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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
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Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Revelation 1:10; Luke 4:16-30; John 4:23; Matthew 11:28-30; Hebrews 8:13; Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 2:16-17; Galatians 4:10; Romans 14:1-23; Acts 2:46; Acts 3:1; Acts 20:6; Acts 24:11-12; Acts 24:18; Acts 5:20-21; Acts 5:42; Acts 9:20; Acts 17:1-2; Acts 17:10; Acts 17:16; Acts 19:19; 26; Acts 19:8; Acts 22:19;
This paper presents an antidote to sabbatarianism, namely the New Testament teaching of Christ as the fulfillment of the sabbath. A corollary to this idea is the matter of Christian freedom regarding the day for worship. The principle of Christian liberty in such matters is neglected by legalistic sabbatarians. It needs to be said that Christ did not directly abolish the sabbath. He fulfilled it. Observance of a particular day is not satisfactory in the Christiane era, as this study demonstrates.
Fielding, David, "The Chrisitian Day of Worship Gatherings- Its New Testament Practice and Theological Basis" (1990). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 323.
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