Dating catholic vs seventh day adventist
Surprisingly, Seventh Day Adventist scholars admit that she’s wrong on this. Samuele Bacchiocchi, perhaps the best Adventist scholar, wrote: The earliest documents mentioning Sunday worship go back to Barnabas in 135 and Justin Martyr in 150.Thus, it is evident that Sunday worship was already established by the middle of the second century.
No Adventist scholar has ever taught or written that Sunday observance began in the fourth century with Constantine.He was urged to do this by the bishops of the church, who, inspired by ambition and thirst for power, perceived that if the same day was observed by both Christians and heathens, it would promote the nominal acceptance of Christianity by pagans and thus advance the power and glory of the church.We already know that this is false: that Christians were already worshiping on Sunday well before Constantine.They were jealous for the honor of God, and believing that His law is immutable, they zealously guarded the sacredness of its precepts. But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead.For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn ; and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples, He taught them these things, which we have submitted to you also for your consideration.