What is the biblical basis for Christian
worship on Sunday?
Answer: The old controversy of the
Lord's Day or Sabbath is still ongoing. We must rightly divide the
word of truth
Timothy 2:15). The Old
Testament and Israel had the Sabbath which was to them a
remembrance of their Exodus and national redemption from Egypt.
Deuteronomy 5:15, "And
remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that
the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and
by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee
to keep the Sabbath day." In view of this, the Sabbath is
connected with the old creation and Israel, not the Church.
28:1 we read, "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
sepulcher." This began a new creation. It was like
1:4, which was the first
day of the old. This new creation is characterized by the phrase
"in Christ" mentioned seventy seven times in the New Testament.
The day the Lord arose from the dead was the first day of the
week. The early Christians met on this day in
20:19, and again
2:1. Which was fifty days
after the passover, which was the first day of the week again (To
see this read,
Leviticus 23:16 and
context). At Troas in
20:7, they broke bread
(Lord's Supper) on the first day of the week. They did their
giving at Corinth on the first day of the week.
Corinthians 16:2) John was
in the spirit on the Lord's Day
(Revelation 1:10) Never
once do we read of the believers meeting for worship on the
Dear reader, do you know for sure that heaven is your home? Do you
know the One who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no
man cometh unto the Father, but by me?"
14:6) Why not repent and
trust Him now?