Questions on Acts 20:7

Wayne S. Walker

     “What is the basis for some to believe scripturally that Saturday is
the sabbath?” 

The Bible itself defines what it means by the Sabbath day. In Exo. 20.8-10 God said to the people of Israel, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God….”  So, what day of
the week does the Bible say is the Sabbath?  It is the seventh day of the
week, and that is the day which we call Saturday.  Some people have been
taught that Sunday is “the Christian’s Sabbath.”  However, there is
absolutely no basis whatever in the Bible for this idea.  Furthermore,
nowhere does the New Testament ever tell Christians to keep the Sabbath
day.  It tells us that Christians came together on the first day of the
week.
    

“How can we be certain of ‘Sunday’ being correct interpretation?”

There is no “interpretation” about it.  Acts 20.7 SAYS that “on the first
day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread.”  It
SAYS the first day of the week, and this is the day which we call Sunday.
    

“Communion once a month, quarter or year.  Doesn’t the holy Bible
allow us to do it as often as we like in remembrance of Him?  Can we do
it too often if one does it more?” 

To return to a previous question for a moment, in the Old Testament, the law told the people of Israel to remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy (Exo. 20.8).  As we saw, the
Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week.  How often did they keep the
Sabbath?  Could they do it as often as they liked?  No, they had to keep
the Sabbath every week because every week had a Sabbath day.  According
to Acts 20.7, as we noted earlier, we know that disciples came together
on the first day of the week to break bread.  This tells us two things.
    

First, the only day authorized for Christians to break bread, or eat
the Lord’s supper, in remembrance of Christ’s death is on the first day
of the week.  Second, since every week has a first day, the fact that
Christians in the first century came together on the first day of the
week to break bread indicates that God wants us to come together on the
first day of every week.  Those who want to do exactly that which God has
authorized in His word will be content to do that, all that, and only
that which they know is pleasing to God, rather than doing what they like
when they like.

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