Fundamentalist and the Sabbath

Too funny not to share, from R. Scott Clark:

The fundamentalists (used here in the post-Machen sense of the word) think that creation refers entirely to the length of the creation days. In their approach to Scripture, the main thing for which Genesis is good seem to be to establish the age of the earth by adding up the chronologies and to refute 19th century geology and paleontology. They spend hours defending “creationism” while breaking the Sabbath at the creation museum (open from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sundays).

It never occurs to them, that the Sabbath/LORD’s Day, was actually given before sin entered the world. God set it aside for a purpose and a reason, yet so many think He did away with the day in the New Testament. I’m sure the LORD of the Sabbath, Christ Himself, will have something to say to that.


5 thoughts on “Fundamentalist and the Sabbath

  1. Wasn’t the Sabbath, or Shabbat, on Saturday? I was looking into that and discovered that it was actually the Catholic church that changed it to Sunday. I would love your take on this.


    • Hi Shelly,

      Several issues: first, it was the early church that changed the day. We see the apostles gathering for worship on the first day of the week, the day of the resurrection. We see that in Acts 20:18, and the resurrection accounts.We also see John receiving his revelation on the first day of the week as well. The day changes because of the resurrection, which points to the new heavens and the new earth, new creation. The old Sabbath observance was pointing back to God resting from His creative work in Genesis 1-2. The New Sabbath, properly called the LORD’s Day, is pointing to Christ resting from His redemptive work, and accomplishing what needed to take place for the new heavens and new earth. While we have not realized the new heavens and new earth, we can know for certain that it will take place because He is the first fruits of that creation.

      As for the Catholic Church changing things, be careful about giving heed to general statements like that. If you are protestant, remember, your history is Roman Catholic. The early church is our history too.

      OK, hope that helps.


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