The Sabbath

2023-05-10 14:46

The Sabbath


The Bible Testifies That the Sabbath Is Saturday


God commanded us to remember the Sabbath by keeping it holy (Ex 20:8–11). Then, what day of the week is the Sabbath day God commanded us to keep? Let’s find the answer in the Bible.


First, let’s see on what day of the week Jesus was resurrected.


Mk 16:9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.


When was Jesus resurrected? It was the first day of the week. “The first day of the week” is the day after the Sabbath. So the verses above too say when the Sabbath was over, it was the first day of the week.


Mk 16:1–2 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb . . .


So the first day of the week when Jesus rose from death must be the day after the Sabbath. Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week, the day after the Sabbath. What day of the week was it? It was Sunday. This is what is acknowledged by both Catholicism and Christianity.


It means that the day after the Sabbath is Sunday. As the day after the Sabbath is Sunday, the Sabbath is the day before Sunday. What day is the day before Sunday? It is Saturday. As you see, the Bible testifies that the Sabbath day is Saturday.


Therefore, we must worship God on Saturday which is the Sabbath day.


Jesus and the Apostles Kept the Sabbath Day


However Many churches that keep Sunday service today insist that we don’t need to keep the Sabbath in the New Testament times because it’s an abolished law of the Old Testament. Are they right?


If their insistence were correct, Jesus and the apostles should not have kept the Sabbath in the New Testament times. However, the New Testament shows that Jesus and His apostles kept the Sabbath. Let’s first see Jesus’ case.


Lk 4:16 He [Jesus] went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read.


Jesus kept the Sabbath day as was his custom. If he had kept it once or twice, can it be referred to as “his custom”? It means Jesus kept every Sabbath. In other words, our Savior Jesus set the example of keeping the Sabbath in the New Testament times. Let’s see the case of His apostles after the Crucifixion.


Ac 17:2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures.


Apostle Paul came to believe in Christ after Jesus’ crucifixion and became His apostle. Did he keep every Sunday service? No. Apostle Paul kept the Sabbath according to Jesus’ example and his custom. There is the same thing in the next chapter.


Ac 18:4 Every Sabbath he [Paul] reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.


Here, too, Apostle Paul kept the Sabbath day according to Jesus’ example.

As we’ve studied so far, Jesus kept the Sabbath as His custom, and the apostles too kept the Sabbath as their custom. So their insistence that we no longer need to keep the Sabbath day in the New Testament times is wrong.


Therefore, we must keep the Sabbath holy, following the examples of Christ and the apostles. Let us all keep the Sabbath day, receive God’s blessing, and enter the eternal kingdom of heaven.
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  • 2023-05-11 02:31

    First time, when I heard about the Sabbath day.
    I was so surprised. Because no one go to church on Sabbath day around me.
    There are many churches in the earth.
    But WMSCOG is the only church that keeps the true worship day!
    It means we can receive God’s blessing in the WMSCOG. So, there was no reason not to go to WMSCOG.

    • 2023-05-11 07:17

      Still, many people do not know the fact that the Sabbath day is Saturday, or they think that the Sabbath changed from Saturday to Sunday. However, the biblical Sabbath is obviously Saturday and the worship day has never been changed. They insist the Sunday worship because Jesus was resurrected on Sunday and the feast of Pentecost is on Sunday. But, we can never find out any evidence about it both the Bible and the history of Christianity. Just as Jesus, who is the owner of the Sabbath, kept the Sabbath on Saturday, we should keep the Sabbath holy on Saturday, the Seven-day of the week.

      • 2023-05-11 11:54

        It is very clear that the 7th day Sabbath is Saturday when we study the bible:)
        My friends who go to Sunday church agree with this fact. And yet they still attend to Sunday church due to their relationship and community. I feel so sorry for them. And i will pray for them and never give them up so that Our Elohim God let them realize and come to the truth. 🙏

        • 2023-05-11 12:53

          That's right. We must keep the Sabbath holy, following the example of Christ and the apostles.
          Today, as the Bible says, the World Mission Society Church of God the only church that keeps the Sabbath on Saturday.

          • 2023-05-11 13:44

            If you believe in God, you must not add to or subtract from God's words.
            The day God commanded us to keep is Saturday, the Sabbath, so we must keep the Sabbath.

            • 2023-05-12 03:05

              The Sabbath is saturday not sunday

              • 2023-05-12 07:46

                By keeping the sabbath day holy, we got to know God and recieve abundant blessing from God. Sunday service that many christian has kept is not a Jesus' teaching and not from God. Let's go to heaven together 🙂

                • 2023-05-12 14:15

                  The Bible says that those who shut their eyes to the keeping of God's Sabbaths profane God. If you believe in God, you should have faith in keeping the Sabbath of the New covenant.

                  • 2023-05-11 14:42

                    The Sabbath is one of the truth that we have to keep as God's people.

                    • 2023-05-14 10:59

                      The Sabbath day is a holy day of worship so The Sabbath day is a very important day on which God
                      made a covenant between Him and His people. Then is the Sabbath day on Saturday
                      which we keep as the day of worship or is it on Sunday which other churches keep today?
                      We should be able to distinguish between them. as you can see The seventh- day Sabbathe when we give service to God is Saturday,
                      according to the Bible. Let's all keep the Sabbath, the will of God and enter Heaven

                      • 2023-05-14 11:02

                        The Sabbath day is God's commandment. So, God's children have to keep the Sabbath day.
                        The biblical Sabbath day is Saturday, not Sunday.
                        Let's keep the Sabbath day, the will of God.

                        • 2023-06-29 07:14

                          We will be blessed by keeping the Sabbath, which Jesus and the apostles kept.

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