Wrong, the Sabbath was the sign of creation, not the Old Covenant (Exodus 31:17). And you will not find any specific reference to breaking the Sabbath as sin because everyone kept it. In fact, there is no clear evidence of Sunday worship until the year 150 A.D. Over a century after Christ! For instance, the sin of associating with "familiar spirits" isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mentioned in the New Testament but yet we unanimously agree that it is still a sin to do so. This wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mentioned because this principle is understood as fundamentally wrong and contrary to the will of God. So, naturally, you would not find any scripture that addressed this because everyone understood that it was and is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“no noÃ¢â‚¬Â. The same holds true for the Sabbath. Sabbath-breaking as sin isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mentioned because everyone kept it Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Jesus, Paul, all of the Jews, the Gentiles, and many others. So, that view isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t logical in terms of disregarding the fourth commandment. Since when does God have to make it clear and remind us to continue to keep a commandment that came directly from Him? ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like saying that we can bow down to graven images because the New Testament does not explicitly say that it is still a sin. But because of this do we do it?? ExactlyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Tina said:.
When one examines the major sins pointed out in the New Testament as in the scriptures above , the Ã¢â‚¬Å“great sin" of Sabbath-breaking that Adventists keep harping upon does NOT appear to have caught the attention of the authors of the New Testament !
In the OLD Testament, the Israelites were punished for rejecting the old covenant and the Sabbath, the sign of the old covenant.
Show me one scripture in the New Testament where Sabbath-breaking is mentioned as a SIN .... that will possibly warrant loss of salvation for the unrepentant Christian !
Apparently, the New Testament is not completely silent on the issue because it is very clear that the God you serve kept the Sabbath and the bible says that we should walk as He walked (1 John 2:6). Furthermore, we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say that He kept it so that we could now disregard it because they kept it even after His death (Luke 23:56, Acts 13:42, Acts 13:44). Furthermore, when Jesus was prophesying about the destruction of the temple that occurred in 70 A.D. and the end of the world, He makes reference to the Sabbath day (Matthew 24:20). Now, if the Sabbath was null and void, why would Jesus mention the Sabbath day when He speaks about the future? He says pray that you will not have to flee for your life on this holy day where are suppose to rest. So, the New Testament does validate the continuity of the Sabbath but does not (like many other laws that we still consider a sin) speak about breaking this principle a sin. So because of this, and regardless of the weight of evidence that the gospels give that show us its permanence, should we disregard the day for Sunday which wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t clearly mentioned until decades after ChristÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and the apostlesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ministry??
My point exactlyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦