Sabbath – List of all Sabbath articles on this website

The Seventh Day – blessed at creation, counted by Noah, made a Sabbath by Moses, corrupted by the Traditions, liberated by Christ and avoided by Paul.

This page lists the articles that are available on the Sabbath:


What does the Old Testament teach about the Sabbath?

Blessed And Sanctified At Creation – The specialness of the seventh day is part of what God created and permanently engrained into human existence.

Evolution –The view that God created man over millions of years by guiding evolution makes the Bible’s core message null and void.

From Creation To Moses – Evidence exists for a seven-day cycle before Moses, but not that the seventh day was a day of physical rest.

The Sabbath in The Law of Moses The Sabbath was a Symbol of Liberation, a Day of Rest, a help to Israel remember the Lord and a Test of Obedience.  It was not a day for church meetings or a day to seek the Lord.


The Jewish Traditions are extremely detailed laws that the Jews added to the Old Testament. It was intended to help them keep God’s Law, but by representing God as a tyrant, it eventually separated them from God.


The Law of Christ (1Cor.  9:21; Gal. 6:2)Christ replaced the Law of Moses with a higher law – the Law of Christ.  This is the law that existed “from the beginning” and reveals the Father’s heart.


First Two Sabbath Healing Miracles (Luke 4; Mark 1)Early in His ministry Christ publicly contravened the traditions by healing a man on the Sabbath.  This prepared the ground for the later confrontations.

The Man With The Withered Hand (Matthew 12:9-14 and Mark 3:1-6)Jesus healed the man, saying, “it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath”.  The Pharisees went out and immediately began to conspire as to how they might destroy Him.

The Crippled Woman (Luke 13:10-17) – The Pharisees became angry because Jesus healed the woman.  Jesus then asked, “should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?

When His Disciples Picked Grain (Matthew 12:1-8, Mark 2:23-28 and Luke 6:1-5)His disciples were accused of breaking the Sabbath.  He defended them by saying “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath”, and claimed to be “Lord of the Sabbath”.

The Invalid At Bethesda (John 5) – He justified the healing by saying: “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working … the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing” (5:19).

The Man That Was Born Blind (John 9) – The miracle healings supported His astounding claims, condemned the Pharisees and explained the Sabbath as a day for the “good works from the Father”.


A number of articles have been written and are published on this website that each deals with a specific Sabbath incident from the gospels. The current series of articles is a topical overview of the main principles.

Why Christ Deliberately Contravened The Sabbath – The Jews defined healing as work that is disallowed on the Sabbath.  Still Jesus deliberately healed on the Sabbath.  The message, therefore, is important.

The Real Reason They Killed Jesus – He contravened the Jewish traditions and therefore was a threat to the authority of the religious rulers.

Opportunity To Teach – The miracles gave credence to His astounding claims, such as that the Father is in Him, and He in the Father, and created the opportunity to teach.

What Did Jesus Teach About The Sabbath? – What did Jesus teach may and must be done on the Sabbath?

Jesus Taught A Different Sabbath. – Moses made rest the goal.  Christ shifted the focus to the purpose, namely to free people from Satan’s bonds.  Rest is for this purpose and remains.

Is the Sabbath commandment repeated in the New Testament?  What are the implications?


A Typical Interpretation

Romans 14:5-6  One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike.  Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. (NASB)



The intention is to populate this page more fully over the next years.

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12 Replies to “Sabbath – List of all Sabbath articles on this website”

  1. Im a medical student, is it correct to attend lectures on sabbath? lecturers say they will be busy in the hospital during the week. i feel im doing wrong attending lectures on Sabbath, please help.

    1. Dear Siphetheni

      I know your pain. I remembered how when I was forced to work on the Sabbath.

      One guiding principle, for your situation, is that Jesus said that the Sabbath was made for man; not man for the Sabbath. That means that human needs are always more important than the Sabbath.

      Another is that, when a sheep falls into a pit on the Sabbath, then you must pull it out immediately (Mt. 12:11). It means that emergencies must be dealt with immediately, even on the Sabbath. Perhaps I can generalize the principle further to say that, when there is a compelling reason to do something on the Sabbath, then one is allowed to do it.

      But above all, God is love. He only wants what is good for you, even when we do not understand.

      I cannot tell you what to do. It is a matter that must be settled between yourself and God. Let your conscience be your guide. Perhaps one day you will be a doctor that will help other Sabbath-keeping students not to have to attend classes on the Sabbath.

  2. If you don’t rest on Sabbath, as the 4th commandment requires, then do what Christ did on the Sabbath: “teach or preach the word of God, heal and help the needy from what you have”. That is the Law of Christ He exhibited during his time.

    Attending funerals, weddings, parties, conferences or get-aways on Sabbath doesn’t work for God, as people in all those events make money. This means they are working for themselves; not for God.

    Let’s not think that we are free from the 4th commandment that Jesus and apostles portrayed. As for Sunday, it is not a problem to worship on that day, but it is a problem when you disregard the 7th day itself.

    A careful study of the Bible is needed. Whoever compromises the 7th day, well, let’s wait for the last day and see where all belong; on earth, having have missed rapture OR with Jesus on the clouds. If he didn’t spare his own elects Israel in the first century, it won’t be different on the last day.

    *Keep all 10 commandments (James 2 vs10,11; 1john2 vs3-7; Rev22 vs14).
    *Do all these_(Gal 5 vs22,23).
    *Don’t do all these_(Gal5 vs19-21).

    1. I generally agree with you, but I am not sure that the Last Day Judgment will be about who has the right doctrines. Jesus will then say “to those on His right … I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me” (Mt. 25:34-36).

  3. Creation was done in 6 days ; each day evening and morning followed. But the seven day,there was no evening and morning which meant eternity and it refer to the millenium.

  4. Jesus never changes. He is God and never changed His law, the Sabbath included. If He says it is the seventh day to be kept as the Sabbath, then it is that, not the first day. Obedience is better than sacrifice. Let as all strive to obey Jesus’ commandments, by the help of the Holy Spirit, without any disputing and argument. This is righteousness in Christ: believing in Him and doing His will at all times.

  5. God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change his mind. has He said and will He not do it? or has He spoken and will He not fulfill it? (Num. 23:19). If God promised salvation to the foreigners (Gentile world) thru the Sabbath Observance “Isaiah 56:2-5” who will be a liar; God or man?

    Jesus said “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that come from the mouth of God” (Mat 4:4). And out of the mouth of God came the Sabbath commandment; not only for the Jews but entire world.

    Sin comes when any of God’s Laws (10 Commandments) is broken (1 John 3:4, James 2:10)

    Because of all this confusion in the protestant world today and Apostle Paul spoke of “The man of Lawlessness” (2 Thess. 2:8-12; Rev 17:2). Come out of her my people (Rev. 18:4).

    There remains a Sabbath Rest for God’s people (Both the Gentiles and Jews)

  6. Christ has no other New Law except the Law of God found in Exodus 20:3-17. He on the stone tablets and put inside the Ark of the covenant. Mosses’ laws were written on the book and put on the outside pocket of the Ark of the covenant.

    1. Dear Tioko, Paul wrote of himself: “not being myself under the Law (of Moses) … though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ” (1 Cor. 9:20-21). Please see the article on the Law of Christ.

  7. I too agree to this teaching. Jesus’ first focus is to heal people from their challenges; not to worship the Sabbath. the son of God is Lord over the Sabbath.
    Jesus is Lord forever! He is peace, the way to eternal life, the son of God, God.
    May Jesus bless you! I believe in Trinity (protestant).
    thank you very much for revealing the lesson of the true cross.

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