I wrote this piece over at Proclaimanddefend.org. I share an alternate perspective on New York State right now. There are many people who need the truth! https://www.proclaimanddefend.org/2019/02/01/come-over-to-new-york-and-help-us/
Category: Ecclesiology (Study of the Church)
Sunday: Christian Sabbath, Lord’s Day, or Something Else – Problems with the Traditionalist Lord’s Day Position, Part 1
While the traditionalist position provides some evidence in support of its position, there remain some problems with the position. The first three points include: (1) There is no explicit command for Sunday worship, (2) The historical references to Sunday are often in narratives especially in Acts that are difficult to conclusively apply, and (3) the command for gathering of donations in 1 Corinthians is overstated in its support for the traditionalist position.
Don’t Skip Church in the Summer–Or During the School Year!
One local church in my area advertised a "launch Sunday" for the first Sunday after the start of the school year. This betrays an acceptance of a worldly attitude toward summer. God wants us to pursue holiness always, and that includes attending your local church. We need the church all year round. If we have neglected church this summer, we need to repent (Rev. 2:5a).
Sunday: Christian Sabbath, Lord’s Day, or Something Else – An Explanation of the Traditional Position
How does the traditional explanation attempt to show that Sunday is a day of worship for this age? The position focuses on the historical events that occurred on Sunday and three references to Sunday in the apostolic church.
Sunday: Christian Sabbath, Lord’s Day, or Something Else – Church History and Sunday
Church history does not furnish support for a Christian Sabbath idea of Sunday. The Christian Sabbath was not found until the Puritan era. Thus, the pattern throughout most of the church during history was a traditionalist idea of the LORD's Day throughout church history.