God’s word, it is clear that the seventh day is the sabbath.
(Exod 16:26 [KJV])
Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath,
in it there shall be none.
(Exod 31:15 [KJV])
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever
doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
(Exod 35:2 [KJV])
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an
holy day, a sabbath of rest to
the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
So when did the
sabbath day change (a day of rest)?
It is an important note that “rest” was always part of the
service to God in the Jewish faith. As our Lord Yeshua started His gospel
message, His followers carried on the custom of resting on the sabbath;
thus keeping the commandment (Exodus 20:10)
From the word..
(Luke 23:56 [KJV])
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according
to the commandment.
As gentile believers converted to the Messianic Jewish faith
they too also rested on the seventh day. Listen to this interview
concerning where the change came in latter years as the church moved from a
that kept the Sabbath to a Gentile Jesus.
After you watch the interview, here is the actual law that was
written by Constantine to change the day of rest. You will notice, “let all workshops be closed” Why?
Rest is to be on the SUN day or the 1st day of the week;
divorced from God’s word.
Constantine created the
earliest Sunday law known to history in AD 321. It says this:
“On the venerable Day of the
sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all
workshops be closed. In the country, however, persons engaged in
agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits: because it
often happens that another Day is not so suitable for grain sowing or for
vine planting: lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the
bounty of heaven should be lost.”
Chamber’s Encyclopedia says
“Unquestionably the first
law, either ecclesiastical or civil, by which the Sabbatical observance of
that Day is known to have been ordained, is the edict of Constantine, 321
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Now as years passed some believers were still observing the
seventh day of rest (along with the Jews) and not yet biting into
Constantine’s edict. So under the growing power of the Catholic Church it
proclaimed the following in the year 364 AD…
Following this initial legislation (from Constantine), both
emperors and Popes in succeeding centuries added other laws to strengthen
Sunday observance. What began as a pagan ordinance ended as a Christian regulation. Close on the heels of the Edict of
Constantine followed the Catholic Church Council of Laodicea (circa 364
“Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday
(Sabbath), but shall work on that Day: but the Lord’s Day, they shall
especially honour; and as being Christians, shall, if possible, do no work
on that day. If however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out
“Not JUDAIZE” is a very large clue as to
the thinking of the then leaders of the Church. If you are not up to
understanding why the comment (judadize) was
used, it meant that believers were doing exactly what Jews did, and that
was to obey the sabbath command (rest on the 7th day). However,
with the “power” given to the Catholic church, they yet again fulfilled the
following biblical prophecy. They
moved/changed away from God’s law (s) and made the 1st day
(Sunday) the day of rest.
(Dan 7:25 [KJV])
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and
shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given
into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Source document and also Wikipedia
See also: Did Yeshua
break the sabbath law?
In conclusion, Yes, the day of rest was changed and to this
day most in the church are not taught the true doctrine as to why they now
worship on Sunday (1st day) and not Saturday (7th
day). We encourage you to follow after God’s word and not after the
traditions of failing degenerate men.
(Matt 15:9 [KJV])
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of
So the day of rest was not stopped but changed from one day
to the next. Today most Christians think that you can rest on any day, or
the rest day no longer matters because our rest is in Jesus. All of these
doctrines have no scriptural foundation. The day of rest is on the 7th
day and this has not changed by God’s word.