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How To Celebrate Passover

My bosses wife is Jewish and he is Catholic. They are celebrating Passover tonight and I am jealous because I would LOVE to be celebrating Passover as a Gentile. How can or how do Christian Gentiles celebrate Passover?

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Leslie, Jesus instructs us to follow Easter, which is his own Passover sacrifice, just as I have already cited from the scriptures. But some people diss everything Christ and our forefathers taught the church, because they refuse the truth and choose to abide in darkness rather than the light. You may celebrate your dead passover, but we born-again Christians will celebrate Christ at Easter, which is in Remembrance of his New Testanment Passover Sacrifice, and his resurrection from the dead.
---Eloy on 4/22/11


Cluny - You continue to stay in ignorance and idolatry, I choose to follow the Bible and God ONLY.
---Leslie on 4/21/11


To all - We are Commanded to follow ONLY God through the Bible, NOT what early church fathers preached. If you look at what early church fathers preached, most of them were anti-semetic (even though Jesus was a Jew) and most of them did not follow the Bible but religious man-made traditions. Knowing that God is right 100% of the time, and man is most often wrong, I think we should stick with the Bible, and forgit the traditions of man (which only lead to death). Follow Passover and you do it God's way, follow Easter you are in Idolatry and do it man's way.
---Leslie on 4/21/11


Is not Christ the passover Lamb? Is He the Firstfruits ? Is He our Atonement? Eccl 7:1. A good name is better....the day of ones death is better the the day of birth. So why do christians celabrate 2 holidays that honor birth?
---mike on 4/21/11


Christians should celebrate this Passover Communion on Sunday April 14, or if April 14 is not on a Sunday then it is celebrated on the first Sunday after April 14. When the Christians gather, usually in church on Sunday, they should each be given a piece of unleavened bread and a small cup of real red wine. The minister says a prayer of thanks-giving, reciting Jesus' words he spoke to his disciples at his last passover supper. After the prayer each member solemnly eats the unleavened bread in unison, remembering Jesus' personal sacrifice for them: and then afterward likewise the cup of wine after the prayer, in unison is drank, remembering Jesus' sacrifice and shedding of his blood for them.
---Eloy on 4/21/11




Leslie, Passover and Easter are two words for the exact same thing. "Easter" is an old word for Spring, and comes from the Lithuanian word "Aistra", meaning "Passion". But Easter is more correctly called Passover or the "Feast of Unleavened Bread". The New Covenant Passover, called Communion, was instituted on Thursday April 14, 28 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. when Jesus was 32 years old. Early Sunday morning, three days after Jesus' last Passover supper, is Jesus' Resurrection Day, commonly called Easter.
---Eloy on 4/21/11


willa, the Biblical Passover is determined by looking for a New Moon, a sliver of light, when the barley is ripe (Aviv) in Israel, and then count 14 days. Most Jews follow a Rabbitic Calendar and not the Bible. The Samaritians follow their own calendar determining the New Moon when the moon is completely dark, not Biblical.

However, I wouldn't worry about it, but it is interesting information how the Jews followed some of their regulations.
---Rod4Him on 4/21/11


//If I do not subscribe to your teaching, does that mean that I am incorrect?
---aka on 4/20/11//

aka, you seem to always mis-interpret my responses or zoom in on them and pick out something I did wrong, why is that may I ask?

I regret posting this question. I cannot believe how viscous and cruel some of you (not naming names here) can be.
We are all on different levels of faith, but we are supposed to be of the same Spirit, the Holy Spirit. Seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened...I will never seek or knock on this door again. To me, the subject of Passover has been destroyed by opinions and not by revelation knowledge and that saddens my heart alot.
---Donna5535 on 4/21/11


Passover is a Jewish festival to celebrate their libertation from Egypt. There are also many other festivals that are types of Christ just as this is. John said "behold the lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world". The passover lamb of the OT did not take away sins. If we are required to keep this festival we are required to keep the others also because they were commanded also. If you desire to keep it then do I think it is more biblical than easter, but it is wrong to condemn those who celebrate Christ resurrection on easter, it is not sin. God's word says do EVERYTHING as unto the Lord, is this not being done unto the Lord despite the day?
---willa5568 on 4/21/11


God has revealed to me that Gentile Christians are to celebrate Passover>---Donna5535 on 4/19/11

Donna5535, and with that, many here are doing Just that, doing what God has revealed to US. God never revealed TO ME that I must celebrate any OT before Christ Jewish Holidays, that pointed to Christ.

We now Have Christ, and have no need to live in the shadows of those things TODAY.

God never revealed to you Gentiles are to Celebrate Passover. God has a personal relationship with each of His Children and if that were true He would have told each and every one of us personally.
---kathr4453 on 4/21/11




How can or how do Christian Gentiles celebrate Passover?

If one wants to celebrate the Passover, they can do almost anything they want and call it a Passover. As far as I can tell, it is totally based on whichever Jewish tradition one wants to follow.

I went to a "Christian" Passover here in Jerusalem against my better judgement...long story. It was a dinner of Jewish Tradition with a few Christian comments with the goal being to convince Christians to "keep the Jewish Festivals,"...I call that, challenging "our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage."

I am not sure I learned my lesson on how to be gracious when I perhaps should have been rude.
---Rod4Him on 4/21/11


John, we were calling the Resurrection of Christ PASCHA long before the German word was applied.

\\You in fact have not only the same Easter rituals as other Pagan worshipers , but in fact your church takes it to the most extreme pagan extent of any church out there!\\

Please tell us what our Pascha rituals are. Be specific.
---Cluny on 4/21/11


seeing Christ and Apostles OBSERVED Passover and Christ INSTRUCTED His True Followers to continue to OBSERVE this Holy Day (it is with Him being the symbol of the lamb
---Rhonda on 4/20/11

Will you please show me Scripturally where Jesus instructed His followers to celebrate the Passover? I see Jesus using the bread and the wine and instructed them to DO SO in rememberance of Him. He said nothing about Passover. nothing about Pesach, nothing about the rest of the seder meal or the Holy Day. I believe you are reading into the passages.

You need to stop blasting people and start comparing yourself to the Word and to Christ.
---Mark_Eaton on 4/21/11


JOHN believes we should not celebrate the Resurrection of our Saviour.

And condemns those who do.
---alan8566_of_uk on 4/21/11


I Thank God for the resurrection of out Lord - Savior, the day set aside as Easter. If He had not have raised, then there would be No Salvation.

Carnal minded people go haywire with the pagan ideas of e - bunny etc which has Nothing to do with the Resurrection of The Lord Jesus. Just like the pagan idea of the ch - tree which has nothing to do with His birth.
---Lawrence on 4/21/11


Pesach Cluny??? REALLY???

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck... ITS EASTER!!!
No matter what Hebrew label you use to cover it up with.

I already told you how Passover was celebrated and ask if your Church does in fact do that.
NO WAY!

You not only worship Easter, but you even worship your multiple gods (i.e saints) by kissing there icons as the priest passes it around.

You in fact have not only the same Easter rituals as other Pagan worshipers , but in fact your church takes it to the most extreme pagan extent of any church out there!

PASACH??? LOL!!!
"G-D WILL NOT BE MOCKED"

(QUACK! QUACK!)
---John on 4/20/11


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for those who feel we are to keep the passover as a commandment, please tell me when the 14th day of Nisan is.Also Passover is the ending of the feast of unleavened bread which has a sabbath before and after the sabbath. You are required to examine the lamb for ten days if this is what anyone is suggesting, but it doesn't sound that way. You also have to cleanse your house from leaven, and the unleavened bread is to be eaten with bitter herbs. If these things are not done you are not keeping the OT Passover. Christ is our Passover lamb and by faith in him we are set free from bondage and death. Also their is no suggestion that Gentiles are to keep it but its the contrary James said if they wish to learn of the Law of Moses their synagogues.
---willa5568 on 4/20/11


Why do you want to celebrate the Jewish Passover?
Is it not because you want to show your love for the Lord?
****

Holy Scripture does not call the Passover a "Jewish Passover" only mortal men who worship pagan traditions of men LABEL Holy Passover in ERROR

seeing Christ and Apostles OBSERVED Passover and Christ INSTRUCTED His True Followers to continue to OBSERVE this Holy Day with Him being the symbol of the lamb

True Christians follow Christ in ALL THINGS

counterfeit christians follow pagan traditions and in doing so dismiss ignore and REJECT Holy Scripture to do their OWN thing APART from Christ
---Rhonda on 4/20/11


Where is the love of Jesus flowing through us with such horrific arguments and slandering that goes on here?
*****

per Christs MANY who come in Christs name, claim christianity YET practice paganism

many self-appointed false ministers follow the counterfeit christ - the substitute covered in paganism 2Corin 4:11 LEADING their followers away from Biblical Christ with lies of easter fertility sunrise services - contradicting Holy Scripture

many claim christianity following traditions of men NOT the examples of BIBLICAL Christ

choosing to follow FALSE ministers substituting pagan abominations like lent and easter in place of The Holy Days like Feast of Passover GIVEN by The Father In Heaven through Christ Jesus
---Rhonda on 4/20/11


\\Easter is a Pagan holiday that has NOTHING to do with Christ, but ONLY with the Pagan fertility god (Istar)\\

Saying this over and over again will not make it so, Leslie.

UNLESS

You can show a DIRECT historical and etymological connection (not just superficial resemblance) between the SEMITIC-BABYLONIAN word "ishtar" (or its phoneic variants) and the GERMANIC "Easter" (and phonetic variants).
---Cluny on 4/20/11


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Cluny-- As I said before, the commandments about Passover were given to the Jews, never to a Gentile like me. There is no command about celebrating the Resurrection. And I can't find anywhere where Christ condemned ALL the practices of the rabbis in His age or later.

Lacking commands about remembering Passover or Christ's resurrection, I feel quite free to observe these in a way that seems appropriate in SPIRIT.
---Donna66 on 4/20/11


All the instructions for the OT Passover were given before a temple...so, no, this festival is not done in a temple...remember, "upper room" even during temple times.

Jesus (NT times) said to do the Passover in rememberance of Him, using bread (not meat) and wine, saying this is a covenant poured out for forgiveness of sins.

St. Paul said to do the Passover, which became the Lord's supper, as Jesus said, in rememberance of Him.

Lesile...take a breath... and read more carefully.

kathr is right, referring to the Feast of Unleaven Bread which is in conjunction with the Passover.

John, I'll declare my ignorance...I have no idea what you are talking about. Sometimes I thought you made sense.
---Rod4Him on 4/20/11


I hate every false way. The right way is Not the old testament passover, but following Christ's Passover alone. Christ said, as oftentimes as you all do THIS PASSOVER, not the old testament passover, this do you all in Remembrance of me. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and apportioned, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in Remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after eating, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood, this drink all you all of it in Remembrance of me." Cor.11:24-34 + Lk.22:19,20.
---Eloy on 4/20/11


\\Fast on the day before Passover if you are the firstborn male in your family. \\

And now you all know how Lent got started. It was a preparation for Pesach/Pascha.

**How and when did Jesus CONDEMN modern POST-Christian rabbinical traditions?**

You cannot deny that the tradition of the Rabbis, whether pre- or post-Christian is PRECISELY what Jesus condemned.

**If it's not practical to celebrate as outlined in the OT, (and it isn't) I will celebrate Christ, our Passover Lamb in some other way. **

In other words, you're going to ignore God's commands in the Bible and do what you want to do.

||Easter is a Pagan holiday that has NOTHING to do with Christ, but ONLY with the Pagan fertility god (Istar)
---Cluny on 4/20/11


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Rod4him...NONE!!!
Of the rules you posted are true! Not a single one!

All of the rules you quoted are pre-70AD when there was a temple.

It is BLASPHEMY to have Lamb for Passover today, since the Laws state it must be sacrificed in the Temple. AND ROD...THERE IS NO TEMPLE.

PLEASE STUDY BEFORE POSTING NONSENSE!

NOW HERE'S TRUTH...

ALL of you Apostates will use ALL the rationalizations/intellect you can, to justify your Idolatry/Adultery against G-d

Yet...G-D WILL NOT BE MOCKED by any of your excuses. And NO Its NOT Righteous to Fornicate/Commit Adultery/Idolatry just as long as you do it in the Name of Jesus.

We dont say Jesus I'm fornicating in your name!!!
---John on 4/20/11


//aka and cluny-When I say God revealed it to me I mean I listened to teachings on Passover, and I asked the Lord, am I to celebrate Passover? All 3 teachers of the Word spoke and said Yes.//

That is not what you said at first. So, how are we supposed to know? From your other post, you gave the impression that Go's revelations to you are secret and not available to all.

If three teachers agree with this that does not mean that it is necessarily true. I am not saying it is not true.

God revealed to me through studies and experiences that service to the Lord is in service to others. If I do not subscribe to your teaching, does that mean that I am incorrect?
---aka on 4/20/11


Donna 5535,

When someone says this is what God says, then we are as followers of Christ to examine what is said and if it is wrong or we feel it to be wrong, then it is proper to express your understanding about it. If you
or for that matter anyone feel I have been harsh, forgive me, that is not my intention.
---willa5568 on 4/20/11


I am convinced that no matter what is posted on this blog, people are going to criticize you or pick what you said apart and slam you and tear you apart, yep that's what Jesus would do too..NOT REALLY FOLKS. How can we show the world that we love one another? Where is the love of Jesus flowing through us with such horrific arguments and slandering that goes on here? Jesus would say, now now children, calm down. How about what Jesus said to Martha when Martha complained about Mary? Good one Jesus! That's why I love you Lord.
---Donna5535 on 4/20/11


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Here are more Rules:

Remove all traces of prohibited food, called chametz. (Anything containing yeast/leaven)


Conduct a final search for chametz and store it in a remote, sealed-off part of the house. "Sell" the chametz to a non-Jewish friend to be redeemed after Passover.


Fast on the day before Passover if you are the firstborn male in your family.


Eat no chametz at any time during the seven or eight days of Passover.


Refrain from all work on the first and last days of Passover.


You may work on the intermediate days, which are called Chol Ha-Mo'ed.
---kathr4453 on 4/20/11


Rod4Him - You are WRONG. 1st Christ was the FINAL lamb to be slain, and if you slay a lamb now, you are MURDERING innocent life. We NO longer have to kill a lamb, however, we are COMMANDED by God to keep the Passover (celebrating Christ now) FOREVER, or you are in DISOBEDIENCE to God.
---Leslie on 4/20/11


If one wants to simulate the passover, changing the procedure, it can be a learning experience of what God did with the Hebrews.

However, if someone suggests that it should be kept, the following are the rules.

Have a live unblemished lamb/goat for four days, killing it at twilight.
Put blood on doorposts and lintels.
Roast with fire, head, legs, with entrails.
Any left over, burn with fire.
With your loins girded, sandals on, staff in hand, eating it in haste and no going outside til morning.
All males must be circumcised.
No foreigner can eat it unless he is circumcised. That would eliminate inviting the poor unless he is circumcised.

If the rules are changed, then who says what the new rules are?
---Rod4Him on 4/20/11


Mark Eaton,

that is very good point about the festivals. Not only are these commanded but also to be done specific days, which we can not know because we do not have the same calendar God gave to the Israelites. We don't even have the same calendar as the present Jewish State.
---willa5568 on 4/20/11


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Cluny-- How and when did Jesus CONDEMN modern POST-Christian rabbinical traditions? If it's not practical to celebrate as outlined in the OT, (and it isn't) I will celebrate Christ, our Passover Lamb in some other way. I will also celebrate His resurrection on any day I choose....even if it's called "Easter".

Donna5535-- David is right on!
I wish you a blessed Passover "Seder" and wish I could join you.
---Donna66 on 4/20/11


Easter is a Pagan holiday that has NOTHING to do with Christ, but ONLY with the Pagan fertility god (Istar). According to the Bible, if any Believer celebrates such things, they are in IDOLATRY (worshipping other gods). According to the Bible, Passover is the ONLY celebration during this season believers are to celebrate (being God's holy feast), and it points to the death and ressurrection of Christ.
---Leslie on 4/20/11


There is the O.T. Levitical-Mosaic Law from B.C., and the N.T. Judaic-Messianic Law from A.D. These 2 laws are contrary to each other. The O.T. is pro-death sentence, an eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, and life for life, but the N.T. is pro-life sentence, forgive the offender, when struck turn the other cheek, and love your enemies. You cannot serve both laws. The o.t. passover celebrates the Israelites liberation from Egypt, and the N.T. Passover celebrates Christ the Passover Lamb who was sacrificed to ransom us, and his holy blood is personally applied to our living temples, and Christ's Almighty Resurrection from the dead and hell and the grave to everlive and intervene and intercede in our lives always and at all times.
---Eloy on 4/20/11


There is a big difference between old testament celebrations, and New Testament celebrations. The old law is abolished, and the New Law is inforce. Christ has become of none effect to you, you who desire to follow the old covenant which is no more? Christ commanded, A little leaven will leaven the whole lump to where you become spoiled with dead religion and dead ceremony which is done away with kin Christ. Celebrate Christ who has come and shown us the superior way over the old testament, and the only acceptable way. The old testament is enmity against God and brings a curse. Back Christ's comandments people, and away with the old dead commandments.
---Eloy on 4/20/11


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\\While you are avoiding the Easter and Christmas Holidays you also need to avoid reading the Bible because Constantine broke the Bible into chapter and verses. \\

Not only are you being sarcastic, you're not even being accurate.

The Bible was not divided into chapters and verses until CENTURIES after Constantine.
---Cluny on 4/20/11


David, Thank you so much.
---Donna5535 on 4/20/11

You're more than welcome Donna.
If you do decide to do this, let us know how it turns out, I'm sure it will be a glorious experience for you.
---David on 4/20/11


//If you r-e-a-l-l-y want to show God you love him, have your Passover feast.... and invite the poor and hungry into your home to eat it with you.
---David on 4/20/11//

David, this is the most profound thing written on this blog regarding this subject..now THAT is a GREAT idea and I LOVE it. Thank you so much.
P.S. I am not reducing Jesus or God to a one day celebration or holiday. Everyday is resurrection day for me as I move and live IN HIM and have my being IN HIM. Christ is your life it says in Colossians. Read how many times in the Gospels Jesus went up to the feasts and He became the Passover Lamb, I get that. Not trying to limit to one day so please STOP making false accusations kathr.
---Donna5535 on 4/20/11


While you are avoiding the Easter and Christmas Holidays you also need to avoid reading the Bible because Constantine broke the Bible into chapter and verses. Since Constantine was a pagan the chapter and verses are not biblical. I am being sarcastic. Easter is a Holiday that God uses to get people into church and discover Jesus's salvation.
---Scott on 4/20/11


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G-d COMMANDS us to celebrate The Passover.
---John on 4/19/11

I would suggest that all people here who believe that God commands us to celebrate Pesach also consider celebrations such as Sukkot, Shavuot, and Purim be celebrated by them because God has said to celebrate them. Also, please remember to not work during the days that are to be rested
---Mark_Eaton on 4/20/11


\\I'm not interested in imitating the Biblical "mandate" or ancient forms of Judaism. An approximate parallel to the Modern Jewish celebration is fine, relaxed (reclining or not). \\

In other words, you will follow modern post-Christian rabbinical traditions and precepts of men--the very ones that Jesus condemned--and not what God actually commanded.

Do I understand you properly?
---Cluny on 4/19/11


'...Christmas/Easter). The 2 MOST EVIL days on the calendar!!!'-John on 4/19/11
Psa 118:24 This [is] the day [which] the LORD hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
God creates, Satan corrupts, Christ redeems...
---micha9344 on 4/19/11


\\Since Easter is an evil pagan Holy day worshipping the Goddess Ister. (Goddess of the rising Sun.(Sunrise services) \\

I celebrate the Pascha of the Resurrection of Christ. I don't worship Astarte.

And sunrise services are a Protestant invention. They are unknown in the pre-reformation Churches.

Has it sunk in about how only GERMANIC languages use "Easter" or phonetic variation yet?

Apparently not.
---Cluny on 4/19/11


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Donna5535,
I've posted several blogs on Easter/Christmas(born/in/Sept) Challenging these suppose Christians/posters (Men Worshippers) to justify why they would disobey G-ds COMMANDMENTS to follow HIS Holy Days, but instead worship The Pagan Emperor Constantines Holy Days (who boiled his wife/slaughter his children) and NOT one of these posters could answer WHY they blatantly commit Adultery/Evil in the face of G-d by worshipping other gods Holy Days.

This even after I proved to them by FACTS and TRUTH about each of these evil PAGAN Holidays. NOT ONE! of these below could answer me! THEIR JUDGEMENT LIES BEFORE THEM, SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD THE TRUTH!

And still they worhship "The traditions of Men as doctrines of G-d.
---John on 4/19/11


I agree with those that say we should celebrate the passover, that is what the communion represents. But there is nothing wrong with celebrating the resurrection of Christ as long as that is what the focus is. Some consider this day above all and some consider every day a like. There is no sin in not keeping the passover since Christ is our passover lamb.
---willa5568 on 4/20/11


donna, you may serve your dead passover in celebration of the Iraelites exodus from their bondage in Egypt: but I will serve the living Passover which celebrates CHRIST's last supper, CHRIST IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE PASSOVER, whom was slain for me personally for my redemption, and rose again the third day.
---Eloy on 4/20/11


God commanded the Jews to celebrate Passover and gave them specific instructions as to how it was to be done.
But I'm not Jewish and nothing I read in the New Testament tells me I must celebrate it.

Jesus instructed us to "remember his death". His death and Resurrection are the foundation of Christianity. But other than taking the bread and wine as he did, He left no instructions as to how or when we should commemorate It.

I have never felt any compulsion of the Spirit to celebrate or not to celebrate. The main idea of both Passover and Easter (or whatever term you prefer) is to REMEMBER! If I observe either one, it's because I want to. I think God is more concerned with the REMEMBRANCE than the ritual or calendar.
---Donna66 on 4/20/11


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John: 'Emperor Constantines Pagan Holy......'.

Why exactly do you feel that Constantine was pagan? He is generally remembered as the first Christian emperor of Rome, but I am quite happy to accept any correction on that. It is just that you have not provided any evidence.

ALSO - in the old languages, Easter and Passover IS THE SAME WORD - only Enlgish has a difference
---Peter on 4/20/11


Christ IS our Passover. When you received Jesus Christ, believing He died for your sin, and shed His blood for the forgivness of your sin, you are then Justified by His Blood. When I see the Blood I will pass over you.

It is intereesting how many Christians want to reduce Christ to a Celebration Day. Jesus is our Sabbath too, many reduce Jesus to one day a week, rather than knowing teh Eternal Christ lives within. As eternal beings, we WALK in His Rest and are forever washed in His blood.

OT Passover was a covering, and we have more than a covering, we Have Christ Himself.

---kathr4453 on 4/20/11


I agree with Cluny, Easter is the Christian Passover.
(1 Corinthians 5:7) says that "Christ is Our Passover".

Why do you want to celebrate the Jewish Passover?
Is it not because you want to show your love for the Lord?
Is there anything wrong with showing your love to God?
If this is the reason, Jesus says that there are many ways to do this, none of which are celebrating Holidays.

If you r-e-a-l-l-y want to show God you love him, have your Passover feast.... and invite the poor and hungry into your home to eat it with you.
---David on 4/20/11


Dear John: Constantine CERTAINLY did not introduce the name 'Easter' - that is about 1500 years later. When constantine introduced that celebration, it went by the SAME NAME as Passover (he would have used either Greek or Latin, and the words are the same in both languages)

So constantine actually made no change at all to the celebration
---Peter on 4/20/11


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Thank you John, I appreciate your feedback.

aka and cluny-When I say God revealed it to me I mean I listened to teachings on Passover, and I asked the Lord, am I to celebrate Passover? All 3 teachers of the Word spoke and said Yes.

The HOW I do it is up to me to seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened...so here I am asking born again, spirit filled Christians and you guys question God? Why? God doesn't reveal the whole entire revelation at one time because if he did, Jesus wouldn't have said, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened...I sought on ChristiaNet and Lord they told me I'm not hearing from you. So I knocked and Lord they are saying I am listening to an imposter. HA!
---Donna5535 on 4/20/11


Donna, I'm a Christian who celebrates Passover.

Since Easter is an evil pagan Holy day worshipping the Goddess Ister. (Goddess of the rising Sun.(Sunrise services)

Passover is G-ds Festival celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ.

Jesus celebrated it and all Christians did up until The Pagan Emperor Constantine changed it in 375AD.

G-d COMMANDS us to celebrate The Passover.

Since I have only 125words. I recommend you get the book "Jesus in The passover" Also you should visit a Messianic Church. IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES!

There are also Messianic websites that follow G-ds Holy Days Not Emperor Constantines Pagan Holy day(i.e.Christmas/Easter). The 2 MOST EVIL days on the calendar!!!
---John on 4/19/11


//God has revealed to me that Gentile Christians are to celebrate Passover,//

The Spirit has revealed this to you and you turn to ask us the way? Do you not think that if it were revealed to you (and you only) that He would provide the Passover? Are you so sure of your studies and revelations?
---aka on 4/19/11


\\God has revealed to me that Gentile Christians are to celebrate Passover,\\

He did no such thing.

Gpd has revealed to me that you have been listening to an impostor.

What's more, He told me to tell you so.

As I pointed out CHRISTIANS observe the Pascha of the Resurrection of the Lord.
---Cluny on 4/19/11


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Cluny--Sorry for accidentally capitalizing F in father. I meant "father" of the family.

I'm not interested in imitating the Biblical "mandate" or ancient forms of Judaism. An approximate parallel to the Modern Jewish celebration is fine, relaxed (reclining or not).

The modern Jewish Seder includes mention of "eating in haste" and the
significance of historical events are part of the script and can be discussed during the meal.
But "symbolism" should be emphasized, from both the Jewish and Christian standpoint.

I know form is very important to you, but after all, this is an unofficial, voluntary observance that may be meaningful to some Christians.
---Donna66 on 4/19/11


May I please say something without getting my head chopped off?

Are ALL of you speaking because you received a revelation from the Lord regarding Passover? Or it is from studying the bible? Because my bible says: God is the same yesterday, today and forever. My bible also says, "Be imitators of Him." I believe Paul meant Jesus.
God has revealed to me that Gentile Christians are to celebrate Passover, He didn't mention anything about Easter but everyday is Resurrection day for me. If God be true, then let man be found a liar. Do what the Holy Spirit reveals to you, that's all I want to say. Thank you!
---Donna5535 on 4/19/11


Passover is NOT a Jewish celebration, but God's celebration for ALL believers for FOREVER (Exodus 12:14, Lev. 23:4-5).
---Leslie on 4/19/11


Donna, the way Jews observe (and for that matter, calculate) Pesach today is NOT the way it was done in Exodus.

In Exodus, the Hebrews were commanded to eat the meal in haste, standing, with their staves in their hands.

Today, the Seder is a leisurely festive meal, ideally eating while reclining--at least the oldest male Jew sits on cushions-- and nobody holds anything.

Even the Four Questions refer to this deviation from the Biblical orders for its observance.

Furthermore, there are ritual songs, prayers, and the like, for which there are NO Biblical mandate, such as Elijah's cup.

See why I referred interest in MODERN Jewish practice?

Show me your authority for saying that the Father observes Pesach.
---Cluny on 4/19/11


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christian gentiles celebrate Easter

Gentiles are unbelievers of The Father in Heaven - pagans whether by deed or professing of mouth

TRUE Christians are followers of Christ ...following His examples I Peter 2:21 ...True Followers may be FROM Gentile nation or Israel however they are NOW Spiritual Israel

further Christ worked with Israel FIRST, then when she incessantly disobeyed He divorced her and is NOW working with Spiritual Israel - the TRUE Followers who worship in Truth and Spirit

A Gentile led Solomon into pagan Easter worship 1Kings 11:4-6

The Feast of Passover is a memorial of Christs death observed by the FOLLOWERS of Christ Ex 12:14 13:10 Lev 23:5 1Corin 11:26
---Rhonda on 4/19/11


Why do some fundamentalists and pentecostals reject the centuries old Christian traditions that have been developed for centuries under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
---Cluny on 4/19/11

What are you talking about? I am both a fundamentalist and pentacostal and we are not rejecting anything.

Just as a greater understanding of the OT tabernacle can lead to a greater understanding of Jesus, so can greater understanding the seder and Pesach lead to a greater understanding of Jesus.

We just want to know Him more.
---Mark_Eaton on 4/19/11


Whoever said anything about Passover conferring salvation or sanctification? (Any Christian knows it doesn't). And what Christian would replace Communion or other Christian rites or traditions with a Jewish one?
MODERN Jews do still celebrate Passover. It is a major holiday on their calendar.

As John said, Christians observing it would not be an authentic Passover celebration.
But the symbolism for the Christian is very potent...not only for what it meant to the Jews, but for the way Passover foreshadows Christ, His Death, burial and resurrection. No harm in having a Christian "Seder". It becomes a memorable experience that may well add to the understanding of the term "Lamb of God".
---Donna66 on 4/19/11


For all those that call themselves Christians - if you believe that Easter is of God and Biblical, you are ONLY going by man-made Pagan traditions and NOT by the Bible. Here is why, Easter celebrates the Pagan god of fertility Istar (that's why eggs, bunnies, and chicks). It was started by Constantine - who wanted EVERYTHING Jewish in Christianity taken away and only to worship God if he could keep worshiping other Pagan gods - which is IDOLATRY. According to the Bible, Passover celebrates Christ's death and ressurrection, and God told ALL who believe to celebrate this as His feast FOREVER (NOT stop at the cross). Let us get rid of ALL man-made Pagan traditions, and go ONLY with the Bible.
---Leslie on 4/19/11


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---Cluny on 4/19/11 what do you consider centuries old Christian traditions? that have been developed by the Holy Spirit?

BTW Passover is NOT a "modern
Jewish practice."

Wasn't Passover celebrated by the Israelites when they exiled out of Egypt? How many years ago was that? And you consider THAT a MODERN Jewish Practice? LOL Too funny Cluny.

We should celebrate Passover, and the two feasts celebrated in Exodus because God still celebrates them and so does Jesus. It was Jesus who said, I and the Father are one.
---Donna5535 on 4/19/11


donna, you are incorrect. The whole entire human race, including rhe whole world and alll things in it belong to Christ who made it. The error is that because He made a covenant with Abraham and his descendants to be a Father to him and his offspring and bless them, some people mistakenly think that the Jew is automatically a covenant-keeper and the child to God, when in fact being naturally born from Jewish parents, like Abraham, does not make one an obedient Jew: just as Abel was obedient and Cain disobedient, and the heart of Jacob nonhateful and the heart of Esau murderous. God looks at the heart, the wicked Jew is condemned and the righteous Jew is the heir, the wicked Gentile is condemned and the righteous Gentile is the heir.
---Eloy on 4/19/11


I've got a question.

Why do some fundamentalists and pentecostals reject the centuries old Christian traditions that have been developed for centuries under the guidance of the Holy Spirit--yet are so fascinated with modern Jewish practices that could never bring salvation or sanctification?
---Cluny on 4/19/11


aka, jealous was probably a bad word to use, but I think there's a scripture that says He watches over us with a jealous love. I love Him with a jealous love!

Donna66, you always give beautiful insight and I love it.

I want to celebrate Passover and Easter because Jesus celebrated both Passover and His Resurrection, right? Plus I think Christian Gentiles are missing a truth that we are the ones who have been grafted in, the Jewish people were ALWAYS God's people. We need to celebrate Jewish Holidays because God still celebrates them.
---Donna5535 on 4/19/11


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Do not be jealous of old testament leaven and dead works which are inadequate for salvation. Christians celebrate holy Communion, which should be done on Sunday April 14th or the first Sunday after April 14th, which is the New Testament Passover in remembrance of Christ Jesus the sinless and innocent Passover Lamb whom was personally slain and sacrificed on the cross for the Christian, and also in celebration of his Resurrection from the dead.
---Eloy on 4/18/11


what is the need for jealousy?

jesus became the Passover Lamb for us all. He gave us the freedom to celebrate Passover (and everyday) by helping in a homeless or battered woman's shelter or comforting the elderly or visiting the sick...you get the idea.
---aka on 4/19/11


A gentile is forbidden to celebrate Pesach unless he becomes circumcized and enters the community of Israel. A gentile can go through the motions of having a seder, but it is at best only pretence.
---John.usa on 4/18/11


Donna-- There is lots of specific information on the internet about how Gentiles can celebrate the Passover and rejoice in all the Christian symbolism there. It's amazing that the Jews have observed the Passover rituals for centuries and missed truths that immediately stand out to a Christian.

All you need to do is some planning and study so that you will have appropriate implements and ingredients, know the traditional prayers and order of events. Invite some Christian friends for the passover meal.
Ideally a man should preside, so for the sake of authenticity, get your husband or other Christian man if possible to take the role of the traditional Jewish "Father".
---Donna66 on 4/18/11


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\\I am a Christian, but I do not celebrate Easter, because if you do your research, you will learn it has pagan roots.\\

How does the feast of the Resurrection of Christ have pagan roots?

And as I've frequently pointed out, the word "Easter" is used only in Germanic langauges.

Most European languages, including Latin, Greek, and Russian use PASCHA or a phonetic variation of it.
---Cluny on 4/18/11


Donna, I am longing for the day when people will know and also understand there are things in the Bible which were written only for the Jews, things only for Gentiles, and things for both Jew and Gentile.

Unless you are a Jew, I would not be concerned with celebrating passover.

I am a Christian, but I do not celebrate Easter, because if you do your research, you will learn it has pagan roots.

However, I do remember and celebrate the resurection of Christ. I don't do this once a year, but daily.
---Rob on 4/18/11


By observing the Pascha of the Resurrection of Christ this coming Sunday.

That's the way Gentile Christians have always observed it.
---Cluny on 4/18/11


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