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Featured The Sabbath Day

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Psalm23, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Gargovic Malkav

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    Is the Sabbath tough for you to observe?
     
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    Nah. I was raised Orthodox Jewish; we do this every week. Shabbat really is a needed day of rest.
     
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  3. InChrist

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    That is not what the scripture says. It says:

    Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.
    Exodus 31:13

    Notice it says speak to the “ children of Israel” and that “it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations “.

    The Sabbath is not for Christians or non-Jews. It is a unique SIGN between the Israeli/Jewish people and God. The fact that Jews around the world still keep the Sabbath and have throughout their generations (even non-religious ones) is an incredible testimony of the God of the Bible, the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and demonstrates His eternal covenant with those of Israel, the Jewish people.
     
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    Jesus as a Jew, perfectly fulfilled all the law, including the Sabbath. Therefore, according to the scriptures those who place their faith in Him are at continual Sabbath rest everyday, all the time, forever in Him and through Him.

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    Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. 3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

    “So I swore in My wrath,
    ‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ”

    although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; 5 and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”

    6 Since therefore it remains that some mustenter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, 7 again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:

    “Today, if you will hear His voice,
    Do not harden your hearts.”

    8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God didfrom His.

    Hebrews 4:1-10
     
  5. robocop (actually)

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    Read scripture. Take the sacrament. Fast monthly. Pray. Don't buy or sell. Go to Church. Be reverent. Talk to friends and family (so message boards are fine). Cook with single purpose of heart. Rest.
     
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    Whatever my wife tells me to do.
     
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  7. Clara Tea

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    Most people rest on the Sabbath. For Christians, that's Sunday, and for Jews, that's Friday night to Saturday night.

    The United States shuts down on Labor Day (the only day of the year when labor is not supposed to be done). But that leaves the world without workers for a day, and some can't get along without someone working. Therefore, it makes more sense for a few of us to work only on Labor Day, and not work the rest of the year.

    Still others, take vacations on holidays, such as Canadian Ground Hog Day, or Zulu Zebra Day (which I intend to create some day). Since a holiday is always happening somewhere in the world, that should be sufficient grounds to goof off all year round.

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
     
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    Just because they squabbled with another Jewish sects doesn't mean they considered themselves anything but Jews. Pharisees, Essenes, Christians, Sadducees... all Jews.

    The early Christian communities were pretty widespread. Their doctrines diverged, and their relations with other sects, religions and the local government no doubt varied as well. The ecumenical councils where they decided what beliefs and practices were to be orthodox were held to unify the various Christian sects.

    Didn't Jesus say he wasn't changing any Jewish law? And wasn't there later a dispute between Peter, Paul and James the brother of Jesus about conversion of gentiles to the Christian sect of Judaism?
    Same as it always did -- Saturday.
    I think it was later when the schism heated up and the Christians began earnestly trying to differentiate themselves from the more traditional Jews. Wasn't it at this point that judaizing was condemned, the orthodox doctrine began to be formalized and worship was switched to "the lord's day?
     
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    During lockdown, when I can't go to mass, not a lot that is special, though I do avoid doing household paperwork on a Sunday.
     
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    **MOD POST**

    This is Interfaith Discussion, which is a non-debate area of the forum. Posts that are debating in nature are subject to moderation under Rule 10.
     
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    Although my religion recognizes no weekly Sabbath day (though it does have days and times of day that are considered to be auspicious), I do take non-work days to spend time in meditation.
     
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    Especially since very few, if any, states have 'blue laws' anymore. Anybody remember them?
     
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    To me every day is a like the Sabbath, since I like to rest and think, and feel like I am on vacation where others help me out. The Sabbath is about introspection, instead of extroversion. This is where you exercise your mind, through internal feedback; inner voice, instead of exercise other parts of the brain via external feedback; outer voice. We give the child a timeout so he will introspect. A spanking was more extroverted since the lesson comes from the outside. Different parts of the brain are used.

    Before I entered the site, I was thinking about writing something about the Sabbath, and behold the Sabbath was the first topic on the page. This is called synchronicity or meaningful coincidence.

    If you look at the bible and the creation of the universe, God works for six days and rests on the seven day or sabbath. As I studied the bible, I wondered when did God's Sabbath rest, associated with day seven, end? There is no where in Genesis, that I found, where it formally says God is working again and this is day eight. Nor could I find that anywhere in the Old Testament, beyond prophesies for the future. Everyone seems to assume God is working in the Old Testament, since many things are getting done, but there is no formal proclamation of day eight occurring in the Old Testament.

    The first possible mention I found was in Revelations, after the Anti-Christ is subdued, when the Bride of Jesus; Heavenly Jerusalem, descends from heaven. This is an act of creation that would need the powers of a God. This may be day eight. After the 1000 year reign of peace, the old heaven and earth disappear and a new heaven and earth appear, which is another period of intense God creation; day nine. God was a little sluggish the first day back, but is full of energy the second day of the new week.

    God, being all knowing and all powerful could have altered the future of Adam and Eve. The fact that God spoke and even warned Adam and Eve, but he did not act to protect them, suggests he was still on Sabbath and resting. One can talk but one cannot work on the Sabbath. God would need to depend on servants, to tend to his business; Satan in the tree. It is OK to have others do things for you, on the Sabbath.

    Satan was originally called Lucifer or the morning star. Lucifer is the light ; consciousness that appears between night and day, or consciousness and unconsciousness. Lucifer was a creative principle who was working with God, while God was in active his state of creation. Lucifer was sort of like a associate who could provide feedback, that was more than a yes man; willpower.

    When God rested in the garden of eden, Lucifer becomes called Satan, due to his workmate status changing to being more like a Sabbath servant. Satan is no longer working side-by side with God, brain storming, as when he was Lucifer, but Satan is now doing even many of God's jobs, as God rests.

    God still resting in the Old Testament explains many of the concerns that have been expressed by the atheists. Why would a loving and all powerful God allow so much suffering? The Old Testament, by virtue of not specifying when the rest ends, suggest that God was still resting and his help was not optimized like him. Satan is both good or evil, like the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The Devi is only evil. Satan could do both good things as well as evil things and became the CEO as God rested.
     
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    Mostly Saturday.

    Sundown Friday until sundown Saturday.

    And the evening and the morning was the first day.

    Night before light.

    I thought Sabbath meant seventh.

    I 'll google it:

    Sabbath
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    This article is about rest or worship time. For other uses, see Sabbath (disambiguation).
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    Welcoming the Sabbath with the lighting of Shabbat candles
    In Abrahamic religions, the Sabbath (/ˈsæbəθ/; Hebrew: שַׁבָּת‎) is a day set aside for rest and worship. According to the Book of Exodus, the Sabbath is a day of rest on the seventh day, commanded by God to be kept as a holy day of rest, as God rested from creation.[1] The practice of observing the Sabbath (Shabbat) originates in the biblical commandment "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy".

    The Sabbath is observed in Judaism and Sabbatarian forms of Christianity, such as many Protestant and Eastern denominations. Observances similar to or descended from the Sabbath also exist in other religions. The term may be generally used to describe similar weekly observances in other religions.

    Sabbath - Wikipedia

    Down the page it mentions Biblical Sabbath.

    That's the one I do.

    Thank goodness I've been doing it right since 2006.

    No work.

    Not me, or anyone within my gates.

    One time the wind knocked my cable down and it stretched across the street.

    People were driving over it.

    I got home on Friday and knew there was no time for the cable guy to come and fix it before sundown.

    That was before I had a phone that could do mobile hot spot.

    No net for me that weekend.

    I had a reply cooked up in my head to your big note D, message #16.

    But I guess it might have been more "debate" driven than Christ centered.

    Lest I make myself a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

    Like what you said, Jesus' greatest commandment is that we love one another, as He has loved us.

    Happy Lord's Day.
     
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    Go to church, study the scriptures by myself and with my family, nap, visit others (online right now). I do things to show God that it is His day. I don't work at my job, and except for emergencies, don't force others to work by not shopping.
     
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    I have no sabbath day, so it's just like any other day.
     
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    To me, the ' faith of Jesus ' is to keep Jesus' NEW commandment.
    ....and as Galatians 6:2 says to fulfill: the Law of Christ.
    Jesus gave a NEW commandment found at John 13:34-35 to have the same self-sacrificing love for others as he has.
    Jesus' new commandment goes beyond the Golden Rule (Leviticus 19:18) .
    We are now to love neighbor MORE than self, more than the Golden Rule.
     
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    Notice that eating does not make you better and fasting does not make you worse...so that does not mean you shouldn't fast.

    The next scripture is saying you can eat meat, but I would eat it sparingly, in view of how the world revolves.

    The third scripture seems to support fasting... if your heart works better without meat, go without.
     
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