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As in the religious world today, there were differences of outlook even in Christian antiquity as to which day(s) was to be observed, how they were to be observed, whether the Old Testament rules for the Sabbath were still binding, whether Sunday replaced the Saturday Sabbath, and which genres of activities Christians should pursue and which not on the chief day(s) of the week.
The present article explores all these issues and will note where there was agreement and where different early Christians practiced different behaviors.
Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we before said, when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings.
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After all, none of us can claim to have a monopoly on correct interpretation of Scripture for, until the Lord returns, we still see many things “through a glass, darkly” (1 Corinthians ).
That’s why, as our final recommendation, we strongly suggest that you discuss this question with your own pastor.
There are strongly-held differences as to whether God wishes Saturday or Sunday to be the main weekly day of Christian assembling and worship.
As with many religious issues, both sides appeal to the Bible; then, when arguments based on it fail to convince, they look to the practice of the earliest Christians.
Abundant evidence of Sunday as the day of Christian communal worship comes from the middle of the second century.