Family Christian Stores Sunday decision

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  1. Brother Adam

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    Hi all,

    Some of you know that I work for Family Christian Stores and you probably know that we are now open on Sundays from 12 (or 1) to 5pm.

    What are your thoughts on a Christian business being open on Sunday?

    No employee is forced to work on Sunday if they seriously have something wrong with it.

    Some people are all for it, some people are against it. I'm kindof in the middle, but I definitely support the company, seeing first hand where the hearts of the executive staff are (in the right place).

    Thanks for your thoughts,
    Bro. Adam
     
  2. Taufgesinnter

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    Since the Sabbath was nailed to the cross nearly 2000 years ago, and was a different day of the week anyway, I have absolutely no problem at all with it. Sunday restrictions are a holdover from Protestant Puritanism and have no biblical warrant. Besides, so many churches are running their own bookshops before and after services, it's good for Christian bookstores to open to compete while the Bible and God are still fresh in peoples' minds. It's way past time.
     
  3. Caretaker

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    Does the need to provide the Word of God also rest on Sunday???

    Jesus is our Sabbath 24/7, and the availability of Christian light amidst the secular is imperative.

    For 6+ months I work every Sunday taking care of our lake. We have begun Sunday worship, with Jim Lee from the Bluestem Baptist Assoc., at our shelterhouse, but even when singing a hymn with the others I could be called away. For myself I worship as easily on Monday, which is my supposed day off, as any other day. The imperative is to worship Christ, 24/7.

    May God bless you.

    A servant of Christ,
    Drew

    PS. Do to the advent of fall, we have suspended services until next Easter Sunday, when we plan a sunrise service for the community. We try to keep the services non-denominational, but the Word is preached and the need for salvation emphasized.

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  4. Ben W

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    It is a very good point that a number of churches run businesses within that trade on the Sunday, bookstores, coffee shops etc. Which makes it a little hypocritical to say that others cannot.

    The Sabbath is on Saturday, the early church is recorded as meeting together daily. It is a fact that the Catholic Church made the doctrine that Sunday is the Sabbath and that Sunday is the day that you are required to go to mass. This is a man made doctrine with no scriptural support whatsoever.

    So if shops want to trade on Sundays they should go right ahead. The Bible says nothing about not trading on Sunday.
     
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    while reading John, the biggest problem perople had with him was that he worked on sunday. He healed people and so on. In this world that we live in when evil can move about on sunday ...... It is comforting to see a shop selling his word open ....... I'm all for it as long as the employee's are happy. [​IMG]
     
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    Now Ben I wonder if worship on Sunday, the first day of the week, is a "man made" doctrine or could it be based on the fact that Christ came out of the tomb on the "first day"?

    Acts 20:7
    On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
    (Whole Chapter: Acts 20 In context: Acts 20:6-8)

    there may be other verses like these ... but since we have build other doctrines like premil, etc with limited Biblical warrant .. maybe this is the place for Christian adoption of Sunday.

    Just some thoughts.
     
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    Who had a problem with whom working on Sunday?
     
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    To me there are 7 equally holy days in a week. 7 Days to wake up and say: This is the day that the Lord has made. 7 mornings to see new mercies. :D

    Dave
     
  9. Ben W

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    Gidday Bob,

    I have no doubt that the church gathered on the first day of the week, they lived as a community and are recorded as meeting together daily.

    The point that I am driving at is the Roman Catholic Doctrine that the Sabbath was thus "Changed" to Sunday. Which is man made dogma.
     
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    There are some people who HAVE to work on Sunday. Firemen, policemen, nurses, prison workers, etc.

    What amazes me is the fact that the only business I know of who has any Sunday restrictions are the taverns. They do not open until 1:00 PM on Sunday. :confused:
     
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    Teresa typing for Brother Adam who doesn't have a computer now:

    "chick-fil-a and I think home depot are both closed Sunday. So are several other businesses.

    I think its important to be closed during regular Church service hours, but to be open to meet peoples needs. Several stores are having problems though: they keep running out of "help" resources on Sundays- those resources that people buy for special spiritual needs.

    Aahh, the problems of a Christian business trying to honor and do the will of God. [​IMG] "
     
  12. Ben W

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    Would it be appropriate for stores to be closed for the Saturday morning services at all of the churches that have them as there regular time of worship? I think that is fair.
     
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    I think this thread shows that Baptists will argue about ANYTHING. A Christain book business has decided to open on Sundays and some will argue that it is right....? How amazing.
     
  14. Salty

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    How many of you listen to a Christian radio staion on the way to church :rolleyes: ? The board operator is working on Sunday! [​IMG] Maybe we should not listen to the radio on Sunday?
    When I managed a Christian Radio station (WAMN in Bluefield, WV) I went to my local 7th day Adventist church to find me an announcer. Problem solved! [​IMG]
     
  15. Johnv

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    Man was not made for the Sabbath. It's the other way around.
     

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