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http://blog.beliefnet.com/jesuscreed/2009/11/do-christians-have-a-sabbath.html

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rhanford

Asked by rhanford at 11:45 PM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • can u post the text here?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • It would be too much
    rhanford

    Answer by rhanford at 1:51 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • I take issue with these {my comments within brackets}:

    "The earliest Christians had a Sabbath (Saturday) and worship (Sunday, the Lord's day)." {Nowhere in the Bible is Sunday called "the Lord's Day".}

    "the earliest Christians, third, eventually swallowed up the Sabbath into Sunday, a day of worshiping together on a day that memorialized the resurrection. So, for the Christian, Sabbath also signifies the new order, the new day of Jesus, the day when BC changed to AD. As ancient Israel, in Deuteronomy, saw the Sabbath as the result of being liberated from slavery, so the Christians saw Sunday as the day of resurrection, the day when they had been liberated from sin and death. " {At least the author admits that Sunday is a man-made institution, but he speaks as though this change is acceptable. He should read Ecc 12:13,John 14:15, Mark 7:7-8, Acts 5:29,1 John 2:3-5}

    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:07 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • I don't think that article explains very well why some Christians choose to worship on Sunday. Those who worship on Sunday are not making Sunday "the new Sabbath." Sabbath is on Saturday. Those who worship on Sunday are not observing the Sabbath, although some people get confused about it because many who worship on Sunday choose to "rest" as is done on the Sabbath.

    We see 9 of the 10 commandments reaffirmed in the New Testament. As for the Sabbath, Jesus says he is the Lord of the Sabbath. When Jesus broke the Sabbath in Mark 2, he replied to his accusers that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. The legalistic aspect of the Sabbath provided a day of rest that was needed for the people for rejuvenation. The spiritual and moral aspect of the Sabbath, which Jesus did not come to replace legalism with legalism, is accepting, worshipping and honoring God, NOT necessarily tied to one specific day. cont.
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 9:40 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • We are not under the legalistic aspect of the law "For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace" (Romans 14).

    "One man regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Let each man be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God" Romans 14:5-6

    "Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ." Col. 2:16-17

    The Lord's Day is seen in Revelation 1:10. According to non-canonical Christian literature as early as the 2nd Century, the same phrase "the Lord's day" refers to Sunday. (cont)
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 9:46 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • There is evidence in the BIble of the gathering together of the early church to worship and do God's work on Sunday: Acts 20:7, 1 Cor. 16:1-2. Many people will say "this isn't the 'new Sabbath' because they're doing work." Exactly my point, Sunday isn't "the new Sabbath." It's a Christian-established day of worship and service to God that many Christians participate in. Observing the Sabbath is completely different. Some people feel that it still must be done, others do not. To include the legalistic aspect of the Sabbath and to say that you please God less or you are somehow less sanctified or your justification is threatened by not observing it...I would say that is wrong and counter to the instructions that Paul gave to choose one's own day of observance. But that's just me.
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 9:49 PM on Nov. 7, 2009

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