"...the Christian Sabbath [Sunday] is not in the Scriptures, and was not by the primitive Churchcalled the Sabbath." Timothy Dwight,
heology: Explained and Defended
(1823), Sermon 107, vol.3, p. 258.
"Much has been made of the attitude of Christ in speech and deed toward the Sabbath. Somehave imagined that by words He uttered and by deeds He did He relaxed the binding nature of theold command. This view, however, is to absolutely misunderstand the doing and the teaching of Jesus." G. Campbell Morgan,
, p. 50.
"...it is quite clear that however rigidly or devotedly we may spend Sunday, we are not keepingthe Sabbath....The Sabbath was founded on a specific Divine command. We can plead no suchcommand for the obligation to observe Sunday....There is not a single sentence in the NewTestament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday." Dr.R.W. Dale,
(New York: Eaton & Mains), p. 127-129 (Some editions, p.106-107).
"The current notion that Christ and His apostles authoritatively substituted the first day of theweek for the seventh, is absolutely without any authority in the New Testament." Dr. Layman Abbot, in
, June 26, 1890 (January 19, 1882).
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
"There is no direct Scriptural authority for designating the first day 'the Lord's Day.'" Dr. D.H.Lucas, in
, January 23, 1890.
"The first day of the week is commonly called the Sabbath. This is a mistake. The Sabbath of the Bible was the day just preceding the first day of the week. The first day of the week is never called the Sabbath anywhere in the entire Scriptures. It is also an error to talk about the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. There is not in any place in the Bible any intimation of sucha change."
First Day Observance
, p. 17, 19.
"'But,' say some, 'it was changed from the seventh to the first day.' Where? when? and bywhom? No man can tell. No; it never was changed, nor could it be, unless creation was to begone through again: for the reason assigned must be changed before the observance, or respectto the reason, can be changed! It is all old wives' fables to talk of the change of the Sabbath fromthe seventh to the first day. If it be changed, it was that august personage changed it whochanges times and laws
ex officio -
I think his name is Doctor Antichrist.'" Alexander Campbell, in
he Christian Baptist,
February 2, 1824, vol. 1, #7, p. 164.