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Old 03-21-2008, 10:10 AM
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Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.


Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.


Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

The verses above have been emphasized in our church. The "Holy Week" is fanatically observed in many parts of our country, including our town.
Our church's kindergarten school, not "realizing" that Holy Week is in March this year, has "accidentally" set the recognition day on "Black Saturday" and the graduation day on "Easter Sunday". (Since the school is part of the church ministry, the closing program or "moving-up exercises" was set Sunday.) Ninety-nine percent of the parents (the majority of whom were Catholics) see no problem, except for one or two devotees. Since the date have already been fixed in the school calendar, there were no changes made. What is your opinion?
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:25 AM
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Opinion on the holidays or on moving your graduation dates?

We are not obligated to observe any OT feasts - and Easter is not one (though many believe that Easter is the fulfillment of Passover and the feast of First Fruits). I believe in using this time when much of the world is religious and actually open to hearing about Jesus dying and rising again. Let's forget getting caught up in pagan festivities and use every opportunity to get the Gospel out. Let's redeem this time while many are open to the truth to get it to them.
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Opinion on the holidays or on moving your graduation dates?
Yes, what is your opinion of Easter, and Christmas, too? I'm in a "strait betwixt two" when a church of "same faith" here believes it's they're all right and another says they're wrong.

Is it "unethical" to have graduations in a Catholic nation during "holy" week?
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:42 AM
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No. I believe we can observe what people say they celebrate Christmas and Easter for: the birth of Christ (the Bible teaches that believers observed their birthdays in the OT - see Job 1-3 - the Bible also does not give a specific date for His birth, so anyday we choose is just opinion - neither right nor wrong in itself) and His death, burial and resurrection (though it was on Passover and Firstfruits, not Easter, and He certainly did not die on a Friday...). Focus on why Jesus came, and why He died, and celebrate His resurrection - just avoid the paganism and commercializations of those seasons.
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But jerry, Jesus was not born at any time near Christmas, that was just what the pope in 312 said to make Christ-mass the same day as Winter solstice.
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I realize that - but the Bible does not state when He was born. It is not wrong to observe His birth, as long as it is not some meaningless ritual focussing on Jesus as if He was still a little baby - He came to die for our sins. Rejoice that He was born, if you choose to do so, because otherwise that could never have happened, but remember WHY He was born first and foremost.
 

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