Reflections

shutterstock_132176963With the recent observance of Easter, I’m reminded of an exchange I had with a reader concerning when Christians should worship. About a year ago I wrote an article entitled “A Dozen Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus.”1 There I pointed out that one of the supporting factors for the resurrection is that Christ rose on Sunday and that the emergence of Sunday as a Christian day of worship (not observed by Jews) commemorates and supports the truth of the resurrection. But a reader challenged this claim by saying Sunday is a “pagan” day of worship.

Since some people object to historic Christianity’s alleged connection to paganism (for example, the days of the week being pagan in origin as well as the claim that historic Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter being celebrated on pagan days), this topic deserves a response. I’ll cite part of what I wrote in the original…

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