Evangelical church pastor urging celebration of The Feast of Trumpets!

 

po_84994.epsAgain, I want to thank the blog God Discussion for finding this article from World Net Daily in which a church pastor by the name of  Mark Blitz is urging fellow Christians to celebrate this coming Feast of Trumpets (which is coming this sunset Friday September 18th). Again this person is not Armstrongite but an evangelical Christian who believes that the Holy Days in Leviticus 23 revealed the plan of  God in which the spring Holy Days revolved around the first coming Christ and the fall reveals the second coming of our Lord. Some former XCGers are probably in shock and horror in response to Pastor Mark Blitz. Others like John Valade, Doug Ward and myself  can never be more elated with Pastor Blitz’s approach. It cannot be denied that Pastor Blitz has a desire to worship God in spirit and in truth and he feels that this is  the best way to do it.  It’s time that this “spiritual McCarthyism” comes to an end and stop assuming there are closet legalists or Armstrongists lurking to hurt people. That is just simple paranoid thinking and does nobody good. Read the article at http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=109447 and if you are interested in ordering his DVD called The Feasts of the Lord go here at:http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=109447.

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One thought on “Evangelical church pastor urging celebration of The Feast of Trumpets!

  1. Hi Felix. I checked out the link. I have to confess that reading the part about knowing the day (but not the year) in the article sort of creeped me out. The way he ties the Feast of Trumpets to the idea of Jesus immanent return and the world-news format of the web page sort of time-warped me back to memories of HWA for a moment, there. In my own teaching I try to treat the festivals as symbols of biblical themes, such as Jesus’ return, without a dogmatic prounouncement that his return will occur on that day (though I do leave that open as a possibility). Trumpets is also where I see the Millenium symbolized as a “day” of rest. But the story does not end there.

    I see Atonement as more of the universalization of Jesus’ sacrifice at the Great White Throne Judgment, when all is completely reconciled to Jesus and God the Father because judgment and mercy have both been fully completed on earth.

    Finally, I see the Feast of Tabernacles as the time of the endless life under the new heavens on the new earth. A complete new creation symbolized by a new 7-day creation, with an eighth-day rest symbolizing a spillover into eternity. Or something like that, anyway. The good news is that nobody else has to see it that way 😉

    John

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