Sabbath in seventh-day churches
The seventh-day Sabbath, observed from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, is an important part of the beliefs and practices of seventh-day churches. These churches emphasize biblical references such as the ancient Hebrew practice of beginning a day at sundown, and the Genesis creation narrative wherein an ""evening and morning"" established a day, predating the giving of the Ten Commandments (thus the command to ""remember"" the sabbath). The seventh day of the week is recognized as Sabbath in many languages, calendars, and doctrines, including those of Catholic and Orthodox churches. It is still observed in modern Judaism in relation to Mosaic Law.Catholic, Orthodox, and most Protestant denominations believe the Mosaic Law to be superseded. Yet it is only in the west that some Christians describe the sabbath as being transferred to Sunday, the first day of the week, merged with the Lord's Day and the day of Christ's resurrection, forming (in some traditions) a ""Christian Sabbath"".""Seventh-day Sabbatarians"" are Christians who seek to reestablish the practice of some early Christians who kept the sabbath according to normal Jewish practice. They usually believe that all humanity is obliged to keep the Ten Commandments, including the sabbath, and that keeping all the commandments is a moral responsibility that honors, and shows love towards God as creator, sustainer, and redeemer. Christian seventh-day Sabbatarians, arising from Adventist groups in the Millerite tradition, hold beliefs similar to that tradition that the change of the sabbath was part of a Great Apostasy in the Christian faith. Some of these, most notably the Seventh-day Adventist Church, have traditionally held that the apostate church formed when the Bishop of Rome began to dominate the west and brought heathen corruption and allowed pagan idol worship and beliefs to come in, and formed the Roman Catholic Church, which teaches other traditions over Scripture, and to rest from their work on Sunday, instead of Sabbath as written in Scripture.The sabbath is one of the defining characteristics of seventh-day denominations, including Seventh Day Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, the Seventh-Day Evangelist Church, the Church of God (7th Day) headquartered in Salem, West Virginia, the Church of God (Seventh Day) conferences, True Jesus Church, and the United Church of God, among many others.