e-mail exchanges 26 06 13 Sabbath shadow of [Q:]Sabbath was a shadow of what?[QE] 1) The Sabbath from the beginning was a shadow of Christ that He WOULD RISE ON IT from the dead and accomplish / finish the Rest of God. [Salvation] 2) The Sabbath after Christ ROSE ON IT from the dead, to "The Body of Christ's Own" became "a shadow/spectre-of-things-a-coming indeed OF SABBATHS' FEAST OF CHRIST … (and of) ... holding to (Him) the Head Nourishment being ministered … eating and drinking … of Christ the Substance". [Worship] 3) The Sabbath, because Jesus HAD RAISED from the dead ON IT, is a shadow of the future and day of judgment and of the resurrection of "all the dead" at the coming of Christ. [Redemption] 4) The Sabbath is a shadow of after the return of Jesus Christ and everlasting life on the New Earth. [Restoration] 5) The Sabbath is a shadow of THESE four things, Hope of Christ—from the creation of the world; Love in Christ—from that He rose from the dead and worship in His Name had begun; Faith in Jesus—through perseverance of the saints until the coming of Christ; and Peace from now into the end and eternity after; —which things then, are the shadowing forth through the Sabbath Day of the Perfect Salvation-Rest of God which He had wrought in Jesus Christ when He raised Him from the dead. [Peace] 2Chronicles 23:21 2Kings11:19,20 Nothing ever like it could be said from the Scriptures of the First Day of the week; much less of 'Sunday'. [Q:]If the Sabbath you are referring to is on Sunday, then may I humbly differ from you and offer another opinion on this. I will not be advocating any denominational doctrine but just highlighting what I have been able to gather through research. I honestly believe that the Biblical Sabbath is NOT on Sunday. The Catholic Church strongly agrees with this and firmly claims that all who worship on Sunday (all denominations, ministries, fellowships, etc) as long as they don't honour what is taught in the Word of God, are adherents of the Catholic doctrine. Does this sound familiar? I also believe that Jesus Christ rose on the first day of the week, that is, on Sunday. Just a little question I've NEVER heard Biblical scholars discussing - when Jesus rose from the dead, He left the graveclothes inside the tomb, who brought Him garments to wear?? (Or we should just assume that an angel came down and adorned Him, etc) May the God of peace be with you.[QE] You are quite right. ‘Sunday’ is not the Sabbath and neither is Sunday or the First Day of the week the Lord’s Day; the Seventh Day Sabbath of the LORD GOD is the only “Holy-of-the-Lord-Day” Isaiah 58:13, but because “Jesus gave them Rest, there THEREFORE remains valid for the—Christian—People of God a Sabbath Day’s-rest” or ‘Sabbatism’. Hebrews 4:8,9. The great truth about the Sabbath is that the Lord Jesus Christ ROSE FROM THE DEAD on it --- For two reasons, One, That “THUS God concerning the Seventh Day … in time PAST … through the PROPHETS … spake” Hebrews 1:2; 4:4 and Two, That “THUS God concerning the Seventh Day … in THESE LAST DAYS, BY THE SON hath spoken—by the Son whom He hath appointed HEIR of all things”. Now, Where, when and how “appointed God the Son, HEIR of all things”? Here, thus and when: Ephesians 1:18-20, “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened that ye may know what is the hope of his [Christ’s] calling, and what the riches of the glory of his [Christ’s] INHERITANCE in the saints—and what the exceeding greatness of his Power to us-ward who believe according to the working of his Mighty Power which God WROUGHT / ACCOMPLISHED / FINISHED IN CHRIST WHEN HE RAISED HIM from the dead and RESTED Him up enthroned at his own Right Hand in (his) heavenly … INHERITANCE.” The Roman church—as all the Christian Church—strongly DISAGREES with THIS and firmly OPPOSES IT, and it being EXPOSED to “True Believers” in the Son and in his Resurrection from the dead “LATE ON / IN THE SABBATH” Matthew 28:1. So they corrupted mentioned Scripture and about 20 more, to force them in line with heretical papal error.