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Seventh-day Adventist: Are Christians Obligated to Keep the 7th Day Sabbath Today? Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Are Christians Obligated to observe the 7th day Sabbath? Angelo Austria Elder, Scarborough Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • 2. Definition of Terms Christians  1a: one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ  1b: disciple Obligation  Something one is bound to do: duty, responsibility. Commandment  Something that is commanded esp: one of the biblical Ten Commandments Merriam-Webster‟s Collegiate Dictionary, 2003
  • 3. Main Points 1. Sabbath Keeping is a COMMANDMENT not a SUGGESTION 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT ABROGATED 3. Saved Christians are OBEDIENT/COMMANDMENT KEEPERS
  • 4. 1. Sabbath keeping is a COMMANDMENT not a suggestion A. Biblical Definition of COMMANDMENT B. Sabbath Commandment in the Old and New Testament
  • 5. 1. Sabbath keeping is a COMMANDMENT not a suggestion A. Biblical Definition of COMMANDMENT:  Commandment (Heb. Mitzvah), a verbal or written requirement or order.  Religious usage of „commandment‟ may be tied to secular ones of king & subject (2 Kings 18:36) and parent & child (Jer. 35:14)  Often appears in conjunction with torah and laws (Gen. 26:5; Exo. 24:12; Deut. 6:1)  The people are enjoined to „keep‟ (lit. „guard‟) the commandments (Lev. 26:3 Harper‟s Bible Dictionary, 1985, p.176
  • 6. 1. Sabbath keeping is a COMMANDMENT not a suggestion A. Biblical Definition of COMMANDMENT:  Far from being burdensome (1 John 5:3) , the commandments are the psalmist‟s delight (Ps. 119:47, 143) and love (Ps. 119:127)  God calls those who observe His commandments as “those who love Me” (Exod. 20:6; Deut. 5:10; John 14:15; 1 John 5:2) Harper‟s Bible Dictionary, 1985, p.176
  • 7. 1. Sabbath keeping is a COMMANDMENT not a suggestion B. Sabbath commandment in the Old and New Testament  OT – Exodus 20:8-10   “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  days you shall labor and do all  9 Six your work,  but the  10  seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle,  your stranger who is within your gates.   nor 11 For  six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is  in in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.  NT – Luke 23:56  Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
  • 8. 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT abrogated A. Sabbath was a Creation Institution B. Jesus and His disciples kept the Sabbath C. Never a controversy during the apostolic times
  • 9. 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT abrogated A. Sabbath was a Creation Institution  God blessed it, sanctified it and rested on it (Gen. 2:1-3)  We should emulate God as we are made in His image (Gen. 1:27)  The 4th commandment traced the Sabbath all the way back to creation. It begins by saying “Remember” (Exodus 20:18-11)
  • 10. 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT abrogated A. Sabbath was a Creation Institution  Mark 2:27 - 27 And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Greek translation:  “made” = ginomai – alludes to the original making of the Sabbath  “man” = anthropos – suggests its human function.  Thus to establish the human and universal value of the Sabbath, Christ reverts to its origin, right after the creation of man.
  • 11. 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT abrogated B. Jesus and His disciples kept the Sabbath  Matthew 5:17-19.   not think that I came to destroy the “ 17Do Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.  18 For assuredly, I say to you,  heaven and earth pass away,  till one  or one  will by no means pass from the law till all jot  tittle is fulfilled.  Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of 19 these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  The Sabbath was not nullified but clarified by Christ‟s teaching and saving ministry
  • 12. 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT abrogated B. Jesus and His disciples kept the Sabbath  Luke 4:16 – So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.  Jesus did not foresee the discontinuity of Sabbath Keeping.  Matthew 24:20 – “And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.”
  • 13. 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT abrogated B. Jesus and His disciples kept the Sabbath  Paul emphasized the keeping of the commandments.  1 Corinthians 7:19 - Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but   keeping the commandments of God is what matters.  Acts 17:2-4 - Then Paul, as his custom was,  in to them, 2  went and for three Sabbaths   reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating  the Christ had 3 that to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ.”  some of them were 4 nd A persuaded; and a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and not a few of the leading women, joined Paul and  Silas.
  • 14. 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT abrogated B. Jesus and His disciples kept the Sabbath  Acts 21: 20-26 – shows Paul participating in a purification rite suffices to discredit any attempt to attribute to him the responsibility for the abrogation of the Sabbath and the introduction of Sunday observance.  Luke 23:54-56 54 That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near. 55 And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. 56 Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
  • 15. 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT abrogated C. Never a controversy during the apostolic times  Acts 15:28-29 - 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.  Acts 21:20 - 20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law;  Acts 21:21 - 21 but they have been informed about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.
  • 16. 3. Saved Christians are OBEDIENT commandment keepers  Revelation 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.  Revelation 12:17  17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
  • 17. 3. Saved Christians are OBEDIENT commandment keepers  John 14:15  15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”  Romans 3:31  31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
  • 18. Recapitulation 1. Sabbath Keeping is a COMMANDMENT not a SUGGESTION 2. Sabbath-keeping was NOT ABROGATED 3. Saved Christians are OBEDIENT/COMMANDMENT KEEPERS
  • 19. Conclusion Sabbath keeping is a Christian OBLIGATION because it is still a valid COMMANDMENT and saved Christians are called to be OBEDIENT to God.