Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Biblical feasts v Christian holidays: 

  John Chrysostom (c. 347–407, Greek:), Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father who was dedicated to eliminating the true Christian inheritance as was passed down by the apostles. In one of his oratories John Chrysostom stated "The festivals of the pitiful and miserable Jews are soon to march upon us one after the other and in quick succession: the feast of Trumpets, the feast of Tabernacles, the fasts. There are many in our ranks who say they think as we do. Yet some of these are going to watch the festivals and others will join the Jews in keeping their feasts and observing their fasts. I wish to drive this perverse custom from the Church right now.”

  Clearly John Chrysostom was antisemitic. Now we know that it was an intentional decision based on a personal hate that separated early Christianity from its inherited Jewish roots. With this understanding the Christian should desire to keep the feasts of God commanded in the Bible. Please comment on the following questions.
  1. Is it Biblical for the Christian follow the teachings of John Chrysostom instead of the teachings of the bible?
  2. Did John Chrysostom have the authority do away with the Christian inheritance of the Biblical feasts of God? 
  3. Will you now consider keeping the biblical feasts?

Please visit http://www.gocirc.org/education.html and comment on the original article.
ABOUT-Torah would like to thank Jon Eaton for the research on John Chrysostom.

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