The Sabbath Is Nailed To His Cross

Colossians 2:14-17 reads, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; … Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”

According to Colossians 2:14 then, what was done with these ordinances (laws)?:

· blotted them out

· taking them out of the way

· nailing them to the cross

What does this mean for us? (verse 16):

Let no man therefore judge you with respect to these ordinances. That is, no man can say you are sinning if you don’t keep these laws, as these laws are not part of God’s law for us today

A comparison with several Old Testament passages (Numbers 28:4,9,11,14,16,29:1,39, II Chronicles 2:4, 8:12-13, 31:3, Nehemiah 10:33, and Ezekiel 45:17) shows that Colossians 2:16 is referring to all four categories of Old Testament observances:

· daily – meat, drink

· yearly – holyday

· monthly – new moon

· weekly – Sabbath

Conclusion: The Weekly SABBATH is Specifically mentioned as having been blotted out. It is no longer binding today the same as circumcision and all the other requirements of the law of Moses.

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