I believe we ( Adventist Online) had this discussion here before. It all has to do with the imaginary International Date Line. ...
John, pay close attention. Right now it's Sabbath here in Atlanta, Georgia. It's 12:48 pm. in places like the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, its 12:49 am Sunday. It's called the international date, its easy for anyone to understand. I see that you are in New Zealand so its 4:50 am Sunday Morning.
Gabriel the issue is not so straight forward, the brother knows what he is talking about; but we are correct with the position that we took. Please read the article below to be informed.
CONGREGATING FOR WORSHIP IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH KEEPING SABBATH, NOT EVEN FOR THE JEWS, AND THEY ARE THE ELITE SABBATARIANS, WHICH IS WHY SDA ARE OK WITH DAILY GATHERINGS DURING WEEK OF PRAYER ETC.
"REMEMBER" THE SABBATH IS A PERSONAL IN YOUR HEART ISSUE,, IT IS NOT AN ATTENDANCE AT A CHURCH ISSUE. YOU CAN BE HOME, TRAVELING, WORK, CHURCH, PRISON AND HAVE A SABBATH ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. FLIP SIDE: YOU CAN SIT IN CHURCH ON SATURDAY AND BE FAR AWAY IN YOUR MIND.
THE MOST FULFILLMENT I GET WITH MY JOB IS OFTEN ON SABBATH WHEN I WORK IN THE ER AND AM ABLE TO PROVIDE CARE, SAME AS JESUS DID. BY THE WAY, SATURDAYS ARE OFTEN BUSIER THAN OTHER DAYS.
Why would you want to work on the Sabbath if it can be avoided? I wish I could get all Sabbaths off to be away from the hospital. If you can get Sabbath off but schedule yourself to work for the Money then that's breaking the Sabbath...
WRONG. YOUR HEART DETERMINES IT NOT YOUR ACTIONS. JESUS INTENTIONALLY DID MANY THINGS ON THE SABBATH WHICH WERE "BREAKING" IT, BUT HE WANTED TO SHOW THAT THEY, THE JEWS HAD GONE CRAZY WITH THE LAW.
Since your heart is so good then the money made during Sabbath hours should be donated...
IF THAT WERE TRUE, SDA PASTORS WOULD BE SHORT ON CASH TOO.
RICK I did ask you before if you understood why we should keep the Sabbath this post here clearly demonstrates you do not have the faintest idea.
I'M HAPPY AND CLAPPING BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH YOU GET AN OPINION, YOU DO NOT GET TO JUDGE.
Yes, the answer you would expect from an unconcentrated person. An Infidel in fact.