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Why did God rest on the Sabbath?

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Samuelbb7:

You said: The Moral laws of GOD have always been in effect. Otherwise there is no such thing as sin. ... The ceremonial and penalties of the law have changed.

Can you cite any scriptures that support this commonly-believed dichotomy? Also, how do we know which is which, as the law doesn't tell us. For example, is eating shrimp sin or ceremonial? How about getting tattoos?
---StrongAxe on 4/1/15


Kathr: You have become incoherent.



---jerry6593 on 4/1/15


Samuel, I agree that the moral law of right and wrong was from Adam to Moses. But while Adam and Eve were still in the Garden, at that time before sin entered, I don't believe the idea of murder, stealing, adultery, thou shall not covet etc even crossed their mind or entered their mind. I believe that only came AFTER the fall. And I still say God did not KILL Cain, because no such law was yet in effect AT THAT TIME, that a murderer is put to "death....not deported.

Warwick, you're the one who said CREATING manna for Israel was WORK. I say that manna was Jesus Christ, just as John 6 clearly state. Just because you misinterpret scripture, and then accuse me of .....what???? Shows you are unstable.
---kathr4453 on 4/1/15


Kath, you persistently refuse to answer my relevant questions so why should I now answer yours?

As a Bible believer I know Adam and Eve were made (not literally created-there is a difference) on day 6-Genesis 1:27.

You refuse to answer my questions which gives me freedom to say that you believe God has been resting since the end of the 6th day. But that of course is foolishness as God's works (including creative acts) are displayed throughout the OT and NT. Therefore your understanding of Genesis and Hebrews 4 is flawed.

If God was at rest who did all the supernatural works we read of?
---Warwick on 3/31/15


Kathyr

The Moral laws of GOD have always been in effect. Otherwise there is no such thing as sin.


Rom 5:13

(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

The ceremonial and penalties of the law have changed.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 3/31/15




jerry6593:

You said: ...3) If the commandment against murder was not yet in place, then Cain was unjustly deported for killing his brother. (Gen 4:8 ff)

Just because there was no explicit divine law against it doesn't mean that common sense (and the knowledge of good and evil) didn't speak against it. Cain's murder of Abel because of his jealousy was unjust, and his resulting exile because of the murder and cover-up were just.
---StrongAxe on 3/31/15


Again, not only did God "rest" on the seventh day, he also sanctified it - meaning to set apart for sacred use, "God blessed the seventh day and made it holy." He did this on the seventh day so by santifying it, it would be a holy day every seventh day.
---Steveng on 3/31/15


...3) If the commandment against murder was not yet in place, then Cain was unjustly deported for killing his brother. (Gen 4:8 ff)

4) Abraham knew of the Commandments well before the first Israelite. (Gen 26:5)
---jerry6593 on 3/31/15

Eve and Adam ate of the: "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil". Their offspring are participants.

Gen_2:9 ...in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Gen_3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
---Trav on 3/31/15


3) If the commandment against murder was not yet in place, then Cain was unjustly deported for killing his brother. (Gen 4:8 ff)
---jerry6593 on 3/31/15

OK Jerry, I'm still having issues with this. You say that God gave a commandment Thou shall not Kill right from the beginning, and the consequences were being deported to the land of NOD? So now we go to the Law God gave to Moses to give to Israel. What verse states the consequence of murder is being deported to NOD? Or even deported for that matter...Since you say the LAW never changed from the very beginning?
---kathr4453 on 3/31/15


John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

John 6:48 I am that bread of life.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.


Yes Warwick LET'S Do get down to what you are hiding....that perhaps Jesus was created AFTER the 6th day????? Is this your point?
---kathr4453 on 3/31/15




Genesis 9:6

6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Sorry Jerry, but here we have Generations later, the consequences of murder. Since God did not kill Cain, we know no such law was stated then. If it was, then God LIED and did not even keep His own LAW when letting Cain live. Now you insinuate God as a double minded man, and unstable in all His way right from the beginning. If you are correct, why should anyone take God seriously?
---kathr4453 on 3/31/15


"Neither did Adam and Eve, after they got kicked out of the garden. But there is no record of God giving them any special sets of laws after that event either.

---StrongAxe on 3/30/15"

Good point. And look how incredibly soon thereafter humanity was so destroyed that God had no choice but to wipe the slate clean.
---Jed on 3/30/15


That Adam & Eve were subject to the same Ten Commandments as we are should be evident by common sense and logic, but for those who have neither, I offer these observations.

1) God Himself wrote that the 7th day Sabbath was instituted at Creation. (Exo 20:8) It is the ONLY day of the week that He made holy.

2) Adam & Eve DID work. (Gen 2:15)

3) If the commandment against murder was not yet in place, then Cain was unjustly deported for killing his brother. (Gen 4:8 ff)

4) Abraham knew of the Commandments well before the first Israelite. (Gen 26:5)


---jerry6593 on 3/31/15


Jed:

You wrote: Of course, we can't compare Adam and Eve's world to ours. The garden was a paradise with no sin, no death, no toil, no suffering, and no curse. We don't live in such a world. As such, God has given us laws that He didn't originally give to Adam and Eve.

Neither did Adam and Eve, after they got kicked out of the garden. But there is no record of God giving them any special sets of laws after that event either.
---StrongAxe on 3/30/15


Kath, I challenge those who refuse to answer relevant questions because they have something to hide.

As you refuse to answer I will!

Who brought the plagues upon, the Egyptians? Who fed the people of Israel in the desert? Who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?

Genesis 2:2 tells us (twice) that God rested from his work and (again twice) that this rest was on the 7th day, his Work in both cases is Hebrew ma-lak-tow, work, not just creation. That this is not a never-ending day is demonstrated by the fact that God continued his work (inc. acts of creation e.g. manna) throughout the OT and NT.

So who fed the people of Israel etc? God did. Therefore your interpretation of Hebrews 4 is wrong.
---Warwick on 3/30/15


Exodus 20:8

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.


Jed, great points. This verse is another. Imagine Adam and Eve, without sin, before the fall, and God commanding this verse to them. Wasn't EVERY DAY HOLY at that time? I can just see Adam answering back..." OK Lord, but what about the other 6? Are they not HOLY too?

Romans 5 again state the LAW was brought in that SIN would abound. I know that is hard for many to believe. If this law was in the garden, there was no need for the forbidden fruit. They would have just broken the sabbath instead, bringing the death sentence upon them.
---kathr4453 on 3/30/15


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kathr4453 wrote: "I see no instructions from God to Adam and Eve to let the land rest either every 7 years."

And I suppose you know the heart of God. Were you there in the Garden of Eden when God instructed Adam?

Isaiah 40:21
Isaiah 41:4, 26
Isaiah 48:3, 5, 7
Matthew 19:8
Mark 10:6
John 1:1
Acts 15:18
1 John 1:1
1 John 2:7


Revelation 1:8: If God new what the end would be, would you think that he would warn his creation and gave Adam commandments? Do you really think that "be fruitful and multiply" and "don not eat from a certain tree" were the only commandments God gave Adam?
---Steveng on 3/30/15


Jed, I agree with you completely. I see no instructions from God to Adam and Eve to let the land rest either every 7 years. That would have been an important thing to tell Adam as well,
---kathr4453 on 3/30/15


Of course, we can't compare Adam and Eve's world to ours. The garden was a paradise with no sin, no death, no toil, no suffering, and no curse. We don't live in such a world. As such, God has given us laws that He didn't originally give to Adam and Eve.
---Jed on 3/30/15


Jed, I agree with you completely. I see no instructions from God to Adam and Eve to let the land rest either every 7 years. That would have been an important thing to tell Adam as well,
---kathr4453 on 3/30/15


Kathr, Adam and Eve did not have to do any labor in the garden, so every day was a day of rest. Man having to toil for his provisions was part of the curse that came from the fall.

In addition, a Sabbath day is any of the LORD's holy convocation days, not just the seventh day of the week. The commandment refers to keeping holy days like passover, not just the seventh day.
---Jed on 3/30/15


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The ONLY law God gave Adam and Eve stating they would die,is if they ate from the tree of Good and evil. If the sabbath was so vitally important to LIFE, God certainly would have made this clearer than anything in all of scripture. You presume in scripture what is NOT there. No mention of Job, Noah, Abraham Enoch ever keeping the sabbath. And no mention of any SABBATH until Moses gave the LAW to ISRAEL, instituting DEATH, not only for breaking the sabbath, but any part of the law.

So if you truly keep the sabbath, according to scripture, not your own revised version, why aren't you killing those who defile the sabbath...or why isn't God killing people right and left for breaking the sabbath? Anti_Christ May one day. Beware.
---kathr4453 on 3/30/15


If you continue refusing to answer I will understand your beliefs are as I have outlined above.
---Warwick on 3/29/15

Here we go again....pulling this same ol same ol tactic not only on me but you use this LAME approach on others here too. I have more than adequately answered your questions and this question. My answer and belief is obviously different than yours. You refuse to use Hebrews 4, clearly pointing to Genesis. Taking Genesis, AND the verses in the OT is NOW revealed to us the meaning in the NEW Testament, explained in Hebrews 4. And YOU want us to believe you teach? You first need to learn Warwick before you start teaching anyone anything. God did not CREATE after the 6th day. Are you really that daft?
---kathr4453 on 3/30/15


Hebrews, the most awesome book in the NT takes a ALL the types and shadows from OT and explains the completeness and fulfillment of all IN CHRIST. Animal sacrifice was practiced over and over and over under The Law given to Israel, ...now complete and fulfilled in Jesus shedding His Blood, The Lamb of God. The tabernacle, mercy seat, Arc of the Covenant, the Holy of Holies, the veil.....even the sabbath, all revealed and explained in Hebrews was a picture of Jesus Christ. The veil for example represented His flesh..Hebrews 10. You cannot separate the sabbath from all the LAW, given to ISRAEL, now fulfilled IN Christ. HE is our rest! our Mercy seat, our sanctification, our Passover lamb, our EVERYTHING. 2 Corinthians 3. Colossians 2.
---kathr4453 on 3/30/15


Exodus 31:14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore, for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

I totally disagree Jerry. This verse is why. If this was instituted from the beginning, where in Genesis is this made mandatory? Cain was cut off, but it wasn't for not keeping any sabbath. Romans 5 CLEARLY STATE, that from Adam to Moses there was NO LAW, and therefore sin was not IMPUTED to them. THAT is why God did not kill Cain.

Surely in your lifetime Jerry YOU defiled the sabbath under LAW, which comes with many many requirements......not even mentioned in Genesis. Why are you still here?
---kathr4453 on 3/30/15


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Kathr: "The Sabbath, the 7th day, the complete works of redemption, entering HIS rest! WAS MADE FOR SINFUL MAN, right from the very beginning of creation."

One problem with that. Man had not yet sinned on the first Sabbath Day. Also, it was not just for sinful men, but for ALL mankind.

Tell me Kath, are you a sinner? If so, then by your own definition, you should be a Sabbatarian!



---jerry6593 on 3/30/15


Steveng, that is not numerology. I know what numerology is, and that is not numerology. Nor when God asks us to use wisdom concerning 666, that wisdom is using scripture, is not concluding using numerology, not would God ask us to use numerology.

The number 12 is also significant in scripture. Rev refers to the 12 stars, ...and again God is not encouraging numerology or astrology.

Your suggestion that it's numerology is actually shocking Steveng. Obviously you don't know what numerology is, or how it works.
---kathr4453 on 3/29/15


---In china the number seven is good luck, number six is bad luck......
---Steveng on 3/29/15

Just to reiterate Steveng, no one here is talking about different CULTURES around the world, and their superstitious meanings. We are talking about scripture. Scripture teaches scripture, having NOTHING to do with different cultures. When GOD uses the same number over and over, like 7, pay attention. Seven churches, seven angels, 7x7 seven stars, etc, He is not just making up a number and throwing it out for no reason. EVERY WORD OF GOD holds significance, including numbers. He who has WISDOM, that is the wisdom we have IN Christ Jesus ONLY. Now many do use numerology to try to figure out 666, and NEVER look to scripture for the answer.
---kathr453 on 3/29/15


Kath, the question is: Why did God rest on the Sabbath? I am convinced He did so (as Exodus 20:8-11 shows) to set an example for his people, not that He was tired.

You seem to believe that God, having created all (as per Genesis ch.1), never worked again. If this is so, you are contradicted by Scripture both OT and NT.

Please tell me: who brought the plagues upon, the Egyptians? Who fed the people of Israel in the desert? Who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? Please answer these questions.

I believe we will get to the truth of your beliefs if you answer these questions. If you continue refusing to answer I will understand your beliefs are as I have outlined above.
---Warwick on 3/29/15


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kathr453 wrote: "The Meaning of The Number 7, Used 735 times (54 times in Rev), the number 7 is the foundation of God's word. Add 'sevenfold' (6) ,'seventh' (119) our total is 860. Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to Gods creation of all things."

Kath, get away from numerology. Numerology is man's interpretations. The meaning of seven is different throughout the world's culture. In china the number seven is good luck, number six is bad luck. The number three signifies three stages of a person's life (birth, marriage and death). Here in America the number thirteen is unlucky, but in china it's very lucky.
---Steveng on 3/29/15


Warwick, why are you arguing here with me? Many here, including me, believe the scriptures stating on the 7th day God rested for all the works He has done. As scripture teaches scripture, we see in Hebrews 4 scripture that points specifically back to Genesis, and continues to give a deeper "spiritual" meaning to Genesis.

So Warwick, seeing you don't see or understand the spiritual, is something you will have to pray to The Lord for understanding.

You want to argue and reinterpret scripture to satisfy your own understanding, and not rise to try to understand God's mind. THEN you have the audacity to change Cluny's question. REREAD the question Warwick.
---kathr4453 on 3/29/15


The Meaning of The Number 7, Used 735 times (54 times in Rev), the number 7 is the foundation of God's word. Add 'sevenfold' (6) ,'seventh' (119) our total is 860. Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to Gods creation of all things.

God did not CREATE after the 6th day. Those who today are a NEW creature IN Christ, a NEW CREATION are so, due to the fact that Jesus was for-ordained from BEFORE the foundation of the world to take away sin. No plan of salvation was CREATED after the creation days in Genesis. The 7 th day includes and points to Jesus finished works on the cross. OT looked forward to the cross, we look back.
---kathr453 on 3/29/15


Mark 2:27And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

I don't think sabbath keepers really understand what Jesus was saying here. The sabbath, the 7th day, the complete works of redemption, entering HIS rest! WAS MADE FOR SINFUL MAN, right from the very beginning of creation. When Adam and Eve sinned, God covered them in animal skins, a type and shadow of Christ, was not some new and different creative work God just thought up months or years later. This is the Gospel, and has been explained all throughout scripture using the number 7. This is how we derive 666, and it's meaning as well. May The Lord give you all a deeper understanding of His plan of salvation any YOUR completeness IN Christ 7.
---kath4453 on 3/29/15


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Kath, again you miss or evade the point. God did bring them out of Israel, he did feed them, judge them, sustain them, and parted the sea so they could escape. He did destroy Sodom and Gomorrah an so on, and all of these are works so He did not stop working.

Your whole theory falls upon these Biblical facts. There is no point in you pounding on with your shouting CAPITALS when your story is directly contradicted by Scripture.
---Warwick on 3/28/15


The LAW states one is to work 6 days and rest the 7th. Those who only work 5 days, as most do, and are Sabbath keepers are actually breaking the Law.

Yes God did sanctify the 7th day. That day pointed to the finished works of Christ. TODAY we are sanctified through the body of Christ. This means we have entered HIS REST, His finished works through our identification with Jesus in death and resurrection life. Your "one day" Sabbath keepers are in bondage to the wrong "sun", and possible sun worshippers rather than SON worshippers. Our life IN Christ, being eternal NOW are no longer under the earthly elements of this world. Remember the New Creation, as we are NEW creatures has no sun or moon. Galatians 5.
---kathr4453 on 3/28/15


Correction:

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law, but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

This truth applies to ALL the Law, whether circumcision, or sabbath keeping.
---kath4453 on 3/28/15


Not only did God "rest" on the seventh day, he also sanctified it - meaning to set apart for sacred use.

As for the fourth commandment, it is the only commandment that begins with the word "Remember." Meaning that it was something to remember from somthing that was said in the past - from the seventh day of creation.

God continues to work through individuals - through the godly people, through the prophets, through christians - even through Jesus.
---Steveng on 3/27/15


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God rested on the seventh-day Sabbath for three reasons. First, to crown His special creation with a time of contemplation of His handiwork and fellowship with mankind. Second, as an example to us that we should establish a six-day work week followed by the seventh day of rest and contemplation of Him. (We still have a 7-day week.) Third, as memorial of His creative act for all time to distinguish Him from false gods. This is why He said to REMEMBER the Sabbath Day, to KEEP it holy.

God was not tired that He needed rest, and although He still works, it is not in any new physical creation. It is the creation of new hearts that He is concerned with now.


---jerry6593 on 3/28/15


BTW your interpretation of Hebrews 4.........
---Warwick on 3/26/15

Your interpretation of Hebrews only show your ignorance. All those who did not ENTER INTO THE PROMISE LAND, and died in their sin in the wilderness, all KEPT the sabbath day rest, yet they failed to actually ENTER INTO HIS REST. And a warning to US who think keeping the law is enough. We ENTER IN A NEW AND LIVING WAY, THROUGH THE VEIL, THAT IS TO SAY HIS FLESH...I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST.

Again, IF you had entered into HIS rest! you would understand. God never brought them out of Egypt to leave them there......but you see He never FORCED them into The Promise land which was His ultimate goal. You can only Enter in by faith, which they did not have.
---kathr4453 on 3/28/15


Samuelbb7:

You said: But unless GOD keeps the Universe going it will cease to be.

By this interpretation, it means that on the seventh day of creation, God didn't really rest at all, because if he did, all of creation would have disappeared in a puff of smoke.
---StrongAxe on 3/27/15


Jesus is always right. We just don't always get what he is saying.

The context is that on the Seventh day of creation GOD rested from his creative work.

But unless GOD keeps the Universe going it will cease to be.

We are however to follow the example of GOD and Jesus and set aside the Sabbath for rest and a special time of worship. We need to step away from worldly things and set time to walk in the Garden with Jesus. Not just for a couple of hours but for a whole day.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 3/27/15


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...You ROB from Israel what belongs to them and trample it as something common ...
---kathr4453 on 3/26/15

Joh_10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
Your post is significant in that, this is what most denom's teach/preach today.
References to "robbery" and "thieves", "wolves" in scripture align with your post above. The denom's,jealous of specific scripture thinking they've usurped "all" Israel. But, cannot show scripture where. My first break with the denoms is here. Israel was to be a "servant" people. Servants are low on the ladder...but, important to "light", health, wealth, safety.
---Trav on 3/27/15


\\God rested because He was finished His work.
---wivv on 3/26/15
\\

Was He?

That's not what Jesus says.

John 5:17
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

Who's right? You or jesus?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/26/15


Kath, Exodus 20:11 says God created everything "and rested on the seventh day" making it (the Sabbath) holy. This echoes Genesis 2:2 which says God created everything and rested the 7th day (the Sabbath) making it holy-same 7th day. Do you imagine Adam worked on this holy day? Do you imagine God waited until giving the 10 Commandments to institute the 7th day Sabbath? Maybe He just forgot to do it previously?

BTW your interpretation of Hebrews 4 means all the countless works carried out, and attributed to God, e.g. His presence with and provision for His people (before leaving, and after leaving Egypt) were not done by Him? Who parted the waters?
---Warwick on 3/26/15


God rested because He was finished His work.
---wivv on 3/26/15


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2 Chronicles 2:4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the Lord my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the Lord our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel.


Do you do this Samuel? So what about Colossians 2? Re ordinances....can you read what it says?
---kathr4453 on 3/26/15


Samuel, what verse says Adam KEPT the sabbath? The word sabbath is not used until Moses. No where does scripture say Abraham, Job or even Noah KEPT a sabbath. If they had, what and why was the sabbath day so unique to Israel and a Sign of the covenant made exclusively with Israel? Were Gentiles also required to be circumcised, again another SIGN of the covenant. Even when Nineveh repented was any sabbath instilled, nor did Jonah even mention any sabbath keeping? You ROB from Israel what belongs to them and trample it as something common by saying all men including Gentiles were in Covenant with God that He had with ISRAEL alone.
---kathr4453 on 3/26/15


Warwick, Hebrews 4 clearly explain the 7th day, the works of God WERE finished from the foundation of the world, just as scripture clearly state. It is evident by your comments that you don't understand Hebrews 4. God didn't just rest on the seventh day, and began again on the 8th, but rested from all His works that He has done. The works were FINISHED FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. so,the question is, what WORKS? You seem to suggest there were more after, of which scripture disagrees with you. If you have entered HIS REST, you would know this. The Lambs book of life is also from the foundation of the world. And Jesus was foreordained from BEFORE the foundation of the world. Everything from Genesis to Revelation point to Jesus Christ.
---kathr4453 on 3/26/15


Well I do keep the Sabbath. The rule about not traveling is not in the Bible.

So why should I follow a non-biblical rule?

Since Jesus said the Sabbath was and is for man. To say it is only for Israel is a mistake.


Mar 2:27,28

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Also Read Ephesian 1,2.

Adam was not a Jew and he kept the Sabbath.

Why do you now want to spend a special day with GOD?

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 3/26/15


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Kath, to say God is still resting goes against all the Scriptures from Genesis 3, through the OT and NT. He created, provided, and sustained. He fed those of the Exodus with manna, and quail, destroyed the whole earth with the Flood of Noah, defeated Israels enemies, fed the 5,000, and cured the sick.

John 5:17 'But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working."

BTW I do not keep the 7th day Sabbath.

The main point is that you asked "Where does scripture say God rested ON THE SABBATH?" Which shows a lack of Biblical knowledge as Exodus says God rested on the 7th day, the Sabbath.

Do all your CAPITALS express ANGER?
---Warwick on 3/26/15


Hebrews 4: 4 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. ...........THAT PLACE WAS GENESIS.........

5 And in this place AGAIN, If they shall enter into my rest.
---kathr4453 on 3/26/15


Steveng, I'm not worried about taking any journey on the sabbath or fleeing in fear to some remote mountains somewhere around Jerusalem ....are you? God forbid if you do your airline has no delayed flights or cancelled flights. And if you went by ship, you would again be traveling on a Saturday for sure. How many miles are you allowed to travel on Saturday? do you think our travel industry can accommodate the entire sabbath keeping world to travel into Jerusalem , so it can go hide somewhere in the mountains to flee......flee what Steveng?
---kathr453 on 3/26/15


The sabbath was given to ISRAEL as a covenant between them and God. That sign of the covenant was not made to the entire world re: Gentiles. God never made a covenant with Gentiles or any gentile nation. Any gentile who became a proselyte, meaning joining themselves to Israel meant keeping ALL the law given to Israel, RE circumcision, sacrifice etc. All these things pointed to Jesus Christ. Everything under the law was fulfilled IN CHRIST. TODAY the Body is of Christ and we obey Colossians 2. No uncircumcised gentile ever kept a sabbath. Today we are circumcised with the circumcision of Christ, HE is our Passover Lamb....and our rest. You can't KEEP a sabbath without KEEPING ALL THE LAW, which includes circumcision and sacrificing animals.
---Kath4453 on 3/26/15


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kathr4453 wrote: "Genesis never called it "THE SABBATH" day. Nor did God instruct Adam and Eve to keep a sabbath day rest."

God sancified the seveth day. Although it wasn't called the sabbath, it is still the seventh day. What did Shakespeare say? "A rose by any other name is still a rose." When Moses came down from the mountain with the tablets the fourth commandment is the only commandment that began with the word "remember." Meaning that it was commanded in the past - from the seventh day of creation.

End time prophesy says to pray that your journey is not in the winter or on the sabbath. Meaning that the sabbath is still in the future (and not long from now).
---Steveng on 3/25/15


Warwick, do you like arguing for the sake of arguing? Technically God is still RESTING. And TODAY we are instructed to ENTER HIS REST...NOT KEEP IT. Genesis never called it "THE SABBATH" day. Nor did God instruct Adam and Eve to keep a sabbath day rest. But if you along with all sabbath keepers believe so, You fail to understand that TODAY Jesus is our SABBATH REST, which has no beginning of days or end of days, as we NOW are eternal beings IN Christ. Only the NEW creature CAN ENTER INTO HIS REST. As I said before and say AGAIN, ALL scripture including the beginning points to Jesus who IS the beginning and the end.

When YOU enter HIS REST, He will bring you to higher ground, and a deeper grasp of scripture.
---kathr4453 on 3/25/15


But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matthew 24:20-21

God did not santify the sabbath, take it away and then re-establish it for the end days. The sabbath was, is and ever shall be.
---Steveng on 3/24/15


Jesus kept the Sabbath.

Luke 4:16
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

He also spent time teaching how to keep the Sabbath.

Luke 14:3
And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

Why would you not want to spend a day with Jesus?
---Samuelbb7 on 3/24/15


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Kath you ask "Where does scripture say God rested ON THE SABBATH?" Is that a trick question?

"but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

You have your "shadow" point backwards. The creation of light came first, what Jesus did, coming after that is the shadow.
---Warwick on 3/24/15


Where does scripture say God rested ON THE SABBATH? When we enter HIS REST, as we are shown in Hebrews 3-4, we enter into the FINISHED works of Christ. 7 means that of finished, complete, perfect. When God rested on the 7th day, He was pointing to the Day when Jesus said, IT IS FINISHED...that rest we enter into once and for all called salvation. ALL 7 days of creation point to Jesus Christ. Just as God said let there be LIGHT, is a type and shadow of when Jesus entered our dark world and is the LIGHT of the world. Eve being takes out of Adam's side, is a type and shadow of the CHURCH taken out of Jesus side, bone of His Bone, flesh of His flesh...Ephesians 5. And so on.
---kathr4453 on 3/23/15


Cluny wrote: "Therefore, it's pointless to continue this discussion."

Gosh, that's an unchristian attitude. Paul spent three sabbath days to reason out of the scriptures to the Jews in Thessalonica. Do you take your denominational church's word at everything they say?
---Steveng on 3/23/15


Good never does anything that He is not willing to do Himself.

When Jesus called us to take up our cross and follow Him, it was only because He was about to take up His Cross.

When God "rested" on the Sabbath, it was an example to us that we should also rest from our labors.

While He "rested," however, that does not mean the He did not continue sustaining the universe.
---Monk_Brendan on 3/23/15


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\\According to your thinking God is controlling everything even your thoughts. \\

Apparently, you can't tell the difference between "sustain" and "control".

Therefore, it's pointless to continue this discussion.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/23/15


GOD rested to show us that this was a special day for us to rest and meet for worship.

Which is why Jesus said it is made for man. Mark 2:27

Also to remind us He is the Creator.

Exodus 20:8-11

God bless and keep you.
---Samuelbb7 on 3/22/15


Cluny wrote: "God SUSTAINS the universe by a continuous act of His loving creative will."

Do you or do you not have a free will, Cluny? According to your thinking God is controlling everything even your thoughts. Didn't Jesus come to earth to try to convince people to become christians? If not, his time on Earth was in vain.

God created everything. He created everything to be self-sustaining by the forces he created (gravity).
---Steveng on 3/22/15


\\This assumes that God is, essentially, a tremendous puppet master who is micro-managing every single thing in the universe.\\

Wrong.

God SUSTAINS the universe by a continuous act of His loving creative will.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/21/15


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Cluny wrote: "Steveng, ANY period of inactivity by God would destroy the universe."

How could you not believe what is written that he did indeed rested?
---Steveng on 3/21/15


Cluny:

You wrote: ANY period of inactivity by God would destroy the universe.

This assumes that God is, essentially, a tremendous puppet master who is micro-managing every single thing in the universe. What is wrong with the idea that he created certain natural laws (which we can readily observe) that allow the universe to run itself?
---StrongAxe on 3/21/15


Steveng, ANY period of inactivity by God would destroy the universe.

That's because God does not live in time.

Or does your worldly denominational "church" teach otherwise.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/21/15


Cluny wrote: "If God were inactive, the universe would cease to exist, Steveng."

Read my post again. I wrote "a PERIOD of inactivity." Don't take what is written out of context, it shows that you take bible verses out of context, also.
---Steveng on 3/20/15


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I believe that God was setting a precedent to show man that, after six days of work, He desired that we had one day of rest. He, obviously, does not feel the tiredness that humans feel. He had created all that he intended to create and then 'rested' (ceased creating).
---Rita_H on 3/20/15


\\Rest, in this case, did not mean that God was tired and needed to take a twenty four hour nap, but is meant as a period of inactivity.
---Steveng on 3/19/15\\

If God were inactive, the universe would cease to exist, Steveng.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/20/15


Rest, in this case, did not mean that God was tired and needed to take a twenty four hour nap, but is meant as a period of inactivity.
---Steveng on 3/19/15


"Why did God rest on the Sabbath?" Cluny He rested as an example.
"Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work:" Exo 20:9,10
"For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His." Heb 4:10
---josef on 3/20/15


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My wife makes me work every Sunday around the house. So I do have a six day work week.

Agape.
---Samuelbb7 on 3/19/15


The five day work week is most common in N.America,thanks to the "Trade Unions" we have two days to rest !
It would be virtually impossible to go back to a six day work week now !
Witch system do you favor ?
---1stcliff on 3/19/15


Great points.

Jesus added to this when he says that the Sabbath is a creation made for all mankind.


MMark 2:27

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:


Leviticus 23:3 NLT

You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of complete rest, an official day for holy assembly. It is the LORDs Sabbath day, and it must be observed wherever you live.


Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 3/19/15


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