Nagaland: Shopping on Sunday in opposition to biblical teaching, says ABAM

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DIMAPUR, MARCH 27 (MExN): The Ao Baptist Church Association (ABAM) nowadays stated that “shopping/marketing on Sunday is absolutely against the biblical teachings and consequently all of the believers need to refrain from it.” This view was resolved during a government assembly of the ABAM on March 21 and 22. After discussing the issue, I received a press word from the ABAM President and Executive Secretary. The group resolved to “supply guidance to its member Churches to offer sound biblical teachings to all the believers in this subject.” “As ABAM stood against the opening of Sunday market within the beyond years, it reaffirmed its commitment to stand for the same reason,” the statement brought.

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“One of the legacies that we were given from our forefathers, which we still exercise in a sophisticated Christian way, is the observance of Sunday,” the ABAM maintained. “After professing the new faith, as we find within the facts, human beings have been barred from the Church membership simply most effective for now not conforming to the rules of ‘Sabbath Day.’ As a result, in the one’s days, they candidly complied and followed the teachings of Sabbath, and they could understand the blessing of its adherence in their lives,” it further claimed.

While acknowledging that “it isn’t written as a law,” the ABAM said, “Sunday is considered an excursion by way of most people of the world. It has been located and considered because of the day of rest by using each Christians and non-Christians.” Thus, it argued that taking in the future rest every week is ordinary as a human tradition. “In the present world, we often come upon many activities opposite to Sunday’s true observance.

One essential, which desires to be referred to, is commencing of stores/markets and mainly the Christians searching for distinct reasons. Though the Churches and one of a kind businesses try to provoke upon the tradition of Sunday observance in accordance to the teachings of the Bible, it can’t carry the preferred change because the human beings are very an awful lot self-centered, selfish, and suppose best for self-advantage,” it stated. The ABAM said that Sunday observance is “vital now not only for the Churches and the believers but for all of the citizens of Nagaland, because, Nagas are a hundred% Christians.” “If shops are allowed to open within the state, where the humans supply the slogan ‘Nagaland for Christ,’ what might be our witness for Christ to the arena?” it wondered.