In this post, learn the shocking truth about the Lord’s Day that no Christians is willing to accept!
If asked, “What is the Lord’s Day?”, a lot of Christians would answer, “Sunday.” In fact, this is the popular belief of many including theologians, scholars, and religious leaders. As a result, most Christians would simply follow these people and call Sunday the Lord’s Day.
What most Christians believe about the Lord’s Day
As mentioned, Christians would tell you that the Lord’s Day is Sunday.
Read what Wikipedia, a reputable and popular online encyclopedia, has to say about the “Lord’s Day”:
The Lord’s Day in Christianity is generally Sunday, the principal day of communal worship. It is observed by most Christians as the weekly memorial of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is said in the canonical Gospels to have been witnessed alive from the dead early on the first day of the week.
One of the most popular Christian websites, Got Questions, also said this about Lord’s Day under their article entitled, “What is the Lord’s day?”:
The Lord’s day (as distinguished from the day of the Lord) is Sunday. The term Lord’s day is used only once in Scripture… Since the apostle John does not elaborate on the meaning of “Lord’s day,” we can assume that his target audience, first-century Christians, were already familiar with the expression.
I can go on and on citing various Christian organizations, but one thing is clear: they claim that the Lord’s Day is Sunday.
However, can they really back it up? Does the Bible really say that the Lord’s Day is Sunday?
In this post, let us investigate and see the shocking truth most Christians refuse to believe!
Sunday was never mentioned
The phrase “Lord’s Day” is only used once in the entire Bible. We find it written in Revelation 1:10:
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet…”
No mention of Sunday.
No mention of the phrase “First day of the week.”
Even if you read the whole book of Revelation, you will never find any reason or indication that the Apostle John was referring to Sunday as the Lord’s Day!
How did Christians conclude Sunday is the Lord’s Day?
So, you may wonder, why would Christians think that Sunday is the Lord’s Day when you can never find it being supported in Revelation 1:10 or anywhere else in Revelation?
Their main answer is that Sunday is the day when our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Yahshua the Messiah) rose from the dead.
Since He rose on Sunday, then it is called the Lord’s Day.
However, that is actually not supported in the Bible.
If you really dig deeper, the reasoning that Sunday is the day when Jesus rose from the dead and therefore should be called the Lord’s Day is, in truth, a DESPERATE human invention.
It is just an excuse so people can throw away the Fourth Commandment!
The resurrection chronology is not the main topic of this article. However, please take time to read, “11 Irrefutable Proofs that Jesus’ Resurrection Sunday was Wrong.” Moreover, please also read, “Did the Resurrection of Jesus Change the Sabbath?”
These articles should help you learn more about the real day when Jesus was resurrected and if His resurrection changed the Sabbath day.
It’s more likely to be Saturday, not Sunday
Now, if people would really insist that the “Lord’s Day” refers to a particular day of the week, Sunday won’t be the best day to choose.
Instead, it would be the biblical Sabbath day, which starts from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset.
Notice what the Prophet Isaiah wrote:
13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
From doing your pleasure on My holy day,
And call the Sabbath a delight,
The holy day of the LORD honorable,
And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,
Nor finding your own pleasure,
Nor speaking your own words… (Isaiah 58:13)
Did you notice that? God called the Sabbath day HIS Holy Day!
It’s not Sunday or the first day of the week.
Therefore, if there’s any day that should be called the Lord’s Day, it should be the Sabbath!
Not only that, but read Mark 2:28:
28 Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”
Yahshua is the Lord of the Sabbath. He is not the Lord of the first day of the week. He is not the Lord of Sunday, but instead, He is the Lord of the Sabbath.
How clear can you get? Yet, a lot of Christians would readily reject what the Bible really says and keep the traditions of men!
The real meaning of the Lord’s Day in Revelation 1:10
Now, let’s go deeper into the truth.
If you read the context of Revelation 1:10, it doesn’t refer to a particular day of the week.
It is actually referring to a time in the future when Jesus Christ or Yahshua would finally return here on the earth!
In other parts of the Bible, the “Lord’s Day” is synonymous with the following:
- “Day of Christ,”
- “Day of the Lord”
- “Day of the Lord Jesus Christ”
Here are the few verses where you can read these terms:
For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts,
A day of vengeance,
That He may avenge Himself on His adversaries.
The sword shall devour;
It shall be satiated and made drunk with their blood;
For the Lord GOD of hosts has a sacrifice
In the north country by the River Euphrates.
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.
And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the LORD
Shall be saved.
1 Corinthians 1:8
… Who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 5:5
… Deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 1:14
… (as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
2 Thessalonians 2:2
… not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
You just read the shocking truth about the “Lord’s Day.”
It is not Sunday.
If it refers to a particular day of the week, it should be Saturday, the seventh day of the week.
However, we have read that the “Lord’s Day” in Revelation 1:10 is actually referring to a future time and event when Yahshua the Messiah will return to earth and establish His Father’s Kingdom. This is expected as we know that Revelation is prophetic writing.
So, let’s stop calling Sunday the “Lord’s Day” because this is not what the Bible teaches.
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