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AO2:Explain how Jesus teaching on the Sabbath would affect the life of a Christian today

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AO2:Explain how Jesus teaching on the Sabbath would affect the life of a Christian today. Jesus teaching and actions on the Sabbath through Marks Gospel effects modern Christians today. It effects Christians behaviour, attitude, lifestyle and decision making. Most modern Christians today cannot abide by all the rules of the Sabbath in this fast and ever expanding world. But if they follow in the example of Jesus and try to do good on the Sabbath (Sunday) they are doing what God wants. Other effects Jesus' teachings have on Christians are the effects on worship (ability to attend mass ect.), Healing (Doctors ability to see a patient on a Sunday ect.), Work (ability to work on a Sabbath ect.), Leisure (to be able to do whatever a Christian wants on a Sunday in his/her free time). ...read more.


However Marks Gospel tells us that Jesus himself went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day so Roman Catholics believe along with other Christians that it is necessary to go to mass every week. Other Christians such as the Salvation Army believe in living like Jesus, helping people and believe there is no need for the Eucharist. I think mass attendance has risen and fallen over the last 70 years. I think this because attendance has probably fallen more than it has risen over the years because families are getting richer. They have also gotten smaller. The smaller the family the more bond they might have with each other. ...read more.


Healing also ties in with work because healers are doing Gods work as well as earning a living. Work can cause conflict between maintaining a stable life and doing what god wants. Some people need to work to live instead of working to afford luxuries and so for people needing to work on a Sunday can be excused from going got mass and resting. Jesus said to the Pharisees that the Sabbath was made for the good of man and not man for the Sabbath. So if a man/woman needs to work on a Sunday they should not have to rest or attend church because the Sabbath was made for their well being and not working on a Sunday is only doing them harm. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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