“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” reads the command from God in Exodus 20:8, yet the question is asked again and again – why do Christians gather to worship on Sunday and not Saturday, which is the seventh day of the week called the Sabbath?
Saturday, not Sunday, has always been and will always be the Sabbath. Jesus and His disciples observed the Sabbath on Saturday and taught others to do the same, so why do Christians meet on Sunday?
You might hear some well-founded rumors floating around on the internet, or from your ‘Google-scholar’ friend about Greek deities and the the sun-god on Sunday, but the truth about this day should be known by all Christians.
On this day, Easter Sunday, let us reflect on an event that changed the world forever!
Christianity, unlike Islam, Buddhism, or all the other religions in the world, does not rely on a revelation given to a single person. Instead, Christianity grew from the multiple testimonies of eye witnesses who all experienced the same thing at the same time. About 2,000 years ago, Jesus rose from the grave, having conquered death, and hundreds of people witnessed this and went around telling others what they had seen. Jesus did not only reveal Himself to one single person after His resurrection, but all of heaven and earth witnessed and rejoiced that Jesus conquered the grave and since that day the entire Body of Christ has celebrated His resurrection each week.
This does not mean that Sunday is to replace Saturday as the Sabbath, but it does mean that every week is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ by the Body of Christ!
So, today, as we all remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Resurrection Sunday, keep in mind that this day has been celebrated every single week for more than 2,000 years.