How to be in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day

This is the main thing wherein the Sabbath is to be sanctified, and wherein it represents Heaven, to be abstracted from the world, and to be living above in our spirits, eminently ravished in Spirit, as abstracted from things, we are to be taken up with on other days. The frame of a Sabbath should be a kind of ravishment, wherein not only we are not taken up with working our ordinary callings, but we do go about prayer and other spiritual duties in a more heavenly way than on other days, and that with a difference in our frame, being more elevated and spiritual, we should be other men in more divine contemplation. This is the main thing called for in sanctifying the Sabbath.… Read More How to be in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day

Is the Sabbath Optional? An Evaluation of Romans 14 and Colossians 2

Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 3, pp. 171-176. Objection 4: The Sabbath Is Detrimental to the Gospel. “One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that… Read More Is the Sabbath Optional? An Evaluation of Romans 14 and Colossians 2

The Myth of the “Continental View” of the Sabbath

While it is true that there is some diversity of opinion and practice on the Sabbath in the Continental Reformed tradition, ranging (in the Netherlands, for example) from the loose position of Cocceius, to the strict view of Voetius, Koelman and a’Brakel, the views of the Reformers regarding the Sabbath are much more Sabbatarian than… Read More The Myth of the “Continental View” of the Sabbath

Honoring the Sabbath With Your Children

Parents with young children who have recently become convicted about honoring the Christian Sabbath often find it extremely difficult to practically implement in their households. And to our shame, there is a dearth of mentors and church officers in their churches who can counsel them on how to practically honor the Lord’s Day. We don’t want to… Read More Honoring the Sabbath With Your Children

Calvin: ‘Bring the experiences of the Lord’s Day to the weekdays, not vice versa’

When it is said, Thou shalt labor six days, our Lord would hereby signify unto us, that we ought not to complain of yielding unto Him one certain day, when He leaves unto us six for one. As if He did say, “Shall the cost and charge be great unto you, to choose one day… Read More Calvin: ‘Bring the experiences of the Lord’s Day to the weekdays, not vice versa’