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Sabbath Worship Rebuked- 36 Reasons Christians Observe Sunday Worship

Sabbath Worship Refuted

36 Reasons Why Christians Observe Sunday Worship

  1. The typical Sabbaths of the law of Moses have been abolished.
  2. The new covenant does not command any particular day to be observed by Christians (ROMANS 14:5-6; GALATIANS 4:9-11).
  3. Christians are free to choose their own day of rest (ROMANS 14:5-6).
  4. They are commanded not to permit any man to judge them regarding a Sabbath (COLOSSIANS 2:14-17).
  5. Rigid observance of days is rebuked by Paul (GALATIANS 4:9-11).
  6. Sabbaths are not named among the necessary requirements of the gospel (ACTS 15:1-29).
  7. Real and eternal rest is in Christ, not in a day (MATTHEW 11:28-29; HEB 4:1-16).
  8. The 4th commandment (EXODUS 20:8-11) concerning the Sabbath was left out of the new covenant.
  9. The 7th-day Jewish Sabbath commemorated a deliverance from bondage in Egypt, with which Christians had no part (DEUTERONOMY 5:15).
  10. Going under the law to observe a Sabbath would obligate them to keep the whole law of Moses (GALATIANS 3:10-14; GALATIANS 5:3,9-11; JAMES 2:10).
  11. Resting and worshipping on Sunday serve the same purpose as on Saturday.
  12. Early Christians kept the 1st day of the week (JOHN 20:1,19,26-29, ACTS 20:6-12; 1 CORINTHIANS 16:1-2).
  13. The Lord completed His redemptive work and His victory over death, hell, and the grave on Sunday, the 1st day.
  14. Christ’s special manifestations to His disciples after the resurrection were on the 1st day of the week (MATTHEW 28:1-20; MARK 16:1-20; LUKE 23:1-56; LUKE 24:1-53; JOHN 20:19,26).
  15. No recognition was given by Christ or any apostle to the old Jewish 7th-day Sabbath after the resurrection.
  16. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit was on the 1st day of the week, the day after 7 Jewish Sabbaths (ACTS 2:1).
  17. After Christ’s ascension the first gospel sermon was preached on the 1st day; and the first conversions (about 3,000) took place on the 1st day (ACTS 2:1-42).
  18. The very lack of any warning by Christ and the apostles regarding it being sinful or ‘the mark of the beast’ as some teach, to observe the 1st day of the week, shows that it is acceptable as a day of rest and worship.
  19. Typology of the old covenant makes the 1st day of the week prominent. The feasts of first-fruits and Pentecost were observed on the 1st day, as well as the feasts of unleavened bread and tabernacles (LEVITICUS 23:8-14,34-39).
  20. God honored the 1st day by giving the law on that day (EXODUS 19:1,3,11; LEVITICUS 23:5-6 with EXODUS 12:2-18).
  21. God honored many 1st days of the week in Israel (2 CHRONICLES 7:10; 2 CHRONICLES 29:17; EZRA 3:6, NEHEMIAH 8:14-18; etc.). Hence, to say that no religious service was ever honored of God on that day is unscriptural.
  22. God honored the 1st day again by giving the book of Revelation on that day (REVELATION 1:10, ACTS 20:7).
  23. The new covenant frees from such bondages of the old covenant as the penalty of death for cooking, making fires, and performing other duties on a Sabbath (EXODUS 16:23; EXODUS 20:8-10; EXODUS 31:15; EXODUS 35:2-5; LEVITICUS 23:3; NUMBERS 15:32).
  24. Not a passage in the N. T. ever records a distinctive gathering of Christians on the Jewish 7th-day Sabbath. On the contrary the records show that Christians gathered on Sunday, the 1st day of the week, which was called “the Lord’s day” (REVELATION 1:10), for worship (JOHN 20:1,17; ACTS 20:7; 1 CORINTHIANS 16:2).
  25. To commemorate the resurrection and the finished work of Christ in His victory over death, hell, and the grave (MATTHEW 28:1; MARK 16:9; JOHN 20:1)
  26. The Lord’s manifestations to His disciples were on Sunday (MATTHEW 28:1; MARK 16:9; JOHN 20:1,19,26)
  27. Christ ignored completely the old Jewish Sabbath. The first day is the prominent day after the resurrection (MATTHEW 28:1; MARK 16:9; JOHN 20:1,19,26)
  28. The outpouring of the Holy Ghost came on Sunday. Pentecost was the first day after 7 Jewish Sabbaths (ACTS 2:1; LEVITICUS 23:15-21). Thus both Christ and the Holy Spirit manifested themselves to the church on this day, completely ignoring the Jewish Sabbath
  29. Christ or no apostle commanded to keep the old Jewish Sabbath, or any other day, but did command all men not to be bound by any particular day (ROMANS 14:5-6; GALATIANS 4:9-11; COLOSSIANS 2:14-17) Sin is sin whenever committed. It is transgression of the law that constitutes sin (1 JOHN 3:4), not the day in which it is done. Everything sinful on Saturday or Sunday is sinful on every other day. If it is not sinful on Monday, Tuesday, etc., it is not sinful on Sunday
  30. Although no set day is commanded to be the Sabbath in the new covenant, as in the old covenant which was abolished, they did keep Sunday as their day of worship (MATTHEW 28:1; MARK 16:9; JOHN 20:1,19,26; ACTS 20:7; 1 CORINTHIANS 16:2; REVELATION 1:10)
  31. Typology of the old covenant made Sunday a day of worship:
  32. The Jewish Sabbath was a changeable Sabbath, changing at Pentecost every year to one day later until each day of the week was observed every 7 years. Pentecost was the first day after the 7th Sabbath (LEVITICUS 23:15-21, note and note 4, above)
  33. The feast of first-fruits came on Sunday, typifying the resurrection (LEVITICUS 23:9-14; MATTHEW 28:1; JOHN 20:1)
  34. The feasts of unleavened bread and tabernacles also were observed at least one Sunday and perhaps two, being 7 and 8 days long (LEVITICUS 23:6-36)
  35. God again honored Sunday when giving the book of Revelation (REVELATION 1:10)
  36. Constantine and the Pope did not change the Sabbath, 321 and 364 AD.
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