This is another subject where virtually the whole Christian world takes Roman Catholic tradition over the true Word of God in the Bible.
What is the TRUTH about the sabbath? Well, as usual, we turn to the only source of truth, and that is the Word of God.
Genesis 2:2-3 ...'And on the seventh day, God ended His work which He had made, and He rested on the seventh day from
all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it; because that in it He had rested from all His work
which God created and made.'
Do you realise that this one verse alone shows the seventh day sabbath could NOT be abolished or changed to another day? Why? Because
it was blessed, sanctified and instituted BEFORE sin entered the world. Therefore it was God's plan that the seventh day
sabbath be observed as a holy day, a day of rest for all eternity. And guess what! Isaiah confirms this fact:
Isaiah 66:22-23 ...'For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the
LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another,
shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.'
The seventh day of the week is the ONLY day that God has ever blessed and sactified. And do you know what the word "sanctified"
means? It means to set something apart. So what did God do with the seventh day of creation? He set it apart from the other 6 "common
work days". And then we find that God showed us the importance of His holy day by including it in His ten commandments, commanding
us to keep that SPECIFIC DAY.
Exodus 20:8-11 ...'REMEMBER the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the
seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant,
nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea,
and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.'
Now many people don't believe that God instituted the sabbath at creation. Well, take another look at the
4th commandment above. Notice that God is referencing the "sabbath day" with the seventh day of creation. God is pointing us back
to creation week in this commandment and saying that the seventh day of creation IS the sabbath day. And what did Jesus say about the
sabbath day in Mark 2:27? He said that the sabbath was MADE for mankind. When was the sabbath made? During creation week!
So even Christ Jesus confirms that the sabbath day was instituted at creation. But then again, He would, because He is the Creator!
(Colossians 1:16). And He is the one who created the sabbath for MANKIND.
Acts 16:13 ...'And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we
sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.'
And as you can see, the disciples continued to keep the seventh day sabbath even AFTER the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus.
(See also Luke 23:56, Acts 13:42, Acts 13:44, Acts 17:2, Acts 18:4). The
Bible does NOT even hint at them keeping the first day of the week as the "new sabbath". This is just twisting of the Word
of God to suite Roman Catholic tradition.
The mark of the beast is all down to worship. It's all down to who we give our allegiance to, the beast or God. And the sabbath
commandment is the only command from God that tells us WHO IT IS WE WORSHIP. We worship "Yehovah", the Creator of
the heavens and the earth. And the final warning to the world contained in the three
angels message of Revelation 14 proclaims the same point. That we are to fear God and "worship Him who created the heavens, the
earth and the sea and all that is in them". And by keeping the seventh day sabbath of the fourth commandment, we are giving our honor
and worship and allegiance to God. But by keeping the Roman Catholic sabbath (Sunday), we are giving our honor and worship and
allegiance to the beast!
Please follow TRUTH, not tradition!
For a more indepth study on the Sabbath, please see Bible
Sabbath and Sabbath Day.