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Originally posted by desert
In America Sunday has taditionally been the Sabbath/Holyday, with no business conducted that day. For countries who do not come from a religious tradition/belief in Old Testament, what do they do on Sunday? Is there another holyday or none?
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 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:
Exo 20:11 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.
Originally posted by orangetom1999
To my limited knowlege the word Sabbath means rest,peace, Shalom, or Salem.
Peace be with you ..
Peace/Rest is the name of my Lord..among many. It is not a day. I rest in Him ..all day ..every day..24/7. 365 days per year.
As a New Testament Believer..I am instructed not to observe days , times, months, and years. Not to hold one day above another. For all days belong to the Lord.
People meet on Sundays because that is the day most of them have off from work. Many work 6 to 7 days a week. Many observe Wednesday evenings to attend Worship. Nothing wrong with this or Sundays as a day to come together in Worship.
I have come to realize that this is a concept or line of thinking that is very foreign to many who claim the name of Jesus Christ. To much traditions of men blocking thier thinking.
THe Lord Jesus the Christ for remission of sins..is the Sabbath, Peace, Rest ..among many of His names. The Sabbath is a person in the New Testament. Anything else is Olde Testament bondage.
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
This concept of the Christians observing by traditions of men Sundays or Saturdays as the Sabbath is also what galls many non believers in that they recognize ungodly conduct any day but on Worship day. THey think this is undiciplined. I must agree with many of them. Many Christians cannot think this through ..hence it is easy for many non believers to put them in a corner by thier own words and traditions.
Many other religions keep days and festivals..daykeeping. ...observing days,times, months and years. Not me...not intrested. I'll seperate from that stuff thanks.
All days are my Lord's days. This is why I will not observe one day above another ...but remember Him. His Sabbath/Rest..every day.
36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38This is the first and great commandment.
39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
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John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
What is the testimony of Jesus?
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him, And he said unto me, see thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
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19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:7-9
7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
8And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
9Use hospitality one to another without grudging.