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.

Sunday: Christian Sabbath, Lord’s Day, or Something Else – Introduction

One of the more interesting areas of Christian faith and life concerns Sunday, also known as the Lord’s Day. This is a weekly day when Christians all around the world meet as local churches. This weekly day is a challenge to understand, when one studies the Scripture. It is not to say that the gathering on a weekly day is unusual, but it is the combination of what the Bible does not say about Sunday and what the Bible does say about Saturday, the Jewish sabbath, that make its consideration difficult.

The Local Church and a Full Biblical Agenda In Its Midst

To be sure, the ideal is and should be that we have a local church where there is full Biblical agreement. Thus, it is not the ideal that I have disagreement with. I am forced however to observe that I have never known in my own Christian life and experience a church in which there is such unanamity and fullness and Christian experience as he speaks. Disagreement with my brothers and sisters to some degree has always been part of my church life and my fellowship with Christians in general. I have never known it myself--To have a place where I felt strongly that there was "a full biblical agenda" as I understand that biblical agenda to be. 

Why the Reformation Matters for All True Christians

I believe the Reformation does have value for those of us who aren't Reformed, including those who are believers in dispensationalism, free-grace, fundamentalist, and Baptist. The five "alones" of the Reformation are great expressions of truth, even if they aren't enough and even if later believers have added certain things.