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