Tennessee House Unanimously Urges Counties to Display Ten Commandments
The Tennessee State House of Representatives passed a resolution urging each county to permit the Ten Commandments to be posted in their respective courthouses. The resolution passed unanimously 98-0, with two abstaining from the vote. The resolution reminds Tennessee lawmakers of Americaâ€™s rich history.
Throughout Washington D.C., there are countless depictions of the Ten Commandments that can be found as a testament to the undeniable role of the Decalogue in Americaâ€™s legal tradition, including the displays adorning the Supreme Court Building, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Ronald Reagan Building, the federal courthouse, and the Chamber of the United States House of Representatives....
Jim Lincoln wrote: the "Lord's Day" It is never the sabbath
Perhaps for Nasb users. But for Christians, Sunday is the Sabbath which God ordained us to keep.
"The design of the fourth commandment was, (1.) To commemorate the work of creation. The people were commanded to remember the Sabbath-day and to keep it holy, because in six days God had made the heavens and the earth. (2.) To preserve alive the knowledge of the only living and true God. If heaven and earth, that is, the universe, were created, they must have had a creator; and that creator must be extramundane, existing before, out of, and independently of the world. He must be almighty, and infinite in knowledge, wisdom, and goodness; for all these attributes are necessary to account for the wonders of the heavens and the earth. So long, therefore, as men believe in creation, they must believe in God. This accounts for the fact that so much stress is laid upon the right observance of the Sabbath. Far more importance is attributed to that observance than to any merely ceremonial institution. Charles Hodge. The Sabbath
EP, No, Sunday, by tradition and it is human tradition is the "Lord's Day" It is never the sabbath. Only the seventh day of the week is the sabbath.
Acts 20 7 And on the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to depart the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.---NASB
It is a long established tradition, by the way do you note almost all of these meeting are late in the day, during evening. This means you are really falling down observing this tradition if you not only don't have evening church services, but if they aren't the major one for you as well!
I have nothing against Sunday services, this is the major day that members of Indian Hills Community Church. But if for some reason, it was only possible for members to get together on Wednesday and that because the major day to worship together, I would have absolutely no problem with that.
I refer to the Christian Sabbath, or the Lord's Day and Yehoshua (see Joshua 24 and Psalm 22) is Lord of the Sabbath and it was made for man. It's good for me to rest in the person of the Son of God, both His Creation and Redemption. This day is made for the good of my body and soul. To delight in the Lord and all his doings. You don't want to do that?
I would suggest that you might read, Colossians 2 16 Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day-- 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.---NASB
Also listen to sermon already mentioned.
Scofield wrote: # Isa 66:23 (3) The Christian first day perpetuates in the dispensation of grace the principle that one-seventh of the time is especially sacred, but in all other respects is in contrast with the sabbath. One is the seventh day, the other the first. The sabbath commemorates God's creation rest, the first day Christ's resurrection. On the seventh day God rested, on the first day Christ was ceaselessly active. The sabbath commemorates a finished creation, the first day a finished redemption. The sabbath was a day of legal obligation, the first day one of voluntary worship and service. The sabbath is mentioned in the Acts only in connection with the Jews, and in the rest of the N.T. but twice.
read all of Romans 10:4-19 "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,....
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.....
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.....
But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you." I believe that God has a one nation solution if you understand what I mean. For the kingdom(s) of this world, will become the kingdom(s)of our LORD and of his Christ, before his second advent. Work to be done.
One can't ignore the importance of the Judeo-Christian heritage in this country. While the Decalogue is part of the Old Covenant, it does point out some standards for even a secular countries to live by. So, while most Christians follow nine of the ten commandments, either by doctrine, Legalism is Shadow, Christ is Substance or from ignorance. I don't have a problem seeing them posted in some public areas.