There is no doubt that MAJORITY of Christians go to Church every Sunday. Most mega-churches today find their parking lots full of cars every first day of the week. Even Sunday is marked red on our calendar. In spite of the exponential number of people keeping Sunday as their day of worship, does this really square with what the Bible teaches? Does the scripture reveal to us the true day of rest and worship? And most importantly, does Jesus go to church every Sunday? The answer may shock you.
Jesus custom of keeping the Sabbath
From the scripture, it is very clear that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Master, did not keep Sunday as His Sabbath day. In FACT, there is no single indication that He kept it or He gave instruction that His followers should deviate away from the true day of worship to Sunday.
The Book of Luke has this to say about the custom of Jesus Christ.
“And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his CUSTOM was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read” (Luke 4:16).
From this scripture, it is very clear that Jesus kept the Sabbath as a day of rest and worship to God. It is Jesus CUSTOM – habit, tradition, practice, routine, norm – to keep the Sabbath day. But, which day is the Sabbath day?
“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…” (Exodus 20:8-10).
As we look into our calendar, it is obvious that the seventh day is Saturday and Sunday is the FIRST day of the week. Even any dictionary or encyclopaedia will immediately tell you that Saturday is the seventh day while Sunday is the first day.
Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath
Aside from being a habit of Christ going to the synagogue every Saturday, He also declared that He is actually the LORD of the Sabbath.
“And he said unto them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath’” (Mark 2:27-28).
There are two important facts that we should notice here.
First, Jesus said that the Sabbath was made for MAN and not for the Jews or Israelites only. Jesus is actually saying that the Sabbath is made for the WHOLE of MANKIND and not just for the few. So, it is not true that the Sabbath was only given to the Jews and they should be the only one keeping it and not Christians.
Second, Jesus said that He is the Lord of the Sabbath – the seventh day, Saturday and NOT Sunday. When we keep Saturday Sabbath, we are worshiping and following God’s commandment. Now, you have to ask the question:
If Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath, then who is the lord of Sunday? Who does people worship every Sunday mass or service?
Well, if you look into the history of Sunday-keeping, you will soon find out that it is the day of the venerable sun. Ancient pagans consider the first day of the week as their day set aside for worship of the SUN.
Jesus Christ is our Master and whoever wants to follow Christ MUST follow His footstep and how he lived this life. We cannot say that we believe and worship Jesus and the Father while doing something that is contrary to what They actually teach and require of us.
Jesus NEVER kept Sunday as the Sabbath day nor will He ever do. Prophecy tells us that the Sabbath is here to stay today and to the day Jesus returns here on the Earth (Matthew 24:20). Even if you read Genesis to Revelation, there is no single scripture that transfer the sacredness and holiness of the Sabbath on Sunday. But rather, history tells us that it was the Roman Catholic Church that made changed.
It is up to you whether you will follow Jesus Christ, our creator and savior, and keep the seventh-day Sabbath or you will follow vain human-devised traditions and keep Sunday.
Jesus kept the Sabbath, will you?
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