SHOULD CHRISTIANS OBSERVE THE SABBATH ON
SATURDAY OR SUNDAY?
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The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week in Jewish religious law. The
Old Testament shows that there should be a day of rest held weekly
[Exodus 23:12]
"Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall
rest;...".

Jesus establishes the "New Covenant" in [Luke 22:20]; "...this cup which is
poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood."

We know that the Lord rose from the dead on the first day of the week; in
Matthew 28:1]; "Now after the Sabbath,..." vs. 5, '...you seek Jesus who was
crucified. (6) for He has risen..."

With the "New Covenant", the "New Church"/"New Israel"; celebrated the
"Sabbath" as the "Lord's Day".

This is shown in the New Testament, which of course is a chronicle of the
teachings and life of Christ and the Church He founded.

In [Acts 20:7], "On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together
to break bread,..."
[1 Corinthians 16:2]; "On the first day of the week, each of you is to put
something aside...."

The Sabbath, which represented the completion of the first creation, has been
replaced by Sunday which recalls the "New Creation", inaugurated by the
Resurrection of Christ.

Colossians 2: 16-17: "Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of
food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath."

St. Paul is saying that it is time to let go of Saturday worship and embrace the
"New Covenant" - "New Testament".

THE NEW COVENANT WORSHIP IS ON SUNDAY...AS THE BIBLE SAYS..."THE FIRST DAY
OF THE WEEK".
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Jesus rose from the dead "on the first day of the week." Because it is the "first
day," the day of Christ's Resurrection recalls the first creation. Because it is the
"eighth day" following the sabbath, it symbolizes the new creation ushered in by
Christ's Resurrection. For Christians it has become the first of all days, the first of
all feasts, the Lord's Day (he kuriake hemera, dies dominica) Sunday.