I believe that Paul is talking about the weekly sabbath in Col. 2:16 for the main reason that he used the same language that the other old testament writers used.
In the old testament, whenever the old covenant convocations are mentioned, it is either listed in ascending or descending order. Such as:
Here are some of the examples:
“for the offerings on the Sabbaths , New Moon festivals and appointed feasts; for the holy offerings; for sin offerings to make atonement for Israel; and for all the duties of the house of our God.” Neh. 10:33 (ascending)
“I will stop all her celebrations:
her yearly festivals, her New Moons,
her Sabbath days—all her appointed feasts” Hosea 2:11 (descending)
“It will be the duty of the prince to provide the burnt offerings, grain offerings and drink offerings at the festivals, the New Moons and the Sabbaths—at all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel…” Eze 45:17
There’re about 13 other occurances like this. It’s just too many to mention.
Notice the similarity of Col. 2:16.
“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.” (descending)
I have all the reason to believe that Paul used the same language that the old testament writers used, therefore, Col. 2:16 pertains to the weekly Sabbath contrary to Adventist claims that it isn’t.
(by Arnold Gamboa, 08-02-2005)