Christian Holidays #22

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This entry is part 22 of 24 in the series Christian Holidays

Try to put yourself for a moment in the mind of one of the original disciples of Jesus. How would you have been different from what you are today?

Well, in the first place, you would have been a Jew. Like Jesus himself, you would have been a regular in synagogue attendance, and you would have been a Sabbath keeper. The Sabbath, you must understand, was more than just another commandment, more than a mere doctrine. It was a matter of religious identity.

Now how and when did all that get changed? Why would you, at some later time, abandon the observance of the Sabbath in favor of Sunday? And what would have been the consequences of that change?

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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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