on the question relating to
A response to a
Message from Donna
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GUESTBOOK RECORD #1
~dated July 12,1998~
I believe as Jesus said, "...that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.."(Mark 2:27.)
If the early Christians saw the importance of the Resurrection and the Pentecost as happening on the first day, then it was like a confirmation from the Lord. He came to make things new. He not only came to be the New Sacrificial Lamb, but too, for the Christians, His Resurrection and at the Pentecost was the beginning of all things new; and so the Church sprang forth when the disciples received and were filled with the Holy Spirit and they began teaching the Christian message.
In Revelation 1:10, John speaks, "On the Lords day I was caught up in ecstasy…" ---Was he referring to the seventh day as that of the Jewish law, or as the 'new Holy Day that the Lord had made important to the Christians with the Resurrection and Pentecost falling on the first day of the week and not on the seventh? In the New Testament all things relating to the Christian Church was not mentioned as on the seventh day of the week but as the first day of the week. Some references to the first day of the week (Matthew 26:17, Matthew 28:1, Acts 20:7,1Corinthians 16:1)
In Acts it does not say on the 'first day' of the week for Pentecost, but the Church celebrates it 50 days from the Easter Sunday, 'the Resurrection'. The date of Pentecost is traditionally calculated as fifty days from the first day of the Passover observance. Pentecost comes from the Greek word meaning 'fiftieth'. In Leviticus 23:14 -16 prescribes: "and you shall count from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven full weeks shall they be, counting fifty days to the morrow after the seventh sabbath; then shall you present a cereal offering of new grain to the Lord."… And, there is a lot more on this subject and too lengthy to be covered here that is associated with 'this day' Sunday.
In HIS HOLY NAME!
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