Can We Know What Day is the Sabbath?
1) “The seventh day is the Sabbath.” Ex. 20:10
2) Jesus Christ knew: Jesus “went into the synagogue on the sabbath day.” Luke 4:16.
3) Ask any Jew: Jews have been keeping the same Sabbath from sundown Friday night to sundown Saturday night for over 3000 years.
4) The Calendar: The calendar changed once, in 1582, from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. Thursday, October 4, was followed by Friday, October 15. This change did not affect the weekly sequence. Most calendars still show Saturday as the seventh day.
5) 105 Languages: In over 100 languages the name for the day that we call “Saturday” is “the Sabbath.” For example, “Saturday” in the Spanish language is “Sabado,” which means “the Sabbath.” In Italian, it is “Sabbato,”which also means “the Sabbath.” In Russian it is, “Subbota.” In Polish, “Sobota” , etc. Interestingly enough, in Ghana the day for Sunday, literally translated, means “White man changed this day!”
6) Webster’s Dictionary: “Saturday: the 7th day of the week.” “Sunday: the first day of the week.”
7) The World Book Encyclopedia: “Sabbath … It comes on Saturday, the seventh day of the week.”
8) The biblical sequence of the crucifixion weekend: Jesus died on a day we call “Good Friday,” which was the day before the Sabbath. See Luke 23:46, 54. When the sun went down, the woman rested on “the Sabbath day according to the commandment.” Luke 23:56. Jesus rose on Sunday, “the first day of the week.” Luke 24:1, 6.
Would God say, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy,”
if it was impossible to discover which day we should remember?
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, produced by LLT Productions. All three are now available from White Horse Media. www.whitehorsemedia.com. 1-800-78-BIBLE.