Why Pentecost Does Not Symbolize Return of Christ

And here’s the rub. Most of the people who exhibit cognitive dissonance are either not uncomfortable about it at all, or they ignore whatever momentary discomforts might pop up and just breeze on by them.   ~ Concretized Christianity, “An Example of Cognitive Dissonance in the Church“ I’ve written about…

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Jewish Pentecost Tradition Not a Calendar Issue

Some #BiblicalCalendar advocates say that if we follow the Jewish calendar, we should keep the same #DayOfPentecost, but that is illogical. We are not Jewish.  Such a statement should not surprise you. There are a number of things Jews believe which we do not, and even Jesus had to counter…

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One Week or One Sabbath After the Wave Sheaf?

Well, the Days of Unleavened Bread seemed to fly by this year! One thing that may have gotten overlooked was the wave sheaf offering that took place in ancient Israel during the DUB. The significance of the wave sheaf offering is discussed in the AC article “Reflections: Jesus as the…

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Reflections: Pentecost and The Rod of Iron

“Potter” Image courtesy of dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Happy Pentecost! This is being posted on Pentecost, a day that commemorates Jesus sending the Holy Spirit to His Church. The Holy Spirit, of course, reminds me of the “rod of iron”. What’s that? It doesn’t remind you of the “rod of iron”?…

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Reflections: Jesus as the Wave Sheaf

The wave sheaf was waved by the priest on the 1st day of the week during the DUB. During the Days of Unleavened Bread, a special ceremony occurred on the “morrow after the Sabbath” (Lev 23:9-11). A sheaf of the firstfruits was cut, and then it was waved by the…

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