Friday, March 30, 2018

Six days thou shalt labor...

I wanted to elaborate a little bit why I consider 7th-day Shabbat (traditional Shabbat) incorrect.

I want to show you that the Shabbat definition itself proves to us that 7th-day Shabbat is wrong. So let's take a look:
CLV Ex 20:9 Six days shall you serve and do all your work, 
CLV Ex 20:10 yet the seventh day is a sabbath to Yahuah your Elohim. You shall not do any work, you, your son or your daughter, your servant or your maidservant, your bull, your donkey or your beast, or your sojourner who is within your gates.
What does this command imply? What does this command really prohibits and permits?

First of all, please notice that this commandment does not imply continuity (taamid). This commandment never says or implies that we are to work six days, then rest one, then work six days again then rest one, etc. It never says or implies that we are to do it continuously. It may imply temporary continuity but definitely not perpetual continuity because Torah would've mentioned it.

Secondly, this commandment never prohibits us from working less than six days or resting more than one day. You are not violating this commandment by doing this. For example, you are unemployed or you want to take an extra day off work.

So the only thing that this commandment clearly implies is that we are not to work more than six days and we are to rest at least one day if we worked for six days in a row.

In 7th-day Shabbat system, weeks are not connected to month and years. Which is why 7th-days Shabbat is clearly wrong.


 

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