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Why Did God Rest on the 7th Day?

He's god for christ's sake!

I mean seriously, what kind of "god" get's tired?


Why create a planet with a 7 day week that needs "leap years" to correct itself?

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Because the Hebrew Bible says so...!!!

Why are a collection of religious writings of ancient Israel, which tells how God selected Israel to be his chosen people, worshiped in this day and age?

Caution, a neuron blocking buzzer will go off in your head if you read further! You must down vote!!! Must down vote!!! Must down vote!!!

The Christian Religion is a branch of Judaism. A monotheistic religion originating in the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Tanakh) and explored in later texts such as the Talmud, Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel.

Are you a child of Israel?

If not, then why are you worshiping a Jewish God?

Must down vote!!! Must down vote!!!

Does not compute!!! Does not compute!!!

Good question!

For me the answer is that Israel was supposed to teach the rest of the world what God was all about by having a close connection with him and being an example. But then they failed so completely that they didn't even recognize God when he came to earth as Jesus and that's why Jesus said the kingdom was taken from them. So God's chosen people today are not Jews, because they dumped him. God's people now are everyone that wants to be God's people. And God rested on the 7th day not because He was tired, but because he wanted to celebrate with his creation. You don't have to be a Jew to be part of his creation and celebrate.

I know, I know, this you really do have to down vote! Go ahead, that's fine. Everyone has their own version of reality and this one's mine, believe it or not. :-)

No down vote from me.

Just a little explanation. I am not a child of Israel, but I am a child of the Living God! And He called me to be His! How exciting is that!

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25 As he saith also in Osee [Hosea], I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

It was prophesied by Hosea about the middle of the eighth century b.c. that others would be called :

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

Jesus even talked about it:

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Because God planned it this way! Israel rejected the Messiah so that the Gentiles would have opportunity.

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.


Voted all three of you up!

Romans 8- 11. For one man's answer (not too far from my own, except he was a Jew, and I cannot claim to be).

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

It's a model

for the 7 day week with 1 day of rest. Its good you are asking questions :) i upvoted you.

The leap year thing is a result of man setting forth how the months work and mathematically this is how it turns out. God has given us many things to figure out in this world and this could just simply be one of them.

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

There are 2 simple answer to that question

1. Man invented and claims to have the exact time as to when we revolve around the sun each year when this is all speculation. If scientists could prove to you and me that it's exact in anyway, I would lead you to point number two.

2. Since the fall in the garden of eden a curse was placed on the universe. It says in the Bible that when Jesus returns in the near future that he will create a "new heaven and new earth" meaning that heaven(space) will be made new again. So to answer your question... why did God create it out of sync? It's very logical that God did create time in sync with the universe but after the fall of Adam and Even when they ate the fruit with the curse of death and thorns and thistles and coliding galaxies and planets and stars blowing up and even the very essence of our planets movements were probably altered so that now it doesn't make a perfect revolution around that sun starting at sunset and ending at sunset.

There is lots of evidence from creationists that try to answer questions like these.
Here's a video that explains how Darwin also looked at the universe in a similar way and how when looking at what the Bible says and what nature shows to us, that there must have been a change in the way things were before the fall to the way they are after the fall:


Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

It is written, "The just shall live by faith."


Hear, O Israel: YHUH our God YHUH one. And thou shalt love YHUH thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Not a one word answer

Here is a good documentary about it:

A good way to defend your freedoms: www.libertymagazine.org

You don't understand the question.

What do you mean by a day? Biblically speaking earth was created on the first day and was formless, therefore the word earth includes but is not limited to the definition "the planet earth". Subsequently the sun was created only on the 4th day. So obviously the measure of a day by God is not referring to the ~24 hour period measuring the planet earth's rotation on it's axis relative to the sun. Finally God rested after His creature with the influence of Lucifer convinced Man to reject God.

God is the source of all and Satan exists. If Satan does not exist, then men can do no wrong.


grant, why does satan punish people who don't worship god?

are they in cahoots?

May I answer this? Again, if you had done an exhaustive study...

Satan's job isn't to punish people who don't worship God. The word satan means Deceiver. The thief comes only to kill, steal and destroy. It's all he knows.

Galatians 5:1
It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.


You are asking if God and Satan are in cahoots? You are asking the wrong question, since Satan does not compare to God. God created Satan, God is the source of all things great and small. Satan is not even a grain of sand in the universe when one compares the two, so to ask the question is absurd. Now if your question is; does Satan serve a purpose?, then the answer is, yes.
As for the question, why does Satan punish people who don't worship God? Again the question is perverse. If you tell someone that if they put their hand into a fire they will get burnt, and they go ahead and do it anyways; should the laws of nature be blamed for the persons burns?

Don't be fooled. Genesis

Don't be fooled. Genesis 1:3-5 fits just fine with a 24 hour day belief. Besides my God is mighty enough to create all things in a literal 6 day period. God rested on the 7th day indicates he was finished with a perfect creation. It was complete, no need to add or change. Genesis 1:31.

For more info watch:


If you read the 4th commandment its says also

Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

The note is that God commandments us to rest on that day every week. Because... "in six days the LORD made heaven and earth... and rested the seventh day."

It's pretty obvious those were literal days since he commands us to rest every 7 literal days.

Why don't you have this conversation with Ron Paul

You can be the comedian and tell him how stupid he his for believing in creationism.

And you can tell him how smart you are because you understand how the world works because of what some other people told you. And, you can tell him that you now understand all the great wonders and mysteries of the world including those that science can't explain away. You can tell him this because, you know, science has never been wrong and you have full faith in all their theories.

And you can continue to try to make fun of Ron Paul and other people and for their beliefs because you are so clearly agitated and irritated that you simply just can't keep your mouth shut. You can tell them that "Live and let live. Believe and let believe" is not in your philosophy. Instead you choose to wallow in your intolerance, ignorance, snarky-ness, and bigotry, all the while feigning curiosity and pretending "it's only a question"

Have your joke but know that deep down you are an intolerant bigot.

how am i making fun of Ron Paul??

some people promote god on here while others promote logic. get over it.


God and logic mutually exclusive? It all works out logically, it just doesn't start with logic. Is it possible to know something outside of one's own experiences? Thought, being the movement of accumulated knowledge, has not the capacity to go beyond itself. Thought is the effect of 'what was'. Only unbiased observation has the capacity to touch 'what is'. Describe 'what is' through identification and you have introduced 'what was' which is the known. The known is the result of past experience. What is the nature of the mind that is absent of thought? Thought being the movement of the word, the word being the symbol of the fact. The sybol is not the thing, the description is not the described.

I've got another cool question:

Is there a 'Thinker' that is thinking thoughts? Or is there only thinking? What comes first, the Thinker or the thought. What is the Thinker without thought?


you are awfully fixated on religion for someone who doesn't

believe in it

and you are awfully intolerant for someone who is supposed to be of libertarian nature and therefore should believe in the individual freedom for people to believe what they like.

Sounds like you have an inner conflict going on. Is that why you are so irritated and feel the need to make fun of people? Does it make you feel smarter? Maybe YOU are the one who should get over it

Whoa, you pulled off his bath towel!


Galatians 5:1
It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Because He Finished!

http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/kjv/shabath.html :

rested is translated from the Hebrew word Shabath which means to cease, desist, rest

Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 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.


REST, v.i.

1. To cease from action or motion of any kind; to stop; a word applicable to any body or being, and to any kind of motion.
2. To cease from labor, work or performance.
God rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. Gen. 2.


Creation rested, it came to rest. Look at #2 below.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

: repose, sleep; specifically : a bodily state characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities
a : freedom from activity or labor
b : a state of motionlessness or inactivity
c : the repose of death
: a place for resting or lodging
: peace of mind or spirit
a (1) : a rhythmic silence in music (2) : a character representing such a silence
b : a brief pause in reading
: something used for support
— at rest
: resting or reposing especially in sleep or death
: quiescent, motionless
: free of anxieties

( There came a time of reflection on all the work done up to that point ).

So god is everywhere all the time but decided to take a day off?

"He" may have not been "tired" but why the need to rest?

Why create a planet with a 7 day week that needs "leap years" to correct itself?


Regarding this: ""He" may have not been "tired" but why the need to rest?"

The creation was complete in 6 days(or periods of time). It is a logical entailment to say that he rested(ceased) from the work when it was completed.

Regarding this: "Why create a planet with a 7 day week that needs "leap years" to correct itself?"

Leap year is due to the number of days applied to a year, not to the number of days applied to a week. Earth's orbit is 365.2422 days around the sun, which is what causes leap year. The Bible teaches that when sin entered the world, a lot of things changed in the environment. Assuming that leap year is bad, Earths orbit might have also been different at the end of creation before sin entered the world:

"Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. "

Holy Bible is Highly Symbolic

Every behavior in the Holy Bible is HIGHLY symbolic for the sake of man, His creation. I've just been rereading the book of Genesis and one of the most important phrases during His acts of creation is "after its own kind". Maintaining the integrity of God's created seed is paramount which fallen angels corrupted and continue to do so. Also notice modern man's manipulation of God's created seed through hybridization, cloning, etc. Remember, that God must communicate to His creation on the level of His creation, i.e. the limits of the sensory system of each created entity. I could relate a story about perception that would seem utterly ridiculous to people who haven't experienced paranormal behavior, but I won't. Suffice it to say that ANYTHING that one perceives may not necessarily BE what the individual thinks it is. Prudence instructs me to qualify my observations as merely MANIFESTATIONS of SOMETHING to the sensory system of humanity which CAN be completely fooled if desired. God rested in a symbolic act to indicate man should rest from his labor as well. Even the number of days of God's labor were cast as an equivalent week for His creation.

According to you,

"God must communicate to His creation on the level of His creation"

So why does god not just make a youtube video or send out a mass e-mail??

He gave you a book READ IT ! ! !


Galatians 5:1
It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

You completely missed the

You completely missed the point. Could you understand the e-mail or YouTube video any better than some other symbolic act, e.g. your question of why God rested on the 7th day?

Obviously, the answer is no.

why does god need sybolism?

why confuse people if the objective is to save?

God lets people confuse themselves

God lets people confuse themselves when they reject the truth and salvation.

2Thessalonians 2:10-12 "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

Psalms 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

1Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."

Also, I don't think it's God's objective to save everyone. If it was, nothing could stop an all powerful God from doing it.

Romans 9:15 "For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."

Perhaps because His creation

Perhaps because His creation isn't functioning on the same level of awareness as God Himself. ;)