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Jewish/Christian Holidays

I was born and raised a Christian and I do believe in Jesus Christ. I am confused though about why we do not celebrate the Jewish Holidays. Jesus was a Jew and he celebrated the Passover and such. If we are to be Christ Like then shouldn't we celebrate as he did and embrace his beliefs while accepting him as our Savior?

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haston

Asked by haston at 8:42 PM on Dec. 10, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • as far as passover, anyone can celebrate it, but it's to celebrate the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. If you aren't Jewish, this really has no meaning in your life other than some people were freed from slavery and we do not have a holiday for every occurance of that in history, or we'd have holidays every day of the year.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • The Celebrations had to do with keeping the Law, Paul said we are not under the Law Code at Romans 7:6 But now we have been discharged from the Law, because we have died to that by which we were being held fast, that we might be slaves in a new sense by the spirit, and not in the old sense by the written code.

    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 9:09 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • I am christain and the church we go to we celebrate all the jewish feasts they all paint a beautiful picture of Christ and yes passover does have meaning it is symbolic of Jesus dieing on the cross there are alot of good books that can help you understand why we should
    One is called Celebrate the feasts you can also look up first fruit of zion it is a messianic jewish website with lots of good info
    abellvalerie

    Answer by abellvalerie at 9:49 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Here is a book that you may want to order. It is fascinating. It is called The Seven Festivals of the Messiah.
    Here is a wesite that will explain in to you. Scroll down and you will see the chapters that are in this book.

    http://www.hebroots.com/heb_root.html



    lynnsl

    Answer by lynnsl at 11:58 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • the suggestions to visit messianic sites are helpful. many christians say the dates are not important as to his birth or crucifiction however, passover/easter is calculated according to the first full moon after the spring equinox and christmas to a different time other than His birth. jewish/messianic passover is calculated to His commands when His people, not just jews were brought out of egypt. His birth is in accordance with jewish/messianic celebration of Feast of Tabernacles, when He is really understood to have been born.hope this helps
    MySweet2Babies

    Answer by MySweet2Babies at 12:18 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Actually as far as the "Law" Jesus fulfilled the Law, as far as the "Passover or Pessach" He was The sacrificial Lamb that was slain at that very moment the lamb was killed in the Holy of Holies HE said IT IS FINISHED !! However Jesus doesn't commands us to celebrate or commemorate the passover like He did with the Jewish people but He did tell us to take communion the bread & wine. We CAN do Haggagah or Pessach so that we as gentile can appreciate the bible and study it from a Jewish perspective, Dr. Arnold Fructenbaum has a wonderful reasorce at www.arielministries.org. Blessings to you.& Aloha
    danielle808

    Answer by danielle808 at 4:14 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I've never understood that either... One of the many reasons I converted from Christianity to Judaism.
    taylor-made

    Answer by taylor-made at 7:31 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • Thank you to everyone who responded. What a wealth of really good information and suggestions. I definitely have a lot of curiosity on this subject and now a good direction to learn more with the book suggestions!
    haston

    Answer by haston at 9:45 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

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