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‘These things have I spoken unto you that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.’
THE OLDEST RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL
What is a religious festival? Every religion has them. They are times that remind of certain events or important times. A festival keeps the history alive from year to year. Some of the well known ones would be Ramadan, Christmas, Easter, Diwali, Yom Kippur plus many others in all religions.
The oldest festival goes back about 6000 years. It is the weekly seventh day Sabbath.
It is reminder of the time when God, in His great power, created the world from nothing. He set human beings to live on it, to love it and to care for it as they went about their daily work of tending the plants and trees, and looking after the animals and other creatures that God had created.
God created the world in 6 days but on the 7th day He rested. This was the first complete day of life for Adam and Eve. It was the first day of their honeymoon, a day to spend with God. This was a gift from Him to them that would come every week. It was made specially for the human race before there were any religions.
Today we still have a seven day week all over the world, just as at the beginning. This is the pattern and rhythm for living that God established for the human race, for us all. The seventh day Sabbath is for us all, for blessing and refreshment.
The world’s oldest religious festival has almost been lost, but the Sabbath Question is again becoming an issue. It will never go away.
- Do we need the Sabbath today?
- The Apostles changed it, didn’t they?
- How is it relevant to me? It’s a bit of a minority issue isn’t it?
These pages will give you all the Bible information that you will need, to make an informed decision on the subject.