Do you see Sunday worship as a sin, and if so why?

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From Geraldine: Do you see [Sunday worship] as a sin, and if so why? Are all other Christians sinners because their sacred day is Sunday and not Saturday?

This is a great question.  The challenge is to explain in a few words what sin is.  Sin exists on two levels: relational and behavioral.

When Jesus was asked which was the greatest of the commandments (behavior), he replied to love God first and your neighbor as yourself (relational).  SIN spelled in capital letters is our break in our relationship with God.  It is rebellion against God; sin spelled in lower-case letters are all the behaviors that are not in harmony with God’s will.   Since no one will ever be sinless (1 John 1:9) sins do not keep us out of heaven.   If we have placed our trust in God, we are saved.  Now comes the growing part. The Bible says we are born again, and just like a baby is very immature and grows into maturing during its whole life, so we must grow.

So “Sunday worship” is not a sin.  We are all sinners.  Some are lost sinners.  Some of us are saved sinners.  Whether we worship on Saturday or Sunday is never a condition of our salvation.  What counts is whether we have placed our trust in God.

David Newman, Seventh Day Adventist Pastor


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