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Perspectives on the Sabbath presents in point-counterpoint form the four most common views of the Sabbath commandment that have arisen throughout church history, representing the major positions held among Christians today. Skip MacCarty (Andrews University) defends the Seventh-day view which argues the fourth commandment is a moral law of God requiring us to keep the seve ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by B&H Academic (first published March 15th 2011)
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Craig Hurst
When it comes to discussing the relevance and continuity of the Ten Commandments for the Christian, the dividing line seems to rest on the application of the fifth commandment – the command to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. If obedience to the Ten Commandments is still in effect for the Christian then we must keep the Sabbath. If it is not in effect for the Christian then we do not have to keep the Sabbath. This of course is tied to the NT teaching on the law which is the seedbed of much ...more
Daniel Wells
A very helpful book which explores the basic positions of the Sabbath debate. My main complaint is that the authors are very wordy and could have shortened the book by about half without sacrificing content. I also wonder is Arand was a necessary contributor (his his content is an interesting read). I also didn't appreciate Pipa's inappropriate accusation of Blomberg being 'antinomian' I regards to weekly worship.

However, the interaction between the authors is very helpful, and the exegetical an
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Nathan Foy
Very helpful to clarify my own views.
Francesco
Craig L. Bloomberg the most exegetically based and convincing.
Steve
Good debate on the topic. I learned a lot.
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