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Articles and Writings on the Holy Days

The following is helpful for those who are questioning whether or not to keep the O. T. feast days and is in regard to how we were required to observe these days in the group.

The Scriptures show that the O.T. holy days were shadows or "pictures of Christ." Once we have the "reality" which is Christ, why would there be a need to continue in the shadows? Christians are saved through and by faith in Christ, not faith in Christ plus the works of the Law.

Note: Any information posted concerning holy days is not meant to denigrate them since these days, which are associated with Christ's first and second Advents, have already found--or will find in the future--prophetic fulfillment. What ESN is against is those who would use days in order to control, manipulate and exploit others.

 

Spring Festivals: (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Pentecost)

Why Church Leaders Demand Holy Days For Their Members (could it have anything to do with control?)

The Lord's Supper (excellent study; explains the Last Supper in the context of the Passover; also covers I Corinthians 11 in the 2nd message and how many people have twisted it today) [offsite link]

What did Jesus mean when He said that He came to fulfill the Law? (offsite article)

Let Go of Days, Take Hold of Christ (Is it necessary to observe holy days and rituals in order to gain eternal life?)

Collection Taken on Holy Days Isn't Biblical (letter to ESN)

The first heresy in the church was the denial of the bodily resurrection.

Bodily Resurrection or a Disembodied Spirit (HWA taught that Christ was just a spirit in His resurrection. Was he correct?)

"The Resurrection Was Not on Sunday" (A Look at Herbert W. Armstrong's Booklet)

Isn't Leviticus 23:21 clear that these days are a statute forever?

Isn't Paul telling us in I Corinthians 5:8 that we should keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

Don't the verses that say "not under the law" really mean not under "the penalty" of the Law?

Should we observe "pagan" holidays? 


Fall Festivals: (Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, Last Great Day)

Why Church Leaders Demand Holy Days For Their Members (could it have anything to do with control?)

True Meaning of Day of Atonement (letter to ESN)

Atonement and Propitiation (clear explanation of the two) [offsite link]

The Big Build-up of the Holy Days

But I Had Such a Wonderful Time at the Feast of Tabernacles!

Should we obey the Law of the Feast of Tabernacles? [offsite article]

When We Attended the Feast (what did they do to our minds?)

Why I'm Glad I Don't Have to "Keep the Feast"

The Myth and the Abuse of the Feast of Tabernacles (by former member of Philadelphia Church of God)

Understanding the Tithe (This study is applicable in light of how members of the HWA offshoots are told to save a tithe in order to attend the Feast of Tabernacles.) (8 MP3 messages; free download)

Collection Taken on Holy Days Isn't Biblical (letter to ESN)

Let Go of Days, Take Hold of Christ (Is it necessary to observe holy days and rituals in order to gain eternal life?)

We Thought the Feast Was "Better Than Christmas" (letter to ESN)

Doesn't Zechariah 14:16 prove we are to keep the Feast of Tabernacles today?

The Second Resurrection—The Great White Throne Judgment

What did Jesus mean when He said that He came to fulfill the Law? (offsite article)

Should we observe "pagan" holidays? 


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