Sabbath Law Was Only For The Jews

The Sabbath law of the Old Testament was a sign between God and Israel, commemorating His bringing them out of Egyptian slavery, meaning it was peculiarly given to Israel, those whose ancestors had come out of Egypt. Gentiles were never required to keep it. The following Bible passages prove that:

Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations

Exodus 31:16-17 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, … It is a sign between me and the children of Israel

Ezekiel 20:10,12 I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness … Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them

Deuteronomy 5:15 remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence … therefore the Lord … commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

Gentiles then were no more obligated to keep the Sabbath (or any part of the law of Moses – Galatians 5:3) than we are obligated to build an ark today. Today, no one is under obligation to keep any part of the Old Testament law, the law of Moses (Ephesians 2:14-16).

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