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