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"Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it" (Exodus 20:9-11).

"I would to God that every holy day whatsoever besides the Lord's Day were abolished. That zeal which brought them first in, was without all warrant of the Word, and merely followed corrupt reason, forsooth to drive out the holy days of the pagans, as one nail drives out another. Those holy days have been so tainted with superstitions that I wonder we tremble not at their very names. - William Ames.

"And next in particular, concerning festival days findeth that in the explication of the first head of the first book of discipline it was thought good that the feasts of Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, with the feasts of the Apostles, Martyrs, and Virgin Mary be utterly abolished because they are neither commanded nor warranted by Scripture and that such as observe them be punished by Civil Magistrates. Here utter abolition is craved and not reformation of abuses only and that because the observation of such feasts have no warrant from the word of God. - The Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, December 10, Session 17, 1638, pp. 37-38

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"'That God's word damns your ceremonies, it is evident; for the plain and straight commandment of God is, 'Not that thing which appears good in thy eyes, shalt thou do to the Lord thy God, but what the Lord thy God has commanded thee, that do thou: add nothing to it; diminish nothing from it.' Now unless that ye are able to prove that God has commanded your ceremonies, this his former commandment will damn both you and them.' With this understanding of worship, the Scottish Church cast out a multitude of the monuments of idolatry which were part of papal worship; graven images, the Mass, false sacraments, Romish liturgical ceremonies, and Roman bishops were all removed from the Church. Ecclesiastical holidays were also expelled from the Church of Scotland." - Kevin Reed, Christmas: An Historical Survey Regarding Its Origins and Opposition to It (free book).

 


The Joy of the Sabbath Versus Legalism (Mark #13) by Greg Price

Of the Fourth Commandment by Thomas Boston

Remember the Sabbath Day 1/5 by Greg Price

Remember the Sabbath Day 2/5 by Greg Price

Remember the Sabbath Day 3/5 by Greg Price

Remember the Sabbath Day 4/5 by Greg Price

Remember the Sabbath Day 5/5 (Christmas, Easter And Other Pagan And Roman Catholic/Papal Antichrist Holy Days) - Flee Idolatry! by Greg Price

Sanctifying the Sabbath (Mark #14) by Greg Price

The Perpetuity And Change Of The Sabbath 1 of 3 (From The Works of Jonathan... by Jonathan Edwards

The Perpetuity And Change Of The Sabbath 2 of 3 (From The Works of Jonathan... by Jonathan Edwards

The Perpetuity And Change Of The Sabbath 3 of 3 (From The Works of Jonathan... by Jonathan Edwards

History of Holy Days (1/7) The Christian Sabbath/Lord's Day, Christmas, Easter, Antichrist And Removing Monuments To Idolatry by Dr. Steven Dilday

History of Holy Days (2/7) The Christian Sabbath/Lord's Day, Christmas, Easter, Antichrist And Removing Monuments To Idolatry by Dr. Steven Dilday

History of Holy Days (3/7) The Christian Sabbath/Lord's Day, Christmas, Easter, Antichrist And Removing Monuments To Idolatry by Dr. Steven Dilday

History of Holy Days (4/7) The Christian Sabbath/Lord's Day, Christmas, Easter, Antichrist And Removing Monuments To Idolatry by Dr. Steven Dilday

History of Holy Days (5/7) The Christian Sabbath/Lord's Day, Christmas, Easter, Antichrist And Removing Monuments To Idolatry by Dr. Steven Dilday

History of Holy Days (6/7) The Christian Sabbath/Lord's Day, Christmas, Easter, Antichrist And Removing Monuments To Idolatry by Dr. Steven Dilday

History of Holy Days (7/7) The Christian Sabbath/Lord's Day, Christmas, Easter, Antichrist And Removing Monuments To Idolatry by Dr. Steven Dilday

Sanctifying The Lord's Day - An excerpt from the practical puritan, Thomas Watson.

The Sabbath by David Steele

A Testimony & Warning Against Some Prevailing Sins and Immoralities by The Reformed Presbytery

J.C. Ryle: The Sabbath is a Day to Keep (How to keep the Day holy.)

God's Law for Modern Man (293 KB) by Brian Schwertley

The Christian Sabbath Examined, Proved, Applied (254 KB) by Brian Schwertley

The Sabbath and Modern Civilization: A Critique of Gary North's "The Economics of Sabbath Keeping" (28 KB) by Brian Schwertley

Views of the Reformers regarding the Sabbath by Patrick Fairbairn

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The Fourth Commandment by Charles Hodge

The Sabbath, Reformed Theologians and the Change of the Day of Rest 1/2 (The Best of Dr. Francis Nigel Lee 6 of 10)

The Sabbath, Reformed Theologians and the Change of the Day of Rest 2/2 (The Best of Dr. Francis Nigel Lee 7 of 10)

The Covenantal Sabbath by Francis Nigel Lee (Online Book)

The Christian Sabbath and Ecclesiastical Holidays (Church of Christ Vol. 1, #18) by James Bannerman

A Puritan Reformed Discussion of Holy Days (Lord's Day/Christian Sabbath, Christmas, Easter, etc.) by Greg Barrow

John Murray on the Sabbath - The Sabbath as a creation ordinance for all time.

The Fourth Commandment: According to the Westminster Standards by John Murray

THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH OR LORD’S DAY HOMEPAGE at covenanter.org

The Sabbath - Genesis Commentary #10 by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon

The Ultimate Eschatological Destiny of the Sabbath (The Best of Dr. Francis Nigel Lee 10 of 10)

Sermons on Deuteronomy - On the Sabbath Part I by John Calvin

Sermons on Deuteronomy - On the Sabbath Part II  by John Calvin

Rules for a Profitable Sabbath

HISTORY OF HOLY DAYS (CHRISTMAS, EASTER, CHRISTIAN SABBATH, JEWS, etc.), IDOLATRY, ICONOCLASM, etc. (SWRB BLOG)

Sabbath Keeping Ordinance by the Mayor to the Aldermen of the Several Wards in London.

An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Assembled in Parliament for the better observation of the Lords Day.

James Chrystie's Article on The Lord's Day, The Christian Sabbath.

David Steele's Article on Sabbath, or Sunday.

Theses Sabbaticae or The Docrine of the Sabbath by Thomas Shepard

Thomas Melville Slater's Tract on Nicknaming the Sabbath: A Protest Against Using Other than the Scriptural Names for the Lord's Day.

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Quotes on Holy Days (Lord's Day, Christmas, Easter, etc.)

"... by communicating with idolaters in their rites and ceremonies, we ourselves become guilty of idolatry; even as Ahaz, 2 Kings 16:10, was an idolater, eo ipso, that he took the pattern of an altar from idolaters. Forasmuch, then, as kneeling before the consecrated bread, the sign of the cross, surplice, festival days (like Christmas, Easter, etc.-ed.), bishopping, bowing down to the altar, administration of the sacraments in private places, etc., are the wares of Rome, the baggage of Babylon, the trinkets of the whore, the badges of Popery, the ensigns of Christ's enemies, and the very trophies of antichrist, -- we cannot conform, communicate and symbolise with the idolatrous Papists in the use of the same, without making ourselves idolaters by participation. Shall the chaste spouse of Christ take upon her the ornaments of the whore? Shall the Israel of God symbolise with her who is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt? Shall the Lord's redeemed people wear the ensigns of their captivity? Shall the saints be seen with the mark of the beast? Shall the Christian church be like the antichristian, the holy like the profane, religion like superstition, the temple of God like the synagogue of Satan?" George Gillespie, A Dispute Against English Popish Ceremonies, volume one, p. 80.

 

"The General Assembly taking to their consideration the manifold abuses, profanity, and superstitions committed on Yule-day and some other superstitious days following have unanimously concluded and hereby ordains; That whatsoever person or persons hereafter shall be found guilty in keeping of the foresaid superstitious days shall be proceeded against by Kirk censures and shall make their public repentance therefore in the face of the congregation where the offence is committed." - The Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, February 13, 1645., pp. 285-286.

 

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The Sabbath Viewed in the Light of Reason, Revelation, and History, with Sketches of Its Literature (1882) by James Gilfillan

Sabbath Keeping: A Biblical Defense by Reformed Ministers from the Past by Robert Lewis Dabney, Thomas Boston, Thomas Ridgeley, Robert Shaw, Edward Fisher, James Bannerman et al.

The Sabbath - Extracts from Fisher's Catechism by James Fisher

The Sabbath: A Discourse on the Duty of Civil Government in Relation to the Sanctification of the Lord's Day (1829) by James R. Willson

The Market Day of the Soul: The Puritan Doctrine of the Sabbath in England 1532-1700 - James T. Dennison (Author)
"Dennison's detailed, historical study of the Sabbath--particularly the Puritan Sabbath--provides numerous insights that will help Christians today to maintain God-honoring, Sabbath-keeping as the market day of the soul. May God use this book to turn many from the soul-damaging results of neglecting to keep the Sabbath day to the conscientious keeping of Sabbath as a delight owed to God (Isa. 58:13-14)." - Joel R. Beeke

A Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies Obtruded on the Church of Scotland (1637, reprinted from the 1660 edition) by George Gillespie

Gospel Worship: Being An Attempt to Exhibit the Scriptural View of the Nature, Obligations, Manner, and Ordinances, of the Worship of God, In the New Testament (2 Volume Set, 1770) by Archibald Hall

The Altar of Damascus or the Pattern of the English Hierarchy, and Church Policy Obtruded Upon the Church of Scotland (1621) by David Calderwood

A Fresh Suit Against Human Ceremonies in God's Worship (1633) by William Ames

Records of the Kirk of Scotland, Containing the Acts and Proceedings of the General Assemblies, From the Year 1638 Downwards, As Authenticated by the Clerks of Assembly; With Notes and Historical Illustrations, by Alexander Peterkin (1838 edition)

The True History of the Church of Scotland, From the Beginning of the Reformation, unto the end of the Reigne of King James VI (1678) by David Calderwood

The Two Babylons or the Papal Worship Proved to Be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife (1916) by Alexander Hislop

Vitis Degeneris: or, The Degenerate Plant, Being a Treatise of Ancient Ceremonies. Containing an Historical Account of their Rise and Growth, their First Entrance into the Church,and their Gradual Advancement to Superstition... by Thomas Douglas

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The Sabbath Viewed in the Light of Reason, Revelation, and History, with Sketches of Its Literature (1882)
A massive and thorough book which covers so much ground that it is almost impossible to do justice to it in a short book summary. We will simply say that if you are interested in any aspect of the Sabbath question you will almost certainly find much help here. Major heads include: "Sketches of Sabbatic Controversies and Literature;" "Proofs, From Reason and Experience, of the Excellence and Divine Origin of the Sabbath;" "Testimony of Revelation to a Sacred and Perpetual Sabbath;" "Evidence from History for a Weekly Day of Rest and Worship;" "The Sabbath Defended Against Opposing Arguments, Theories, and Schemes;" "The Claims of the Sabbath Practically Enforced." Includes a general index and an index of texts. 635 pages.

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Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep It Holy (click here for these sermons on five free MP3s)

Why Keep the Sabbath? (1/5) (free MP3)
Is Sabbath Keeping for the Jews Alone? (2/5) (free MP3)
Sabbath Keeping & Building the Kingdom of God (3/5) (free MP3)
There is Left a Rest For the People of God (4/5) (free MP3)
Lordship, Sabbath Keeping, Holy Days & Christmass (5/5) (free MP3 against Xmas, Easter & other Roman Catholic festival days)


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Why Keep the Sabbath? (1/5) by Greg Price (free MP3)

The Sabbath Viewed in the Light of Reason, Revelation, and History, with Sketches of Its Literature (1882) by James Gilfillan

Sabbath Keeping: A Biblical Defense by Reformed Ministers from the Past by Robert Lewis Dabney, Thomas Boston, Thomas Ridgeley, Robert Shaw, Edward Fisher, James Bannerman et al.

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