1LD Rev. 1:10. Those who
say that there is no particular day for Christians to keep are wrong,
because the Lord has a certain day for His people to keep holy. The
first day of the week, Sunday, is not and cannot be the Lord's day,
because the Lord Jesus Christ has never blessed, sanctified, nor
appointed the first day of the week to be kept as a holy day.
2LD Matt. 12:8. The Lord's
day must of necessity be the day of which Jesus Christ is Lord. As
Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath day, the Sabbath day is bound to be the
3LD Ex. 20:10. As the
seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord, the seventh day, Saturday, is
the Lord's holy day for us to keep. Since Sunday is the first day of
the week, it cannot be the Sabbath or Lord's day because God says
that the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord, His holy day.
4LD Ex. 20:11. The seventh
day is the Lord's holy day for man to keep because of four facts: 1.
The Lord made the world in six days. 2. On the seventh day, or last
day of the week, He rested. 3. The Lord blessed the seventh day for
man. 4. He sanctified, or set apart, the seventh day for man.
5LD Eph. 3:9. The Lord who
did these four things was the Lord Christ, God the Son. Since Jesus
Christ is the One who rested on the seventh day, and blessed and
sanctified that day for man, the seventh day is Christ's day, the
Lord's day, the Sabbath of Christ. Full acceptance of Christ includes
the keeping of the Sabbath of Christ, this seventh day which He
blessed and hallowed for man. Since Christ blessed and sanctified the
seventh day for us, we cannot refuse to keep the seventh day, if we
obey Christ our Saviour.
6LD Luke 4:16. When Christ
lived here on earth, He kept the seventh day, Saturday, as God's holy
day. If we follow Christ in the matter of the day we keep, then we
will keep the seventh day.
7LD Heb. 13:8. Christ is
the same today. So if He were here on earth now as we are, He would
keep this same seventh day which He kept when He was here 1900 years ago.
8LD Gen. 2:1-3. Christ the
Creator blessed and set apart the seventh day as a holy day at the
very beginning, when He made the world for man. Hence the keeping
holy of the seventh day is not some ordinance that was instituted by
Moses and later abolished by Christ.
9LD Mark 2;27. The Sabbath
was not intended for the Jews only, but for all, just the same as the
other nine precepts of the Ten Commandments.
10LD Mark 16:1,2. The
Sabbath was past when the women came to the tomb early in the morning
on the first day of the week, on the morning that Christ arose.
11LD Mark 15:42-44. Jesus
was crucified the day before the Sabbath.
12LD Luke 23:54-56; 24:1.
The Sabbath according to God's commandment came in between the
crucifixion on Friday and the resurrection on Sunday. So the fourth
commandment of the Ten Commandments requires us to keep the seventh
day, or Saturday, which comes in between Friday and Sunday. The
seventh-day Sabbath of the fourth commandment was not abolished at
the cross, because in Luke 23:56 this seventh-day Sabbath commandment
is spoken of as being binding on the day after Jesus was crucified.
13LD Eze. 20:12. The
Sabbath was given to be a twofold sign of Jesus Christ as Creator and
Redeemer. The Sabbath is a sign that Christ made this world in six
days (Ex. 31:16,17), and by keeping it, we show by our works that we
accept Christ as the Creator of this world in six days. The Sabbath
is also a sign of the power of Christ to save us from sin, and
sanctify us. Eze. 20:12.
14LD Isa. 66:22,23. The
seventh-day Sabbath will be kept forever in the new earth. The
seventh day, God's sanctified day, reaches all the way from Eden lost
to Eden restored, and hence there is no room nor need for any
different rest day.
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