Thank you Adam for this straightforward and Biblically sound explanation of the Sabbath.
SHORT VERSION OF A LONG SUBJECT
We generally think of Sunday as the last day of the “weekend”. On the calendar it is the first day of the week. It was observed by the early Christian as a day of rest and worship. It is not a “left over” from the sabbath. It is not a replacement for the Sabbath. The Old Testament sabbath was a foreshadow of the “Sabbath” we find in Christ, the Messiah, fulfilled by Jesus.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8) is oft quoted for a reason to refrain from working and doing business on Sunday. I am unaware of any New Testament commands teaching on keeping the Sabbath. I am afraid some professing Christians are honoring the “letter of the law” but missing the “rest” that is found in Christ… the “sabbath” of our dispensation.
Sabbath; From a Hebrew word meaning…
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