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Thread: Genesis 2:2 He rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Actually it already says he "ended" his work, ya know, ceased creating stuff, to then say that he "rested" after ending that work would be superfluous if "rested" meant the same thing as "ended." I can understand your disbelief that a god would need to rest, but unfortunately that is what the bible says.
    Or that even God keeps the Sabbath. Well, too an extent. He still has to sustain the universe and He isn't near as picky about it as the Pharisees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLamebrain View Post
    I can understand your disbelief that a god would need to rest, but unfortunately that is what the bible says.
    I ask again, Jimmy, where does it say that God needed to rest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I ask again, Jimmy, where does it say that God needed to rest?
    Don't tell him about the passages where God says that the Israelites have wearied Him with their wickedness. Jim won't detect the sarcasm.
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    God sure kept busy doing things for someone who was tired and resting.

    2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

    It simply means he was done with creating the universe. He didn't take a nap.

    JimL knows this but he likes to play Gotcha games. The problem is that he sucks at it.

    JimL - can't you at least come up with a real conundrum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    God sure kept busy doing things for someone who was tired and resting.

    2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

    It simply means he was done with creating the universe. He didn't take a nap.
    Hebrew poetry has a penchant for stating the same thing twice, in slightly different ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Good question. Whats your answer?
    It is found in the Torah (Exodus 31:17 for example) and Ezekiel the prophet is reminded by God, ". . . Moreover also I gave them My sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them." (Ezekiel 20:12.)
    . . . the Gospel of Christ, for it is [the] power of God to salvation to every [one] believing, . . . -- Romans 1:16.

    . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 37818 View Post
    It is found in the Torah (Exodus 31:17 for example) and Ezekiel the prophet is reminded by God, ". . . Moreover also I gave them My sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them." (Ezekiel 20:12.)
    And your point is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    And your point is?
    One, is that the 7th day rest was only given and revealed uniquely to the nation-people of Israel.
    And the other relevant points I had not made. Of the ancient people the promises given to Abraham is first to the people of Israel.
    . . . the Gospel of Christ, for it is [the] power of God to salvation to every [one] believing, . . . -- Romans 1:16.

    . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    This is truly amazing! Jimmy has come up with a question that for 2,000 years no Christian theologian has discovered.
    You're being generous. Jewish commentators discuss this particular passage at length.

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