to the usages established elsewhere, the people meet together on Sabbath evenings; and although they have dined previously, partake ofthe mysteries." On the statement ofthese historians, Cox remarks:-- "It was their practice to Sabbatize on Saturday, and to celebrate Sunday as a day of rejoicing and festivity. While, however, in some places a respect was thus generally paid to both ofthese days, the Judaizing practice of observing Saturday was by the leading churches expressly condemned, and all the doctrines connected with it steadfastly resisted." The time had now come, when, as stated by Coleman, the observance oftheSabbath was deemed heretical; andthe close ofthe fifth century witnessed its effectual suppression in the great body ofthe Catholic church. 626
Notes: 1. Dialogues on the Lord’s Day, p. 189. 2. Morality ofthe Fourth Commandment, p. 9, London, 1641. 3. Eccl. Hist. vol. i. chap. ii. sect. 30. 4. Eccl. Hist. book i. cent. l. part ii. chap. iv. sect. 4. Dr. Murdock's translation is more accurate than that above by Maclaine. He gives it thus:- "Moreover, those congregations, which either lived intermingled with Jews, or were composed in great measure of Jews, were accustomed also to observe the seventh day ofthe week, as a SACRED day: for doing which, the other Christians taxed them with no wrong. 5. Id. margin. 6. See chap. xiv. of this History. 7. Ancient Christianity Exemplified, chap. xxvi. sect. 2. 8. Anc. Christ. Exem. Chap. xxvi. sect. 2 9. Id. Ib. 10. Id.Ib. 11. Ductor Dubitantium, part i. book ii. rule 6, sect. 51. 627
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