Could it be something so simple as : Since Christianity started out as a sect of Judaism, perhaps they used the same building?
Or perhaps everyone was going to synagogue on Saturday, christians included so the only time left with for them was Sunday?
Why isn't keeping the other 9 called "legalism"? Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Luke And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 28And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
*No specific command or direction to stop or change it. What is critical in sabbath rest is that it happens and that we take the sabbath time to be devoted to God.
:peace::peace: Post Reply I have often wondered the reason the early church started worshipping on Sunday.
I also would like to hear from anyone who made the switch to Sabbath keeping : What if any benefit did you notice in your life? I just believe that if God had decided to remove just one, and only one commandment from His "Law of Love", He would have said so Himself, or He would have had a prophet tell us. The only verse that affords any kind of proof that it doesn't matter any more is the verse that says "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbaths" (Col ), but I would argue that verse is obviously talking about the ceremonial laws of Israel, and not the 10 commandment law.
I do not want to start a arguement, but a passionate discussion among brothers and sisters would be helpful as I have mixed feeling on the subject. There were many days of rest that were not the weekly one instituted/made holy at the beginning of the world, and even if it was talking about the sabbath, it doesn't say not to keep it or that we get to choose the day instead of God.
It is a commandment in the "love God" category after all, and it is in God's law, which made breaking it a sin against God at some point. I just think that if one law was done away with at the cross, then the whole law had to be.
It doesn't make sense to just pick one out and call it legalism.
That is the law of love that Jesus came to show us. He came to show us what kind of loving character His Father has, and how to have that loving character in ourselves. If a friend came and asked you to help him move on Monday, and you told him that you would help, but not until Friday...would you be putting him first or yourself? God isn't about feeding His ego by making us to random pointless things.