The fact that the disciples kept the Sabbath the day after Christ's death does not prove we must keep the Sabbath today.

Actual Sabbatarian false argument: Sunday keepers say that the Sabbath was abolished when it was nailed to the cross. Here the disciples are keeping the Sabbath "according to the commandment" after Christ died!

Sabbatarian proof text: Luke 23:56 "And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment".

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A. We agree that the disciples kept the Sabbath law according to the 4th commandment. But what does that really prove?:

  1. The disciples didn't yet understand that ALL OF THE CEREMONIAL LAW OF MOSES WOULD BE ABOLISHED!!!
  2. They did not understood His death: Mt 16:21-22
  3. They did not understood His crucifixion: Lk 18:31-34
  4. They did not understood He would raise: Jn 20:9
  5. They did not understood the second coming: Jn 13:36-37
  6. They did not know He was going to heaven: Jn 14:2-5

B. Well if that argument is valid, then Sabbatarians better start keeping all these days mentioned after the cross in the New Covenant. For example, will Sabbatarians deny that the followers of Christ were actually keeping the Jewish day of Pentecost in Acts 2:1?

  1. The Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1
  2. The days of unleavened bread: Acts 12:3; 20:6
  3. Days of Purification: Acts 21:26
  4. Animal Sacrifices: Acts 21:26
  5. Circumcision: Acts 16:3
  6. Temple worship: Acts 24:12

C. This is the only time after the cross the disciples actually keep the Sabbath.

  1. How come Adventists have only one feeble proof-text? Why is there no other place that explicit place in the New Covenant where Christians are said to be "keeping the Sabbath according to the commandment"
  2. This was the very last Sabbath day Christians ever kept, for the very next day Sunday was the day Jesus raised from the dead.

D. We find the Bible mentions that they meet together on Sunday after the resurrection:

  1. The Sunday of Jesus' resurrection: Jn 20:19
  2. The very next Sunday, the next week: Jn 20:26
  3. On Pentecost Sunday, they were already meeting before the Holy Spirit came: Acts 2:1

E. How come Christians are never said to "keep the Sabbath ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENT"???

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