In an increasingly secular world, the personal and social benefits of Sabbath-keeping are continually eroding. The church—not just the world—is finding it increasingly difficult to defend the traditional view that the fourth commandment is still binding on us, and that God wants us to honor the first day of the week, the Lord's Day, as a Christian Sabbath. This book examines some of the issues raised in this debate, and argues that the Sabbath principle is one which is still binding, relevant, necessary, and beneficial.
Praise for the Print Edition
Dr. Campbell's book is a joy to read. It is well-written and easy to understand.
—Dr. Joel Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Title: On the First Day of the Week: God, the Christian and the Sabbath
- Author: Iain D. Campbell
- Publisher: Day One
- Publication Date: 2005
- Pages: 224
About Rev. Dr. Iain D. Campbell
Rev. Dr. Iain D. Campbell s pastor of Back Free Church of Scotland on the Isle of Lewis. He trained for the ministry at the University of Glasgow and at the Free Church College, Edinburgh. His Ph.D. is from the University of Edinburgh. He contributes regularly to several theological journals, and is author of several other books, including The Gospel According to Ruth. His wife, Anne, is a teacher, and they have three children.