1. Must holy time be kept holy? Yes: for every thing is beautiful in its season, Eccl. 3:11. Can man make time holy? No: for I am the Lord which sanctify you, Lev. 20:8.
2. Has God appointed a sabbath? Yes. It is as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, Deut. 5:12. Had he authority to do so? Yes: For the day is thine, the night also is thine, Ps. 74:16. Did he appoint it for us? Yes: for the sabbath was made for man, Mark 2:27. Did he appoint one day in seven? Yes: For a seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God. One whole day? Yes: for in the evening and the morning were the first day, Gen. 1:5.
3. Must we keep it? Yes: Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep, Exod. 31:13. Must we keep it as a treasure? Yes: we must call the sabbath honourable, Isa. 58:13. And keep it as a talent? Yes: For thou madest known unto them thy holy sabbaths, Neh. 9:14. Must we keep it with care? Yes: we must lay hold on it, to keep the sabbath from polluting it, Isa. 56:2. Must we keep it holy to God? Yes: for he that regardeth the day, regardeth it to the Lord, Rom. 14:6.