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

Stay Connected With Christ

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. —John 15:4

Meaningful ministry takes time and sacrifice. It can drain the body physically and emotionally. After years of ministry, any intelligent, capable person can expound on the scripture and maintain at least a facade of sincerity. While others may still be edified, the deep spark of anointing and fire may be missing and ministry can become a sterile, static job to fulfill.Read more