In today’s post, consisting of theses 9-11, Hemmingsen defines what it means to “sanctify” something and then applies that definition to the Old Testament observance of the Sabbath.
He then goes on to note a rupture between the Old Testament observance of the Sabbath and the way in which the Sabbath commandment applies to Christians. Note that he considers the particular day on which the Sabbath was observed as a “circumstance” of the commandment, rather than intrinsic to it. That is, the celebration of the Sabbath on the seventh day specifically was temporary, not a matter of eternal divine law.
Its circumstantial nature was connected, first, to its typological significance–that is, it foreshadowed Christ’s rest in the grave on the seventh day–and, second, as a way to testify to Christian liberty after the revelation of the truth in, or as, Christ.