by Brother Gregory Williams
May 29, 2011
[Mr. Williams and NewsWithViews] are no affliated with The Plain Truth
Forward by Bob Barney: This is an excellent article concerning God's Holy Days and the role they play in Christian life today. I was even surprised to see that Mr. Williams even understands when Firstfruits takes place (after Passover Week) and not on the 3rd day of Passover as many assume in error.
The Feasts of Israel were in-gatherings and played an essential roll in maintaining a free nation. Without these festivals there was no practical way to bring a nation together and to create bonds in society that were essential for a free state.
There was no civilly enforceable contract to compel performance in a pure republic because the status or state of the people was independent according to the nature of a republican form of government.
Since religion was how you cared for others within your community and society these gatherings were essential for the maintenance of a governmental system based on liberty. Each elder of each family was required, by common sense, to participate.
Making this system work was dependent on everyone working and doing their part. There was no central leader forcing everyone to pay their share. What you contributed and how you participated set the path for success or failure and acceptance or rejection by your nation was founded in either the brotherhood of caring or the covetousness of controlling hearts.