Here are some interesting facts for those who may be interested...
After working the first six days of the week in creating this earth, the great God rested on the seventh day. (Genesis 2:1.3.)
This stamped that day as God's rest day, or Sabbath day, as Sabbath day means rest day. To illustrate: When a person is born on a certain day, that day thus becomes his birthday. So when God rested upon the seventh day, that day became His rest, or Sabbath, day.
Therefore the seventh day must always be God's Sabbath day. Can you change your birthday from the day on which you were born to one on which you were not born? No. Neither can you change God's rest day to a day on which He did not rest. Hence the seventh day is still God's Sabbath day.
The Creator blessed the seventh day. (Genesis 2:3.)
He sanctified the seventh day. (Exodus 20:11.)
He made it the Sabbath day in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 2:1-3.)
It was made before the fall; hence it is not a type; for types were not introduced till after the fall.
Jesus says it was made for man (Mark 2:27), that is, for the race, as the word man is here unlimited; hence, for the Gentile as well as for the Jew.
It is a memorial of creation. (Exodus 20:11; 31:17.) Every time we rest upon the seventh day, as God did at creation, we commemorate that grand event.
It was given to Adam, the head of the human race. (Mark 2:27; Genesis 2:1-3.)
Hence through him, as our representative, to all nations. (Acts 17:26.)
It is' not a Jewish institution, for it was made 2,300 years before ever there was a Jew.
The Bible never calls it the Jewish Sabbath, but always "the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." Men should be cautious how they stigmatize God's holy rest day.
Evident reference is made to the Sabbath and the seven-day week all, through the patriarchal age. (Genesis 2:l-3; 8:10,12; 29:27,28.etc.)
It was a part of God's law before Sinai. (Exodus 16:4, 27-29.)
Then God placed it in the heart of His moral law. (Exodus 20:1-17.) Why did He place it there if it was not like the other nine precepts, which all admit to be immutable?
The seventh-day Sabbath was commanded by the voice of the living God. (Deuteronomy 4:12,13.)
Then He wrote the commandment with His own finger. (Exodus 31:18.)
He engraved it in the enduring stone, indicating its imperishable nature. (Deuteronomy 5:22.)
It was sacredly preserved in the ark in the holy of holies. (Deuteronomy 10:1-5.)
God forbade work upon the Sabbath, even in the most hurrying times. (Exodus 34:21.)
God destroyed the Israelites in the wilderness because they profaned the Sabbath. (Ezekiel 20:12, 13.)
It is the sign of the true God, by which we are to know Him from false gods. (Ezekiel 20:20.)
God promised that Jerusalem should stand forever if the Jews would keep the Sabbath (Jeremiah 17:24, 25.)
He sent them into the Babylonish captivity for breaking it. (Nehemiah 13:18.)
He destroyed Jerusalem for its violation. (Jeremiah 17:27.)
God has pronounced a special blessing on all the Gentiles who will keep it. (Isaiah 56:6, 7.)
This is in the prophecy, which refers wholly to the Christian dispensation. (See Isaiah 56.)
God has promised to bless all who keep the Sabbath. (Isaiah 56:2.)
The Lord requires us to call it "honourable". (Isaiah 58:13.) Beware, ye who take delight in calling it the. “old Jewish Sabbath,” “a yoke of bondage,” etc.
After the holy Sabbath has been trodden down "many generations,” it is to be restored in the last days. (Isaiah 58:12,13.)
All the holy prophets kept the seventh day.
When the Son of God came, He kept the seventh day all His life. (Luke 4:16; John 15:10.) Thus He followed His Father's example at creation. Shall we not be safe in following the example of both the Father and the Son?
The seventh day is the Lord's Day. (See Revelation 1:10; Mark 2:28; Isaiah 58:13; Exodus 20:10.)
Jesus was Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28), that is, to love and protect it, as the husband is the lord of the wife, to love and cherish her (1 Peter 3:6.)
He vindicated the Sabbath as a merciful institution designed for man's good. (Mark 2:23-28.)
Instead of abolishing the Sabbath, He carefully taught how it should be observed. (Matthew 12:1-13.)
He taught His disciples that they should do nothing upon the Sabbath day but what was “lawful” (Matthew 12:12.)
He instructed His apostles that the Sabbath should be prayerfully regarded forty years after His resurrection. (Matthew 24:20.)
The pious women who had been with Jesus carefully kept the seventh day after His death. (Luke 23:56.)
Thirty years after Christ's resurrection, the Holy Spirit' expressly calls it "the Sabbath day,"(Acts 13:14.)
Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, called it the "Sabbath day" in A.D. 45. (Acts 13:27.) Did not Paul know? Or shall we believe modern teachers, who affirm that it ceased to be the Sabbath at the resurrection of Christ?
Luke, the inspired Christian historian, writing as late as A.D. 62, calls it the "Sabbath day." (Acts 13:44.)