Monday, 10 April 2017

Dates for Celebrating Christ's Passion and Resurrection

People argue over the right time of year to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord.

Some say it should always be celebrated in sync with the dates for the 'passover' on any given year.

But if we do that, very often we'd be out of sync with the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ rose again early on the first day of the week.

This year for example, the modern Jews' dates for their quasi-passover is on a Monday and Tuesday. If we were to celebrate Jesus' death and resurrection beginning on those dates, it would put us out of sync with His resurrection having been on the first day of the week.

It only goes to show that God never intended for the Passover to continue to be celebrated once it was finished and the new covenant was made.

But the New Testament doesn't demand any special annual celebrations on any other dates either. We simply show forth the Lord's death 'til He come, as oft as ye drink it - not only annually. 

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