SABBATH/ DAY OF REST CHANGED TO SUNDAY

Q. Who gave the Catholic Church and the other Churches the authority to change the THE DAY OF REST from Saturday to Sunday?

A. The change of keeping the day of rest on Sunday instead of Saturday was by the authority Jesus gave to Peter and the Church He founded. By giving the keys of the kingdom to Peter and the Church and the power to bind and loose (a rabbinic formula meaning “authority to Rule) the day of rest and worship was changed to Sunday in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Interestingly, Jesus did nothing on Saturday or the Jewish Sabbath. But Friday was consecrated by His death and Sunday by His resurrection. Also, most if not all of His appearances to His apostles and others occurred on SUNDAY. At first the early Christians kept both Saturday and Sunday but when the first generation of Jewish Christians died keeping the Sabbath faded away.

So, of course those who do not accept the authority of the Catholic Church to rule would reject this change based on scripture alone. And others who also reject the Catholic Church and yet accept the sabbath change to Sunday accept this Catholic TRADITION and several others. Some of the other Catholic TRADITIONS Protestant accept are the canon of the New Testament, the Doctrine of the Trinity, and Incarnation. Because as I have said elsewhere, the New Testament and even the whole Bible is NOT a Systematic Theology text. Someone must interpret it. The question is: Who has authority to interpret it infallibly?

Advertisements

17 Responses to SABBATH/ DAY OF REST CHANGED TO SUNDAY

  1. Chris says:

    Yes, Jesus did nothing on Sabbath, even in His death he kept the Sabbath as a day of rest. Solomon, considered to be the wisest of all, said death to be a time of rest.
    Jesus only commanded Peter to “feed His Sheep”
    Yet again, “vicarius villi dei” proves the catholic system to be the beast of revelations 13.
    Stop sucking thum, and proof your claims by scripture.

  2. Yes, Jesus did nothing on Sabbath, even in His death he kept the Sabbath as a day of rest. Solomon, considered to be the wisest of all, said death to be a time of rest.

    Jesus only commanded Peter to “feed His Sheep”

    How exactly do you imagine that should be interpreted?

    Yet again, “vicarius villi dei” [sic] proves the catholic system to be the beast of revelations 13.

    Vicar of God? What Seventh Day Adventist lit have you been reading lately?

    Stop sucking thum [sic], and proof [sic] your claims by scripture.

    Classy.

  3. Joel says:

    Chris,
    Jesus said more to Peter than just, “Feed my sheep.” He also said, “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church,” and, “What you bind on Earth shall be bound in Heaven and what you loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven.”

    Now throughout most of Christian history the faithfull lived under the authority of a king so the term “vicar” might not have lost so much meaning on them as it does to many modern Americans. When someone left the king’s court on royal orders with the king’s trust to conduct business faithfully he went with the authority of the king. Any decision he made was considered binding on the kingdom. How exactly is that different than “What you bind on Earth shall be bound in Heaven and what you loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven.”?

  4. Joel says:

    Saying the Catholic Church is the system of the beast described in the Revelation to St. John demonstrates complete ignorance of the Bible, the Church and history (ancient, post-ancient and contemporary). You should really study up before offering such nonsence.

  5. Bryan Owen says:

    I’m not aware of Saturday ever being referred to as the Lord’s Day in Judaism. Perhaps I am in error. If I’m not mistaken, then the question “Who gave the Catholic Church and the other Churches the authority to change the Lord’s Day from Saturday to Sunday?” doesn’t make any sense.

    I do know that the New Testament and the early Christians distinguished between Saturday (the Sabbath, the last day of the week) and Sunday (the Lord’s Day, the first day of the week). After all, most of them were Jewish converts to believing in Jesus as the Messiah. So they kept Sabbath on Saturday, and they observed the Lord’s Day on Sunday.

    In short, Sunday is not the Sabbath. Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Their theological and liturgical meanings are quite distinct.

    I’ve written a brief piece on this here: http://creedalchristian.blogspot.com/2008/03/sunday-is-not-sabbath.html.

    • emeli mateiwai says:

      the authority given by satan to the catholic church to change saturday to sunday as the day of rest, we shud be aware that satan is around too to do the opposite ofwhat god want us to do. it starts from the beginning from adam and eve, thats why we need to seek god and his righteousness and u will do what is of god and base formthe manual which is the bible. If u want to learn how to drive the car manual book is there, so please stop no use of debating about this because its biblica. God still awaits us as sinners to come’ come’ is not too late. dont liste to catholic doctrine its from satan. sorry

  6. bfhu says:

    I stand corrected. And they have been duly made. But I think most people understood what I meant despite my inexactitude.

  7. Bryan Owen says:

    I don’t mean to belabor the point, but changing the wording to “Who gave the Catholic Church and the other Churches the authority to change the THE DAY OF REST from Saturday to Sunday?” continues to confuse the distinction between the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day.

    Yes, the Sabbath is the day of rest. But Sunday – the Lord’s Day – is not the Sabbath, and thus not the day of rest in that way. It has a different theological meaning.

    A clergy colleague who is now the Bishop Coadjutor of Virginia (the Very Rev. Shannon Johnston) put it like this in a parish newsletter article a few years back:

    “The Sabbath is defined as a ‘day of rest, ‘ and thus is inextricably bound throughout all Holy Scripture to the seventh day of Creation – when God rested from all He had done. Scripture is equally clear that Sunday is the first day of the week, and that when the first Christians gathered on Sunday, they were not keeping the Sabbath, but were commemorating the Resurrection; they were not observing the Day of Rest, but rather, the Day of the Lord.

    “The Sabbath is also the day set apart for Jewish worship, not just rest. Likewise, Sunday is the day Christians have set apart for worship. Is it not natural and appropriate, therefore, to think of Sunday in like terms as ‘sabbath’? Of course, the parallel of worship is clear, but Sunday is not so much a ‘day of rest’ (implicit in ‘sabbath day’) as it is a day of CELEBRATION. It is the day of recreation, being especially mindful of that word’s origin, RE-creation, which is what Jesus did for us. We may indeed ‘celebrate’ and renew by resting, but we may also do so by feasting and (for want of a better term) merry-making. … Sunday is a FEAST DAY for Christians; it is not a day of ‘abstinence.’ …

    “What the Sabbath and Sunday have in common is that they are the days specifically set apart for particular attention to our relationship with God. But the essential character, ‘psychology,’ and theology of these two days is fundamentally different.”

  8. bayanijuan says:

    The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath; Mark 2:27….

    i guess this answers that sabbath is not only for jewish but for humanity.. When Jesus Christ came to earth, he was observing saturday as rest day. meaning he recognize that it is indeed the real day of rest. in fact, matthew 5:17 says,

    Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    from the beginning, in old testament, God told us to rest on the seventh-day (which is Saturday), and in the new testament he came to fulfill.

    Now, why would he want his rest of day be changed when even Him came not to destroy any jot but to fulfill..

    i beleive that the true day of rest is saturday.

  9. danorie says:

    I need some guidance, please. If the sabbath was changed to Sunday, then please give me all scriptures that pertain to this. I’ve studied and have not been able to find any verses that say the sabbath has changed.

    This is what I think when people talk about things being nailed to the cross when Jesus died. I think that it was talking about sacrifices “only” because Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and there would be no need for any more sacrifices for forgiveness of sins. All we have to do is repent. I have heard all kinds of things like the commandents were nailed to the cross or the sabbath or the jewish sabbaths. I haven’t read any scripture saying these things.

  10. Sabbath or Sunday? might be something you would be interested in reading.

    First and foremost, we do best to determine if the methodology you are using – demanding that a more concise and indentifiable prescription can be found in Scriptures themselves – is one that is historic. Worth reading:
    Protestants and Sola Scriptura

  11. Cyo says:

    The Biblical Sabbath is not a matter of what suits me best, it is a matter of obeying God.The sabbath was not for Jews but for all mankind because when God gave the 7th day Sabbath there were no Jews around. I hear people talk about laws being ‘nailed to the cross’ and that means that the sabbath was nailed to the cross. Can any of you prove to me that the 10 commandments which contains the 7th day Sabbath and stuff like thou shall not kill or steal etc; that these laws point to Jesus coming as the savior of the world?

  12. bfhu says:

    Cyo.

    The Biblical Sabbath is not a matter of what suits me best, it is a matter of obeying God.

    BFHU: Amen

    .

    The sabbath was not for Jews but for all mankind because when God gave the 7th day Sabbath there were no Jews around.

    BFHU: Well, God rested on the 7th day before there were in existence the Jewish people. But, He gave the LAW of Rest on the Sabbath to the Jews through Moses. I don’t know that He gave this Law to other peoples explicitly. On what do you base the idea that God gave the Law of the Sabbath to al people?

    I hear people talk about laws being ‘nailed to the cross’ and that means that the sabbath was nailed to the cross.

    BFHU:No. Jesus says:

    Mt. 5:17-17“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    Can any of you prove to me that the 10 commandments which contains the 7th day Sabbath and stuff like thou shall not kill or steal etc; that these laws point to Jesus coming as the savior of the world?

    BFHU: No. I never heard anything like that.

  13. Anonymous says:

    the lord of sabbath will surely make all thing certain,for the sabbath liveth.amen

  14. Nelson machini says:

    Wish to know. Where in the bible is it recorded that sunday is the lords day?

  15. Anonymous says:

    these people have forgoten the 4rth commandment!!ohhnooo!!!!!! 0_o

  16. Anonymous says:

    so…u already know the true day huh? then what are we waiting for!let’s tell the people about this before it’s too late!!we can’t keep them sinning!! T_T

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: