I remember growing up that my Sabbath keeping church would get caught up in calendar debates, about which day was really the Sabbath. Was Sunday or Saturday the 7th day of the week? I don't hear those debates anymore. The topic has been settled. Saturday is the Biblical Sabbath day.
But the majority of christians still worship and gather on Sunday. Tradition is a giant of thing to break with.
So now it's things like - It was done away with at the cross. And certainly, there were many Old Testament things done away with at the cross. But we are pretty keen as a Christian faith to keep the other 9 commandments.
Here are some other things that ensure that despite my denominations shortcomings, I will likely always be a Sabbath Keeper.
- Jesus says in Matthew 5:18 & 19 that he came to fulfill the law, not destroy it. While we can argue over what part of the law he was referring to, most everyone agrees it includes the 10 commandments.
- Also, and this is very significant, the Sabbath came in before sin. It was part of the creation week. So, if things were done away with at the cross, you know, those things that pointed to Jesus and salvation, where does the Sabbath fit in this?
- Also Isaiah 66.23 uses Sabbath to mark time in eternity. Again, literal? We debate that, but it is used here, in much the same way days and weeks, and Sabbaths, marked time before the fall.
- The Catholic church is very open about changing the Sabbath from Saturday (called Sabato in Italian) to Sunday. And has made comments about the real Protestants (protestors) will go back to the Bible Sabbath
- And finally, there is much, much debate over the Bible book of Revelation. But there is this clear statement that those who who keep the commandments of God and testimony of Jesus are of particular interest to Satan. You can check the verse and int's context around Revelation 12.7.