Ten reasons why Christians keep Sunday.


  1. To commemorate the resurrection and the finished work of Christ in His victory over death, hell, and the grave (Mt. 28:1; Mk. 16:9; Jn. 20:1).


  1. The Lord’s manifestations to His disciples were on Sunday (Mt. 28:1; Mk. 16:9; Jn. 20:1, 19, 26).


  1. Christ ignored completely the old Jewish sabbath. The first day is the prominent day after the resurrection (Mt. 28:1; Mk. 16:9; Jn. 20:1, 19, 26).


  1. The outpouring of the Holy Ghost came on Sunday. Pentecost was the first day after seven Jewish sabbaths (Acts 2:1; Lev. 23:15–21). Thus, both Christ and the Holy Spirit manifested themselves to the church on this day, completely ignoring the Jewish sabbath.


  1. Neither Christ nor any apostle commanded to keep the old Jewish sabbath, or any other day, but did command all people not to be bound by any particular day (Rom. 14:5–6; Gal. 5:9–11; Col. 2:14–17). Sin is sin whenever committed. It is transgression of the law that constitutes sin (1Jn. 3:4), not the day in which it is done. Anything sinful Saturday or Sunday is sinful on every other day. If it is not sinful on Monday, Tuesday, etc., it is not sinful on Sunday.


  1. Although no set day is commanded to be the sabbath in the new covenant, as in the old covenant which was abolished, they did keep Sunday as their day of worship (Mt. 28:1; Mk. 16:9; Jn. 20:1, 19, 26; Acts 20:7; 1Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10).


  1. Typology of the old covenant made Sunday a day of worship:

(1) The Jewish sabbath was a changeable sabbath, changing at Pentecost every year to one day later until each day of the week was observed every seven years. Pentecost was the first day after the seventh sabbath (see notes, Lev. 23:15–21 and point 4, above).

(2) The feast of firstfruits came on Sunday, typifying the resurrection (Lev. 23:9–14; Mt. 28:1; Jn. 20:1).

(3) The feasts of unleavened bread and tabernacles also were observed at least one Sunday and perhaps two, being seven and eight days long (Lev. 23:6–36).


  1. God honored Sunday by giving the law on that day (cp. Ex. 19:1, 3, 11 with Lev. 23:3–6; Ex. 12:2–18).


  1. God again honored Sunday when giving the book of Revelation (Rev. 1:10).


  1. Constantine and the Pope did not change the sabbath, 321 A.D. and 364 A.D. See Sunday Is the Christian Sabbath.


Thus it is clear that many religious services were held on Sundays as well as on Saturday and other days.