The Arguments for Sunday Keeping
Let us ask a couple of questions before we begin, "Why do New Testament Church's keep Sunday?" and "Is the authority for this found in the Bible?"
The following are the most common reasons that are used for keeping of Sunday over Saturday,
It says that the disciples were assembled in fear for their lives, so Jesus appeared to them in order to calm their fears. Does Jesus appearing to the disciples change the Sabbath or change the commandment of God to Saturday?
We find here that the disciples had come together to eat a meal together because Paul was leaving them in the morning for Assos (20:13). Paul spent his time with them preaching before he left to encourage them and he wanted to spend time with them because did not know when he would be returning. If someone talks religion during a meal does that make it a church service?
While traveling Paul had asked everyone to come together on Sunday for a collection for those who were in need in Jerusalem so that when he arrived things would be ready for him. So by taking up collections for the needy always have to be done on Sunday or during church services because Paul chose Sunday?
What's being missed here is that they were gathered together for the Festival of Weeks
also know as Pentecost, the reason it is called the Festival of Weeks is that gets its name from the fact that it starts seven full weeks, or exactly 50 days, after the Feast of Firstfruits. Since it takes place exactly 50 days after the previous
feast. “Pentecost” means fifty. Unlike other feasts that began on a specific day of the Hebrew calendar,
this one does not. Scripture doe's not say this Pentecost was a Sunday. So does baptizing people on a Sunday, Tuesday, or Wednesday make the day
holy and to be kept as church time?
JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON A SUNDAY:
This one is just out and out wrong, Jesus did not rise from the grave on Sunday, he rose three days to the second after his death. He did not die in the early morning. For a more detailed explanation on this one click here.
When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease being honest.