The Sabbath Essay

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The Sabbath The Sabbath has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Its been practiced by the Jews on the sixth day of the week ;Saturday; since the days of Jesus life and that’s the reason why you will not see out many Jews on the Sabbath as Jesus and God explained it’s the day of rest. Even though God rested on the seventh day (Genesis chapter 1-2) and not the sixth this being Sunday in our calendar, but to explain this the Jewish week starts with Sunday so Saturday is after all the last day of their week. Sabbath in Jewish means rest, so the Jews followed gods example and rest from Fridays sunset to Saturdays sunset. The Jews believe that that the Sabbath is a day set aside for…show more content…
By using one of the most important individual in their religion (David) he managed to silence them once again. (Mark chapter 2 verses 23-28) Jesus states that in the Sabbath we should go out and do well not evil and to help people’s lives and not destroy them. That if someone’s dying in front of you and it’s the Sabbath you’re not going to turn your back because of a law. In Marks chapter 3 lines 1 to 6 is “The man with the paralyzed hand” in this story Jesus goes in to a synagogue on the Sabbath as he is a practicing Jew and he too does what other Jews do on a Sabbath, but he does more; he heals a man with the paralyzed hand on a Sabbath when you’re supposed to “rest”. People were looking at Jesus to see if he was going to heal the man, and after he did Jesus went to them…”What does our law allow us to do on the Sabbath? To help or to harm? To save someone’s life or to destroy it?” After this act the Pharisees left the synagogue and met at once with some members of the Herds party, and made plans to get Jesus killed. This tells us Christians that if we carry out important jobs like working in
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