The Church of God(WMSCOG) worships on the Lord’s Day. However its members go to church on Saturdays not Sunday, unlike what people usually think. Why is that?…..
We can easily find words “Off on the Lord’s Day” at closed stores on Sunday. People guess that “the storekeeper goes to church on Sundays”through the words. Likewise, many people think “the Lord’s Day” is “the day to go to church”. Then, is Sunday truly the day of worship?
Definition of “the Lord’s Day”
You can think “the Lord’s Day” is the day to worship God. People may think the Lord’s Day is Sunday since most churches worship on Sundays.But precisely speaking, the Lord’s Day is not Sunday.
The Lord’s Day testified in the Bible
Let’s confirm when is the exact Lord’s Day(worship day to God) through the Bible.
Matt 12:8 “the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
Here, who is the Son of Man? He is Jesus who came as son of man. Jesus is God, isn’t he? So God is the lord of the Sabbath. The Lord’s day is not Sunday, but Saturday.
Sunday is different from the Sabbath
Non-Christians may think worship day for God isn’t very important. And Christians might insist they don’t need to keep the Sabbath day,since it is the law of the Old Testament.
However, Sunday and the Sabbath day are obviously different. The Sabbath day originated in God’s rest on the seventh day after His creation work in 6 days. It corresponds to Saturday. God wanted us to commemorate the Sabbath day, not Sunday.
Ex 20:8 Remember the Sabbath by keeping it holy.
God commanded us to keep the Sabbath day as the forth commandment of the Ten Commandments which is well-known. So it’s right to celebrate the Sabbath day as a Christian. Some insist that they should observe the Sunday Service since Jesus resurrected on Sunday, though the Sabbath was kept in the past. It is a totally wrong logic.
Because they already keep the “Resurrection day(Easter)”to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus. Furthermore, Jesus whom they believe in, kept the Sabbath day.
Lk 4:16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day we went into the synagogue, as was his custom …
Not only Jesus, but also His disciples observed the Sabbath day according to teaching of Jesus.
Ac 17:2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures
Why do they worship on Sunday?
It is clear that Jesus and His disciples kept the Sabbath day . Nevertheless, why do they think “the Lord’s day is Sunday”? We can find out the answer through the Christian history.
Roman Emperor,Constantine, issued a decree that forbids labor on Sunday in A.D. 321. And he called Sunday the venerable day of the Sun( “SUN” day). At that time he demanded Christians in Rome to change worship day from Saturday to Sunday. This is the origin of Sunday service.
Sunday Service is not based on the Bible nor Jesus’ teaching. If we want to follow Jesus’teaching, we must keep the Sabbath day, not Sunday Service.
The Church of God(WMSCOG) keeps the Sabbath day
The Church of God (WMSCOG) keeps the Sabbath day , unlike many churches that observe corrupt law by compromising with reality. It is because we can be blessed and be holy by keeping the Sabbath day(Gen 2:3).
Therefore, the Church of God(WMSCOG) observes the true Lord’s Day. More precisely, the Church of God(WMSCOG) is the only church which commemorates the Lord’s Day. The Lord’s Day, the worship day, is not Sunday but Saturday.