EmptyMan wrote:Sunday was the day Christians worshipped because it was the day we beleive he rose from the dead.
Emma_85 wrote:It's all to do with the Romans . In 321 AD Consantine declared Sunday should be a day of rest throughout all of the Roman Empire. The reason the Christians moved the 'day of rest' to Sunday, when according to the Bible it's actually Saturday is because back in Roman times you had other religions around too. So in Rome you had the Roman religion and Mithraism (a competitor to the Christian religion), who's 'special day' was Sunday and many Roman Chrisitans just followed that instead of following what it said in the Bible. Much more conveniant as you can more easily relax and not work on a day most other people choose to rest too. What do you think would happen to some religion here in our age if they said, 'but tuesdays is our holy day, don't want to work on that day!' I think soon, they would have to change their holy day to Sunday, but well, even Sunday isn't really a day everyone here has off anymore. Plus the Christians wanted to distance themselves from the Jews, who held on to Saturday.
That would be a bit strange, can you tell me where in the Bible God says you should rest on Suday cause it's the day Christ rose from the dead? The day of rest comes from the 7th day when God made the world and rested (Genesis 2:2-3).
Plus it's one of the 10 commandments (Exodus 20:8-11).
Emma_85 wrote:But why then is Sunday the day of rest? Here in Germany there are huge rows in the papers right now and in all the media, which is where I got my information form as for why it's a Sunday not a Saturday) because they are debating a law in the BT at the moment about allowing Sunday-shopping. There are quite a few programmes on the subject at the moment and I've never heard your version before. Hmmm... this is interesting. As I've said this is the version of why it's a Sunday that I've heard several times on German tv and in the papers here.
Maybe it's just unclear why it is exactly and that is why there are different opinion on the subject?
The first Christians were Jews, or of Hebrew descendance, and they celebrated Saturday like all the rest of their kinship. Later, when the Christians grew in number, and in an attempt to keep the Jews under control, the Rabbis excluded them from the regular Jewish synagogue mass. At least they were not allowed to make the mass together with the rest of the Jews, but postponed it at later hours, until it became quite regular that they will met at the evening of Saturday.
The Christians made a decision to worship on Sunday they were not forced to by Jews.
Emma_85 wrote:Jesus was a Jew himself, so many people who were converted to Christianity were Jews.The Christians made a decision to worship on Sunday they were not forced to by Jews.
They would have been going along to their normal jewish synogoes, until they were converted to Christianity and not everyone from their jewish community would have been converted at the same time. They still believed in the same god and all, they probably still thought of themselves as Jews really until the Jewish priests were sick of them asking questions about this Jesus guy and chucked them out of their services (or something like that ). I don't think Thomas's idea is bad at all.
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