- Gal 4:10-11 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
Some people insist that they do not need to keep the?Passover?and the?Sabbath, quoting these words of the Bible and oppose the truth of the new covenant the Church of God preaches. Did the Apostle Paul mean that we do not need to keep the New Covenant?Passover?and?Sabbath? No.
- Ac 17:2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three?Sabbath days?he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
Apostle Paul kept the?Sabbath days.
- 1 Co 5:7-8 Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast?as you really are. For Christ, our?Passover?lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival . . .
Apostle Paul kept the?Passover?as well.
If he ordered others not to keep the feast and he himself kept it, it does not make sense. Then, what does Galatians 4:10 mean?
If we read all the words of the book of Galatians, the message is that since Jesus established the new covenant, we should not keep the old covenant anymore. In the Bible, there are the old covenant and the new covenant. The old covenant was established through Moses and the new covenant was established by Jesus Christ.
- Heb 8:7-8 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. But God found fault with the people and said: “The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.”
Apostle Paul did not mean that we should not keep the feasts of the new covenant which Jesus Christ established through His blood. He commanded us not to observe special days and months and seasons and years of the old covenant which Jesus abolished.
- Gal 4:9 But now that you know God?or rather are known by God?how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?
Weak and miserable principles refer to the laws of the Old Testament established before Jesus came (Gal 3:24). However, objectors insist that they do not need to keep even the new covenant Jesus established, misinterpreting the words, “Do not keep the old covenant.”
- Lk 22:20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
If anyone establishes again what Jesus abolished, he or she does it against Jesus; and if anyone abolishes what Jesus established, he or she does it against Jesus, too.?Those who oppose the?New Covenant Passover?though they claim to believe in Jesus Christ are those who hinder Jesus’ redemption work.