Click to ViewSome over-zealous, but under-learned Sabbath keepers, will state the actual Greek words used in Acts 20:7 & 1 Cor 16:1 actually refer to the weekly Sabbath, not the first day of the week.

Some Sabbath keepers teach: "first day of the week" as all Bibles read, in Acts 20:7 & 1 Cor 16:1 is a mistranslation. The Greek in these two passages [MIA TON SABBATON] clearly refers to the weekly Sabbath! Just take a look at it with an interlinear! So Christians were told to take a collection (1 Cor 16:1-2) and partake of the Lord's supper (Acts 20:7) on the Sabbath day, not Sunday.

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Greek Argument refuted:

A. Any lexicon will tell you that "MIA TON SABBATON" means:

  1. "FIRST OF THE WEEKS": [mia = first] + [ton = of the] + [sabbaton (plural) = weeks]
  2. "MIA TON SABBATON" is the common expression for "First day of the Week".
  3. The only ones who say this are those who have no knowledge of Greek. These "Sabbatarian Greek Neophytes" merely saw the word "Sabbaton" in the Greek and incorrectly assumed it referred to the weekly Sabbath!

B. If "MIA TON SABBATON" means the 7th day (Sabbath day) then it creates a contradiction between Mk 16:1 & 2

Mk 16:1

Mk 16:2

When the Sabbath [SABBATOU -- singular, and the normal expression for the Sabbath _day_] was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him

2 And very early on the first day of the week [MIA TON SABBATON], when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.

"MIA TON SABBATON" must be different from the Sabbath

C. The reason Sabbatarians deny that these texts should read "the first day of the week" is that the two texts so powerfully prove Sunday worship and they wished to God it really was the Sabbath day!

  1. It indicates that they KNOW these passages teach first day observance if indeed they should be translated "first day"!
  2. Sabbatarians know their doctrine is refuted if Acts 20:7 proves to be first day observance rather than seventh-day.

C. Dishonest Sabbath Keepers!

  1. Sabbatarians strongly teach that Acts 20:7 is a communion service for the church when they thought it the Greek really said, "Sabbath".
  2. But after we prove them wrong, they call it a common meal!
  3. Such is dishonest!


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