The Protestant Reformation on Sabbath-Keeping

REV. PROF. DR. PETER MARTYR VERMIGLI (1500-62):

"This seventh day is said to have neither morning nor evening, because this is a perpetual rest to those who are truly the sons of God…. God…rested one [day] in seven, on which –discarding other works — we should apply to that alone!"8 

REV. PROF. DR. JOHN CALVIN (1509-64):

"Six days were employed in the formation of the world. Not that God, to Whom one moment is as a thousand years, had need of this succession of time — but so that He might engage us in the consideration of His works. He had the same end in view in the appointment of His own rest. For He set apart a day selected out of the remainder for this special use. Therefore that benediction is nothing else than a solemn consecration, by which God claims for Himself the meditations and employments of men on the seventh day….