It was 10 years ago when I began my journey in graduate and postgraduate theological education. I had a few short breaks over this period, but on the whole, I have been in school this period. I wrote something of my story in my first 30 years several years ago, but my goal today is … Continue reading 10 Years of Graduate and Postgraduate Theological Education
How to determine what books should be included in the Bible is an important topic. This post introduces a multi-part series on criteria of canonicity.
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 The first three points include: (1) There is no explicit command for Sunday worship, (2) The historical references to Sunday are often in narratives especially in Acts that are difficult to conclusively apply, and (3) the command for gathering of donations in 1 Corinthians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.
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.
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.