Since the discussion on the other thread had gotten so far off of that thread, I am moving the comments over to this thread. I'll copy and past the last two rounds of our discussion and we can move on from there. OK?
Can explain what the SOP is saying for you Jason....it is hard to read
I see, well I read it many times and I don't see Paul following the feasts out of concession to old Jewish faith, instead I see EGW does not say the feasts were abolished.... She talks a lot about the term "love feast" and this suggests a direction our pioneers would go towards....the Tabernacle feast for example was a simile of Big Camp...
You wrote that very well Reasoning, and I agree with you, the love feasts as EGW calls them are still binding tokens of love for us, and very useful for us in the last days... I feel for most SDA who think these so called ceremonial feasts are no longer necessary...
Unleavened feast...that one is over due....learning to do with less, overcoming our lusty ways of materialism ...its a future feast still
Tabernacles...when we the last time we practiced living in the bush without mod cons eating herbs on the side of the road and praying to Jesus to sustain us.... what do SDA people think Tabernacles is for ? it's a future feast still
Why even the Lord's Passover ordinance feast is still a future thing we do.... getting ready for the marriage.... that what Jesus said He would do, not eat or drink grapes until the wedding day with His own
If God tells us to observe something we should observe it. It's that simple.
We are putting words in Paul's mouth if we say he observed the festivals to please the Jews. And this just does not cut it when Paul was keeping the festivals with Gentiles in a Gentile place.
I totally agree with you Ricky, why we SDA have assumed the feasts are no longer required even in a spiritual sense I don't know....the people in Acts kept the feasts...
I would also agree Uncle, not as a literal feasts, but spiritually we need to practice them, for they point to future events Jesus will do for us...
Passover= Ordinance Lord's = Marriage invitation
Unleaven = doing with less, overcoming our propensities
First fruits = preparation for 144,000 special priests to be chosen
Penetcost = praying for latter rains
Trumpets = practicing for waring tribulation man has never seen
Atonement= praying for deeper gratitude for forgiveness until Jesus leaves most holy place
Tabernacles = practicing living in bush on herbs, Jesus and prayer.