The Sabbath Day or the Lord's Day - Which?
Dr. J. Vernon McGee
One man esteemeth one day above another;
another esteemeth every day alike.
Let every man be fully persuaded in
his own mind. (Romans 14:5)
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt
thou labor and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the
sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any
work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant,
nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that
is within thy gates; for in six days the LORD made heaven
and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the
seventh day; wherefore, the LORD blessed the sabbath day,
and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8-11)
The Sabbath day is Saturday. It is the seventh day of the week
according to our calendar. Furthermore, the Sabbath day has
never been changed to Sunday.
The present-day controversy over which day of the week Christians
should observe hinges upon a false premise, which resulted
in a warped and distorted viewpoint of the real meaning of the
Sabbath day as found in the Word of God. Many Christians have
a woeful misconception of why the church has always observed
the first day of the week. Nothing but abysmal ignorance has permitted
the protagonists of the Sabbath day to traffic in their legalistic
The question, "When was the Sabbath changed to Sunday?" is
like the old chestnut asked of the man who was very much a Mr.
Milquetoast: "Do you still beat your wife?" You cannot answer
that question without getting into a peck of trouble. If you say, "Yes,"
you are wrong. If you say, "No," you are wrong, and you are immediately
in difficulty. For the same reason, "When was the Sabbath
day changed to Sunday?" is one of those questions that cannot be
answered in a word or two since it is based upon a false premise.
The Sabbath Day or the
Lord's Day - Which?
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