SABBATH

The LDS Church carefully observes each Sunday as the Sabbath day. Faithful Mormons are not to work, shop, go to the movies, or engage in sports. Instead, they are to attend church meetings, meditate, study Scriptures, write letters to family or friends, visit the sick, or read inspirational and wholesome materials.

“Because the Sabbath is a holy day, it should be reserved for worthy and holy activities. Abstaining from work and recreation is not enough. In fact, those who merely lounge about doing nothing on the Sabbath fail to keep the day holy.”  (True to the Faith, p. 146)

Biblical Christianity teaches:
When Jesus Christ came to earth and accomplished our salvation through His perfect life and sacrificial death on our behalf, the value and purpose of the Sabbath laws ended. (Col. 2:16-17) God did not establish a new set of rules and commands to govern our worship and devotional life, or set apart a specific day of the week for worship. He gives every believer freedom to express our reverence, trust, and love both individually and with other Christians.