A thought from The Sabbath Debate

Fairly early in The Sabbath Debate, Jim Staley asks the question, “If man had not sinned, what day would we be celebrating for Sabbath?”

Sabbath-restInteresting!!  So simple, yet I had never thought in these terms.  The Sabbath is clearly and undeniably a Creation Ordinance.  It was given before Adam and Eve sinned!  Therefore, if all of the work of redemption (Romans 8:18-25) is to restore that which was broken/lost at Adam’s sin, then the goal is a return to Eden.

And, what is at Eden?  The seventh day Sabbath!!

This is very simple:  “If man had not sinned, what day would we be celebrating for Sabbath?”

[I found the graphic while hunting for something else…  No explanation with it, but already, I can see it opens a whole other line of thought on this topic.  Exodus 31:16-17!!]

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4 Responses to A thought from The Sabbath Debate

  1. Connie E says:

    Hmmm. s????

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    • Pete Rambo says:

      I assume the ??s have to do with the image.

      I need to hunt a little for the Hebrew use of the first letter in modifying a word. you know that ‘Shem’ means ‘name.’ Of course, you know ‘abba’ is ‘daddy’ or ‘father,’ and I think you are familiar with ‘oth’ the Hebrew word for ‘sign.’

      I just thought the image puts them together interestingly… The only real question is the ‘S.’ Can it indeed mean/point to ‘name’ as the illustration asserts? The other two easily fit.

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  2. Rob Jo-Ann says:

    That statement Jim made (“If man had not sinned, what day would we be celebrating for Sabbath?”) stuck out with me also. It was given to Adam and Eve before the fall. I wonder how long Adam and Eve were in the garden before they listen to satan?

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  3. Glenn says:

    Good point to reiterate Pete. Likewise, had Israel not been so stiff-necked and adulterous they would be kings and priests to all the nations and thus, again, would we not be keeping Sabbath?

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