Who should celebrate New Year on 14th Day of 4th Month? - Part 10
According to the law of Moses, the 7th day of the month of Abib (the forth month of God's initial calendar) should be the first Sabbath Day of the year (Refer Part 3) . However, the current Jews calendar does not encounter the 7th day of the month of Abib as a Sabbath Day every year. Why? because the total number of days of the year are not divisible by 7. However, the Jews Calendar (even the Western Calendar) use the name of the day to celebrate Sabbath Day.
There are seven names assigned to the 7 days of the week in both the Western Calendar and the Jews Calendar.
JEWS CALENDAR WESTERN CALENDAR
Yom Rishon (First Day) Sunday (Seventh Day)
Yom Sheini (Second Day) Monday (First Day)
Yom Shlishi (Third Day) Tuesday (Second Day)
Yom Rvii (Fourth Day) Wednesday (Third Day)
Yom Chamishi (Fifth Day) Thursday (Fourth Day)
Yom Shishi (Sixth Day) Friday (Fifth Day)
Yom Shabbat (Shabbat Day) Saturday (Sixth Day)
When is the right Sabbath Day???
According to the Jews Calendar, the Sabbath Day falls on Saturday. If the Jews Calendar calls the 7th day of the month of Abib as the first Sabbath Day according to the law of Moses, then the name of the 7th day of Abib is Yom Shabbat. However, when entering the next year, the 7th day of the month does not tally with the name of the week as the total number of days in the year is not divisible by 7. As a result, the days of the week drift every year without encountering the same dates.
Based on this explanation, I believe that neither Saturday nor Sunday are Sabbath Days as long as they do not match the date pattern according to the law of Moses.
God said the 7th day is the Sabbath Day and God never talked in terms of names of the days of the week. According to the Solar Cycle, there should be 364 days for the year plus 6 hour period of waiting for each new year. Thus, every year should have exactly 52 weeks. As a result, days and dates never drift. According to this pattern, God should have expected the Children of Israel to celebrate the 7th of Abib of every month to celebrate the first Sabbath by referring to a 364 day calendar which would never change from year to year.
- All the Christians should celebrate the Day of Resurrection on the 13th day of April as this is the day Jesus rose from the dead. All the Christians should spend 12 hours in honoring the sufferings of the body of Christ from noon (12.00 pm) on the 13th to midnight (12.00 am) on the 14th.
- On the 14th day, all the Christians should rejoice by eating milk rice and oil cakes (kewum) as this is the day we truly enter into the New Christian Calendar Year. Thus this day is the first Sabbath of the New Year (the day of the Passover in the Old Testament).
- We should celebrate the Sabbath Days of the New Year with the first Sabbath Day on the 14th day of April and continue for 364 days, i.e. 52 weeks. Then ignore a single day when entering into the month of April of the next year and again celebrate the first Sabbath Day on the 14th day of April. Whatever the day falls on the 14th day of April would be declared as the Sabbath Day for that particular year. For example, Saturday is the Sabbath Day for 2012 as the 14th day of April is a Saturday.
- In a leap year, where there are 366 days, we have to ignore two days when entering into the month of April.
- To celebrate the Sabbath Day in this manner, the Western Calendar is more accurate than the Jews Calendar. Why? because the Western Calendar is based on the movement of the earth around its axis and around the sun to decide days and years which is obliviously the method God would have used for His Calendar for the earth. Thus, the 13th day of the fourth month exactly tallies with the date pattern in the law of Moses in celebrating the feast of the Passover.