Most members of the XCGs will be celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles from October 14th through the 21st. I have mentioned about a man Dr. Dwight Pryor who is President of the Centre for Judaic Christian Studies (which specializes in studies relating to the essentiality of the Hebraic roots of Christianity) and is spiritual leader of Ohio based Church of The Messiah. He will have a two-day Feast of Tabernacles service scheduled on the weekend of October 24th to the 25th. Anyone interested, I have again taken the liberty of scanning and posting the information about this event for your pleasure. Thanks to Doug Ward of Grace and Knowledge magazine for once more mailing me this information. It does not look like again I will be personally attending this event (other concerns and committments) unfortunately, but perhaps I will for the first time under an “Obama” administration in 2009 (fingers crossed). If anyone has a definate plan to attend Dr.Pryor’s version of the Feast of Tabernacles 2008, I wish all visitors a safe, happy and definately a Christ-centred trip. If you have any pictures to send, let me know. I may publish some!
To certain ex-Worldwiders and other ex-XCGers they believe that this is impossible! Not only they would believe that this is sinful Judaizing but “so-called” Christians celebrating the Levitical festivals is Armstrongism hand in hand. Well, thanks to none other than Doug Ward, editor of the magazine Grace and Knowledge which invests it’s time discussing the Hebraic roots of Christianity mailed me his latest copy of the magazine with an invitation to go the Feast of Tabernacles. What was the XCG??? Believe it or not, none! Yes Messianic Jews do celebrate festivals but not all of them have a convention like this. This event is sponsored by the Church of the Messiah which is a group that specializes in the Hebraic roots of Christianity. They are based in Dayton, Ohio and in turn, they are also associated with Dr. Dwight Pryor’s Center for Judaic Christian Studies, website at http://www.jcstudies.com/index.php . These groups have no connection with the WCG, it’s splinters or the religious ideology of Armstrongism. Dwight Pryor firmly believes in the essentials of Christian faith (God exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the humanity and deity of Jesus Christ, salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ). I firmly agree with Doug Ward, that the WCG now orthodox (thank God!) could have took this more non-polarizing route for change. In other words, it was bitter and fruitless for Joe Jr. and Mike Feazell (and friends) to millitantly carry out “anti-Holy Day” campaigns. To the traditional feast-keeper, this maybe of a disappointment because you would celebrate your feast from September 27th to October 4th, this convention is during the weekend of October 12th and 13th. For all interested in attending (count me out this year but I hope 2008 will do it for me), I have scanned copies for general information, the schedule and registration. Give me a shout on the comments section! To all those who can make it, I hope you will have a truly God-centered good time and Chag Sameach!