|The Remnant Church of Jesus Christ
|We believe Sunday, the first day of the week, is never mentioned as a holy day of worship in all of God's Holy Bible scriptures.
Sunday, or the "venerable day of the sun" is referred to as pagan sun worship. There is only one day of worship that God has
commanded and sanctioned us to worship Him on, under the penalty of sin; and that is His seventh day Sabbath (or Saturday).
We believe that the solemnity of God’s holy Sabbath day has never been changed by him. The first day of the week (Sunday) is
mentioned only eight times in the entire New Testament; never once does any of these Bible texts even remotely hint that God has
changed His holy day of worship or fourth commandment. Please read all of the following texts that refer to “the first day of the
week” (Sunday) and see if God did, indeed, change His holy day of worship: (1) Matthew 28:1; (2) Mark 16:1-2; (3) Mark 16:9;
(4) Luke 24:1; (5) John 20:1; (6) John 20:19; (7) Acts 20:7-8; and (8) I Corinthians 16:1-4.
We believe God warned us that someone would “think to change His times and laws.” What times and what laws? There is
only one law or commandment that deals with time, and that is His seventh day Sabbath. This “little horn” or “Beast power” did,
indeed, change and alter God’s Ten Commandment Law and times, (DANIEL 7:25) “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.”
We believe that someone did change God’s seventh day Sabbath, and we are listing some statements that were made by this
apostate ecclesiastical power. This same power would “speak great words against the most High and would wear out or
persecute the saints of the most High.” We will be speaking more about this in upcoming chapters. The following quotes are
from the Roman Catholic Church:
(1) “The Catholic Church for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission,
changed the day from Saturday to Sunday .....The Christian Sabbath is therefore to this day, the acknowledged offspring of the
Catholic Church as Spouse of the Holy Ghost, without a word of remonstrance from the Protestant world.”
(The Catholic Mirror, Sep. 23, 1893).
(2) Written about A.D. 277 by Archelaus: “Again, as to the assertion that the Sabbath has been abolished, we deny that He has
abolished it plainly; for He was Himself also Lord of the Sabbath.”
(Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. VI, p. 217).
(3) “Thou shalt observe the Sabbath, on account of Him who ceased from His work of creation, but ceased not from His work
of providence.” (The Apostalica Constitutions, Ante-Nicene Christian Library, Vol. 17, p.66).
(4) “Almost all churches throughout the world celebrate the sacred mysteries on the Sabbath of every week, yet the Christians at
Alexandria and Rome, on account of some ancient tradition have ceased to do this.” Written by Socrates, an early church
historian written in the fourth or fifth century. (Ecclesiastical History, Book 5, chapter 22).
The following are Questions and Answers:
(5) Q.“What is the third commandment?
A. The third commandment is: Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D.336), transferred the
solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.
Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday and the Holy Ghost descended upon
the Apostles on a Sunday.
Q. By what authority did the church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ be stowed upon her.”
(The convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, by Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., published by B. Herder, of St. Louis, Missouri,
1910, pp. 49,50).
(6) Q. “Have you any other way of proving that the church has power to institute festivals of precept?
A. Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; .....she could not have
substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.
(A Doctrinal Catechism, p.174, by Rev.Stephen Keenan, published by J. P. Kennedy and Sons, New York City).
Q. How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holydays?
A. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict
themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church.
Q. How prove you that?
A. Because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the Church’s power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin.” (An
Abridgement of the Christian Doctrine, p.58).
(7) “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of
Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” (Written by Cardinal
Gibbons in, “Faith of Our Fathers,” edition of 1917, p.72-73)
(8) “What Protestant can, after perusing these articles, with a clear conscience, continue to disobey the command of God,
enjoining Saturday to be kept, which command his teacher, the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, records as the will of God?
The history of the world cannot present a more stupid, self-stultifying (stupid or foolish) specimen of dereliction of principle than
this. The teacher demands emphatically in every page that the law of the Sabbath be observed every week by all recognizing it as
the only infallible teacher, whilst the disciples of that teacher have not once, for over three hundred years, observed the divine
precept! That immense concourse of Biblical Christians, the Methodists, have declared that the Sabbath has never been abrogated
(to annul or abolish), whilst the followers of the Church of England, together with her daughter, the Episcopal Church of the
United States, are committed by the 20th Article of Religion ,already quoted, to the ordinance that the Church cannot lawfully
ordain anything contrary to God’s written word: God’s written word enjoins His worship to be observed on Saturday absolutely,
repeatedly, and most emphatically, with a most positive threat of death to him who disobeys. All the Biblical sects (Protestant
Churches) occupy the same self-stultifying (stupid or foolish) position which no explanation can modify, much less justify.” (The
Catholic Mirror, Sep. 23, 1893). The explanation of word meaning in parenthesis is supplied.
(9) The early Christians kept God’s seventh day Sabbath (Saturday). This is proven by the fact that the Church Council of
Laodicea in the year A.D.364 gave commandment forbidding the observance of God’s Bible Sabbath: “Sabbath, Change of,
Action of Council of Laodicea on (about A.D.364). Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday (Sabbath original), but
shall work on that day. If however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ.” (A History of the Councils of
the Church: from the Original Documents, Rt. Rev. Charles Joseph Hefele, D.D., Bishop of Rottenburg, book 6, sec. 93, canon
29 (Vol. 11, p. 316). (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1896).
The information on the previous pages is a partial presentation of articles that have been recorded on this Biblical doctrine.
There is absolutely no mistaking who changed God’s holy worship day from the Biblical Saturday to Sunday, which was a
tradition of paganism and man. Not even God, Himself, could change His holy Law, (MALACHI 3:6) “FOR I AM THE LORD,
I CHANGE NOT; THEREFORE YE SONS OF JACOB ARE NOT CONSUMED.” (MATTHEW 5:17-18) (17) “THINK
NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS: I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, BUT TO
FULFIL. (18) FOR VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS, ONE JOT OR ONE TITTLE SHALL
IN NO WISE PASS FROM THE LAW, TILL ALL BE FULFILLED.” (Luke 16:17; Isa. 40:8).
It is certain that our heaven and earth have not been destroyed as yet, and all Bible prophecy has not yet been fulfilled;
therefore, the Ten Commandment Law remains unchanged, unaltered, and still binding.