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Discussion in 'Updates & Information' started by McPatrickClan, Aug 31, 2008.
Should I not post on Sundays? Just not sure about the rules...
Got it- thanks. As an aside, I am still trying to figure out the Sabbath thing... I had a pastor who did nothing from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Just don't know a ton about The Sabbath...
Here is a book for you to read...
Thanks for the tip . . . I ordered it too. Interestingly, I was listening to Pipa's treatment of justification (iPod) on the way home from church today.
You are one odd duck for a 27 vet of the PCUSA. Your theology just doesn't correspond to any stereotype I have of PTS in this era! Are you sure that you left PCUSA of your own choice? Or, did they run you out with the smell of tar in the air? Maybe some of the pastors invoked the sisterhood and began praying to Sophia regarding your need to leave their ranks?
I do get a little wary when I see people collecting sticks...
I am an odd duck that is for sure...
How about picking some heads of grain and eating them? Please forgive me (I just couldn't resist)
"The Fourth Commandment: According to the Westminster Standards" by John Murray
"The Perpetuity and Change of the Sabbath" #1 by Jonathan Edwards
"The Perpetuity and Change of the Sabbath" #2 by Jonathan Edwards
"The Perpetuity and Change of the Sabbath" #3 by Jonathan Edwards
Trying, by God's grace to keep the Fourth Commandment is an important part of the Christian life.
Myself, Gavin, and for my family I try, by God's grace,to refrain from ordinary activities (like posting) on the Lord's Day. The high standard set in our Confession really even requires taking our thoughts, words, and deeds off of it so we focus on worship. This is very difficult to do, I don't always keep this perfectly but I have found blessing in obedience and leading the family in obedience.
Practically, my understanding is the Sabbath ends at sundown, so I try the whole day to Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it Holy.
Blessings to you.
Thank you all for the suggestions on reading material.
Scott, I see the WCF statement on The Sabbath and I am sold on the idea that we should keep it until The Return of The Lord, but how did it get moved from Saturday to Sunday?
(This is not a Romans 9 type of question. I really do not know.)
See Sabbath The Day Changed; The Sabbath Preserved, A. A. Hodge
And this exchange which has a useful chart on the appearances of the Lord after his Resurrection. Exchange between Richard Bacon and Seventh Day Adventist
Also see James Durham on the fourth commandment from his lectures on the Ten Commandments
The Fourth Commandment | Naphtali Press
Excellent quotes from the Church Fathers in the Hodge article. Thank you!
Here's one article that specifically addresses this:
From Sabbath to Lord’s Day « Green Baggins