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Is there any Bible authority for Sunday being the first day of the week?

The terms of your question should be inverted; for it is not Sunday that is called the first day of the week, but the first day of the week that is called Sunday. The number was before the name.

Then when the question is inverted, and it is asked what Bible authority we have for calling the first day of the week Sunday, the reply must be that we have none.

When Was the Sabbath Changed?

The following questions, “When did they change the Sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first day? Why did they do so?” were sent to the New York Tribune, by a reader of that journal. The brief answer, which follows, was given in that journal, and is very clear and explicit. We reprint it in hope that it may help others who have similar queries, and stimulate them to further investigation.

15 Lessons on Faith

Without faith it is impossible to please God.  The reason for this is that "whatsoever is not of faith is sin" (Romans 14:23), and of course sin cannot please God.

This is why it is that, as stated by the Spirit of Prophecy on the first page of the Review, October 18, 1898, "The knowledge of what the Scripture means when urging upon us the necessity of cultivating faith is more essential than any other knowledge that can be acquired."

The Sabbath and the Cross

We are reconciled to God by the death of Christ, and saved by His life. The life, which does this, is the life from which all created things came, and by which they exist. The power of redemption is the power of creation, and that is the power of the life of Christ. The Sabbath is a great memorial of the wonderful works of God, which are the measure of His graciousness. He gave it that we might know that He is the Lord that sanctifies us.

The Meaning of the Cross

Ellet J. Waggoner

The Cross is the demonstration of the power of God and of the inability of man.

The Cross is not just a singular event that happened about 2000 years ago.  Revelation 13.8 "the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world."

At creation God breathed out the breath of life into man; at the cross, Jesus breathed out His endless life that we might breathe it in.

The Everlasting Covenant

A correct understanding of the Covenants is vital to a correct understanding of the Gospel of Jesus.  The new Covenant is God's one-way-promise to us whereas the Old Covenant is the people's promise to do only what God is capable of doing.  This Old Covenant is worthless and leads to only death.  Man cannot fulfill God's promise - only God can.

Many rebel against the idea that ALL must be received as a gift; our efforts do not contribute one iota towards our salvation.

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