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Why is there no direct Scripture in the Bible that the Sabbath was changed to Sunday?
Because the Sabbath was NOT changed to Sunday. The Sabbath remains on Saturday, the last day of the week. Some of the Sabbath's observances have been changed to Sunday, for instance, a rest from servile labor, and the obligation to offer particular worship to God.
Roman Catholic Answer
But the change of the day of worship, and the obligations, as to rest and whatnot, are indicated by Jesus through His Church. The Scripture was never intended to be an all inclusive encyclopedia of Christian practice and belief. Even the Scripture clearly indicates that in numerous places. Jesus established His Church, and gave the command to go out and preach. No where he did indicate that they should sit down and write a Bible, the Bible was written as part of their preaching.
So the change, as much as there was, was spelled out by the Church, not the Scripture; and by the very fact that Jesus fulfilled the old covenant and established the new covenant-which is defined and preached by the Church.
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There were actually several Sabbaths. There was a sabbath year every seven years, and a special Jubilee year every 50 years, which was itself a sabbath. There was also a requi…rement of a sabbath month every year on the seventh month. The most well-known sabbath, however, was the weekly sabbath, which was actually not on Sunday at all. It began at sundown Friday evening and lasted 24 hours until sundown on Saturday every week. The Catholic Church changed the sabbath to Sunday. The book, Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church (1871), by A.P Stanley, on page 291 says, "The retention of the old Pagan name of 'Dies Solis,' or 'Sunday,' for the weekly Christian festival, is, in great measure, owing to the union of Pagan and [so-called] Christian sentiment with which the first day of the week was recommended by Constantine [in an edict in 321 C.E.] to his subjects, Pagan and Christian alike, as the 'venerable day of the Sun.' . . . It was his mode of harmonizing the discordant religions of the Empire under one common institution." In other words, because of the fact that the pagans already viewed Sunday as the priciple day of the week and a sacred day, that was dedicated to their sun god, Constantine felt that this would be the best choice to dedicate as the sabbath day for the church and the principle day of the week for it's adherents, in order to harmonize the pagans with the newly formed Catholic Church. Thus, today people widely view Sunday as the day of the sabbath, even though the Bible does not endorse Sunday as the true sabbath day. Will post selective quotes, since some of the text of my source are congruent with the above answer; "The Sabbath was a Jewish institution, and, according to the Bible, only the Jews were commanded to keep that day. Jehovah said nothing to the Egyptians on that subject; nothing to the Philistines, nothing to the Gentiles. " "Up to the time of the Reformation, Sunday had been divided between the discharge of religious duties and recreation. Luther did not believe in the sacredness of the Sabbath. After church he enjoyed himself by playing games, and wanted others to do the same. Even John Calvin, whose view had been blurred by the "Five Points," allowed the people to enjoy themselves on Sunday afternoon." "But in Scotland the Jewish idea was adopted to the fullest extent. There Sabbath-breaking was one of the blackest and one of the most terrible crimes. Nothing was considered quite as sacred as the Sabbath. The Scotch went so far as to take the ground that it was wrong to save people who were drowning on Sunday, the drowning being a punishment inflicted by God. Upon the question of keeping the Sabbath most of the Scottish people became insane." For the rest, see link on left " Sabbath Superstitions" * Addition; Constantine decreed (March 7, 321) dies Solis - day of the sun, "Sunday" - as the Roman day of rest [CJ3.12.2]: On the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits because it often happens that another day is not suitable for grain-sowing or vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost. The religion of Sol Invictus continued to be part of the state religion until paganism was abolished by decree of Theodosius I on February 27, 390. see link on left "Sol Invictus" see also "Blue Law" http:/enzperiodzwikipediazperiodzorg/wiki/Blue_law The sabbath was not meant for the Jews only if; we see in mark 2:27 its says "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath." ** see link "The Fourth Commandment" on left ** Answer Nowhere, nowhere in the Bible is Sunday said to be the Sabbath, that's where. It says it clearly in the fourth commandment in Exodus 20:8-11. The Sabbath is Saturday. In 341 A.D Constantine changed the Sabbath to Sunday just because he had the authority and everyone would obey him. But God's word says it's Saturday and nobody can change what God said. Something else I have to add to the answer under this. If God wanted the Sabbath to change to Sunday after Jesus rose from the dead, then why in our Bibles is the forth commandment the same? If God wanted it to change after Jesus rose, did he not have time to tell his apostles to write that in the New Testament? And guess what it's not there, if God wanted the Sabbath to change he would have have told his people. If you say that's one reason, what's the others? God never said in the Bible, "after Jesus rose from the grave the Sabbath changed to Sunday", I don't see that anywhere, or nothing similar. If that was what God wanted he would have put it in the Bible, or told his prophets, or Ellen G. White, our recent prophetess for the Seventh-day Adventist church. Answer Originally, Sabbath was observed on a Saturday. (The day God rested.) But was changed to Sunday because Jesus Christ, having been sacrificed for all humanity's sins, rose from the dead on a Sunday. That is one reason. Answer: God instituted the 7th day of rest since the creation which is in Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth and all the host of them were finished, Gen 2:2 And on the Seventh Day God ended his work which he had done and he rested on the Seventh Day from all his work which he had done Gen 2:3 Then God BLESSED the Seventh Day and SANCTIFIED it. Adam and Eve knows about the SABBATH DAY and it is their First Complete Day after they are created, since God Created them on the 6th Day( Gen 1:26).Who is this Lord who instituted the SABBATH DAY or the 7th Day rest on Genesis? John 1:1-4, In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with GOD,and the WORD was GOD. 2 : He was in the beginning with GOD 3: ALL things were made through HIM, and without HIM nothing was MADE that was MADE. John 1:10 He was in the WORLD, and the WORLD was made through Him. So JESUS instituted the 7th Day Sabbath since CREATION, and he even write it with hes finger in Granite when he give it to Moses.There is no Jewish State during creation since there is only ADAM and EVE during that time. Even Jesus observed the SABBATH when he is still on this EARTH Luke 4:16 So 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 to read. Jesus instituted the SABBATH, and it will stay for eternity.
The Resurrection, which took place on Sunday. Christians honourthat as their sabbath.
Your question supposes there is still a sabbath that follows the old covenant pattern. What changed were the covenants. The new covenant has no requirement to observe …days. The new covenant is about the spirit of the law sans the letter (Rom. 7:6; II Cor. 3). Old covenant points of law do not come forward into the new covenant. You cannot put the new wine (new covenant) into the old wineskin (old covenant structure). The two are totally different (Jer 31:31; Heb 8:9) and you can only be party to one or the other.
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because he was the first pope and he really was a pagan worshiper. His job was to infiltrate paganism and Christianity to fool people into worshiping on the wrong day. In whic…h then they would be breaking one of GOD commandments in keeping the sabbath day holy.
Days did not change; the covenants changed. The new covenant has no requirement to observe days. The sabbath, like all of the old covenant requirements, came to an end. …Christians are not a party to the old covenant.
Answer: Since there is no biblical authorization that changes the Sabbath Commandment... it has been, admittedly, commanded by the Roman Catholic church that the first day o…f the week to be observed.
In Christianity, the Lord's Day (Sunday) replaced the Sabbath, but in Judaism, the Sabbath is still observed on Saturday. actually not every Christianity change Saturday to S…unday. some of Christianity still keep Saturday as sabbath because bible never say to change from Saturday to Sunday. Keeping Sabbath day is for honor God, the Creator. But Pagan from the beginning still worship Sun God.
What changed were the covenants. The sabbath was a requirement of the old covenant that ended. Answer: The Sabbath was made on the seventh day... and has never been abrogate…d. It was made for all the nations of the earth to remember their Creator and that they are His creation. Adam and Eve were the entire population on the earth at that time, and from them all the nations sprang. * You are making claims without Scriptural support. Where does it day the sabbath requirement was made for all nations? It does not. God rested on *that* seventh day and God blessed *that* seventh day. It does not say God blessed the recurring seventh day, nor does it state God rests as a result every seventh day. Jesus exclaimed that He and the Father work on the sabbath days. No other day of the week remembers creation but the seventh day. * The purpose of the sabbath was not for it to be an end in itself, but rather to point the children of Israel to their God who created all and rested on that seventh day, and the God who freed them from the slavery of Egypt (Deut. 5). The sabbath was a shadow of Christ and the rest we find in Him (Col. 2:16-17) and this it God's rest as described in Hebrews chapter 4 that the Israelites could not enter into due to their unbelief (faithlessness) even though they had the weekly shadow sabbath. The Sabbath is also included in the Creator's Ten Commandments. And unless the Ten Commandments have been "done away"... then this is further testimony it has not been changed. No where in Hebrew are the ten referred to as "commandments". They are the "ten words". They are the core of the old covenant between God and the Israelites. No others were present at the ratification of that covenant. You cannot be held to the conditions of a covenant you are not a party to, and God does not deal with us illegally as you claim and assume. While some religions of men claim God's Commandments were "done away" by Jesus' sacrifice... the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God refutes their beliefs and doctrines. *Which you neglect to site in order to back up your claims. These were God's commandments for Israelites, period. They were party to that covenant law. It was a COVENANT, get it? I have a covenant with a finance company for a vehicle. Once I make all the payments, I own the vehicle free and clear. Your take on the matter would have you liable to make my car payments for me. You are not a party to this covenant between me and the bank any more than you are party to that old covenant between God and Israel. If God's Commandments were done away in the New Testament... then the Holy Spirit should not have inspired ANY SCRIPTURE OR PASSAGE that speaks of KEEPING THEM. * Non Sequitur. Any passages that you believe are NC commands to keep the old covenant law are misunderstood and misrepresented by you. There are many scriptures that show we are not under that law; dead to that law. There are many that show that covenant ended that was written on stone, such as II Corinthians chapter 3, which, unfortunately, those who reject the plain statements of scripture are blinded to (a veil before their eyes) for to hold to the old covenant as taught and written down by Moses is to reject the gospel. We are saved by grace, and not grace and sabbath keeping, for example. If the Commandments no longer exist... then these passages should not exist in the New Testament: "...whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of heaven..." (Matt.5:19). * Proof texts, taken out of context and treated eisegetically. Verse 17 has Jesus referring to the law and prophets. The law in this context are the first 5 books of the OT and the prophets are those books written by them. You cannot do away with or fulfill in the prophets what is not in the prophets. There are no laws codified in the prophets. The only thing in the law and prophets with the potential to be fulfilled or destroyed are prophesies. If this were, as you imply, about the legalities of "the law" then you would be required to observe all the law, from circumcision to sacrifices. Also, if this were about the law not being changed down to jots and tittles, then why does Jesus then "contradict" himself later in the same chapter where He alters points of law way beyond jots and tittles? You ignore the context. "...in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men..." (Matt.15:9). * Who was speaking, and who was being spoken to? Jesus was speaking to those who were under the law and addressed how they were not keeping the law according to Scripture, but rather they thought they were keeping the law by keeping their traditions instead. For example, the law of the sabbath states that the people were to remain in their dwellings on the sabbath. You do not do this. You probably go out and attend a religious meeting on that day; a worship service, yet the law states that only in Jerusalem can a person worship God. So you probably do at least two things on the sabbath, thinking you are complying with the sabbath, when in fact you are keeping it in a manner not in line with the commandments concerning the sabbath. "...if thou wilt enter into life, keep the Commandments..." (Matt.19:17). * Again, context. Who was speaking, and who was being spoken to? Jesus is speaking to a man who asked what "he" himself could do to have eternal life. He thought he was keeping those commandments, the last of which Jesus states is not among the ten. At the end of the narrative, was it established that the man was, therefore, going to enter into life based on his keeping those commandments? No. He failed even as all others under the law failed. Only through God can anyone be saved, and that is the conclusion of the matter. He didn't keep the law perfectly as required, and you have not either. You have already lost that battle; you are already condemned then by that law, seeing as you insist on living by that law. This is why the apostle Paul calls it the ministration of death and condemnation. "...circumcision is nothing, and uncircumsion is nothing, but the keeping of the Commandments of God..." (I Cor.7:19). * And God's commandments are different for different people down through time. Working from assumption like this is one of the methods of deception and error. Assumptions lead to deceptions. "...hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His Commandments. He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him..." (I John 2:3-4). And He never commanded one Christian to keep the old covenant law. He came to end the old covenant and begin the new. He had His disciples partake of that cup that represented the new covenant in His blood, and not the old covenant that was ratified with the blood of animals that could never wash away sins. "...whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His Commandments..." (I John 3:22). Again, you work from assumption that His commandments for Christians are the old covenant commandments, which is legally impossible. "...he that keepeth His Commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him..." (verse24). * And His commandments revolve around love and faith. "...by this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His Commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments are not grievous..." (I John 5:2-3). * More assumption. "...this is love, that we walk after His Commandments..." (II John 1:6). * More assumption. "...the Dragon was wroth with the woman (God's church), and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the Commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." (Rev.12:17) * More assumptions. "...here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." (Rev.14:12) * More assumptions. Believe the religions of men... or believe the Word of God who made the Sabbath. If the Commandments of God are done away... so is the Sabbath. *The old covenant came to an end, and with it all those requirements with it. If Christians were supposed to keep the sabbath, it would have been so stated in the new covenant. The new covenant is a law of faith (Rom 3:27) and of the spirit (Rom 7) and not about the old covenant letter of the law (Rom 7:6). Gentile Christians were not required to keep that law (Acts 15). Not changed... but DONE AWAY, ALTOGETHER... AND NO DAY NEED BE KEPT. * That's right. Christians have the right to esteem a day to God, such as the sabbath, or to esteem no day in their relationship with God. Or do you now reject the witness of Paul? Back to the original question: There's no short, "one-reference" answer to the question. First, the Sabbath wasn't "changed," it was taken away. Second, no single verse of scripture "announces" the occurrence. However, a chain of references clearly shows exactly when and where it happened. Hosea prophesies that the Sabbath (and more) will "cease:" Hosea 2:11-13 - I will also cause all her mirth to cease, Her feast days, Her New Moons, Her Sabbaths - All her appointed feasts. This prophecy is closely followed by a promise to magnify the Gentiles: Hosea 2:23 - Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they shall say, 'You are my God!' " "Flash forward" to these New Testament references, showing what happened to the OT Law, including the sabbath: Luke 16:16 - "The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it." After John came Jesus. If "the law and the prophets were until John," this obviously means that Jesus was going to usher in a change. The law and the prophets were ending…the "kingdom of God" was at hand. Matthew 5:17-18 - "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled." Oddly, this is often used as a "proof text" that Jesus imposed the Law and the Prophets on His followers (since He did not come to "destroy" them), and that the Law of Moses is still in effect, since "heaven and earth" still stand, and the law won't "pass" until they do. But that's not what it says at all! Jesus says He came to fulfill the law, and that not one jot or tittle (a way of saying "the tiniest detail") will pass from the law until "all is fulfilled." When did Jesus accomplish this fulfillment? The same place He accomplished everything else He came to do. On the cross. John 19:28-30 - After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!" Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. When "it was finished," the sabbath, the old law, and all its ordinances were done away with, replaced by the law of love and liberty in Jesus. John 13:34, 35 - "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." The Apostle Paul leaves no doubt: Colossians 2:13, 14 - And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Romans 13:10 - Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. [Quotes from NKJV]
Nowhere. The Bible is silent on the seventh day sabbath being changed to another day, and yet the majority of Christians believe it has been changed. If the 4th commandment ha…d been changed, the Bible would be screaming about it, and yet nothing!
The Jewish sabbath is on Saturday. Jesus Christ came back to life on a Sunday. This is why the Christian sabbath is on Sunday.
Caesars never changed anything regarding the Jewish or Christian religions, because they were never Jewish or Christian. Later emperors only enforced Christianity as the state… religion, and never made decisions regarding its organisation; this was left to the church itself.
The bible never mentions the sabbath day changing. Most Christian churches do not worship on the sabbath however because they feel it is simply a Jewish tradition that is no l…onger applicable with the new covenant of Christ.
In The Bible
In the Bible, God only gives one day of the week a "name." That one day is the "seventh day"... the "Sabbath." All the rest of the days of the week... He "numbers." "In …the end of the SABBATH [the seventh day of the week: our Saturday], as it began to dawn toward the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK [our Sunday], came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre." (Matt.28:1) The changing of God's Sabbath Commandment [and the breaking thereof] is man's idea for reasons of his own that aren't commanded in the Bible... not God's. The above answer is correct. In Genesis, it says that the Sabbath is the 7th day of the week, which is Saturday, not Sunday. Sunday is the first day of the week. Christians made Sunday their day of worship because Christ was resurrected on the first day of the week: Sunday (Easter Sunday). Jews, of course, don't believe that Jesus was the Son of God, so, they have stuck with Saturday as their Sabbath. So, there is no verse in the Bible that says that Sunday is the Sabbath. The Bible indicates that Saturday is the Sabbath (although it does not actually name the day). The decision to make Sunday the Christian Sabbath was not based on the teachings in the Old Testament.
The Bible never tells us which day the Sabbath occurs. Certainly the Old Testament does say that the Sabbath should be honoured on the seventh day, but which is the seventh da…y? Assuming that God really did create the world in six days and rested on the seventh, how would they have known that Saturday was the seventh day, rather than Wednesday? the Bible does not tell us and merely assumes that the Hebrew people knew which day this was. Remember that the start of the week is only a convention. It seems likely that Christian Churches adopted Sunday as their Sabbath because the Bible gives that as the day of Jesus' resurrection, whether or not the Bible instructed them to make the change.
Neither the Catholic church nor Christianity at large consider Sunday to be the Sabbath. Differing denominations have differing views on why we have church gatherings on Sunda…ys, but we don't do it out of a mistaken view on the Sabbath.
Incorrect Answer: It was the Jewish people who changed it to Saturday. Long as I've been here, the Sabbath has been on Sunday and nobody changed it. Correct Answer: The Jew…ish people celebrate the Lord's Day on Saturday (meaning Sabbath). The early Christian community decided to worship on Sunday as that was the day Our Lord rose from the dead, when He appeared to His apostles and when He sent His Holy Spirit to the apostles on Pentecost. The Protestants had nothing to do with the change. They did not come on the scene for 1500 years after the change was made.