In 1999, Ministry magazine, an Adventist publication, published a two-part editorial titled "Why the Seventh Day?" It's a good question. Michael Morrison responded with a letter of his own, praising the author for some points and questioning others. After a reply from the author, Morrison responded with an outline of why he does not think that the seventh day is not commanded any longer. There is also an essay about whether the Sabbath is a moral law, as Adventists claim, or a ceremonial law. How do we define "ceremonial," and did Jesus treat the Sabbath as a moral law? Also included in this e-book is the long sermon by Joseph Tkach, then pastor general of the Worldwide Church of God. It was the "bombshell" sermon that announced that the WCG would no longer be a Sabbatarian church. This is followed by a couple of articles dealing with practical matters.
About the Author
I grew up in a small town in southern Illinois: Sparta. Our family of seven was religious but did not go to church - instead, we had a Bible study at home every week. I eventually began attending a church after I moved away, and then I went to a Bible college, and eventually a seminary. Now I work for Grace Communion Seminary, an online seminary based in Glendora, California. My interests are the Gospels, the epistles and theology of Paul, and ethics.