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Coffee and Revelation – In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day

Revelation 1:10 – What does it mean to be in the Spirit? What about the Lord’s Day? And the trumpet of the Lord’s voice?

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  1. In the light of your opening assertions David about “the Lord’s day”, with regards to anyone who says every day is the Lords day, praying every day etc. would you have anything to comment on this from the apostle Paul?

    “Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters… One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord…. You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister?”

    1. I don’t think he is referring to Sunday – but rather the other Sabbaths and religious days. I have yet to meet anyone who carries through on the idea that every day is the Lord’s Day!

      1. OK I hear you David, with “Sabbaths and religious days”. That makes sense with “one person considers one day more sacred than another”. It seems clear that this applies to the days you mention.

        I’m curious about “another considers every day alike”. So, what would be the error, please, in your view in understanding this to mean that there would be congregants in the Roman church he was writing to that considered every day sacred?

        I hear where you are coming from with the culture and days being set aside for the “Lord” i.e. Roman emperor. So therefore it wouldn’t perhaps make sense in context to think of every day being such. However, there does seem in context to be those in the church that might have considered every day sacred.

        There is another element to it of course with the idea of rest. God creating in six days and resting on the seventh. And with Moses leading Israel out of Egypt and slavery, the sabbath being for rest. No doubt with forced labour, Israel would have not had days of rest. So there will have been a practical need met in that, wiht giving the body a chance to recuperate as well as it having religious significance. So the principle is there.

        Growing up in Scotland in the late 60s and 70s, I can remember a time when shops were closed on a Sunday, and churches were full. So, culturally there was this “day of the Lord” if we want to call it that. However, times have changed and perhaps there is not always the luxury for many in being able to set aside a Sunday for rest and worship of the Lord. I’m sure as a minister of the Word, your Sundays have been anything but restful?

        I think there is room here for understanding Paul to mean every day being sacred to some. And therefore not to make a judgement about that or equally about setting aside particular days as being sacred.

        You ask at the beginning of the video “what do we think about the Lord’s day?” Then you say about Sunday “I like the idea of this being the Lord’s day.” Then “I know there are those of you who say “oh every day’s the Lord’s day, nah, it’s not, it’s not”. In your comment above you write “I have yet to meet anyone who carries through on the idea that every day is the Lord’s Day!”

        So can you clarify please, what your intention has been with what you want to communicate?

      2. I don’t think its that difficult. I don’t believe it when people say they treat every day as the Lord’s day – they usually mean that they treat every Sunday as a normal day!

  2. OK David so what you are saying, and correct me if I have not understood you as you intend, is that you believe that when someone says “every day’s the Lord’s day” that they are usually not treating in your view every day as sacred as opposed to someone who treats a Sunday as “The Lord’s day” who you think would be treating Sunday as sacred.

    OK so you like the idea of Sunday being “the Lord’s day” and and you don’t believe it when people say they treat every day as “the Lord’s day” wiht you projecting the thought that when that is done, Sunday is not being treated as sacred.

    So that’s interesting in the light of what Paul says about acceptance, not quarrelling over disputable matters wiht one person considering one day more sacred than another and another considering every day alike.

    Thanks for clarifying your intention.

  3. Inspiring! A new Grove booklet (S160) is a great, short read [Enjoying Sabbath by Andrew Schuman].

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