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Mar 26 11 7:49 PM
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Mar 26 11 8:21 PM
wickle wrote:By the way, I think you are incorrect on god resting as long as you said. 1. He 'made' a rainbow.(after his day of rest).Wickle, Could you explain this in more detail and provide scripture, please?
Mar 26 11 8:34 PM
wickle wrote:The story lines up with the religious ritual of the Hebrews and Jews. It teaches what days to work and what day the Sabbath is on.It does, in fact do that, but the teaching - the Sabbath itself was a model for it. Not only the Sabbath day but the Sabbath year as well, God's rest was the period of time in which Adam, had he not sinned, would have had the Earth under his subjection in a paradisaic environment, without sin. Thats why David and Paul remind us that we can't enter into it. Because of the sin of Adam which was unintended. By insisting that bits and pieces need to be taken literal or metaphorically, it ruins the story, don`t you think? Not at all in my opinion. Edit: I need to make a correction for an error above. I wrote the Sabbath was a model for it, it being God's 7th day of rest and of course I meant the 7th day was a model for the Sabbath.
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Mar 28 11 6:15 AM
Hello, Rambo123UK, Thanks for explaining, I don't know why I didn't see that. Of course, everything that God has done since the 7th day would be included if the day continues on even today but then there is Matthew 12:5: Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless? (ASV) There were three primary functions of the Sabbath. To provide rest for the physical body, to allow the demonstration of faith through obedience and to allow for the taking in of knowledge, spiritual growth. (2 Kings 4:22, 23) So, I don't think that God can be considered to have been under a similar obligation, at least in the same capacity. I can't think of any Biblical support of that, anyway. At the same time events where God may seemed to have overstepped, from a sort of overzealous Rabbinical perspective, the boundary of a self imposed Sabbath, misses, I think, the heart of the law. In God's eyes the disciples of Jesus Christ were guiltless in picking grain to eat on the Sabbath but in the eyes of the Rabbis they were guilty of harvesting and threshing. (Luke 6:1,2; Matthew 23:2-4; Mark 2:27) After the Babylonian exile the Jewish religious leaders gradually increased Sabbath restrictions to 39. Filling two large volumes in which things like catching a flea was considered hunting and a broken bone couldn't be set.
Mar 28 11 9:10 AM
After the Babylonian exile the Jewish religious leaders gradually
increased Sabbath restrictions to 39. Filling two large volumes in which
things like catching a flea was considered hunting and a broken bone
couldn't be set.
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Mar 28 11 12:25 PM
wickle wrote:Rush, are you taking back the first of these statements? Just for clarity sake, it would seem that something needs to happen for all these sentences and your previous statements to all come together.Rush,"the Lord's day of rest has lasted thousands of years"" Of course, everything that God has done since the 7th day would be included if the day continues on even today but""So, I don't think that God can be considered to have been under a similar obligation"
Mar 28 11 12:54 PM
Mar 28 11 1:52 PM
God has an abundance of dynamic energy, and doesn't tire or grow weary. (Isaiah 40:26, 28)
Jesus said that his Father has kept working.
God was pleased with his work, and made the 7th day sacred.
Adam failed to enter into the day of rest
at present we only have the promise - the promised land which Israel was only an imperfect foreshadow of.
Not that he has some more work in mind for the conclusion of that period
but more that he was simply stepping back and allowing them to do what
they were designed to do. To fill the earth, subdue it and enjoy the
work at hand.
Mar 28 11 3:06 PM
Mar 29 11 12:07 PM
wickle wrote:Okay, so your answer is...?
Apr 1 11 6:49 AM
Argy Lacedom wrote:A) Six days?Gen 2:2
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested
on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
B) One day?
These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in
the DAY that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
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