3rd August 2008, 10:47 AM
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| | Originally Posted by manichunter How about the most widely-held view and the most historically accurate rendition of what happened in the early Church?
Help me make sense of this Scripture in light of today's prominent teaching that believers should not observe and regard the Sabbath.
I believe the text means that the Sabbath has not been done away with. I also cannot find any Scriptural commanded telling me to not observe it. I want spirit and truth; not traditions. Traditions can and have been wrong. I want to see if there is any other interpretation or teaching regarding the Scripture.
I have heard that this was a twofold revelation and that He was not speaking literally. I don't think those explanations make sense.
The first Christians continued to worship as Jews, but quickly were driven to worshipping apart from the synagogue. They made the day that the Lord rose from the grave--the #1 event in our religion--to be their main day of worship. This was not in the 3rd century but in the 1st century. And so early did this happen that it is described in the New Testament itself. But Christians who worship on Sunday do not say that the Sabbath has ended or been done away with.