The Sabbath in the New Testament Bible Quiz

Check your knowledge about the Sabbath in the New Testament

  1. WHEN Jesus was here, did He keep the commandments of God? John 15:10.

  2. Did He observe the seventh-day Sabbath? Luke 4:16, 31; Exodus 20:8-11. Note 1.

  3. Is Jesus our example in all things? 1 Peter 2:21.

  4. Does God expect us to follow His example? 1 John 2:6.

  5. Does the New Testament mean the seventh day when it speaks of the Sabbath? Luke 23:52-56; 24:1; Mark 15:42-47; 16:1, 2.

  6. Which day is the Sabbath of the commandment and the Sabbath of the New Testament? The day just before the first day of the week. Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:1, 2. (Illustrated by the calendar week.)

  7. Which day did the women associated with Jesus observe? Luke 23:55, 56.

  8. Did the early Christian churches observe the Sabbath? For example, note Acts 13:14, 44, Antioch; Acts 16:12, 13, Philippi; Acts 17:1, 2, 4, Thessalonica; Acts 18:1-4. Note 2.

  9. How many Sabbath meetings are recorded in the above references? Total, eighty-four meetings.

  10. Is there any commandment in the New Testament to observe the first day of the week? Read every verse where the first day is mentioned: Matt. 28:1; Luke 24:1; Mark 16:2, 9; John 20:1, 19; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2. Note 3.

  11. Where do we find the New Testament record of the only meeting held on the first day of the week? Held at Troas on a Saturday night. Acts 20:5-12. In accordance with the Bible plan of reckoning time, the first day of the week began at sundown, consequently the meeting held by Paul on Saturday evening was in the early or dark part of the first day of the week.

  12. Which day of the week is the "Lord's day"? Luke 6:5-11; Rev. 1:10.

Note 1. - "Much has been made of the attitude of Christ in speech and deed toward the Sabbath. Some have imagined that by words He uttered and by deeds He did He relaxed the binding nature of the old command. This view, however, is to absolutely misunderstand, and misinterpret the doing and teaching of Jesus." - G. Campbell Morgan in "The Ten Commandments."

Note 2. - "Down even to the fifth century the observance of the Jewish Sabbath was continued in the Christian church, but with a rigour and solemnity gradually diminishing until it was wholly discontinued." - Coleman in "Ancient Christianity Exemplified."

Note 3. - "You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday." - Cardinal Gibbons in "The Faith of Our Fathers."

Note: This quiz is based on "Fundamentals of the Seventh-day Adventist Faith", 1941, British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Watford, Bible Study No. 16, "The Sabbath in the New Testament".

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