|The Sabbath - The weekly day of rest.|
|Sabbaths (Something else)|
|A land Sabbath. (An agricultural law.)|
1. SabbathDeuteronomy 5:12-14 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. (13) Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: (14) But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
3. Land sabbaths
Leviticus 26:34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye [be] in your enemies' land; [even] then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
Sabbaths and Land sabbaths are mentioned somewhere else in this course. Right here, in this course, these three controversial subjects are covered.
|Is it Saturday or Sunday?|
|When does the Sabbath start and end?|
|Can the State enforce the Sabbath without violating the so called
'separation of church and state'?
In the late 50's seven employees of a discount department store were indicted for the Sunday sale of a three-ring loose-leaf binder, a can of floor wax, a stapler and staples, and a toy submarine in violation of Maryland Code. This was a "blue law" prohibiting certain Sunday sales, work and bodily labor. The Code excepted all work of necessity and charity. The seven were found guilty and fined five dollars and costs.
They appealed and eventually the case found its way to the U. S. Supreme Court. The Court Report is 142 pages of fine print and contains a detailed study of the Sabbath day from Moses to the present. This is one of the Supreme Court cases used to prove that the United States is a Christian Nation. To read the complete report visit your local Law Library,l University, Court House or Internet.
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