All over the
world, many faithful Christians go to worship every Sunday. Yet, no
biblical command can be found for worshipping on that day. Aren’t
Christian’s commandment keeping Bible readers? How is it that the
majority of the Christian world is keeping something that the Bible
does not support? Who changed the Bible Sabbath?
God Change the Sabbath?
“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come
to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to __________, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith
the LORD.” “For I am the LORD,
(Isa. 66:22, 23; Mal. 3:6).
NOTICE: This is in the "new heavens and the new earth." The
Sabbath will continue in heaven.
Christ Change the Sabbath?
he [Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his
custom was, he went into the synagogue on the _________
________ my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”
NOTICE: Jesus kept God's seventh day Sabbath just like the
the Apostle Paul Change the Sabbath?
“And when the Jews
were gone out of the synagogue, the ________ besought that these words
might be preached to them the ______ Sabbath. And the _______ Sabbath day
came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.” “And he reasoned in the synagogue
and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.” (Acts
NOTICE: The apostle Paul was converted after the resurrection of Christ. He not only worshipped on the seventh day Sabbath, but he
taught Gentiles to do the same.
Father, like never
before, send the Holy Spirit. Let Him open our minds and lead us into
Your truth so that we
can walk in Your statues and receive Your blessing. In Jesus’ name we
4. WHO WANTS TO CHANGE THE SABBATH?
great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints
of the most High, and _______ to _______ times and laws”
_______ have ________ my law, and
have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between
the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference
between the unclean and the clean, and have ____ their eyes from my
and I am profaned among them."
the ____ and to the _________: if they speak not according
to this word, it is because there is no light in them”
Daniel said a power would come that would think to change the law. Ezekiel describes false worship as one where
ministers turn away from God’s Sabbath and violate His laws. And Isaiah said that if a system is not in harmony with the
law and the testimony of God, then there is no light in that system.
The only power that has claimed to change God's Sabbath is the Roman Catholic Church. The first historical references to the observance of
Sunday by professed Christians occur in the Epistle of Barnabas
15) and in Justin Martyr's First Apology (ch.
67), both dating from about A.D. 150. Both denounce Sabbath observance and urge that of Sunday.
WHERE DID SUNDAY WORSHIP COME FROM?
The Roman Catholic Church claims to have created it.
“But the Church
of God has in her wisdom ordained that the celebration of the Sabbath
should be transferred to "the Lord's day.” –
of the Council of Trent (Donovan’s translation 1829), part 3,
chap. 4, p. 267.
Catholic Church…by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from
Saturday to Sunday.” –
The Catholic Mirror, official organ of
Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893.
observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church
transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.”
The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1951) p. 50.
PROOF OF THEIR
POWER TO CHANGE THE DAY
Accord to the Catholic Church, the
proof of their power to change God's Sabbath day, rest in the fact that the Protestants have accepted Sunday as their day of worship.
Catholics say, “Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern
religionists agree with her;--she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of
Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural
authority.”—Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism (3rd
ed.), p. 174.
protestants know that there was no Bible Command for Sunday
“The Lord’s Day is not
sanctified by any specific command or by any inevitable inference. In
all the New Testament there is no hint or suggestion a legal
obligation binding any man, whether saint or sinner, to observe the
Day. Its sanctify arises only out of what it means to the true
believer.” – J. J. Taylor (Baptist), The Sabbatic Question,
Lord's day did not succeed in the place of the Sabbath, but Sabbath
was wholly abrogated, and the Lord’s day was merely
of ecclesiastical institution. It was not introduced by virtue of the
fourth commandment. – Jeremy Taylor, D.D. (Church of England),
Dubitantium, part 1, book 2, chapter 2, secs. 51 (1851 ed.), vol.
9, p. 458.
"I Affirm that the first
day of the week, or Sunday, as we call it, is not commanded by the
Lord Jesus or his apostles, to be observed as a holy day, on which, as
on the Jewish Sabbath, no work should be done."
Jas. R. Lithgow, The Sabbath Question as Originally Published in
the "Acadian Recorder", (1861), p. 12, chapter 2.
"Take the matter of Sunday, there is no passage telling Christians to
keep the day, or to transfer the Jewish Sabbath to that day"
- Harris Franklin Rail, Christian Advocate, July 2, 1942.
"Why do we worship on Sunday? Doesn't the Bible teach us that Saturday should be the Lord's Day? Apparently we will
have to seek the answer from some other source than the New Testament." --
The Pentecostal Evangel, David A. Womack, Aug. 9, 1959, No. 2361, p.3.
Catholic current view on Sabbath?
“The sabbath, which represented the completion of the
first creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new
creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Church." --
Catechism of the Catholic Church, part 3, section 2, chapter 1,
article 3, 2190.
does the Bible tell us to remember the death and resurrection of
“For as often as ye eat this _________ and _______ this
cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till He come" (1
NOTE: Communion Service is given in remembrance.
A CHOICE TO BE MADE
How do you prove which side your on?
“Know ye not, that to whom ye
______ yourselves servants to _____,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of
obedience unto righteousness?”
10. What does Jesus call worship that is not
according to the Word of God?
they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of
men” (Matt. 15:9).
faced with the choice of following man or God, what should one do?
“Then Peter and the other
apostles answered and said, We ought to ______ _____ rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
What did Jesus say about making a
servant can serve ____ __________: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the
What is the result of serving two masters?
“A double minded man is
___________ in all his ways” (James
14. Do you understand that neither the Bible nor Jesus changed the Sabbath
and that God still commandments true worship?