So it seems there is all over the web some garbage about our Lord being raised on Saturday and not on Sunday, therefore invalidating Sunday as the Lords day.
Some guys named Daniel Gregg is leading the charge, with the terrible stuff he posted here:
Here is his website:
I guess he’s some kind of Messianic Saturday guy…
His main argument is that “Mia Ton Sabbaton” means “the one of the Sabbaths” and not “the first of the week.” He says all the New Testament references to “Mai Ton Sabbaton” is in reference to ONE OF THE SPECIAL Sabbaths, and not a weekly Sabbath, therefore our Lord rose on SATURDAY.
see his words here:
Anyone who has the slightest acquaintance with the Wednesday crucifixion and Sabbath resurrection knows that Thursday that year was the annual Sabbath (cf. Lev. 23:11, 15). This is what Mark 16:1 is referring to. Matthew 28:1 confirms this because it alludes to the annual Sabbath reading: οψε δε σαββατων = Later of [the] Sabbaths. So also John 19:31, which calls the annual Sabbath “great” on account if its being the greatest annual sabbath feast day of the biblical calendar.
He goes this far with reference to Justin Martyr:
Justin was steeped in Greek philosophy and anti-Semitism. Modern scholars who used his arguments and who painted the Jews the way he did would be better off joining the Nazi party. No one can read his writings and compare them with the Torah and Prophets without discerning his massively cultic Scripture twisting and his virulent hatred for things Jewish. Justin is just another heretic created in the crucible of Hadrian’s decrees against Judaism in Rome.
Essentially this is his argument:
"All bibles and bible commentaries are purposely crafted to deceive you into believing our Lord rose on Sunday because they are anti-jewish".
This outrages me for some reason…
Can my Catholic brothers and sisters help me out here? How do we understand this SATURDAY argument, and how do we refute it, given the fact that this man and others claim “one of the Sabbaths” is the correct translation referring to a "special Sabbath? And we have all been duped??
What is this garbage. He uses a lot of big words and fancy arguments, the like of which I am not smart enough to understand or refute.
Help me out please.