Calendar - Has it Been Changed?
How can we be absolutely sure that our seventh day today is still the Sabbath? Could the calendar have been changed? Most languages of the world still call Saturday the Sabbath. In Italy it is called Sabbato in Spain Sabado in Portugal Sabbado in Russia Subbota Poland Sobota. All of these names mean "Sabbath" or "rest day" in their various languages. Except for those languages that have adopted the pagan names for the days of the week, the seventh day is still called the Sabbath, as the Lord named it at the time of the creation of the world.
Has the calendar been changed? Yes, but the weekly cycle has never been changed. Pope Gregory initiated a change in the calendar to make up for an error in the Julian calendar by dropping ten days. In October 1582, Thursday the 4* was followed by Friday the 15 in Italy and a few other countries. England changed its calendar in 1752 and Russia finally in 1914, the weekly cycle was never affected. During the time that England Russia and Italy had different calendars, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were always the same in each country. History has exact calendar records going back to Julius Caesar, several decades before Christ, and the weekly cycle has always remained intact. We have exactly the same weekly cycle today as was used in Jesus' day, and Jesus said that the day then called the Sabbath by the Jews, the seventh day of the week, was His day, the true Lord's Day. Moreover, since Jesus' day, millions of Jews have continued to keep track of the Sabbath each week. It would be absolutely impossible to mix up a whole nationality overnight and have them all wake up unified and worshipping on another day, thinking it was the Sabbath. Moreover, since it is Jesus* day, and He has commanded us to worship on that day to show allegiance to Him, don't you think He would preserve its identity?