Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
Arnold Williams

Why do Christians not keep the Sabbath?

Paul answers the question directly in Colossians 2: "13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ." When you note that the Ten Commandments are all repeated in various places in the New Testament, EXCEPT ONE: "9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates: 11 For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it." from Exodus 20.

We meet on the Lord's day, remembering that on this day he rose from the dead. We meet on that day. Always have. See Luke 24:1; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; Acts 20:7; and in Acts 2:1, the Holy Ghost endorsed the idea. And with that, we're done.
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