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Ecclesiological Implications of the Sabbath (Part 1)

by Jon English Lee

*This post is the latest in a series looking at the Sabbath. Previous posts include:Sabbath Typology and Eschatological Rest, Paul and the Sabbath, Jesus and the Sabbath, The Sabbath and the Decalogue in the OT, a look at God’s Rest as Prescriptive, an examination of the Sabbath as a Creation Ordinance.

Accepting or rejecting the Sabbath as a creation ordinance has immediate implications for the church. Specifically, the ecclesiological implications of weekly Sabbath addressed in this post are church attendance and discipline and a theology of time.

Church Attendance and Discipline

The ongoing nature of the Sabbath ordinance, combined with other commands in the New Testament, requires the weekly gathering of believers for worship. Without a prescriptive creation ordinance, requiring church attendance to worship becomes tricky.

 

 

 

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