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Why Is There Controversy Over the Passover?

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Why Is There Controversy Over the Passover?

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Counting should be a pretty straightforward thing to do. However, when it comes to the Holy Days, and in particular the observance of the Passover, there have been different ideas over the years. We strive to abide by the teaching of the Scriptures. What can we learn directly from them?

Sermon Notes

A partial set of the Scriptures used:
 

Many fall pray to the craftiness of those peddling their own ideas, looking for a following or support...

" Between the two evenings " ... is a fulcrum of the controversy.  Jews think it is between noon and sunset.

At TWILIGHT... between sunset and darkness

Exodus 3:19 Exodus 3:19And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
American King James Version×
  But I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not even by a mighty hand.
Exodus 3:20 Exodus 3:20And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the middle thereof: and after that he will let you go.
American King James Version×
  So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in its midst; and after that he will let you go.
Exodus 3:21 Exodus 3:21And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty.
American King James Version×
  And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed.
Exodus 3:22 Exodus 3:22But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that sojournes in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and you shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters; and you shall spoil the Egyptians.
American King James Version×
  But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, namely, of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. So you shall plunder the Egyptians."

Exodus 10:24 Exodus 10:24And Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, Go you, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.
American King James Version×
  Then Pharaoh called to Moses and said, "Go, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be kept back. Let your little ones also go with you."
Exodus 10:25 Exodus 10:25And Moses said, You must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
American King James Version×
  But Moses said, "You must also give us sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
Exodus 10:26 Exodus 10:26Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.
American King James Version×
  Our livestock also shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind. For we must take some of them to serve the LORD our God, and even we do not know with what we must serve the LORD until we arrive there."
Exodus 10:27 Exodus 10:27But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go.
American King James Version×
  But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go.

Exodus 10:28 Exodus 10:28And Pharaoh said to him, Get you from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no more; for in that day you see my face you shall die.
American King James Version×
  Then Pharaoh said to him, "Get away from me! Take heed to yourself and see my face no more! For in the day you see my face you shall die!"
Exodus 10:29 Exodus 10:29And Moses said, You have spoken well, I will see your face again no more.
American King James Version×
  So Moses said, "You have spoken well. I will never see your face again."
Exodus 11:4 Exodus 11:4And Moses said, Thus said the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the middle of Egypt:
American King James Version×
  Then Moses said, "Thus says the LORD: 'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt;
Exodus 11:5 Exodus 11:5And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
American King James Version×
  and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.
Exodus 11:6 Exodus 11:6And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
American King James Version×
  Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again.
Exodus 11:7 Exodus 11:7But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that you may know how that the LORD does put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
American King James Version×
  But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the LORD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.'

Exodus 11:1 Exodus 11:1And the LORD said to Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more on Pharaoh, and on Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.
American King James Version×
  And the LORD said to Moses, "I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. Afterward, he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out of here altogether.
Exodus 11:2 Exodus 11:2Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold.
American King James Version×
  Speak now in the hearing of the people, and let every man ask from his neighbor and every woman from her neighbor, articles of silver and articles of gold."
Exodus 11:3 Exodus 11:3And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.
American King James Version×
  And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people.
Exodus 11:4 Exodus 11:4And Moses said, Thus said the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the middle of Egypt:
American King James Version×
  Then Moses said, "Thus says the LORD: 'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt;
Exodus 11:5 Exodus 11:5And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
American King James Version×
  and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.
Exodus 11:6 Exodus 11:6And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
American King James Version×
  Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again.
Exodus 11:7 Exodus 11:7But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that you may know how that the LORD does put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
American King James Version×
  But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the LORD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.'
Exodus 12:1 Exodus 12:1And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,
American King James Version×
  Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
Exodus 12:2 Exodus 12:2This month shall be to you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
American King James Version×
  "This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Exodus 12:3 Exodus 12:3Speak you to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
American King James Version×
  Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: 'On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
Exodus 12:4 Exodus 12:4And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
American King James Version×
  And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man's need you shall make your count for the lamb.
Exodus 12:5 Exodus 12:5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
American King James Version×
  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
Exodus 12:6 Exodus 12:6And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
American King James Version×
  Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.

SUNSET to sunset... when the SUN goes down the day ends and TWILIGHT begins...
Exodus 12:7 Exodus 12:7And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
American King James Version×
  And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.
Exodus 12:8 Exodus 12:8And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
American King James Version×
  Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Exodus 12:9 Exodus 12:9Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the entrails thereof.
American King James Version×
  Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails.
Exodus 12:10 Exodus 12:10And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.
American King James Version×
  You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.
Exodus 12:11 Exodus 12:11And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's passover.
American King James Version×
  And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD's Passover.
Exodus 12:12 Exodus 12:12For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
American King James Version×
  'For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
Exodus 12:13 Exodus 12:13And the blood shall be to you for a token on the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
American King James Version×
  Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
Exodus 12:14 Exodus 12:14And this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
American King James Version×
  'So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.

MEMORIAL is ONCE per YEAR... NOT monthly or whenever we decide we would like to do it....

They could NOT have gone out on the 14th due to the death angel... They plundered the Egyptians... and left the NIGHT of the 15th under that bright FULL MOON.!!!!

Only circumcised could take the Passover. In our time only baptized members can participate in the emblems... the circumcised in "the heart" ...

29 times PASSOVER is mentioned in the NT.  The NT Church referred to this event it was the PASSOVER, not some other designation!

Luk 22:11  Then you shall say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?" '
Luk 22:12  Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready."
Luk 22:13  So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.
Luk 22:14  When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.

REALIZE that the NT Passover did NOT include the killing of a lamb for THAT purpose, though lamb might have been eaten before.

Joh 13:1  Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
Joh 13:2  And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him,
During supper these things begin to happen.

Joh 13:12  So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
Joh 13:13  You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.
Joh 13:14  If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
Joh 13:15  For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
Joh 13:16  Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.
Joh 13:17  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
Joh 13:18  "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'HE WHO EATS BREAD WITH ME HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.'
Joh 13:19  Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.
Joh 13:20  Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
Joh 13:21  When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me."
Joh 13:26  Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
Joh 13:26  Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
Joh 13:27  Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."
Joh 13:29  For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, "Buy those things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.
Joh 13:30  Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.

Judas NOT present for the emblems. ONLY the foot washing.

The supper was completed BEFORE THE PASSOVER was instituted.  Footwashing was followed by the NT emblems of the Passover, unleavened bread and wine and so became a part of the Entire Ceremony.

1Co 11:1  Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
That is, FOLLOW my example and instructions on how and when to do this...
Christ LONGED to eat the PASSOVER with them, NOT the " Lord's supper" !!!!

1Co 11:18  For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.
1Co 11:19  For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you.
1Co 11:20  Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper.
1Co 11:21  For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk.
1Co 11:22  What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.
1Co 11:23  For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
1Co 11:24  and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
1Co 11:25  In the same manner, He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
1Co 11:26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.
1Co 11:27  Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

Annual Memorial, not when we want to. HE is coming back as THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH!!!

The Passover IS the emblems, NOT the dinner/supper before it. !!!

Be aware of Satan's deception in this world where Satan is working overtime to deceive and divide.

"Except you eat the flesh of the Son of Man" ...

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