Does the day of worship really matter?

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posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 07:57 PM
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In the Bible it says that the 7th day is the Sabbath. God also created the earth in six days and rested on the seventh. Well, according to my calendar the 7th day is Saturday. I know the jews worship on saturday. Why does the christian church worship on sunday?

Does the day of worship really matter? I know that it is in the 10 commandments so I guess it must be kinda important.

Anyone with ideas?




posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 12:14 AM
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I think that Christians started celebrating the Sabbath day on Sunday in celebration of Christs resurrection. Obviously the Jews wouldnt have joined them in this new day to honor the sabbath.

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posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 12:15 AM
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Sorry, double post

[edit on 5-10-2004 by pineappleupsidedown]



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 08:57 AM
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I believe that it does. Without going way overboard here I'll try and make the argument as I understand it. If you look at the Commandment in the Bible dealing with the Sabbath a reason is given. It says (and I'm obviously paraphrasing) that we're supposed to worship the Sabbath as a sign so that He knows we are his people and he is our God. Sabbath refers to a specific day of the week as evidenced by the word for Saturday in most western languages. You may recall that during the plagues in Egypt all of the faithful were inside their homes preparing for Passover (as instructed by the Bible) and sure enough, the death passed by. If they had been outside playing stick-ball it might not have gone quite so well for them.

As for Sunday... Paganism reigned at that time in history -- particularly Sun worship. The masses had followed this belief system for hundreds and hundreds of years and they were in no hurry to change what for them worked. So as 'Christianity' found its way into the mainstream and garnered official support 'accommodations' were made. Although Deuteronomy and Leviticus detail exactly what holidays are to be observed, others were devised to overlay the pagan (sun ones). Solstice worship (Easter and Christmas) and of course, SUNday. If Sunday was, as suggested, a celebration of Christ's ascention then we would expect the Apostles to cease following the Sabbath on Saturday which they did not. Also, by carefully reading the accounts of the crucifixion and ascention you can determine that He did not ascend on Sunday.



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 05:23 PM
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So, what I am getting from your post is that the only reason why people worship on Sunday is because it was the accepted day by the early church? Catholic church no doubt..

And you also say that it is a sign almost between the people that worship on saturday or not.

If this is the case, do you think it is possible that the day of worship has anything to do with the Mark of the Beast in revelation? It says it is a sign on their forhead and hand. This could be symbolic for what people believe in their mind and what they do with their hands.

For instance, if people dont keep saturday Holy and stop working as it says to, possibly they will be working. This will be the mark on their hand.

I think I agree. There must be something more to the day of the week. I read somewhere that Satans main goal is to get as many people as he can to worship him. He does this by deceiving them i guess. It would be the biggest conspiracy of them in the Christian church if the day of the week was changed and people never knew!



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 05:50 PM
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No. I don't believe the two uses are the same. My take is that the 'mark of the beast' is just that: a mark, a symbol. The Sabbath is a signal or symbol. A means of knowing who follows the instructions layed-out in the Bible. The change from Sat to Sun (though I've heard attributed to Paul) was actually an attempt by the early Church to overlap and merge with the hoards of people who followed Sun worship. These people had no motivation to change and by 'confusing' feasts and celebrations the two belief systems merged.



posted on Oct, 7 2004 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by shmick25
In the Bible it says that the 7th day is the Sabbath. God also created the earth in six days and rested on the seventh. Well, according to my calendar the 7th day is Saturday. I know the jews worship on saturday. Why does the christian church worship on sunday?

Does the day of worship really matter? I know that it is in the 10 commandments so I guess it must be kinda important.

Anyone with ideas?



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tuesday 2
wednesday 3
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friday 5
saturday 6
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posted on Oct, 7 2004 @ 10:39 PM
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Saturday is the sabbath. Looking at the calendar which is the same one used back then (even though 10 days were subtracted back in the 1580's it didn't alter the days of the week), Sunday is the first day and Saturday is the seventh.

What most believe to be the reason for this is that it is claimed that Jesus's ressurrection occurred on Sunday. Jesus's ressurrection being the momentous event that it is in christianity, overshadowed the sabbath day.

So through the centuries the sabbath and ressurrection of Jesus all got merged into a single day.

[Edited on 8-10-2004 by dusran]






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