Welcome to the Sabbath Zoneby Steve Wohlberg
Greetings from White Horse Media. We are happy you have 'clicked' into this special section of our website. Prepare yourself for an amazing journey, for the information within The Sabbath Zone is highly controversial and eye-opening. The topic concerns 'the Sabbath vs. Sunday' issue, one of the most emotionally charged subjects now facing the Christian church. Our position is: We cannot trust the traditions of men, for this is not safe, nor in mere human opinions, for they often contradict each other. Instead – and we hope you feel the same way – we want to know what God's Book actually says, and above all, what Jesus Christ Himself taught, for we accept His pure teaching as our final authority.
We recognize that true Christians exist within many dominations; both Sabbath-keeping and Sunday-keeping. It is not our desire to judge motives, or to decide destinies, but to candidly examine "What says the Lord?" about this vital subject. For the record, we fully accept Paul's doctrine that "by grace are you saved, through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Eph. 2:8, 9). Yet in the very same book Paul also declared, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right: Honor your father and your mother…" (Eph. 6:1, 2). Here Paul quoted the 5th commandment (see Ex. 20:12) and told Christian children to obey it. Inside The Sabbath Zone our focus is the 4th commandment, which states, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy" (Ex. 20:8). The key question is: Should Christians obey this commandment, too?
In the following articles*, we hope to prove from the Bible alone, buttressed by supporting quotations from recognized historical sources, that:
1) The Bible Sabbath is on Saturday, while Sunday is "the first day of the week" (Mat. 28:1; Mark 16:1, 2, etc).
2) The Sabbath is not Jewish, but belongs to God (Ex. 20:10).
3) Jesus Christ regularly kept the Sabbath (Luke 4:16), taught much about the Sabbath (Mat. 12:12; 24:20), and clearly stated that He is "Lord even of the Sabbath day" (Mat. 12:8).
4) Jesus Christ never mentioned "the first day of the week" even one time. He taught nothing about it.
5) The New Testament is silent about Sunday being set aside in honor of Jesus Christ's resurrection.
6) The Sabbath continues after the cross (Luke 23:54-56) and was kept in the book of Acts by both Jews and Gentiles (Acts 13:42-44; 16:13).
7) There is no biblical authorization for the change of the Bible Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday.
8) Bible prophecy and history both testify that the Roman Catholic Church changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. Daniel 7:25.
9) God made the Sabbath at the beginning of the world (Gen. 2:1-3) before any Jews existed, to be a blessing to all people. Most importantly, it is a special sign that Jesus Christ is the true Creator of heaven and earth (see John 1:1-3, 10; Col. 1:16; Ex. 20:11; Ezekiel 20:12).
10) Rediscovering the Sabbath of Jesus Christ is part of Bible prophecy in the end times (closely compare Revelation 14:6, 7 with Ex. 20:11).
Again, welcome to The Sabbath Zone. We encourage you to read our articles carefully and to follow the example of the noble Bereans who "received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11).
For more information, read Truth Left Behind by Steve Wohlberg, Sunday: The Origin of Its Observance in the Christian Church, by E.J. Wagonner, or watch the fascinating 5-part TV documentary, The Seventh-day: Revelations from the Lost Pages of History (view trailer), produced by LLT Productions. All three are now available from White Horse Media. www.whitehorsemedia.com. 1-800-78-BIBLE.