Through whom did God create the world?
"God . . . hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, . . . by whom also He made the worlds." Heb.
1: 1, 2.
NOTES - From beginning to end, the Bible recognizes but one weekly Sabbath -the day upon
which God rested in the beginning; which was made known to Israel at Sinai (Neh. 9:13,14); was observed
by Christ and His apostles; and is to be kept by the redeemed in the world to come. Isa. 66:22,23.
The terms Sabbath, Sabbaths, and Sabbath days occur sixty times in the New Testament, and in
every case but one refer to the seventh day. In Col. 2: 16, 17 reference is made to the annual sabbaths
connected with the three annual feasts observed by Israel before the first advent of Christ.
The first day of the week is mentioned but eight times in the New Testament, six of which are
found in the four Gospels, and refer to the day on which Christ arose from the dead. See Matt. 28:1; Mark
16:2,9; Luke 24:1; John 20:1,19. The other two (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2) refer to the only religious meeting
held on the first day of the week after the ascension, in apostolic times, recorded in the New Testament,
and to a systematic accounting and laying by in store at home on that day for the poor saints in Judea and
It is evident, therefore, that the Sabbath of the New Testament is the same as the Sabbath of the
Old Testament, and that there is nothing in the New Testament setting aside the seventh-day Sabbath, and
putting the first day of the week in its place.
THE LAW OF GOD
Thou shall have no other gods before Me.
Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above,
or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shall not bow down
thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing
mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.
Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless
that takes His name in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall thou labor, and do all thy work: but the
seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shall not do any work, thou, nor thy son,
nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is
within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and
rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God
Thou shall not kill.
Thou shall not commit adultery.
Thou shall not steal.
Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his
manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
With what words did the chief priests and others mock Jesus while on the cross?
What has ever been the theme of God's prophets?
What has the Pope commanded all Catholics to do?
What did the first Sunday law enacted in America, that of Virginia, in 1610, require?
What did Christ tell the rich young man to do?
Whom did Christ indicate as fulfilling this prophecy?
What assurance has God given to believers?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle