Jesus' Disputations with Various Opponents--MARK 2:23-28 Concerning Sabbath Observance

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Name Instructor Course Code Date Jesus’ Disputations with Various Opponents Concerning Sabbath Observance Holy Sabbath in the Bible means a moment in which individuals cease from all secular activities. At this moment, people should be generous to the needy in order to receive blessings of the Almighty God, the creator.


Moreover, there are individuals interested in widespread profanation of Sabbath day. They advocate for a civil legislation outlawing all activities undertaken during the holy day. It is, however, quite disheartening that, in as much as they are advocating for a one day total rest for humans and machines, and they rarely induce the worship attitude. The debate on the issue of Sabbath began so many years ago and has never ended. People are still left wondering whether Sabbath should be observed as an hour of worship or rather should be perceived as a holy day of the Lord. There were so many differences on how the Pharisees and Jesus Christ perceived the Sabbath day. The Pharisees were the spiritual fathers of Judaism. They believed mostly in the oral law alongside Torah that Moses was given by God on Mount Sinai. This group of people also had a strong belief that God did not only give Moses the laws, but He also gave him an ability to explain the contents and how they were to be put into use. Pharisees also believed in an afterlife, and that, there was a reward kept for the righteous in the life to come. As for that case, they believed on total rest on Sabbath day as Moses’ laws had it. ...
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