Today, this post is being automatically posted through a scheduler. You see, today is a day of rest. It is a Holy Day. Today is the 1st Day of Unleavened Bread for those in the Church of God who still follow the calculated Hebrew calendar.
According to the Vatican, this week is “holy week”. Most of this week, I’ve been posting about what Christians should not do. Essentially, Christians should not observe those things that come from pagan worship, and they should not worship using traditions based upon lies. Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday and Good Friday are all based upon one foundation that is steeped in both paganism and lies: Easter Sunday. Sunday, I will post an article about the origins of Easter itself. However, this week we have seen that Christ did not rise Sunday morning! We have seen that there is no way to put 3 days and 3 nights between Friday night and Sunday morning. We have seen one vague passage often used to obscure the phrase “3 days and 3 nights” and how it should be interpreted. Bottom line: Christians should not be celebrating these unholy holidays!
Did you catch what Christians should be observing this week? In “Who Should Celebrate Passover?” we saw that the Passover was not replaced by the “Lord’s Supper”. Jesus called it a “Passover”. Instead of some ancient observance that has been done away with, Jesus’ death gave it new meaning because of the fulfillment of the symbol of the Passover lamb.
There are 7 days that follow Passover, however. They are to be kept in a special way as well! God said they were to be “an ordinance for ever” (Ex 12:15-20; S. also Lev 23:6-8). The 1st and last days of this 7 day feast are Holy Days or Sabbaths of rest.
Unleavened bread pictures the lack of sin in our lives. By putting leavening out of our homes, we symbolize how we are to clean sin out of our lives. Paul starts speaking of fornication being tolerated amongst the Corinthians in 1Corinthians 5. Instead of mourning over the situation, they were misguided in being proud of their tolerance (v2, 6-7). Furthermore, Paul states that the leavening is malice and wickedness (v8). Wickedness, of course, is a synonym for a lifestyle of sin.
However, notice he first says, “Therefore let us keep the feast….” This book was written 53 – 57 AD1, which is about 24 years after Christ was crucified! Remember, Corinth was a pagan city! In fact, it was a typical riotous sea port. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, is preaching to a mostly Gentile church to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread!
Let me ask you: Why wouldn’t you want to keep a feast that God ordained? Why wouldn’t you want to keep a feast that is rich in symbolism of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for us? Why wouldn’t you want to keep a feast that is free from the pagan trappings that God forbids in His Word?
- Wikipedia, “First Epistle to the Corinthians“