Legitimacy Of Sunday Worship Based On 1Corinthians 16 ? – The World Mission Society Church Of God (WMSCOG) / Christ Ahnsahnghong

As Jesus taught people to follow His example, “ I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” , so apostle Paul also taught people the same thing, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ”. The observance of Sabbath day on Saturday is the example of Christ (LK 4:16). 

Likewise, the World Mission Society Church Of God (WMSCOG ; a founder, Christ Ahnsahnghongwhich inherits the teachings of  the Early Church taught by Jesus also observes the Sabbath day on Saturday( seventh day of the week)

images (81)images (74)Some claim that the Sabbath day of the Old Testament has been changed to Sunday in the time of the New Testament because collections (offerings) were made on the first day of every week or every Sunday by quoting 1 Corinthians 16:2.

Now about the collection for God’s people: Do what I told the Galatians churches to do. On the first day of every week (Every Sunday: GNT), each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2)

I feel pity for their efforts to find evidence of the Sunday service which is not found on the Bible. First, the above verse is not a record of worshiping on Sundays and giving offerings.

The Apostle Paul said, “When I come no collections will have to be made (KJV: There be no gatherings when I come).”

If it had been a regular collection, it should have been made whether the Apostle Paul came or not, shouldn’t it? In fact, the collection mentioned above was a special offering for helping out the Jerusalem Church.

There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the saints… So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift [KJV: bounty] you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given… This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. (2 Corinthians 9:1-12)

images (4)It’s wrong to insist that it’s evidence that the  Sunday service was kept by citing the verse which is not about a regular offering but a special offering. In addition, it’s also not a record of worshiping on the first day of every week.

On the contrary, it proves that they worked on the first day of every week. It’s written, “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income (GNT: Every Sunday each of you must put aside some money, in proportion to what you have earned).”

It means that they must put aside some money, in proportion to what they have earned on Sunday. To earn money on the first day of the week, they must have worked on Sundays, mustn’t they?

In other words, the verse of matter means that they must put aside some money earned on the first day of every week in advance not to be in hurry to collect the special offering when the Apostle Paul comes.

However, those who try to find evidence of the  Sunday service in any way claim that collections (offerings)’ were made on the ‘first day of every week’ by extracting only the two phrases ‘collections’ and ‘the first day of every week.’ How strange their way of interpretation is!

I suppose that they cannot see the Sabbath recorded about 135 times in the Bible (80 times in the Old Testament and 55 times in the New Testament) because they read the Bible in such a strange way.

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Posted on October 7, 2013, in Christ Ahnsahnghong, Truth of WMSCOG and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Are U still wandering between the Sabbathand sunday service?
    Follow the Bible, the words of God the Savior!

  2. no doubt about the Sabbath! The Sabbath of the Bible and God are Sat , never Sun.

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