Passover: to Celebrate or Not to Celebrate?
Somewhere in between the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, we overlooked something important: the Passover, one of the most beloved Old Testament holy days. So where did it go? Surely we couldn’t have forgotten the wine, the unleavened bread, the Israelites’ desperate escape across the Red Sea floor.
Many Christians say that when Jesus died and rose again, he did away with the laws of the Old Testament. This is apparent in most denominations choices to overlook the health laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy and even designation of the Saturday Sabbath. But Seventh-day Adventist have a distinct pride in their 100% Biblical belief. So where did Passover go?
Other Christians argue that Passover is only for Jews. This comes across altogether as a rather rude and ignorant comment. God may have given Passover to the Jews as His chosen people, but the coming of the Messiah, and His death and resurrection, was and still is for everyone. When God established Passover, He established the promise of a Savior. A Savior for anyone who was willing.
Yes, Jesus’ death and resurrection has come and gone, but Passover is a sacred reminder of the pain, the suffering, and the joy. And I don’t think it would hurt us that much to revisit the holy days set aside by God.
“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.” Matthew 5:17
Posted on April 17, 2014, in Spiritual Life, Top Stories and tagged Adventists, adventists and passover, Christianity, christians, crucifiction, Easter, God's love, holy day, Jesus Christ, Jewish, jewish holiday, jewish holy day, jewish passover, Jews, passover, resurrection, Savior, Seventh-day Adventism, Seventh-Day Adventist. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.