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Saturday, March 24 2018
Why "Remember" The Sabbath Day?
"Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it Holy"
When the LORD (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation) created the true calendar, it was based upon the observable movements of nature (time itself is based on physical change - the reason that spirit beings are timeless - eternal). Days, months (see also The New Moon Calendar and When Do Eclipses Happen On The Christian Holy Days? and The Passover Moon At Midnight), seasons (see also To Every Thing There Is A Season) and years are to be determined from the sun, moon and stars.
"1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
The week however is not itself observable by any natural movement. The LORD specifically created the seven-day "week" and made it Holy.
As such, while it is to be observed, unlike the days, months, seasons or years, the Sabbath is to be "observed" by remembering that it is the day that defines every week. If there were no God, there would be no week.
"2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made." (Genesis 2:2-3 KJV)
Centuries later, after most of humanity had forgotten to observe His Sabbath, the LORD declared to the Israelites that His Sabbath Day is Holy. That happened when His providing them with manna began - before they arrived at Mount Sinai. The only way that the Israelites could determine when manna would be available to them was to remember which day was the Sabbath i.e. the six work days and then the sacred day of rest.
"16:21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. 16:22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
Then, at Mount Sinai (see also Hometowns: Campsites Of The Sinai), the Eternal Law of the LORD was provided in written form (see also The LORD's Sermon From Mount Sinai). Then, like always before, and now forever after (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The 1000 Years and A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The Kingdom Of God), humanity is to remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it Holy.
"20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 20:10 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, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it." (Exodus 20:8-11 KJV)
Fact Finder: How have Roman Catholicism and Protestantism failed to remember the true and only Sabbath Day?
This Day In History, March 24
1401: In his sweep through Asia and the Mediterranean, the Mongol ruler Timur (popularly-known as Tamerlane) conquered Damascus (see Damascus In History And Prophecy).
1449: England captured Fougeres from the French, leading Charles VII to renew the Hundred Years War.
1603: Elizabeth I, Queen of England over 40 years, died. James VI of Scotland succeeded the throne as James I (the King James Version of the Bible is named after him), uniting the thrones of Scotland and England.
1603: Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan proclaimed Tokugawa Ieyasu the title of shogun (a hereditary military governor), thereby establishing the Tokugawa Shogunate (to understand how Japanese military aggression produced the present-day artificial, foreigners-caused division of Korea into North and South, see Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).
1644: Britain granted a charter to Roger Williams for the colony of Rhode Island.
1707: The Acts of Union of 1707 officially united the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1720: Count Frederick of Hesse-Kassel was elected King of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates.
1829: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the "Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1829." It allowed patriotic Roman Catholics (i.e. patriotic to the United Kingdom rather than to the popes who demanded that the United Kingdom return to rule by the papacy) to serve in Parliament.
1832: Mormon leader Joseph Smith was beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio.
1882: Robert Koch announced his discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that caused for tuberculosis (see also Leviticus 13: Bacteria).
1904: Admiral Tojo had 7 Russian ships sunk as the Japanese strengthened their blockade of Port Arthur.
1905: Jules Verne died at age 77. The French author produced numerous science fiction works (including From the Earth to the Moon, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days), some of which accurately predicted actual scientific achievements of a century later.
1924: Greece became a republic.
1944: During the Second World War (1939-1945; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), 76 Allied prisoners of war broke out of the German POW camp Stalag Luft III. The escape was later dramatized in the film The Great Escape.
1945: near the end of the Second World War, Egypt officially declared war on Germany (Germany had long before invaded Egypt and north Africa).
1972: The United Kingdom proclaimed direct rule over the province of Northern Ireland.
1976: Isabel Peron was deposed as president of Argentina in a bloodless military coup.
1978: The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz, aground in the English Channel since March 16, split in two, spilling the last of its 1.6 million barrels of oil.
1988: Former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu was found guilty in an Israeli court of treason for revealing Israel's possession of nuclear weapons (see also Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).
1989: The Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing a massive oil spill of 240,000 barrels.
1993: Ezer Weizman was elected president of Israel (see also Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel Of Judah).
1993: Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was discovered. It was unique in that it later broke apart and collided with the planet Jupiter in July 1994 thereby providing the first actual observation of a collision of Solar System objects (see also The Christian Universe).
1999: NATO forces began air strikes against Yugoslavia (to understand how "Yugoslavia" was created, see The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars).