"Bringing the truth of the Reformation to a disciplemaking ministry."
This is a direct command from God, yet Christians can be seen cutting their grass, working on their cars and a myriad of other activities on "The Lordís Day." Many times they can hardly wait for church to be over to go home and watch Sunday football. Is this honoring God?
Some might respond that The Sabbath is a part of the Jewish law and does not apply to us as Christians, yet in GEN 2:1-3 it says "Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made." This shows that the resting on the Seventh or Sabbath was not given to the Jews only but to all mankind.
There are some that might say that the New Testament did away with the Sabbath requirement but in the New Testament we find that the Sabbath is replaced with what we call The Lordís Day.
The first century Christians changed the Sabbath worship to the first day of the week because this was when Christ arose from the dead.
Just because the day of worship was changed does this mean that the commands of God or the Rules that He gave are no longer valid.
The founders of Protestantism and the later Puritans said "no." We as Christians are to honor the Lordís Day and to keep it holy just as the Jews honored the Sabbath.
The early Puritans declared that there were only three works that should be done on the Lordís Day and these are:
The early reformers and Puritans would be appalled at how 20th Century Christians use and abuse the Lordís Day.
How do you use the Lordís Day? Is it a day of rest, relaxing and honoring God with worship or do you use it to get things done you could not get done the rest of the week? Perhaps we should all evaluate the use of this day and consider how we can use it to honor God more and be involved in less activities for our amusement.
Why donít you look at how you have spent your last few Sundays and see what you could delete, then honor God and rest.
Questions or comments regarding this web site may be sent to email@example.com
Copyright © 2004 Black Forest System Engineering.