Romans 14 and Passover

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  1. Gerhard Ebersoehn

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    Gerhard Ebersoehn:

    Paul does not deal on all or just any 'holy days' in Ro14, but specifically on the Passover, it being the only festival of 'holy days' that fits every specific indicated in Romans 14.

    Eric B:

    The Passover is not even mentioned in this passage! I don't see how you can just by fiat add something that is not there!

    GE:

    The Passover needs no mention by name; it is proven the subject through elimination. Every specific fits the Passover and the Passover only. There is no property supposed or mentioned that alludes to the Seventh Day Sabbath.

    That this passage does not treat on the Christian duty of Sabbath-observance, proves nothing in the line of no Sabbath-validity for the Christian Church. There are many other Pauline and Lukan statements to the effect the Sabbath remained indispensable fibre of Christian coherancy and mission. The Gospels came much later than any of these documents that without variance presuppose Christian Sabbath's-belief and practice, and they, take the Seventh Day Sabbath for granted as an a priori Reality, Necessity and Prerogative of no one less than the Son of Man Himself, let alone of His followers both disciples and Apostles.
     
  2. BobRyan

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    Paul deals with ALL of the annual Biblical holy days in Romans 14 showing that ONE person OBSERVES them ALL while another OBSERVES one ABOVE another.

    In Christ,

    Bob
     
  3. Gerhard Ebersoehn

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    Food and drink was the main issue: "The Kingdom of God is not food and drink!" Only the Passover had food as the determining aspect of the feast. The food (or / and drink) was for specific days, the days of "unleavened bread" (and unfermented 'wine'). The wine was a later and optional aspect. Some drank wine while they did not eat the 'food' / 'meat' - unleavened bread (nor long since the feast-lamb). Some ate the 'trimmings' only. That's what the passage says. Harmonise this with any other feast?
     
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