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Is the Sabbath still holy?

Submitted: 9/25/2013
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Question: If the ten comandments say to keep the Sabbath holy, then why does Paul say to let no man judge us on what we eat or drink or in the rest days. Please explain me about the Sabbath more in details.

Answer: In the days of the Old Testemant, the last day of the week was to be set apart and the Isrealites were to rest and do no productive work. Please see our article called 'The Real Meaning of The Sabbath' found on Shelf 5 of the Apostolic Free Library on this website. After Jesus came, the Sabbath was expanded to include every day, not just the seventh day. Jesus described Himself as the Lord of the Sabbath, which means that everyone who is submitted to Him as their Lord is keeping the Sabbath. Today we come to Jesus to find rest.

Paul was letting the believers in Colosse know that they were no longer required to observe the ceremonial aspects of the Mosaic law such as eating a kosher diet, keeping the Sabbath, observing the new moons, etc. All of these ceremonial laws have now been fulfilled in Jesus Christ. By submitting to Him, we are observing them all in their true sense. They were only a shadow of what was to come. Jesus is the real thing.