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Nine texts in the Bible mention Sunday (the first day of the week).
1. Genesis 1:5: God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the FIRST DAY.
The first day of creation – a working day for God.
2. Matthew 28:1: Now after the Sabbath, as the FIRST DAY of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
3. Mark 16:1-2:  Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the FIRST DAY of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
4. Mark 16:9  Now when He rose early on the FIRST DAY of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.
5. Luke 24:1 Now on the FIRST DAY of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
6. John 20:1: Now the FIRST DAY of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
No indication of Sunday as a holy day.
7. John 20:19Then, the same day at evening, being the FIRST DAY of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Disciples were gathered because they were AFRAID OF THE JEWS, not for a religious meeting.  They thought Jesus was still dead (none of them believed He had risen at this point).
8. 1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the FIRST DAY of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
No religious meeting is mentioned.  Paul told the people to “lay aside” something at home, so they would have it handy when he came.  (Literally, “put by himself”.)
9. Acts 20:7And upon the FIRST DAY of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
Remember that preaching does not make a day holy.  If it does, then EVERY day was holy:
Acts 5:42And DAILY in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Communion supper does not make a day holy.  “Breaking bread” can mean communion or it can mean just eating a meal:
Acts 27:33-35: And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat [food] , saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing ...he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had BROKEN IT, he began to eat.

Acts 2:46:  And they, continuing DAILY with one accord in the temple, and BREAKING BREAD from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Remember that Jesus Himself started the communion service, on a Thursday night – yet nobody keeps that day holy!
Back to Acts 20:7:  Paul preached during the dark part of the first day (what we know as SATURDAY NIGHT) and was “ready to depart on the morrow”.  He proceeded to WALK about twenty miles from Troas to Assos the next morning (Sunday), where he rejoined his friends on the ship.  Hardly the sort of activity one would do on a holy day.
Acts 20:13-14  And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.  14And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.
Beware of trampling the law of God:
Matthew 15:3-9:  But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?  4For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.  5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD TO NONE EFFECT BY YOUR TRADITION. 7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9But IN VAIN THEY DO WORSHIP ME, teaching for DOCTRINES the COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.
Did Paul tell all?  Perhaps he was keeping Sunday sacred and never mentioned it?
Acts 20:20-35:  And how I KEPT BACK NOTHING that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, ... 27For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking PERVERSE THINGS, to draw away disciples after them. .. 35 I have shewed you ALL THINGS...

Doesn’t the Bible call Sunday “the Lord’s Day”?  The term, “Lord’s Day,” occurs only once in scripture:
Revelation 1:10I was in the Spirit on THE LORD'S DAY, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet
That doesn’t tell us WHICH day.  However, John tells us the Lord has a day He calls His own.  Isaiah records the Lord’s own words calling the Sabbath, “My holy day,” therefore the Sabbath, not Sunday, is the Lord’s day:
Isaiah 58:13-14:  If thou turn away thy foot from the SABBATH, from doing thy pleasure on MY HOLY DAY; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt HONOUR HIM, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
 14Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

“For example, nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the [Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible” (Catholic Virginian, “To Tell You the Truth,” p. 9, Oct. 3, 1947).
“From this same Catholic Church you have accepted your Sunday, and that Sunday, as the Lord’s day, she has handed down as a tradition; and the entire Protestant world has accepted it as tradition, for you have not an iota of Scripture to establish it. Therefore that which you have accepted as your rule of faith, inadequate as it of course is, as well as your Sunday, you have accepted on the authority of the Roman Catholic Church” (D.B. Ray, The Papal Controversy, p. 179, 1892).
“I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, ‘Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.’ The Catholic Church says: ‘No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.’ And lo! the entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church” (Bishop T. Enright, C.S.S.R., in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, Feb. 18, 1884).
“There is but one church on the face of the earth which has the power, or claims power, to make laws binding on the conscience, binding before God, binding under penalty of hell-fire. For instance, the institution of Sunday. What right has any other church to keep this day? You answer by virtue of the third commandment [the Papacy renamed the fourth commandment, calling it the third], which says, ‘Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.’ But Sunday is not the Sabbath. Any schoolboy knows that Sunday is the first day of the week. I have repeatedly offered one thousand dollars to anyone who will prove by the Bible alone that Sunday is the day we are bound to keep, and no one has called for the money. It was the holy Catholic Church that changed the day of rest from Saturday, the seventh day, to Sunday, the first day of the week” (T. Enright, C.S.S.R., in a lecture delivered in 1893).
“The Catholic Church…by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday” (The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893).
“Is Saturday the seventh day according to the Bible and the Ten Commandments? I answer yes. Is Sunday the first day of the week and did the Church change the seventh day—Saturday—for Sunday, the first day? I answer yes. Did Christ change the day? I answer no!” (James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), signed letter).
“Reason and sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives: either…the keeping holy of Saturday or Catholicity and the keeping holy of Sunday. Compromise is impossible” (James Cardinal Gibbons, The Catholic Mirror, Dec. 23, 1893).
“The Bible everywhere enforces the sanctification of Saturday the seventh day of the week…You Protestants have to admit the authority of the Roman Catholic Church that is branded on you when you observe Sunday because you have no other authority for Sunday but that of the Roman Catholic Church” (James Cardinal Gibbons).
“Some theologians have held that God likewise directly determined the Sunday as the day of worship in the New Law, that He Himself has explicitly substituted the Sunday for the Sabbath. But this theory is now entirely abandoned. It is now commonly held that God simply gave His Church the power to set aside whatever day or days she would deem suitable as Holy Days. The Church chose Sunday, the first day of the week, and in the course of time added other days as holy days” (John Laux, A Course in Religion for Catholic High Schools and Academies, vol. 1, p. 51, 1936).
“Nowhere in the Bible is it stated that worship should be changed from Saturday to Sunday…Now the Church…instituted, by God’s authority, Sunday as the day of worship. This same Church, by the same divine authority, taught the doctrine of Purgatory long before the Bible was made. We have, therefore, the same authority for Purgatory as we have for Sunday” (Martin J. Scott, Things Catholics Are Asked About, p. 136, 1927).
“Regarding the change from the observance of the Jewish Sabbath to the Christian Sunday, I wish to draw your attention to the facts:
• That Protestants, who accept the Bible as the only rule of faith and religion, should by all means go back to the observance of the Sabbath. The fact that they do not, but on the contrary observe the Sunday, stultifies them in the eyes of every thinking man.
• We Catholics do not accept the Bible as the only rule of faith. Besides the Bible we have the living Church, the authority of the Church, as a rule to guide us. We say, this Church, instituted by Christ to teach and guide man through life, has the right to change the ceremonial laws of the Old Testament and hence, we accept her change of the Sabbath to Sunday. We frankly say, yes, the Church made this change, made this law, as she made many other laws, for instance, the Friday abstinence, the unmarried priesthood, the laws concerning mixed marriages, the regulation of Catholic marriages and a thousand other laws.
“It is always somewhat laughable, to see the Protestant churches, in pulpit and legislation, demand the observance of Sunday, of which there is nothing in their Bible” (Peter R. Kraemer, Catholic Church Extension Society, 1975).

 Sunday is a MARK of our authority.—Catholic Records; London Ontario, Sept. 1, 1928
Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles…From the beginning to the end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of the weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.—Catholic Press; Sydney, Australia, August 1900
Protestantism, in discarding the authority of the [Roman Catholic] church has no good reason for its Sunday theory, and ought logically to keep Saturday as the Sabbath.—John Gilmary Shea; American Catholic Quarterly Review, Jan. 1883
It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.—Priest Brady; Elizabeth, New Jersey; News; March 18, 1903
Reason and common sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of the alternatives; either Protestantism and the keeping of the holy Saturday, or Catholicity and the keeping holy of Sunday. Compromise is impossible.—Cardinal Gibbons; The Catholic Mirror; December 23, 1893
Protestants . . . accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day of public worship after the Catholic Church made the change. . . . But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in observing the Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the Pope.—Our Sunday Visitor; February 5, 1950
If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day. In keeping the Sunday they are following a law of the Catholic Church.—Albert Smith, Chancellor of Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the Cardinal; Letter dated February 10, 1920
It was the Catholic Church which, by the authority of Jesus Christ, has transferred this rest [from the Bible Sabbath] to the Sunday. . . . Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is the homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.—Monsignor Louis Segur; Plain Talk About Protestantism Today, p. 213
We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday. —Peter Gelemann; CSSR; A Doctrinal Catechism; 1957 ed.; p. 50
The Church changed the observance of Sabbath to Sunday by right of the Divine, infallible authority given to her by her founder, Jesus Christ. The Protestant claiming the Bible to be the only guide of faith, has no warrant for keeping Sunday. In this matter the Seventh-day Adventist is the only consistent Protestant.—The Catholic Universe Bulletin; Aug 14, 1942, p. 4
If the Bible is the only guide for the Christian, then the Seventh-day Adventist is right in observing Saturday with the Jew. . . . Is it not strange that those who make the Bible their only teacher, should inconsistently follow in this matter the tradition of the Catholic Church?—Question Box, 1915 ed.; p. 179
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” —John 10:10, NIV
We Catholics, then, have precisely the same authority for keeping Sunday as we have for every other article of faith or creed, namely, the authority of the church . . . whereas you who are Protestant have really no authority for it whatever, for there is no authority for it in the Bible, and you will not allow that there can be authority for it any where else. Both you and we do, in fact, follow tradition in this matter; but we follow it believing it to be part of God’s word, and the [Catholic] Church to be its divinely appointed guardian and interpreter; you follow it [the Roman Catholic Church] denouncing it all the time as a fallible and treacherous guide, which often makes “the commandments of God of none effect” (Mt 15:6 .)—The Brotherhood of St. Paul;“The
Clifton Tracts”; vol. 4, tract 4, p. 15
Question—How prove you that the church has the power to command feasts and holy days?
Answer—By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday which Protestants allow of, and therefore they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same [Roman Catholic] church.
Question—How prove you that?
Answer—Because by keeping Sunday they acknowledge the Church’s power to ordain, and to command them under sin.—Douay Catechism, p. 59
Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act . . . and the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.—H.F. Thomas; Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons
Question—Have you any other way of proving that the [Catholic] church has the power to institute festivals of precept?
Answer—Had 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, a change for which there is no scriptural authority.—Stephen Keenan; A Doctrinal Catechism, p. 176
God simply gave His [Catholic] Church the power to set aside whatever day or days she would deem suitable as holy days. The Church chose Sunday, the first day of the week and in the course of time added other days, as holy days.—Vincent J. Kelly; Forbidden Sunday & Festival Occupation; p. 2
Not the creator of the universe, in Gen. 2:1-3, but the Catholic Church can claim the honor of having granted man a pause to his work every seven days.— S.C. Mosna; Storia Della Dominicia; 1969 pp. 366-367
The Catholic Church for over 1,000 years before the existence of a protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.—Catholic Mirror, Sept. 1893

Protestant theologians and preachers from a wide spectrum of denominations have been quite candid in admitting that there is no Biblical authority for observing Sunday as a sabbath.
Anglican / Episcopal 

Isaac Williams, Plain Sermons on the Catechism, vol. 1, pp.334, 336.
"And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day .... The reason why we keep the first day of the week holy instead of the seventh is for the same reason that we observe many other things, not because the Bible, but because the church has enjoined it."
Canon Eyton, The Ten Commandments, pp. 52, 63, 65.
"There is no word, no hint, in the New Testament about abstaining from work on Sunday .... into the rest of Sunday no divine law enters.... The observance of Ash Wednesday or Lent stands exactly on the same footing as the observance of Sunday."
Bishop Seymour, Why We Keep Sunday.
We have made the change from the seventh day to the first day, from Saturday to Sunday, on the authority of the one holy Catholic Church."
Dr. Edward T. Hiscox, a paper read before a New York ministers' conference, Nov. 13, 1893, reported in New York Examiner, Nov.16, 1893.
"There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will be said, however, 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 the New Testament absolutely not.
"To me it seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years' intercourse with His disciples, often conversing with them upon the Sabbath question . . . never alluded to any transference of the day; also, that during forty days of His resurrection life, no such thing was intimated.
"Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history . . . . But what a pity it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism!"           

William Owen Carver, The Lord's Day in Our Day, p. 49.
"There was never any formal or authoritative change from the Jewish seventh-day Sabbath to the Christian first-day observance."

Dr. R. W. Dale, The Ten Commandments (New York: Eaton &Mains), p. 127-129.
" . . . it is quite clear that however rigidly or devotedly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath — . . 'The Sabbath was founded on a specific Divine command. We can plead no such command for the obligation to observe Sunday .... There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday."
Timothy Dwight, Theology: Explained and Defended (1823), Ser. 107, vol. 3, p. 258.
" . . . the Christian Sabbath [Sunday] is not in the Scriptures, and was not by the primitive Church called the Sabbath."
Disciples of Christ
Alexander Campbell, The Christian Baptist, Feb. 2, 1824,vol. 1. no. 7, p. 164.
"'But,' say some, 'it was changed from the seventh to the first day.' Where? when? and by whom? No man can tell. No; it never was changed, nor could it be, unless creation was to be gone through again: for the reason assigned must be changed before the observance, or respect to the reason, can be changed! It is all old wives' fables to talk of the change of the Sabbath from the seventh to the first day. If it be changed, it was that august personage changed it who changes times and laws ex officio - I think his name is Doctor Antichrist.'
First Day Observance, pp. 17, 19.
"The first day of the week is commonly called the Sabbath. This is a mistake. The Sabbath of the Bible was the day just preceding the first day of the week. The first day of the week is never called the Sabbath anywhere in the entire Scriptures. It is also an error to talk about the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. There is not in any place in the Bible any intimation of such a change."
The Sunday Problem, a study book of the United Lutheran Church (1923), p. 36.
"We have seen how gradually the impression of the Jewish sabbath faded from the mind of the Christian Church, and how completely the newer thought underlying the observance of the first day took possession of the church. We have seen that the Christians of the first three centuries never confused one with the other, but for a time celebrated both."
Augsburg Confession of Faith art. 28; written by Melanchthon, approved by Martin Luther, 1530; as published in The Book of Concord of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Henry Jacobs, ed. (1 91 1), p. 63.
"They [Roman Catholics] refer to the Sabbath Day, a shaving been changed into the Lord's Day, contrary to the Decalogue, as it seems. Neither is there any example whereof they make more than concerning the changing of the Sabbath Day. Great, say they, is the power of the Church, since it has dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments!"
Dr. Augustus Neander, The History of the Christian Religion and Church Henry John Rose, tr. (1843), p. 186.
"The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance, and it was far from the intentions of the apostles to establish a Divine command in this respect, far from them, and from the early apostolic Church, to transfer the laws of the Sabbath to Sunday."
John Theodore Mueller, Sabbath or Sunday, pp. 15, 16.
"But they err in teaching that Sunday has taken the place of the Old Testament Sabbath and therefore must be kept as the seventh day had to be kept by the children of Israel .... These churches err in their teaching, for Scripture has in no way ordained the first day of the week in place of the Sabbath. There is simply no law in the New Testament to that effect."
Harris Franklin Rall, Christian Advocate, July 2, 1942, p.26.
"Take the matter of Sunday. There are indications in the New Testament as to how the church came to keep the first day of the week as its day of worship, but there is no passage telling Christians to keep that day, or to transfer the Jewish Sabbath to that day."
John Wesley, The Works of the Revelation John Wesley, A.M., John Emory, ed. (New York: Eaton & Mains), Sermon 25,vol. 1, p. 221.
"But, the moral law contained in the ten commandments, and enforced by the prophets, he [Christ] did not take away. It was not the design of his coming to revoke any part of this. This is a law which never can be broken .... Every part of this law must remain in force upon all mankind, and in all ages; as not depending either on time or place, or any other circumstances liable to change, but on the nature of God and the nature of man, and their unchangeable relation to each other."
Dwight L. Moody
D. L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting (Fleming H. Revell Co.: New York), pp. 47, 48.

The 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 the 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?"
T. C. Blake, D.D., Theology Condensed, pp.474, 475.
"The Sabbath is a part of the decalogue — the Ten Commandments. This alone forever settles the question as to the perpetuity of the institution . . . . Until, therefore, it can be shown that the whole moral law has been repealed, the Sabbath will stand . . . . The teaching of Christ confirms the perpetuity of the Sabbath."

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