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We humans are one of God's creations and are supposed to obey the ten commandments then why don't people obey the sabbath?

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2011-09-13 16:49:04

the sabbath is Saturday, the seventh day of the week, just like

the Bible explains. Jesus, in the Bible sets aside this day as a

day of rest. This day was "changed" by a Roman ruler by the name of

Constantine. He wanted to pay homage to something or someone

involving the sun, hence the word Sunday so he negotiated with some

wayward Jews to change the Sabbath to Sunday, henceforth killing

two birds with one stone. They decided to keep it a tradition and

that's why uneducated Christians today keep Sunday as Sabbath. But

even today most Jews keep Saturday Sabbath as they know it. We have

not been excused from keeping Sabbath. The Bible states that none

of God's word or commands will pass away until the second coming of

Christ, and that means all of the Bible from the first page to the

last, keep it, and if you already observe sabbath good, if you

don't it'd be a good thing to start.

Some people still do. The "sabbath" is actually Saturday but

when people do obey the Sabbath rule they do it on Sunday. Also

notice how people pick and choose on what they will obey. For

instance more people obey thou shalt not murder but will still

commit adultery and they dishonor their parents. People just decide

what they will obey. The Lord also says if you're heavy laden that

He will give you rest - He doesn't say "but only if its on the

sabbath day" ;)

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Excellent question! This is a complex question and this is strictly

only my opinion. The Bible was written thousands of years ago.

Modernization of humans has come a long way and most of it isn't

good. When life was slower people of the Christian faith did obey

the Commandments and they did take Sabbath to heart. Sunday is a

day of rest and still should be. Our world is so fast-paced and the

way people have to work (shift-work, single parents, etc.) does not

allow most Christians to take this time, but many try and quality

of time with one's family is most important.

If we were to shut-down the stores on Sundays there would be a

riot! While people enjoy browsing the malls they forget that

everyone working there has families and guess what ... they're

working! The greed, the powerful have taken so much away from us.

Still, there are many Christians today that still try to hang onto

the 10 Commandments and do the best they can. I'm sure when God

created us He was well aware of where the world would end up. We

can be what we want to be if we try hard enough and we don't have

to follow the Pied Piper.


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What does it mean to Obey the Sabbath? Does that mean do not work?

What is work? Is driving a car work? If it is, then most churches

would be pretty empty on a Saturday or Sunday. There was a time

when they harnassed the horses on Saturday so they could drive to

church on Sunday, because that would have been work. Christ plucked

the grain in the field on a Sabbath and was condemned for it. But

if working on a Sunday is the way that you can feed your family, is

it right to deprive them of food? Is it wrong to be able to buy

medicine, see a doctor, or just buy food on a Sunday?

If no one is supposed to work on a Sabbath, there are a lot of

preachers that would have to change professions in order to support

their families. My father was a minister. Sunday was his biggest

work day.

Keeping the Sabbath is open to the interpretation of the

individual. The key thing is to keep God in your heart, especially

on the Sabbath. And never forget, the only interpretation that

matters is the one that you reach with God. For he is the only one

that can judge us.

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See the Related Link for "Which Ten Commandments ?" to the right

for more information.

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Originally denoting Saturday, the seventh day of the week, or, more

precisely, the time period from Friday sunset to Saturday


Sabbath is unique to the Jews of the Levant and based upon their

(Hebrew) calendar, which is entirely different from the Gregorian

calendar we are using today.

Sabbath in the Gregorian calendar can fall on any day of evry


And Friday nightfall in the Levant can be noonday in other parts

of the world. Trying to reconcile Jewish Sabbath today is almost


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From a Christian perspective, we are not under law but under grace

and so the sabbath law from Exodus is no longer relevant. In

particular, the keeping of the sabbath was given particularly to

the Jews as a sign of their separation from the other nations who

did not serve the one and only God. So the sabbath commandment was

never given to all mankind to be kept, unless they became

proselytes (i.e. joined the Jewish faith).

It is also interesting to note that of the ten commandments, the

keeping of the sabbath is the only one not mentioned in the

New Testament as being for Christians to observe. The others, of

course are to be kept by faith, and not in the sense of a

legalistic, works based system, but in love.

The first church council in Jerusalem, presided over by James,

in Acts 15, dealt specifically with the keeping of the law, which

certainly included the sabbath. The decision made by the Christians

was that the Gentile Christians (all non-Jews) were to do certain

things. The sabbath was most certainly not one of them. This

pattern has been followed ever since by Christians who have always

met on the first day of the week, Sunday, chiefly because Jesus

rose then.

Sometimes there is also confusion between the sabbath and

Sunday. They are two different things. One belongs to the Old

Testament or old covenant, the other to the new. One belongs to the

law, one to the gospel. One relates to a religion of works, the

other of grace.



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