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Since I'm on this forum I'm reading countless threads about "keeping the Sabbath" (that's quite surprising cause I've never heard about these discussions elsewhere before, didn't know it was such an "hot topic" or relevant one in Christianity).

My question is: what does it mean to "keep the Sabbath"?

What a believer should practically do on Saturday to "keep the Sabbath"?

I've no idea about it because I usually read the Gospel and I don't find any indication on how a believer should concretely "keep the Sabbath", in other words I don't find any description on what's so special that a believer should do on Saturday, and not on Monday or Wednesday, in Jesus' words (let alone Thursday).

Nor I find anything special that Jesus was doing on Saturday, except doing the exact same things He was doing on other days, like Friday, and this way making some Pharisees angry because they didn't want Him to perform the same things He was doing on other days. (Mark 3:2, John 5:16-17, Matthew 12:10, and so on, like: "So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. In his defense Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.")

So I sincerely don't know what someone should do to "keep the Sabbath", after reading every single Jesus' word in the Gospel, I don't find even a clue in His words.

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16 minutes ago, listener24 said:

What a believer should practically do on Saturday to "keep the Sabbath"?

Nowadays, to keep the Sabbath means to follow the Lord Jesus.

And no one can keep the Sabbath (as stated by the Law of Moses) by going to church on Saturday or doing nothing on Saturday.

 

But satan insists in bringing this topic of Sabbath to cause dissensions in the body. Wake up, people!

We are saved by grace, through faith: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/topic/217233-by-grace-we-have-been-saved-through-faith/

"Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good." - 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21

 

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Aha. The Sabbath thing is the tip of a very dangerous iceberg.

You see it boils down to this: either keep the law and the commandments, or do not. Simple.

Detractors since the first century hated Jews and Israelis so much that they passed laws to oppose the Sabbath and therefore God's laws. They hated them because they would not accept the poly-theistic romans. They spoke out against any but the Law and Commandments given by the WORD. Yes the WORD gave us the law and then showed us how to observe them.

Modern day pseudo-romans keep the dictates of rome though they do not realize it. They then fight tooth and nail to defend their indefensable position. They twist all kinds of scriptural spins to try and prove we do not have to keep Sabbath.

Just try to observe Sabbath by not doing what you normally do any other workday. Just like Yeshua demonstrated. Do not Judaize it with a bunch of added ordinances that were done away with at the cross. Just follow the Lord God's ideas and Commandments. That yoke is easy. Following man's ideas will lead into the ditch.

Americans and most westerners hate to follow laws. They think they are free to take what they like and forget the rest. Yahweh is not impressed with that I can see by actual study. We owe our Father the respect due to Him. People will fuss and say the new covenant replaced the old etc. However, the eastern mindset has ALWAYS been to layer covenants not replace them. Yahweh is not so short-sighted as to have 'forgotten' what He decreed in the past.

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I usually keep out of sabbath debates..   The OT law regarding the sabbath was to do no customary work on the Sabbath day..  So basically the sabbath day was a day of rest..

The Biblical Sabbath day starts at Friday sundown and ends at Friday sundown.. The Biblical day start at sundown and ends at sundown.. Night first then Day..

I do find it strange when people debate about the day people should attend church and saying it should be on the Sabbath day,, When for any pastor the hardest day of work for them is the day they do their weekly church service..   And a lot of parents have to work really hard to get there kids ready and dressed up for going to church.. So a lot of work is being done on the sabbath day when people want the sabbath day to be the day they congregate..

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Addition. By the way, Yeshua (Jesus) gave Moses the Law.

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6 hours ago, listener24 said:

Since I'm on this forum I'm reading countless threads about "keeping the Sabbath" (that's quite surprising cause I've never heard about these discussions elsewhere before, didn't know it was such an "hot topic" or relevant one in Christianity).

My question is: what does it mean to "keep the Sabbath"?

What a believer should practically do on Saturday to "keep the Sabbath"?

I've no idea about it because I usually read the Gospel and I don't find any indication on how a believer should concretely "keep the Sabbath", in other words I don't find any description on what's so special that a believer should do on Saturday, and not on Monday or Wednesday, in Jesus' words (let alone Thursday).

Nor I find anything special that Jesus was doing on Saturday, except doing the exact same things He was doing on other days, like Friday, and this way making some Pharisees angry because they didn't want Him to perform the same things He was doing on other days. (Mark 3:2, John 5:16-17, Matthew 12:10, and so on, like: "So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. In his defense Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.")

So I sincerely don't know what someone should do to "keep the Sabbath", after reading every single Jesus' word in the Gospel, I don't find even a clue in His words.

Don't we have enough "Sabbath" threads on the boards?    Can't just post in an existing thread that is about keeping the Sabbath.   Apparently, Sabbath keepers are not content that we are happy to let them keep the Sabbath and not bother them, that we will let them alone to do as they see fit.   No, they have to come on here and start 50 threads about the Sabbath to impose it on the rest of us. 

If the Sabbath keepers want to keep the Sabbath and drone on about it, then they need to start up their own Sabbath keeping message board and leave the rest of us alone.

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4 minutes ago, shiloh357 said:

Don't we have enough "Sabbath" threads on the boards?    Can't just post in an existing thread that is about keeping the Sabbath.   Apparently, Sabbath keepers are not content that we are happy to let them keep the Sabbath and not bother them, that we will let them alone to do as they see fit.   No, they have to come on here and start 50 threads about the Sabbath to impose it on the rest of us. 

If the Sabbath keepers want to keep the Sabbath and drone on about it, then they need to start up their own Sabbath keeping message board and leave the rest of us alone.

I was asking what does it practically mean to keep it.

Most of the other threads talk about whether to keep it or not, this one talks about "what does it mean to keep it".

Please read the description.

Ps I'm not a Sabbath keeper and I don't mind about the issue, but I'm curious to know what does it practically mean to keep it for "Sabbath" keepers.

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3 minutes ago, listener24 said:

I was asking what does it practically mean to keep it.

Most of the other threads talk about whether to keep it or not, this one talks about "what does it mean to keep it".

Please read the description.

Ps I'm not a Sabbath keeper and I don't mind about the issue, but I'm curious to know what does it practically mean to keep it for "Sabbath" keepers.

You could have asked that question in an existing thread.  That question did not deserve it's own thread.  This obsession with Sabbath stuff is getting really annoying and we don't need others contributing to it.

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6 hours ago, listener24 said:

So I sincerely don't know what someone should do to "keep the Sabbath", after reading every single Jesus' word in the Gospel, I don't find even a clue in His words.

I'd say they should have faith (rest) in the finished work of Christ...

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, "As I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter my rest,'" although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works." And again in this passage he said, "They shall not enter my rest." Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience,
(Heb 4:1-6)
 

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