Who first enjoined Sunday-keeping by law?


Constantine the Great.
NOTES - "The earliest recognition of the observance of Sunday as a legal duty is a constitution of
Constantine in AD. 321, enacting that all courts of justice, inhabitants of towns, and workshops were to be
at rest on Sunday (venerabili die Solis), with an exception in favor of those engaged in agricultural labor. "Encyclopedia Britannica, ninth edition, article "Sunday."
"Constantine the Great made a law for the whole empire (AD. 321) that Sunday should be kept as
a day of rest in all cities and towns; but he allowed the country people to follow their work."-Encyclopedia
Americana, article "Sabbath."
"Unquestionably the first law, either ecclesiastical or civil, by which the Sabbatical observance of
that day is known to have been ordained, is the edict of Constantine, AD. 321."-Chambers' Encyclopedia,
article "Sabbath."

How did He further explain the new birth?
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What question did the eunuch ask after Philip had preached Jesus unto him?
How are those described who accept this message?
16. Could the offerings commanded by the ceremonial law satisfy or make perfect the conscience of the believer?
What example did Christ set in Sabbath observance?
Is this, for the time being, a source of pleasure?

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