Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Questions About The Sabbath

Eric Carpenter (who blogs at A Pilgrim's Progress) mowed his lawn this Sunday.  Eric asked some questions about the Sabbath and what it means to keep it and break it, as well as whether there is a Sunday Sabbath to begin with.  I left a comment, but at the time I typed this post it hadn't yet been approved by the blog owner, so I'll paste it here:


In the book of Acts, there are 8 different references to the seventh day as being the Sabbath, and what the apostles did on that day (13:14, 27, 42, 44, 15:21, 16:13, 17:2 and 18:4). The church and its first day meeting had already been well established by the apostles.

Now, why, if Sunday were the "Christian" or "New Testament" Sabbath, does THE BIBLE ITSELF still recognize the seventh day as the Sabbath after the Sabbath had already supposedly changed to Sunday?

This is a question that Sabbatarians have never given a reasonable answer to for me.  Does anybody have any additional observations on the Sabbath question?


  1. Here is what martin Luther said in his Large Catechism. Go down to the Third Commandment.


  3. That's a good approach. I usually just ask them to explain Colossians 2:16.

  4. Jason,

    thanks for the link.


    I look at this verse the same way, but there are those who make a distinction between the weekly sabbath (which is part of creation order) and other lesser sabbath days (which have been done away with.) To them the sabbath remains.