What day is the Sabbath? And if it is Saturday , why do most people go to church on Sunday ? The Bible says keep the Sabbath holy ?
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I didn't read through this entire thread so if this response is a duplication of one already given I apologize.
I'm a Christian and I'll explain why I worship on Sunday and not on Saturdays(Sabbath)
A few questions to consider...
Who delivered the commandment to remember the sabbath and to whom was the command given?
Why were they commanded to remember the Sabbath?
What was the purpose of the command?
What is the example set forth for Christians in the New Testament?
The 4th commandment delivered to the Israelite's via Moses required them to set the 7th day (Sabbath) of the week aside as a holy day.
Moses speaking to the Israelites
New King James Version Exodus 31:13
“Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you."
Moses again addressing the Israelites (detailing why God wants the Israelites to observe the Sabbath)
"Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them."
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
dropping down to Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
Above verses detail the purpose of the command to remember the Sabbath.
There are a couple of things that the Sabbath day illustrated to the Israelites: It reminded them that God created the world and rested on the seventh day, and it reminded them that they were once slaves in Egypt but God delivered them and gave them rest. Important to note that the second point is not true for most of the world. It was specific to the Israelites. I know my ancestors were not slaves in Egypt. However, that is fine because the laws given to the Israelites by Moses were only meant for the Israelites. Let me refer you back to the first verse of Deuteronomy Chapter 5. Deuteronomy 5:1 Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.
New Testament example for Christians (followers of Christ)
The reason why I worship on the first day of the week (Sunday) is easily explained. It is the day New Testament Christians worshiped. The first day of the week (Sunday) is notable because it is when the disciples came together to partake of the Lord's supper(Holy Communion/Eucharist) as well as the day contributions were collected.
Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.
While the day of rest (Sabbath day) held significance to the Israelites, the first day of the week holds special meaning to Christians. Scripture states that the Lord arose from the grave on the first day of the week.
Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.
Also check out
Luke 24: 1-6
John 20: 1-9
Therefore, the first day of the week became known as "the Lord's day."