For centuries, God's people kept the Sabbath Day as a holy day of observance unto God. The Sabbath Day is the seventh day of the week: Saturday. Why don't we keep the Sabbath? Why does the Lord's church assemble on Sunday instead of Saturday? It is not a matter of man's choice or preference. Consider the following facts.
- The Lord was raised on the first day of the week (Mark 16:9).
- The fullness of the gospel was preached for the first time on Pentecost (Acts 2), which was always on the first day of the week (Lev. 23:15-16).
- The promise that Jesus made to build His church (Matt. 16:18) became a reality on this same Pentecost (Acts 2:41), the first day of the week.
- The approved example of the early church is to assemble to worship on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2).
- The Sabbath Day is a part of the Law of Moses which was taken away (Col. 2:14-17). Instead, special mention is made of the "Lord's Day" (Rev. 1:10).