I see a shortcoming in this thread.
Especially those of you who have not yet answered the question as to what you do to to keep your Sabbath?
I would sub,mit that what you are claiming to be the proper Sabbath as the 7th day of the week is wrong.
The proper Sabbath for you should be Friday, sundown.... ( generally accepted as 6PM) to Saturday, sundown ... (also accepted as 6PM)
as the evening and the morning were a day for God.
So when you answer that question of what it is that you do to keep your Sabbath, I want to know if you do it on Saturday, or if you start Friday at sundown?
In addition.... since the Jewish Shabbat is a day of rest at the end of the week, beginning on sundown Friday night, and ending on Saturday night, when three stars appear in the sky. It is an eagerly awaited chance for the Jewish people to set aside so many of their common concerns and worries and enjoy higher pursuits.
And the fact that all Roman Catholic churches have a mass Saturday, often before stars appear in the sky, as well as many Protestant churches.... They would need to be counted as those who get it correct.
The Jewish Sabbath is a day of celebration as well as one of prayer. It is the only rituals laid down by the Ten Commandments and is considered to be one of the most important ritual observed by the Jewish faith.
In Exodus, where it commands to remember Shabbat, it is more than just a reminder to observe the day. It is to remember the meaning and significance of Shabbat. It is written in Exodus 20:11 that the seventh day shall be set aside as the Sabbath day. By resting on this day, you are emulating the divine offering of creation and rest. If God was able to rest for a day after creating the heavens and the earth, why should we be too important to do the same?https://jewishgiftplace.com/pages/the-jewish-sabbath
"By resting on this day, you are emulating the divine offering of creation and rest. "
Certainly not to worship the Christ who gave His life so we might live.
Think about it......
I wrote on this in Sunday worship is not sanctioned in Scripture....http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/seventh-day-adventist-forum-(sda)/sunday-worship-is-not-sanctioned-in-scripture/msg1055153813/#msg1055153813
My full reply.......
Quote from: Hobie on Wed May 22, 2013 - 05:38:47
Nowhere in the scriptures do you find one word which sanctions Sunday worship, you can search in the Old as well as the New Testament there is nothing.
Do as the Catholics do. They have a daily mass and many people attend daily. End result.... they are certain to worship on a day that you claim God approves of.
Matthew 28:1, "After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake...." Jesus was crucified on Friday.
Mark 16:9, "Now after he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons."This verse simply records that, after His resurrection early on the Sunday morning, Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene.
Webster defines resurection as:
Definition of resurrection
1acapitalized : the rising of Christ from the dead
boften capitalized : the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment
c: the state of one risen from the dead
FACT: Jesus rose after the Jewish Sabbath.
Why do you think that is? I submit because not only was it the first day of the week, it was because HE, and only HE offered a new beginning. A new beginning for those who would be following him in action and faith.
A new way. A new everything.
It is only proper that worship of Him would be separate from any other Jewish and or Pagan worships.
It separates us. It separates the wheat from the chaff if you would.
He offered us a new beginning. A new life. An everlasting life into eternity.
How WRONG it would be to try and blend that into any other religious days or practices.
Revelation 1:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
He began on the first day of the week.
He waited until the Passover Sabbath was ended and the weekly Sabbath was ended.
It is only proper for us to worship him on the day he began.... NOT after a week had gone by until Fri. sundown.
Jesus was crucified on Friday.
NO HE WAS NOT!
This has been discussed in other threads. Do a search.