One group of Christians which strongly makes its voice heard regarding readiness for the end times believe that we must keep the sabbath law or we will be damned – all our efforts will be for nothing. Once one of these believers detect that you are not keeping the sabbath (which includes worshiping on Saturday), then all of your warnings and teachings are thrown out the window. You will miss the Rapture. You will not be in the kingdom. You are an idolater who should burn forever.
Does the sabbath’s importance really carry this much weight? Did God intend for the sabbath day observance to be our highest priority, that without it all our holy practices to be like Christ will fail? Let’s examine the passages regarding the sabbath in the Old Testament and the New. The scriptures are where I get my teachings, so I will ignore the writings of the many believers who insist on keeping the sabbath. You can use an online Bible search and search the Word for “sabbath,” as I did for this study. If I read these sabbath Scriptures myself, will I end up with the same conclusions as the sabbath-lovers do?