Catholic church did it If you take time to review history you will find that the early Christians did in fact keep the Sabbath and that the day was officially changed by the Catholic church.
Great Sermon! Thanks for this sermon, just the other day we debated on the Sabbath and at a point i almost thought of not obeying the commandment by worshiping on Sunday. most importantly keeping the Sabbath holy is what is spoken by Christ Jesus who is the Lord of the Sabbath .There is no judgement for not obeying a day of the week.God desires us to have mercy and do good on this resting day with him.Math.12:1-12.
Altering God's Commandments. Sir:
1. You have failed to show where we are instructed to transfer Sabbath-keeping to the first day. Believers in NT times met together on the first day and probably called it The Lord's Day, but nowhere was it called a transfer of the Sabbath, or a Christian Sabbath!
2. "We keep the Sabbath".
We don't - not as it was instituted by God, and how dare we audaciously adjust it and shift it around at our behest!
3.To believe it has its fulfilment in Christ our Eternal Rest, is not to excise it from the Decalogue. The Decalogue, along with every other law given by God, stands forever fulfilled for us before the face of our Sovereign Judge, by Christ Jesus, on our behalf, we the wretched law-breakers! We have been made free from every terror, threat, requirement, and punishment of the Sinai law - even dead to it, that We might be married to Christ and bear fruit unto God. Rom 7:4.
4.Hebrews 4 does not speak of the transfer of the Sabbath. The context is clearly an exhortation to faith in Christ's finished work, urging us to enter into the rest that He has accomplished for us, and not about keeping a day.It almost sounds as if you are sidelining the need to cease from our own works?
5.Exodus31:17 The Sabbath was given as a sign. Was it pointing to our now-accomplished rest in Ch
Great Sermon! This issue is hotly debated, creates a lot of confusion. This clear explanation is valuable - thank you.
Dr. Alan Cairns served for 25 years as pastor of Faith Free Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC, before retiring and being named Pastor Emeritus in 2007. Prior to coming to the United States, he pastored Free Presbyterian churches in Dunmurry and Ballymoney, in Co. Antrim,...