Sunday-Keeping Christians

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This page is especially for my brothers and sisters in Christ who hold Sunday as their chosen day of worship. We all want to serve our loving God and live within His will for us.

So the question is, does it really matter what day we choose to worship God? Let me answer that question by these words of Christ found in Matthew 4:4, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Every word. Do we live by every word that God has spoken? 

What words did God speak at Sinai? He spoke the Ten Commandments and wrote them in stone to show permanency. We find the record in Exodus chapter 20. Are we free to pick and choose which commandments we should keep? In the book of James we are told this: 2:10 "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." Therefore we are to keep all ten.

When we read the fourth commandment, it tells us this in 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."  I believe that God began the 4th commandment with the word REMEMBER because He knew in the 4th century after Christ it would be changed to the Pagan day of worshipping the sun.

Something to note about Sunday according to the commandment is that it is one of the six working days. But look at the three things it says the Lord did on the seventh day, He rested, He blessed that day and hallowed it or made it holy. In all of scripture He never blessed one of the six working days.

But wasn't this Sabbath day just for the Jews? First of all Jesus said in Mark 2:27, "The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:" Jew is not spelled m-a-n. 

Even though the Ten Commandments were written on two tables of stone in the time of Moses, the Sabbath was made before sin entered the world in the fall of 4004 BC. God created man on the sixth day of creation and then let us read about the seventh day in Genesis 2:2, 3."And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."

It said He not only blesses this newly created day of rest, but He sanctified it which meant He set it apart for holy use.

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