Think about this... Acts 2:46 tells us that from the start, the church in Jerusalem met every day in the temple courts and gathered to break bread together in private homes.

So, are Christians under obligation to observe a designated Sabbath day?

To get a clear answer to this question in the New Testament. Let's look at what the Bible says...

 Romans 14 suggest that there is personal freedom regarding the observance of holy days:

Romans 14:5-6 "In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who refuse to eat certain foods also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God."

 In Colossians 2 Christians are instructed not to judge or allow anyone to be their judge regarding Sabbath days:

Colossians 2:16-17 "Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ." 


As followers of Christ, we are no longer under legalistic obligation, for the requirements of the law were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Everything we have, and every day we live, belongs to the Lord. At the very minimum, and as much as we are able, we happily give God the time that he deserves and not from forced obligation, but joyfully, willingly, we set aside one day each week to honor God, because every day truly belongs to him!


So as Romans 14 instructs, we should be "fully convinced" that whichever day we choose is the right day for us to set aside as a day of worship. And as Colossians 2 warns, we should not judge or allow anyone to judge us regarding our choice.


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