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For the record I myself am not Christian, and agree with the previous poster that the bible is being taken far too literally. But I have read the Bible enough to be left scratching my head when you say that as a Christian one is not bound by Law, when the Bible makes it very clear that in God's eyes we are bound by law unless it contradicts God's word.
Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by Lee78
Tradition says that the Jews are correct and the sabbath is Saturday. If you are a Christian, what does it matter? You are not bound by the law, you also don't have to circumcise your children. If you are a Christian, you are dead to the law and it is dead to you, worry about being of service if you are a Christian. Peace.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
reply to post by FlyersFan
The earth wasn't created in 7 days. There was no Adam and Eve.
What about the people who can trace their family lineage back to Adam? Do those folks now cease to exist?
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
Not true, the OT accounts are littered with genealogies where the OT authors traced their own lines back to Adam. You're arguing from ignorance.
The ignorance is in believing those are accurate genealogies. Like I said, it's impossible because records were not kept. And if you believe the OT genealogies accounts then the world would be 6,000 years old. And it definately isn't. What you see in the OT is MADE UP by people to make their own family history more important. It is IMPOSSIBLE for them to be accurate. Completely and utterly impossible. Sorry.
Originally posted by eeks4
good topic and question..i have learned that the sabbath is on a Saturday...if you read when jesus died,when the preparation of his body was you might see..i think that no one could prep his body on the day of rest..dont know..
Originally posted by FugitiveSoul
Sunday comes from Mithraic tradition and the worshipping the sun god Mithras. Like so much of Christianity, the Sunday sabbath was borrowed from Pagan traditions. I'm not looking to turn this into another 30 page debate on the comparisons between Christianity and Pagan religions so I'll leave this one comment and let the ATS search engine, and the many internet search engines do the explaining for me.
Originally posted by Sparky63
The Jews "day" ran from sunset to sunset. The 7th day of the week for them was sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday. However this is a moot point if you are a Christian because of the following scriptures:
Rom. 10:4: “Christ is the end of the Law, so that everyone exercising faith may have righteousness.”
Sabbath keeping was a part of that Law. God used Christ to bring that Law to its end. Our having a righteous standing with God depends on faith in Christ, not on keeping a weekly sabbath.
Col. 2:13-16: “[God] kindly forgave us all our trespasses and blotted out the handwritten document against us, which consisted of decrees and which was in opposition to us . . . Therefore let no man judge you in eating and drinking or in respect of a festival or of an observance of the new moon or of a sabbath.”
It seems clear that an approved standing with God no longer requires observance of the sabbath requirement given to Israel.
edit on 12/29/2011 by Sparky63 because: formatted post