- Passover was the real time when Christ was crucified as our Passover Lamb (see 1 Corinthians 5:7-8).
- You cannot celebrate Passover with all the requirements because you would do away with Jesus Christ as that sacrificial lamb.
- This makes it a symbolic event and one that has much to teach us as we seek to serve and honor Christ. In other words, it becomes a teaching moment not a requirement of scripture anymore. I know people may take me on with this one, but this is where I stand after studying it for now….
Yes, I think the key event in the Christian history and faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, I guess I’m amazed at Christians who want to celebrate Easter over Passover. Think about it for a moment with me.
- Jesus’s last supper was the passover meal.
- He was crucified the next day and raised on that next Sunday.
- The key piece of the meal is the lamb – representing Christ and Him crucified.
- The Jewish people have kept track of the date for centuries
- Easter has purely pagan roots and the date can range up to a month different from year to year
- Eggs, rabbits are about fertility not about Christ.
- The Easter Ham has replaced the passover lamb as the food of choice and with being such anathema to the Jews it makes for a curious symbol….
Don’t get me wrong. When all the world is celebrating the resurrection, I think it’s an important time to celebrate it too. But I don’t see the resistance to Passover. I don’t see the problems with using a purely Biblical tool to teach about Christ as opposed to a purely pagan one.