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To be clear, most Christians do not celebrate "The Sabbath" on Sunday. Strictly speaking, Christians do not celebrate the Sabbath at all (although many Christians still refer to their "day of rest" as their "sabbath day", even though this has no direct relationship to the Jewish Sabbath.) Christians traditionally celebrate on Sundays because this is the day ...


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The Sabbath will always be Friday night into Saturday. However, the celebration is not the Sabbath. Christians can worship God whenever and wherever they please in spirit and truth! John 4:21-24 (NIV)    21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. ...


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Our bodies are not the church. The verse in 2 Corinthians that you quote says that our bodies are temples. In context this is saying that we (rather than a building) are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. In the OT his presence would rest in the temple and that was considered his dwelling among his chosen people. In the NT this took a new form -- the ...


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As you imply, God did not need to rest. But He chose to, apparently as a pattern for us: Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female ...


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I have never previously heard anyone claim that Sabbath is on Sunday. Rather, I think Sabbath is on Saturday and the reason (a lot of) Christians have Sunday as the holy day has to do with the early church. There are passages from which it could be deduced that the early church met on Sunday, the first day of the week, to remember Jesus's resurrection that ...


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The writings of the early Christians make it clear that Christians abandoned the Jewish custom of worship on the Sabbath (seventh day) and instead held the first day, which they called the Lord's Day, to be the sacred day of worship. One of the simplest explanations on the subject comes from Tertullian, around 200 AD: But why is it, you ask, that we ...


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I think some of the more telling things about our understanding of the Sabbath should be what Jesus said about the subject, and more importantly what Jesus did on the Sabbath. Jesus healed on the Sabbath several times Matt 12:9-14 (NIV) 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a ...


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Early followers switched from the Judaistic tradition of having the Sabbath on Saturday to having it on Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, which was on a Sunday.


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Here are some quotes from and references to Catholic and Protestant sources that attest to the changing of the Saturday Sabbath to the Sunday Sabbath (to speak simply). "Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles... From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that ...


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The Old Testament day of rest was a prefigure for the rest we have in Christ. As the author of Hebrews says, we "cease from our own works" every day (see Galatians 5:19-21), not just on a particular day of the week. Hebrews 4:8-10 King James Version (KJV) For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There ...


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In Old Testament times, the Jewish people observed the Sabbath on the seventh day of the week because God rested on the seventh day when He had created the earth. After the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, which occurred on the first day of the week, the Lord's disciples began observing the Sabbath on the first day of the week, Sunday. Acts 20:7 (KJV) 7 ...


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In Genesis 2:2-3 (NIV) it says, 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. It would seem to indicate only the existence of 'a day of rest', but there is ...


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Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. The point of meeting together is so that we can learn as Iron sharpens Iron, and spur one ...


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Mark 2:27 NIV Then he [Jesus] said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. The new Testament does not specify that there is anything we , as Christians, should do/not do on the Sabbath. The Sabbath was made for us to rest. In Genesis it says that God rested on the seventh day, we should likewise also take a day to rest.


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Sometimes, God's Punishment for Disobedience is Death. This is a simple fact. The severity of the punishment often corresponds to the severity of the offense, so why was this offense so severe? The text doesn't say this explicitly, but if we assume that God could have sufficient justification for execution, then it's likely that he was knowingly and ...


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While there are references in the Bible to disciples meeting on a Sunday, I compiled a quick (non-authoritative) list to demonstrate that there's no strong argument to claim from the Bible that the early church met exclusively on Sunday. Bear in mind that the very early church met in people's homes and worshiped in the temple up until it was destroyed in ...


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God resting on the seventh day is not an indication that He was "tired" or somehow needed rest, but is just a way of expressing that He had completed His work of creation. Many (probably mainly old earth creationists) believe that we are now living in that "seventh day", since the Genesis account never says the seventh day ended (as it does with the other 6 ...


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This is mostly answered in this question, but I will repost the relevant parts. Acts 15:28-29 (NLT) 28 “For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay no greater burden on you than these few requirements: 29 You must abstain from eating food offered to idols, from consuming blood or the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. If ...


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I don't think there's any reason to suppose he restricted healings or other miracles to the sabbath. It seems he was much more free with his healings (cf. Mat. 9:35ff) and with his commands about healing (cf. Mat. 10:7f). But one instance is enough to disprove the hypothesis: Jesus healed the ear of the servant in Luke 22:49f. Then according to 22:66, he ...


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Judaizer is a term for those early Christians who held that adherence to Mosaic law was necessary for salvation. Observance of these laws (such as circumcision and the distinction of clean and unclean foods) was proscribed in Acts 15 and 11, respectively. The New Testament distinguishes the Lord's Day from the Sabbath, and it commemorates the day of the ...


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My answer here is an adaptation of part of my answer to a related question on Hermeneutics.SE: The purpose of 'rest' In two of his books (listed below), John H. Walton examines Genesis 1.1-2.3 according to its similarities to other 'creation myths' in the ancient near east (ANE from here onward), verbal cues with contemporary or related Hebrew ...


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The first Christians were Jewish, so they naturally observed the Sabbath on Saturday--just like they always had. They worshiped the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob--just like they always had, but they did so with the realization that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and visited them, that is, that Jesus the Messiah, the eternal Son of God had become a ...


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I'll answer in case this post doesn't get closed... This is one of the passages used in explaining our perspective: Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. - Colossians 2:16-17 ...


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From Orthodox catechism In the first day there are more reasons to celebrate: it is sunday - the day of the sun - the first day when sun arised (Genesis 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.) (not in catechism, Muke comment -> false assertion) In this day He created the univers - one verset - Genesis 1:1 In the beginning ...


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I see you have all agreed on the same point that Sunday became the Lord's Day, according to my understanding of the Holy Scriptures this is untrue. Jesus called Himself the Lord of the Sabbath which makes the Saturday the Lord's Day (Matthew 12:1-14). Jesus Christ kept the Sabbath, Apostles kept the Sabbath.(Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every ...


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The interpretation of verse doesn’t say God “needed” to rest; but that God stopped His acts of creation on the seventh day. Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. The Hebrew word “u•ishbth” when translated has one of the main definitions as “to ...


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There has been a lot has been said about the Bible Sabbath over the years. Some believe that it is the "Seventh Day" and others believe that it is now the First Day. Allow me to begin here: In the New Testament, there are well over 80+ references to the Seventh-Day Sabbath and only 8 references to the First Day of the week. In Acts chapter 18 alone, which ...


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Earthly sabbaths are a prefigurement of the true Sabbath rest that we fore-taste upon regeneration and that will be fully manifested in heaven: 3 For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he has ...


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The New Testament clearly retains a distinction between the Sabbath day (seventh day of the week) and "the first day of the week" (cp. John 20:19; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2 v. Acts 13:14, 13:27, 13:42, 13:44, etc.). The Sabbath cannot be moved. It is simply the seventh day of the week as defined in the Torah. Since Christians are not under the Law of Moses ...


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The Old Testament day of rest was a prefigure for the rest we have in Christ. As the author of Hebrews says, we "cease from our own works" every day (see Galatians 5:19-21), not just on a particular day of the week. Hebrews 4:8-10 King James Version (KJV) For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There ...



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