Olli Dürr Verses about the Sabbath in the New Testament

Verses about the Sabbath in the New Testament

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A selection of verses from the New Testament clearly shows that the followers and apostles of Jesus Christ observed the Sabbath (7th day, Saturday) at all times. Nothing can be found in the Bible about an abolition of the Sabbath or a postponement to Sunday.

Verses of the NT document validity of the Sabbath


The Bible clearly establishes the validity of the Sabbath

Reports on the actions of the apostles after Christ’s ascension clearly show that the Sabbath, the 7th day of the week (Saturday), was observed at all times. There is nothing about a cancellation of the Sabbath or the changing the day to Sunday (“Sun-Day”) in the Holy Scriptures. From this it can only be concluded that the (supposed) abolition of the Sabbath is only a human idea and therefore void. The Sabbath still applies.

The following verses of the NT document the Sabbath

Matthew 12:5
Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

Matthew 12:8
For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Matthew 12:12
How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

Matthew 24:20
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Acts 13:14
But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.

Acts 13:27
For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

Acts 13:42
And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

Acts 13:44
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

Acts 15:21
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Acts 16:13
And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

Acts 17:2
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Acts 18:4
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Hebrews 4:9
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

OT proves Sabbath also for the future

Isaiah 66:22-23
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.

It follows that the Sabbath was, is, and will be in OT, NT, present, and future!

Pharisees today

It is often argued that Jesus Christ abolished the Sabbath when he was walking with some apostles on a Sabbath and plucking some ears of corn. One should not do this on a Sabbath, the Pharisees complained. Jesus replied that He is Lord of the Sabbath too. But anyone who now thinks that Jesus abolished the Sabbath is greatly mistaken (Info). Jesus repeatedly accused the Pharisees of putting their own laws above the laws of God. The supposed prohibition against plundering grains of corn on a Sabbath was a Pharisee law. Anyone who now claims that Jesus eliminated the Sabbath is not just stepping on thin ice, but is joining forces with the Pharisees.

Bible verses from King James Version

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