For those Christian Sabbath keepers Nitpicking Worship days

In the messy world of debating which day to worship God on between Christian Sabbath keepers or Sunday keepers. Information can be a double edged sword. Here are a few articles that cast some interesting doubt for those who insist on keeping the Sabbath as Christians.

“Saturday”

“Saturday is the only day of the week that retained its Roman origins in the wake of the English invasions of the Angles and Saxons. This may have been because there was no Norse God to roughly correspond to the Roman God of Time and the Harvest, Saturn. The Anglo-Saxons simply adapted the Roman, “dies saturni”, making it saterdaeg.”

“Besides his ownership of a day of the week, Saturn presided over a Roman festival known as Saturnalia. It was a celebration of the harvest, but it was also a time when life was turned on its head. Crimes committed on these days often were not punished; masters frequently waited on their servants; and revelry was taken to excess.”

“Saturday is the seventh day of the week and as such was the day upon which the Hebrew God commanded his people to rest. Through to our modern age Jews keep Saturday holy as the Sabbath – quite a contrast to Roman practices.”

“Saturdays are a popular day for weddings in Christian cultures because it is typically a day free from work, and it precedes another day of rest – Sunday. (In Moslem countries – for a similar reason – Thursdays are a preferred day for weddings.)”

“Before the advent of the 5 day work week (which began to come into vogue in the early 1900s) Saturday was much like Friday, in that it was the final workday before the day of rest. It is interesting to note that before the last few generations the long work week was standard and endured without complaint from most workers. In our own time the 5 day work week is often depicted as long and difficult.”

“As the centuries pass conditions shall change the nature of these days of the week. Already, the strict notions of appropriate behavior upon the Sabbath have changed. The idea of Monday holidays to create 3-day weekends is a relatively new invention. What change shall come next to vary our own perspective of the endless cycle of the week?”

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/saturday.shtml

And to be fair information on:

 “Sunday”

“The first day of the week is Sunday. For most Christian denominations this day is considered a holy day, due to the fact that Christ was reported to have risen from the dead on a Sunday. For this reason, since ancient times, it has been designated a “day of rest” mainly for the purpose of contemplation and worship. (The actual last day of the week when God rested after creating the universe was Saturday.)”

“Yet the name of Sunday has nothing to do with Christianity, but everything to do with even more ancient religions. The ancient Greeks knew that the sun was the source of life on the planet and they gave it prime importance in their thinking. When the Romans later adopted the seven day week they emphasize their respect for the sun by naming the first day of the week for it…”dies solis”…”day of the sun”.”

“The actual word “Sunday” is derived from the German word “Sonntag” (and they likely got it from the Scandanavians). These folk too placed a great deal of importance on the sun. Some tribes of these Germanic peoples invaded England in the 500’s or so. They were known as the Angles and the Saxons. The old English work was “sunnandaeg” and it changed over time to become our current, “Sunday”.

“There are several holidays that are traditionally held on Sunday. Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May) and Father’s Day (third Sunday in June) began to be celebrated rather recently, 1914 and 1924 respectively. Easter is an ancient holiday that was officially designated by the Church in the year 325. Its position on the calendar has confused lay people for centuries. The date of Easter is calculated by taking the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the 21st of March.

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/sunday.shtml

As we have read… both Saturday and Sunday can be linked to the worship of pagan gods.

According to the various Christian Sabbath keepers online if only Sunday was used as a day to worship Roman or other pagan gods but not Saturday Sabbath then their writings, articles, books could be considered truthful. However since it appears that pagan gods were worshipped all week long we Christians can consider ourselves in the following light.

#1 We are all WRONG on pushing ANY agendas to force other Christians to change a particular day of Worship.

#2 Both Saturday and Sunday can be considered abominable to God because of PAST transgressions involving old pagan gods worshipped by humanity.

#3 ANY excuse that one day is better than another in the debate over which day to worship God on is in reality pointless because of the information provide herein.

#4 Jesus death on the cross and Resurrection from the grave wiped out ANY pagan powers regarding daily worship and the satanic powers behind Roman, Greek or other pagan gods. This means that it is up to individual Christians, or Family’s, Churches etc to decide on which day to Worship our Triune God and to Praise him for his utter Victory over the many pagan gods of ancient times.

I can’t and won’t attempt to speak for other Christians but for myself and my family I am glad to Worship my Creator, his Son and the Holy Spirit on Sunday or even Saturday Sabbath because it is a choice of either Christian group!

Further information on the worship of pagan gods through out the week see:

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/sunday.shtml

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/monday.shtml

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/tuesday.shtml

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/wednesday.shtml

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/thursday.shtml

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/friday.shtml

http://www.indepthinfo.com/weekdays/saturday.shtml

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