Change of the Sabbath to the First Day

“The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.  This is the Lord‘s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.  This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Ps. 118:22-24

“Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst…”

Jn. 20:19

“And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them…”

Acts 20:7

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Introductory Article

Hyde, Daniel – Why do Christians Worship on Sunday?  2014  7 paragraphs

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Historic Articles

1600’s

Ley, John – Sunday, a Sabbath: or, A Preparative Discourse for Discussion of Sabbatary Doubts  ToC  1641

Ley was a Westminster divine.

Wallis, John – A Defense of the Christian Sabbath in answer to a Treatise of Mr. Thomas Bampfield Pleading for a Saturday-Sabbath  1693  85 pages

Wallis was a scribe at the Westmisnter Assembly.

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1700’s

Edwards, Jonathan – The Perpetuity and Change of the Sabbath, a sermon on 1 Cor. 16:1-2, 58 paragraphs

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1800’s

Dabney, Robert – From The Seventh Day To The First: A Brief Look At The History Of The Sabbath Day vs. The Lord’s Day  no date  12 paragraphs

Why do we worship on the first day of the week instead of the seventh?  Because scripture requires it.  Read this to learn more. 

Hodge, A.A. – Sabbath, The Day Changed: The Sabbath Preserved  39 paragraphs 

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Contemporary Articles

Batzig, Nick – The Theological Significance of the 8th Day  2014  11 paragraphs

Schwertley, Brian – The Sabbath is Binding in the New Covenant Era and Theological Reasons for First Day Observance  1996  23 paragraphs

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The Most In-Depth Treatment

Kayser, Phillip – Sunday as a First-Day Sabbath, PDF, 1995, 51 pages

This is the fullest treatment of the change of the Sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week.  

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Book

Keach, Benjamin – The Jewish Sabbath Abrogated, or, The Saturday Sabbatarians Confuted in two parts : first, proving the abrogation of the old seventh-day Sabbath; Secondly, that the Lord’s-Day is of divine appointment, containing several sermons newly preach’d upon a special occasion, wherein are many new arguments not found in former authors  1700  280 pp.

Keach was a calvinistic baptist.

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“Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.  Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store…”

1 Cor. 16:1-2

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day…”

Rev. 1:10

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Related Pages

The Lord’s Day

When Does the Lord’s Day Begin?

The Whole Day is Sanctified 

The Westminster Divines on the Lord’s Day