Sabbath day: Saturday or Sunday?

Within the Christian religion there are numerous church denominations, and as it was since the development of the early church there continues dissension, debate and disagreement over the preaching of the gospel. Specifically, which is the day of the Sabbath?

The Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles during his time, put the debate on the day of Sabbath for the Gentiles into perspective, saying: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ” (Colossians 2:16–17).

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:4, 11-13).

In the early development stages of the church, in preaching the gospel to the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, the apostles as accented by the Holy Spirit confirmed in letters the following:

“As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment” (Acts 21:25, 15:24).

Moreover, Peter and the disciples also then reiterated and emphasized to the Gentiles, said: “For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well” (Acts 15:28–29).

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