Christians, did you know that Sunday worship is an institution of the Catholic church?

Christians, did you know that Sunday worship is an institution of the Catholic church?
Not God, when you keep Sunday as the Sabbath (as you do) you are pretty much screaming that the Pope does have final authority to change God’s 10 commandment.

Historic Denominational Statements on the Sabbath
http://www.sabbathtruth.com/sabbath-history/denominational-statements-on-the-sabbath.aspx

Catholic:
“Protestants … accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change… But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that … in observing Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the pope.” Our Sunday Visitor, February 5th, 1950.

”The [Roman Catholic] Church changed the observance of the Sabbath to Sunday by right of the divine, infallible authority given to her by her founder, Jesus Christ. The Protestant claiming the Bible to be the only guide of faith, has no warrant for observing Sunday. In this matter the Seventh-day Adventist is the only consistent Protestant.” The Catholic Universe Bulletin, August 14, 1942, p. 4.

‘Deny the authority of the Church and you have no adequate or reasonable explanation or justification for the substitution of Sunday for Saturday in the Third – Protestant Fourth – Commandment of God… The Church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” Catholic Record, September 1, 1923.

“If Protestants would follow the Bible, they would worship God on the Sabbath Day. In keeping the Sunday they are following a law of the Catholic Church.” Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the Cardinal, in a letter dated February 10, 1920.

The command to keep holy the seventh day is one of the ten commandments; you believe that the other nine are still binding; who gave you authority to tamper with the fourth? If you are consistent with your own principles, if you really follow the Bible and the Bible only, you ought to be able to produce some portion of the New Testament in which this fourth commandment is expressly altered.”” *Library of Christian Doctrine: Why Don’t You Keep Holy the Sabbath-Day? (London: Burns and Oates, Ltd.), pp. 3, 4.

”Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act. And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters.” C. F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons, in answer to a letter regarding the change of the Sabbath, November 11, 1895.

Baptist:
“There is nothing in Scripture that requires us to keep Sunday rather than Saturday as a holy day.” Harold Lindsell (editor), Christianity Today, Nov. 5, 1976

Episcopalian:
“We have made the change from the seventh day to the first day, from Saturday to Sunday, on the authority of the one holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church of Christ.” Bishop Symour, Why We keep Sunday.

Anglican
“And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day… The reason why we keep the first day of the week holy instead of the seventh is for the same reason that we observe many other things, not because the Bible, but because the Church, has enjoined it.” Isaac Williams, Plain Sermons on the Catechism, pages 334, 336.

Methodist
“This ‘handwriting of ordinances’ our Lord did blot out, take away, and nail to His cross. (Colossians 2: 14.) But the moral law contained in the Ten Commandments, and enforced by the prophets, He did not take away…. The moral law stands on an entirely different foundation from the ceremonial or ritual law. …Every part of this law must remain in force upon all mankind and in all ages.”-JOHN WESLEY, “Sermons on Several Occasions,” 2-Vol. Edition, Vol. I, pages 221, 222.
No Chance Without Jesus, so do i, we should woship God 7 days a week but God only made 1 day holy, not 7 😛
keeping 7 days as your Sabbath day/day of rest is plain laziness.
(God did not want us to rest 7 days a week), your logic fails @No Chance Without Jesus
@ all of you, you guys say that the 10 commandments are done away with but you don’t believe it.

you will agree with
“thy shall have no other god’s before me”
“don’t worship idols”
“Do not take the Lords name in vain”
Honor your father and mother”
thy shall not murder”
thy shall not comitt adultery
thy shall not steal”
“thy shall not bare false witness”
thy shall not covet.
you guys say that the 10 commandments are done away with but none of you believe it.
Acts 20 has nothing to do with the changing of the Sabbath, nor does it have anything to do with he Sabbath. it’s just an excuse Christians use to justify themselves.
Arguments Refuted

If the early Christians kept the Sabbath, why did they break bread on the first day of the week? (Acts 20:7)
http://www.sabbathtruth.com/faq/arguments-refuted/articletype/articleview/articleid/1026/if-the-early-christians-kept-sabbath-.aspx
@Daisymae, where in God’s 10 commandments does it say to keep Sunday? God said Keep the Sabbath-day holy” he didn’t give you options between Saturday or Sunday.
@Dear Dogma, the church has 0 authority to tamper with God’s word and to change his commandments.
God predicted the change long before it happened:

Ezekiel 22:26
Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and the common, neither have they shown difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Daniel 7:25
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Matthew 15:9
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
the church has 0 authority to tamper with God’s word and to change his commandments. unless God commanded it himself but he didn’t. nowhere in the new and old testament will you find such change.
4th commandment in the New Testament.

4. “For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.” “There remaineth therefore a rest [“keeping of a sabbath,” margin] to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.” Hebrews 4:4, 9, 10.
@ Paul LOL, i wasn’t talking to you or referring to you, i liked your answer 😛
you had a good point about Acts.
@Dear Dogma, actually, i rejected the Catholic church and the Pope’s (self-proclaimed) authority over God by not going to church on Sunday,
you can go to church on Sunday, i could care less what you do but God deserve my Character and legions. not Satan/the Pope.

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Cupcake, you are one seriously sick individual.

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19 Responses to “Christians, did you know that Sunday worship is an institution of the Catholic church?”

  • No Chance Without Jesus says:

    I worship Him 7 days a week

    get past it

  • Nylah says:

    it does not matter in the least where it began. the clear message of scripture is that today any day and every day is the right day to rest in and worship the Lord.

    Surely you don’t think he wants this only one day a week.

    Read Hebrews 3&4 for understanding.

    Christ IS our Rest – every single day

    Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  • Boaz says:

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    The beneficent Creator, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of God’s unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of delightful communion with God and one another. It is a symbol of our redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance, and a foretaste of our eternal future in God’s kingdom. The Sabbath is God’s perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people. Joyful observance of this holy time from evening to evening, sunset to sunset, is a celebration of God’s creative and redemptive acts. (Gen. 2:1-3; Ex. 20:8-11; Luke 4:16; Isa. 56:5, 6; 58:13, 14; Matt. 12:1-12; Ex. 31:13-17; Eze. 20:12, 20; Deut. 5:12-15; Heb. 4:1-11; Lev. 23:32; Mark 1:32.)

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  • RUKiddingtoo says:

    Probably they not realize it since so many of them refuse to admit that Catholicism was the beginning of Christianity. In fact, I think you refuse to admit it as well. I could go into why it happened, but that would be a waste of time. Right, like you read Catholic publications. LOL C’mon!

  • BibleJohnny says:

    true Christians are not under the 10 commandments.

    (Romans 10:4) . . .For Christ is the end of the Law,. . .

    (Ephesians 2:14, 15) . . .. 15 By means of his flesh he abolished the enmity, the Law of commandments consisting in decrees, . . .

  • Paul B says:

    The Sabbath day was, and still is, the seventh day of the week. The believers, if you read the book of the Acts, met not only on the Sabbath day, but met together as believers on the first day of the week (or the next day).

    EDIT:
    I never said that the Sabbath was changed. I said that the believers met on the Sabbath day, then met again on the first day of the week.
    There are also references in the letters to the Corinthians about meeting on the first day of the week, and what ought to happen; the women found the tomb empty on the first day of the week; Jesus appeared to the disciples (after his resurrection) on the first day of the week….

  • Eye of Innocence says:

    The RC church only continued Sunday worship. It was really Constantine the Great who changed the Sabbath. In 321, Constantine instructed that Christians and non-Christians should be united in observing the venerable day of the sun, referencing the esoteric eastern sun-worship which Aurelian had helped introduce.

    For those who say the commandments were done away with, Christ said, ” I am not come to “CHANGE the law, but to fulfill it”

    Changing the Sabbath is what Satan has done. Trying to destroy the faithful from within their own religion.

  • Peter says:

    Sunday is only a name of a day.
    I am pleased though that allot of christians have decided to adopt sunday, this way more of gods children can pray in unison.
    Back biting and squabbling as to what day to pray on, for lord’s sake give it a rest [no pun]
    So you would rather have argument and distention in the churches and masses just because sunday has been made a day of rest ! Go on then, but don’t blame me if He doesn’t look to kindly upon your argumentative efforts.

  • cuddlz24 says:

    Seriously??? No it isn’t, the apostles were meeting on the first day of the week, LONG before the Catholic Church…in particular Constantine’s Sunday Law (321 AD), was put into place.

    Acts 20:7 – 7And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

    Well if meeting on the first day of the week, which also happens to be the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, is good enough for Christ’s apostles…it’s good enough for me.

    Seventh Day Adventist’s usually try and make an issue of the whole Saturday/Sunday thing instead of focusing on what God teaches about the first day of the week in His Word.

  • Daisymae says:

    The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Jesus said “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments. The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.

    With that said, do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

    Saturday or Sunday, as long as you set a day aside from your work/hobbies etc to refresh, concentrate and spend time with the Lord, you are okay. Actually you should spend some time every day.

  • Dear Dogma says:

    More copy and paste drivel….

    Keep it up cupcake… You’re an apologists best friend..

    “”The [Roman Catholic] Church changed the observance of the Sabbath to Sunday by right of the divine, infallible authority given to her by her founder, Jesus Christ.”

    Of course they did… but then again, that’s how they formalized the canon of scripture too….

    Why would you try to embrace a Catholic book as authoritative, then subsequently attempt to deny the authority of the church?

  • Tamm says:

    When Jesus died on the cross he became our Sabbath. We rest in Jesus not a week day. Its a dead end conversation, You worship seven days a week and start over.

  • Dennis Sagt says:

    Yes, I did, and I have no problem with it.

  • Manlo says:

    You covered just about everthing, not much I can say, except I believe you, have believed that many years of my life,
    I have known for many years that there will be a world council of churches headed by the Vatican,
    and it will force all the churches under them,
    The ones that dont chang and come under them will be persecuted by the anti-christ.
    He will use sunday, if anyone dont keep sunday they will be killed,
    They will hunt ror people that keep the sabbath, like they did in the midevil darkages.

  • Hugo - Canadian Viking says:

    GIVE ME BA OR I’LL EAT YOU CUPCAKE!!!!

  • Anthem X says:

    “1Thus says YaHuWaH
    ‘Keep justice, and do righteousness,for soon my salvation will come,
    and my righteousness be revealed.
    2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast,
    who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.’
    4 For thus says YaHuWaH “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,
    who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant,
    5 I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name
    better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.
    “And the foreigners who join themselves to YaHuWaH to minister to him, to love the name of YaHuWaH and to be his servants,
    everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant—
    7 these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer;”
    – Yasha Yahuw (Isaiah) 56

    “13 If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath,
    from doing your pleasure on my set-apart day,
    and call the Sabbath a delight
    and the set-apart day of YaHuWaH honorable;
    if you honor it, not going your own ways,
    or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly;
    14 then you shall take delight in YaHuWaH
    and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;
    I will feed you with the heritage of Yahcob your father,
    for the mouth of YaHuWaH has spoken.”
    – Yasha Yahuw (Isaiah) 58

  • grnlow says:

    The calendar as it currently is, was designed by a Jesuit and instituted by Pope Gregory. It was much more accurate than what came before it. 7 days in the week, with Sunday as the 7th or the 1st, depending on how one reads it.

    Yes, the Popes did change scriptures to suit themselves, as well as doctrines. In view of their vast history of doing this every time they could, should it surprise any of us they would do something with the Sabbath?

    With all the wealth of information they have accumulated over the centuries, they would know the laws under Moses are no longer valid. The guiding principles behind those laws are still true as Jesus summed then up into just two.

    The new covenant Jesus made with his faithful followers were not Catholic nor Protestant. These were true Christians only. Paul accurately defined the Catholic and Protestant many errors with this in Romans 10:2-4. “2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God; but not according to accurate knowledge; 3 for, because of not knowing the righteousness of God but seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the Law, so that everyone exercising faith may have righteousness.”

    They ” seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.” They make a great pretense but have no accurate knowledge to begin with. Jesus ended that Law by fulfilling all that it pointed to…the sacrifice of his perfect human life for all of faithful humanity.

    It is worth noting Jesus’ sacrifice was not for those who refused to worship the righteousness of the Father of Jesus, whose name the Bible shows is Jehovah in English.

    It makes no difference when anyone says is the Sabbath we have learned. For a true Christian, every day is one of praise to Jehovah God. Each day we should do as the Sabbath was meant to be, a time to reflect on the marvels and wonders God has made.

  • Old Timer Too says:

    Actually, the Catholic Church, as a determining institution came into existence some 300+ years after Jesus walked the earth. But after his death and resurrection, the Apostles met on the first day of the week to commemorate the resurrection and that established the Sabbath for his followers.

    It is too bad you don’t follow Jesus Christ, but are stuck on the “Letter of the Law” which, according to Jesus, “killeth” and not the spirit, which “giveth life”.

    TDs expected from those SDAs who ignore the teachings of Jesus Christ.

  • David says:

    You know what else is a Catholic institution?

    The 27 books of the new Testament. It was the Catholic Church, with help of the Holy Spirit, who decided those were the inspired ones and that the rest (commonly known as apocryphal or pseudoepigraph), were not inspired.

    So if you believe in the new Testament as inspired. Then You also accept the authority of the Church even if you haven’t noticed, or even if you wouldn’t like to recognize it.

    May God Bless you.

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