If the Lord’s Day is Sunday, then why will not be the Lord’s Day the Sabbath? “I used to be within the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and heard behind me a terrific voice, as of a trumpet.” (Revelation 1:10) John right here merely states that he “was within the Spirit on the Lord’s day.” Although it is true that ultimately the time period “Lord’s day” came for use for Sunday, no proof signifies this was the case until a few century after the Book of Revelation was written! The truth is, there may be likelihood that the time period was applied to “Easter” Sunday earlier than it was utilized to a weekly Sunday.
But the Roman province of Asia, to which the Revelation applies, had no Sunday-Easter tradition, either at the time the Revelation was written or perhaps a century later. Thus “Lord’s day” in Revelation 1:10 could not discuss with an Easter Sunday.
Most pointedly of all, there’s neither prior nor up to date evidence that Sunday had achieved in New Testament instances a standing which would have caused it to be called “Lord’s day.” Another day – the seventh-day Sabbath – had been the Lord’s holy day from antiquity (see Isaiah 58:13) and was the day on which Christ Himself and His followers, including the Apostle Paul had attended religious services.
The Book of Acts reveals that the only day on which the Apostles repeatedly were engaged in worship services on a weekly basis was Saturday, the seventh day of the week. The Apostle Paul and his firm, when visiting Antioch in Pisidia, “went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down.” (Acts thirteen:14) After the Scripture reading, they were called upon to speak. They stayed in Antioch an additional week, and that “next Sabbath day got here almost the whole city collectively to listen to the word of God.” (Acts thirteen:forty four)
In Philippi, Paul and his firm went out of the city by a riverside on the Sabbath day, to the place the place prayer was usually made (Acts sixteen:thirteen). In Thessalonica, “as his method was,” Paul went to the synagogue and “three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.” (Acts 17:2) And in Corinth, where Paul resided for a 12 months and a half, “he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks” (Acts 18:four)
Thus the proof within the Book of Acts multiplied relating to apostolic attendance at worship companies on Saturday.
In sum total, there’s not one piece of concrete proof anywhere within the New Testament that Sunday was considered as a weekly day of worship for Christians. Fairly, Christ Himself, His followers at the time of His demise, and apostles after His resurrection often attended services on Saturday the seventh day of the week.