was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God. The same was in the beginning with God." John 1:1,2.
2. By whom were all things created?
"Which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all
things by Jesus Christ." Eph. 3:9.
3. By whom were the worlds made?
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the
fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, . . . by
whom also He made the worlds." Heb. 1:1,2.
4. How does Paul again express this same truth?
"For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and invisible, . . . all things were created by Him, and for Him:
and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist." Col. 1:16,17.
5. Was there anything made without Christ?
"All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was
made." John 1:3.
6. Was the Sabbath "made"?
"And He said unto them, The Sabbath was MADE for man." Mark 2:27.
7. Then by whom was the Sabbath made?
NOTE.-This conclusion is inevitable. If all things were made by Christ, and without Him
was not anything made that was made, and the Sabbath was one of the things that was made,
then it follows that the Sabbath must have been made by Christ. This being so, the Sabbath
must be the Lord's day.
8. What did God do in the beginning on the seventh day?
"And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on
the seventh day from all His work which He had made." Gen. 2:2.
NOTE.-If all things were made by Jesus Christ, then He, with the Father, rested on the
first seventh day from all His labor in the work of creation.
9. After resting on the seventh day, what did God do?
"And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had
rested from all His work which God created and made." Verse 3.
NOTE.-And inasmuch as this blessing and this sanctification of the day were a part of
the making of the Sabbath as well as the resting upon the day, these also must have been
done by Christ; for the Sabbath was made by Him.
10. How much honor is due to Christ?
"That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father."
John 5:23. "I and My Father are one." John 10:30.
NOTE.-In keeping the Sabbath, then, we honor Christ equally with the Father.
11. Did Christ keep the Sabbath?
"And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was,
He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read." Luke
4:16. "I have kept My Father's commandments." John 15:10.
12. Did Christ's followers keep the Sabbath after His death?
"And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath
day according to the commandment." Luke 23:56.
13. Did they observe it after His resurrection?
"And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days
reasoned with them out of the Scriptures." Acts 17:2. See also Acts 13:14, 42,
44; 16:13; 18:1-4, 11.
14. On what day does John say he was in the Spirit?
"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day." Rev. 1:10.
15. What day does the commandment say is the Lord's?