Did Abraham observe the Sabbath?


Clarify Share Report Asked January 20 2014 Mini Cheryl Mccray

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Ari Ariel HaNaviy Messianic Jew and Torah Teacher with Messianic Congregation 'The Harvest'
The bible does not explicitly say that Abraham DID observe seventh day Sabbath. But it doesn't speak to the contrary either. Maybe he did. Maybe he didn't. It is an argument from silence. As I see it, the issue is moot either way since in God’s progressive way of revealing details as time moved along, both Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua (Jesus) now know without a shadow of a doubt that Sabbath keeping pleases God ever since it was revealed at Sinai along with the other nine. In point of fact, as 2 Tim. 3:16, 17 pointed out post resurrection, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” Surely this includes seventh-day Sabbath keeping.

Sabbath-keeping is prophesied to be enforced during Messiah’s future 1000-year reign from Planet Earth (Isaiah 66:23). Also, since papa Abraham will be among those resurrected to rule and reign with Messiah, he will definitely have a chance to demonstrate to all that he keeps God’s timetable

September 02 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini David Whitfield
The Sabbath law was given through Moses as a sign to the people of Israel, there is no evidence that Abraham kept the Sabbath as such, remember he was called out of a pagan culture to begin the walk of faith. Sunday is not the Christian Sabbath, it is the first day of the week not the seventh. I do not see any compulsion for a Gentile follower of Jesus to keep the Sabbath. Colossians 2:16-17 and Hebrews 4, which points to the true meaning of Sabbath Rest.
David Whitfield

January 21 2014 13 responses Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
I would say Yes. Abraham observed the Sabbath and all the three Abrahamic religions practice its observance with slight differences - Shabbat (Jewish), the Lord's Day (Christian) and Jamuah (Islamic).

January 21 2014 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Christopher Cross
Christ is Risen!

I believe to assert that Abraham kept the Sabbath would require evidence that the Scripture simply does not provide. In fact, several passages from both the Old and New Testaments point to evidence to the contrary.

"You came down also on Mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them just ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments. You made known to them Your holy Sabbath, and commanded them precepts, statutes and laws, by the hand of Moses Your servant." - Nehemiah 9:13-14

"This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward [meaning after Abraham], does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void." - Galatians 3:17

"And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, 'Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them. The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. Not with our fathers did the LORD make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. The LORD spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire, while I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. He said: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you."'"- Deuteronomy 5:1-12

Hopefully that helps!
God bless! 

August 05 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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