Quotes From Second Century Christians

The new law requires you to keep a perpetual Sabbath. However, you, because you are idle for one day, suppose you are godly…. —Justin Martyr, 160 AD

All those righteous men already mentioned [Adam, Abel, Enoch, Lot, Melchizedek], though they kept no Sabbaths, were pleasing to God.
—Justin Martyr, 160 AD

Just as the abolition of the fleshly circumcision and of the old Law is demonstrated as having been consummated at its specific times, so also the observance of the Sabbath is demonstrated to have been temporary. —Tertullian, 197 AD

The Tithing Rod

“The Lord established the principle of tithing among the Israelites by referring to the method by which shepherds counted the sheep [Leviticus 27:32].

When sheep were herded into a sheepfold at night, the shepherd stood by with a rod saturated with dye. He marked every tenth sheep with this dye as they entered the pen. This enabled him to do a quick count to determine if any were missing.”

(Knight, George W. 2007. Bible Customs & Curiosities, p. 56).

Reinstatement of the Commandments

The Ten Commandments were the rules that governed the covenant relationship between God and the Israelites. While those laws have been abolished, the truths of nine of the ten commandments were reinstated in the New Testament under grace.

The fourth commandment, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8), was the only commandment not to be reiterated. That principle was a shadow of a time to come in the New Testament when EVERY day was to be kept sacred and holy to the Lord.

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What the World Says About High Heels

Is the wearing of high heels in keeping with the Scriptural teaching of holiness, modesty, and humility?

Let the world itself answer this question.

“But heels that elongate the calf . . . now you’re talking. Heels not only add height, but they affect the way you move and how you feel . . . you are upright and primed. And when your body feels that way it is easier to act that way.”

—“Why a Vogue Editor Will Always Wear High Heels” by Alexandra Shulman