Christian Passover

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  1. wopik

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    The New Testament of the Bible depicts Jesus as the culmination of the Passover Lamb of God, therefore, some Christians continue to celebrate the Passover, but with different meaning.

    As it is recorded in the New Testament, Jesus has become the sacrificed Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7).

    As it had previously commemorated physical deliverance from bondage in Egypt, the Passover now represents a spiritual deliverance from the slavery of sin, and is memorial of the sacrifice that Jesus has made for mankind.

    Although observances differ between groups of Christian believers, many follow the instructions that Jesus gave to his disciples at the time of his Last Supper before he was crucified. Unleavened bread is used to represent Jesus' body, and wine to represent his blood and the New Covenant.


    These are a substitute for the traditional lamb used by Israelites in the Old Testament, as Jesus has become the fulfillment of the Passover Lamb.

    Some also add the ceremony of washing one another's feet, as Jesus did to his disciples the night before his suffering.


    Some differences between observing groups are that some observe the celebration on the night before Passover, at the same time that Jesus held his Last Supper, while others observe it at the same time that the Passover was sacrificed, that is, the time of Jesus' sacrifice and death, which occurred in the evening "at the ninth hour," just as the Jews were sacrificing their Passover lambs.


    Do any Christians, here, keep the Christian Passover or keep the ceremony of washing one another's feet, as Jesus did to his disciples the night before his suffering ?

    The "foot washing" was included at the end of the Christian Passover - as Jesus Himself demonstrated (Jn 13:15).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover#Christian_Passover
     
  2. Joseph_Botwinick

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    My wife and I do participate in a traditional Pesach celebration every year, but we also use this time to remember what God has done for us through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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  3. Gerhard Ebersoehn

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    Dear wopik,

    You won't find another site so packed with information as mine, I dare say in all humbleness, for I mention it for the sake of any anyone with questions, or with preconceived ideas, about the Passover. Go to: http://www.biblestudents.co.za

    In a word, and first: I see the Gospel as the unfolding of the Passover.
    Second: All OT Feasts culminated in and are absorbed by the Passover of Sabbath Day, so that a keeping of the Sabbath Day incapsulates and encompasses all feasts of God given under both the Old and New Dispensations.
    Third: The Seventh Day Sabbath is taken up in the Fourth Commandment for being God's and the People's Passover Feast Day.
    Fourth: Then all eschatology of the Passover ends in Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead, and hence obtains Christian meaning and Christian obligation.

    I have read your short explanation of the Passover, and conspicuously was the absence of the mention of the Day of First Sheaf Wave Offering Before the LORD. This was the most important day of the Passover since on that very day, the Israelites put feet on the yonder side of the red Sea and bondage. On that day they were truly saved. That day showed forth Jesus Christ in resurrection from the dead. That Day and the event on it and of it, gave reason for God's own Commanding it's sanctity and celebration in the Fourth of the Ten Commandments. That day was the Seventh Day of the week upon which God not only completed His creation, but completed it by salvation. The NT. not without direct analogy of these truths of historic fact, in so many words record by the pen of Matthew (28:1) that God raised Jesus "In fulness of Sabbath's-time, in the afternoon before the First Day of the week".
    The Passover without full acknowledgement of and to the Sabbath Day is but a minor part of it.
     
  4. violet

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    I have participated in Christian Passover celebrations. It really was a wonderful experience. I haven't in the last few years though.

    btw, some Christians still practice foot washing as part of the Holy Thursday celebration.
     
  5. wopik

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    I'll check your site out soon, Gerhard.
     

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