Bible Truth FAQs
THE JEWISH SABBATH IS ABOLISHED ?
Sabbath-keeping is still pretended among some of our religious friends in spite of what the Bible teaches on the Sabbath. The fourth of the Ten Commandments is regarded as somewhat of a perpetual law on the claim that God observed it at the end of the creation. This claim is exactly backwards to what the Bible actually says. In Gen. 2:3 the record reads, "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." Notice that the sanctification of the day came after he had rested (past tense) on that day.
There is no record that the patriarchs were commanded to observe the Sabbath. God made known his holy Sabbath unto the Jews in the giving of the written law through Moses on Mt. Sinai (Neh. 9:13-14). This was about 2,500 years after the creation. The law was given to the Jews only, those who were brought up out of the land of Egypt (Deut. 5:1-6).
Jesus took this written law out of the way, nailing it to his cross (Col. 2:14). Of the Ten Commandments, the fourth (Sabbath law) is the only one which is not renewed in principle in the New Testament. Isn't it strange that there are those who still claim to observe it?
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