Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:23 PM
You've done a great job in your studying. Your approach is systematic, which is not always bad. The problem with systematic theology is another person can take a a bunch of scriptures--interpret them, and come up with a different doctrine. The bottom line is that if we honor the the Lord on a certain DAY in conscience toward him, I believe he honors it. "Blessed is that man which does not condemn himself in that thing which he allows."
I believe we need to fellowship with other believers--we need to break bread, and follow the doctrine of the apostles. I have been taught that the apostles traditionally met on the "Lord's Day," which was the day of the ressurection. But Acts does not specifically go into a doctrinal disortation as to why this was. It simply was a tradition of the apostles.
So you ask yourself, do I follow Moses. or Peter, James. John, and Paul? Moses and the apostles are in agreement on the moral law--Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt not steal; etc. But they disagree on the day of meeting. I feel the "Lord's Day" is Sunday, the first day of the week, and that in a perfect world, we should meet together to have the Lord's supper. worship. pray. and hear the word. But everybody does it little different. The main thing is we need to meet together regularly in the name of Jesus Christ and worship him according to our conscience, to the best of our personal understanding of scripture.
As it was said by a very wise pastor, there are periperial doctrines like eschatology, and customs of cermony like the sacraments (and their nature and/or handling), and then there are central doctrines, which can not be compromised or disagreed upon like the doctrine of salvation by faith, and the doctrine of Christ, and the His work at Calvary. I believe whatever day you honor the Lord, you should do as unto him, and He will not cndemn, or make distinction, as though you have erred.