Duke Jeyaraj answers
We do not need to celebrate Jewish feasts as New Testament Christians. It is not compulsory! It is left to one’s free will (Rom. 14:5-6). Celebrating any Jewish thinking that act will save us, is an insult to finished Work of Jesus on the Cross (See Gal. 4:10). When we trusted Jesus as our Savior as Gentiles, we have been ‘circumcised’ already spiritually speaking – we don’t have to undergo physical circumcision (Col. 2:11). Just as circumcision, the physical rite, involves removal of the foreskin of the male private organ, our salvation through faith and ongoing Spirit-directed abidance in Jesus gives us power to “remove” sinful addictions in our private lives. As New Testament believers we can eat pork (no matter what hyper-jewish false teachers say) because Apostle Paul writes only ‘hypocritical liars’ and hell-populating cultic false teachers teach that we must ‘abstain from certain foods which God created’ (I Tim. 4:2-3).
Some hyper-jewish groups, these days, teach, “Jesus will come around this Jewish feast,” in order to coax more believers to celebrate Jewish feasts! Don’t fall for their trap!
Jesus will come a thief in the night – the Bible tells us this seven times. And no one knows when Jesus will come, except the Father – the Bible tells us this two times! Watch this video of mine (under 1 minute) to know the Bible references: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFBrtd1ckI
Of course, having been saved by grace we must obey the moral laws of God moved out of gratitude (Heb. 13:4 is basically repeating familiar moral law found in the Exodus 20 Ten Commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery’; Ephesians 4:28 is repeating another of the Exodus 20 Ten Commandments, ‘Do not steal’; Colossians 3:9 is repeating another of the Exodus 20 Ten Commandment, ‘Do not bear false witness/lie”). Following the moral laws of the Old Testament will not save us! But if we are truly saved, we will follow the moral laws of the Old Testament empowered by the grace of God and Spirit of God (Rev. 22:13-14, Jesus is the ‘alpha’ and ‘omega’ of our salvation, but we need to wear – use the power – what he gives us freely in order to enter heaven).
(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org. Follow Duke’s video messages at http://www.youtube.com/visitduke).