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1.   I will have no other gods.

2.   I will not make or bow down to any image.

3.   I will not dishonor you and your name.

4.   I will remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

5.   I will honor my father and mother.

6.   I will not murder.

7.   I will not commit adultery.

8.   I will not steal.

9.   I will not lie.

10. I will not covet what belongs to my neighbor.

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Reasons for Sunday are not Biblical #4

by Bill Wong

 

 

The Roman Catholic Church in the Catechism of Trent also uses Revelation 1:10's metiion of the Lord's Day to try to justify why  it "thought it well" to create a Sunday observance to override God's 7th day Sabbath.

 

 

Reason #4 – Revelation 1:10 (“the Lord’s day”)

 

This is what the apostle John wrote in Revelation:

 

Revelation 1:

10   I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,   (NKJV)

 

This does not say the day is Sunday, the 1st day of the week, or any particular day, or that it is a new day of worship that the Bible instituted. The Bible never mentions a new day of worship.  

 

The Lord’s Day mentioned here in the Book of Revelation is the same “Day of the LORD” mentioned in many places in the Old Testament which is the day of God’s vengeance upon His enemies.

 

What John is referring to is this day of the Lord’s vengeance and judgment. Just as we can say a “day of reckoning” is coming, it does not specify a particular day or even that the day is a 24-hour period. In Revelation, the Lord’s day is the time when God no longer waits, but dispenses judgment to His enemies and mercy to His saints; it is the day He vindicates His righteous name and holiness through His Anointed One, His son, Jesus our Savior.   The Bible tells us this is the true meaning, because the entire book of Revelation is a continuation and fulfillment of all that the Bible says about a coming and fearful day of the LORD. The Lord’s day means the same thing as the Day of the LORD.

 

If my name is Robert and I have a dog Fido, I am Fido’s master. There are two ways to say Fido belongs to me:

 

1)      Fido is the dog of Robert (Fido is the dog of the master).

2)      Fido is Robert’s dog (Fido is the master’s dog).

 

In the same way, the Day of the LORD and the Lord’s day are two ways to say the exact same thing which is possession: the day that belongs solely to the Lord.

 

This is the true day of the Lord which we see that the Book of Revelation is:

 

1 Corinthians 5:

4     In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5     To deliver such an one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.   (AKJV) 

 

Comment:  A reference to the day of the Lord as a day of judgment where that person will be judged.

 

2 Peter 3:

10     But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and

       the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.   (NASB)

 

Comment:  The day of the Lord begins with Jesus' return and includes the ushering in of God's Kingdom,  judgment and the destruction of the old and creation of the new heavens and new earth.  In other words, it is everything in the Book of Revelation (which begins with the events leading to the Lord Jesus returning and ends with the heavens remade).  As we can see here, the day of the LORD is not referring to a single day, much less a Sunday where the Sabbath has been changed by the Roman Catholic Church.      

 

Acts 2:

19   'And I will grant wonders in the sky above And signs on the earth below, Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.

20   'The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood, Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.

21   'And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'

 

(Referring to Joel 2:31, NASB)

 

Isaiah 13:

9     Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger, To make the land a desolation;

     And He will exterminate its sinners from it.   (NASB)

 

Ezekiel 30:

3     "For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.   (NASB)

 

The Roman Catholic Church tries to use the legitimacy of the apostles to establish a Sunday, 1st day of the week, new day of worship called the Lord’s Day, but it is a lie; the Roman Catholic Church decided for itself to create a Sunday worship day which had its beginnings with the Roman emperor Constantine.

 

In fact, the Roman Catholic Church’s statement that the Bible and the apostles called for the creation of the Lord’s Day is contradicted by the newspaper the Catholic Mirror in a series of articles it published in September 2, 9, 16, 23 in 1893, which is supported by then Cardinal James Gibbons. To taunt and retaliate against the Protestant claim of ‘Sola Scriptura’ (the Bible only) and where it believes the Bible has authorized Sunday worship, the paper says Protestants are hopelessly not following God’s word if they continue to worship on Sunday, because it cannot be found in the Bible. It boldly states that the Bible did not change the Sabbath, but the Roman Catholic Church invented the Sunday worship.

 

It says that Protestants cannot use the Lord’s Day in Revelation as scriptural evidence of Sunday worship, because the Catholic Mirror states clearly and unambiguously that the Lord’s Day can only mean the ‘Day of the LORD’ – the day of judgment.  

 

Quoted:

[ “The Apocalypse, or Revelation, chapter 1:10, furnishes it in the following words of John: “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day”; but it will afford no more comfort to our Biblical friends than its predecessors of the same series. Has St. John used the expression previously in his Gospel or Epistles?

 

– Emphatically, NO. Has he had occasion to refer to Sunday hitherto? – Yes, twice. How did he designate Sunday on these occasions? Easter Sunday was called by him (John 20:1) “the first day of the week”.

 

“Again, chapter twenty, nineteenth verse: “Now when it was late that same day, being the first day of the week.” Evidently, although inspired, both in his Gospel and Epistles, he called Sunday “the first day of the week.” On what grounds, then, can it be assumed that he dropped that designation? Was he more inspired when he wrote the Apocalypse, or did he adopt a new title for Sunday, because it was now in vogue?

 

St. John (Rev. 1:10) says “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day”; but he furnishes us the key to this expression, chapter four, first and second verses: “after this I looked and behold a door opened in heaven.” A voice said to him: “come up hither, and I will show you the things which must be hereafter.” Let us ascend in spirit with John. Whither? – through that “door in heaven,” to heaven. And what shall we see? – “the things that must be hereafter,” chapter four, first verse. He ascended in spirit to heaven. He was ordered to write, in full, his vision of what is to take place antecedent to, and concomitantly with, “the Lord’s day,” or the day of judgment; the expression “Lord’s day” being confined in Scripture to the day of judgment exclusively.” ]

 

Therefore, the Roman Catholic Church in 1893 confesses it contradicts itself with its so-called Biblical evidence for a Lord’s Day and proves Sunday worship is a lie and it is a liar. It shows that at the time of composing the Catechism of Trent, the Roman Catholic Church will lie and do whatever it takes to legitimize Sunday worship. And then later, at the time of the Catholic Mirror articles, for whatever reason, it hypocritically and narcissistically boasts of its “own” authority and mocks those that it has fooled with Sunday worship. It does this without even caring that it contradicts itself. The Roman Catholic Church must be thinking: “Why should I care?” Indeed, why would it? The Roman Catholic Church has shown for all to see it is a liar and have its conscience seared with a hot iron:


1 Timothy 4:

1     Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits

     and doctrines of demons,

2     speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,

3     forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving

     by those who believe and know the truth. (NKJV)

 

The Roman Catholic Church has seemingly gotten away with murder, but God’s judgment awaits her.

 

This self-admitting lie and hypocrisy also exposes another lie of the Roman Catholic Church: they nor the pope are infallible.

 

No, they are not infallible. They are just liars.

 

 

 

 

Please read the next article in the series -  'Reasons for Sunday not Biblical - Reason #5'

 

 

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