How The Sabbath Was Changed To Sunday

The change from the true Sabbath to the false Sabbath was brought about by the great apostasy in the early church, which crystallized into the Roman Catholic system. The reasons that prompted this apostate movement to discard the Sabbath of the Lord and adopt the day of the sun worshipers were principally twofold: namely, a desire to avoid being indentified with the Jews, who bigotry and downfall had made them unpopular, and an equally strong desire to win the pagan sun worshipers and gain their adherence to the church. This article will explore these two points regarding how the Sabbath was changed to Sunday.

            The observance of the seventh day was not discontinued by the early Christians for a considerable time after Christ’s ascension. Hundreds of years had elapsed before the Sabbath was changed to Sunday. As a matter of fact, it has never been entirely discontinued. There has always been a righteous seed who have remained true and loyal to God’s holy Sabbath.

            After a careful examination of the Bible, of history, both civil and ecclesiastical, of theological writings, commentaries, church manuals, catechisms, and the candid admissions of Sunday observers, we are compelled to conclude that there is no authority in the Holy Scriptures for the observance of Sunday, no authority given to man to make such a change from the seventh to the first, no divine sanction given the change now that man has made it; that this substitution of a false Sabbath for the true Sabbath of the Lord was entirely the work of an anti-Christian movement which adopted the observance of a purely pagan day and presumptuously established it in the Christian church; and that this observance has no binding obligation upon Christian believers, but should be instantly discarded as a matter of practice, and the true Sabbath of God restored to its rightful place, both in the hearts of His people and in the practice of His church.

            Little by little, gradually and stealthily, Satan was able to influence misguided theologians to begin introducing the ancient “venerable day of the sun” in place of the weekly Sabbath. After all, millions of pagans have always observed that day—Sunday—as part of their worship of the sun itself and of other heavenly bodies. These deceived theologians thought that a change to Sunday worship would make it easier for the heathen to “convert” to Christianity.

            Jesus Christ said of the Pharisees, “in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of man…All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.” (Mark 7:7-9)

            What will happen to these who continue to follow the false Sunday Sabbath after they come into the knowledge of how the Sabbath was changed to Sunday?