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Originally posted by dbates
I don't know. Maybe it was an example of how we're supposed to work for 6 days and rest for 1.
Originally posted by St Udio
Wouldn't that would make the 5 day 40 hour work week unDivinely inspired
its also something with the number 7, which connotes fufillment & completeness. [which the 6 days of creation are only one component]
And also the meaning of the number 6, which is related to mankind,
Adams world, he being the designated tender of the garden, was all completed in its own fullness in the 6th day-night.
With the 7th day (spiritual component) setting up a 7day=week Standard
for men to follow (circadian rhythm)
666 is the original creation & division of time being overturned 3 fold...(opinion)
2 Thessalonians 3:7-11
7For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
8Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
9Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
10For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
11For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Originally posted by dbates
I don't know. Maybe it was an example of how we're supposed to work for 6 days and rest for 1. Just because you can do something instantly doesn't mean you have to. Personally I'm slowly sipping this cup of coffee. Sure I could gulp it down but why rush a good thing?
Originally posted by jimmyjackblack
Where does it say we are supposed to work 6 days a week?
I don't think I've ever read that...
8Remember 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.
Originally posted by ianr5741
It says in Genesis that God rested.
Omnipotent my a$$.
Originally posted by PaddyInf
Yet another example of the metaphorical teachings of the bible being taken at face value.
The six days is representitive of six periods in time, not literal days. It is simply a demonstration of the order of creation, not the actual timespan. The use of metaphor is a common tactic when demonstrating abstract or difficult to grasp concepts. While the idea of an "order" of creation is very basic today, this was not the case at the time Genesis was written.