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The only Rabbi I knew personally said the holiest day of the year is the weekly Sabbath. That comes from a religious Jew. I remember when they had a display with food at the International Fall Festival, which was a big event in our community, he had them shut it down (the temple's booth) during the Sabbath. He said, "we have to guard the borders of the Sabbath." So he actually practiced what he preached.
Using the 4th commandment of the Ten Commandments in keeping the Sabbath holy, we are to honor the Annual Sabbaths also....7 total.
Most people have never questioned why they worship on Sunday. They do not realize it originated with a sun worshiping pagan Roman Emperor.
you know many/most Christians do attend church on Sundays even if they might be wrong.
so if the sabbath was something since the beginning of man, did abraham, noah, seth, or any other man before moses observe the sabbath?
your quoted statement is void if you answer no.
That the Sabbath was not enjoined upon any of God’s servants until after the Exodus is evident from the testimony of Deuteronomy 5:2, 3 and Exodus 31:16, 17: “It was not with our forefathers that Jehovah concluded this covenant, but with us.” “The sons of Israel must keep the sabbath . . . during their generations. . . . Between me and the sons of Israel it is a sign to time indefinite.” If Israel had already been observing the Sabbath, it could not have served as a reminder of their deliverance from Egypt by Jehovah, as shown at Deuteronomy 5:15. The fact that some of the Israelites went out to pick up manna on the seventh day, in spite of direct instruction to the contrary, indicates that Sabbath observance was something new. (Ex 16:11-30) That there was uncertainty in handling the case of the first recorded Sabbath breaker after the Law had been given at Sinai also shows that the Sabbath had only recently been instituted. (Nu 15:32-36) While in Egypt the Israelites, being slaves, could not have kept the Sabbath even if they had been under such law at the time. Pharaoh complained that Moses was interfering even when he asked for a three-day period to make a sacrifice to God. How much more so if the Israelites had tried to rest one day out of every seven. (Ex 5:1-5) While it is true that the patriarchs apparently measured time in a week of seven days, there is no evidence that any distinction was made as to the seventh day. Seven was prominent, however, as a number that often denoted completeness. (Ge 4:15, 23, 24; 21:28-32) The Hebrew word “swear” (sha·va‛′) is evidently from the same root as the word meaning “seven.”
The Egyptians, where the Hebrews just came out of, were keeping a ten day week.
While it is true that the patriarchs apparently measured time in a week of seven days, there is no evidence that any distinction was made as to the seventh day.
Originally posted by holywar
The June 1, 2009 issue of the Watchtower has a really great article that touches on this subject. Here it is in MP3:
Does God Change His Mind?
I encourage you to take a few minutes to listen to it.
You are acknowledging the authority of the antichrist to change the Lord's day from the seventh to the first day of the week.
.... by me NOT KEEPING SABBATH, I am not breaking anything!!!