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Which day is the biblical Sabbath Day?



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Answer #1:

The seventh-day of the week, Saturday. Exodus 20:8-11 says, Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

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God instituted the sabbath day at creation by creating another day at the end of the week for us to rest and spend in special communion with Him. This day is the seventh day (our Saturday). This is the only day that God has ever blessed and set aside for holy use.

Another thing to remember is that the seventh day sabbath was instituted BEFORE any sin came into this world. Therefore it was God's intention for the sabbath day to be eternal. And this is confirmed in Isaiah 66 where it says that we shall worship God every sabbath day for all eternity.

The Biblical sabbath is the seventh day of the week (our Saturday).


Answer #2:

Everyone agrees that the Sabbath Day is the seventh day of the week.

The debate arises in the attempt to determine whether that day is our

Saturday or our Sunday.

The thing about it that always intrigues me is how the same culture and


that settled on Sunday as the seventh day prints its business and social calendars

with Sunday in the first column, and Saturday in the seventh one.
In Judaism, it is Saturday, the seventh day. [the day when God rested] On this holy day, the Israelites weren't supposed to do any work, but to rest and pray to God. The Sabbath day is the seventh day of the divinely inspired repetitive seven-day week that God commanded be set aside for holy use (sanctified) for man to rest from his labors to REMEMBER CREATION. Remember his Creator and remember his dependence upon his Creator. Otherwise... if man didn't remember creation - then, he would forget about it.

For Christians it is Sunday, the first day of the week, in honour of the Resurrection.