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 The first three points include: (1) There is no explicit command for Sunday worship, (2) The historical references to Sunday are often in narratives especially in Acts that are difficult to conclusively apply, and (3) the command for gathering of donations in 1 Corinthians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 – 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.