No Divine Service Except on the Day the Lord has Sanctified

I say further that the poor craftsman can not lawfully be commanded to lay aside his tools, and go pass his time, no not for an hour, let be for a day, as long as he is willing to work, and perhaps urged with the sharpness of present necessity. And yet further, that he ought not to be compelled to leave his work to go to divine service except on the day that the Lord has sanctified.

~ David Calderwood “Reasons Against Festival Days”

Source:, Comment #15


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