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Farooq
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Christians should not observe the Sabbath on Sunday.

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Started: 2/21/2008 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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aceofelves

Con

THE TARTAR DISCLAIMER :) for the purposes of this debate, both participants agree-or-at-least-pretend-to-agree that the bible is completely true.
Farooq

Pro

Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
For six days you shall labour and do all your work.
But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns.
For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it.

Exodus 20: 8-11

The Fourth Commandment. Among more observant Jews, this practice is continued to this day. Meanwhile, for some reason, Christians (which seem to acknowledge indisputably the other nine commandments) ignore it, believing it no longer theologically viable or that the day of the Resurrection has somehow taken precedence over the eternal sanctification of the Sabbath.
There were many fundamentals among the Judaic religion before Christ's time. Although it is generally perceived in the Christian community that many of the 603 ordinances were part of a setting-specific legal code that is malleable enough not to be continued in today's society, the 10 Commandments were written on STONE and placed inside the MIDDLE of the Ark, wherars the ordinances were written on PAPER and placed at the SIDE, signifying they were not as important as the stone tablets. Now, when Christ came to this world to fulfil His Mission, He manifested a fresher bout of theological thought and made fulfilled many parts of the Law, namely replacing the sacrificial system with Himself, but explicitly recorded such amendments. If he were to take one of the oldest and most directly explained fundamentals of the Church, and replace it with a Sunday sabbath or none at all, would one not assume He would have clarified more than the vague scriptures used by opponents of the Sabbath?
Rather if one is to study Church history one realises that the Early Church did congregate mainly on the Sabbath, and kept it as Christ had. It was only when Constantine tried to bring politics into the Church by appeasing Sunday-congregating pagans that it became common practice. Looking back, is not a more sound theological descison to respect the Word of God (the 10 C's were the only thing actually written by God in the Bible) rather than a human tradition established by Constantine for his own political reasons?
Debate Round No. 1
aceofelves

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aceofelves forfeited this round.
Farooq

Pro

Okay... I guess I'll just wait for the rebuttal- feel free to place it on the bottom if want to.....
Debate Round No. 2
aceofelves

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aceofelves forfeited this round.
Farooq

Pro

Okay...... you have conceded to my argument I take it ? Or have forgotten complelty? Saving up for one final round? Questions...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by elawson 8 years ago
elawson
All days are holy! The Law is written on our hearts not on paper!

(Col 2:12)
having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

(Col 2:13)
And you, being dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, you, I say, did he make alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses;

(Col 2:14)
having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and he hath taken it out that way, nailing it to the cross;

(Col 2:15)
having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

(Col 2:16)
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day:

(Col 2:17)
which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's.

(Col 2:18)
Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he hath seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

(Col 2:19)
and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increasing with the increase of God.

(Col 2:20)
If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to ordinances,

(Col 2:21)
Handle not, nor taste, nor touch

(Col 2:22)
(all which things are to perish with the using), after the precepts and doctrines of men?
Posted by aceofelves 9 years ago
aceofelves
Correct. The 66 books of the cannonized Bible (e.g. the Bible that the SBC uses). Good Luck!
Posted by Farooq 9 years ago
Farooq
I agree to said disclaimer- if you by the Bible you mean one with the standard 66 books, i do not recognize the aporcrapha.
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