The Protestant Reformation on Sabbath-Keeping

REV. PROF. DR. JOHN LASKI (1499-1560):

"Man must work zealously for six days a week in a God-honouring occupation." The believer "must encourage his family" to attend divine worship on the Sunday Sabbath "according to the Commandment instituted and ordained by Christ." One "must spend the whole day in service of one's neighbour and other holy works." One must not "break or desecrate the Sabbath by spending the day destined for service of the Church — in servile works, in idleness, in jest, in drunkenness, in gambling, in play, and in other works of the flesh [Isaiah 58:13ff]."7