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Going To The Gym On Sunday

Is going to the gym on a sunday disrespecting the Sabbath?

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To use a gym does not just involve the user but involves all those involved in having the gym available on a Sunday. This would include the one who unlocks the gym at the start of the day right through every member of staff without whom the gym could not operate. Every single one of them might have preferred to have had a day of rest or maybe a day for worship but their contract will have bound them to work on Sundays. It is becoming increasingly difficult for a Christians to have a working contract now which allows them to NOT work on Sundays.

The law of the land now seems to come before the laws of God.
---Rita_H on 7/22/14

Let me, if I had a vehicle,
yes, after church I would
love to go seek
build a rapor with people who
have had bad experiences,Sat./Sun.afternoons

the best time if God
opens up a will,
a way share
the love of Jesus!

God' mercy, miracles,
the healings
he done in my life, body, soul..
Some are ripe for the harvest..
when we used to go
out for afternoon dinner..
we got people
come & worship!
Love of Jesus!
Give God the glory!
---Elena_9555 on 7/22/14

Hi, what would be wrong with improving the health of our bodies on the Sabbath, whether it be Saturday or Sunday? That sounds like a good thing--something I should be doing.
---Mary on 7/21/14

No, its not disrespection the Sabbath, because Sabbath is on Saturday. so its fine.
---N_Harry on 7/21/14

//My personal feeling is that we should not get involved in unnecessary work on Sundays.//

If someone said about Saturday, they would be called legalistic.

//Is going to the gym on a sunday disrespecting the Sabbath?//

That's like saying, "Is going to the gym on a Monday disrespecting the Sabbath?" Sunday is Sunday and Saturday is the Sabbath...two different days.

I don't mean for these statements to be critical. I am just making an observation.
---Rod4Him on 7/21/14

I would like to add to my post from yesterday. Some people are very dogmatic about not working on a Sunday but, of course, this must be determined by the job of work a person does. My first child was born on a Sunday so I was very pleased that midwives were working that day !!

However many businesses which opeerate on Sundays are not essential to life. We all survived Sundays very well when all stores, offices etc. closed on Sundays (in U.K. anyway) but now, just because they are open, there is no compulsion for Christians to use them. We can make a stand even though others might not notice that. It is just being honourable to God and His day.
---Rita_H on 7/21/14

My personal feeling is that we should not get involved in unnecessary work on Sundays. That is the day Christians now have set aside as our 'sabbath' and I believe God gives us that day off work for our health's sake, to recharge our batteries because our bodies need rest and to spend more time with Him (in church or quiet time alone - maybe reading or studying scripture of Christian books.

I have been to church and am now using my computer but for a Christian site. I can do other things here tomorrow and all of the week.
---Rita_H on 7/20/14

Is going to the gym on a sunday disrespecting the Sabbath?
---jamea5375 on 11/6/06

No because the sabbath is not on sunday ( the first day of the week)

Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Genesis 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made

Exodus 20:10 But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God
---francis on 9/15/12

firstly, the sabbath was made for man and not the other way around. therfore, we do not disrespect something made for us...but, the creator who made it.

secondly, saturday and sunday is on a roman time scale from the zero hour (12a.m.) to 2359 (11:59p.m.). Sabbath is from sundown (roman friday) to sundown (roman saturday) when you can see the first three stars. friday night is not prep time for sabbath since sabbath is already passing.

any judaizer will pick and choose the activities that they will say that is displeasing (or not) to God.

lastly, exercise at a gym will not get you very far and is expensive. just take a brisk walk/run and do some push-ups. take the excess money down to the local homeless/battered shelter.
---aka on 9/15/12

going to the gym on the first day of the week is not direspecting Gods holy Sabbath because the Sabbath is on the 7th day. Sabbath was hallowed by God and made holy, mankind is to stop work on this day because it is a holy sacred day set apart from the first 6 days. The 7th day does not belong to mankind it belongs to the most holy God. Mankind has no right to use the 7th day for themselves because God created this day holy. Sunday is the first day of the week. Nothing in the written word makes the first day of the week holy, or calls it holy, or sets it apart as sacred. The first 6 days are for mankind, these days belong to man for work and personal needs and going to the gym or any other personal interests can be done on Sunday.
---Follower_of_Christ on 9/15/12

No worries, since the Sunday wasn't something God or Jesus installed as holy or of importance to believers, you are free to do anything you want. Sunday has nothing to do with Shabbat, that was a tradition installed by the church of Rome and sadly still most christians believe it is the new Sabbath, while for Jesus and his people it was just the first working day of the week. No worrries, happy gymming!,)
---Erik on 9/15/12

Actually the Sabbath is on Saturday, not Sunday, so how could you disrespect the Sabbath?

Only if you go to the gym instead of church. I see nothing wrong with going if it is done after church. Besides, it would be a good place to wittness to people.
---Rev_Herb on 10/10/08

If you think it is. I go to the gym any day of the week. I walk in freedom and victory. Yes--I am a born again spirit-filled Christian. Why do you people insist on living in these self-imposed prisons? You like to be punished. Wow!
---Robyn on 6/7/07

If you think it is. I go to the gym any day of the week. I walk in freedom and victory. Yes--I am a born again spirit-filled Christian. Why do you people insist on living in these self-imposed prisons? You like to be punished. Wow!
---Robyn on 6/7/07

First off, Sunday was never the Sabbath.

Going to the gym on Saturday is not disrepecting the Sabbath, either.
---Jack on 6/7/07

As long as we are worshiping God the gym is for me since I'm not into going to the gym (even though I probably should) It wouldn't me a worshipful experience but that's just me =)
---Jared on 11/29/06

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Since your not missing church I dont see anything wrong w/it. People cook, go to the grocery store, pick up diapers, feed animals, shower and groom themselves for church. Plus a lot of people exercise clears their heads. U may be like that. U may actually be thinking more on God there then some do at church worried about their crock pot over flowing or is the dog chewing a shoe they left out!
---Jeanne on 11/8/06

I go to the gym all the time after church on Sundays, for me its a great time because there is only a few other people there. I have become good friends with many, and now, some even asked what I learned or taught the kids that morning.
---bethie on 11/8/06

#1 Donna9759, thank you, I love you too sister. I will never forsake the asssembly, I told you, I have a small group of brothers that assembles on Tuesday. People tend not to grow spiritualy in large worship centers because, I would say all denominations, are littered with leaven (a little leaven leavens the whole lump).
---Ryan on 11/7/06

#2 Donna9759, Besides, usually the people that head these places (And I am speaking of pastors here) are taught how to run a buisness (That means fill seats and collect revenue) not shepherd the flock.
---Ryan on 11/7/06

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#3 Donna9759, People are too afraid of judging, when the bible tells us to judge our brothers and sisters and offer them prayer in love so they may repent (And if they don't repent give 'em the boot). Basically people are lazy and they would rather transfer responsibility to pastors so they don't have to study for themselves (My people perish for a lack of knowledge).
---Ryan on 11/7/06

Ryan, you crack me up. I loved your post. I actually "feel" the same way as you do, however, because I want to be obedient to the word, the word does say, "Do not forsake the gathering of the brethren," and I noticed that those who don't commit themselves to a church, God doesn't seem to raise them up as quickly as He would to someone who is submitting to authority. I luv ya Ryan, loved your response.
---Donna9759 on 11/7/06

Can I make another statement? Thank you very I have seen Christians who go to church every Sunday and act like the devil on weekdays, and I've seen the opposite, Christians who don't go to church, yet they have such a close relationship with the Lord and are walking in obedience and have that love relationship with Jesus that is so sweet. Why is that?
---Donna9759 on 11/7/06

If our bodies are a temple to God, that we are to keep Holy. Then exercise seems to fit in line with keeping the body as good dwelling place for God. Whether you celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday.
---grace3869 on 11/6/06

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When did God tell anyone that they should attend "church"?
---1st_cliff on 11/6/06

I see it as fruitless to go to a building where God does not dwell, on Sunday, and listen to a bunch of regurgitated sermons. I meet with a small group of brothers on tuesday evening for fellowship and all the other days of the week I study. Personally Sunday is time to be with my family and watch football.
---Ryan on 11/6/06

It all depends on how you feel. Alot of people can tell you that it is wrong, and blah, blah, blah. but really it is what God thinks. If you are going to the gym instead of going to church and if your a Christian, then yeah I'd see the wrong in that. But if it is after church, then I don't see the problem. but really it is between you and God.
---Rebecca_D on 11/6/06

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