Jesus is Lord of the Sabbathby Steve Wohlberg
Jesus Christ is "Lord even of the Sabbath day": This is perhaps the most important part of The Sabbath Zone. Speaking to a group of hostile religious leaders, a young Galilean Rabbi boldly declared, "For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath day." Matthew 12:8. By identifying Himself as "Lord even of the Sabbath day," Jesus of Nazareth was, in reality, revealing to His astonished hearers that He Himself was the One who originally made planet Earth in six days, and rested on the seventh day. The New Testament is very clear that Jesus Christ is not just our Savior, but is also our Creator. Notice carefully:
All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that has been made. John 1:3
He [Jesus] was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. John 1:10
God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. Eph. 3:9 KJV
For by Him [Jesus] all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. Col. 1:16
Thus Jesus Christ is our Creator. The One who created, rested. Thus the Sabbath commandment, when correctly understood in the light of both the Old and New Testaments, points to Jesus Christ as the Maker of all life. The Good News is that our Creator has become our Savior. Our Maker died for us (see 1 Cor. 15:3)!
For more information, read Truth Left Behind by Steve Wohlberg, Sunday: The Origin of Its Observance in the Christian Church, by E.J. Wagonner, or watch the fascinating 5-part TV documentary, The Seventh-day: Revelations from the Lost Pages of History (view trailer), produced by LLT Productions. All three are now available from White Horse Media. www.whitehorsemedia.com. 1-800-78-BIBLE.