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Are Christians supposed to "keep the Sabbath"?

margin rest sabbath May 28, 2018

As Christians, we all know about the 10 Commandments found in Exodus 20.

The famous Thou shalts and Thou shalt-nots.

Love God and serve Him only.

Don't kill people.

Don't steal.

Don't take God's name in vain.

For me, when I'm reading this list I agree with them all.  They make sense to me.

  • Honor my parents.  Yep - makes sense.
  • Don't lie.  Yep - got it.
  • Don't commit adultery.  Check!

But...the one that seems a little strange to my American, 21st Century mind is this one:

"Remember the Sabbath day by making it holy." - Exodus 20:8

Maybe you've thought this before:  Jewish people were to keep the Sabbath day, but as Christian, should I?  What does look like or mean for me?

Keeping the Sabbath

For practicing Jews, Sabbath is observed on a weekly basis and is to be celebrated as a time of rest and remembrance.  It begins on Friday evening at sundown and ends Saturday evening with the appearance of three stars in the night...

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