Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Christian and the OT Sabbath

Colossians 2:16-17, "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, 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.

Christians are not required to worship on the Sabbath Day.  


1. The Sabbath was a sign to Israel of the Old Covenant.

2. The NT nowhere commands Christians to observe the
    Sabbath. Commandment not repeated in the NT.

3. The early church worshipped of Sunday, the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).

4. OT plainly states the Sabbath was for Israel only.

5. The Jerusalem council did not impose the Sabbath on Gentile believers.

6. Paul in his epistles to the church never warned the church about breaking the Sabbath.

7. Paul taught that keeping the Sabbath was a matter of Christian liberty (Rom. 14:5).