Siapa yang mengubah Hari Sabat? Kenapa kita harus mengikuti Hari sabat?

Who change Sabbath day to Sunday?

If the Lord and the disciples did not abolish the sabbath, who did?
How did Sunday, often called “the Lord’s day,” come to replace
the seventh-day sabbath?

A. According to the Catholic Church, “The Church of God [i.e., the Catholic Church] has in her wisdom ordained that the celebration of the sabbath should be transferred to the Lord’s day” (Catechism of the Council of Trent, Donovan translation, 1829, p.267).

B. “It was the Catholic Church which, by the authority of JESUS CHRIST, has transferred this rest to the Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the [Catholic] church” (Mgr. Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestanism of Today, p. 213).

C. The Sunday legislation has, dated from the first Sunday edict issued by the Emperor Constantine in March, 321 B.C., been mortified and carried on in Christendom.

D. The term “the Lord’s day” did not appear in any civil legislation concerning Sunday until the year A.D. 387, more than two generations after the first law (“Sunday,” Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. 11, p. 147).

E. Sunday observance has been existing in Christianity side by side with Sunday activities regulated by the civil legislation of the secular world.

F. “Is there no express commandment for observing the first day of the week as the sabbath, instead of the seventh day? None whatever.Neither CHRIST nor his apostles, nor the first Christians celebrated the first day of the week instead of the seventh as the sabbath” (New York Weekly Tribune, May 24, 1900).

G. Dr. Edward T. Hiscox (Baptist) commented, “There was and is a commandment to ‘keep holy the sabbath’, but that sabbath was not Sunday. It will, however, be readily said, and with some show of triumph, that the sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week…. Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in November 16, 1893).

H. “It [the Roman Catholic Church] has reversed the fourth commandment, doing away with the sabbath of God’s word, and instituting Sunday, as a holy day” (N. Summerbell, History of the Christians, p. 418).

I. “Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles … From the beginning to the end of the Scriptures there is not a single passage that warrants the transference of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first” (Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August 25, 1900).

J. “The Catholic Church … by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday” (Catholic Mirror, Baltimore, September 23, 1893).

K. “Question: Which is the sabbath day?

Answer: Saturday is the sabbath day.

Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?

Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church in the Council of Laodicea … transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday”

(Rev. Peter Geiermann,C.S.S.R., The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, 3rd edition, 1913, p. 50, a work which received the “apostolic blessing” of Pope Pius X, January 25, 1910).

L. “The seventh-day sabbath was … solemnized by CHRIST, the apostles, and primitive Christians, till the Laodicean Council did, in a manner, quite abolish the observation of it … The Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364) … first settled the observation of the Lord’s day” (Prynne’s Dissertation on the Lord’s day, pp. 33, 34, 44).

M. “Question: Have you any other way of proving that the Church [Catholic] has the power to institute festivals of precept?

Answer: Has 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, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week—a change for which there is no scriptural authority”

(Rev. Steven Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, p. 174, New York: Edward Dunigan & Brothers, 1851).

Church history gives ample evidence of the origin of Sunday observance, “a venerated day of the sun,” which has pagan rather than biblical origins. The Catholic Church abolished the sabbath, an act that she has triumphantly declared to the world. Therefore, Christians should not assume JESUS and his disciples substituted the first day of the week (Sunday) for the seventh day (Saturday) just because it is a long-standing tradition. Rather, Christians must return to the truth and observe the true sabbath under the Lord’s grace.

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