Why Should a Christian Go to Church on the Seventh-day Sabbath ( Saturday ) ?
Here are the Biblical references to God’s Seventh-day Sabbath.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Notice how God wrote the relationship commandment where He wants us to spend time with Him right in the middle of the Ten Commandments. Notice also how this is the only commandment that has the word ‘remember’ in it.
Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.”
Sabbath is His Day. It is not the Jewish day or Seventh-day Adventist day or Seventh-day Baptist day.
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
We are all Spiritual Israel.
Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.
The above verse is a sign that God is our Creator
Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.’
The above verse shows that God is our Re Creator.
A Seal like the Presidential Seal contains 3 points. Name-Title-Territory
The current Prime Minister of Canada is Stephen Harper. In the previous sentence, I identified all 3 points contained in a seal. In Exodus 20:11, God is Named Lord and He is the Creator of the heavens, the earth and the sea which covers the territory.
Here are the 3 critical aspects of the importance of God’s Law.
1. If you take out the fourth commandment, you do not know who made the other 9 commandments.
2. Opens the door to evolution theory when you remove the commandment specific to God being the creator.
3. Does away with God being our Re Creator.
All three of the above points are attacks by Satan. He hates God & God’s Law.
It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your Sabbath.
The above verse helps us understand when the day begins.
God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
The above verse shows that the day begins at sunset in the evening.
“If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
From doing your pleasure on My holy day,
And call the Sabbath a delight,
The holy day of the Lord honorable,
And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,
Nor finding your own pleasure,
Nor speaking your own words,
14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord;
And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,
And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.
The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.
But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down.
Acts 13:15-41 is Paul’s Sermon.
So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.
Jesus kept the Sabbath and is Lord of the Sabbath. After Jesus’ resurrection, we see the Christians going to worship on the Sabbath Day. We will keep the Sabbath Day in Heaven.
“For as the new heavens and the new earth
Which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord,
“So shall your descendants and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass
That from one New Moon to another,
And from one Sabbath to another,
All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.
For I am the Lord, I do not change.
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
If you love Me, keep My commandments.