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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 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."

Isaiah 28 even speaks of the fact that no one would listen to God, 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)

It should be noted that in Matthew 12:8; Mark 2:27-28; and Luke 6:5 Jesus said that he was the lord of the Sabbath.

Consider the comparison of the Sabbath (Saturday) to Sunday created by the Catholic Church.

The Mark of the Beast

The Sabbath


Sanctified by God
(Gen. 2)

Sanctified by the church at Rome

Called "a sign"
(Ex. 31:13

Called "a mark"
(Rev. 13:16)

Kept on the seventh day
(Ex. 20:10)

Kept on the first day

Worn in the forehead, hand, and heart
(Duet. 6:6-8)

Worn in the forehead and hand
(Rev. 13:16)

Don't buy and sell
(Neh. 10:31; 13:15-21)

Permitted to buy and sell
(Rev. 13:17)

 Persecuted by the beast
(Rev. 13:17; Dan. 7:21-22)

Punished by God
(Rev. 14:9)


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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