Q: I understand that we are not under the law because Jesus fulfilled the law. However, we still try to obey the ten commandments. Jesus didn’t tell us we had to stop obeying them. We even fight here in the US to keep the ten commandments on court house walls. We don’t murder. We try not to covet. Etc…etc….
So, my question is, WHY DON’T WE KEEP THE SABBATH? I have read that the Catholic Church was the one that changed it from Saturday to Sunday. I don’t know if that’s true or not. Regardless, we try to keep all of the other commandments, including the two that Jesus commanded, so why not the Sabbath?
A: Nobody perfectly keeps the commandments, not even those who try.
Jesus perfectly fulfilled and respectfully set aside every aspect of the old law, with no exceptions.
If he had not, then we would all still be stuck with every jot and tittle of the old law, until the end of time.
The New Covenant was indeed all new, not a rehash of the old, and it is based on the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. Not any law.
The Catholic Church, given the awesome and unrestricted power of binding and loosing by Jesus Christ, readopted and readapted the spirit of the old commandments to the new covenant realities.
Hence, the ten commandments of the Church are different in both word and application from the commandments of old.
This would explain the difference in the way the sabbath is observed today, by most Christians.
Instead of the curse of the law, we now enjoy the grace, mercy, and peace of Jesus Christ, who alone is the definitive end of the law.
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