Primitive Apostolic Christianity or Sabbatarianism is an effort to combine Old Testament Jewish Law with Christianity. It is a movement based on the belief that since the Apostles were Jewish proselytes to Christianity, they must have continued following Jewish Law as Christians. This movement is called Primitive since its followers believe their movement to reconstruct the earliest forms of Christianity. It is called Apostolic since its followers believe it to represent the form of Christianity that the twelve Apostles followed. It requires that Christians follow Jewish Law, such as keeping Jewish Sabbath, and thus can be considered a modern revival of the Judaizers of the Epistles and the Ebionites.
Every time that I go to a friend’s house for some grilling and rock band, I pass a “primitive church”.Â I always imagined them all sitting in a bare church with candles and no power or running water.