On behalf of your brother Octave, called to be a prisoner of Christ by the will of God, may grace and peace be given to you by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Solemnly to praise Jesus Christ, to celebrate and proclaim his name, his strength, his love, his victory, his greatness, his reign, his glory, is to honor the sacrifice of Jesus Christ made on the cross of Golgotha for him who will believe in him. .
Thanksgiving with gratitude, to Jesus Christ even seeing how to say thank you was written in the law of Moses as a perpetual ordinance to put it into practice.
Yes in the Old Testament the Jews celebrated their liberation from Egypt.
<These are the feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you will publish in their appointed times.
The first month, the fourteenth day of the month, between the two evenings, will be the Passover of the Lord.
And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be the feast of unleavened bread in honor of the LORD; you will eat unleavened bread for seven days (Leviticus 23: 4-6).
<On the fourteenth day of the first month, you will have Passover. The party will last seven days; we will eat unleavened bread. The prince will offer that day, for himself and for all the people of the land, a bull for a sin offering. During the seven days of the feast he shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD seven bulls and seven rams without blemish, every seven days, and one goat for a sin offering every day (Ezekiel 45: 21-24).
Yes, in the New Testament, there were Easter celebrations.
<After seizing him and throwing him into prison, he put him under the care of four squads of four soldiers each, with the intention of bringing him before the people after the Passover (Acts 12: 4).
Passover is the Jewish holiday that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper from now on. The newly born again commemorates the death of Christ who offered Himself as our Passover lamb for our sins.
<The first day of the unleavened bread, where the Passover was immolated, the disciples of Jesus said to him, Where do you want us to prepare the Passover? And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, Go to the city; you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him. Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, The master said, Where is the place where I will eat the passover with my disciples? (Mark 14: 12-16).
Christ instituting the memorial meal of his death and resurrection, specifying how will be commemorated his death by the newborn who are his church
<For I have received from the Lord what I taught you; it is because the Lord Jesus, on the night he was delivered, took bread, and, having given thanks, broke it, and said, « This is my body, which is broken for you; do this in memory of me.
Likewise, after supping, he took the cup and said, « This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this in memory of me whenever you drink it.
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you announce the Lord’s death until He comes (1 Corinthians 11: 23-26).
Any observation of an annual holiday is based on the human tradition according to the gospel Christ.
<Jesus answered them, « You hypocrites, Isaiah prophesied well over you, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
In vain do they honor Me, giving precepts which are commandments of men.
You give up the command of God, and you observe the tradition of men.
He says to them again, « You destroy the commandment of God very well, to keep your tradition. » (Mark 7.6 – 9)
The gospel of Christ is against every annual observation of the death and resurrection of Christ
<Formerly, not knowing God, you served gods who are not of their nature; but now that you have known God, or rather that you have been known to God, how do you return to those feeble and poor rudiments, to whom you again want to enslave yourself? You observe the days, the months, the times and the years!
I am afraid that I have worked needlessly for you (Galatians 4.8 – 11)
<Let no one judge you about eating or drinking, or about a feast, a new moon, or sabbaths: it was the shadow of things to come, but the body is in Christ .
Let no man, under the appearance of humility and worship of angels, rob you of the price of the race at his pleasure, while he abandons himself to his visions and is swollen by a vain pride in his carnal thoughts, without attaching himself to the chief, whose whole body, assisted and firmly assembled by knuckles and bonds, draws the increase which God gives.
If you died with Christ at the rudiments of the world, why, as if you lived in the world, do you impose these precepts: Do not take! do not taste! do not touch! precepts which all become pernicious by abuse, and which are founded only on the ordinances and doctrines of men? They have, indeed, an appearance of wisdom, in that they indicate a willful worship, humility, and contempt for the body, but they have no merit and contribute to the satisfaction of the flesh. (Colossians 2.16 – 23).
So we should give thanks to Christ every day through thanksgiving
<Treat yourself by psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and celebrating with all your heart the praises of the Lord, give thanks to God the Father for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you submitting to one another in the fear of Christ (Ephesians 5:19 – 21)
– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be in joy, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.
Live in peace, in love and in full agreement with Jesus Christ.
Greet all saints and all my readers.
May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!