Let Us Keep the Feast

Today is the First Day of Unleavened Bread according to the Hebrew calendar.  It is one of the commanded holy days that God gave Israel in Leviticus 23.

Did Christ’s sacrifice do away with this festival?  Were Gentile Christians expected to participate in it as well?  Well, instead of listening to deceivers who do not really care about what God wants, why not allow the Bible to speak for itself?  How about Paul, whom many seem to believe was telling Gentiles they didn’t have to keep all those “burdens”?  What did he write to a predominantly Gentile congregation?  Did he tell them to ignore these days, they were free from these “burdens” or that they were somehow exempt from God’s Law?

 6Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

 7Purge 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:

 8Therefore 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. (1 Corinthians 5:6-8, King James Version)

Simply put: You can choose to obey God or follow the traditions of men.  What will Jesus commend you for doing (Mt 15:9)?

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