The following question was recently emailed to Elijah:
“I have been attending the church called Seventh-Day Adventist. They teach that the true day of worship is Saturday. I understand the Roman Catholic Church changed the ‘sabbath’ day from Saturday to Sunday. What is the correct day to worship? I am in deep search for the truth and just ordered your book.” -Mary
The answer to your question is in the Bible. It truly has the answers for every question.
In the Old Testament, there is a prophecy that tells us the day of worship will be changed from Saturday to Sunday in the New Testament Times. It is not easily understood by most churches, but I will lead you through it.
In order to help you understand, I must lay a foundation concerning the Passover (a Jewish Feast commanded by God for Israel to keep forever).
The Passover Feast has very strict rules imposed upon its celebration, such as: time, place, and actions allowed. If these rules were not followed exactly, then the Lord considers the improper keeping of the feast an abomination.
The reason we must begin with Passover is the exact time of the year that this feast must be celebrated. The date floats between March and April because the Roman Catholic Church changed the world’s calendar back in 1582 A.D. which causes the First day of the month of Nissan to occur on different days during March and April every year.
For the same reason, it is impossible to fix an exact Sabbath Day, which is definitely not on Saturdays. Therefore, the Lord knowing everything, and foreseeing these events, which includes the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by the same Romans, did forewarn us of the necessity of changing the day of worship from a Saturday to a Sunday.
Now just because we are forewarned by a prophecy, it doesn’t mean that the Lord was accepting this change, but that He was letting us know a change was going to occur. In the Book of Leviticus you can find the verses below:
And you shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall you number fifty days; and you shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
The counting begins with the day after the Sabbath during the Passover Feast. Since the Passover is seven days long, only one of those days can be the Sabbath. Therefore, Leviticus 23:15 tells us to begin counting on the day after the Sabbath during the Passover Feast. We are told to count seven Sabbaths. This means seven weeks are counted and each week ends on a Sabbath day, which amounts to 49 days for the seven weeks.
Then, Leviticus 23:16 tells us to count the day after the seventh Sabbath (of the seventh week), thus adding one day to the 49 days, bringing the total number of days to 50 days. The prophecy then informs us that we will have to offer a new meat offering to the Lord.
The old meat offering is the Passover Lamb that had to be killed for the sins of the people. The new meat offering is the new Passover Lamb named Jesus, who was killed for the sins of the people. John the Baptist labeled Jesus ‘the Lamb of God’, which completes our understanding of the prophecy.
Elsewhere in the New Testament, the Apostles referred to Jesus as our ‘Passover’. Therefore, the Old Testament prophecy foretold us that the day of worship, concerning the New Testament Times when Jesus would be the Lamb offering, would be the day after the Sabbath or on a Sunday.
If this doesn’t answer your question, please send a more detailed question and I will be blessed to answer it.