Skip to comments.Why do Christians worship on Sunday?
Posted on 02/28/2011 8:18:05 AM PST by hope_dies_last
Have you ever wondered why one of the Ten Commandments seems null and void notably the one calling on believers to observe the Sabbath?
Ask your pastor or priest and you will probably hear it's because Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday... (or because the disciples broke bread on Sunday morning--after a daylong sermon that extended into the night hours the preceding Sabbath Day)
And then there's the little problem of this switch of worship days not being mentioned in the Bible and the historical fact that most Christians continued observing the Sabbath for hundreds of years after Jesus rose from the dead.
So what happened? What caused the switch?
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Even amongst the Evangelical Christian community, which claims to be "Protestant" (although they worship on the Sunday as institued by the Roman Catholic Church), there is a clearly antagonistic view of God' Holy Day instituted at Creation and set as a perpetual covenant by the Lord Himself.
There is great deception in regards to this and it is not about SDA's vs. the Sunday-keeping churches... it's about what written on God's Word.
I challenge anyone to prove to me that Sunday-worship is a Biblically-based and not the teachings of men...
I agree wholeheartedly with your comments (haven’t even read the article yet).
Bookmarking because I might learn something here.
Wouldn't surprise me.
I learned in Sunday School (as a mere chillin’) that Sunday is observed as the “day of rest” because God rested on the 7th Day after creating the world...Genisis?
Because Jesus rose on Sunday. This is what this Southern Baptist has always heard.
I think it was Constantin who pulled the ole switcheroo on those Sun worshipers.
I have posted this before, you say, and got an onslaught of replies defending..." Well, what do you expect, Mr. Delusional? You will this time, too. I admit I took your bait. You are wasting your time, my time and others time.
Colossians 2:1617: Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
So, maybe Farah is a Seventh Day Adventist? That might help explain some of his peculiarities over the years.
Bacchiocchi earned his doctorate in church history at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and was awarded a gold medal by Pope Paul VI for his summa cum laude class work and dissertation, "From Sabbath to Sunday: A Historical Investigation of the Rise of Sunday Observance in Early Christianity."
If he got a gold medal from the Pope, that was automatic. The college gave him a list and he signed off on it. Evidently this guy had at least a B average. And if it was in the time of Pope Paul VI, then those were the years when crazy dissidents with a passion for change and innovation invaded the Church. So this guy came up with this.
I've read some pretty crazy dissertations in my time. And those were crazy years in Catholic academia. So I wouldn't give this too much weight. As we see around us every day, being an academic with a high IQ doesn't mean you have much common sense.
My old friend Fr. Francis X. Weiser, S.J., wrote a book on Christmas that debunked all that solar worship nonsense.
Some quick points:
- I consider myself an evangelical Christian and I worship on Sunday when I am in this country (US) because that’s when my church has chosen to meet.
- When I have lived in the Middle East, we worshipped on Friday.
- “One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.” Romans 14:5-7
- We shouldn’t let the day that someone or some group chooses to worship be a reason for division, as long as that person or group is honoring God.
- There are Biblical examples of God’s people worshipping all day long, and the Early Church often did that. I doubt many of us live up to that example, regardless of on what day we worship.
Because all the stores were closed on Sundays???
1 Cor 16:2 shows that the early Christians were meeting on Sunday.
Justin Martyr, an early church father (l05-165 A. D.) wrote, And on the day called Sunday all who live in the city or in the country gather together to one place and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs and exhorts to the imitation of these good things. Then we all rise together and pray, and as we before said, when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings according to his ability and the people assent saying Amen.
But what if he started on Sunday morning?
The 7th day of rest according to Genisis has been lost in antiquity. No one can show exactly when the sabbath is or was and that it has been continued from Adam to present day. The most that can be asserted is that according to Jewish tradition, the sabbath falls on particular day. None but God knows the actual day of the sabbath because only God was around for the first sabbath
Yeah, but the seventh day is Saturday. So that seems like a lame excuse.
Christianity is a relationship... NOT a religion! This is one of the many unfortunate “straw man” arguments that Ole Beelzebub uses to keep us Christians in conflict with each other! The WORST fate for Christians is to have their saving blessed personal relationship with Jesus, be demeaned into religion! (One thing I agree with atheists: ALL religions are MAN made)! The Command of the Lord to was to have a day of rest and worship... in today’s society Sunday, (although not “calendar correct”) is for most of us the observed 7th day of the week. Only the stern, inflexible chains of “religion” and the modern Pharisees would demand otherwise! I suggest one refer to Mark 2:27. Please do NOT let Ole Devil separate US! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
So Jesus “rested” in the tomb on Saturday. Remember “If you love me, keep my commandments”.
There were numerous “sabbath days” but only on Sabbath. The Jews, apostles and Jesus kept Gods law. That was consistent. There were manmade rituals and laws that they did not observe because they did not apply.
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