The Lord's Day
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foundation is the Christian church built?
"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone." Eph. 2:20.
By whom were all
"Which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who
created all things by Jesus Christ. " Eph. 3:9.
When was the
"And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus, the heavens
and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." Gen. 1:31; 2:1.
What did the
Creator do on the seventh day?
"And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He
rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made." Gen.
NOTE.-If all things were
made by Jesus Christ (John 1:3, 10; Col. 1:16), then He rested on the first
seventh day from His labor of the creation Of the world, just the same as did
from His creative work on that seventh day, what did the Creator do?
"And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because that in
it He had rested from all His work which God created and made." Gen.
2:3. John 1:3, 10, says that not only was the world made by Christ, but that
without Him was not anything made that was made.
For whom did
Christ say the Sabbath was made?
"And He said unto them, the Sabbath was made for man." Mark
What is Christ's
relation to the Sabbath?
"Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath." Mark 2:28.
How much honor
is due to Christ?
"All men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father."
Did Christ keep
"And 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 for to
read." Luke 4:16. "I have kept My Father's commandments." John
When the Saviour
predicted the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, and the consequent flight
of the disciples from all Judea, how did He urge them to regard the Sabbath in
"But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the
Sabbath day." Matt. 24:20.
followers of Christ keep the Sabbath after His death?
"And they returned and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the
Sabbath day according to the commandment." Luke 23:56.
What did they do
on the next day? and what day of the week was it ?
"Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they
came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and
certain others with them." Luke 24:1.
NOTE. - Then the Sabbath
"according to the commandment," which was kept by Christ and His
disciples, was the day preceding the first day, or Sunday.
What day does
the commandment say is the Sabbath?
"But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." Ex.
How enduring are
"The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His commandments
are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and
uprightness." Ps. 111:7, 8.
What did Christ
say of the commandments?
"It is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law
to fail." Luke 16:17.
What was Christ
to do to the law when He came?
"The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness' sake: He will
magnify the law and make it honorable." Isa. 42:21.
What did the
Saviour say about the Sabbath?
"Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days."
How did the
apostle Paul use the Sabbath days?
"And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three
Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures." Acts 17:2.
See also Acts 13:14, 42, 44; 16:13; 18:1-4, 11.
On what day was
John in the Spirit?
"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day." Rev. 1:10.
NOTE. - In view of what the
Saviour has said of being Lord of the Sabbath day, there can be no reasonable
doubt that the Sabbath made by Christ in Eden, which He blessed and sanctified
for man, and which He kept during His life, and commanded His disciples to keep
even in their hasty flight from Judea, is the Lord's day and the true Christian