Holy Days and Holidays

Included in the Commandments which were given by Moses to the children of Israel is the one pertaining to observance of the Sabbath. He said, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy." And then follow certain simple directions indicating that the seventh day of the week should be set apart as a day of rest.

In later times, through the traditions of the elders, elaborate rules were made concerning observance of the Sabbath which were so numerous as to make its observance a burden, rather than a joy. It was this sense of Sabbath observance that was rebuked by Jesus when he "said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath."

New Officers of The Mother Church
June 25, 1938

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