Yet it is necessary to assume the very points that this text is supposed to prove. 1. It is assumed that the Saviour became the head ofthe corner by his resurrection. 2. That the day of his resurrection was made the Christian Sabbath in commemoration of that event. 3. And that this day thus ordained should be celebrated by abstinence from labor, and attendance upon divine worship. To these extraordinary assumptions it is proper to reply: 1. There is no proof that Jesus became the head ofthe corner on the day of his resurrection. The Scriptures do not mark the day when this event took place. His being made head ofthe corner has reference to his becoming the chief corner stone of that spiritual temple composed of his people; in other words, it has reference to his becoming head of that living body, the saints ofthe Most High. It does not appear that he assumed this position until his ascension on high, where he became the chief corner stone in Zion above, elect and precious. (Eph. 1:20-23; 2:20, 21; 1 Pet. 2:4-7) And hence there is no evidence that the first day ofthe week is even referred to in this text. 2. Nor is there the 252
slightest evidence that that day or any other day was set apart as the Christian Sabbath in memory of Christ's resurrection. 3. Nor can there well be found a more extraordinary assumption than that this text enjoins the Sabbatic observance ofthe first day ofthe week! This scripture has manifest reference to the Saviour's act of becoming the head ofthe New- Testament church; and consequently it pertains to the opening ofthe gospel dispensation. The day in which the people of God rejoice, in view of this relation to the Redeemer, can therefore be understood of no one day ofthe week; for they are commanded to "rejoice EVERMORE;" (1 Thess. 5:16) but ofthe whole period ofthe gospel dispensation. Our Lord uses the word day in the same manner when he says:-- "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad." (John 8:56) To assert the existence of what is termed the Christian Sabbath on the ground that text is the 253
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