Bible does not bar Sunday sales
I’m here in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, reading the E-edition of The Independent and see another misguided representation of what the Bible actually says.
Joyce Bibb writes in her letter of March 5 that there should be no alcohol sales on the Sabbath. Hello? The Sabbath is on Saturday, the seventh day, as prescribed by God in the Old Testament. This day has not been changed by the Jews, Muslims or Seventh Day Adventists.
From her remarks I gather she is a Protestant as Catholics have no aversion to alcohol. Further, I gather she is probably a Baptist, Methodist or Christian, as not all Protestants share her views, except Seventh Day Adventists. In her view you must ignore many major passages of the Bible, which other Protestants like Episcopalians and Presbyterians do not. They, like Catholics join with the Jews, drinking wine now, as Jesus did then.
What is more important is that Ms. Bibb’s claim that alcohol should not be sold on Sunday, “her Sabbath.” One would conclude that she has no objection (none claimed) for the sales on the Sabbath of all the other religions mentioned on Saturday. So, we know it is not about the issue of alcohol sales it is about her imposing her personal beliefs on the public as a whole, just as a majority of “Christians” did recently in Greenup County, defeating the sale of alcohol there.
I make a personal plea to those writing The Independent against alcohol sales. Please do not invoke the Bible as a basis of the sales being wrong. The Bible does not prohibit these sales. In fact the Bible brags about God giving someone vineyards but prohibits wine on the job.
Jesus was right, old wine is better than new.
William B. Secrest , Argentum
Bible does not bar Sunday sales
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