Days ….



1. Is a Christian bound to keep the Sabbath day?




No, he isn’t, because the apostle Paul says to the Colossians: “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ” (Colossians 2:16-17 – NIV). Therefore, the reason why we Christians are not bound to keep the Sabbath day is that the sabbath is one of the shadows of the law, for we should always keep in mind that the law had a shadow of the good things to come, and not the realities themselves which we have now in Christ Jesus (Hebrews 10:1). The Jewish Sabbath – or the day of rest – is the shadow of the true rest which the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ enter when they die, as it is written: “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his” (Hebrews 4:9-10 – NIV) and also: “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them” (Revelation 14:13)