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Sunday

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Lightkeeper, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Lightkeeper

    Lightkeeper Well-Known Member

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    Is Sunday the 7th day of the week or the first day of the week?
     
  2. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    I say the seventh, but that's because I like having the weekend days nice and close together. Makes it look more... I dunno, 'weekendish' if it's two days together instead of one day at the beginning and end of the week. :)
     
  3. Rex

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    Depends on your outlook.

    If you look at from a business perspective it's the 7th

    From maybe a christian it would (or should) be the 1st since the Sabath is Friday at Sunset to Saturday at Daybreak or something like that.
     
  4. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    I would call Sunday the sabbath.... the first day of the week.
     
  5. Rex

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    But Sunday is not the sabbath.
     
  6. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    It is to Catholics... and I would say Christians in general (with a few exeptions).
     
  7. Rex

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    I thought the old testament that the jews gave to the gentiles practice the sabbath on friday at night down to sat.

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  8. Engyo

    Engyo Prince of Dorkness!

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    According to my employer, work weeks end at 11:00 am Friday. So it's neither, by that yardstick. There are lots of different yardsticks. When I worked in Qatar last year, Sunday was the first day of the work week, Friday is the holy day, and Saturday is your running errands, etc., day. Which yardstick shall we use?
     
  9. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    Good point Engyo... I guess it is a matter of culture or situation what day you believe comes "first" or "last" in a week.

    Some religions (such as Seventh-Day Adventists and Seventh-Day Baptists) claim that Christians must not worship on Sunday but on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. They claim that, at some unnamed time after the apostolic age, the Church changed the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday.

    But passages of Scripture such as Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:2, Colossians 2:16–17, and Revelation 1:10 indicate that, even during New Testament times, the Sabbath is no longer binding and that Christians are to worship on the Lord’s Day—Sunday—instead.

    The early Church Fathers compared the observance of the Sabbath to the observance of the rite of circumcision, and from that they demonstrated that if the apostles abolished circumcision (cf. Gal. 5:1–6), so also the observance of the Sabbath must have been abolished.

    The Letter of Barnabas
    We keep the eighth day [Sunday] with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead (Letter of Barnabas 15:6–8 [A.D. 74]).


    Scott
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  10. Watcher

    Watcher The Gunslinger

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    Saturday is the seventh day of the week, the day of the sabbath. Sunday is the first day. I believe Jewish people so to church (or is it synagogue?) on saturday, and christians typically go on sunday. Sunday was decided on when Constatine made it the official religion of Rome.
     
  11. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    Constantine did not such thing.... nor did his sons.... but that's for another thread!
     
  12. standing_on_one_foot

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    Well, I go by Monday being the first day of the week during my everyday life (it being the day I have to go back to school). But for Jewish related stuff, Sunday's the first (in Hebrew, that's what the word for Sunday literally is, "first day" or "day one").

    I was told once that the Sabbath was on Sunday for Christians because that's when Jesus was supposed to have risen, but I've really no clue how accurate that it. Anyone know?
     
  13. Watcher

    Watcher The Gunslinger

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    Monday always feels like the first day of the week for me too. Even on the calander though, Sunday is the first day. Hm....I never heard that it was because Jesus was supposed to have risen then before, but I stopped going to church a while ago.
     
  14. Bastet

    Bastet Vile Stove-Toucher

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    I have always considered Monday to be the first day of the week; Sunday the seventh. It's funny you should bring up calendars - mine has Saturday as the first day. :p
     
  15. Pah

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    If God rested on the seventh day and that nis the sabbath, then Sunday is the first day
     
  16. Scott1

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    I guess you missed my earlier post:

    ........ and as I understand the way a calendar is usually read, Sunday begins the week..... that's all I meant.
     
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