not a clothing of the body with sackcloth, as in ancient times, but a deep humiliation of soul.” I SM 126


Sacrifices - "And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." I Samuel 15:22. See Psalms 40:6-8.


Sacrifice - living - "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable, unto God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1


Sacrifices of God - "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise." Psalms 51:17

Sacrificial offering – as seen by the heathen – “…but the people of Israel had not understood the lesson. Many of them regarded the sacrificial offerings much as the heathen looked upon their sacrifices, - as gifts by which they themselves might propitiate the Deity. God desired to teach them that from His own love comes the gift (Jesus as the Lamb of god to be sacrificed. CO) which reconciles them to Himself.” DA 113


Sadducees – Religious sect in Jesus’ time. “The skeptic and autocratic sect of the nation.” DA 405 A type of people in the last days. CO


Sadducees – doctrines of -

Believed God would not try to influence man’s decisions. DA 604

Believed it was possible for all men to secure the comforts of life and if they did not it was because they had chosen not to. DA 605

Believed that man’s destiny was in his own hands. DA 604

Believed that after creation God had left man to care for himself. DA 604

Believed that since God did not care for man they should not care either. DA 604

Believed that the Spirit of God did not work through human effort or natural means. DA 604

Believed that through austere efforts man could develop himself. DA 604

Courted the favor of Rome to maintain their positions and authority. DA 405

Denied the existence of angels. Acts 23:8; DA 603

Denied the existence of a future life. DA 603

Denied the existence of the Holy Spirit. Acts 23:8

Denied the existence of the Resurrection. Acts 23:8; DA 603

Denied the right of Providence to overrule. DA 604

Did not trust or understand Scripture. DA 605

Felt that divine foresight would remove free moral agency. DA 604

Tried to understand the mysteries of God by human science. DA 538,606

Were skeptics and materialists. DA 603


Saints – Those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. Psalms 50:5


Salt- An act of judgment. Genesis 19:26; Judges 9:45; Matthew 5:13

For the healing of waters. II Kings 2:19-22; Exodus 15:23-25; John 9:1-11

          Grace. Colossians 4:6 NAS

Symbol of Christ’s covenant. Leviticus 2:13; Numbers 18:19; II Chronicles 13:5

          Ye (Christ’s disciples) are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13


Salt – Elisha healing the spring II Kings 2:19-22 – “In casting salt into the bitter spring, Elisha taught the same spiritual lesson imparted centuries later by the Saviour to His disciples when He declared; “Ye are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13 The salt mingling with the polluted spring purified its waters and brought life and blessing where before had been blighting and death. When God compares His children to salt, He would teach them that His purpose in making them the subjects of His grace is that they may become agents in saving others. The object of God in choosing a people before all the world was not only that he might adopt them as His sons and daughter, but that through them the world might receive the grace that bringeth salvation. When the Lord chose Abraham, it was not simply to be the special friend of God, but to be a medium of the peculiar privileges the Lord desired to bestow upon the nations.” PK 231-232


Salt - "Ye are the salt of the earth," Jesus said. Do not withdraw yourselves from the world in order to escape persecution. You are to abide among men, that the savor of the divine love may be as salt to preserve the world from corruption." DA 306


Salt - flavor less - "But if Christians are such (God's people) in name only, they are like salt that has lost its savor. They have no influence for good in the world. Through their misrepresentation of God they are worse than unbelievers." DA 306


Salvation – is the longsuffering of God. II Peter 3:15


Salvation – From the Foundation of the World. Jesus has always known who His children are and will be. His infinite wisdom has been able to see into the future and know whom His elect will be. At the same time Jesus has granted each person freedom to choose His free gift. We do not know who will be saved and who will be lost for we are to live out our live within in the constraints of the salvation process. Our decisions in response to Christ’s initiative is the determining factor of salvation. Jesus came to save all of mankind but few will choose Him. CO

1.     Jesus was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world for us. Revelation 13:8

2.     We Christians have been chosen in Him from the foundation of      the world. Ephesians 1:4

3.     We are saved not according to our works but according to His purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. II Timothy 1:9

4.     We are to enter into the rest that Christ’s works created and completed before the world began. Hebrews 4:3

5.     The Christians names were written in the book of life from the foundation of the world. Revelation 17:8

6.     Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world but was manifest to us in these last days. I Peter 1:20

7.     The Father loved Jesus before the foundation of the world. He will also love us. John 17:24

8.     The hope of eternal life was promised by God before the world began. Titus 1:2

9.     Jesus has sent the holy prophets since the world began. Luke 1:70

See Election.


Salvation – For all mankind. Jesus made provision for all of mankind to be saved. He called all of mankind but few will choose to accept His call. CO

Genesis 3:15 Conflict between the seen of Christ and the seed of the serpent.

Genesis 12:1-3 God promised that all the families of earth would be blessed in the seed of Abraham. 

Genesis 22:18 All the nations of the earth would be blessed in the seed of Abraham.

Genesis 26:4 In Isaac’s seed all the nations of the earth would be blessed.

Genesis 28:13-15 In Jacob’s seed all the families of earth would be blessed.

John 3:16-17 God came to save the world. All who would believe on Him would be saved. God came not to condemn that world but that through Him the world could be saved.

          John 12:31-32 If Jesus is lifted up He will draw all men unto Him.

I Timothy 2:1-6 God made intercession for all men. God wants all men to be saved. He wants them all to come to a knowledge of the truth. Jesus gave Himself a ransom for all.

II Peter 3:9 Jesus is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Hebrews 2:9 By the grace of God Jesus tasted death for every man.

I John 2:2 Jesus is the sacrifice for all our sins and not for ours only but for the sins of the whole world.


Salvation – Freedom of Choice. Each person is called by God but each person has the freedom to rebel or to accept the gifts of God’s grace. CO

Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-7 Jesus commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of knowledge. Adam and Eve chose to disobey.

Genesis 4:1-8 Cain and Able chose to respond to Jesus’ directives on the sacrifice. Cain chose to rebel against individual counseling from Jesus and killed his brother.

Genesis 6:22; 7:1-16 Noah built the ark at Jesus’ command, and then went into the ark at Jesus’ command.

Genesis 19:12-22 God could not destroy Sodom until Lot got out. Lot was unclear and hesitant to obey.

Genesis 22. Both Abraham and Isaac surrenderd/chose to obey the commands of God regarding the sacrifice of Isaac.

Genesis 44 Judah chooses to intercede for Benjamin and offers up his own life in exchange for Benjamin.

Exodus 12-13 Israel obeys and puts blood on the doorposts for Passover.

          Exodus 14 Israel obeys and goes through the Red Sea.

          Exodus 16 Israel struggles with obedience regarding the manna.

          Exodus 19-24 Israel chooses to covenant to obey God.

          Exodus 32 Israel chooses to disobey God in the golden calf.

Joshua 24:13-22 Joshua encourages Israel to choose whether to serve God or idols.

I Samuel 9 Israel rejects God from ruling over them.

I Kings 18 Elijah commands Israel to choose between Jehovah and Baal.

Ezekiel 33:1-19; 18:1-32 You can choose to relinquish good or evil and follow your own ways or you can surrender to God.

Matthew 21:33-45 Israel rejects God’s rule.

Matthew 23:37-38 Jesus offered to save Israel but they would/chose not to.

Luke 19:12-14 Israel refused to have Jesus rule over them.

John 12:42-43 Jewish leaders believed Jesus but they would not confess Him for they loved the praises of men more than the praises of God.

John 19:1-15 Israel rejected Jesus as their king and accepted Caesar as their king for they were in harmony with Rome.

Revelation 3:20 Jesus stands at the door and knocks and any man who opens the door Jesus will enter in.


Salvation - science of - "Christ was the standard by which they were to test the doctrines presented. All that was not in harmony with His teachings they were to reject. Christ crucified for sin, Christ risen form the dead, Christ ascended on high - this was the science of salvation that they were to learn and teach." AA 474


Samaritan – is equated with being a stranger by Jesus. Luke 17:16-18


Samaritans - "Close by the Israelites who had set themselves to the task of rebuilding the temple, dwelt the Samaritans, a mixed race that had sprung up through the intermarriage of heathen colonists from the provinces of Assyria with the remnant of the ten tribes which had ben left in Samaria and Galilee. In later years the Samaritans claimed to worship the true God; but in heart and practice they were idolaters. It is true, they held that their idols were but to remind them of the living god, the Ruler of the universe; nevertheless the people were prone to reverence graven images." PK 567