Matthew Henry on 'The Sabbath'

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Benjamin

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I have recently been convicted about the Sabbath day still being a commandment. I believe it is still part of the 10 commandments for it is a moral law and not a ceremonial law seeing that it points back to a time when no ceremonies where instituted yet, right back to creation. The day has changed, seeing that the rest is now found in Christ, and is now called the Lord's day, seeing that Christ was delivered from death then, and so will we be delivered from this body of death when he appears again. The Lord's day is then important, because it reminds us of the rest we WILL have in heaven, free from this body of sin and death. If we can't keep keep one day for the Lord, how are we going to enjoy eternity with Him. What do you think? Did you go through the same process as me?
 

holyfool33

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Hebrews 4:9-11 states that the people of God enter the rest through faith in Christ to designate a day of the week as "The Christian Sabbath." Is a misuse of Scripture and abuse of exegesis and can also lead to legalism placing heave burdens on people but at the end of the day it is a matter of Christian liberty but as Paul said in Romans 14:17 "The Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking but rightousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" also in Chapter 14 verse 6: "He who observes the day observes it to the Lord and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat and gives thanks to God". Just something to keep in mind as concerns the sabbath.
 

Kaalvenist

Puritan Board Sophomore
Hebrews 4:9-11 states that the people of God enter the rest through faith in Christ to designate a day of the week as "The Christian Sabbath." Is a misuse of Scripture and abuse of exegesis and can also lead to legalism placing heave burdens on people but at the end of the day it is a matter of Christian liberty but as Paul said in Romans 14:17 "The Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking but rightousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" also in Chapter 14 verse 6: "He who observes the day observes it to the Lord and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat and gives thanks to God". Just something to keep in mind as concerns the sabbath.
Aaron, the "rest" spoken of in Hebrews 4:9 is a sabbatismos, or a keeping of a Sabbath. If it is no legalism to insist upon our worshipping only God, only by His appointed means, with reverence and godly fear; then it is no legalism to insist upon keeping holy the day He has appointed for His worship.
 

Backwoods Presbyterian

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Hebrews 4:9-11 states that the people of God enter the rest through faith in Christ to designate a day of the week as "The Christian Sabbath." Is a misuse of Scripture and abuse of exegesis and can also lead to legalism placing heave burdens on people but at the end of the day it is a matter of Christian liberty but as Paul said in Romans 14:17 "The Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" also in Chapter 14 verse 6: "He who observes the day observes it to the Lord and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat and gives thanks to God". Just something to keep in mind as concerns the sabbath.

A misuse of Scripture and an abuse of exegesis? How are you saying that those of us (as well as the traditions from which we come) that believe that Scripture teaches the continuance of the Sabbath commands are misusing the Scripture?
 

CDM

Puritan Board Junior
Hebrews 4:9-11 states that the people of God enter the rest through faith in Christ to designate a day of the week as "The Christian Sabbath." Is a misuse of Scripture and abuse of exegesis and can also lead to legalism placing heave burdens on people but at the end of the day it is a matter of Christian liberty but as Paul said in Romans 14:17 "The Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking but rightousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" also in Chapter 14 verse 6: "He who observes the day observes it to the Lord and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat and gives thanks to God". Just something to keep in mind as concerns the sabbath.

Wow, this must be some kind of record in busting out with the "L" word about the 4th commandment. Did God "place heavy burderns" on his people for the majority of redemptive history in requiring them to honor the Sabbath?

May I suggest reading the article? And reading many of the Reformers exegesis of that passage (and others) would help, too. Have you read your avatar, John Murray on the matter?

Also, consdier your exegesis of Romans 14 - is this addressing the 4th commandment or something else? :think:
 
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