birds above field with orange sunsetThe 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 Advent and second Advent, and 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.

Note: Insertion of offsite links does not necessarily mean an endorsement of all teachings espoused on that site.

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Spring Festivals: (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Pentecost)

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

What Was Missing?

How can I observe Passover if I’ve left the group? Q&A)

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 link]

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

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?

Questions About the Law, Works or Salvation

The first heresy in the church was the denial of the bodily resurrection (HWA taught that Christ was just a spirit in His resurrection. Was he correct?) (See: Mystery of the Ages (a critical review) by Kelly Marshall; Chap. 6; scroll to: BODILY RESURRECTION OR A DISEMBODIED SPIRIT (SPIRITUAL BODY VERSUS SPIRIT BEING)?

Should we observe “pagan” holidays? (Q&A)

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?)

What Was Missing?

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

Why We Thought We Had Such a Wonderful Time at the Feast

The Wonderful World Tomorrow: What it Won’t Be Like

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

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

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

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?

Do you obey the Feast of Tabernacles? [offsite article]

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

Questions About the Law, Works or Salvation

The Second Resurrection—The Great White Throne Judgment (See: Mystery of the Ages (a critical review) by Kelly Marshall, Chap. 7, Pt. 3)

Should we observe “pagan” holidays? (Q&A)

 

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