Why would the Gentiles expect their calendar to supersede the Hebrew calendar in the exegesis of Holy Scripture?
Why would we even need a calendar, since we are in the New Covenant in Jesus' blood?
The Hebrew calendar is in the Holy Scriptures, and is divine and absolute.
the Hebrew Calendar was for observing the Law of Moses. We are no longer under that Law. Gentiles never were in the first place, unless they became part of their commonwealth or married into Israel. We celebrate the Lord's Supper of the TRUE and ULTIMATE Paschal Lamb, who takes away the sin of the world.
Where did Paul say we are under the Law of Moses and must observe the Hebrew calendar, even if we are Gentiles? i must have missed that.....this same Paul also wrote that we are no longer under Law, but under grace.The Gentile calendar is "not" divine and absolute! The Apostle Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, was very clear in his teachings. (i.e. 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21) Prove all things, hold fast what is good.
This same Paul also wrote,
"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. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ." (Col. 2)
Frankly, the Gentile calendar is "not" good in interpreting Holy Scripture.
We don't need any "calendar" for interpreting Scripture.
So don't place the Gentile calendar above the Lutheran Church's first tier of authority, i.e. the divine and absolute Holy Scriptures.
Nowhere does Scripture say in the Gospels exactly when the paschal lambs were slaughtered. That is not their focus. And as I have stated, neither my synod nor BJ's synod has any doctrine over when the paschal lamb was slaughtered prior to the Last Supper. That isn't important. The Last Supper and what transpired during it ARE.
Why are you so obsessed with some minor little detail?
In Christ's service,
Soli Deo gloria!
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