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The Sabbath is a day of physical rest and of spiritual rejuvenation. It is not a day set aside for our own personal pleasures. It is a day for the gathering together of God's people where available. And as shown in scripture, prior to the destruction of the temple and the elimination of the earthly priesthood, it was a time of gathering in joy and excitement, not one of drudgery and subdued gatherings which occurred when men took over the reigns using their own thinking.

The Sabbath (Saturday) was sanctified, making it a HOLY in Genesis 2:2-3 "And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."

Nowhere in the entire Bible can one find any scripture that

  1. That says to keep the first day of the week holy or to worship or rest on the first day of the week.
  2. That shows any of the apostles keeping the first day of the week in lieu of  the Sabbath.
  3. Declares that the seventh day is no longer God's day.
  4. That calls the seventh day the “Jewish” Sabbath or one calling the first day the “Christian” Sabbath.
  5. That says the Sabbath has been done away.
  6. That says to keep the first day in honor of the resurrection of the Christ.
Isaiah 27 even speaks of the sabbath and none would listen, just as the world today

To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 
(Isaiah 28:12)

Worried about losing your job? Federal law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, requires employers to accommodate employees who need time off for religious reasons unless the employer can demonstrate that accommodation would result in an undue hardship on its business. The employer must prove that letting you keep the Sabbath would cause undue hardship to his business. The burden of proof is on the employer, not on the employee.

But what if your employer refuses to accommodate you? You can look for a new job, or if this particular job is important to you, you could inform your employer of his legal obligation to accommodate your religious needs. Always be polite and respectful manner, nor threatening.

Sometimes the employer wins, but when undue hardship is not an issue, the law is on your side.


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