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Why is the Sabbath celebrated on Sunday, the First Day of the Week??

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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 09:49 AM
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Christians celebrate their "holy" day on Sundays because when Christianity was just developing in the first century, it was customory for both Jewish and non-Jewish Christians to gather on the day of the resurrection, which was the day AFTER the Sabbath.


Not quite. Most Christians around the Med (except in Rome and Alexandria) kept the Sabbath even as late as the 5th century. In India they kept the Sabbath till the 1540's when Riveria arrived and in Ethiopia till the very early 1600's. The transition from Sabbath to Sunday was a slow and convoluted process that apparantly started around 135 AD during a revolt by the Jews and the Romans couldn't tell the difference between the Jews and the Christians, so the latter (primarily in Rome and Alexandria) switched.




posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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funnie thing these pop culture christains are ...

i was under the impression that everyday was a holyday, a day where you celebrate god so the question arises what is the puorpus of a sabbath if everyday is gods day ?

could it be that masses and sabbath´s are worship of man and not god and that god´s word is broken again by thous who claim to be followers of something they dont follow in reality....



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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The Hebrew sabbath started on Friday at sunset and lasted until Saturday at sunset. The seventh day Adventist take it seriously and hold on to the 4th commandment as a shield when they battle it out with other Christians. They also believe there is only 7 thousand years of creation.



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 02:57 AM
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From www.remnantofgod.org...


..."Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act... And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things." -H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons. Nov. 11, 1895

..."Sunday is our MARK of authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact" -Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

...“The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” -Fr Enright, C.S.S.R. History of the Sabbath, p. 802

...."Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; --she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority." -Rev. Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, "On the Obedience Due to the Church," chap. 2, p. 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)

..."Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify." -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.

..."Is not yet too late for Protestants to redeem themselves. Will they do it?... will they indeed take the written word only, the Scripture alone, as their sole authority and their sole standard? Or will they still hold the indefensible, self contradictory, and suicidal doctrine and practice of following the authority of the Catholic church and wear the SIGN of her authority? Will they keep the Sabbath of the Lord, the seventh day, according to Scripture? Or will they keep the Sunday according to the tradition of the Catholic church, - Rome's Challenge, (Why do Protestants keep Sunday?) page 31"...



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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Sunday laws were upheld twice by the Supreme Court in the US, and it was declared to be the Christian Sabbath.
Protestants think they are obeying the Ten Commandments by keeping Sunday, but are really showing their submission to Rome.
The Canons of the Church not only established Sunday but they also made it illegal to follow the Jewish Sabbath. The two things go together and this is a fact that should never be overlooked. When you see the law being made to keep Sunday, to "save the earth", expect to immediately after, see also laws against the real Sabbath. Worshipping the earth and the material things we see, is the goal and to get away from worshipping the one who should be worshipped, the one who made everything we see, and that can only be done by keeping the original law, as given by God Himself on Mount Sinai.
Of course being a Seventh-day Adventist® would make me think that.

[edit on 4-1-2010 by jmdewey60]



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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Simply put, according to the Gospels, Christ rose on the first day of the week. This was, according to Christian theology, the fulfillment of the Sabbath day, that Christ rested in the tomb on the Sabbath. Therefore, the Christian rests in Him.

The Book of the Acts of the Apostles shows that the apostolic college gathered together on the first day of the week amongst themselves, which was celebrated as the Lord's Day, i.e., the day of resurrection. Their "sabbath keeping" was limited to visiting synagogues on Saturdays for the sole purpose of proclaiming the new dispensation to observant Jews.

[edit on 4-1-2010 by Masonic Light]



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by Masonic Light
Simply put, according to the Gospels, Christ rose on the first day of the week. This was, according to Christian theology, the fulfillment of the Sabbath day, that Christ rested in the tomb on the Sabbath. Therefore, the Christian rests in Him.

The Book of the Acts of the Apostles shows that the apostolic college gathered together on the first day of the week amongst themselves, which was celebrated as the Lord's Day, i.e., the day of resurrection. Their "sabbath keeping" was limited to visiting synagogues on Saturdays for the sole purpose of proclaiming the new dispensation to observant Jews.

[edit on 4-1-2010 by Masonic Light]



According to the Gospel, Jesus rested in the tomb 3 days and 3 nights before resurrecting. Good friday is the believed day of Christ's cricifixion yet the bible tells us it was on Passover.... which started the night of the "Last Supper" and ended before sunset the day Jesus died. Jesus was buried before the annual sabbath... the First Day of Unleavened Bread in which no work was to be done. The next day was the day the women prepared oils and spices to embalm the body of Christ. They waited for the WEEKLY SABBATH to pass before going on the first day to embalm the body of Christ. If you take this scenario, you'll see that Christ was killed on a Wednesday, and 3 days and 3 nights later resurrected on the Sabbath BEFORE sunset. Good Friday to easter sunday does not measure up to 3 days and 3 nights. The christian passover is the 14th day of the first month of the Jewish Calendar. Even Judaism has gone away from this. They celebrate the Passover as the First Day of Unleavened Bread which it's not. It's the day before.... also known as the Preparation Day in which the Jews would clean their houses from wall to wall in order to make sure there was no leavening in the house.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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It's true the numbers don't match up, and Bible scholars have argued over it for centuries. Personally, I see the incongruance in the fact that the story of Jesus' death and resurrection has (at least) several different versions, and they don't really meld very well with each other.

Regardless, I was simply stating why Christians worship on Sunday instead of the Jewish Sabbath. It was not my intent to imply that I believe in the literal history of the Jesus story.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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Ezekiel20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I [am] the LORD that sanctify them.

And also as a "sign on our RIGHT HAND and the FRONTLETS (forehead) of our eyes that we belong to G-d." A bit like a sign on our right and or forehead is the mark of the beast who is worshipped as the sun, on the venerable day of the sun which is sunday; then we. are to worship G-d on the true shabbat (friday sundown till saturday sundown) as a sign to G-d that we belong to H-m..... Tell christians that!! Lol... Hence why there is a great end time delusion..... Many are called, but few are chosen...



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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I have to agree that this has a lot to do with Constantine and the Romans turning Jesus into a solar deity.

Keep in mind that Christian tradition also says Jesus was killed on a Friday and Resurrected on Sunday. Not only is that whole Resurrection based on the sun's journey into the Underworld and then return but Constantine also was said to have seen an image of the Cross. A Cross can be used to represent a year with each wedge being a season and the sun depicted as a circle either in the center or around the whole cross.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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Gday,


Originally posted by Hamilton
The Catholic Saint C�sar Constantin the Great ordered that at the same time the Bible canon


Wrong !

Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong !

Neither Constantine, nor the COuncil of Nicea had anything to do with the canon of the NT.

But sadly, almost everyone on this site believes it happened that way.

Bizarre.
No-one here ever seems to bother to check the facts.


K.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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I agree with you. When the council of Nicea was deciding, they were deciding on the books that were already made up as the new testament. They made no changes as to what to add or take away. So many christians seem to think otherwise thanks to these so called "Lost Books of the Bible" which were written mainly by catholic priests and popes. The council did set provisions on sunday worship and trinity doctrine though. The original texts of the NT were kept though some verses may have been altered later on like the additional verses in the last chapter of Mark. Or how about 1 John 5:8 NU-Text and M-Text omit the words from in heaven (verse 7) through on earth (verse 8). Only four or five very late manuscripts contain these words in Greek. That small part of 1 John 5 is vital for trinitarians which is why it was snuck into the bible.

[edit on 1/5/2010 by Locoman8]



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