Hello Ray, I want to copy two paragraphs that I think are important.
"Passover began at sundown and ended the following day at sundown, when this annual Sabbath began. Jesus kept the Passover with His disciples, then was arrested later that night. After daybreak the next morning He was questioned before Pontius Pilate, crucified, then hurriedly entombed just before the next sunset when the “high day,” the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, began.
It should be noted that the Jews often generically referred to the whole Feast of Unleavened Bread as “Passover,” explaining why the day of Christ’s trials and crucifixion is even called “the Preparation Day of the Passover” (John 19:14)—that is, of the first Holy Day or annual Sabbath of the Passover week."
Jesus, "our passover" knew exactly when the One correct day and time should be kept.
We sometimes confuse things. But in either English or Greek, Jesus knew when to keep it!
There was and there is, only one correct Passover time.
Hello Terry, You asked a tough but answerable question. When God ordered the elimination of every man, woman, and child --- it was a different "day and age." BUT almost every one of those humans who had their lives cut short will be given enough time to make the same choice that you and I can be given today. We each must really understand the 'rules' and then must choose to obey them if we wish to inherit the gift of eternal life. If you do not already know how this will come about (as fully described in God's Word) then ask and it will be given to you, in words that those who have ears to hear, can understand.
Hello Anne , Suicide is definitely not the answer ! If you recall some of what you learned in United Church of God, you will recall that Most of the world does not YET understand God's Plan and must be taught it before they can be finally judged by Jesus our Savior.
But that doctrine seems to me NOT what you are really interested in anyway.
You want others to care.
You want others to care about you ! Very normal and reasonable and proper.
But how can you get this ?
Perhaps as you say no one really cares about 60 year OLD people.
Even you know that this is not strictly true. I'm 80. and yet people down the block sang Happy Birthday to ME today before a “going away” party for another neighbor family
which is moving to Assisted Living.
Now I want to tell you how to help yourself.
You Must find someone, anyone, who is apparently lonely.
There are agencies in every American city who have people helping lonely, depressed, even suicidal people. BUT I don't want you to get help !!!! I want you to Give help.
And that is YOUR Solution.
Until you practice GIVING to others what you yourself NEED, your life will not improve.
Sound illogical? But THAT was Jesus.
Hello Mewt, I have not suffered as much as you, but I have suffered. And I did something about it. So can you. Here is the SHORT answer: find someone, anyone, who is having a REALLY hard time and help them. You can do it through any of the organizations that UCG lists or you can just go to an organization you know about near where you live. OR, you can simply go to someone else who is HURTING and help them. There is no other way to remove your personal pain and suffering! Sorry, if this seems too simplistic.
My friend, one of our publications states that the world we live in, controlled at the present by Satan the devil, will get even worse. But no matter how bad things get, if you WILL help at least one other person, God will reward you NOW. You want relief? Give it to one other.
Hello Andre, The Apostle Paul did say,"Be angry (but) sin not." And as you mention, Jesus demonstrated righteous anger and it was real ! But it helps to have perfect understanding and proper timing which Jesus had. (We all wish we had that.) Can you be disappointed in other humans and not want to wipe them out? Of course, but it is hard at times. Keep trying. And when you are out of that immediate challenge situation, pray for the one you are upset with. God hears and can change people way better than you and I can,
Please tell me your story, if you want , OR
tell me what you think of Danny's story.
What do you want ?
Hello Stephen, Your statement, "I seem to remember..." indicates to me that you may have been around for a long time. I will not argue with that memory but consider: How long has God given you (and me) to learn, assimilate, and practice God's Way of Life? In my case over 50 years. I think that God, being eminently fair, would give anyone enough time to really understand what they are getting into (and the incredible reward promised ! ) So, I cannot cite a "100 year" answer but I do not think that I have to. God is fair and lovingly merciful.
Hello Marsha, May I share with you a story? When I was first called I was excited and followed that call because I had never read God's Word and found it captivating! But it took me about 2 full years of seasons of keeping God's Holy Days before I realized what they meant and that I now must follow through. Growth comes in spurts, both physical and spiritual. We can and should grow until God ends our physical life. I like to say the process is: Called, Chosen, and then Endure to the end. I think you are on the same road as I am.