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Sabbath Day and the WMSCOG

What does the WMSCOG believe about the Sabbath Day?

In the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) we believe that the Sabbath Day – the day we should worship God – is Saturday and not Sunday. Now the basis for this belief and the importance of the Sabbath Day come directly from the Bible. From the beginning of time God showed us that the only day on which God rested, blessed and made holy was the seventh day of the week:

Genesis 2:1-3 – Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

The verse above shows that God rested, blessed and made holy the seventh day of the week. God never blessed the first day of the week, nor the second, nor the third. The only day God did all these things was on the seventh day. Through this we can understand the importance of the seventh day, and its importance grows to the extent that God made the observance of the seventh day one of the Ten Commandments. Let’s see among the ten which command speaks in regards to the seventh day of the week.

Exodus 20:8 –Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God…”

Here the verse clearly shows that God commanded to observe the Sabbath Day, which is the seventh day of the week according to God, as the Fourth Commandment. Then just as it is important not to steal, not to kill, not to have other gods, in the same way it is important to observe the Sabbath Day as a commandment from God.

 Then What Day is the Sabbath Day?

As you can see through the video above the calendar, the dictionary and the Bible itself testifies to Saturday being the seventh day of the week, and therefore being the Sabbath Day. This means that to observe the Fourth Commandment we need to keep Saturday as the Sabbath Day. Yet although it is very clear that Saturday is the day we should go to Church, people have the audacity to deny the observance of the Sabbath Day, and sometimes even try to prove through the Bible that Sunday is the day to go to church. To clarify the matter about what day we should observe the Sabbath day, the originators of Sunday service – the Roman Catholic Church—already admitted that there is no reference whatsoever in the Bible about Sunday observance.

 

Faith of Millions – John A O’Brien, 1974, pp. 400-401

 

In his book “Faith of Millions”, Reverend O’Brien clearly states that the idea of worshiping God on Sunday did not stem from any passage in the Bible, that instead this was a practice instituted by the Roman Catholic Church. This statement (although not proper since only God has the authority to change anything in the Bible) is at least true to the fact, contrary to other Christian churches who try to find excuses in the Bible for Sunday observance.

Lets take a look at another book which includes an interview with a Catholic Minister. He explains how the change of the day to worship God is by the authority of the Catholic Church

 

A Doctrinal Catechism - Rev. Stephen A. Keenan

A Doctrinal Catechism – Rev. Stephen A. Keenan, 1876, pp.174

 

As Reverend Keenan just stated in his book, the reality is that, again, there is no evidence whatsoever for Sunday observance in the Bible…so please stop trying to find excuses, no really…just stop.

Was the Sabbath Day Abolished?

Contrary to the popular belief, the observance of the Sabbath Day was never abolished by  Jesus Christ, or the disciples. There is no reference whatsoever in the Bible about this, and many people throughout history have acknowledge this fact. The following are quotes from individuals from different Christian denominations that can testify to this fact.

“I honestly believe that this commandment [the Sabbath commandment] is just as binding today as it ever was. I have talked with men who have said that it has been abrogated [abolished], but they have never been able to point to any place in the Bible where God repealed it. When Christ was on earth, He did nothing to set it aside; He freed it from the traces under which the scribes and Pharisees had put it, and gave it its true place. ‘The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.’ It is just as practicable and as necessary for men today as it ever was–in fact, more than ever, because we live in such an intense age. The [Seventh-day] Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. This Fourth Commandment begins with the word “remember,” showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote this law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?” — Weighed and Wanting; Dwight L. Moody, 1898, pp.46-47

Lets see one more quote from another Catholic priest:

“You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” — The Faith of Our Fathers; James Cardinal Gibbons, 1980, pp.72-73

Through both of the statements above, we can confirm that there is no biblical reason for Sunday observance, or to neglect Saturday Sabbath as a day to worship God. So for all those individuals who try to show this verse, or that verse in the Bible trying to excuse their observance of Sunday service, don’t waste your time, simply admit that you’re not following the Bible, and that you follow a practice instituted by the Catholic Church.

If you change your mind and you would like to follow God and keep the Sabbath Day as it is in the Bible, please come to the World Mission Society Church of God, where we keep the Sabbath Day based on the teachings of Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother.

Comments

  1. Russell

    I agree with the above post 110%. I was truly shocked to find out that the Biblical Sabbath is Saturday not Sunday. My whole life my grandma would always have us go to church on Sunday and even read the bible together at her house on Sunday afternoons. When I first saw for myself in the Bible Saturday was the Biblical Sabbath, I was hurt and immediately started to shed tears because I was lied to my whole life. When you read the Bible you can see we must press on to know God ( Hosea 6:3) but even in ( Ex 31:13) it says that we should keep the Sabbath as a sign so we may know God who makes us Holy. So the Sabbath Day is truly important for our salvation. Even Christ said He is Lord of the Sabbath lol ( Luke 6:5) so without a doubt it is important to keep the Biblical Sabbath to be one Body with Christ to go to the Kingdom of God. It’s is also written (Gal 4:19-24) that the purpose of the Law is to Lead us to Christ so how can we ever meet Second Coming Christ or even truly understand Jehovah or Jesus without keeping the Sabbath. Of course all the Law of God is important Both Old Testament and New Testament but you have to start to make effort to Know God somewhere and I Believe Sabbath is one of those steps it was for me 🙂 ! Now I try my best effort to keep every Sabbath Holy to receive the promises of God Rest, Blessings and Holiness. I truly hope that those who really want to know God to come and be Blessed on the Sabbath at the WMSCOG!! ( REVELATIONS 22:17) The Spirit and the Bride wish for you to Come and Be Blessed !!! God Bless You All !

  2. Rashaad P.

    This has so many valid points with a strong variety of evidence. Knowing this, I see absolutely no reason why one would continue to argue that Sunday is the correct day of worship.

    Saturday is clearly what God designated as the day to worship. Knowing this, it would be foolish to continue worshiping on Sunday for any reason!

  3. Carlo .S

    I mean it makes perfect sense. There’s no other way to look at it. Since God said keep Sabbath day on Saturday, us as God believing people should keep it. Same goes for for the other commands in the Bible.

  4. Ivan D.

    I used to be Catholic and went the Catholic Church for over 20 years. I actively followed their teachings, including Sunday worships which they hold as their main day of worship. Moreover, I went to the World Mission Society Church of God for a Bible study and I learned more in that one day than in my whole time in the Catholic Church. I learned about the Sabbath Day being on Saturday the 7th day of the week. I have to admit, I was extremely surprised to see that the 4th commandment of God said that we must remember to observe the Sabbath day on Saturday. I felt that I was lied to my whole life and betrayed by the very priests of the Catholic Church that I trusted were telling me the truth and leading me to follow God correctly. I knew from that moment that if I kept keeping Sunday worship that I would be following falsehood and would be going against God’s teachings in the Bible. For this reason, I decided to continue to attend the World Mission Society Church of God and to this day I can honestly say it has been the best decision that I have ever made.

  5. Soen042

    In short, Sabbath is clearly written in the Bible as the 4th of Ten Commands.
    Jesus kept it as an example and his disciples also followed it.
    We? If we love God, shouldn’t we do it,too?

  6. Michael

    Saturday is clearly the 7th day. So the only argument I’ve heard is that Sabbath is no longer a command tied to one particular day of the week. However, we have to keep in mind; God specifically made the 7th day as part of His creation just to give us blessings and make us holy, then made it part of the 10 commandments, then came in the flesh and worshiped on the Sabbath day himself as an example that believers should follow. God also saw fit to flood the bible with verses about the importance of keeping the Sabbath and then because one verse used out of context says, “dont let anyone judge you based on new-moon celebrations or Sabbaths (colossians 2:16),” people think thousands of years of commanding the importance of keeping the Sabbath comes to an end…. that is a little far-fetched to say the least. Even a closer look at the verse lets us know its in the way people kept the Sabbath that they shouldnt be judged, not in the day they choose to keep the Sabbath (i.e. substituting Sunday for Saturday).

    Instead of “listening to what our itching ears want to hear” what would happen if we actually start following the command that promises blessings and holiness? Now thats when the excitment begins!

    “But Blessed are your eyes because they see and your ears because they hear (Matthew 13:16)”

  7. Serene

    “As Reverend Keenan just stated in his book, the reality is that, again, there is no evidence whatsoever for Sunday observance in the Bible…so please stop trying to find excuses, no really…just stop.”

    Totally agree!

  8. Ngoc P.

    How important is the Sabbath? It is very important, God made it the fourth commandment. He even asked us to remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. We are the children of God, God loves us so much he wanted to remind us how important the Sabbath is to his children. Without keeping the Sabbath we have no sign with God (Ex 31:12). Then why do we worship him? The purpose is to know God and God to know us. The bible is clear from the beginning until the end God wants us to keep the Sabbath day.

  9. Kim

    I believe it as a privilege to keep the Sabbath Day (which is Saturday); not a burden. Why not keep holy the day that God set aside for us since the creation of the world, instead of changing the day or adding another day?

  10. Michelle

    With all of the proof and documents supporting the change of what the scriptures directly testify to there is absolutely no backing as to why Sunday worship could ever be considered as a day of worship to Almighty God. God chose his people from the beginning of time and gave them the Sabbath Day which always belonged to God not to man – as a result in God’s choosing His own people a minority not a majority kept God’s laws and commands – it is still the same and far better to belong to the minority who is doing what is right in God’s point of view rather than in man’s.

    By denying the sacred command of keeping the Sabbath Day you come to disregard the other commands as well such as murder, lying, adultery, stealing etc. and have a skewed viewpoint by even making those commands obsolete or insignificant – honestly, can one command over another be justified in regards to its altering? I don’t think so – Sabbath Day will always remain until the end as the bible states so once again it is better to be in the minority vs. the majority when it comes to obeying the word’s of God. We absolutely want to be on God’s side considering these facts.

  11. Quinn

    I followed my parents to church on Sunday for 18 years before I was shown through the Bible that God commanded Saturday worship rather than Sunday. While in the Catholic church I never even learned about the day of worship but after one Bible study at the WMSCOG I was able to say with confidence what day we can receive God’s blessings. I am thankful that now I can keep God’s commands correctly and no longer waste my time following a church.

  12. Antonia

    Definitely agree on this one. It’s clear to see that the day to worship is the Sabbath and we should still be keeping it today.

  13. Nikki

    This truth was very shocking to me when I first came. The reason is because I always considered myself to be a Christian. However, when I came and studied about the Sabbath Day, I came to realize that I wasn’t following Christ’s example.

    All of the examples of Christ are part of His teaching.

    Jn 13:15 “I have set you an example so that you should do as I have done for you.”

    Mt 28:20 “…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    Christ never gave a different teaching after His Resurrection. I’m so thankful to be able to have learned the truth as Christ delivered it 2,000 years ago. I’m so blessed to keep the Sabbath and know how precious this teaching is!! I’m so thankful to know that our Church keeps the teachings of Christ diligently!

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