Saturday, the True Day of WorshipFebruary 22, 2017
Saturday, the True Day of Worship According to the Word of God
According to the Bible there are abundant blessings waiting for those who worship God. We can even see that God designates a specific day which contains many promises. As Christians we go to church weekly ready to receive the water of life. However, it is important for us to make sure that the day we go to worship God is the day that God, not man, has designated. Most Christians have grown up thinking that day was Sunday, yet there isn’t any biblical evidence. Instead, the Bible teaches that Saturday is the true day of worship.
Some may think that we can worship God any day that we like, that there’s no specific day. It is true that we should maintain a daily relationship with God, however, if God chooses one day and sets it apart from the other six days of the week then we should honor it, according to the will of God. This is why we even see the day of worship as one of the ten commandments.
Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God….For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”
All Christians know the value of the ten commandments. We can clearly see that the seventh day is the day that God wants his people to keep.
What day is the Sabbath day?
Scriptures show that the Sabbath day is the seventh day. It is our duty to find evidence to allow us to identify which day is the seventh day out of all of the days of the week. Most people think it is Sunday because that is the day of worship among mainstream Christianity. However, we can easily see that it is Saturday by looking at the calendar.
This is why when you define the word Saturday, it’s defined as the seventh day of the week in any dictionary. Sunday is defined as the first day of the week. Sunday can not be the true day of worship.
There is even biblical evidence that proves that Sunday is not the seventh day. We can see this through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is common knowledge that Jesus resurrected on Sunday. However, the Bible says that is the first day of the week.
Mark 16:9 “When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene…”
The Bible teaches that the day that Jesus rose was the first day of the week. Since we know the resurrection took place on a Sunday, Sunday is the first day of the week. This means that Saturday is the true day of worship!
Examples that were set for us
Everything written in the Bible was written to teach us (Romans 15:4). To be a Christian means that we are to follow the example of Christ. When we look into His ministry work, we can see the example He set for us is keeping the Sabbath.
Luke 4:16 “He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read..”
In both the Old and New Testament, the Bible teaches we should be keeping the Sabbath. The apostles clearly understood this and they, too, kept the Sabbath day (Acts 17:2, 18:4). In fact, there’s no where in the Bible that says we should be keeping Sunday!
Since Sunday isn’t biblical, where did it come from?
When we look into history, we can see that Sunday was instituted by a man who believed in the sun as a god. Roman Emperor Constantine changed the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday in the year 321. This is even where the term “Sunday” got its origin.
However, as Christians, It is very important for us to distinguish what is right in the eyes of God. God commanded us to keep Saturday, we should keep Saturday. Constantine believed in many gods, and was not a true Christian. He had no authority or power to change the God’s word!
Revelation 22:18-19 “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.”
The promise of the Sabbath day
By keeping Saturday, the true day of worship, we are able to receive many beautiful promises from God. Let’s see a couple.
Exodus 31:12-13 “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.”
Through the Sabbath day God has allowed us to have a sign that we are His people. There are 7 billion people in the world, and some of them worship other gods. However, if I want God to see me as a chosen child of God, then the Sabbath is my sign. What an amazing blessing!
Isaiah 56:2 “Blessed is the one who does this- the person who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps their hands from doing any evil.”
Surely God is storing up many blessings for us through this holy day! Therefore, as the children of God let us follow His will and keep the true day of worship, Saturday.