Debate: "Is the Sabbath Binding in the New Covenant?"

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Debate: "Is the Sabbath Binding in the New Covenant?"

Post by Biblegate » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:36 am

The recent debate between Steve Gregg and Doug Batchelor (Is the Sabbath Binding in the New Covenant?) is now on The Narrow Path YouTube channel.


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Re: Debate: "Is the Sabbath Binding in the New Covenant?"

Post by Paidion » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:33 pm

Justin Martyr’s Explanation of the Sabbath to the Jews
(Justin lived from 110 – 165 A.D.)

In his "Dialogue With Trypho," Justin explained to Trypho and other Jewish men how the Sabbath commandment was not permanent:

Righteous Men of Old Kept No Sabbaths
... all those righteous men already mentioned [Abel, Enoch, Noah,]though they kept no Sabbaths, were pleasing to God; and after them Abraham with all his descendants until Moses... Chapter 19

..For if there was no need of circumcision before Abraham, or of the observance of Sabbaths, of feasts and sacrifices, before Moses; no more need is there of them now,...Chapter 23

Nature Does Not Observe Sabbath Days
Do you see that the elements are not idle, and keep no Sabbaths? Chapter 23

God Himself Does Not Observe the Sabbath Day
Think it not strange that we drink hot water on the Sabbaths, since God directs the government of the universe on this day equally as on all others.. Chapter 29

The True Israelites Are Those Who Come to God Through Christ
For the true spiritual Israel, and descendants of Judah, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham (who in uncircumcision was approved of and blessed by God on account of his faith, and called the father of many nations), are we who have been led to God through this crucified Christ, as shall be demonstrated while we proceed. Chapter 11 (near the end)

We Are Now Required To Keep Sabbath Daily By Resting From Sin and Working Righteousness
The new law requires you to keep perpetual sabbath, and you, because you are idle for one day, suppose you are pious, not discerning why this has been commanded you: and if you eat unleavened bread, you say the will of God has been fulfilled. The Lord our God does not take pleasure in such observances: if there is any perjured person or a thief among you, let him cease to be so; if any adulterer, let him repent; then he has kept the sweet and true sabbaths of God. If any one has impure hands, let him wash and be pure. Chapter 12 (at the end)

Man judges a person by his past deeds, and administers penalties for his wrongdoing. God judges a person by his present character, and disciplines him that he may become righteous.

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