Isn’t the word “day” added to Acts 20:7?


In Acts 20:7, in the original Greek, the word "day" is not there. It was later added by men.  Adding to!  I worship (adore, give praise. honor) each and every day, 24/7. I can't believe you limit worship to a day.  One of Satan's greatest accomplishments has been to get and keep people arguing over words. The church of Christ, along with most others, has missed the boat or can't see the forest for the trees, Satan loves it,  Majoring in the minors and minoring in the majors. What a waste. The gospel, that's what it's about. Do I hear anyone teaching the greatest commandment?  Everything hangs on it!  So sad.


What a temper for someone who thinks she knows it all!

First, you are correct that the literal Greek did not use the word for "day" in this passage. Literally, Acts 20:7 says, "On and the first of the week having been assembled the disciples the to break bread Paul was speaking to them being about to depart on the next day he was continuing and the discourse until midnight." Of course, that makes almost no sense in English because English has different rules of grammar and different ways of phrasing ideas. The Greek phrase te maia ton sabbaton, literally rendered as "the first of the week" is how the Greeks referred to the first day of the week. Thus, the translators added "day" to make the phrase clearer to the English speaker. They marked it by using italics. But notice that the added word does not change the meaning.

You claim you can worship every day of the week because the word "day" is not in this passage, but your argument falls flat because this passage still refers to the first of the week, not the entire week, even without the word "day." You claim that we are arguing over words, but the funny thing is that you are arguing over words to make your point. Why is your hate-filled argument acceptable and my presentation of what the passage says not acceptable? (Other than the fact that the passage doesn't happen to support what you wish to do.)

As individuals, a Christian can and does offer up worship to God in forms of prayers and songs on a daily basis. (See "Daily Religion.") But as a church, Christians gather as a church to do certain acts of worship together. For example, Paul speaks of "when you come together as a church" in I Corinthians 11:17. In particular, the taking of the Lord's Supper is something done as a church and not as individuals. "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread" (I Corinthians 10:16-17). "Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another" (I Corinthians 11:33).

Acts 20:7 is an example of the disciples coming together to partake of the Lord's Supper. It was not done on a daily basis. The Greek is clear that this was something done on a weekly basis -- on the first of the week. The purpose of this weekly gathering was to break bread -- a reference to the partaking of the Lord's Supper.

Claiming that all of life is worship cheapens the concept of worship. It turns something specially dedicated to the Lord into a common everyday event (literally). See "What is Worship?"

The rest of your rant is funny because you have obviously not seen the sermons posted on this site. See: "The Greatest Commandment" as a counter-example to your foolish rantings. For a better understanding of what is the gospel, may I recommend reading, "Gospel, Word, Truth, Seed, Doctrine"?

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