The subtitle is: “A biblical, historical, and theological investigation.” This book was published by Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, OR in 1999 but was originally published by Zondervan. It contains 12 chapters by 7 authors substantiating Sunday as the proper day for believers to worship. It answers the most recent writers who advocate either a Saturday Sabbath or Sunday as a Christian Sabbath (which this book admits is an oxymoron). Carson, in his introduction, writes, “Without doubt, the work that has stirred up most interest in the subject, at least in the English-speaking world, is that of Samuele Bacchiocchi” (From Sabbath to Sunday: A Historical Investigation of the Rise of Sunday Observance in Early Christianity). Bacchiocchi is a Seventh Day Adventist who published his book with the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Carson, A.T. Lincoln, R.J. Bauckham, and others take the reader deep into linguistics, history, and exegesis to answer the most common questions regarding why we still hold to Sunday as our day to worship, and why we do not keep the Sabbath nor make Sunday a Sabbath. Very good and helpful.
Who Needs The Local Church?July 2, 2017
This is a day of convenience, quick on-line shopping, and instant everything. It is almost possible for a person to live one’s whole life without leaving the house. If someone can arrange to work from home, the rest is easy. You can do all of your banking online, shop for almost anything and have it […]
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]