Lusaka Sunday Market

By Kahalu Ngombo

Keeping the Sabbath holy is often mistaken to be the preserve of Seventh-Day Adventists. But this changed over the past five years after members of The Lord’s Church encountered the Lord Jesus Christ. This turnabout came, more so, when the pastor of this Korean Presbyterian church published a book.

The divine revelation in Pastor Yong-Doo Kim’s book is meant to bring a fresh view about the Sabbath. Its intended effect is to jolt Christians out of their self-deception and self-righteousness.

Pastor Kim writes, “We need to adjust our concept of Sundays. There are numerous saints who think that spending money on Sunday is justified if it is for the sake of the gospel.” He adds, “They do not properly teach or proclaim Sundays holy.”

According to the revelation, Sunday is serious business. There must be no working, no shopping, no buying, no selling, no cash transactions, no entertainment, no watching TV, no eating out and no recreation whatsoever. Perhaps no sex.

Sadly, it appears most Christians in Zambia have not got wind of this. They are still working, buying, selling and doing as they please on Sundays. Apparently, they are getting more and more exhortations for prospering and less and less for being holy. Correspondingly, some have become workaholics who care less about holiness.

In Pastor Kim’s book, Jesus says, “People confuse, misuse and abuse the commandment of Sunday for the sake of the gospel…Do not spend money on Sunday!” Evidently, He requires no money spent – not even for the gospels sake, save for tithes and offerings – because if allowed to do so everyone will have a reason for spending on Sunday. He would rather a Sunday guest speaker be offered food at the church itself or at the home of a church member other than at a restaurant.

However, some Christians may disbelieve and ignore these revelations. But they do so at their own peril because multitudes of Christians are already in hell for simply keeping the Sabbath unholy.

Most people think because Jesus died for man’s sins, going to heaven is, therefore, automatic. In their reasoning they point to bible verses like Ephesians 2:8,9 which say, “For by grace you have been saved through faith … it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” They also refer to justification and all sorts of bible references to justify themselves. And for a good measure, they quote, “Therefore, if the Son shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.”

Undeniably, these bible truths suggest express passage to the third heaven. However, when we open the bible at Philippians 2:12, it is written, “… work out your own salvation with trembling and fear…” Clearly it does not say, “Everything goes.” It says, “Keep yourself pure” or else you will be in hot soup, weeping and gnashing your teeth on the frying pan.

As members of The Lord’s Church found out, there are many dead Christians who have already taken up permanent residence in hell. Some of the Christians they saw in hell are their own relatives, pastors and people known to them. They are not there alone. They are in the company of demons who continually torment them until the end of time.

When Jesus appeared to Pastor Kim, his family and a few church members, He wanted the pastor to write about the realities of heaven and hell to warn mankind. Before long, the brethren became frequent visitors of both heaven and hell – not just sightseers but partakers of heaven’s pleasures along with the pain, fear and torment of hell.

It is not easy to veer around from things we are wrong about, especially things we believe in. But Christians are meant to know the truth. And when in doubt, all they need is to pray to remove the veil about a matter. As always, when proved wrong they should come to their senses and quickly repent with tears and trembling.

It is not enough for Adventists alone to refrain from work, buying and selling on Saturday, their Sabbath day. Even then, these masters of the Sabbath may be wrong because when God chooses a day, then it is no other.

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54 COMMENTS

  1. Not everyone in Zambia is a christian. If you don’t want to spend money don’t, end of story. Lets respect other peoples lifestyle.

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  2. O my GOD of ISRAEL, PROPHECY is being fulfilled according to book of Revalation.Only one day has been record in the HOLY BIBLE according to EXODUS 20:8 WHICH says REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY TO KEEP IT HOLY AND SIX DAYS YOU SHALL LABOUR AND DO YOUR WORK BUT THE SABBATH DAY IS THE LORD`S DAY.

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  3. so what do you say about Jesus who worked on the Sabath- healing people,his disciples picked ears of corn as they passed through the field etc.Rather honour the Lord of the Sabath.Show mercy to others.Do you think the God of Love will throw you into hell for buying food on Sunday? By the way who said Sunday is the Sabath?What if its Thursday?

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  4. but the modern day calendar as well is very much different from the calendar in the bible days. if you are to follow the exact sabath given from above, then you have to use the calendar it was given on. it was not given on sunday or saturday which are on our modern calendars…but i am sure with research the true calendar can be traced

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  5. Fanatical Christianity!poormans thinking!indocrinated!faith without works bringing nothing to the temple because we didn’t work!awful

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  6. Which day is the first in the week? Six days thou shall labor and Seventh Day is the Sabbath of the Lord. What hell is so special about Sunday that you should not buy and sell? Unless you confirm to me that as the bible puts it ” the Mark of the Beast is Sunday ” so that no one should buy and sell unless you have the mark of the beast. Here is the patient of the saints here are they that keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus Rev.14:12. The bible is clear time is coming when the Beast will kill those who keep the commandments of God. Rev 12:17 and the dragon was wroth with the woman(the Church) and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God , and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

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  7. So people in Zambia do not have sex on sunday as you will sin hold on till monday brothers and sisters.

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  8. sabbath and calendar says. You do not need calendar to know which day is the Sabbath. Just read your Bible. Christ died on Friday, rested in the grave on Sabbath and rose on Sunday the first day of the week. Read Luke 24:1-3 Now upon the first day of the week,(Sunday) very early in the morning they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And the found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. There fore the day between the good Friday and the resurrection day is the Sabbath. You will be amazed that Jesus after redeeming us on the cross on Friday He rested on the Sabbath in the grave. Just as He rested after creation week on the Sabbath He rested after redeeming us.Wah!

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    • I have recently sratted to try and make the call to prayer five times a day. At the moment I am not writing much, but feel these breaks would be a good chance to clear my mind and slow down a bit. Not a while Sabbath, but some similarities. Good luck to you.Paul recently posted..

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  9. I wonder whether the writer of this story is Christian. How does he quote the Pastors who does not even understands the Bible? Sabbath has never been changed. The Man of sin as it is written in Dan.7:25 will think to change laws and times but the Law of God will stand for ever. No man will change it. Friends let us read the Bible and understand the prophecies of Daniel and Revelations.It will make more sense when people start talking about Sunday as Sabbath just know that we are very close to the end time look up for you salvation draws nigh.

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  10. @Luena……keep the spirit burning….only the truth will set people free…..’To the law and to the testimony, if they do not speak according to the word of God, then there’s no truth in them….somehow the writter quotes the pastor through whom the Devil has twisted the word of God..just like the serpent added the word NOT, to God’s own warning- ‘The day you eat of this tree,you shall surely die’, and told Eve you shall NOT surely die,and many other instances in the word of God when the devil twists the word,in the desert with Jesus too..’The word says God will send a thousand angels to rescue you…The pastor is right on what needs to be done on the Sabbath, and how it should be kept holy, but twists it when it comes to which Sabath,

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  11. there’s only one sabbath, the Seventh Day of the week, Saturday…..I believe Not everyone in heaven will be Adventist, but everyone in heaven will have been a Sabbath keeper here on Earth. Study the Bible people…and ask for God’s guidance in understanding it.

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    • Happy Rainbow :) fabrics not sure yet :) will keep evyerone posted in my blog :)Agnes!! i saw XD thanks for curi curi snap! I saw your hubby that day also! congratulations again girl!!!

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  12. The article is very clear that pastor Kim Contradicts with the bible as to which day is the sabbath according to the bible.But He is write on what christians ought to do on the sabbath

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  13. God clearly states that the Spirit can be tested by the law and the testimony of Jesus – since clearly the Pastor believes this message is from Jesus and Jesus himself said he was Lord of the Sabbath, which the law tells us is the seventh day of the week – Saturday, someone must be in error or it was someone impersonating Jesus. This too is spoken about in Matthew and the Gospels. Satan knows that his time is short and he is in the business of impersonation???? Be careful when the message you receive goes against the Word of God.

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  14. Please, give me a break. Compatriots, do not be fouled by these bogus missionaries with hiden motives.

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  15. Wednesday can be Sabbath too. If you start work on Thursday, the 7th day will be Wednesday. So your Sabbath will be Wednesday.

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  16. Iam a practicing Christian but still am not convinced that Jesus rose on Sunday. The bible says that the son of man will be three days and three nights in the grave, this means Friday, Saturday and Sunday so he rose on Monday. All we need to do is keep one day holy, it all depends were you are, some work in moslem countries where Sunday is an official working day, why should they go to hell for working on that day. Whoever saw that vision is not telling us the truth, remember the bible says many will come in my name saying (am He, I saw Jesus), do not believe what they say.

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  17. We should follow the commandment and keep the sabbath day holy. In my case, I observe it on Sunday. The commandment requires that we set aside one day of the week not to work(unless you are a police officer, nurse, required to work, etc) as well as refrain from cormmecial activities like shopping. Keep a sabbath day and it shall be well with you at the last day.

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  18. It is the pity that Zambia is the fertile land for every foolish things. I can’t believe that people in Zambia are that ignorant.

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  19. #24 You are very right no other day was sanctified a party from Saturday. If you start work on Thursday and rest on Wednesday as Muzo puts it that is man made not God. Six day from Sunday to Friday thou shall do thy work Seventh day is the rest for you and your house hold including visitors in you yard.

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  20. The Article is misleading and shows a serious lack of research by the writer. When dealing with Bible matters you must quote it all not just the parts that favor your motive…give us the whole picture. A quick look into encyclopedias and dictionaries of the seventh day/sabbath (secular sources) will reveal it is Saturday..question is, how did Jesus change the Sabbath without telling us of the change in scripture? Well, it’s up to all of us to research and find out what our reporter does not show us in his article…..I have a few words for u from the Bible:

    2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
    2Ti 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

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  21. This is why africans are cursed and suffer because your ignorance of scriptural matters is blasphemous. Sunday is not the sabbath, sunday is the first day of the week. In biblical times the calendar used is different from the pagan calendar we use today. a day started at sundown and ended the next sundown, the tru sabbath is from friday sundown to saturday sundown. Christianity is africa is cursed and devilish, Africans don’t question the origin of doctrines they just accept blindly. Sunday worship was institued by emperor constantine in the year 321 AD under his Edict of Milan decree. The roman pagans used to worship Mithra the sun god on SUN-DAY thats why they day is even called sunday.

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  22. On “It is not enough for Adventists alone to refrain from work, buying and selling on Saturday, their Sabbath day. Even then, these masters of the Sabbath may be wrong because when God chooses a day, then it is no other,” it is interesting that non-Seventh Day Adventists know what is supposed to be don but choose to disobey God, our Creator, by keeping sunday as their sabbath day.

    On the sunday sabbath keeping falsehoods, see Daniel 7:25 Holy Bible.

    Anyway, our God is coming to reward each one following what he/she has done with the amount of truth they know/ew.

    Be blessed all as you decide to become real Adventists instead of fake-sunday-worshipper-adventists.
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    Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added…

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  23. the principle thing is to keep all days holy…pray and worship your God everyday———
    You can not just be holy one day…….. sabath was made for Man

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  24. as Romans 14 instructs, we should be “fully convinced” that whichever day we choose is the right day for us to set aside as a day of worship. And as Colossians 2 warns, we should not judge or allow anyone to judge us regarding our choice.

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  25. And in Galatians 4, Paul is concerned because Christians are turning back like slaves to legalistic observances of “special” days:
    Galatians 4:8-10
    So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual principles of this world? You are trying to earn favor with God by observing certain days or months or seasons or years.

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  26. #30.21 and 32. You are using scripture gravely wrong . You take verses that don’t even ta;lk about the sabbath and apply them to the sabbath. The verses you quoted are talking about DAYS MEN HOLD AS HOLY, you forget the SABBATH IS HELD HOLY BY THE CREATOR NOT MEN. the sabbath is not mentioned in romans 14 It’s funny peter warned that people will use Paul’s letters to justify turning away from the law when in actual fact they are just leading themselves into destruction. If the messiah , all the apostles and the creator Kept the seventh day holy WHO ARE YOU to negate it? You reject their way and accept a false pagan sabbath! You gravely think the sabbath is for worship when the bible says it’s a day of rest, you can worship everyday but the holy day of rest is the sabbath

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  27. The irony in false christians using the bible as an excuse not to obey the biible in favour of church useless laws. Galatians 4:8 talks about Israelites being slaves in egypt , how did you come to the conclusion that it meant the sabbath. The israelites were enslaved because they disobeyed the LAW in favour of pagan egyptian , babylonian holy days, this is what galatians $ is talking about. If Paul was preaching against the law ASK YOURSELF WHY HE KEPT IT , only a lunatic would come to your conclusion. Tell me is it not Paul who praised the law in Romans 7:12, Why was paul celebrating Pentecost/shavout from the old testament if he preached against the law.

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  28. Yes the early church observed the sabathday–Acts13:
    Today, many Christian traditions believe Sunday is the Christian Sabbath day. They base this concept on verses like Mark 2:27-28 and Luke 6:5 where Jesus says he is “Lord even of the Sabbath,” implying that he has the power to change the Sabbath to a different day. Christian groups that adhere to a Sunday Sabbath feel that the Lord’s command was not specifically for the seventh day, but rather, one day out of the seven week days. By changing the Sabbath to Sunday (what many refer to as “the Lord’s Day”), or the day the Lord resurrected, they feel it symbolically represents the acceptance of Christ as Messiah, and his broadening blessing and redemption from the Jews to the entire world.

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  29. Other traditions, such as Seventh-day Adventists, still observe a Saturday Sabbath. Since honoring the Sabbath was part of the original Ten Commandments given by God, they believe it is a permanent, binding command that should not be changed.

    Interestingly, Acts 2:46 tells us that from the start, the church in Jerusalem met every day in the temple courts and gathered to break bread together in private homes.

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  30. So, perhaps a better question might be, are Christians under obligation to observe a designated Sabbath day? I believe we get a clear answer to this question in the New Testament. Let’s look at what the Bible says:

    These verses in Romans 14 suggest that there is personal freedom regarding the observance of holy days:

    Romans 14:5-6
    In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who refuse to eat certain foods also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God.

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  31. Colossians 2:16 (New King James Version)
    16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,

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  32. Acts 20:7 (New King James Version)

    Ministering at Troas

    7 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.

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  33. Galatians 4:8-10
    So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual principles of this world? You are trying to earn favor with God by observing certain days or months or seasons or years.

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  34. Drawing from these verses, I view this question of the Sabbath similar to the tithe. As followers of Christ, we are no longer under legalistic obligation, for the requirements of the law were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Everything we have, and every day we live, belongs to the Lord. At the very minimum, and as much as we are able, we happily give God the first tenth of our income, or a tithe, because we know that everything we have belongs to him. And not out of any forced obligation, but joyfully, willingly, we set aside one day each week to honor God, because every day truly belongs to him!
    Finally, as Romans 14 instructs, we should be “fully convinced” that whichever day we choose is the right day for us to set aside as a day of worship. And as Colossians 2 warns, we should not…

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  35. Muzo I like your thinking. People mistake the Sabath with Saturday. These are two different things. The bibble says keep your Sabath holy not keep Saturday holy. To make it simple, Sabath is God made yet Saturday is man made.The bible emphasizes on Sabath and not Saturday because our seventh day may differ, in my opinion as long as you keep any ONE of the seven days in a week (Sunday -Saturday) holy depending on which one is your first day, you doing the right thing.Enough said.

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  36. Then people must stop putting money in those plates on sunday and we will see what your children will eat. Actually there are lots of people forming churches as income generating activities taking advantage of poor and vulnerble people. Governement must start taxing them if they do not show evidence of their social responsibility. Dont think we are blind if we let you be.

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  37. Imwe go and start your own “Born Again” Blogs. Otherwise LT should open a blog for Voodoo as well. Here we need a social political forum. Stop trying to brainwash all of us into Christianity under the guise of a news website. Iwe Zoona #28, Africa is not cursed because of ignorance of scriptural matters. It is cursed because it embraces all scriptures from invaders. Nigerians are killing themselves because those in the North believe in Arabic religions while those in the south opt for Israeli religions. They wont agree so they kill each other in the name of Christ and in the name of Allah. Blood is being shed on these lines in many other places. Africans look for your own religions

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  38. Why indeed must people spend their entire lives quoting other people’s ancestors? Africans like showing each other how clever they are by knowing other people’s history and cultures. When the bible was written jews believed they were the superior race. Most bloggers here want to go back to that time out of desperation after failing to solve their current problems. They bury their heads in the sands of fairy tales from the Middle East.

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  39. Where r u preachers when our people r being politically persecuted? Busy holding crusades inviting Nigerian prophets? Collecting tithes & offering on behalf of GOD. The direction of this article in itself lucks conviction. Why should God appear to a human being in this generation? Does the bible say so? You are the people that confuse lost men & women. Can you preach christ crucified please not these self made gospels to attract attention. Is it the sabbath that will save mankind or his belief in a God non of us have seen or will see til we get to heaven or hell. Its not a matter of not havn sex on sabath,its about one’s accepting christ & living as per the bible’s requirments. Dont help us go to hell, we want to help ourselves go to heaven because the bible says the Holy spirit is with…

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  40. Zambians u are too much ino this christian thing,you are all crazy..not spending money on sundays!!!have yall been to so called christian countries?shops work even on Sunday FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wake up VIMA ZAMBIANS>>>>

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  41. Dear friends the biggest challenge we all have is fighting over things that will not even save us. Let us spend our precious moments here on earth answering the question: Have I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and if so, Am I living to please Him?

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  42. lets preach on brothers and sisters. the Sabbath message is surely reaching the world. to me this article gives me hope that people are getting our message on the Sabbath and slowly even those that misinterpret it for now will surely come to accept that the seventh_day of the week is the true Sabbath. AMEN

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  43. when you hear all these things,LIFT UP YOUR HEADS FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH.
    MAY GOD HIMSELF,the creator and author of the sabbath help us.

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  44. It is not the the Sabbath that makes you a christian but having Christ in you, being Christ-like. God has sent the spirit of his son, the Spirit who testifies with our spirits that we are children of God. Let the Spirit testify for you that you are a child of God. The same Spirit will tell you everything not the encyclopedia mwe bantu.

    Pray for the Spirit to guide you and the Spirit will tell you whether the Pastor is a true man of God.

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  45. This article is rubish….just ones negative opinion on Christians. Makes it sound terrible so others neglect them also. Sex IS alright, and tv IS ok, and entertainment IS alright. Stop putting bad thoughts into peoples minds.

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