Additional Sabbath Day Studies
The Crime of All
The Image of
Keep Holy The Sabbath Day
The verses below mention three types of sabbaths.
- The Sabbath - The weekly day of rest.
- Sabbaths (Something else)
- A land Sabbath. (An agricultural law.)
Deuteronomy 5:12-14 Keep the sabbath day to
sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. (13) Six days thou shalt
labour, and do all thy work: (14) But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the
LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass,
nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates; that thy
manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
3. Land Sabbaths
Leviticus 26:34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths,
as long as it lieth desolate, and ye [be] in your enemies' land; [even] then
shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
Sabbaths and Land sabbaths are mentioned somewhere else in this course. Right
here, in this course, these three controversial subjects are covered.
- Is it Saturday or Sunday?
- When does the Sabbath start and end?
- Is it observed Midnight to Midnight, (Most Christians)
- Sunset to
sunset (Most Jews)
- Something else?
- Can the State enforce the Sabbath without violating the so called
'separation of church and state'?
- When the highest court in the land,
is judged by the highest of all,
the 'separation of church and state'
will be their graniloquent squall,
They may even brandish the First Amendment-
On high - in that hallowed hall,
To point out the phrase, but discover - amazed-
That it ain't even there at all! (From B.C. comic strip)
The Sabbath and The United States
McGowen vs. Maryland, 366 US 420 - 1961
In the late 50's seven employees of a
discount department store were indicted for the Sunday sale of a three-ring
loose-leaf binder, a can of floor wax, a stapler and staples, and a toy
submarine in violation of Maryland Code. This was a "blue law"
prohibiting certain Sunday sales, work and bodily labor. The Code excepted all
work of necessity and charity. The seven were found guilty and fined five
dollars and costs.
They appealed and eventually the case
found its way to the U. S. Supreme Court. The Court Report is 142 pages of fine
print and contains a detailed study of the Sabbath day from Moses to the
present. This is one of the Supreme Court cases used to prove that the United
States is a Christian Nation. To read the complete report visit your local Law
Library,l University, Court House or Internet.
Next Page - McGowen vs. Maryland, 366 US 420 - 1961
First page in this