Fourthly, it is fallacious to think that we are embracing a purer, better and “more authentic” brand of Christianity by merely incorporating these ancient religious festivals in our churches. If we are not Christ-centered, if we do not regularly seek God’s presence on the basis of Christ’s shed blood, if we fail to repent when we sin, then all the worship, dancing and rejoicing during these festivals are just a form.
Torn Curtain of Temple
And Christians should not feel guilty or think that they are relegated to second-class status if they do not observe such religious festivals.
Today, those who want to revive the religious feasts of the Old Testament are free to do so according to their interpretation of scripture. After all, its effects are positive, unlike destructive heresies such as hyper-grace.
However, it would be improper to impose their convictions on other believers that they must celebrate such festivals, which are merely a shadow of the substance, Christ, who has already come to fulfil all the requirements of the ceremonial laws of Moses.
- Porridge for the Soul
Have God’s moral laws become irrelevant for believers saved by grace? Does grace do away with the Law? Has Jesus ever said “it’s all by God’s grace” and that the Law has been abolished for believers?