The Christian and the Old Testament Sabbath

Christians are not required to worship on the Sabbath Day.


  1. The Sabbath was a sign to Israel of the Old Covenant.
  2. The New Testament nowhere commands Christians to observe the Sabbath. The commandment not repeated in the New Testament.
  3. The early church worshipped on Sunday, the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
  4. The Old Testament plainly states the Sabbath was for Israel only.
  5. The Jerusalem Council did not impose the Sabbath on Gentile believers.
  6. Paul in his epistles to the church never warned the church about breaking the Sabbath.
  7. Paul taught that keeping the Sabbath was a matter of Christian liberty (Rom. 14:5).
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