INTERESTING STATEMENTS ABOUT SABBATH AND SUNDAY
Rev Isaac Williams BD, Church of England. Plain Sermons on the Catechism, Vol. 1, page 334.
“And where are we told in the scriptures that we are to keep the first day of the week at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh, but we are no where commanded to keep the first day … The reason why we keep the first day of the week holy instead of the seventh is the same reason that we observe many other things, not because the Bible, but the church, has enjoined it.”
Amos Binney, Methodist, Theological Compendium, pages 180-181
“It is true that there is no positive command for infant baptism. Nor is there for keeping the first day of the week. Many believe that Christ changed the Sabbath. But from His own words we see that He came for no such purpose. Those who believe that Jesus changed the Sabbath base it only on a supposition.”
Dr E. T. Hiscox, author of The Baptist Manual: paper read before the New York Ministers Conference, 1893
“There was and is a command to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will be readily said and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week, with all its duties privileges and sanctions. Earnestly desiring information on this subject which I studied for many years, I ask, where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament—absolutely not. There is no scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh day to the first day of the week.
R. W. Dale, Congregational Church, now United Reform; The Ten Commandments pages 106-107 London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1871
“It is quite clear that however rigidly or devotedly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath … The Sabbath was founded on a specific , divine command. We can plead no such command for the observance of Sunday …there is not a single line in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday.