Radio Programs about The Ten Commandments.
A Bill for Punishing Disturbers of Religious Worship and Sabbath Breakers.
It is interesting that they often quote out of context Thomas Jefferson's letter containing the words "a wall of separation between church and state." It seems odd they don't seem to find his other writings. Here is footnote in #68 from McGowan vs. Maryland. It is about a law drafted by Thomas Jefferson. They would lead you to believe that Thomas Jefferson was almost an atheist.
[ Footnote 68 ] 2 Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Boyd ed. 1950) 555. The bill was entitled: "A Bill for Punishing Disturbers of Religious Worship and Sabbath Breakers." It also forbade the arrest for any civil cause of any minister of the gospel while engaged in public preaching or performing religious worship in any church, and punished any person who should maliciously disturb any worshipping congregation or misuse any minister therein. There is evidence to attribute the original draft of the provision to Jefferson, id., at 314-321; in any event, we know that, with the other revisers, he studied and reworked every bill in the revision until it satisfied him. Autobiography, in I Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial ed. 1903) 66.
Work on Sunday - Off on Wednesday?
It is just common sense that there are some jobs that must be done on Sunday. Like attending to a Nuclear reactor in a power plant. You don't just turn off the lights and go home for the day. We need Police and Fire. Hospitals and so on. Is God a God of common sense and does he allow exceptions. The answer is "Yes" and there are examples in the Bible of permitted work on the Sabbath. (Brother Pharisee might disagree.)
[ Footnote 86 ]
Mass. Gen. Laws Ann., 1958, c. 149, 47 to 51. Section 47 provides:
Section 48 provides:
Section 51 is:
Where did we
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Question 52: If you need to work on Sunday for a good reason, should you take off Wednesday? (Is that why many churches have "Wednesday night Bible Study and many Doctors traditionally take off work on Wednesday?)