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Why is Sunday the Lord’s Day?

February 9, 2022
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Why is Sunday the Lord's Day?
Why is Sunday the Lord's Day?

Why is Sunday the Lord’s day instead of Saturday?

In the first centuries, Sunday, being made a festival in honor of Christ's resurrection, received attention as a day of religious services. Over time, Sunday thus came to be known as Lord's Day (some patristic writings termed it as "the eighth day").

Why is Sunday considered in Christianity as a holy day?

Christians celebrate on Sunday because it is the day on which Jesus had risen from the dead and on which the Holy Spirit had come to the apostles.

Who called Sunday the Lord’s day?

Verse 10 of the first chapter of the Revelation to John (mid-1st century ad) mentions the “Lord's Day”; this was subsequently interpreted by most commentators as a reference to Sunday.

What did Jesus say about the Sabbath?

When religious leaders accused Jesus of breaking the Sabbath because his disciples plucked some grain and ate it as they walked through a field, he said: “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27-28).

What is the true Sabbath day?

Saturday
The Jewish Sabbath (from Hebrew shavat, “to rest”) is observed throughout the year on the seventh day of the week—Saturday. According to biblical tradition, it commemorates the original seventh day on which God rested after completing the creation.

What is the true Sabbath day in the Bible?

Saturday
The Jewish Sabbath (from Hebrew shavat, “to rest”) is observed throughout the year on the seventh day of the week—Saturday. According to biblical tradition, it commemorates the original seventh day on which God rested after completing the creation.

Which pope changed the Sabbath to Sunday?

Constantine
In fact, many theologians believe that ended in A.D. 321 with Constantine when he “changed” the Sabbath to Sunday.