On Keeping Sabbath's and Holy Days


Many people assume that I keep the festivals of the bible: Here is a response to a reader of this site on this issue:



The festivals were kept in the past according to the moon. The sun tells us when to insert a 13th moon (month) into the normal 12-month (moon) year. The 360 calendar is for prophecy. It is not to kept by us at all.
But brother, I would argue the point that we are not under the law and therefore are not required to keep Sabbath or holy days of any kind---certainly not the paganized ones of Easter and Christmas. Be careful not to bring yourself under bondage in this matter. Christ is the fulfillment of these things. The festivals and Sabbath were a shadow of the reality we have in Christ Jesus. He is our rest and He is the meaning of these festivals. If one would keep them now, they do so before God, and God will honor them. But they are not mandatory. I am sure you are familiar with the bible passages on this subject from Colossians, Galatians and Romans.  "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day: which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's." (Col 2:16-17).
Rest in Him,

Col 2:8 Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:

Col 2:9 for in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,

Col 2:10 and in him ye are made full, who is the head of all principality and power:

Col 2:11 in whom ye were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of Christ;

Col 2:12 having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

Col 2:13 And you, being dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, you, I say, did he make alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses;

Col 2:14 having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and he hath taken it out that way, nailing it to the cross;

Col 2:15 having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day:

Col 2:17 which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's.

Col 2:18 Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he hath seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Col 2:19 and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increasing with the increase of God.

Col 2:20 If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to ordinances,

Col 2:21 Handle not, nor taste, nor touch

Col 2:22 (all which things are to perish with the using), after the precepts and doctrines of men?

Col 2:23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and severity to the body; but are not of any value against the indulgence of the flesh.


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