Lord's Day Alliance of the United States

Lord's Day Alliance of the United States

The Lord’s Day Alliance of the United States exists to encourage Christians to observe Sunday, as the Lord's Day.

They say that, "The LDA has been the one national organization whose sole purpose is to maintain and cultivate the first day of the week as a time for rest, worship, Christian education and spiritual renewal." [http://www.ldausa.org/ The Lord's Day Alliance of the US - The Lord's Day Alliance of the U.S ] ]

Their critics argue that not all Americans are Christians, that some like Jews and Muslims don't observe Sunday, as well as other Christians which keep Sabbath day (Saturday) as the day of worship. Also, there are many atheists which don't believe in God at all, nor have a particular day of worship.

Many Protestant Christians oppose Saturday, or Lord's day (Sunday observance) at all. They don't dispute that Sabbath day is Saturday, "The Sabbath is still Saturday, not Sunday, and has never been changed. But the Sabbath is part of the Old Testament Law, and Christians are free from the bondage of the Law (Galatians 4:1-26; Romans 6:14). Sabbath keeping is not required of the Christian—be it Saturday or Sunday." [http://www.gotquestions.org/Saturday-Sunday.html]

By trying to enforce Blue Law (Sunday Law), or so called anti-Sunday shopping law trough government they directly confront with United States Constitution regarding freedom of religion:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Their critics argue that by enforcing Sunday law they want to force other people to worship on Sunday, although it is not their day of rest.

History

The organization was founded in 1888 as the American Sabbath Union.

See also

*Sunday shopping
*Blue law
*Lord's Day Observance Society

References

External links

* [http://www.ldausa.org/ Official website]


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