Why do Christians Observe the Sabbath on Sunday

Why do Christians Observe the Sabbath on Sunday

Christians do observe the Sabbath on Sunday because the Roman Church changed the Sabbath from the seventh day to the first day of the week. 

Their argument is because it is the “first day of creation”, and because “Jesus rose on the first day of the week”.  

However, where in the Bible do we see such a command to keep the Sabbath on Sunday and not on the seventh day of the week, Saturday?

The truth is, nowhere in the Bible do we find such a command. 

Millions of sincere Christians are being misled to worship God on a different day that has nothing to do with Him.

This change of the holy day of God has been prophesied in Daniel 7:25.

It does not have to remain this way though. You can make the change, and start worshipping God on His real Sabbath. 

Is the Sabbath day Saturday or Sunday according to the Bible?

According to the Bible, the Sabbath day is on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. 

Exodus 20:8-11  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 

Luke 23:53-56  And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. 

And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 

And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 

And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. 

Luke 24:1-3  Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 

And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 

And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

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As we can see from the Bible, the Sabbath is on the seventh day of the week, Saturday.

Jesus did rose on the first day of the week, Sunday, but He did not give any new commandment to keep the Sabbath in honor of His resurrection. 

The teaching that we must keep holy the first day of the week in honor of His resurrection does not come from the Bible.

Each one of us must decide who do we obey – God or man? 

Did Jesus abolish the Sabbath?

Jesus din not abolish the Sabbath. In fact, He kept the Sabbath and encouraged us to do as well.

Luke 4:16  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 

Matthew 5:17-19 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 

John 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.

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Why is Sunday a day of rest?

Sunday rest does not come from the Bible. This teaching is of man, and has nothing to do with the Word of God.

People started to attribute this day to the resurrection of Jesus. Unfortunately, there is not a single verse in the Bible to support this teaching.

The Bible warned us of a power that would think to change times and laws. (Daniel 7:25)

We must never forget that we have an enemy that is out there to deceive us to lose our salvation. (Revelation 12:9)

All he must do is to make us break one commandment, and we are guilty of all. (James 2:10)

That’s why we must test all the doctrines and teachings with the Word of God no matter what man may say. 

Isaiah 8:20  To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 

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Also, if something is very popular like Sunday worship by the majority of Christians does not make it truth. 

The truth was never popular. Jesus told us the path to life is narrow. (Matthew 7:14)

People may be sincere in their worshipping and beliefs, and God knows their hearts. 

However, we must not put our salvation in the hand of man. Instead, we must diligently search the Scriptures ourselves to see what is truth and what is error. (Acts 17:11)

Is Sunday Worship biblical?

Sunday worship is not biblical. There is not a single verse to support this teaching. 

People have tried to use various verses such as Revelation 1:10 to “prove” this. 

However, how do they came to the conclusion the Lord’s day is on the first day of the week? 

The Bible is clear, the day of the Lord or the Lord’s day is the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week. (Isaiah 58:13)

Isaiah 58:13  If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day

Another verse use by many to “prove” the Sabbath was changed is Acts 20:7

Yet, the apostles were breaking bread everyday. (Acts 2:46)

Colossians 2:16 is also used to say that the Sabbath is not that important. But, again, upon closer research, we find that here is not talking about the Sabbath of the moral law. 

Instead, it is talking about the sabbath days, which were ceremonial laws. 

They are not to be confused with the Sabbath day of the fourth commandment.


In conclusion, as we get closer and closer of this Earth final days, and the soon coming of Jesus Christ we find more and more attempts to exalt this unbiblical day of rest.

In Revelation 13 we are warned of a politico-religious power that will unite and “causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

In that chapter, the emphasis is on worship. Because the Sabbath deals with worship, it will play a huge role in the final battle between truth and error.

People will need to choose between a biblical Sabbath that was blessed and sanctified by God and a man made Sabbath. 

God will have a people in the end times that have certain characteristics. 

They “…keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17)

If they will remain loyal to God and His commandments they will be saved and get eternal life. (Revelation 2:10)

On the other part, those who do not obey God and His commandments will suffer His wrath and punishment. (Revelation 14:9-11)

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