Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
"THE DAY WE HAVE TO HAVE"
The message today is really in two parts. The first answers the
question: "Why don't we worship on Monday, Tuesday or Saturday?" It
also answers the question of why Christians worship on Sunday. I think
it will be helpful for us and easier to understand divided into two
sections. We'll deal with the why's now, and later with how we can
worship properly on the day of rest.
Now I know that there are other groups who do not practice worshipping
on Sunday, the Lord's Day, and certainly we acknowledge their freedom.
That's America. Thank God for our freedom of worship. People can stay
home and watch by television, or turn it off, or go somewhere else, or
play, or do whatever they choose. In America, thanks be to God, we have
that privilege. We also have the freedom to worship as the Holy Spirit
leads. Some worship on other days, many worship on Sunday, and because
of that there has been some confusion and misunderstanding.
I cannot possibly cover all the material on the subject in this
message. It would take weeks to go through all of it, but I want to give
you the basic background. I hope it will stimulate you to study and see
why when you understand the historical and Old Testament background. I'm
going to read part of this message, because I want to be sure that you
get all the facts down, and in order not to misquote.
The Fourth Commandment provides for a special day. It is not the
most important of the commandments, that honor belongs to the First Com-
mandment. But it is the longest of the commandments, and far more important
than many people realize. Perhaps this generation needs to be reminded
of this commandment more than any generation previous to it.
There is a book called, The Weekenders. In that book there's a
report of the various stimulating ways peo ...
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