why do people go to church on saturday
Well, let me ask:
what day is the seventh day? ; what day is the first day of the week? what day is the Lord's day? (see Rev. 1:10 1. Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. ( Mark 16:9 ; see also John 20:19 2. And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. ( Act 20:7 3. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. ( 1Co 16:2 ).
Jesus rose on the first day of the week, and the disciples' normal Christian worship activity seemed to have been held on that day. The key is finding what day corresponds to 'the first day' of the week - and I think that falls on Sunday. I should also note that the day we gather is not really the paramount thing about our faith (Christians being persecuted in some Islamic and communist countries gather on some other days during the week, and the Lord is showing His hand of blessing strong upon them). Every day is special to God, but we ought not focus our worship to the day itself - but on the Lord (see Gal. 4:9-11 ).
Perhaps, the topic of this thread should read: Got questions about your faith in Christ? or Christianity: wondering about those questions? so that the thread doesn't just die out after a short time. This could help Christians who have other questions besides the one above to get answers from contributors visiting this page. PYou may wish to review it, perhaps? This is a common misunderstanding. Catholics do not worship on the Sabbath, which according to Jewish law is the last day of the week (Saturday), when God rested from all the work he had done in creation (Gen. 2:2-3).
Catholics worship on the LordБs Day, the first day of the week (Sunday, the eighth day); the day when God said "Let there be light" (Gen. 1:3); the day when Christ rose from the dead; the day when the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles (Day of Pentecost). The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: "The Church celebrates the day of ChristБs Resurrection on the Бeighth day,Б Sunday, which is rightly called the LordБs Day" (CCC 2191). The early Church did not move the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. Instead "The Sabbath, which represented the completion of the first creation, has been replaced by Sunday, which recalls the new creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ" (CCC 2190).
Sunday is the day Catholics are bound to keep, not Saturday. On the first day of the week when we gathered to break bread, Paul spoke to them because he was going to leave on the next day, and he kept on speaking until midnight (Acts 20:7). On the first day of the week each of you should set aside and save whatever one can afford, so that collections will not be going on when I come (1 Cor. 16:2). Let no one, then, pass judgment on you in matters of food and drink or with regard to a festival or new moon or Sabbath (Col. 2:16).
The Catechism By a tradition handed down from the apostles which took its origin from the very day of ChristБs Resurrection, the Church celebrates the Paschal mystery every seventh day, which day is appropriately called the LordБs Day or Sunday. The day of ChristБs Resurrection is both the first day of the week, the memorial of the first day of creation, and the "eighth day," on which Christ after his "rest" on the great Sabbath inaugurates the "day that the Lord has made," the "day that knows no evening. " (CCC 1166) Other CCC references to the LordБs Day: 349, 2174, 2175, 2191
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