Sabbath Worship? in False Religions Posted January 15 · Report reply 18 minutes ago, rstrats said: Pastor Scott Markle, re: "From your comments above it appears that you are viewing this reference to days as a reference to "fasting on certain days." However, I see NO reference to the idea of fasting in the chapter at all. Could you point out the particular wording anywhere in the chapter which moves you to the idea of fasting?" Verse 6 - "He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks." I take this to be saying that days are being observed for eating or not eating. I take not eating to be refering to fasting. I see. So then it appears that you view the second half of the verse as contrasting those who do not fast and those who do -- 1. Those who do not fast - "He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks." 2. Those who fast from food - "And he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks." On the other hand, I would view the verse as speaking concerning the SAME matter that has been within THE CONTEXT since verse 1 -- "Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things [comfortable eating meat]: another, who is weak, eateth herbs [not comfortable eating meat]. Let not him that eateth [comfortable eating meat] despise him that eateth not [not comfortable eating meat]; and let not him which eateth not [not comfortable eating meat] judge him that eateth [comfortable eating meat]: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth [comfortable eating meat], eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not [not comfortable eating meat], to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks." Consider the contextual parallels between verses 2, 3, 6. As such, I do not see the matter of fasting anywhere at all in the context.