working on sunday? - the day of rest?
Hey guys and gals!
Ive recently quite my job and the new one that Ive been offered is saturdays and sunday shifts.
I need the money but Im a little concerned about working on the lords day, Ive been going to church for a while, and Im strugling with my spiritual journey, but Imntrying to get on the road non the less,
whats everyones thoughts on the matter??
God doesn't care about the bills you have to pay. Put your feet up, or burn in Hell.
That's Christian Caplitalism for you
Some jobs have to be worked on the weekend. Mail, for example. Hospitals, the sick have to be taken care of. Restaurants, people need to eat out sometimes. Movies, people need time out for fun. Nothing at all wrong with working the weekend. Look in the Bible where Jesus said something about the Sabbath was made for man and not the other way around. Police and Firemen work the weekends. Otherwise crime would be worse on the weekends and people's houses would burn down and lives would be lost if we didn't have these people working on the weekends.
the roman emperor constantine passed The First Sunday Law way back in the 4th Century after jesus to get all the cults, pagan sun worshippers, and the middle eastern cult of jesus followers, to get together in harmony in EKKLESIA on one day of the week,he chose the PAGAN DAY OF THE SUN SUN-DAY.EKKLESIA is a greek word meaning CHURCH-assembly for special purpose.it was the ROMAN EMPEROR CONSTANTINE who started all that going to church on sunday,it was not jesus or god!.that is documented history!.go read the Edict of Constantine,the First Sunday Law,thanks to the Roman Emperor Constantine you christians go to church on the pagan day of the sun,Sunday and gather in EKKLESIA,CHURCH,assembly for special purpose.I guarantee you that you never even knew that,that you never knew that a Roman Emperor started all you christians going to mass on Sun-Day,did you?.the day of rest as you said in your question was started by the Edict of Constantine,THE FIRST SUN-DAY LAW!!!.google it if you do not want to believe me,i dont care,i know the history behind going to a pagan roman assembly on the day of the sun.i read about it years ago.goodbye
Even on YOUR calender SATURDAY is the 7th day of the week NOT Sunday.
Definition: Sabbath is taken from the Hebrew shaÂ·vath”², meaning “rest, cease, desist.” The sabbatical system prescribed in the Mosaic Law included a weekly Sabbath day, a number of additional specified days throughout each year, the seventh year, and the fiftieth year. The weekly Sabbath of the Jews, the seventh day of their calendar week, is from sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday. Many professed Christians have traditionally kept Sunday as their day of rest and of worship; others have adhered to the day set aside on the Jewish calendar.
Are Christians under obligation to keep a weekly sabbath day?
Ex. 31:16,Â 17: “The sons of Israel must keep the sabbath, so as to carry out the sabbath during their generations. It is a covenant to time indefinite [“a perpetual covenant,” RS]. Between me and the sons of Israel it is a sign to time indefinite.” (Notice that sabbath observance was a sign between Jehovah and Israel; this would not be the case if everyone else were also obligated to keep the Sabbath. The Hebrew word rendered “perpetual” in RS is ”›ohÂ·lam”², which basically means a period of time that, from the standpoint of the present, is indefinite or hidden from sight but of long duration. That can mean forever, but not necessarily so. At Numbers 25:13 the same Hebrew word is applied to the priesthood, which later ended, according to Hebrews 7:12.)
Rom. 10 “Christ is the end of the Law, so that everyone exercising faith may have righteousness.” (Sabbath keeping was a part of that Law. God used Christ to bring that Law to its end. Our having a righteous standing with God depends on faith in Christ, not on keeping a weekly sabbath.) (Also Galatians 4:9-11; Ephesians 2:13-16)
Col. 2 “[God] kindly forgave us all our trespasses and blotted out the handwritten document against us, which consisted of decrees and which was in opposition to us .Â .Â . Therefore let no man judge you in eating and drinking or in respect of a festival or of an observance of the new moon or of a sabbath.” (If a person was under the Mosaic Law and was judged guilty of profaning the Sabbath, he was to be stoned to death by the whole congregation, according to Exodus 31:14 and Numbers 15:32-35. Many who argue for sabbath keeping have reason to be glad that we are not under that Law. As shown in the scripture here quoted, an approved standing with God no longer requires observance of the sabbath requirement given to Israel.)
Even the shepherds of the old testament had to work on the Sabbath - to tend to their flock, otherwise they would starve. If you have to do it, then do it.
There is no statement in Scripture that identifies the "Lord's day" as any specific day of the week. There is nothing in Scripture that identifies Sundays as a day of rest. There is no requirement in the new covenant to observe days.
If your spiritual journey includes the observance of physical things instead of spiritual things, it will be a long journey.