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Is the 7th-day sabbath commandment still in effect, or has it been changed? 
Saturday, April 15, 2000 3:43:32 PM   guest
I totally believe that each of us should observe a Sabbath, a day of rest, a day to dedicate to our worship.

Recently, I see a trend developing among churches that is forgetting about the "resting". Churches have developed so many programs and activities that occur on Sunday (or Saturday) that we don't get a chance to "rest" as the bible commands.

My family was so busy in church functions on Sunday that we were constantly rushed and spent most of the day apart, doing our duties at church.

Observing of the Sabbath is important, however, we have taken it to mean that we should stay at church all day. I think that we should re-evaluate how we observe the Sabbath.

Take the time to worship, but also take the time to rest and to share the day with the people that you love. 
Sunday, November 28, 2004 10:17:20 AM guest
Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath. If one man chooses to observe the Sabbath let him do so unto God. Read [Romans 14] I personally observe Jesus everyday, and choose to put him first everyday. "Today" as described in [Hebrews 4] is the day I observe the Sabbath rest, EVERYDAY!!!!!! 
Friday, April 16, 2004 11:11:45 PM the_j_a_project
Then why does every church I have ever gone to celebrate on Sunday, the first day of the week.... 
Sunday, December 07, 2003 2:10:05 AM methomas
The Sabbath commandment is still in effect and it will never be changed!!!!!!!

What did He Himself say about the law?
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." [Matthew 5:17.]

How long did He say the law would endure?
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." [Matthew 5:18.]

By what are all men to be judged at last?
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil." Eccl. 12:13, 14. "So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty." James 2:12

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man servant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates." [Ex. 20:8-10.]

In what part of the New Testament is found the first mention of the first day of the week?
"In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher." Matt. 28:1.
NOTE. - Sunday is the first day of the week. See Webster. Matthew wrote his Gospel six years after the resurrection of Christ, yet calls the day before the first day, the Sabbath.

Where is the first day next mentioned?
"And when the Sabbath was past,... very early in the morning the first day of the week they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun." Mark 16:1, 2.
NOTE. - This is the same incident as that related by Matthew, and Mark wrote his gospel thirty-two years after the resurrection of Christ.

On what day was Jesus raised from the dead?
"Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils." Mark 16:9.

In Conclusion the 7th day Sabbath will never change and it is still in effect and although we are saved by grace, Paul says in the bible that although we are saved by grace that doesnt mean we should forget about Gods laws. 
Monday, October 20, 2003 8:18:57 PM ecpmarie
The sabbath is still in effect. There is not biblical proof of the sabbath being abolished. When the bible spoke about not under the law and saved by grace, it meant the laws example the sabbath ALONE won't take you to heaven. It's by the grace and loving kindness of God that will because we are all sinners. I go to church on Saturday because it is the seventh day. 
Saturday, October 18, 2003 1:30:48 PM tohni
YES,it is still in effect.If we spare one day for god and in his praise and worship ,we can find that automatically the following week is more efficiently managed.Ofcourse ,it does happen that once in a while it is difficult but what is important is the thought of it as GOD sees even our innermost feelings. 
Tuesday, April 10, 2001 3:39:41 AM josephbpcl
This is what I believe. The sabbath was instituted for us. The laws were instituted for us. God gave the laws for us, but now, no longer for us to gain His acceptance, because no one can live by His laws and obtain salvation. We are now saved by grace, and we no longer have to earn our salvation.

Having said that, do we observe the sabbath? I do, because I separate one day in a week for God, to spend time with Him and to rest. God wants us not to just work all the time, but also to learn to rest. To rest physically and to rest in Him. He is the One who gives us rest, but to do that we need to spend time with Him and give our bodies time to recuperate from all the work and stress of the week.

That is why, my business partners know that Sunday is my off-day and that I prefer not to work on Sunday. I tell them, you can call me on any day, but not on Sunday (which is my sabbath day). Sometimes, I do make exceptions, because I am not following the law so closely and making it rule over my life. I still walk in the Spirit and come to God and ask of Him. But generally, I make a stand and keep the Sabbath for Him and for myself. 
Friday, April 21, 2000 1:02:08 PM waihun
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