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Creation days: numbered not named

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in response to reader comment: BRUTUS BALAN is right but....

Submitted by Brutus Balan (Australia), Dec 8, 2011 at 23:56

Hi Nur el Masih, The English word "God" is now a generic word for the Supreme Being as the Creator God. There is no controversy involved in this for it is universally accepted as the God unattached to any pagan deity or religion. So we can use it for the God of the Bible.

Re Sabbath: In Genesis, God did not name the days but we see it recorded as the first day, 2nd day and so forth. It can be any seventh day, the rest day for Christians to worship. The Romans named these days which we now follow and these are also now unattached to the Roman pagan religion but have become generic. There is no controversy on this. So in some Muslim countries Christians worship on the Friday as the 7th day. No problem, for the Bible prescribes no names for the 6 days of creation. One in seven is the principle for the day of rest and worship. So Sunday is good as any other day.

Agreed on the Easter and Christmas. It was not taught in the NT nor did the early Church celebrated these days. The Roman Catholics created these holidays as the Mass for Christ and Easter which has no other root but pagan. Jesus only told us to remember His redemptive symbols in the bread and the wine, not His birth. When his death and resurrection is remembered, we acknowledge His birth. I stopped celebrating these events many years ago.

The Passover is over when Jesus died and rose again and His blood has set us free forever and hence we should not go for the shadow again.

It is a fallacy to say the Christian faith and practice is Hellenistic. Follow the Bible and do not return to the Mosaic Law pre NT. The NT has expounded the OT and in the totality of the Bible we have the complete Word of God. We need not become Jewish to be a Christian but follow the Word in your cultural ways without its pagan influence and practice.

The rest of your proposals are semantic.


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