Sabbath, Circumcision, and Tithing: Which Old Testament Laws Apply to Christians?

fourth edition

By Michael Morrison

Each chapter is available in Word format and in PDF format. Look for the links at the bottom of each page.

PDF of the entire book.



Section I: How can any of God’s laws be obsolete?

       Chapter 1. The strange variety of Old Testament laws

       Chapter 2. Does God make mistakes?

       Chapter 3. Circumcision: a new way to keep an old law

       Chapter 4. The eternal validity of God’s law

       Chapter 5. A Christian council about Old Testament laws – a study of  Acts 15

       Chapter 6. The biblical explanation: a new covenant – a study of Galatians 3-4

       Chapter 7. Hebrews and the change in covenants – a study of Hebrews 7-10

       Chapter 8. “The law is holy, just and good” – a study of Matthew 5


Section II: “Remember the Sabbath day”

       Chapter 9. Was the Sabbath commanded at creation?

       Chapter 10. The Sabbath and the Ten Commandments

       Chapter 11. The prophets and the Sabbath 

       Chapter 12. Jesus and the Sabbath: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

       Chapter 13. Example of the apostles

       Chapter 14. Paul and the Sabbath – a study of Col. 2, Rom. 14, and Eph. 2

       Chapter 15. A better way to rest –  a study of Hebrews 3-4 – and miscellaneous questions

       Chapter 16. Sabbath and Sunday in the early church


Section III: Other laws

       Chapter 17. The role of the Ten Commandments in Christian life – a study of 2 Cor. 3

       Chapter 18. Mildew, meats, and cleanliness

       Chapter 19. Annual festivals

       Chapter 20. Tithing - including a study of 1 Cor. 9

       Chapter 21. Behavioral expectations in the new covenant


Appendix 1: Brief answers for questions about the Sabbath

Appendix 2: For further reading

Copyright © 2002, 2003 Michael Morrison. All Rights Reserved  

The first edition of this book was printed by iUniverse, Inc., with ISBN 0-595-23281-7, and it is still available from online booksellers. In this fourth edition, the main text is the same, with minor edits, but a review section has been added to the end of each chapter, and Appendix A is different. Those who want to read the original appendix may see it here.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

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