Shopping on Sundays?

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  1. Thousand Hills

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    The going to the movies thread got me thinking about this, what are your opinions about shopping on Sundays? Do you go by the grocery store and pick up a few items, or maybe Wal-Mart, etc. Or do you avoid any shopping at all on Sundays?
     
  2. annsni

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    I will comfortably shop on Sundays and my teen daughters both work every Sunday (of course after 2pm so that they can attend church and then come home with the family to have a nice lunch).
     
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    I opt to NOT shop/get gas et al on Sunday unless it is an emergency.

    A big sale at Toys R Us is NOT an emergency
     
  4. Old Union Brother

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    Buy a few groceries that's about it.
     
  5. Alcott

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    Not too much during football season.
     
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    This rare bird rarely shops on Sunday----only for a few necessary items such as gasoline and a cold drink for the ride home----or maybe a gallon of milk/loaf of bread type things

    But if by "Shopping" you mean---a trip to the mall after morning church---no!!
     
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    Thats what I hated about some Presbyterians who followed a covenantal theology. They always made a big deal out of Sabbath (preparing for it, then living under it) without understanding that Christ Lord of The Sabbath has arrived thus that OT mentality was no longer relevant. It felt like they were orthodox Jews preparing for Sabbath.
     
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    Where does Scripture say not to shop on Sunday?
     
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    It doesn't. Modern Christendom deems Sunday the new Sabbath.
     
  10. Iconoclast

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    Do you think the ten commandments still exist?

    What law does the Holy Spirit put in a believers heart?

    While Heb 4 says there remaineth a rest to the people of God, we know that eternally we rest in Jesus....so why would we not still have one day in 7 set aside as the sabbath was made for man to begin with?:type:
     
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    I might run into Walmart for something I forgot that is needed that day, but I HATE shopping on Sunday. Sunday is my quiet day and I shouldn't have to leave my house except for church. I do enough running around the rest of the week.

    However, this is my perference, not to be confused with a Biblical mandate (of which I can find none).
     
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    After church I shop, eat out, go fishing, sleep, or what ever else I might do any other day of the week and God bless' it. For another who refrains from those things because of the Lord He also bless' that. There is nothing holy about Sunday and there is no sabbath law for the church.
     
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  13. Iconoclast

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    ._____ The sabbath is then kept holy unto the Lord, when men, after a due preparing of their hearts, and ordering their common affairs aforehand, do not only observe an holy rest all day, from their own works, words and thoughts, about their worldly employment and recreations, but are also taken up the whole time in the public and private exercises of his worship, and in the duties of necessity and mercy.
    ( Isaiah 58:13; Nehemiah 13:15-22; Matthew 12:1-13 )
     
  14. Alcott

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    "Exist?" Yeah, they're spelled out. But if you think they exist as the stone tablets the finger of God wrote (twice), then show them. Or... what are you getting at with "exist?"

    The same as the New Testament writers proclaimed.

    We can, but it's optional-- Romans 14:5-6. And no source of judgment-- Colossians 2:16.
     
  15. Iconoclast

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    Neither rom14 nor col 2 set aside the law of God
    [QUOTEAbove, we have pointed out that the "therefore" of verse 9 denotes, first of all, that the apostle is here drawing a general conclusion from all he had said in the context. We would now call attention to a more specific inference pointed by that word. It needs to be most carefully observed that in this verse the Holy Spirit employs an entirely different word for "rest" than what he had used in verses 1, 3-5, 8. There the Greek word is rightly rendered "rest," but here it is "sabbatismos" and its meaning has been properly given by the translators in the margin—"keeping of a Sabbath." The Revised Version gives the text itself, "There remaineth therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God."

    The purpose of the Holy Spirit in employing this term here is not difficult to discover. He was writing to Hebrews, Jews who had professed to become Christians, to have trusted in the Lord Jesus. Their profession of faith involved them in sore trials at the hands of their unbelieving brethren. They denounced them as apostates from the faith of their fathers. They disowned them as the "people of God." But as we have said the apostle here reassures them that now only believers in Christ had any title to be numbered among "the people of God." Having renounced Judaism for Christ the question of the "Sabbath" must also have exercised them deeply. Here the apostle sets their minds at rest. A suitable point in his epistle had now been reached when this could be brought in: he was speaking of "rest," so he informs them that under Christianity also, "there remaineth therefore a Sabbath-keeping for the people of God." The specific reference in the "therefore" is to what he had said in verse 4: God did rest on the seventh day from all His works, there]ore as believers in Christ are the "people of God" they must rest too.

    "There remaineth therefore a Sabbath-keeping for the people of God." The reference is not to something future, but to what is present. The Greek verb (in its passive form) is never rendered by any other English equivalent than "remaineth." It occurs again in Hebrews 10:26. The word "remain" signifies "to be left after others have withdrawn, to continue unchanged." Here then is a plain, positive, unequivocal declaration by the Spirit of God: "There remaineth therefore a Sabbath-keeping." Nothing could be simpler, nothing less ambiguous. The striking thing is that this statement occurs in the very epistle whose theme is the superiority of Christianity over Judaism; written to those addressed as "holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling." Therefore, it cannot be gainsaid that Hebrews 4:9 refers directly to the Christian Sabbath. Hence we solemnly and emphatically declare that any man who says there is no Christian Sabbath takes direct issue with the New Testament scriptures.

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    Just so you know, I'm not bothering to read all that.
     
  17. Iconoclast

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    If you cannot read three small paragraphs that tells me you cannot be serious about the word of God. It is not a problem for me but I find that attitude very strange for a professed follower of Christ.
     
  18. matt wade

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    If you can't bother to compose your own response in a debate thread, that tells me you are lazy and it isn't worth reading what you copy and paste.
     
  19. Iconoclast

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    Matt
    I am more than sure I can post my own response to anything you have to offer. I do not know greek and hebrew however,so if is alright with you I will cut and paste by those who do........and even if it is not alright with you.
    I also know that many godly men have already taught much clearer than I could so I do not think I have to re-invent the wheel.
    Let me take a look at some of your other posts...to see where you are coming from. I suspect I already know.

    From what I can see from some of your "posts" there is almost no scripture offered by you. Just you spouting off your opinions.
    Speaking of being lazy...it is ignorant professors like yourself who will not take the time to read an article much less a book and maybe learn something. You just post a sarcastic comment sharing your ignorance online, rather than reading and offering a biblical response. You cannot offer a theological thought so you attack the person.....I have seen this before amd I am not impressed.
     
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    Well said. The complaint against someone who cuts and pastes comes from a weak mind and an ugly spirit. If it gets the persons point across then others need to be still.
     

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