I said: O’ King, I thank you for allowing your servant to speak freely. I have searched the scriptures from Geneses to Revelation and cannot find one single scripture that changes the Sabbath to Sunday. I also noticed in acts 13:14, where the Apostle Paul begins his journey through Asia. His purpose, he said, was to “establish the churches” and “deliver to them the decrees that they should keep, which were ordained of the apostles and elders at Jerusalem” Acts 16:4-5.
I will begin my argument, in Acts 13:14, where it says, when they got to Antioch, they went into the synagogue on the Sabbath and sat down. Again, in verse forty-two, it says, after Paul and his company preached to the Jews that Sabbath day, the Gentiles asked Paul to preach those same words to them on the “next Sabbath day.” If Paul was delivering to the churches the “decrees” which they were to keep and one of those decrees surely was to change the Sabbath to Sunday, was it not? Why did he not simply preach to them the “following day,” on Sunday, and tell them the good news of the Sabbath change?
However, verse forty-four says, “The next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.” It seems very foolish for Paul to make those Gentiles wait an entire week to preach to them, when he could have preached to them the next day on Sunday. Why wait until the next Sabbath?
If the elders at Jerusalem had changed the Sabbath to Sunday, Paul sure missed a good opportunity to tell the church about it. For Acts 16:13 says, “On the Sabbath day we went out of the city by a river side…” Then in Acts 17:2 it says, “Paul, as his manner was, went in to them, “three Sabbath days” and reasoned with them out of the scriptures.” Then in Acts 18:4 it says, “He reasoned with them in the synagogue “every” Sabbath day…” If the apostles at Jerusalem had changed the Sabbath to Sunday, Paul missed the chance of a lifetime to teach them about this change in doctrine. O, King that is my argument.
The King said: I must say, that is a very good argument, I wonder why I have never heard it before. You may not understand what I am about say right now, but you will latter. The “next Sabbath” that was mention was not a week away. The first Sabbath was the Passover Sabbath and the next Sabbath would have been the “weekly Sabbath.” However, you are correct the apostles did not change the Sabbath to Sunday!