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"We don't celebrate Easter"
« on: Mon Apr 05, 2010 - 09:27:17 »
I told my wife that if the preacher is going to say "we don't celebrate Easter" the least the church could do is put it on the sign out front to keep people from mistakenly going to church there on that day.

Sure enough the preacher, during the sermon, said "we don't celebrate Easter", so I gave my wife a little nudge. However, he did use the time to talk about the resurrection.

My experience with the coC started with a little bit of false advertising when a "liberal" coC mailed out invitations to the community to their Easter service. From what I recall that service wasn't different from any other typical service. However, I was at a point in my life where such an invitation was going to be heeded, and the kindness of a little old lady near the back pews was the impetus for me to return.

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"We don't celebrate Easter"
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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #1 on: Tue Apr 06, 2010 - 16:28:08 »
Romans 14:5: "One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind."

Jesus kept the feast of dedication (Jn. 10:22), which was observed only from 165 BC, after the OT cannon was closed.

Thus, a special Christmas or Easter (which I would prefer to call Passover), is in keeping with NT instruction and Jesus' example.

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« Reply #2 on: Wed Apr 07, 2010 - 14:33:33 »
We celebrate Easter on Easter, and Holy Week, and Lent. Although we did get a little push back on actually using the word "Lent" out loud.

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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #3 on: Wed Apr 07, 2010 - 15:22:41 »
Push back on "Lent"?  Oh, so there are some folks looking for authority to take out a loan, huh?

When you boil down what Christmas and Easter have come to be about over the centuries in the Christianized lands, we celebrate both each Sunday.

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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #4 on: Wed Apr 07, 2010 - 19:02:52 »
My CoC congregation had a typical Easter service: no talk about the resurrection, no resurrection songs, no flowers or special decorations, visitors wondering if they had read the calendar wrong.

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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #5 on: Wed Apr 07, 2010 - 21:03:28 »
We celebrate, though you're more likely to hear "He is risen...He is risen indeed." and "Resurrection Day" than "Easter."  I introduced my sermon by saying, "If you're here for one of those sermons about how not to celebrate the rabbit fertility god, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'm gonna talk about Jesus."  Did a two-fer, actually, talking about both the Christ's resurrection and ours, and the raising of Lazarus (may that's a three-fer?).

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« Reply #6 on: Thu May 06, 2010 - 09:27:39 »
There is a tergiversational, inoculated, comatose, misconcept as to what Jesus did in John 10;22. The 22 v. They were having at Jerusalem a feast of dedication. v23 .and Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon,s porch. This is no confirmation that Jesus celebrated The feast of dedication or lights. This believe in an inoculation, tergiverasational device of Satan that cause people to believe something that didn,t occur. John 8;44.Just because you walked in a place that were having a  part, that doesn,t mean you are part of the party. ::reading::The bible confirm true not dissimulation.phil.1;7,17,jude 3;.If you can,t validate,confirmmate,verify it biblically that because of Isa.8.20, matt.22.29,jn 5;39, acts 17;11. Easter can,t be validate, by the bible nor Christmas, or thanksgiving. The USA use the word Holiday which derived from Holy day. Now do the research in your bible ,of how many men created, invented, started a Holy day and God accepted,or approve  it? No man made holy day was ever accepted in the Bible. Book, chapter ,verse. please. I can be reprove and corrected [ameliorated]by the Bible. Aaron first, Jeroboam and other. ::reading::

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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #7 on: Wed May 12, 2010 - 09:18:20 »
He expressed no condemnation, no problem, no hesitance to allow his disciples to fully participate.   If he condemned it, he would have condemned there participation as well.

Can you confirmmate his condemnation?

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« Reply #8 on: Wed May 12, 2010 - 10:51:55 »
He expressed no condemnation, no problem, no hesitance to allow his disciples to fully participate.   If he condemned it, he would have condemned there participation as well.

Can you confirmmate his condemnation?
luke 9;6,matt.5.17,In the feast his fulfill matt.5;17 and lk.9;6, by teaching God word. but if you are reading with a 1tim.1;7,2tim.3;7, and heb.5;12 latititude, no hope for you 2thess.2;10 mindset because you love tradition of man great than God word.
Can you give some confirmation of is celebration. There isn,t any. Jesus came under the mosical law and die under it. he couldn,t condem or destroy it. He fulfill it.  ::bowing:: ::reading::

kutoka katika nikono ya adui zetu.wenye kumckukia mungu

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« Reply #9 on: Wed May 12, 2010 - 11:10:18 »
He expressed no condemnation, no problem, no hesitance to allow his disciples to fully participate.   If he condemned it, he would have condemned there participation as well.

Can you confirmmate his condemnation?
I will give you God,s holy days and festivals ,can you give me man's
God,s festivals and holy Day
1.passover , lev.23;5
2.feast of  unleavened bread, lev.23;6-7
3.feast of weeks[penetcost] lev.23.6-7
4.feast of trumpets lev.23;23-25
5.day of atonement. lev.23;26-32
6.feast of tabernacles,lev.23;33-43
7.last great day, lev.23;36

Where is your scripture for feast of dedication [jewish original not God],hannakkah[jewish original not God],purim feast, [jewish original not God]. Thanksgiving [tradition nefarious men not God], Christmas[tergiversational of men not God], Easter[tradition of  inoculated men not God.
Jesus knew the jewish feast days. He didn,t celebrate the feast of dedication his use the feast as an opportunity to peacher his father teaching.

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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #10 on: Wed May 12, 2010 - 15:10:24 »
So the answer, then, is no you cannot show me where Jesus said, "You guys shouldn't go down to that man-made festival."  Correct?  Because nothing you've posted is a direct command of Jesus to his disciples not to participate in the festival, and in fact he didn't say a word that we have recorded that was the slightest condemnation of their participation.  He just let them go. 

His actions speak louder than your inferences.

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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #11 on: Wed May 12, 2010 - 19:33:19 »
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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #12 on: Wed May 12, 2010 - 21:54:54 »
Festivals added after the Law of Moses was given:

Feast of Purim (Esther records when and why it was established by Jews in Persia)

Fast of 4th Month (Established during the exile and later changed to a festival after the exile, by God's word thru Zechariah)

Fast of the 5th Month     ditto

Fast of the 7th Month     ditto

Fast of the 10th Month   ditto

Feast of Dedication (Established during intertestament times when the Temple was cleansed after its defilement by Antiochus.)

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Re: "We don't celebrate Easter"
« Reply #13 on: Thu May 13, 2010 - 08:35:41 »
I thought it was the statement we celebrate Easter every Sunday...