I would've sworn I did reply to this post.RickD wrote: ↑Mon May 14, 2018 3:37 pmOk, let's look at the text:BavarianWheels wrote:
I believe the law to observe the Sabbath was instituted at creation. See Genesis 2:2,3 for the basis of that belief where it states clearly that God made the 7th day holy and rested on it because of His work of creation had finished. Both the Adam and Eve were present with God on that day.
Genesis 2:2-3 Nasb
2By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created [a]and made.
My belief is that there was no command to observe/obey the sabbath, until Mt. Sinai. Let's compare the text in Exodus 20:8-11, regarding the commandment to observe the sabbath.
8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who [e]stays with you. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
The commandment in exodus shows what the Israelites were to do, and not do as a commandment.
Can you tell me where in the text of Genesis 2:2-3, the commandment part is?
There doesn't appear to be any commandment or law in the text.
What we do see from the text in Genesis, is this:
1)God completed His work of creating, in six days.
2)By the 7th day, His creation was complete.
3)God rested on the 7th day.
4)God blessed the 7th day and made it holy.
What we do not see in the text, but are assumed and claimed:
1)It doesn't say that humans rested or were told to rest.
2)It doesn't say that humans were commanded to follow God’s example of resting.
3)It doesn't say that any humans were present, when God blessed the 7th day, and made it holy.
So you can see why interpretation and proper exegesis is important.
Your observance and claim that the sabbath commandment/law is a law for all humanity is based on a non-existent commandment in the text you are using as the foundation for your belief. And you don't see a problem with that?
Ok...well, I'll reply again.