100 years ago, virtually every American Christian would have agreed that Sunday was the Lord's Day and that it was set apart for Rest and Worship. Shops and Restaurants were closed, and only people who had necessary jobs went to work.
Today Sunday is our #2 shopping day, and Christians spill directly out of church into Restaurants. 'Now Open Sunday' signs are everywhere and Sunday is becoming just another day of the week. But is this BIBLICAL? And when Sunday is no longer the Lord's Day and we are all out working or playing, how will we gather to worship at 11 AM??
This message speaks my heart!!! I agree full heartedly with the Message of Saving the Sabbath.
I have worked in Retail for nearly 9 years, and upon being hired I asked for Sundays off.
This has been honored and I have not had problems with it.
However, since I went into Management I had to agree that altho I do not regularly work on Sundays, that I be willing if occassionally I must.
Sadly, this Easter no one will work as my backup. I asked to be able to go to church at least, and that request is being granted, but I must come back to work immediately following church. I cannot tell you how grieved I am.
I was raised that Sundays are the Lord's Day.
I raised my Children in the same way.
Each of them, upon receiving a job, stipulated Sundays off for church...and it was honored.
This subject has concerned me for years. However even when I have mentioned it to some Christians, they tell me how God understands, and we should not be so "law" oriented.
Wow, that is hardly the issue.
I set the Sabbath aside because I love and honour my Lord, not just because it is a fundamental belief.
God will step in at some point, to America. There are still some of us left Seeking His Face and His Will. I long to see Him Glorified in our Nation! Glorified in the World!
I was converted out of paganism and the occult in 1993 and while I was initially Charismatic/Arminian in my theology, I became Reformed and Presbyterian through bible study and the influence of ministries like Ligonier. After teaching in local bible studies, and taking seminary...