Do Romans 14 and Colossians 2 Provide Cover For Modern Sabbath Deniers?

By Rev. Benjamin P. Glaser - Posted at Mountains and Magnolias:

As someone who seems out in the wilderness in defending a doctrine which once was almost unquestioned in confessionally Presbyterian circles (and not exactly that long ago) since the days of the Reformation from Rome and is in a very small minority even in his own denomination it is without a doubt that easily the two most often cited New Testament passages against what is plainly taught in WCF 21 and the similar WSC and WLC questions are Romans 14 and Colossians 2.

The defenders of the modern sacrament of eating out on the Lord’s Day and the imbibing of worldly entertainment like to use these passages especially to support their departure from centuries of consistent teaching by their Presbyterian forefathers, yet when one goes back to commentators on such passages it seems that they, not those of us who commend the biblical and spiritual blessing of the one in seven rest, that have allowed the nature of the age to move them to accommodate to the World’s conception of using their neighbor’s labor to fill their bellies and provide them entertainment on their “day off” (only if their maidservants and manservants were given such luxury, or as the kids would say #firstworldproblems). So to provide some defense of the confessional and scriptural position on the 4th Commandment in regards to the above mentioned passages here are the thoughts of a few of our forefathers on these parts of God’s Word.


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