Thursday, November 02, 2006

Do I "Keep" the Sabbath?

Friday was an exciting time as a child. At the ring of the bell the school halls would explode with children eager to escape to a weekend of friends and fun. We would pile onto busses or into cars with a cheerful and light attitude. School was out and we were free. The weekend was here at last.

But for we who grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist church, Friday was like the fall colors. The freedom and the peace of Friday evaporated into the enslavement of the Sabbath. We enjoyed a taste of joy for those short hours before sundown, only to put life on hold until the following sundown released us again. Well we knew the verse that told us we should consider God's Sabbath a delight, but we found no delight in it. Televisions went cold, and radios were tuned to the Adventist or Christian stations. Record players droned some hymn or there would simply be the silence of boredom to herald the end of another week and the beginning of limbo.

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Anonymous said...

Wow... gonna suck to be you on the new earth then since the Sabbath will be kept throughout all eternity.

From the mouth of God: "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make stand before Me, says Jehovah, so will your seed and your name stand. And it will be, from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh will come to worship before Me, says Jehovah."
(Isa 66:22-23 MKJV)

You probably won't have to worry about it though, my guess is that people who hate the Sabbath won't be there anyway.

Seriously though bro, if you think the Sabbath was/is boring it's simply because you don't have a clue what the Sabbath is, what it's for, and what it means.

My prayer is that someday you will. What a profound and enormous blessing you're missing out on. :(

Curtis Forrester said...

Seriously "bro" - you're deluded and need to study. But then again, the 9/11 bombers seriously thought they were correct in their belief, so I doubt you'll ever figure it out. So sorry.