While there are those today who believe themselves called to assemble
with their local churchs on the Jewish Sabbath day, the seventh day of
the week, we do not do that, for a few reasons:
1: As a perpetual memorial of the fact that Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week.
2: After Jesus' resurrection, He met three times with His disciples:
1-John 20:13-17, when Jesus met with Mary Magdalene at the tomb in the garden;
2-Luke 24:13-31, when Jesus met with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus;
3-John 20:19-23, when Jesus met with His disciples in the locked room.
The only time in the Bible when the church is said to be assembled for
breaking of bread and preaching of the word of God, was recorded as
being on the first day of the week, in Acts 20:17.
Never in the
New Testament do we see any mention of the churches meeting on the
seventh day Sabbath. We DO see Paul going to the synagogue on the
Sabbath many times, but always the context given is to preach unto them
Jesus Christ. And each time, after they have rejected Him, Paul leaves
Simply, the Sabbath was created for Israel,
specifically, and was never, from the start, a requirement for ANY
gentiles, nor the churches, to observe. Clearly, long before any Roman
official errently declared Sunday declared Sunday as the "Christian
Sabbath", (it is not), believers were assembling together. And so we do,