The following articles are related to the topic of SABBATH

Defending the Faith with a Broken Sword – Part 2

It is a commendable thing to want to defend the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. Such efforts, however, only serve the cause of truth when they are biblically sound and reasonably argued. As was noted in first installment of this series, however, some teachers with the very best of motives have nevertheless wielded a "broken sword" in their sincere attempts ... read more »

Did Jesus Confess that His Claims Were Untrue?

"Jesus once said: 'If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true' (Jn. 5:31). If that statement is true, how can we believe that Jesus told the truth when he claimed to be the Son of God?" This question exhibits a classic example of extracting a passage from its biblical context and attaching a meaning to it that ... read more »

The Classification of Bible Commands

The Bible contains a variety of literature types. It has, for example, historical narrative. Genesis 1-2 (and related contexts) is the only reliable account of the origin of the universe and of mankind in existence. The Scriptures contain lofty poetry and powerful prophecy. All of that aside, however, every honest student must also admit that the Bible is a book ... read more »

Did Christ Abolish the Law of Moses?

"Some teach that Christians are not under obligation to keep the Sabbath day in this age. If that is the case, how is Matthew 5:17-18 to be explained? Did not Christ say that the law would not be destroyed; that it would last as long as heaven and earth?" In Matthew's record of what is commonly called, "The Sermon on ... read more »

The Law of Moses: Some Metaphors Considered

The law of Moses was given by Jehovah to the Israelite nation some fifteen centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 5:1-5). It was never designed to be a permanent legal system. Accordingly, it was abrogated as a binding law almost two millennia ago. And yet, tragically, many people are still attempting to observe its precepts today, to one ... read more »

Don’t Judge Me!

One of the most frequent rebukes that we receive from irate readers is this: "Oh, you are judging!" If there is one passage in the Bible with which the critics are familiar, surely it is this one: "Judge not, that you be not judged" (Mt. 7:1). They have no clue as to what the text means, but they know that ... read more »

What Was the “Manna” in the Wilderness of Sinai?

"The Interpreter's Bible (a popular commentary set), in commenting on the 'manna' that fell when the children of Israel were in the wilderness of Sinai, suggests that this 'manna' substance was merely a sweet, natural material from certain trees of that region (e.g., the tamarisk tree), and that there was nothing miraculous about this food.Would you comment on this?" The ... read more »

Luke and the Old Testament

Luke was a Gentile and so far as anyone knows, he was the only non-Hebrew to author a book of the Bible - with the possible exception of the book ofJob. (Note in Acts 1:19 that Luke cites an Aramaic word and identifies it as a term in "their [the Jews'] language.") From a strictly naturalistic viewpoint, therefore, one would ... read more »

The Creation “Days” – Literal or Figurative?

Dr. George Wald of Harvard University was a militant proponent of the theory of evolution. He was, though, at least honest enough to admit that the theory was fraught with some very serious difficulties. These problems, however, in Wald's view, were not insurmountable. He solved some of the "impossibilities" by appealing to time. Time itself, he said, "performs the miracles." ... read more »

What About a “Saturday night” Observance of the Lord’s Supper?

"A prominent church in Nashville, Tennessee has decided to offer the Lord's supper on Saturday evening, for those who may be unable to attend on Sunday.The minister defends the practice in the following way. Could you comment on this?" The New Testament reflects the life of a multicultural church that apparently did not understand the Lord's Day in our midnight-to-midnight ... read more »