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The Sabbath

If the Sabbath was only a "shadow of things to come" and it is not necessary to observe it strictly according to the 10 Commandments...........then WHY is it listed right along with all the other laws by which our entire world, government, and life is governed?? Why was only that ONE Commandment "not important" any more, but the others must remain in place? It makes no sense. Once again, it would then seem logical that we could lie, steal, kill, and commit adultery because those old rules were legalistic, for the Jews only, and were only a "shadow of things to come," therefore they no longer apply to us today. Once again, it seems awful strange that God would place a completely non-significant LAW, dedicating TWO whole verses to it, and beginning with the word "remember," in the middle of 9 other laws that we must still abide by today.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Anna92464
    I think that making this such a big issue violates the spirit of the law. Observing Jesus by what little I know about Him from the Gospels, I doubt that this should be a concern. He seemed more concerned about feeding the hungry, taking care of the poor, etc. He seemed concerned about treating the marginalized not only with dignity, but as friends. If it took breaking a law to love somebody, that is what He did. And when it came to people arguing over questions like this, he usually took them to task for burdening people and even called them hypocrites.

    You, and many others misunderstand about obeying the commands of God and Jesus Christ.
    Jesus did not break any of God's law. By the time of Jesus Christ, the man-made laws and traditions were viewed nearly on the same level as God's actual Law - and it was for this that Jesus rebuked them for worshiping God according to their own traditions.

    Answer by m2KnL at 5:28 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • is this a question?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • that's too much. if people would just be good, happy and good to each other that would be great. we have much greater things to ponder over. let's put it this way... it's your right to keep it or not. you wont be judged either way, at least by me.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • If you want to keep the Sabbath then do it : ) if it makes you happy! You are allowed to observe the actual Sabbath.


    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 12:27 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • Because you do not have an understanding of what sabbath really is. Its not about not doing anything but about resting in Him. God rested on the sabbath. The key word is rested. Jesus rested on the Sabbath too.. even when He was healing people. He was at rest in His Fathers presence. True sabbath does not mean you have to take an entire Sunday ( or Saturday) off to do nothing. You still need to bathe the baby, feed the baby sometimes run to the store but in so doing you have total rest.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:27 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • My Sabbath is Jesus.

    He said, "Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and find rest for your souls."

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 12:28 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • So you are saying that the 10 commandments are not in affect anymore?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • I'm not entirely sure what you are asking. But I can tell you that the true Jewish Sabbath that is in the commandments starts at sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday. "Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy"

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 2:39 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • I am asking if Christians are to follow the Jewish Sabbath

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • The act of stopping, lighting candles, saying the blessings, forgetting about the outside world for a few hours, brings a peace that is invaluable.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:46 AM on Jan. 15, 2010