The Sabbath Day Question

The Sabbath Day Question

The Sabbath day question;

Someone asked me about if we as born again Christians are supposed to keep “the Sabbath”? The scriptures are very clear about the subject. In fact, In the N.T. We found 9 of the 10th commandment, only the 4th commandment which refers to the Sabbath isn’t found on it. Let’s read some passages about the abolition of the Sabbath relate to the church.

In 2 Cor. 3:7-13. Paul expressed very clear in these passages what was abolished by Christ.

“But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished.”

First he said;

“But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:”. Verse 7

What was written and engraved in stones? The 10th commandments Deut. 5. Paul said in the same verse “done away”.

“For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious”. Verse 11

“Done away”…!

“And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:”. Verse 13

“Abolished”…by God.

In this verse God expressed what will happen with the Sabbath.

“I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts”. Hosea 2:11

In other words “I’m done with it”.

Romans 14:5 says;

“One man esteems one day as better than another, while another man esteems all days alike [sacred]. Let everyone be fully convinced (satisfied) in his own mind”.

Also in Col. 2:16-17 says:

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holiday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”

All those things were shadow of what was to come in Christ!!!

The Sabbath day was part of the contract between Israel and God, not with the church which is form by Jews and Gentiles converted (being born again) to Christ.

“Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:32

This is between God and the nation of Israel;

“And remember that thou (Israel) wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day.” Deuteronomy 5:15

Keeping “the Sabbath day” just shows you how ignorant are those who are forcing others to keep practicing a ritual that God had abolished!!

Blessings!!

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