story of Jesus' death and resurrection provide evidence
that the day following the Sabbath is the first day (Sunday).
Jesus finished his work when he died on Friday, and then
rested in the tomb during the Sabbath hours on the seventh
First Day Follows the Sabbath
28:1 "In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn
toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and
the other Mary to see the sepulchre."
text says that the first day follows Sabbath. Sunday is
the day after Sabbath.
Mark, Luke, and John wrote long enough after Christ that
they would have mentioned a change of the Sabbath from the
seventh day to the first, if it had occurred. But they don't.
Mathew wrote about six years after Christ's ascension. Mark
wrote about ten years after. Luke wrote about 28 years after.
John wrote about sixty three years after. All four are silent
on any kind of a change.
teachings included the Sabbath.
4:16 "And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought
up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on
the sabbath day, and stood up for to read."
12:8-9 "For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath
day. And when he was departed thence, he went into their
24:20 "But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter,
neither on the sabbath day:"
here speaks of Jerusalem, which would be destroyed in 70
AD (most Bible scholars agree that this passage has a dual meaning, also referring to the end of time). If the Sabbath had been changed to Sunday would not
Christ have said don't flee on Sunday? The year 70 A.D.
was long enough after Christ for the change to have taken