How do we reconcile this contradiction when a primary function of the Feast days and Sabbaths were about eating and drinking (Deut. 14:23-26, Neh. 8:10,12)? 10) The Gnostics considered everything that is physical as being evil, which is why they spiritualized away all physical commandments, including the observances of feast days. Why would the Gnostics be compelling the Colossians to be keeping the Feast days when it was against everything they believed in?How would that wor
Paul is explaining, to those who will listen, that practicing the feasts are still designed to teach us. If Paul was teaching against observing the Sabbath and feast days as supposed, Shouldn’t Paul have said the feasts are of no value anymore? Or perhaps, that God is done with those, so we should not observe them anymore? Why in the world would he state that they are still a shadow of things to come and that Christ is the reality of them if we are to no longer be practicing
So if God’s law is not the problem, then what was the problem? Ezekiel implies that the problem is with us and our stony heart. The writer of Hebrews agrees: Hebrews 8:8 For finding fault with them (fault with them, not the "law of God"), he says, “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— So what is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant? 1. The Holy Spirit is a witness that t
Part 2 Let’s begin... Chapter 1 of Colossians sets the context. At this point in the teaching, consider pausing the video and read chapter one of Colossians line by line. When you are finished reading Colossians one, restart the teaching. Now that you have read Chapter one, let’s pull out some of the main points that should have presented itself in your reading. Paul basically spends the first part of the chapter explaining the simplicity of the gospel, rescuing the Colossian
Colossians 2 is certainly one of the most often cited chapters to teach that Paul was against the Sabbath and the Lord's feast days. There are really two verses often cited to supposedly prove that Paul was teaching against the Law of God. The First is Colossians 2:14... "having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. The “handwriting of requirements that are ag
Many believers think God's law (torah: His instructions for life and blessing) has been done away with; some say that John 8 when the woman caught in the act of adultery is proof that Yeshua/Jesus did away with the law and ushered in the New Covenant which did away with the law. However is that what really happened? Lets take a look at John 8...
"But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; a