Christian Sabbath

“Everyone who loves the Scriptures yet has questions about whether we should keep the Fourth Commandment today should read this book.”  – Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan


christianThe Christian Sabbath: Its Redemptive-Historical Foundation, Present Obligation, and Practical Observance

Robert Paul Martin

Paperback, 418 pages

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Christian history has shown that in each generation the issue of the role of God’s law in the Christian life always resolve itself into a crucial question, especially for those who wish to affirm the integrity and on-going authority of the Ten Commandments as a God-given ethical norm for Christian behavior. The question: what about the fourth commandment? Most believers have no doubt concerning the other nine commandments of the Decalogue. But under the terms of the New Covenant, does God require his people to keep holy a Sabbath day? This question never proves simple, but the answer given in some cases defines a group of Christians as much as their answers on other disputed points, such as church order, baptism, or spiritual gifts. Here is an honest attempt to answer this question biblically.

Table of Contents: 

Part 1: The Sabbath in the Old Testament

Part 2: The Sabbath in the New Testament and in the Early Church

Part 3: The Day Observed



“An exegetical, theological, historical, ethical, polemical, and practical masterpiece that made me worshipfully exclaim, “Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.” This book has the potential to transform a seventh of your life from a legalistic drudge, or a dry duty, to an immeasurable delight.” – Dr. David Murray, Pastor and Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

“In an age where the Fourth Commandment appears to have been completely forgotten, a comprehensive and careful study of the Sabbath issue is welcome. This is a classic treatment deserving careful and sustained consideration by an equally careful scholar-preacher.” – Derek W.H. Thomas, Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, RTS Atlanta

“The Christian Sabbath is one of the greatest blessings that the risen Christ gave to his church. Yet for many, the assertion that there is a Christian Sabbath is a foreign concept. Robert Martin presents the grounds of Sabbath-keeping in light of its place in redemptive-history, culminating in theological and practical conclusions regarding how we should observe it today. This makes his book a useful blend of biblical, exegetical, and practical theology that aims to recover a vital aspect of the Christian life.” – Ryan M. McGraw, Pastor of First OPC, Sunnyvale, CA