Is it a sin to not work on the first day of the week?

Is it a sin to not work on the first day of the week?

The first day of the week has no special significance anywhere in the Bible, and it is not a sin to work, or not work, on that day. Learn more about this subject!

Is Sunday Really Sacred? (PB) by Joe Crews

Is Sunday Really Sacred? (PB) by Joe Crews
NOTE: If you have a Bible question for Pastor Doug Batchelor or the Amazing Facts Bible answer team, please submit it by clicking here. Due to staff size, we are unable to answer Bible questions posted in the comments.

Please note: Approved comments do not constitute an endorsement by the ministry of Amazing Facts or Pastor Doug Batchelor. This website allows dissenting comments and beliefs, but our comment sections are not a forum for ongoing debate. Please be civil to one another.


Caller: If it’s a sin to work on the Sabbath, wouldn’t that be a sin also not to work on the first day? I think it, you know, would be kind of hard to work on the first day unintelligible this day and age. If you work more than 40 hours a week then you get overtime and –

Pastor Doug: Well let me give you a Bible definition. You know I don’t mind people’s short questions. What I worry about is Manuel is my long answers ?

Caller: I didn’t really give you a chance to answer.

Pastor Doug: That’s ok. The Bible says sin is the transgression of the Law. There’s no law that tells us not to work on the first day and so obviously, it’s not a sin. See what I’m saying?

Caller: We’re not commanded to?

Pastor Doug: There’s no commandment in the Bible to honor or worship on the first day. A lot of lovely people do it – and you can worship God every day of the week – but there is nowhere in the Bible the first day is called the Sabbath.

Caller: My thing is, you know, if I’m required to work on that day. That’s my question basically.

Pastor Doug: If you’re required to work on the first day?

Caller: Yeah – if it’s not a sin.

Pastor Doug: Well it’s certainly not a sin, because like I said, there’s no Bible injunction.

Caller: But if I don’t work, am I under condemnation?

Pastor Doug: No, No. If you decide to take off two days because you need a day for the family, that doesn’t mean it’s a sin either. It’s just not a Bible issue is what I’m saying.

Caller: It’s the way businesses operate you understand where they give you two days off and….

Pastor Doug: Yeah. You know, we have a lesson that deals with that a little bit. If you’d like it, we’d be happy to send it to you for free.

Caller: All right – could you give me the name of it because I probably already have it.

Pastor Doug: Well it’s called “Things Are Not As They Appear”.

Caller: If it’s one of the study guides, I have them all. I have all 27 of them.

Pastor Doug: Yes. You have them all? Ah then if you read those, you’ll be smarter than me, ok?

Caller: All right.

Pastor Doug: Ok.

Caller: God bless.

Pastor Doug: God bless you.

Amazing Facts’ Resource Number: 800-835-6747

Name:

Email:

Prayer Request:


Share a Prayer Request
Name:

Email:

Bible Question:


Ask a Bible Question

Back To Top