Letter: The problem God can solve

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Sir: The Rev Neil Gardner (letter, 12 August) asks who Lynne Wallis thinks first advocated Sunday as a day of rest, and answers: "God, I believe." No, He didn't. It was the Emperor Constantine.

The Sabbath is the biblical seventh day of rest. Sunday was the eighth day, when He "created" Adam - a working day

Sunday, called the Lord's Day in Christianity, is the weekly memorial of the resurrection of the Christ from the dead on the first day of the week. Constantine introduced the first civil legislation concerning Sunday in 321 when he decreed that all work should cease on Sunday, except that farmers could work if necessary.


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