Jim Murdock's point about the Sabbath being the seventh day and not the first (Write Back, September 24) is quite a confusing area for many Christians.
Our days of the week in the Gregorian calendar are named after pagan worship — Sunday, worship of the sun, Monday, the moon, Saturday, Saturn, and so on.
The word Sabbath, Shabbat in Hebrew, meaning rest, is a special title from the Bible given to the Seventh Day of the week on which God rested, and is the only day given a proper descriptive name. It is not designated to Jewish people only. God sanctified it for all mankind long before the Israelites.
The Bible says that the traditions of men make the Word of God of none effect. This is the case here with the Fourth Commandment which God never abrogated.
It was consecrated for all time, like all of the other nine. So is it permissible to adjust those too?