Are Christians Required to Keep the Weekly Sabbath? (Are we obliged to…
Are Christians Required to Keep the Weekly Sabbath?
Why does Jehovah God, in the Holy Scriptures, commands to "observe the Sabbath"?
The Seventh Day — A Sabbath of Rest
How was it observed?
By ceasing from their secular work on the seventh day the people of Israel were free, not only to rest;
be instructed in the Scriptures;
and to meditate on the Creator and his magnificent works.
but to pray;
Although no work was to be done on the seventh day, that does not mean it was a day of total idleness.
To whom was it given?
From sunset on the sixth day to sunset on the seventh day no work was permitted.
The law is expressed in the fourth of the famous Ten Commandments, which were given Moses at Mt. Sinai.
What is the Sabbath mentioned in the Bible?
What Is the Sabbath?
The Sabbath day ran from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.
The word “sabbath” comes from a Hebrew word meaning “to rest; to cease.”
Are we obliged to observe the Sabbath?
Colossians 2:16, 17
Why the change?
The sabbath observance that was required of the nation of Israel prophetically pointed forward to the peaceful and restful reign of Jesus Christ;
(...) who is called the “Lord even of the sabbath".
Because Christians are under a new law, “the law of the Christ.”
God does not require it of us, as the Bible shows, but he does require us to worship, obey and serve him.
This we are expected to do every day of the week.
There is no need for Christians to think we are obligated to observe the weekly sabbath law given to the Israelites.
Why is the topic of "Saturday" important for us today?
In this talk we will find answers to these questions.
Has God Changed His Standards?
Knowing the meaning of the "sabbath" means to worship Jehovah God by understanding his unfolding purpose.
For each of us, it is a test of spiritual maturity.
Jehovah God provided over 600 laws;
(...) including 10 main ones;
(...) for the nation of Israel.
Jesus summarized all these laws in two;
we have just read them from the Gospel of Matthew.
Every day is a "Saturday" dedicated to Jehovah.
Every day we can pray!
Every day we can share what we have learned about him and his purpose.
Every day we can know him by reading and studying his written word.