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easter vs passover (general)

posted by NAPHTALI, 03.21.2008

Greetings all;
The clash between Easter and Passover derives from who was in control during the formative years of the ekklesia after the Jewish Apostles and membership had been dominated by Gentiles in the Second Century onward; especially in light of dispersion of the Jews by Hadrian (whether Messianic Jews or not).
As previously stated the term ekklesia was employed by the writers of the Greek Septuagint as early as 280 BC. where it is rendered today as the Assembly of God, or Assembly of Israel. Oddly, IF THAT EXACT SAME TERM HAD APPEARED IN RT writings, the translators would most certainly have rendered it Church of the Lord or Church of Israel The differences found in rendering the Greek Ekklesia from assembly [suggesting something Jewish as opposed to Church suggesting something gentile] can be seen in a copy of the Septuagint LXX at: Lev 8:3; Num 20:8; Deut 4:10; 9:10; 18:16; 23:2ff, 9; 31:12, 28, 30; Josh 9:2; Jda. 20:2; 21:5, 8; Judg 20:2; 21:5, 8; 1 Sam 17:47; 19:20; 1 Kgs 8:14, 22, 55, 65; 1 Chr 13:2, 4; 28:2, 8; 29:1, 10, 20; 2 Chr 1:3, 5; 6:3, 12f; 7:8; 10:3; 20:5, 14; 23:3; 28:14; 29:23, 28, 31f; 30:2, 4, 13, 17, 23ff; Ezra 2:64; 10:1, 8, 12, 14; Neh 5:7, 13; 7:66; 8:2, 17; 13:1; Esth 4:16; Jdt 6:16, 21; 7:29; 14:6; 1 Macc 2:56; 3:13; 4:59; 5:16; 14:19; Ps 21:23, 26; 25:5, 12; 34:18; 39:10; 67:27; 88:6; 106:32; 149:1; Prov 5:14; Eccl 1:1f, 12; 7:27; 12:8ff; Job 30:28; Sir 15:5; 21:17; 23:24; 24:2; 26:5; 31:11; 33:19; 38:33; 39:10; 44:15; 46:7; 50:13, 20; Pss. Sol. 10:6; Mic 2:5; Joel 2:16; Lam 1:10; Matt 16:18; 18:17; Acts 5:11; 7:38; 8:1, 3; 9:31; 11:22, 26; 12:1, 5; 13:1; 14:23, 27; 15:3f, 22, 41; 16:5; 18:22; 19:32, 39f; 20:17, 28; Rom 16:1, 4f, 16, 23; 1 Cor 1:2; 4:17; 6:4; 7:17; 10:32; 11:16, 18, 22; 12:28; 14:4f, 12, 19, 23, 28, 33ff; 15:9; 16:1, 19; 2 Cor 1:1; 8:1, 18f, 23f; 11:8, 28; 12:13; Gal 1:2, 13, 22; Eph 1:22; 3:10, 21; 5:23ff, 27, 29, 32; Phil 3:6; 4:15; Col 1:18, 24; 4:15f; 1 Thess 1:1; 2:14; 2 Thess 1:1, 4; 1 Tim 3:5, 15; 5:16; Phlm 1:2; Heb 2:12; 12:23; Jas 5:14; 3 John 1:6, 9f; Rev 1:4, 11, 20; 2:1, 7f, 11f, 17f, 23, 29; 3:1, 6f, 13f, 22; 22:16.

Many scholar concur that text referring to passages from the Tanakh were NOT quoted from a Hebrew text, but rather the Septuagint; Then it seems logical that RT writers use of the word ekklesia would carry the meaning it carried in the Septuagint.

As previously stated the stipulations placed on the Gentiles who were joining the ekklesia were only initial requirements to stop gross sinning:
NKJ Acts 15:20 "but that we write to them [gentiles] to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood. These restrictions were only preliminary and were meant to be exceeded by the teaching of all the requirements of scripture. Paul was clearly teaching Gentiles to keep Passover: 1 Corinthians 5: 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.. Paul commands the Passover be kept, but since then virtually every gentile church has ignored his teaching, WHY? Paul NEVER saw himself as a Christian, indeed he saw himself as a Pharisee, not I was a Pharisee: NKJ Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!"

Paul taught about NEW MOON Festivals to peoples who worshipped FULL MOONS and thought that the New Moon was a sky monster being forced to regurgitate a full moon that he had eaten. Paul taught eating Kosher, and keeping the true day of Shabbat: NIV Colossians 2:16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

When Paul said: NKJ 1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. He meant that all his behavior is prescribed and dictated by Torah, NOT, that as some erroneously teach, that all activity such even as prostitute, was permitted to Paul.

The cultivated Olive Tree was/is Pauls, Peters, etc form of Messianic Judaism adhered to by prophets and righteous people down through the ages, NOT A NEW CHURCH, NOT A NEW EKKLESIA with a different set of rules, NOT ANOTHER DENOMINATION OF THE EKKLESIA OF ISRAEL. The Most repeated commandment in all of scripture is to have one law for Hebrew and alien (gentiles who walk with them): him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. That there should be one covenant law for Israel and the stranger is the single-most repeated commandment in all of scripture: KJVExodus 12:19, 12:43, 12:48-49, 20:10, 22:21, 23:9, 23:12, 29:33, 30:33; KJVLeviticus 16:29, 17:8, 17:10, 17:12-13, 17:15, 18:26, 19:10, 19:33-34, 20:2, 22:10, 22:12-13, 22:18, 22:25, 23:22, 24:16, 24:22, 25:6, 25:23, 25:35, 25:45, 25:47; KJVNumbers 1:51, 3:10, 3:38, 9:14, 15:14-16, 15:26, 15:29-30, 16:40, 18:4, 18:7, 19:10, 35:15; KJVDeuteronomy 1:16, 5:14, 10:18, 10:19, 14:21, 14:29, 16:11, 16:14, 17:15, 23:7, 23:20, 24:14, 24:17, 24:19-21, 25:5, 26:11-13, 27:19, 28:43, 29:11, 29:22, 31:12, 31:16; KJVJoshua 8:33, 8:35, 20:9.),
One cannot be grafted into an existing Olive Tree (ekklesia of Israel) with an entirely new covenant; the notions are fully incompatible.

Yeshua, Himself prophesized that in addition to eternal salvation in heaven there would also be rewards as well as RANK/STATUS in heaven:
NKJ Matthew 5:19 "Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so (THE BULK OF THIS ACTION HAS BEEN DONE BY GENTILES IN THE PAST 1900 years), shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven so (THE BULK OF THIS ACTION HAS BEEN DONE BY Pious, Messianic Jews since the time of Adam}. This is why the Glory of the second Temple did not compare to Solomons; causing the ones who had seen Solomons to weep.


Chapters 40-48 of Ezekiel proves the covenant given the Jew by the Lord will be in effect during the millennial reign of Christ. When Jesus returns, no more denominations or out of ordinary Feast days. There will be one Law (covenant) and ONE EKKLESIA, the Ekklesia of the Lord, The Ekklesia of Israel.

NAPHTALI.

 


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