The Lord’s Day, Sabbath, and the Early Church

English: Jesus resurrected and Mary Magdalene

English: Jesus resurrected and Mary Magdalene (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first day is “the Lord’s day” for a reason. It is not invented. The Sabbath is the last day of the week for sure, our Saturday, and some Christians have been confused on the nomenclature, sure, but it started from the time of the earliest Christians, from the apostles.

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.-Matthew 28:1

Now when [Jesus] was risen early the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.– Mark 16:9

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,” Rev 1:10

The reason that the Jews of Jesus day who followed him began to come together for fellowship and praise on the first day of the week was because Jesus had risen that day of the week. This is one of the historical evidences for his resurrection, because the Jews were so, say, fanatical about the Sabbath.

It’s true that our Saturday, the last day of the week, is the true Sabbath from the times and laws of Moses, but the first day of the week is historical.

Read the early church writings (even from 95 AD) about the practice: http://www.bible.ca/H-sunday.htm
God bless the people who compiled those excerpts for the rest of us.

And it is not for nothing that half of the listed incidents of Pharisees criticizing Jesus was all about the Sabbath. Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath.

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5 Responses to “The Lord’s Day, Sabbath, and the Early Church”

  1. Sabbath commandment? How about the Love commandment? Works religion vs. Grace « Truebook Says:

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  2. Gerhard Ebersöhn Says:

    That the first day is “the Lord’s day” is the most hideous pagan invention in the history of mankind.
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  3. trutherator Says:

    Not it’s not. Please state what you think is your evidence, and I will answer it. I’ve probably seen it.

    In any case, the laws of Moses was nailed to the cross with Jesus Christ. “All things are lawful unto me but all things edify not”.

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  5. trutherator Says:

    Luke 6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. – Luke 6:7

    Luk 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

    Mat 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

    Mar 2:28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

    Luk 6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

    What did Peter tell the congregation, when certain Pharisees were telling new believers they had to keep the law:

    Act 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

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