posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 08:57 AM
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.