Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Shavuot/Pentecost!

Today is Sivan 6, the holy day of Shavuot/Pentecost!


Charles said...

Umm isn't it this Sunday?

David Ben-Ariel said...

It's this Sunday if you follow the blind Sadducees rather than the Pharisees who Yeshua commanded His followers to do as they say but not as they often do.

Passover and Pentecost Differences Settled!The correct dates to observe God's holy days should not be a Church of God issue, having been settled by God thousands of years ago and preserved throughout the ages by faithful Jews.

The Oracles of GodGod's empowered the Jews - despite themselves - to preserve His Word. They are the only people on Earth that God has blessed and ordained to fulfill such a calling! God will not retract His Word or renege on this gift and responsibility that He's graciously bestowed upon Judah.

The PhariseesWho isn't aware of the sins of the Pharisees? Especially the Accuser of the Brethren? But does that mean the truths they teach, even if they don't live them, are no longer true?

Anonymous said...

ummm, the oracles of God were committed to the Jews for safekeeping, that doesn't mean they understand them, only that they preserve the writings.

the morrow after the 7th Sabbath is what? (hint: it's the 1st day of the week)

David Ben-Ariel said...

The oracles of God remain committed to the Jews, specifically rabbinic Judaism (the Pharisees), which includes the sacred calendar and which days/dates to proclaim from Moses' Seat - not to fickle "Christian" groups or every Tom, Dick and Harry who have the chutzpah to attempt to usurp the Jews' God-given authority!

The Pharisees, rabbinic Judaism whose authority Yeshua acknowledged, know the morrow after the seven weeks are up (technically Shavuot means weeks, not Sabbaths) will always be Sivan 6, as clearly explained in my biblical articles.

However, if you prefer to follow the traditional Sadducean blind dates, that's your prerogative. I'll continue to follow Yeshua and Paul's example and uphold the God-given authority of the Pharisees in determining these sacred matters, persistent and consistent with the Scriptures.

Charles said...

Anonymous were you quoting some scripture there? If so where is it?
Anyone know what Armstrong's last word on this issue was? I don't have time to study this in depth at the moment but I will look into it later. Any clues and arguments are appreciated in advance.