|Commandments of the Kingdom - 3|
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|Friday, 19 June 2009 15:27|
COMMANDMENTS OF THE KINGDOM - 3
7. It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath
The Fourth Commandment states: "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. . . ." (Ex. 20:8-11)
Our Lord Jesus Christ had attended public religious services on the Seventh Day Sabbath throughout His earthly life (Lk. 4:16, 31) He had encountered much opposition from the Pharisees concerning the way that He and His disciples had kept the Sabbath. (Mt. 12:1-8) During one Sabbath day Jesus had healed a man with a withered hand. When the Pharisees questioned Him, 'Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?' He replied, "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.' Then He said to the man, 'Stretch out your hand.' And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other." (Mt. 12:9-13) Doing good is the principle of Sabbath observance in the Kingdom of God.
The Early Apostolic Church had kept the Sabbath (Acts 134:42-44; 15:21; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4)
There is not a single verse in the Bible that indicates the Seventh Day Sabbath had ever been abolished. It was institued by God when He created the universe. (Gen. 2:1-3) It will continue into the new heavens and new earth. "From one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me, says the LORD." (Isa. 66:22-23) The Kingdom of God began during our Lord Jesus Christ's First Advent and it will continue after His Second Advent. The Seventh Day Sabbath and the Kingdom of God will go hand in hand into eternity.
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