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  1. well said William. It all makes sense!!!why would Jesus create Sabbath at creation then abolish it for a time on this earth and then reinstate It in the new earth? Thank you for taking the time for all your posts.

  2. The question of why we don't celebrate Easter as others do has been on and on for me especially at work. Its is good you pointed it out. We are fully aware of the importance of Jesus' resurrection as part of our salvation, but however we cannot afford to substitute the truth with modern celebrations in the name of celebrating his resurrection. We need to understand the concept of baptism and apply it in our lives daily so as to fully benefit from it. We also need to realize that the law commands us to keep the Sabbath as it was originally but not substituting it to Sunday as a pretext for our salvation.

  3. The "breaking of bread" on the evening following the Sabbath was a tradition that was established in the very early Christian church, and was documented as continuing even into the fifth century, but so also did the keeping of the seventh day Sabbath. At the end of the first century the first day was known as the Lord's Day, but still did not effect Sabbath worship. In 325, in the Council of Nicea, Canon 20 prohibits kneeling on the Lord's Day because it was to be a day of celebration, not a day of solemn worship that was still reserved for the Sabbath.

    • Thanks, Willis, for this interesting reference. I didn't remember reading the Nicene Creed before. Scanning it, I was impressed by the fact that after the mass "conversions" resulting from the enshrining of Christianity in the law of the land by Constantine in 313, it seemed necessary to create such "canons" to maintain a semblance of unity among Christians. The canons demonstrate how far from apostolic Christianity, the new legalized Christianity had already drifted.

      As I understand it, the Sabbath was generally known and kept as such well into the 5th Century. But it gradually fell into disuse because of the dilution of Christianity occasioned by being turned into the state religion. The first day of the week, dubbed the "Lord's Day," was made into a day of celebration, while the Sabbath was made into a day of fasting (which was not biblical). So it is understandable that the first day gained popularity at the expense of the seventh-day Sabbath.

      Can you give us a reference for the establishment of a tradition of "breaking bread" on the evening following the Sabbath? The book of Acts records what appears to be a custom of "breaking bread" daily. (See Acts 2:46)

  4. "Adam and Eve rested too on that very first Sabbath, though I don’t think they were really tired."

    I would disagree here ..... Adam and Eve worked the first 6 days and then experienced the Sabbath. The 1st Sabbath occurred after 6 days of work.


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