Thank you for your email in response to my article on Honouring the Lord’s Day – The Fourth Commandment.
We do appreciate critical feedback. I am well acquainted with the Seventh Day Adventist’s position that we should be adhering to the Jewish seventh day Sabbath and not the Christian Lord’s Day on the first day of the week.
However, it is a fact that the early church gathered for worship on “the first day of the week” (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Revelation 1:10).
The seven day week is a testimony that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. The fact that Sunday, the first day of the week is our day of rest, instead of the Jewish Sabbath, is a weekly reminder that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the first day of the week. He also sent the Holy Spirit, on the Day of Pentecost, on the first day of the week. All of this is Scriptural and long predates the establishment of the corrupt Roman Catholic system.
The Scriptures further teach: “Let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon, or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.” Colossians 2:16-17
May the Lord continue to be your joy and strength.
Yours for the fulfillment of the Great Commission
Dr. Peter Hammond