Why are services on Saturdays as opposed to Sundays?

The simple answer is that the Apostles and Disciples met on the Sabbath in the First Century.

Today most believers attend services on a Sunday for one of two reasons.  The first being, they were raised that way. The truth is, it was the Catholic Church that changed worship from the 7th day of the Week (Saturday) to the 1st day of the week (Sunday).  For the most part, believers follow a tradition established by the Catholic Church.

The second reason is, they base it on a Bible verse, such as Acts 20:7:

⁷And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

The basis is this: if the believers in the First Century met on the 1st day of the week, so should we.  However, note that in the King James Bible the word “Day” is in italics.  It means that it was not in the original manuscript, and it was added by the translators.  Further, the Greek words for the phrase First Of The Week is MIA {mee’-ah} SABBATON {sab’-bat-on}.

SABBATON is in the Bible 68 times.  It is translated Sabbath 59 times and Week 9 times.  The Greek word Sabbaton is derived from the Hebrew Word SHABBATH {shab-bawth’}.  Shabbath is never translated week.  As a matter of fact, the Hebrew word for Sabbath and Week are very different words.  As such, MIA{mee’-ah} SABBATON {sab’-bat-on} should have been translated first of the Sabbath.  Acts 20:7 should have been translated:

⁷And upon the first of the Sabbath, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

The truth is, there is very little justification for the Sunday tradition beyond, it is a tradition. For additional details, refer to the Bible Study on the Sabbath.

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