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Christians should not take part in sporting events or go shopping on a Sunday

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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AS and A Level Judaism

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Christians should not take part in sporting events or go shopping on a Sunday

The main reason the Christian church celebrates the first day of the week (Sunday) as the Lord's Day or Christian Sabbath is simply because Jesus rose from the dead on that day. Also because Jesus' appearance to his disciples on the first day of the week and the Day of Pentecost was on the first day of the week. As the third commandment says, "Honour the Sabbath day". Naturally people want to know how to upkeep it as a way of recognising God's sovereignty. This means that no unnecessary work should done but often this can be taken to far. On 5th February 200 a oil crew on the island of Lewis refused to refuel a plane carrying hospital patients. According to the free Church of Scotland no work should be done on the Sabbath. A spokesman said "The island has too many people who are full of religion, but who lack Christianity." This is quite true but most Christians don't hold such fundamentalist views.

Shopping or sport is a leisurely event, and is often when quality time with the

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