what do you think of the seventh-day sabbath?

Philippines
January 27, 2008 6:56pm CST
the sabbath in the bible is the seventh-day yet the christian world seems to worship on the first day sabbath. which is true? do we really have to have a specific day devoted specially for God?
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
28 Jan 08
If you are interested in the Biblical reason then I will speak to that. In the Torah in Genesis it say that G'd spent 6 days creating the world and rested on the 7th. That is to let man know that he is to work for man on 6 days of the week and to spend the 7th thinking of G'd and only G'd. He is not to do any earthly work just as G'd did not earthly work. All peoples that believed in G'd used to consider the Sabbath as Saturday until the Catholic Church changed it to Sunday. They did not want to be associated in anyway with the Jews. When the 7th Day Adventists became a separate group, they agreed that the Sabbath was on Saturday and they still do. Muslims consider Friday so be their holy day. I do not think is is as important which day of the week you choose as long as you consistantly choose the same day and you honor G'd in the way He said to. The problem is that most people treat their Sabbath the same as any other day of the week even though they do say they have a special day for the Sabbath. I hope that answers your question. Shalom~Adoniah
• Philippines
28 Jan 08
i think if one believes that the bible is the word of God then if God would as us to worship on a specific day then we owe it to God to follow what he says. God loves us so much so i think it is because of this love that he wants us to worship on the sabbath. and i think its not only for jews because the sabbath was instituted at creation it is part of the week that God himself made. during creation God did not only made the things around us but he also made the week, the 7-day week.
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Being a Jew I agree with you, but I am not going to stand and judge others. They have to do what is best for them, just as I have to do what is best for myself. Shalom
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Psalm 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word. we should keep our thoughts on god and be mindful of god and our thoughts everyday while working or resting and not just on the sabbath. Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
@dcwike (20)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Thank you for the interesting question, shekelshekenah. My thoughts on that is it depends on what day one considers as the first or last day of the week (7th day). In all actuality, some consider Sunday as the 7th day, while others consider it the first. And, do we REALLY know by name what day God chose as the 7th day? From what I understand, we are to do as God did. Work 6 days and rest / worship Him the 7th. And, by worship, does that mean as a group, as in a church, or can we worship, individually? Also, keep in mind who created the calendars. Although calendars have been set up according to the results of God's creation (our earth's rotation around the sun, our moon phases, etc.), it was man who created the days of the week. So, I don't think it matters WHAT day we worship God, but, that we worship Him ever 7th day.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
28 Jan 08
As Adoniah has said God created the Sabbath and he also said in the 4th commandment in Exodus 20:8-11 that we are remember the sabbath and to keep it holy. The catholic church even admits to changing the Sabbath to Sunday. We keep the other nine with out question but why not the 4th as the Lord commands? If it wasn't important why would He say remember the Sabbath to keep it holy?
@KrauseHome (31762)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Well, it depends on how you look at and percieve this to be. For a lot of people a lot of places, Monday is the start of a New work week, including where I work at, so Sunday is considered the 7th day, but in the Christian realm Sunday is considered the first day of the week since you attend Church, and give all of your Praises to god on this day asking him to touch and bless you the rest of the week. So for me, it depends I guess on which way you want to look at it, as to which is which.