The following articles are related to the topic of SABBATH

Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?

In these times when so many are concerned about the moral deterioration of our nation, this recommendation is occasionally made: "We need to get back to the ten commandments as our code of conduct." Although the motive for such an admonition is doubtless honorable, it suggests a common, though erroneous, concept about the nature of the ten commandments. In the ... read more »

Did Jesus Violate the Sabbath?

"A Christian writer/speaker, who travels extensively and lectures on 'Does God Exist?,' has written that the Bible indicates that Jesus, on one occasion, 'violated' the Old Testament Sabbath-day law. He has cited the Gospel of Mark 2:23-24. Would you comment on this?" It is very unfortunate that the misguided gentleman made such a reckless and unfounded assertion. The statement is ... read more »

The Extended-Sabbath Argument and Darwinism

People who are intimidated by the claims of modern "scientism" are ever looking for biblical loopholes by which they may force the Genesis record of the creation events into the mold of evolutionary chronology. Evolutionists begrudgingly concede that without a sufficient span of time, there is no chance that macro-evolution (the development of all living organisms from a single, original ... read more »

Deuteronomy 5:3,12 – The Scope of the Sabbath

To whom was the seventh-day sabbath a religious obligation? To the whole of humanity from the beginning of time? Or just to the Israelite nation from the era of Sinai? Modern sabbatarians argue for the former view, but the Scriptures support the latter conclusion. In a preface to the inauguration of the Ten Commandments, Moses declared: "Jehovah made not this ... read more »

Was the Sabbath a Divine Requirement from the Time of Creation?

"Does Genesis 2:2-3 establish the fact that the 'Sabbath' was 'sanctified' as a 'holy day' from the time of creation onward?" Here is the text that is the focus of this question. "And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had made. ... read more »

Was Christ Raised from the Dead on Sunday?

"Would you explain Matthew 28:1, 'In the end of the Sabbath' (KJV), or 'Late on the Sabbath' (ASV)? This seems to say that the women came to the tomb and found it empty on the evening of the Sabbath, which would indicate that Jesus was raised on Saturday, not Sunday." No, this does not mean that Jesus was raised from ... read more »

Exodus 20:8-11 – The Creation Days: Literal Days or Ages?

Eons of time are absolutely essential to the theory of evolution. Robert Jastrow, an evolutionist, says: "The key to Darwin's explanation is time." (p. 112). Those who are intimidated by evolutionary propaganda attempt to find some way to fit the coveted "time" into the biblical record of creation. One of the ways this feat is attempted is by arguing that ... read more »

Do Genesis 10 and 11 Conflict with Reference to the Languages in the Earth?

"Can you explain why Genesis 11:1 says that the 'whole earth was of one language,' when earlier, in Genesis 10, there is mention of various 'tongues' (vv. 5,20,31)?" One principle of Bible interpretation that constantly must be kept in mind is this: some portions of scripture are arranged chronologically, i.e., in time sequence, while others are set forth topically, i.e., ... read more »

Is the Abolition of the Ten Commandments Ridiculous?

"In one of your previously published articles ("Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?" - Archives, January 17, 2001), you stated that the Ten Commandments are not binding upon Christians today. This is a ridiculous position. If the Ten Commandments have been abolished, then a person could worship false gods, kill, steal, bear false witness, etc. The Ten Commandments have not been ... read more »

Did Jesus Endorse Situation Ethics?

At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears and to eat. But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said unto him, "Behold, thy disciples do that which it is not lawful to do upon the sabbath." But he said unto them, "Have ye not read what ... read more »