Prove To Me Saturday Is The Sabbath... From The Bible
FRIDAY: LUKE 23:52-54 "This man went unto pilate and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on..." ...GOOD FRIDAY
SATURDAY: LUKE 23:55-56 "..and the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and behind the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath Day according to the commandment." ...THE SABBATH DAY
SUNDAY: MATTHER 28:1 "In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first say of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre..." ...EASTER SUNDAY
The "preparation day" was THE DAY BEFORE THE SABBATH DAY. Jesus was crucified and put to death on this day which we now call "Good Friday." The Sabbath arrived at sundown Friday and lasted till sundown Saturday -- then on early Sunday morn (the first day of the week) it was discovered that the tomb was empty and Jesus has risen! This is the day we call Easter Sunday. Saturday is the Lord's Day.
Justifying the movement of Saturday to Sunday because of the discovery on Sunday would be just a lame of an excuse as moving it to Wednesday if the tomb was discovered then...
Is Saturday Still Saturday?
The Julian Calendar was established and in use in the Roman Empire fourty years before the birth of Christ. This is the very same calendar that we now use today, except there's been one change: TEN DAYS WERE DROPPED FROM IT BACK IN 1582!
But note this did not affect, nor alter, the weekly cycle.
Friday still followed OCTOBER 1582 Thursday and Sunday still followed Saturday. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Even nowadays when we add 1 2 3 4 *15 16 a day for Leap year, it 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 doesn't change the order... 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 does it. 31
Note that even some UNIX operating systems have a calendar based system, and in the documentation they refer to a date when a calendar change was made (based on the Georgian Calendar, I believe)... The same event happens there... days are deleted, but the order of the days never skipped. Think of all the hassel and finicial problems that would occur and how people would fall out of sync with everyone else using a different calendar.
It may come as a surprise, but the 7-day week was almost unknown among ancient cultures. It comes from Antiquity, through Jews, who preserved it when surrounding nations DESCRATED it! Even the Egyptians had no 7-day week, which was why the Jews had to be "REMINDED" of it when their Egyptian captivity ended...
The "day" comes from the rotation of our planet, the "month" from the moon circling the Earth, and the "year" from out world going around the dun. But the "week" comes only from one place: God's Command To Honor The 7-th Day Sabbath!