APPENDIX V

THE COVENANTAL SABBATH


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST DISTINCTION BETWEEN MORAL AND CEREMONIAL LAW

 

Yost ("Doctrine, etc., p. 16) has drawn up the following distinctive table:


"Comparison of the two laws"

Moral Law

 

Law of Ordinances

Ex. 32:16; Deut. 4:13;
9:10; 10:1-4

Authorship

Deut. 31:24.

Ex. 20:1, 19

By Whom Spoken

Ex. 21:1; 24:3.

Deut. 10:4

Contents

Ex. chaps. 21 to 23; Lev.
chaps. 1 to 7, 11 to 27;
Neh. 8:1-3, 13-15; 9:3.

Ex. 31:18; 32:16; Deut.
9:10; 10:4

Material of Record

Ex. 24:4-7; Deut. 31:26.

Deut. 10:5; I Kings 8:9

Place of Preservation

Deut. 31:26.

Eccl. 12:13; Rom. 7:7-10;
James 1:22-25; 2:8-12

Purpose

Heb. 9:6-15; John 1:36;
Col. 2:16, 17.

Ps. 19:7; 89:34; 119:172;
Rom. 7:12, 14

Character

Heb. 7:16, 19, 28; 9:10;
10:1; Eph. 2:15.

Ps. 111:7-9; Matt. 5:17-19;
Rom.3:31;
James 2:10-12

Duration

Heb. 7:12, 18; Acts 15:5,
19, 20; Heb. 9:9, 10;
Col. 2:13-17."

 It follows from this, that, apart from any other even deeper considerations, the (weekly) moral sabbath as part of the moral law is distinct from the ceremonial sabbath as part of the ceremonial law.
 



 

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