Sunday worship verses Saturday, the facts. I am not here to tell anyone which day they should put aside for God. I am going by my understanding of God’s instructions why I worship on a Saturday rather than a Sunday.
From creation to present-day the days of the week has not been changed, not even the Romans mess with the days. They view Sunday as the First day of the week which would make Saturday the seventh day.
The fourth commandment that God instructs us to follow states “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. In the book of Exodus 20:8-10 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Therefore, if the days of the week has never been, changed, then it stands to reason that the seventh day must be Saturday and the day God instructs to do His biddings. Theologians seem to agree that no other day has ever been, sanctified as the day of rest. The Sabbath Day begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sunset on Saturday.
This Bible verse should give a clear understanding of the seventh day Genesis 2:1-3 Thus, the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day, God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work.
Isaiah 58:13-14 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the blessed of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
One writer stated that James Cardinal Gibbons, Catholic educator and archbishop of Baltimore in the late 1800s and early 1900s, was blunt about the change:
“You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorising the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify. The Catholic Church correctly teaches that our Lord and His Apostles inculcated specific essential duties of religion which are not recorded by the inspired writers.
Did you catch that? The writer admits that Sunday observance is, nowhere authorised in the Bible and that the seventh day is the only day sanctified by the Scriptures. His justification for changing the day of rest and worship assumes that authority exists apart from the Bible to define the necessary truths and practices for salvation.
From all this information, it is clear that God’s instructions were changed by individuals who believe they have the right to interfere with the Creator message to His people. Therefore, it is up to you to either accept God’s instructions or follow those of mere mortal man.