Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Should a Christian Observe the Sabbath?

5 comments:

Moyer Clan said...

Step back for a moment and put this in context.

Is it reasonable to construe this as picking one commandment in the midst of the Ten and, in one (unclear context) verse, abrogating a fundamental component of the moral law?

Let alone, a creation ordinance, pre-dating even the Ten?

No, this is not speaking of the Fourth Commandment to say, don't let anyone judge you if you obey nine of the Ten, but not number four.

It is referring to ceremonies connected with Sabbath days (cf Numbers 28). There was an elaborate set of "ceremony" connected with Sabbath days and some of them might be termed "ceremonial sabbaths," but this is not the moral perpetual command to cease one day in seven and focus worship on God.

Where does the NT once say that bestiality is wrong?

Philip@ReformedVoices said...

Hi Moyer Clan,

Do you do what is prescribed in the Old Testament to do on the Sabbath?

Leviticus 24:8
This bread is to be set out before the LORD regularly, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant.

Do you give your land a Sabbath?

Leviticus 25:2
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the LORD.

Should Christians not observing the Sabbath be put to death?

Exodus 31:14
" 'Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death; whoever does any work on that day must be cut off from his people.

Mathias said...

Should Christians not observing the Sabbath be put to death?

Actually the roman catholic church did that in the Middle Ages.

Robert said...

It seems to me that the controversy today with regard the Christian Sabbath or the Lords day isn't about what the scriptures teach, but is really about a group of Christians wanting to do what they want on Sunday, and not wanting to be constrained by the teachings of the bible.

Is anyone really going to say that we do not have a biblical mandate to keep one day in seven special?

That we do not have a mandate to cease from our labours(Apart from works of necessity)?

to devote a day wholly to the service and worship of God?

With regard to putting people to death and so one this is merely a rouse, the old administration is gone! that was civil law! We (the church) are no longer a national institution, so that argument is defunct.

Jesus Himself is the Lord of the Sabbath and as with the other commandments He came to fill out their proper meaning, his teaching on the Sabbath was that it was created for man, and not man created for the Sabbath.

Please folks stop trying to rob God of His rightful place as Lord over our lives, just so you can go and buy a big mac on a Sunday.

Philip@ReformedVoices said...

Robert,

I was just demonstrating that folks will pick parts of the law that they want to try to follow while neglecting all that went along with it.... convenient, don't you think?

When does the Sabbath ever get transferred to Sunday?

Where does any Old or New Testament writer break the law down into civil or moral law?

How does buying a big mac on Sunday rob God of His Glory?

Did you even listen to the video clip?

-Philip