Sunday Shopping

17 March 2006 by Admin


For a certain time we observe a discussion about business on Sunday. Some are earnestly for, while others against shopping in markets. Different arguments fall for and against it.

The opponents of trade on Sunday rely on the Ten Commandments, that God gave to Israel on the Mount Sinai; according to them one of 10 commandments tells about observing the holy day. That`s why on Sunday people shouldn`t do shopping and work but should spend time with family, or in fact simply have time and go to church.

It is very good that followers of this option rely on the Ten Commandments. But what do they really say? Remember of the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath to Jehovah, your God. On it you shall not do any work (…). For six days Jehovah made the heaven and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but He rested on the seventh day. Therefore Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy, (Ex. 20: 8-11).

So, here we see that Jehovah not only ordered Israel to celebrate a day, but it had to be the Sabbath day, or in another way Saturday, not Sunday. In fact Sabbath day is counted from the Friday evening after the sunset, because the Jewish- Biblical day starts from the evening. It is compatible with Gen. 1:5, when God created the earth it is said ….and there was the evening, and there was the morning- the first day.

Another commandment of the Ten, which is forgotten by those who refer to the Commandments is: You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or in the waters below (…). You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I Jehovah your God, am a jealous God…( Ex. 20:4-6).

It means: no pictures, no statues at homes, churches, streets in towns and villages.

Dear Sir or Madam, if you really want to observe the commandments and you persuade the others to do it, please be the first one to observe them!