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Don't Do This On Sunday

Just for those who say that Sunday is 'the' day of rest and the day we should go to church. What things do you think should NOT be done by a Christian on a Sunday e.g. Shopping, cleaning the car, housework, cooking, D.I.Y. etc? Please add or take away from this list.

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 ---emg on 12/13/05
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If emg were still alive I think she would regret asking this question. All she asked was "What things do you think should NOT be done by a Christian on a Sunday?" she didn't want to start WW3. I cannot imagine there being a Christian anywhere who would say that the police, doctors, ambulance drivers etc. should not work on a Sunday. Jesus healed on a Sunday - doesn't that say it all?
---RitaH on 4/16/08

This discussion so misses the point. It is not about what you can and can't do. It is about what glorifies God. It is about the order. (police, EMT, Dr. etc) It is good to pull the ox out of the ditch, it is good to eat,(plucking the grain)if neccessary.
---dan on 4/16/08

My husband is a Police Officer. He has to work on Sunday's. What is he supposed to do not work? What should he do if a man is beating up on his wife? Let him go until Monday? Those people whom think it is a sin to work or do anything on Sunday's, then just go to church that morning and come home and sit down and do nothing. Don't go anywhere to eat, cause then you're making someone else work for you on Sunday. Don't let the wife cook, for she too will be working on Sunday.
---Rebecca_D on 4/16/08

What fun!>>>Should not shop, clean the car, housework, all these things are unnecessary. Cooking God allows me to do. And also, sometimes, He allows me to do the dishes. Otherwise, I must do them on Monday mornings. It's the absolute truth. I do not lie.
---catherine on 4/15/08

Kay, if your 'rest' is in Jesus, then please tell me what we are to 'overcome' found in Rev. 3? Didn't Jesus say He became sanctified so that we MAY ALSO become sanctified? (John 17) Jesus' death only made it possible for us to become saved by doing what He said we must do. (Keep the commandments and they don't say anything about the 1st day of the week).
---DrRich on 4/14/08

Those who practice these thing are cursed. Read the book of Galatians. The just shall live by faith. You who want to go back to Egypt(bondage) are free to do so.If you want to be back in shackles and chains,that's fine. I live under Grace,praise God! I have been bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus,therefore. I am free! Indeed!
---Robyn on 4/14/08

Driving a car to church?
Buying a newspaper?
Travelling to go on holiday?
Farmer milking his cows?
Using a bus or train?
Not necessarily my view, just a few suggestions for discussion!
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/14/08

Kay, show me a text that say what Jesus gave to NT believers..He never separated His word and made it for O/C believers n N/T believers...u say Law of Christ,wht is the Law of Christ? He is the Law sister, and the Word John1:1,2 the 10commands of God is a transcript of His character..or did u not know that..the 10 commands stands forever..the others are done away...
---Jana on 1/4/07

"I rest every day in Christ's finished work on the Cross. Jesus is my rest/sabbath."

Helen_5378, thats right! The New Testament Sabbath IS Jesus. I wish our Seventh-Day Adventist friends could acknowledge this fact.

jana, Mark is right.
Jesus was a Jew born under the old law. So of course He kept the Old Covenant laws. Christians are to serve God according to the New Covenant laws. The entire OC was nailed to the cross, not just the ceremonial laws.
---Kay on 1/3/07

jana, the commandments that Jesus was referring to are those He gave to NT believers. He wasn't referring to the commandments God gave to the nation of Israel through Moses. We obey the Law of Christ, not the Law of Moses. There is not a single command in the NT for followers of Jesus Christ to observe Israel's day of rest. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of that ceremonial law. The Sabbath was a shadow of Christ. Its no longer binding since it has been fulfilled by its reality, Jesus Christ.
---Kay on 1/3/07

jana, We live from a new covenant, JESUS CHRIST, not from the old covenant, OLD TESTAMENT LAWS
---mark on 1/3/07

I rest every day in Christ's finished work on the Cross. Jesus is my rest/sabbath.
---Helen_5378 on 1/3/07

New Testament believers have not been given a commandment to observe a particular day.
---Kay on 1/3/07

Bruce, you say Jewish Christ not Jewish? if you dont agree with this Jewish law, then you dont agree with Christ for He is the Law..and a Jew for that matter. read your bible well..its the ceremonial laws of Moses that are done away..that is why Christ died on the cross, He took away sacrificial things and became the Lamb of God. no need to kill animals anymore..Christ became it and shed blood for our sins instead...
---jana on 8/20/06

going by tradition then .. not by the law of God? some of you say tradition so therefore you are not of leave out His holy laws and do as you are not following His commands...Jesus said in John 14:15 If you love me KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS... The 7th day Sabbath is t he holy day...God only asked for one day .there should be no shopping, sports, work, food should be prepared on Friday thats why its called The Preparation Day read Luke 23:54 note also the sabbath drew on..
---jana on 7/27/06

In Numbers 15, we see a guy is stoned for picking up sticks on Sunday. However, Jesus healed on the Sabbath. Also his disciples picked food. Who here doesn't eat at all Sundays because someoene would have to cook on the Sabbath? Pastors work on Sunday. Some jobs must take place.
---wes on 12/30/05

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And yes, we also work daily as required also.
---Eloy on 12/30/05

Still stuck on days? True liberated Christians worship and rest daily, and not only once a week.
---Eloy on 12/30/05

2 Cor 11:22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

Gal 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Israelites are Abraham's seed. Believers are Abraham's seed, thus believers are (Spiritual) Israelites. When God is talking to Israelites, He is talking to believers.
---a_servant on 12/30/05

a servant, Matachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed. 7 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away from mine ordinances and have not kept them.

God is talking to the sons of Jacob (children of Israel)and the ordinances God gave them.

I agree that God does not change. God does not lie. God does however deal differently with the children of Israel. Genesis 32:24-28 That nation began with Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel.
---Ulrika on 12/29/05

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Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not . . .

Mt 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Jesus did not change any of the promises in Is 58. If one chooses to please God and do what pleases Him on His sabbath day, that one will be blessed, just as God promised.

Titus 1:2 . . . God, that cannot lie . . .
Hebrews 6:18 . . . it was impossible for God to lie . . .
---a_servant on 12/29/05

a servant, Isaiah 58:13,14 In these verses the Lord is talking to the children of Israel (Jacob).
---Ulrika on 12/27/05

The laborer is entitled to one day off per week to rest, and do whatever he desires to do. As Sunday is traditionally that day established for rest, I feel that only necessary functions should be performed - the farmer that takes care of animals which must be fed, the medical personnel that must care for people that have medical problems, the utility people that must keep our system going, etc.

I do not agree that there should be Sunday Blue Laws as this forces a religious belief on others.
---lee on 12/27/05

I personally don't believe Sunday is the day of rest but since you do. Instead of looking at it as a day of what can't you do look at it as a day of what can you do. Sabbath is the day I rest, spend more time in Bible study, spend extra time with my children, write letters to people I haven't seen in a while, pray more, take time to call my parents, addition to going to church. Makes me look forward to it more each week.
---Linda3 on 12/26/05

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Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
---a_servant on 12/20/05

We will never get to the bottom of this one until we place Jesus as our rest and not "law"as our rest.Jesus is my rest. I have replaced Him with the "day". I am free to do work and do it whenever I like. When God rested on the sabbath day He was showing us to rest from our "works" to be saved.Heb.4:10 Rest in Jesus.
---john on 12/17/05

3. I used to work for a man with very strict ideas for Sunday activities. He once saw me doing some emboidery and reprimanted me. He filled his car up Sat. night so he didn't have to 'employ' someone to sell him some petrol on Sun. before church. YET he took his wife to a hotel for Sunday lunch now and again to save her having to cook. Although that was very nice of him and his wife really appreciated it, I could never work out how he did it without 'employing' someone to do the cooking instead of her.
---M.A. on 12/17/05

2. If I didn't the house would smell and we'd all probably get ill. I think a day of rest was given because we need regular rest but the fact that Jesus healed the sick on the Sabbath shows that we are not meant to just sit down and do absolutely nothing regardless of circumstances. Its a shame that this question has turned into yet another debate regarding which day is the Sabbath, because the questioner makes it clear that was not what was wanted.
---M.A. on 12/17/05

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1. I accept Sunday as the day of rest. I believe on that day we should rest from our usual chores as much as is possible - using common sense and not putting others in danger. One of my children was born on a Sunday and the midwife was a Christian. I was jolly glad she worked on Sundays when necessary. I wouldn't normally do the washing on a Sunday but if someone was sick all over their bedding I'd wash it, even if was Sunday.
---M.A. on 12/17/05

If the Ten Commandments are still binding on Christians (as many of us believe they are), then the fourth commandment not only requires rest on Saturday, but also commands work on the other six - including Sunday. "Six days shalt thou labor." (Exo 20:9)
---jerry6593 on 12/15/05

Can we be happy when we know someone is saved, and worshipping the Lord? We need to dictate how and when he or worships.
---Ulrika on 12/14/05

Yes Jesus observed the Jewish Sabbath as he did all aspects of Jewish law. This has no bearing on whether or not we should. He was a Jew living under the law, the Old Covenant. He has made a NEW COVENANT with us and we are no longer under the law. The example of the 1st century church was that the met on the first day of the week. Acts 20:7, I Cor 16:2
---Bruce5656 on 12/14/05

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God sanctified the Sabbath, which is Saturday on our calendar. I have been taught, and I teach that we observe Sunday, because it is the day of the resurrection, at least, the day we observe it.
---mike on 12/14/05

Sabbath is actually from Fri.PM - Sat. PM. The catholic church is the one who established sunday as church day. Sunday was established a worship day as a law and wanted people jailed or killed if they did not obey. As far as what to take brakes from on that day, instead of looking for a law, just ask the Holy Spirit and he'll tell you and he'll make it personal just for you. Sunday was a day of idolatry in the history of heathens and/or paganism. Make your worship day to glorify God and he'll be pleased.
---Wendi_Giles on 12/14/05

Hello all,
I would like for any one of you to post a scripture please, saying that we should worship on Sunday and that Jesus preached on Sunday. I have read that he preached on the Sabbath.
Thank you,
---Lorene on 12/13/05

Hello all,
I would like for any one of you to post a scripture please, saying that we should worship on Sunday and that Jesus preached on Sunday. I have read that he preached on the Sabbath.
Thank you,
---Lorene on 12/13/05

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There is no Scriptural evidence that we cannot do certain things on the first day of the week.
---john on 12/13/05

Alot of people don't know what sabbath means. It is a day of rest, made for man to rest and refreshment and of blessing to the soul. It means "cease to do". If one will notice that when things are mentioned in the bible like wedding, ect it isn't on the 7th day, it specifies on which month in the middle of the week.
---Rebecca_D on 12/13/05

mike ... Jesus Himself showed that servie should be given to others on the Sabbath ... the same would apply to our Sunday, and to your safety light bulb change.
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/13/05

emg ... I am sorry that I escalated the subject slightly. I was trying to show some activities that Christians, who say the Sunday should be kept for God, still do on that day.
For myself, I find it difficult to say what I would avoid, apart from working for gain. Then I feel guilty when I buy anything on a Sunday. But if I buy a newspaper on Monday, it was printed on Sunday. And the fuel is produced 365 days a year, so whenever I buy it it has been dependent on Sunday working. Am I a hypocrite?
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/13/05

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Once, on Sunday morning, I changed the light bulb in the entry way to our sanctuary. One of the elder members told me, "You should not be doing that on Sunday." I felt a little rebuked and apologized for my actions, but I did feel like the dark entry way was a safety issue. Still, I changed the bulb, but felt no need to argue with my brother about it.
---mike on 12/13/05

Alan I think you misunderstood my question. I wanted to know what you as an individual (only if you believe that Sunday is special in the way I described) feel should not be done on Sundays. Please give your own list not what you think others might put on the list. I'll be interested to see how ideas differ.
---emg on 12/13/05

Jesus never did away with the Sabbath. The Sabbath Day is still Saturday and it pertains to the Jews. Sunday we go to church to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We are free to go/do what we need to do. If we didn't go to supermarkets on Sunday folks wouldn't get saved or ministered to.
---Rickey on 12/13/05

Strict Jews will not turn a light switch on the Sabbath. They employ gentiles to do that.
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/13/05

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