The posting of this subject, if you will re-read my first posting isn’t to cause a “Heated Debate” and if this is how you’ve read it, (maybe due to the way I wrote it?) then that is Not my intention at all, please let me make that clear to both yourself and puzzleannie. If you thought that was what I was doing, then I must say I am very sorry, that was not my intentions.
Just to set the record straight…
- I **Do Not **have a problem with the Catholic Church worshiping on Sunday. (no where in my post did I say that.)
However I did say I Enjoy worshiping on Sat.(Sabbath) By the way the Cathoic Church is who Provides this service on Sat and because they do Provide Mass on that day I happen to enjoy going to church on Sat, which, Yes we do seem to agree it is still the Sabbath. No, I don’t fault anyone or the Cathoic Church for having Mass on Sunday. I see Nothing Wrong with it. Let’s get that point clear, so there is no misunderstanding.
I didn’t post this to get into a debate! I did ask however what others “thoughts” were.
I as a Catholic Christain, would never dream of down trodding on a fellow Christain, (including our seperated brother’s and sister’s) instead I would try to guide them and uplift them in their search for truth, if I thought their thoughts were in error. Because I am not above mistakes myself and I just might learn something myself that I may have over looked or not fully understood by “Helping or Guiding” them.
Question # 3.
There is NO Day that we as true followers of Jesus get to keep UNholy and in a profane maner.
#2. Our Salvation is through Gods Son, Jesus, who came to save this world from our sins.
Is there Less or More Grace since Jeuse came? (I’m not real sure what your thought’s were with this question or what angel you were thinking, so I’ll try the best I can to explain where I’m comming from.)
If you were comparing Jesus as the “Lamb of God”, to the Old Testament Times when they had to attone for their sins and use animals as a sacrifice to God, then I would say we have More Grace, since Jesus is the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” and no animal sacrifice could ever do that.
Exodus 20: 8-11
** Remember to keep Holy the Sabbath Day. Six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD, your God. No work may be done then either by you, or your son or daughter, or your male or female slave, or your beast, or by the alien who lives with you. In six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the LORD has blessed the Sabbath Day and made it Holy.**
Exodus 31: 12-18
The LORD said to Moses, “You must also tell the Isrelites: Take care to keep my Sabbaths, for that is to be the token between you and me throughout the generations, to show that it is I, the LORD, who make you holy. Therefore, you must keep the Sabbath as something sacred. Whoever desecrates it shall be put to death. If anone does work on that day, he must be rooted out of his people. Six days there are for doing work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of complete rest, sacred to the LORD. Anone who does work on the Sabbath day shall be put to death. So shall the Isreaelites observe the Sabbath, keeping it throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. Between me and the Israelites it is to be an everlasting token; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, but on the seventh day he rested at his ease.” When the LORD had finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Commandments, the stone tablets inscribed by God’s own finger.
Websters Concise Dictionary:
Holy: 1. recognized as sacred by religious use or authority: holy ground. 2. spiritually pure: a holy love. 3. venerated as sacred: a holy relic.
Mark 2: 27
Then he said to them: "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. That is why the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.
Matthew 12: 8
The Son of Man is indeed Lord of the Sabbath.
Luke 4: 16
He came to Nazareth where he had been reared, and entering the synagogue on the Sabbath as he was in the habit of doing, he stood up to do the reading.
There are many more places in the Bible where even Jesus first chosen (the Apostles) taught Jews and Gentiles both on the Sabbath. (Sat.)
This is why I Enjoy going to Mass on Sat. (Sabbath).
Just because I enjoy it and the Catholic Church has Mass on Sat/Sabbath. does not mean that I have anything against Sunday Worship, The Day Jesus had risen on.
I think of Sunday, the Day Jesus Rose on as a very Special and Holy Day, known today as the Lords Day. It was on this day, Sunday, the first day of the Week, that Jesus, fulfilled the Scriptures saying He would be risen on the thrid day, and he was.
Does this mean I never worship on Sunday? Of course not.
It’s just there is something special about the Sabbath to me, the fact that God wrote the Commandments with His Own Finger, and the fact that Jesus and the Apostles taught and worshiped on the Sabbath, (Even after Jesus had assended to Heaven. The Apostles contiuned to teach on the Sabbath to both Jews and Gentiles for many years.)