"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation." ~ Genesis 2:1-3 (NASB) The scripture tell us that God blessed the seventh day and made it holy. By blessed, God set it apart from the other six days of the week. In other words God made the seventh day special. What is interesting about God blessing and setting apart the seventh day is that he did so before the Sabbath became codified in the Mosaic Law. Prior to the Law being codified in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) we read this: "On the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers each. And when all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses, he said to them, "This is what the Lord has commanded: 'Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till morning.'" So they laid it aside till the morning, as Moses commanded them, and it did not stink, and there were no worms in it. Moses said, "Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord; today you will not gather it, but on the seventh day, which is a Sabbath, there will be none."" ~ Exodus 16:22-26 (NASB) So, the Sabbath was instituted prior to the giving of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20, which is generally accepted as when the Mosaic Law was given. So, what is my point? The Sabbath is not just an Old Covenant ordinance. It predates the Old Covenant. It can be traced back to the creation event in Genesis 2. As a New Covenant saint I believe that the Sabbath, or the Lord's Day, has been moved to the first day of the week to recognize the second Genesis event, which is the resurrection of Jesus Christ; who makes all things new (2 Corinthians 5:17). The term "Christian Sabbath" is uncomfortable for many Baptists because it seems too much like an Old Covenant term. Our Baptist forefathers used the terms "Christian Sabbath" and "Lord's Day" interchangeably, and that is how I am referring to the first day of the week in this post. How the Lord's Day is to be observed is an entirely different topic, but the fact that it is a day that we are commanded to observe is rooted as far back as creation.