What Does Sabbath Mean?


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Joy Munyebvu Profile
Joy Munyebvu answered
The sabbath is a holy day of rest and worship. It is also the 7th day of the week.
Many people argue on the issue whether the sabbath ia a saturday or sunday. But which ever you choose, you must set aside that day for rest and the worship of God. " praying, singing, dancing, praising" are all part of worship. You must work only six days (or less depending on your job) a week only. As you need a special day to relax and meet up with other christains and talk about God, ( many times people do this by going to church). The whole sabbath idea started in Genesis, when God finished creating the world. It took him 6 days of work to complete it. And on the 7th day he rested. We must do the same. Work 6 days, ( if were old enough, I'm not saying children 12, 13 or under should work, but its if you do work) and rest and relax like God did on the 7th day.
Selie Visa Profile
Selie Visa answered
What is Sunday and what is Sabbath?

Sunday is the day Jesus Christ was resurrected. Sabbath is the day God rested after completion of His six days of creation.

Jewish Sabbath falls on Saturday. The fourth commandment of the Ten Commandment says, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy". A Jew cannot travel beyond 7 KM on Sabbath day.

(1) Friday: Jesus faces the Sanhedrin (before sunrise--- one of the rules broken in their blind hatred against Jesus); Jesus faces Pilate and Herod; Jesus is crucified; his body was taken down because the next day was the Sabbath day and Jews don't want bodies hanging on the cross on Sabbath day.

(2) Saturday (Sabbath): Jesus buried in the tomb belonging to Joseph of Arimethea; Nicodemus also came.

(3) Sunday: As soon as the Sabbath was over Mary Magdalene went for proper preparation of the tomb. She saw the risen Lord on the first Easter Sunday morning.

Why does Christians (there are a few exceptions) observe Sunday and not Sabbath as given in the Decalogue (Ten Commandments)? God is Lord over everything, even of the Sabbath. If his Holy Spirit inspired the Church to observe Sunday to commemorate the resurrection of Christ, who are we to complain? Who are we to raise objections against the rightful authority? May His will be done!
Muddassar Memon Profile
Muddassar Memon answered
According to the Bible, the Sabbath basically is a weekly sacred day of relaxation as ordained by one of the Ten Commandments. The Hebrew term "Shabbat" means the day of rest, as it involves a ceasing or resting from labour.

The particular importance of the seventh day of the week, known as Sabbath, begins with God's establishment of man on earth. On the basis of the book Genesis, which was the initial book of the Bible, God formed man on the sixth day, and on the seventh day "he rested from all his labour", and hence blessed the seventh day.

According to the New Testament, Jesus stated that the Sabbath was created for man's good and hence the son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath.

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