Worship Service on Saturday
REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: if anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
Origin of the Day of Worship
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
The Sabbath Day in the Ten Commandments
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God.
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
On calendars, the seventh day of the week is Saturday.
sat • ur • day | noun: the seventh day of the week
Saturday Is the Sabbath Day
“You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.”
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb… When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week.
Mark 16:1-2, 9
After Jesus rose from death early on Sunday, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene…
Mark 16:9 (GNT)
Christ Kept the Sabbath Day
I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.
The Early Church Kept the Sabbath Day
As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures…
Every Sabbath he [Paul] reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
Sabbath Day Changed to Sunday
Although the Bible documents Christ and the disciples keeping the Sabbath on Saturday, nowadays, people associate the day of worship with Sunday. After Christ’s ascension, the Church continued to grow—spreading even to western regions, including Rome. There, the Church became secularized and adopted pagan customs and teachings. And Rome’s emperor, Constantine, who was also a high priest in the pagan religion, decreed Sunday as the legal day of worship in AD 321 and made Sabbath worship illegal.
“When in 321 Constantine made the first day of the week a holiday, he called it ‘the venerable day of the Sun’ (Sunday).” The History of Christianity, Time Dowley – Lion Pub. – 1990
God’s Church Should Always Keep the Sabbath Day
The Sabbath is the memorial of the creative power of God. The Bible explains that all those who love and worship God should always keep the Sabbath day.
Foreigners will follow me. They will love me and worship in my name; they will respect the Sabbath and keep our agreement. I will bring them to my holy mountain, where they will celebrate in my house of worship.
Isaiah 56:6-7 (CEV)
There are many prophecies in the Bible, but none say the day of worship would change. In fact, the Bible testifies that even non-Israelites would come to God on the Sabbath day. We are seeing the fulfillment of this in the World Mission Society Church of God as millions around the world, regardless of nationality, are keeping the Sabbath day and receiving God’s blessing