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The Sabbath and God’s Church

"The gentile Christians observed also the Sabbath." Gieselerís Church History, Vol. 1, ch. 2, p. 93

"Down even to the fifth century the observance of the Jewish Sabbath was continued in the Christian church." Ancient Christianity Exemplified, Ch. 26, sec. 2, p.527, Lyman Coleman

"The seventh-day Sabbath was... solemnized by Christ, and primitive Christians, till the Laodicean Council did in a manner quite abolish the observations of it." Dissertation on the Lordís Day, pp. 33, 34

"The ancient Christians were very careful in the observation of Saturday, or the seventh-day... It is plain that the Oriental churches, and the greatest part of the world, observed the Sabbath as a festival... Anthanasius likewise tells us that they held religious assemblies on the Sabbath, not because they were infected with Judaism, but to worship Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath..." Antiquities of the Christian Church, Vol. II, Book XX

The Primitive Christians had a great veneration for the Sabbath, and spent the Day in Devotion and Sermons. And Ďtis not to be doubted but they derived this Practice from the Apostles themselves." A Discourse in Six Dialogues on the Name, Notion, and Observation of the Lordís Day, p. 189

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