The Most Openly Violated and Least Observed Of The Commandments

Geoffrey L. Willour:

“It is often suggested that the fourth commandment is the most openly violated and least observed of the commandments in the Decalogue. It should not be surprising to find this among the secular and unbelieving, who profess no interest in the public ordinances of Divine worship, nor in the holy rest offered to weary souls on the sacred day. Indeed, while all men are duty-bound as God’s creatures to render unto Him whatsoever worship or service He is pleased to require of them, the unregenerate lack genuine interest in spiritual things, and feel no inward compulsion to observe moral duties such as keeping the Sabbath day holy. Only the renewing work of the Holy Spirit in effectual calling can awaken such individuals from their spiritual indifference and implant within their souls the disposition and desire for holy things. But what ought to be both alarming and sad to those of confessionally Reformed and Presbyterian sensibilities is how many there are in the church today who profess faith in and allegiance unto our Lord Jesus Christ with all evident sincerity, and yet who appear almost as dismissive of the the duty of observing the fourth commandment as their secular and unbelieving neighbors, except perhaps in the matter of attendance in the public assembly of worship.”

~Geoffrey L. Willour, “Is the Westminster Confession’s Doctrine of the Sabbath a Judaizing Doctrine?,” The Confessional Presbyterian, vol. 12, p. 195

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/90032-It-is-often-suggested-that-the-fourth-commandment, Comment 1

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