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newbesty225
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PrestonWillis10
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Which day is holy unto God Saturday or Sunday? I believe Saturday is!

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Started: 4/5/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Debating Period
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newbesty225

Pro

The Bible says remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy, according to Exodus 20:8-11, Is there a new sabbath day we should keep that was issued by God or man? Please share your thoughts? This is the focus of my thesis:

Exodus 20:8-11King James Version (KJV)

"8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
PrestonWillis10

Con

Hello Newbesty!

The Bible does not 100% specify/ordain a certain day of the week to be set apart for rest and worship, but declares that we should have one. I believe that Sunday should be the Sabbath because of the past tradition of the early church.

The Sabbath was created to ensure that we, finite and fallen humans, do not overwork our bodies and have a holy time to focus our entire attention on God and worship him. God could have easily created the universe in any period of time because he is not constrained to the physical chains that we are shackled in. He determined that 7 "days" was sufficient for creating the universe. (I quote days as to not start a debate on old earth vs. new earth Christianity). God had no reason to rest on the 7th day but decided to do it to set an example for his followers that you should set apart time to rest and worship him. In the Israelites' time, much of the work was manual labor, and a day of rest would have more of a significance then than it does today. As Christians and followers of God, we are instructed to worship him. Having a day set apart with no work increases the time that someone has to worship God.

From athletes to fast food workers, in today's world, people sometimes have a very busy schedule that does not allow for an off day or along period of worship or rest. The 4th Commandment is an open agreement, allowing us to choose which day we are able to rest and focus on him, given that we allocate our time correctly. Traditionally in the Jewish faith, the Sabbath was considered to be on Saturday. After the early church was founded, the Sabbath was slowly transferred to Sunday, marking the start of the Gregorian week and the end of what some would consider the "business" week. As the 1900's rolled around, Sunday was further cemented as the Sabbath day in American culture due to the majority of citizens being Christian. Stores and restaurants typically closed on Sundays to let the employees go to church and rest, and also, customers tended to not buy on Sundays. In recent history, many stores and restaurants have now opened their doors on Sundays, while others continue to follow the tradition

All in all, every day is considered holy by God because he let it exist and be good. God calls us to have a day of rest so we don't overwork ourselves and have a specific time to worship him. I believe that any day of the week can be considered a Sabbath day because God does not specify a certain day and that our schedules are so hectic at times. Because the early church's wisdom should be used direct a christian's beliefs, I believe that, normally, Sunday should be considered the Sabbath day.
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Posted by FollowerofChrist1955 9 months ago
FollowerofChrist1955
The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath! Idolatry can become many things in many ways. Caution and continuous Bible study with God, not men, is the key. Commentaries are both blessing and curse, caution should be used that MAN is not interpreting Gods word, which was forbidden in 2 Peter 1:20-21.
Posted by Jonbonbon 9 months ago
Jonbonbon
Romans 14:5-6 "One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God."

So both and neither. If you read the whole Bible, you find out all this interesting stuff that answers the questions you have about other parts of the Bible.
Posted by Jonbonbon 9 months ago
Jonbonbon
Romans 14:5-6 "One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God."

So both and neither. If you read the whole Bible, you find out all this interesting stuff that answers the questions you have about other parts of the Bible.
Posted by Sonofcharl 9 months ago
Sonofcharl
If there was a god. I'm sure all days would be holy.
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