Some people make up stories that are not in the Bible and say, “Unless you do this, you are a heretic.” Those are the same people who worship on Sundays, insisting on “Holy Sunday Service!” One of the lies that they made up is that the apostles had worship on Sundays, quoting 1 Corinthians 16:2 as evidence.
Let us check it.
- 1 Corinthians 16:2?On the first day of every week, 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.
Is this sufficient evidence that the apostles had worship on Sundays? They only focus on the words, “On the first day of every week,” and insist on Sunday service. Their claim for Sunday worship based upon a partial verse is simply ludicrous!
We must examine the words of the Bible carefully and not take things out of context. Let us take a look at the verses once again, but within context of the actual meaning.
- 1 Corinthians 16:1-3?Now about the collection for God’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, 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. Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.
- 1 Corinthians 16:1-3?(Contemporary English Version)?When you collect money for God’s people, I want you to do exactly what I told the churches in Galatia to do. That is, each Sunday each of you must put aside part of what you have earned. If you do this, you won’t have to take up a collection when I come. Choose some followers to take the money to Jerusalem. I will send them on with the money and with letters which show that you approve of them.
At that time, the collection was a special offering to help the Jerusalem Church. In other words, Apostle Paul recommended them to prepare offerings in advance, so they would not prepare it at the last minute when he arrived in Corinth. He wanted them to set aside a sum of money in keeping with their income on the first day [Sunday] of every week. Through this example, we can understand that the members of the early Church did not worship on Sundays; instead, they worked.
Those who insist on having worship on Sunday, considering it holy and the day of rest, are making up lies to disguise Sunday service as the words of God.
That is why Jesus said, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”