Rightly understood and observed, the seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) is a precious gift from God. Millions of Christians in my faith community experience it as such. At creation, “God blessed the seventh day and made it holy” (Gen. 2:3; italics supplied); the Sabbath commandment echoes, “The Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy” (Ex. 20:11). The Sabbath is also God’s chosen sign of creation and redemption: “that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you” (Ex. 31:13); thus, rightly understood and observed, the Sabbath remains a perpetual antidote to both the theory of …
Dr. Skip MacCarty is associate pastor for evangelism at Pioneer Memorial Church in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and is the author of In Granite or Ingrained: What the Old and New Covenants Reveal about the Gospel, the Law, and the Sabbath.