Should Christians keep the Sabbath
Should Christians keep the Sabbath if it was not made for them?
The Sabbath was given to the children of Israel, before the advent of Christ, as a sign between God and them. The Sabbath and the other nine commandments set these people apart from the other nations of that time.
Ex 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of Yahweh thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
At the cross, Yahshua abolished in his flesh the Old Testament law of commandments contained in ordinances. He also made it possible for all of the faithful to become the Israel of God (Math 15:21-28, Gal 6:14-16, Eph 2:15).
Matt 22:36-40 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Yahshua said unto him, Thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God
Christians not required to keep the Sabbath
The law of commandments contained in ordinances does not pertain to the New Covenant sons of God. Christians keep the Sabbath, or attempt to keep it, only because of a misunderstanding of God’s Word (1 John 3:1-2).
2 Cor 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth…
The new law of Christ is not of a carnal commandment, but He is the means unto eternal life (Heb 7:16).
Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
All who are in Yahshua are the true Israel of God (Gal 6:15-16).
Should Christians keep the Sabbath, even though Yahshua never commanded anyone to keep it?
John 5:17-18 But Yahshua answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Judeans sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God
Yahshua criticized the scribes and pharisees for all of their vain rules regarding what could be done on the Sabbath. He also did many great works on the sabbath.
If Yahshua said the Sabbath was made for all men, then it would be lawful that Christians keep the Sabbath. The truth is that the Sabbath was made for a certain group of people, and for a set period of time (Mark 2:27).
How can Christians keep the Sabbath when they are under the new Law of Christ.
Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Is it possible that Christians keep the Sabbath purely out of ignorance?
Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
When so-called Christian denominations follow after the teachers of fables, they are involved in a system of religious beliefs and rituals. This is the identification of a Christian Cult (2 Tim 4:3-4).
Must Christians keep the Sabbath? The answer is absolutely not.