As mentioned in a previous article, the subchristian cults can be demonstrated as counterfeit religious systems on the fact that these groups do not have a continuous, reliable story founded in the annals of time and space. Their missing memoirs are strong testimonies that they do not originate from the one, true God of ages past. There were no Muslims before Muhammad. No Latter Day Saints (Mormons) before Joseph Smith. No Jehovah’s Witnesses before Charles Taze Russell.  Conversely, beginning with Adam and Eve [i] there has always been a people of God looking forward to the redemptive works of the Messiah.  The prophecy in Genesis 3:15-16 finds ultimate fulfillment in the triumph of the Second Adam, Jesus Christ of Nazareth who won victory over the forces of sin, death, and the devil [ii].

Religious systems outside of historic trinitarian Christianity are counterfeits. They are mere aberrations of mainstream, authentic Christianity. To gain acceptance and credibility, the subchristian cults employ the language and traditions of established Christianity; as a result they imitate some components of old covenant Judaism.

Observe, for example, that while the Jehovah’s Witnesses deny the deity and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ, they gather together for worship services on Sunday, the Lord’s Day. Why Sunday and not Saturday, or any other day? We need to know why they have selected Sunday instead of the Jewish Sabbath.

The Ten Commandments on a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. The fourth non-indented commandment listed is “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”.

A special honor was reserved for Sunday, the first day of the week, starting from New Testament times. This was the day on which the Jewish Messiah was raised from the dead. It is THE LORD’S DAY.  Every Sunday, therefore, is a weekly memorial of Christ’s resurrection – it is a day of special worship, honor and importance in Christian faith.

The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) fell on the day after the seventh Sabbath after the Feast of First Fruits; it served to dedicate the “first fruits” of the wheat harvest. It foreshadowed the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the church, which occurred on the very day of Pentecost [iii]. During New Testament times Sunday became the day of worship for Christians [iv];  undoubtedly, this was so because two great events occurred on the first day of the week: (1) Christ was resurrected from the grave bodily on the Feast of First Fruits, a Sunday, and (2) the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the church on the Day of Pentecost, a Sunday.

Paul writes in his letter to the Corinthians, “… On the first of the week let each one of you lay aside [something to share]”  On Sunday the disciples broke bread together [v] and the Lord met with the disciples on two successive Sundays [vi].

Note that the change of Jehovah’s worship day from Saturday to Sunday was inaugurated by first-century orthodox Jews who believed in Jesus, the Redeemer and King of the Jews. Because of the resurrection Jewish Christians had exchanged the Sabbath as a primary day of worship for the first day of the week, the day of Christ’s victory over the grave. This change in the major day of assembly and worship also serves as a clear distinction between old Judaism on the one hand and New Covenant on the other. The Lord’s Day, then, is the first day of the week and is sanctioned by the apostles as the proper day of worship. Historically, Christians have always observed Sunday, the first day of the week, as the New Covenant day of worship. Sunday, therefore, is the New Testament day of worship of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jehovah’s Witnesses unknowingly attest to the deity and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ by worshipping Jehovah God on Sunday, the Lord’s Day.

[i]  Genesis 3:15

[ii]  Daniel 7:13, 14; Romans. 5:12–19; 16:20; 1 Corinthians. 15:45–49; Hebrews. 2:14, 15

[iii]  Acts 2:1

[iv]  Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10

[v]  Acts 20:7

[vi]  John 20:19, 26


For further study:

Why Sunday is the Lord’s Day by Dr. John MacArthur



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  1. Barbara December 25, 2010 at 10:35 AM #

    You wrote: The Lord’s Day, then, is the first day of the week and is sanctioned by the Apostles as the proper day of worship.

    My question is: Where did you get this idea from? The Lord’s day is the seventh day Sabbath. This is the day He blessed and made holy. The Bible says that Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath. Also, where is the evidence that the Apostles sanctioned the first day as the proper day of worship?


  2. Jerry December 25, 2010 at 2:25 PM #

    Barbara, I am in full agreement with you. There’s nowhere in the Bible, one can find Sunday as the designated day for worship. Actually, Sunday is the Pagan day for SUN worshippers. Jesus was cut-off in the midst of the week (Wednesday). And he remained in the grave (belly) for 3 day and 3 nights (Jonah the Whale). If you count starting from Wednesday, you arrive at Saturday. He rose on Saturday (Sabbath). So anybody that Does Sunday is way off. But that can be said for ALL holiday’s, which are NOT scriptural.


    • Jean April 29, 2011 at 6:52 PM #

      Jerry, Sunday is the first day of the week the first day followed the sabbath.Jesus
      was in the tomb on the sabbath day of rest. He rested in the tomb and rose on the first day after the sabbath which we call sunday. He died on friday at the three o clock hour which is day one from sundown to sundown he rested in the tomb (day 2)
      He rose early on the first day makeing that day three.If sunday is the pagan day for sun worshippers what is Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday and so on. No where in the Scriptures are the name of the days of week.


    • L.rusan June 9, 2015 at 2:26 AM #

      Luke 15:42(please read). Sabbath means Saturday(or 7). Luke 16:1-2 make it very clear that Siunday is the first day of the week. God numbered the days man named them.Jesus died on Friday after noon at 3pm. The rule of inclusive reckoning is used by the Jewish people that says that any part of a day is counted as a day. So in counting 3days and 3 nights you come up with Friday day 1, Satuday 2, and early Sunday morning as day 3. This is how we get 3 days and 3 nights.


  3. Nicholas Voss December 25, 2010 at 2:45 PM #

    Your question is answered in my article that you read. Perhaps you may want to re-read.

    The Lord Jesus rose on Sunday, not Saturday. You have the resurrection week chronology entirely mixed up.

    Are you members of the Seventh Day Adventists?


  4. amber necklaces January 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM #

    Informative post. Where do you got all the information from??? 😀


  5. Michael Babcock January 12, 2011 at 10:06 AM #

    Where did Nick get this idea that the first day of the week was designated as the day of Christian worship? In several places, actually.

    First, to answer Jerry: John 20:1 (cf. Matt. 28:1 and Mk. 16:1) is clear, “Now on the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw cthe stone already taken away from the tomb.” The Greek is clear, “de mia ton sabbaton,” literally, “the first of the Sabbath”, showing the Jewish way of counting down days after the Sabbath (the first day after the Sabbath). Their whole calendar was centered around the Sabbath and new moons. The Gospel writers were clear and precise in stating that Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week (what we call Sunday), not on Saturday. Nick is correct.

    Secondly, continuing with John 20:19, Jesus met with the disciples on that day in the evening (John still emphasized that it was “the first day of the week”). Then in v. 26 John said “After 8 days were again inside… and Jesus came.” Now, this eighth day was again Sunday (the Jews would count the day they were in the first day and go on, which was seen also in that Jesus was crucified on Friday, in the grave on Saturday, and rose on Sunday — three days by their calculation). This is also clear by reading Lev. 23:39, “On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the LORD for seven days, with a rest on the first day and a rest on the eighth day.” Only seven days long, but there is the first and an eighth day that were set aside as rest days.

    What is interesting is that He didn’t meet with any other day of the week, only on Sunday. Why? He is setting a pattern for public Christian worship. How do we know that? By looking at the early church in their practice.

    For instance, in Acts 20:7, Luke records, “On athe first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.” Luke stated that they gathered deliberately on the first day of the week to “break bread” and then Paul preached “his message.” Of course, “Breaking bread” is a euphemism for the Lord’s Supper (e.g., when Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper in Matt. 26:26, it is written, “While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’” And so in Acts 2:37 we see all the elements of a Christian worship service, “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”) Though it is not an inspired book, the ancient book entitled “The Didache” (The Teaching, written around the close of the first century) describes how Christians came together on the Lord’s Day “to break bread and give thanks,” first confessing their sins and being reconciled with their neighbors for a pure sacrifice to the Lord. But the point is, they were gathered together on the first day of the week for a particular purpose: for worship. This is also seen in 1 Cor. 16:2, “On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.” Why were they to take their collections on the first day of the week and not on the fourth day of the week? Evidentially because it was the day they were already meeting for worship. It was an established pattern already in the NT times. Therefore, we shouldn’t be surprised that in about A.D. 150, Justin Martyr in Rome described briefly in his Apology the worship service held on Sunday: “And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities 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.”

    It was a celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection, which is why Sunday (the day of Christian worship) came also to be known as “the Lord’s Day.” This is an important and theologically loaded concept. It is filled with redemptive historical precedent.

    I won’t take up space listing all the references for the “eighth day” in the OT, but circumcision, ritual purifications, and the dedication of the temple were all done on the eighth day (Sunday). When the Lord rose on the First day of the week, He brought with His resurrection the end of the old age and the beginning of a new age (cf. 2 Cor. 5:17; Col. 1:26;Heb. 9:24-27).

    His resurrection is the consummation of the promises given long ago. Even when Adam was in the Garden, there was before Him the promise of eternal life (pictured in the Tree of Life, found again in Rev. 22) and the Sabbath. God didn’t need to rest from His labors, but Gen. 2 says that on the seventh day God rested — He was glorified in His works. Adam was under a covenant of works where he must work to earn the right to enter into the eternal sabbath and rest in eternal life.

    Then in Ex. 20 with the Fourth Commandment, God again gives this pattern for the reason why the Israelites were to observe the Sabbath, “Six days God created and rested on the seventh…likewise, you work six days but rest on the seventh.” But Paul writes in Gal. that the Law was given to point us to Christ. He was the One who perfectly worked, doing perfectly all that God commands, and because of this, He had earned the right to enter into the eternal Sabbath and enjoy eternal life (which is His meaning in John 17:4-5, “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was”). And so when He rose from the dead, He brings the end of the old age and the beginning of the new age. He enters into the eternal Sabbath. So now Christians celebrate that fact.

    The pattern of the OT was: work six days then rest. But the NT is this rest then work. Christ has accomplished the day of salvation and there is nothing left to do in it. In the OT they looked forward to the day of rest since it had not been merited by their works, but in the NT we look back to the rest that Christ accomplished through His death and resurrection. And so, as early as AD 130, Barnabas of Alexandria, we find a reference to the present sabbaths as unacceptable to God because He was making “a beginning of the eighth day [Sunday], that is, a beginning of another world. Wherefore, also, we keep the eighth day with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead.” [The Epistle of Barnabus, chap. 15, in ANF, Vol. I, pp. 146, 147.]


    • Kevin McMillen April 13, 2015 at 9:20 AM #

      The bible doesn’t say “First day of the week”, the greek says “mia ton sabbaton” which correctly translated is “one the sabbaths”.

      Since Jesus died on Passover, the 14th of Abib and the 15th was the first day of unleavened bread (an annual sabbath), the counting of seven sabbaths was now to be done according to Lev. 23.

      All that “one the sabbaths” means is that they were into the first week of the seven weeks of harvest, leading up to Pentecost.

      Jerry is correct, Jesus died on a Wednesday and was buried just before sunset, exactly three days and three nights later on Saturday at sunset he was resurrected.

      The women came to the tomb the next morning while it was still dark and the tomb was empty.

      Those who believe in a Friday crucifixion and Sunday morning resurrection are the ones who have the Passion week all messed up.

      Daniel 9 prophesied that the Messiah would be cut off in the midst of the week. Wednesday.

      Kevin McMillen


  6. David January 29, 2011 at 3:06 PM #

    Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that DO his commandments, that THEY may HAVE RIGHT to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.


    Christianity says that Gods law is done away, but Christ is contradicting them right here with his own mouth….

    1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

    5But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

    6He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

    7Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

    “Sunday is our MARK of authority…..The church is above the Bible, and this transference of sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” The Catholic Record, London, Ontario, September 1, 1923.

    “Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change [of Sabbath to Sunday] was her act. And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters.” — C. F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons

    “Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles….. From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.” Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August 1900.

    Now, look @ Daniel 7:25 speaking about the Anti-Christ…”And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think TO CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time

    1) He shall speak great words (blasphemy) against the most High = “Take care that we lose not that salvation, that life and breath which thou hast given us, for thou art our shepherd, thou art our physician, thou art our governor, thou art our husbandman, thou art finally another God on earth.” (Council Edition. Colm. Agrip.

    “I am in all and above all, so that God Himself and I, the vicar of God, hath both one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do…wherefore, if those things that I do be said not to be done of man, but of God, what do you make of me but God? Again, if prelates of the Church be called of Constantine for gods, I then being above all prelates, seem by this reason to be above all gods. Wherefore, no marvel, if it be in my power to dispense with all things, yea with the precepts of Christ.” (Decret. par. Distinct 96 ch. 7 edit. Lugo 1661)

    “To believe that our Lord God the Pope has not the power to decree as he is decreed, is to be deemed heretical.” (The Gloss extravagances of Pope John XXII Cum. Inter, tit XIV Ad Callem Sexti Decretalium, Paris, 1685

    “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” (Barclay Cap. XXVII p. 218 Cities Petrus Bertanous, Pius V)

    2) So, he wears out the saints = Inquisition where MILLIONS of saints were murdered and tortured for reading their Bibles and not forsaking the Sabbath for Sunday and soon to be newly murders of folks like me who will not bow down…to be beheaded as Revelation states..

    3) He thinks to change times and laws = “The Pope is of great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws… The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth.” -Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Ribliotheca, “Papa,” art. 2, translated.

    “The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ.” “The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ.” Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap. (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris’ Ecclesiastical Dictionary.

    “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.” -Rev. Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, “On the Obedience Due to the Church,” chap. 2, p. 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)

    “Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.

    “The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, Mo., History of the Sabbath, p. 802

    “Is not yet too late for Protestants to redeem themselves. Will they do it?… will they indeed take the written word only, the Scripture alone, as their sole authority and their sole standard? Or will they still hold the indefensible, self contradictory, and suicidal doctrine and practice of following the authority of the Catholic church and wear the SIGN of her authority? Will they keep the Sabbath of the Lord, the seventh day, according to Scripture? Or will they keep the Sunday according to the tradition of the Catholic church, -Ibid, page 31

    “It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.”-Priest Brady, in an address, reported in the Elizabeth, N.J. News of March 18, 1903.

    “God simply gave His [Catholic] Church the power to set aside whatever day or days she would deem suitable as Holy Days. The Church chose Sunday, the first day of the week, and in the course of time added other days, as holy days.”-Vincent J. Kelly, Forbidden Sunday and Feast-Day Occupations, p. 2.

    “Protestants . . accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change . . But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible, in observing the Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope.”-Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950.


  7. David January 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM #

    Christianity says that Col. 2:14 is saying that Christ blotted out the law as a whole and nailed it to his cross…BUT look at what it really says here..

    First is says the handwritten ordinances were blotted out…so what Law was handwritten and called ordinances?? God’s law was written by the finger of God on stone…Then it says that this Law that was blotted out and nailed to the cross was “contrary to us”…so again what law is contrary to us??

    Deut 31:24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,

    25That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,

    26Take this BOOK of the law, and put it IN THE SIDE of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there FOR A WITNESS AGAINST THEE.

    So, Moses made a handwritten Law in a BOOK, and told them to place it “in the side” of the ark…the 10 commandments were written on stone and placed “INSIDE” the ark, the handwritten law of Moses was placed in a pocket, “in the side”..that shows a spiritual separation of the two…then lastly it says, “that it may be there FOR A WITNESS AGAINST THEE” …

    So what law was handwritten, called ordinances, that was contrary to us, or “against us” that was blotted out and nailed to the cross??

    Answer is the Law of Moses that required feast and sacrifices….because it pointed to Christ and he performed them…now let’s look at the other verse you provided…

    Col. 2:16 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

    Now, which Law speaks of meats, drinks, new moons and sabbath day(s) (plural). The 10 Commandments, or Law of God doesn’t…BUT the Law of Moses contained in ordinances does! It regulates and commands certain meats, drinks, new moon celebration and sabbath days (plural)…you see all of those feast and festivals were also called Sabbath(s) (plural) so you have the weekly Sabbath of God and the Yearly Sabbath(s) contained in ordinances…two different things…lets go on and read the next verse that Christianity leaves out when using this a teaching…

    17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Again, which law was a “shadow of Christ” that was nailed to his cross? The laws contained in ordinances that regulated festivals and and sacrifices…Christ performed those things which is why we do not have to sacrifice sheep in our backyard for forgiveness…

    So what about the Law of God…King David says

    Psalms 119:142 Thy RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AN EVERLASTING righteousness, and THEY LAW IS THE TRUTH.

    So we see that his righteousness is everlasting and his Law is the truth…how are we told to worship God? In spirit and in truth. (John 4:23) Now, look at what else King David says..

    Psalms 111:7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

    8They stand fast FORE EVER AND EVER, and are done in TRUTH and UPRIGHTNESS (Righteousness).

    9He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant FOR EVER: holy and reverend is his name.

    So again we are told that his Law is done in Truth, righteousness, we are told that his righteousness is everlasting and that his law will stand fast forever…who is a pope, or a preacher to say when forever ended?

    Look at Isaiah 8:16 Bind up the TESTIMONY, seal the LAW among my disciples…and then in vs 20 To the LAW and to the TESTIMONY: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

    Now, look at how it ties in with Revelation (we are told that scripture should interpret scripture)

    Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have SEALED the servants of our God in their foreheads.

    Who does Christ say are the end time saints?

    Rev 12: 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,(who are they) which KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD ANNND THE TESTIMONY OF of Jesus Christ.

    This is a 2 part thing here…more than a simple 30 sec prayer to Jesus and once saved always saved!

    SO, the Saints are being attacked and killed what is next, Look…

    Rev. 14:12Here is the patience (endurance) of the SAINTS: here are they that KEEP the commandments of God, AND the faith (testimony) of Jesus.

    We are told in Matt 24:13 that “he who ENDURES to the end shall be saved….and here we have the SAINTS enduring through persecution and murder…they are holding fast to God’s commands and worshiping Him the way HE prescribes rather than the way the Pope is demanding and enforcing..

    What is the end result…

    Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that DO his commandments, that THEY may HAVE RIGHT to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.



  8. sonny March 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM #

    THE POPE HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE LAWS OF CHRIST…OR at least he thinks…First Changed of Sabbath was Constantine when he changed it to keep his empire intact..
    Second was the Council of Laodicea. And after the decrees to change to Sunday comes Persecution…!!!


    • Michael Babcock March 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM #

      Sonny, you are touting nonsense and SDA propaganda.

      Go back and read my statement above (dated Jan. 12, 2011). I cite both Barnabas of Alexandria and Justyn Martyr, over 150 years before Constantine,
      stating the Church met on the eighth day or Sunday.

      As for David’s reply, the Christian is not under Law but under Christ who is the fulfillment of the Law. Those who are in Christ are those who are filled with His Spirit and live in the realm of the Spirit. They are not tied to the types and shadows of the old covenant but are in the new. They therefore worship on the Christian Sabbath, the day of Christ’s resurrection, the dawn of the new age and the foretaste of their own resurrection. This is apostolic doctrine and practice fully in conformity to all the Scriptures. “You read the Scriptures and think you have eternal life in them? They are that which testifies of Me,” says Jesus. Yes, even the old Sabbath day testifies of Christ, and to ignore the centrality of that is dangerous. But this is not a popish invention, nor is it by legislation ordered by Constantine, but by the Lord of the Church and the King of Creation and the fountain of the new Creation Himself.


      • Kevin McMillen April 13, 2015 at 9:29 AM #

        Michael, you are touting nonsense. But the nonsense that you tout is believed by the majority.

        So, you think that since the writers that you quote wrote before Constantine that they held to the truth of the bible?

        Let’s see what Paul had to say just 30 years after Jesus’ death.

        2Th 2:7
        For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

        The Mystery of Lawlessness was already working in Paul’s day. So why should we believe what so called “early church father’s” taught?

        Sunday is not the Christian Sabbath. You can find that nowhere in the bible.

        Paul meeting on the Sabbath is mentioned dozens of times more than the so called “first day of the week” which is a mis-translation anyway.

        The bible says “mia ton sabbaton” or first the sabbaths, which began the seven sabbaths count to Pentecost.

        Why do you think the bibkle mentiones the “second sabbath after the first”?

        Luk 6:1
        And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

        This is how they counted the seven weeks/sabbaths to Pentecost. This was their time of harvest. Seven weeks of harvest.

        If you really knew your bible you’d know this.

        Kevin McMillen


  9. felix souffrrant September 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM #

    You quote scripture and do not understand it. Sunday was never the Sabbath . It never will be. Paul kept the feasts always Understand the LORD’s feast, which was observed by his people, heralding Yeshua’s coming resurrection (first fruit). First fruit was always first day of the week. Pentecost (feast of weeks) also first day. The Israelites always kept them on the first day. You see resurrection is after the Sabbath. It was never traded for Sabbath. Christ fulfilled Passover to Pentecost. Pentecost is still going on. He has yet to do feast of Trumpets (his return), Day of Atonement, Tabernacles; in that order. CHRIST and all the apostles met on the Sabbath always. We are not to keep communion all year long, only during days of unleavened bread. 7 days of Passover. Read Lev 23, it’s all about MESSIAH as HE explained what Moses said of Him in Luke 24; 13-27. CHRIST died on Passover, the same date the lamb is always killed in the Spring (14th day of Abib buried before sunset15th of Abib. The 7th day perfect Sabbath remains until after HIS return. Read Isaiah 66;22-24,Zach 14;16-21on earth’ s millennium reign Rev 20, all of these verses are the same event


    • Michael L. Babcock April 23, 2015 at 7:57 PM #

      Kevin, while it is true that the Mystery of Lawlessness was already working in Paul’s day, that doesn’t mean that the church was so corrupted that it lost the truth and the apostolic practice. Indeed, if it did Jesus would have been proven weak and a liar — He said He would build His church and the gates of Hades would not prevail against it and He said that He would be with the Church to the end of the age. And it is also true that the universal practice of the early church, following apostolic practice, worshiped on Sunday. That is simply a historical fact, and it was done well before Constantine. And yes, I do know the Bible and so I know the eschatological thrust of the Sabbath. What did the Sabbath represent? It represented God’s reward to an obedient people, which is what Ex. 20 points out. It also represents God’s redemption because we are not obedient in ourselves, as Dt. 5 points out. I know that Jesus, being obedient for us, has already entered into that eternal Sabbath, having completed the stipulations of the covenant of works, and we are then exhorted to be diligent to enter into it with Him (Heb. 4:11). To celebrate any Sabbath apart from that is to be disobedient. Thus the early church met on the first day of the week (e.g., Acts 20:7, 1 Cor. 16:2, Rev. 1:10).

      Felix, no one ever said the Sabbath was traded for the resurrection. The resurrection is the fulfillment of the Sabbath promise — that Jesus was 100% obedient in the covenant of works that Adam was brought into, and because He did what Adam failed to do, He entered into the eternal rest that God rewarded Him. Jesus Himself said in John 17:4, “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.” He was born under the Law (Gal.4:4) and accomplished the work for His people, “so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons” (Gal. 4:5). That is the thrust of Hebrews’ teaching. Moreover, both Hebrews and Paul warns about going back to the types and shadows of the Mosaic Law because Christ has fulfilled all of them, even those feast days you mentioned — Col. 2:16-20, “Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or bdrink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbaths — things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God. If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, ‘Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”


      • Kevin McMillen August 13, 2015 at 1:43 PM #

        Michael, you’re teaching that Jesus obeyed God so we don’t have to. That is licentiousness. You don’t even understand the covenants. You keep mentioning a “covenant of works”, you even claim that it began with Adam. Prove this.

        You Michael are confused about God’s different covenants and their purpose.

        As for your idea that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church means that the majority of the church has to be correct. Let’s just see what Jesus says:

        Mat 7:22
        Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

        Mat 7:23
        And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

        Tell me, just how do you define “many”.

        How about:

        Mat 24:5
        For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

        Sorry Michael but your idea that Jesus would be weak if the majority were deceived shows that you don’t know your bible.

        Many are called but FEW are chosen.

        The church is called the firstfruits. Firstfruits are a small amount.

        Your idea that the church has to be large in order for Jesus to be strong is incorrect.

        The majority of christendom today is deceived, and you are one of them.

        The true church of Jesus keeps his seventh day Sabbath, his Feast days, and his dietary laws.


  10. Kayotrendsetta January 6, 2017 at 9:25 PM #

    Hello everyone our lord God created the heaven’s and earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th day that is why Saturday is the Sabbath its nothing to do with jesus resurrection.sunday is the 1st day of a new week its not complicated just listen to what God says,if you have ears than hear,if you have eyes then see


    • Ed November 26, 2017 at 4:42 PM #

      Well said.



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