Saturday or Sunday?

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  1. L1ttl3_AnG3L profile image60
    L1ttl3_AnG3Lposted 5 years ago

    Saturday or Sunday?

    The bible scriptures are very clear when speaking about the Sabbath, but even so, religions all over the world worship on different days. What day is the day...  and why?

  2. peachpurple profile image75
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    no idea. I thought sabbath day is sunday, isn't it?

  3. askformore lm profile image62
    askformore lmposted 5 years ago

    The 3 religions who believe in the same God (Jewish, Christians, and the Muslims) all believe that God created the world in 7 days, and that the 7th day was sacred. They just calculate different, therefore the Muslims have Friday sacred, the Jewish have Saturday, and the Christians have Sunday.
    So, 3 different days but exactly the same idea.

    1. cjhunsinger profile image69
      cjhunsingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      askfor---Things are by definition and as for the three religions, each define the god differently and therefore, not the same god. The idea of a tree, does not make a pine and oak.

  4. Robert the Bruce profile image60
    Robert the Bruceposted 5 years ago

    What specific question are you asking?

    The Sabbath Day was for the Jewish people to observe according to their religion. That day is Saturday.

    Most sects of Christianity attend their religious services on Sunday, based on the story of Jesus resurrecting on the first day of the week.

    You mention other religions other than Judaism and Christianity. Why would other religions care what the Jewish scriptures say about worship!?

    Therefore your question cannot be answered clearly without being more specific.

    1. askformore lm profile image62
      askformore lmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Muslims care about the Jewish scriptures, they follow the same "storyline" until Abraham (All 3 religions share a lot). The Muslims even regard high respect for Jesus (whom the see as a prophet, and they call him Isah).

    2. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But she asked, "What is the day?" Which can only be answered by answering the question, "According to which religion?"

  5. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 5 years ago

    Well the story in Genesis says on the 7th day he rested.  It did not say what the name of the day was.  He just said on the 7th day.  I assume it would be after 6 days of working (not only as paid) that we must take a break, if not only for health reasons, nothing to do with religion at all.

    1. Joseph O Polanco profile image36
      Joseph O Polancoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yet this served as the basis for the Sabbath Law which the ancient Israelites - and only the ancient Israelites - observed.

  6. Hendrika profile image77
    Hendrikaposted 5 years ago

    From after Jesus it does not really matter as He said the Sabbath are made for the people and not that people are made for the Sabbath. The moral is, we all need a day of rest and worship on that day contributes to spiritual well being.

  7. cjhunsinger profile image69
    cjhunsingerposted 5 years ago

    Prior to 325 CE Christians observed Saturday as the Sabbath in conjunction with their Jewish heritage, even though they, as the Jews were dispersed after the fall of Jerusalem to the Romans in 70 CE. For the next two hundred years Christians and Christianity would be without form, structure and Christianity increasingly became Hellenized. Greek, not Aramaic, became the primary language of Christians. This period saw many forms of Christian truths come and go, which resulted in conflicts and mini wars between the differing groups of Christians.
    In 325 CE this changed due to the Emperor Constantine, who was, essentially, fed up with the infighting and disharmony caused by the great variety of Christian truths. Constantine ordered all leaders of the many Christian dogmas to attend a meeting, The Council of Nicaea. It was here, under the threat of death that Christian beliefs would be crystallized and formulated, too, that Sunday would be the day of worship to honor the Sun, as Constantine was the Pagan high priest of Sol Invictus, worship of the Sun, Sunday.
    This is a very condensed version of the events and more reading is suggested.

    1. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is fascinating, CJ. I didn't know the early Christians worshipped on Saturday. Where would you recommend to start reading about the true early history of Christianity from a secular history source?

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah and why Christianity lies and covers up the truth.  A lie is bearing false witness and stealing is also one of the commandments they slide under that table too.

    3. cjhunsinger profile image69
      cjhunsingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Robert--So much to suggest here. Research google by--Constantine and Christianity, Council of Nicaea, church history from jesus christ to constantine. The material is endless and you have to sort it out for bias.

    4. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I see. Thanks, CJ.

  8. lone77star profile image80
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    The Sabbath was supposed to be a day of rest from self-concern (Ego).

    If you are Love, as Christ was, then you are "resting" from Ego all the time. Christ did "work" on the Sabbath (Saturday; Sabado in Spanish), but he was about his Father's business -- Love.

    I think that one specific, literal day matters not to God who is unconditional Love. Perhaps the early Jews realized that they needed a "rest" day so that people could stop being self-concerned for one day. But if you become Love, then you are "resting" every day. Every day becomes the Sabbath. Every day becomes Holy.

    1. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Are you "Love," Lonestar? For anyone to claim that they have ceased from self concern is braggadocio at best and deceit at worst. No one can cease from all self concern. It's part of our survival instincts which we have evolved.


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