Should Christians Keep The Sabbath Today?

Transcript Of A Debate With Philip Bartlett


Written debate on good-news e-mail discussion forum


Against the necessity of keeping the sabbath: Mr. Duncan Heaster

For the necessity of keeping the sabbath: Mr. Philip Bartlett (Conservative Presbyterian- Calvinist)

Part 1: Opening Statements of 3000 words 
9-1-1 The Sabbath And The Law Of Moses
9-1-2 The Sabbath In The Early Church
9-1-3 No Difference Between Torah And The Ten Commandments
9-2-1 Ceremonial And Moral Law
9-2-2 The Sabbath And Sunday
9-2-3 Colossians 2 Explained

Part 2: Rebuttals of 3000 words 
9-3-1 Law, Commandment, Statutes And Covenant
9-3-2 The Sabbath And Salvation

Part 3: Question And Answer 
5 questions of 100 words from each participant, with answers of 200 words by the other9-4-1 The Weekly Sabbaths
9-4-2 The Sabbath And Israel
9-4-3 The First Day Of The Week
9-4-4 The Sabbath Fulfilled
9-4-5 The Sabbath And Conscience

Part 4: Summary / Final statements of 1000 words 
9-5-1 The Sabbath Is Not Binding Today
9-5-2 Our Obligation To Observe The Sabbath
9-6 Moses' Law "Done away"