*** What was the result
of blotting out the handwriting of ordinances?
“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 a holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days, which
are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” Col. 2:14-17.
*** Upon what were the
ten commandments written?
“And He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to
perform, even ten commandments; and He wrote them upon two tables of
stone. ” Deut. 4:13.
*** In what manner were
they written on these tables of stone?
“And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing
of God, graven upon the tables.” Ex. 32:16.
*** When was the
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host
of them... And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because
that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and
made.” Gen. 2:1-3.
*** What was man’s
“And God saw every thing that He had made, and behold, it was
very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” Gen. 1:31.
*** Had man faithfully
obeyed God from the beginning, would He have been counted a sinner?
“For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the
doers of the law shall be justified.” Rom. 2:13.
*** For what purpose
were the sabbaths instituted which formed a part of the “handwriting
“Which are a shadow
of things to come; but the
body is of Christ.” Col 2:17. They pointed forward to Christ.
*** To what does the
Sabbath of the fourth commandment direct the mind? Back to creation.
“For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all
that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore [for this
reason] the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Ex. 20:11.
*** Were there any
sabbath days in the old dispensation that were local and shadowy?
“In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye
have a sabbath.” Lev. 23:24. “Also the tenth day of the seventh
month there shall be a day of atonement... It shall be unto you a sabbath
of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls.” Lev. 23:27-32.
*** What were these
“These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be
holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a
burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings,
everything upon his day.” Lev. 23:37.
*** Were these entirely
distinct from the seventh-day Sabbath?
“Beside the Sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and
beside all your vows, and beside all your free will offerings, which ye
give unto the Lord.” Lev. 23:38.