Is Christ the ultimate fulfillment of the Sabbath?

by | May 20, 2011 | Biblical Theology, Eschatology, New Testament, Old Testament, Practical Theology, Systematic Theology

As far as Christ as the ultimate fulfillment of the Sabbath, I would say this…If the Sabbath as instituted at creation was a symbol and type of the eternal state, then the Sabbath between creation and consummation is at least that. The Sabbath is not a symbol or type of Christ, strictly speaking; it is a symbol and type of that which Christ attains for us – the eschatological state. And until that state comes in its fullness and finality, the Sabbath yet remains as its symbol and type. I think Hebrews 4 argues this.

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