Sabbath day is the holy day.The last day of the week.The day God rested is on saturday.One of the commandments says we have to observe the sabbath day and keep it holy.
According to history Constantine tried to change Sabbath to Sunday so the Christians can worship with the pagans in honor of Sun Worship. ….In 321, Constantine decreed, ":On the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed": (Codex Justinianus lib. 3, tit. 12, 3: trans. in Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 380, note 1.)
People give the reason that they honor Sunday now as the Sabbath instead of Saturday because Christ rose on Sunday. God NEVER said to do this.
People also interpret scripture incorrectly. In Acts it mentions people had gotten together one Sunday with Paul to pray and worship. However, it didn’t say anything about the Sabbath being changed. They just gathered together because Paul was leaving the following day.
Another scripture that has been misinterpreted is – So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ… but what they don’t understand is that there are TWO sabbaths, one is the weekly Sabbath that is in the 10 commandments, and the other are ceremonial yearly sabbaths. The ceremonial laws were done away with when Christ died, not the moral laws.
Saturday, not Sunday is the Sabbath. It was made holy at creation, before there were even any Jews. God never changed it. He said remember the Seventh Day Sabbath and keep it holy.
Hello, Sunday is celebrated as the Sabbath because the early church fathers of the Roman Catholic Church changed the day of celebration of the Sabbath to Sunday – The Day of the Sun. Constantine – the real first Pope, and a Roman Emperor, was more interested in uniting the Roman empire politically by uniting all the religions of the time under one unified state religion, he chose Chrisitianity as the up and coming religion of the times. Just because you have the might to do something, does not mean you have the right to do something. Sun day is the ancient pagan day named for the pagan practice of Sun Worship, based in the astrological science of the planets. As Christianity is an offshoot of Judiaism, they both started with Saturday sabbaths. There is no biblical proof of the right to change the day officially. The Catholic church claims they had the right to change it, and that most other Christian denominations still use it is proof that they were justified and right for doing so. The Protestants just kind of inherited Sunday worship. The true Sabbath is Saturday, but the main issue is do you hold the Sabbath sacred and holy which ever day you celebrate? Jesus Christ himself, told us that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. In the times to come the true Sabbath will be reinstated. Until that time, Do what is right in your own heart, and allow others to do the same, so that it is not sin unto you. Reg
Christians go to church on Sunday because of TRADITION. Here are some things that a lot of Christians don’t realize due to tradition, but is still clearly stated in The Bible:
The beneficent Creator, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of God’s unchangeable law requires the obervance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of delightful communion with God and one another. It is a symbol of our redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance, and a foretaste of our eternal future in God’s kingdom. The Sabbath is God’s perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people. Joyful observance of this holy time from evening to evening, sunset to sunset, is a celebration of God’s creative and redemptive acts. (Genesis 2:1-3: Exodus 20:8-11: Luke 4:16: Isaiah 56:5, 6: 58:13, 14: Matthew 12:1-12: Exodus 31:13-17: Ezekiel 20:12,20: Deuteronomy 5:12-15: Hebrews 4:1-11: Leviticus 23:32: Mark 1:32)":
":The Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope of the church, the grand climax of the gospel. The Saviour’s coming will be literal, personal, visible, and worldwide. When He returns, the righteous dead will be resurrected, and together with the righteous living will be glorified and taken to heaven, but the unrighteous will die. The almost complete fulfillment of most lines of prophecy, together with the present condition of the world, indicates that Christ’s coming is imminent. The time of that event has not been revealed, and we are therefore exhorted to be ready at all times. (Titus 2:13: Hebrews 9:28: John 14:1-3: Acts 1:9-11: Matthew 24:14: Revelation 1:7: Matthew 26:43,44: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: 1 Corinthians 15:51-54: 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10: 2:8: Revelation 14:14-20: 19:11-21: Matthew 23: Mark 13: Luke 21: 2 Timothy 3:1-5: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6)
Death and Resurrection
The wages of sin is death. But God, who alone is immortal, will grant eternal life to His redeemed. Until that day death is an unconscious state for all people. When Christ, who is our life, appears, the resurrected righteous and the living righteous will be glorified and caught up to meet their Lord. The second resurrection, the resurrection of the unrighteous, will take place a thousand years later. (Romans 6:23: 1 Timothy 6:15: Ecclesiastes 9:5,6: Psalms 146:3,4: John 11:11-14: Colossians 3:4: 1 Corinthians 15:51-54: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17: John 5:28, 29: Revelation 20:1-10)
The Millennium and the End of Sin
The millennium is the thousand-year reign of Christ with His saints in heaven between the first and second resurrections. During this time the wicked dead will be judged: the earth will be utterly desolate, without living human inhabitants, but occupied by Satan and his angels. At its close Christ with His saints and the Holy City will descend from heaven to earth. The unrighteous dead will then be resurrected, and with Satan and his angels will surround the city: but fire from God will consume them and cleanse the earth. The universe will thus be freed of sin and sinners forever. (Revelation 20: 1 Corinthians 6:2,3: Jeremiah 4:23-26: Revelation 21:1-5: Malachi 4:1: Ezekiel 28:18, 19)
The New Earth
On the new earth, in which righteousness dwells, God will provide an eternal home for the redeemed and a perfect environment for everlasting life, love, joy, and learning in His presence. For here God Himself will dwell with His people, and suffering and death will have passed away. The great controversy will be ended, and sin will be no more. All things, animate and inanimate, will declare that God is love: and He shall reign forever. Amen. (2 Peter 3:13: Isaiah 35: 65:17-25: Matthew 5:5: Revelation 21:1-7: 22:1-5:11-15)":
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Because, early Christians were persecuted for following the old Jewish ways. The Emperor insisted for himself to be worshipped on the 1st day of the week. The Roman Catholic Church has supported this for all of these years. But, Sunday-keeping Christianity is FAR from the only sin running rampant in the world.
We don’t have to get very fancy to answer this question. In line with the tradition which we read in the gospels, Jesus rose on Sunday. Once the church’s mission became focused upon looking outward to the gentiles after most of the Jews within Israel rejected the Christian message, there was no longer any ":hook": which necessitated us to keep the JEWISH sabbath-day. And since the resurrection of the Lord was discovered on the FIRST day of the week, the CHRISTIAN sabbath naturally moved to Sunday.
Don’t make the mistake of reading your bible with such a stiff, wooden, inflexible (fundamentalist?) approach.
Worshiping on a Sunday has nothing to do with the sabbath. Christians are free to worship any day they choose.
The error you make here is what is called ":Replacement Theology": where you have taken that which was commanded of ancient Israel and assigned it to Christianity. Christians are not a party to the old covenant: they are party to the new, and there is no requirement to keep the old covenant law in the new covenant.
You are free to keep the sabbath if you wish, but it is brought out in N.T. writings that if you feel you have to keep even one point of that law, you are obligated to keep all of it, and you fall from grace as a result.
Because it is clear that Christians in the first century worshipped on Sunday.
Acts 20:7 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.
The Sabbath was not a day of worship, it was a day of rest (the meaning of the word) and reflection. In Hebrews 4, we are told that its purpose was to foreshadow the eternal rest of heaven.
The Sabbath is the day of rest. You can worship any and every day of the week.
What is observing the sabbath? And how do you keep it holy?
going to church on sundays was unknown in the 1st century, not until the late 2nd century up to the 3rd century when the catholic church began was the Sabbath replaced by sunday by decree of Caesar, the 1st pope of rome.
Sabbath is a day of rest. Going to church on sunday is not a biblical practice.
Good Question. I believe it was done that way to make the Pagans who worshiped the sun god happy. Almost all the main stream doctrines incorporate lies or pagan traditions into their sermons. Take Christmas for instance.