Sabbath Day - Will god punish the people who work on sabbath day with death?

@systems (460)
India
June 4, 2008 6:00am CST
Is it mentioned in bible "whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall be put to death" Can you believe that this is from the GOD who loves and cares a lot for humans? Will you believe that god will give such a punishment for such a petty mistake (if working on the sabbath day is a mistake)? How can GOD be so cruel? or It is not from GOD? What is your Opinion?
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@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 08
My dear we are not living under the old law. Remember when Jesus Christ heal the sick on the sabbath and the Jews were rebelling aganist it. What did he say. Read your bible then you will know that what you are saying is blasphemy. God saw what was happening that is the reason why he manifest himself as Jesus Christ. We are under the New Testament. Although Christ came not to change but to fulfill there are certain things that you will see is no longer a law in the New Testament. So instead of being misinform it is best you read and understand.
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@systems (460)
• India
5 Jun 08
So does the new testament say that you can work on sabbath day? can you please quote the verse which says that you can work on sabbath day in the new testament.. even new testament has a lot of contradictory statements among different authors.. like the date of jesus birth. matthew 2:1 and luke 2:2 regarding places. luke 2:4 and matthew 2:21-23 and many other.. So even the new testament has a lot of adulteration from the authors of the bible..
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I don't see the contradiction between Matthew 2:1 and Luke 2:2. Matthew was a Jew writing to the Jews so he would point out King Herod as the ruler and Luke was a Greek witting to the Gentiles so he would point out that Quirinius was the governor. There is no contradiction with these tow verses. One give the Hebrew leader and the other give the Roman governor. Israel was under the domination of Rome at the time. Rome would have let the king continue to rule as long as he followed the Roman government. I don't understand your saying that Luke 2:4 and Matthew 2:21-23 counterdicte each other They are talking about 2 entirely different events. Luke is talking about the birth of Jesus and Matthew is talking about the families return from Egypt.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
5 Jun 08
Well....lots of us have to work on a Sunday, and we're still alive - that has been going on for centuries, so I'd guess that even the Bible has a couple of errors in it. I'm not religious, but to me it's all down to individual interpretation. A good person like yourself sees such a statement in the Bible as being a cruel one, yet a cruel person would interpret it literally with no room for adaptation and no thought that the Bible was written by a collection of individuals who lived 2,000 years ago with a totally different outlook on life to that which we have today. I have found there are three types of Christian.....the "hell fire & brimstone" type who thrash out dire and very "un-Christian" warnings to to people and wishing them all sorts of harm if they don't interpret the Bible verbatim; then there are the "born again" Christians who throw the whole core of their existence into their faith and try to "gospel-ise" and spread the word at every opportunity (I largely find this type of Christian irritating, but well-intentioned); and the third type of Christian who just quietly believes, and goes about his/her beliefs in a sedate way - usually they are the kinder natured type of Christian who believe that everybody will be "redeemed". Though I'm unsure regarding any belief in a God or otherwise, I personally would prefer to believe that a God is a kind, loving and forgiving God...not a spiteful, revengeful and cruel God.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
5 Jun 08
Thanks for your very interesting reply. I get very frustrated with the hell & brimstone brigade, and am very much down the road that they choose to believe whether to be kind or not so kind to others, and I don't personally believe that threatening anyone with a nasty place to go to after they die is at all caring/loving. If these Christians who preach the atrocities of the damned to others were to follow who they believe to be God's representative, Jesus, they would find a message of love in there, not hate. Maybe these people prefer hate to love though, and have little love or forgiveness in their souls. I can sense myself rambling into the realms of either repeating myself or not making much sense, so I'll wind up I think. Thanks once again for replying, and have a good day :-)
• India
5 Jun 08
In exodus, we can see, moses was stating all those rules n principles to the nation of Isreal, it wasnt for any1 else, the very tribe from which his chosen Son, is going to be born, so thats how God tried to keep them disciplined and clean as much as he can, for the birth of Christ. That was strictly for the Israelites. And when we come to the life of Jesus, we can c, he performed many, many miracles and many more thigs on the sabbath, and also answered the jewish heads. Just as he didnt show indifference between ppl of any religion, so he didnt show any indifference for days either.
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• Indonesia
4 Jun 08
i think jesus said in the bible that if your sheep fall in the river of something and get drowned in it, won't you help it because it's sabbath day? if you don't help the sheep, or you wait for the next day to help it, definitely the sheep will die. i think that's clearly show what god's opinion about that is.
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