All other 9 commandments are explicitly reemphasised but not the Sabbath Command Why???
The Sabbath is emphasized in the New Testament. It's the single most mentioned and explicitly kept commandment. If you're talking about an explicit restatement of the words of the commandment, I think that's a little narrow, but none of the following are re-stated in the New Testament either:
1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me
2. Thou shalt not make any graven images
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
So, if the idea is that precedent is ignored in favor of explicit re-statements, we would have to conclude that none of the first four commandments are "reemphasized." It's not just about the Sabbath.
1 cor 6:9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 Corinthians 5:10
Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
“You shall worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:10
“Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1 Corinthians 10:14
"Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" (Acts 17:29,30)
: "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name." (Mt 6:9/Lk 11:2)
"I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." (Mt 12:36)
"This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." (Mt 15:8,9)
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." (Mt 23:9)
" . . . that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed." (1Tim 6:1)
I think you will see the first 3 commandments in the above verses clearly
Well, yes.... I see them clearly in principle, the same as the Sabbath is clearly expressed in principle in several places. What I understand you to be asking for, however, is a word-for-word restatement of the Sabbath commandment instead of its principle. None of the verses you cited as a word-for-word restatement of any of the relevant commandments.
I could likewise point to the following verses for the Sabbath and say it is there clearly. Perhaps you've not seen them before?
"So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God." (Heb. 4:9, NASB)
"And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment." (Luke 23:56)
"And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted [thither]." (Acts 16:13)
"Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day" (Col. 2:16, NASB)
I'm not including several along the lines of what Joyce shared, since you said that you're looking for texts after Christ's death. I'm not sure why that is exactly, especially since most of the verses you provided for the first three were also before Christ's death, but here are several for after as well.
Heb 4:9 while the sabbath is indeed mentioned serious students of Hebrews will agree that the text is more about having rest in Christ the true rest. Since the Jews kept sabbath better than any SDA and the text said they did not enter into HIS REST.
Luke 23:56 is in reference to his death and them resting But Jesus had not risen yet
Col 2:16 are SDA's using that text to argue 7th day Sabbath surely not?
Acts 16:13 Paul is speaking and said he and his companion went to the river on the sabbath where prayers were made. Is this reemphasising or just telling us what the jewish women did on the Sabbath? Similar to Paul's keeping the feast in Acts 18:21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by
all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again
unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.
Just some thoughts to consider
The Jews did not keep the Sabbath biblically, and I think that is a major point of this discussion.
I provided Gospel text and Pauline Text to reemphasise the first 3 commandments
Romans 1:31 -
Without understanding, ***covenantbreakers***, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:"
Breaking the Sabbath is breaking the COVENANT!
What commandments does you friend think are in the "Heavenly Ark of the Covenant" mentioned in
Revelation 11: 19
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his
"temple the ark of his testament" .
Ask your friend is the Sabbath Law, chipped out and the Sunday Law inserted instead in the Ark that is in Heaven?
The COVENANT within the ARK was never changed.
Just like your mortgate, or cell phone bill.
There were at least TWO copies made at the time agreement was made to the terms of the contract.
Now you can go home and change the date of payment, amount of payment, frequency of payment, but if the COPY THE BANK OR THE COMPANY HOLDING THE CONTRACT does not agree, YOU are in violation of the contract/covenant.
In like manner, the terms of the COVENANT in the Ark did NOT CHANGE!
So Christians keeping different commandments than those originally agreed to are
COVENANT BREAKERS, in VIOLATION of Romans 1:31!
Everyone has a parent who has told them if I told you once, I told you 1000 times!
The Sabbath is mentioned in the Scriptures 197 times.
Ask your friend how many times our Savior or His Father mentioned rejecting the Sabbath for worshiping on
"SUNDAY/The First Day Of the week. The answer is NEVER!
A M Brown if you steal you break the covenant, if you kill you break the covenant your point is?
Joyce thanks for your verses but those verses are not really New testament verses I am looking more for text after the death of Jesus. Jesus lived under the Jewish law, so if you have any text after his death I would be grateful
Charliebwoyo, In addition to all the verses that Joyce wrote, here is one last thing that makes what she said complete.
Matthew 28:19-20: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen". The great commission are the words of Jesus and in it, he commands us to teach others all the words that he said before he died. That included all of his words on the Sabbath.
Ezra I hear your argument on Matt 28:19-20 being that we are to teach all that Jesus commanded including the Sabbath. My question is still why then after Jesus commission 9 commandments are explicitly reemphised but not the Sabbath?
I think about it like this:
Why should God repeat Himself?
Did He come back to Adam and Eve and repeat the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?
If, as we believe, the Sabbath is the test of loyalty to God, then one command from the God we serve ought to be sufficient. Right?
Why would His faithful servants need any more?