I can't imagine Christ debating doctrine. He presented the truth and moved on. There are people who will never understand the point of the Sabbath, even many Adventists. It's not about a rule God says to keep, any more than the other 9 commandments are. They have to do with our thoughts toward God and our fellow beings, about how we can reflect the character of God. The part of His character that the Sabbath shows us is His desire to be with us, which in turn He hopes will spawn a desire to be with Him. That is as far from legalism as you can get. It's not about some Sunday law or death decree. There may come a day when Sabbath keepers will have to stand up for what they believe, with some severe penalties for doing so.....but if it's just some rule or kept out of legalism or fear, they will fail. The Sabbath was made for man, so He could take the time to commune with God and be more like Him, especially in a sin sick world that seems to demand so much of our time. If we understand that point, and worship Him on the Sabbath in that context, then we can present the doctrine soundly and leave it with God's Spirit to drive home the point, or not, if the receiver rejects the doctrine.Prologue:
AV Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
Some are not "high" enough to know, that war is here, and going to get worse before Jesus' second advent.
"The Keys of This Blood" by Catholic Jesuit priest Malachi Martin.
Really now ???
Yours in Christ, Michael