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Christians-I was just wondering why we don't celebrate "jewish" holidays like the passover?

can anyone refer me to where it says not to or why it isn't important to celebrate them? i just read a question about it elsewhere, and it got me thinking.

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Asked by missbreezy214 at 10:10 PM on May. 26, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • in my church they do so i think it's just up to the church (i am united methodist)

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:12 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • We also acknowledge Jewish celebrations and traditions. Maybe not to the extent that the Jewish people do, but we do see them as important to our belief system. (Baptist)


    Answer by BlooBird at 10:15 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • because Christian (and any other named religion for that matter) is just a quicker way to say "we don't want to follow all the rules, so we'll pick and choose what suits us at the time, even if it means editing the bible when society no longer sees practicality in the rules we set for them."


    Answer by bestmommyeber at 10:18 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • Perhaps it's observed most places. But not celebrated, we can however have a day of observation and prayer, no one is saying not to.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • I celebrated passover this Sunday at my church

    Answer by gbaby01 at 10:21 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • The Bible tells us not to let anyone judge us by what we eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. (See Colossians 2:13-17.)
    The Jewish religious festivals, New Moon celebrations, etc., were about the coming Messiah. The Messiah Jesus Christ has come; hence, they [the religious festivals, ect.] are a shadow of the things that were to come.

    Answer by m2KnL at 10:41 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • thanks so much m2!!! that is PERFECT! so basically we CAN celebrate those things, but it isn't a necessary.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:15 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • Oh thanks, missbreezy. Yes we can celebrate those things, but like you said it isn't necessary. In fact, those who do want to celebrate special days and months and seasons and years should be careful that they are not observing those times to be justified by them.
    See Galatians where Paul is concerned for the Galatians because there were Jews trying to get the Galatian Christians to observe the special days of the Jews.
    Galatians 4:9But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.

    17Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may be zealous for them.

    Answer by m2KnL at 11:55 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • We don't observe those things because they were types (symbols) and now we have the "Antitype"( the Real)--Jesus Christ and His perfect sacrifice. Colossians 2:11-14-

    11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.



    Answer by Lexylex at 6:55 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • The feast days and Holy Days were a shadow of Christ and His sacrifice. How familiar are you with the furniture and items in the OT sanctuary? The services all pointed to Christ, serving as a reminder to the people of what was to come. All of the furniture which was made with gold and silver are symbols of Jesus. Why continue upholding the symbol when we have the Real? The Promise when we have the Fulfillment?

    1 Peter 1:18-21~~18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:10 AM on May. 27, 2010

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