There is a recent trend by many pastors and messianic
rabbis to integrate Jewish customs and holy days into Christianity
and to usher believers in Christ back into Judaism. This is ironic
because Jesus and the apostles deliberately moved away from the
First Covenant and the church in Galatia was rebuked for going back
to the old ways.
Some Christians want to blend Jewish traditions and holy days with
their faith even though Jesus and the apostles never advocated such
an action. In doing so, they unwittingly turn back from Christ and
return to a dead religion. God instituted feast days like the Day of
Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles and the Passover to point the
way to the Messiah. What is the point of trying to keep First
Covenant feast days when we live in the Second Covenant?
The simple truth is that anyone who chooses to observe a First
Covenant feast day is deliberately living in the past and ignoring
the fact that the Messiah arrived 2,000 years ago. It grieves the
Lord when Christians observe defunct holy days; choosing to live in
the First Covenant is actually an abomination because it negates the
work that Jesus did on the cross!