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Christians Celebrate Passover

Should Gentile Christians celebrate Passover? How is it celebrated? What other Festivals of the Lord should the Gentiles celebrate?

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wayne- His Name is Jesus. Yes, He did hear Himself called Jesus. The Bible plainly says His name is Jesus, the only Name given under Heaven whereby we must be saved. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
---Betty on 5/20/09

Betty, The only name given for salvation is Yeshua!! Yeshua never heard anyone call him jesus. Jesus means horse in Hebrew, where as Yeshua means Yah is my salvation. Hmmm I wonder which one is more accurate.
---wayne on 5/15/09

Betty- The Name is Yeshua, this is His God given name, not jesus. In english His name is Joshua!
---wayne on 5/14/09

danelle- You originally were interested in Messianic Judaism, and you seemed to not understand that the Name Jesus Christ is the only Name given whereby we must be saved. Certainly, you seemed to imply that there would be a temple built by hands, yet Jesus said He will come and build a temple made without hands. Surely we were both trying to answer the question that was asked.
---Betty on 5/10/09

Betty: Passover is gone now and I note my old blog is one that is still generating interest. I firmly believe that if the righteous be saved,wherein shall stand the ungodly? I firmly believe that my time in these very obvious END times,should be spent in prayer and fasting and growing closer to the ONE we shall all stand before very soon. I refrain from wresting the scriptures,but rather use the Word to enlighten and to witness,which is my main thrust right now. I think it behooves us all to draw close to God and stop petty janglings,irrelevant to our Christian growth.
---Danelle on 5/8/09

gophylann- I hope your Messianic Jewish friends learn to realize that Christianity is not the same as Messianic Judaism. Also, there is only one Name under Heaven by which we must be saved- Jesus Christ. As for your question of 4-16-09, I am against the Jews that hate Jesus Christ. They need to repent, pray for His forgiveness, and recognize Him as the Lord and Savior. They need to stop teaching their children to hate Jesus Christ, and they ought to burn that evil book, the Talmud.
---Betty on 5/7/09

danelle- (4-6-09)(4-11-09) Read the question again and you'll understand why I said what I did. Passover is about the past. You are stuck in the past if you want to celebrate Passover. Again I repeat, Christianity is not Messianic Judaism. The Bible says there is one Name under Heaven by which we must be saved - Jesus Christ. Think that over.
---Betty on 5/7/09

Gophylann,thank you for putting the Passover and all the Holy days out there.Wish I could attend all the festivals and solemn occassions,but as a comittee of one,unfortunately can not attend them all.And Gophylann,these are also Christian holy days,not just Jewish.Those ofus who do observe them are widly scattered and do not draw attention to ourselves.We live quiet,unobtrusive lives and do not try toforce our beliefs on anyone.The gathering of the brethren and the pot luck meals that follow,bring love and interacting that is to be envied among the secular brethren that are not a part of us.Thank you!
---Danelle on 4/17/09

Betty, what do you know about Messianic Judaism? Why are you so against the Messianic Jews? Are you against Jews in general? I am a believer in Yeshua Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah. He gave his life on Calvary to save me from my sins once and for all and to give me eternal life. Yes, the temple will be rebuilt and there will be animal sacrifices again, but I don't have to worry about that because Yeshua is my sacrifice lamb. I celebrate the tabernacle of David which Amos tells us we will again worship as in the days of David. Yeshua, his death, burial and ressurection are what Passover and the days of unlevened bread are all about along with the Feast of First Fruits. Now we are counting the Omer till Shavout- Feast of Weeks/Pentecost.
---Gophylann on 4/16/09

Betty,I sugest that we call a halt to the issue of Jews,temples,and Christians and bring the emphasis where it belongs--the present.Let us concentrate on love and the fruits of the spirit,and in prepraring ourselves to meet our soon returning King.I have tried to drop this subject,by not responding to it. And,yes,the temple will be rebuilt in troublesome times. Shalom!
---Danelle on 4/11/09

danelle & gophylann- Current events point to the fact that the temple in Jerusalem is going to be rebuilt. Are you and your Messianic Jews going to the temple to celebrate the old covenant days in the future? Or are you going to be a Christian? Christianity is not Messianic Judaism. Find out.
---Betty on 4/9/09

Mira. Everlasting does not mean forever in every instance. You will notice that circumcision was everlasting also, and the slaying of the passover lamb was everlasting. Everlasting can mean "until the time is fulfilled." And the time was fulfilled when Jesus finished his work. Now we don't kill animals for sacrifice, nor is there any merit to circumcision as the Bible clearly teaches. The church is absolutely free from these ceremonial and sacrificial laws.
---john on 4/9/09

Mira,thank you for that beautiful,Biblical and touching explanation of the Passover,our Lord and Savior,Yeshua.He was the final sacrafice,hanging naked on a tree,beaten,kicked,spat upon,humiliated,crowned with thorns,mocked and jeered.Our Passover Lamb. I will always remember His death in my stead,by partaking of His sinless blood and eating His sinless flesh.He who knew no sin,became sin for us! Thanks again Mira. Yeshua is Lord of Lords and King of Kings.He is returning soon!
---Danelle on 4/8/09

Bettyw, As I read Exodus 12 God says, " So this day shall be to you a memorial: and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout our generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread...."
The Lord said "everlasting" this means forever. Don't you think God knew even then that Jesus would be the final sacrificial lamb when he gave this everlasting ordinance? Yes he did. Observing Passover wont save us, it will humble us lest we forget the magnitude of His sacrifice. Christ said he didnt come to take away from the old but to fulfill it.
---Mira on 4/8/09

Christ commanded the disciples to wait in Jerusalem to receive the Holy Ghost which came down on Pentecost. God commanded the keeping of Pentecost and brought down His blessings on Pentecost as He commanded. (Acts1:4-5,Acts2:1,4)

Paul keeps multiple feasts 29years after Christs ascension.
Paul obeyed God and followed the examples Jesus gave Him.
Jesus also directly instructed Paul.
Why would Paul keep the feast if we were not supposed to do that anymore?

Future prophesies that state the feasts will be kept after Christ comes back:
Why would the feasts be kept in the future if they were nailed to the cross?
---Suzie on 4/7/09

Betty,I think the emphasis at this End Time, should be on the END TIME and not on what the Jews are doing or not doing.
---Danelle on 4/6/09

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Betty, as a Messianic Jew, I believe in Yeshua as my personal and wonderful savior who died on the stake to set me free from my sins by shedding his precious blood for me. We have many wonderful saved Jews (and gentiles) in my Messianic synagogue and we continue to celebrate the feasts and keep the Sabbath. We believe the Bible 100% from Genesis 1:1 to the last verse in Revelation. There are many Jews coming to know Yeshua as Messiah in this day and age. There are many in the land of Israel as well as throughout all the world. And, the Jews are making aliyah to Israel by the thousands. I have many Jewish friends that now live in Israel and are continuing to take the gospel of Messiah to the unsaved Jews so they to can have eternal life.
---Gophylann on 4/6/09

Danelle- When the Lord comes back, He will not appear at a temple that is built with hands, but a temple that is not built with hands. Do you and your Messianic Jews know that, or are you waiting for the temple in Jerusalem to be rebuilt?
---Betty on 4/5/09

ag- Jesus Christ did not shed His blood on Calvary to end the Rainbow Promise. He died and left His last will and testament, the New Covenant, which ended the Old Covenant that was sealed with the blood of animals. The Old Covenant is dead, the New Covenant is binding. See Hebrews 9:15-28 which explains those things stated above. Hebrews 8:13 says, "...A new covenant, He has made the first old. Now that which decays and waxes old is ready to vanish away."

Since Jesus came to die for the New Covenant, does it make sense to reenact the old, abolished one? He did not die for the Old Covenant. Under the old, all people had to go to hell.
---Betty on 4/5/09

Betty - "you are showing disdain for the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on the cross"

Who told you that?

Every time I see a rainbow I'm still thankful of what God did through Noah. Obviously the rainbow reminder didn't cease at 33AD. So I guess we can still celebrate some things from the Old Testament, right? Or do you think the New Testament tells us not to celebrate anything God did in the Old Testament?

I don't see where the NT negates any celebrations of the patriarchs. I actually see that it gives God's children more reasons to celebrate what He has done?

Of my 30 plus years in Methodist and Baptist churches we annually had reenactments of God's OT that disdainful to Christ?
---AG on 4/4/09

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Yes, Betty.The Messianic,or Jews for Jesus,have thoroughly embraced Yeshua,and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.We have wonderful festivals,read the Torah and dance the Hora.We should all strive to be the Mispocha,(family of God.) The Jews are being persecuted again,Synagogues are being burned,graves stones overturned and the Nazi emblem is reappearing.Please pray for Juda.(Israel!) They shall prosper that love thee.
---Danelle on 4/3/09

danelle- Do the Jews you know claim Jesus as the Christ?
---Betty on 4/3/09

Betty,you are right.However,through the efforts of evangelism,many Orthadox Jews are coming to believe in the Messiah.I support those who go into the streets of Israel and minister the Word to those who still await His first comming.Yeshua is written about in the OT,his personality,the crucifixion,his rejection by His own.If indeed,there are no Messianic believers,then please explain the many Messianic congregations around the world,one of which I attend every chance I get.They love the Sabot,Purim,Yom Kippur,everything they observed as non-believers.No, I don't pick and choose scripture.I FEAR God,and I am obedient to His every word! AND I drink His blood and eat His flesh at Passover!
---Danell on 4/2/09

danelle- Most Jews reject Jesus Christ. Who cares what they do unto this day. They hear the gospel message, and reject it. The reason Jesus kept the laws and was circumcised was because He had not yet died on the cross and rose from the dead. The New Covenant was in force after He rose from the dead. There is definitely a difference between Jews and Christians. The Jewish religion rejects Jesus Christ, Christianity does not. Non-Christian Jews have a book they call the Talmud & they say it is more important to them than the Old Testament. The Talmud ridicules and blasphemes Jesus Christ. They hate Him and teach their children to hate Him.
---Betty on 4/1/09

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Ag- Passover was right for that age, for God commanded it. Yet when Jesus became the perfect Passover Lamb, He was the perfect sacrifice. Do you and others keep Passover as God commanded? Kill a lamb & put its blood on the doorposts, don't go out of your house until morning, cook the lamb and get rid of residue as was commanded? If you don't, you're not keeping the commandment. If you do, you are showing disdain for the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on the cross, and saying it was useless for Him to die. Passover was part of the Old Covenant. Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. A new age began then, the world went from B.C. to A.D..
---Betty on 4/1/09

danelle- You must be one of those Christians who seem to read their Bibles in the wind. As the wind blows, the pages flip, and you read here and there until you piece together your own doctrine. Isaiah 43:18-19 God said, "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing in the earth...." Jeremiah 16:14,15 He also said, "...behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, the LORD liveth that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, but the LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from ...all the lands whither He had driven them...." Proof that some things were going to change.
---Betty on 4/1/09

The passover celebration (Seder, the traditional meal celebrated the first night of Passover) is full of symbols of Jesus' death and resurrection. It was also the last meal that Jesus had with his followers before His crucifixion.

Observing the Passover was required of Jews since the "death angel" saw blood on the door posts and passed over their homes the night before their exodus from Egypt. Under the new covenant, Christians are not bound to do so.

If you find this meaningful as a Christian, celebrate the Seder with other believers. Do be sure and recognize Resurrection day which occurs about the same time each year as Passover.

Sincere worship of Him (and Him alone) is always welcomed by the Lord.
---Donna66 on 3/31/09

bettyw - "God is not pleased with just any form of worship"

Agreed. God definitely doesn't His children to worship Him the way the pagans worship their gods. Do you equate celebrating what God did at Passover to a pagan celebration?
---AG on 3/31/09

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AG- People can worship God any way they see fit, but God is not pleased with just any form of worship.
---bettyw on 3/31/09

Gophylann: thank you for your beautiful sermonette on the Passover and what it means to the world today.Keep you lamp trimmed and burning and watch and pray.I don't expect all to agree with me-nor should you.But,we know that we can not pick and choose choice tid-bits from the Bible,and sit back with smug satisfaction,dripping with religious spirits.Thank you,Gophylann.
---Danelle on 3/31/09

bettyw Yeshua said: I have not come to destroy the law,but to FULFILL the law.Our Savior was circumsized on the eighth day,according to the tradition of the Jews,and to this day,the Jews are faithful to this ritual.This was not the law of Moses,but the law of God! Yeshua was the Word made flesh and dwelt among us.He was also the God of the OT.He brought the children of Israel out of bondage and opened the Yom Sea.He shed his blood before Passover as the Passover Lamb.This Holy Day is for all.There really can be no seperation of the Jew and Christians as is won't to do here.But, we have a choice to believe or not to believe,to obey,or,not to obey.He said,"I have not come to destroy the law,but to fulfill it.!"
---Danelle on 3/31/09

Does scripture restrict believers from giving thanks by celebrating any good deed God has done for His children?
---AG on 3/30/09

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danelle- You spoke of Proverbs. In the book of Romans 10:4, is this news item: "For Christ is the end of the law...." Galatians 5:18 "But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law...." Acts 15 is very revealing concerning keeping the law, and passover was part of that Old Covenant. The gentiles were told by the Holy Ghost through the apostles that they did not need to keep the law (verses 28-29), neither did they need to keep a tradition - circumcision. Also, Paul pointed out that the Holy Ghost had put no difference between them and the Gentiles, purifying their hearts through faith (verse 9).
---bettyw on 3/30/09

danelle- What country do you live in yourself? I live in the USA as I have done all my life. Surely the passover is not for anyone any more. Jesus became the perfect passover lamb once and for all. The passover was part of the Old Covenant. That covenant had been sealed with the blood of animals. The Israelites had broken the Old Covenant and God planned for a new one. Jesus Christ died so that the New Covenant would be in force, to have a new covenant meant that someone had to die. The blood of Jesus Christ was shed to seal the New Covenant and make it binding. Jews and anyone else ought to respect the sacrifice Jesus made and stop trying to bring back something that is deleted.
---bettyw on 3/30/09

gophylann- First, I was a Christian. Then I went astray into the Judaic-Christian stuff. For around 20 years I kept the Holy Days, Sabbath, used the so-called Holy Names. Finally, I had a wake-up call from God. I ditched it all to become a Christian again. I found it was necessary for my well-being. Not because of people, but because God was not pleased that I had done those things. Jesus rose from the dead. He doesn't want us celebrating death, but life. For life is what He came to give us. The Lord knows He came to set us free from death, and not to celebrate perpetual death.
---bettywgjbew on 3/30/09

Amen Gophylann

1Corin 11:23-26
... the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

which night? the SAME NIGHT the Passover

as often as you do easily understood Passover is once per year

instead TRADITIONS of mens religions Mark 7:6-7 celebrate pagan Ishtar (pronounced easter) DISMISSING the blessing of Passover that Christ clearly outlined in Holy Word of God
---Rhonda on 3/27/09

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bettyw What country do you live in? And who told you this historically absurd?
---Danelle on 3/27/09

betty: is Christ not referred to as the LION OF JUDAH? Among His other titles? King of Kings,Lord of Lords,the Wonderful Counselor,the Mighty God,the Everlasting Father,the Prince of Peace.Please refer to your Bible.
---Danelle on 3/27/09

And when you observe the Passover,please humble yourselves as Jesus did, and wash each others feet.Make sure that His body is UNLEAVENED bread. After the Night to be Much Remembered,please eat unleavened bread for a week.Leavening represents sin.And sin puffs up.Do you not realize that adherence to the Word-is paramount with God,wheather you be Jew or Christian.(hint,not ALL of that OT is obsolete.If you think it is,read Proverbs,you will find yourself there.)
---Danelle on 3/26/09


God is indeed the Eternal Spirit. However, he came to us as a man. Not like a man, but flesh and blood.

1 Tim. 2:5, " mediator...the man... Jesus,"

Rom. 1:3, "...Jesus...made of the seed of David according to the flesh,"

Jesus lives, now, in Heaven as a resurrected man: Acts 7:56, "I see the son of man standing on the right hand of God." He is representative of what we will be following the resurrection or rapture 1 Cor 15:20-23, "...Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that Adam all Christ shall all be made alive... Christ the firstfruits, afterward they that are Christ's at his coming."
---bruce5656 on 3/25/09

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Bettyw - you are so so very wrong. Passover is a beautiful CELEBRATION of the Messiah, his death, burial and resurrection. Have you ever been to a Passover celebration? It is also NOT a ritual - it is a precious celebration of what Yeshua Messiah did for us so we could have eternal life. ALL of the feasts have Yeshua at the center of them. Passover is the celebration of the slain lamb, unlevened bread is the celebration of being ready to go and First Fruits is the celebration of the resurrection of Messiah. Pentecost, or Shavout is to celebrate first, the giving of Torah on Mt Sinai, then hundreds of years later on the same day the Holy Spirit was given. Cont....
---Gophylann on 3/24/09

danelle- Passover is not even for the Jews any more.
---bettyw on 3/24/09

Thank you John,for pointing out that we are to observe the Sabbath and Passover.Obedience is KEY!I was a back-slider,defying all of the Word,and God Himself.I have since learned through suffering,that God is very intolerant of sin,down to the last jot and tittle.We are to be child-like and obedient to every word that proceeds from the mouth of God and was written down by the prophets.Thank you for your humility in the area of obedience.Jesus said that if we did not eat His flesh and drink His blood,that we have no part of Him.Passover is observed only once a year--not every church service,and not given to children in the form of cheap cola. The Passover is NOT for Jews only!
---Danelle on 3/23/09

leslie- (3-14-09) Go spell your name. How could you believe that the Eternal God could be earthbound by nationalities? He was not a Jew when He created heaven and earth and Adam and Eve. He was not a Jew when Judah, the so-called father of the Jews was born. He was God the Eternal Spirit. Jesus had an earthly body once that came from Jewish lineage. When He was raised from the dead He had a Spiritual body that had no earthly lineage. If you don't like the facts, that is too bad. May I say more? Jesus Christ hates Jews and anybody else who does not repent of their sins and give their life to Jesus Christ. He told some Jews one time they were of their father the devil. Find out what that means.
---bettyw on 3/23/09

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bruceb- (3-16-09) It is preposterous to think God would tie himself down to be a man. Mankind has nationalities. God is different. He is the Holy God, a Spirit. Who wrote this: Col. 3:11 "Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision, nor uncircumcision,Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Jesus Christ is all and in all." Romans 10:12 "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him." Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."
---bettyw on 3/23/09

Donna- (3-12-09) The Old Covenant was a shadow of things to come. Jesus Christ became the perfect Passover sacrifice once and for all time. The Israelites broke the Old Covenant over and over, making it void. God gave it up. A covenant is a binding agreement between two or more parties, if one or more break the covenant, it is no longer in force. In the Old Testament, God promised a New Covenant, and sealed it with the blood of Jesus Christ. It is an everlasting covenant. The Old Covenant was sealed with the blood of certain animals. There can't be two covenants in force, the old was done away with & only the new one is in force, sealed with the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
---bettyw on 3/23/09

donna- (3-13-09) Jesus Christ was God. He was born into the world as the Son of Man, yet He was still God. His physical body was from Jewish lineage, yet His Spirit was God. After He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven He is still God. God is a Spirit, and He is not Jewish. He is not a man. Jesus Christ was born again after He lived on earth, and He became a Spirit. Born as a baby - then born as a Spirit with a Spirit body that could walk through walls. Being born again as a Spirit, He no longer had a nationality.
---bettyw on 3/23/09

We should celebrate all holy days. they weren't just for the Jewish people, but for ALL man kind.
---emma on 3/23/09

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Leslie. Its so hard for us to see the "spirit" of things. Its easy for us to see the appearance of things. Dealing in spirit you deal in the very essence, in the requirements that led to the thing which you can see which was supposed to then lead you to the thing you can't. Here is the tension. Ignore the thing we can see and we may never get what it was trying to teach us. OTOH by ceremoniously observing the thing, then just like the jews we will never get it either. We must be mindful of them and ask the father to teach us their significance. The spirit of passover is this "Be ready".
---DavidA on 3/17/09

Think about it this way - God has 7 Feast Days that Christians and Jews are to celebrate forever (Exodus, Levitucus, and Deuteronomy). These are God's special days: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits (March/April), Pentecost (May/June), Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles (September/October). What if it were your Birthday or Aniversary, and no one called you, gave you a card or gift, or even accknowledged the event? How would you feel? It is the same with God.
---Leslie on 3/17/09


What ever one's motive for observing the Passover they are free to do so. Romans 14:22, "Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth."

So long as, they do not judge others for not doing so Rom 14:4-6ff, col 2:16


So long as they do not think their salvation depends on their observance of it. Otherwise they would put themselves in the company of the Judiazers Paul so vehemently opposed.
---bruce5656 on 3/17/09


Further to my other post:

Circumcision was most definitely a required ritual for the Jewish people. As much (and arguably more so) than any feast day or any other observance. Yet, we know that it is no longer required. In fact, Paul said that if you think it is necessary for salvation, and subject yourself to it to ensure your salvation, Galatians 5:2, "...Christ shall profit you nothing. "

Paul's argument against circumcision can be used against any of the OT dietary/civil laws or ritual observances such as the passover.

Circumcision itself is not wrong - if done for the right reason, Similarly there is nothing wrong with observing passover - for the right reason.
---bruce5656 on 3/17/09

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I meant to say that Jaccobs name was changed to Israel.
---Danelle on 3/17/09

Bruce5656 to risk sounding argumentive,God told those who came out of Egypt to observe these festivals, i.e.holy days,"throughout your generations." It wasn't just the tribe of Judah,(Jews)but,also the other tribes,including the children of Joseph,Ephriam and Manassa,(England and present day America,)Benjamin,Naptali,ALL the sons of Isaac,whose name was changed to Israel.We are all still here!We ARE those generations!The tribes are scattered today,but as a student of the Word and prophecy for many,many years,I know where America and the Brits are! I choose to obey God's Word,no matter how many may disagree with me!
---Danelle on 3/16/09

Bruce, loved your post. I hope we all see this pattern of 1st covenant things not passing away but pointing to something in the new. Everything in the old covenant has just such a significance in the new. Not a literal significance but a spiritual one. But we aren't trained in "spirit". The word typically invokes images of ghosts and such. I'm inviting everyone that will hear, to learn to think spiritually, and to do that by looking for the "essence" of things, not just their physical appearance. Not a requirement but... if you do that you will find endless hidden treasures in the old covenant stories that were put in place to strengthen you just as was spoken to Rebekah "the oldest will serve the youngest".
---DavidA on 3/16/09

"Christians are Christians, not of the Jewish lineage. Christians are adopted by the LORD, but we are not part of a spiritual Jewish lineage. We are part of God's family and He is not Jewish. Jesus Christ is not Jewish any more."

Paul specificaly disagrees with your position:

Philippians 3:3, "For we are the circumcision,"(the mark of being a Jew) "which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh."

Romans 2:29, "But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God."
---bruce5656 on 3/16/09

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Which is it-Passover or,Easter? If you observe the Passover,complete with the washing of each others feet,drinking His blood,and eating unleavened bread(representing His sinless body,broken for us.) then you are observing a holy day,the holiest day of the year,a celebration of His death and resurrection,a tradition which should not be lost in Christianity.If you dye eggs,put rabbits in baskets,then you are worshipping Ishtar-the godess of fertility! Do a study in this,and choose.
---Danelle on 3/16/09

The passover was a simply a ritual to remember the deliverance of the Israelites from their Egyptian bondage. However, they were required to maintain this ritual of remembrance.

We are not required to do so. (Acts 15:28,29) If you want to, whether for educational purposes, as is the case when the Jews for Jesus or similar go to a church and put on a passover demonstration, or as a memorial, there is nothing wrong with that - with one exception - If you believe you MUST do this. see Col. 2:16,17
---bruce5656 on 3/16/09

I agree with bill~. But I must restate my post in case you doubt. There is a spirit to Passover and that spirit did not pass away. The spirit of religion overtook our friends the Jews and they turned the spirit of Passover into something else, a religions act. Passover is about being ready to go when you are called out. The Jews were called out of bondage and delivered by the lambs blood. The blood is now for our door and we must also be ready to go, just like the 5 virgins with oil in our lamps. So no we don't need to 'celebrate' passover but we do need to learn from it, it was done for our strengthening.

BTW u could say it wasn't a celebration but a signpost ("the oldest will serve the youngest")....
---DavidA on 3/14/09

Betty - You have WAY FALSE doctorine. What you speak is LIES. Jesus WAS, IS, and WILL ALWAYS be a Jew - He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and does NOT change. Jesus WILL come back as a Jew, NOT a Christian. Christians ARE Jewish if they are TRULY SAVED, other wise they are still lost (Ephesians 2:14-18 - Jews and Christians are ONE). Gentile = lost.
---Leslie on 3/14/09

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where are you people getting this you yourselves are Israelites if you are descendants of ancient british people. kings points out there is a Israel and a nation of judah the jews. and by the way god changes not. jesus did not come to destroy the law he came teaching that very kingdom with him being the passover lamb. to answer your question yes you are to keep the Sabbath and the feasts including passover
---john on 3/14/09

Paul says, "I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some," in 1 Corinthians 9:22, including "to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews" (verse 20). So, you might celebrate the Passover in order to share with and reach Jewish people. With your children, maybe dramatize the celebration so they can understand what the Old Testament is talking about, and see the connection of Passover to Jesus who is "The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" (in John 1:29) "Should" we celebrate Passover? > all the time, by being sacrificed to sweetly submitting to God, loving all people, like our Passover was "a sweet-smelling aroma" on Calvary (Ephesians 5:2).
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/13/09

but we are not part of a spiritual Jewish lineage. We are part of God's family and He is not Jewish. Jesus Christ is not Jewish any more....---Betty on 3/12/09

Betty, where is this in scripture?

It's the arrogance of Gentiles who think that the Jews are being grafted back in, but when God opens Gentiles eyes to the truth, it's us Gentiles who are the ones who have been grafted in, the Jewish people have always been God's people.

Where in scripture does it say Jesus is not Jewish anymore? Is he Italian? What then?
---donna8365 on 3/13/09

Donna8365. "If God is the same yesterday,today, and forever, why would he change?"
You're right, he hasn't changed. But he is following his plan perfectly. And there is lots of change in his plan. He never intended the OT to stay. Right from the beginning he said it would be until the NT. That's why the NT says we don't have to sacrifice animals anymore or circumcize our kids.
---john on 3/13/09

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Leslie- Christians are Christians, not of the Jewish lineage. Christians are adopted by the LORD, but we are not part of a spiritual Jewish lineage. We are part of God's family and He is not Jewish. Jesus Christ is not Jewish any more.
---Betty on 3/12/09

john and betty are right, the passover is a type and shadow. Here is how we (my wife and I) celebrate passover. We try to always be ready. Just this week we talked about tucking our shirt better into our belt, getting rid of more of our silly possessions and being more ready to go in case we are called out in a moments notice. Go where? I don't know. Neither did the Jews know. Ironically celebrating the feast didn't seem to help them stay ready because clearly they were not ready to move when Jesus came, a mistake we don't want to make when he comes to us. And I'm not talking about the 2nd coming, the spirit is here and he comes and goes like the wind. Its good to always be ready to go. Your blessing will be multiplied.
---DavudA on 3/12/09

Jesus Christ gave His life and blood to end that Old Covenant.
---Betty on 3/10/09

Betty, I thought or I believed that the New Covenant is a fulfillment of the Old Covenant? And if God is the same yesterday, today and forever, why would God's first covenant end?
Then that would mean the scriptures in the Old Testament are not alive and active, sharper than any two edge-sword, able to pierce through both joint and marrow to the dividing of the soul and spirit.
So what God said in Isaiah and through the prophet Jeremiah is ended?
I'm just curious, so please don't jump on me, okay? I don't think the Old Covenant ended, it was fulfilled, but I could be very wrong here.
---donna8365 on 3/12/09

Colossians 2:16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

17Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.

John I agree with You....everyday is a Celebration In Christ.

All those days pointed to NOW..Passover/Pentacost.
---kathr4453 on 3/11/09

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Danelle - Yes, I meant the Feast of Trumpets, sorry, I misspelled it. I get my information from Hebrew studies of the Bible, and other Christian commentators who have done Hebrew studies of the Bible.
---Leslie on 3/11/09

Leslie,you agree that we all should observe the Feasts of the Lord,and you are right! Don't know where you got this info.Have you ever attended the former WWCG? However,I don't understand the word: trupets.Are you confusing the word with the Feast of Trumpets? And the Day of Atonement,is called Yom Kippur by the Jews. The Jews are only one tribe of people! If they believe in Yeshua,they prefer to be known as Messianic-not Christians. The gentiles are the people whom have yet to receive the gospel.Hard to believe in this day,that there are those who have not heard about Yeshua.But, it is true.And when all the world has heard,then,will the END come!
---Danelle on 3/11/09

Seeing that Jesus is our passover, why would anyone like to go back to the beggarly elemmments of the shadow of what is to come instead of the real thing? When we celebrate the Lord's Supper we are celebrating him being the lamb that was slain. There is no ceremony or sacrifice that can match Jesus himself.
---john on 3/10/09

One can argue that we should not celebrate passover year after year, because Jesus's sacrifice is already finished.

But exactly the same rationale would apply to celebrating the Last Supper year after year (or week after week, or day after day), since Jesus's sacrifice is already finished. Yet he said "do this in remembrance of me".
---StrongAxe on 3/10/09

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Christians and Jews are instruted by God to celebrate Passover, Pentacost, Atonement (Trupets), and Tabernacles FOREVER. These are God's feasts. We are to bring an offering at this time (we are not to come emptyhanded). Passover is when Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Pentacost is when the Holy Spirit was poured out in the upper room. Atonement (Trupets) is when the Rapture of the Church will take place. Tabernacles is where God's presence dwells on Earth with the Church (like during when the Tabernacle and Temple were on Earth).
---Leslie on 3/10/09

#2 - Christians who call themselves Gentiles are still lost. When you get saved, you get grafted into the Jewish linage (Ephesians 2:14-18). You are therefore no longer a Gentile, but a Jew. Gentile means lost.
---Leslie on 3/10/09

Christians are not supposed to Judaize. Some people ought to take a good look at Acts 15.
---Betty on 3/10/09

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