You Can be an Overcomer
of the seventh-day Sabbath was of such concern to them that they would not even prepare the body of Jesus properly for burial on Friday, lest they transgress the Fourth Commandment. “And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath . . Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid.
“And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sep- ulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among them- selves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?”—Mark 15:42, 47-16:3.
For more on this, read Luke 23:53-24:2.
FACT NUMBER SEVEN—According to the New Testament, the Apostles of Jesus always kept the Bible Sabbath.
The Apostles kept the Bible Sabbath (Acts 13:14, 42; 16:13; 17:1-2).
Paul supported himself by tentmaking; and then, on the Sab- bath, he would preach the gospel.
“Because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation, they were tentmakers. And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and per- suaded the Jews and the Greeks . . He continued there a year and six months, teaching the Word of God among them.”—Acts 18:3-4, 11. Paul’s manner was the same as Christ’s custom: to keep the Bible Sabbath (Acts 17:1-2, Luke 4:16). Paul never taught that the Moral Law was, or could be, set aside. It will ever govern the conduct of mankind: “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”—Romans 3:31.
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin,