1. Do we profane the sabbath if we neglect the sabbath work? Yes: I came seeking fruit, but found none, Luke 13:7. Or if we perform carelessly? Yes: Ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick, Mal. 1:13. Or if we be weary of it? Yes: They say, When will the sabbath be gone? Amos 8:5. Or if we idle away sabbath time? Yes: Why stead ye here all the day idle? Matt. 20:6. And much more if we do that which is in itself sinful? Yes: They have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths, Ezek. 23: 38.
2. Do we profane the sabbath by violating the sabbath rest? Yes: What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day? Neh. 13:17. May we not buy and sell on that day? No: Make not my Father's house a house of merchandise, John 2:16. May we not work harvest-work on that day? No: In earing-time, and in harvest, thou shall rest, Exod. 34:21. May we not however think and speak at our pleasure on that day? No: Not doing thine own ways, nor speaking thine own words, Isa. 58:13.
3. Was he punished that gathered sticks on the sabbath? Yes: they stoned him with stones that he died, Numb. 15:36. Are nations sometimes punished for sabbath profanation? Yes: If ye will not hallow the sabbath day, I will kindle a fire in the gates of Jerusalem Jer. 17:27. Is the contempt of the sabbath a contempt of God? Yes: This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day, John 9:16.