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
“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.
“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
“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.
“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.
“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.
If the early Christians kept the Sabbath, why did they break bread on the first day of the week? (Acts 20:7)
@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:
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.
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.
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.
Answer by John Savage
Cupcake, you are one seriously sick individual.
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