Why was the Sabbath Day[Saturday] changed by the Roman Catholic Church to Sunday?


When it says in the Bible that it’s Saturday,…God didn’t change anything it still stands, what gives the Popes and Clergy the power to change God’s own Words?

In the first century the Catholic Christians worshipped in the Synagogue on the Sabbath and in homes on the Lord’s day. The tradition continued after they stopped Synagogue worship with so many gentiles joining the Church. Nothing was changed except the day of worship. Today worship is everyday, in all places, until He comes again. God bless!

In Christ
Fr. Joseph

Isaiah 1:13 – God begins to reveal His displeasure with the Sabbath. Matt. 28:1: Mark 16:2,9: John 20:1,19- the Gospel writers purposely reveal Jesus’ resurrection and appearances were on Sunday. This is because Sunday had now become the most important day in the life of the Church. Acts 20:7 – this text shows the apostolic tradition of gathering together to celebrate the Eucharist on Sunday, the &quot:first day of the week.&quot: Luke documents the principle worship was on Sunday because this was one of the departures from the Jewish form of worship. 1 Cor. 16:2 – Paul instructs the Corinthians to make contributions to the churches &quot:on the first day of the week,&quot: which is Sunday. This is because the primary day of Christian worship is Sunday. Col. 2:16-17 – Paul teaches that the Sabbath was only a shadow of what was fulfilled in Christ, and says &quot:let no one pass judgment any more over a Sabbath.&quot: 2 Thess. 2:15 – we are to hold fast to apostolic tradition, whether it is oral or written. The 2,000 year-old tradition of the Church is that the apostles changed the Sabbath day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. Heb. 4:8-9 – regarding the day of rest, if Joshua had given rest, God would not later speak of &quot:another day,&quot: which is Sunday, the new Sabbath. Sunday is the first day of the week and the first day of the new creation brought about by our Lord’s resurrection, which was on Sunday. Heb. 7:12 – when there is a change in the priesthood, there is a change in the law as well. Because we have a new Priest and a new sacrifice, we also have a new day of worship, which is Sunday. Rev 1:10 – John specifically points out that he witnesses the heavenly Eucharistic liturgy on Sunday, the Lord’s day, the new day of rest in Christ. Matt. 16:19: 18:18 – whatever the Church binds on earth is bound in heaven. Since the resurrection, Mass has been principally celebrated on Sunday.

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The Bible NEVER specfically says &quot:Saturday&quot:, nor &quot:Sunday&quot: for that matter. It merely eludes to the Sabbath as &quot:the seventh day&quot:.

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The popes did not &quot:change&quot: anything. Jesus determined which day of the week the Lord’s Day occurs.

Isaiah 1:13 – God begins to reveal His displeasure with the Sabbath.

Matt. 28:1: Mark 16:2,9: John 20:1,19- the Gospel writers purposely reveal Jesus’ resurrection and appearances were on Sunday. This is because Sunday had now become the most important day in the life of the Church.

Acts 20:7 – this text shows the apostolic tradition of gathering together to celebrate the Eucharist on Sunday, the &quot:first day of the week.&quot: Luke documents the principle worship was on Sunday because this was one of the departures from the Jewish form of worship.

1 Cor. 16:2 – Paul instructs the Corinthians to make contributions to the churches &quot:on the first day of the week,&quot: which is Sunday. This is because the primary day of Christian worship is Sunday.

Col. 2:16-17 – Paul teaches that the Sabbath was only a shadow of what was fulfilled in Christ, and says &quot:let no one pass judgment any more over a Sabbath.&quot:

2 Thess. 2:15 – we are to hold fast to apostolic tradition, whether it is oral or written. The 2,000 year-old tradition of the Church is that the apostles changed the Sabbath day of worship from Saturday to Sunday.

Heb. 4:8-9 – regarding the day of rest, if Joshua had given rest, God would not later speak of &quot:another day,&quot: which is Sunday, the new Sabbath. Sunday is the first day of the week and the first day of the new creation brought about by our Lord’s resurrection, which was on Sunday.

Heb. 7:12 – when there is a change in the priesthood, there is a change in the law as well. Because we have a new Priest and a new sacrifice, we also have a new day of worship, which is Sunday.

Rev 1:10 – John specifically points out that he witnesses the heavenly Eucharistic liturgy on Sunday, the Lord’s day, the new day of rest in Christ.

Matt. 16:19: 18:18 – whatever the Church binds on earth is bound in heaven. Since the resurrection, Mass has been principally celebrated on Sunday.

Actually they never changed the Sabbath, no one can, it is an eternal covenant.

The Catholics and Protestants instead honor the sun gods in place of the True God, the God of Israel.

Ezek 22:26 &quot:Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean: and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Luke 1:68 &quot:Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,

The Catholic authorities even admit the Sabbath is eternal.

No such law in the Bible &quot:Nowhere&quot: in the bible do we find that Jesus or the apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is, the Seventh day of the week, Saturday. Today, all Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the [Roman] church outside the Bible.&quot: Catholic Virginian, Oct. 3, 1947

&quot:You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctified.&quot: James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp.72,73

&quot:If protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath Day, that is Saturday. In keeping Sunday they are following a law of the Catholic Church.&quot: Albert Smith, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the cardinal in a letter of Feb. 10, 1920.

The renewed &quot:new&quot: covenant remains with Israel, the divided Kingdom, the &quot:House of Israel and the House of Judah&quot::

Jer 31:31 &quot:Behold, days are coming,&quot: declares the LORD, &quot:when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,

And for those who are joined to the &quot:commonwealth of Israel&quot: for whom the Sabbath was instructed to observe forever.

Eph 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

What gave Protestants the right to change all the things that they’ve changed over the years? Things like the Eucharist, which is now symbolic or a memorial rather than the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Or the order of worship — that two hymns, the Apostles Creed, Scripture, sermon, and collection bit doesn’t fit the earliest known forms of worship, either.

For that matter, who gave Martin Luther the power to change the Bible by cutting out the parts that he didn’t agree with? Who told Calvin that it was OK to preach predestination, which is not nor has it EVER been Scriptural?

Catholicism never abolished the Sabbath: only God could do that. They simply chose to worship on the Lord’s Day, the day that Christ rose from the dead. Paul mentions taking up collections on that day, so if there had been something wrong with it, he would have been the first to speak out against gathering together on the Lord’s Day.

But the bottom line here is that if you insist on being the legalistic type, the Protestants have made a lot more changes to the ancient form of Christianity than Catholicism. Pot, kettle, black.

Yours is a loaded question. No one changed days. Your question is actually an accusation.

Sunday was never instituted as a day of rest following the guidelines of the old covenant sabbath.

Yours is also a straw man argument: knock down Sunday and the sabbath remains standing as a result.

Just because some mistakenly think Sunday is a &quot:holy&quot: day does not make it so, and pointing this out does not validate the sabbath as a day of rest for Christians.

Christians are not party to the old covenant: they are party to the new covenant. You cannot be held to the conditions of a covenant you were never a party to.

So you see, God did change something: He changed covenants, even as foretold in Jeremiah 31. So your claim is false.

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For Christians, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the first day of the week (Sunday) replaces the Sabbath as the day of ceremonial observance of the Commandment to keep the Lord’s Day holy.

Here is the link: http://www.nccbuscc.org/catechism/text/p…

The Catholic Church is Apostolic and therefore follows the teaching and practice of the Apostles. In the 20th chapter of the Act of the Apostles, the church in Troas gathered on the first day of the week, Sunday.

The first Christians were Jews. They went to temple or synagogue on the Sabbath (Saturday) with fellow Jews.

Then they gathered on the first day of the week, the day on which Jesus rose from the dead (Sunday), with fellow Christians to tell stories of Jesus and share Eucharist. See Acts 20:7.

Later Gentiles joined Christianity. The Apostles, guided by the Holy Spirit, proclaimed that the Gentiles did not have to covert to Judaism to become Christians. Therefore, they only attended on Sundays and did not have to abide by Jewish dietary laws.

This biblical practice inspired by the Holy Spirit has been followed ever since.

With love in Christ.

Although everyone who mentioned this got a thumbs down, the reason why Sunday is the Sabbath for Christians is because Sunday was the day of the week in which God as the divine light, personified by the sun and solar deities in Greco-Roman paganism, was commemorated. Pagans converting to Christianity were used to that day being a holy day: thus, it became the Christian Sabbath. This does NOT mean that a person is doing something &quot:pagan&quot: by going to church on Sunday instead of Saturday or that Christian authorities were trying to sabotage or steal customs from pagans long ago: it just means that long ago when Christianity was being adopted and adapted by folks from non-Jewish cultures, they kept Sunday as the day of commemoration because that was they day that they knew was a special day to honor the highest idea of God.

The day was not changed by the church, it is still Saturday.
However, the church (in Acts) began meeting on the first day of the week (Sunday) to remember the resurrection of Jesus.

In my opinion- Saturday is still the sabbath. But I keep every day as set apart to the Lord by beginning it with prayer &amp: by living every day for Him primarily…at least this is my goal.

There was no change from Saturday to Sunday. Jesus Christ resurrected on a Sunday. It says so in the Bible. Where in the Bible did it say that Jesus resurrected on a Saturday?

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