16. What striking testimony is borne by Neander, the noted church historian, regarding the origin of the Sunday Sabbath?

Answer

"Opposition to Judaism introduced the particular festival of Sunday very early, indeed, into the place of the
Sabbath. . . . The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance, and it was
far from the intentions of the apostles to establish a divine command in this respect, far from them, and
from the early apostolic church, to transfer the laws of the Sabbath to Sunday. Perhaps at the end of the
second century a false application of this kind had begun to take place; for men appear by that time to have
considered laboring on Sunday as a sin."-Neander's "Church History," Rose's translation, page 186.
 


What test should therefore be applied to every professed teacher of truth?
Into what condition has sin brought the entire creation?
11. How is the closing work of the gospel under the outpouring of the Spirit described by the Revelator?
What is to take place in the days of these kingdoms?
What does God say the Sabbath will be to those who hallow it, or keep it holy?
6. Looking forward to the conflicts through which His followers must pass, what cheering message did Christ send them through the Apostle John?
What stands on either side of the river?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle