What’s So Christian About Celebrating Jewish Holidays?

 
By 26 September 2014

With Rosh Hashanah fresh in our minds and Yom Kippur on the horizon, it seems like an appropriate time to pause to ask if Christians should celebrate the biblical holidays.

We should honor the feasts of the Lord because they are replete with symbolism about the full plan of salvation, but not to the point where we give more importance to the mere natural symbols than the glorious supernatural events they symbolized. Yes, we must guard against being too caught up with the “shadow,” when we who are born again are blessed to actually possess the “substance” of what the feasts foretold. The spiritual reality is much more important than the natural foreshadowing.

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