The Sabbath – Hebrew Roots/Christian Zionism series-Part 14
In this study we will be looking a specific Bible verses that prove the significance of the first day of the week (Sunday) for Christians.
Also we will be looking at some other aspects of this subject including some notable quotes from early Christians like the ones below:
In 150 AD in chapter 67 of his first Apology, entitled, ‘Weekly Worship of the Christians,’ writing to the pagan emperor, Justin states: ‘… we bless the Maker of all through His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost. And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place,… …But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought the change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Savior on the same day rose from the dead.’
200AD TERTULLIAN: It follows, accordingly, that, in so far as the abolition of carnal circumcision and of the old law is demonstrated as having been consummated at its specific times, so also the observance of the Sabbath is demonstrated to have been temporary. (An Answer to the Jews 4:1, Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. 3, page 155)
300AD EUSEBIUS: ‘They did not, therefore, regard circumcision, nor observe the Sabbath neither do we; … because such things as these do not belong to Christians’ (Ecc. Hist., Book 1, Ch. 4)
387 AD John Chrysostom ‘You have put on Christ, you have become a member of the Lord and been enrolled in the heavenly city, and you still grovel in the Law [of Moses]? How is it possible for you to obtain the kingdom? Listen to Paul’s words, that the observance of the Law overthrows the gospel…(Homilies on Galatians 2:17)