Author: Samuele Bacchiocchi
THE SABBATH UNDER CROSSFIRE examines the recent attacks against the Sabbath within the larger historical context of the origin and development of the anti-Sabbath theology. An understanding of how the abrogation view of the Sabbath began and developed through the centuries, is essential for comprehending why the Sabbath is still under crossfire today.
The book analyzes in a systematic way the most common arguments used to negate the continuity and validity of the Sabbath for today. With compelling Biblical reasoning, it unmasks the fallacies of the attempts made to reduce the Sabbath to a Mosaic institution, fulfilled by Christ and condemned by Paul.
The final chapter, Rediscovering the Sabbath, offers an informative update on the rediscovery of the Sabbath by numerous religious groups, scholars, and church leaders. Most important of all, this book will enrich your understanding of how the Sabbath can enable you to experience the Saviors presence, peace, and rest in your life.
The first chapter on “John Paul II and the Sabbath” was featured on the Religion section of WASHINGTON POST on January 23, 1999 under the title “When is the Lord’s Day? Adventist Says Pope Unfairly Promotes Sunday Sabbath.”