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Unread 12-25-2008, 01:52 AM
 
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Why don't the Christian based religions celebrate the same holidays and traditions as the Jewish religion since Jesus was also Jewish?
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Unread 12-25-2008, 04:39 AM
 
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Why don't the Christian based religions celebrate the same holidays and traditions as the Jewish religion since Jesus was also Jewish?
It's called Jesus ushering in a new Covenant and the Old Law Covenant given through Moses to Abraham's decendants which were the Jews or Isrealites , simply ended. Christians are not subject under the Jewish Laws. Jews who reject Christ and adamantly insist Christ was not the promised Messiah and believe the Law is still in place are then obligated to keep that law if their religion deands it of them. The Jews could never live up to the Mosaic Law Covenant, so they were eventually rejected as God's chosen people because they had already long since apostacized and incorporated pagan concepts from the nations around them into their Jewish faith. But you have to also remember back about the original promise to Abraham from his God Jehovah. Is was promised that eventually ALL of mankind that would benefit from Abraham's seed of which line of decent led to Christ, not just his decendants the Jews.

So all those festivals like, Festival of Boths, Passover, etc ended. In actuality, the only celebration Jesus ever instituted or commanded his followers to keep was the comemoration of his death called the "Lord's Evening Meal" which by Jewish calendar would be Nisan 14. All those other holidays and celebrations have no origins with Jesus Christ. Over the centuries many clergyman have taken it upon themselves to institute new holidays and festivals as extra add-ons for worship in their various denominations.

Hope that helps
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Unread 12-26-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Why don't the Christian based religions celebrate the same holidays and traditions as the Jewish religion since Jesus was also Jewish?
Good question. Even Jesus said He would celebrate it in His Kingdom..

Mat 26:29
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Why don't the Christian based religions celebrate the same holidays and traditions as the Jewish religion since Jesus was also Jewish?
Mornin' sailordave......this is a question that I've asked myself now for about the past 2 years...I'm beginning to hear and learn more and more about these feasts and traditional celebrations like Passover in April...Yom Kippur, Day of Attonement in October...and Rash a Shana, Feast of Tabernacles. I am leaning toward believing that these feast days are very significant in our lives as Christians, as well as the Jewish. I am very interested in their meanings...I believe there's more to them than meets the eye...something I've learned (very litle) about The Day of Attonement being the season that Christ will return as our KIng! I feel Christians should delve into this a little deeper...there's some real treasure there!...Love
















































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Unread 12-26-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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Christians celebrate three events only. The Birth, the death, and the resurrection. Other events are not celebrated at specific times and are considered sacramental. We celebrate things like baptism, the last supper, and marriage.......

Without a common heritage the way the Jews have, we do not have any accessory traditions. As most Christians are not Jewish, we are not part of the Jewish tradition. While we acknowledge Hanuka and Passover, etc, we do not celebrate them.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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But hasn't the angel of death passed over us in Christ? In fact were not most of the old celebrations shadowed after the Spiritual? It is a way to remember, and to celebrate. We could go through each of them one by one, and they would apply to modern Christianity today. We ARE Israel, ALL who believe. This is why there is no Jew or Gentile, no slave and free, no labels and unlabeled. We are One with the One.

At the same time, I feel that if a celebration is what you desire to honor God, then have at it. No one should step in the way. Make sense? But if the need doesn't arise in your own lifes, then don't, but we should always REMEMBER that from where we were fallen, and how Christ Jesus lifted us up to God through His Blood.

If we discount everything in the OT, then how could the Blood of Jesus apply to us, in this day? We would not even be near the Temple to shed blood for sin. So we must apply the Spiritual New Covenant with the carnal OC. Otherwise it makes no sense, if you know what I mean.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Because of Galations chapter 3 and other similar New Testament scriptures that make it plain that the christian is not bound by old covenant.

However, I see nothing wrong with christians celebrating these feasts if they wish to, knowing that they are doing so in remembrance of Gods works with Israel in times past.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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there is a difference in choosing to and having it as a tenet of a faith......anytime is a good time for a party, but I don't feel I have to celebrate anything anytime I don't want to.
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Unread 12-26-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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lots of overlap but not 1 for 1.
remembering that the jewish traditions started b4 jesus, e.g. passover.
christianity orginally a jewish sect but when became offered to greeks. the decision was made to not do full conversion (circumcise.)
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Unread 12-26-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: NC
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However, I see nothing wrong with christians celebrating these feasts if they wish to, knowing that they are doing so in remembrance of Gods works with Israel in times past.
I agree. We are not bound to observe special days (Colossians 2:16) but we are free to observe them if we choose. God bless.

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