I write a lot of articles in attempting to expose the blatant hypocrisy of those who claim Christ’s name within man orchestrated Christian religions. Like the Galatians, they set aside dates and times along with traditions while attempting to “make themselves” acceptable to God while being deniers of the cross of Christ, the only good and acceptable way to the Father.
As most people know, Jesus Christ was once crucified by the providence of God on the Jewish High Holy Day of Passover, over two thousand years ago. Christ was the prophesied “Lamb of God” who was to be given to the Jews as a permanent atonement (slain) for sin. He was also later given to the Gentiles, and preached by the Apostle Paul, as much of “spiritual” Israel had rejected him as the Messiah, sent to die on a tree:
Deuteronomy 21:22-23 22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. Please note the contexts; the predestination of God in creating this law to be observed, it was done so that Christ would be dead and buried before sunset, prior to His resurrection on the third day
A few other Old Testament scriptures describing the crucifixion: (Isaiah 53:5-12) (Psalm 22)
(Zechariah 12:10) 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
The lamb who was slain: John 1:29, 1 Peter 1:19-20, Revelation 5:6, Revelation 5:12, Revelation 21:27.
The Antichrist so-called “Christian” religious’ systems, run directly contrary to the scripture when applying tradition like the Galatians did in observing dates, times and ceremonial traditions. Even worse is observing practices which run directly contrary to scripture… The practice of NOT eating red meat on Good Friday is to stand in defiance of our Lord’s provision in atoning for sin, and without the death and resurrection of Christ no one could be saved! To not wish to be associated with His death and resurrection unto new spiritual life, can only spell death, along with all those who are perishing in sin.
Spiritually it is imperative that anyone who is to be saved from sin must be a partaker in the “Blood of the Lamb”! This was done on the Passover (in the shedding of blood) for the remission of sin. Conversely, anyone who will not be associated with the Blood of the Lamb, and His Body (as remembered in the Holy Communion) is NOT a partaker of Christ, and therefore not even a Christian doctrinally, nor spiritually!
Not only is this in direct conflict with the Old Covenant practice of the Passover Lamb, but stands firmly against the only New Testament Biblical observance ever ordained of God, the Holy Communion! I would like to remind people in closing that Christ’s atonement for sin is spiritual, and not dependent upon religious practices or doctrines, yet I cannot think of a way in which a tradition could be practiced in greater defiance than what Christ was sent to do on a Cross!