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Respecting Sunday rest, large UK toy retailer was closed on Christmas Eve

December 26, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: “I have given the concept of one day in seven as a day of rest a lot of thought and I am not making an exception just because it is Christmas Eve,” said Gary Grant, founder of the Entertainer toy store chain. “Keeping the Sabbath holy is one of the Ten Commandments, so I feel I shouldn’t be opening the doors.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Dec. 28, 2017 1:49 AM ET USA

    Laudable. However, it is important to distinguish the Sabbath (Saturday) from the Day of the Lord (Sunday). Jewish rabbis are quick to point out the distinction, and so should we be. The Sabbath commemorates the 7th day of creation, the day in which God recognized the completion of His creative works. The Day of the Lord, however, is lived as the 8th day of creation, the day of the Resurrection of the New Adam, the new creation of the world order in Christ. Sunday is the alpha/omega: 1st/8th day