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The Complete Testimony of the Fathers of the First Three Centuries Concerning the Sabbath and First Day - J. N. Andrews

The Complete Testimony of the Fathers of the First Three Centuries Concerning the Sabbath and First Day - J. N.

THE COMPLETE TESTIMONY OF THE FATHERS OF THE FIRST THREE CENTURIES CONCERNING THE SABBATH AND FIRST DAY J. N. Andrews 1

  • Page 2 and 3: Preface The testimony for first-day
  • Page 4 and 5: Chapter 1 Introductory Statement Wi
  • Page 6 and 7: with all its distinction of days, a
  • Page 8 and 9: to establish the so-called Christia
  • Page 10 and 11: 4. But, inasmuch as these two class
  • Page 12 and 13: of any kind. Nor is there a single
  • Page 14 and 15: more was needed to accomplish the w
  • Page 16 and 17: testimony to the practice of the ch
  • Page 18 and 19: Chapter 2 Testimony of the Apostoli
  • Page 20 and 21: sent him to us. Otherwise what apol
  • Page 22 and 23: this day the Creator was under the
  • Page 24 and 25: Fasting is also set forth in this p
  • Page 26 and 27: God refused to accept their burnt-o
  • Page 28 and 29: In the same paragraph he speaks aga
  • Page 30 and 31: viz., to set aside the commandment
  • Page 32 and 33: ground. But observe that the Sabbat
  • Page 34 and 35: abolition of the sacrifices only, a
  • Page 36 and 37: the heavens. Here are some very str
  • Page 38 and 39: is not God’s commandment, for the
  • Page 40 and 41: says of it (page 528):-- This state
  • Page 42 and 43: sent him. If, therefore, those who
  • Page 44 and 45: the reverse of this. They certainly
  • Page 46 and 47: it sheds upon the state of things w
  • Page 48 and 49: the term “Lord’s day” is not
  • Page 50 and 51: Testimony of the Recognitions of Cl
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    But Nazareth was distant from the m

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    Chapter 4 Testimony of Justin Marty

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    cities or in the country gather tog

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    says Christ taught his apostles bei

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    suppose you are pious, not discerni

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    that you might retain the memorial

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    possessed a certain mysterious impo

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    So that, as in the beginning, these

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    Sabbath, when it was also true that

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    “observe these [institutions] wil

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    Sabbath-keepers if they would not t

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    Chapter 5 Testimony of Irenaeus Thi

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    himself suffering death, that exile

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    Christ.[3] Irenaeus certainly teach

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    Sabbath with circumcision, when spe

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    six days created things were comple

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    The fiftieth fragment of the “Los

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    the anniversary of Christ’s resur

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    We passed this holy Lord’s day, i

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    Jews kept the Sabbath. Of the new s

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    Chapter 6 Testimony of Theophilus o

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    create.[2] In the fifteenth chapter

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    We have the decalogue given by Mose

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    to set out and arrive in four days,

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    appear.’ The Elegies of Solon, to

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    (Sunday), may really be the seventh

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    He fasts, then, according to the la

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    ut doing this continually in our wh

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    15. Book vii. chap 7. 108

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    like Justin Martyr, a perpetual Sab

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    ways, of which indeed they are igno

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    estimation more worthy of honor, or

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    However, every day is the Lord’s;

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    nothing in Tertullian, nor in his c

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    frankly tells you what it is. He ha

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    a comparatively recent date, though

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    period; so that the month in which

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    epresents the law as variously modi

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    For the Scriptures point to a Sabba

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    up himself.” These quotations are

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    mean time he will again declare tha

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    them and became their accomplice in

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    Now, although he has in a certain p

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    have pursued for some other days, t

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    sanctity by his own beneficent acti

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    Chapter 8 Testimony of the Epistles

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    Testimony of Origen Origen was born

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    literal, was to be known only in th

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    we give them all, that his testimon

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    they have omitted none of their dut

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    the imperfect Christians who conten

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    And 6000 years must needs be accomp

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    Puritans. He tried to resist some o

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    It is therefore certain that in the

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    Chapter 9 Testimony of Cyprian, Bis

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    hundred years before him. It is how

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    so-called Lord’s day next followi

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    The term Lord’s day is never appl

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    the following words addressed to th

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    hungry every day, must be left unde

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    accordance with what is just and ri

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    Christ. 2. When Christ came, he did

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    in the seventh millenary.” He bel

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    order to suppress its observance, a

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    institution; for he says, “That t

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    not even to bow the knee. This word

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    follow.[3] In commenting on the fea

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    arithmeticians. Therefore, they say

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    It is certain that Lactantius did n

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    fathers: they lived in what may wit

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    the third centuries. Of the first c

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    time, after the Lord’s day was fu

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    that in Mosheim’s judgment, as a

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