INTRODUCTION: Though the Bible and the Quran have it clear about the Sabbath yet still great preachers are hypnotizing the minds of God’s children with false teaching against the Seventh day Sabbath observation. Do God’s divine blessings cease to exist or have a time frame?
If the Sabbath was only giving to restore man into salvation then it has a time frame, because all that shadowed the salvic work of Christ has been terminated when Christ says; it is finish.
But the Sabbath was pronounced before man’s fall (Gen 2:1-3). It was giving to keep the perfect man perfect, by showering us God’s divine blessings that keep us alive and prosperous (Isaiah 58:13-14).
The purpose of this article is to bring a clear understanding in the matter of the seventh day Sabbath so that God’s children will not be misled.
THE SABBATH IN THE QURAN
SURA: AL – BAGARA (The Cow) 2:65
220.200 وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ الَّذِينَ اعْتَدَوْا مِنْكُمْ فِي السَّبْتِ فَقُلْنَب لَهُمْ كُىن ىا قِرَدَةً خَبسِئِين
―And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected."
According to the above sura whosoever transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath is qualified to be rejected, and despised. This shows that God is not a God who compromises in the matter of His Sabbath.
Al-Qur'an, 004.047 (An-Nisa [Women])
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّرِييَ أُوتُىا الْكِتَابَ آهِ ىٌُا بِوَا زًََّلْ اٌَ هُصَدِّقًا
لِوَا هَعَكُنْ هِيْ قَبْلِ أَىْ طًَْوِسَ وُجُىهًا فَ سٌَُدَّهَا عَلَى أَدْبَازِهَا أَوْ لًَْعَ هٌَُنْ كَوَا لَعَ اٌَّ أَصْحَابَ السَّبْتِ وَكَاىَ أَهْسُ اللََِّّ هَفْعُىلا
“ ye People of the Book! believe in what We have (now) revealed, confirming what was (already) with you, before We change the face and fame of some (of you) beyond all recognition, and turn them hindwards, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers, for the decision of Allah Must be carried out.‖