The Lord's Day

The Open Door Bible Studies Number Twenty-Two

On what day does John say he was in the spirit?

"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet," Revelation 1:10.

 

What day does the commandment say is the Lord's?

"But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:" Exodus 20:10.

 

What does the Prophet Isaiah, speaking for God, call the seventh-day Sabbath?

"My holy day;" Isaiah 58:13.

 

On what day must John have been in the spirit?

The seventh, if he referred to a day of the week at all.

Note — No other day of the week in all the Bible is claimed by God as His day.

 

Did Christ keep the Sabbath?

"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 15:10.

 

Did Christ's followers 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.

"All men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father." John 5:23. "I and my Father are one." John 10:30.

Note — Sabbathkeeping, then honours Christ equally with the Father.

 

For whom did Christ say the Sabbath was made?

"And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:" Mark 2:27.

Note — Man here means "mankind."

 

Of what did Christ say the Son of man is Lord?

"For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day."Matthew 12:8. (See also Mark 2:28.)

 

Who made the Sabbath?

"All things were made by him;" (Christ the Word.) John 1:3.

 

What day immediately precedes the first day of the week?

"In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre." Matthew 28:1.

Note — According to the New Testament, therefore, the Sabbath had passed when the first day of the week began.

 

After the crucifixion, what day was kept by the women who followed Jesus?

"And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment." Luke 23:56.

 

What day of the week is the Sabbath "according to the commandment"?

"But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:" Exodus 20:10.

Note It is evident, therefore, that the Sabbath of the New Testament is the same as the Sabbath of the Old Testament, and there is nothing on the New Testament setting aside the seventh-day Sabbath, and putting the first day of the week in its place.

 

By contrast with the worshippers of the beast, how are the worshippers of God described?

"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Revelation 14:12.

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