QAIsn't the Old Testament Sabbath Day only a picture of the rest that a person enters when he places his faith in Christ and ceases from his own works (see Heb 4:9-11)?
The Sabbath rest does not only point to accepting the gospel but
also to the eternal rest. This promise still stands (Heb 4:1); so we
need to "be diligent to enter that rest" (Heb 4:11). Sabbath
observance today also foreshadows the eternal Sabbath rest.
This passage cannot be the basis for abolishing the Sabbath
because the promise of eternal rest still remains. It does not say
that we need not keep the Sabbath after we have placed our faith in
Christ. Observance of the Sabbath day, being one of the Ten
Commandments, still must be kept today.
The weekly Sabbath was part of God's creation, for He
"blessed the seventh day and sanctified it" (see Gen
2:2-3; Ex 20:11). Since God's creation has lasted to this very day,
the Sabbath day instituted by God continues to be a blessed and holy
day as it has always been since the creation week. The rest we have
received in Christ Jesus does not and should not displace the rest
on the seventh day or the observance of the Sabbath according to