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What is a Sabbath day's walk?

The exact value of a "Sabbath day's walk" is 2,000 cubits, which works out to about 5/8 of a mile, or one kilometer. Commentator Craig S. Keener explains the logic and biblical basis: The figures ...
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Do Mormons have Sunday services?/What does the regular Mormon liturgy look like?

First, a point of terminology. Do you live near a Mormon temple (a large and spectacular building, recognizable by a distinctive golden statue of an angel with a trumpet on top) or a Mormon church (...
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When was Sunday first called the Sabbath?

The first writer to clearly make this connection appears to be Petrus Alphonsi in the 12th century. This is argued by 17th century historian Peter Heylyn, who writes: The first who ever used [the ...
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Do Seventh Day Adventists believe people who attend church on Sunday will go to hell?

Do Seventh Day adventists believe that people who go to church on Sunday will go to hell? No we do not, we believe only those who are unfaithful to God will be not be in heaven. The Bible is clear ...
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According to the Puritans, at what time did the Sabbath start and end?

Puritans hold several different views regarding the exact timing of the Sabbath. Perhaps the most widespread view is that the Christian Sabbath begins on Saturday at sunset and continues until sunset ...
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Keeping the Sabbath and Colossians 2:16

"That entire portion of the end of Colossians 2 talks about the danger of legalism and seems to discourage keeping things such as the Sabbath" Actually, it doesn't talk about that. In fact it has ...
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Is Ignatius' claim that Christians didn't keep the Sabbath correctly translated?

For the early Church, the Lord's Day, or Kyriake, as it came to be known in Greek (and Dominicus, being exactly equivalent, in Latin), was the first day of the week, or Sunday. Justin Martyr, First ...
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According to Catholicism, is it unlawful to cause others to work on Sunday?

At least as regards some of the activities mentioned in the O.P.—especially, eating out—it is not problematic for those who are dedicated to providing others with leisure to do so on Sunday or other ...
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Why do Seventh-day Adventsists believe in a great end of days conflict about the Sabbath day?

The Biblical predictions refers to the predictions found in Revelation of the reunification of Church and State, specifically in America, in the last days. Below is what is believed by most Seventh ...
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Do Mormons have Sunday services?/What does the regular Mormon liturgy look like?

Sacrament meetings are usually held at the same time every week. Two or three congregations (termed wards for larger congregations or branches for smaller ones) may share a building. The usual order ...
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Do Presbyterian Protestants have a 'day of rest' or a 'day of religious works'?

The position of the Westminster Confession of Faith regarding Sabbath day observance may help to explain why you were exhorted to “think spiritual thoughts all day on a Sunday” and that “you must not ...
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What exempts a Catholic from going to Mass on Sunday at church?

The first precept of the Church is to go to Mass and refrain from servile work on Sundays and holy days. Grave inconvenience can exempt one from observing a precept of the Church. Grave ...
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What is the biblical basis for only keeping the weekly Sabbath while disregarding all the other feasts/holy convocations (Lev 23, Num 28, 29)?

A biblical basis for some Christians to claim that the weekly Sabbath is still in effect while the Feasts of Leviticus 23 need not be kept is that it's not clear that the Sabbath is included in the ...
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Why do Christians call the Sabbath Jewish when God was the one who started it?

From an hermeneutical perspective, there is no question of interpretation of this verse; sunset Friday to sunset Saturday is the sabbath day. This is obvious from the fact that several modern ...
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Why do Christians call the Sabbath Jewish when God was the one who started it?

Male and female were created, saith Jesus, Mark 10:6, 'from the beginning of creation'. And we see that Paul, when covering the aspects of how to, properly, conduct ourselves in regard to that facet ...
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How do Christians who insist upon keeping the 7th day Sabbath explain Acts 15?

The Seventh Day Adventist groups do keep a 7th day Sabbath (and not a Sunday Lord's Day as is mainstream Christian practice.) I am not one of them, but met one of their foremost leaders in Edinburgh ...
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Do Seventh Day Adventists believe people who attend church on Sunday will go to hell?

So for a start, Seventh-Day Adventist do not believe in an eternally burning hell. Rather, the wicked are destroyed by fire. But that seems to be the teacher's misrepresentation of the denomination ...
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Do Seventh Day Adventists believe people who attend church on Sunday will go to hell?

This is a question that is often as misunderstood as the answer. Seventh-day Adventists have a strong and positive believe in the 7th day of the week (Saturday) being the major day of worship. They ...
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Why does Judaism celebrate Sabbath on Saturday and most Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday?

When did Jews start sanctifying the 7th day of the week and why? When: after they received the Ten Commandments. The "Why" can be interpreted in two ways: Why did they do it? Because God commanded ...
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Keeping the Sabbath and Colossians 2:16

Great Question, It seems on the surface level that this is obviously talking against keeping the Sabbath holy. However, there are some key aspects of this verse that need to be considered. The list ...
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Keeping the Sabbath and Colossians 2:16

Legalism is when someone keeps the law thinking that it would save them. This is not why an adventist keeps the Sabbath. Adventists, like most Christians believe, we are under the new covenant of ...
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Keep the Sabbath

If you are asking about Jehovah's Witnesses specifically, you could read one of their publications on the subject, such as Must Christians Keep the Sabbath?, which says: Christians are not required ...
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What exempts a Catholic from going to Mass on Sunday at church?

What constitutes a valid reason for not attending the Eucharistic celebration at your local church on Sundays? First of all what does Canon Law say on this matter? On Sundays and other holy days ...
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How do Protestant Christians understand the “Sabbath-rest for the people of God” in Hebrews chapter 4?

What does it mean for Protestant Christians to enter into the Sabbath rest for God's people as described in Hebrews chapter 4? Since joining mainstream Protestantism in the 1980s (baptised in a ...
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According to Ellen White, will all nations become Christians?

Your quotations clearly state that Ellen G. White foretold a future time when "observance of the false sabbath will be urged upon us." Further, "All nations and tongues and peoples will ...
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Why did God kill a man for picking up sticks on the Sabbath?

This can be especially touchy because on the surface both Jesus (Mark 2, Matt 12, Luke 6) and David (1 Samuel 21) did the same thing. It's important to pay attention to the whole text. The man in ...
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Why did the Council of Laodicea condemn "Judaizing" Sabbath rest?

That the council had to legislate on the matter shows that some Christians were, indeed, resting on the sabbath. Socrates Scholasticus, writing in the 5th century, states that churches in many places ...
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Does Acts 15:21 assume new believers would learn and follow the law from synagogues on sabbath?

Does Acts 15:21 assume new believers would learn and follow the law from synagogues on sabbath? Acts 15:21 simply means there were Jews in every city who have been brought up to know the law of Moses, ...
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According to Catholicism, is it unlawful to cause others to work on Sunday?

Regarding giving others an occasion to sin, St. Thomas Aquinas gives a similar scenario when explaining that one can without sin borrow from someone who exacts usury. St. Thomas writes (Summa ...
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Who changed the Sabbath to Sunday according to the Seventh Day Adventists?

There is no question of controversy about this: No one claims that the Sabbath was changed to Sunday. Everyone admits that the official day of rest was moved from the Sabbath to Sunday. There's ...
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