You know I always had a problem packing up my little guys and rushing to church every Sunday morning to worship it always felt wrong to me. But I went along with it, until I actually started to use the mind God gave me and the eyes he gave me also, to actually read what the scripture says about the Sabbath day.
Keeping the Sabbath is the 4th Commandment that we find in Exodus 20 starting at verse 8 and ending at verse 11.
"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Nowhere in that passage does it say we are to worship on the Sabbath at brick and mortar buildings or anywhere at all for that matter. It says to rest as God did. For six days you shall labor and do all your work but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.
So whether you hold Sunday as the Sabbath or Saturday or any other day if you are going to church which is a labor unto itself, are you really keeping the Sabbath as commanded in the fourth commandment?
Now lets look further at the denominational divergence of the Sabbath. Those that choose Saturday argue that Sunday worshipers have it all wrong they reason that "Sun-day" comes from the pagan worship of the Sun God. The Sunday worshipers argue that Saturday derives from the Latin for "Saturn's day" a pagan day of worship of the planet Saturn. Who's right? Who cares?
If my salvation depended on what day I choose to worship or what denominational mess I belonged to, I would give up on religion completely and go the way of the Flying Spaghetti Monster folks and make it out to be a big joke. Thank goodness it is no joke for in Ephesians we find;
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
By grace we are saved not by denomination thank the Lord almighty that our salvation is not dependent on what church we attend or what denomination we belong to.
The Lord bless and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
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