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

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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

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