Attention Seventh-day Adventist, if you are not willing to Fact The Facts, then you cannot be in the truth.

The word Sabbath appears 60 times in the New Testament. I challenge you show one verse where New Testament Christians gathered on the Sabbath, Saturday for the purpose of worship, giving, praying, or preaching the Word. Look for yourself. There is none. Therefore, all that the false prophetess, Ellen G. White, and her followers The Seven-day-Adventist teach about Sabbath worship, is in error. They have written hundreds of books and booklets about Saturday worship, but fail to accept THE BOOK, THE BIBLE, THE TRUE WORD OF GOD as the final authority for truth and faith. All extra biblical revelations (a message received that supposedly adds to the finished revelation of the Bible) come from false prophets and teachers. Jesus gave warnings not to receive them. This is just one example. (AKJV Matt 24:23-25) Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect 25 Behold, I have told you before.

Before looking at all sixty verses that show no meetings of NT Christians on Saturday/Sabbath, you may want to look at the proof that Sunday/The Lord's Day was the time when New Testament Christians met for the purpose of worship, giving, prayer, and preaching the Word.  Here is the truth straight from God's Word, which will you receive?



Luke 24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,  34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

John 20:19  Then 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, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.


John 20:26  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.


Lev 23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath (Sunday), from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath (Sunday) shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

Acts 2:1  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come (Sunday), they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 1:15  And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (On Sunday), and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)


Acts 20:6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. 7 And upon the first day of the week (Sunday), when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

1Cor 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 2 Upon the first day of the week (Sunday) let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.


Rev 1:10 I (John) was in the Spirit on the Lord's day (Sunday), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

NOTE:  By AD 96 the First Day Of The Week already had the title Lord's Day.  It was not started a Pope as SAD leaders have told you.  There is significant evidence to prove that the Lord's Day was the day of celebration for NT Christians.  Here are just two examples that prove the Lord's Day existed before any Pope.  This is a quote of only a few brief paragraphs taken from over 15 pages given by:  H.M. Riggle in his book, The Sabbath and the Lord's Day, printed by: Life Assurance Ministries - P. O. Box 11587 - Glendale, Arizona 85318.


Pliny wrote to Trajan concerning the Christians: “They were wont to meet together, on a stated day before it was light, and sang among themselves alternately a hymn to Christ as God.”— Home’s Introduction (vol. 1, chap. 3, sec. 2, p. 84). Early in the morning the Christians assemblèd—”before it was light.” These meetings were on a “certain stated day.” On what day were the early morning meetings held? Eusebius the historian answers:

“By this is prophetically signified the service which is performed very early and every morning of the resurrection day throughout the whole world.”—Sabbath Manual (p. 125). The day on which Christ rose was the “stated day” on which the Christians met for worship. Pliny was governor of Bithynia, Asia Minor, A. D. 106-108. This was the very place where the apostles labored, and the time only eleven years after John died.

(Much of the following in this chapter is compiled from various works, principally from Seventh-day Adventism Renounced, by Canright.)


 Justin Martyr wrote about forty-four years after John died. He held his ‘~Dialog with Trypho” at Ephesus, Asia Minor, in the church where St. John lived and died.

His first defense of the Christian religion is addressed to the emperor Antoninus Verus. In the introduction to his writings in the “Ante-Nicene Library” the writer says, “The first class embraces those which are unquestionably genuine; viz., the two Apologies, and the Dialog with Trypho.”

In Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History, which is the first historical work written after the close of the inspired record is found a statement of the books of Justin that had come down to Eusebius’ time. Says the historian (Book 4, chap. 18), “Another work comprising a defense of our faith, which he addressed to the emperor of the same name, Antoninus Verus.” Here the genuineness of this work of Justin’s is established beyond the shadow of a doubt. “Before his conversion to God he studied in the schools of philosophy.” “The writings of Justin Martyr are among the most important that have come down to us from the second century.’ —Ante-Nicene Library.

He speaks to us from the first half of the second century. We quote from his first defense or apology, which we have seen is acknowledged by Eusebius’ Ancient History. The head of this article is—”Chapter 67. The weekly worship of the Christians. “And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read as long as time permits..."




Controversies over the sabbath, 12:1-14 (Mark 2:23-28; Luke 6:1-11)

(Mat 12:1) At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

(Mat 12:2) But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.

Mat 12:2: Vs. 12:2 not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. It was lawful for persons to pick grain from another's field to satisfy hunger (Deut. 23:25) but not to do regular work on the Sabbath (Ex. 20:10). The latter was the charge of the Pharisees.

(Mat 12:5) Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

Mat 12:5: Vs. 12:5 Priests who work on the Sabbath were not blamed.

(Mat 12:8) For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

(Mat 12:10) And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

(Mat 12:11) And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

(Mat 12:12) How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

(Mat 24:20) But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

IX THE POWER OF THE KING, 28:1-20 (Mark 16:1-18; Luke 24:1-53; John 20:1-21:24)

A The Conquest, 28:1-10

(Mat 28:1) In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.

Mat 28:1: Vs. 28:1 In the end of the sabbath = After the Sabbath. It was now Sunday morning, and the work of preparing Christ's body for permanent burial could be done.

C His Power, 1:21-3:12

Over a demon, 1:21-28 (Matt. 4:13-22; Luke 4:31-37)

(Mark 1:21) And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

Mark 1:21: Vs. 1:21 Capernaum. Situated on the NW shore of the Sea of Galilee, this was an important town on the caravan route to Damascus. It was the site of a customs station (2:14), had a Roman garrison (Matt. 8:5-13), and was the home of Peter, Andrew, James, and John. Thesynagogue was the center of Jewish worship and could be organized anywhere by 10 married Jewish men.

Over the sabbath, 2:23-28

(Mark 2:23) And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

Mark 2:23: Vs. 2:23 corn fields. Not fields of corn as found in America but fields of grain, such as barley or wheat. Corn is a product of the New World and was not known in Bible lands at that time.

(Mark 2:24) And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

(Mark 2:27) And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

(Mark 2:28) Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

(Mark 3:2) And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

Mark 3:2: Vs. 3:2 on the sabbath. Rabbinic tradition, not OT law, forbade practicing medicine on the Sabbath unless the person were on the verge of death. Christ's critics were simply determined somehow to stop His activities.

(Mark 3:4) And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

Mark 3:4: Vs. 3:4 Christ's argument is this: To be able to do good and refuse to do it is evil; not to heal this man would have been evil.

(Mark 6:2) And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

Burial of Jesus, 15:42-47
(Mark 15:42) And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

Mark 15:42: Vs. 15:42 even was between 3 P.M. and sunset. the preparation. Since no work could be done on the Sabbath, preparation for it was made the day before, Friday.


A His Resurrection, 16:1-8

(Mark 16:1) And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Mark 16:1: Vs. 16:1 When the sabbath was past. Work could now be done to prepare the body for permanent burial.

(Luke 4:16) And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

B The Authority of His Ministry, 4:31-6:11 (Mark 1:23-28)

Over demons, 4:31-37

(Luke 4:31) And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

Luke 4:31: Vs. 4:31 Capernaum. A city on the shore of the Lake of Galilee, about 25 mi (40 km) NE of Nazareth. Jesus carried on an extensive ministry there.

Over days, 6:1-5 (Matt. 12:1-21; Mark 2:23-3:12)

(Luke 6:1) And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

(Luke 6:2) And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

Luke 6:2: Vs. 6:2 not lawful to do on the sabbath days. Jesus was being charged with working on the Sabbath, though it was lawful to pick grain from another's field to satisfy hunger (Deut. 23:25).

(Luke 6:5) And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luke 6:5: Vs. 6:5 Lord also of the sabbath. Not only had Christ claimed deity (5:20), but now He claimed sovereignty over the Sabbath day and its laws and asserted His right to interpret its laws without reference to the traditions of the Pharisees.

Over deformity, 6:6-11

(Luke 6:6) And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

(Luke 6:7) And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

Luke 6:7: Vs. 6:7 an accusation against him. To heal on the Sabbath would have been a violation, according to the traditions of the Pharisees, of the prohibition against work on that day; but not to heal, as Christ tried to point out, would have been to do evil and to destroy life (v. 9). To heal, and therefore to do a good work, would be no violation of Sabbath laws.

(Luke 6:9) Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

Concerning hypocrisy, 13:10-17

(Luke 13:10) And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

(Luke 13:14) And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbathday, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.

(Luke 13:15) The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

(Luke 13:16) And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

Luke 13:16: Vs. 13:16 ought not this woman . . . be loosed? Her healing was obligatory, especially since animals could be watered on the Sabbath (v. 15).

Concerning inflexible people, 14:1-6

(Luke 14:1) And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.

(Luke 14:3) And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

(Luke 14:5) And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?

Luke 14:5: Vs. 14:5 Christ used the same logic as He did in 13:15-16.

(Luke 23:54) And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

Luke 23:54: Vs. 23:54 that day was the preparation. Friday, the day Jesus died, was the time of the preparation for the Sabbath, which began Friday at sunset.

G Saturday, 23:56

(Luke 23:56) And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Luke 23:56: Vs. 23:56 according to the commandment.I.e., not to work on the Sabbath (Ex. 20:10).

(John 5:9) And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

The reaction, 5:10-18

(John 5:10) The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

John 5:10: Vs. 5:10 it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. Carrying furniture on the Sabbath was a kind of work that, according to the rabbis, the fourth commandment prohibited.

(John 5:16) And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

(John 5:18) Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

(John 7:22) Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on thesabbath day circumcise a man.

(John 7:23) If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?

John 7:23: Vs. 7:23 If circumcision was allowed on the Sabbath (Lev. 12:3), should not also a deed of mercy like the complete healing of a man (5:5-9)?

(John 9:14) And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

(John 9:16) Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

John 9:16: Vs. 9:16 he keepeth not the sabbath day. The Pharisees considered the making of clay (v. 14) a work that violated the Sabbath (see 5:10).

(John 19:31) The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, andthat they might be taken away.

John 19:31: Vs. 19:31 that sabbath day was an high day. I.e., the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread fell that year on a Sabbath, making it a "high" or "special" festival (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:7). They were anxious that the body not remain on the cross (see Deut. 21:22-23). their legs might be broken. This was done to hasten death, since the victim could no longer raise himself up on the nail through his feet in order to allow himself to breathe and thus to delay his ultimate asphyxiation. The skeleton of a crucified body found in 1968 showed that the legs had been broken.

The Lord choosing, 1:12-26

(Acts 1:12) Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

Acts 1:12: Vs. 1:12 a sabbath day's journey. About 2,000 cubits, or a little more than half a mile (almost one km)--the distance the rabbis allowed Jews to journey on the Sabbath. This limitation was apparently arrived at on the basis of Ex. 16:29 interpreted by Num. 35:5.

(Acts 13:14) But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.

Acts 13:14: Vs. 13:14 Antioch in Pisidia. Actually it was in Phrygia, but near the border of Pisidia. This Antioch was so called to distinguish it from the larger Antioch in Syria.

(Acts 13:27) For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

(Acts 13:42) And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

(Acts 13:44) And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

(Acts 15:21) For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

(Acts 16:13) And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

Acts 16:13: Vs. 16:13 out of the city by a river side.Apparently there was no synagogue in Philippi; it required at least 10 Jewish men to organize one.

(Acts 17:2) And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Acts 17:2: Vs. 17:2 three sabbath days. The time spent witnessing to the Jews. In addition, Paul must have had a longer ministry speaking to Gentiles outside the synagogue.

(Acts 18:4) And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

(Col 2:16) Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Col 2:16: Vs. 2:16 False teachers were evidently insisting on abstinence from certain foods and observance of certain days. These, Paul says, are shadows that have been dispersed by the coming of Christ (v. 17). The command to observe the sabbath is the only one of the Ten Commandments not repeated after Pentecost.