The Seventh Day Research Paper

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From the very beginning of time, the Sabbath has been a sacred day. In Genesis “God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation” (Genesis 2:3). The Lord made this clear again when He rescued our ancestors from Egypt and gave Moses the Law saying, “the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God. You shall not do any work, either you, your son or your daughter, your [slaves], your work animal, or the resident alien within your gates” (Exodus 20:10). And again, Ezra the scribe reread the Law to the people and said that as a result of the breaking of the sabbath, “our God has brought all this evil upon us and upon this city” (Nehemiah 13:18). Jesus breaks the sabbath multiple times, doing work that is forbidden on this sacred day.…show more content…
Although one could say that the plucking of ears is permissible, it is never permissible on the Sabbath. In Deuteronomy, the Law allows one to go into a neighbors field to “pluck some of the ears with your hand” (Deuteronomy 23:26). However, the rabbis have designated thirty-nine activities that cannot occur on the Sabbath and grinding wheat is one of these activities (Jerome Biblical Commentary, 84). Jesus is leading the people astray, preaching as one with authority, yet allowing his disciples to break the Law of
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