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?
Gene I agree that 7 is God's number of completion, I do not agree with you very often but in this I will.
Thanks for your reply Reasoning. I find it interesting that you should say we need to keep those Feast Days. Because if we do that we should keep them to the letter.
Take the day of Atonement for example, The Pastor needs to sacrifice a bull for his own and his family's forgiveness of his and his family's sin. (That is if He is a Levite who was the only ones to qualify to be Priest) Then when he comes to church he needs to draw lot between two goats. He needs to kill the one and sprinkle the blood on the Mercy seat. Have you seen the Ark of the covenant lately to be able to do this? The other goat iss for Asael and should be led in to the wilderness. I guess that will be the only part of this ceremony we can do in our day.
We need to be realistic about these things as Paul says;
Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Heb 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Heb 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
Heb 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
Our High Priest is now Jesus who are standing at the heavenly sanctuary that does not require bulls and goats
Heb 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
I hope you can see that these days it is not any need for those ceremonial feasts. Jesus have fulfilled them in himself.
1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
1Co 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Reasoning thanks for your reply. I can assure you I have not kept a Sunday since I was baptized.
We keep the Sabbath for two reasons being as a memorial of creation and as a memorial of redemption.
I am not conversed with the rules for keeping Passover for a new testament Christian and the Bible is not clear on what Paul and his friends did in keeping the passover in Philippi? What I know the OT passover was pointing to the cross. While the NT communion was pointing back to the cross. Seems to me that you want to add to what the NT prescribes?
I hope you can explain this so a old fool like me can understand why we need to keep the passover as well, and what ever other feasts we must keep?