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Lord's Day Sabbath - Is Sunday The Lord's Day?

Lord's Day Sabbath - Is Sunday The Lord's Day?

If the Lord's Day is Sunday, then why will not be the Lord's Day the Sabbath? "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet." (Revelation 1:10) John here merely states that he "was in the Spirit on the Lord's day." Although it is true that ultimately the time period "Lord's day" came for use for Sunday, no evidence indicates this was the case until a couple of century after the Book of Revelation was written! Actually, there's likelihood that the time period was applied to "Easter" Sunday earlier than it was applied to a weekly Sunday.

But the Roman province of Asia, to which the Revelation applies, had no Sunday-Easter tradition, either at the time the Revelation was written or even a century later. Thus "Lord's day" in Revelation 1:10 could not check with an Easter Sunday.

Most pointedly of all, there may be neither prior nor up to date proof that Sunday had achieved in New Testament times a status which would have caused it to be called "Lord's day." Another day - the seventh-day Sabbath - had been the Lord's holy day from antiquity (see Isaiah 58:13) and was the day on which Christ Himself and His followers, together with the Apostle Paul had attended spiritual services.

The Book of Acts reveals that the only day on which the Apostles repeatedly were engaged in worship providers on a weekly basis was Saturday, the seventh day of the week. The Apostle Paul and his company, when visiting Antioch in Pisidia, "went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down." (Acts 13:14) After the Scripture reading, they had been called upon to speak. They stayed in Antioch a further week, and that "subsequent Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God." (Acts thirteen:44)

In Philippi, Paul and his company went out of the city by a riverside on the Sabbath day, to the place where prayer was usually made (Acts 16:thirteen). In Thessalonica, "as his manner was," Paul went to the synagogue and "three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures." (Acts 17:2) And in Corinth, the place Paul resided for a 12 months and a half, "he reasoned in the synagogue each Sabbath and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks" (Acts 18:four)

Thus the proof in the Book of Acts multiplied relating to apostolic attendance at worship companies on Saturday.

In sum total, there's not one piece of concrete evidence anyplace within the New Testament that Sunday was considered as a weekly day of worship for Christians. Fairly, Christ Himself, His followers at the time of His dying, and apostles after His resurrection usually attended providers on Saturday the seventh day of the week.

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