If you have been involved in American Christianity for a while you have probably heard and/or been taught that the Sabbath and the Feasts of the Lord (our Elohim) have been done away with. That these things were only for the Jews, only for the people of the Old Testament, not for New Covenant believers, etc. Many will try and use New Testament scriptures to prove their point. So this should settle this right? The problem is if the Sabbaths and Feasts have been done away with,
Galatians 4:8-10 is often evidence that believers are to no longer to keep all of God's commandments, particularly His Sabbaths and Feast days. Context forces some absurd questions. Are the Sabbaths and Feast days "weak and beggarly elements? " Are the Lord's Sabbaths and Feast days "elements of the world" that place us under "bondage?" More importantly, does Scripture teach us that the "law of God" is bondage? These are the questions we need to ask ourselves and test to Scri
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
How would you feel if the person you were engaged to set up dates for the both of you throughout the year? Pretty happy I imagine. That person took the time out of their schedule to set aside everything and concentrate only on the two of you being together. It strengthens the relationship, it allows each to share with the other, it binds both together, etc, etc. Now what would you think if one person ignored all these 'dates/times'? What if the bride to be ignored all these d
Righteousness: What is it? A state of being, doing or both?
So what is righteousness? When believers today are asked this question many don't know or they say "doing what is right?". Yet when asked what scriptures show this they are not sure. When it comes to righteousness is there is a difference between being righteous and doing it? This question draws many blank stares from believers today. So let us check the scriptures for answers.
We know without God we are lost, dead