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Your Sabbath Questions Answered

Doesn't Colossians 2:14 wipe out the weekly Sabbath?

Let's first take a look at the apostle Paul's words in Colossians 2:14-17: "Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. ... So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ."

When some read about the sabbath days that were shadows and that passed away at the cross, they think that Paul was referring to the weekly Sabbath, the fourth of the Ten Commandments. Is this accurate? It's important to get this right, because our interpretation of the apostle's actual meaning ...

Hasn't the calendar been changed?

Actually, we can be positive that our seventh day is the same day Jesus observed when He was here on Earth - the day He kept every week as the Sabbath. (See Luke 4:16.) The days of the week have never been confused. Here's why some people ask this question ...

Before 1582, the world went by the Julian calendar, named for the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, who implemented it in 46 BC. The Julian calendar had calculated that it takes the earth 365-¼ days to orbit the sun. However, it actually takes about eleven minutes less than that. Those eleven minutes accumulated each year until, by 1582, the calendar was 10 days out of harmony with the solar system.

On October ...

Isn't obedience legalism?

Some teach that after the law has accomplished its purpose of pointing a sinner to Christ for forgiveness and cleansing, the commandments are no longer needed in the experience of a believer. Is that true?

A Christian will continue to depend upon the "watchdog" of the law to reveal any deviations from the true path of righteousness and to point him or her back to the cleansing cross of Jesus. This mirror of correction will most certainly be needed in the progressive growth experience of the Christian.

Law and grace do not work in competition with one another, but rather they work in perfect cooperation. The law points out our sin, and grace saves from sin. The law ...


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Sabbath Articles

Hasn't the calendar been changed?
Can’t we keep holy any day of the week?
That we should love God supremely and love our neighbor as ourselves is certainly not in dispute. However, the question is, how do we show this love to God and to our neighbor?
Creation and the Seventh Day
If we are not obliged to do what the law literally requires, then may we also literally kill, steal, and commit adultery?
The Day of the Sun
What other denominations say about the Sabbath
The Shabbat Apology
Denominal Statements on the Sabbath

Denominational Statements on the Sabbath

PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL
The day is now changed from the seventh to the first day ... but as we meet with no Scriptural direction for the change, we may conclude it was done by the authority of the church.
‘Explanation of Catechism’